Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ: AAWW) and UTi Worldwide (NASDAQ:UTIW) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitabiliy.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and UTi Worldwide’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings 2.12% 7.66% 2.70%
UTi Worldwide -3.62% -44.47% -7.06%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and UTi Worldwide’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings $1.90 billion 0.77 $369.24 million $0.48 120.31
UTi Worldwide N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than UTi Worldwide.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.9% of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and UTi Worldwide, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings 0 2 3 0 2.60
UTi Worldwide 0 0 0 0 N/A

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $60.40, indicating a potential upside of 4.59%. Given Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings is more favorable than UTi Worldwide.

Summary

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings beats UTi Worldwide on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The Company provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services throughout the world, serving Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America through contractual service arrangements, including those through which it provides aircraft to customers and value-added services, including crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI), as well as those through which it provides crew, maintenance and insurance, but not the aircraft (CMI); cargo and passenger charter services (Charter), and dry leasing aircraft and engines (Dry Leasing). The Company’s segments include ACMI, Charter and Dry Leasing. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated fleet of 747 freighters and provided customers a range of 747, 777, 767, 757 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger applications. Its subsidiaries include Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Southern Air, Inc. (Southern Air).

About UTi Worldwide

UTi Worldwide Inc. is a non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company. The Company’s primary services include air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics and truckload brokerage. The Company operates through two segments: Freight Forwarding, and Contract Logistics and Distribution. The Company’s Freight Forwarding segment includes airfreight forwarding, ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage and other related services. The Contract Logistics and Distribution segment includes the Company’s various operations providing contract logistics, distribution and other related services. The Company provides services through a global network of freight forwarding offices, and contract logistics and distribution centers in approximately 60 countries. The Company also provides other supply chain management services, including consulting, the coordination of purchase orders and customized management services.

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