UTi Worldwide (NASDAQ: UTIW) and Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG) are both industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.


This table compares UTi Worldwide and Air Transport Services Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UTi Worldwide -3.62% -44.47% -7.06%
Air Transport Services Group 3.05% 11.82% 3.25%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares UTi Worldwide and Air Transport Services Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
UTi Worldwide N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Air Transport Services Group $829.40 million 1.66 $211.29 million $0.40 57.73

Air Transport Services Group has higher revenue and earnings than UTi Worldwide.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for UTi Worldwide and Air Transport Services Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UTi Worldwide 0 0 0 0 N/A
Air Transport Services Group 0 2 4 0 2.67

Air Transport Services Group has a consensus price target of $23.20, suggesting a potential upside of 0.48%. Given Air Transport Services Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Air Transport Services Group is more favorable than UTi Worldwide.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.3% of Air Transport Services Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Air Transport Services Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Air Transport Services Group beats UTi Worldwide on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Air Transport Services Group

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) is a holding company. The Company provides airline operations, aircraft leases, aircraft maintenance and other support services primarily to the cargo transportation and package delivery industries. It offers aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) for specified cargo operations. Its segments include ACMI Services and CAM. Through its subsidiaries, it offers a range of complementary services to delivery companies, freight forwarders, airlines and government customers. Its leasing subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM) leases cargo aircraft to its airlines, as well as to non-affiliated airlines and other lessees. Airborne Global Solutions, Inc. (AGS) is its subsidiary that assists the Company’s businesses in marketing plans and provides sales leads to its subsidiaries by identifying customers’ business and operational requirements. It owns two airlines, ABX Air, Inc. (ABX) and Air Transport International, Inc. (ATI).

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