Landstar System (NASDAQ: LSTR) is one of 15 public companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Landstar System to similar businesses based off the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Landstar System and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Landstar System $3.33 billion $271.70 million 27.38
Landstar System Competitors $1.53 billion $229.92 million 29.38

Landstar System has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Landstar System is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Landstar System has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Landstar System’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Landstar System and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Landstar System 2 4 3 0 2.11
Landstar System Competitors 142 684 572 27 2.34

Landstar System currently has a consensus price target of $86.14, indicating a potential downside of 9.08%. All “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential upside of 20.71%. Given Landstar System’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Landstar System has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Landstar System and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Landstar System 4.37% 26.11% 13.28%
Landstar System Competitors 4.99% 9.07% 5.20%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.0% of Landstar System shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Landstar System shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.4% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Landstar System pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Landstar System pays out 11.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.6% and pay out 16.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Landstar System competitors beat Landstar System on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Landstar System Company Profile

Landstar System, Inc. (Landstar) is an asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions. The Company offers services to its customers across multiple transportation modes, with the ability to arrange for individual shipments of freight to enterprise solutions to manage customer’s transportation needs. It operates in two segments: the Transportation Logistics segment and the Insurance segment. The Transportation Logistics segment provides a range of integrated transportation management solutions. Transportation services offered by it include truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, rail intermodal, air cargo, ocean cargo, expedited ground and air delivery of time-critical freight, heavy-haul or specialized, the United States-Canada and the United States-Mexico cross-border, project cargo and customs brokerage. The insurance segment consists of Signature Insurance Company, which is an offshore insurance subsidiary, and Risk Management Claim Services, Inc.

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