Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Hub Group to related businesses based off the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Hub Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hub Group 1.50% 9.49% 4.46%
Hub Group Competitors 11.42% 16.36% 5.73%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.1% of Hub Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.4% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Hub Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Hub Group has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hub Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.36, suggesting that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hub Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hub Group 1 4 3 0 2.25
Hub Group Competitors 227 1365 1807 71 2.50

Hub Group currently has a consensus price target of $40.40, suggesting a potential upside of 2.02%. All “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 15.19%. Given Hub Group’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hub Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hub Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hub Group $3.73 billion $146.62 million 23.43
Hub Group Competitors $5.89 billion $1.72 billion -6.29

Hub Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hub Group. Hub Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Hub Group rivals beat Hub Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Hub Group Company Profile

Hub Group, Inc. is an asset-light freight transportation management company. The Company offers intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. It operates through two business segments: Mode and Hub. The Mode segment markets and operates its freight transportation services, consisting of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics, primarily through agents entering into contractual arrangements with Mode Transportation, LLC (Mode LLC). The Mode segment also operates a temperature protected services division. The Hub segment provides intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services through a network of operating centers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Hub segment services customers in a range of industries, including consumer products, retail and durable goods. It operates through a network of operating centers and independent business owners. The Company also provides drayage services with its own drayage operations.

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