XPO Intermodal (NASDAQ: PACR) and FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

FedEx Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. XPO Intermodal does not pay a dividend. FedEx Corporation pays out 18.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. XPO Intermodal has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.9% of FedEx Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of FedEx Corporation shares are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares XPO Intermodal and FedEx Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XPO Intermodal N/A N/A N/A
FedEx Corporation 4.72% 20.69% 6.76%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares XPO Intermodal and FedEx Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
XPO Intermodal N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
FedEx Corporation $60.95 billion 0.99 $8.25 billion $10.60 21.23

FedEx Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than XPO Intermodal.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for XPO Intermodal and FedEx Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XPO Intermodal 0 0 0 0 N/A
FedEx Corporation 0 4 20 0 2.83

FedEx Corporation has a consensus target price of $229.11, indicating a potential upside of 1.80%. Given FedEx Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FedEx Corporation is more favorable than XPO Intermodal.

Summary

FedEx Corporation beats XPO Intermodal on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

XPO Intermodal Company Profile

Pacer International Inc. (Pacer) is a asset-light transportation and global logistics service provider. The Company provides its transportation services from two operating segments: intermodal and logistics. Intermodal provides intermodal transportation services (the movement of freight through trailer or container using two or more modes of transportation, which include rail and truck segments) principally to beneficial cargo owners (end-user customers), transportation intermediaries and steamship lines who use intermodal transportation. Logistics segment provides highway brokerage, supply chain management services, international freight forwarding, ocean shipping, and warehousing and distribution services to a variety of end-user customers. In April 2014, XPO Logistics Inc acquired the entire share capital of Pacer International Inc. In April 2014, it acquired Pacer International Inc.

FedEx Corporation Company Profile

FedEx Corporation (FedEx) provides a portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services through companies competing collectively, operating independently and managed collaboratively, under the FedEx brand. The Company’s segments include FedEx Express, TNT Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Services. The FedEx Express segment offers a range of the United States domestic and international shipping services for delivery of packages and freight. TNT Express segment collects, transports and delivers documents, parcels and freight on a day-definite or time-definite basis. The FedEx Ground segment provides business and residential money-back guaranteed ground package delivery services. The FedEx Freight segment offers less-than-truckload (LTL) freight services. The FedEx Services segment provides its other companies with sales, marketing, information technology, communications, customer service and other back-office support.

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