Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: DSKE) is one of 15 public companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II N/A -24.73% -3.71%
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Competitors 4.92% 10.34% 5.32%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II N/A -$9.48 million -11.08
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Competitors $1.95 billion $105.60 million 27.35

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II. Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II 0 0 4 0 3.00
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Competitors 92 619 579 25 2.41

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II presently has a consensus target price of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 7.25%. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential upside of 3.71%. Given Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

17.6% of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.6% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.0% of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.4% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II rivals beat Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Company Profile

Daseke, Inc. is a consolidator of the open deck freight market in North America. The Company provides open deck transportation and logistics. It operates through two segments: Flatbed Solutions and Specialized Solutions. The Flatbed Solutions segment focuses on delivering transportation and logistics solutions that principally require the use of flatbed and retractable-sided transportation equipment. The Specialized Solutions segment focuses on delivering transportation and logistics solutions that principally include heavy haul, high-value customized, over-dimensional, step deck and removable gooseneck trailer solutions. The Company, as of September 5, 2017, had a fleet of over 3,800 trucks and over 8,200 flatbed and specialized trailer. The Company serves customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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