Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: VTNC) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) N/A N/A -3.47
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) Competitors $6.64 billion $807.55 million 246.18

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA). Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) Competitors 193 1360 1850 72 2.52

As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 12.56%. Given Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) has a beta of 2.37, indicating that its stock price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s peers have a beta of 1.53, indicating that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.1% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) N/A N/A N/A
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) Competitors 9.25% 13.52% 4.76%

Summary

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) peers beat Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)

Vitran Corporation Inc. (Vitran), is a provider of freight surface transportation and related supply chain services throughout Canada 34 states in the eastern, southeastern, central, southwestern, and western United States. The Company’s business consists of Less-than-truckload services (LTL). These services are provided by stand-alone business units within their respective regions. Vitran’s business is carried on through its subsidiaries, which hold the licenses and permits required to carry on business. In March 2013, Vitran Corp Inc completed divestiture of its Supply Chain Operation division to Legacy Supply Chain. In October 2013, Vitran Corporation Inc. completed the sale of its United States LTL business. In March 2014, TransForce Inc completed the acquisition of Vitran.

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