Quality Distribution (QLTY) versus The Competition Head to Head Analysis
Quality Distribution (NASDAQ: QLTY) is one of 27 public companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Quality Distribution to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.
This table compares Quality Distribution and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Quality Distribution Competitors||9.18%||13.42%||4.69%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Quality Distribution and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Quality Distribution Competitors||194||1355||1856||72||2.52|
As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 9.79%. Given Quality Distribution’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Quality Distribution has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Quality Distribution and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Quality Distribution Competitors||$6.64 billion||$807.55 million||242.83|
Quality Distribution’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Quality Distribution. Quality Distribution is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
72.8% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Quality Distribution has a beta of 2.83, suggesting that its share price is 183% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quality Distribution’s competitors have a beta of 1.62, suggesting that their average share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Quality Distribution competitors beat Quality Distribution on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
About Quality Distribution
Quality Distribution Inc. is a United States-based provider of bulk transportation and logistics services. The Company also provides transportation and delivery services. The Company offers services, such as chemical bulk transportation, logistics, container and depot, intermodal, leasing and risk services. Its container and depot services for intermodal equipment include repair, maintenance and cleaning, and redistribution. Its intermodal services include tracking solutions, solutions regarding capacity, pre-clearing for shipments moving across borders, and management and control over every shipping segment from departure to delivery. It offers risk management consulting that covers insurance policy reviews, insurance or self-insurance analysis and brokerage relationship studies. It also offers audit services, electronic or on-site. It serves industries, including chemical, unconventional oil and gas, bulk liquid and food grade liquid.
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