Head to Head Comparison: Ryder System (R) & Con-way (CNW)

Ryder System (NYSE: R) and Con-way (NYSE:CNW) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ryder System and Con-way’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryder System $6.79 billion 0.69 $262.47 million $3.69 24.07
Con-way N/A N/A N/A $2.34 N/A

Ryder System has higher revenue and earnings than Con-way. Con-way is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ryder System, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.4% of Ryder System shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Ryder System shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Ryder System and Con-way’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryder System 2.75% 10.72% 2.04%
Con-way 3.09% 14.75% 5.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Ryder System and Con-way, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryder System 0 4 4 0 2.50
Con-way 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ryder System presently has a consensus price target of $86.83, suggesting a potential downside of 2.24%.


Ryder System pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Con-way does not pay a dividend. Ryder System pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ryder System has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Con-way has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.


Ryder System beats Con-way on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ryder System

Ryder System, Inc. is engaged in offering transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), which provides leasing, commercial rental, contract maintenance, and contract-related maintenance of trucks, tractors and trailers to customers principally in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), which provides vehicles and drivers as part of a dedicated transportation solution in the United States, and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), which provides supply chain solutions, including distribution and transportation services in North America and Asia. Through its FMS business, the Company provides its customers with various fleet solutions. In addition, it provides its customers to purchase a selection of used trucks, tractors and trailers through its used vehicle sales program. Its customer base includes enterprises operating in various industries.

About Con-way

Con-way Inc. (Con-way) provides transportation, logistics and supply-chain management services for a range of manufacturing, industrial and retail customers. The Company’s business units operate in regional, inter-regional and transcontinental less-than-truckload and full-truckload freight transportation, multimodal freight brokerage and trailer manufacturing. The Company operates in three segments: Freight, Logistics and Truckload. The Freight segment consists of the operating results of the Con-way Freight business unit. Con-way Freight is a less-than-truckload motor carrier that utilizes a network of freight service centers to provide day-definite regional, inter-regional and transcontinental less-than-truckload freight services. The Logistics segment consists of the operating results of the Menlo Logistics (Menlo) business unit, which develops contract-logistics solutions. The Truckload segment consists of the operating results of the Con-way Truckload business unit.

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