Financial Research: US Xpress Enterprises (USX) against Its Peers

Financial Research: US Xpress Enterprises (USX) against Its Peers

US Xpress Enterprises (NYSE: USX) is one of 18 public companies in the “Trucking, except local” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare US Xpress Enterprises to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares US Xpress Enterprises and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for US Xpress Enterprises and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

US Xpress Enterprises presently has a consensus price target of $19.80, indicating a potential upside of 136.28%. As a group, “Trucking, except local” companies have a potential upside of 17.86%. Given US Xpress Enterprises’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe US Xpress Enterprises is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares US Xpress Enterprises and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

US Xpress Enterprises’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than US Xpress Enterprises. US Xpress Enterprises 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.9% of shares of all “Trucking, except local” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.5% of shares of all “Trucking, except local” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

US Xpress Enterprises rivals beat US Xpress Enterprises on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About US Xpress Enterprises

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. operates as an asset-based truckload carrier providing services primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Truckload and Brokerage. The Truckload segment offers asset-based truckload services, including the over-the-road and contract services. The Brokerage segment provides non-asset-based freight brokerage services. The company offers customers a portfolio of services using its truckload fleet and third-party carriers through its non-asset-based truck brokerage network. As of March 31, 2018, its fleet consisted of approximately 6,800 tractors and approximately 16,000 trailers, including approximately 1,300 tractors provided by independent contractors. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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