Head to Head Comparison: YRC Worldwide (YRCW) versus The Competition

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) is one of 28 public companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare YRC Worldwide to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares YRC Worldwide and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
YRC Worldwide $4.80 billion $254.10 million -658.17
YRC Worldwide Competitors $5.92 billion $1.74 billion -4.29

YRC Worldwide’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than YRC Worldwide. YRC Worldwide 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for YRC Worldwide and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YRC Worldwide 0 2 3 0 2.60
YRC Worldwide Competitors 181 1290 1791 70 2.53

YRC Worldwide presently has a consensus target price of $16.33, suggesting a potential upside of 24.02%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 9.96%. Given YRC Worldwide’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe YRC Worldwide is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

YRC Worldwide has a beta of 3.73, indicating that its stock price is 273% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YRC Worldwide’s competitors have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.3% of YRC Worldwide shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.3% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of YRC Worldwide shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares YRC Worldwide and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YRC Worldwide N/A -0.70% 0.16%
YRC Worldwide Competitors 10.85% 14.96% 5.31%


YRC Worldwide competitors beat YRC Worldwide on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

YRC Worldwide Company Profile

YRC Worldwide Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers its customers a range of transportation services. The Company operates through two segments: YRC Freight and Regional Transportation. The Company has less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. YRC Freight segment offers a range of services for the transportation of industrial, commercial and retail goods in national, regional and international markets, primarily through the operation of owned or leased equipment in its North American ground distribution network. It provides transportation services for various categories of goods, which include apparel, appliances, automotive parts, chemicals, food, furniture, glass, machinery, metal and metal products. The Company’s Regional Transportation segment consists of USF Holland LLC (Holland), New Penn Motor Express, LLC (New Penn) and USF Reddaway Inc. (Reddaway).

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