Comparing US Xpress Enterprises (USX) and The Competition

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for US Xpress Enterprises and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Xpress Enterprises 0 0 7 0 3.00
US Xpress Enterprises Competitors 226 1032 903 65 2.36

US Xpress Enterprises currently has a consensus target price of $19.80, suggesting a potential upside of 101.22%. As a group, “Trucking, except local” companies have a potential upside of 14.23%. Given US Xpress Enterprises’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe US Xpress Enterprises is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares US Xpress Enterprises and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
US Xpress Enterprises $1.80 billion $24.90 million 6.19
US Xpress Enterprises Competitors $2.78 billion $158.11 million 16.25

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.6% of US Xpress Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Xpress Enterprises 1.38% 36.96% 5.87%
US Xpress Enterprises Competitors 5.75% 18.48% 8.57%

Summary

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

US Xpress Enterprises Company Profile

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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