C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) & The Competition Head-To-Head Contrast

C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ: CHRW) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare C.H. Robinson Worldwide to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares C.H. Robinson Worldwide and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
C.H. Robinson Worldwide 3.31% 36.06% 12.17%
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Competitors 10.64% 14.31% 5.03%

Volatility and Risk

C.H. Robinson Worldwide has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s peers have a beta of 1.50, meaning that their average stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.6% of C.H. Robinson Worldwide shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.7% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of C.H. Robinson Worldwide shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

C.H. Robinson Worldwide pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. C.H. Robinson Worldwide pays out 53.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. C.H. Robinson Worldwide has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for C.H. Robinson Worldwide and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
C.H. Robinson Worldwide 3 7 5 0 2.13
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Competitors 190 1349 1836 71 2.52

C.H. Robinson Worldwide currently has a consensus price target of $76.57, indicating a potential downside of 4.68%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 12.88%. Given C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe C.H. Robinson Worldwide has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares C.H. Robinson Worldwide and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
C.H. Robinson Worldwide $13.14 billion $513.38 million 23.98
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Competitors $6.80 billion $848.22 million 232.30

C.H. Robinson Worldwide has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. C.H. Robinson Worldwide is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

C.H. Robinson Worldwide peers beat C.H. Robinson Worldwide on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About C.H. Robinson Worldwide

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is a provider of transportation services and logistics solutions through a network of offices operating in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America. The Company’s segments include North American Surface Transportation (NAST), Global Forwarding, Robinson Fresh, and All Other and Corporate. The NAST segment provides freight transportation services across North America through a network of offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The primary services provided by Global Forwarding segment include ocean freight services, air freight services, and customs brokerage. The Robinson Fresh segment provides sourcing under the trade name Robinson Fresh. The All Other and Corporate segment primarily consists of Managed Services and Other Surface Transportation outside of North America. It develops global transportation and distribution networks to provide transportation and supply chain services throughout the world.

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