Head to Head Review: Quality Distribution (QLTY) vs. Its Competitors

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Quality Distribution and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Quality Distribution N/A N/A 42.05
Quality Distribution Competitors $6.64 billion $807.32 million 255.28

Quality Distribution’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Quality Distribution. Quality Distribution 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.4% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Quality Distribution has a beta of 2.83, meaning that its share price is 183% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quality Distribution’s competitors have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Quality Distribution and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quality Distribution 0 0 0 0 N/A
Quality Distribution Competitors 196 1364 1862 72 2.52

As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 12.29%. Given Quality Distribution’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Quality Distribution has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Quality Distribution and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quality Distribution 0.95% N/A 2.09%
Quality Distribution Competitors 9.23% 13.61% 4.78%

Summary

Quality Distribution competitors beat Quality Distribution on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Quality Distribution Company Profile

Quality Distribution Inc. is a United States-based provider of bulk transportation and logistics services. The Company also provides transportation and delivery services. The Company offers services, such as chemical bulk transportation, logistics, container and depot, intermodal, leasing and risk services. Its container and depot services for intermodal equipment include repair, maintenance and cleaning, and redistribution. Its intermodal services include tracking solutions, solutions regarding capacity, pre-clearing for shipments moving across borders, and management and control over every shipping segment from departure to delivery. It offers risk management consulting that covers insurance policy reviews, insurance or self-insurance analysis and brokerage relationship studies. It also offers audit services, electronic or on-site. It serves industries, including chemical, unconventional oil and gas, bulk liquid and food grade liquid.

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