Contrasting YRC Worldwide (YRCW) & The Competition

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


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 11.42% 16.36% 5.73%

Institutional and 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 insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

YRC Worldwide has a beta of 3.77, suggesting that its stock price is 277% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YRC Worldwide’s competitors have a beta of 1.36, suggesting that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for YRC Worldwide and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YRC Worldwide 0 2 3 0 2.60
YRC Worldwide Competitors 227 1376 1815 72 2.50

YRC Worldwide currently has a consensus price target of $16.33, indicating a potential upside of 23.36%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 12.49%. Given YRC Worldwide’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe YRC Worldwide is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
YRC Worldwide $4.80 billion $254.10 million -661.67
YRC Worldwide Competitors $5.90 billion $1.73 billion -5.22

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.


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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