Head-To-Head Comparison: Celadon Group (CGI) vs. The Competition

Celadon Group (NYSE: CGI) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Celadon Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

Celadon Group pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Celadon Group pays out 30.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.6% and pay out 16.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.2% of Celadon Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Celadon Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.4% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Celadon Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Celadon Group 0.50% 1.41% 0.49%
Celadon Group Competitors 4.70% 9.92% 5.06%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Celadon Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celadon Group 0 3 5 0 2.63
Celadon Group Competitors 143 691 578 28 2.34

Celadon Group presently has a consensus target price of $22.60, indicating a potential upside of 255.91%. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential upside of 9.89%. Given Celadon Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Celadon Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Celadon Group has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celadon Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Celadon Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Celadon Group $1.05 billion $83.46 million 31.75
Celadon Group Competitors $1.53 billion $229.92 million 29.19

Celadon Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Celadon Group. Celadon Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Celadon Group rivals beat Celadon Group on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Celadon Group Company Profile

Celadon Group, Inc. (Celadon) is a truckload freight transportation provider. The Company’s segments are asset-based, asset-light, and equipment leasing and services. Its services involve point-to-point shipping for its customers within the United States, between the United States and Mexico, and between the United States and Canada. The Company’s primary asset-based services include the United States domestic dry van, refrigerated and flatbed service; cross-border service between the United States and each of Mexico and Canada; intra-Mexico and intra-Canada service; contract service; regional and specialized short haul service, and rail intermodal service. The Company’s primary asset-light services include freight brokerage, warehousing, less-than truckload consolidation and supply chain logistics services. Celadon’s equipment leasing and services segment consists primarily of leasing activities with independent contractors and other trucking fleets.

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