DSV (DSDVY) & Daseke (DSKE) Head-To-Head Review

DSV (OTCMKTS: DSDVY) and Daseke (NASDAQ:DSKE) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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0.1% of DSV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.6% of Daseke shares are held by institutional investors. 37.2% of Daseke shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


DSV pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Daseke does not pay a dividend. DSV pays out 7.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares DSV and Daseke’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DSV 3.99% 24.44% 8.95%
Daseke 3.09% -7.54% -1.66%

Volatility & Risk

DSV has a beta of 0.21, suggesting that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daseke has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for DSV and Daseke, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DSV 0 0 0 0 N/A
Daseke 0 0 6 0 3.00

Daseke has a consensus target price of $14.10, indicating a potential upside of 53.76%. Given Daseke’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Daseke is more favorable than DSV.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DSV and Daseke’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DSV $11.37 billion 1.34 $452.81 million $1.40 28.59
Daseke $846.30 million 0.62 $26.99 million ($0.60) -15.28

DSV has higher revenue and earnings than Daseke. Daseke is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DSV, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


DSV beats Daseke on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

DSV Company Profile

DSV A/S provides transport and logistics services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and South America, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. The company operates through three divisions: Air & Sea, Road, and Solutions. The company offers air and sea freight services, including standard freight, compliance, and carrier services, as well as sea-air freight services. It also provides road freight services, such as part and full loads, groupage, specialized transport, and document handling services, as well as online services comprising track and trace, and e-services. In addition, the company offers logistics solutions, including automotive, consumer products, healthcare, high-tech, and industrial logistics solutions; and warehousing and inventory management solutions. Further, it provides value added services comprising purchase order management, pick-up and delivery, cargo consolidation, customs clearance, cargo insurance, etc.; and e-fulfilment, receiving order, packing, and handling returns solutions. The company was formerly known as DSV, De Sammensluttede Vognmænd af 13-7 1976 A/S and changed its name to DSV A/S in 2003. DSV A/S was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Hedehusene, Denmark.

Daseke Company Profile

Daseke, Inc. provides transportation and logistics solutions with a focus on flatbed and specialized freight in North America. It operates through Flatbed Solutions and Specialized Solutions segments. The company transports heavy haul freight, defense and commercial arms, ammunition and explosives, radioactive cargo and hazardous materials, and commercial sheet glass, as well as offers 10-wheel drive-away services. It also offers industrial warehousing and distribution services, including export packaging and free trade zone access in Savannah, Georgia; and over-dimensional cargo solution. In addition, Daseke, Inc. operates as an open deck carrier for power sports industry. The company serves automotive, port intermodal, power generation, and steel and building materials markets. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 3,218 company-owned tractors, and 11,237 trailers, as well as 2,056 tractors owned and operated by independent contractors. Daseke, Inc. is headquartered in Addison, Texas.

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