Air Transport Services Group Inc. (ATSG) and Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (NYSE:RRTS) Contrasting side by side

Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) and Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (NYSE:RRTS) are two firms in the Air Delivery & Freight Services that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Air Transport Services Group Inc. 21 30.80 57.07M 1.13 20.70
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 10 0.69 14.32M -93.71 0.00

Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies.

Profitability

Table 2 has Air Transport Services Group Inc. and Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Air Transport Services Group Inc. 274,375,000.00% 17.6% 3.7%
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 147,933,884.30% -187.1% -19.1%

Volatility & Risk

Air Transport Services Group Inc.’s current beta is 0.94 and it happens to be 6.00% less volatile than S&P 500. From a competition point of view, Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. has a 1.5 beta which is 50.00% more volatile compared to S&P 500.

Liquidity

The current Quick Ratio of Air Transport Services Group Inc. is 0.9 while its Current Ratio is 1. Meanwhile, Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.1 while its Quick Ratio is 1.1. Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Air Transport Services Group Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Air Transport Services Group Inc. and Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 90.9% and 95.4% respectively. Insiders owned 3.1% of Air Transport Services Group Inc. shares. Comparatively, 36.4% are Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Air Transport Services Group Inc. -4.58% -3.92% 0.73% 0% 5.91% 2.19%
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. -12.31% -2.81% -17.11% -22.22% -82.38% -21.87%

For the past year Air Transport Services Group Inc. had bullish trend while Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. had bearish trend.

Summary

On 10 of the 11 factors Air Transport Services Group Inc. beats Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. provides asset-light transportation and logistics services. The company operates through three segments: Truckload Logistics (TL), Less-than-Truckload (LTL), and Global Solutions. The companyÂ’s TL segment arranges pickup, delivery, freight consolidation, and inventory management of TL freight through its network of 48 TL service centers, 4 freight consolidation and inventory management centers, 23 company dispatch offices, and approximately 100 independent brokerage agents in the United States and Canada. It also offers temperature-controlled, dry van, intermodal drayage, and flatbed services; and specializes in the transport of automotive parts, refrigerated foods, poultry, and beverages, as well as on-demand expedited services. The companyÂ’s LTL segment is involved in the pickup, consolidation, linehaul, deconsolidation, and delivery of LTL shipments in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada through a network of 47 LTL service centers and approximately 180 third-party delivery agents. The companyÂ’s Global Solutions segment offers domestic and international transportation and logistics solutions, including pricing, contract management, transportation mode and carrier selection, freight tracking, freight bill payment and audit, cost reporting and analysis, and dispatch. This segment also provides domestic and international air and ocean transportation, and customs brokerage services. Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Cudahy, Wisconsin.

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