BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR (NYSE: BSTI) and Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
4.0% of BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Echo Global Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of Echo Global Logistics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current recommendations for BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR and Echo Global Logistics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR||0||0||6||0||3.00|
|Echo Global Logistics||0||3||6||0||2.67|
BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR presently has a consensus target price of $16.20, suggesting a potential upside of 49.03%. Echo Global Logistics has a consensus target price of $24.13, suggesting a potential downside of 5.21%. Given BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR is more favorable than Echo Global Logistics.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR and Echo Global Logistics’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR||$1.30 billion||3.07||-$201.12 million||N/A||N/A|
|Echo Global Logistics||$1.72 billion||0.41||$1.58 million||($0.12)||-212.08|
Echo Global Logistics has higher revenue and earnings than BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR.
This table compares BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR and Echo Global Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Echo Global Logistics||-0.20%||3.29%||1.45%|
Echo Global Logistics beats BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About BEST, Inc. Sponsored ADR
BEST Inc. is engaged in providing supply chain solutions. The Company offers a cloud based platform, BEST Cloud which is integration of online and offline retail to offer delivery. It provides technology-enabled solutions to its users. The Company’s service offerings include BEST supply chain management, BEST express, BEST freight, BEST store+, BEST global, BEST cargo and BEST Ucargo. BEST supply chain management offers its solutions in a range of categories, including: cloud OFCs, which offer warehouse management, in-warehouse processing and order fulfillment services to customers; transportation services, which provides transportation services and coordinate shipments to and from locations. It offer transportation services from factories to consumers includes full truckload (FTL), less-than-truckload (LTL), regional distribution, intra-city distribution and other transportation services. BEST store+ offers a door-to-door integrated cross-border supply chain services.
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. is a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company utilizes a technology platform to compile and analyze data from its multi-modal network of transportation providers to facilitate its transportation and logistics services. The Company focuses primarily on arranging transportation by truckload (TL) and less than truckload (LTL) carriers. It also offers intermodal (which involves moving a shipment by rail and truck), small parcel, domestic air, expedited and international transportation services. The Company’s core logistics services include rate negotiation, shipment execution and tracking, carrier selection and management, routing compliance freight bill payment and audit, payment and performance management and reporting functions.
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