Reviewing Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) & PostNL (OTCMKTS:PSTNY)

Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTRGet Free Report) and PostNL (OTCMKTS:PSTNYGet Free Report) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Landstar System and PostNL’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Landstar System 4.99% 26.73% 14.43%
PostNL N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.0% of Landstar System shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Landstar System shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Landstar System and PostNL’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Landstar System $5.30 billion 1.30 $264.39 million $7.35 26.23
PostNL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Landstar System has higher revenue and earnings than PostNL.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Landstar System and PostNL, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Landstar System 0 7 2 0 2.22
PostNL 0 0 1 0 3.00

Landstar System presently has a consensus target price of $184.55, suggesting a potential downside of 4.26%. Given Landstar System’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Landstar System is more favorable than PostNL.

Summary

Landstar System beats PostNL on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Landstar System

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Landstar System, Inc. provides integrated transportation management solutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through two segments: Transportation Logistics and Insurance. The Transportation Logistics segment offers a range of transportation services, including truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, rail intermodal, air cargo, ocean cargo, expedited ground and air delivery of time-critical freight, heavy-haul/specialized, U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico cross-border, intra-Mexico, intra-Canada, project cargo, and customs brokerage, as well as offers transportation services to other transportation companies, such as third party logistics and less-than-truckload services. It provides truck services through dry and specialty vans of various sizes, unsided/platform trailers, temperature-controlled vans, and containers; rail intermodal services through contracts with domestic and Canadian railroads, certain short-line railroads, and asset-based intermodal equipment; and domestic and international air and ocean services. This segment serves the automotive parts and assemblies, consumer durables, building products, metals, chemicals, foodstuffs, heavy machinery, retail, electronics, and military equipment industries. The Insurance segment provides risk and claims management services; and reinsures risks of the company's independent contractors. It markets its services through independent commission sales agents and third party capacity providers. Landstar System, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

About PostNL

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PostNL N.V. provides postal and logistics services to businesses and consumers in the Netherlands, rest of Europe, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Parcels and Mail in the Netherlands; and PostNL Other. It collects, sorts, transports, and delivers letters and parcels; and offers data management, direct marketing, and fulfillment services, as well as cross-border mail and parcels solutions. The company was formerly known as TNT N.V. and changed its name to PostNL N.V. in May 2011. PostNL N.V. is headquartered in the Hague, the Netherlands.

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