Analyzing Celadon Group (CGIP) & Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL)

Celadon Group (OTCMKTS:CGIP) and Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Celadon Group and Old Dominion Freight Line, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celadon Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Old Dominion Freight Line 0 7 5 0 2.42

Celadon Group presently has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 426.32%. Old Dominion Freight Line has a consensus target price of $144.45, suggesting a potential upside of 9.23%. Given Celadon Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Celadon Group is more favorable than Old Dominion Freight Line.

Profitability

This table compares Celadon Group and Old Dominion Freight Line’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Celadon Group N/A N/A N/A
Old Dominion Freight Line 16.47% 22.13% 16.54%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Celadon Group and Old Dominion Freight Line’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Celadon Group $1.07 billion 0.05 $24.84 million N/A N/A
Old Dominion Freight Line $3.36 billion 3.22 $463.77 million $4.36 30.33

Old Dominion Freight Line has higher revenue and earnings than Celadon Group.

Volatility and Risk

Celadon Group has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Old Dominion Freight Line has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Old Dominion Freight Line pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Celadon Group does not pay a dividend. Old Dominion Freight Line pays out 11.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.6% of Celadon Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.2% of Old Dominion Freight Line shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Celadon Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of Old Dominion Freight Line shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Old Dominion Freight Line beats Celadon Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Celadon Group Company Profile

Celadon Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides transportation services between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates through three segments: Asset-Based, Asset-Light, and Equipment Leasing and Services. The Asset-Based segment offers dry van, refrigerated, and flatbed services; cross-border services between the United States and each of Mexico and Canada; intra-Mexico and intra-Canada services; contract services; regional and specialized short haul services; and rail intermodal services. The Asset-Light segment provides freight brokerage, warehousing, less-than truckload consolidation, and supply chain logistics services. The Equipment Leasing and Services segment offers tractor and trailer sales and leasing services, as well as insurance, maintenance, and other ancillary services primarily to the independent contractors and other trucking fleets. The company transports various types of freight, including tobacco, consumer goods, automotive parts, various home products and fixtures, lawn tractors and assorted equipment, light bulbs, and various parts for engines. Celadon Group, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Old Dominion Freight Line Company Profile

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. operates as a less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carrier in the United States and North America. It provides regional, inter-regional, and national LTL services, including ground and air expedited transportation, and consumer household pickup and delivery. The company also offers various value-added services comprising container drayage, truckload brokerage, supply chain consulting, and warehousing. As of December 31, 2017, it owned 8,316 tractors, as well as operated 228 service and 39 maintenance centers. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is based in Thomasville, North Carolina.

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