Daseke (NASDAQ: DSKE) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Daseke to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Daseke and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Daseke 0 0 4 0 3.00
Daseke Competitors 93 629 586 26 2.41

Daseke presently has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.85%. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential downside of 2.18%. Given Daseke’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Daseke is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Daseke and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Daseke N/A -13.05% -2.45%
Daseke Competitors 9.29% 9.07% 4.84%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Daseke and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Daseke N/A -$9.48 million N/A
Daseke Competitors $1.88 billion $99.34 million 35.64

Daseke’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Daseke.

Volatility and Risk

Daseke has a beta of -0.36, indicating that its stock price is 136% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daseke’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

34.2% of Daseke shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.6% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held by institutional investors. 37.2% of Daseke shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 30.0% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Daseke rivals beat Daseke on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Daseke

Daseke, Inc. is a consolidator of the open deck freight market in North America. The Company provides open deck transportation and logistics. It operates through two segments: Flatbed Solutions and Specialized Solutions. The Flatbed Solutions segment focuses on delivering transportation and logistics solutions that principally require the use of flatbed and retractable-sided transportation equipment. The Specialized Solutions segment focuses on delivering transportation and logistics solutions that principally include heavy haul, high-value customized, over-dimensional, step deck and removable gooseneck trailer solutions. The Company, as of September 5, 2017, had a fleet of over 3,800 trucks and over 8,200 flatbed and specialized trailer. The Company serves customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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