PANALPINA WELTT/ADR (OTCMKTS:PLWTY) and RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR (OTCMKTS:RANJY) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.


This table compares PANALPINA WELTT/ADR and RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PANALPINA WELTT/ADR 1.12% 10.69% 3.32%
RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR 2.85% 20.14% 8.23%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PANALPINA WELTT/ADR and RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PANALPINA WELTT/ADR $5.62 billion 0.54 $59.76 million $0.50 51.00
RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR $26.29 billion 0.33 $713.67 million $2.32 10.23

RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than PANALPINA WELTT/ADR. RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PANALPINA WELTT/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


PANALPINA WELTT/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. PANALPINA WELTT/ADR pays out 88.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR pays out 44.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for PANALPINA WELTT/ADR and RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00

Risk and Volatility

PANALPINA WELTT/ADR has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.


RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR beats PANALPINA WELTT/ADR on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG provides air and ocean freight, and logistics services in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and CIS. The company's air freight services include general, special, express, and intermodal services; and charter and emergency services, as well as virtual cargo airline and e-freight services. It also provides ocean freight products, such as full container load, less-than-container load, and non-containerized load products, as well as various services, such as dangerous goods handling, temperature controlled transportation, cargo insurance, letter of credit processing, certification and legalization of documents, food and drug administration filing, and advanced cargo information filing. In addition, the company offers logistics and manufacturing services comprising manufacturing assembly and testing, technical distribution, installation, and product life cycle extension services that include repair, reconfiguration, and reselling; and 3D printing, demand-driven inventory dispositioning, and end-to-end e-commerce solutions, as well as inbound, distribution, finished goods, aftermarket, reverse logistics, warehousing, and other value added logistics services. Further, it provides energy and project solutions that include planning, transport engineering, route and site survey, marine and cargo charter, carrier, and origin and destination services; and supply chain solutions comprising planning, sourcing, making, delivering, and returning services. Additionally, the company offers full and less than truck load, and consolidation road services; and rail, cargo security, and business implementation services. It serves the automotive, chemical, consumer and retail, energy, fashion, government, aid and relief, healthcare, hi-tech, manufacturing, perishable product, and telecommunication industries. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.


Randstad NV provides solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources (HR) services. It offers regular temporary staffing and permanent placement services. The company recruits supervisors, managers, professionals, interim specialists, and consultants for middle and senior leadership positions. It also offers inhouse services, including recruitment and selection, training, planning, retention, and management reporting; job posting and resume services on digital platforms; and HR solutions comprising recruitment process outsourcing and managed services programs, as well as payroll, outplacement, outsourcing, and consultancy services. The company serves clients primarily in the information technology, contact centers, engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, communication, sales and marketing, automotive, HR, life sciences, manufacturing, logistics, hospitality, education, and legal sectors. It has operations in North America, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Iberia, Italy, other European countries, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Randstad Holding NV and changed its name to Randstad NV in April 2018. Randstad NV was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.

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