Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) and Las Vegas Railway Express (OTCMKTS:XTRN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Trinity Industries and Las Vegas Railway Express’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Trinity Industries||$2.51 billion||1.21||$159.30 million||$0.80||29.00|
|Las Vegas Railway Express||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Trinity Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Las Vegas Railway Express does not pay a dividend. Trinity Industries pays out 65.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Trinity Industries has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
This table compares Trinity Industries and Las Vegas Railway Express’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Las Vegas Railway Express||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.1% of Trinity Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Trinity Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Trinity Industries and Las Vegas Railway Express, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Las Vegas Railway Express||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Trinity Industries currently has a consensus price target of $27.75, indicating a potential upside of 19.61%.
Trinity Industries beats Las Vegas Railway Express on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Trinity Industries
Trinity Industries, Inc. provides rail transportation products and services in North America. It operates through three segments: Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, Rail Products Group, and All Other. The Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group segment leases freight and tank railcars; originates and manages railcar leases for third-party investor-owned fund; and provides fleet maintenance and management services to industrial shippers. As of December 31, 2018, it had a fleet of 99,215 owned or leased railcars. This segment serves industrial shipper and railroad companies operating in agriculture, construction and metals, consumer products, energy, and refined products and chemicals markets. The Rail Products Group segment provides freight and tank railcars for transporting various liquids, gases, and dry cargo; and offers railcar maintenance services. Its railcars include autorack, box, covered hopper, gondola, intermodal, open hopper, and tank cars. This segment serves railroads, leasing companies, and industrial shippers of products in the agriculture, construction and metals, consumer products, energy, and refined products and chemicals markets. The All Other segment manufactures guardrail, crash cushions, and other highway barriers; and engages in the captive insurance, transportation, and other peripheral businesses. The company sells or leases products and services through its own sales personnel and independent sales representatives. Trinity Industries, Inc. was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
About Las Vegas Railway Express
Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. focuses on the provision of upscale commuter Club X railcars for various state Department of Transportation municipal agencies. It owns outright 16 bi-level passenger railcars, as well as 2 leased cars. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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