Contrasting CryoPort (CYRX) and Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD)

CryoPort (NASDAQ: CYRX) and Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of current recommendations for CryoPort and Expeditors International of Washington, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CryoPort 0 0 4 0 3.00
Expeditors International of Washington 2 5 1 0 1.88

CryoPort presently has a consensus target price of $11.63, suggesting a potential upside of 53.36%. Expeditors International of Washington has a consensus target price of $62.14, suggesting a potential downside of 5.08%. Given CryoPort’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe CryoPort is more favorable than Expeditors International of Washington.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CryoPort and Expeditors International of Washington’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CryoPort $11.95 million 17.45 -$7.89 million ($0.34) -22.29
Expeditors International of Washington $6.92 billion 1.66 $489.34 million $2.48 26.40

Expeditors International of Washington has higher revenue and earnings than CryoPort. CryoPort is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Expeditors International of Washington, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Expeditors International of Washington pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. CryoPort does not pay a dividend. Expeditors International of Washington pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Expeditors International of Washington has increased its dividend for 23 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

CryoPort has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Expeditors International of Washington has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.6% of CryoPort shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.4% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of CryoPort shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CryoPort and Expeditors International of Washington’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CryoPort -66.09% -47.36% -41.54%
Expeditors International of Washington 7.07% 22.79% 14.87%

Summary

Expeditors International of Washington beats CryoPort on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

CryoPort Company Profile

Cryoport, Inc. (Cryoport) is a provider of cryogenic logistics solutions to the life sciences industry through its purpose-built packaging, information technology and specialized cold chain logistics expertise. The Company provides logistics solutions for biologic materials, such as immunotherapies, stem cells, chimeric antigen receptors (CAR)-T cells, and reproductive cells for clients. The Company’s Cryoport Express Solution includes a cloud-based logistics operating platform, which is branded as the Cryoportal. The Company’s Cryoport Express Solutions are made up of the Cryoportal software platform, Cryoport Express Shippers, Cryoport Express Smart Pak data loggers and its life sciences cold chain logistics expertise. The Cryoportal is used by the Company, its clients and its business partners to automate the entry of orders, prepare customs documentation, and to facilitate status and location monitoring of shipped orders while in transit.

Expeditors International of Washington Company Profile

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the Americas, North Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. The company offers airfreight services, such as air freight consolidation and forwarding; ocean freight and ocean services, such as ocean freight consolidation, direct ocean forwarding, and order management; customs brokerage, intra-continental ground transportation and delivery, and warehousing and distribution services; and customs clearance, purchase order management, vendor consolidation, time-definite transportation services, cargo insurance, cargo monitoring and tracking, and other logistics solutions. It acts as a freight consolidator or as an agent for the airline, which carries the shipment. The company also provides ancillary services that include preparation of shipping and customs documentation, packing, crating, insurance services, negotiation of letters of credit, and the preparation of documentation to comply with local export laws. Its customers include retailing and wholesaling, electronics, and industrial and manufacturing companies. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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