Reviewing YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW)’s and AutoWeb Inc. (NASDAQ:AUTO)’s results

YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) and AutoWeb Inc. (NASDAQ:AUTO), both competing one another are Trucking companies. We will compare their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
YRC Worldwide Inc. 5.09B 0.05 20.20M 0.58 13.16
AutoWeb Inc. 125.59M 0.50 38.82M -7.05 0.00

In table 1 we can see YRC Worldwide Inc. and AutoWeb Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YRC Worldwide Inc. 0.40% -6% 1.2%
AutoWeb Inc. -30.91% -181.9% -131.1%

Volatility & Risk

A beta of 4.85 shows that YRC Worldwide Inc. is 385.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. AutoWeb Inc.’s 0.07 beta is the reason why it is 93.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of YRC Worldwide Inc. are 1.3 and 1.3 respectively. Its competitor AutoWeb Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1.9 and its Quick Ratio is 1.9. AutoWeb Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than YRC Worldwide Inc.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is delivered YRC Worldwide Inc. and AutoWeb Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
YRC Worldwide Inc. 0 1 1 2.50
AutoWeb Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

$12.5 is YRC Worldwide Inc.’s average price target while its potential upside is 74.34%. Meanwhile, AutoWeb Inc.’s average price target is $5, while its potential upside is 4.17%. Based on the analysts view we can conclude, YRC Worldwide Inc. is looking more favorable than AutoWeb Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Roughly 67% of YRC Worldwide Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 23.4% of AutoWeb Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held roughly 7% of YRC Worldwide Inc.’s shares. Insiders Competitively, held 1.1% of AutoWeb Inc. shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
YRC Worldwide Inc. -8.85% 22.12% 25.74% -22.48% -12.91% 141.9%
AutoWeb Inc. 2.05% 3.25% 69.42% -0.29% -49.64% 14.43%

For the past year YRC Worldwide Inc. has stronger performance than AutoWeb Inc.


YRC Worldwide Inc. beats AutoWeb Inc. on 10 of the 13 factors.

YRC Worldwide Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various transportation services primarily in North America. Its YRC Freight segment offers various services to transport industrial, commercial, and retail goods; and provides specialized services, including guaranteed expedited services, time-specific deliveries, cross-border services, coast-to-coast air delivery, product returns, temperature-sensitive shipment protection, and government material shipments. It serves manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and government customers. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had a fleet of approximately 7,700 tractors comprising 6,200 owned and 1,500 leased; and 31,000 trailers consisting of 24,900 owned and 6,100 leased. The companyÂ’s Regional Transportation segment provides regional delivery services, which include next-day local area delivery and second-day services, consolidation/distribution services, protect-from-freezing and hazardous materials handling, truck loading, and other specialized offerings; guaranteed and expedited delivery services that consist of day-definite, hour-definite, and time definite capabilities; interregional delivery services; and cross-border delivery services, as well as operates,, and, which are e-commerce Websites offering online resources to manage transportation activities. This segment had a fleet of approximately 6,600 tractors, including 5,000 owned and 1,600 leased; and 13,500 trailers comprising 10,800 owned and 2,700 leased. The company was formerly known as Yellow Roadway Corporation and changed its name to YRC Worldwide Inc. in January 2006. YRC Worldwide Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

AutoWeb, Inc. operates as an automotive marketing services company in the United States. It assists automotive retail dealers and manufacturers to market and sell new and used vehicles to consumers through its programs. The companyÂ’s products include new vehicle lead program, which allows consumers to submit requests for pricing and availability of specific makes and models; and used vehicle lead program, as well as finance leads program, which provides vehicle financing and other services from dealers or financial institutions. It owns and operates an automotive Website, that offers consumers the information and tools to aid them with their automotive purchase decisions; and an automotive search engine that enables manufactures and dealers to optimize advertising campaigns. The companyÂ’s products and services also comprise iControl by Autobytel, which allows dealers various options to filter and control vehicle leads; WebLeads+ that offers various coupon options, which display marketing messages to consumers visiting the dealer's Website; Email Manager that provides follow up emails on behalf of the dealers to consumers who have submitted leads; and Lead Call, which provides a live phone call to the consumer on behalf of the dealers and schedules an appointment for the consumer to visit the dealership regarding the vehicle. In addition, it offers Payment Pro, a dealer Website conversion tool that offers consumers online monthly payment information; mobile products and services that facilitate communication between dealers and car buyers on smart phones and tablets; and SaleMove, which allows auto dealers and manufacturers to interact with consumer through live video, audio and text based chat, or phone, as well as sells fixed placement advertising across its Website. The company was formerly known as Autobytel Inc. and changed its name to AutoWeb, Inc. in October 2017. AutoWeb, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.