Reviewing Yellow (YELLQ) & Its Competitors

Yellow (NASDAQ:YELLQGet Free Report) is one of 22 public companies in the “Trucking, except local” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Yellow to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.


This table compares Yellow and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yellow -1.65% N/A -3.49%
Yellow Competitors 5.82% 14.86% 8.36%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.7% of Yellow shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.8% of shares of all “Trucking, except local” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.2% of Yellow shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.2% of shares of all “Trucking, except local” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Yellow and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yellow 0 0 0 0 N/A
Yellow Competitors 253 1473 1401 33 2.38

As a group, “Trucking, except local” companies have a potential upside of 19.78%. Given Yellow’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Yellow has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Yellow and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Yellow $5.24 billion $21.80 million -0.72
Yellow Competitors $4.12 billion $301.25 million 16.99

Yellow has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Yellow is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Yellow has a beta of 2.82, meaning that its share price is 182% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yellow’s peers have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Yellow peers beat Yellow on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About Yellow

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Yellow Corporation does not have significant operations. Previously, the company provided various transportation services primarily in North America. The company primarily offered less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments and supply chain solutions to ship industrial, commercial, and retail goods. It also provided customer-specific logistics solutions, including truckload, residential, and warehouse solutions, as well as apparels, appliances, automotive parts, chemicals, food, furniture, glass, machinery, metal, metal products, non-bulk petroleum products, rubber, textiles, wood, and other manufactured products or components. In addition, the company offered specialized services, such as guaranteed expedited, time-specific delivery, cross-border, exhibit, product return, and government material shipment services; and consolidation and distribution, reverse logistics, and residential white glove services. As of December 31, 2022, it had a fleet of approximately 12,700 tractors comprising 11,700 owned and 1,000 leased tractors; and approximately 42,000 trailers consisting of 34,800 owned and 7,200 leased trailers. The company was formerly known as YRC Worldwide Inc. and changed its name to Yellow Corporation in February 2021. Yellow Corporation was founded in 1924 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. On August 6, 2023, Yellow Corporation, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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