PANALPINA WELTT/ADR (OTCMKTS:PLWTY) and RENAULT S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:RNLSY) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for PANALPINA WELTT/ADR and RENAULT S A/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RENAULT S A/ADR 1 3 1 1 2.33


This table compares PANALPINA WELTT/ADR and RENAULT S A/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PANALPINA WELTT/ADR 1.22% 12.71% 3.35%


PANALPINA WELTT/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. RENAULT S A/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. PANALPINA WELTT/ADR pays out 65.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. RENAULT S A/ADR pays out 21.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. RENAULT S A/ADR is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility and Risk

PANALPINA WELTT/ADR has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RENAULT S A/ADR has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PANALPINA WELTT/ADR and RENAULT S A/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PANALPINA WELTT/ADR $6.17 billion 0.88 $79.79 million $0.67 68.30
RENAULT S A/ADR $67.81 billion 0.20 $3.90 billion $2.87 3.25

RENAULT S A/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than PANALPINA WELTT/ADR. RENAULT S A/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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of RENAULT S A/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


RENAULT S A/ADR beats PANALPINA WELTT/ADR on 10 of the 15 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.

RENAULT S A/ADR Company Profile

Renault SA designs, manufactures, sells, and distributes vehicles. The company operates through Automotive, Sales Financing, and AVTOVAZ segments. It offers passenger and light commercial, and electric vehicles primarily under the Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine, and LADA, as well as under the Nissan, Datsun, and Infiniti brands. The company also sells powertrains and used vehicles, as well as spare parts; and provides various services, including collecting commissions for loans, sales financing, rental, maintenance, and service contracts. In addition, it offers finance for the purchasing inventories of new and used vehicles, and replacement parts; designs, produces, and sells converted vehicles; provides Renault EASY CONNECT for Fleet, a connected service for business users; and produces driving aids, such as steering-wheel mounted accelerators and brakes, multifunction remote control units to operate indicators, lights and horns, pedal transfers, etc., as well as manual or electric swivel seats. It also exports its products worldwide. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

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