Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. (PATI) and AutoWeb Inc. (NASDAQ:AUTO) Contrasting side by side

We will be contrasting the differences between Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. (NASDAQ:PATI) and AutoWeb Inc. (NASDAQ:AUTO) as far as risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Trucking industry.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. 113.25M 0.55 2.89M -1.22 0.00
AutoWeb Inc. 124.84M 0.33 33.90M -7.05 0.00

In table 1 we can see Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. and AutoWeb Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. 2.55% 4.6% 3.5%
AutoWeb Inc. -27.15% -181.9% -131.1%

Volatility and Risk

Patriot Transportation Holding Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 106.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its -0.06 beta. AutoWeb Inc. on the other hand, has 0.07 beta which makes it 93.00% less volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. are 3.3 and 3.2. Competitively, AutoWeb Inc. has 1.9 and 1.9 for Current and Quick Ratio. Patriot Transportation Holding Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than AutoWeb Inc.

Analyst Ratings

Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. and AutoWeb Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
AutoWeb Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

AutoWeb Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $5 average target price and a 57.23% potential upside.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. and AutoWeb Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 49.8% and 23.4%. Insiders held roughly 2.1% of Patriot Transportation Holding Inc.’s shares. Competitively, insiders own roughly 1.1% of AutoWeb Inc.’s shares.

Performance

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)
Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. -1.77% -3.03% -5.45% -12.01% 7.32% -4.06%
AutoWeb Inc. 2.05% 3.25% 69.42% -0.29% -49.64% 14.43%

For the past year Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. has -4.06% weaker performance while AutoWeb Inc. has 14.43% stronger performance.

Summary

Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. beats AutoWeb Inc. on 8 of the 11 factors.

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, Autobytel.com 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.

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