Comparing Schneider National (SNDR) and PAM Transport (PTSI)

Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR) and PAM Transport (NASDAQ:PTSI) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.9% of Schneider National shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.1% of PAM Transport shares are held by institutional investors. 43.5% of Schneider National shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 62.0% of PAM Transport shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Schneider National and PAM Transport’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Schneider National $4.38 billion 1.04 $389.90 million $0.94 27.38
PAM Transport $437.84 million 0.53 $38.89 million N/A N/A

Schneider National has higher revenue and earnings than PAM Transport.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Schneider National and PAM Transport, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Schneider National 1 3 8 0 2.58
PAM Transport 0 1 0 0 2.00

Schneider National currently has a consensus price target of $29.44, indicating a potential upside of 14.39%. PAM Transport has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential downside of 20.63%. Given Schneider National’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Schneider National is more favorable than PAM Transport.


Schneider National pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. PAM Transport does not pay a dividend. Schneider National pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Schneider National and PAM Transport’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Schneider National 8.89% 10.24% 5.01%
PAM Transport 8.88% 8.71% 2.42%


Schneider National beats PAM Transport on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Schneider National Company Profile

Schneider National, Inc. is a provider of transportation, logistics and related services. The Company’s transportation solutions include one-way, intermodal, dedicated, bulk, transport management, trans loading services, international services and Schneider payment services. Its supply chain management and consulting services include logistics solution design, global supply chain services, enterprise and market entry assistance, and sourcing and compliance. Schneider Logistics is the subsidiary of the Company, which provides supply chain management technology, managed services, engineering services and freight payment. The Company operates approximately 10,000 tractors, around 28,800 trailers and around 14,300 containers. It has operations in around 36 locations in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

PAM Transport Company Profile

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a truckload transportation and logistics company. It operates in the motor carrier segment. It operates as a truckload dry van carrier transporting general commodities throughout the continental United States, as well as in certain Canadian provinces. It provides transportation services in Mexico under agreements with Mexican carriers. Its operations are classified into truckload services, or brokerage and logistics services. Truckload services include transportation services, in which it utilizes company owned trucks or independent operator owned trucks for the pickup and delivery of freight. The brokerage and logistics services consist of services, such as transportation scheduling, routing, mode selection, transloading and other services related to the transportation of freight, which may or may not involve the use of company owned or independent operator owned equipment.

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