Head to Head Review: Textainer Group (TGH) versus Its Rivals

Textainer Group (NYSE: TGH) is one of 16 public companies in the “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Textainer Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Textainer Group has a beta of 2.5, suggesting that its stock price is 150% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Textainer Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.87, suggesting that their average stock price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Textainer Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Textainer Group 3.95% 1.95% 0.55%
Textainer Group Competitors 4.17% 3.45% -0.56%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.0% of Textainer Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.4% of shares of all “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.2% of shares of all “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Textainer Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Textainer Group $490.85 million $19.36 million 41.59
Textainer Group Competitors $1.49 billion $248.19 million -0.42

Textainer Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Textainer Group. Textainer Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Textainer Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Textainer Group 0 2 2 0 2.50
Textainer Group Competitors 81 396 633 50 2.56

Textainer Group presently has a consensus target price of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 37.83%. As a group, “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 14.51%. Given Textainer Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Textainer Group is more favorable than its competitors.


Textainer Group competitors beat Textainer Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Textainer Group

Textainer Group Holdings Limited is a holding company. The Company is involved in the purchase, ownership, management, leasing and disposal of a fleet of intermodal containers. The Company operates in three segments: Container Ownership, which owns containers; Container Management, which manages containers on behalf of affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, and provides acquisition, management and disposal services, and total managed containers, and Container Resale, which sells containers from its fleet when they reach the end of their useful lives in marine service, and also purchases and leases or resells containers from shipping line customers, container traders and other sellers of containers. The Company is a lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size. The Company is also a seller of used containers. The Company’s subsidiaries include Textainer Equipment Management Limited (TEML) and Textainer Limited (TL).

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