Financial Contrast: DSV AS/ADR (DSDVY) versus Its Peers

DSV AS/ADR (OTCMKTS: DSDVY) is one of 17 public companies in the “Transportation services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare DSV AS/ADR to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of DSV AS/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.0% of shares of all “Transportation services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for DSV AS/ADR and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DSV AS/ADR 0 2 5 0 2.71
DSV AS/ADR Competitors 217 833 1376 57 2.51

As a group, “Transportation services” companies have a potential upside of 6.61%. Given DSV AS/ADR’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe DSV AS/ADR has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares DSV AS/ADR and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DSV AS/ADR 2.99% 9.38% 4.42%
DSV AS/ADR Competitors -26.63% -24.03% -9.33%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DSV AS/ADR and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DSV AS/ADR $14.20 billion $554.63 million 41.23
DSV AS/ADR Competitors $4.51 billion $386.39 million 29.13

DSV AS/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. DSV AS/ADR 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.

Risk & Volatility

DSV AS/ADR has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DSV AS/ADR’s competitors have a beta of 1.35, meaning that their average share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.


DSV AS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. DSV AS/ADR pays out 7.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Transportation services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 29.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


DSV AS/ADR beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.


DSV A/S provides transport and logistics services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and South America, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. The company operates through three segments: Air & Sea, Road, and Solutions. The company offers air and sea freight services, including standard freight, compliance, and carrier services, as well as container and sea-air freight services. It also provides road freight services, such as part and full loads, groupage, specialized transport, and document handling services, as well as online services comprising track and trace, and e-services. In addition, the company offers logistics solutions, including automotive, consumer products, healthcare, high-tech, and industrial logistics solutions; and warehousing and inventory management solutions. Further, it provides value added services comprising purchase order management, pick-and-pack, cargo consolidation, customs clearance, etc.; and e-fulfilment, receiving order, picking and packing, and handling returns solutions. The company was formerly known as DSV, De Sammensluttede Vognmænd af 13-7 1976 A/S and changed its name to DSV A/S in 2003. DSV A/S was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Hedehusene, Denmark.

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