Head to Head Analysis: Yellow (NASDAQ:YELL) vs. Celadon Group (OTCMKTS:CGIPQ)

Yellow (NASDAQ:YELL) and Celadon Group (OTCMKTS:CGIPQ) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

49.1% of Yellow shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Yellow shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Celadon Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Yellow and Celadon Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yellow $4.51 billion 0.06 -$53.50 million ($2.02) -2.65
Celadon Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Celadon Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Yellow.


This table compares Yellow and Celadon Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yellow -1.92% N/A -4.09%
Celadon Group N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Yellow and Celadon Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yellow 0 2 1 0 2.33
Celadon Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Yellow currently has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 151.87%. Given Yellow’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Yellow is more favorable than Celadon Group.

Volatility and Risk

Yellow has a beta of 3.18, indicating that its share price is 218% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celadon Group has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Yellow beats Celadon Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yellow

Yellow Corp. operates as a holding company, which through its subsidiaries engages in the provision of transportation services. It operates through the portfolio of LTL brands including Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight, as well as the logistics company. The company was founded by A. J. Harrell in 1924 and is headquartered in Overland Park, KS.

About Celadon Group

Celadon Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides transportation services between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates through three segments: Asset-Based, Asset-Light, and Equipment Leasing and Services. The Asset-Based segment offers dry van, refrigerated, and flatbed services; cross-border services between the United States and each of Mexico and Canada; intra-Mexico and intra-Canada services; contract services; regional and specialized short haul services; and rail intermodal services. The Asset-Light segment provides freight brokerage, warehousing, less-than truckload consolidation, and supply chain logistics services. The Equipment Leasing and Services segment offers tractor and trailer sales and leasing services, as well as insurance, maintenance, and other ancillary services primarily to the independent contractors and other trucking fleets. The company transports various types of freight, including tobacco, consumer goods, automotive parts, various home products and fixtures, lawn tractors and assorted equipment, light bulbs, and various parts for engines. Celadon Group, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. On December 8, 2019, Celadon Group, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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