Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, truck rental company Ryder System (NYSE: R ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ryder's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Miami (1933)|
|Market Cap||$2.1 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$6.2 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Gregory Swienton
President/COO Robert Sanchez
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||10.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$77.7 million / $3.8 billion|
Penske Truck Leasing
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 82% of the 176 members who have rated Ryder believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Ryder is getting into natural gas powered trucks more and more. The logistics and transportation business is going to grow as the economy improves and I see the economy going up albeit more slowly than we would like. Also, when the economy starts moving Ryder's truck rental starts moving first when companies rent more to move more merchandise but are still reluctant to invest in new or replacement trucks. A win-win for Ryder.
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