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What: Shares of freight forwarder UTi Worldwide
So what: So far, UTi seems to be delivering on Wall Street's hope for growth potential -- in revenue at least. Street estimates tell us earnings at this company will grow nearly 18% per year over the next five years.
Now what: Two things do worry me, however. Earnings in Q2 were only about 16% better than in the year-ago quarter. That's good, but not as good as Wall Street thinks the stock is capable of. Worrisome for other reasons is UTi's notation that its one weak link in the quarter was airfreight volumes, which "declined when compared to very high levels last year." Depicting the decline as a mere walking back from high year-ago levels, rather than a loss of market share to rivals, suggests we could see similar weakening in air freight at higher-profile peers such as FedEx
Can relatively tiny UTi outgrow the giants of this industry? Add it to your watchlist and find out.
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