Head to Head Contrast: ZTO Express (Cayman) (NYSE:ZTO) versus Shengfeng Development (NASDAQ:SFWL)

ZTO Express (Cayman) (NYSE:ZTOGet Rating) and Shengfeng Development (NASDAQ:SFWLGet Rating) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.


This table compares ZTO Express (Cayman) and Shengfeng Development’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ZTO Express (Cayman) 19.09% 13.40% 9.54%
Shengfeng Development N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ZTO Express (Cayman) and Shengfeng Development’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ZTO Express (Cayman) $5.13 billion 3.52 $987.22 million $1.22 23.80
Shengfeng Development N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ZTO Express (Cayman) has higher revenue and earnings than Shengfeng Development.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.6% of ZTO Express (Cayman) shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.3% of ZTO Express (Cayman) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for ZTO Express (Cayman) and Shengfeng Development, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ZTO Express (Cayman) 0 0 4 0 3.00
Shengfeng Development 0 0 0 0 N/A

ZTO Express (Cayman) presently has a consensus price target of $36.96, suggesting a potential upside of 27.27%. Given ZTO Express (Cayman)’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe ZTO Express (Cayman) is more favorable than Shengfeng Development.


ZTO Express (Cayman) beats Shengfeng Development on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ZTO Express (Cayman)

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ZTO Express (Cayman), Inc. engages in the provision of comprehensive logistics services. It offers express delivery and value-added logistics services through a nationwide network partner. The firm also provides digital, privacy waybill and cloud printing. It operates through the Express Delivery and Freight Forwarding segments. The company was founded by Mei Song Lai on May 8, 2002 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

About Shengfeng Development

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Shengfeng Development Limited is a contract logistics company principally in China. The Company provides integrated logistics solutions comprised of B2B freight transportation services, cloud storage services and value-added services. Shengfeng Development Limited is based in FUZHOU, China.

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