CryoPort (CYRX) & C. H. Robinson (CHRW) Financial Contrast

CryoPort (NASDAQ: CYRX) and C. H. Robinson (NASDAQ:CHRW) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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24.5% of CryoPort shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.9% of C. H. Robinson shares are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of CryoPort shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of C. H. Robinson shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for CryoPort and C. H. Robinson, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CryoPort 0 0 4 0 3.00
C. H. Robinson 3 8 7 0 2.22

CryoPort currently has a consensus price target of $11.63, suggesting a potential upside of 20.72%. C. H. Robinson has a consensus price target of $83.33, suggesting a potential downside of 2.17%. Given CryoPort’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe CryoPort is more favorable than C. H. Robinson.


C. H. Robinson pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. CryoPort does not pay a dividend. C. H. Robinson pays out 52.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. C. H. Robinson has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CryoPort and C. H. Robinson’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CryoPort $11.95 million 22.17 -$7.89 million ($0.34) -28.32
C. H. Robinson $14.87 billion 0.80 $504.89 million $3.48 24.48

C. H. Robinson has higher revenue and earnings than CryoPort. CryoPort is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than C. H. Robinson, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares CryoPort and C. H. Robinson’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CryoPort -66.29% -48.12% -42.77%
C. H. Robinson 3.41% 36.63% 12.30%

Risk and Volatility

CryoPort has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, C. H. Robinson has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.


C. H. Robinson beats CryoPort on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

CryoPort Company Profile

Cryoport, Inc. provides cryogenic logistics solutions to the life sciences industry in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers Cryoportal, a cloud-based logistics management platform that supports the management of shipments, which includes order entry, document preparation, customs documentation, courier management, real-time shipment tracking, issue resolution, and regulatory compliance requirements; and CryoPort Express Shippers, a dry vapor cryogenic shipper that use liquid nitrogen contained inside a vacuum insulated vessel, which serves as a refrigerant to provide stable storage temperatures. It also provides Cryoport Express Standard Shippers, which are re-usable dry vapor liquid nitrogen storage containers for holding the biological material in the inner chamber; Cryoport Express High Volume Shippers, which use a dry vapor liquid nitrogen technology to maintain temperatures; and Cryoport Express CXVC1 Shipper can be used either as a dry vapor shipper or a liquid shipper. In addition, the company offers Cryoport Express CryoMax Shippers, a palletized dry shipper for lab moves and other high-volume transfers; Cryoport Express C3 Shippers designed to maintain a controlled temperature; Cryoport Express SmartPak II Condition Monitoring System to track the key aspects of each shipment; and Cryoport Express Analytics to track the time-based metrics for order processing time and on-time deliveries, as well as profiling shipping lanes to determine average transit times and predicting shipping exceptions based on historical metric. Further, it provides biological material holders that provide leak proof microbial barrier. Cryoport, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

C. H. Robinson Company Profile

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North American Surface Transportation, Global Forwarding, and Robinson Fresh. It offers transportation and logistics services, such as truckload; less than truckload transportation which include the shipment of single or multiple pallets of freight; intermodal transportation, which is shipment service of freight in trailers or containers by a combination of truck and rail; and non-vessel ocean common carrier or freight forwarding services, as well as organizes air shipments and provides door-to-door services. The company also provides custom broker services; and other logistics services, including fee-based managed, warehousing, small parcel, and other services. It has contractual relationships with approximately 73,000 transportation companies, including motor carriers, railroads, air freight, and ocean carriers. In addition, the company is involved in buying, selling, and marketing of fresh produce, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and other perishable items. Further, it provides transportation management services or managed TMS; and other surface transportation services outside of North America. The company offers its fresh produce to grocery retailers, restaurants, produce wholesalers, and foodservice distributors through a network of independent produce growers and suppliers. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.