CAI International, Inc. operates as transportation finance and logistics company in the United States and internationally.
Good value with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has CAI International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CAI has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
US Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: CAI exceeded the US Trade Distributors industry which returned 9.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CAI underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CAI International's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is CAI International undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate CAI's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate CAI's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CAI is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.8x) compared to the Trade Distributors industry average (16.6x).
PE vs Market: CAI is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.8x) compared to the US market (18.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CAI is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CAI is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (1.7x).
How is CAI International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CAI's forecast earnings growth (21% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CAI's earnings (21% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CAI's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CAI's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CAI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.4%).
How has CAI International performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CAI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CAI's current net profit margins (11.6%) are lower than last year (24.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CAI's earnings have grown by 12.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CAI's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CAI had negative earnings growth (-43.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Trade Distributors industry average (3.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CAI's Return on Equity (9%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is CAI International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CAI's short term assets ($499.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($406.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: CAI's short term assets ($499.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CAI's debt to equity ratio (310.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CAI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 289.7% to 310.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CAI's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.7%).
Interest Coverage: CAI's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.7x coverage).
Inventory Level: CAI has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CAI's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).
What is CAI International's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CAI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CAI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CAI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CAI's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CAI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Victor Garcia (51yo)
Mr. Victor M. Garcia has been the President and Chief Executive Officer at CAI International Inc. since June 3, 2011. Mr. Garcia serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Container Applications Limited. Mr. ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Victor's total compensation ($USD2.32M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.68M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Victor's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||8.8yrs||US$941.74k||0.0070% $34.7k|
|Vice President of Operations & Human Resources||8.3yrs||US$551.07k||0.024% $117.4k|
|Senior Vice President of Global Marketing||10yrs||US$879.11k||0.13% $660.2k|
|Vice President of Legal Affairs||7.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Logistics Sales & Marketing - CAI Logistics North America||2.4yrs||no data||no data|
|VP of Finance & Corporate Controller||8.8yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Rail||2.7yrs||no data||no data|
|President of CAI Logistics - North America||2.4yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CAI's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.3 years average tenure).
|Chairman of the Board||2.1yrs||US$309.97k||0.095% $470.7k|
|Independent Director||1.8yrs||US$235.41k||0.080% $394.3k|
|Independent Director||8.7yrs||US$246.83k||0.078% $383.8k|
|Independent Director||1.8yrs||US$219.55k||0.62% $3.0m|
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$265.40k||0.084% $413.5k|
Experienced Board: CAI's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CAI insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
CAI International, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CAI International, Inc.
- Ticker: CAI
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1989
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$493.919m
- Shares outstanding: 17.14m
- Website: https://www.capps.com
Number of Employees
- CAI International, Inc.
- Steuart Tower
- 1 Market Plaza
- San Francisco
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CAI||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||May 2007|
|DW4||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||May 2007|
|CAI.PRA||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||8.50% RED PFD A||US||USD||Mar 2018|
|CAI.PRB||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||8.5% RED PFD B||US||USD||Aug 2018|
CAI International, Inc. operates as transportation finance and logistics company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Container Leasing, Rail Leasing, and Logistics. It leases, re-leases, and disposes equipment; and contracts for the repair, repositioning, and storage of equipment. The company leases its container equipment to lessees under long-term, short-term, and finance leases. It also sells containers; and manages equipment for to third-party investors, as well as sells used containers. In addition, the company leases railcars consisting of box cars for paper and forest products; covered hoppers for grain, cement, sand, plastic pallets, and other industrial products; general purpose tank cars that are used to transport food-grade, and other liquid and gaseous commodities; gondolas for coal and steel; and general service flat cars. Further, it offers domestic and international logistics services, including intermodal, truck brokerage, port drayage, warehousing, international ocean freight, and freight forwarding, as well as the arrangement and coordination of international air freight services and customs brokerage; international export and import services for full container loads, less than container loads, perishable cargo, project cargo, and airfreight; and transportation management services and technology solutions, including shipment optimization, load consolidation, mode selection, carrier management, load planning and execution, and Web-based shipment visibility. As of December 31, 2018, the company had a container fleet comprised 1,568,707 cost equivalent units; and an owned fleet of 7,279 railcars in North America. The company was formerly known as Container Applications International, Inc. and changed its name to CAI International, Inc. in February 2007. CAI International, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/18 00:18|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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