Stock in Focus: ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO)

Company Profile:

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. provides express delivery and other value-added logistics services in the People’s Republic of China. The company offers delivery services for e-commerce and traditional merchants, and other express service users. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a fleet of approximately 3,600 self-owned trucks. ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.

Recent News:

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, the company reported revenues of RMB4,197.9 million (US$634.4 million), an increase of 41.3% from RMB2,971.4 million in the same period of 2017. Net income was RMB1,492.2 million (US$225.5 million), an increase of 108.1% from RMB716.9 million in the same period of 2017.

On June 5, 2018, the company made a strategic investment of approximately US$168 million for an approximately 15% stake in Cainiao Post, , in order to jointly ramp up last-mile service capabilities and provide diversified solutions that enhance efficiency and meet the growing demand from New Retail.


Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



ZTO’s strengths can be seen in its strong growth, strong profitability and robust solvency compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator, RSI stands at 44.22 with positive bias. We rate ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) a STRONG BUY.

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