HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.67 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 19.84% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. To learn more visit www.TheStreetRatings.com.
|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||203.0||183.35|
|Net Income ($mil)||21.55||15.84|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||17.3||17.86|
|Total Assets ($mil)||759.99||724.84|
|Total Debt ($mil)||24.6||75.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||28.29||21.57|
|Return on Assets||11.16||9.73|
|Return on Equity||17.8||17.74|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||87.78||87.71|
|Div / share||0.02||0.02|
|Book value / share||5.43||4.53|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||439598.0||388557.0|
BUY. HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.30 for the Road & Rail industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.70 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.43. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|HTLD 26.29||Peers 21.30||HTLD NA||Peers 12.67|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
HTLD is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|HTLD 20.40||Peers 18.39||HTLD 1.80||Peers 1.42|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
HTLD is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
HTLD trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|HTLD 4.70||Peers 4.43||HTLD 16.86||Peers 81.38|
Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
HTLD is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, HTLD is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|HTLD 2.57||Peers 3.56||HTLD 49.65||Peers 9.73|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
HTLD is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
HTLD has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV