HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.86 which shows a lack of 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 18.29% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1601.16||1435.85|
|Net Income ($mil)||102.42||89.47|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||5.86||5.97|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3158.92||2712.43|
|Total Debt ($mil)||837.07||687.47|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.72||16.02|
|Return on Assets||11.28||12.33|
|Return on Equity||30.72||34.11|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||117.15||117.86|
|Div / share||0.2||0.15|
|Book value / share||9.9||8.32|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||970274.0||843847.0|
BUY. HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 23.55 for the Road & Rail industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.78. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.13 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.37. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|JBHT 26.75||Peers 23.55||JBHT 14.48||Peers 13.28|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
JBHT is trading at a premium to its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
JBHT is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|JBHT 22.27||Peers 20.97||JBHT 3.14||Peers 1.78|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
JBHT is trading at a 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.
JBHT trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|JBHT 8.13||Peers 4.37||JBHT 7.88||Peers 54.44|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
JBHT is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, JBHT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|JBHT 1.56||Peers 3.81||JBHT 10.67||Peers 9.39|
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.
JBHT 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.
JBHT has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.
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