JB Hunt Transport Services Inc

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JBHT : NASDAQ : Services
$83.35 | %
Today's Range: 81.52 - 83.47
Avg. Daily Volume: 762,700
07/22/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.37 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.00% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1615.031539.96
EBITDA ($mil)0.0272.45
EBIT ($mil)199.34188.79
Net Income ($mil)105.01103.42


Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)11.285.59
Total Assets ($mil)3697.363485.35
Total Debt ($mil)957.57893.2
Equity ($mil)1379.431339.21


Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin17.9418.85
EBITDA Margin0.017.69
Operating Margin0.012.26
Sales Turnover1.721.78
Return on Assets11.8111.7
Return on Equity31.6730.47
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.51.01
Debt/Capital0.410.4
Interest Expense6.426.66
Interest Coverage31.0528.34


Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)112.68116.25
Div / share0.220.21
EPS0.920.88
Book value / share12.2411.52
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume762996.0957243.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 16.66 for the Road & Rail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.65 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.44. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JBHT 21.43 Peers 16.66   JBHT 10.22 Peers 9.36

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

JBHT is trading at a significant 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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JBHT 18.60 Peers 18.79   JBHT 3.02 Peers 6.45

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.

 

Discount. 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 discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
JBHT 6.65 Peers 3.44   JBHT 9.82 Peers 2.78

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.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

JBHT is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JBHT 1.45 Peers 3.09   JBHT 2.59 Peers -5.88

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 significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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