J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

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JBHT : NASDAQ : Transportation
$120.58 | %
Today's Range: 119.72 - 121.93
Avg. Daily Volume: 969700.0
02/16/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 30.07% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1990.161721.06
EBITDA ($mil)0.0274.09
EBIT ($mil)204.74182.29
Net Income ($mil)385.31117.56

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)14.616.38
Total Assets ($mil)4348.143828.99
Total Debt ($mil)1085.65986.28
Equity ($mil)1839.331414.06

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin15.4317.51
EBITDA Margin0.015.92
Operating Margin0.010.59
Sales Turnover1.651.71
Return on Assets15.7811.28
Return on Equity37.3130.55
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio1.521.65
Interest Expense6.035.88
Interest Coverage33.9631.02

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)109.75111.31
Div / share0.230.22
Book value / share16.7612.7
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume994837.0908753.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 11.82 for the Road & Rail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.20 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.72. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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JBHT 19.50 Peers 11.82   JBHT 15.87 Peers 13.09

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.


Premium. 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 premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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JBHT 19.19 Peers 21.08   JBHT 0.51 Peers 0.84

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

JBHT is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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JBHT 7.20 Peers 3.72   JBHT 62.04 Peers 138.05

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.

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  Sales Growth
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JBHT 1.84 Peers 3.96   JBHT 9.67 Peers 11.41

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.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

JBHT trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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