JB Hunt Transport Services Inc

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JBHT : NASDAQ : Services
$86.46 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 1010400.0
06/22/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased 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. HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.23 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.70% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1629.161528.71
EBITDA ($mil)243.29256.27
EBIT ($mil)151.1167.92
Net Income ($mil)102.7100.1


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)12.265.99
Total Assets ($mil)3770.43646.96
Total Debt ($mil)950.56961.35
Equity ($mil)1372.291286.08


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin16.5818.53
EBITDA Margin14.9316.76
Operating Margin9.2710.98
Sales Turnover1.771.72
Return on Assets11.5211.93
Return on Equity31.6733.85
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.521.4
Debt/Capital0.410.43
Interest Expense6.826.44
Interest Coverage22.1626.07


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)109.98112.65
Div / share0.230.22
EPS0.920.88
Book value / share12.4811.42
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1017830.0893352.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.62 for the Road & Rail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.24 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.08. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and 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 23.39 Peers 21.62   JBHT 11.94 Peers 12.38

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

JBHT is trading at a valuation on par with 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 20.06 Peers 22.08   JBHT 6.37 Peers 1.99

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.

 

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
JBHT 7.24 Peers 4.08   JBHT 2.65 Peers -2.45

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 1.49 Peers 3.87   JBHT 6.05 Peers -1.98

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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