JB Hunt Transport Services Inc

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JBHT : NASDAQ : Services
$100.82 -0.22 | -0.22%
Today's Range: 100.4675 - 101.23
Avg. Daily Volume: 921600.0
02/21/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.74% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1721.061621.02
EBITDA ($mil)0.0278.73
EBIT ($mil)224.75190.36
Net Income ($mil)117.56116.75

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)6.385.57
Total Assets ($mil)3828.993636.57
Total Debt ($mil)986.281005.03
Equity ($mil)1414.061300.35

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin18.3918.64
EBITDA Margin0.017.19
Operating Margin0.011.74
Sales Turnover1.711.7
Return on Assets11.2811.74
Return on Equity30.5532.85
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.651.61
Interest Expense5.884.29
Interest Coverage38.2544.38

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)111.31113.95
Div / share0.220.21
Book value / share12.711.41
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume923902.0988446.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.49 for the Road & Rail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.35. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.93 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.94 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.03. 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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premium   discount
JBHT 26.36 Peers 21.49   JBHT 13.12 Peers 11.30

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.


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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premium   discount
JBHT 21.03 Peers 22.35   JBHT 1.86 Peers 2.20

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 discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
JBHT 7.93 Peers 4.03   JBHT 4.37 Peers 4.38

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.


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

JBHT is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
JBHT 1.71 Peers 3.70   JBHT 5.94 Peers -5.21

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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