JB Hunt Transport Services IncFind Ratings Reports
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. 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 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 ($mil)||1629.16||1528.71|
|Net Income ($mil)||102.7||100.1|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||12.26||5.99|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3770.4||3646.96|
|Total Debt ($mil)||950.56||961.35|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.58||18.53|
|Return on Assets||11.52||11.93|
|Return on Equity||31.67||33.85|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||109.98||112.65|
|Div / share||0.23||0.22|
|Book value / share||12.48||11.42|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1004791.0||997799.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.14 for the Road & Rail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.19 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.93. 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.
|JBHT 23.26||Peers 21.14||JBHT 11.87||Peers 11.20|
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 19.95||Peers 21.52||JBHT 5.37||Peers 2.05|
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.
|JBHT 7.19||Peers 3.93||JBHT 2.65||Peers -0.51|
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.
|JBHT 1.48||Peers 3.73||JBHT 6.05||Peers -4.39|
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 significantly exceeds its peers.