JB Hunt Transport Services IncFind Ratings Reports
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 ($mil)||1615.03||1539.96|
|Net Income ($mil)||105.01||103.42|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||11.28||5.59|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3697.36||3485.35|
|Total Debt ($mil)||957.57||893.2|
|Profitability||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||17.94||18.85|
|Return on Assets||11.81||11.7|
|Return on Equity||31.67||30.47|
|Debt||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Share Data||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||112.68||116.25|
|Div / share||0.22||0.21|
|Book value / share||12.24||11.52|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||743458.0||822406.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 17.36 for the Road & Rail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.30. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.73 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.52. 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.
|JBHT 21.68||Peers 17.36||JBHT 10.34||Peers 9.75|
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 18.77||Peers 19.62||JBHT 3.05||Peers 5.04|
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.
|JBHT 6.73||Peers 3.52||JBHT 9.82||Peers 0.56|
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 1.46||Peers 3.21||JBHT 2.59||Peers -6.64|
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.