Forward Air Corporation (FWRD): Price and Financial Metrics

Forward Air Corporation (FWRD): $105.56

0.96 (+0.92%)

POWR Rating

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  • FWRD scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 84.45% of US stocks.
  • FWRD's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 177 days.
  • FWRD's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 18.44% of US stocks).

FWRD Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for FWRD is 2.86 -- better than 81.98% of US stocks.
  • Over the past twelve months, FWRD has reported earnings growth of 169.67%, putting it ahead of 91.05% of US stocks in our set.
  • The volatility of FORWARD AIR CORP's share price is greater than that of just 15.56% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to FORWARD AIR CORP are NATR, WYY, GNLN, AAN, and UHS.
  • FWRD's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit FORWARD AIR CORP's official web site, go to

FWRD Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, FWRD's price/sales ratio is 7.69% higher, now standing at 1.4.
  • FWRD's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 0.3 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FWRD.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FWRD 2023-01-24 1.4 4.1 14.6 11.7
FWRD 2023-01-23 1.4 4.1 14.6 11.6
FWRD 2023-01-20 1.4 3.9 14.1 11.3
FWRD 2023-01-19 1.4 3.9 14.0 11.2
FWRD 2023-01-18 1.4 3.9 14.0 11.2
FWRD 2023-01-17 1.4 3.9 14.0 11.2

FWRD Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 31.9%.
  • The 5 year price growth rate now stands at -10.66%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 163.67%.
FWRD's revenue has moved up $541,737,000 over the prior 33 months.

The table below shows FWRD's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 1,952.132 241.225 190.714
2022-06-30 1,861.734 200.322 162.117
2022-03-31 1,767.186 172.736 137.364
2021-12-31 1,662.427 120.261 105.859
2021-09-30 1,552.839 88.113 60.951
2021-06-30 1,465.211 62.168 54.062

FWRD's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • FWRD has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 57.51% of graded US stocks.
  • FWRD's asset turnover comes in at 1.398 -- ranking 19th of 137 Transportation stocks.
  • PTSI, ULH, and PATI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with FWRD.

The table below shows FWRD's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 1.398 0.423 0.118
2021-03-31 1.268 0.421 0.071
2020-12-31 1.199 0.423 0.063
2020-09-30 1.281 0.440 0.107
2020-06-30 1.331 0.454 0.118
2020-03-31 1.441 0.465 0.153

FWRD Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of FWRD, see our FWRD price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $103.83 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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FWRD Price/Volume Stats

Current price $105.56 52-week high $117.57
Prev. close $104.60 52-week low $84.04
Day low $104.48 Volume 86,500
Day high $107.58 Avg. volume 151,972
50-day MA $106.31 Dividend yield 0.91%
200-day MA $99.39 Market Cap 2.81B

Forward Air Corporation (FWRD) Company Bio

Forward Air Corporation provides surface transportation and related logistics services. The company operates in three segments: Forward Air (Forward Air); Forward Air Solutions (FASI); and Total Quality (TQI). The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Greeneville, Tennessee.

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Forward Air Corporation Announces Timing of Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings Release and Conference Call

GREENEVILLE, Tenn., January 16, 2023--Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ:FWRD) will release its fourth quarter 2022 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 and hold a conference call to discuss those results on the following day, Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The Company’s conference call will be available online on the Investor Relations portion of the Company’s website at, or by dialing (877) 226-8189, Access Code: 8042513. Since we use

Yahoo | January 16, 2023

Is Forward Air Corporation's (NASDAQ:FWRD) Stock's Recent Performance A Reflection Of Its Financial Health?

Forward Air's (NASDAQ:FWRD) stock up by 5.8% over the past three months. Since the market usually pay for a company’s...

Yahoo | January 12, 2023

Forward Air Raises $12,000 for Hope For The Warriors in Veterans Fund Raising Campaign

GREENEVILLE, Tenn., January 10, 2023--Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) (the "Company" or "Forward") today announced a $12,000 donation to Hope For The Warriors on behalf of the Company’s charitable arm, Operation: Forward Freedom (OFF), which supports veteran-related causes throughout the year. The donation from OFF is a combination of a percentage of sales from the Forward company store and a match from Forward.

Yahoo | January 10, 2023

Forward Air Corporation Expands LTL Operations with Acquisition of Land Air Express

GREENEVILLE, Tenn., January 04, 2023--Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) (the "Company" or "Forward") is executing a growth strategy that involves organic infrastructure investments, such as the ongoing LTL network expansion, as well as inorganic investments, including acquisitions of complementary businesses. As part of its inorganic growth strategy, Forward today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Land Air Express, Inc. ("Land Air Express"), a privatel

Yahoo | January 4, 2023

Forward Air Corporation's (NASDAQ:FWRD) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 42% Above Its Share Price

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Forward Air Corporation ( NASDAQ:FWRD ) by...

Yahoo | December 29, 2022

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FWRD Price Returns

1-mo 0.64%
3-mo -0.43%
6-mo 0.98%
1-year 3.06%
3-year 66.41%
5-year 83.41%
YTD 0.64%
2022 -12.56%
2021 59.02%
2020 11.27%
2019 29.00%
2018 -3.49%

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