Forward Air Corporation (FWRD): Price and Financial Metrics

Forward Air Corporation (FWRD): $108.03

1.26 (+1.18%)

POWR Rating

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  • FWRD scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 95.62% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FWRD is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • FWRD's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 45.01% of US stocks).

FWRD Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for FWRD is 2.8 -- better than 82.38% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 31.59%, Forward Air Corp's debt growth rate surpasses 78.53% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Forward Air Corp is reporting a growth rate of 232.1%; that's higher than 91.12% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to FWRD, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are XELB, ATNI, TCBK, CSTR, and FMNB.
  • Visit FWRD's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

FWRD Valuation Summary

  • FWRD's price/sales ratio is 1.7; this is 48.48% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • FWRD's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 18.6 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, FWRD's price/earnings ratio has gone up 22.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FWRD.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FWRD 2021-09-03 1.7 4.4 44.8 32.1
FWRD 2021-09-02 1.7 4.4 45.2 32.4
FWRD 2021-09-01 1.6 4.4 44.5 31.9
FWRD 2021-08-31 1.6 4.3 44.2 31.7
FWRD 2021-08-30 1.6 4.4 44.7 32.0
FWRD 2021-08-27 1.6 4.4 44.7 32.0

FWRD Growth Metrics

    The year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -65.56%.
  • The 4 year price growth rate now stands at 2.67%.
  • The 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 45.24%.
FWRD's revenue has moved up $602,933,000 over the prior 52 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
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
2021-03-31 1,326.218 65.511 26.539
2020-12-31 1,269.573 84.666 23.733
2020-09-30 1,337.688 113.691 52.343

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 $108.03 52-week high $125.71
Prev. close $106.77 52-week low $80.56
Day low $106.52 Volume 117,315
Day high $109.20 Avg. volume 163,790
50-day MA $96.17 Dividend yield 0.9%
200-day MA $101.20 Market Cap 2.90B

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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Latest FWRD News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Forward Air Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate FWRD as an investment opportunity.

Forward Air Corporation's (NASDAQ:FWRD) Fundamentals Look Pretty Strong: Could The Market Be Wrong About The Stock?

Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) has had a rough month with its share price down 8.1%. However, stock prices are usually...

Yahoo | February 21, 2022

Forward Air Posts All-time High Revenue and EPS

Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) reported stronger-than-expected Q4 results, topping both earnings and revenue estimates. Solid growth strategies, as well as robust demand, drove results leading to an all-time high quarterly record for revenue, net income, and EPS. Forward Air provides scheduled, expedited less-than-truckload (LTL) service for airlines, forwarders and related logistics businesses. FRWD provides balanced airport-to-airport options dedicated to time-definite shipments across North America. Q4 Beat Markedly, adjusted earnings of $1.40 per share more than doubled year-over-year and impressively beat analysts’ expectations of $1.31 per share. The company reported earnings of $0.55 per share for the prior-year period. Further, revenues jumped 31.3% year-over-year to $459.

Devina Lohia on TipRanks | February 10, 2022

Forward Air (FWRD) Tops Q4 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Forward Air (FWRD) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 9.38% and 4.74%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 10, 2022

Forward Air Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 Results

GREENEVILLE, Tenn., February 09, 2022--Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ:FWRD) (the "Company", "we", "our", or "us") today reported financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 as presented in the tables below on a continuing operations basis (Pool Distribution was previously reported as a discontinued operation).

Yahoo | February 9, 2022

Supply chains: ‘We can handle more cargo than ever before,’ Port of Los Angeles executive says

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss America's supply chain crisis and what needs to be done to improve this port issue.

Yahoo | February 8, 2022

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FWRD Price Returns

1-mo 13.07%
3-mo 16.73%
6-mo 9.06%
1-year 25.32%
3-year 82.78%
5-year 124.31%
YTD -10.14%
2021 59.02%
2020 11.27%
2019 29.00%
2018 -3.49%
2017 22.67%

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