Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD): Price and Financial Metrics

Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD): $16.49

-0.14 (-0.84%)

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  • Momentum is the dimension where HTLD ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 84.45% of US stocks.
  • HTLD's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • HTLD ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 14th percentile.

HTLD Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 2.51% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 557.18%, HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC's debt growth rate surpasses 96.72% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, HTLD is more volatile than just 13.29% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC, a group of peers worth examining would be CNNE, HEXO, SNDR, GL, and SUNL.
  • Visit HTLD's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.heartlandexpress.com.

HTLD Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, HTLD's EV/EBIT ratio is 45.77% lower, now standing at 9.3.
  • HTLD's price/sales ratio has moved down 0.9 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for HTLD.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
HTLD 2023-01-24 1.8 1.6 9.6 9.3
HTLD 2023-01-23 1.8 1.6 9.6 9.3
HTLD 2023-01-20 1.7 1.6 9.5 9.2
HTLD 2023-01-19 1.7 1.5 9.4 9.1
HTLD 2023-01-18 1.7 1.6 9.4 9.1
HTLD 2023-01-17 1.7 1.5 9.4 9.1

HTLD Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year price growth rate is now at -29.02%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -59.68%.
  • The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 2.11%.
HTLD's revenue has moved up $131,710,000 over the prior 49 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 761.214 140.274 138.431
2022-06-30 639.85 119.151 138.482
2022-03-31 606.157 125.579 82.318
2021-12-31 607.284 123.418 79.277
2021-09-30 614.931 141.557 76.614
2021-06-30 624.601 157.867 72.862

HTLD'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.
  • HTLD has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 80.98% of graded US stocks.
  • HTLD's asset turnover comes in at 0.645 -- ranking 38th of 137 Transportation stocks.
  • DAC, KNOP, and HUBG are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with HTLD.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.645 0.802 0.198
2021-06-30 0.654 0.809 0.176
2021-03-31 0.666 0.818 0.167
2020-12-31 0.687 0.817 0.161
2020-09-30 0.709 0.803 0.152
2020-06-30 0.696 0.792 0.152

HTLD Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of HTLD, see our HTLD 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 $19.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.89 (Hold)

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HTLD Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.49 52-week high $17.32
Prev. close $16.63 52-week low $12.78
Day low $16.38 Volume 148,700
Day high $16.83 Avg. volume 157,184
50-day MA $16.23 Dividend yield 0.49%
200-day MA $14.98 Market Cap 1.30B

Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Company Bio

Heartland Express operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier of general commodities in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in North Liberty, Iowa.

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Latest HTLD News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate HTLD as an investment opportunity.

Here’s Why Palm Valley Capital Disposed its Heartland Express (HTLD) Position

Palm Valley Capital Management, an investment management firm, released its fourth quarter 2022 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. In the fourth quarter, Palm Valley Capital Fund returned 3.86% compared to a 9.19% rise for the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and an 8.05% return for the Morningstar Small Cap Index. A […]

Yahoo | January 23, 2023

Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Q4 Release

Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | January 17, 2023

Heartland Express (HTLD) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Q4 Release

Heartland Express (HTLD) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | January 12, 2023

Quite a few insiders invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) last year which is positive news for shareholders

Usually, when one insider buys stock, it might not be a monumental event. But when multiple insiders are buying like...

Yahoo | January 5, 2023

Heartland Express: Strong Fundamentals, But Limited Upside (NASDAQ:HTLD)

Heartland Express maintains a sound and better-than-expected performance. Click here to see its growth catalysts, risks and valuation.

Seeking Alpha | December 26, 2022

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HTLD Price Returns

1-mo 7.50%
3-mo 12.09%
6-mo 4.71%
1-year 10.83%
3-year -7.86%
5-year -23.63%
YTD 7.50%
2022 -8.30%
2021 -3.89%
2020 -13.65%
2019 15.49%
2018 -21.28%

HTLD Dividends

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Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) Stock Price | Nasdaq
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