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

Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD): $13.41

-0.75 (-5.30%)

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  • HTLD scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 94.47% of US stocks.
  • HTLD's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • HTLD ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 29th 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 2.55% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Heartland Express Inc is higher than it is for about merely 0.5% of US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for Heartland Express Inc comes in at -5.89%, a number that bests only 13.04% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Heartland Express Inc are LMFA, CNNE, BHF, SNDR, and CPG.
  • HTLD's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Heartland Express Inc's official web site, go to www.heartlandexpress.com.

HTLD Valuation Summary

  • HTLD's price/sales ratio is 2.1; this is 36.36% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • HTLD's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 0.5 over the prior 243 months.
  • HTLD's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 0.5 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 2021-09-03 2.1 1.8 18.3 12.0
HTLD 2021-09-02 2.2 1.8 18.5 12.1
HTLD 2021-09-01 2.2 1.8 18.5 12.1
HTLD 2021-08-31 2.1 1.8 18.3 12.0
HTLD 2021-08-30 2.2 1.9 19.0 12.5
HTLD 2021-08-27 2.2 1.9 18.9 12.4

HTLD Growth Metrics

    The 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -7.98%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -1.34%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at -16.58%.
HTLD's revenue has moved down $104,325,000 over the prior 70 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
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
2021-03-31 631.346 174.225 71.302
2020-12-31 645.262 178.85 70.806
2020-09-30 656.699 169.98 65.921

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 $13.41 52-week high $18.54
Prev. close $14.16 52-week low $12.78
Day low $13.36 Volume 369,500
Day high $14.12 Avg. volume 303,462
50-day MA $13.92 Dividend yield 0.56%
200-day MA $15.63 Market Cap 1.06B

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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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.

Expert Ratings For Heartland Express

Within the last quarter, Heartland Express (NASDAQ: HTLD ) has observed the following analyst ratings: Bullish Somewhat Bullish Indifferent Somewhat Bearish Bearish Total Ratings 0 0 2 2 0 Last 30D 0 0 1 0 0 1M Ago 0 0 0 1 0 2M Ago 0 0 1 0 0 3M Ago 0 0 0 1 0 In the last 3 months, 4 analysts have offered 12-month price targets for Heartland Express. The company has an average price target of $16.0 with a high of $17.00 and a low of $15.00. Below is a summary of how these 4 analysts rated Heartland Express over the past 3 months. The greater the number of bullish ratings, the more positive analysts are on … Full story available on Benzinga.com

Benzinga | February 18, 2022

What Kind Of Shareholders Hold The Majority In Heartland Express, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:HTLD) Shares?

If you want to know who really controls Heartland Express, Inc. ( NASDAQ:HTLD ), then you'll have to look at the makeup...

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

Barclays Downgrades This Truckload Services Provider

Barclays analyst Brandon Oglenski downgraded Heartland Express Inc (NASDAQ: HTLD) to Underweight from Equal Weight and lowered the price target to , from $17. Oglenski notes the trucking company "appears challenged" in a tight freight market, with its core fleet likely set to contract for another year in 2022. The analyst adds that while Heartland remains a margin leader within the truckload sector, focusing on the most profitable freight in a highly competitive market leaves little opportunity

Yahoo | January 26, 2022

Heartland Express (HTLD) Meets Q4 Earnings Estimates

Heartland Express (HTLD) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 0% and 2.66%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | January 20, 2022

Heartland Express matches profit expectations but misses on revenue amid 'extremely challenging' hiring environment

Trucking company Heartland Express Inc. reported Thursday fourth-quarter profit that matched expectations but revenue that fell short, amid an "extremely challenging" environment for hiring and retaining drivers. Net income rose to $20.3 million, or 26 cents a share, from $17.7 million, or 22 cents a share, in the year-ago period. The FactSet consensus was 26 cents. Revenue fell 4.9% to $148.1 million, below the FactSet consensus of $152.8 million. Operating expenses declined 7.9% to $121.6 mill

Yahoo | January 20, 2022

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HTLD Price Returns

1-mo 0.30%
3-mo -6.88%
6-mo -22.60%
1-year -24.84%
3-year -28.95%
5-year -26.11%
YTD -20.16%
2021 -3.89%
2020 -13.65%
2019 15.49%
2018 -21.28%
2017 15.06%

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Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) Stock Price | Nasdaq
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