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

Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD): $16.57

-0.18 (-1.07%)

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  • HTLD scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 93.77% of US stocks.
  • HTLD's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 51 weeks.
  • HTLD's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 13.91% of US stocks).

HTLD Stock Summary

  • HTLD's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 190.41 -- higher than 86.12% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • Of note is the ratio of Heartland Express Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 2.53% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For HTLD, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by only 0.45% of US equities 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, RVI, ERF, SGU, and SNDR.
  • 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

  • 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

  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at -1.66%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 152.78%.
  • Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -20.9%.
HTLD's revenue has moved up $13,798,000 over the prior 30 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
2021-06-30 624.601 157.867 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
2020-06-30 642.325 158.454 65.708
2020-03-31 623.596 150.66 68.887

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 77.88% of graded US stocks.
  • HTLD's asset turnover comes in at 0.654 -- ranking 38th of 138 Transportation stocks.
  • DAC, OSG, 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
2021-06-30 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
2020-03-31 0.689 0.780 0.172

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 $16.57 52-week high $20.30
Prev. close $16.75 52-week low $15.71
Day low $16.50 Volume 484,900
Day high $16.94 Avg. volume 360,339
50-day MA $16.49 Dividend yield 0.48%
200-day MA $17.93 Market Cap 1.32B

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.

'Unprecedented' Freight Demand, Labor Challenges Next Year, Heartland Express Says

Truckload carrier Heartland Express recorded its best operating ratio Thursday since it began acquiring other carriers in 2013. The third-quarter result was a 75% adjusted OR, 650 basis points better year-over-year, and 470 bps better than the second quarter. The North Liberty, Iowa-based carrier expects the current freight market to continue moving forward. "Freight demand has continued to be strong and has reached unprecedented levels throughout the third quarter of 2021 and we expect these tr

Yahoo | October 14, 2021

Heartland Express Reports Mixed Q3 Results

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Yahoo | October 14, 2021

Heartland Express (HTLD) Q3 Earnings Surpass Estimates

Heartland Express (HTLD) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 3.33% and -6.25%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | October 14, 2021

Heartland Express, Inc. Reports Revenues and Earnings for the Third Quarter of 2021

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Express, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTLD) announced today financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. Three months ended September 30, 2021: Net Income of $24.5 million, and Basic Earnings per Share of $0.31, Operating Revenue of $152.6 million,Operating Income of $33.3 million, Operating Ratio of 78.2% and 75.0% Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Ratio(1),Cash Balance of $180.4 million and Total Assets of $958.3 million,

Yahoo | October 14, 2021

Is a Surprise Coming for Heartland Express (HTLD) This Earnings Season?

Heartland Express (HTLD) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP heading into earnings season.

Yahoo | October 11, 2021

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HTLD Price Returns

1-mo 3.43%
3-mo 2.09%
6-mo -12.74%
1-year -12.60%
3-year -6.41%
5-year -3.55%
YTD -5.43%
2020 -13.65%
2019 15.49%
2018 -21.28%
2017 15.07%
2016 20.12%

HTLD Dividends

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