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

Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD): $16.10

0.32 (+2.03%)

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Industry: Trucking Freight




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HTLD Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.10 52-week high $18.17
Prev. close $15.78 52-week low $13.21
Day low $15.47 Volume 162,600
Day high $16.20 Avg. volume 202,108
50-day MA $15.36 Dividend yield 0.5%
200-day MA $15.59 Market Cap 1.27B

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  • HTLD scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 67.64% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for HTLD is in Value, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • HTLD's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 14.06% of US stocks).

HTLD Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 2.34% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • As for revenue growth, note that HTLD's revenue has grown 89.33% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of 92.89% of US companies in our set.
  • The volatility of HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC's share price is greater than that of merely 4.77% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC, a group of peers worth examining would be CPG, CNNE, BKKT, SGU, 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 price/sales ratio is 0% higher, now standing at 1.1.
  • Over the past 243 months, HTLD's price/sales ratio has gone down 2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for HTLD.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
HTLD 2023-05-19 1.1 1.4 9.4 8.1
HTLD 2023-05-18 1.1 1.4 9.4 8.1
HTLD 2023-05-17 1.1 1.4 9.4 8.1
HTLD 2023-05-16 1.0 1.4 9.2 8.0
HTLD 2023-05-15 1.0 1.4 9.3 8.0
HTLD 2023-05-12 1.0 1.4 9.2 8.0

HTLD Growth Metrics

    The year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -27.92%.
  • The year over year price growth rate now stands at -26.17%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -59.68%.
HTLD's revenue has moved up $136,613,000 over the prior 15 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)

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.

Chairman of the Board of Heartland Express Michael Gerdin Buys 1.2% More Shares \

Those following along with Heartland Express, Inc. ( NASDAQ:HTLD ) will no doubt be intrigued by the recent purchase of...

Yahoo | May 14, 2023

Heartland Express (HTLD) Lags Q1 Earnings Estimates

Heartland Express (HTLD) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -15.79% and 3.72%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2023. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | April 27, 2023

Heartland Express, Inc. Reports Revenues and Earnings for the First Quarter of 2023

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, April 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Express, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTLD) announced today financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Three months ended March 31, 2023: Net Income of $12.6 million and Basic Earnings per Share of $0.16,Operating Revenue of $330.9 million, an increase of 118.8% over 2022,Operating Income of $22.9 million,Operating Ratio of 93.1% and 91.4% Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Ratio(1),Total Assets of $1.6 billion,Stockholders' Equity of

Yahoo | April 27, 2023

Heartland Express (HTLD) Expected to Beat Earnings Estimates: Should You Buy?

Heartland Express (HTLD) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | April 13, 2023

Trade Alert: The Chairman of the Board Of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD), Michael Gerdin, Has Just Spent US$1.7m Buying 1.2% More Shares

Heartland Express, Inc. ( NASDAQ:HTLD ) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Chairman...

Yahoo | March 22, 2023

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HTLD Price Returns

1-mo 7.62%
3-mo -4.67%
6-mo -3.41%
1-year 9.45%
3-year -22.69%
5-year -10.91%
YTD 5.09%
2022 -8.30%
2021 -3.89%
2020 -13.65%
2019 15.49%
2018 -21.28%

HTLD Dividends

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