The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for USAK is 6.6 -- better than 94.83% of US stocks.
USAK's price/sales ratio is 0.16; that's higher than the P/S ratio of merely 3.8% of US stocks.
Usa Truck Inc's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 30.86%, greater than the shareholder yield of 92.27% of stocks in our set.
Stocks that are quantitatively similar to USAK, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are YRD, AAWW, USM, ELY, and TDS.
USA Truck Inc. is a capacity solutions provider of transportation and logistics services that include truckload, dedicated contract carriage, intermodal and brokerage spot market throughout the continental United States, Mexico and Canada. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Van Buren, Arkansas.
USAK Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation
DCF Fair Value Target:
We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Usa Truck Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Usa Truck Inc ranked in the 59th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 71.5%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for USAK, they are:
Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is -0.12 -- which is good for besting just 21.84% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Industrials sector with positive cash flow).
32% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than merely 11.8% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.
Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash Flow
Return Relative to Current Share Price
For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as USAK, try SNA, DE, KSU, IESC, and CODI.
The latest report on trucking activity showed sequential improvement in July, but volume still standing far below last year's levels. The Cass Freight Index on shipments fell 13.1% in July, while the truckload linehaul index was down 5.7% and the intermodal price index was off 18.3%. The below Cass chart...
Management from truckload (TL) carrier USA Truck (NASDAQ: USAK ) didn't back down Tuesday from the assertion that recent investments in a regionalized freight model as well as technology could produce significantly higher earnings. Management said during its earnings conference call with investors that it believes there is roughly 500 basis points of potential operating ratio (OR) improvement in the TL division if rates were to climb back to year-ago levels. This would produce an OR, operating expenses expressed as a percentage of revenue, in the 93% range, a level of profitability the carrier hasn't seen since the end of 2018's record freight environment. In July, revenue per loaded mile is up 5% sequentially from the second-quarter 2020 average. The metric was down 5.7% year-over-year...