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Taking everything into account, **HTLD** scores **4** out of 10 in our fundamental rating. **HTLD** was compared to 38 industry peers in the **Ground Transportation** industry. While **HTLD** seems to be doing ok healthwise, there are quite some concerns on its profitability. **HTLD** is quite expensive at the moment. It does show a decent growth rate.

In the past year **HTLD** was profitable.

In the past year **HTLD** had a positive cash flow from operations.

In the past 5 years **HTLD** has always been profitable.

The **Return On Assets** of **HTLD** (**1.60%**) is worse than **65.79%** of its industry peers.

With a **Return On Invested Capital** value of **1.96%**, **HTLD** is not doing good in the industry: **68.42%** of the companies in the same industry are doing better.

Measured over the past 3 years, the **Average Return On Invested Capital** for **HTLD** is below the industry average of **8.23%**.

Industry Rank | Sector Rank | ||
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ROA | 1.6% | ||

ROE | 2.93% | ||

ROIC | 1.96% |

ROA(3y)8%

ROA(5y)8.22%

ROE(3y)12.1%

ROE(5y)11.75%

ROIC(3y)5.67%

ROIC(5y)5.82%

The **Profit Margin** of **HTLD** (**1.96%**) is worse than **65.79%** of its industry peers.

In the last couple of years the **Profit Margin** of **HTLD** has grown nicely.

Looking at the **Operating Margin**, with a value of **2.94%**, **HTLD** is doing worse than **65.79%** of the companies in the same industry.

In the last couple of years the **Operating Margin** of **HTLD** has grown nicely.

Industry Rank | Sector Rank | ||
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OM | 2.94% | ||

PM (TTM) | 1.96% | ||

GM | N/A |

OM growth 3Y-3.61%

OM growth 5Y9.3%

PM growth 3Y4.11%

PM growth 5Y2.19%

GM growth 3YN/A

GM growth 5YN/A

The Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) is below the Cost of Capital (WACC), so **HTLD** is destroying value.

Compared to 1 year ago, **HTLD** has about the same amount of shares outstanding.

Compared to 5 years ago, **HTLD** has less shares outstanding

Compared to 1 year ago, **HTLD** has a worse debt to assets ratio.

An Altman-Z score of **2.78** indicates that **HTLD** is not a great score, but indicates only limited risk for bankruptcy at the moment.

With a **Altman-Z score** value of **2.78**, **HTLD** perfoms like the industry average, outperforming **57.89%** of the companies in the same industry.

Industry Rank | Sector Rank | ||
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Debt/Equity | 0.39 | ||

Debt/FCF | N/A | ||

Altman-Z | 2.78 |

ROIC/WACC0.21

WACC9.26%

A Current Ratio of **1.28** indicates that **HTLD** should not have too much problems paying its short term obligations.

A Quick Ratio of **1.28** indicates that **HTLD** should not have too much problems paying its short term obligations.

Industry Rank | Sector Rank | ||
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Current Ratio | 1.28 | ||

Quick Ratio | 1.28 |

Measured over the past years, **HTLD** shows a quite strong growth in **Earnings Per Share**. The EPS has been growing by **15.32%** on average per year.

The **Revenue** has grown by **69.08%** in the past year. This is a very strong growth!

The **Revenue** has been growing by **9.77%** on average over the past years. This is quite good.

EPS 1Y (TTM)-66.06%

EPS 3Y5.33%

EPS 5Y15.32%

EPS growth Q2Q-136.36%

Revenue 1Y (TTM)69.08%

Revenue growth 3Y17.49%

Revenue growth 5Y9.77%

Revenue growth Q2Q7.66%

Based on estimates for the next years, **HTLD** will show a decrease in **Earnings Per Share**. The EPS will decrease by **-0.32%** on average per year.

EPS Next Y-57.34%

EPS Next 2Y-14.23%

EPS Next 3Y-0.32%

EPS Next 5YN/A

Revenue Next Year32.62%

Revenue Next 2Y16.51%

Revenue Next 3Y12.53%

Revenue Next 5YN/A

The EPS growth rate is decreasing: in the next years the growth will be less than in the last years.

When comparing the Revenue growth rate of the last years to the growth rate of the upcoming years, we see that the growth is accelerating.

The **Price/Earnings** ratio is **37.19**, which means the current valuation is very expensive for **HTLD**.

Based on the **Price/Earnings** ratio, **HTLD** is valued a bit more expensive than the industry average as 73.68% of the companies are valued more cheaply.

The average S&P500 **Price/Earnings** ratio is at **24.97**. **HTLD** is valued slightly more expensive when compared to this.

Based on the **Price/Forward Earnings** ratio of **17.98**, the valuation of **HTLD** can be described as rather expensive.

60.53% of the companies in the same industry are more expensive than **HTLD**, based on the **Price/Forward Earnings** ratio.

When comparing the **Price/Forward Earnings** ratio of **HTLD** to the average of the S&P500 Index (**20.05**), we can say **HTLD** is valued inline with the index average.

Industry Rank | Sector Rank | ||
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PE | 37.19 | ||

Fwd PE | 17.98 |

84.21% of the companies in the same industry are more expensive than **HTLD**, based on the **Enterprise Value to EBITDA** ratio.

Industry Rank | Sector Rank | ||
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P/FCF | N/A | ||

EV/EBITDA | 5.98 |

PEG (NY)N/A

PEG (5Y)2.43

EPS Next 2Y-14.23%

EPS Next 3Y-0.32%

Compared to an average industry **Dividend Yield** of **1.43**, **HTLD** has a dividend in line with its industry peers.

Compared to an average S&P500 **Dividend Yield** of **2.58**, **HTLD**'s dividend is way lower than the S&P500 average.

Industry Rank | Sector Rank | ||
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Dividend Yield | 0.6% |

The dividend of **HTLD** decreases each year by **-0.15%**.

Dividend Growth(5Y)-0.15%

Div Incr Years0

Div Non Decr Years1

The **Dividend Rate** of **HTLD** has been decling, while earnings will also be declining. This means the current dividend is most likely not sustainable.

DP25%

EPS Next 2Y-14.23%

EPS Next 3Y-0.32%

**HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC**

NASDAQ:HTLD (12/8/2023, 7:00:02 PM)

After market: 13.97 +0.21 (+1.53%)**13.76**

**-0.04 (-0.29%) **

Chartmill FA Rating

GICS SectorIndustrials

GICS IndustryGroupTransportation

GICS IndustryGround Transportation

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PE | 37.19 | ||

Fwd PE | 17.98 | ||

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ROA | 1.6% | ||

ROE | 2.93% | ||

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OM | 2.94% | ||

PM (TTM) | 1.96% | ||

GM | N/A | ||

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Debt/Equity | 0.39 | ||

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Current Ratio | 1.28 | ||

Quick Ratio | 1.28 | ||

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