JB Hunt Transport Services
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), JB Hunt Transport Services beat slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
JB Hunt Transport Services reported revenue of $1.30 billion. The 21 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $1.28 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.17 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.65. The 29 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.66 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.65 for Q3 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.57 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 17.1%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.0%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.32 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.59.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 154 members out of 205 rating the stock outperform, and 51 members rating it underperform. Among 52 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give JB Hunt Transport Services a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JB Hunt Transport Services is outperform, with an average price target of $59.64.
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