JB Hunt Transport Services
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), JB Hunt Transport Services met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.
JB Hunt Transport Services reported revenue of $1.38 billion. The 22 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $1.40 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.26 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 $0.73. The 28 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.74 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.73 for Q2 were 9.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.67 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 17.5%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.7%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.3%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.45 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.79.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.61 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.98.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 152 members out of 200 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 55 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 48 give JB Hunt Transport Services a green thumbs-up, and seven 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 $76.95.
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