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U.S. Transportation Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 28, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-2.3%
  • 3M6.5%
  • 1Y15.6%
  • YTD4.6%

Over the last 7 days, the Transportation industry has dropped 2.3%, driven by a pullback from Uber Technologies of 6.8%. Meanwhile, Hertz Global Holdings actually outperformed within the industry, gaining 12% in the last week. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 16%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. Transportation Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Tue, 30 Nov 2021US$621.7bUS$181.1bUS$12.4b17.7x
Thu, 28 Oct 2021US$635.3bUS$175.5bUS$12.3b17.3x
Sat, 25 Sep 2021US$582.2bUS$171.8bUS$11.5b17.7x
Mon, 23 Aug 2021US$587.8bUS$174.4bUS$11.2b18.7x
Sat, 10 Jul 2021US$643.6bUS$174.2bUS$11.2b18.8x
Fri, 02 Apr 2021US$544.9bUS$131.7bUS$8.5b27.1x
Mon, 04 Jan 2021US$484.8bUS$130.2bUS$5.1b25.1x
Thu, 08 Oct 2020US$417.0bUS$129.3bUS$4.4b24.9x
Wed, 01 Jul 2020US$366.1bUS$131.7bUS$4.1b23.5x
Sat, 04 Apr 2020US$306.3bUS$139.1bUS$2.1b16.2x
Tue, 07 Jan 2020US$381.4bUS$139.4bUS$3.7b20.4x
Mon, 30 Sep 2019US$363.5bUS$150.8bUS$5.3b18.1x
Thu, 04 Jul 2019US$405.8bUS$141.0bUS$6.6b14.7x
Sun, 07 Apr 2019US$328.4bUS$128.5bUS$14.6b16x
Wed, 09 Jan 2019US$261.5bUS$123.0bUS$16.3b13.5x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$298.4bTotal Earnings: US$31.2bTotal Revenue: US$120.2b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

Current Industry PE: Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, considering it's trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 20.3x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Transportation industry have declined 26% per year over the last three years, while revenues for these companies have grown 15% per year. This means that although more sales are being generated, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.S. Transportation industry?


Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Railroads industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 22.0x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 8.2%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 23% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Trucking industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average of 18.7x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Trucking industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 45% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 83% per year. Meanwhile, the Railroads industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 8.2% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

HTZ Hertz Global Holdings12.4%+US$1.3bn/aPE39.5x
TSP TuSimple Holdings9.0%+US$713.6mn/aPS1754.1x
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line0.8%+US$327.8m75.7%PE43.5x
CAR Avis Budget Group1.2%+US$201.0m767.7%PE21.2x
BRDS Bird Global6.8%+US$109.7mn/aPS9.9x
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