CHRW Stock Overview
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$96.31|
|52 Week High||US$121.23|
|52 Week Low||US$86.04|
|1 Month Change||-16.17%|
|3 Month Change||-5.63%|
|1 Year Change||11.53%|
|3 Year Change||15.63%|
|5 Year Change||25.86%|
|Change since IPO||1,612.18%|
Recent News & Updates
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With EPS Growth And More, C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) Makes An Interesting Case
The excitement of investing in a company that can reverse its fortunes is a big draw for some speculators, so even...
|CHRW||US Logistics||US Market|
Return vs Industry: CHRW exceeded the US Logistics industry which returned -17.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CHRW exceeded the US Market which returned -23.2% over the past year.
|CHRW Average Weekly Movement||4.1%|
|Logistics Industry Average Movement||5.6%|
|Market Average Movement||6.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: CHRW is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CHRW's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments, North American Surface Transportation and Global Forwarding. It offers transportation and logistics services, such as truckload; less than truckload transportation brokerage services, which include the shipment of single or multiple pallets of freight; intermodal transportation that comprise the shipment service of freight in containers or trailers by a combination of truck and rail; and non-vessel ocean common carrier and freight forwarding services, as well as organizes air shipments and provides door-to-door services.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Fundamentals Summary
|CHRW fundamental statistics|
Is CHRW overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CHRW income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$24.42b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||8.84|
|Net Profit Margin||4.15%|
How did CHRW perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.3%Current Dividend Yield
Is CHRW undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 4/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for CHRW?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is CHRW's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does CHRW's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|CHRW PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington
ZTO ZTO Express (Cayman)
AAWW Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: CHRW is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.9x) compared to the peer average (16x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does CHRW's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Logistics Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: CHRW is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.9x) compared to the Global Logistics industry average (12.9x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is CHRW's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||10.9x|
|Fair PE Ratio||9.7x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: CHRW is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.9x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.7x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of CHRW when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: CHRW ($96.31) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($139.81)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CHRW is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.
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How is C.H. Robinson Worldwide forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CHRW's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-12.3% per year).
Earnings vs Market: CHRW's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-12.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CHRW's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CHRW's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-3.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CHRW's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.9% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CHRW's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (28.9%)
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How has C.H. Robinson Worldwide performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CHRW has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CHRW's current net profit margins (4.2%) are higher than last year (3.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CHRW's earnings have grown by 10.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CHRW's earnings growth over the past year (68.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (10.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CHRW earnings growth over the past year (68.2%) underperformed the Logistics industry 77.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst CHRW's Return on Equity (53.39%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
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How is C.H. Robinson Worldwide's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CHRW's short term assets ($5.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: CHRW's short term assets ($5.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CHRW's net debt to equity ratio (98.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CHRW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 100.4% to 110.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CHRW's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.2%).
Interest Coverage: CHRW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (22.8x coverage).
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What is C.H. Robinson Worldwide current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|C.H. Robinson Worldwide Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (C.H. Robinson Worldwide)||2.3%|
|Market Bottom 25% (US)||1.7%|
|Market Top 25% (US)||4.7%|
|Industry Average (Logistics)||3.2%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (C.H. Robinson Worldwide)||2.5%|
Notable Dividend: CHRW's dividend (2.28%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).
High Dividend: CHRW's dividend (2.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CHRW's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CHRW's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.7%), CHRW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (190.3%), CHRW's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bob Biesterfeld (46 yo)
Mr. Robert C. Biesterfeld, Jr., also known as Bob, serves as Director of Trinity Industries, Inc. since September 08, 2022. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide,...
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Bob Biesterfeld's Compensation vs C.H. Robinson Worldwide Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||US$10m||US$1m|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||US$5m||US$879k|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||US$5m||US$871k|
|Sep 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||US$4m||US$600k|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||US$2m||US$475k|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||US$1m||US$450k|
|Sep 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2015||US$1m||US$210k|
Compensation vs Market: Bob's total compensation ($USD10.23M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.04M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bob's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: CHRW's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CHRW's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CHRW insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|04 Aug 22||BuyUS$99,996||Henry Maier||Individual||922||US$108.46|
|01 Aug 22||SellUS$174,353||Jordan Kass||Individual||1,583||US$110.14|
|02 May 22||SellUS$399,250||Christopher O'Brien||Individual||3,728||US$107.10|
|02 May 22||SellUS$13,454||Michael Castagnetto||Individual||123||US$109.39|
|17 Dec 21||SellUS$985,019||Christopher O'Brien||Individual||9,445||US$104.29|
|15 Nov 21||SellUS$16,810||Michael Castagnetto||Individual||177||US$94.97|
|08 Nov 21||SellUS$877,365||Christopher O'Brien||Individual||9,302||US$94.32|
|29 Oct 21||SellUS$192,874||Jordan Kass||Individual||2,000||US$96.44|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
|State or Government||62,785||0.05%|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
- Ticker: CHRW
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1905
- Industry: Air Freight and Logistics
- Sector: Transportation
- Implied Market Cap: US$11.931b
- Shares outstanding: 123.88m
- Website: https://www.chrobinson.com
Number of Employees
- C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
- 14701 Charlson Road
- Eden Prairie
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CHRW||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Oct 1997|
|CH1A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 1997|
|0HQW||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Oct 1997|
|C1HR34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/01 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.