NasdaqCM:DSKE

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Daseke, Inc. provides transportation and logistics solutions with a focus on flatbed and specialized freight in North America.


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Daseke's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: DSKE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.6%

DSKE

0.5%

US Transportation

-1.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-26.5%

DSKE

19.2%

US Transportation

22.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: DSKE underperformed the US Transportation industry which returned 21.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DSKE underperformed the US Market which returned 24.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

DSKEIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.6%0.5%-1.3%
30 Day10.2%6.3%1.6%
90 Day5.2%7.5%8.9%
1 Year-26.5%-26.5%21.4%19.2%24.7%22.0%
3 Yearn/a58.2%50.7%49.4%39.7%
5 Yearn/a73.8%40.0%78.1%58.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Daseke's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Daseke undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: DSKE ($3.38) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($18.08)

Significantly Below Fair Value: DSKE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: DSKE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Transportation industry average.

PE vs Market: DSKE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate DSKE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: DSKE is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (2.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Daseke forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

107.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: DSKE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: DSKE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: DSKE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: DSKE's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: DSKE's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if DSKE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Daseke performed over the past 5 years?

-51.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: DSKE is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: DSKE is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: DSKE is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -51.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare DSKE's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: DSKE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Transportation industry (-45%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: DSKE has a negative Return on Equity (-196.5%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Daseke's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: DSKE's short term assets ($343.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($247.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: DSKE's short term assets ($343.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($784.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: DSKE's debt to equity ratio (428.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if DSKE's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: DSKE has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: DSKE's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable DSKE has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: DSKE is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 20% per year.


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Dividend

What is Daseke's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.6%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate DSKE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate DSKE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DSKE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DSKE's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DSKE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

What is the CEO of Daseke's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

1.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Chris Easter 0

0.4yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. Christopher R. Easter also known as Chris, serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Daseke, Inc. since January 17, 2019 and Interim Chief Executive Officer since August 15, 2019. He has more than 30 ye ...


Management Age and Tenure

1.7yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: DSKE's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

0.6yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: DSKE's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$34,30017 Sep 19
Charles Serianni
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares10,000
Max PriceUS$3.43
BuyUS$74,01913 Sep 19
Ena Williams
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares22,000
Max PriceUS$3.36
BuyUS$33,75009 Aug 19
Mark Sinclair
EntityIndividual
Shares15,000
Max PriceUS$2.25
BuyUS$43,36008 Aug 19
Christopher Easter
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
Interim CEO & COO
Shares20,000
Max PriceUS$2.17

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 14%.


Management Team

  • Don Daseke (79yo)

    Founder & Chairman Emeritus

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$670.00k
  • Angie Moss (59yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 2.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$386.00k
  • Brian Bonner (62yo)

    Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$127.15k
  • Chris Easter

    Interim CEO & COO

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs
  • Soumit Roy

    Chief Legal Officer

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
  • Matt Cacace

    Senior Vice President of Business Systems

    • Tenure: 1.1yrs
  • Amanda Hemker

    VP & Corporate Controller

    • Tenure: 0.7yrs
  • David Bizzaro

    Interim Chief Financial Officer


    Board Members

    • Dan Hennessy (62yo)

      Independent Vice Chairman

      • Tenure: 2.9yrs
      • Compensation: US$137.15k
    • Kevin Charlton (53yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 2.9yrs
      • Compensation: US$137.15k
    • Don Daseke (79yo)

      Founder & Chairman Emeritus

      • Tenure: 0.4yrs
      • Compensation: US$670.00k
    • Jonathan Shepko (41yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 2.9yrs
      • Compensation: US$127.15k
    • Chuck Serianni (57yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 0.6yrs
    • Brian Bonner (62yo)

      Executive Chairman

      • Tenure: 0.4yrs
      • Compensation: US$127.15k
    • Ena Williams

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 0.6yrs
    • Kim Warmbier (57yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 0.6yrs

    Company Information

    Daseke, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


    Key Information

    • Name: Daseke, Inc.
    • Ticker: DSKE
    • Exchange: NasdaqCM
    • Founded:
    • Industry: Trucking
    • Sector: Transportation
    • Market Cap: US$209.914m
    • Shares outstanding: 64.59m
    • Website: https://www.daseke.com

    Number of Employees


    Location

    • Daseke, Inc.
    • 15455 Dallas Parkway
    • Suite 550
    • Addison
    • Texas
    • 75001
    • United States

    Listings

    TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
    DSKENasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 2017
    1VGDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURFeb 2017

    Biography

    Daseke, Inc. provides transportation and logistics solutions with a focus on flatbed and specialized freight in North America. It operates through two segments, Flatbed Solutions and Specialized Solutions. The company transports aircraft parts, manufacturing equipment, structural steel, pressure vessels, wind turbine blades, heavy machinery, commercial glass, high security cargo, arms, ammunition and explosives, lumber, and building and construction materials. It also provides industrial warehousing space. As of March 8, 2019, the company operated a fleet of approximately 6,000 tractors and 13,000 flatbed and specialized trailers. Daseke, Inc. is headquartered in Addison, Texas. 


    Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

    All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
    DataLast Updated (UTC time)
    Company Analysis2020/01/26 01:31
    End of Day Share Price2020/01/24 00:00
    Earnings2019/09/30
    Annual Earnings2018/12/31


    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.