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J.B. Hunt Transport Services

Nasdaq:JBHT
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet average dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
JBHT
Nasdaq
$10B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Transportation
Company description

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. The last earnings update was 54 days ago. More info.


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JBHT Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0.9%
NasdaqGS:JBHT
-0.4%
US Transportation
1.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-30.3%
NasdaqGS:JBHT
8.7%
US Transportation
2.3%
US Market
JBHT Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) 0.9% -8.2% -10.6% -30.3% 12.4% 18.6%
US Transportation -0.4% -1.3% 3.4% 8.7% 81.9% 68.3%
US Market 1.2% 2% 2% 2.3% 37.9% 39.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • JBHT underperformed the Transportation industry which returned 8.7% over the past year.
  • JBHT underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 2.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
JBHT
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

JBHT Value

 Is J.B. Hunt Transport Services undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of J.B. Hunt Transport Services to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for J.B. Hunt Transport Services.

NasdaqGS:JBHT Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 20 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:JBHT
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Transportation Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.99
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.987 (1 + (1- 21%) (14.4%))
1.067
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.07
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.067 * 5.96%)
9.09%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:JBHT using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for J.B. Hunt Transport Services is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:JBHT DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.09%)
2019 441.62 Analyst x9 404.83
2020 501.60 Analyst x10 421.51
2021 569.00 Analyst x3 438.32
2022 623.84 Est @ 9.64% 440.53
2023 671.04 Est @ 7.57% 434.39
2024 712.07 Est @ 6.11% 422.55
2025 748.38 Est @ 5.1% 407.10
2026 781.23 Est @ 4.39% 389.57
2027 811.62 Est @ 3.89% 371.01
2028 840.38 Est @ 3.54% 352.15
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $4,081.96
NasdaqGS:JBHT DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $840.38 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.09% – 2.73%)
$13,579.91
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $13,579.91 ÷ (1 + 9.09%)10
$5,690.54
NasdaqGS:JBHT Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $4,081.96 + $5,690.54
$9,772.50
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $9,772.50 / 108.74
$89.87
NasdaqGS:JBHT Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $89.87
Current discount Discount to share price of $89.50
= -1 x ($89.50 - $89.87) / $89.87
0.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price J.B. Hunt Transport Services is available for.
Intrinsic value
0%
Share price is $89.5 vs Future cash flow value of $89.87
Current Discount Checks
For J.B. Hunt Transport Services to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for J.B. Hunt Transport Services's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are J.B. Hunt Transport Services's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:JBHT PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $4.50
NasdaqGS:JBHT Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-06-19) in USD $89.5
United States of America Transportation Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Transportation Companies 17.09x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,092 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.87x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of J.B. Hunt Transport Services.

NasdaqGS:JBHT PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:JBHT Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 89.5 ÷ 4.50

19.89x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Transportation industry average.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does J.B. Hunt Transport Services's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:JBHT PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 19.89x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 20 Analysts
8.2%per year
United States of America Transportation Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 23 Publicly-Listed Transportation Companies 1.76x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,128 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.53x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:JBHT PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 19.89x ÷ 8.2%

2.42x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on J.B. Hunt Transport Services's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:JBHT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $20.27
NasdaqGS:JBHT Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-06-19) in USD $89.5
United States of America Transportation Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 28 Publicly-Listed Transportation Companies 1.62x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,246 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.8x
NasdaqGS:JBHT PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:JBHT Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 89.5 ÷ 20.27

4.42x

* Primary Listing of J.B. Hunt Transport Services.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Transportation industry average.
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Value checks
We assess J.B. Hunt Transport Services's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Transportation industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Transportation industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

JBHT Future Performance

 How is J.B. Hunt Transport Services expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
8.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is J.B. Hunt Transport Services expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:JBHT Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:JBHT Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 20 Analysts 8.2%
NasdaqGS:JBHT Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 20 Analysts 7.5%
United States of America Transportation Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.9%
United States of America Transportation Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 8.7%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.9%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:JBHT Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 20 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:JBHT Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 12,848 1,571 855 2
2022-12-31 11,872 1,455 789 2
2021-12-31 10,463 1,341 706 7
2020-12-31 9,939 1,213 678 20
2019-12-31 9,270 1,137 620 20
NasdaqGS:JBHT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 8,756 1,077 491
2018-12-31 8,615 1,088 490
2018-09-30 8,287 1,004 786
2018-06-30 7,921 941 755
2018-03-31 7,509 831 702
2017-12-31 7,190 855 686
2017-09-30 6,920 799 419
2017-06-30 6,768 823 428
2017-03-31 6,656 835 435
2016-12-31 6,555 854 432
2016-09-30 6,455 860 431
2016-06-30 6,351 894 437

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's earnings are expected to grow by 8.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's revenue is expected to grow by 7.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:JBHT Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 20 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from J.B. Hunt Transport Services Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:JBHT Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 8.85 8.85 8.85 1.00
2022-12-31 7.91 7.91 7.91 1.00
2021-12-31 6.90 7.80 6.05 6.00
2020-12-31 6.35 6.75 5.35 18.00
2019-12-31 5.71 5.95 5.45 19.00
NasdaqGS:JBHT Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 4.50
2018-12-31 4.48
2018-09-30 7.18
2018-06-30 6.89
2018-03-31 6.40
2017-12-31 6.24
2017-09-30 3.79
2017-06-30 3.85
2017-03-31 3.88
2016-12-31 3.84
2016-09-30 3.81
2016-06-30 3.84

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess J.B. Hunt Transport Services's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

JBHT Past Performance

  How has J.B. Hunt Transport Services performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare J.B. Hunt Transport Services's growth in the last year to its industry (Transportation).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Transportation industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
J.B. Hunt Transport Services's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from J.B. Hunt Transport Services Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:JBHT Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 8,756.26 491.04 305.88
2018-12-31 8,614.87 489.59 292.68
2018-09-30 8,287.19 786.21 309.37
2018-06-30 7,920.77 755.49 277.18
2018-03-31 7,508.66 701.70 260.70
2017-12-31 7,189.57 686.26 246.36
2017-09-30 6,920.47 418.51 197.04
2017-06-30 6,767.79 427.55 184.07
2017-03-31 6,655.91 434.69 172.69
2016-12-31 6,555.46 432.09 165.46
2016-09-30 6,455.41 431.28 153.98
2016-06-30 6,351.25 436.99 146.04
2016-03-31 6,276.18 435.40 154.11
2015-12-31 6,187.65 427.24 146.21
2015-09-30 6,176.14 420.80 149.70
2015-06-30 6,190.80 408.07 151.71
2015-03-31 6,198.71 398.06 137.26
2014-12-31 6,165.44 374.79 131.66
2014-09-30 6,030.21 356.35 122.43
2014-06-30 5,864.90 343.41 109.53
2014-03-31 5,699.89 337.70 102.63
2013-12-31 5,584.57 342.38 100.63
2013-09-30 5,448.43 334.50 96.30
2013-06-30 5,308.37 323.26 95.36
2013-03-31 5,180.65 316.02 89.78
2012-12-31 5,054.98 310.35 81.06
2012-09-30 4,921.78 298.94 77.89
2012-06-30 4,797.26 289.35 71.93

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services used its assets more efficiently than the US Transportation industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess J.B. Hunt Transport Services's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Transportation industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

JBHT Health

 How is J.B. Hunt Transport Services's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up J.B. Hunt Transport Services's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of J.B. Hunt Transport Services's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from J.B. Hunt Transport Services Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGS:JBHT Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 2,203.76 1,401.25 52.36
2018-12-31 2,101.38 1,153.90 7.60
2018-09-30 2,080.58 1,069.54 7.59
2018-06-30 2,033.36 1,005.01 15.19
2018-03-31 1,943.06 1,000.03 7.08
2017-12-31 1,839.33 1,087.05 14.61
2017-09-30 1,471.97 1,086.30 7.71
2017-06-30 1,407.72 943.17 7.27
2017-03-31 1,372.29 953.76 12.26
2016-12-31 1,414.06 986.28 6.38
2016-09-30 1,385.08 943.70 5.48
2016-06-30 1,379.43 957.57 11.28
2016-03-31 1,286.08 961.35 5.99
2015-12-31 1,300.35 998.00 5.57
2015-09-30 1,249.19 993.35 5.54
2015-06-30 1,339.21 893.20 5.59
2015-03-31 1,277.38 878.20 5.65
2014-12-31 1,204.52 933.54 5.96
2014-09-30 1,159.82 839.77 5.86
2014-06-30 1,081.12 874.03 5.87
2014-03-31 1,068.13 852.21 124.21
2013-12-31 1,012.45 708.42 5.83
2013-09-30 980.48 687.47 5.97
2013-06-30 902.24 674.13 5.92
2013-03-31 875.77 593.29 5.75
2012-12-31 791.86 685.35 5.59
2012-09-30 781.19 644.90 5.66
2012-06-30 713.27 679.46 5.89
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's level of debt (58.3%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (79.8% vs 58.3% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (83.8%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 15.4x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess J.B. Hunt Transport Services's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

JBHT Dividends

 What is J.B. Hunt Transport Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
1.16%
Current annual income from J.B. Hunt Transport Services dividends. Estimated to be 1.26% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of J.B. Hunt Transport Services shares you are expected to receive $23 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.44%).
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.69%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:JBHT Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 20 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Transportation Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 18 Stocks 1.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2011 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:JBHT Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 1.64 1.00
2022-12-31 1.64 1.00
2021-12-31 1.20 7.00
2020-12-31 1.09 12.00
2019-12-31 1.03 12.00
NasdaqGS:JBHT Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-04-18 1.040 1.127
2019-04-15 1.040 1.037
2018-10-18 0.960 0.930
2018-07-19 0.960 0.798
2018-04-19 0.960 0.776
2018-01-24 0.960 0.811
2017-10-19 0.920 0.831
2017-07-20 0.920 0.928
2017-04-20 0.920 1.038
2017-01-25 0.920 0.965
2016-10-20 0.880 0.956
2016-07-21 0.880 1.086
2016-04-21 0.880 1.072
2016-01-28 0.880 1.100
2015-10-22 0.840 1.147
2015-07-23 0.840 1.092
2015-04-23 0.840 0.980
2015-01-29 0.840 0.981
2014-10-29 0.800 0.982
2014-07-22 0.800 1.057
2014-04-24 0.800 1.050
2014-01-29 0.800 1.100
2013-10-29 0.600 0.792
2013-07-23 0.600 0.811
2013-04-25 0.600 0.821
2012-12-07 0.600 0.902
2012-10-25 0.560 0.948
2012-07-25 0.560 1.034
2012-04-26 0.560 0.993
2012-02-02 0.560 1.050
2011-10-27 0.520 1.155
2011-07-21 0.520 1.300
2011-04-28 0.520 1.130
2011-02-03 0.520 1.193
2010-10-28 0.480 1.222
2010-07-15 0.480 1.375
2010-04-28 0.480 1.396
2010-02-04 0.480 1.374
2009-10-29 0.440 1.346
2009-07-16 0.440 1.446

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of J.B. Hunt Transport Services's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (4.6x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (5.6x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess J.B. Hunt Transport Services's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can J.B. Hunt Transport Services afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

JBHT Management

 What is the CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
John Roberts
COMPENSATION $6,846,236
AGE 54
TENURE AS CEO 8.4 years
CEO Bio

Mr. John N. Roberts, III has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of JB Hunt Transport Services Inc., since January 1, 2011. Mr. Roberts served as Executive Vice President of JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. since June 1998 to January 1, 2011 Mr. Roberts served as President of Dedicated Contract Services for JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. from July 1997 to January 1, 2011. He joined J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. in 1989 and served as its Management Trainee. Since December 1990, Mr. Roberts served as Regional Marketing Manager of J. B. Hunt Transport Services. Since February of 1996, he served as Vice President of Marketing Strategy of JB Hunt Transport Services. Mr. Roberts has been a Director at JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. since October, 2010. He has been Director of Federal Reserve Bank Of St. Louis since January 1, 2015. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.

CEO Compensation
  • John's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
  • John's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services management team in years:

6.5
Average Tenure
54
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the J.B. Hunt Transport Services management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

John Roberts

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
54
TENURE
8.4 yrs

Dave Mee

TITLE
Executive VP of Finance & Administration and CFO
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
57
TENURE
9.7 yrs

Terry Matthews

TITLE
Executive VP & President of Intermodal
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
59
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Shelley Simpson

TITLE
Corporate Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
46
TENURE
2.1 yrs

Nick Hobbs

TITLE
Executive VP & President of Dedicated Contract Services
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
55

Craig Harper

TITLE
COO & Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
60

John Kuhlow

TITLE
Senior VP of Finance
AGE
47

Stuart Scott

TITLE
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer
AGE
51
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Jennifer Boattini

TITLE
Senior VP of Legal & Litigation
AGE
45

Greg Breeden

TITLE
Senior Vice President of JBT Marketing & Network Development
TENURE
5.5 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services board of directors in years:

9.8
Average Tenure
62.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the J.B. Hunt Transport Services board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

James Thompson

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$376K
AGE
64
TENURE
8.4 yrs

John Roberts

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
54
TENURE
8.7 yrs

J. Hunt

TITLE
Vice Chairman
COMPENSATION
$215K
AGE
59

Jim Robo

TITLE
Lead Director
COMPENSATION
$287K
AGE
55

Coleman Peterson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$261K
AGE
70
TENURE
15.1 yrs

Gary George

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$250K
AGE
67
TENURE
12.8 yrs

Wayne Garrison

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$279K
AGE
65
TENURE
38.4 yrs

Sharilyn Gasaway

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$260K
AGE
49
TENURE
10.3 yrs

Doug Duncan

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$251K
AGE
67
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Francesca Edwardson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$248K
AGE
61
TENURE
8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by J.B. Hunt Transport Services insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
02. Aug 18 Sell Bradley Hicks Individual 02. Aug 18 02. Aug 18 -500 $122.43 $-61,215
30. May 19 Buy John Roberts Individual 28. May 19 28. May 19 2,319 $86.23 $199,967
06. May 19 Buy Gary George Individual 03. May 19 03. May 19 7,500 $94.52 $708,850
05. Mar 19 Sell Craig Harper Individual 04. Mar 19 04. Mar 19 -7,100 $105.87 $-751,677
21. Feb 19 Sell Nicholas Hobbs Individual 21. Feb 19 21. Feb 19 -3,000 $112.04 $-336,122
11. Feb 19 Sell David Mee Individual 11. Feb 19 11. Feb 19 -2,886 $109.06 $-314,747
09. Aug 18 Sell Terrence Matthews Individual 08. Aug 18 08. Aug 18 -5,163 $122.11 $-630,454
23. Jul 18 Sell John Roberts Individual 20. Jul 18 20. Jul 18 -8,225 $121.60 $-999,380
20. Jul 18 Sell Eric McGee Individual 20. Jul 18 20. Jul 18 -1,735 $121.49 $-210,792
19. Jul 18 Sell David Mee Individual 18. Jul 18 18. Jul 18 -6,126 $121.47 $-744,129
18. Jul 18 Sell James Thompson Individual 18. Jul 18 18. Jul 18 -16,269 $122.00 $-1,984,818
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Management checks
We assess J.B. Hunt Transport Services's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

JBHT News

Simply Wall St News

The J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) Share Price Is Down 32% So Some Shareholders Are Getting Worried

Hunt Transport Services's total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price return. … Hunt Transport Services's TSR, which was a 32% drop over the last year, was not as bad as the share price return. … Hunt Transport Services had a tough year, with a total loss of 32% (including dividends), against a market gain of about 2.7%.

Simply Wall St -

Is J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:JBHT) Growth Strong Enough To Justify Its May Share Price?

Hunt Transport Services is available at price-to-earnings ratio of 19.84x, showing us it is overvalued based on current earnings compared to the Transportation industry average of 16.97x , and overvalued compared to the US market average ratio of 17.41x. … Hunt Transport Services is a high-growth stock, we must also account for its earnings growth by using calculation called the PEG ratio. … Hunt Transport Services's growth, the stock can be viewed as a bit overvalued , based on its fundamentals.

Simply Wall St -

Why J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. … In the case of JBHT, it

Simply Wall St -

Why We Like J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:JBHT) 18% Return On Capital Employed

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

Simply Wall St -

Should You Be Tempted To Sell J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) Because Of Its P/E Ratio?

Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:JBHT) P/E ratio to inform your assessment of the investment opportunity. … Hunt Transport Services has a P/E ratio of 21.58, based on the last twelve months. … Hunt Transport Services's P/E Ratio.

Simply Wall St -

Why J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) Is A Star In A Falling Market

Hunt Transport Services, Inc.. … Hunt Transport Services. … Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico

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Does J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:JBHT) Debt Level Pose A Problem?

Hunt Transport Services, Inc. … Hunt Transport Services’s financial liquidity and debt levels, which are strong indicators for whether the company can weather economic downturns or fund strategic acquisitions for future growth. … Hunt Transport Services

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If You Had Bought J.B. Hunt Transport Services Stock Five Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 45% Gain Today

One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed, is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price. … Hunt Transport Services managed to grow its earnings per share at 9.0% a year. … Hunt Transport Services's earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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Is J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:JBHT) Growth Strong Enough To Justify Its February Share Price?

Hunt Transport Services, Inc. … Hunt Transport Services? … Hunt Transport Services have been patiently waiting for the uptick in earnings.

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At US$109, Is It Time To Put J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) On Your Watch List?

Want to participate in a short research study? … saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS … With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price.

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JBHT Company Info

Description

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates in four segments: Intermodal (JBI), Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), and Truckload (JBT). The JBI segment offers intermodal freight solutions, including origin and destination pickup, and delivery services. It operates 88,739 pieces of company-owned trailing equipment; owns and maintains its own chassis fleet of 81,442 units; and manages a fleet of 5,017 company-owned tractors, 633 independent contractor trucks, and 6,208 company drivers. The DCS segment designs, develops, and executes supply-chain solutions that support various transportation networks. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 9,652 company-owned trucks, 412 customer-owned trucks, and 51 independent contractor trucks, as well as 20,344 owned pieces of trailing equipment and 6,366 customer-owned trailers. The ICS segment offers traditional freight brokerage and transportation logistics solutions; and flatbed, refrigerated, expedited, and less-than-truckload solutions, as well as various dry-van and intermodal solutions. It also provides single-source logistics management for customers that desire to outsource their transportation functions. This segment operates 44 remote sales offices or branches. The JBT segment offers full-load and dry-van freight services by utilizing tractors operating over roads and highways. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 1,139 company-owned tractors. The company also transports or arranges for the transportation of freight, including general merchandise, specialty consumer items, appliances, forest and paper products, food and beverages, building materials, soaps and cosmetics, automotive parts, agricultural products, electronics, and chemicals. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1961 and is headquartered in Lowell, Arkansas.

Details
Name: J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
JBHT
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1961
$9,732,130,923
108,738,893
Website: http://www.jbhunt.com
Address: J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
615 J.B. Hunt Corporate Drive,
Lowell,
Arkansas, 72745,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS JBHT Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 22. Nov 1983
DB JB1 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 22. Nov 1983
LSE 0J71 Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 22. Nov 1983
WBAG JBHT Common Stock Wiener Boerse AG AT EUR 22. Nov 1983
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
27,621
J.B. Hunt Transport Services employees.
Industry
Trucking
Transportation
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/06/19 23:40
End of day share price update: 2019/06/19 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/06/18
Last earnings filing: 2019/04/26
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.