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USAK

USA TruckNasdaqGS:USAK Stock Report

Market Cap

US$123.1m

7D

5.3%

1Y

49.5%

Updated

23 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
USAK fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation5/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends0/6

USAK Overview

USA Truck, Inc. operates as a truckload carrier in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

USA Truck Competitors

Old Dominion Freight Line

NasdaqGS:ODFL

US$34.4b

J.B. Hunt Transport Services

NasdaqGS:JBHT

US$17.7b

XPO Logistics

NYSE:XPO

US$9.6b

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings

NYSE:KNX

US$8.7b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for USA Truck
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$14.96
52 Week HighUS$8.04
52 Week LowUS$21.89
Beta2.13
1 Month Change5.06%
3 Month Change-4.71%
1 Year Change49.45%
3 Year Change-26.77%
5 Year Change45.24%
Change since IPO109.97%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

USAKUS TransportationUS Market
7D5.3%1.7%-0.5%
1Y49.5%23.5%37.5%

Return vs Industry: USAK exceeded the US Transportation industry which returned 22.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: USAK exceeded the US Market which returned 36.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is USAK's price volatile compared to industry and market?
USAK volatility
USAK Beta2.13
Industry Beta1.27
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: USAK is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: USAK's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19832,000James Reedhttps://www.usa-truck.com

USA Truck, Inc. operates as a truckload carrier in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Trucking and USAT Logistics. The Trucking segment offers truckload motor carrier services as a medium-haul common and contract carrier; and freight services.

USA Truck Fundamentals Summary

How do USA Truck's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
USAK fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$123.06m
Earnings (TTM)US$16.02m
Revenue (TTM)US$629.16m

7.9x

P/E Ratio

0.2x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
USAK income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$629.16m
Cost of RevenueUS$520.09m
Gross ProfitUS$109.07m
ExpensesUS$93.05m
EarningsUS$16.02m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)1.82
Gross Margin17.34%
Net Profit Margin2.55%
Debt/Equity Ratio73.7%

How did USAK perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

32.4%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: USAK ($14.96) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($22.13)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: USAK is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.9x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (17.6x).

PE vs Market: USAK is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.9x) compared to the US market (17.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: USAK is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (2.4x).


Future Growth

How is USA Truck forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

4.4%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if USAK's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if USAK's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: USAK's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: USAK's revenue (4.4% 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 USAK's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has USA Truck performed over the past 5 years?

14.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: USAK has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: USAK became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: USAK's earnings have grown by 14.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: USAK has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: USAK has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Transportation industry (48.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: USAK's Return on Equity (17.2%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is USA Truck's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: USAK's short term assets ($94.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($75.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: USAK's short term assets ($94.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($174.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: USAK's debt to equity ratio (73.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: USAK's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 138.7% to 73.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: USAK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (56.6%).

Interest Coverage: USAK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is USA Truck current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USAK'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 USAK's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

James Reed (48 yo)

4.67yrs

Tenure

US$1,618,107

Compensation

Mr. James D. Reed has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at USA Truck Inc. since January 30, 2017 and its Director since January 2017. Mr. Reed served as Chief Financial Officer of USA Truck In...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: James's total compensation ($USD1.62M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD551.14K).

Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: USAK's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: USAK's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

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


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

USA Truck, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: USA Truck, Inc.
  • Ticker: USAK
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1983
  • Industry: Trucking
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: US$123.059m
  • Shares outstanding: 8.42m
  • Website: https://www.usa-truck.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • USA Truck, Inc.
  • 3200 Industrial Park Road
  • Van Buren
  • Arkansas
  • 72956
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/23 22:56
End of Day Share Price2021/09/23 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.