USA Truck, Inc. operates as a truckload carrier in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$18.62|
|52 Week High||US$8.04|
|52 Week Low||US$21.89|
|1 Month Change||22.42%|
|3 Month Change||30.03%|
|1 Year Change||109.21%|
|3 Year Change||-1.48%|
|5 Year Change||117.02%|
|Change since IPO||161.33%|
Recent News & Updates
USA Truck's (NASDAQ:USAK) Returns On Capital Are Heading Higher
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USA Truck: Upside Ahead From Supply Chain Bottlenecks
We believe supply chain bottlenecks will create inventory stockpiles causing increased revenue for USAK. USAK is well positioned by operating largely in the highest load-truck ratios. Through our equally blended valuation ratios, we value USAK at $20.90.
USA Truck: A Long-Haul Prospect
As a trucking and logistics company, USA Truck may not seem like an attractive prospect for investors at first glance. However, management has high expectations for the business in the years to come. Add in its low share price and historical performance and it makes for an interesting prospect to consider.
|USAK||US Transportation||US Market|
Return vs Industry: USAK exceeded the US Transportation industry which returned 34.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: USAK exceeded the US Market which returned 30.3% over the past year.
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
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
|USAK fundamental statistics|
Is USAK overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|USAK income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$520.09m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Oct 28, 2021
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.90|
|Net Profit Margin||2.55%|
How did USAK perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is USA Truck undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: USAK ($18.62) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($26.71)
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 (9.8x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (17.7x).
PE vs Market: USAK is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.8x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
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 (1.7x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (3.1x).
How is USA Truck forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
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 (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: USAK's revenue (5.7% 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 USAK's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has USA Truck performed over the past 5 years?
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 (50.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: USAK's Return on Equity (17.2%) is considered low.
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 ($174.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: USAK's debt to equity ratio (73.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: USAK's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 138.7% to 73.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: USAK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (56.6%).
Interest Coverage: USAK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.8x coverage).
What is USA Truck current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate USAK's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate USAK's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USAK's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USAK's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of USAK's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
James Reed (48 yo)
Mr. James D. Reed has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at USA Truck Inc. since January 30, 2017 and its Director since January 2017. Mr. Reed served as Chief Financial Officer of USA Truck In...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: James's total compensation ($USD1.62M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.08M).
Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: USAK's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: USAK's board of directors are considered experienced (5.6 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
USA Truck, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: USA Truck, Inc.
- Ticker: USAK
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Trucking
- Sector: Transportation
- Market Cap: US$156.728m
- Shares outstanding: 8.42m
- Website: https://www.usa-truck.com
Number of Employees
- USA Truck, Inc.
- 3200 Industrial Park Road
- Van Buren
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/24 22:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/22 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.