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USAK Stock Overview
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$31.71|
|52 Week High||US$31.72|
|52 Week Low||US$14.00|
|1 Month Change||1.47%|
|3 Month Change||124.57%|
|1 Year Change||123.15%|
|3 Year Change||259.93%|
|5 Year Change||164.69%|
|Change since IPO||345.05%|
Recent News & Updates
|USAK||US Transportation||US Market|
Return vs Industry: USAK exceeded the US Transportation industry which returned -19% over the past year.
Return vs Market: USAK exceeded the US Market which returned -18.2% over the past year.
|USAK Average Weekly Movement||32.3%|
|Transportation Industry Average Movement||6.9%|
|Market Average Movement||6.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: USAK is more volatile than 90% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 32% a week.
Volatility Over Time: USAK's weekly volatility has increased from 18% to 32% 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 in two segments, Trucking and USAT Logistics. The Trucking segment offers 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$659.92m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||3.91|
|Net Profit Margin||4.24%|
How did USAK perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is USAK undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
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 USAK?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is USAK's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does USAK's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|USAK PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
CVLG Covenant Logistics Group
PTSI P.A.M. Transportation Services
ULH Universal Logistics Holdings
USAK USA Truck
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: USAK is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.1x) compared to the peer average (6.8x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does USAK's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Transportation Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: USAK is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.1x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (8.8x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is USAK'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||8.1x|
|Fair PE Ratio||n/a|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate USAK's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of USAK when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: USAK ($31.71) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($42.41)
Significantly Below Fair Value: USAK 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: Insufficient data to show price forecast.
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How is USA Truck forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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 (1.9%).
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 USAK's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: USAK's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: USAK's revenue (1.1% 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
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How has USA Truck performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score6/6
Past Performance Score 6/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: USAK has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: USAK's current net profit margins (4.2%) are higher than last year (2.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: USAK has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 30.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: USAK's earnings growth over the past year (107.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (30.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: USAK earnings growth over the past year (107.8%) exceeded the Transportation industry 62.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: USAK's Return on Equity (25.9%) is considered high.
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How is USA Truck's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: USAK's short term assets ($137.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($112.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: USAK's short term assets ($137.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($171.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: USAK's net debt to equity ratio (30.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: USAK's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 159.8% to 32.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: USAK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (95.5%).
Interest Coverage: USAK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.9x coverage).
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What is USA Truck current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
|USA Truck Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (USA Truck)||n/a|
|Market Bottom 25% (US)||1.6%|
|Market Top 25% (US)||4.5%|
|Industry Average (Transportation)||1.8%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (USA Truck)||n/a|
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.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as USAK has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
James Reed (49 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
|James Reed's Compensation vs USA Truck 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$2m||US$511k|
|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$2m||US$500k|
|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$2m||US$494k|
|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$2m||US$456k|
|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$1m||US$393k|
|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$418k||US$54k|
Compensation vs Market: James's total compensation ($USD1.87M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.67M).
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 (6.7 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.
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
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
- Implied Market Cap: US$269.684m
- Shares outstanding: 8.50m
- Website: https://www.usa-truck.com
Number of Employees
- USA Truck, Inc.
- 3200 Industrial Park Road
- Van Buren
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|USAK||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Mar 1992|
|UT3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Mar 1992|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/15 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/14 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.