USA Truck, Inc. operates as a truckload carrier in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Moderate growth potential and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has USA Truck's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: USAK's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: USAK underperformed the US Transportation industry which returned -8.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: USAK underperformed the US Market which returned 6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is USA Truck's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) A Risky Investment?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StExecutive VP & Chief Commercial Officer Timothy Guin Just Bought 13% More Shares In USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK)
1 month ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Down 81%
Is USA Truck undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: USAK ($8.06) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($4.37)
Significantly Below Fair Value: USAK is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: USAK is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Transportation industry average.
PE vs Market: USAK 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 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 (0.9x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (2.6x).
How is USA Truck forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: USAK is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: USAK is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: USAK's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: USAK's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: USAK's revenue (4.1% 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
How has USA Truck performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: USAK is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: USAK is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: USAK is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -3.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare USAK's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: USAK is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Transportation industry (-11.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: USAK has a negative Return on Equity (-11.5%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is USA Truck's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: USAK's short term assets ($73.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($84.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: USAK's short term assets ($73.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($193.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: USAK's debt to equity ratio (117%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: USAK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 63.3% to 117% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: USAK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (42.5%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if USAK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is USA Truck current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate USAK's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate USAK's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USAK's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USAK's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of USAK's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
James Reed (47yo)
Mr. James D. Reed has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at USA Truck Inc. since January 30, 2017 and has been its Director since January 2017. Mr. Reed served as Chief Financial Officer of USA ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: James's total compensation ($USD1.82M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD609.39K).
Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CEO, President & Director||3.5yrs||US$1.82m||3.17% $2.1m|
|Chief Information Officer and Senior VP of Customer Experience||0.25yr||US$468.39k||0.44% $293.0k|
|Senior Vice President of USAT Logistics||2.33yrs||US$639.91k||0.48% $319.6k|
|Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer||2.25yrs||US$805.14k||1.08% $724.5k|
|Senior VP||0.25yr||no data||0.35% $236.9k|
|Investor Relations Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Human Resource||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Trucking Operations||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP of Strategy & Finance||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|VP of USA Truck & President of Davis Transfer Company||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: USAK's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|CEO, President & Director||3.5yrs||US$1.82m||3.17% $2.1m|
|Independent Director||6.17yrs||US$89.49k||0.36% $241.9k|
|Independent Director||5.83yrs||US$95.99k||0.52% $348.9k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.17yrs||US$153.99k||0.50% $337.2k|
|Independent Director||7.67yrs||US$101.49k||0.66% $440.4k|
|Independent Director||4.5yrs||US$94.49k||0.28% $188.6k|
|Independent Director||4.33yrs||US$102.49k||0.18% $121.4k|
Experienced Board: USAK's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: USAK 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 company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: USA Truck, Inc.
- Ticker: USAK
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Trucking
- Sector: Transportation
- Market Cap: US$66.884m
- Shares outstanding: 8.30m
- 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|
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 dedicated freight services. The USAT Logistics segment provides freight brokerage, logistics, and rail intermodal services. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated a fleet of 1,990 tractors, which included 421 independent contractor tractors; and 6,212 trailers. USA Truck, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/09 00:02|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/08 00:00|
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