NasdaqGS:WERN

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Executive Summary

Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, engages in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and China.

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Fundamentals

Adequate balance sheet with acceptable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Werner Enterprises's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

7.1%

NasdaqGS:WERN

4.3%

US Transportation

1.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-6.4%

NasdaqGS:WERN

2.6%

US Transportation

2.0%

US Market

WERN underperformed the Transportation industry which returned 2.6% over the past year.

WERN underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.7% over the past year.


Share holder returns

WERNIndustryMarket
7 Day7.1%4.3%1.3%
30 Day12.2%3.9%3.9%
90 Day17.3%-3.1%3.4%
1 Year6.4%-6.4%4.4%2.6%4.2%2.0%
3 Year72.5%49.2%85.9%77.1%47.2%37.6%
5 Year64.0%39.5%74.2%59.2%60.5%42.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Werner Enterprises's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Werner Enterprises undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

13.71x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Werner Enterprises's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a moderate discount (< 20%).

Werner Enterprises's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Werner Enterprises is good value based on earnings compared to the US Transportation industry average.

Werner Enterprises is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Werner Enterprises earnings are not expected to grow next year, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Werner Enterprises is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Transportation industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Werner Enterprises expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?

-4.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Werner Enterprises's revenue is expected to grow by 2.6% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Werner Enterprises's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.

Werner Enterprises's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

Werner Enterprises's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United States of America market average.

Werner Enterprises's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Werner Enterprises is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).


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Past Performance

How has Werner Enterprises performed over the past 5 years?

18.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Werner Enterprises's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.

Werner Enterprises's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.

Werner Enterprises's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Transportation industry average.


Return on Equity

Werner Enterprises has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Werner Enterprises used its assets more efficiently than the US Transportation industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Werner Enterprises has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Werner Enterprises's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Werner Enterprises is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Werner Enterprises's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Werner Enterprises's level of debt (37.8%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (5.1% vs 37.8% today).

Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (116.9%, greater than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 290x coverage).


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.2x debt.


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Dividend

What is Werner Enterprises's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.00%

Expected Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Werner Enterprises's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.45%).

Werner Enterprises's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.67%).

Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).

Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividends paid are thoroughly covered by earnings (7.1x coverage).


Future Payout to Shareholders

Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (6.6x coverage).


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Management

What is the CEO of Werner Enterprises's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

6.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Derek Leathers (49yo)

3.3yrs

Tenure

US$4,183,450

Compensation

Mr. Derek J. Leathers has been the Chief Executive Officer of Werner Enterprises Inc. since May 10, 2016 and has been its President since May 2011. Mr. Leathers served as the Chief Operating Officer of Wer ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Derek's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Derek's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year whilst earnings fell less than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

6.3yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Werner Enterprises management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.


Board Age and Tenure

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

71yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Werner Enterprises board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Clarence Werner (81yo)

    Founder & Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.10m
  • John Steele (61yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 23.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$862.30k
  • H. Nordlund (57yo)

    Senior EVP & COO

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.38m
  • Derek Leathers (49yo)

    President & CEO

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.18m
  • Jim Schelble (58yo)

    Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$948.50k
  • James Johnson (55yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 9.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$783.32k
  • Skip Schollaert

    Senior Vice President of Brokerage & Intermodal Operations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Craig Callahan (45yo)

    Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Fred Thayer

    Director of Corporate Communications

    • Tenure: 13.3yrs
  • Nathan Meisgeier (45yo)

    Executive VP & Chief Legal Officer

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs

Board Members

  • Clarence Werner (81yo)

    Founder & Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.10m
  • Greg Werner (59yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 25.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$5.90m
  • Michael Gallagher (74yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$100.00k
  • Gerald Timmerman (79yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$100.00k
  • Kenneth Bird (71yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 17.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$100.00k
  • Patrick Jung (71yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 16.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$125.00k
  • Diane Duren (59yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$105.00k
  • Jack Holmes (59yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$62.50k
  • Dwaine Peetz (68yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$100.00k

Company Information

Werner Enterprises, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Werner Enterprises, Inc.
  • Ticker: WERN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1956
  • Industry: Trucking
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: US$2.442b
  • Shares outstanding: 69.20m
  • Website: https://www.werner.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Werner Enterprises, Inc.
  • 14507 Frontier Road
  • Omaha
  • Nebraska
  • 68138
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WERNNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 1986
WE1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1986

Biography

Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, engages in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, Cana ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/09/15 23:54
End of Day Share Price2019/09/13 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.