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, China, and internationally.
Adequate balance sheet second-rate dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Werner Enterprises's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WERN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WERN exceeded the US Transportation industry which returned 3.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WERN exceeded the US Market which returned 16.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Werner Enterprises's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Werner Enterprises undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WERN ($42.14) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($34.51)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WERN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WERN is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.5x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (27.1x).
PE vs Market: WERN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.5x) compared to the US market (18.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WERN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WERN is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (3x).
How is Werner Enterprises forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WERN's forecast earnings growth (12.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: WERN's earnings (12.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WERN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WERN's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WERN's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WERN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.3%).
How has Werner Enterprises performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WERN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WERN's current net profit margins (6.2%) are lower than last year (7.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WERN's earnings have grown by 12.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WERN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WERN had negative earnings growth (-17.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Transportation industry average (-18.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WERN's Return on Equity (13.2%) is considered low.
How is Werner Enterprises's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WERN's short term assets ($431.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($249.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: WERN's short term assets ($431.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($693.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WERN's debt to equity ratio (14.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WERN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 8.7% to 14.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WERN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (257.9%).
Interest Coverage: WERN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (37.1x coverage).
What is Werner Enterprises's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WERN's dividend (0.85%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).
High Dividend: WERN's dividend (0.85%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.48%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WERN's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WERN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (16.6%), WERN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WERN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (12.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Derek Leathers (50 yo)
Mr. Derek J. Leathers has been the Chief Executive Officer of Werner Enterprises Inc. since May 10, 2016, President since May 2011 and also has been its Vice Chairman since May 31, 2020. Mr. Leathers serve ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Derek's total compensation ($USD3.52M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.74M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Derek's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Founder & Chairman||4.25yrs||US$1.79m||0.0045% |
|Executive VP||24.58yrs||US$716.00k||0.080% |
|Senior Executive VP & COO||4.25yrs||US$1.13m||0.095% |
|Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer||4.25yrs||US$772.20k||0.084% |
|Executive VP||10.08yrs||US$783.32k||0.10% |
|Executive VP & Chief Information Officer||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Legal Officer||2.5yrs||no data||0.017% |
|Director of Corporate Communications||14.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Brokerage & Intermodal Operations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer||no data||no data||0.030% |
|Senior Vice President Van & Expedited Division||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WERN's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
|Founder & Chairman||4.25yrs||US$1.79m||0.0045% |
|Independent Director||3yrs||US$100.00k||0.0091% |
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$100.00k||0.026% |
|Independent Director||18.58yrs||US$100.00k||0.019% |
|Independent Director||17.58yrs||US$125.00k||0.020% |
|Independent Director||3.25yrs||US$105.00k||0.020% |
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$100.00k||0.0069% |
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$100.00k||0.039% |
Experienced Board: WERN's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WERN insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Werner Enterprises, Inc.
- Ticker: WERN
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1956
- Industry: Trucking
- Sector: Transportation
- Market Cap: US$3.022b
- Shares outstanding: 69.10m
- Website: https://www.werner.com
Number of Employees
- Werner Enterprises, Inc.
- 14507 Frontier Road
- PO Box 45308
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WERN||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1986|
|WE1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1986|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/06 01:12|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/05 00:00|