NYSE:USX

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. operates as an asset-based truckload carrier providing services primarily in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Good value with moderate growth potential.

Share Price & News

How has U.S. Xpress Enterprises's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

11.2%

USX

3.3%

US Transportation

1.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-57.9%

USX

4.6%

US Transportation

5.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: USX underperformed the US Transportation industry which returned 4.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: USX underperformed the US Market which returned 5.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

USXIndustryMarket
7 Day11.2%3.3%1.3%
30 Day-5.9%-5.1%-1.9%
90 Day7.0%-12.2%-1.8%
1 Year-57.9%-57.9%6.4%4.6%8.3%5.9%
3 Yearn/a73.3%65.0%45.6%36.2%
5 Yearn/a70.9%56.1%66.1%47.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is U.S. Xpress Enterprises's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is U.S. Xpress Enterprises undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

7.58x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: Insufficient data to calculate USX's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Undervalued: Insufficient data to calculate USX's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: USX is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.6x) compared to the Transportation industry average (17.4x).

PE vs Market: USX is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.6x) compared to the US market (17.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: USX is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: USX is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (1.9x).


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Future Growth

How is U.S. Xpress Enterprises forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

24.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: USX's forecast earnings growth (24.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: USX's earnings (24.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: USX's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: USX's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: USX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14%).


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Past Performance

How has U.S. Xpress Enterprises performed over the past 5 years?

68.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: USX's earnings have grown significantly by 68.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: USX's earnings growth over the past year (188%) exceeds its 5-year average (68.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: USX earnings growth over the past year (188%) exceeded the Transportation industry -37.9%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: USX's Return on Equity (13.2%) is considered low.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: USX's Return on Assets is below or equal to the Transportation industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: Insufficient data to calculate USX's Return on Capital Employed to determine if it has improved over the past 3 years.


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Financial Health

How is U.S. Xpress Enterprises's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: USX's short term assets ($257.3M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($296.2M)

Long Term Liabilities: USX's short term assets (257.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities (580.1M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: USX's debt to equity ratio (180.9%) is considered high

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if USX's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: USX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34.8%).

Interest Coverage: USX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: USX has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: USX's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).


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Dividend

What is U.S. Xpress Enterprises's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.8%industryaverage1.8%forecastin3Years0%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate USX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate USX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USX'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 USX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

What is the CEO of U.S. Xpress Enterprises's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

4.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

William Fuller (43yo)

2.6yrs

Tenure

US$2,850,989

Compensation

Mr. William Eric Fuller has been the Chief Executive Officer and as President at U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. since March 2017 and March 2018 respectively and serves as its Director since 2012. Mr. Fuller  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Insufficient data to establish whether William's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the US market.

Compensation vs Earnings: William's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

48.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: USX's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

1.3yrs

Average Tenure

59.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: USX's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: USX insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$309,32804 Sep 19
Max Fuller
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Shares71,915
Max PriceUS$4.30
BuyUS$29,94003 Sep 19
Jason Grear
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Accounting Officer
Chief Accounting Officer
Shares7,262
Max PriceUS$4.12
BuyUS$102,17803 Sep 19
Eric Peterson
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
CFO & Treasurer
Shares25,000
Max PriceUS$4.09
BuyUS$34,16727 Aug 19
John Rickel
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares10,000
Max PriceUS$3.42
BuyUS$38,28722 Aug 19
John Rickel
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares10,000
Max PriceUS$3.83
BuyUS$5,99016 May 19
Philip Connors
EntityIndividual
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$5.99
BuyUS$14,37515 May 19
John Rickel
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares2,500
Max PriceUS$5.75
BuyUS$46,10809 May 19
Edward Braman
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares7,500
Max PriceUS$6.15
BuyUS$29,91809 May 19
John Rickel
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$5.98
BuyUS$37,50014 Nov 18
John Rickel
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$7.50
BuyUS$38,98014 Nov 18
Jonathan Beizer
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$7.80
BuyUS$35,13808 Nov 18
Jonathan Beizer
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$7.03
BuyUS$52,65808 Nov 18
Edward Braman
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares7,500
Max PriceUS$7.02
BuyUS$37,43408 Nov 18
John Rickel
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$7.49

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Max Fuller (66yo)

    Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 8.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.14m
  • John Stomps

    President & CEO of Total Transportation of Mississippi

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Lori Casteel

    VP & Corporate Controller

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • William Fuller (43yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 2.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.85m
  • Paul Bowman

    Senior Vice President of Sales - Dedicated Servies

    • Tenure: 7.5yrs
  • Eric Peterson (41yo)

    CFO & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 4yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.56m
  • Danna Bailey

    Vice President of Corporate Communications

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Leigh Battersby (54yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$697.08k
  • Jason Grear

    Chief Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Brian Baubach

    Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Max Fuller (66yo)

    Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 8.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.14m
  • Jon Beizer (53yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$85.01k
  • Dennis Nash (64yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$85.01k
  • John Rickel (57yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$88.76k
  • William Fuller (43yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 2.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.85m
  • Ned Braman (62yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$92.51k

Company Information

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
  • Ticker: USX
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1985
  • Industry: Trucking
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: US$233.021m
  • Shares outstanding: 48.95m
  • Website: https://www.usxpress.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
  • 4080 Jenkins Road
  • Chattanooga
  • Tennessee
  • 37421
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
USXNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDJun 2018
7S3DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURJun 2018

Biography

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. operates as an asset-based truckload carrier providing services primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Truckload and Brokerage. The Truckload segmen ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/15 00:39
End of Day Share Price2019/10/14 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.