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Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Heartland Express Inc is a short-to-medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities. The company provides transportation service to shippers, using late-model equipment and a combined fleet of company-owned and owner-operator tractors. Heartland Express Inc has a market cap of $1.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.95 with a P/E ratio of 23.83 and P/S ratio of 2.77. The dividend yield of Heartland Express Inc stocks is 0.38%. Heartland Express Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 3.10% over the past ten years.


For the last quarter Heartland Express Inc reported a revenue of $147.0 million, compared with the revenue of $165.7 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $610.8 million, an increase of 0.6% from last year. For the last five years Heartland Express Inc had an average revenue decline of 2.9% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was 88 cents for the year, a decline of 2.2% from the previous year. Over the last five years Heartland Express Inc had an average EPS decline of 0.3% a year. The Heartland Express Inc had a decent operating margin of 10.61%, compared with the operating margin of 6.07% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Heartland Express Inc is 13.83%. The profitability rank of the company is 8 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Heartland Express Inc has the cash and cash equivalents of $161.4 million, compared with $75.4 million in the previous year. The company had no long term debt. Heartland Express Inc has a financial strength rank of 9 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $20.95, Heartland Express Inc is traded at close to its historical median P/S valuation band of $19.09. The P/S ratio of the stock is 2.77, while the historical median P/S ratio is 2.51. The stock gained 5.89% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of HTLD, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.