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Can You Imagine How U.S. Xpress Enterprises' (NYSE:USX) Shareholders Feel About The 34% Share Price Increase?

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U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:USX) shareholders have seen the share price descend 15% over the month. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last year have been pleasing. After all, the share price is up a market-beating 34% in that time.

Check out our latest analysis for U.S. Xpress Enterprises

We don't think that U.S. Xpress Enterprises' modest trailing twelve month profit has the market's full attention at the moment. We think revenue is probably a better guide. As a general rule, we think this kind of company is more comparable to loss-making stocks, since the actual profit is so low. It would be hard to believe in a more profitable future without growing revenues.

Over the last twelve months, U.S. Xpress Enterprises' revenue grew by 0.5%. That's not a very high growth rate considering it doesn't make profits. In keeping with the revenue growth, the share price gained 34% in that time. While not a huge gain tht seems pretty reasonable. It could be worth keeping an eye on this one, especially if growth accelerates.

You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

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It's good to see that there was some significant insider buying in the last three months. That's a positive. On the other hand, we think the revenue and earnings trends are much more meaningful measures of the business. So it makes a lot of sense to check out what analysts think U.S. Xpress Enterprises will earn in the future (free profit forecasts).

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that U.S. Xpress Enterprises shareholders have gained 34% over the last year. Unfortunately the share price is down 10% over the last quarter. Shorter term share price moves often don't signify much about the business itself. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand U.S. Xpress Enterprises better, we need to consider many other factors. Case in point: We've spotted 4 warning signs for U.S. Xpress Enterprises you should be aware of, and 1 of them makes us a bit uncomfortable.

If you like to buy stocks alongside management, then you might just love this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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