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JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) Has Attractive Fundamentals

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of JBHT, it is a financially-robust , dividend-paying company with a an impressive history of performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on J.B. Hunt Transport Services here.

Proven track record with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend

Over the past year, JBHT has grown its earnings by 88%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 38% return to shareholders, which is what investors like to see! JBHT is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that JBHT manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. JBHT seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.94x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NasdaqGS:JBHT Income Statement Export November 7th 18

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, JBHT is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 0.9%.

NasdaqGS:JBHT Historical Dividend Yield November 7th 18

Next Steps:

For J.B. Hunt Transport Services, there are three essential aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for JBHT’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for JBHT’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is JBHT worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether JBHT is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of JBHT? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.