Swift Transportation Co.: Strong price momentum but will it sustain?

Swift Transportation Co. relative valuation is NEUTRAL and it has a fundamental analysis score of 53.

Our analysis is based on comparing Swift Transportation Co. with the following peers – USA Truck, Inc., Celadon Group, Inc., Heartland Express, Inc., P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. Class A, Knight Transportation, Inc., Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc., Werner Enterprises, Inc. and Marten Transport, Ltd. (USAK-US, CGI-US, HTLD-US, PTSI-US, JBHT-US, CVTI-US, KNX-US, ULH-US, WERN-US and MRTN-US).

Swift Transportation Co. has shown good performance overall, both over the last one year (at 43.34%) as well as over the last month (at 18.46%). Share price performance over the last month, though has been lower than that over the last year. But Swift Transportation Co.’s stock has done better than its overall peer group whose performance was -2.74% over the last month.

Company Snapshot

  • Considering peers, relative outperformance over the last year and the last month suggest a leading position.
  • It currently trades at a Price/Book ratio of (3.07).
  • We classify SWFT-US as Harvesting because of the market’s relatively low growth expectations despite its relatively high returns.
  • SWFT-US‘s median net profit margins and relatively high asset efficiency give it some operating leverage.
  • Compared with its chosen peers, changes in the company’s annual earnings are better than the changes in its revenue, implying better than median cost control and/or some economies of scale.
  • SWFT-US‘s return on assets currently and over the past five years is around the peer median and suggest that it does not have any particular operational advantages versus peers.
  • The company’s relatively high gross margin suggests some differentiation with pricing advantages versus peers.
  • SWFT-US‘s revenues have grown more slowly than the peer median over the last few years, which combined with the stock price’s relatively low P/E ratio suggests substandard growth expectations relative to peers.
  • The company’s capital investment program suggests it is under-investing in a business that is producing peer median returns.
  • SWFT-US has additional debt capacity.
  • Our analysis rates Swift Transportation Co. as NEUTRAL relative to its peers.

Share Price Performance

Considering peers, relative outperformance over the last year and the last month suggest a leading position.

SWFT-US‘s share price performance of 43.34% over the last 12 months is above peer median of 1.68%. The 30-day trend in its share price performance of 18.46% is also above the peer median of -2.74% suggesting that this company is a leading performer relative to its peers.

Share Price Performance

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Relative Valuation

Relative Valuation
Fundamental Score

Swift Transportation Co. is currently neutrally valued, as its previous close of USD 24.77 lies within the CapitalCube estimate range of USD 23.25 to USD 28.38. Over the last 52 week period, Swift Transportation Co. has fluctuated between USD 14.31 and USD 27.18.

Valuation & Peer Metrics

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Company Profile

Swift Transportation Co. engages in the provision of transportation solutions. It operates through the following segments: Truckload, Dedicated, Central Refrigerated, and Intermodal. The Truckload segment consists of one-way movements over irregular routes throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The Dedicated segment offers tailored solutions under long-term contracts. The Central Refrigerated segment consists of shipments for customers that require temperature-controlled trailers. The Intermodal segment includes revenues generated by moving freight over the rail in the company’s containers and other trailing equipment, and revenues for drayage to transport loads between the railheads and customer locations. The company was founded by Jerry C. Moyes in 1966 and is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ.

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