Hub Group Earnings: What Investors Should Watch
Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 18th. Hub Group, Inc. is a full-service transportation provider, offering intermodal, truck brokerage, and logistics services. The Company arranges for the movement of its customers’ freight in containers and trailers over long distances. Hub Group operates through a nationwide network of hubs, located near significant concentrations of shipping customers and railheads.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Hub Group Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.49 per share on revenues of $827.03 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.01.
Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.57 to a profit $0.56. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.05, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Hub Group has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||1,861||1,511||1,834||2,752||3,124|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.58||0.91||1.16||1.57||1.83|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012||Mar. 31, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||778.31||804.89||801.02||768.98|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.46||0.50||0.51||0.42|
Hub Group has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)