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Will Rise in Crude Oil Benefit US Truckload Carriers in 2018?
The average US on-highway diesel prices in 3Q17 have risen 20% compared to the same quarter last year.
Werner Enterprises Beat Q3 Estimates, Stock Fell 2.9%
Werner Enterprises announced its third-quarter results on October 18 and beat analysts’ adjusted EPS estimate of $0.59 by 7.3%.
What Happened to Werner Enterprises’ Operating Margins in 4Q17?
Werner Enterprise earned an operating income of $45.1 million in 4Q17, a rise of 29% compared to its operating income of $35.0 million in 4Q16.
Did Werner Enterprises Surpass Analysts’ Estimates in 4Q17?
In 4Q17, Werner Enterprises (WERN) reported revenue of $567.4 million. The company beat Thomson Reuters–surveyed analysts’ consensus revenue estimate of $553.8 million by 2.4%.
Leverage Position of US Truckload Carriers after 3Q17
Ryder System (R) has a forward EBITDA of ~$1.8 billion against a total debt of ~$5.3 billion.
US Truckload Carriers: Accelerating into 2018
Trucks currently haul ~70% of all merchandise shipped in the United States. Volumes are expected to reach ~10.7 billion tons in 2017 with $719 billion in revenues.
Which US Truckload Carrier Holds First Place in Dividend Growth?
Among major truckload companies, in 1Q16, Werner Enterprises (WERN) declared the highest dividend growth, at $0.06 per share, which is a 20% YoY increase.
Understanding the Impact of Customer Losses on Swift Transportation’s Refrigerated Segment
The average operational truck count in Swift Transportation’s Refrigerated segment has dropped by 220 trucks, or by 11.8%, in 2Q16, as compared to 2Q15.