Long term Growth Analysis of Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE:KNX)


Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Knight Transportation, Inc. (KNX) reported sales (ttm) of 1.12 Billion, whereas, 11 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 285.93 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 300.29 million and lower end at 274.3 million while the year ago reported sale was 324.66 million.

11 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Apr 26, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 294.64 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 306.79 million and 277.3 million respectively.

Knight Transportation, Inc. (KNX) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Apr 26 AMC at 0.29, whereas, 15 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.26. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.31 and lower end at 0.24 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.38.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.28 reported by 15 number of analyst for the quarter ending Apr 26, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.28 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.31 and 0.23 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.4. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 3 analysts is at 10.79%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 15 and 7.06.

Valuation Ratios of Knight Transportation, Inc. (KNX) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Knight Transportation, Inc. (KNX). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Knight Transportation, Inc. (KNX) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 28.17 while the company’s industry has 24.68 P/E and the sector P/E is 27.54. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 28.6 and low P/E is 17.12, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 26.63 and 47.33 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 12.72 for the industry and 12.61 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, KNX has Beta of 0.72 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 0.76 and 0.92 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of KNX stands at 2.34 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 3.32. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 12.37, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 16.23 and 17.3 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Knight Transportation, Inc. (KNX) stands at 5.24 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 6.88 and 7.73 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 9.45 and -2.21.

Knight Transportation, Inc. (KNX) Trading Statistics:

The company surged 2.92% and closed its last trading session at $32.55. The market capitalization of the company is at $2.69 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $38.73 on 12/08/16 and 52-week Low of $24.30 on 05/19/16. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 2.73% and Monthly Volatility of 3.16%. The Beta for the company stands at 0.74 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 1.17.