Heartland Express: Heart Of Fundamental Stability But Limited Price Upside

Dec. 26, 2022 6:56 AM ETHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD)


  • Heartland Express, Inc. maintains stable performance amidst market volatility.
  • The company outperforms the market with its above-peer-average revenue growth and margins.
  • The solid balance sheet shows an adequate capacity to sustain a larger operating capacity.
  • Dividend payments stay consistent and well-covered, but yields are unexciting.
  • The stock price has shown a slight downtrend in the last month.

Container truck along a scenic road through the Canadian Rockies


The dry van truckload industry sees massive challenges amidst economic disruptions. But Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) does not disappoint the market. It maintains a sound and better-than-expected performance. We can see it in the steady revenue growth and stable

Operating Revenue

Operating Revenue (MarketWatch)

Market Share

Market Share (MarketWatch)

Revenue Growth

Revenue Growth (MarketWatch)

Operating Margin

Operating Margin (3Q Financial Report)

Median Fuel Prices

Median Fuel Prices (ST. LOUIS FED)

Cash And Equivalents And Borrowings

Cash And Equivalents And Borrowings (MarketWatch)

Operating Cash Flow And CapEx

Operating Cash Flow And CapEx (MarketWatch)

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