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How to buy Universal Logistics stock

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Universal Logistics Holdings Inc is a trucking business based in the US. Universal Logistics shares (ULH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Universal Logistics employs 8,004 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2 billion.

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Universal Logistics stock price (NASDAQ: ULH)

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Universal Logistics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-26.
Latest market close$31.93
52-week range$15.67 - $40.64
50-day moving average $34.30
200-day moving average $24.54
Wall St. target price$36.50
PE ratio 7.4493
Dividend yield $0.42 (1.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.23

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Universal Logistics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.93 from 2022-09-27

1 week (2022-09-19) -3.10%
1 month (2022-08-26) -15.03%
3 months (2022-06-28) 13.31%
6 months (2022-03-28) 52.27%
1 year (2021-09-28) 62.58%
2 years (2020-09-28) 53.07%
3 years (2019-09-27) 37.04%
5 years (2017-09-28) 58.46%

Is Universal Logistics stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Universal Logistics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Universal Logistics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Universal Logistics's P/E ratio

Universal Logistics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Universal Logistics shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Universal Logistics's PEG ratio

Universal Logistics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.88. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Universal Logistics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Universal Logistics's EBITDA

Universal Logistics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $238.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Universal Logistics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Universal Logistics financials

Revenue TTM $2 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.3%
Gross profit TTM $282.9 million
Return on assets TTM 8.96%
Return on equity TTM 34.88%
Profit margin 5.76%
Book value $13.97
Market capitalisation $828 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Universal Logistics share dividends

10%

Dividend payout ratio: 9.93% of net profits

Recently Universal Logistics has paid out, on average, around 9.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Universal Logistics shareholders could enjoy a 1.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Universal Logistics's case, that would currently equate to about $0.42 per share.

While Universal Logistics's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Universal Logistics is investing more in its future growth.

Universal Logistics's most recent dividend payout was on 2 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Universal Logistics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Universal Logistics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.668 up to $40.6427. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ULH.US volatility(beta: 1.17)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Universal Logistics's is 1.1746. This would suggest that Universal Logistics's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Universal Logistics overview

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. provides transportation and logistics solutions in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Colombia. It offers truckload services, which include dry van, flatbed, heavy-haul, and refrigerated operations; domestic and international freight forwarding, and customs brokerage services; and final mile and ground expedite services. The company transports various commodities comprising automotive parts, machinery, building materials, paper, food, consumer goods, furniture, steel, and other metals. It also provides value-added services for individual customer requirements, including material handling, consolidation, sequencing, sub-assembly, cross-dock, kitting, repacking, warehousing, and returnable container management; and intermodal support services comprising short-to-medium distance delivery of steamship and rail truck containers between the port or railhead, and the customer and drayage services. The company serves automotive, steel, oil and gas, alternative energy, and manufacturing industries, as well as other transportation companies who aggregate loads from various shippers. The company was formerly known as Universal Truckload Services, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Universal Logistics is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 72.957% of Universal Logistics shares are held by insiders and 24.643% by institutions.
How many people work for Universal Logistics?
Latest data suggests 8,004 work at Universal Logistics.
When does the fiscal year end for Universal Logistics?
Universal Logistics's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Universal Logistics based?
Universal Logistics's address is: 12755 East Nine Mile Road, Warren, MI, United States, 48089
What is Universal Logistics's ISIN number?
Universal Logistics's international securities identification number is: US91388P1057
What is Universal Logistics's CUSIP number?
Universal Logistics's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 91388P105

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