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How to buy Forward Air Corporation (FWRD) stocks in Canada

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Forward Air Corporation is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. Forward Air Corporation stocks (FWRD.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $91.91 – a decrease of 3.2% over the previous week. Forward Air Corporation employs 4,035 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.8 billion.

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Forward Air Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:FWRD)

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Forward Air Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-12.
Latest market close$94.33
52-week range$80.21 - $125.41
50-day moving average $96.76
200-day moving average $98.46
Wall St. target price$135.20
PE ratio 18.6134
Dividend yield $0.87 (0.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.03

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Forward Air Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $94.33 from 2022-05-16

1 week (2022-05-07) N/A
1 month (2022-04-14) 3.83%
3 months (2022-02-18) -5.45%
6 months (2021-11-18) -10.68%
1 year (2021-05-18) -0.52%
2 years (2020-05-18) 102.82%
3 years (2019-05-17) 57.22%
5 years (2017-05-18) 89.04%

Is Forward Air Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Forward Air Corporation's P/E ratio

Forward Air Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Forward Air Corporation shares trade at around 19x 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.

Forward Air Corporation's PEG ratio

Forward Air Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.01. 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 Forward Air Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Forward Air Corporation's EBITDA

Forward Air Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $232.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Forward Air Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Forward Air Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.97%
Gross profit TTM $404.9 million
Return on assets TTM 11.1%
Return on equity TTM 24.57%
Profit margin 7.77%
Book value $22.63
Market capitalisation $2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Forward Air Corporation share dividends

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 17.24% of net profits

Recently Forward Air Corporation has paid out, on average, around 17.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Forward Air Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Forward Air Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.87 per share.

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

Forward Air Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 13 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Forward Air Corporation's shares ever split?

Forward Air Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 3 April 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Forward Air Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Forward Air Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Forward Air Corporation's share price.

Forward Air Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Forward Air Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $80.2059 up to $125.4107. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FWRD.US volatility(beta: 1.23)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 Forward Air Corporation's is 1.2265. This would suggest that Forward Air Corporation'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).

Forward Air Corporation overview

Forward Air Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an asset-light freight and logistics company in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Expedited Freight and Intermodal. The Expedited Freight segment provides expedited regional, inter-regional, and national less-than-truckload services; local pick-up and delivery services; and other services, which include final mile, truckload, shipment consolidation and deconsolidation, warehousing, customs brokerage, and other handling. This segment also offers expedited truckload brokerage, dedicated fleet, and high security and temperature-controlled logistics services. The Intermodal segment provides intermodal container drayage services; and contract, and container freight station warehouse and handling services. It serves freight forwarders, third-party logistics companies, integrated air cargo carriers and passenger, passenger and cargo airlines, steamship lines, and retailers. Forward Air Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Greeneville, Tennessee.

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