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How to buy Old Dominion Freight Line stock (ODFL)

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Old Dominion Freight Line is a trucking business based in the US. Old Dominion Freight Line shares (ODFL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Old Dominion Freight Line employs 22,891 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.9 billion.

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Old Dominion Freight Line stock price (NASDAQ: ODFL)

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Old Dominion Freight Line shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-11.
Latest market close$198.68
52-week range$165.49 - $227.46
50-day moving average $177.49
200-day moving average $197.83
Wall St. target price$196.96
PE ratio 32.8803
Dividend yield $0.86 (0.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.68

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Old Dominion Freight Line price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $198.68 from 2024-07-17

1 week (2024-07-11) 6.38%
1 month (2024-06-18) 14.65%
3 months (2024-04-18) -4.40%
6 months (2024-01-18) -48.04%
1 year (2023-07-18) -49.60%
2 years (2022-07-18) -24.02%
3 years (2021-07-16) 253.94
5 years (2019-07-18) 95.28%

Is Old Dominion Freight Line stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Old Dominion Freight Line's P/E ratio

Old Dominion Freight Line's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Old Dominion Freight Line shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

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

Old Dominion Freight Line's PEG ratio

Old Dominion Freight Line's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8397. 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 Old Dominion Freight Line's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Old Dominion Freight Line's EBITDA

Old Dominion Freight Line's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Old Dominion Freight Line's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Old Dominion Freight Line financials

Revenue TTM $5.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 26.47%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 19.37%
Return on equity TTM 30.6%
Profit margin 21.19%
Book value $20.23
Market Capitalization $40.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Old Dominion Freight Line share dividends

9%

Dividend payout ratio: 9.18% of net profits

Recently Old Dominion Freight Line has paid out, on average, around 9.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Old Dominion Freight Line shareholders could enjoy a 0.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Old Dominion Freight Line's case, that would currently equate to about $0.86 per share.

While Old Dominion Freight Line's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Old Dominion Freight Line is investing more in its future growth.

Old Dominion Freight Line's most recent dividend payout was on 18 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 June 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Old Dominion Freight Line's shares ever split?

Old Dominion Freight Line's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 March 2024. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Old Dominion Freight Line shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Old Dominion Freight Line shares which in turn could have impacted Old Dominion Freight Line's share price.

Old Dominion Freight Line share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Old Dominion Freight Line's shares have ranged in value from as little as $165.49 up to $227.4559. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ODFL.US volatility(beta: 1)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 Old Dominion Freight Line's is 1.003. This would suggest that Old Dominion Freight Line'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).

Old Dominion Freight Line overview

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. operates as a less-than-truckload motor carrier in the United States and North America. The company offers regional, inter-regional, and national less-than-truckload services, as well as expedited transportation. It also provides various value-added services, including container drayage, truckload brokerage, and supply chain consulting. As of December 31, 2023, it owned and operated 10,791 tractors, 31,233 linehaul trailers, and 15,181 pickup and delivery trailers; 46 fleet maintenance centers; and 257 service centers. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions

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What percentage of Old Dominion Freight Line is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 9.965% of Old Dominion Freight Line shares are held by insiders and 75.831% by institutions.
How many people work for Old Dominion Freight Line?
Latest data suggests 22,891 work at Old Dominion Freight Line.
When does the fiscal year end for Old Dominion Freight Line?
Old Dominion Freight Line's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Old Dominion Freight Line based?
Old Dominion Freight Line's address is: 500 Old Dominion Way, Thomasville, NC, United States, 27360
What is Old Dominion Freight Line's ISIN number?
Old Dominion Freight Line's international securities identification number is: US6795801009
What is Old Dominion Freight Line's CUSIP number?
Old Dominion Freight Line's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 679580100

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