H&E Equipment Services trades as part of the industrials sector and consulting and outsourcing industry. The company CEO is Bradley W. Barber. H&E Equipment Services Inc is an integrated equipment services company. It rents, sells and provides parts and service support for hi-lift or aerial work platform equipment, cranes, earthmoving equipment, and industrial lift trucks categories.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The HEES shares had a previous change of 6.70% which opened at 24.60 and closed at 25.81. It moved to an intraday high of 25.96 and a low of 24.58.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, HEES shares returned 1.41% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -12.32%. Over three months, it changed -9.21%. In one year it has changed -24.58% and within that year its 52 week high was 40.20 and its 52 week low was 18.12. HEES stock is 42.44% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 27.02 and a 50 day moving average of 27.38. Right now, HEES stock is trading -4.47% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The company has a market cap of $923.4m with 35.8m shares outstanding and a float of 31.8m shares. Trading volume was 220,626 shares and has experienced an average volume of 273,835 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for H&E Equipment Services was 2.12 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.17. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.22. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 2.13 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 2.27).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1st Qtr 2019 Reported 04-25-2019: 0.40
4th Qtr 2018 Reported 02-21-2019: 0.70
3rd Qtr 2018 Reported 10-25-2018: 0.59
2nd Qtr 2018 Reported 07-26-2018: 0.58
1st Qtr 2018 Reported 04-26-2018: 0.26

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 53.61, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 51.86%.

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of H&E Equipment Services; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 20.90% over the last twelve months.

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The beta was calculated to be 2.82.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 4.80%, profit margin is 6.64%, price-to-sales is 0.70 and price-to-book is 3.30.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 4  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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