Universal Logistics is in the transportation and logistics industry and is part of the industrials sector. The company CEO is Jeff Rogers. Universal Logistics Inc is a provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions in United States, Mexico, Canada and Colombia. Its transportation services include dry van, flatbed, heavy haul, refrigerated, shuttle and switching operations.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The ULH shares had a previous change of 5.18% which opened at 19.39 and closed at 20.29. It moved to an intraday high of 20.53 and a low of 19.39.

SeekingAlpha:  Universal Logistics Holdings’ (ULH) CEO Jeff Rogers on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ULH shares returned 6.68% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -12.37%. Over three months, it changed -3.13%. In one year it has changed -19.76% and within that year its 52 week high was 37.68 and its 52 week low was 17.40. ULH stock is 16.64% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 24.43 and a 50 day moving average of 21.38. Right now, ULH stock is trading -16.94% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Universal Logistics Holdings’ (ULH) CEO Jeff Rogers on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $585.1m with 28.8m shares outstanding and a float of 15.0m shares. Trading volume was 70,645 shares and has experienced an average volume of 66,601 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.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Universal Logistics was 1.84 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.03. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 2.07 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 2.08).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 04-25-2019: 0.61
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-21-2019: 0.32
3rdQtr 2018Reported 10-25-2018: 0.53
2ndQtr 2018Reported 07-26-2018: 0.62
1stQtr 2018Reported 04-26-2018: 0.37

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 158.01, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 87.16%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Universal Logistics; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 18.80% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 48.60% of insider ownership and 41.30% of institutional ownership.

The beta was calculated to be 2.53.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 7.46%, profit margin is 3.93%, price-to-sales is 0.37 and price-to-book is 2.52.

Company Score Card:

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

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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