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Landstar System Inc LSTR

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$181.94 +3.36 (1.88%)
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Landstar's Truck Brokerage Backdrop Still Bouncing Along the Bottom, but Execution Steady

Landstar System ranks among the largest third-party logistics providers in the highly fragmented $120 billion-plus domestic asset-light truck brokerage space. Since Landstar doesn't own tractors, only a fleet of trailers, it has much lower operating leverage than pure asset-based truckload carriers. Thus, it enjoys a variable cost structure with relatively low capital intensity that generates solid capital returns—34% on average over the past seven years. Moreover, as one of the largest providers, Landstar has built a vast network of shippers, asset-based truckload carriers, and independent sales agents that support a wide economic moat, in our view.

Price vs Fair Value

LSTR is trading at a 234% premium.
Price
$178.57
Fair Value
$182.00
Uncertainty
Medium
1-Star Price
$183.58
5-Star Price
$389.30
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Landstar has a history of excellent execution and healthy EPS growth throughout the freight cycle. We expect that to persist.

Bears

Because of excess truckload market capacity, spot rates will remain depressed into the first half of 2024.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$178.58
Day Range
$179.69182.37
52-Week Range
$161.39208.44
Bid/Ask
$181.85 / $182.01
Market Cap
$6.51 Bil
Volume/Avg
85,526 / 272,530

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
27.47
Price/Sales
1.27
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
0.74%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
0.74%
Total Yield
1.34%

Company Profile

Landstar System is an agent based asset-light third-party logistics provider focused on domestic truck brokerage (90% of revenue). Historically, around half of its truck transportation freight is hauled by leased owner-operators with the remainder hauled by third-party broker-carriers. To a smaller degree, it offers intermodal, global air and ocean forwarding, and warehousing services. Landstar also runs a small business that offers insurance programs to captive owner-operators. It has a long history of industry-leading execution and operating profitability.
Sector
Industrials
Industry
Integrated Freight & Logistics
Stock Style Box
Small Core
Total Number of Employees
1,468

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
LSTR
CHRW
KNX
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
27.4727.8644.61
Price/Book Value
6.277.071.13
Price/Sales
1.270.591.09
Price/Cash Flow
21.6322.557.76
Price/Earnings
LSTR
CHRW
KNX

Financial Strength

Metric
LSTR
CHRW
KNX
Quick Ratio
2.201.300.70
Current Ratio
2.221.370.93
Interest Coverage
18.501.73
Quick Ratio
LSTR
CHRW
KNX

Profitability

Metric
LSTR
CHRW
KNX
Return on Assets (Normalized)
12.87%6.56%1.48%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
23.49%25.22%2.55%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
20.36%10.70%2.89%
Return on Assets
LSTR
CHRW
KNX
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