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WAB’s stock jumped 7% after guiding to 1Q EPS 18% above prior Cons. and raising full-year C12 guidance 10% above prior Cons. WAB expects 1Q EPS of $1.20 (up 41% y/y) vs. prior Cons. of $1.02 and our prior $1.04 estimate. WAB also raised its full-year 2012 EPS guidance to $4.80 (up 27% y/y) from $4.30 previously, compared with prior Cons. of $4.37 and our prior $4.35. WAB continues to execute extremely well, and our estimates and rating continue to prove too conservative. Looking ahead, strong Freight trends feel sustainable in the near term and WAB’s Transit segment remains stable. However, we expect Congress will eventually extend the deadline to install PTC, and this could pressure WAB’s valuation and strong EPS momentum. After strong stock outperformance the past 2 years, we remain on the sidelines awaiting a better entry point. Longer term, WAB remains uniquely positioned to benefit from secular growth in global freight and passenger rail demand.
JBHT 1Q Earnings: More of the Same – Strong Growth Continues – Raising Estimates and Target Price Yet Again
JBHT reported 1Q EPS $0.05 above Cons. and $0.06 above our estimate. Intermodal vols continued to grow strongly against difficult comps, while Dedicated showed solid margin improvement into higher gains on sale and easy comps. Rev., EBIT and EPS grew 17%, 30% and 40% y/y, mostly accelerated from last qtr. Intermodal and Dedicated both beat our model by $0.03 while Truck was $0.01 worse and Brokerage (ICS) was $0.01 better. We believe JBHT is the best way to play secular intermodal growth tailwinds. Into improving returns, strong free cash flow and continued solid double-digit top and bottom line growth, we expect gradual multiple expansion for JBHT and we are raising our target price to $67.
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