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This weekly report presents the most recent views we are hearing from industry insiders and summarizes the research of Wolfe Trahan. Included are (1) key takeaways, selected shipper comments; (2) notices of upcoming industry events; (3) key takeaways from some of our notes from the past week; (4) recent stock performance for our transport universe; (5) updated comparison tables for the airfreight & logistics group, railroads, and trucking; and (6) fuel trends for West Texas Crude Oil, On-highway diesel, Rail diesel, and Jet fuel.
Form 4s filed this week showed six of UAL’s top executives just bought over $2M of UAL stock, including $1M by CEO/President Jeff Smisek. This follows a 24% decline in shares of UAL since mid-July, the second biggest decline among major, publicly traded U.S. airlines over that time. In this note we discuss historical insider purchases and what this means for the stocks. We also provide an update on AMR’s evolving labor situation.
Total Week 32 rail vols increased just 0.7% y/y, decelerated from +3.5% and +1.9% the past 2 weeks and the slowest y/y growth in the past 10 weeks as the rails had been benefiting from easy comps due to heavy flooding in the Midwest a year ago. Vols also fell 1% w/w, led by a sharp drop at CNI.
After materially outperforming other transports and the broader market over most of the past 20 years, high-quality forwarders CHRW (-19%) and EXPD (-6%) have materially underperformed YTD and in C11 into slowing net rev. and EPS growth and material multiple contraction from around 25x-30x forward P/E to around 20x currently. In today’s note, we examine 3 scenarios for CHRW and EXPD to begin delivering better returns for shareholders including (1) a large special dividend, (2) increased leverage for more aggressive share buybacks, and (3) raising ongoing dividends to a 5% yield, which would rank in the top 4% of the S&P 500.
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