What Can We Learn From C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW)’s Valuation Ratios?

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) finished Friday with an addition of $0.9 to close at $99.70, an upside of 0.91 percent. An average of 989,360 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $5.07 in the past week, and it reached a new high 3 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 857,640 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 989,818.

CHRW stock has increased by 12.71% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $85.80 on 10/01/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 04/16/21, shares of the company touched a low of $84.67 and a high of $104.35 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 7 times so far this year and achieved 6.21% or $5.83 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -4.46% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

72 days have passed since C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) last reported insider trading activity. Short Michael John, who is President, Global Forwarding, most recently acquired $2,693 shares at $91.49 per share on Aug 12. In this transaction, the insider spent $246,381. Pres. of North America Trans., Pinkerton Mac S, disposed of 15,372 shares at a price of $100.00 on Jun 11. The insider now owns more than $1,537,200 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chief Technology Officer Neill Michael W went on to Sale 4,764 shares at $100.00 each on May 14. An amount of $476,400 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.80, which compares with the 18.35 for the broader industry and 29.83 for the sector. In the last five years, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 31.60 and 14.38. The stock’s beta is 0.72. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.68, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 6.97.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. pays a $2.04 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 2.05%. The company has a payout ratio of 42.20%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Oct. 1, and it was $0.51 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Thursday December 5 2019.Dividends have grown by 12.71% each year over the last three years.

The quick ratio of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 1.40, and the current ratio was 1.40, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.57 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.75 for the quarter ending June 29. C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 4.78%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 4.50%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.41 billion compared to revenue of $16.21 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.’s return on assets was 12.00%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 13.58 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. had $1.1 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $193.79 million in the quarter, while revenues of $173.31 million were grew 25.72%. The analyst consensus anticipated C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.33 per share, but it turned out to be $1.44, a 8.30% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $283.54 million. Shareholders own equity worth $131.71 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 88.17%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 12.37%.

As of today, CHRW’s price is $98.29 +5.36% or $5.07 from its 5-day moving average. CHRW is currently trading +12.64% higher than its 20-day SMA and +4.32% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +9.28% above the SMA50 and +3.68% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 88.45% and 83.97%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.92. With the 14-day stochastic at 93.50% and the average true range at 1.89, the RSI (14) stands at 79.64%. The stock has reached 3.13 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 5.38.

Analyst Ratings

Vertical Research upgraded C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Hold.


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