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Open
$26.85
Previous Close
$26.86
Day High
$27.18
Day Low
$26.51
52 Week High
12/29/14 - $27.96
52 Week Low
02/20/14 - $19.73
Market Cap
2.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
376.9K
EPS TTM
$0.64
Shares Outstanding
87.8M
EX-Date
12/5/14
P/E TM
42.2x
Dividend
$0.08
Dividend Yield
0.29%
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heartland express inc (HTLD) Details

Heartland Express, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities in the United States and Canada. The company provides regional dry van truckload services through its regional terminals; and transports freight for shippers using owned and leased equipment, and independent contractor tractors, as well as temperature-controlled truckload, dedicated truckload, and freight brokerage services. It transports appliances, automotive parts, consumer products, paper products, packaged foodstuffs, and retail goods. The company primarily serves retailers and manufacturers. Heartland Express, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa.

5,220 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/3/14
Founded in 1978

heartland express inc (HTLD) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $300.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $262.4K
Executive Vice President of Operations & Mark...
Total Annual Compensation: $260.0K
Vice President, Secretary and Controller
Total Annual Compensation: $150.0K
Vice President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $133.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

heartland express inc (HTLD) Key Developments

Heartland Express, Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend, Payable on December 19, 2014

The Board of Directors of Heartland Express, Inc. announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend. The $0.02 per share dividend will be paid on December 19, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 9, 2014. A total of approximately $1.8 million will be paid on the company's 87.8 million shares of common stock. This is the company's forty-sixth consecutive quarterly cash dividend. With the payment of this dividend, the company will have paid a total of $450.5 million in cash dividends, including three special dividends since the dividend program was implemented in the third quarter of 2003.

Heartland Express Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014

Heartland Express Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total operating revenue of $217,092,000 compared to $130,645,000 a year ago. Operating income was $36,290,000 compared to $26,000,000 a year ago. Interest income was $21,000 compared to $126,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $36,214,000 compared to $26,126,000 a year ago. Net income was $22,737,000 or $0.26 per diluted share compared to $15,868,000 or $0.19 per diluted share a year ago. Operating income for the three-month period was positively impacted by a $6.8 million increase in gains on disposal of property and equipment and a 37.5% decrease in net fuel expense per mile. For the nine months, the company reported total operating revenue of $668,358,000 compared to $398,909,000 a year ago. Operating income was $97,621,000 compared to $85,582,000 a year ago. Interest income was $163,000 compared to $378,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $97,400,000 compared to $85,960,000 a year ago. Net income was $63,289,000 or $0.72 per diluted share compared to $54,740,000 or $0.64 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash flows from operations for the first nine months of 2014 continued to be strong at 19.3% of operating revenues or $129.0 million. The primary uses of cash during the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 were $54.0 million for the repayment of long-term debt obligations and net capital expenditures of $56.7 million related to tractor and trailer fleet upgrades. Operating revenues increased 67.5% primarily due to increased miles associated with the Gordon Trucking, Inc. acquisition on November 11, 2013. Operating income increased 14.1% for the nine month period and was positively impacted by a $2.9 million increase in gains on disposal of property and equipment and a 26.5% decrease in net fuel expense per mile. The Company currently anticipates net capital expenditures of approximately $65.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 to fund revenue equipment purchases for units delivered as of September 30, 2014 and additional units to be delivered in the fourth quarter. The Company currently anticipates a total of $122.0 million in net capital expenditures for the 2014 calendar year.

Heartland Express, Inc. Presents at Stephens Inc. Fall Investment Conference 2014, Nov-11-2014 08:00 AM

Heartland Express, Inc. Presents at Stephens Inc. Fall Investment Conference 2014, Nov-11-2014 08:00 AM. Venue: New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: John P. Cosaert, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Michael J. Gerdin, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

 

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