Momentum Stock Watch: Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN)

Company Profile:

Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, engages in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, Canada, China, and Australia. It operates through two segments, Truckload Transportation Services and Werner Logistics. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a fleet of 7,435 trucks, which included 6,805 company-operated, as well as 630 owned and operated by independent contractors; 24,500 company-owned trailers that comprised dry vans, flatbeds, temperature-controlled trailers, and other specialized trailers; and 45 intermodal drayage trucks. Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Recent News:

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, the company reported total revenues $567.37 million, compared to $518.83 million in Q4 2016. Net income came $141.13 million, or $1.94 per diluted share, compared to $21.81 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in Q4 2016.

For the full year FY17, Werner’s total revenues advanced 5% to $2.12 billion compared to $2.01 billion in FY16.


Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



WERN’s strengths can be seen in its better growth, better profitability and better solvency compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic Oscillator. The RSI(14) stands at 55.01 with positive bias. We rate Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) a STRONG BUY.

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