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FWRD - Forward Air Share Price

$95.37 3.1  3.4%

Last Trade - 13/05/21

Mid Cap
Market Cap £1.85bn
Enterprise Value £1.92bn
Revenue £943.9m
Position in Universe 1963rd / 6851
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52w High -5.51%
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Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
959.1 982.5 1,169 1,138 1,215 1,270 1,536 1,627 +5.8%
-9.1 -12.7 +50.9 +27.4 -4.3 -34.2 +90.8 +24.6
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the three months ended 31 March 2021, ForwardAir Corporation revenues increased 19% to $362.2M. Netincome applicable to common stockholders excludingextraordinary items increased 46% to $16.6M. Revenuesreflect Expedited Freight segment increase of 20% to$303.5M, Intermodal segment increase of 12% to $58.5M. Netincome benefited from Expedited Freight segment incomeincrease of 62% to $24.5M.
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Profile Summary

Forward Air Corporation is a freight and logistics company. The Company provides less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, intermodal and pool distribution services across the United States and in Canada. The Company's segments include Expedited LTL, Truckload Premium Services (TLS), Intermodal and Pool Distribution. Expedited LTL segment provides expedited regional, inter-regional and national LTL services. TLS segment is a provider of transportation management services, including, but not limited to, expedited truckload brokerage, fleet services, as well as security and temperature-controlled logistics services in the United States and Canada. Intermodal offers first- and last-mile transportation of freight both to and from seaports and railheads through fleet and third party transportation providers. Pool distribution involves managing high-frequency handling and distribution of time-sensitive product to numerous destinations in specific geographic regions.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim March 31st, 2021
Incorporated October 23, 1981
Public Since November 16, 1993
No. of Shareholders: 770
No. of Employees: 3,774
Sector Industrials
Industry Freight & Logistics Services
Index Nasdaq Composite , S&P 600 Small Cap , S&P Composite 1500 ,
Exchange NASDAQ Global Select Market
Shares in Issue 27,317,840
Free Float (0.0%)
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Upcoming Events for FWRD
Wednesday 19th May, 2021
Forward Air Corp Annual Shareholders Meeting
Wednesday 26th May, 2021
Dividend For FWRD.OQ - 0.2100 USD
Wednesday 28th July, 2021 Estimate
Q2 2021 Forward Air Corp Earnings Release
Wednesday 27th October, 2021 Estimate
Q3 2021 Forward Air Corp Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Forward Air
What is the Forward Air share price?

As of 13/05/21, shares in Forward Air are trading at $95.37, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.85bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Forward Air share price performed this year?

Shares in Forward Air are currently trading at $95.37 and the price has moved by 0.122k% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Forward Air price has moved by 56.15% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Forward Air?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Forward Air, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 3 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Forward Air is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Forward Air next release its financial results?

Forward Air is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2022-03-31
What is the Forward Air dividend yield?

The Forward Air dividend yield is 0.82% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Forward Air pay a dividend?

Last year, Forward Air paid a total dividend of 0.78, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 0.82%. Looking ahead, shares in Forward Air are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-05-26 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-06-14.

When does Forward Air next pay dividends?

Forward Air are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-05-26 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-06-14. The historic dividend yield on Forward Air shares is currently 0.82%.

How do I buy Forward Air shares?

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What is the market cap of Forward Air?

Shares in Forward Air are currently trading at $95.37, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.85bn.

Where are Forward Air shares listed? Where are Forward Air shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Forward Air:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NSQ
Ticker Symbol: FWRD
What kind of share is Forward Air?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Forward Air is currently classified as a High Flyer. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Forward Air share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Forward Air are currently priced at $95.37. At that level they are trading at 9.47% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Forward Air currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 3.608 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Forward Air share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Forward Air. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 17.95%. At the current price of $95.37, shares in Forward Air are trading at 28.55% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Forward Air PE Ratio?

The Forward Air PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 45.39. The shares are currently trading at $95.37.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Forward Air?

Forward Air's management team is headed by:

Chris Ruble - COO
Robert Campbell - IND
Michael Hance - SEC
Ronald Allen - IND
R. Craig Carlock - LED
Ana Amicarella - IND
Valerie Bonebrake - IND
Thomas Schmitt - CHM
Scott Schara - OTH
Rebecca Garbrick - CAO
Who are the major shareholders of Forward Air?

Here are the top five shareholders of Forward Air based on the size of their shareholding:

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 14.84% (4.05m shares)
The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 10.34% (2.83m shares)
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 6.69% (1.83m shares)
ArrowMark Colorado Holdings, LLC Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 6.51% (1.78m shares)
Ancora Advisors, L.L.C. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 6.42% (1.75m shares)
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