Marten Transport Company Profile (NASDAQ:MRTN)

About Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)

Marten Transport logoMarten Transport, Ltd. is a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier. The Company focuses on transporting and distributing food and other consumer-packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. The Company operates through four segments: Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal and Brokerage. It operates throughout the United States and in parts of Canada and Mexico. The Company's medium-to-long-haul traffic lanes are between the Midwest and the West Coast, Southwest, Southeast, and the East Coast, as well as from California to the Pacific Northwest. It provides regional truckload carrier services in the Southeast, West Coast, Midwest, South Central and Northeast regions. It also offers loading and unloading activities, equipment detention and other ancillary services. The Company's Truckload segment provides a combination of regional short-haul and medium-to-long-haul full-load transportation services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Freight Trucking
  • Sub-Industry: Trucking
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:MRTN
  • CUSIP: 57307510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.03029 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 54,512,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $16.93
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.57
  • 52 Week Range: $11.22 - $19.05
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.39
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.25
  • P/E Growth: 2.98
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $687.8 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.50
  • Book Value: $8.34 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.27
  • Annual Dividend: $0.10
  • Dividend Yield: 0.5%
  • EBIDTA: $133.29 million
  • Net Margins: 4.96%
  • Return on Equity: 7.72%
  • Return on Assets: 5.18%
  • Current Ratio: 1.48%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.48%
  • Average Volume: 152,009 shs.
  • Beta: 1.27
  • Short Ratio: 4.39

Frequently Asked Questions for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)

What is Marten Transport's stock symbol?

Marten Transport trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MRTN."

How often does Marten Transport pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Marten Transport?

Marten Transport announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.025 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This is an increase from Marten Transport's previous quarterly dividend of $0.02. View Marten Transport's Dividend History.

When did Marten Transport's stock split? How did Marten Transport's stock split work?

Marten Transport's stock split before market open on Monday, July 10th 2017. The 5-3 split was announced on Thursday, June 15th 2017. The newly issued shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, July 7th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Marten Transport stock prior to the split would have 167 shares after the split.

How were Marten Transport's earnings last quarter?

Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 20th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.02. The company earned $171.51 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $176.08 million. Marten Transport had a net margin of 4.96% and a return on equity of 7.72%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.26 EPS. View Marten Transport's Earnings History.

When will Marten Transport make its next earnings announcement?

Marten Transport is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 18th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Marten Transport.

Where is Marten Transport's stock going? Where will Marten Transport's stock price be in 2017?

2 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Marten Transport's shares. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect Marten Transport's share price to reach $15.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Marten Transport.

Who are some of Marten Transport's key competitors?

Who are Marten Transport's key executives?

Marten Transport's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Randolph L. Marten, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Timothy M. Kohl, President
  • James J. Hinnendael, Chief Financial Officer
  • Timothy P. Nash, Executive Vice President- Sales and Marketing
  • John H Turner, Senior Vice President - Sales
  • Thomas J. Winkel, Lead Independent Director
  • Jerry M. Bauer, Independent Director
  • Ronald Richard Booth, Independent Director
  • Robert L. Demorest, Independent Director
  • Larry B. Hagness, Independent Director

Who owns Marten Transport stock?

Marten Transport's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.13%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.31%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.26%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.80%), Granite Investment Partners LLC (1.46%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.17%). Company insiders that own Marten Transport stock include James J Hinnendael, John H Turner, Randolph L Marten, Thomas J Winkel and Timothy P Nash. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Marten Transport.

Who sold Marten Transport stock? Who is selling Marten Transport stock?

Marten Transport's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, Hodges Capital Management Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., LSV Asset Management, Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and US Bancorp DE. Company insiders that have sold Marten Transport stock in the last year include John H Turner, Randolph L Marten and Thomas J Winkel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Marten Transport.

Who bought Marten Transport stock? Who is buying Marten Transport stock?

Marten Transport's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Granite Investment Partners LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., FMR LLC, Pier Capital LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC and WINTON GROUP Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Marten Transport.

How do I buy Marten Transport stock?

Shares of Marten Transport can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Marten Transport's stock price today?

One share of Marten Transport stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.90.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Marten Transport (NASDAQ MRTN)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  98 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  172 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  270
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $15.00 (20.63% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/23/2017Stifel NicolausSet Price TargetHold$15.00LowView Rating Details
12/16/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016Avondale PartnersDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$13.20N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Earnings by Quarter for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Marten Transport (NASDAQ MRTN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/18/2017$0.15N/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2017Q2 2017$0.15$0.17$176.08 million$171.51 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2017Q1 2017$0.13$0.15$168.87 million$173.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q4 2016$0.15$0.15$168.37 million$172.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q3$0.14$0.16$166.10 million$170.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2016Q216$0.15$0.16$168.17 million$166.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q1$0.14$0.15$168.70 million$151.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q4$0.16$0.16$176.20 million$168.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2015Q315$0.15$0.15$167.10 million$154.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/14/2015Q2$0.18$0.15$168.00 million$163.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/14/2015Q115$0.13$0.14$160.30 million$161.29 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2015Q414$0.15$0.16$176.47 million$173.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2014$0.15$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/14/2014Q314$0.15$0.14$175.78 million$171.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/15/2014Q214$0.16$0.14$172.10 million$168.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/15/2014Q1 14$0.10$0.10$162.06 million$159.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2014Q4$0.14$0.13$168.74 million$166.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/15/2013Q313$0.14$0.14$168.47 million$167.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/16/2013Q2 2013$0.14$0.14$167.31 million$161.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/16/2013Q1 2013$0.16$0.19$161.38 million$164.47 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q4 2012$0.18$0.21$165.36 million$166.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2012$0.19$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2012$0.20$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2012$0.14$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$0.17$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2011$0.19$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2011$0.17$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2011$0.11$0.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.88
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.73
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.20$0.23$0.22
Q2 20172$0.24$0.26$0.25
Q3 20172$0.16$0.25$0.21
Q4 20172$0.16$0.26$0.21
Q1 20181$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q2 20181$0.18$0.18$0.18
Q3 20181$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q4 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Next Dividend:9/29/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.10
Dividend Yield:0.53%
Payout Ratio:15.97% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
15.87% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
13.89% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)

Dividend History by Quarter for Marten Transport (NASDAQ MRTN)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 23.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 42.36%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/6/2017John H. TurnerInsiderSell4,000$25.59$102,360.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2017Randolph L. MartenChairmanSell50,000$25.51$1,275,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2017Thomas J WinkelDirectorSell2,750$24.35$66,962.50View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017John H. TurnerInsiderSell1,000$24.37$24,370.00View SEC Filing  
11/30/2016John H. TurnerInsiderSell1,250$25.00$31,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2016John H. TurnerInsiderSell6,000$23.50$141,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016John H. TurnerInsiderSell3,825$22.00$84,150.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016John H. TurnerInsiderSell1,275$22.00$28,050.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Randolph L. MartenChairmanSell100,000$21.76$2,176,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016John H TurnerVPSell2,400$19.40$46,560.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Randolph L MartenCEOSell40,000$19.27$770,800.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2016Randolph L MartenCEOSell60,000$19.21$1,152,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Thomas J WinkelDirectorSell3,250$17.96$58,370.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Randolph L. MartenCEOSell36,000$17.58$632,880.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016James J. HinnendaelCFOSell18,000$17.70$318,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016Timothy P. NashVPSell22,500$17.61$396,225.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015James J. HinnendaelCFOSell69,000$17.91$1,235,790.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Timothy M KohlPresidentSell26,839$23.14$621,054.46View SEC Filing  
4/24/2015Timothy M KohlPresidentSell1,940$24.01$46,579.40View SEC Filing  
4/22/2015Timothy M KohlPresidentSell35,721$24.29$867,663.09View SEC Filing  
4/21/2015John H TurnerSVPSell2,644$24.50$64,778.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2015James J HinnendaelCFOSell10,750$23.80$255,850.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2015Larry B HagnessDirectorSell5,000$24.00$120,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Timothy M KohlPresidentBuy7,300$22.42$163,666.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Timothy P NashVPSell7,000$21.00$147,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2014Timothy M KohlPresidentBuy1,200$20.86$25,032.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014G Larry OwensDirectorSell22,850$24.65$563,252.50View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014John H TurnerVPSell1,211$25.00$30,275.00View SEC Filing  
11/29/2013Randolph MartenCEOSell25,000$19.45$486,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/27/2013Timothy NashVPSell10,000$19.50$195,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2013Randolph MartenCEOSell100,000$18.31$1,831,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2013Randolph L MartenCEOSell47,586$17.03$810,389.58View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Randolph MartenCEOSell2,414$18.36$44,321.04View SEC Filing  
8/22/2013John TurnerVPSell6,200$18.34$113,708.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Randolph L MartenCEOSell53,215$17.08$908,912.20View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Larry B HagnessDirectorSell11,250$24.05$270,562.50View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Larry B HagnessDirectorSell7,500$23.00$172,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012Jerry M BauerDirectorBuy7,500$17.80$133,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Latest Headlines for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
DateHeadline logoZacks: Analysts Expect Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $174.63 Million - September 24 at 1:48 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - September 23 at 7:14 PM logoContrasting FRP Holdings (FRPH) & Marten Transport (MRTN) - September 21 at 4:28 AM logoETFs with exposure to Marten Transport Ltd. : September 19, 2017 - September 20 at 6:34 AM logoMarten Transport Ltd. :MRTN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 18, 2017 - September 18 at 11:26 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - September 10 at 11:22 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - September 10 at 1:30 PM logo$174.63 Million in Sales Expected for Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) This Quarter - September 6 at 1:04 PM logoMarten Transport Ltd. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MRTN) : September 2, 2017 - September 2 at 6:26 AM logoMarten Transport Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MRTN-US : August 29, 2017 - August 30 at 6:48 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Lowered to "Sell" at BidaskClub - August 25 at 7:10 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Given a $15.00 Price Target at Stifel Nicolaus - August 24 at 1:18 PM logoHeartland Express (HTLD) and Marten Transport (MRTN) Head to Head Comparison - August 22 at 2:10 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - August 20 at 9:56 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - August 19 at 10:30 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub - August 16 at 10:20 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) to Issue Dividend Increase - $0.03 Per Share - August 16 at 5:32 PM logo Analysts Expect Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) to Post $0.16 Earnings Per Share - August 16 at 2:14 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Short Interest Down 26.4% in July - August 14 at 3:04 AM logoContrasting Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) and P.A.M. Transportation Services (PTSI) - August 13 at 4:18 PM logoAnalyzing Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) and Heartland Express (HTLD) - August 13 at 2:26 AM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $174.63 Million - July 31 at 8:19 AM logoMarten Transport Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRTN-US : July 28, 2017 - July 29 at 4:46 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. to Post FY2017 Earnings of $0.65 Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts (MRTN) - July 24 at 8:19 AM logoSeaport Global Securities Comments on Marten Transport, Ltd.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (NASDAQ:MRTN) - July 24 at 7:28 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS - July 21 at 10:22 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Set to Announce Earnings on Monday - July 13 at 8:35 PM logoMarten Transport Ltd. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MRTN) : July 12, 2017 - July 13 at 6:57 AM logoReviewing Marten Transport (MRTN) and Werner Enterprises (WERN) - July 12 at 8:16 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 11 at 12:40 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $176.30 Million - July 7 at 2:42 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.25 Per Share - July 5 at 7:44 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Shares Scheduled to Split on Monday, July 10th - June 24 at 8:36 AM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Celadon Group (CGI) & Marten Transport (MRTN) - June 21 at 7:34 AM logoMarten Transport Ltd. : MRTN-US: Dividend Analysis : June 16th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : June 16, 2017 - June 16 at 7:35 PM logoMarten Transport Announces Five-For-Three Stock Split - June 16 at 7:52 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $176.30 Million - June 11 at 10:26 AM logo$0.25 Earnings Per Share Expected for Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) This Quarter - June 9 at 8:04 AM logoInsider Selling: Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Chairman Sells 50,000 Shares of Stock - June 7 at 7:28 PM logoInsider Selling: Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Insider Sells 4,000 Shares of Stock - June 6 at 8:17 PM logoMarten Transport Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRTN-US : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 10:02 AM logoETFs with exposure to Marten Transport Ltd. : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 7:07 PM logoMarten Transport Ltd. :MRTN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 18, 2017 - May 19 at 11:17 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $176.3 Million - May 14 at 8:46 AM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Will Announce Earnings of $0.25 Per Share - May 13 at 12:04 AM logoWynne pushes Ring of Fire chiefs for decision on regional road - May 12 at 12:11 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.03 - May 11 at 7:14 PM logoMarten Transport (MRTN) Earns News Impact Rating of -0.12 - April 29 at 8:22 AM logoMarten Transport (MRTN) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 27 at 12:04 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $176.5 Million - April 26 at 1:59 PM



Marten Transport (MRTN) Chart for Monday, September, 25, 2017

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