Marten Transport, Ltd Company Profile (NASDAQ:MRTN)

About Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)

Marten Transport, Ltd 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: Trucking
  • Sub-Industry: Trucking
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:MRTN
  • CUSIP: 57307510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $810.64 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 32,687,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $23.90
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $23.77
  • 52 Week Range: $18.56 - $27.05
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.31
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.84
  • P/E Growth: 2.42
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $682.37 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.19
  • Book Value: $13.63 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.82
  • Annual Dividend: $0.10
  • Dividend Yield: 0.4%
  • EBIDTA: $130.73 million
  • Net Margins: 4.99%
  • Return on Equity: 7.89%
  • Return on Assets: 5.27%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.02%
  • Current Ratio: 1.54%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.42%
  • Average Volume: 120,987 shs.
  • Beta: 1.15
  • Short Ratio: 3.39

Frequently Asked Questions for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)

What is Marten Transport, Ltd's stock symbol?

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

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

Marten Transport, Ltd declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 16th will be given a dividend of $0.025 per share on Friday, June 30th. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 14th. View Marten Transport, Ltd's Dividend History.

How were Marten Transport, Ltd's earnings last quarter?

Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 20th. The company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $173.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $168.87 million. Marten Transport, Ltd had a net margin of 4.99% and a return on equity of 7.89%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.25 EPS. View Marten Transport, Ltd's Earnings History.

When will Marten Transport, Ltd make its next earnings announcement?

Marten Transport, Ltd is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 17th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Marten Transport, Ltd.

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

3 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Marten Transport, Ltd's shares. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $25.00. On average, they anticipate Marten Transport, Ltd's stock price to reach $23.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Marten Transport, Ltd.

Who are some of Marten Transport, Ltd's key competitors?

Who owns Marten Transport, Ltd stock?

Marten Transport, Ltd's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.60%), Wellington Management Group LLP (5.63%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.77%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.51%), Henderson Group PLC (2.19%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (2.05%). Company insiders that own Marten Transport, Ltd 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, Ltd.

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

Marten Transport, Ltd's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Next Century Growth Investors LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, Morgan Stanley, Henderson Group PLC, Credit Suisse AG, Morgan Dempsey Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Hodges Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Marten Transport, Ltd stock in the last year include John H Turner, Randolph L Marten and Thomas J Winkel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Marten Transport, Ltd.

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

Marten Transport, Ltd's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Vanguard Group Inc., Scopus Asset Management L.P., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. and Ameriprise Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Marten Transport, Ltd.

How do I buy Marten Transport, Ltd stock?

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

How much does a share of Marten Transport, Ltd stock cost?

One share of Marten Transport, Ltd stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.80.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $23.50 (5.24% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/25/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$22.00 -> $25.00LowView Rating Details
12/16/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016Avondale PartnersDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$22.00N/AView Rating Details
7/15/2015StephensLower Price TargetOverweight$28.00 -> $26.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Earnings by Quarter for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/20/2017Q1 2017$0.21$0.25$168.87 million$173.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q4 2016$0.25$0.25$168.37 million$172.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q3$0.24$0.26$166.10 million$170.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2016Q216$0.25$0.26$168.17 million$166.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q1$0.23$0.25$168.70 million$151.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q4$0.26$0.26$176.20 million$168.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2015Q315$0.25$0.25$167.10 million$154.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/14/2015Q2$0.30$0.25$168.00 million$163.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/14/2015Q115$0.22$0.24$160.30 million$161.29 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2015Q414$0.25$0.27$176.47 million$173.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2014$0.25$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/14/2014Q314$0.25$0.23$175.78 million$171.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/15/2014Q214$0.26$0.24$172.10 million$168.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/15/2014Q1 14$0.17$0.16$162.06 million$159.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2014Q4$0.24$0.22$168.74 million$166.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/15/2013Q313$0.24$0.24$168.47 million$167.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/16/2013Q2 2013$0.24$0.23$167.31 million$161.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/16/2013Q1 2013$0.27$0.32$161.38 million$164.47 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q4 2012$0.30$0.35$165.36 million$166.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2012$0.31$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2012$0.33$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2012$0.23$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$0.28$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2011$0.32$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2011$0.29$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2011$0.18$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.99
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.20$0.23$0.22
Q2 20172$0.24$0.26$0.25
Q3 20171$0.25$0.25$0.25
Q4 20172$0.26$0.28$0.27
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Next Dividend:6/30/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.10
Dividend Yield:0.40%
Payout Ratio:9.80% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
9.71% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
8.40% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)

Dividend History by Quarter for Marten Transport, Ltd (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, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 23.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 67.74%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Latest Headlines for Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN)
DateHeadline 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 logoMarten Transport Ltd. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MRTN) : April 25, 2017 - April 25 at 5:56 PM logoStifel Nicolaus Reaffirms Hold Rating for Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) - April 25 at 12:14 PM logoMarten Transport Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MRTN-US : April 24, 2017 - April 24 at 7:15 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Will Post Earnings of $0.25 Per Share - April 24 at 9:25 AM logoKeyCorp Weighs in on Marten Transport, Ltd's Q3 2017 Earnings (MRTN) - April 24 at 8:37 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.26 Per Share, Seaport Global Securities Forecasts (MRTN) - April 24 at 7:56 AM logoMarten Transport (MRTN) Getting Somewhat Negative Press Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 23 at 2:09 PM logoMarten Transport (MRTN) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.40 - April 20 at 9:23 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.04 EPS - April 20 at 9:15 PM logoMarten Transport tops Street 1Q forecasts - April 20 at 4:37 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) to Release Earnings on Wednesday - April 17 at 9:44 AM logoSomewhat Negative News Coverage Unlikely to Impact Marten Transport (MRTN) Stock Price - April 16 at 1:01 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 13 at 9:58 PM logoMarten Transport Ltd. : MRTN-US: Dividend Analysis : March 24th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 10, 2017 - April 10 at 6:14 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Short Interest Up 9.3% in March - April 10 at 2:04 PM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) to "Hold" - April 8 at 11:22 AM logoMarten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.20 Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts - April 7 at 6:06 PM logoMarten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - April 4 at 8:11 AM logoMARTEN TRANSPORT LTD Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 15 at 6:51 PM logoMARTEN TRANSPORT LTD Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Fin - January 28 at 1:50 AM logoMarten Transport Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results - January 26 at 10:17 PM logo4:03 pm Marten Transport reports EPS in-line, beats on revs - January 26 at 10:17 PM logoTransportation Stock Q4 Earnings on Jan 24: CNI, HTLD, MRTN - January 23 at 10:02 AM logoMARTEN TRANSPORT LTD Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial O - December 12 at 6:45 PM logoMarten Transport Declares Quarterly Dividend - December 6 at 6:26 PM logoHertz (HTZ) Inks Deal with Localiza, Growth Efforts on Track - December 6 at 9:53 AM logoWill Marten Transport (MRTN) Continue to Surge Higher? - November 30 at 11:28 AM logoMARTEN TRANSPORT LTD Financials - November 10 at 5:59 PM logoTrucking Companies Moved Less Freight in June - July 20 at 7:00 PM logoMarten Transport Announces Second Quarter Results - July 20 at 9:12 AM logoTransportation Stocks to Post Q2 Earnings: CMRE, KSU, MRTN - July 18 at 10:41 AM logoMarten Transport downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Mkts - July 12 at 6:39 AM logoMarten Transport Announces First Quarter Results - April 21 at 4:01 PM logoMarten Transport Announced as Walmart Transportation’s 2015 Grocery Dedicated Carrier of the Year - April 19 at 4:17 PM



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