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Old Dominion Freight Line Inc $ 184.07 -6.43 (-3.38%)

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A fast-growing Buffett-Munger stock with a high price tag

It’s a company with a lot of green spread around its financial strength and profitability tables. But the valuation ratio is in the dumps. What is a value investor to think?

ODFL financial strength, profitability and valuation

The company is Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc. (ODFL), one of the biggest trucking companies in the United States. More specifically, it is a less-than-truckload carrier, hauling for customers that don’t have loads big enough to fill a freight-truck trailer.

As such, it competes with companies such as FedEx Freight (FDX) and UPS Freight (UPS). Old Dominion has

452 Views    Robert Abbott    2020-06-12 22:18
These companies also have a high margin of safety

Companies that are growing their earnings are often good investments because they can return a solid profit to investors.

According to the GuruFocus discounted cash flow calculator as of April 1, the following undervalued companies have a high margin of safety and have grown their earnings per share over a five-year period.

TFI International

TFI International Inc.'s (TFII) earnings per share have grown 27.30% per annum over the past five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 73% margin of safety at $20.73 per share. The

116 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-04-01 19:00
Their robust balance sheets may serve as a catalyst to higher valuations

Benjamin Graham's financial strength criteria indicates that if investors choose stocks that have a current ratio higher than 2 and more working capital than long-term debt, their search has a higher likelihood of turning up high-quality companies.

The current ratio indicates whether the company has enough funds to reimburse its short-term creditors and is calculated by dividing the total current assets by the total current liabilities.

The current ratio informs whether the financial resources of a company are enough to pay back its short-term creditors. The ratio is calculated by dividing total current assets by total current liabilities.

A working

168 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-03-25 14:56
Investor's largest sales of the 4th quarter

The founder and chairman of Parnassus Investments, Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio), sold shares of the following stocks during the fourth quarter.

Signature Bank

The investor sold out of Signature Bank (SBNY). The portfolio was impacted by -2.04%.

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The bank has a market cap of $7.36 billion and an enterprise value of $4.33 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.27% and return on assets of 1.25% are outperforming 68% of companies in the banking industry. Its financial strength

55 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-01-16 19:34
Centene tops the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener as of Oct. 30, while most of the following companies are trading at a discount, all have positive three- to five-year future earnings estimates.

Centene

Shares of Centene Corp. (CNC) were trading around $53 per share on Wednesday.

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The health care plans provider has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 8 out of 10. Its earnings per share have risen 26.20% over the last five years. Analysts project a three-year to five-year earnings growth rate of 15%. The return on equity of 11.75% and return on assets of

120 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-10-30 19:23
Stocks have 5-star predictability rank and high business quality

According to the High Quality with Low Capital Expenditures Screen, a predefined screen within the All-in-One Screener, four stocks that have a GuruFocus business predictability rank of a perfect five stars and high business quality are Ansys Inc. (ANSS), Illumina Inc. (ILMN), Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc. (ODFL) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSM).

Dow eclipses 27,000 for the first time since July, led by Apple and other tech stocks

On Wednesday, when Americans came together for a day of patriotism in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 27,137.04,

468 Views    James Li    2019-09-12 20:09
Guru stock highlight

We have decided to liquidate our holdings in Old Dominion Freight Lines (NASDAQ:ODFL) in order to pursue opportunities elsewhere. We remain impressed with Old Dominion’s best -in-class business model and with the quality of its management team and operations, so we wouldn’t call this sale a vote against the Company. Results have been quite good while we have owned this company, although the market has lost interest in the broad transportation industry generally. Macroeconomic doubts, driven in large part by uncertain international trade dynamics, have weighed on sentiment. In addition, tremendously strong results from Old Dominion in 2018 -

94 Views    Holly LaFon    2019-07-12 20:08
Celanese tops the list

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book value per share (BV/S) over the past decade.

BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding. Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if a company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Since the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

The BV/S of Celanese Corp. (CE) has grown 27.10% over the last 10 years. The price-book

78 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-07-03 20:15
Ebix tops the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following companies have high business predictability ratings and a wide margin of safety.

Ebix Inc. (EBIX)

The company has a five-star business predictability rank and, according to the discounted cash flow calculator, a 5% margin of safety at $50 share.

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The software and e-commerce solutions provider has a market cap of $1.54 billion and an enterprise value of $2.17 billion. Over the last five years, its revenue has grown 24.9%, and its earnings per share have increased 16.80%.

Shares have fallen 35% over the last 12

101 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-04-16 16:38
Guru stock highlight

We took advantage of the fear in the market during the fourth quarter and went bargain hunting, finding five new companies to invest in. All five are secular winners with attractive growth opportunities and pristine balance sheets. We initiated a position in Old Dominion Freight Lines (NASDAQ:ODFL), the country’s fourth largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier. Old Dominion consistently gains market share due to its best-in-class service, which provides the company with access to more profitable freight. Old Dominion reinvests the profits in newer trucks, better technology and higher compensation, which improves the quality of the company’s service...and the

15 Views    Holly LaFon    2019-01-24 20:25
Guru's largest new position is Cadence Design Systems

Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio), leader of Parnassus Investments, released his fourth-quarter portfolio this week, listing five new holdings.

With the goal of capital appreciation, the guru’s San Francisco-based firm invests across the capitalization spectrum in discounted companies that have strong competitive advantages, relevant products or services that will compound growth over the long term and quality management teams. Dodson is also known for being socially responsible, which means he takes the business' environmental and societal impacts into account.

Based on these criteria, the guru’s Parnassus Fund established positions in Cadence Design Systems Inc. (CDNS), Cerner Corp.

372 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-01-18 20:25
Guru invests in 2 transportation companies and a beauty retailer

David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio), Wedgewood Partners’ chief investment officer, released his third-quarter portfolio earlier this week, listing three new positions.

The guru, who manages the St. Louis-based firm’s portfolio, approaches a potential investment with the mindset of a business owner, evaluating a handful of undervalued companies that have a dominant product or service, have consistent earnings, revenue and dividend growth, are highly profitable and have strong management teams.

Based on these criteria, Rolfe established positions in Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc. (ODFL), C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) during the quarter.

Old Dominion

299 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2018-11-16 21:43
Guru stock highlight

Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) has been a family run business for decades. Old Dominion was founded in 1934 in Richmond, Virginia by Earl and Lillian Congdon, running a single truck between Richmond and Norfolk. The founding year was fortuitous as the U.S. economy was in the early innings of its slow recovery from the Great Depression. During the first half of the 1940s, in combination new congressional industry regulations, and World War II armament spending, the trucking industry boomed. In the early 1950s, Earl Sr. passed, and his wife Lillian ran the Company with sons Earl,

13 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-10-12 20:10
Old Dominion Freight tops the list

Companies growing their earnings per share are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the following undervalued companies have grown their earnings over a five-year period.

The earnings per share of Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc. (ODFL) have grown 22% annually over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 28% margin of safety at $142.15 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 20.4. The stock price has been as high as $164.10

226 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-08-01 20:34
The most successful funds have a strong value investing component as part of their overall strategy

As the fallout from the trade war becomes a paramount concern for many investors, small-cap funds have seen an influx over the past year as investors shun larger caps due to their exposure to overseas economies.

According to Morningstar, while the exodus from large-cap funds continues, small-cap growth funds returned an impressive 8.7% for the quarter.

By comparison, the second quarter average total return for diversified U.S. stock funds was only 3.7%, according to Thomson Reuters Lipper data, bringing a modest gain of 3.4% year to date.

The results from a measure that that seeks to rank the returns of

121 Views    John Kinsellagh    2018-07-11 20:42
Microsoft, Neogen on the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings and positive total returns over the past six months. At least five gurus are shareholders of these companies.

Microsemi Corp.

Microsemi (MSCC) designs and manufacturers semiconductor solutions. It has a market cap of $8.10 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 3.5 out of five stars.

The stock has risen 33.1% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 46.13. The price has been as low as $46.08 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently

96 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-06-27 18:25
Berkshire Hathaway on the list

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book value per share (BV/S) over the past decade.

BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding. Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Since the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

The BV/S of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR) has grown 18% over the last 10 years.

78 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-06-26 20:13
Buying good companies generates good returns

We are pleased to announce that the Good Companies, as described in “Invest Like a Guru,” have outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index by approximately 18.71% since the Aug. 5, 2016, inception date. The model portfolio’s top five gainers were Heico Corp. (HEI)(HEI.A), Old Dominion Freight Lines (ODFL), AMETEK Inc. (AME), Nathan’s Famous Inc. (NATH) and Exponent Inc. (EXPO).

What makes a good company?

Chapter 3 of “Invest Like a Guru” describes three fundamental characteristics of good companies:

  1. The company is “consistently profitable at decent and stable profit margins” regardless of the state of
653 Views    James Li    2018-04-06 22:09
DCF Calculator selects undervalued stocks

Companies with growing earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discount cash flow (DCF) calculator, the following are undervalued companies that have grown EPS over a five-year period.

The EPS of Signature Bank (SBNY) has grown 19% over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and trading with a margin of safety of 39.6% for $134.49 per share. The price-earnings (P/E) ratio is 17.02, and the price has been as high as $164.23 and

301 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-08-11 18:45
These 7 companies receive high predictability ratings

According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings, and total returns since the beginning of the year are positive. At least five gurus are shareholders in the companies.

Morningstar Inc. (MORN)

The company is a provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. It offers products and services for financial advisers, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors and individual investors.

GuruFocus gives the company a business predictability rating of 5 out of 5 stars. The stock has risen by 13.4% since the beginning of the year.

The stock

282 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-07-28 18:46

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