J.B. Hunt’s long-term intermodal growth plan weighs on Q1 result

J.B. Hunt Transport Services said it would stay the course, increasing intermodal capacity ahead of demand to avoid the service failures the industry experienced during the pandemic. That means carrying a higher cost burden and potentially posting earnings misses like it did in the 2024 first quarter.

The multimodal provider reported first-quarter earnings per share of $1.22 Tuesday after the market closed, 31 cents light of the consensus estimate and 67 cents lower year over year (y/y). A...


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