Is PAM Transportation (USA Stocks:PTSI) positioned to overcome the current market swings?

PTSI Stock  USD 27.99  0.74  2.58%   
Given the investment horizon of 60 days PAM Transportation is expected to generate 1.2 times less return on investment than the market. In addition to that, the company is 2.19 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about 0.03 of its total potential returns per unit of risk. The Dow Jones Industrial is currently generating roughly 0.08 per unit of volatility. As many investors are getting excited about road & rail space, it is fair to concentrate on PAM Transportation Services. We will examine why it could be a different year for PAM Transportation shareholders. PAM Transportation's low volatility may still impact the value of the stock as we estimate it as currently undervalued. The real value, based on our analysis, is getting close to 42.40 per share.
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PAM Transportation Services currently holds roughly 78.81 M in cash with 101.74 M of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 3.53.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of PAM Transportation or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of PAM Transportation may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to PAM Transportation's beta indicator, it measures the risk of PAM Transportation and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of PAM Transportation fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility.
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How important is PAM Transportation's Liquidity

PAM Transportation financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance PAM Transportation Services ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. PAM Transportation financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between PAM Transportation's total debt and its cash.

How does PAM Transportation utilize its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of PAM Transportation, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash PAM Transportation is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The PAM Transportation cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.
PAM Transportation Net Cash Flow from Operations is increasing as compared to previous years. The last year's value of Net Cash Flow from Operations was reported at 91.57 Million

PAM Transportation Volatility Drivers

PAM Transportation unsystematic risk is unique to PAM Transportation and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in PAM Transportation you can also buy Office Properties Income. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the industrials sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing PAM Transportation important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in PAM Transportation income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about PAM Transportation volatility.
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