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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.12
ABFS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
84% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. ABFS: 1.12 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.12

Equity to Asset 0.51
ABFS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ABFS: 0.51 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.51

0.17
0.64
Interest Coverage 4.56
ABFS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. ABFS: 4.56 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 781.75
Current: 4.56

2.47
781.75
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.06
M-Score: -2.70
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 0.83
ABFS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. ABFS: 0.83 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -11.45   Max: 8.29
Current: 0.83

-11.45
8.29
Net-margin (%) 0.69
ABFS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. ABFS: 0.69 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.68   Max: 5.62
Current: 0.69

-8.68
5.62
ROE (%) 3.04
ABFS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. ABFS: 3.04 )
ABFS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.64   Max: 26.06
Current: 3.04

-26.64
26.06
ROA (%) 1.55
ABFS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. ABFS: 1.55 )
ABFS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.71   Max: 11.42
Current: 1.55

-14.71
11.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.68
ABFS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. ABFS: 4.68 )
ABFS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -35.94   Max: 40.5
Current: 4.68

-35.94
40.5
Revenue Growth (%) 10.80
ABFS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ABFS: 10.80 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 22.7
Current: 10.8

-12.6
22.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 74.50
ABFS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ABFS: 74.50 )
ABFS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.5   Max: 74.5
Current: 74.5

-50.5
74.5
» ABFS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ABFS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

PRIMECAP Management 1,121,800 sh (-2.18%)
Chuck Royce 1,388,020 sh (-2.4%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,500 sh (-43.76%)
Jim Simons 103,535 sh (-76.96%)
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Q2 2013

ABFS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 25,200 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,426,220 sh (+2.75%)
Steven Cohen 75,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 936,800 sh (-16.49%)
Jim Simons 56,035 sh (-45.88%)
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Q3 2013

ABFS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 12,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 208,996 sh (+272.97%)
Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 642,900 sh (-31.37%)
Chuck Royce 795,320 sh (-44.24%)
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Q4 2013

ABFS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 10,673 sh (New)
Jim Simons 356,635 sh (+70.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,727 sh (+61.93%)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce 646,220 sh (-18.75%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABFS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$21.62 - $34.7 $ 38.8831%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-09-30 Reduce -31.37%0.01%$19.6 - $27.79 $ 38.8862%642900
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 Add 48.24%0.01%$10.6 - $19.3 $ 38.88167%1417950
Michael Price 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.47%$15.01 - $21.37 $ 38.88108%0
Michael Price 2011-09-30 Reduce -39.72%0.37%$16.96 - $26.9 $ 38.8879%164406
PRIMECAP Management 2011-06-30 Add 31.46%0.01%$21.4 - $26.16 $ 38.8864%915050
PRIMECAP Management 2011-03-31 Add 1122.21%0.03%$23.46 - $27.93 $ 38.8854%696050
Meridian Funds 2011-03-31 Sold Out $23.46 - $27.93 $ 38.8854%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 66.90
ABFS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. ABFS: 66.90 )
ABFS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.04   Max: 3856
Current: 66.9

8.04
3856
P/B 1.92
ABFS's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ABFS: 1.92 )
ABFS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.43
Current: 1.92

0.36
2.43
P/S 0.43
ABFS's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ABFS: 0.43 )
ABFS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.43

0.08
0.7
PFCF 16.76
ABFS's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. ABFS: 16.76 )
ABFS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.48   Max: 142.29
Current: 16.76

5.48
142.29
EV-to-EBIT 52.11
ABFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. ABFS: 52.11 )
ABFS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 319.5
Current: 52.11

1.3
319.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 0.31
ABFS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. ABFS: 0.31 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 3.49
Current: 0.31

0.31
3.49
Dividend Payout 0.20
ABFS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. ABFS: 0.20 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.2

0.04
0.52
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.06
ABFS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
96% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ABFS: 0.06 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.06

0.06
0.7
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
ABFS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. ABFS: -0.70 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.8   Max: -7.8
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.71
ABFS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ABFS: 2.71 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 10.48
Current: 2.71

0.8
10.48
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
ABFS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
66% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ABFS: 1.50 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 8.44
Current: 1.5

0.42
8.44
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
ABFS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ABFS: 0.97 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.49
Current: 0.97

0.1
1.49
Price/Graham Number 2.76
ABFS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ABFS: 2.76 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.39
Current: 2.76

0.63
2.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.90
ABFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
56% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. ABFS: 1.90 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 75.5
Current: 1.9

0.3
75.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.10
ABFS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. ABFS: 1.10 )
ABFS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 18.8
Current: 1.1

-12.4
18.8

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
Compare:JBHT, NPEXY, ODFL, WERN, CNW » details
Traded in other countries:AQY.Germany
Arkansas Best Corporation, a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1966. The Company is a freight transportation services and solutions provider. Its principal operations are conducted through its Freight Transportation operating segment, which consists of ABF Freight System, Inc. (ABF) and certain other subsidiaries of the Company, including ABF Freight System (B.C.) Ltd.; ABF Freight System Canada, Ltd.; ABF Cartage, Inc.; Land-Marine Cargo, Inc. and Global Supply Chain Services, Inc. ABF offers transportation of general commodities through standard, expedited and guaranteed LTL services - both nationally and regionally. General commodities include all freight except hazardous waste, dangerous explosives, commodities of exceptionally high value, commodities in bulk and those requiring special equipment. ABF's shipments of general commodities differ from shipments of bulk raw materials, which are commonly transported by railroad, truckload tank car, pipeline and water carrier. General commodities transported by ABF include, among other things, food, textiles, apparel, furniture, appliances, chemicals, nonbulk petroleum products, rubber, plastics, metal and metal products, wood, glass, automotive parts, machinery and miscellaneous manufactured products. ABF also provides consumer moving services through U-Pack Moving; delivery requiring special handling; coordination of less-than-container shipments and full container loads moving internationally; and an integrated warehousing services network. ABF provides shipping services to its customers by transporting a wide variety of large and small shipments to geographically dispersed destinations. The Company's non-asset-based segments are Truck Brokerage and Management, which includes the operations of Company's transportation brokerage services subsidiary, FreightValue, Inc.; Emergency and Preventative Maintenance, which represents FleetNet America, Inc., the subsidiary of the Company which provides roadside assistance and equipment services for commercial vehicles to customers in the United States and Canada through a network of third-party service providers; Household Goods Moving Services, which includes Albert Companies, Inc. and Moving Solutions, Inc., the Company's subsidiaries which provide third-party transportation, warehousing and delivery services to the consumer, corporate and military household goods moving markets. ABF competes with nonunion and union LTL carriers, including YRC Freight and YRC Regional Transportation, FedEx Freight, Inc., UPS Freight (a business unit of United Parcel Service, Inc.), Con-way Freight (a business unit of Con-way Freight Inc.), Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., Saia, Inc., Vitran Corporation Inc. and Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. The Company is subject to federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations relating to, among other things: emissions control, transportation of hazardous materials, underground and abovegro

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