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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.43
FWRD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. FWRD: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 57.65 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.43
Equity to Asset 0.67
FWRD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. FWRD: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.67
0.29
0.88
Interest Coverage 158.04
FWRD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. FWRD: 158.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 13.28  Med: 144.70 Max: 974.51
Current: 158.04
13.28
974.51
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.43
M-Score: -3.01
WACC vs ROIC
7.75%
12.57%
WACC
ROIC
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.84
FWRD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. FWRD: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.44  Med: 14.48 Max: 21.37
Current: 10.84
4.44
21.37
Net-margin (%) 6.84
FWRD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. FWRD: 6.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.35  Med: 8.89 Max: 13.99
Current: 6.84
2.35
13.99
ROE (%) 12.18
FWRD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. FWRD: 12.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.45  Med: 19.41 Max: 43.34
Current: 12.18
4.45
43.34
ROA (%) 9.78
FWRD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. FWRD: 9.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.14  Med: 15.30 Max: 23.97
Current: 9.78
3.14
23.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.28
FWRD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. FWRD: 36.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.18  Med: 51.91 Max: 102.2
Current: 36.28
11.18
102.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.30
FWRD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. FWRD: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.7  Med: 8.50 Max: 18.1
Current: 11.3
-42.7
18.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
FWRD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. FWRD: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.1  Med: 7.20 Max: 38.9
Current: 7.2
-38.1
38.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
FWRD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FWRD: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.7  Med: 17.20 Max: 73.6
Current: 7.2
-39.7
73.6
» FWRD's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

FWRD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 327,339 sh (+8.09%)
Chuck Royce 2,650,292 sh (+0.12%)
James Barrow 1,531,306 sh (-3.42%)
Columbia Wanger 1,649,000 sh (-8.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,265 sh (-61.75%)
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Q3 2014

FWRD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 50,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 5,928 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,649,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,612,692 sh (-1.42%)
James Barrow 1,486,306 sh (-2.94%)
Jim Simons 237,500 sh (-27.45%)
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Q4 2014

FWRD Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,636,200 sh (-0.78%)
James Barrow 1,439,933 sh (-3.12%)
Chuck Royce 2,501,578 sh (-4.25%)
Chuck Royce 2,501,578 sh (-4.25%)
Jim Simons 189,500 sh (-20.21%)
James Barrow 8,194 sh (-99.43%)
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Q1 2015

FWRD Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 5,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 207,439 sh (+9.47%)
Columbia Wanger 1,662,200 sh (+1.59%)
James Barrow 1,438,133 sh (-0.13%)
Chuck Royce 2,311,278 sh (-7.61%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.77
FWRD's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. FWRD: 28.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.26  Med: 23.46 Max: 76.82
Current: 28.77
11.26
76.82
Forward P/E 17.95
FWRD's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 13.59 vs. FWRD: 17.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 29.00
FWRD's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. FWRD: 29.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.24  Med: 23.51 Max: 75.91
Current: 29
11.24
75.91
P/B 3.35
FWRD's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. FWRD: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FWRD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.35 Max: 7.64
Current: 3.35
1.96
7.64
P/S 1.98
FWRD's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. FWRD: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FWRD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.98 Max: 4.14
Current: 1.98
0.9
4.14
PFCF 29.70
FWRD's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 21.12 vs. FWRD: 29.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FWRD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.73  Med: 26.04 Max: 176.05
Current: 29.7
11.73
176.05
POCF 20.29
FWRD's POCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. FWRD: 20.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FWRD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.44  Med: 15.67 Max: 29.28
Current: 20.29
6.44
29.28
EV-to-EBIT 18.57
FWRD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. FWRD: 18.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FWRD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3  Med: 14.40 Max: 41
Current: 18.57
7.3
41
PEG 1.37
FWRD's PEG is ranked higher than
65% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. FWRD: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FWRD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.18 Max: 15.39
Current: 1.37
0.71
15.39
Shiller P/E 34.14
FWRD's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 22.79 vs. FWRD: 34.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.85  Med: 27.16 Max: 45.2
Current: 34.14
10.85
45.2
Current Ratio 1.73
FWRD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. FWRD: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 3.73 Max: 8.8
Current: 1.73
0.98
8.8
Quick Ratio 1.73
FWRD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FWRD: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 3.73 Max: 8.8
Current: 1.73
0.98
8.8
Days Inventory 0.35
FWRD's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
96% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 12.63 vs. FWRD: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.34 Max: 3.46
Current: 0.35
0.93
3.46
Days Sales Outstanding 53.93
FWRD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
67% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 42.08 vs. FWRD: 53.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.79  Med: 48.83 Max: 107.01
Current: 53.93
42.79
107.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.91
FWRD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
91% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. FWRD: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.91
0.2
1.94
Dividend Payout 0.27
FWRD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. FWRD: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.27
0.14
0.75
Dividend growth (3y) 19.70
FWRD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FWRD: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 19.7
Current: 19.7
0
19.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.60
FWRD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
73% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. FWRD: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.62 Max: 3.42
Current: 1.6
0.35
3.42
Share Buyback Rate -1.80
FWRD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. FWRD: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.5  Med: -0.50 Max: -121.4
Current: -1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 11.84
FWRD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. FWRD: 11.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 5.01 Max: 13.2
Current: 11.84
1.44
13.2
Price/Projected FCF 1.54
FWRD's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. FWRD: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.83 Max: 32.58
Current: 1.54
0.81
32.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
FWRD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FWRD: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.3
Current: 1
0.09
2.3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.51
FWRD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. FWRD: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.86 Max: 5.47
Current: 2.51
0.78
5.47
Price/Graham Number 3.86
FWRD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
93% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. FWRD: 3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.33 Max: 4.8
Current: 3.86
0.88
4.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.47
FWRD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. FWRD: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 7.00 Max: 13.7
Current: 5.47
2.4
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.60
FWRD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. FWRD: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FWRD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6.8  Med: 19.00 Max: 29.9
Current: 14.6
-6.8
29.9

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Integrated Shipping & Logistics
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Forward Air Corp was incorporated in Tennessee in 1981. The Company's operations can be broadly classified into three principal segments: Forward Air, Inc., Forward Air Solutions, Inc. and Total Quality, Inc. Forward Air is a leading provider of time-definite surface transportation and related logistics services to the North American expedited ground freight market. FASI, which was formed in July 2007, provides pool distribution services throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest and Southwest continental United States. TQI, which was acquired in March 2013, provides maximum security and temperature-controlled logistics services, primarily truckload services, to the pharmaceutical and life science industries. In addition to core pharmaceutical services, TQI provides truckload and less-than-truckload brokerage transportation services. The Company, through its subsidiaries, hold federal trademark registrations or applications for federal trademark registration, associated with the following service marks: Forward Air, Inc., Network, Forward Air, Forward Air Solutions,Forward Air TLX, Forward Air Complete, and PROUD. The Company's operations are subject to environmental laws and regulations dealing with, among other things, the handling of hazardous materials and discharge and retention of stormwater.
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