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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 15.11
FWRD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. FWRD: 15.11 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 15.11

Equity to Asset 0.84
FWRD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. FWRD: 0.84 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.84

0.29
0.88
Interest Coverage 158.56
FWRD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
89% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. FWRD: 158.56 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 13.28   Max: 974.51
Current: 158.56

13.28
974.51
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 13.71
M-Score: -2.48
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 (%) 12.56
FWRD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. FWRD: 12.56 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.44   Max: 21.37
Current: 12.56

4.44
21.37
Net-margin (%) 7.98
FWRD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. FWRD: 7.98 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.35   Max: 13.99
Current: 7.98

2.35
13.99
ROE (%) 13.54
FWRD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. FWRD: 13.54 )
FWRD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.45   Max: 43.34
Current: 13.54

4.45
43.34
ROA (%) 11.51
FWRD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. FWRD: 11.51 )
FWRD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 23.97
Current: 11.51

3.14
23.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.44
FWRD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. FWRD: 40.44 )
FWRD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.14   Max: 98.63
Current: 40.44

11.14
98.63
Revenue Growth (%) 8.50
FWRD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. FWRD: 8.50 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.7   Max: 90.2
Current: 8.5

-42.7
90.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.20
FWRD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. FWRD: 11.20 )
FWRD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.1   Max: 115.7
Current: 11.2

-38.1
115.7
EPS Growth (%) 17.20
FWRD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. FWRD: 17.20 )
FWRD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.7   Max: 73.6
Current: 17.2

-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

Q4 2013

FWRD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 6,314 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,646,992 sh (-1.32%)
James Barrow 1,594,251 sh (-1.54%)
Columbia Wanger 2,152,000 sh (-1.82%)
Jim Simons 219,700 sh (-19.59%)
Steven Cohen 14,784 sh (-79.83%)
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Q1 2014

FWRD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,765 sh (+118.01%)
Jim Simons 302,839 sh (+37.84%)
Chuck Royce 2,646,992 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
James Barrow 1,585,561 sh (-0.55%)
Columbia Wanger 1,805,000 sh (-16.12%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FWRD

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy$44.64 - $48.86 $ 48.624%5928
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$36.35 - $40.94 $ 48.6228%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -70.64%0.04%$35.93 - $39.62 $ 48.6228%8814
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -20.14%0.02%$35.01 - $39.26 $ 48.6230%30024
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 29.36%0.02%$29.76 - $34.7 $ 48.6251%37595
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -31.51%0.03%$30.41 - $36.58 $ 48.6246%29062
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 50.27%0.04%$32.32 - $37.12 $ 48.6249%41321
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 207.52%0.07%$24.25 - $36.03 $ 48.6265%24586
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.50
FWRD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. FWRD: 25.50 )
FWRD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.26   Max: 76.82
Current: 25.5

11.26
76.82
P/B 3.30
FWRD's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FWRD: 3.30 )
FWRD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 7.64
Current: 3.3

1.96
7.64
P/S 2.00
FWRD's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FWRD: 2.00 )
FWRD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 4.14
Current: 2

0.9
4.14
PFCF 27.00
FWRD's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FWRD: 27.00 )
FWRD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.73   Max: 176.05
Current: 27

11.73
176.05
EV-to-EBIT 15.51
FWRD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 20.49 vs. FWRD: 15.51 )
FWRD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 41
Current: 15.51

7.3
41
PEG 0.98
FWRD's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FWRD: 0.98 )
FWRD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 15.39
Current: 0.98

0.71
15.39
Shiller P/E 33.90
FWRD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 38.25 vs. FWRD: 33.90 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.93   Max: 45.2
Current: 33.9

10.93
45.2
Current Ratio 3.08
FWRD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. FWRD: 3.08 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 8.8
Current: 3.08

0.98
8.8
Quick Ratio 3.08
FWRD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FWRD: 3.08 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 8.8
Current: 3.08

0.98
8.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.00
FWRD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. FWRD: 1.00 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.94
Current: 1

0.2
1.94
Dividend Payout 0.24
FWRD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. FWRD: 0.24 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.24

0.14
0.7
Dividend growth (3y) 12.60
FWRD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FWRD: 12.60 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 12.6
Current: 12.6

0
12.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.57
FWRD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. FWRD: 1.57 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 3.05
Current: 1.57

0.31
3.05
Share Buyback Rate -1.90
FWRD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. FWRD: -1.90 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 51.6   Max: -121.4
Current: -1.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 90.03
FWRD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FWRD: 90.03 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 7.11   Max: 1362.5
Current: 90.03

7.11
1362.5
Price/Tangible Book 6.28
FWRD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. FWRD: 6.28 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 27.78
Current: 6.28

0.29
27.78
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.78
FWRD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. FWRD: 1.78 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 32.58
Current: 1.78

0.81
32.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
FWRD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FWRD: 1.01 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.01

0.09
2.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.39
FWRD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FWRD: 1.39 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 5.47
Current: 1.39

0.78
5.47
Price/Graham Number 2.62
FWRD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. FWRD: 2.62 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 9.74
Current: 2.62

0.15
9.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.30
FWRD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FWRD: 6.30 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 13.7
Current: 6.3

2.4
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.55
FWRD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. FWRD: 21.55 )
FWRD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 29.9
Current: 21.55

-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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