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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
HTLD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. HTLD: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HTLD' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.64
HTLD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HTLD: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HTLD' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.64
0.54
0.76
Interest Coverage 1439.25
HTLD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
86% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. HTLD: 1439.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HTLD' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 295.67  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 1439.25
295.67
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.89
M-Score: -3.44
WACC vs ROIC
6.01%
16.39%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.83
HTLD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. HTLD: 15.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HTLD' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.13  Med: 18.49 Max: 21.58
Current: 15.83
15.13
21.58
Net-margin (%) 9.92
HTLD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. HTLD: 9.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HTLD' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.74  Med: 12.43 Max: 15.24
Current: 9.92
9.74
15.24
ROE (%) 14.93
HTLD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. HTLD: 14.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HTLD' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.65  Med: 19.10 Max: 20.72
Current: 14.93
15.65
20.72
ROA (%) 9.55
HTLD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. HTLD: 9.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HTLD' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.5  Med: 12.57 Max: 14.03
Current: 9.55
10.5
14.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.88
HTLD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9.18 vs. HTLD: 22.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HTLD' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.58  Med: 37.58 Max: 55.03
Current: 22.88
25.58
55.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.90
HTLD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. HTLD: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTLD' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 8.85 Max: 18.9
Current: 18.9
-4.6
18.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
HTLD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. HTLD: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTLD' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 6.60 Max: 32.4
Current: 14.5
-4.6
32.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.40
HTLD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. HTLD: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTLD' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11  Med: 9.00 Max: 19.2
Current: 7.4
-11
19.2
» HTLD's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

HTLD Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 33,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 52,011 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 2,950,000 sh (+441.77%)
Murray Stahl 34,788 sh (+10.28%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 467,090 sh (+8.10%)
Tom Russo 14,499 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
James Barrow 1,449,154 sh (-0.13%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,689,300 sh (-2.35%)
Ken Fisher 2,399,278 sh (-2.51%)
Jeremy Grantham 46,900 sh (-6.94%)
» More
Q2 2015

HTLD Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 357,646 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 427,727 sh (+722.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 630,630 sh (+35.01%)
Murray Stahl 44,744 sh (+28.62%)
Columbia Wanger 3,447,044 sh (+16.85%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,689,300 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 2,372,558 sh (-1.11%)
James Barrow 1,348,953 sh (-6.91%)
Tom Russo 12,499 sh (-13.79%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,700 sh (-31.42%)
Jeremy Grantham 19,800 sh (-57.78%)
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Q3 2015

HTLD Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 1,116,022 sh (+160.92%)
Columbia Wanger 4,059,798 sh (+17.78%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 660,300 sh (+4.70%)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 630,630 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 19,800 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 12,499 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
James Barrow Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,319,858 sh (-2.22%)
Murray Stahl 34,538 sh (-22.81%)
Jim Simons 245,533 sh (-31.35%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,123,000 sh (-33.52%)
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Q4 2015

HTLD Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 2,320,892 sh (+0.04%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.14
HTLD's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 14.70 vs. HTLD: 21.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HTLD' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.31  Med: 20.93 Max: 29.59
Current: 21.14
16.31
29.59
Forward P/E 19.96
HTLD's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. HTLD: 19.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.07
HTLD's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
65% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. HTLD: 21.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HTLD' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.31  Med: 20.89 Max: 29.71
Current: 21.07
16.31
29.71
P/B 3.41
HTLD's P/B is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. HTLD: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HTLD' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.81  Med: 3.77 Max: 5.15
Current: 3.41
2.81
5.15
P/S 2.15
HTLD's P/S is ranked lower than
97% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. HTLD: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HTLD' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.84  Med: 2.60 Max: 3.49
Current: 2.15
1.84
3.49
POCF 8.87
HTLD's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. HTLD: 8.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HTLD' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.61  Med: 12.84 Max: 17.24
Current: 8.87
7.61
17.24
EV-to-EBIT 12.40
HTLD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 12.28 vs. HTLD: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HTLD' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9  Med: 12.70 Max: 19.7
Current: 12.4
9
19.7
EV-to-EBITDA 6.51
HTLD's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. HTLD: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HTLD' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 8.40 Max: 12.5
Current: 6.51
5.7
12.5
PEG 1.75
HTLD's PEG is ranked lower than
51% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. HTLD: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HTLD' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 2.62 Max: 70.8
Current: 1.75
0.55
70.8
Shiller P/E 22.31
HTLD's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 18.62 vs. HTLD: 22.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HTLD' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.12  Med: 23.49 Max: 42.07
Current: 22.31
16.12
42.07
Current Ratio 2.17
HTLD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. HTLD: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HTLD' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.98 Max: 6.11
Current: 2.17
0.97
6.11
Quick Ratio 2.17
HTLD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. HTLD: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HTLD' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.98 Max: 6.11
Current: 2.17
0.97
6.11
Days Sales Outstanding 30.24
HTLD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 41.97 vs. HTLD: 30.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HTLD' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.47  Med: 30.14 Max: 52.91
Current: 30.24
21.47
52.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.43
HTLD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. HTLD: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HTLD' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.43
0.29
0.66
Dividend Payout 0.09
HTLD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. HTLD: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HTLD' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.17
Current: 0.09
0.05
0.17
Forward Dividend Yield 0.43
HTLD's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. HTLD: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.43
HTLD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. HTLD: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HTLD' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.43
0.29
0.66
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.70
HTLD's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. HTLD: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
HTLD' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.45 Max: 5.4
Current: 0.7
0
5.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.53
HTLD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. HTLD: 4.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HTLD' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 3.82 Max: 6.81
Current: 4.53
2
6.81
Price/Projected FCF 4.15
HTLD's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. HTLD: 4.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HTLD' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.84 Max: 6.14
Current: 4.15
0.6
6.14
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.40
HTLD's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
84% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. HTLD: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
HTLD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. HTLD: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HTLD' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.83
0.58
1.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.82
HTLD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. HTLD: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HTLD' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.04 Max: 4.19
Current: 1.82
0.73
4.19
Price/Graham Number 2.11
HTLD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. HTLD: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
HTLD' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.05
Current: 2.11
0.98
3.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.08
HTLD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. HTLD: 8.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HTLD' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 7.90 Max: 11.2
Current: 8.08
5.1
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.26
HTLD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. HTLD: 11.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HTLD' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 9.30 Max: 35.8
Current: 11.26
1.3
35.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $736
EPS $ 0.89
Beta0.47
Short Percentage of Float19.87%
52-Week Range $15.36 - 26.09
Shares Outstanding(Mil)85.15

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 739 727 740
EPS($) 0.80 2.95 0.92
EPS without NRI($) 0.80 2.95 0.92

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
Compare:JBHT, NPEXY, ODFL, WERN, CNW » details
Traded in other countries:HLX.Germany,
Heartland Express Inc is a holding company incorporated in Nevada in 1978 and became publicly traded in November 1986. The Company is a provider of short-to-medium haul truckload carrier. The Company provides regional dry van truckload, through its regional terminals and its corporate headquarters. The Company transports freight for major shippers and generally earns revenue based on the number of miles per load delivered. It offers service from Washington to Florida and New England to California. On November 11, 2013, the Company announced the acquisition of Gordon Trucking, Inc. GTI is a truckload carrier headquartered near Seattle, Washington, and focused on dry van markets. The Company's operations department focuses on the successful execution of customer expectations and providing consistent opportunities for the fleet of employee drivers and independent contractors, in conjunction with maximizing equipment utilization. Its customer service department is responsible for maintaining the continuity between the customer's needs and Heartland's ability to meet those needs by communicating the customer's expectations to the fleet management group. Serving the short-to-medium haul market permits the Company to use primarily single, rather than team drivers and dispatch loads directly from origin to destination without an intermediate equipment change other than for driver scheduling purposes. The Company, as of December 31, 2013, operates nineteen specialized regional distribution operations that contain office and shop facilities, two locations which have maintenance facilities, and one location that is an operations facility in addition to the corporate headquarters in North Liberty, Iowa. The Company emphasizes customer satisfaction through on-time performance, dependable late-model equipment, and consistent equipment availability to meet the volume requirements of its large customers. The Company also maintains a high trailer to tractor ratio, which facilitates the positioning of trailers at customer locations for convenient loading and unloading. The Company targets customers in its operating area with multiple, time-sensitive shipments, including those utilizing "just-in-time" manufacturing and inventory management. The truckload industry is competitive and fragmented with thousands of carriers of varying sizes. The Company targets customers in its operating area with multiple, time-sensitive shipments, including those utilizing "just-in-time" manufacturing and inventory management. The truckload industry is competitive and fragmented with thousands of carriers of varying sizes. The Company competes with other truckload carriers; mainly those serving the regional, short-to-medium haul market. The Company is a common and contract motor carrier regulated by the DOT and various state and local agencies.

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