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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.70
HTLD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. HTLD: 0.70 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.24   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.7

Equity to Asset 0.63
HTLD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. HTLD: 0.63 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.63

0.55
0.76
Interest Coverage 295.67
HTLD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
89% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. HTLD: 295.67 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 295.67   Max: 9999.99
Current: 295.67

295.67
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.84
M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
4.63%
19.26%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.71
HTLD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. HTLD: 16.71 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.13   Max: 21.58
Current: 16.71

15.13
21.58
Net-margin (%) 10.59
HTLD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. HTLD: 10.59 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.74   Max: 15.24
Current: 10.59

9.74
15.24
ROE (%) 19.45
HTLD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. HTLD: 19.45 )
HTLD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.65   Max: 22.52
Current: 19.45

15.65
22.52
ROA (%) 11.73
HTLD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. HTLD: 11.73 )
HTLD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 10.5   Max: 14.44
Current: 11.73

10.5
14.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.55
HTLD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. HTLD: 27.55 )
HTLD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.55   Max: 121.52
Current: 27.55

25.55
121.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.90
HTLD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HTLD: 18.90 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 18.9
Current: 18.9

-4.6
18.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
HTLD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. HTLD: 14.50 )
HTLD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 32.4
Current: 14.5

-4.6
32.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
HTLD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. HTLD: 7.20 )
HTLD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.4   Max: 19.3
Current: 7.2

-11.4
19.3
» HTLD's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

HTLD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 166,033 sh (New)
James Barrow 1,541,579 sh (+153.05%)
Murray Stahl 36,385 sh (+3.92%)
Ken Fisher 2,496,123 sh (+1.51%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 505,910 sh (+1.06%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,730,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 14,499 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 56,545 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 12,400 sh (-6.06%)
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Q3 2014

HTLD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Columbia Wanger 400,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 65,018 sh (+424.34%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 522,100 sh (+3.20%)
Ken Fisher 2,500,028 sh (+0.16%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,730,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 14,499 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 56,545 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 1,496,809 sh (-2.90%)
Jim Simons 158,633 sh (-4.46%)
Murray Stahl 34,413 sh (-5.42%)
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Q4 2014

HTLD Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 19,100 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 544,516 sh (+36.13%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,730,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 14,499 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 56,545 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,461,018 sh (-1.56%)
James Barrow 1,451,054 sh (-3.06%)
Murray Stahl 31,545 sh (-8.33%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 432,090 sh (-17.24%)
Jeremy Grantham 50,400 sh (-22.48%)
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Q1 2015

HTLD Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 467,090 sh (+8.10%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.00
HTLD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 29.10 vs. HTLD: 22.00 )
HTLD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.31   Max: 29.59
Current: 22

16.31
29.59
Forward P/E 18.94
HTLD's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 58.14 vs. HTLD: 18.94 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.40
HTLD's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 30.30 vs. HTLD: 22.40 )
HTLD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 16.31   Max: 29.71
Current: 22.4

16.31
29.71
P/B 3.90
HTLD's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. HTLD: 3.90 )
HTLD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.98   Max: 5.15
Current: 3.9

2.98
5.15
P/S 2.20
HTLD's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. HTLD: 2.20 )
HTLD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 3.76
Current: 2.2

1.9
3.76
POCF 11.09
HTLD's POCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 13.15 vs. HTLD: 11.09 )
HTLD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.45   Max: 22.71
Current: 11.09

9.45
22.71
EV-to-EBIT 14.56
HTLD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 25.76 vs. HTLD: 14.56 )
HTLD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9   Max: 19.8
Current: 14.56

9
19.8
PEG 2.04
HTLD's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HTLD: 2.04 )
HTLD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 70.8
Current: 2.04

0.55
70.8
Shiller P/E 27.00
HTLD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HTLD: 27.00 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.83   Max: 36.83
Current: 27

15.83
36.83
Current Ratio 2.20
HTLD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. HTLD: 2.20 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 4.67
Current: 2.2

1.63
4.67
Quick Ratio 2.20
HTLD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HTLD: 2.20 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 4.67
Current: 2.2

1.63
4.67
Days Sales Outstanding 32.26
HTLD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 51.56 vs. HTLD: 32.26 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.47   Max: 52.91
Current: 32.26

21.47
52.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.40
HTLD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
91% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. HTLD: 0.40 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.4

0.27
0.66
Dividend Payout 0.08
HTLD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. HTLD: 0.08 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.08

0.04
0.13
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
HTLD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. HTLD: 0.40 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.4

0.27
0.66
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
HTLD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. HTLD: 0.70 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 0
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.90
HTLD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. HTLD: 4.90 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2   Max: 6.81
Current: 4.9

2
6.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.50
HTLD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HTLD: 4.50 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 5.73
Current: 4.5

0.96
5.73
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
HTLD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HTLD: 0.80 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.37
Current: 0.8

0.66
1.37
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.10
HTLD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HTLD: 2.10 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.51
Current: 2.1

0.73
3.51
Price/Graham Number 2.20
HTLD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. HTLD: 2.20 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 2.86
Current: 2.2

1.15
2.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
HTLD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. HTLD: 7.10 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 11.2
Current: 7.1

5.1
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.05
HTLD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. HTLD: 10.05 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 35.9
Current: 10.05

0.5
35.9

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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