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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 0.27
HTLD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. HTLD: 0.27 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.24   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.27

Equity to Asset 0.57
HTLD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HTLD: 0.57 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.57

0.54
0.76
Interest Coverage No Debt
HTLD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. HTLD: No Debt )
HTLD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 366.52   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

366.52
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.39
M-Score: -1.59
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 17.39
HTLD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. HTLD: 17.39 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.66   Max: 21.58
Current: 17.39

15.66
21.58
Net-margin (%) 11.28
HTLD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. HTLD: 11.28 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.75   Max: 15.24
Current: 11.28

10.75
15.24
ROE (%) 21.19
HTLD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. HTLD: 21.19 )
HTLD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.49   Max: 22.22
Current: 21.19

15.49
22.22
ROA (%) 13.16
HTLD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. HTLD: 13.16 )
HTLD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 10.33   Max: 14.47
Current: 13.16

10.33
14.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.33
HTLD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. HTLD: 35.33 )
HTLD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 20.67   Max: 67.15
Current: 35.33

20.67
67.15
Revenue Growth (%) 7.90
HTLD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. HTLD: 7.90 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 15.7
Current: 7.9

-4.6
15.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.60
HTLD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. HTLD: 5.60 )
HTLD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 32.4
Current: 5.6

-4.6
32.4
EPS Growth (%) 4.60
HTLD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. HTLD: 4.60 )
HTLD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.4   Max: 19.3
Current: 4.6

-11.4
19.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

HTLD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 182,133 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 10,413 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,100 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 1,773,200 sh (-0.2%)
Tom Russo 14,499 sh (-1.36%)
Chuck Royce 538,366 sh (-15.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 32,475 sh (-53.27%)
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Q4 2013

HTLD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ken Fisher 924,605 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,914 sh (+115.87%)
Steven Cohen 10,829 sh (+4%)
Tom Russo 14,499 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 1,756,600 sh (-0.94%)
Chuck Royce 206,545 sh (-61.63%)
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Q1 2014

HTLD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 9,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 35,012 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 13,200 sh (New)
James Barrow 609,200 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 500,610 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 2,459,060 sh (+165.96%)
Tom Russo 14,499 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 1,730,000 sh (-1.51%)
Steven Cohen 9,389 sh (-13.3%)
Chuck Royce 56,545 sh (-72.62%)
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Q2 2014

HTLD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 2,496,123 sh (+1.51%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 505,910 sh (+1.06%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HTLD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
James Barrow 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$19.56 - $22.4 $ 23.111%609200
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$19.56 - $22.4 $ 23.111%9000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$13.79 - $19.56 $ 23.141%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -53.27%0.02%$13.91 - $15.05 $ 23.161%32475
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -44.74%0.04%$13.03 - $14.45 $ 23.168%69497
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 77.73%0.04%$13.07 - $14.12 $ 23.169%125760
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -55.37%0.08%$12.52 - $13.95 $ 23.172%70759
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 197.14%0.09%$12.98 - $14.55 $ 23.169%158559
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 49.66%0.02%$13.64 - $14.64 $ 23.164%53361
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.25%$12.84 - $14.6 $ 23.166%0
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 Reduce -42.89%0.18%$13.06 - $17.29 $ 23.156%502300
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -38.54%0.04%$13.06 - $17.29 $ 23.156%30637
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.70
HTLD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. HTLD: 30.70 )
HTLD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.31   Max: 32
Current: 30.7

16.31
32
P/B 5.10
HTLD's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. HTLD: 5.10 )
HTLD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.98   Max: 5.2
Current: 5.1

2.98
5.2
P/S 3.00
HTLD's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. HTLD: 3.00 )
HTLD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 3.76
Current: 3

1.9
3.76
EV-to-EBIT 20.94
HTLD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 20.44 vs. HTLD: 20.94 )
HTLD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9   Max: 20.6
Current: 20.94

9
20.6
PEG 3.90
HTLD's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 30.50 vs. HTLD: 3.90 )
HTLD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 70.8
Current: 3.9

0.39
70.8
Shiller P/E 30.40
HTLD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 56.63 vs. HTLD: 30.40 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.83   Max: 36.83
Current: 30.4

15.83
36.83
Current Ratio 1.72
HTLD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. HTLD: 1.72 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 6.11
Current: 1.72

0.87
6.11
Quick Ratio 1.72
HTLD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. HTLD: 1.72 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 6.11
Current: 1.72

0.87
6.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.30
HTLD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
92% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. HTLD: 0.30 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.3

0.07
0.66
Dividend Payout 0.11
HTLD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HTLD: 0.11 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.17
Current: 0.11

0.05
0.17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.30
HTLD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. HTLD: 0.30 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.3

0.07
0.66
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
HTLD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. HTLD: 1.80 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 0
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.90
HTLD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. HTLD: 6.90 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2   Max: 8.05
Current: 6.9

2
8.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.40
HTLD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HTLD: 3.40 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.7
Current: 3.4

0.6
3.7
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
HTLD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HTLD: 1.10 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.1

0.54
1.43
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.20
HTLD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HTLD: 4.20 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 4.16
Current: 4.2

0.68
4.16
Price/Graham Number 3.10
HTLD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. HTLD: 3.10 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 3.05
Current: 3.1

0.98
3.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
HTLD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. HTLD: 4.80 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 11.2
Current: 4.8

4.7
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.38
HTLD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. HTLD: 8.38 )
HTLD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 50.7
Current: 8.38

1.8
50.7

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
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Traded in other countries:HLX.Germany
Heartland was founded by Russell A. Gerdin in 1978 and became publicly traded in November 1986. The Company is a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier with corporate headquarters in North Liberty, Iowa and operating regional terminal locations in eleven states outside of Iowa. The Company provides regional dry van truckload services from its eleven regional operating centers plus its corporate headquarters. The Company transports freight for major shippers and generally earns revenue based on the number of miles per load delivered. The Company's primary traffic lanes are between customer locations east of the Rocky Mountains. In the second quarter of 2005, the Company expanded to the Western United States with the opening of a terminal in Phoenix, Arizona and complemented this expansion into the Western United States with the purchase of a terminal location near Dallas, Texas during the third quarter of 2008. The terminal location near Dallas, Texas opened in January 2009. The keys to maintaining a high level of service are the availability of late-model equipment and experienced drivers. Management believes that the Company's service standards and equipment accessibility have made it a core carrier to many of its major customers. The Company's operations department focuses on the successful execution of customer expectations and providing consistent opportunity for the fleet of employee drivers and independent contractors, while maximizing equipment utilization. These objectives require a combined effort of marketing, regional operations managers, and fleet management. 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. This minimizes waiting time, which increases tractor utilization and promotes driver retention. The Company operates nine specialized regional distribution operations in Atlanta, Georgia; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Chester, Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; Jacksonville, Florida; Kingsport, Tennessee; Olive Branch, Mississippi; Phoenix, Arizona; and Seagoville, Texas (opened in January 2009). In addition, to operations at its corporate headquarters in North Liberty, Iowa the Company operates maintenance facilities at all regional distribution operating centers including the corporate headquarters along with a shop only location in O'Fallon, Missouri. 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-me
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