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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 No Debt
HTLD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. HTLD: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.63
HTLD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HTLD: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.63
0.54
0.76
Interest Coverage 295.67
HTLD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
80% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. HTLD: 295.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 295.67  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 295.67
295.67
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.66
M-Score: -3.22
WACC vs ROIC
6.56%
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
74% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. HTLD: 16.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.13  Med: 17.86 Max: 21.58
Current: 16.71
15.13
21.58
Net-margin (%) 10.59
HTLD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. HTLD: 10.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.74  Med: 12.52 Max: 15.24
Current: 10.59
9.74
15.24
ROE (%) 19.45
HTLD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.94 vs. HTLD: 19.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.65  Med: 18.78 Max: 22.52
Current: 19.45
15.65
22.52
ROA (%) 11.73
HTLD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. HTLD: 11.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 10.5  Med: 13.16 Max: 14.44
Current: 11.73
10.5
14.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.59
HTLD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. HTLD: 27.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.58  Med: 45.01 Max: 121.52
Current: 27.59
25.58
121.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.90
HTLD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. HTLD: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.6  Med: 9.80 Max: 18.9
Current: 18.9
-4.6
18.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
HTLD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. HTLD: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.6  Med: 6.90 Max: 32.4
Current: 14.5
-4.6
32.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
HTLD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. HTLD: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.4  Med: 10.70 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

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)
Chuck Royce 56,545 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 14,499 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%)
Ruane Cunniff 101,057 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 1,730,000 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

Joel Greenblatt 52,011 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,100 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)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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%)
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Q2 2015

HTLD Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 630,630 sh (+35.01%)
Ken Fisher 2,372,558 sh (-1.11%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.20
HTLD's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. HTLD: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.31  Med: 20.97 Max: 29.59
Current: 21.2
16.31
29.59
Forward P/E 20.62
HTLD's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. HTLD: 20.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.10
HTLD's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. HTLD: 21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 16.31  Med: 20.97 Max: 29.71
Current: 21.1
16.31
29.71
P/B 3.80
HTLD's P/B is ranked lower than
84% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. HTLD: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HTLD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.98  Med: 3.81 Max: 5.15
Current: 3.8
2.98
5.15
P/S 2.25
HTLD's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. HTLD: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HTLD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 2.67 Max: 3.76
Current: 2.25
1.9
3.76
POCF 9.57
HTLD's POCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9.01 vs. HTLD: 9.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HTLD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.73  Med: 13.01 Max: 22.71
Current: 9.57
8.73
22.71
EV-to-EBIT 14.28
HTLD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 14.97 vs. HTLD: 14.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HTLD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9  Med: 12.70 Max: 19.8
Current: 14.28
9
19.8
PEG 1.92
HTLD's PEG is ranked higher than
55% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. HTLD: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HTLD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 2.66 Max: 70.8
Current: 1.92
0.55
70.8
Shiller P/E 26.42
HTLD's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. HTLD: 26.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.83  Med: 21.10 Max: 36.83
Current: 26.42
15.83
36.83
Current Ratio 2.05
HTLD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. HTLD: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.98 Max: 6.11
Current: 2.05
0.97
6.11
Quick Ratio 2.05
HTLD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. HTLD: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.98 Max: 6.11
Current: 2.05
0.97
6.11
Days Sales Outstanding 32.26
HTLD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 41.88 vs. HTLD: 32.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.47  Med: 30.47 Max: 52.91
Current: 32.26
21.47
52.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.38
HTLD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
103% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. HTLD: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.38
0.27
0.66
Dividend Payout 0.08
HTLD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. HTLD: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.17
Current: 0.08
0.05
0.17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.37
HTLD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
103% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. HTLD: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.37
0.27
0.66
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
HTLD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. HTLD: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4  Med: 1.10 Max: 0
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.97
HTLD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. HTLD: 4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2  Med: 3.82 Max: 6.81
Current: 4.97
2
6.81
Price/Projected FCF 4.61
HTLD's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
85% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. HTLD: 4.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.08 Max: 6.14
Current: 4.61
0.6
6.14
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.41
HTLD's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
78% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. HTLD: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.84
HTLD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. HTLD: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.48
Current: 0.84
0.56
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
HTLD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. HTLD: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.03 Max: 4.19
Current: 1.9
0.73
4.19
Price/Graham Number 2.16
HTLD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
76% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. HTLD: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.05
Current: 2.16
0.98
3.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.00
HTLD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. HTLD: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.1  Med: 7.90 Max: 11.2
Current: 7
5.1
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.97
HTLD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. HTLD: 10.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HTLD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 9.10 Max: 35.9
Current: 10.97
0.5
35.9

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
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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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Heartland Express Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Feb 23 2011 
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Heartland Express Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 08 2009 
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Heartland Express, Inc. Reports Revenues and Earnings for the Fourth Quarter of 2008 Jan 22 2009 

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