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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 0.03
KNX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. KNX: 0.03 )
KNX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.68
KNX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. KNX: 0.68 )
KNX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.68

0.5
0.76
Interest Coverage 246.56
KNX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
89% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. KNX: 246.56 )
KNX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.91   Max: 9999.99
Current: 246.56

7.91
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.08
M-Score: -2.54
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 (%) 11.75
KNX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. KNX: 11.75 )
KNX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.55   Max: 18.38
Current: 11.75

11.55
18.38
Net-margin (%) 7.15
KNX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. KNX: 7.15 )
KNX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.85   Max: 10.98
Current: 7.15

6.85
10.98
ROE (%) 12.56
KNX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. KNX: 12.56 )
KNX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.72   Max: 23.48
Current: 12.56

9.72
23.48
ROA (%) 8.58
KNX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. KNX: 8.58 )
KNX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.37   Max: 13.47
Current: 8.58

7.37
13.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.44
KNX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. KNX: 16.44 )
KNX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.45   Max: 25.59
Current: 16.44

15.45
25.59
Revenue Growth (%) 11.70
KNX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. KNX: 11.70 )
KNX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 29.9
Current: 11.7

0.7
29.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.20
KNX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. KNX: 8.20 )
KNX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4   Max: 29.2
Current: 8.2

-4
29.2
EPS Growth (%) 7.10
KNX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. KNX: 7.10 )
KNX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.6   Max: 31.8
Current: 7.1

-10.6
31.8
» KNX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

KNX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 22,477 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 39,600 sh (+104.12%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,549,700 sh (+0.53%)
Chuck Royce 461,100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 125,250 sh (-72.09%)
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Q2 2013

KNX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 208,462 sh (+827.45%)
Chuck Royce 1,444,809 sh (+213.34%)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,600 sh (+17.68%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,537,700 sh (-0.77%)
Jim Simons 48,150 sh (-61.56%)
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Q3 2013

KNX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 486,850 sh (+911.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 506,542 sh (+142.99%)
Chuck Royce 1,902,908 sh (+31.71%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,607,100 sh (+4.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones 47,100 sh (+1.07%)
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Q4 2013

KNX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 420,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,898,408 sh (-0.24%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,592,200 sh (-0.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 195,734 sh (-61.36%)
Jim Simons 143,549 sh (-70.51%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KNX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -61.36%0.17%$16.37 - $18.46 $ 24.2339%195734
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 142.99%0.16%$16 - $17.52 $ 24.2345%506542
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 827.45%0.13%$15.16 - $17.47 $ 24.2348%208462
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$14.63 - $16.63 $ 24.2353%22477
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$15.54 - $18.27 $ 24.2349%0
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$15.54 - $18.27 $ 24.2349%0
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -88.85%0.14%$12.87 - $15.66 $ 24.2363%89683
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 37.11%0.02%$12.87 - $15.66 $ 24.2363%31264
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.05%$13.1 - $17.73 $ 24.2359%22802
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.90
KNX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. KNX: 27.90 )
KNX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.68   Max: 35.61
Current: 27.9

17.68
35.61
P/B 3.40
KNX's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KNX: 3.40 )
KNX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 5.66
Current: 3.4

2.12
5.66
P/S 2.00
KNX's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. KNX: 2.00 )
KNX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 3.63
Current: 2

1.21
3.63
EV-to-EBIT 17.50
KNX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. KNX: 17.50 )
KNX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 38.7
Current: 17.5

10.3
38.7
PEG 3.10
KNX's PEG is ranked lower than
52% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KNX: 3.10 )
KNX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 77.26
Current: 3.1

0.72
77.26
Shiller P/E 31.50
KNX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 19.04 vs. KNX: 31.50 )
KNX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.25   Max: 53.98
Current: 31.5

17.25
53.98

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.00
KNX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. KNX: 1.00 )
KNX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.81
Current: 1

0.08
1.81
Dividend Payout 0.37
KNX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. KNX: 0.37 )
KNX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.37

0.02
0.33
Dividend growth (3y) 1.40
KNX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KNX: 1.40 )
KNX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 103.8
Current: 1.4

0
103.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.29
KNX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. KNX: 1.29 )
KNX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.29

0.1
2.33
Share Buyback Rate 1.60
KNX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. KNX: 1.60 )
KNX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.6   Max: -21.8
Current: 1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.60
KNX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KNX: 3.60 )
KNX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 5.73
Current: 3.6

2.43
5.73
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.90
KNX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
61% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KNX: 3.90 )
KNX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.82   Max: 13.29
Current: 3.9

2.82
13.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
KNX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KNX: 0.90 )
KNX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.48
Current: 0.9

0.57
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.40
KNX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KNX: 3.40 )
KNX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.94
Current: 3.4

0.78
3.94
Price/Graham Number 2.10
KNX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
55% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KNX: 2.10 )
KNX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 2.79
Current: 2.1

1.39
2.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
KNX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KNX: 5.70 )
KNX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 9.7
Current: 5.7

2.6
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.56
KNX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. KNX: 8.56 )
KNX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.6   Max: 27.8
Current: 8.56

-2.6
27.8

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
Compare:JBHT, NPEXY, ODFL, WERN, CNW » details
Traded in other countries:KT2.Germany
Knight Transportation, Inc., was incorporated in 1989. The company is a provider of multiple truckload transportation services, which generally involve the movement of full trailer or container loads of freight from origin to destination for a single customer. The Company's services include dry van truckload, temperature-controlled truckload, dedicated truckload services, drayage, intermodal, and truckload freight brokerage services. Through its multiple service offerings and transportation modes, it are able to transport, or arrange for the transportation of, general commodities for customers throughout the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico. The Company has five operating segments comprised of three asset-based operating segments (dry van truckload, temperature-controlled truckload, and port services) and two non-asset-based operating segments (brokerage and intermodal services). As of December 31, 2012, it operated 3,627 company-owned tractors with an average age of 1.9 years. It also had under contract 507 tractors owned and operated by independent contractors. Its trailer fleet consisted of 9,564 53-foot long trailers with an average age of 5.5 years and includes 1,092 temperature-controlled trailers. All of its tractors are equipped with a satellite-based tracking and communication system to communicate with its drivers, to obtain load position updates, to manage its fleets, and to provide its customers with freight visibility. The majority of its trailers are equipped with VeriWise trailer-tracking technology that allows it to more effectively manage its trailers. It has automated many of its back-office functions, and it continues to invest in technology where it allows it to better serve its customers and improve efficiency. The Company competes mainly with other regional short-to-medium haul truckload carriers, logistics providers, and national carriers. Knight Transportation's operations are regulated and licensed by various government agencies. The Company's drivers and independent contractors also must comply with the safety and fitness regulations of the United States Department of Transportation, including those relating to drug and alcohol testing and hours-of-service.

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