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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
MRTN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. MRTN: No Debt )
MRTN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.69
MRTN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. MRTN: 0.69 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.69

0.29
0.69
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.80
M-Score: -3.12
WACC vs ROIC
10.20%
8.93%
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 8.84
MRTN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.69 vs. MRTN: 8.84 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.05   Max: 9.31
Current: 8.84

4.05
9.31
Net-margin (%) 5.15
MRTN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1329 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. MRTN: 5.15 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 5.45
Current: 5.15

1.12
5.45
ROE (%) 9.13
MRTN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.75 vs. MRTN: 9.13 )
MRTN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.15   Max: 15.3
Current: 9.13

6.15
15.3
ROA (%) 6.15
MRTN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. MRTN: 6.15 )
MRTN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 7.85
Current: 6.15

2.8
7.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.95
MRTN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1326 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. MRTN: 11.95 )
MRTN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.93   Max: 21.78
Current: 11.95

7.93
21.78
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
MRTN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MRTN: 3.10 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 17.1
Current: 3.1

-3.7
17.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
MRTN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. MRTN: 5.20 )
MRTN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.1   Max: 42.4
Current: 5.2

-23.1
42.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
MRTN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. MRTN: 6.80 )
MRTN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.2   Max: 75.7
Current: 6.8

-13.2
75.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MRTN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

NWQ Managers 1,169,189 sh (+2.80%)
Chuck Royce 995,048 sh (-4.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 41,214 sh (-47.63%)
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Q2 2014

MRTN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

NWQ Managers 1,260,065 sh (+7.77%)
Joel Greenblatt 27,873 sh (-32.37%)
Chuck Royce 647,548 sh (-34.92%)
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Q3 2014

MRTN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 59,017 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 1,440,790 sh (+14.34%)
Chuck Royce 689,148 sh (+6.42%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q4 2014

MRTN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

NWQ Managers 2,689,667 sh (+86.68%)
NWQ Managers 2,689,667 sh (+86.68%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 584,925 sh (-15.12%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 21.50
MRTN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 29.30 vs. MRTN: 21.50 )
MRTN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.76   Max: 38.38
Current: 21.5

12.76
38.38
Forward P/E 15.20
MRTN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 64.10 vs. MRTN: 15.20 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.20
MRTN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 30.20 vs. MRTN: 21.20 )
MRTN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.8   Max: 38.38
Current: 21.2

12.8
38.38
P/B 1.90
MRTN's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. MRTN: 1.90 )
MRTN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.9

1.02
2.61
P/S 1.10
MRTN's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MRTN: 1.10 )
MRTN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.25
Current: 1.1

0.44
1.25
POCF 6.93
MRTN's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. MRTN: 6.93 )
MRTN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 10.07
Current: 6.93

3.14
10.07
EV-to-EBIT 12.73
MRTN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 25.93 vs. MRTN: 12.73 )
MRTN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 20.9
Current: 12.73

8.1
20.9
PEG 2.72
MRTN's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MRTN: 2.72 )
MRTN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 175.94
Current: 2.72

1.1
175.94
Shiller P/E 27.80
MRTN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MRTN: 27.80 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.82   Max: 32.79
Current: 27.8

12.82
32.79
Current Ratio 1.97
MRTN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. MRTN: 1.97 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.48
Current: 1.97

0.66
2.48
Quick Ratio 1.97
MRTN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. MRTN: 1.97 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.97

0.66
2.39
Days Inventory 1.46
MRTN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 28.27 vs. MRTN: 1.46 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.29   Max: 4.13
Current: 1.46

2.29
4.13
Days Sales Outstanding 37.15
MRTN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 52.48 vs. MRTN: 37.15 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 30.15   Max: 48.53
Current: 37.15

30.15
48.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.40
MRTN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
89% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. MRTN: 0.40 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.4

0.08
0.59
Dividend Payout 0.10
MRTN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MRTN: 0.10 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.1

0.06
0.16
Dividend growth (3y) 23.60
MRTN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MRTN: 23.60 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.4
Current: 23.6

0
45.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.50
MRTN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. MRTN: 0.50 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.5

0.08
0.59
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
MRTN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. MRTN: -0.60 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.1   Max: -14.6
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.85
MRTN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MRTN: 1.85 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.29
Current: 1.85

0.76
2.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
MRTN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MRTN: 7.80 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 12.3
Current: 7.8

4.8
12.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.26
MRTN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. MRTN: 3.26 )
MRTN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -26.6   Max: 3.6
Current: 3.26

-26.6
3.6

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
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Traded in other countries:MT9.Germany,
Marten Transport Ltd was organized under Wisconsin law in 1970. The Company is a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier in the United States. It transports and distributes food and other consumer packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. It provides regional truckload carrier services in the Southeast, West Coast, Midwest, South Central and Northeast regions. Its main medium-to-long-haul traffic lanes are between the Midwest and the West Coast, Southwest, Southeast, and the East Coast, as well as from California to the Pacific Northwest. Its segments include Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal and Brokerage. The truckload segment transports food and other consumer packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment across the United States and into and out of Mexico and Canada. The dedicated segment provides customized transportation solutions tailored to meet individual customers' requirements, utilizing temperature-controlled trailers, dry vans and other specialized equipment within the United States. Its customer contracts range from three to five years and are subject to annual rate reviews. Its intermodal segment transports its customers' freight within the United States mainly utilizing its temperature-controlled trailers and also its dry containers on railroad flatcars for portions of trips, with the balance of the trips using its tractors or, to a lesser extent, contracted carriers. The brokerage segment arranges for smaller third-party carriers to transport freight for its customers in temperature-controlled trailers and dry vans within the United States and into and out of Mexico while it retains the billing, collection and customer management responsibilities. Its Brokerage segment also included the revenue of MW Logistics, LLC, or MWL, a third-party provider of logistics services to the transportation industry. Its customers include Wal-Mart and Armada. It competes with many other truckload carriers that provide temperature-sensitive service of varying sizes and, to a lesser extent, with less-than-truckload carriers, railroads, and other transportation companies.
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