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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.20
PTSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. PTSI: 0.20 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2

Equity to Asset 0.35
PTSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. PTSI: 0.35 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.35

0.2
0.63
Interest Coverage 3.41
PTSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. PTSI: 3.41 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 21.06
Current: 3.41

1.12
21.06
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.09
M-Score: -2.98
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 (%) 2.86
PTSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. PTSI: 2.86 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.4   Max: 12.49
Current: 2.86

-5.4
12.49
Net-margin (%) 1.47
PTSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. PTSI: 1.47 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.61   Max: 6.24
Current: 1.47

-4.61
6.24
ROE (%) 5.10
PTSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. PTSI: 5.10 )
PTSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.07   Max: 28.69
Current: 5.1

-12.07
28.69
ROA (%) 1.80
PTSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. PTSI: 1.80 )
PTSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.46   Max: 7.27
Current: 1.8

-6.46
7.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.57
PTSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. PTSI: 4.57 )
PTSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9.14   Max: 17.97
Current: 4.57

-9.14
17.97
Revenue Growth (%) 9.60
PTSI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PTSI: 9.60 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 17.5
Current: 9.6

-7.2
17.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 26.80
PTSI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PTSI: 26.80 )
PTSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -40   Max: 45.4
Current: 26.8

-40
45.4
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PTSI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 177,700 sh (+0.17%)
Donald Smith 522,346 sh (-0.05%)
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Q2 2013

PTSI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 177,900 sh (+0.11%)
Donald Smith 389,703 sh (-25.39%)
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Q3 2013

PTSI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 188,200 sh (+5.79%)
Donald Smith 390,997 sh (+0.33%)
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Q4 2013

PTSI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 234,100 sh (+24.39%)
Donald Smith 385,082 sh (-1.51%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PTSI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 Reduce -25.39%0.03%$10.13 - $11.52 $ 21.84103%389703
Donald Smith 2011-03-31 Add 20.25%0.03%$11.205 - $12.4 $ 21.8488%396041
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 31.70
PTSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. PTSI: 31.70 )
PTSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.09   Max: 730.67
Current: 31.7

12.09
730.67
P/B 1.40
PTSI's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PTSI: 1.40 )
PTSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.4

0.18
1.97
P/S 0.47
PTSI's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. PTSI: 0.47 )
PTSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.47

0.08
1.07
EV-to-EBIT 23.80
PTSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. PTSI: 23.80 )
PTSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 125.3
Current: 23.8

7.2
125.3
PEG 1.10
PTSI's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PTSI: 1.10 )
PTSI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1679
Current: 1.1

0.62
1679

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
PTSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PTSI: 1.50 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.65
Current: 1.5

0.43
3.65
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
PTSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PTSI: 1.20 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.2

0.43
2.58
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.30
PTSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PTSI: 1.30 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 7.16
Current: 1.3

0.55
7.16
Price/Graham Number 1.40
PTSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PTSI: 1.40 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.4

0.62
1.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.20
PTSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. PTSI: 4.20 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 13.8
Current: 4.2

0.8
13.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 31.23
PTSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. PTSI: 31.23 )
PTSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.1   Max: 31.9
Current: 31.23

-12.1
31.9

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
Compare:JBHT, NPEXY, ODFL, WERN, CNW » details
P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. is a holding Company incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in June 1986. The Company is a truckload dry-van carrier transporting general commodities throughout the continental United States, as well as in certain Canadian provinces. The Company also provides transportation services in Mexico under agreements with Mexican carriers. Its freight consists of automotive parts, expedited goods, consumer goods, such as general retail store merchandise, and manufactured goods, such as heating and air conditioning units. The Company's operations are all in the motor carrier segment and are aggregated into a single operating segment. Its operations can generally be classified into truckload services or brokerage and logistics services. Truckload services include those transportation services in which P.A.M utilizes Company owned trucks or owner-operator owned trucks for the pickup and delivery of freight. The brokerage and logistics services consists of services such as transportation scheduling, routing, mode selection, trans loading, and other value added services related to the transportation of freight which may or may not involve the use of Company owned or owner-operator owned equipment. Its objective is to provide its customers with a comprehensive solution to their truckload transportation needs. The Company competes mainly with other irregular route medium- to long-haul truckload carriers, with private carriage conducted by its existing and potential customers, and, to a lesser extent, with the railroads. The Company's operations are subject to various environmental laws and regulations.

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