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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 0.02
SAIA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SAIA: 0.02 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.48
SAIA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SAIA: 0.48 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.48

0.35
0.49
Interest Coverage 11.47
SAIA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.29 vs. SAIA: 11.47 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 9999.99
Current: 11.47

1.14
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.39
M-Score: -2.94
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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history
Operating margin (%) 6.53
SAIA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. SAIA: 6.53 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.96   Max: 6.53
Current: 6.53

-0.96
6.53
Net-margin (%) 3.83
SAIA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. SAIA: 3.83 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.14   Max: 3.83
Current: 3.83

-8.14
3.83
ROE (%) 14.31
SAIA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. SAIA: 14.31 )
SAIA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -36.22   Max: 14.31
Current: 14.31

-36.22
14.31
ROA (%) 7.07
SAIA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. SAIA: 7.07 )
SAIA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.2   Max: 7.07
Current: 7.07

-14.2
7.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.88
SAIA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.75 vs. SAIA: 15.88 )
SAIA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.69   Max: 15.88
Current: 15.88

-2.69
15.88
Revenue Growth (%) 6.60
SAIA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SAIA: 6.60 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7   Max: 23.7
Current: 6.6

-7
23.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 35.60
SAIA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SAIA: 35.60 )
SAIA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.6   Max: 35.6
Current: 35.6

-30.6
35.6
EPS Growth (%) 178.60
SAIA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SAIA: 178.60 )
SAIA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -58.5   Max: 178.6
Current: 178.6

-58.5
178.6
» SAIA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SAIA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 285,898 sh (-7.6%)
Joel Greenblatt 46,606 sh (-9.79%)
Steven Cohen 30,712 sh (-21.05%)
Diamond Hill Capital 232,706 sh (-47.64%)
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Q4 2013

SAIA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 10,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 32,000 sh (+4.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 46,753 sh (+0.32%)
Diamond Hill Capital 156,902 sh (-32.58%)
Jim Simons 185,298 sh (-35.19%)
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Q1 2014

SAIA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 153,298 sh (-17.27%)
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Q2 2014

SAIA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 12,698 sh (-91.72%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SAIA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$30.1 - $40.2 $ 48.1540%0
Scott Black 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.11%$15.28 - $24.37 $ 48.15151%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.06%$15.28 - $24.37 $ 48.15151%32869
Scott Black 2012-09-30 New Buy0.1%$12.18 - $15.76 $ 48.15238%33029
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0015%$6.33 - $9.84 $ 48.15480%0
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Top Ranked Articles about Saia Inc

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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 27.00
SAIA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. SAIA: 27.00 )
SAIA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.01   Max: 145.53
Current: 27

8.01
145.53
P/B 3.40
SAIA's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SAIA: 3.40 )
SAIA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.52
Current: 3.4

0.46
3.52
P/S 1.00
SAIA's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SAIA: 1.00 )
SAIA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1
Current: 1

0.09
1
EV-to-EBIT 17.11
SAIA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. SAIA: 17.11 )
SAIA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 210.2
Current: 17.11

7
210.2
PEG 0.80
SAIA's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAIA: 0.80 )
SAIA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 6.51
Current: 0.8

0.8
6.51
Shiller P/E 99.90
SAIA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 53.15 vs. SAIA: 99.90 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 264.83
Current: 99.9

8.1
264.83
Current Ratio 1.27
SAIA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SAIA: 1.27 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.27

1.02
1.8
Quick Ratio 1.27
SAIA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. SAIA: 1.27 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.27

1.02
1.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.70
SAIA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SAIA: 3.70 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.32
Current: 3.7

0.78
3.32
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.00
SAIA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAIA: 4.00 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.62
Current: 4

0.63
3.62
Price/Median PS Value 3.50
SAIA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SAIA: 3.50 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.15
Current: 3.5

0.49
3.15
Price/Graham Number 2.10
SAIA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SAIA: 2.10 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.78
Current: 2.1

0.69
2.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
SAIA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SAIA: 5.70 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 14.2
Current: 5.7

0.5
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.60
SAIA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. SAIA: 0.60 )
SAIA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9   Max: 4.8
Current: 0.6

-9
4.8

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
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Traded in other countries:SQR.Germany
Saia, Inc., is a transportation company organized in 2000. The Company through its wholly-owned subsidiaries provides a range of less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across the United States. It serves a variety of customers by offering regional and interregional LTL, truckload, guaranteed, expedited and logistics services. It is a single segment company with three operating subsidiaries, Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC (Saia LTL Freight), Saia TL Plus, Inc. (Saia TL Plus), and Saia Logistics Services, LLC (Saia Logistics Services) (Saia, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, the Company or Saia). Saia LTL Freight primarily provides its customers with solutions for shipments between 100 and 10,000 pounds, but also provides selected guaranteed, expedited and truckload services. As of December 31, 2012, Saia LTL Freight operated a network comprised of 150 service facilities. In 2012, the average Saia LTL Freight shipment weighed approximately 1,371 pounds and traveled an average distance of approximately 727 miles. It has registered several service marks and trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including Saia Guaranteed Select, Saia Customer Service Indicators and Saia Xtreme Guarantee. The Company's main competitors include a small number of large, national transportation service providers in the national and two-day markets and a larger number of shorter-haul or regional transportation companies in the two-day and overnight markets. It also competes in and against several modes of transportation, including LTL, truckload and private fleets. The Company's motor carrier operations are also subject to environmental laws and regulations, including laws and regulations dealing with underground fuel storage tanks, the transportation of hazardous materials and other environmental matters. The Company's operations are subject to environmental laws and regulations dealing with the handling of hazardous materials, underground fuel storage tanks and discharge and retention of storm water.
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Assurant Inc & Saia Inc Jun 26 2014 
Saia Inc. (SAIA) President & CEO of Saia Richard D Odell sells 20,000 Shares Feb 07 2011 
Saia Inc. (SAIA) President & CEO of Saia Richard D Odell sells 20,000 Shares Feb 04 2011 
Saia Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 29 2010 
Saia Inc. (SAIA) President & CEO of Saia Richard D Odell sells 5,017 Shares Sep 07 2010 
Saia Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jul 30 2010 
Saia Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Apr 30 2010 
Saia Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 30 2009 
Saia Inc. (SAIA) VP of Finance & CFO James A Darby sells 19,836 Shares Sep 18 2009 
Saia Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jul 30 2009 

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