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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.55
SAIA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. SAIA: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SAIA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.55
0.31
0.59
Interest Coverage 21.31
SAIA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. SAIA: 21.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SAIA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 6.45 Max: 21.91
Current: 21.31
1.14
21.91
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.94
M-Score: -2.63
WACC vs ROIC
7.49%
10.96%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.09
SAIA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. SAIA: 7.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SAIA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.96  Med: 4.63 Max: 7.37
Current: 7.09
-0.96
7.37
Net-margin (%) 4.35
SAIA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. SAIA: 4.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SAIA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.36  Med: 1.49 Max: 4.5
Current: 4.35
-2.36
4.5
ROE (%) 12.86
SAIA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.03 vs. SAIA: 12.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SAIA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.79  Med: 7.21 Max: 15.6
Current: 12.86
-10.79
15.6
ROA (%) 7.02
SAIA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. SAIA: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SAIA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.97  Med: 2.98 Max: 8.1
Current: 7.02
-3.97
8.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.82
SAIA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. SAIA: 14.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SAIA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.68  Med: 13.13 Max: 17.46
Current: 14.82
-2.68
17.46
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.70
SAIA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SAIA: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAIA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7  Med: 2.70 Max: 23.7
Current: 2.7
-7
23.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
SAIA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SAIA: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAIA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.6  Med: 9.40 Max: 35.5
Current: 12.2
-30.6
35.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 18.70
SAIA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SAIA: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAIA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.2  Med: 20.80 Max: 177.5
Current: 18.7
-57.2
177.5
» SAIA's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-29)


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

SAIA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 9,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2015

SAIA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 1,196,344 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2015

SAIA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 10,063 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 39,839 sh (New)
Jim Simons 38,855 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,653,655 sh (+38.23%)
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Q4 2015

SAIA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Steven Cohen 91,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 115,843 sh (+198.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,714 sh (+85.97%)
Chuck Royce 2,668,995 sh (+61.40%)
Joel Greenblatt 60,757 sh (+52.51%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Saia Inc

Royce Funds Comments on Saia - Mar 09, 2016

Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) provides less-than-truckload (LTL—companies that transport relatively small freight) services throughout the U.S., has many underpriced routes, and is moving to eliminate routes that do not make economic sense. The company recently reported earnings and a full-year outlook that were both a bit better than many were expecting. I really like its potential going forward.



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Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) provides less-than-truckload (LTL—companies that transport relatively small freight) services throughout the U.S., has many underpriced routes, and is moving to eliminate routes that do not make economic sense. The company recently reported earnings and a full-year outlook that were both a bit better than many were expecting. I really like its potential going forward. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.47
SAIA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.66 vs. SAIA: 13.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SAIA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.01  Med: 16.97 Max: 145.53
Current: 13.47
8.01
145.53
Forward P/E 12.79
SAIA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 13.19 vs. SAIA: 12.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.47
SAIA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. SAIA: 13.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SAIA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.95  Med: 16.53 Max: 158
Current: 13.47
7.95
158
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 14.58
SAIA's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.29 vs. SAIA: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SAIA' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.53  Med: 22.15 Max: 3263.33
Current: 14.58
5.53
3263.33
P/B 1.59
SAIA's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SAIA: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SAIA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.37 Max: 3.93
Current: 1.59
0.46
3.93
P/S 0.58
SAIA's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. SAIA: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SAIA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.36 Max: 1.13
Current: 0.58
0.09
1.13
PFCF 12.73
SAIA's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. SAIA: 12.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SAIA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 22.54 Max: 778.42
Current: 12.73
1.52
778.42
POCF 5.00
SAIA's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. SAIA: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SAIA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 5.30 Max: 46.43
Current: 5
1.15
46.43
EV-to-EBIT 8.59
SAIA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. SAIA: 8.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SAIA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -82.4  Med: 10.50 Max: 157.8
Current: 8.59
-82.4
157.8
EV-to-EBITDA 4.98
SAIA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9.53 vs. SAIA: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SAIA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 6.10 Max: 37.6
Current: 4.98
3.3
37.6
PEG 0.53
SAIA's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SAIA: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SAIA' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.71 Max: 37.84
Current: 0.53
0.36
37.84
Shiller P/E 46.09
SAIA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 20.43 vs. SAIA: 46.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SAIA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.84  Med: 63.16 Max: 106.67
Current: 46.09
21.84
106.67
Current Ratio 1.12
SAIA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SAIA: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SAIA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.22 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.12
1.02
1.65
Quick Ratio 1.12
SAIA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SAIA: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SAIA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.22 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.12
1.02
1.65
Days Sales Outstanding 41.23
SAIA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 41.09 vs. SAIA: 41.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SAIA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.19  Med: 37.70 Max: 40.05
Current: 41.23
33.19
40.05
Days Payable 57.11
SAIA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
70% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 35.16 vs. SAIA: 57.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SAIA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.7  Med: 43.94 Max: 73.93
Current: 57.11
31.7
73.93

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.65
SAIA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. SAIA: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SAIA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.39 Max: 3.84
Current: 1.65
0.81
3.84
Price/Projected FCF 1.53
SAIA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. SAIA: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SAIA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.18 Max: 4.55
Current: 1.53
0.68
4.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.69
SAIA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SAIA: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SAIA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.12
Current: 1.69
0.4
3.12
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.53
SAIA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. SAIA: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SAIA' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.88
Current: 0.53
0.41
1.88
Price/Graham Number 1.03
SAIA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SAIA: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SAIA' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.8
Current: 1.03
0.73
2.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.67
SAIA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. SAIA: 11.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SAIA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 9.20 Max: 15.8
Current: 11.67
0.6
15.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 26.65
SAIA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. SAIA: 26.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SAIA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.5  Med: 1.10 Max: 49.2
Current: 26.65
-21.5
49.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1218
EPS $ 2.08
Beta0.81
Short Percentage of Float7.57%
52-Week Range $18.28 - 45.24
Shares Outstanding(Mil)25.19

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 1.96 2.25
EPS without NRI($) 1.96 2.25

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
Compare:TPE:2608, NAS:MRTN, SHSE:603223, NSE:VRLLOG, LSE:STOB » details
Traded in other countries:SQR.Germany,
Saia Inc, was incorporated on February 4, 2000. The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a transportation company headquartered in Johns Creek, Georgia providing less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across the United States. It serves customers by providing regional and interregional LTL, truckload, guaranteed, expedited and logistics services. As of December 31, 2013, Saia LTL Freight, its subsidiary, operated a network comprised of 150 service facilities. In 2013, the average Saia LTL Freight shipment weighed approximately 1,376 pounds and traveled an average distance of approximately 741 miles. It has a 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 Companys main competitors include a small number of large, national transportation service providers in the long haul 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 Companys 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 Companys 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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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Royce Small-Cap Value Fund Annual Letter Mar 17 2016 
Royce Funds Comments on Saia Mar 09 2016 
Royce Funds Commentary - What's Working in the Current Market? Mar 09 2016 
Saia, Werner Enterprises Among New Stakes in Chuck Royce's Portfolio Aug 11 2015 
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 

More From Other Websites
SAIA INC Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits May 02 2016
SAIA INC Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders Apr 29 2016
SAIA INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report Apr 29 2016
Saia, Inc. :SAIA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers Apr 29 2016
Edited Transcript of SAIA earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-16 2:00pm GMT Apr 27 2016
Saia Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 10:00 am ET today Apr 27 2016
SAIA INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and... Apr 27 2016
Saia tops Street 1Q forecasts Apr 27 2016
Saia tops Street 1Q forecasts Apr 27 2016
Saia Reports First Quarter Earnings per Share of $0.42 Apr 27 2016
Saia Reports First Quarter Earnings per Share of $0.42 Apr 27 2016
Q1 2016 Saia Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open Apr 27 2016
Saia to Announce First Quarter 2016 Results on April 27, 2016 Apr 06 2016
Saia to Announce First Quarter 2016 Results on April 27, 2016 Apr 06 2016
SAIA INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits Mar 08 2016
Saia Updates First Quarter-to-Date LTL Operating Data Mar 08 2016
SAIA INC Financials Mar 04 2016
Coverage initiated on Saia by KeyBanc Capital Mkts Mar 03 2016
SAIA INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report Feb 26 2016
SAIA INC Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits Feb 10 2016

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