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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
SAIA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. SAIA: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SAIA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.09 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.60
SAIA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. SAIA: 0.60 )
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: 0.6
Current: 0.6
0.31
0.6
Interest Coverage 18.01
SAIA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. SAIA: 18.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SAIA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 9.5 Max: 21.91
Current: 18.01
1.14
21.91
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.63
M-Score: -3.05
WACC vs ROIC
8.77%
9.18%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.49
SAIA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. SAIA: 6.49 )
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: 6.49
-0.96
7.37
Net-margin (%) 3.94
SAIA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. SAIA: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SAIA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.01  Med: 2.4 Max: 4.5
Current: 3.94
-2.01
4.5
ROE (%) 10.56
SAIA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. SAIA: 10.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SAIA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.79  Med: 9.81 Max: 15.6
Current: 10.56
-10.79
15.6
ROA (%) 6.06
SAIA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. SAIA: 6.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SAIA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.85  Med: 4.89 Max: 8.1
Current: 6.06
-3.85
8.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.60
SAIA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9.24 vs. SAIA: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SAIA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.68  Med: 11.82 Max: 17.46
Current: 12.6
-2.68
17.46
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.60
SAIA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SAIA: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAIA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: 2.4 Max: 23.7
Current: 1.6
-7.3
23.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
SAIA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. SAIA: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAIA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.3  Med: 7.9 Max: 35.5
Current: 6.6
-24.3
35.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.60
SAIA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. SAIA: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAIA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.2  Med: 19.75 Max: 178.6
Current: 2.6
-57.2
178.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

SAIA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 128,112 sh (+110.86%)
Jim Simons 161,598 sh (+39.50%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 16,713 sh (-10.69%)
Chuck Royce 2,276,421 sh (-14.71%)
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Q2 2016

SAIA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,128,389 sh (-6.50%)
Jim Simons 108,400 sh (-32.92%)
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Q3 2016

SAIA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Steven Cohen 70,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 80,900 sh (-25.37%)
Chuck Royce 1,182,466 sh (-44.44%)
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Q4 2016

SAIA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 540,151 sh (-54.32%)
Jim Simons 6,300 sh (-92.21%)
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Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking    NAICS: 484121    SIC: 4213
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Saia Inc is a transportation company. The Company through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, provides less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across the United States.

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. 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 Company's 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 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.

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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Royce Funds Comments on Saia Guru stock highlight
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...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.27
SAIA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. SAIA: 26.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SAIA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.03  Med: 17.56 Max: 149.46
Current: 26.27
8.03
149.46
Forward P/E 23.75
SAIA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAIA: 23.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.27
SAIA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
71% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.44 vs. SAIA: 26.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SAIA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.95  Med: 16.9 Max: 138.25
Current: 26.27
7.95
138.25
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 25.85
SAIA's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
66% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.62 vs. SAIA: 25.85 )
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: 24.88 Max: 3263.33
Current: 25.85
5.53
3263.33
P/B 2.60
SAIA's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. SAIA: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SAIA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.93
Current: 2.6
0.46
3.93
P/S 1.03
SAIA's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SAIA: 1.03 )
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: 1.03
0.09
1.13
PFCF 48.72
SAIA's PFCF is ranked lower than
85% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.16 vs. SAIA: 48.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SAIA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 28.59 Max: 778.42
Current: 48.72
1.52
778.42
POCF 8.68
SAIA's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. SAIA: 8.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SAIA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 5.58 Max: 46.43
Current: 8.68
1.15
46.43
EV-to-EBIT 16.62
SAIA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.16 vs. SAIA: 16.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SAIA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -82.4  Med: 10.7 Max: 157.8
Current: 16.62
-82.4
157.8
EV-to-EBITDA 8.48
SAIA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 10.32 vs. SAIA: 8.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SAIA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 6.2 Max: 37.6
Current: 8.48
3.3
37.6
PEG 1.62
SAIA's PEG is ranked higher than
59% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SAIA: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SAIA' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.74 Max: 37.22
Current: 1.62
0.36
37.22
Shiller P/E 53.54
SAIA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 21.52 vs. SAIA: 53.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SAIA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.16  Med: 52.01 Max: 106.67
Current: 53.54
21.16
106.67
Current Ratio 1.15
SAIA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. SAIA: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SAIA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.15
1.02
1.65
Quick Ratio 1.15
SAIA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SAIA: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SAIA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.15
1.02
1.65
Days Sales Outstanding 40.46
SAIA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 43.46 vs. SAIA: 40.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SAIA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.19  Med: 37.7 Max: 40.46
Current: 40.46
33.19
40.46
Days Payable 47.70
SAIA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
60% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 36.70 vs. SAIA: 47.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SAIA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.7  Med: 43.5 Max: 73.93
Current: 47.7
31.7
73.93

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.00
SAIA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. SAIA: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SAIA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.7  Med: -0.95 Max: 3.8
Current: -1
-5.7
3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.58
SAIA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
74% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. SAIA: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SAIA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.4 Max: 3.84
Current: 2.58
0.81
3.84
Price/Projected FCF 2.50
SAIA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SAIA: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SAIA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.26 Max: 4.55
Current: 2.5
0.68
4.55
Price/Median PS Value 2.89
SAIA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SAIA: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SAIA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.02 Max: 3.08
Current: 2.89
0.39
3.08
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
SAIA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. SAIA: 1.80 )
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: 1.02 Max: 1.88
Current: 1.8
0.41
1.88
Price/Graham Number 1.74
SAIA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SAIA: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SAIA' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.81
Current: 1.74
0.73
2.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.01
SAIA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SAIA: 6.01 )
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 Max: 15.8
Current: 6.01
0.6
15.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 15.83
SAIA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. SAIA: 15.83 )
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: 7.7 Max: 49.2
Current: 15.83
-21.5
49.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,218
EPS (TTM) $ 1.88
Beta0.88
Short Percentage of Float1.92%
52-Week Range $23.27 - 50.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.21

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,313 1,442
EPS ($) 2.05 2.53
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.05 2.53
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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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 

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