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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
STB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. STB: 0.01 )
STB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.32
STB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. STB: 0.32 )
STB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.32

0.22
0.54
Interest Coverage 1.18
STB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. STB: 1.18 )
STB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.18

0.15
1.54
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.98
M-Score: -2.89
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 4.00
STB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. STB: 4.00 )
STB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.47   Max: 6.03
Current: 4

-0.47
6.03
Net-margin (%) 0.91
STB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. STB: 0.91 )
STB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.05   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.91

-6.05
1.01
ROE (%) 1.99
STB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. STB: 1.99 )
STB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.86   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.99

-7.86
1.99
ROA (%) 0.75
STB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. STB: 0.75 )
STB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.76   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.75

-2.76
0.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.07
STB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. STB: 7.07 )
STB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 10.27
Current: 7.07

2.25
10.27
Revenue Growth (%) 3.10
STB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. STB: 3.10 )
STB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.3   Max: 6.6
Current: 3.1

-19.3
6.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.40
STB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. STB: -1.40 )
STB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.1   Max: -1.4
Current: -1.4

-28.1
-1.4
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Ratios

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P/B 3.00
STB's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. STB: 3.00 )
STB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.31
Current: 3

0.8
3.31
P/S 1.30
STB's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. STB: 1.30 )
STB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.3

0.5
1.8
EV-to-EBIT 43.50
STB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.67 vs. STB: 43.50 )
STB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 22.2   Max: 156.3
Current: 43.5

22.2
156.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 8.50
STB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
95% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. STB: 8.50 )
STB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 9.36
Current: 8.5

0.66
9.36
Dividend Payout 19.71
STB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
78% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. STB: 19.71 )
STB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 6.85
Current: 19.71

0.92
6.85
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.50
STB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. STB: 8.50 )
STB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 9.36
Current: 8.5

0.66
9.36
Share Buyback Rate -13.00
STB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. STB: -13.00 )
STB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -13   Max: -44.6
Current: -13

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 4.40
STB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
84% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. STB: 4.40 )
STB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 3.02   Max: 5.75
Current: 4.4

3.02
5.75
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
STB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. STB: 1.00 )
STB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.22
Current: 1

0.36
1.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.30
STB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
72% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. STB: 2.30 )
STB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.5
Current: 2.3

0.6
4.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.04
STB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. STB: -6.04 )
STB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.8   Max: -4.3
Current: -6.04

-24.8
-4.3

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
Compare:STAN, HRB, CSV, TUC, SCI » details
Traded in other countries:STB.Canada
Student Transportation Inc was incorporated on September 22, 2004 under the Business Corporations Act. On November 16, 2009, the Issuer filed articles of amendment to change its corporate name from Student Transportation of America Ltd. to Student Transportation Inc. The Company is a provider of school bus transportation services in North America, conducting operations through wholly owned operating subsidiaries. Based on industry sources, educational institutions in North America spend approximately $24 billion annually on school bus transportation. The Company currently provides school bus transportation services in Ontario, Canada and the following U.S. states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Vermont and it operates a business development office in South Carolina. The Company's services include home-to-school busing, special needs transportation and extracurricular and charter trips for school and other groups. Its main service of transporting students to and from school comprises approximately 86% of revenue. Included in home-to-school busing is the transportation of students with special needs, or special education transportation. Special education transportation typically requires the transportation of students to destinations outside their home district and usually is performed with smaller monitored vehicles. Extracurricular transportation typically accounts for 6% of revenue. The Company also provides charter services for athletic events, field trips, summer camp routes and other non-school related charter services and receives revenue associated with the oil and gas portfolio of assets acquired in connection with the acquisition of Canadex. The Company currently operates over 216 contracts with a fleet of approximately 9,000 vehicles for school districts in Ontario, Canada and sixteen U.S. states. The Company encounters national competitors less frequently in rural and suburban markets than it would if operated in urban markets. Its national competitors are focused mainly on large, urban markets, with the objective of implementing homogeneous operations. Its local competitors often lack the financial resources to meet increasingly stringent contract requirements. The Company's facilities and operations are subject to extensive and constantly evolving federal, state, provincial and local environmental and occupational health and safety laws and regulations, including requirements relating to air emissions, storage and handling of chemicals and hazardous substances, vehicle fuelling and maintenance, wastewater and storm water discharge, ownership and operation of Underground Storage Tanks and cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater.

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