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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
Cash to Debt 0.08
UACL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. UACL: 0.08 )
UACL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.23
UACL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. UACL: 0.23 )
UACL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.16   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.23

-0.16
0.78
Interest Coverage 20.28
UACL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. UACL: 20.28 )
UACL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 16.37   Max: 9999.99
Current: 20.28

16.37
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.11
M-Score: -1.64
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 (%) 8.18
UACL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. UACL: 8.18 )
UACL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 8.18
Current: 8.18

1.79
8.18
Net-margin (%) 4.89
UACL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. UACL: 4.89 )
UACL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 5.37
Current: 4.89

0.97
5.37
ROE (%) 47.91
UACL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. UACL: 47.91 )
UACL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.17   Max: 83.12
Current: 47.91

3.17
83.12
ROA (%) 10.32
UACL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. UACL: 10.32 )
UACL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 21.56
Current: 10.32

2.43
21.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.69
UACL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.73 vs. UACL: 36.69 )
UACL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.28   Max: 53.23
Current: 36.69

8.28
53.23
Revenue Growth (%) 7.00
UACL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. UACL: 7.00 )
UACL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13
Current: 7

0
13
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.50
UACL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. UACL: 11.50 )
UACL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22   Max: 41.8
Current: 11.5

-22
41.8
EPS Growth (%) 3.80
UACL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. UACL: 3.80 )
UACL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -38   Max: 72.5
Current: 3.8

-38
72.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

UACL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 39,328 sh (+1.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,619 sh (+0.74%)
Chuck Royce 1,053,844 sh (-4.53%)
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Q4 2013

UACL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 38,400 sh (-2.36%)
Chuck Royce 986,244 sh (-6.41%)
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Q1 2014

UACL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 914,900 sh (-7.23%)
Jim Simons 31,589 sh (-17.74%)
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Q2 2014

UACL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,014,900 sh (+10.93%)
Jim Simons 11,200 sh (-64.54%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UACL

(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 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$26.17 - $30.61 $ 24.9-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -53.74%0.01%$16.67 - $24.9 $ 24.930%10544
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 43.12%0.01%$14.74 - $17.42 $ 24.956%22795
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 43.12%0.01%$14.74 - $17.42 $ 24.956%22795
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -22.2%0.01%$12.96 - $15.64 $ 24.974%15896
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$15.09 - $18.77 $ 24.957%20433
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.10
UACL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. UACL: 16.10 )
UACL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.02   Max: 58.94
Current: 16.1

7.02
58.94
P/B 6.30
UACL's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. UACL: 6.30 )
UACL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 11.01
Current: 6.3

1.13
11.01
P/S 0.70
UACL's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UACL: 0.70 )
UACL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.7

0.25
0.98
EV-to-EBIT 12.06
UACL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. UACL: 12.06 )
UACL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 30.6
Current: 12.06

2.9
30.6
PEG 0.60
UACL's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UACL: 0.60 )
UACL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 227.4
Current: 0.6

0.56
227.4
Shiller P/E 19.80
UACL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 42.31 vs. UACL: 19.80 )
UACL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.05   Max: 26.79
Current: 19.8

10.05
26.79
Current Ratio 1.79
UACL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. UACL: 1.79 )
UACL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 2.95
Current: 1.79

1.07
2.95
Quick Ratio 1.79
UACL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. UACL: 1.79 )
UACL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 2.95
Current: 1.79

1.07
2.95

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.10
UACL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. UACL: 1.10 )
UACL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.17
Current: 1.1

0.24
1.17
Dividend Payout 0.18
UACL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. UACL: 0.18 )
UACL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.18

0.15
0.26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
UACL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. UACL: 1.10 )
UACL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.93
Current: 1.1

0.24
0.93
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
UACL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. UACL: 0.30 )
UACL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.7   Max: -23.6
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.58
UACL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. UACL: 1.58 )
UACL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 4.84
Current: 1.58

0.76
4.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.39
UACL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. UACL: 1.39 )
UACL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.91
Current: 1.39

0.61
1.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.65
UACL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UACL: 0.65 )
UACL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.93
Current: 0.65

0.62
3.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
UACL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. UACL: 8.30 )
UACL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 34.2
Current: 8.3

3.3
34.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.13
UACL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. UACL: 29.13 )
UACL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 30.6
Current: 29.13

-7.6
30.6

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
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Universal Truckload Services, Inc. is incorporated in the state of Michigan on December 11, 2001. It a provider of transportation services to shippers throughout United States, Mexico and Canada. Its over-the-road trucking services include both flatbed and dry van operations and it provides rail-truck and steamship-truck intermodal support services. It also offers truck brokerage services, which allows it to supplement its capacity and provide its customers with transportation of freight by using third party capacity, as well as full service international freight forwarding and customs house brokerage services. It operates through a contractor network of agents and owner-operators who provide it with approximately 3,100 tractors and approximately 3,000 trailers. Customer relationships are primarily managed by its agents who solicit freight business directly from shippers and also provide dispatch and other services to its owner-operators. It competes for truckload freight primarily in the U.S. markets of the transportation industry. The transportation industry is extremely competitive and fragmented. It competes with asset and non-asset based truckload carriers, intermodal transportation, logistics providers and, in some aspects of its business, with less-than-truckload carriers and railroads. It also competes with other motor carriers for owner-operators and agents. The Company's operations are regulated and licensed by various federal and state agencies. It is also subject to various environmental laws and regulations and, among other things; its operations are subject to the risk of fuel spillage and the consequential environmental damage.
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