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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
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history
Equity to Asset 0.32
USAK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. USAK: 0.32 )
USAK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.32

0.3
0.58
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.49
M-Score: -3.10
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 (%) -1.56
USAK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. USAK: -1.56 )
USAK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.54   Max: 13.06
Current: -1.56

-4.54
13.06
Net-margin (%) -1.64
USAK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. USAK: -1.64 )
USAK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.45   Max: 8.76
Current: -1.64

-3.45
8.76
ROE (%) -9.06
USAK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. USAK: -9.06 )
USAK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.15   Max: 20.98
Current: -9.06

-16.15
20.98
ROA (%) -2.89
USAK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. USAK: -2.89 )
USAK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.33   Max: 12.2
Current: -2.89

-5.33
12.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.13
USAK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. USAK: -3.13 )
USAK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -8.05   Max: 18.99
Current: -3.13

-8.05
18.99
Revenue Growth (%) 6.30
USAK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. USAK: 6.30 )
USAK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.6   Max: 22
Current: 6.3

-2.6
22
EBITDA Growth (%) -10.80
USAK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. USAK: -10.80 )
USAK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.8   Max: 25
Current: -10.8

-20.8
25
EPS Growth (%) 40.10
USAK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. USAK: 40.10 )
USAK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -77.1   Max: 230.2
Current: 40.1

-77.1
230.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

USAK Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 88,700 sh (New)
Donald Smith 1,040,911 sh (+0.36%)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
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Q2 2013

USAK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 89,800 sh (+1.24%)
Donald Smith 861,240 sh (-17.26%)
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Q3 2013

USAK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 86,200 sh (-4.01%)
Donald Smith 735,487 sh (-14.6%)
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Q4 2013

USAK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 185,400 sh (+115.08%)
Donald Smith Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with USAK

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Donald Smith 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.14%$8.92 - $16.07 $ 18.4443%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Sold Out $3.39 - $5.57 $ 18.44312%0
PRIMECAP Management 2012-12-31 Reduce -86.79%$2.8 - $3.61 $ 18.44480%16800
Donald Smith 2011-09-30 Add 22.78%0.05%$6.81 - $12.11 $ 18.4496%966757
PRIMECAP Management 2011-09-30 Add 35.4%$6.81 - $12.11 $ 18.4496%153000
PRIMECAP Management 2011-06-30 Add 28.41%$9.83 - $13.1 $ 18.4457%113000
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Ratios

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P/B 2.00
USAK's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. USAK: 2.00 )
USAK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.81
Current: 2

0.27
2.81
P/S 0.35
USAK's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. USAK: 0.35 )
USAK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.35

0.06
0.73
PFCF 8.70
USAK's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. USAK: 8.70 )
USAK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 156.1
Current: 8.7

3.4
156.1
EV-to-EBIT 62.50
USAK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. USAK: 62.50 )
USAK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 2563.5
Current: 62.5

7.4
2563.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.00
USAK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. USAK: 2.00 )
USAK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 3.94
Current: 2

0.33
3.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
USAK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
52% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. USAK: 2.20 )
USAK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 6.04
Current: 2.2

0.35
6.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
USAK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. USAK: 1.10 )
USAK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 4.97
Current: 1.1

0.22
4.97
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -15.74
USAK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. USAK: -15.74 )
USAK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20   Max: 13
Current: -15.74

-20
13

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
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USA Truck was incorporated in Delaware in September 1986. The Company is a truckload carrier providing transportation of general commodities throughout the continental United States, into and out of Mexico and into and out of portions of Canada. It provides dedicated, brokerage and rail intermodal services. For shipments into Mexico, it transfers its trailers to tractors operated by Mexican carriers at a facility in Laredo, Texas, which is operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary. Through its asset based and non-asset based capabilities, it transport many types of freight for a diverse customer base in industries such as industrial machinery and equipment, rubber and plastics, retail stores, paper products, durable consumer goods, metals, electronics and chemicals. The Company has three main operating segments which include Trucking Operating segment; SCS Operating segment; Intermodal Operating segment. The Company's truckload freight services utilize equipment it owns or equipments owned by owner operators for the pick-up and delivery of freight. The Trucking segment of its operations provides these services through three service offerings. The Company's General Freight service offering transports freight over irregular routes as a short- to medium-haul common carrier. The Company's Dedicated Freight service offering provides similar transportation services, but does so pursuant to agreements whereby it makes its equipment available to a specific customer for shipments over particular routes at specified times. The Trailer-on-Flat-Car ("TOFC") portion of its rail Intermodal service offering was classified within its Trucking operating segment. Its SCS and Intermodal operating segments are intended to provide services which complement its Trucking services, mainly to existing customers of its Trucking operating segment. A majority of the customers using its SCS and Intermodal services are also customers of its Trucking operating segment. The Company competes with other truckload carriers, private fleets and, to a lesser extent, railroads and less-than-truckload carriers. Its operations are regulated and licensed by various government agencies, including the DOT. Its Canadian business activities are subject to similar requirements imposed by the laws and regulations of Canada, as well as its provincial laws and regulations.
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