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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 0.27
VTNC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. VTNC: 0.27 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.27

Equity to Asset 0.20
VTNC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. VTNC: 0.20 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.2

0.2
0.69
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.77
M-Score: -1.19
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -7.72
VTNC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.69 vs. VTNC: -7.72 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 5.94
Current: -7.72

-13.4
5.94
Net-margin (%) -5.77
VTNC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. VTNC: -5.77 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.55   Max: 4.19
Current: -5.77

-18.55
4.19
ROE (%) -125.86
VTNC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. VTNC: -125.86 )
VTNC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -126.23   Max: 13.4
Current: -125.86

-126.23
13.4
ROA (%) -24.74
VTNC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. VTNC: -24.74 )
VTNC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.81   Max: 8.89
Current: -24.74

-24.81
8.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -58.97
VTNC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. VTNC: -58.97 )
VTNC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -57.4   Max: 37.37
Current: -58.97

-57.4
37.37
Revenue Growth (%) -32.10
VTNC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. VTNC: -32.10 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.2   Max: 19.6
Current: -32.1

-35.2
19.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -54.00
VTNC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. VTNC: -54.00 )
VTNC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -54   Max: 60
Current: -54

-54
60
EPS Growth (%) -56.10
VTNC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. VTNC: -56.10 )
VTNC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.1   Max: 152.6
Current: -56.1

-56.1
152.6
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

VTNC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

PRIMECAP Management 519,607 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

VTNC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

PRIMECAP Management 345,000 sh (-33.6%)
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Q4 2013

VTNC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 136,100 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 625,175 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 345,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

VTNC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VTNC

(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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$6.42 - $6.5 $ 6.490%0
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Sold Out $6.42 - $6.5 $ 6.490%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$5.06 - $6.69 $ 6.4915%625175
PRIMECAP Management 2013-09-30 Reduce -33.6%$4.09 - $6.6 $ 6.4926%345000
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$3.8 - $6.13 $ 6.4933%519607
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$6 - $8.78 $ 6.49-12%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0042%$3.76 - $5.995 $ 6.4926%0
Charles Brandes 2011-09-30 Reduce -52.21%0.01%$3.85 - $13.625 $ 6.49-18%113578
Charles Brandes 2011-06-30 Reduce -23.06%0.01%$12.6 - $15.74 $ 6.49-55%237678
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Ratios

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P/B 5.80
VTNC's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. VTNC: 5.80 )
VTNC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 5.94
Current: 5.8

0.31
5.94
P/S 0.26
VTNC's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. VTNC: 0.26 )
VTNC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.26

0.05
0.64
EV-to-EBIT -4.66
VTNC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. VTNC: -4.66 )
VTNC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 212.3
Current: -4.66

7.2
212.3
Current Ratio 1.45
VTNC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. VTNC: 1.45 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.32
Current: 1.45

0.88
2.32
Quick Ratio 1.38
VTNC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. VTNC: 1.38 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.38

0.78
2.17

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 8.04
VTNC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. VTNC: 8.04 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 7.82
Current: 8.04

1.04
7.82
Price/Median PS Value 0.91
VTNC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. VTNC: 0.91 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2
Current: 0.91

0.23
2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.90
VTNC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. VTNC: 0.90 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 13.9
Current: 0.9

0.5
13.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.43
VTNC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. VTNC: 2.43 )
VTNC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 29.2
Current: 2.43

4.9
29.2

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking
Compare:JBHT, NPEXY, ODFL, WERN, CNW » details
Traded in other countries:VTN.Canada
Vitran Corporation Inc. was incorporated in Ontario on April 29, 1981. The Company is a provider of less-than-truckload services ('LTL') throughout Canada and in 34 states in the eastern, southeastern, central, southwestern, and western United States. These services are provided by stand-alone business units within their respective regions. The business units operate independently or in a complementary manner to provide solutions depending on a customer's needs. The Company operates 124 facilities, 23 of which are located in Canada and 101 of which are located in the United States. The Company's LTL segment operates 107 terminals with a total of 3,424 loading doors in the United States and with a total of 591 loading doors in Canada. Within the United States, the Company operates primarily within the eastern, southeastern, central, southwestern and western United States and delivers approximately 80.0% of its freight shipments within one or two days. In addition, the Company offers its services to the other regions in the United States (other than Alaska and Hawaii) through its strategic inter-regional relationships. It competes with many other transportation service providers of varying sizes within Canada and the United States. In the United States, the Company competes mainly in the eastern, southeastern, central, southwestern and western states. The Company is subject to regulations from, but not limited to, the Department for Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration.
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