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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity-to-Asset 0.55
NAS:SAIA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NAS:SAIA: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:SAIA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.55
0.35
0.6
Debt-to-Equity 0.29
NAS:SAIA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
77% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. NAS:SAIA: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:SAIA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.44 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.29
0.15
1.33
Interest Coverage 18.86
NAS:SAIA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. NAS:SAIA: 18.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:SAIA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 9.5 Max: 21.91
Current: 18.86
1.14
21.91
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 4.24
Beneish M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
7.49%
9.28%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 6.74
NAS:SAIA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. NAS:SAIA: 6.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:SAIA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.96  Med: 4.63 Max: 7.37
Current: 6.74
-0.96
7.37
Net Margin % 4.12
NAS:SAIA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
53% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. NAS:SAIA: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:SAIA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.01  Med: 2.4 Max: 4.5
Current: 4.12
-2.01
4.5
ROE % 11.00
NAS:SAIA's ROE % is ranked higher than
69% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. NAS:SAIA: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:SAIA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.79  Med: 9.81 Max: 15.6
Current: 11
-10.79
15.6
ROA % 6.17
NAS:SAIA's ROA % is ranked higher than
77% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. NAS:SAIA: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:SAIA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.85  Med: 4.89 Max: 8.1
Current: 6.17
-3.85
8.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 12.60
NAS:SAIA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
58% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. NAS:SAIA: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS: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
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 1.60
NAS:SAIA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NAS:SAIA: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:SAIA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: 2.4 Max: 23.7
Current: 1.6
-7.3
23.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.60
NAS:SAIA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. NAS:SAIA: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:SAIA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.3  Med: 7.9 Max: 35.5
Current: 6.6
-24.3
35.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 2.60
NAS:SAIA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NAS:SAIA: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:SAIA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.2  Med: 19.75 Max: 178.6
Current: 2.6
-57.2
178.6
» NAS:SAIA's 30-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-10-26 Est.)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2017

SAIA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Joel Greenblatt 56,269 sh (New)
Jim Simons 33,198 sh (+426.95%)
Chuck Royce 321,259 sh (-40.52%)
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Q2 2017

SAIA Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Steven Cohen 45,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 274,059 sh (-14.69%)
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Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$41.6 - $52.1 $ 59.2528%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 New Buy0.03%$42.7 - $50.3 $ 59.2527%56,269
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Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Trucking    NAICS: 484121    SIC: 4213
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Traded in other countries:SQR.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
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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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 28.77
SAIA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. SAIA: 28.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SAIA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.97  Med: 18.46 Max: 149.46
Current: 28.77
7.97
149.46
Forward PE Ratio 21.37
SAIA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. SAIA: 21.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 28.77
SAIA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
68% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 17.54 vs. SAIA: 28.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SAIA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.95  Med: 17.59 Max: 138.25
Current: 28.77
7.95
138.25
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 44.29
SAIA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
80% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 19.47 vs. SAIA: 44.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SAIA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.54  Med: 26.02 Max: 3263.33
Current: 44.29
5.54
3263.33
PB Ratio 2.93
SAIA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. SAIA: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SAIA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.93
Current: 2.93
0.46
3.93
PS Ratio 1.18
SAIA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SAIA: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SAIA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.37 Max: 1.21
Current: 1.18
0.09
1.21
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 104.67
SAIA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 17.82 vs. SAIA: 104.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SAIA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 29.65 Max: 778.42
Current: 104.67
1.53
778.42
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.65
SAIA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. SAIA: 9.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SAIA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 6.36 Max: 45.47
Current: 9.65
1.14
45.47
EV-to-EBIT 19.03
SAIA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. SAIA: 19.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SAIA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.3  Med: 11.1 Max: 157.8
Current: 19.03
-83.3
157.8
EV-to-EBITDA 9.81
SAIA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
62% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 11.07 vs. SAIA: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SAIA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 6.3 Max: 37.6
Current: 9.81
3.3
37.6
EV-to-Revenue 1.27
SAIA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
63% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SAIA: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SAIA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.4 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.27
0.2
1.3
PEG Ratio 1.78
SAIA's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SAIA: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SAIA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.79 Max: 37.22
Current: 1.78
0.36
37.22
Shiller PE Ratio 59.63
SAIA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 22.69 vs. SAIA: 59.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SAIA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.84  Med: 51.38 Max: 106.67
Current: 59.63
21.84
106.67
Current Ratio 1.18
SAIA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. SAIA: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SAIA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.18
1.02
1.8
Quick Ratio 1.18
SAIA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. SAIA: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SAIA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.18
1.02
1.8
Days Sales Outstanding 47.19
SAIA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 43.55 vs. SAIA: 47.19 )
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: 47.19
Current: 47.19
33.19
47.19
Days Payable 49.09
SAIA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
70% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 38.50 vs. SAIA: 49.09 )
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: 49.09
31.7
73.93

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.10
SAIA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. SAIA: -1.10 )
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: -1 Max: 3.8
Current: -1.1
-5.7
3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.07
SAIA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. SAIA: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SAIA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.48 Max: 3.84
Current: 3.07
0.78
3.84
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.36
SAIA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SAIA: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SAIA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.61 Max: 4.56
Current: 3.36
0.68
4.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 3.21
SAIA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SAIA: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SAIA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.05 Max: 3.27
Current: 3.21
0.38
3.27
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.85
SAIA's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. SAIA: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
SAIA' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.98
Current: 2.85
0.41
2.98
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.98
SAIA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SAIA: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
SAIA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.81
Current: 1.98
0.5
2.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.27
SAIA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. SAIA: 5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SAIA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.5  Med: 7.9 Max: 15.9
Current: 5.27
-10.5
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 10.66
SAIA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
70% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. SAIA: 10.66 )
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: 10 Max: 49.2
Current: 10.66
-21.5
49.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,291.86
EPS (TTM) $ 2.06
Beta0.91
Short Percentage of Float3.53%
52-Week Range $27.96 - 59.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.45

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,353 1,481
EPS ($) 2.20 2.78
EPS without NRI ($) 2.20 2.78
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Saia Provides Third Quarter-to-Date LTL Operating Data Sep 06 2017 
Saia Updates Second Quarter-to-Date LTL Operating Data Jun 01 2016 
Saia to Announce First Quarter 2016 Results on April 27, 2016 Apr 06 2016 
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 Updates First Quarter-to-Date LTL Operating Data Mar 08 2016 
Saia Appoints Independent Director John P. Gainor to Board Feb 03 2016 
Saia to Announce Fourth Quarter 2015 Results on February 5, 2016 Jan 06 2016 
Saia to Announce Third Quarter 2015 Results on October 28, 2015 Oct 06 2015 

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