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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
SAIA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. SAIA: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SAIA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
0
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.59
SAIA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. SAIA: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SAIA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.59
0.35
0.6
Debt-to-Equity 0.24
SAIA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
83% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SAIA: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
SAIA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.44 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.24
0.15
1.33
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.74
SAIA's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
88% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. SAIA: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
SAIA' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.67 Max: 4.45
Current: 0.74
0.45
4.45
Interest Coverage 22.00
SAIA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.73 vs. SAIA: 22.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SAIA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 9.41 Max: 22
Current: 22
1.12
22
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 4.93
Beneish M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
5.95%
16.49%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 7.62
SAIA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
57% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. SAIA: 7.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SAIA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 6.57 Max: 8.87
Current: 7.62
1.31
8.87
Net Margin % 7.45
SAIA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
69% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. SAIA: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SAIA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.01  Med: 3.38 Max: 7.45
Current: 7.45
-2.01
7.45
ROE % 19.74
SAIA's ROE % is ranked higher than
86% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. SAIA: 19.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SAIA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.79  Med: 12.04 Max: 19.74
Current: 19.74
-10.79
19.74
ROA % 11.44
SAIA's ROA % is ranked higher than
91% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. SAIA: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SAIA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.85  Med: 6.36 Max: 11.44
Current: 11.44
-3.85
11.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 14.70
SAIA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 9.73 vs. SAIA: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SAIA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.71  Med: 13.4 Max: 17.79
Current: 14.7
-2.71
17.79
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 1.90
SAIA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SAIA: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SAIA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: 2.4 Max: 23.7
Current: 1.9
-7.3
23.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 7.00
SAIA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SAIA: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SAIA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7 Max: 35.5
Current: 7
0
35.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 19.60
SAIA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. SAIA: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SAIA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.7 Max: 178.6
Current: 19.6
0
178.6
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

SAIA Guru Trades in Q3 2017

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Q4 2017

SAIA Guru Trades in Q4 2017

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Q1 2018

SAIA Guru Trades in Q1 2018

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SAIA Guru Trades in Q2 2018

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$66.05 - $86.7 $ 76.05-1%0
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 173.67%0.01%$70 - $79.6 $ 76.052%14,893
Leucadia National 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$70 - $79.6 $ 76.052%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 New Buy0.01%$56.65 - $71.5 $ 76.0519%5,442
Leucadia National 2017-09-30 New Buy0.02%$51.35 - $61.95 $ 76.0538%3,920
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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 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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 17.59
SAIA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.94 vs. SAIA: 17.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SAIA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.97  Med: 19.18 Max: 149.46
Current: 17.59
7.97
149.46
Forward PE Ratio 19.69
SAIA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 18.08 vs. SAIA: 19.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 17.59
SAIA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
55% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. SAIA: 17.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SAIA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.15  Med: 19.36 Max: 149.46
Current: 17.59
9.15
149.46
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 19.77
SAIA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
53% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. SAIA: 19.77 )
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: 25.78 Max: 3263.33
Current: 19.77
5.54
3263.33
PB Ratio 3.04
SAIA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. SAIA: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SAIA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.44 Max: 3.93
Current: 3.04
0.46
3.93
PS Ratio 1.32
SAIA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SAIA: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SAIA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.47
Current: 1.32
0.09
1.47
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 155.83
SAIA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
95% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.37 vs. SAIA: 155.83 )
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: 30.28 Max: 2534.21
Current: 155.83
1.53
2534.21
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.47
SAIA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
58% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. SAIA: 10.47 )
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: 7.73 Max: 45.47
Current: 10.47
1.14
45.47
EV-to-EBIT 17.99
SAIA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. SAIA: 17.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SAIA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.3  Med: 12.2 Max: 157.8
Current: 17.99
-83.3
157.8
EV-to-EBITDA 10.04
SAIA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
56% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. SAIA: 10.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SAIA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 6.9 Max: 37.6
Current: 10.04
3.3
37.6
EV-to-Revenue 1.40
SAIA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
55% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SAIA: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SAIA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.5 Max: 1.6
Current: 1.4
0.2
1.6
PEG Ratio 1.95
SAIA's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SAIA: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SAIA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.92 Max: 37.78
Current: 1.95
0.36
37.78
Shiller PE Ratio 54.84
SAIA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 21.75 vs. SAIA: 54.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SAIA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.16  Med: 54.81 Max: 106.67
Current: 54.84
21.16
106.67
Current Ratio 1.13
SAIA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. SAIA: 1.13 )
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: 1.13
1.02
1.8
Quick Ratio 1.13
SAIA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SAIA: 1.13 )
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: 1.13
1.02
1.8
Days Sales Outstanding 48.03
SAIA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 47.32 vs. SAIA: 48.03 )
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: 48.03
Current: 48.03
33.19
48.03
Days Payable 29.26
SAIA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
64% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 39.52 vs. SAIA: 29.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SAIA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.26  Med: 47.52 Max: 73.93
Current: 29.26
29.26
73.93

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.90
SAIA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. SAIA: -0.90 )
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: -0.9 Max: 3.8
Current: -0.9
-5.7
3.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.17
SAIA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SAIA: 3.17 )
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: 1.52 Max: 3.84
Current: 3.17
0.78
3.84
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.15
SAIA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SAIA: 3.15 )
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: 1.62 Max: 4.56
Current: 3.15
0.68
4.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 3.12
SAIA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
97% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SAIA: 3.12 )
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: 0.34  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.31
Current: 3.12
0.34
3.31
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.99
SAIA's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SAIA: 1.99 )
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: 1.03 Max: 3.29
Current: 1.99
0.41
3.29
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.57
SAIA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SAIA: 1.57 )
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: 1.2 Max: 2.93
Current: 1.57
0.5
2.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.54
SAIA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. SAIA: 5.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SAIA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.5  Med: 7.2 Max: 15.9
Current: 5.54
-10.5
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.12
SAIA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
58% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Trucking industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. SAIA: 9.12 )
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: 9.25 Max: 23.5
Current: 9.12
-21.5
23.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,524.85
EPS (TTM) $ 4.32
Beta0.52
Volatility32.48%
52-Week Range $51.10 - 87.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.69

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,642 1,796
EBIT (Mil $) 140 166
EBITDA (Mil $) 242 277
EPS ($) 3.94 4.53
EPS without NRI ($) 3.94 4.53
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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