Saia, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a transportation company in North America.
Excellent balance sheet with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Saia's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SAIA's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SAIA exceeded the US Transportation industry which returned -11.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SAIA exceeded the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Saia's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs Saia, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:SAIA) Stock's Recent Performance Being Led By Its Attractive Financial Prospects?
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1 month ago | Simply Wall StDon’t Buy Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAIA) Until You Understand Its ROCE
Is Saia undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SAIA ($124.75) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($8.27)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SAIA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SAIA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.1x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (22.9x).
PE vs Market: SAIA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.1x) compared to the US market (16.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SAIA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SAIA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (2.6x).
How is Saia forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SAIA's forecast earnings growth (18.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: SAIA's earnings (18.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SAIA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SAIA's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SAIA's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SAIA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.4%).
How has Saia performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SAIA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SAIA's current net profit margins (6.6%) are higher than last year (6.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SAIA's earnings have grown significantly by 21% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SAIA's earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) is below its 5-year average (21% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SAIA earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) exceeded the Transportation industry -11.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SAIA's Return on Equity (14.2%) is considered low.
How is Saia's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SAIA's short term assets ($305.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($249.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: SAIA's short term assets ($305.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($484.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SAIA's debt to equity ratio (17.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SAIA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 23.1% to 17.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SAIA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (195.7%).
Interest Coverage: SAIA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (24x coverage).
What is Saia current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SAIA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SAIA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SAIA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SAIA's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SAIA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Fritz Holzgrefe (52yo)
Mr. Frederick J. Holzgrefe, III, also known as Fritz, has been President of Saia, Inc. since January 4, 2019 and its Chief Executive Officer since April 28, 2020. He served as Chief Operating Officer and D ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Fritz's total compensation ($USD1.83M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.84M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Fritz's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Vice President of Safety & Human Resources||0.75yr||US$535.79k||0.017% $535.0k|
|Executive Vice President of Operations||1.75yrs||US$661.21k||0.0017% $55.4k|
|Executive VP & Chief Customer Officer||5.17yrs||US$1.23m||0.034% $1.1m|
|CFO, VP of Finance & Secretary||0.50yr||no data||0.020% $652.2k|
|Chief Accounting Officer||0.42yr||no data||0.0056% $180.9k|
Experienced Management: SAIA's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$169.87k||0.031% $991.4k|
|Independent Director||18.5yrs||US$194.88k||no data|
|Non-Executive Chairman||0.25yr||US$3.45m||0.12% $4.0m|
|Independent Director||4.42yrs||US$187.36k||0.0015% $49.9k|
|Independent Director||14.33yrs||US$174.89k||0.032% $1.0m|
|Lead Independent Director||no data||US$194.89k||no data|
|Independent Director||0.75yr||US$89.91k||0.0063% $201.8k|
|Independent Director||0.67yr||US$75.59k||no data|
Experienced Board: SAIA's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SAIA insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Saia, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Saia, Inc.
- Ticker: SAIA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1924
- Industry: Trucking
- Sector: Transportation
- Market Cap: US$3.219b
- Shares outstanding: 25.80m
- Website: https://www.saia.com
Number of Employees
- Saia, Inc.
- 11465 Johns Creek Parkway
- Suite 400
- Johns Creek
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SAIA||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Sep 2002|
|SQR||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 2002|
Saia, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a transportation company in North America. The company provides regional and interregional less-than-truckload services for shipments between 100 and 10,000 pounds; and other value-added services, including non-asset truckload, expedited, and logistics services. As of March 3, 2020, it operated 169 terminals in 44 states. The company was formerly known as SCS Transportation, Inc. and changed its name to Saia, Inc. in July 2006. Saia, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Johns Creek, Georgia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/12 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/10 00:00|
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