Saia, Inc. (SAIA): Price and Financial Metrics

Saia, Inc. (SAIA): $199.23

6.97 (+3.63%)

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  • Growth is the dimension where SAIA ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 84.38% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SAIA is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • SAIA's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 22.52% of US stocks).

SAIA Stock Summary

  • For SAIA, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by only 15.65% of US equities we're observing.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -13.03%, SAIA INC's debt growth rate surpasses merely 21.94% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, SAIA INC is reporting a growth rate of 89.22%; that's higher than 83.68% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to SAIA INC, a group of peers worth examining would be GHC, MSB, FL, SVT, and SPXC.
  • Visit SAIA's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

SAIA Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, SAIA's price/sales ratio is 63.64% higher, now standing at 1.8.
  • Over the past 243 months, SAIA's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 5.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SAIA.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SAIA 2022-09-23 1.8 3.5 14.2 10.7
SAIA 2022-09-22 1.9 3.5 14.3 10.8
SAIA 2022-09-21 1.9 3.6 14.6 11.1
SAIA 2022-09-20 1.9 3.5 14.4 10.9
SAIA 2022-09-19 1.9 3.6 14.6 11.1
SAIA 2022-09-16 1.9 3.5 14.3 10.8

SAIA Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 147.02%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 5845.37%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 47.51%.
Over the past 52 months, SAIA's revenue has gone up $1,185,789,000.

The table below shows SAIA's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 2,640.067 450.357 342.139
2022-03-31 2,465.846 417.582 295.368
2021-12-31 2,288.704 382.592 253.235
2021-09-30 2,148.105 337.87 219.71
2021-06-30 2,013.263 301.052 181.54
2021-03-31 1,860.044 318.849 147.52

SAIA's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • SAIA has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 75.75% of graded US stocks.
  • SAIA's asset turnover comes in at 1.303 -- ranking 22nd of 137 Transportation stocks.
  • ODFL, ARCB, and PATI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SAIA.

The table below shows SAIA's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 1.303 0.705 0.201
2021-06-30 1.264 0.714 0.166
2021-03-31 1.188 0.724 0.132
2020-12-31 1.170 0.727 0.120
2020-09-30 1.174 0.724 0.105
2020-06-30 1.194 0.719 0.099

SAIA Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SAIA, see our SAIA price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $242.57 Average Broker Recommendation 1.67 (Moderate Buy)

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SAIA Price/Volume Stats

Current price $199.23 52-week high $365.50
Prev. close $192.26 52-week low $168.03
Day low $189.92 Volume 460,000
Day high $200.57 Avg. volume 440,645
50-day MA $215.99 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $236.65 Market Cap 5.26B

Saia, Inc. (SAIA) Company Bio

Saia, Inc. operates as a transportation company in the United States. It provides regional and interregional less-than-truckload, truckload, guaranteed, expedited, and logistics services. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Johns Creek, Georgia.

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Latest SAIA News From Around the Web

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Saia LTL Freight Opens New Kansas Terminals

Three facilities are slated to begin phased operationsJOHNS CREEK, Ga., Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) announced today the phased opening of three new Saia LTL Freight terminals in the Midwest. The first two facilities, one in Dodge City, and another in Hays, Kansas, opened today. A third terminal, in Colby, is slated to open within the next few weeks. “We are proactively working to grow our network of terminals in the state and region so we are offering complete dir

Yahoo | September 19, 2022

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Yahoo | September 9, 2022

Saia provides Q3 operating data

  • Saia (SAIA) shows July 2022 final LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments per workday declined 1.1%, LTL tonnage per workday increased 2.9% and LTL weight per shipment increased 4.0% to 1,436 pounds compared to 1,381 pounds in July 2021. 
  • In August 2022, LTL shipments per workday declined 1.9%, LTL tonnage per workday increased 0.4% and LTL weight per shipment increased 2.3% to 1,431 pounds compared to 1,399 pounds in August 2021.

Seeking Alpha | September 7, 2022

Saia Provides Third Quarter LTL Operating Data

JOHNS CREEK, Ga., Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), a leading transportation provider offering multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL), non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services, is providing LTL shipment and tonnage data for the first two months of the third quarter. In July 2022, final LTL shipments per workday declined 1.1%, LTL tonnage per workday increased 2.9% and LTL weight per shipment increased 4.0% to 1,436 pounds compared to 1,381 pounds in Jul

Yahoo | September 7, 2022

3 Reasons Why Saia (SAIA) Is a Great Growth Stock

Saia (SAIA) is well positioned to outperform the market, as it exhibits above-average growth in financials.

Yahoo | September 6, 2022

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SAIA Price Returns

1-mo -7.52%
3-mo 6.64%
6-mo -14.76%
1-year -16.44%
3-year 112.63%
5-year 218.00%
YTD -40.89%
2021 86.41%
2020 94.16%
2019 66.82%
2018 -21.10%
2017 60.25%

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