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

Saia, Inc. (SAIA): $226.00

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  • Momentum is the dimension where SAIA ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 84.93% of US stocks.
  • SAIA's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • SAIA's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 32.08% of US stocks).

SAIA Stock Summary

  • SAIA's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 201.64 -- higher than 84.98% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • For SAIA, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by just 16.38% of US equities we're observing.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -50.04%, Saia Inc's debt growth rate surpasses merely 8.21% of about US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Saia Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be SEIC, KFY, LHCG, LEJU, and BMI.
  • SAIA's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Saia Inc's official web site, go to

SAIA Valuation Summary

  • SAIA's price/sales ratio is 2.9; this is 61.11% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 230 months, SAIA's price/earnings ratio has gone down 217.6.
  • SAIA's price/sales ratio has moved up 2.6 over the prior 230 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SAIA.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SAIA 2018-11-05 1.0 2.4 12.9 13.4
SAIA 2012-07-18 0.3 1.4 19.9 11.6
SAIA 2011-02-15 0.3 1.2 -129.3 37.0
SAIA 2009-07-14 0.2 1.3 -8.7 -16.0
SAIA 2006-06-05 0.3 1.6 14.5 9.4
SAIA 2005-07-20 0.3 1.3 13.3 8.8

SAIA Growth Metrics

  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 25.32%.
  • Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 136.53%.
  • The 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 109.05%.
Over the past 30 months, SAIA's revenue has gone up $259,694,000.

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
2021-03-31 1,860.044 318.849 147.52
2020-12-31 1,822.366 309.145 138.34
2020-09-30 1,788.949 304.539 119.523
2020-06-30 1,776.466 307.535 110.952
2020-03-31 1,822.547 293.743 119.571
2019-12-31 1,786.735 272.876 113.719

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 $234.58 Average Broker Recommendation 1.77 (Moderate Buy)

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SAIA Price/Volume Stats

Current price $226.00 52-week high $249.30
Prev. close $221.68 52-week low $116.14
Day low $219.90 Volume 321,900
Day high $227.08 Avg. volume 198,473
50-day MA $211.08 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $201.57 Market Cap 5.95B

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.

SAIA Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$226.00$160.86 -30%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Saia Inc. To summarize, we found that Saia Inc ranked in the 45th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Saia Inc ended up being:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 41.51; that's higher than 90.54% of US stocks in the Industrials sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 3% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately just 12.9% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • SAIA's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 51.58% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

SCTY, ALLE, CRS, ENR, and JBHT can be thought of as valuation peers to SAIA, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest SAIA News From Around the Web

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Saia, inc (SAIA) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

SAIA earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2021.

Yahoo | July 30, 2021

Saia Reports Record Second Quarter Results

JOHNS CREEK, Ga., July 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saia, Inc. (Nasdaq: SAIA), a leading transportation provider offering national less-than-truckload (LTL), non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services, today reported second quarter 2021 financial results. Diluted earnings per share in the quarter were $2.34 compared to $1.07 in the second quarter of 2020.

Intrado Digital Media | July 29, 2021

Saia (SAIA) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Saia (SAIA) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 17.00% and 3.99%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | July 29, 2021

Were Hedge Funds Right About Saia Inc (SAIA)?

No summary available.

Insider Monkey | July 28, 2021

ARCB vs. SAIA: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

ARCB vs. SAIA: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

Yahoo | July 23, 2021

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SAIA Price Returns

1-mo 7.15%
3-mo -3.99%
6-mo 20.23%
1-year 89.20%
3-year 195.62%
5-year 684.18%
YTD 25.00%
2020 94.16%
2019 66.82%
2018 -21.10%
2017 60.25%
2016 98.43%

Continue Researching SAIA

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