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

Saia, Inc. (SAIA)

Today's Latest Price: $145.25 USD

3.45 (2.43%)

Updated Oct 29 1:18pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 20 in Trucking Freight

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SAIA Stock Summary

  • Saia Inc's market capitalization of $3,707,904,236 is ahead of 74.02% of US-listed equities.
  • Saia Inc's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 73.32% of US listed stocks.
  • For SAIA, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by just 20.47% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Saia Inc are RS, SEIC, OLLI, CACI, and TCS.
  • Visit SAIA's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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SAIA Price/Volume Stats

Current price $145.25 52-week high $151.36
Prev. close $141.80 52-week low $61.46
Day low $135.24 Volume 246,083
Day high $146.31 Avg. volume 274,022
50-day MA $135.26 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $108.41 Market Cap 3.80B

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:
$145.25$88.35 -38%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Saia Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Saia Inc ranked in the 34th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Saia Inc, consider:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 23.09 -- which is good for besting 89.23% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Industrials sector with positive cash flow).
  • The business' balance sheet suggests that 7% of the company's capital is sourced from debt; this is greater than only 17.97% of the free cash flow producing stocks we're observing.
  • SAIA's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 41.31% of tickers in our DCF set.

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

For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as SAIA, try WTS, DCI, PATI, FAST, and HON.

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Latest SAIA News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Saia Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SAIA as an investment opportunity.

Saia provides Q3 LTL operating data

Saia (SAIA) provided LTL shipment and tonnage data for the first two months of Q3 indicating July LTL shipments per workday increasing 1.5%, LTL tonnage per workday dropping 2.7% and LTL weight per shipment declined 4.1% to 1,267 pounds vs. 1,321 pounds in July 2019.August LTL shipments per workday declined 0.1%,...

Seeking Alpha | September 2, 2020

LTL, Parcel Carriers Close Up As Laura Moves Through

Less than 12 hours after making landfall, Hurricane Laura was downgraded Thursday morning from a potentially catastrophic event to a Category 1 storm. Yet it was still packing 75 mph winds and heavy rains as it began its journey north toward the Ohio River Valley region. Because Laura's ferocity was still an open question as of Wednesday night, several less-than-truckload and parcel carriers shut down much of their Thursday operations along the southwestern Louisiana and Texas Gulf coasts. LTL carrier Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA ) said Thursday it had closed its terminals, at least for the day, in Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, Lafayette and Houma, Louisiana, according to an email from the company. It also closed its Beaumont, Texas, location. Saia said it is maintaining limited operation...

Benzinga | August 27, 2020

Saia (SAIA) Expected to Beat Earnings Estimates: What to Know Ahead of Q2 Release

Saia (SAIA) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | July 22, 2020

Hedge Funds Dropped The Ball On Saia Inc (SAIA)

We know that hedge funds generate strong, risk-adjusted returns over the long run, which is why imitating the picks that they are collectively bullish on can be a profitable strategy for retail investors. With billions of dollars in assets, professional investors have to conduct complex analyses, spend many resources and use tools that are not […]

Yahoo | July 1, 2020

Saia to Announce Second Quarter 2020 Results on July 29, 2020

JOHNS CREEK, Ga., June 30, 2020 -- Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), a leading transportation provider offering multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL), non-asset truckload,.

Yahoo | June 30, 2020

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SAIA Price Returns

1-mo 14.89%
3-mo 21.60%
6-mo 59.00%
1-year 56.84%
3-year 125.72%
5-year 515.21%
YTD 55.98%
2019 66.82%
2018 -21.10%
2017 60.25%
2016 98.43%
2015 -59.81%

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