SAIA Stock Forecast: Thriving in the Post-Yellow Corp. Era

Meiru ZhongThis SAIA Stock Forecast article was written by Meiru Zhong – Financial Analyst at I Know First.


  • Yellow Corp., the third-largest player in the LTL industry, filed for bankruptcy in July 2023, presenting an opportunity for SAIA to expand its business and increase sales by tapping into its market share.
  • Saia's Q3'23 financial report showed robust performance, marked by significant increases in LTL volume and tonnage.
  • Flat operating margins reflected rising expenses, particularly in salaries, wages, and employee benefits. The company increased transportation miles and workforce utilization to manage costs.
  • Saia demonstrated financial strength with a current ratio of 2.16 and debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 0.24, outperforming peers in the LTL industry. Its sufficient capital resources facilitated its strategic expansion and sustained operation.
  • DCF supports the $511 target stock price for Saia, Inc., 13% upside potential from the January 29, 2024 price of $450.15.

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