1. Description of Business and Summary of Accounting Policies
Description of Business
Saia, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Saia” or the “Company”) is headquartered in Johns Creek, Georgia. Saia is a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”) motor carrier with more than 97% of its revenue historically derived from transporting LTL shipments for customers. In addition to the core LTL services provided in 45 states, the Company also offers customers a wide range of other value-added services, including non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across the United States.
The Chief Operating Decision Maker is the Chief Executive Officer who manages the business, regularly reviews financial information and allocates resources. The Company has one operating segment.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Saia, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in the consolidated financial statements.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of our consolidated financial statements requires the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses. Management makes its best estimate of the ultimate outcome for these items based on historical trends and other information available when the financial statements are prepared. Changes in estimates are recognized in accordance with the accounting rules for the estimate, which is typically in the period when new information becomes available to management. Areas where the nature of the estimate makes it reasonably possible that actual results could materially differ from amounts estimated include: revenue reserves; self-insurance accruals; long-term incentive compensation; tax liabilities; loss contingencies; litigation claims; and impairment assessments on long-lived assets and goodwill.
Accounting Pronouncements Adopted in 2020
In 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU No. 2016-13, “ Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments.” Under this ASU an entity is required to utilize an “expected credit loss model” on certain financial instruments, including trade and financing receivables. This model requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information and requires an entity to estimate expected credit losses over the lifetime of the asset. This standard is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company adopted the standard effective January 1, 2020 and, upon adoption, this standard did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements or related disclosures.
Accounting Pronouncements Adopted in 2021
In 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, ” which is intended to simplify various aspects related to accounting for income taxes. This ASU removes certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 and also clarifies and amends existing guidance to improve consistent application. This standard became effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2020. The Company adopted the standard effective January 1, 2021 and, upon adoption, this standard did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements or related disclosures.
Summary of Accounting Policies
Significant accounting policies and practices used in the preparation of the accompanying consolidated financial statements are as follows:
Cash and Cash Equivalents and Checks Outstanding: Cash and cash equivalents in excess of current operating requirements are invested in short-term interest bearing instruments purchased with original maturities of three months or less and are stated at cost, which approximates their market value.
Free historical financial statements for Saia Inc.
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