« Back
Printer Friendly Version View printer-friendly version
Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

WARREN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULH) today reported a third quarter 2017 net loss of $3.3 million, or $(0.12) per basic and diluted share, on total operating revenues of $313.0 million.  Included in the reported loss was $17.4 million of pre-tax charges, or approximately $0.38 per share, for on-going litigation. This compares to net income of $5.0 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share, during third quarter 2016 on total operating revenues of $271.5 million

Universal Logistics Holdings logo

Operating revenues from truckload services increased $10.7 million, or 14.8% to $82.8 million, compared to $72.1 million for the same period last year. Included in truckload revenues in the third quarter 2017 were $7.1 million of separately-identified fuel surcharges compared to $6.0 million during the same period last year.  During the quarter, Universal's average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges, increased 10.9% primarily due to increases in revenue per mile and in length of haul.  This increase was partially offset by a 1.6% decrease in the number of loads hauled.  During the third quarter 2017, Universal hauled 78,965 loads compared to 80,224 during the same period last year. 

Revenues from brokerage services in the third quarter 2017 increased $15.3 million, or 26.4% to $73.3 million compared to $58.0 million one year earlier. The growth is due to increases in both the average operating revenue per load and in the number of loads hauled.  Universal's average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges, increased 10.7% to $1,392 per load, up from $1,257 per load a year earlier.  The number of brokerage loads increased 14.4% in the third quarter 2017 to 48,870 compared to 42,717 during the same period last year. 

Intermodal services revenues increased $2.7 million to $39.1 million in the third quarter of 2017, up from $36.4 million during the same period last year.  During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, Universal moved 87,342 intermodal loads compared to 85,033 during the same period last year.  Included in intermodal revenues in the third quarter 2017 were also $3.9 million in separately-identified fuel surcharges compared to $3.5 million during the same period last year.  Overall, intermodal services grew by 7.4% compared to the third quarter 2016.

Operating revenues from dedicated services in the third quarter 2017 decreased $3.1 million to $22.1 million compared to $25.2 million one year earlier. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in the number of loads hauled.   During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, Universal moved 44,069 dedicated loads compared to 54,840 one year earlier.  This decrease was partially offset by an increase in average revenue per load, primarily from an increase in the average length of haul.  Included in dedicated revenues in the quarter ended September 30, 2017 were also $2.9 million in separately-identified fuel surcharges compared to $3.2 million during the same period last year. 

Value-added services revenues increased $15.9 million, or 19.9% to $95.7 million in the third quarter of 2017, compared to $79.8 million in the same period last year.  Revenues in our heavy-truck operations improved 34.9% on a year-over-year basis, and significant operations in support of passenger vehicle programs continues to drive top-line results.

During the third quarter 2017, Universal reported an operating loss of $3.5 million, which included the $17.4 million in accruals made for on-going litigation.  This compares to income from operations of $10.0 million in third quarter 2016.  Accruals for legal matters are attributable to Universal's transportation segment.  As a result, this segment, which is primarily comprised of truckload, brokerage and intermodal services operations, reported an operating loss of $7.6 million in the third quarter 2017.  This compares to operating income of $4.6 million during the same period last year.  In the third quarter 2017, Universal's logistics segment, which includes value-added and dedicated services, reported income from operations of $4.7 million.  This compares to $5.4 million in third quarter 2016. 

EBITDA, including charges for litigation of $17.4 million, decreased $10.3 million to $9.0 million during the third quarter of 2017 compared to $19.3 million in the same period last year.  The decrease is also attributable to accruals made for legal matters.  As a percentage of total operating revenues, operating income and EBITDA margins for the third quarter 2017 were (1.1%) and 2.9%, respectively.  These metrics compare to 3.7% and 7.1%, respectively, in third quarter 2016. 

"I am extremely proud of our results this quarter," stated Jeff Rogers, Universal's Chief Executive Officer.  "Despite some unfavorable developments in a personal injury lawsuit, our operating folks are doing a great job.  We exceeded even our own expectations on revenues and results.  The outlook across almost all of our end markets is strong, particularly in support of North American Class 8 production.  With tightening capacity fueling our transportation growth, and improving results in our logistics group, I am confident we are well positioned for the remainder of 2017 and beyond."

Universal calculates and reports selected financial metrics in connection with lending arrangements, or in an effort to isolate and exclude the impact of non-operating expenses related to our corporate development activities.  These statistics are described in more detail below in the section captioned "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

As of September 30, 2017, Universal held cash and cash equivalents totaling $2.9 million, and $14.6 million in marketable securities.  Outstanding debt at the end of the third quarter 2017 was $244.9 million and capital expenditures totaled $13.4 million during the period.

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share of common stock.  The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 6, 2017 and is expected to be paid on November 16, 2017.

Conference call:

We invite investors and analysts to our quarterly earnings conference call.  During the call, Jeff Rogers, Chief Executive Officer,  Jude Beres, Chief Financial Officer, and Steven Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, will discuss Universal's third quarter 2017 financial performance, the demand outlook in our key markets and other trends impacting our business.

Quarterly Earnings Conference Call Dial-in Details:

Time:


10:00 AM ET

Date:


Friday, October 27, 2017

Call Toll Free:


(866) 622-0924

International Dial-in: 


+1 (660) 422-4956

Conference ID: 


92392088

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning two hours after the call through November 23, 2017, by calling (855) 859-2056 (toll free) or +1 (404) 537-3406 (toll) and using conference ID 92392088. The call will also be available on investors.universallogistics.com

About Universal:

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. is a leading asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions throughout the United States, and in Mexico, Canada and Colombia.  We provide our customers with supply chain solutions that can be scaled to meet their changing demands and volumes.  We offer our customers a broad array of services across their entire supply chain, including truckload, brokerage, intermodal, dedicated, and value-added services. 

Forward Looking Statements

Some of the statements contained in this press release might be considered forward-looking statements. These statements identify prospective information. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "estimate," "future," "likely," "may," "should" and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time and/or management's good faith belief with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations described. Additional information about the factors that may adversely affect these forward-looking statements is contained in the Company's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.

 

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,



October 1,



September 30,



October 1,




2017



2016



2017



2016


Operating revenues:

















Truckload services


$

82,812



$

72,127



$

231,046



$

215,775


Brokerage services



73,285




58,003




195,988




164,239


Intermodal services



39,057




36,366




113,713




108,040


Dedicated services



22,135




25,200




71,406




71,336


Value-added services



95,712




79,797




290,489




249,310


Total operating revenues



313,001




271,493




902,642




808,700


Operating expenses:

















Purchased transportation and equipment rent



153,277




131,832




427,104




385,509


Direct personnel and related benefits



77,570




66,091




234,352




196,509


Operating supplies and expenses



28,306




25,725




88,757




75,810


Commission expense



8,503




8,217




24,284




24,668


Occupancy expense



7,504




8,075




23,001




23,772


General and administrative



8,968




7,501




23,421




21,337


Insurance and claims



20,562




4,949




35,958




13,607


Depreciation and amortization



11,795




9,076




33,663




26,757


Total operating expenses



316,485




261,466




890,540




767,969


(Loss) income from operations



(3,484)




10,027




12,102




40,731


Interest expense, net



(2,508)




(2,078)




(7,225)




(6,156)


Other non-operating income



721




170




1,253




420


(Loss) income before provision for income taxes



(5,271)




8,119




6,130




34,995


Provision for income taxes



(1,966)




3,122




2,378




13,474


Net (loss) income


$

(3,305)



$

4,997



$

3,752



$

21,521


Earnings per common share:

















Basic


$

(0.12)



$

0.18



$

0.13



$

0.76


Diluted


$

(0.12)



$

0.18



$

0.13



$

0.76


Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

















Basic



28,441




28,413




28,440




28,410


Diluted



28,444




28,413




28,440




28,410


Dividends declared per common share:


$

0.07



$

0.07



$

0.21



$

0.21


 

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)




September 30,

2017



December 31,

2016


Assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$

2,897



$

1,755


Marketable securities



14,648




14,359


Accounts receivable - net



170,182




144,712


Other current assets



40,405




46,625


Total current assets



228,132




207,451


Property and equipment - net



263,441




246,277


Other long-term assets - net



112,282




116,729


Total assets


$

603,855



$

570,457











Liabilities and shareholders' equity









Current liabilities, excluding current maturities of debt


$

167,680



$

110,061


Debt - net



243,540




261,267


Other long-term liabilities



46,327




51,397


Total liabilities



457,547




422,725


Total shareholders' equity



146,308




147,732


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

603,855



$

570,457


 

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,



October 1,



September 30,



October 1,




2017



2016



2017



2016


Truckload Services:

















Number of loads



78,965




80,224




239,220




242,899


Average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges


$

898



$

810



$

858



$

801


Average operating revenue per mile, excluding fuel surcharges


$

2.54



$

2.30



$

2.46



$

2.34


Average length of haul



354




352




349




342


Average number of tractors



1,965




1,973




1,951




1,994



















Brokerage Services:

















Number of loads (a)



48,870




42,717




139,996




122,207


Average operating revenue per load (a)


$

1,392



$

1,257



$

1,315



$

1,227


Average length of haul (a)



527




584




556




580


Number of active carriers



39,537




29,275




39,537




29,275



















Intermodal Services:

















Number of loads



87,342




85,033




258,847




251,082


Average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges


$

402



$

388



$

392



$

390


Average number of tractors



929




890




910




903


Number of depots



12




11




12




11



















Dedicated Services:

















Number of loads



44,069




54,840




148,375




152,484


Average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges


$

407



$

382



$

396



$

390


Average operating revenue per mile, excluding fuel surcharges


$

1.96



$

2.04



$

1.96



$

1.97


Average length of haul



208




187




202




198


Average number of tractors



813




732




785




730


 

(a)  

Excludes operating data from Universal Logistics Solutions International, Inc., in order to improve the relevance of the statistical data related to our brokerage services and improve the comparability to our peer companies.

 

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data - Continued




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,



October 1,



September 30,



October 1,




2017



2016



2017



2016


Value-added Services

















Average number of direct employees



3,944




3,829



$

4,217



$

4,045


Average number of full-time equivalents



1,970




1,533




1,767




1,503


Number of active programs



51




47




51




47



















Operating Revenues by Segment:

















Transportation


$

199,013



$

169,655



$

552,442



$

496,488


Logistics



113,667




101,110




349,252




310,896


Other



321




728




948




1,316


Total


$

313,001



$

271,493



$

902,642



$

808,700



















Income from Operations by Segment:

















Transportation


$

(7,641)



$

4,577



$

7,208



$

17,384


Logistics



4,692




5,360




6,359




24,517


Other



(535)




90




(1,465)




(1,170)


Total


$

(3,484)



$

10,027



$

12,102



$

40,731


 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to providing consolidated financial statements based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP), we are providing additional financial measures that are not required by or prepared in accordance with GAAP (non-GAAP). We present EBITDA as supplemental measures of our performance. We define EBITDA as net income plus (i) interest expense, net, (ii) provision for income taxes and (iii) depreciation and amortization. You are encouraged to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis.

In accordance with the requirements of Regulation G issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, we are presenting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure and reconciling the non-GAAP financial measure to the comparable GAAP measure. Set forth below is a reconciliation of net income, the most comparable GAAP measure, to EBITDA for each of the periods indicated:

 



Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,



October 1,



September 30,



October 1,




2017



2016



2017



2016




( in thousands)



( in thousands)


EBITDA

















Net (loss) income


$

(3,305)



$

4,997



$

3,752



$

21,521


Provision for income taxes



(1,966)




3,122




2,378




13,474


Interest expense, net



2,508




2,078




7,225




6,156


Depreciation and amortization



11,795




9,076




33,663




26,757


EBITDA


$

9,032



$

19,273



$

47,018



$

67,908



















EBITDA margin (a)



2.9

%



7.1

%



5.2

%



8.4

%

 

(a) 

EBITDA margin is computed by dividing EBITDA by total operating revenues for each of the periods indicated.

 

We present EBITDA because we believe it assists investors and analysts in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance.

EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool. Some of these limitations are:

  • EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debts;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • Other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and EBITDA only supplementally.

View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/universal-logistics-holdings-inc-reports-third-quarter-2017-financial-results-300544465.html

SOURCE Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc.

For further information: Jude Beres, Chief Financial Officer, JBeres@UniversalLogistics.com

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

WARREN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULH) today reported a third quarter 2017 net loss of $3.3 million, or $(0.12) per basic and diluted share, on total operating revenues of $313.0 million.  Included in the reported loss was $17.4 million of pre-tax charges, or approximately $0.38 per share, for on-going litigation. This compares to net income of $5.0 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share, during third quarter 2016 on total operating revenues of $271.5 million

Universal Logistics Holdings logo

Operating revenues from truckload services increased $10.7 million, or 14.8% to $82.8 million, compared to $72.1 million for the same period last year. Included in truckload revenues in the third quarter 2017 were $7.1 million of separately-identified fuel surcharges compared to $6.0 million during the same period last year.  During the quarter, Universal's average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges, increased 10.9% primarily due to increases in revenue per mile and in length of haul.  This increase was partially offset by a 1.6% decrease in the number of loads hauled.  During the third quarter 2017, Universal hauled 78,965 loads compared to 80,224 during the same period last year. 

Revenues from brokerage services in the third quarter 2017 increased $15.3 million, or 26.4% to $73.3 million compared to $58.0 million one year earlier. The growth is due to increases in both the average operating revenue per load and in the number of loads hauled.  Universal's average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges, increased 10.7% to $1,392 per load, up from $1,257 per load a year earlier.  The number of brokerage loads increased 14.4% in the third quarter 2017 to 48,870 compared to 42,717 during the same period last year. 

Intermodal services revenues increased $2.7 million to $39.1 million in the third quarter of 2017, up from $36.4 million during the same period last year.  During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, Universal moved 87,342 intermodal loads compared to 85,033 during the same period last year.  Included in intermodal revenues in the third quarter 2017 were also $3.9 million in separately-identified fuel surcharges compared to $3.5 million during the same period last year.  Overall, intermodal services grew by 7.4% compared to the third quarter 2016.

Operating revenues from dedicated services in the third quarter 2017 decreased $3.1 million to $22.1 million compared to $25.2 million one year earlier. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in the number of loads hauled.   During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, Universal moved 44,069 dedicated loads compared to 54,840 one year earlier.  This decrease was partially offset by an increase in average revenue per load, primarily from an increase in the average length of haul.  Included in dedicated revenues in the quarter ended September 30, 2017 were also $2.9 million in separately-identified fuel surcharges compared to $3.2 million during the same period last year. 

Value-added services revenues increased $15.9 million, or 19.9% to $95.7 million in the third quarter of 2017, compared to $79.8 million in the same period last year.  Revenues in our heavy-truck operations improved 34.9% on a year-over-year basis, and significant operations in support of passenger vehicle programs continues to drive top-line results.

During the third quarter 2017, Universal reported an operating loss of $3.5 million, which included the $17.4 million in accruals made for on-going litigation.  This compares to income from operations of $10.0 million in third quarter 2016.  Accruals for legal matters are attributable to Universal's transportation segment.  As a result, this segment, which is primarily comprised of truckload, brokerage and intermodal services operations, reported an operating loss of $7.6 million in the third quarter 2017.  This compares to operating income of $4.6 million during the same period last year.  In the third quarter 2017, Universal's logistics segment, which includes value-added and dedicated services, reported income from operations of $4.7 million.  This compares to $5.4 million in third quarter 2016. 

EBITDA, including charges for litigation of $17.4 million, decreased $10.3 million to $9.0 million during the third quarter of 2017 compared to $19.3 million in the same period last year.  The decrease is also attributable to accruals made for legal matters.  As a percentage of total operating revenues, operating income and EBITDA margins for the third quarter 2017 were (1.1%) and 2.9%, respectively.  These metrics compare to 3.7% and 7.1%, respectively, in third quarter 2016. 

"I am extremely proud of our results this quarter," stated Jeff Rogers, Universal's Chief Executive Officer.  "Despite some unfavorable developments in a personal injury lawsuit, our operating folks are doing a great job.  We exceeded even our own expectations on revenues and results.  The outlook across almost all of our end markets is strong, particularly in support of North American Class 8 production.  With tightening capacity fueling our transportation growth, and improving results in our logistics group, I am confident we are well positioned for the remainder of 2017 and beyond."

Universal calculates and reports selected financial metrics in connection with lending arrangements, or in an effort to isolate and exclude the impact of non-operating expenses related to our corporate development activities.  These statistics are described in more detail below in the section captioned "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

As of September 30, 2017, Universal held cash and cash equivalents totaling $2.9 million, and $14.6 million in marketable securities.  Outstanding debt at the end of the third quarter 2017 was $244.9 million and capital expenditures totaled $13.4 million during the period.

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share of common stock.  The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 6, 2017 and is expected to be paid on November 16, 2017.

Conference call:

We invite investors and analysts to our quarterly earnings conference call.  During the call, Jeff Rogers, Chief Executive Officer,  Jude Beres, Chief Financial Officer, and Steven Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, will discuss Universal's third quarter 2017 financial performance, the demand outlook in our key markets and other trends impacting our business.

Quarterly Earnings Conference Call Dial-in Details:

Time:


10:00 AM ET

Date:


Friday, October 27, 2017

Call Toll Free:


(866) 622-0924

International Dial-in: 


+1 (660) 422-4956

Conference ID: 


92392088

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning two hours after the call through November 23, 2017, by calling (855) 859-2056 (toll free) or +1 (404) 537-3406 (toll) and using conference ID 92392088. The call will also be available on investors.universallogistics.com

About Universal:

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. is a leading asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions throughout the United States, and in Mexico, Canada and Colombia.  We provide our customers with supply chain solutions that can be scaled to meet their changing demands and volumes.  We offer our customers a broad array of services across their entire supply chain, including truckload, brokerage, intermodal, dedicated, and value-added services. 

Forward Looking Statements

Some of the statements contained in this press release might be considered forward-looking statements. These statements identify prospective information. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "estimate," "future," "likely," "may," "should" and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time and/or management's good faith belief with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations described. Additional information about the factors that may adversely affect these forward-looking statements is contained in the Company's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.

 

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,



October 1,



September 30,



October 1,




2017



2016



2017



2016


Operating revenues:

















Truckload services


$

82,812



$

72,127



$

231,046



$

215,775


Brokerage services



73,285




58,003




195,988




164,239


Intermodal services



39,057




36,366




113,713




108,040


Dedicated services



22,135




25,200




71,406




71,336


Value-added services



95,712




79,797




290,489




249,310


Total operating revenues



313,001




271,493




902,642




808,700


Operating expenses:

















Purchased transportation and equipment rent



153,277




131,832




427,104




385,509


Direct personnel and related benefits



77,570




66,091




234,352




196,509


Operating supplies and expenses



28,306




25,725




88,757




75,810


Commission expense



8,503




8,217




24,284




24,668


Occupancy expense



7,504




8,075




23,001




23,772


General and administrative



8,968




7,501




23,421




21,337


Insurance and claims



20,562




4,949




35,958




13,607


Depreciation and amortization



11,795




9,076




33,663




26,757


Total operating expenses



316,485




261,466




890,540




767,969


(Loss) income from operations



(3,484)




10,027




12,102




40,731


Interest expense, net



(2,508)




(2,078)




(7,225)




(6,156)


Other non-operating income



721




170




1,253




420


(Loss) income before provision for income taxes



(5,271)




8,119




6,130




34,995


Provision for income taxes



(1,966)




3,122




2,378




13,474


Net (loss) income


$

(3,305)



$

4,997



$

3,752



$

21,521


Earnings per common share:

















Basic


$

(0.12)



$

0.18



$

0.13



$

0.76


Diluted


$

(0.12)



$

0.18



$

0.13



$

0.76


Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

















Basic



28,441




28,413




28,440




28,410


Diluted



28,444




28,413




28,440




28,410


Dividends declared per common share:


$

0.07



$

0.07



$

0.21



$

0.21


 

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)




September 30,

2017



December 31,

2016


Assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$

2,897



$

1,755


Marketable securities



14,648




14,359


Accounts receivable - net



170,182




144,712


Other current assets



40,405




46,625


Total current assets



228,132




207,451


Property and equipment - net



263,441




246,277


Other long-term assets - net



112,282




116,729


Total assets


$

603,855



$

570,457











Liabilities and shareholders' equity









Current liabilities, excluding current maturities of debt


$

167,680



$

110,061


Debt - net



243,540




261,267


Other long-term liabilities



46,327




51,397


Total liabilities



457,547




422,725


Total shareholders' equity



146,308




147,732


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

603,855



$

570,457


 

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,



October 1,



September 30,



October 1,




2017



2016



2017



2016


Truckload Services:

















Number of loads



78,965




80,224




239,220




242,899


Average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges


$

898



$

810



$

858



$

801


Average operating revenue per mile, excluding fuel surcharges


$

2.54



$

2.30



$

2.46



$

2.34


Average length of haul



354




352




349




342


Average number of tractors



1,965




1,973




1,951




1,994



















Brokerage Services:

















Number of loads (a)



48,870




42,717




139,996




122,207


Average operating revenue per load (a)


$

1,392



$

1,257



$

1,315



$

1,227


Average length of haul (a)



527




584




556




580


Number of active carriers



39,537




29,275




39,537




29,275



















Intermodal Services:

















Number of loads



87,342




85,033




258,847




251,082


Average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges


$

402



$

388



$

392



$

390


Average number of tractors



929




890




910




903


Number of depots



12




11




12




11



















Dedicated Services:

















Number of loads



44,069




54,840




148,375




152,484


Average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges


$

407



$

382



$

396



$

390


Average operating revenue per mile, excluding fuel surcharges


$

1.96



$

2.04



$

1.96



$

1.97


Average length of haul



208




187




202




198


Average number of tractors



813




732




785




730


 

(a)  

Excludes operating data from Universal Logistics Solutions International, Inc., in order to improve the relevance of the statistical data related to our brokerage services and improve the comparability to our peer companies.

 

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data - Continued




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,



October 1,



September 30,



October 1,




2017



2016



2017



2016


Value-added Services

















Average number of direct employees



3,944




3,829



$

4,217



$

4,045


Average number of full-time equivalents



1,970




1,533




1,767




1,503


Number of active programs



51




47




51




47



















Operating Revenues by Segment:

















Transportation


$

199,013



$

169,655



$

552,442



$

496,488


Logistics



113,667




101,110




349,252




310,896


Other



321




728




948




1,316


Total


$

313,001



$

271,493



$

902,642



$

808,700



















Income from Operations by Segment:

















Transportation


$

(7,641)



$

4,577



$

7,208



$

17,384


Logistics



4,692




5,360




6,359




24,517


Other



(535)




90




(1,465)




(1,170)


Total


$

(3,484)



$

10,027



$

12,102



$

40,731


 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to providing consolidated financial statements based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP), we are providing additional financial measures that are not required by or prepared in accordance with GAAP (non-GAAP). We present EBITDA as supplemental measures of our performance. We define EBITDA as net income plus (i) interest expense, net, (ii) provision for income taxes and (iii) depreciation and amortization. You are encouraged to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis.

In accordance with the requirements of Regulation G issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, we are presenting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure and reconciling the non-GAAP financial measure to the comparable GAAP measure. Set forth below is a reconciliation of net income, the most comparable GAAP measure, to EBITDA for each of the periods indicated:

 



Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,



October 1,



September 30,



October 1,




2017



2016



2017



2016




( in thousands)



( in thousands)


EBITDA

















Net (loss) income


$

(3,305)



$

4,997



$

3,752



$

21,521


Provision for income taxes



(1,966)




3,122




2,378




13,474


Interest expense, net



2,508




2,078




7,225




6,156


Depreciation and amortization



11,795




9,076




33,663




26,757


EBITDA


$

9,032



$

19,273



$

47,018



$

67,908



















EBITDA margin (a)



2.9

%



7.1

%



5.2

%



8.4

%

 

(a) 

EBITDA margin is computed by dividing EBITDA by total operating revenues for each of the periods indicated.

 

We present EBITDA because we believe it assists investors and analysts in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance.

EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool. Some of these limitations are:

  • EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debts;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • Other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and EBITDA only supplementally.

View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/universal-logistics-holdings-inc-reports-third-quarter-2017-financial-results-300544465.html

SOURCE Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc.

For further information: Jude Beres, Chief Financial Officer, JBeres@UniversalLogistics.com