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XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2016 Results
Reports $249 million of adjusted EBITDA
Increases North American less-than-truckload adjusted operating income by 54% versus pre-acquisition results a year ago
Delivers higher-than-expected logistics results, led by Europe
Reaffirms full year targets for adjusted EBITDA of $1.25 billion in 2016 and $1.7 billion in 2018
GREENWICH, Conn. - May 3, 2016 - XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2016. Total gross revenue increased 404.4% year-over-year to $3.5 billion, and net revenue increased 510.5% to $1.6 billion.
The company reported a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $23.2 million for the quarter, or a loss of $0.21 per diluted share, compared with a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $15.4 million, or a loss of $0.20 per diluted share, for the same period in 2015. The first quarter 2016 net loss includes $16.8 million of one-time after-tax transaction-related costs net of noncontrolling interests, and a $26.9 million non-cash after-tax amortization charge.
The adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders, a non-GAAP measure, was $9.3 million, or a loss of $0.08 per share for the first quarter of 2016, excluding the items detailed below. This compares with an adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders of $9.9 million, or a loss of $0.13 per share, for the first quarter of 2015.
The adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders for the first quarter of 2016 excludes: $27.1 million, or $16.8 million after-tax, of one-time transaction-related costs net of noncontrolling interests; $0.7 million of unrealized foreign exchange cost, net of tax; and a $5.8 million, or $3.6 million after-tax, benefit to depreciation and amortization related to the updated purchase price allocation of acquired assets. Reconciliations of adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders and adjusted EPS are provided in the attached financial tables.
Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("adjusted EBITDA"), a non-GAAP financial measure, improved to $249.3 million for the quarter, compared with $29.2 million for the same period in 2015. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2016 excludes $27.1 million of one-time transaction-related costs. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net loss is provided in the attached financial tables.
As of March 31, 2016, the company had approximately $280 million of cash and cash equivalents. Approximately 73% of the company's debt will not mature until 2021 or later.
Reaffirms Financial Targets
For 2016, the company reaffirmed its full year target of at least $1.25 billion of adjusted EBITDA.
For 2018, the company reaffirmed its full year target of approximately $1.7 billion of adjusted EBITDA.
Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said, "2016 is off to a stellar start. We generated $249 million of adjusted EBITDA in the quarter, and organic revenue growth of almost 12%, excluding fuel. Our freight brokerage and last mile businesses continued to lead our growth in North America, while in Europe, our transportation and logistics segments exceeded expectations for both sales and margins.
"The addition of less-than-truckload is proving to be a major win, despite a sluggish macro environment. In the first quarter, we generated $58 million of adjusted operating income from LTL, up 54% from last year's first quarter, pre-acquisition. We're running LTL as a more efficient organization, with a $90 million run rate of profit improvement already in hand. This puts us well on the way to achieving our target of improving annual profit by $170 million to $210 million by late next year. Most important, we're delivering record results for shippers. We're improving on service levels that were already among the highest in the industry, including on-time performance and damage-free freight."
Jacobs continued, "There are many reasons, unique to XPO, why we're outperforming the general sluggishness in the industry. We have a strong franchise in each of our service offerings, and we're also well diversified by geography and customer verticals. We're executing on significant synergies and cost saving opportunities from our acquisitions in Europe and LTL. We're benefiting from our investments in technology, major procurement efficiencies and global cross-selling initiatives. And we have many of the industry's best operators leading all parts of the business. These are the reasons why we've been able to grow adjusted EBITDA by eight times from a year ago - with best-in-class organic growth on top of that."
First Quarter 2016 Results by Segment
Net revenue margin for the first quarter improved to 28.3%, compared with 21.6% in 2015. The increase in margin was primarily due to the acquisition of the less-than-truckload business, and organic margin improvement in truck brokerage and last mile, partially offset by lower intermodal and expedite margins.
First quarter adjusted EBITDA for the transportation segment improved to $196.0 million, compared with $23.3 million a year ago. First quarter operating income was $75.4 million, compared with operating income of $3.6 million a year ago. The increases in adjusted EBITDA and operating income were primarily due to 2015 acquisitions, and improved profitability led by truck brokerage. Adjusted EBITDA and operating income in the LTL business were higher than expected due to pricing improvements and SG&A cost savings. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to operating income is provided in the attached financial tables.
Adjusted EBITDA and operating income for the logistics segment were both higher than expected in the quarter, led by higher volumes from e-commerce and high tech, and the strong performance of the European business overall. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to operating income is provided in the attached financial tables.
Shipper Survey Ranks XPO First in Eight Categories of LTL Service
Surveyed shippers in the 2015 LTL Carrier Customer Value and Loyalty Report ranked the company highest among national LTL carriers in the categories of trustworthiness; shipments picked up when promised; shipments delivered when promised; ability to meet appointment times for pick-up; shipments delivered with no shortages; competitive transit times; billing accuracy; and claims processing. The findings, published by Mastio & Company, were based on more than 6,000 observations documented during interviews with 2,021 shippers.
The company will hold a conference call on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Participants can call toll-free (from U.S./Canada) 1-877-269-7756; international callers dial +1-201-689-7817. A live webcast of the conference will be available on the investor relations area of the company's website, www.xpo.com/investors. The conference will be archived until June 4, 2016. To access the replay by phone, call toll-free (from U.S./Canada) 1-877-660-6853; international callers dial +1-201-612-7415. Use participant passcode 13634749.
About XPO Logistics, Inc.
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company provides services for truckload brokerage and transportation, last mile logistics, engineered supply chain solutions, high-value-add warehousing and distribution, ground and air expedite, less-than-truckload transportation, intermodal, drayage, managed transportation and global forwarding. XPO serves more than 50,000 customers with a highly integrated network of over 87,000 employees and 1,440 locations in 33 countries. XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. www.xpo.com
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") rules, such as adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders, adjusted diluted loss per share, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") and adjusted EBITDA ("adjusted EBITDA"), in each case for the quarters ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA for the Transportation and Logistics segments for the quarters ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, and adjusted operating income for the less-than-truckload business unit for the quarters ended March 31, 2016 and 2015. As required by SEC rules, we provide reconciliations of these measures to the most directly comparable measure under United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), which are set forth in the attachments to this release. We believe that adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders, adjusted diluted loss per share and adjusted operating income improve comparability from period to period by removing the impact of nonrecurring expense items such as one-time transaction-related costs net of noncontrolling interests, unrealized foreign exchange cost, and a benefit to depreciation and amortization related to the updated purchase price allocation of acquired assets. We believe that EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA improve comparability from period to period by removing the impact of our capital structure (interest expense from our outstanding debt), asset base (depreciation and amortization) tax consequences, and the nonrecurring expense items noted above. In addition to its use by management, we believe that EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are measures widely used by securities analysts, investors and others to evaluate the financial performance of companies in our industry. Other companies may calculate EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA differently, and therefore our measure may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are not measures of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income, cash flows from operating activities and other measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Items excluded from EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are significant and necessary components of the operations of our business, and, therefore, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA should only be used as a supplemental measure of our operating performance.
This document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including the expected maturity of the company's debt, the expected ability to integrate operations, cross-sell services, realize cost savings, synergies and profit improvement opportunities, and our 2016 and 2018 financial targets. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "continue," "could," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should," "will," "expect," "objective," "projection," "forecast," "goal," "guidance," "outlook," "effort," "target" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terms. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances.
These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to a material difference include those discussed in XPO's filings with the SEC and the following: economic conditions generally; competition and pricing pressures; our ability to align our investments in capital assets, including equipment, service centers and warehouses, to our customers' demands; our ability to successfully manage our growth, including by maintaining effective internal controls; our ability to successfully integrate and realize anticipated synergies, cost savings and profit improvement opportunities with respect to acquired companies; our ability to retain our and our acquired businesses' largest customers; our ability to develop and implement suitable information technology systems; our substantial indebtedness; our ability to raise debt and equity capital; our ability to attract and retain key employees to execute our strategy, including retention of acquired companies' key employees; our ability to maintain positive relationships with our network of third-party transportation providers; our ability to attract and retain qualified drivers; litigation, including litigation related to alleged misclassification of independent contractors; labor matters; risks associated with our self-insured claims; risks associated with defined benefit plans for our current and former employees; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; fluctuations in fixed and floating interest rates; our ability to execute our growth strategy through acquisitions; fuel price and fuel surcharge changes; weather and other service disruptions; and governmental regulation. All forward-looking statements set forth in this document are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, XPO or its businesses or operations. Forward-looking statements set forth in this document speak only as of the date hereof, and XPO undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or the occurrence of unanticipated events except to the extent required by law.
Beginning March 31, 2016, the Company's Expedite business is reflected within Freight Brokerage for both periods presented.
Less-Than-Truckload revenue is before intercompany eliminations and includes revenue from the Company's trailer manufacturing business.
*Pro Forma historical information
**Compared with the same quarter of the previous year
Note: Intersegment eliminations represent intercompany activity between the Company's reportable segments that is eliminated upon consolidation. The difference between operating income (loss) component line items in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and the sum of the respective line items from the Transportation and Logistics Summary Financial Tables and Corporate Summary of Sales, General & Administrative Expense above represents intercompany eliminations between our reportable segments. The table above summarizes the intersegment eliminations by line item.
Note: Please refer to the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of the press release. Adjusted EBITDA was prepared assuming 100% ownership of XPO Logistics Europe.
(1)Loss on conversion of convertible senior notes is recorded in interest expense.
Note: Please refer to the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of the press release.
Note: For dilution purposes, GAAP requires diluted shares to be reflected on a weighted-average basis, which takes into account the portion of the period in which the diluted shares were outstanding. The table above reflects the weighted-average diluted shares for the periods presented. The impact of this dilution was not reflected in the earnings per share calculations on the Consolidated Statements of Operations because the impact was anti-dilutive. The treasury stock method was used to determine the shares underlying the warrants, stock options, RSUs and PRSUs with an average closing market price of common stock of $25.21 per share and $41.90 per share for the three-months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.