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Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

WARREN, Mich., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULH) today reported third quarter 2016 net income of $5.0 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share, on total operating revenues of $271.5 million.  This compares to $9.2 million, or $0.32 per basic and diluted share, during third quarter 2015 on total operating revenues of $284.2 million.

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Operating revenues from transportation services decreased $14.5 million, including a decline of $3.3 million in separately-identified fuel surcharges, to $163.6 million for the quarter ended October 1, 2016.  This compares to $178.1 million for the same period last year. The reduction in transportation services also reflects a 10.3% year-over-year decrease in average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges.  The declines in transportation service revenues were however partly offset by a 2.7% increase in the number of loads hauled.  During the quarter ended October 1, 2016, Universal hauled 154,700 transportation services loads compared to 150,668 during the same period last year. 

Overall, value-added services revenues increased $3.6 million to $72.0 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $68.4 million in the same period last year.  The positive momentum in our value-added services was driven by the launch of several new programs over the past twelve months.  This increase however has been partially offset by a decline in our value-added service operations supporting the heavy-truck market.  Revenues attributable to these operations declined $8.7 million to $16.6 million during the third quarter of 2016, compared to $25.3 million during the same period last year. 

Revenues from intermodal services declined by $1.8 million to $35.9 million in the third quarter of 2016 from $37.7 million during the same period last year.  The decline reflects a $1.8 million decrease in revenues attributable to fuel surcharges, as well as a $0.5 million decrease in depot revenues.  Compared to the same period last year, both the average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges, and the number of intermodal loads hauled increased modestly during the third quarter of 2016 by 1.1% and 0.8%, respectively.

Consolidated income from operations decreased $6.9 million to $10.0 million, compared to $16.9 million in third quarter 2015, and included a $4.1 million decline in operating income from our operations supporting heavy-truck.  During the third quarter of 2016, EBITDA decreased by $6.4 million to $19.1 million compared to $25.5 million in the same period last year.  As a percentage of total operating revenues, operating income and EBITDA margins for the third quarter 2016 were 3.7% and 7.0%, respectively.  These profitability metrics compare to 6.0% and 9.0%, respectively, in third quarter 2015. 

Income from operations in Universal's logistics segment, which includes value-added and dedicated transportation services, declined to $5.4 million in the third quarter 2016, from $10.1 million in the same period last year.  During the third quarter 2016, income from operations in Universal's transportation segment, which is primarily comprised of truckload and intermodal services, decreased to $4.6 million, compared to $8.1 million during the same period last year on total operating revenues of $169.7 million compared to $186.9 million one year earlier. 

"We are encouraged by the growth in our value-added business and are launching new programs at the fastest pace in our recent history," stated Jeff Rogers, Universal's Chief Executive Officer.  "Despite these positive trends, we continue to face challenges in the heavy-truck market where we've seen our operating revenues decline in excess of 30% compared to last year.  Although I do believe we are at or near the bottom of the cycle in this market, we do expect the current conditions to persist for at least the near term.  Our focus is going to be to execute well on things within our control.  We are going to continue to provide operational and service excellence for our customers, pursue the opportunities in our sales pipeline and make smart decisions on spending.  Our focus is on the long-term, and we are confident in the resiliency of our business model."

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 October 1, 2016, Universal held cash and cash equivalents totaling $1.5 million and marketable securities totaling $13.8 million.  Outstanding debt, net of debt issue costs, was $248.9 million and capital expenditures totaled $36.2 million in the third quarter 2016.

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 7, 2016 and is expected to be paid on November 17, 2016.

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 2016 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 EDT

Date:


Friday, October 28, 2016

Call Toll Free:


(866) 622-0924

International Dial-in: 

+1 (660) 422-4956

Conference ID:  


90900872

 

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning two hours after the call through November 25, 2016, by calling (855) 859-2056 (toll free) or +1 (404) 537-3406 (toll) and using conference ID 90900872. The call will also be available on investors.goutsi.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 transportation, intermodal, 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 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




October 1,



September 26,



October 1,



September 26,




2016



2015



2016



2015


Operating revenues:

















Transportation services


$

163,587



$

178,114



$

476,235



$

518,668


Value-added services



71,956




68,400




225,716




213,723


Intermodal services



35,950




37,700




106,749




110,391


Total operating revenues



271,493




284,214




808,700




842,782



















Operating expenses:

















Purchased transportation and equipment rent



131,832




146,687




385,509




427,852


Direct personnel and related benefits



65,257




54,116




194,615




159,374


Commission expense



8,217




9,651




24,668




28,012


Operating expense (exclusive of items shown separately)



24,973




25,483




72,465




81,624


Occupancy expense



8,075




6,739




23,772




20,173


Selling, general and administrative



9,087




9,452




26,576




27,724


Insurance and claims



4,949




6,598




13,607




16,643


Depreciation and amortization



9,076




8,544




26,757




26,449


Total operating expenses



261,466




267,270




767,969




787,851


Income from operations



10,027




16,944




40,731




54,931


Interest expense, net



(2,078)




(2,078)




(6,156)




(5,821)


Other non-operating income



170




135




420




807


Income before provision for income taxes



8,119




15,001




34,995




49,917


Provision for income taxes



3,122




5,754




13,474




19,222


Net income


$

4,997



$

9,247



$

21,521



$

30,695



















Earnings per common share:

















Basic


$

0.18



$

0.32



$

0.76



$

1.04


Diluted


$

0.18



$

0.32



$

0.76



$

1.04



















Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

















Basic



28,413




28,661




28,410




29,537


Diluted



28,413




28,661




28,410




29,541



















Dividends declared per common share:


$

0.07



$

0.07



$

0.21



$

0.21


 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)




October 1,

2016



December 31,

2015


Assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,544



$

12,930


Marketable securities



13,786




13,431


Accounts receivable - net



149,096




141,275


Other current assets



39,191




35,204


Total current assets



203,617




202,840


Property and equipment - net



236,499




177,189


Other long-term assets - net



118,115




123,126


Total assets


$

558,231



$

503,155











Liabilities and shareholders' equity









Current liabilities, excluding current maturities of capital lease obligations and debt


$

119,750



$

91,700


Debt - net



248,924




233,414


Capital lease obligations



223




1,981


Other long-term liabilities



43,390




44,979


Total liabilities



412,287




372,074


Total shareholders' equity



145,944




131,081


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

558,231



$

503,155


 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




October 1,



September 26,



October 1,



September 26,




2016



2015



2016



2015


Transportation Services:

















Average operating revenues per loaded mile (a)


$

2.46



$

2.75



$

2.40



$

2.72


Average operating revenues per loaded mile, excluding fuel 
  surcharges, where separately identifiable (a)


$

2.31



$

2.54



$

2.26



$

2.48


Average operating revenues per load (a)


$

934



$

1,057



$

911



$

1,029


Average operating revenues per load, excluding fuel
  
surcharges, where separately identifiable (a)


$

877



$

978



$

856



$

941


Average length of haul (a) (b)



380




384




379




379


Number of loads (a)



154,700




150,668




461,337




453,353



















Value-Added Services:

















Number of facilities (c)

















Customer provided



18




17




18




17


Company leased



29




31




29




31


Total



47




48




47




48



















Intermodal Services:

















Drayage (in thousands)


$

33,699



$

34,926



$

99,479



$

101,062


Domestic Intermodal (in thousands)



402




389




1,255




1,639


Depot (in thousands)



1,849




2,385




6,015




7,690


Total (in thousands)


$

35,950



$

37,700



$

106,749



$

110,391



















Average operating revenues per loaded mile


$

6.18



$

5.60



$

5.64



$

5.47


Average operating revenues per loaded mile, excluding fuel
  
surcharges, where separately identifiable


$

5.54



$

4.76



$

5.05



$

4.59


Average operating revenues per load


$

395



$

412



$

394



$

414


Average operating revenues per load, excluding fuel
  
surcharges, where separately identifiable


$

354



$

350



$

353



$

347


Number of loads



85,367




84,720




252,563




244,286


Number of container yards



11




10




11




10



(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. Also excludes final mile delivery and shuttle service loads.

(b)    Average length of haul is computed using loaded miles, excluding final mile delivery and shuttle service loads.

(c)    Excludes storage yards, terminals and office facilities.

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data - Continued




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




October 1,



September 26,



October 1,



September 26,




2016



2015



2016



2015


Average Headcount:

















Employees



5,609




4,730




5,399




4,497


Full time equivalents



2,325




1,678




2,111




1,557


Total



7,934




6,408




7,510




6,054



















Average number of tractors:

















Provided by owner-operators



3,117




3,333




3,154




3,299


Owned



1,151




782




1,151




822


Third party lease



15




32




22




30


Total



4,283




4,147




4,327




4,151



















Operating Revenues by Segment:

















Transportation


$

169,655



$

186,927



$

496,488



$

542,884


Logistics



101,110




97,179




310,896




299,591


Other



728




108




1,316




307




$

271,493



$

284,214



$

808,700



$

842,782



















Income from Operations by Segment:

















Transportation


$

4,577



$

8,086



$

17,384



$

23,602


Logistics



5,360




10,129




24,517




31,627


Other



90




(1,271)




(1,170)




(298)




$

10,027



$

16,944



$

40,731



$

54,931


 

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, and less other non-operating income, or EBITDA. 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




October 1,



September 26,



October 1,



September 26,




2016



2015



2016



2015




( in thousands)



( in thousands)


EBITDA

















Net income


$

4,997



$

9,247



$

21,521



$

30,695


Provision for income taxes



3,122




5,754




13,474




19,222


Interest expense, net



2,078




2,078




6,156




5,821


Depreciation and amortization



9,076




8,544




26,757




26,449


Other non-operating income



(170)




(135)




(420)




(807)


EBITDA


$

19,103



$

25,488



$

67,488



$

81,380



















EBITDA margin (a)



7.0

%



9.0

%



8.3

%



9.7

%


(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.

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Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

WARREN, Mich., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULH) today reported third quarter 2016 net income of $5.0 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share, on total operating revenues of $271.5 million.  This compares to $9.2 million, or $0.32 per basic and diluted share, during third quarter 2015 on total operating revenues of $284.2 million.

Universal Logistics Holdings logo

Operating revenues from transportation services decreased $14.5 million, including a decline of $3.3 million in separately-identified fuel surcharges, to $163.6 million for the quarter ended October 1, 2016.  This compares to $178.1 million for the same period last year. The reduction in transportation services also reflects a 10.3% year-over-year decrease in average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges.  The declines in transportation service revenues were however partly offset by a 2.7% increase in the number of loads hauled.  During the quarter ended October 1, 2016, Universal hauled 154,700 transportation services loads compared to 150,668 during the same period last year. 

Overall, value-added services revenues increased $3.6 million to $72.0 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $68.4 million in the same period last year.  The positive momentum in our value-added services was driven by the launch of several new programs over the past twelve months.  This increase however has been partially offset by a decline in our value-added service operations supporting the heavy-truck market.  Revenues attributable to these operations declined $8.7 million to $16.6 million during the third quarter of 2016, compared to $25.3 million during the same period last year. 

Revenues from intermodal services declined by $1.8 million to $35.9 million in the third quarter of 2016 from $37.7 million during the same period last year.  The decline reflects a $1.8 million decrease in revenues attributable to fuel surcharges, as well as a $0.5 million decrease in depot revenues.  Compared to the same period last year, both the average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges, and the number of intermodal loads hauled increased modestly during the third quarter of 2016 by 1.1% and 0.8%, respectively.

Consolidated income from operations decreased $6.9 million to $10.0 million, compared to $16.9 million in third quarter 2015, and included a $4.1 million decline in operating income from our operations supporting heavy-truck.  During the third quarter of 2016, EBITDA decreased by $6.4 million to $19.1 million compared to $25.5 million in the same period last year.  As a percentage of total operating revenues, operating income and EBITDA margins for the third quarter 2016 were 3.7% and 7.0%, respectively.  These profitability metrics compare to 6.0% and 9.0%, respectively, in third quarter 2015. 

Income from operations in Universal's logistics segment, which includes value-added and dedicated transportation services, declined to $5.4 million in the third quarter 2016, from $10.1 million in the same period last year.  During the third quarter 2016, income from operations in Universal's transportation segment, which is primarily comprised of truckload and intermodal services, decreased to $4.6 million, compared to $8.1 million during the same period last year on total operating revenues of $169.7 million compared to $186.9 million one year earlier. 

"We are encouraged by the growth in our value-added business and are launching new programs at the fastest pace in our recent history," stated Jeff Rogers, Universal's Chief Executive Officer.  "Despite these positive trends, we continue to face challenges in the heavy-truck market where we've seen our operating revenues decline in excess of 30% compared to last year.  Although I do believe we are at or near the bottom of the cycle in this market, we do expect the current conditions to persist for at least the near term.  Our focus is going to be to execute well on things within our control.  We are going to continue to provide operational and service excellence for our customers, pursue the opportunities in our sales pipeline and make smart decisions on spending.  Our focus is on the long-term, and we are confident in the resiliency of our business model."

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 October 1, 2016, Universal held cash and cash equivalents totaling $1.5 million and marketable securities totaling $13.8 million.  Outstanding debt, net of debt issue costs, was $248.9 million and capital expenditures totaled $36.2 million in the third quarter 2016.

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 7, 2016 and is expected to be paid on November 17, 2016.

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 2016 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 EDT

Date:


Friday, October 28, 2016

Call Toll Free:


(866) 622-0924

International Dial-in: 

+1 (660) 422-4956

Conference ID:  


90900872

 

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning two hours after the call through November 25, 2016, by calling (855) 859-2056 (toll free) or +1 (404) 537-3406 (toll) and using conference ID 90900872. The call will also be available on investors.goutsi.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 transportation, intermodal, 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 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




October 1,



September 26,



October 1,



September 26,




2016



2015



2016



2015


Operating revenues:

















Transportation services


$

163,587



$

178,114



$

476,235



$

518,668


Value-added services



71,956




68,400




225,716




213,723


Intermodal services



35,950




37,700




106,749




110,391


Total operating revenues



271,493




284,214




808,700




842,782



















Operating expenses:

















Purchased transportation and equipment rent



131,832




146,687




385,509




427,852


Direct personnel and related benefits



65,257




54,116




194,615




159,374


Commission expense



8,217




9,651




24,668




28,012


Operating expense (exclusive of items shown separately)



24,973




25,483




72,465




81,624


Occupancy expense



8,075




6,739




23,772




20,173


Selling, general and administrative



9,087




9,452




26,576




27,724


Insurance and claims



4,949




6,598




13,607




16,643


Depreciation and amortization



9,076




8,544




26,757




26,449


Total operating expenses



261,466




267,270




767,969




787,851


Income from operations



10,027




16,944




40,731




54,931


Interest expense, net



(2,078)




(2,078)




(6,156)




(5,821)


Other non-operating income



170




135




420




807


Income before provision for income taxes



8,119




15,001




34,995




49,917


Provision for income taxes



3,122




5,754




13,474




19,222


Net income


$

4,997



$

9,247



$

21,521



$

30,695



















Earnings per common share:

















Basic


$

0.18



$

0.32



$

0.76



$

1.04


Diluted


$

0.18



$

0.32



$

0.76



$

1.04



















Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

















Basic



28,413




28,661




28,410




29,537


Diluted



28,413




28,661




28,410




29,541



















Dividends declared per common share:


$

0.07



$

0.07



$

0.21



$

0.21


 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)




October 1,

2016



December 31,

2015


Assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,544



$

12,930


Marketable securities



13,786




13,431


Accounts receivable - net



149,096




141,275


Other current assets



39,191




35,204


Total current assets



203,617




202,840


Property and equipment - net



236,499




177,189


Other long-term assets - net



118,115




123,126


Total assets


$

558,231



$

503,155











Liabilities and shareholders' equity









Current liabilities, excluding current maturities of capital lease obligations and debt


$

119,750



$

91,700


Debt - net



248,924




233,414


Capital lease obligations



223




1,981


Other long-term liabilities



43,390




44,979


Total liabilities



412,287




372,074


Total shareholders' equity



145,944




131,081


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

558,231



$

503,155


 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




October 1,



September 26,



October 1,



September 26,




2016



2015



2016



2015


Transportation Services:

















Average operating revenues per loaded mile (a)


$

2.46



$

2.75



$

2.40



$

2.72


Average operating revenues per loaded mile, excluding fuel 
  surcharges, where separately identifiable (a)


$

2.31



$

2.54



$

2.26



$

2.48


Average operating revenues per load (a)


$

934



$

1,057



$

911



$

1,029


Average operating revenues per load, excluding fuel
  
surcharges, where separately identifiable (a)


$

877



$

978



$

856



$

941


Average length of haul (a) (b)



380




384




379




379


Number of loads (a)



154,700




150,668




461,337




453,353



















Value-Added Services:

















Number of facilities (c)

















Customer provided



18




17




18




17


Company leased



29




31




29




31


Total



47




48




47




48



















Intermodal Services:

















Drayage (in thousands)


$

33,699



$

34,926



$

99,479



$

101,062


Domestic Intermodal (in thousands)



402




389




1,255




1,639


Depot (in thousands)



1,849




2,385




6,015




7,690


Total (in thousands)


$

35,950



$

37,700



$

106,749



$

110,391



















Average operating revenues per loaded mile


$

6.18



$

5.60



$

5.64



$

5.47


Average operating revenues per loaded mile, excluding fuel
  
surcharges, where separately identifiable


$

5.54



$

4.76



$

5.05



$

4.59


Average operating revenues per load


$

395



$

412



$

394



$

414


Average operating revenues per load, excluding fuel
  
surcharges, where separately identifiable


$

354



$

350



$

353



$

347


Number of loads



85,367




84,720




252,563




244,286


Number of container yards



11




10




11




10



(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. Also excludes final mile delivery and shuttle service loads.

(b)    Average length of haul is computed using loaded miles, excluding final mile delivery and shuttle service loads.

(c)    Excludes storage yards, terminals and office facilities.

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data - Continued




Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




October 1,



September 26,



October 1,



September 26,




2016



2015



2016



2015


Average Headcount:

















Employees



5,609




4,730




5,399




4,497


Full time equivalents



2,325




1,678




2,111




1,557


Total



7,934




6,408




7,510




6,054



















Average number of tractors:

















Provided by owner-operators



3,117




3,333




3,154




3,299


Owned



1,151




782




1,151




822


Third party lease



15




32




22




30


Total



4,283




4,147




4,327




4,151



















Operating Revenues by Segment:

















Transportation


$

169,655



$

186,927



$

496,488



$

542,884


Logistics



101,110




97,179




310,896




299,591


Other



728




108




1,316




307




$

271,493



$

284,214



$

808,700



$

842,782



















Income from Operations by Segment:

















Transportation


$

4,577



$

8,086



$

17,384



$

23,602


Logistics



5,360




10,129




24,517




31,627


Other



90




(1,271)




(1,170)




(298)




$

10,027



$

16,944



$

40,731



$

54,931


 

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, and less other non-operating income, or EBITDA. 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




October 1,



September 26,



October 1,



September 26,




2016



2015



2016



2015




( in thousands)



( in thousands)


EBITDA

















Net income


$

4,997



$

9,247



$

21,521



$

30,695


Provision for income taxes



3,122




5,754




13,474




19,222


Interest expense, net



2,078




2,078




6,156




5,821


Depreciation and amortization



9,076




8,544




26,757




26,449


Other non-operating income



(170)




(135)




(420)




(807)


EBITDA


$

19,103



$

25,488



$

67,488



$

81,380



















EBITDA margin (a)



7.0

%



9.0

%



8.3

%



9.7

%


(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.

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