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Roadrunner Transportation Systems Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Announces Third Quarter 2014 Guidance

July 30, 2014

CUDAHY, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS), a leading asset-light transportation and logistics service provider, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.

Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 increased 38.6% to $460.2 million from $331.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Second quarter 2014 net income available to common stockholders was $14.8 million compared with $14.0 million in the prior year quarter. Second quarter 2014 diluted income per share available to common stockholders was $0.38 compared with $0.37 in the prior year quarter.

Roadrunner's August 2013 stock offering increased the weighted averaged diluted shares outstanding for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 by approximately 1.5 million shares and impacted diluted income per share available to common stockholders by $0.01 from the prior year quarter.

Roadrunner's summary financial results for the three and six months ended June 30 are highlighted below.

  Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)June 30,June 30,
2014   20132014   2013
Revenues $ 460,181   $ 331,908   $ 842,211   $ 631,288
Purchased transportation cost $ 315,334 $ 227,922 $ 579,352 $ 434,264
Depreciation and amortization 5,726 3,846 10,469 7,201
Other operating expenses 112,168 75,452 205,819 145,998
Acquisition transaction expenses   290   379   290
Operating income $ 26,953   $ 24,398   $ 46,192   $ 43,535
Net income available to common stockholders 14,768 13,970 25,182 24,552
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 39,330 37,307 39,254 37,051
Diluted income per share available to common stockholders $ 0.38 $ 0.37 $ 0.64 $ 0.66
 


Roadrunner's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization ("EBITDA"), a non-GAAP financial measure, of $32.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 represents an increase of 15.7% from EBITDA of $28.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. A reconciliation of net income to EBITDA is provided below.

  Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30,June 30,
2014   20132014   2013
(In thousands)
Net income $ 14,768 $ 13,970 $ 25,182 $ 24,552
Plus: Provision for income taxes 9,326 8,818 15,901 15,498
Plus: Total interest expense 2,859 1,610 5,109 3,485
Plus: Depreciation and amortization 5,726   3,846   10,469   7,201
EBITDA $ 32,679   $ 28,244   $ 56,661   $ 50,736
 


Second Quarter 2014 Results

In discussing the company's second quarter performance, Mark DiBlasi, President and CEO of Roadrunner, said,

“We were pleased with our second quarter results for revenue and operating income in our TL and TMS segments, which had record revenue and operating income for the quarter. Our TL segment surpassed its previous record quarter for revenue by 19.0% and its previous record quarter for operating income by 34.2% Our TMS segment surpassed its previous record quarter for revenue by 44.5% and its previous record quarter for operating income by 31.4%. Our LTL business is undergoing a transition phase and shift in freight mix that impacted our LTL operating results for the first half of 2014. We are optimistic that the changes and leadership transition we are undergoing in LTL will set the stage for long-term growth in this core segment. Overall, organic and acquisition growth led to a 38.6% increase in second quarter 2014 revenues and a 15.7% improvement in EBITDA.

“Revenues for TL, our largest revenue segment, grew by $69.6 million, or 43.1%, during the second quarter of 2014 from the prior year second quarter. Incremental revenues from our 2013 and 2014 acquisitions accounted for $48.9 million of the increase, with the remaining $20.7 million representing 12.8% organic growth. The positive impact of our recent TL acquisitions and organic revenue growth led to a 41.5% increase in TL operating income quarter-over-quarter.

“LTL revenues grew by $3.6 million, or 2.5%, during the second quarter of 2014 from the prior year second quarter. Our LTL operating ratio deteriorated from 91.9% in the second quarter of 2013 to 94.7% in the second quarter of 2014. The primary factors contributing to the increased LTL operating ratio were increased purchased power rates, a shift in business to non-metro area delivery zones with higher delivery costs, and increased insurance and claims expense in the second quarter 2014 compared to the second quarter of 2013.

“TMS revenue grew by $54.9 million, or 203.4%, during the second quarter of 2014 from the prior year second quarter, primarily as a result of our acquisitions of Adrian Carriers, Marisol International, and Unitrans. The positive impact of our recent TMS acquisitions led to a 53.5% increase in TMS operating income quarter-over-quarter."

Third Quarter 2014 Guidance

Commenting on guidance for the third quarter of 2014, Peter Armbruster, CFO of Roadrunner, said, “We anticipate our revenues for the third quarter to be in the range of $455 million to $480 million, representing an increase of 25% to 32% from the third quarter of 2013. We expect diluted income per share available to common stockholders to be between $0.37 and $0.41, compared with diluted income per share available to common stockholders of $0.35 in the prior year quarter."

Second Quarter 2014 Segment Information

Roadrunner has three operating segments: truckload logistics (TL), less-than-truckload (LTL), and transportation management solutions (TMS). The following highlights exclude intercompany eliminations and corporate expenses.

TL revenues increased 43.1% to $230.8 million for the second quarter of 2014 from $161.2 million for the second quarter of 2013. The improvement was primarily due to increased load growth, increased utilization of Roadrunner's TL brokerage agent network, and the acquisitions of Wando Trucking, TA Drayage, G.W. Palmer Logistics, Yes Trans, and Rich Logistics. For the second quarter of 2014, these acquisitions collectively contributed incremental TL revenues of $48.9 million. TL operating income was $16.1 million, or 7.0% of TL revenues, for the second quarter of 2014 compared with $11.4 million, or 7.0% of TL revenues, for the second quarter of 2013.

LTL revenues, including fuel, increased 2.5% to $150.2 million for the second quarter of 2014 from $146.5 million for the second quarter of 2013. LTL operating income was $7.9 million, or 5.3% of LTL revenues, for the second quarter of 2014 compared with $11.8 million, or 8.1% of LTL revenues, for the second quarter of 2013.

Summary LTL operating statistics for the three and six months ended June 30 are shown below.

  Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,
2014   2013   % Change2014   2013   % Change
Operating ratio 94.7 91.9 94.9 92.6
Tonnage (in thousands of tons) 406.0 404.3 0.4 % 786.5 774.3 1.6%
Shipments (in thousands) 635.1 628.2 1.1 % 1,217.3 1,200.2 1.4%
Revenue per hundredweight (incl. fuel) $ 18.38 $ 17.88 2.8 % $ 18.12 $ 17.90 1.2%
Revenue per hundredweight (excl. fuel) $ 15.09 $ 14.69 2.7 % $ 14.87 $ 14.66 1.4%
Weight per shipment (lbs.) 1,279 1,287 (0.6 %) 1,292 1,290 0.2%
Linehaul cost per mile (excl. fuel) $ 1.28 $ 1.23 4.1 % $ 1.27 $ 1.24 2.4%


Note: Other than operating ratio, the statistics above do not include (i) adjustments for undelivered freight required for financial statement purposes in accordance with Roadrunner's revenue recognition policy; and (ii) non-LTL related business captured within the LTL segment.

TMS revenues increased 203.4% to $81.8 million for the second quarter of 2014 from $27.0 million for the second quarter of 2013. The improvement in revenue was primarily due to the acquisitions of Adrian Carriers, Marisol International, and Unitrans. For the second quarter of 2014, these acquisitions collectively contributed incremental TMS revenues of $55.2 million. TMS operating income was $6.1 million, or 7.4% of TMS revenues, for the second quarter of 2014, compared with $4.0 million, or 14.7% of TMS revenues, for the second quarter of 2013.

Conference Call

A conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the conference call, please dial 866-318-8617 (U.S.) or 617-399-5136 (International) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. Callers will be prompted for passcode 50786673. The conference call will also be available via live webcast under the Investor Relations section of Roadrunner's website, www.rrts.com.

If you are unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available through Wednesday, August 6, 2014, and can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 (U.S.) or 617-801-6888 (International). Callers will be prompted for passcode 69200729. An archived version of the webcast will also be available under the Investor Relations section of Roadrunner's website, www.rrts.com.

About Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc.

Roadrunner is a leading asset-light transportation and logistics service provider offering a full suite of solutions, including customized and expedited less-than-truckload, truckload logistics, transportation management solutions, intermodal solutions, freight consolidation, inventory management, expedited services, international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and comprehensive global supply chain solutions. For more information, please visit Roadrunner’s website, www.rrts.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements that relate to future events or performance, including statements regarding Roadrunner's performance; the transition phase and shift in freight mix in Roadrunner's LTL business; Roadrunner's optimism that the changes and leadership transition in its LTL business will set the stage for long-term growth in its LTL segment; Roadrunner's organic and acquisition related growth; the impact of Roadrunner's acquisitions; and Roadrunner's expected revenues, diluted income per share available to common stockholders, and weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the third quarter of 2014. These statements reflect Roadrunner's current expectations, and Roadrunner does not undertake to update or revise these forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in this or other company statements will not be realized. Furthermore, readers are cautioned that these statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Roadrunner's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to one or more significant claims and the cost of maintaining insurance, including increased premiums and insurance in excess of prior experience levels; the cost of compliance with, liability for violations of, or modifications to existing or future governmental regulations; the effect of environmental regulations; a decrease in the levels of capacity in the over-the-road freight sector; Roadrunner’s ability to execute its acquisition strategy and to integrate acquired companies; Roadrunner’s international operations; Roadrunner’s indebtedness and compliance with the covenants in its senior credit facility; the unpredictability of and potential fluctuation in the price and availability of fuel; the current economic environment; competition in the transportation industry; Roadrunner’s reliance on independent contractors to provide transportation services to its customers; and other "Risk Factors" set forth in Roadrunner's most recent SEC filings.



ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 
  Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30,June 30,
2014   20132014   2013
Revenues $ 460,181 $ 331,908 $ 842,211 $ 631,288
Operating expenses:
Purchased transportation costs 315,334 227,922 579,352 434,264
Personnel and related benefits 50,109 36,670 93,041 71,526
Other operating expenses 62,059 38,782 112,778 74,472
Depreciation and amortization 5,726 3,846 10,469 7,201
Acquisition transaction expenses   290   379   290
Total operating expenses 433,228   307,510   796,019   587,753
Operating income 26,953 24,398 46,192 43,535
Interest expense 2,859   1,610   5,109   3,485
Income before provision for income taxes 24,094 22,788 41,083 40,050
Provision for income taxes 9,326   8,818   15,901   15,498
Net income available to common stockholders $ 14,768   $ 13,970   $ 25,182   $ 24,552
Earnings per share available to common stockholders:
Basic $ 0.39   $ 0.39   $ 0.67   $ 0.70
Diluted $ 0.38   $ 0.37   $ 0.64   $ 0.66
Weighted average common stock outstanding:
Basic 37,868   35,585   37,779   35,289
Diluted 39,330   37,307   39,254   37,051
 

ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

     
June 30,

2014
December 31,

2013
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,341 $ 5,438
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $3,372 and $2,957, respectively 232,648 171,165
Deferred income taxes 1,354 1,847
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 34,974   35,010
Total current assets 277,317   213,460
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $38,149 and $30,869, respectively 124,556 96,558
Other assets:
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 622,849 550,106
Other noncurrent assets 11,588   11,756
Total other assets 634,437   561,862
Total assets $ 1,036,310   $ 871,880
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ INVESTMENT
Current liabilities:
Current maturities of long-term debt $ 13,125 $ 10,938
Accounts payable 81,466 67,141
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 35,254   33,271
Total current liabilities 129,845   111,350
Long-term debt, net of current maturities 297,989 181,702
Other long-term liabilities 77,712   78,463
Total liabilities 505,546   371,515
Stockholders’ investment:
Common stock $.01 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; 37,908 and 37,564 shares issued and outstanding 379 376
Additional paid-in capital 389,506 384,292
Retained earnings 140,879   115,697
Total stockholders’ investment 530,764   500,365
Total liabilities and stockholders’ investment $ 1,036,310   $ 871,880
 





Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc.

Peter Armbruster

Chief Financial Officer

414-615-1648

or

Vollrath Associates, Inc.

Marilyn Vollrath

414-221-0210

ir@rrts.com


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