DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 19, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Hub Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: HUBG) today reported record income from continuing operations for the
quarter ended March 31, 2007 of $11.4 million, a 35% increase versus income
from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2006. Hub Group’s diluted
earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.29 for the first quarter
of 2007. This represents an increase of 38% compared to last year’s first
quarter diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.21. Hub
Group’s operating margin increased to 4.6% in 2007 from 3.8% in 2006 due to
yield enhancement efforts, improved operational efficiencies and growth in
drayage and truck brokerage.
Hub Group’s revenue increased 10.2% to $393.3 million compared to
$356.8 million in the first quarter of 2006. First quarter intermodal revenue
increased 10.4% to $287.8 million, which includes two months of additional
revenue for Comtrak. Truck brokerage revenue increased 7.3% to $74.6 million
this quarter. First quarter logistics revenue increased 16.4% to
$30.9 million. Gross margin from continuing operations increased 19.6% to
$56.7 million compared to the first quarter of 2006.
FULL YEAR 2007
Given the current operating environment, we are comfortable that the
earnings for 2007 will be within the current analysts’ range of $1.31 to $1.40
per diluted share.
Hub will hold a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:00 p.m.
Central Time) on Thursday, April 19, 2007 to discuss its first quarter
Hosting the conference call will be David P. Yeager, Vice-Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer and Terri A. Pizzuto, Executive Vice-President, Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer.
This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed through the
Investors link at Hub Group’s Web site at https://www.hubgroup.com or
individual investors can access the audio webcast at http://www.earnings.com
and institutional investors can access the webcast at
http://www.streetevents.com . The webcast is listen-only. Those interested in
participating in the question and answer session should follow the telephone
dial-in instructions below.
To participate in the conference call by telephone, please call ten
minutes early by dialing (888) 396-2386. The conference call participant code
is 75476610. The call will be limited to 60 minutes, including questions and
An audio replay will be available through the Investors link on the
Company’s Web site at https://www.hubgroup.com . This replay will be available
for 30 days.
ABOUT HUB GROUP: Hub Group, Inc. is a leading asset light freight
transportation management company providing comprehensive intermodal,
truckload brokerage and logistics services. The Company operates through a
network of over 30 offices throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
CERTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Statements in this press release that
are not historical, including statements about Hub Group’s or management’s
earnings guidance, intentions, beliefs, expectations, representations,
projections, plans or predictions of the future, are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and subject to
risks. Such statements should be viewed with caution. Actual results or
experience could differ materially from the forward-looking statements as a
result of many factors. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially include the factors listed from time to time in Hub Group’s SEC
reports including, but not limited to, the annual report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2006. Hub Group assumes no liability to update any
such forward-looking statements.
HUB GROUP, INC. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (in thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended March 31, 2007 2006 Revenue $393,297 $356,764 Transportation costs 336,636 309,391 Gross margin 56,661 47,373 Costs and expenses: Salaries and benefits 25,610 22,881 General and administrative 11,601 8,969 Depreciation and amortization 1,172 1,859 Total costs and expenses 38,383 33,709 Operating income 18,278 13,664 Other income (expense): Interest expense (21) (18) Interest income 645 446 Other, net 3 30 Total other income 627 458 Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes 18,905 14,122 Provision for income taxes 7,486 5,649 Income from continuing operations 11,419 8,473 Discontinued operations: Income from discontinued operations of HGDS - 1,094 Provision for income taxes - 437 Income from discontinued operations - 657 Net income $11,419 $9,130 Basic earnings per common share Income from continuing operations $0.29 $0.21 Income from discontinued operations - 0.02 Net income $0.29 $0.23 Diluted earnings per common share Income from continuing operations $0.29 $0.21 Income from discontinued operations - 0.01 Net income $0.29 $0.22 Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding 39,257 40,196 Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding 39,766 41,302 HUB GROUP, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except share amounts) March 31, December 31, 2007 2006 (Unaudited) ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $34,730 $43,491 Accounts receivable Trade, net 150,772 158,284 Other 8,078 8,369 Prepaid taxes 1,098 3,202 Deferred taxes 3,424 3,433 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,794 4,450 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 204,896 221,229 Restricted investments 4,278 3,017 Property and equipment, net 27,342 26,974 Other intangibles, net 7,391 7,502 Goodwill, net 225,448 225,448 Other assets 419 378 TOTAL ASSETS $469,774 $484,548 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable Trade $110,441 $117,676 Other 6,826 6,839 Accrued expenses Payroll 8,545 18,294 Other 31,567 26,617 Related party payable - 5,000 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 157,379 174,426 Non-current liabilities 10,989 7,691 Deferred taxes 41,295 43,587 STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY: Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding in 2007 and 2006 - - Common stock Class A: $.01 par value; 47,337,700 shares authorized; 41,224,792 shares issued and 38,789,847 outstanding in 2007; 41,224,792 shares issued and 38,943,122 outstanding in 2006 412 412 Class B: $.01 par value; 662,300 shares authorized; 662,296 shares issued and outstanding in 2007 and 2006 7 7 Additional paid-in capital 175,779 179,203 Purchase price in excess of predecessor basis, net of tax benefit of $10,306 (15,458) (15,458) Retained earnings 157,662 146,243 Treasury stock; at cost, 2,434,945 shares in 2007 and 2,281,670 shares in 2006 (58,291) (51,563) TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 260,111 258,844 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $469,774 $484,548 HUB GROUP, INC. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) Three Months Ended March 31, 2007 2006 Cash flows from operating activities: Income from continuing operations $11,419 $8,473 Adjustments to reconcile income from continuing operations to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 1,804 2,176 Deferred taxes 1,652 917 Compensation expense related to share- based compensation plans 960 771 Loss on sale of assets 2 26 Changes in operating assets and liabilities excluding effects of purchase transaction: Restricted investments (1,261) (586) Accounts receivable, net 7,803 18,172 Prepaid taxes 2,104 (125) Prepaid expenses and other current assets (2,344) (1,628) Other assets (41) 299 Accounts payable (7,248) (5,090) Accrued expenses (4,799) (8,292) Non-current liabilities (637) (80) Net cash provided by operating activities 9,414 15,033 Cash flows from investing activities: Proceeds from sale of equipment 15 26 Purchases of property and equipment (2,078) (1,047) Cash used in acquisition of Comtrak, Inc. (5,000) (40,491) Net cash used in investing activities (7,063) (41,512) Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from stock options exercised 248 1,141 Purchase of treasury stock (12,740) (38) Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 1,380 4,767 Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (11,112) 5,870 Cash flows from operating activities of discontinued operations - 1,822 Cash flows used in investing activities of discontinued operations - (32) Net cash provided by discontinued operations - 1,790 Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (8,761) (18,819) Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 43,491 36,133 Cash and cash equivalents end of period $34,730 $17,314
SOURCE Hub Group, Inc.
Amy Lisek of Hub Group, Inc., +1-630-795-2214