Genesee & Wyoming Reports Traffic for March 2015 and the First Quarter of 2015

DARIEN, Conn.--()--Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR) today reported traffic volumes for March 2015 and the first quarter of 2015.

G&W’s traffic in March 2015 was 164,261 carloads, a decrease of 3,732 carloads, or 2.2%, compared with March 2014. G&W’s same-railroad traffic in March 2015 was 155,096 carloads, a decrease of 12,897 carloads, or 7.7%, compared with March 2014. Traffic from G&W’s Freightliner acquisition, which was completed on March 25, 2015, is not included in this press release.

G&W’s traffic in the first quarter of 2015 was 476,737 carloads, an increase of 9,358 carloads, or 2.0%, compared with the first quarter of 2014. G&W’s same-railroad traffic in the first quarter of 2015 was 452,168 carloads, a decrease of 15,211 carloads, or 3.3%, compared with the first quarter of 2014.

The table below sets forth consolidated summary carload information for March 2015 and March 2014 by commodity group.

Consolidated G&W         March 2015         March 2014         Change         % Change
Agricultural Products 25,569 23,263 2,306 9.9%
Coal & Coke 24,787 30,767 (5,980) (19.4%)
Minerals & Stone 22,540 17,921 4,619 25.8%
Chemicals & Plastics 16,659 14,173 2,486 17.5%
Pulp & Paper 14,646 14,334 312 2.2%
Lumber & Forest Products 11,759 11,646 113 1.0%
Metals 11,316 15,303 (3,987) (26.1%)
Petroleum Products 9,552 9,183 369 4.0%
Metallic Ores 5,868 6,697 (829) (12.4%)
Food & Kindred Products 5,627 4,847 780 16.1%
Intermodal 5,197 5,439 (242) (4.4%)
Waste 2,703 3,498 (795) (22.7%)
Autos & Auto Parts 2,464 2,625 (161) (6.1%)
Other 5,574 8,297 (2,723) (32.8%)
Total carloads 164,261 167,993 (3,732) (2.2%)
Carloads from New Railroads(1) 9,165
Same-railroad carloads 155,096 167,993 (12,897) (7.7%)
 
(1) Total carloads from rail operations commenced or acquired by G&W in the last 12 months include the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc., the Arkansas Midland Railroad, the Prescott & Northwestern Railroad and the Warren & Saline River Railroad. These railroads contributed 3,481 carloads of agricultural products traffic, 3,097 carloads of minerals & stone traffic, 1,326 carloads of chemicals & plastics traffic, 598 carloads of lumber & forest products traffic and 663 carloads from all other commodities.

Same-railroad Highlights:

The following highlights relate to same-railroad traffic, excluding traffic from the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, which commenced operations on June 1, 2014 and the Arkansas Midland Railroad, the Prescott & Northwestern Railroad and the Warren & Saline River Railroad, which were acquired on January 5, 2015.

  • North American traffic decreased 10,618 carloads, or 7.2%, primarily due to decreases in coal & coke, metals and other commodity group traffic.
  • Australian traffic decreased 2,279 carloads, or 10.8%, primarily due to decreased agricultural products and metallic ores traffic.
  • Coal & coke traffic decreased 5,980 carloads, or 19.4%, primarily due to decreased shipments in G&W’s Central, Ohio Valley, Midwest and Mountain West regions.
  • Metals traffic decreased 4,236 carloads, or 27.7%, primarily due to decreased shipments in G&W’s Southern, Ohio Valley and Northeast regions.
  • G&W’s Other commodity group traffic decreased 2,737 carloads, or 33.0%, primarily due to decreased overhead Class 1 shipments.
  • All remaining traffic increased by a net 56 carloads.

The table below sets forth consolidated summary carload information for the first quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2014 by commodity group.

Consolidated G&W         Q1 2015         Q1 2014         Change         % Change
Coal & Coke 79,612 86,303 (6,691) (7.8%)
Agricultural Products 72,933 65,034 7,899 12.1%
Minerals & Stone 61,654 49,037 12,617 25.7%
Chemicals & Plastics 46,043 40,272 5,771 14.3%
Pulp & Paper 42,765 42,211 554 1.3%
Metals 34,589 41,329 (6,740) (16.3%)
Lumber & Forest Products 32,589 32,547 42 0.1%
Petroleum Products 27,120 27,835 (715) (2.6%)
Metallic Ores 17,111 18,874 (1,763) (9.3%)
Food & Kindred Products 15,888 13,847 2,041 14.7%
Intermodal 14,349 15,591 (1,242) (8.0%)
Waste 7,293 9,446 (2,153) (22.8%)
Autos & Auto Parts 7,223 7,736 (513) (6.6%)
Other 17,568 17,317 251 1.4%
Total carloads 476,737 467,379 9,358 2.0%
Carloads from New Railroads(1) 24,569
Same-railroad carloads 452,168 467,379 (15,211) (3.3%)
 
(1) Total carloads from rail operations commenced or acquired by G&W in the last 12 months include the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc., the Arkansas Midland Railroad, the Prescott & Northwestern Railroad and the Warren & Saline River Railroad. These railroads contributed 9,773 carloads of agricultural products traffic, 8,203 carloads of minerals & stone traffic, 3,392 carloads of chemicals & plastics traffic, 1,457 carloads of lumber & forest products traffic and 1,744 carloads from all other commodities.

Same-railroad Highlights:

The following highlights relate to same-railroad traffic, excluding traffic from the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, which commenced operations on June 1, 2014 and the Arkansas Midland Railroad, the Prescott & Northwestern Railroad and the Warren & Saline River Railroad, which were acquired on January 5, 2015.

  • North American traffic decreased 11,393 carloads, or 2.8%, primarily due to decreased metals and coal & coke traffic, partially offset by increased minerals & stone traffic.
  • Australian traffic decreased 3,818 carloads, or 6.6%, primarily due to decreased metallic ores and agricultural products traffic, partially offset by increased minerals & stone traffic.
  • Metals traffic decreased 7,324 carloads, or 17.7%, primarily due to decreased shipments in G&W’s Southern, Northeast and Coastal regions.
  • Coal & coke traffic decreased 6,691 carloads, or 7.8%, primarily due to decreased shipments in G&W’s Central, Mountain West, Ohio Valley and Northeast regions, partially offset by increased shipments in G&W’s Midwest Region.
  • Minerals & stone traffic increased 4,414 carloads, or 9.0%, primarily due to increased shipments across most G&W regions.
  • All remaining traffic decreased by a net 5,610 carloads.

Other

Historically, G&W has found that carload information may be indicative of freight revenues on its railroads, but may not be indicative of total revenues, operating expenses, operating income or net income. Car movements related to railcar switching, including activities at port terminals, are excluded from our carload information as the resulting revenues are classified as non-freight.

About G&W

G&W owns or leases 120 freight railroads worldwide that are organized in 11 operating regions with 7,700 employees and more than 2,500 customers.

  • G&W’s nine North American regions serve 41 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces and include 113 short line and regional freight railroads with more than 13,000 track-miles.
  • G&W’s Australia Region provides rail freight services in New South Wales, the Northern Territory and South Australia and operates the 1,400-mile Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line.
  • G&W’s U.K./Europe Region is led by Freightliner, the U.K.’s largest rail maritime intermodal operator and second-largest rail freight company. Operations also include heavy-haul in Poland and Germany and cross-border intermodal services connecting Northern European seaports with key industrial regions throughout the continent.

G&W subsidiaries provide rail service at more than 40 major ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.

For more information, visit gwrr.com.

Exhibit

The table below sets forth North American carload information for March 2015 and March 2014 by commodity group.

North American Operations:         March 2015         March 2014         Change         % Change
Coal & Coke 24,787 30,767 (5,980) (19.4%)
Agricultural Products 20,589 16,875 3,714 22.0%
Minerals & Stone 17,538 13,314 4,224 31.7%
Chemicals & Plastics 16,659 14,173 2,486 17.5%
Pulp & Paper 14,646 14,334 312 2.2%
Lumber & Forest Products 11,759 11,646 113 1.0%
Metals 11,316 15,303 (3,987) (26.1%)
Petroleum Products 9,524 9,165 359 3.9%
Food & Kindred Products 5,627 4,847 780 16.1%
Waste 2,703 3,498 (795) (22.7%)
Autos & Auto Parts 2,464 2,625 (161) (6.1%)
Metallic Ores 2,321 1,820 501 27.5%
Intermodal - 296 (296) (100.0%)
Other 5,574 8,297 (2,723) (32.8%)
Total carloads 145,507 146,960 (1,453) (1.0%)
Carloads from New Railroads(1) 9,165
Same-railroad carloads 136,342 146,960 (10,618) (7.2%)
 
(1) Total carloads from rail operations commenced or acquired by G&W in the last 12 months include the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc., the Arkansas Midland Railroad, the Prescott & Northwestern Railroad and the Warren & Saline River Railroad. These railroads contributed 3,481 carloads of agricultural products traffic, 3,097 carloads of minerals & stone traffic, 1,326 carloads of chemicals & plastics traffic, 598 carloads of lumber & forest products traffic and 663 carloads from all other commodities.

The table below sets forth North American carload information for the first quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2014 by commodity group.

North American Operations:         Q1 2015         Q1 2014         Change         % Change
Coal & Coke 79,612 86,303 (6,691) (7.8%)
Agricultural Products 58,337 48,055 10,282 21.4%
Minerals & Stone 47,384 36,240 11,144 30.8%
Chemicals & Plastics 46,043 40,272 5,771 14.3%
Pulp & Paper 42,765 42,211 554 1.3%
Metals 34,589 41,329 (6,740) (16.3%)
Lumber & Forest Products 32,589 32,547 42 0.1%
Petroleum Products 27,057 27,776 (719) (2.6%)
Food & Kindred Products 15,888 13,847 2,041 14.7%
Waste 7,293 9,446 (2,153) (22.8%)
Autos & Auto Parts 7,223 7,736 (513) (6.6%)
Metallic Ores 6,365 5,579 786 14.1%
Intermodal - 879 (879) (100.0%)
Other 17,568 17,317 251 1.4%
Total carloads 422,713 409,537 13,176 3.2%
Carloads from New Railroads(1) 24,569
Same-railroad carloads 398,144 409,537 (11,393) (2.8%)
 
(1) Total carloads from rail operations commenced or acquired by G&W in the last 12 months include the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc., the Arkansas Midland Railroad, the Prescott & Northwestern Railroad and the Warren & Saline River Railroad. These railroads contributed 9,773 carloads of agricultural products traffic, 8,203 carloads of minerals & stone traffic, 3,392 carloads of chemicals & plastics traffic, 1,457 carloads of lumber & forest products traffic and 1,744 carloads from all other commodities.

The table below sets forth Australian carload information for March 2015 and March 2014 by commodity group.

Australian Operations:         March 2015         March 2014         Change         % Change
Intermodal 5,197 5,143 54 1.0%
Minerals & Stone 5,002 4,607 395 8.6%
Agricultural Products 4,980 6,388 (1,408) (22.0%)
Metallic Ores 3,547 4,877 (1,330) (27.3%)
Petroleum Products 28 18 10 55.6%
Total carloads 18,754 21,033 (2,279) (10.8%)

The table below sets forth Australian carload information for the first quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2014 by commodity group.

Australian Operations:         Q1 2015         Q1 2014         Change         % Change
Agricultural Products 14,596 16,979 (2,383) (14.0%)
Intermodal 14,349 14,712 (363) (2.5%)
Minerals & Stone 14,270 12,797 1,473 11.5%
Metallic Ores 10,746 13,295 (2,549) (19.2%)
Petroleum Products 63 59 4 6.8%
Total carloads 54,024 57,842 (3,818) (6.6%)

Contacts

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Thomas D. Savage, 1-203-202-8900
Vice President – Corporate Development & Treasurer
Web Site: http://www.gwrr.com

Release Summary

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Reports Traffic for March 2015 and the First Quarter of 2015

Contacts

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Thomas D. Savage, 1-203-202-8900
Vice President – Corporate Development & Treasurer
Web Site: http://www.gwrr.com