MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (“C.H. Robinson”) (NASDAQ:CHRW), today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. Summarized financial results are as follows (dollars in thousands, except per share data):
|Three months ended September 30,||Nine months ended September 30,|
|Other logistics services||20,436||19,043||7.3||%||61,331||54,816||11.9||%|
|Total net revenues||588,575||527,564||11.6||%||1,697,703||1,505,836||12.7||%|
(1) Includes Payment Services revenues which were previously reported separately.
“We are proud of our results across our global business in the third quarter,” said John Wiehoff, CEO and Chairman. “We were able to continue to take market share in the third quarter while maintaining discipline and focus on our customer service and efficiency initiatives.”
Our truckload net revenues increased 10.8 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. Organic truckload net revenues increased approximately eight percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. Our acquisition of Freightquote.com (“Freightquote”) on January 1, 2015 contributed approximately three percentage points to our truckload net revenue growth in the third quarter of 2015. Our North American truckload volumes increased approximately seven percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014. North American truckload volumes, excluding Freightquote, increased approximately four percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. Our truckload net revenue margin increased in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014, due primarily to lower transportation costs, including fuel. In North America, excluding the estimated impacts of the reduction in fuel costs, our average truckload rate per mile charged to our customers was flat in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. In North America, our truckload transportation costs decreased approximately one percent, excluding the estimated impacts of the reduction in fuel costs.
Our less-than-truckload (“LTL”) net revenues increased 38.6 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. Freightquote contributed approximately 33 percentage points to our LTL net revenue growth in the third quarter of 2015. LTL volumes increased approximately 32 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. Organic LTL volume increased approximately 13 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. Net revenue margin increased in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. This was primarily the result of a change in our freight mix with more small customers from the higher margin Freightquote business.
Our intermodal net revenues decreased 4.0 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014, notwithstanding the increase in intermodal net revenues attributed to Freightquote. Conversion to truckload from intermodal negatively impacted intermodal volumes and net revenues in the third quarter of 2015.
Our ocean transportation net revenues increased 1.6 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. The increase in net revenues was primarily due to increased net revenue margin and a small volume increase.
Our air transportation net revenues decreased 1.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. The decrease was due to lower rates charged to our customers, partially offset by increased net revenue margin and an increase in volumes.
Our customs net revenues increased 8.1 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. The increase was due to increased transaction volumes.
Our other logistics services revenues, which includes managed services, warehousing, and small parcel, increased 7.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014 primarily from growth in managed services. Freightquote contributed approximately two percentage points to our other logistics services net revenue growth in the third quarter of 2015.
Sourcing net revenues decreased 4.4 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2014. This decrease was primarily due to a decline in net revenue per case, offset partially by a case volume increase of 2.5 percent across a variety of commodities and services.
For the third quarter, operating expenses increased 9.8 percent to $355.9 million in 2015 from $324.2 million in 2014. Operating expenses as a percentage of net revenues decreased to 60.5 percent in the third quarter of 2015 from 61.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014.
For the third quarter, personnel expenses increased 8.0 percent to $264.1 million in 2015 from $244.6 million in 2014. This was primarily due to an average headcount increase of 13.1 percent compared to the third quarter of 2014. Our acquisition of Freightquote contributed approximately nine percentage points of the growth in average headcount during the third quarter of 2015. Total personnel expenses did not grow as fast as average headcount in the quarter as the expenses related to variable compensation plans were relatively flat compared to the third quarter of 2014.
For the third quarter, other selling, general, and administrative expenses increased 15.3 percent to $91.8 million in 2015 from $79.6 million in 2014. This increase was primarily due to our acquisition of Freightquote including amortization expense of approximately $1.9 million, and an increase in claims and travel expenses.
About C.H. Robinson
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is one of the largest non-asset based third party logistics companies in the world. C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions, currently serving over 46,000 active customers through a network of offices in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. C.H. Robinson maintains one of the largest networks of motor carrier capacity in North America and works with approximately 66,000 transportation providers worldwide.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this release are forward-looking statements that represent our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies concerning future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience or our present expectations, including, but not limited to such factors as changes in economic conditions, including uncertain consumer demand; changes in market demand and pressures on the pricing for our services; competition and growth rates within the third party logistics industry; freight levels and increasing costs and availability of truck capacity or alternative means of transporting freight, and changes in relationships with existing truck, rail, ocean and air carriers; changes in our customer base due to possible consolidation among our customers; our ability to integrate the operations of acquired companies with our historic operations successfully; risks associated with litigation and insurance coverage; risks associated with operations outside of the U.S.; risks associated with the potential impacts of changes in government regulations; risks associated with the produce industry, including food safety and contamination issues; fuel prices and availability; the impact of war on the economy; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in our Annual and Quarterly Reports.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update such statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after such date. All remarks made during our financial results conference call will be current at the time of the call and we undertake no obligation to update the replay.
Conference Call Information:
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time
The call will be limited to 60 minutes, including questions and answers. We invite call participants to submit questions in advance of the conference call and we will respond to as many of the questions as we can in the time allowed. To submit your question(s) in advance of the call, please email email@example.com.
Presentation slides and a simultaneous live audio webcast of the
conference call may be accessed through the Investor Relations link on
C.H. Robinson’s website at www.chrobinson.com.
To participate in the conference call by telephone, please call ten minutes early by dialing: 800-768-6490
International callers dial +1-785-830-7987
Callers should reference the conference ID, which is 359696
Webcast replay available through Investor Relations link at www.chrobinson.com
Telephone audio replay available until 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time on November 4, 2015: 888-203-1112;
International callers dial +1-719-457-0820
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|(unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)|
Three months ended
Nine months ended
|Costs and expenses:|
|Purchased transportation and related services (1)||2,484,409||2,575,619||7,518,895||7,507,966|
|Purchased products sourced for resale||346,269||364,179||1,048,633||1,099,063|
|Other selling, general, and administrative expenses||91,787||79,606||270,752||241,242|
|Total costs and expenses||3,186,542||3,264,025||9,621,500||9,552,175|
|Income from operations||232,711||203,337||643,731||560,690|
|Interest and other expense||(6,559||)||(6,204||)||(22,058||)||(18,587||)|
|Income before provision for income taxes||226,152||197,133||621,673||542,103|
|Provisions for income taxes||86,720||72,152||238,557||205,339|
|Net income per share (basic)||$||0.96||$||0.85||$||2.63||$||2.28|
|Net income per share (diluted)||$||0.96||$||0.85||$||2.63||$||2.28|
|Weighted average shares outstanding (basic)||144,578||146,646||145,423||147,661|
|Weighted average shares outstanding (diluted)||144,782||146,856||145,601||147,819|
(1) Includes Payment Services revenues and related costs which were previously reported separately.
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(unaudited, in thousands)|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||143,087||$||128,940|
|Other current assets||61,330||45,540|
|Total current assets||1,856,211||2,105,459|
|Property and equipment, net||190,244||152,471|
|Intangible and other assets||1,266,110||956,408|
|Liabilities and stockholders’ investment|
|Accounts payable and outstanding checks||$||860,192||$||795,255|
|Accrued income taxes||21,215||4,616|
|Other accrued expenses||45,841||45,365|
|Current portion of debt||530,000||605,000|
|Total current liabilities||1,581,259||1,575,860|
|Noncurrent income taxes payable||23,588||24,279|
|Deferred tax liabilities||76,144||66,961|
|Other long term liabilities||211||223|
|Total stockholders’ investment||1,131,363||1,047,015|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ investment||$||3,312,565||$||3,214,338|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS|
|(unaudited, in thousands, except operational data)|
|Nine months ended|
|Depreciation and amortization||49,513||43,442|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||11,975||15,917|
|Deferred income taxes||(8,356||)||901|
|Changes in operating elements, net of acquisitions:|
|Prepaid expenses and other||(6,347||)||(4,081||)|
|Other non-current assets||124||270|
|Accounts payable and outstanding checks||23,037||67,125|
|Accrued compensation and profit-sharing contribution||(3,585||)||23,058|
|Accrued income taxes||17,774||2,690|
|Other accrued liabilities||(7,728||)||(6,075||)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||464,443||305,322|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(19,317||)||(19,291||)|
|Purchases and development of software||(13,494||)||(5,845||)|
|Acquisitions, net of cash||(367,108||)||-|
|Net cash used for investing activities||(39,996||)||(24,708||)|
|Borrowings on line of credit||5,508,000||3,498,000|
|Repayments on line of credit||(5,583,000||)||(3,528,000||)|
|Net repurchases of common stock||(159,059||)||(127,106||)|
|Excess tax benefit on stock-based compensation||7,298||6,202|
|Net cash used for financing activities||(398,209||)||(308,494||)|
|Effect of exchange rates on cash||(12,091||)||(6,451||)|
|Net change in cash and cash equivalents||14,147||(34,331||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||128,940||162,047|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$||143,087||$||127,716|
|As of September 30,|