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ArcBest Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

Freitag, 03.11.2017 11:05 von PR Newswire

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FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB) today reported third quarter 2017 revenue of $744.3 million compared to third quarter 2016 revenue of $713.9 million.  Third quarter 2017 operating income was $24.3 million compared to operating income of $20.4 million last year.  Net income of $14.8 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, compared to third quarter 2016 net income of $12.9 million, or $0.49 per diluted share.    

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Excluding certain items in both periods as identified in the attached reconciliation tables, non-GAAP net income was $15.5 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, in third quarter 2017 compared to third quarter 2016 net income of $12.6 million, or $0.48 per diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income was $27.0 million in third quarter 2017 compared to third quarter 2016 operating income of $21.7 million.  Cost controls resulting from the enhanced market approach implemented at the beginning of the year continue to be in-line with expectations.  

"Our enhanced market approach, tighter capacity and a generally favorable pricing environment all contributed to improved third quarter results," said ArcBest Chairman, President and CEO Judy R. McReynolds. "Our expedited business was particularly strong, and on the asset-based side, we continue to make progress on the implementation of our space-based pricing initiative, which took effect August 1. While we experienced some negative effects in our asset-based business from hurricanes in the southern U.S. and Puerto Rico, customers seeking total logistics solutions and guaranteed capacity are increasingly looking to ArcBest to fulfill their supply chain needs."

Asset-Based

Results of Operations

Third Quarter 2017 Versus Third Quarter 2016

  • Revenue of $517.4 million compared to $509.0 million, a per-day increase of 4.1 percent.
  • Tonnage per day decrease of 3.0 percent.
  • Shipments per day decrease 1.4 percent.
  • Total billed revenue per hundredweight increased 6.6 percent that was positively impacted by changes in shipment profile and higher fuel surcharges.  Excluding fuel surcharge, the percentage increase on ArcBest's Asset-Based LTL freight was in the mid-single digits.
  • Operating income of $21.8 million and an operating ratio of 95.8 percent compared to operating income of $18.1 million and an operating ratio of 96.5 percent.  On a non-GAAP basis, operating income of $23.5 million and an operating ratio of 95.5 percent compared to operating income of $18.6 million and an operating ratio of 96.4 percent.

In the midst of a solid LTL pricing environment, yield management actions implemented throughout 2017, including this quarter's space-based pricing initiative, resulted in higher revenue per hundredweight and improved revenue per shipment.  Though freight tonnage was lower, primarily due to purposeful reductions in asset-based truckload-rated shipments, monthly total weight per shipment trends improved throughout the quarter and LTL weight per shipment increased slightly.  In addition, one and a half fewer working days in the quarter impacted operating results and comparisons to previous periods.  On the expense side, costs were reduced in a number of areas through cost management efforts including lower linehaul costs influenced by our optimization technologies and reductions in purchased transportation.  However, these cost reductions were offset by reduced pickup and delivery productivity, higher rental costs and increased health, welfare and pension expenses for union employees.

Asset-Light

Results of Operations

Third Quarter 2017 Versus Third Quarter 2016

  • Revenue of $235.3 million compared to $210.1 million.
  • Operating income of $8.5 million compared to operating income of $6.4 million. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income of $8.7 million compared to $6.4 million.
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") of $11.8 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $10.3 million.

The increase in ArcBest's Asset-Light revenue and operating income was driven by solid growth in expedite services and year-over-year business increases associated with the early September 2016 acquisition of a dedicated truckload company.  Combined with a slight increase in average daily expedite shipments, the increase in expedite revenue was the result of significant growth in average shipment revenue associated with positive changes in equipment mix and longer average length of haul.  Truckload revenue improved slightly as a result of increased revenue per shipment despite lower shipment counts.  Truckload net revenue margins were below the same period last year due to the challenges of implementing customer rate increases in line with rising purchased transportation costs associated with tighter capacity in the truckload marketplace.  Despite a reduction in total events associated with changes in customer mix, FleetNet's third quarter revenue and operating income improved as a result of focused cost controls and labor reductions.

Closing Comments

"As a logistics company with diverse, reliable and unique capacity options, ArcBest strives to offer a best-in-class experience for all of our supply chain solutions," said McReynolds. "The initiatives we have embarked on this year to optimize our structure and offer most services under the ArcBest brand have positioned us well as we are winning more business from existing customers and creating new relationships that were previously outside our reach. At the same time, we have worked hard to manage costs and ensure that the value we provide for our services is appropriately compensated."

Conference Call

ArcBest will host a conference call with company executives to discuss the 2017 third quarter results. The call will be today, Friday, November 3, at 9:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. CT). Interested parties are invited to listen by calling (800) 771-6883. Following the call, a recorded playback will be available through the end of the day on December 15, 2017. To listen to the playback, dial (800) 633-8284 or (402) 977-9140 (for international callers). The conference call ID for the playback is 21860068. The conference call and playback can also be accessed, through December 15, 2017, on ArcBest's website at arcb.com.

About ArcBest

ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB) is a logistics company with creative problem solvers who have The Skill and the Will® to deliver integrated logistics solutions.  At ArcBest, We'll Find a Way to deliver knowledge, expertise and a can-do attitude with every shipment and supply chain solution, household move or vehicle repair.  For more information, visit arcb.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements and information in this press release concerning results for the three months ended September 30, 2017 may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Terms such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "foresee," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "scheduled," "should," "would," and similar expressions and the negatives of such terms are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's beliefs, assumptions, and expectations based on currently available information, are not guarantees of future performance, and involve certain risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control). Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, we cannot provide assurance that our expectations will prove to be correct. Actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied, or forecasted in these statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to: a failure of our information systems, including disruptions or failures of services essential to our operations or upon which our information technology platforms rely, data breach, and/or cybersecurity incidents; not achieving some or all of the expected financial and operating benefits of our corporate restructuring or incurring additional costs or operational inefficiencies as a result of the restructuring; relationships with employees, including unions, and our ability to attract and retain employees; unfavorable terms of, or the inability to reach agreement on, future collective bargaining agreements or a workforce stoppage by our employees covered under ABF Freight's collective bargaining agreement; competitive initiatives and pricing pressures; union and nonunion employee wages and benefits, including changes in required contributions to multiemployer plans; the cost, integration, and performance of any recent or future acquisitions; general economic conditions and related shifts in market demand that impact the performance and needs of industries we serve and/or limit our customers' access to adequate financial resources; governmental regulations; environmental laws and regulations, including emissions-control regulations; the loss or reduction of business from large customers; litigation or claims asserted against us; the cost, timing, and performance of growth initiatives; the loss of key employees or the inability to execute succession planning strategies; availability and cost of reliable third-party services; our ability to secure independent owner operators and/or operational or regulatory issues related to our use of their services; default on covenants of financing arrangements and the availability and terms of future financing arrangements; timing and amount of capital expenditures; self-insurance claims and insurance premium costs; availability of fuel, the effect of volatility in fuel prices and the associated changes in fuel surcharges on securing increases in base freight rates, and the inability to collect fuel surcharges; increased prices for and decreased availability of new revenue equipment, decreases in value of used revenue equipment, and higher costs of equipment-related operating expenses such as maintenance and fuel and related taxes; potential impairment of goodwill and intangible assets; maintaining our intellectual property rights, brand, and corporate reputation; seasonal fluctuations and adverse weather conditions; regulatory, economic, and other risks arising from our international business;  antiterrorism and safety measures; and other financial, operational, and legal risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in ArcBest's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause our actual results to differ from our projected results, please see our filings with SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

NOTE

 ‡ - The ArcBest and FleetNet reportable segments, combined, represent Asset-Light operations.

Financial Data and Operating Statistics

The following tables show financial data and operating statistics on ArcBest® and its reportable segments.

Restructuring and Operating Segment Restatements and Reclassifications. Certain restatements have been made to the prior year's operating segment data to conform to the current year presentation, reflecting the realignment of the Company's organizational structure as announced on November 3, 2016. Under the new structure, the segments previously reported as Premium Logistics (Panther), Transportation Management (ABF Logistics), and Household Goods Moving Services (ABF Moving) are consolidated as a single asset-light logistics operation under ArcBest. Segment revenues and expenses were adjusted to eliminate certain intercompany charges consistent with the manner in which they are reported under the new corporate structure. Certain intercompany charges among the previously reported Panther, ABF Logistics, and ABF Moving segments which were previously eliminated in the "Other and eliminations" line, are now eliminated within the ArcBest segment. There was no impact on the Company's consolidated revenues, operating expenses, operating income or earnings per share as a result of the restatements. During the third quarter of 2017, the Company modified the presentation of segment expenses allocated from shared services. Previously, expenses allocated from company-wide functions were categorized in individual segment expense line items by type of expense. Allocated expense is now presented on a single "Shared services" line within the Company's operating segment disclosures. Reclassifications have been made to the prior period operating segment expenses to conform to the current year presentation. There was no impact on each segment's total expenses as a result of the reclassifications.

ARCBEST CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS


















Three Months Ended 


Nine Months Ended 




September 30


September 30




2017


2016


2017


2016




(Unaudited)




($ thousands, except share and per share data)


REVENUES


$

744,280


$

713,923


$

2,115,736


$

2,012,005
















OPERATING EXPENSES



719,931



693,553



2,078,906



1,984,246
















OPERATING INCOME



24,349



20,370



36,830



27,759
















OTHER INCOME (COSTS)














Interest and dividend income



346



390



905



1,178


Interest and other related financing costs



(1,706)



(1,296)



(4,410)



(3,774)


Other, net



1,079



1,091



2,231



2,028





(281)



185



(1,274)



(568)
















INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES



24,068



20,555



35,556



27,191
















INCOME TAX PROVISION



9,280



7,615



12,398



10,123
















NET INCOME


$

14,788


$

12,940


$

23,158


$

17,068
















EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE(1)














Basic


$

0.57


$

0.50


$

0.90


$

0.66


Diluted


$

0.56


$

0.49


$

0.87


$

0.64
















AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING














Basic



25,671,535



25,724,550



25,699,306



25,779,166


Diluted



26,393,359



26,211,524



26,373,382



26,263,732
















CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE


$

0.08


$

0.08


$

0.24


$

0.24




_________________________

(1)      

ArcBest uses the two-class method for calculating earnings per share. This method requires an allocation of dividends paid and a portion of undistributed net income (but not losses) to unvested restricted stock for calculating per share amounts.

 

ARCBEST CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS












September 30


December 31




2017


2016




(Unaudited)


Note




($ thousands, except share data)


ASSETS








CURRENT ASSETS








Cash and cash equivalents


$

109,034


$

114,280


Short-term investments



57,052



56,838


Restricted cash





962


   Accounts receivable, less allowances (2017 - $6,313; 2016 - $5,437)



301,941



260,643


   Other accounts receivable, less allowances (2017 - $906; 2016 - $849)             



15,337



22,041


Prepaid expenses



22,156



22,124


Prepaid and refundable income taxes



4,673



9,909


Other



8,834



4,300


 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS



519,027



491,097










PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT








Land and structures



340,889



324,086


Revenue equipment



773,859



743,860


Service, office, and other equipment



168,627



154,119


Software



127,109



120,877


Leasehold improvements



9,228



8,758





1,419,712



1,351,700


Less allowances for depreciation and amortization



850,054



819,174





569,658



532,526










GOODWILL



108,981



108,875


INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET



77,103



80,507


DEFERRED INCOME TAXES



2,747



2,978


OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS



66,916



66,095




$

1,344,432


$

1,282,078










LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
















CURRENT LIABILITIES








Accounts payable


$

147,889


$

133,301


Income taxes payable



167




Accrued expenses



202,408



198,731


Current portion of long-term debt



62,837



64,143


  TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES



413,301



396,175










LONG-TERM DEBT, less current portion



200,181



179,530


PENSION AND POSTRETIREMENT LIABILITIES



40,168



35,848


OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES



16,585



16,790


DEFERRED INCOME TAXES



60,632



54,680










STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY








Common stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 70,000,000 shares;
issued 2017: 28,478,150 shares; 2016: 28,174,424 shares



285



282


Additional paid-in capital



317,677



315,318


Retained earnings



403,868



386,917


   Treasury stock, at cost, 2017: 2,851,578 shares; 2016: 2,565,399 shares



(86,064)



(80,045)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(22,201)



(23,417)


  TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



613,565



599,055




$

1,344,432


$

1,282,078




Note:  The balance sheet at December 31, 2016 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.

 

ARCBEST CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS












Nine Months Ended 




September 30




2017


2016




Unaudited




($ thousands)


 OPERATING ACTIVITIES








Net income


$

23,158


$

17,068


Adjustments to reconcile net income








to net cash provided by operating activities:








Depreciation and amortization



73,417



73,633


Amortization of intangibles



3,404



3,059


Pension settlement expense



3,644



2,267


Share-based compensation expense



5,070



6,151


Provision for losses on accounts receivable



705



787


Deferred income tax provision



5,846



14,199


Gain on sale of property and equipment



(409)



(2,581)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Receivables



(35,590)



(17,465)


Prepaid expenses



(37)



1,108


Other assets



(3,962)



(3,655)


Income taxes



5,180



2,583


Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other liabilities



17,915



(7,812)


 NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES



98,341



89,342










 INVESTING ACTIVITIES








Purchases of property, plant and equipment, net of financings



(44,377)



(45,774)


Proceeds from sale of property and equipment



3,585



7,296


Purchases of short-term investments



(50,274)



(51,760)


Proceeds from sale of short-term investments



49,980



54,027


Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired





(24,805)


Capitalization of internally developed software



(7,225)



(7,660)


 NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES



(48,311)



(68,676)










 FINANCING ACTIVITIES








Borrowings under accounts receivable securitization program



10,000




Payments on long-term debt



(52,262)



(36,579)


Net change in book overdrafts



2,289



(3,829)


Deferred financing costs



(959)




Payment of common stock dividends



(6,207)



(6,249)


Purchases of treasury stock



(6,019)



(7,594)


Payments for tax withheld on share-based compensation



(3,080)



(1,415)


 NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES



(56,238)



(55,666)










 NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH



(6,208)



(35,000)


Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period



115,242



166,357


 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT END OF PERIOD


$

109,034


$

131,357










 NONCASH INVESTING ACTIVITIES








Equipment financed


$

61,607


$

61,684


Accruals for equipment received


$

851


$

9,391


 

ARCBEST CORPORATION

FINANCIAL STATEMENT OPERATING SEGMENT DATA AND OPERATING RATIOS





























Three Months Ended 



Nine Months Ended 




September 30



September 30




2017



2016



2017



2016




Unaudited




($ thousands, except percentages)


REVENUES

























Asset-Based


$

517,417





$

509,001





$

1,496,310





$

1,434,315





























ArcBest(1)



195,749






170,991






524,554






467,735




FleetNet



39,568






39,073






116,307






124,417




  Total Asset-Light



235,317






210,064






640,861






592,152





























Other and eliminations



(8,454)






(5,142)






(21,435)






(14,462)




  Total consolidated revenues


$

744,280





$

713,923





$

2,115,736





$

2,012,005





























OPERATING EXPENSES

























Asset-Based

























Salaries, wages, and benefits


$

286,918


55.5

%


$

284,240


55.9

%


$

853,474


57.0

%


$

829,312


57.8

%

Fuel, supplies, and expenses



57,395


11.1




55,017


10.8




174,326


11.7




160,532


11.2


Operating taxes and licenses



11,712


2.3




12,237


2.4




35,726


2.4




36,239


2.5


Insurance



8,348


1.6




8,464


1.7




23,068


1.5




22,492


1.6


Communications and utilities



4,575


0.9




4,114


0.8




13,260


0.9




11,847


0.8


Depreciation and amortization



20,543


4.0




19,950


3.9




61,777


4.1




59,614


4.2


Rents and purchased transportation



55,381


10.7




58,221


11.4




154,995


10.3




145,439


10.2


Shared services(2)



48,255


9.3




46,981


9.2




138,700


9.3




139,449


9.7


Gain on sale of property and equipment



(7)





(81)





(599)





(2,450)


(0.2)


Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(3)



1,676


0.3




545


0.1




3,474


0.2




1,929


0.1


Other



757


0.1




1,263


0.3




3,936


0.3




3,489


0.3


Restructuring costs(4)



95









268







Total Asset-Based



495,648


95.8

%



490,951


96.5

%



1,462,405


97.7

%



1,407,892


98.2

%


























ArcBest(1)

























Purchased transportation



155,894


79.6

%



132,860


77.7

%



417,313


79.6

%



366,346


78.3

%

Supplies and expenses



3,853


2.0




3,263


1.9




11,265


2.1




9,282


2.0


Depreciation and amortization(5)



3,015


1.5




3,684


2.1




9,511


1.8




10,497


2.2


Shared services(2)(3)



22,565


11.5




21,724


12.7




63,115


12.0




64,928


13.9


Other



2,817


1.5




3,191


1.9




8,155


1.6




8,232


1.8


Restructuring costs(4)











875


0.2









188,144


96.1

%



164,722


96.3

%



510,234


97.3

%



459,285


98.2

%

FleetNet(3)



38,695


97.8

%



38,952


99.7

%



113,730


97.8

%



122,716


98.6

%

  Total Asset-Light



226,839






203,674






623,964






582,001





























Other and eliminations(3)



(2,556)






(1,072)






(7,463)






(5,647)




  Total consolidated operating expenses


$

719,931


96.7

%


$

693,553


97.1

%


$

2,078,906


98.3

%


$

1,984,246


98.6

%


























OPERATING INCOME

























Asset-Based


$

21,769





$

18,050






33,905






26,423





























ArcBest(1)



7,605






6,269






14,320






8,450




FleetNet



873






121






2,577






1,701




  Total Asset-Light



8,478






6,390






16,897






10,151





























Other and eliminations(6)



(5,898)






(4,070)






(13,972)






(8,815)




  Total consolidated operating income


$

24,349





$

20,370





$

36,830





$

27,759






___________________________

1)        

The 2017 period includes the operations of Logistics & Distribution Services, LLC ("LDS"), which was acquired in September 2016.

2)        

The presentation of segment expenses allocated from shared services was modified during third quarter 2017 and reclassifications have been made to the prior period operating segment expenses to conform to the current year presentation. (See the Restructuring and Operating Segment Restatements and Reclassifications note preceding the tables presented in this release.)

3)        

Consolidated and segment operating results for all periods presented were impacted by nonunion pension expense, including settlement. (See ArcBest Corporation - Consolidated and Segment Operating Income Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures tables.)

4)        

Restructuring charges relate to the realignment of the Company's organizational structure.

5)        

Depreciation and amortization consists primarily of amortization of intangibles, including customer relationships, and software associated with acquired businesses.

6)        

"Other" corporate costs include $0.6 million and $1.6 million of restructuring charges for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively. (See Segment Operating Income Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures table.) Other corporate costs also include additional investments to provide an improved platform for revenue growth and for offering ArcBest services across multiple operating segments.

 

ARCBEST CORPORATION
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Non-GAAP Financial Measures. We report our financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP performance measures and ratios, such as Adjusted EBITDA, utilized for internal analysis provide analysts, investors, and others the same information that we use internally for purposes of assessing our core operating performance and provides meaningful comparisons between current and prior period results, as well as important information regarding performance trends. Accordingly, using these measures improves comparability in analyzing our performance because it removes the impact of items from operating results that, in management's opinion, do not reflect our core operating performance. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a key measure of performance and for business planning. The measure is particularly meaningful for analysis of the Asset-Light businesses, because they exclude amortization of acquired intangibles and software, which are significant expenses resulting from strategic decisions rather than core daily operations. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA is a primary component of the financial covenants contained in our Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. Other companies may calculate EBITDA differently; therefore, our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Certain information discussed in the scheduled conference call could be considered non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, our reported results. These financial measures should not be construed as better measurements than operating income, operating cash flow, net income or earnings per share, as determined under GAAP.

















Three Months Ended 


Nine Months Ended 



September 30



September 30




2017


2016



2017



2016




(Unaudited)



($ thousands, except per share data)

ArcBest Corporation - Consolidated




























Operating Income














Amounts on GAAP basis


$

24,349


$

20,370


$

36,830


$

27,759


Restructuring charges, pre-tax(1)



737





2,731




Nonunion pension expense, including settlement, pre-tax(2)



1,956



724



4,468



2,564


Transaction costs, pre-tax(3)





561





561


Non-GAAP amounts


$

27,042


$

21,655


$

44,029


$

30,884
















Net Income














Amounts on GAAP basis


$

14,788


$

12,940


$

23,158


$

17,068


Restructuring charges, after-tax(1)



447





1,656




Nonunion pension expense, including settlement, after-tax(2)



1,195



442



2,730



1,567


Life insurance proceeds and changes in cash surrender value



(956)



(1,088)



(1,943)



(1,980)


Tax expense (benefit) from vested RSUs(3)



16





(1,229)




Transaction costs, after-tax(4)





341





341


Non-GAAP amounts


$

15,490


$

12,635


$

24,372


$

16,996
















Diluted Earnings Per Share














Amounts on GAAP basis


$

0.56


$

0.49


$

0.87


$

0.64


Restructuring charges, after-tax(1)



0.02





0.06




Nonunion pension expense, including settlement, after-tax(2)



0.05



0.02



0.10



0.06


Life insurance proceeds and changes in cash surrender value



(0.04)



(0.04)



(0.07)



(0.08)


Tax expense (benefit) from vested RSUs(3)







(0.05)




Transaction costs, after-tax(4)





0.01





0.01


Non-GAAP amounts


$

0.59


$

0.48


$

0.91


$

0.63




________________________

1)        

Restructuring charges relate to the realignment of the Company's organizational structure.

2)        

Nonunion pension expense is presented as a non-GAAP adjustment with pension settlement expense, for all periods presented, because expenses related to the plan have been excluded from the financial information management uses to make operating decisions, as the ArcBest Board of Directors approved a resolution authorizing the execution of an amendment to terminate the nonunion defined benefit pension plan with a proposed termination date of December 31, 2017. Plan participants will have an election window in which they can choose any form of payment allowed by the Plan for immediate commencement of payment or defer payment until a later date with pension settlements related to the plan termination likely to occur in the second half of 2018.

3)        

The Company recognized the tax impact for the vesting of share-based compensation resulting in excess tax expense during the three months ended September 30, 2017 and excess tax benefit during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

4)        

Transaction costs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 are associated with the September 2, 2016 acquisition of Logistics & Distribution Services, LLC.

 

ARCBEST CORPORATION

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES – Continued





















Effective Tax Rate Reconciliation















ArcBest Corporation - Consolidated






































(Unaudited)



















($ thousands, except percentages)


Three Months Ended September 30, 2017









Income

















Before


Income









Operating


Other


Income


Tax


Net


Effective



Income


Income


Taxes


Provision


Income


Tax Rate

Amounts on GAAP basis


$

24,349


$

(281)


$

24,068


$

9,280


$

14,788


38.6

%

Restructuring charges(1)



737





737



290



447


39.3


Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(2)



1,956





1,956



761



1,195


38.9


Life insurance proceeds and changes in cash surrender value





(956)



(956)





(956)



Tax expense from vested RSUs(3)









(16)



16



Non-GAAP amounts


$

27,042


$

(1,237)


$

25,805


$

10,315


$

15,490


40.0

%






















Three Months Ended September 30, 2016








Income
















Before


Income









Operating


Other


Income


Tax


Net


Effective



Income


Income


Taxes


Provision


Income


Tax Rate

Amounts on GAAP basis


$

20,370


$

185


$

20,555


$

7,615


$

12,940


37.0

%

Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(2)



724





724



282



442


39.0


Life insurance proceeds and changes in cash surrender value





(1,088)



(1,088)





(1,088)



Transactions costs(4)



561





561



220



341


39.2


Non-GAAP amounts


$

21,655


$

(903)


$

20,752


$

8,117


$

12,635


39.1

%






















Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017








Income
















Before


Income









Operating


Other


Income


Tax


Net


Effective



Income


Income


Taxes


Provision


Income


Tax Rate

Amounts on GAAP basis


$

36,830


$

(1,274)


$

35,556


$

12,398


$

23,158


34.9

%

Restructuring charges(1)



2,731





2,731



1,075



1,656


39.4


Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(2)



4,468





4,468



1,738



2,730


38.9


Life insurance proceeds and changes in cash surrender value





(1,943)



(1,943)





(1,943)



Tax benefit from vested RSUs(3)









1,229



(1,229)



Non-GAAP amounts


$

44,029


$

(3,217)


$

40,812


$

16,440


$

24,372


40.3

%






















Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016







Income















Before


Income









Operating


Other


Income


Tax


Net


Effective



Income


Income


Taxes


Provision


Income


Tax Rate

Amounts on GAAP basis


$

27,759


$

(568)


$

27,191


$

10,123


$

17,068


37.2

%

Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(2)



2,564





2,564



997



1,567


38.9


Life insurance proceeds and changes in cash surrender value





(1,980)



(1,980)





(1,980)



Transactions costs(4)



561





561



220



341


39.2


Non-GAAP amounts


$

30,884


$

(2,548)


$

28,336


$

11,340


$

16,996


40.0

%



_________________________

1)        

Restructuring charges relate to the realignment of the Company's organizational structure.

2)        

Nonunion pension expense is presented as a non-GAAP adjustment with pension settlement expense, for all periods presented, because expenses related to the plan have been excluded from the financial information management uses to make operating decisions, as the ArcBest Board of Directors approved a resolution authorizing the execution of an amendment to terminate the nonunion defined benefit pension plan with a proposed termination date of December 31, 2017.

3)        

The Company recognized the tax impact for the vesting of share-based compensation resulting in excess tax expense during the three months ended September 30, 2017 and excess tax benefit during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

4)        

Transaction costs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 are associated with the September 2, 2016 acquisition of Logistics & Distribution Services, LLC.

 

ARCBEST CORPORATION

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES – Continued






























Three Months Ended 


Nine Months Ended 




September 30


September 30




2017


2016


2017


2016


Segment Operating Income Reconciliations


(Unaudited)




($ thousands, except percentages)


Asset-Based






Operating Income ($) Operating Ratio (% of revenues)
















Amounts on GAAP basis


$

21,769


95.8

%


$

18,050


96.5

%


$

33,905


97.7

%


$

26,423


98.2

%


Restructuring charges(1)



95









268








Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(2)



1,676


(0.3)




545


(0.1)




3,474


(0.2)




1,929


(0.1)



Non-GAAP amounts


$

23,540


95.5

%


$

18,595


96.4

%


$

37,647


97.5

%


$

28,352


98.1

%








Asset-Light












ArcBest






Operating Income ($) Operating Ratio (% of revenues)
















Amounts on GAAP basis


$

7,605


96.1

%


$

6,269


96.3

%


$

14,320


97.3

%


$

8,450


98.2

%


Restructuring charges(1)











875


(0.2)







Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(2)



155


(0.1)




15





304


(0.1)




53




Non-GAAP amounts


$

7,760


96.0

%


$

6,284


96.3

%


$

15,499


97.0

%


$

8,503


98.2

%








FleetNet






Operating Income ($) Operating Ratio (% of revenues)
















Amounts on GAAP basis


$

873


97.8

%


$

121


99.7

%


$

2,577


97.8

%


$

1,701


98.6

%


Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(2)



47


(0.1)




14





108


(0.1)




51




Non-GAAP amounts


$

920


97.7

%


$

135


99.7

%


$

2,685


97.7

%


$

1,752


98.6

%








Total Asset-Light






Operating Income ($) Operating Ratio (% of revenues)
















Amounts on GAAP basis


$

8,478


96.4

%


$

6,390


97.0

%


$

16,897


97.4

%


$

10,151


98.3

%


Restructuring charges(1)











875


(0.1)







Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(2)



202


(0.1)




29





412


(0.1)




104




Non-GAAP amounts


$

8,680


96.3

%


$

6,419


97.0

%


$

18,184


97.2

%


$

10,255


98.3

%








Other and Eliminations






Operating Loss ($)
















Amounts on GAAP basis


$

(5,898)





$

(4,070)





$

(13,972)





$

(8,815)





Restructuring charges(1)



642











1,588










Nonunion pension expense, including settlement(2)



78






150






582






531





Transaction costs(3)








561











561





Non-GAAP amounts


$

(5,178)





$

(3,359)





$

(11,802)





$

(7,723)







____________________________

1)        

Restructuring charges relate to the realignment of the Company's organizational structure.

2)        

Nonunion pension expense is presented as a non-GAAP adjustment with pension settlement expense, for all periods presented, because expenses related to the plan have been excluded from the financial information management uses to make operating decisions, as the ArcBest Board of Directors approved a resolution authorizing the execution of an amendment to terminate the nonunion defined benefit pension plan with a proposed termination date of December 31, 2017.

3)        

Transaction costs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 are associated with the September 2, 2016 acquisition of Logistics & Distribution Services, LLC.

 

ARCBEST CORPORATION

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES – Continued
















Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (Adjusted EBITDA)

















Three Months Ended 


Nine Months Ended 



September 30



September 30




2017


2016


2017


2016




(Unaudited)




($ thousands)


ArcBest Corporation - Consolidated






Net income


$

14,788


$

12,940


$

23,158


$

17,068


Interest and other related financing costs



1,706



1,296



4,410



3,774


Income tax provision



9,280



7,615



12,398



10,123


Depreciation and amortization



26,218



25,793



76,821



76,692


Amortization of share-based compensation



1,471



1,951



5,070



6,151


Amortization of net actuarial losses of benefit plans and pension settlement expense



1,839



2,124



6,571



6,033


Restructuring charges(1)



737





2,731




  Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA


$

56,039


$

51,719


$

131,159


$

119,841




____________________________

1)        

Restructuring charges relate to the realignment of the Company's organizational structure.

 
























Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (Adjusted EBITDA)



























Three Months Ended September 30




2017


2016






Depreciation










Depreciation







Operating


and


Restructuring


Adjusted


Operating


and


Adjusted




Income


Amortization


Charges(2)


EBITDA


Income


Amortization


EBITDA




(Unaudited)




($ thousands)


Asset-Light














































ArcBest(3)


$

7,605


$

3,015


$


$

10,620


$

6,269


$

3,684


$

9,953


FleetNet



873



272





1,145



121



312



433


  Total Asset-Light


$

8,478


$

3,287


$


$

11,765


$

6,390


$

3,996


$

10,386



























Nine Months Ended September 30




2017


2016






Depreciation










Depreciation







Operating


and


Restructuring


Adjusted


Operating


and


Adjusted




Income


Amortization


Charges(2)


EBITDA


Income


Amortization


EBITDA




(Unaudited)




($ thousands)


Asset-Light














































ArcBest(3)


$

14,320


$

9,511


$

875


$

24,706


$

8,450


$

10,497


$

18,947


FleetNet



2,577



823





3,400



1,701



900



2,601


  Total Asset-Light


$

16,897


$

10,334


$

875


$

28,106


$

10,151


$

11,397


$

21,548




__________________________

2)        

Restructuring charges relate to the realignment of the Company's organizational structure.

3)        

Depreciation and amortization consists primarily of amortization of intangibles and software associated with acquired businesses.

 

ARCBEST CORPORATION

OPERATING STATISTICS






















Three Months Ended 


Nine Months Ended 




September 30


September 30




2017


2016


% Change


2017


2016


% Change




(Unaudited)


Asset-Based




































Workdays



62.5



64.0





190.0



191.5






















Billed Revenue(1) CWT


$

32.53


$

30.52


6.6%


$

30.94


$

29.12


6.3%




















Billed Revenue(1) / Shipment


$

389.79


$

371.67


4.9%


$

374.65


$

366.80


2.1%




















Shipments



1,315,498



1,366,052


(3.7%)



4,002,913



3,925,981


2.0%




















Shipments / Day



21,048



21,345


(1.4%)



21,068



20,501


2.8%




















Tonnage (Tons)



788,228



831,815


(5.2%)



2,423,678



2,472,490


(2.0%)




















Tons / Day



12,612



12,997


(3.0%)



12,756



12,911


(1.2%)




________________________

1)        

Revenue for undelivered freight is deferred for financial statement purposes in accordance with the Asset-Based segment revenue recognition policy. Billed revenue used for calculating revenue per hundredweight measurements has not been adjusted for the portion of revenue deferred for financial statement purposes.

 










Year Over Year % Change



Three Months Ended 


Nine Months Ended 



September 30, 2017


September 30, 2017



(Unaudited)

ArcBest














Expedite(2)







Revenue / Shipment



16.2%



13.6%








Shipments / Day



1.2%



1.1%








Truckload and Truckload - Dedicated(3)







Revenue / Shipment



10.9%



6.6%








Shipments / Day



11.1%



15.2%



________________________

2)        

Expedite primarily represents the expedited operations which were previously reported in the Premium Logistics (Panther) segment.

3)        

Truckload represents the brokerage operations and the Truckload – Dedicated represents the dedicated operations of LDS, both of which were previously reported in the Transportation Management (ABF Logistics) segment. Comparisons are impacted by the operations of LDS, which was acquired in September 2016.

 

Investor Relations Contact: David Humphrey

Media Contact: Kathy Fieweger

Title: Vice President – Investor Relations

Phone: 479-719-4358

Phone: 479-785-6200

Email: kfieweger@arcb.com

Email: dhumphrey@arcb.com


 

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