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Universal Logistics Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results; Declares Dividend

  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating Revenues: $421.3 million, 16.7% decrease
  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating Income: $36.8 million, 47.3% decrease
  • Third Quarter 2023 Earnings Per Share: $0.88 per share, 52.2% decrease
  • Declares Quarterly Dividend: $0.105 per share

WARREN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULH) today reported consolidated third quarter 2023 net income of $23.0 million, or $0.88 per basic and diluted share, on total operating revenues of $421.3 million. This compares to net income of $48.5 million, or $1.84 per basic and diluted share, during third quarter 2022 on total operating revenues of $505.7 million.

In the third quarter 2023, Universal’s operating income decreased $33.0 million to $36.8 million, compared to $69.8 million in the third quarter one year earlier. As a percentage of operating revenue, operating margin for the third quarter 2023 was 8.7%, compared to 13.8% during the same period last year. EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, decreased $27.6 million during the third quarter 2023 to $56.7 million, compared to $84.4 million one year earlier. As a percentage of operating revenue, EBITDA margin for the third quarter 2023 was 13.5%, compared to 16.7% during the same period last year.

“Although our individual operating segments experienced varied results, Universal as a whole delivered a solid financial performance for the third quarter of 2023,” stated Universal’s CEO Tim Phillips. “In this extremely challenging freight environment, depressed volumes and low rates continue to exert downward pressure on the results of our intermodal and company-managed brokerage segments. And while our trucking segment experienced similar macro-level factors, the strong performance in our wind-energy business enhanced the overall financial results in this segment. The highlight of Universal’s third quarter was the recurring, strong performance in our contract logistics segment. Although we are acutely aware of the risks posed by on-going union labor disruptions, our contract logistics solutions continue to be in high demand by our OEM customers in automotive and other industries. We believe that Universal’s diversified service offerings continue to differentiate us in the market. We remain committed to delivering long-term value to our customers and to our shareholders, and we are extremely grateful for the thousands of Universal employees who get the job done.”

Segment Information:

Contract Logistics

  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating Revenues: $208.1 million, 0.7% decrease
  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating Income: $35.1 million, 16.9% operating margin

In the contract logistics segment, which includes our value-added and dedicated services, third quarter 2023 operating revenues decreased 0.7% to $208.1 million, compared to $209.5 million for the same period last year.  At the end of the third quarter 2023, we managed 73 value-added programs compared to 63 at the end of the third quarter 2022. Included in contract logistics segment revenues were $9.1 million in separately identified fuel surcharges from dedicated transportation services, compared to $11.3 million during the same period last year. Third quarter 2023 income from operations decreased $0.3 million to $35.1 million, compared to $35.4 million during the same period last year. As a percentage of revenue, operating margin in the contract logistics segment was 16.9% for both the third quarters 2023 and 2022, the segment’s highest operating margin on record.

Intermodal

  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating Revenues: $86.6 million, 43.9% decrease
  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating (Loss): $(4.3) million, (5.0)% operating margin

Operating revenues in the intermodal segment decreased 43.9% to $86.6 million in the third quarter 2023, compared to $154.4 million for the same period last year. Included in intermodal segment revenues for the recently completed quarter were $12.7 million in separately identified fuel surcharges, compared to $26.4 million during the same period last year. Intermodal segment revenues also include other accessorial charges such as detention, demurrage and storage, which totaled $9.9 million during the third quarter 2023, compared to $31.3 million one year earlier. The average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges, decreased 24.7% and load volumes fell an additional 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. In the third quarter 2023, the intermodal segment experienced an operating loss of $4.3 million compared to income from operations of $28.1 million during the same period last year. As a percentage of revenue, operating margin in the intermodal segment for the third quarter 2023 was (5.0)%, compared to 18.2% one year earlier.

Trucking

  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating Revenues: $97.1 million, 2.5% decrease
  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating Income: $6.6 million, 6.8% operating margin

In the trucking segment, third quarter 2023 operating revenues decreased 2.5% to $97.1 million, compared to $99.6 million for the same period last year. Third quarter 2023 trucking segment revenues included $28.8 million of brokerage services, compared to $43.1 million during the same period last year. Also included in our trucking segment revenues were $6.3 million in separately identified fuel surcharges during the third quarter 2023, compared to $9.1 million in fuel surcharges during the same period last year. On a year-over-year basis, the average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges, increased 13.3% while load volumes declined 13.1%. Income from operations in the third quarter 2023 increased $1.8 million to $6.6 million compared to $4.8 million during the same period last year. As a percentage of revenue, operating margin in the trucking segment for the third quarter 2023 was 6.8% compared to 4.8% during the same period last year.

Company-managed Brokerage

  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating Revenues: $28.1 million, 30.8% decrease
  • Third Quarter 2023 Operating (Loss): $(1.1) million, (3.8)% operating margin

Third quarter 2023 operating revenues in the company-managed brokerage segment decreased 30.8% to $28.1 million compared to $40.6 million for the same period last year. On a year-over-year basis, average operating revenue per load and load volumes in the company-managed brokerage segment decreased 11.1% and 12.3%, respectively. Third quarter 2023 operating losses in the company-managed brokerage segment were $(1.1) million which compares to $1.1 million of operating income during the same period last year. As a percentage of revenue, operating margin for the third quarter 2023 was (3.8)% compared to 2.7% during the same period last year.

Cash Dividend

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.105 per share of common stock.  The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 4, 2023 and is expected to be paid on January 2, 2024.

Other Matters 

As of September 30, 2023, Universal held cash and cash equivalents totaling $16.8 million, and $10.5 million in marketable securities. Outstanding debt at the end of the third quarter 2023 was $392.0 million, and capital expenditures totaled $112.3 million, including $80.0 million for the acquisition of a terminal in Compton, Los Angeles County, California.

Universal calculates and reports selected financial metrics not only for purposes of our lending arrangements but also in an effort to isolate and exclude the impact of non-operating expenses related to our corporate development activities. These statistics are described in more detail below in the section captioned “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Conference call:

We invite investors and analysts to our quarterly earnings conference call. 

Quarterly Earnings Conference Call Dial-in Details:

Time:

10:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Date:

Friday, October 27, 2023

Call Toll Free:

(877) 270-2148

International Dial-in:

+1 (412) 902-6510

A replay of the conference call will be available through November 3, 2023, by calling (877) 344-7529 (toll free) or +1 (412) 317-0088 (toll) and using encore replay code 2772793. The call will also be available on investors.universallogistics.com.

About Universal:

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (“Universal”) is a holding company that owns subsidiaries engaged in providing a variety of customized transportation and logistics solutions throughout the United States, and in Mexico, Canada and Colombia.  Our operating subsidiaries provide customers with supply chain solutions that can be scaled to meet their changing demands and volumes. Universal’s consolidated subsidiaries offer customers a broad array of services across the entire supply chain, including truckload, brokerage, intermodal, dedicated, and value-added services. In this press release, the terms “us,” “we,” “our,” or the “Company” refer to Universal and its consolidated subsidiaries.

Forward Looking Statements

Some of the statements contained in this press release might be considered forward-looking statements. These statements identify prospective information. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “prospect,” “seek,” “believe,” “targets,” “project,” “estimate,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should” and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time and/or management’s good faith belief with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations described. Additional information about the factors that may adversely affect these forward-looking statements is contained in Universal’s reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Universal assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)






Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,
2023



October 1,
2022



September 30,
2023



October 1,
2022


Operating revenues:













Truckload services


$

69,598



$

58,107



$

167,858



$

176,651


Brokerage services



56,894




83,687




185,892




292,789


Intermodal services



86,630




154,391




289,241




468,869


Dedicated services



86,701




86,613




258,003




241,551


Value-added services



121,428




122,894




370,225




376,875


Total operating revenues



421,251




505,692




1,271,219




1,556,735















Operating expenses:













Purchased transportation and equipment rent



147,470




208,870




443,434




668,216


Direct personnel and related benefits



134,866




127,125




412,004




389,966


Operating supplies and expenses



43,060




44,734




130,351




132,886


Commission expense



8,334




10,632




24,149




31,412


Occupancy expense



10,913




10,150




33,106




30,345


General and administrative



13,633




13,617




38,967




36,382


Insurance and claims



6,828




5,745




20,795




16,925


Depreciation and amortization



19,386




15,048




57,061




58,333


Total operating expenses



384,490




435,921




1,159,867




1,364,465


Income from operations



36,761




69,771




111,352




192,270


Interest expense, net



(6,495)




(4,490)




(16,590)




(10,842)


Other non-operating income (loss)



588




(454)




885




(324)


Income before income taxes



30,854




64,827




95,647




181,104


Provision for income taxes



7,807




16,347




24,159




45,917


Net income


$

23,047



$

48,480



$

71,488



$

135,187















Earnings per common share:













Basic


$

0.88



$

1.84



$

2.72



$

5.10


Diluted


$

0.88



$

1.84



$

2.72



$

5.09















Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:













Basic



26,286




26,278




26,284




26,533


Diluted



26,310




26,309




26,311




26,551















Dividends declared per common share:


$

0.105



$

0.105



$

0.315



$

0.315


UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)






September 30,
2023



December 31,
2022


Assets







Cash and cash equivalents


$

16,811



$

47,181


Marketable securities



10,491




10,000


Accounts receivable – net



307,452




350,720


Other current assets



54,467




51,751


Total current assets



389,221




459,652


Property and equipment – net



533,951




391,154


Other long-term assets – net



336,104




352,872


Total assets


$

1,259,276



$

1,203,678









Liabilities and shareholders’ equity







Current liabilities, excluding current maturities of debt


$

217,094



$

221,598


Debt – net



387,209




378,500


Other long-term liabilities



144,818




156,650


Total liabilities



749,121




756,748


Total shareholders’ equity



510,155




446,930


Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity


$

1,259,276



$

1,203,678


UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data






Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,
2023



October 1,
2022



September 30,
2023



October 1,
2022


Contract Logistics Segment:













Average number of value-added direct employees



5,439




4,968




5,501




5,064


Average number of value-added full-time equivalents



300




1,226




631




1,384


Number of active value-added programs



73




63




73




63















Intermodal Segment:













Number of loads



119,792




135,800




355,016




435,923


Average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges


$

547



$

726



$

567



$

706


Average number of tractors



2,027




2,269




2,102




2,185


Number of depots



9




10




9




10















Trucking Segment:













Number of loads



43,996




50,614




134,568




154,479


Average operating revenue per load, excluding fuel surcharges


$

2,033



$

1,794



$

1,759



$

1,799


Average number of tractors



879




896




893




899


Average length of haul



382




388




388




397















Company-Managed Brokerage Segment:













Number of loads (a)



18,535




21,141




56,305




68,453


Average operating revenue per load (a)


$

1,475



$

1,659



$

1,593



$

1,960


Average length of haul (a)



601




608




621




593




(a)

Excludes operating data from freight forwarding division in order to improve the relevance of the statistical data related to our brokerage services and improve the comparability to our peer companies.

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

Unaudited Summary of Operating Data – Continued

(Dollars in thousands)






Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,
2023



October 1,
2022



September 30,
2023



October 1,
2022


Operating Revenues by Segment:













Contract logistics


$

208,129



$

209,507



$

628,228



$

618,426


Intermodal



86,630




154,391




289,241




468,869


Trucking



97,085




99,619




258,043




303,649


Company-managed brokerage



28,102




40,615




91,652




160,940


Other



1,305




1,560




4,055




4,851


Total


$

421,251



$

505,692



$

1,271,219



$

1,556,735















Income from Operations by Segment:













Contract logistics


$

35,103



$

35,400



$

95,673



$

88,300


Intermodal



(4,324)




28,148




2,241




72,526


Trucking



6,558




4,791




14,770




21,821


Company-managed brokerage



(1,070)




1,079




(2,230)




9,097


Other



494




353




898




526


Total


$

36,761



$

69,771



$

111,352



$

192,270


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to providing consolidated financial statements based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP), we are providing additional financial measures that are not required by or prepared in accordance with GAAP (non-GAAP). We present EBITDA and EBITDA margin, each a non-GAAP measure, as supplemental measures of our performance. We define EBITDA as net income plus (i) interest expense, net, (ii) income taxes, (iii) depreciation, and (iv) amortization. We define EBITDA margin as EBITDA as a percentage of total operating revenues. You are encouraged to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis.

In accordance with the requirements of Regulation G issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, we are presenting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure and reconciling the non-GAAP financial measure to the comparable GAAP measure. Set forth below is a reconciliation of net income, the most comparable GAAP measure, to EBITDA for each of the periods indicated:



Thirteen Weeks Ended



Thirty-nine Weeks Ended




September 30,
2023



October 1,
2022



September 30,
2023



October 1,
2022




( in thousands)



( in thousands)


EBITDA













Net income


$

23,047



$

48,480



$

71,488



$

135,187


Income tax expense



7,807




16,347




24,159




45,917


Interest expense, net



6,495




4,490




16,590




10,842


Depreciation



16,208




11,498




47,521




47,658


Amortization



3,178




3,550




9,540




10,675


EBITDA


$

56,735



$

84,365



$

169,298



$

250,279















EBITDA margin (a)



13.5

%



16.7

%



13.3

%



16.1

%



(a)

EBITDA margin is computed by dividing EBITDA by total operating revenues for each of the periods indicated.

We present EBITDA and EBITDA margin because we believe they assist investors and analysts in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance.

EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool. Some of these limitations are:

  • EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debts;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • Other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA and EBITDA margin should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and only supplementally on EBITDA and EBITDA margin.

SOURCE Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc.

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