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Werner Enterprises Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

October, 28, 2020

Third Quarter 2020 Highlights (all metrics compared to third quarter 2019 unless otherwise noted)

  • Total revenues of $590.2 million, down 5% year over year (YoY), up 4% sequentially
  • Operating income of $62.1 million, up 16% YoY, up 18% sequentially; non-GAAP adjusted operating income of $64.3 million, up 19% YoY, up 11% sequentially
  • Operating margin of 10.5%, up 190 basis points (bps) YoY, up 120 bps sequentially; non-GAAP adjusted operating margin of 10.9%, up 210 bps YoY, up 80 bps sequentially
  • Record diluted EPS of $0.67, up 19% YoY, up 18% sequentially; non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS of $0.69, up 21% YoY, up 12% sequentially
  • Establishment of a formal organization-wide sustainability strategy and the introduction of three milestone goals

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN), one of the nation’s largest transportation and logistics companies, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

“The rapidly recovering economy and tight driver market produced strong freight conditions in third quarter 2020, which have continued into October,” said Derek J. Leathers, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am extremely proud of how our entire Werner team has stepped up to the challenge with superior on-time service during a period with unique and demanding operating conditions.

“One-Way Truckload freight demand was strong and improved throughout third quarter 2020. Dedicated freight demand remained strong during the quarter, particularly for our essential products customers who constitute nearly three-quarters of our Dedicated freight base. Due to the unprecedented large and rapid rise in spot truckload rates during third quarter, the cost of third-party truckload capacity increased significantly for our contractual Truckload Logistics business which reduced our Logistics gross margin and operating income. We continue to effectively and proactively manage our controllable costs without compromising our exceptional customer service.

“While there remain significant uncertainties related to COVID-19 and its effect on the economy, we are confident that demand for our services will remain strong for the foreseeable future. Customer inventory levels have been depleted and are expected to take multiple quarters to restock as the U.S. economy recovers. Driver supply constraints persist.”

Total revenues for the quarter decreased $28.1 million to $590.2 million versus the prior-year quarter, primarily attributable to lower fuel surcharge and Logistics revenues.

Operating income of $62.1 million increased $8.7 million, or 16%, versus the prior-year quarter, while operating margin of 10.5% increased 190 basis points. Our GAAP results included $0.9 million, or $0.01 per share, of additional depreciation expense related to a change in estimated life of certain trucks expected to be sold in 2020 (previously disclosed). On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted operating income of $64.3 million increased $10.1 million, or 19%. Adjusted operating margin of 10.9% improved 210 basis points from 8.8% for the same quarter last year.

Interest expense of $0.9 million was $1.5 million lower, due to lower average borrowings. The effective income tax rate during the quarter was 24.6% compared to 24.4% in third quarter 2019.

Net income of $46.3 million increased 19%. On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted net income increased 21% to $47.9 million compared to $39.6 million for the same quarter last year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter of $0.67 increased 19%. On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted diluted EPS of $0.69 increased 21% compared to $0.57 in third quarter 2019.

Key Consolidated Financial Metrics

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(In thousands, except per share amounts) 2020   2019   Y/Y Change   2020   2019   Y/Y Change
Total revenues $ 590,214     $ 618,264     (5 )%   $ 1,751,876     $ 1,841,914     (5 )%
Truckload Transportation Services revenues 458,256     480,351     (5 )%   1,368,172     1,423,201     (4 )%
Werner Logistics revenues 117,351     121,331     (3 )%   339,678     369,584     (8 )%
Operating income 62,103     53,357     16 %   145,987     159,818     (9 )%
Operating margin 10.5 %   8.6 %   190  bps   8.3 %   8.7 %   (40 ) bps
Net income 46,332     39,044     19 %   108,522     118,448     (8 )%
Diluted earnings per share 0.67     0.56     19 %   1.56     1.69     (8 )%
                       
Adjusted operating income (1) 64,262     54,156     19 %   159,235     162,534     (2 )%
Adjusted operating margin (1) 10.9 %   8.8 %   210  bps   9.1 %   8.8 %   30  bps
Adjusted net income (1) 47,941     39,641     21 %   118,392     120,478     (2 )%
Adjusted diluted earnings per share (1) 0.69     0.57     21 %   1.70     1.72     (1 )%
(1) See GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation schedule.

Truckload Transportation Services (TTS) Segment

  • Revenues of $458.3 million decreased $22.1 million
  • Operating income of $63.1 million increased $14.2 million, or 29%; non-GAAP adjusted operating income of $65.2 million increased $15.6 million, or 31%
  • Operating margin of 13.8% increased 360 basis points from 10.2%; non-GAAP adjusted operating margin of 14.2% increased 390 basis points from 10.3%
  • Average segment trucks in service totaled 7,615, a decrease of 395 trucks year over year
  • Dedicated unit trucks at quarter end totaled 4,715, or 61% of the total TTS segment fleet, compared to 4,620 trucks, or 57%, a year ago

Revenues decreased $22.1 million due to a $20.4 million decrease in fuel surcharge revenues and a 4.9% decrease in average trucks in service, partially offset by a 5.0% increase in average revenues per truck. The average revenues per truck increase was due primarily to improved pricing in both Dedicated and One-Way Truckload.

One-Way Truckload freight volumes in third quarter 2020 were strong. Freight demand gained momentum in One-Way Truckload throughout third quarter 2020, which has continued into October.

In our Dedicated fleet, freight demand remained strong in third quarter 2020. Approximately three-quarters of our Dedicated revenues are with essential products customers, and their freight volumes were  much better than normal during third quarter 2020. We added 180 Dedicated trucks during third quarter 2020.

In third quarter 2020, TTS company truck miles decreased by approximately 5.0 million miles, and independent contractor miles decreased by approximately 4.5 million miles.

Comparisons of key financial metrics for the TTS segment, including operating ratios (actual and net of fuel surcharge revenues), are shown on the next page. Fluctuating fuel prices and fuel surcharge revenues impact the total company operating ratio and the TTS segment’s operating ratio when fuel surcharges are reported on a gross basis as revenues versus netting against fuel expenses. Eliminating fuel surcharge revenues, which are generally a more volatile source of revenue, provides a more consistent basis for comparing the results of operations from period to period.

Key Truckload Transportation Services Segment Financial Metrics

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(In thousands) 2020   2019   Y/Y Change   2020   2019   Y/Y Change
Trucking revenues, net of fuel surcharge $ 417,335     $ 417,954     0 %   $ 1,233,267     $ 1,227,105     1 %
Trucking fuel surcharge revenues 36,799     57,171     (36 )%   122,048     177,881     (31 )%
Non-trucking and other revenues 4,122     5,226     (21 )%   12,857     18,215     (29 )%
Total revenues $ 458,256     $ 480,351     (5 )%   $ 1,368,172     $ 1,423,201     (4 )%
                       
Operating income 63,080     48,870     29 %   143,394     143,488     0 %
Operating margin 13.8 %   10.2 %   360  bps   10.5 %   10.1 %   40  bps
Operating ratio 86.2 %   89.8 %   (360)  bps   89.5 %   89.9 %   (40)  bps
                       
Adjusted operating income 65,239     49,669     31 %   156,642     146,204     7 %
Adjusted operating margin 14.2 %   10.3 %   390  bps   11.4 %   10.3 %   110  bps
Adjusted operating ratio 85.8 %   89.7 %   (390)  bps   88.6 %   89.7 %   (110)  bps
Adjusted operating ratio, net of fuel surcharge 84.5 %   88.3 %   (380)  bps   87.4 %   88.3 %   (90)  bps

Werner Logistics Segment

  • Revenues of $117.4 million decreased $4.0 million, or 3%
  • Gross margin of 10.8% decreased 440 bps
  • Operating loss of $(0.9) million decreased $3.9 million, or 128%
  • Operating margin of (0.7)% decreased 320 bps

Truckload Logistics revenues (60% of total Logistics revenues) declined 15%. Truckload Logistics volume declined 15%, and revenue per load was unchanged. Intermodal revenues (28% of Logistics revenues) increased 31%, due to volume growth of 37% and 5% lower revenue per load from lower rates and fuel surcharges.

The gross margin percentage decreased 440 bps due to the unprecedented large and rapid rise in spot truckload rates which significantly increased the cost of capacity for contractual brokerage shipments in third quarter 2020. The logistics operating margin declined 320 bps to (0.7)% as the 31% decline in gross profit exceeded the 12% decline in other operating expenses. 

Key Werner Logistics Segment Financial Metrics

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(In thousands) 2020   2019   Y/Y Change   2020   2019   Y/Y Change
Total revenues $ 117,351     $ 121,331     (3 )%   $ 339,678     $ 369,584     (8 )%
Rent and purchased transportation expense 104,626     102,886     2 %   293,400     309,742     (5 )%
Gross profit 12,725     18,445     (31 )%   46,278     59,842     (23 )%
Other operating expenses 13,577     15,417     (12 )%   42,906     46,921     (9 )%
Operating income (loss) (852 )   3,028     (128 )%   3,372     12,921     (74 )%
Gross margin 10.8 %   15.2 %   (440 ) bps   13.6 %   16.2 %   (260 ) bps
Operating margin (0.7 )%   2.5 %   (320 ) bps   1.0 %   3.5 %   (250 ) bps

Cash Flow and Capital Allocation

Cash flow from operations in third quarter 2020 was $59.1 million compared to $111.8 million in third quarter 2019, a decrease of 47%, due primarily to changes in certain working capital items.

Net capital expenditures in third quarter 2020 were $79.7 million compared to $109.3 million in third quarter 2019, a decrease of 27%. We plan to continue to invest in new trucks and trailers and our terminals to improve our driver experience, increase operational efficiency and more effectively manage our maintenance, safety and fuel costs. The average age of our truck fleet remains low by industry standards and was 2.0 years as of September 30, 2020.

Gains on sales of equipment in third quarter 2020 were $3.9 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to $4.1 million, or $0.04 per share, in the prior-year quarter. Year over year, we sold substantially more trucks and fewer trailers, and we realized significantly lower average gains per truck and slightly higher average gains per trailer. Pricing in the market for our used trucks began to improve in third quarter 2020. As a reminder, gains on sales of assets are reflected as a reduction of Other Operating Expenses in our income statement.

We did not repurchase shares of our common stock in third quarter 2020. As of September 30, 2020, we had 4.0 million shares remaining under our share repurchase authorization.

We had $175 million of debt outstanding as of September 30, 2020. As of September 30, 2020, we had $40 million of cash and nearly $1.2 billion of stockholders’ equity.

Sustainability

We are excited to announce that today we are unveiling the addition of sustainability as a core component of our five T’s strategy.  While Werner has long had a dedicated focus on this important imperative, over the last several months, our executive team has come together to discuss and mobilize around codifying an organization-wide sustainability strategy. 

While corporate adherence to environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) principles is becoming increasingly important to investors, customers and our associates, the ideals of environmental stewardship, support of our local communities and strong corporate governance are nothing new for Werner. We believe that formalizing our approach on this important area will lead to even greater positive outcomes than what we have delivered to date. Today, we are announcing the establishment of three initial milestone goals that support our commitment to be a leader in corporate social responsibility. 

  • 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035 against the base year of 2020
  • Formation of 3 additional associate resource groups by the end of 2021
  • Establishment of a formal diversity leadership position by the end of first quarter 2021

“As a leader at the forefront of our industry across many measures, I’m excited to advance our efforts in environmental, social and governance issues to deliver even greater impact for our stakeholders, including our associates, customers, communities and shareholders. As we embark on this journey, the opportunities in front of us are many and we look forward to delivering even more than what you’ve come to expect from Werner,” added Leathers.

In the coming weeks, we will publish a comprehensive overview on our sustainability efforts to date, where we are on our ESG journey and what you can expect from Werner going forward.

2020 Guidance Metrics and Assumptions

The following table summarizes our updated 2020 guidance and assumptions:


2020 Guidance
Prior Annual
Guidance
(as of 7/29/20)
3Q20
Actual
(as of 9/30/20)
4Q20
Guidance
(as of 10/28/20)

Commentary

TTS truck growth from Y/E 2019 to Y/E 2020

(3)% to (1)% (4 )% (3)% to (1)% Currently expect 4Q20 modest truck growth; expect to be at the bottom end of full year guidance range

Gains on sales of equipment

No guidance $3.9M
(3Q20)
$2M to $3M
(4Q20)
Improving used equipment market

Net capital expenditures

$260M to $300M $187M
(YTD20)
$88M to $113M
(4Q20)
$275M to $300M for the full year 2020

One-Way Truckload

RPTM Guidance

2H20 vs 2H19
Guidance
3Q20 vs 3Q19
Actual
4Q20 vs 4Q19
Guidance
 

One-Way Truckload RPTM

(1)% to 2% 2.9 % 3% to 5% Assumes a continued strong peak season

Assumptions

       

Effective tax rate

24.5% to 25.5% 24.6%
(3Q20)
25.0% to 25.5%
(4Q20)
 

Truck age

Trailer age

2.0  years
Low-to-mid “4” years
2.0 years
4.0 years
2.0 years
Low-to-mid “4” years
 

Conference Call Information

Werner Enterprises, Inc. will conduct a conference call to discuss third quarter 2020 earnings today beginning at 4:00 p.m. CT. The news release, live webcast of the earnings conference call, and accompanying slide presentation will be available at www.werner.com in the “Investors” section under “News and Events” and then “Webcasts & Presentations.” To participate on the conference call, please dial (844) 701-1165 (domestic) or (412) 317-5498 (international). Please mention to the operator that you are dialing in for the Werner Enterprises call.

A replay of the conference call will be available on October 28, 2020 at approximately 6:00 p.m. CT through November 28, 2020 by dialing (877) 344-7529 (domestic) or (412) 317-0088 (international) and using the access code 10137245. A replay of the webcast will also be available at www.werner.com in the “Investors” section under “News and Events” and then “Webcasts & Presentations.”

About Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and expedited van; and temperature-controlled. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal, international and final mile services. International services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.

Werner Enterprises, Inc.’s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol “WERN”. For further information about Werner, visit the Company’s website at www.werner.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are based on information presently available to the Company’s management and are current only as of the date made. Actual results could also differ materially from those anticipated as a result of a number of factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

For those reasons, undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statement. The Company assumes no duty or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, although it may do so from time to time as management believes is warranted or as may be required by applicable securities law. Any such updates or revisions may be made by filing reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, through the issuance of press releases or by other methods of public disclosure.

Contact:
John J. Steele
Executive Vice President, Treasurer
and Chief Financial Officer
(402) 894-3036

Source: Werner Enterprises, Inc.

  INCOME STATEMENT
  (Unaudited)
  (In thousands, except per share amounts)
                   
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
  $   %   $   %   $   %   $   %
Operating revenues $ 590,214       100.0       $ 618,264       100.0       $ 1,751,876       100.0       $ 1,841,914       100.0    
Operating expenses:                              
Salaries, wages and benefits 197,151       33.4       209,586       33.9       598,129       34.1       618,386       33.6    
Fuel 37,933       6.4       59,518       9.6       117,381       6.7       176,720       9.6    
Supplies and maintenance 44,015       7.5       46,907       7.6       133,079       7.6       136,963       7.4    
Taxes and licenses 24,032       4.1       24,244       3.9       70,835       4.1       70,788       3.8    
Insurance and claims 23,307       4.0       21,930       3.6       85,160       4.9       65,631       3.6    
Depreciation 62,980       10.7       62,620       10.1       199,487       11.4       184,816       10.0    
Rent and purchased transportation 131,843       22.3       134,797       21.8       378,989       21.6       413,809       22.5    
Communications and utilities 3,797       0.6       3,892       0.7       11,141       0.6       11,806       0.6    
Other 3,053       0.5       1,413       0.2       11,688       0.7       3,177       0.2    
 Total operating expenses 528,111       89.5       564,907       91.4       1,605,889       91.7       1,682,096       91.3    
Operating income 62,103       10.5       53,357       8.6       145,987       8.3       159,818       8.7    
Other expense (income):                              
Interest expense 887       0.2       2,408       0.4       3,639       0.2       4,695       0.2    
Interest income (323 )     (0.1 )     (756 )     (0.1 )     (1,326 )     (0.1 )     (2,648 )     (0.1 )  
Other 55             47             123             (11 )        
 Total other expense (income) 619       0.1       1,699       0.3       2,436       0.1       2,036       0.1    
Income before income taxes 61,484       10.4       51,658       8.3       143,551       8.2       157,782       8.6    
Income tax expense 15,152       2.5       12,614       2.0       35,029       2.0       39,334       2.2    
Net income $ 46,332       7.9       $ 39,044       6.3       $ 108,522       6.2       $ 118,448       6.4    
Diluted shares outstanding 69,449           69,600           69,500           70,053        
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.67           $ 0.56           $ 1.56           $ 1.69        




  GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
  (Unaudited)
  (In thousands, except per share amounts)
               
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
Operating revenues $ 590,214       $ 618,264       $ 1,751,876       $ 1,841,914    
Operating expenses 528,111       564,907       1,605,889       1,682,096    
Operating income 62,103       53,357       145,987       159,818    
Total other expense (income) 619       1,699       2,436       2,036    
Income before income taxes 61,484       51,658       143,551       157,782    
Income tax expense 15,152       12,614       35,029       39,334    
Net income $ 46,332       $ 39,044       $ 108,522       $ 118,448    
Diluted shares outstanding 69,449       69,600       69,500       70,053    
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.67       $ 0.56       $ 1.56       $ 1.69    
               
Adjusted for:              
Operating expenses $ 528,111       $ 564,907       $ 1,605,889       $ 1,682,096    
Insurance and claims (1) (1,238 )     (799 )     (3,634 )     (2,716 )  
Depreciation (2) (921 )           (9,614 )        
Adjusted operating expenses 525,952       564,108       1,592,641       1,679,380    
Adjusted operating income (3) 64,262       54,156       159,235       162,534    
Total other expense (income) 619       1,699       2,436       2,036    
Adjusted income before income taxes 63,643       52,457       156,799       160,498    
Adjusted income tax expense 15,702       12,816       38,407       40,020    
Adjusted net income (3) $ 47,941       $ 39,641       $ 118,392       $ 120,478    
Diluted shares outstanding 69,449       69,600       69,500       70,053    
Adjusted diluted earnings per share (3) $ 0.69       $ 0.57       $ 1.70       $ 1.72    

(1) During third quarter 2020 and 2019, we accrued pre-tax insurance and claims expense for interest related to a previously disclosed excess adverse jury verdict rendered on May 17, 2018 in a lawsuit arising from a December 2014 accident. The Company is appealing this verdict. Additional information about the accident was included in our Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 17, 2018. Under our insurance policies in effect on the date of this accident, our maximum liability for this accident is $10.0 million (plus pre-judgment and post-judgment interest) with premium-based insurance coverage that exceeds the jury verdict amount. Interest is accrued at $0.4 million per month until such time as the outcome of our appeal is finalized excluding the months of June and July 2019 where the plaintiffs requested an extension of time to respond to our appeal. Management believes excluding the effect of this item provides a more useful comparison of our performance from period to period. This item is included in the Truckload Transportation Services segment in our Segment Information table. 

(2) During first quarter 2020, we changed the estimated life of certain trucks currently expected to be sold in 2020 to more rapidly depreciate these trucks to their estimated residual values due to the weak used truck market. These trucks will continue to depreciate at the same higher rate per truck until the trucks are sold.  Management believes excluding the effect of this unusual and infrequent item provides a more useful comparison of our performance from period to period.  This item is included in the Truckload Transportation Services segment in our Segment Information table.

(3) Our definition of the non-GAAP measures adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share begins with (a) operating expenses, the most comparable GAAP measure. We subtract the insurance and claims jury verdict interest accrual and the additional depreciation expense from (a) to arrive at adjusted operating expenses, which we subtract from operating revenues to arrive at (b) adjusted operating income. We subtract (c) total other expense (income) from (b) adjusted operating income to arrive at (d) adjusted income before income taxes. We calculate adjusted income tax expense by applying the incremental income tax rate excluding discrete items to the net pre-tax adjustments and adding this additional income tax to GAAP income tax expense. We then subtract adjusted income tax expense from adjusted income before income taxes to arrive at adjusted net income. The adjusted net income is divided by the diluted shares outstanding to calculate the adjusted diluted earnings per share.

  SEGMENT INFORMATION
  (Unaudited)
  (In thousands)
           
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
Revenues              
Truckload Transportation Services $ 458,256       $ 480,351       $ 1,368,172       $ 1,423,201    
Werner Logistics 117,351       121,331       339,678       369,584    
Other (1) 14,156       15,896       42,539       47,464    
Corporate 481       687       1,542       1,905    
Subtotal 590,244       618,265       1,751,931       1,842,154    
Inter-segment eliminations (2) (30 )     (1 )     (55 )     (240 )  
Total $ 590,214       $ 618,264       $ 1,751,876       $ 1,841,914    
               
Operating Income              
Truckload Transportation Services $ 63,080       $ 48,870       $ 143,394       $ 143,488    
Werner Logistics (852 )     3,028       3,372       12,921    
Other (1) 566       1,709       2,932       5,181    
Corporate (691 )     (250 )     (3,711 )     (1,772 )  
Total $ 62,103       $ 53,357       $ 145,987       $ 159,818    

(1) Other includes our driver training schools, transportation-related activities such as third-party equipment maintenance and equipment leasing, and other business activities.

(2) Inter-segment eliminations represent transactions between reporting segments that are eliminated in consolidation.

 

 

  OPERATING STATISTICS BY SEGMENT
  (Unaudited)
               
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
      Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   
  2020   2019   % Chg   2020   2019   % Chg
Truckload Transportation Services segment                      
Average tractors in service 7,615     8,010       (4.9 ) %   7,746       7,945       (2.5 ) %
Average revenues per tractor per week (1) $ 4,216     $ 4,014       5.0   %   $ 4,082       $ 3,960       3.1   %
Total tractors (at quarter end)                      
Company 7,245     7,480       (3.1 ) %   7,245       7,480       (3.1 ) %
Independent contractor 465     575       (19.1 ) %   465       575       (19.1 ) %
Total tractors 7,710     8,055       (4.3 ) %   7,710       8,055       (4.3 ) %
Total trailers (at quarter end) 22,350     22,895       (2.4 ) %   22,350       22,895       (2.4 ) %
                       
One-Way Truckload                      
Trucking revenues, net of fuel surcharge (in 000’s) $ 173,021     $ 185,791       (6.9 ) %   $ 518,854       $ 550,204       (5.7 ) %
Average tractors in service 3,048     3,418       (10.8 ) %   3,156       3,385       (6.8 ) %
Total tractors (at quarter end) 2,995     3,435       (12.8 ) %   2,995       3,435       (12.8 ) %
Average percentage of empty miles 11.70 %   12.24   %   (4.4 ) %   12.18   %   12.02   %   1.3   %
Average revenues per tractor per week (1) $ 4,366     $ 4,181       4.4   %   $ 4,215       $ 4,168       1.1   %
Average % change YOY in revenues per total mile (1) 2.9 %   (5.6 ) %       (0.9 ) %   (0.8 ) %    
Average % change YOY in total miles per tractor per week 1.4 %   (2.0 ) %       2.0   %   (2.9 ) %    
Average completed trip length in miles (loaded) 866     843       2.7   %   847       844       0.4   %
                       
Dedicated                      
Trucking revenues, net of fuel surcharge (in 000’s) $ 244,314     $ 232,163       5.2   %   $ 714,413       $ 676,901       5.5   %
Average tractors in service 4,567     4,592       (0.5 ) %   4,590       4,560       0.7   %
Total tractors (at quarter end) 4,715     4,620       2.1   %   4,715       4,620       2.1   %
Average revenues per tractor per week (1) $ 4,115     $ 3,888       5.8   %   $ 3,990       $ 3,805       4.9   %
                       
Werner Logistics segment                      
Average tractors in service 31     33       (6.1 ) %   31       36       (13.9 ) %
Total tractors (at quarter end) 32     31       3.2   %   32       31       3.2   %
Total trailers (at quarter end) 1,325     1,580       (16.1 ) %   1,325       1,580       (16.1 ) %

(1) Net of fuel surcharge revenues

 

 

  SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
  (Unaudited)
  (In thousands)
           
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
Capital expenditures, net $ 79,654     $ 109,306     $ 187,263     $ 271,659  
Cash flow from operations 59,054     111,849     346,396     332,185  
Return on assets (annualized) 8.8 %   7.3 %   6.9 %   7.5 %
Return on equity (annualized) 16.0 %   14.9 %   12.8 %   13.6 %

 

 

  CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET
  (In thousands, except share amounts)
       
  September 30,
2020
  December 31,
2019
  (Unaudited)    
       
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 40,476       $ 26,418    
Accounts receivable, trade, less allowance of $8,854 and $7,921, respectively 337,897       322,846    
Other receivables 28,937       52,221    
Inventories and supplies 9,354       9,243    
Prepaid taxes, licenses and permits 7,328       16,757    
Other current assets 40,129       38,849    
Total current assets 464,121       466,334    
       
Property and equipment 2,384,537       2,343,536    
Less – accumulated depreciation 857,106       817,260    
Property and equipment, net 1,527,431       1,526,276    
       
Other non-current assets (1) 148,584       151,254    
Total assets $ 2,140,136       $ 2,143,864    
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 104,041       $ 94,634    
Current portion of long-term debt       75,000    
Insurance and claims accruals 81,024       69,810    
Accrued payroll 42,885       38,347    
Other current liabilities 28,258       31,049    
Total current liabilities 256,208       308,840    
       
Long-term debt, net of current portion 175,000       225,000    
Other long-term liabilities 48,362       21,129    
Insurance and claims accruals, net of current portion (1) 234,797       228,218    
Deferred income taxes 245,632       249,669    
       
Stockholders’ equity:      
Common stock, $.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 80,533,536      
shares issued; 69,097,926 and 69,244,525 shares outstanding, respectively 805       805    
Paid-in capital 114,074       112,649    
Retained earnings 1,384,474       1,294,608    
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (28,729 )     (14,728 )  
Treasury stock, at cost; 11,435,610 and 11,289,011 shares, respectively (290,487 )     (282,326 )  
Total stockholders’ equity 1,180,137       1,111,008    
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 2,140,136       $ 2,143,864    

(1) Under the terms of our insurance policies, we are the primary obligor of the damage award in the previously mentioned adverse jury verdict, and as such, we have recorded a $79.2 million receivable from our third party insurance providers in other non-current assets and a corresponding liability of the same amount in the long-term portion of insurance and claims accruals in the unaudited condensed balance sheets as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

 


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Source: Werner Enterprises, Inc.

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