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Pacer International Reports Second Quarter Results

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 25, 2013-- Pacer International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PACR), the asset-light North American freight transportation and logistics services provider, today reported financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013.

SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

  • Income from operations improved by 20.0% from the second quarter of 2012 to $3.0 million, primarily due to improved intermodal margins;
  • Total revenues decreased $130.3 million from the second quarter of 2012. As expected, the decrease was primarily due to the implementation of the new cross border agreement with Union Pacific where we no longer collect and pass through the rail transportation costs to automotive intermediaries servicing the US-Mexico business, as well as lower volumes in both the intermodal and logistics segments;
  • Total cost of purchased transportation and services decreased $129.3 million from the second quarter of 2012. As expected, the decrease was primarily due to the implementation of the new cross border agreement with Union Pacific and the lower volumes;
  • Net income increased $0.6 million from the second quarter of 2012 to $1.9 million;
  • Earnings per share increased by $0.01 from the second quarter of 2012 to $0.05;
  • Revenues, gross margin, income from operations and earnings per share improved in the second quarter of 2013 as compared to the first quarter.

(In millions, except for per share data)

 
Selected Financial Data
      2013     2012
Q1     Q2 Q2
Revenue $ 232.7 $ 238.0 $ 368.3
Cost of purchased transportation and services 177.9 181.2 310.5
Gross margin $ 31.9 $ 32.7 $ 32.4
Gross margin % 13.7 % 13.7 % 8.8 %
SG&A $ 29.8 $ 29.9 $ 29.9
Income from operations 2.4 3.0 2.5
Net income 1.3 $ 1.9 1.3
Earnings per share $ 0.04 $ 0.05 $ 0.04
 

“Our improvements in intermodal gross margin and operating income reflect the continuation of our focus on achieving acceptable margins for our services. Our new relationships with CTS International Logistics Corporation, Ltd. and Menzell Frankfurt will support our long-term development plans in returning the logistics segment to profitability,” said Daniel W. Avramovich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

YEAR-TO-DATE RESULTS

  • Income from operations more than doubled from the 2012 period to $5.4 million, primarily due to improved intermodal margins;
  • Total revenues decreased $243.5 million from the 2012 period. As expected, the decrease was primarily due to the implementation of the new cross border agreement with Union Pacific where we no longer collect and pass through the rail transportation costs to automotive intermediaries servicing the US-Mexico business, as well as lower volumes in both the intermodal and logistics segments;
  • Total cost of purchased transportation and services decreased $240.4 million from the 2012 period. As expected, the decrease was primarily due to the implementation of the new cross border agreement with Union Pacific and the lower volumes;
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $2.1 million from the 2012 period, or 3.4%;
  • Net income increased $2.2 million from the 2012 period to $3.2 million;
  • Earnings per share increased by $0.06 from the 2012 period to $0.09;
  • Cash on hand at June 30, 2013 improved to $26.8 million primarily due to $11.4 million in cash provided by operating activities during the period.

(In millions, except for per share data)

 
Selected Financial Data
      2013     2012
Year-to-Date Year-to-Date
Revenue $ 470.7 $ 714.2
Cost of purchased transportation and services 359.1 599.5
Gross margin $ 64.6 $ 64.3
Gross margin % 13.7 % 9.0 %
SG&A $ 59.7 $ 61.8
Income from operations 5.4 2.5
Net income 3.2 1.0
Earnings per share $ 0.09 $ 0.03
 

Certain reclassifications have been made to the 2012 operating expenses in order to conform to the 2013 presentation. The reclassifications had no impact on previously reported income. A tabular reconciliation detailing the reclassification amounts for 2012 is contained in the schedules attached to this press release.

2013 GUIDANCE

We are reconfirming our 2013 earnings per share and revenue guidance. We expect 2013 earnings per share to range between $0.25 and $0.35 and revenues to range between $1.0 billion and $1.1 billion.

CONFERENCE CALL TODAY Pacer International will hold a conference call for investors, analysts, business and trade media, and other interested parties at 8:30 a.m. EDT, today (Thursday, July 25, 2013). To participate, please call five minutes early by dialing (800) 230-1092 (in USA) and ask for “Pacer International Second Quarter Earnings Call.” International callers can dial (612) 332-0107.

An audio-only, simultaneous webcast of the live conference call can be accessed through the Investors link on the company’s website at www.pacer.com. For persons unable to participate in either the conference call or the webcast, a digitized replay will be available from July 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EDT to August 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. For the replay, dial (800) 475-6701(USA) or (320) 365-3844 (international), using access code 296041. During such period, the replay also can be accessed through the Investors link on the company’s website at www.pacer.com.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES: From time to time in press releases regarding quarterly earnings, presentations and other communications, we may provide financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").

These measures include adjusted results for 2012 which exclude from revenues and costs of purchased transportation, the rail transportation costs in our wholesale intermodal auto business that we no longer collect and pass through to automotive intermediaries servicing the US-Mexico business. Adjusted results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2012 are set forth in the tables of this press release.

Management uses these non-GAAP measures in its analysis of the Company’s performance and regularly reports such information to our Board of Directors. Management believes that presentations of financial measures excluding the impact of these items provides useful supplemental information that is essential to a proper understanding of the operating results of our core businesses and allows investors, management and our Board to more easily compare operating results from period to period. However, the use of any such non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for revenues, net income or loss, operating income or loss, cash flows from operations or other income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP or as a measure of our profitability or liquidity. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to those used by other companies.

ABOUT PACER INTERNATIONAL (www.pacer.com)

Pacer International, a leading asset-light North American freight transportation and logistics services provider, offers a broad array of services to facilitate the movement of freight from origin to destination through its intermodal and logistics operating segments. The intermodal segment offers container capacity, integrated local transportation services, and door-to-door intermodal shipment management. The logistics segment provides truck brokerage, warehousing and distribution, international freight forwarding, and supply-chain management services. For more information on Pacer International visit www.pacer.com.

CERTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS—This press release contains or may contain forward-looking statements, including revenue and earnings per share guidance for 2013, 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. These forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are general economic and business conditions including the current U.S. and global economic environment and the timing and strength of economic recovery in the U.S. and internationally; industry trends, including changes in the costs of services from rail, motor, ocean and air transportation providers; and other risks discussed in the company’s Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions or estimates prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, expected or intended. Except as otherwise required by federal securities laws, the company does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Pacer International, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions)

 
      June 30, 2013     December 31, 2012
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 26.8 $ 20.2
Accounts receivable, net 109.9 132.7
Prepaid expenses and other 11.1 9.4
Deferred income taxes 2.6   2.4  
Total current assets 150.4   164.7  
Property and equipment
Property and equipment, cost 105.3 108.8
Accumulated depreciation (57.9 ) (62.0 )
Property and equipment, net 47.4   46.8  
Other assets
Deferred income taxes 10.3 12.6
Other assets 9.8   9.9  
Total other assets 20.1   22.5  
Total assets $ 217.9   $ 234.0  
Liabilities & Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities $ 92.8 $ 112.5
Long-term liabilities
Other 1.1   1.3  
Total liabilities 93.9   113.8  
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock 0.4 0.4
Additional paid-in capital 306.4 305.7
Accumulated deficit (182.7 ) (185.9 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (0.1 )  
Total stockholders’ equity 124.0   120.2  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 217.9   $ 234.0  
 
 

Pacer International, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in millions, except share and per share data)

 
      Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30, 2013     June 30, 2012 June 30, 2013     June 30, 2012
Revenues $ 238.0 $ 368.3 $ 470.7 $ 714.2
Operating expenses:
Cost of purchased transportation and services 181.2 310.5 359.1 599.5
Direct operating expenses 24.1 25.4 47.0 50.4
Selling, general and administrative expenses 29.9 29.9 59.7 61.8
Other income (0.2 )   (0.5 )  
Total operating expenses 235.0   365.8   465.3   711.7  
Income from operations 3.0 2.5 5.4 2.5
Interest expense (0.2 ) (0.3 ) (0.5 ) (0.8 )
Income before income taxes 2.8 2.2 4.9 1.7
Income tax expense (0.9 ) (0.9 ) (1.7 ) (0.7 )
Net income $ 1.9   $ 1.3   $ 3.2   $ 1.0  
Earnings per share:
Basic:
Earnings per share $ 0.05   $ 0.04   $ 0.09   $ 0.03  
Weighted average shares outstanding 35,328,056   35,090,580   35,242,047   35,052,353  
Diluted:
Earnings per share $ 0.05   $ 0.04   $ 0.09   $ 0.03  
Weighted average shares outstanding 35,567,100   35,354,393   35,525,962   35,314,237  
 
 

Pacer International, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in millions)

 

      Six Months Ended
June 30, 2013     June 30, 2012
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 3.2 $ 1.0
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 4.2 3.7
Amortization of deferred gain on sale lease-back transactions (0.5 ) (0.4 )
Deferred taxes 1.8 0.4
Stock based compensation expense 1.3 0.9
Change in operating assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable, net 22.8 (13.5 )
Prepaid expenses and other (1.7 ) (7.0 )
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities (19.7 ) 4.9
Other assets 0.1 0.4
Other liabilities (0.1 ) (0.7 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 11.4   (10.3 )
Cash flows from investing activities
Capital expenditures (4.5 ) (6.4 )
Purchase of railcar assets (28.4 )
Net proceeds from sale lease-back transaction 30.2
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment   0.1  
Net cash used in investing activities (4.5 ) (4.5 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Repurchase and retirement of Pacer common stock (0.1 )
Withholding tax paid upon vesting of restricted and performance stock units (0.3 ) (0.1 )
Net cash used in financing activities (0.3 ) (0.2 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 6.6 (15.0 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 20.2   24.0  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 26.8   $ 9.0  
 
 

Pacer International, Inc.
Unaudited Results by Segment
(in millions)

 
      Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30
2013     2012     Change     % Change 2013     2012     Change     % Change
Revenues
Intermodal $ 184.3 $ 306.8 $ (122.5 ) (39.9 )% $ 364.7 $ 591.7 $ (227.0 ) (38.4 )%
Logistics 54.0 61.8 (7.8 ) (12.6 ) 106.6 122.9 (16.3 ) (13.3 )

Inter-segment
elimination

(0.3 ) (0.3 )   N/M

 

(0.6 ) (0.4 ) (0.2 ) N/M
Total 238.0 368.3 (130.3 ) (35.4 ) 470.7 714.2 (243.5 ) (34.1 )

Cost of purchased
transportation and
services

Intermodal 134.2 256.5 (122.3 ) (47.7 ) 266.4 492.3 (225.9 ) (45.9 )
Logistics 47.3 54.3 (7.0 ) (12.9 ) 93.3 107.6 (14.3 ) (13.3 )

Inter-segment
elimination

(0.3 ) (0.3 )   N/M (0.6 ) (0.4 ) (0.2 ) N/M
Total 181.2 310.5 (129.3 ) (41.6 ) 359.1 599.5 (240.4 ) (40.1 )

Direct operating
expenses

Intermodal 24.1   25.4   (1.3 ) (5.1 ) 47.0   50.4   (3.4 ) (6.7 )
Total 24.1 25.4 (1.3 ) (5.1 ) 47.0 50.4 (3.4 ) (6.7 )
Gross margin
Intermodal 26.0 24.9 1.1 4.4 51.3 49.0 2.3 4.7
Logistics 6.7   7.5   (0.8 ) (10.7 ) 13.3   15.3   (2.0 ) (13.1 )
Total $ 32.7 $ 32.4 $ 0.3 0.9 $ 64.6 $ 64.3 $ 0.3 0.5
Gross margin percentage
Intermodal 14.1 % 8.1 % 6.0 % 14.1 % 8.3 % 5.8 %
Logistics 12.4 12.1 0.3 12.5 12.4 0.1
Total 13.7 % 8.8 % 4.9 % 13.7 % 9.0 % 4.7 %

Selling, general &
administrative expenses

Intermodal $ 15.2 $ 15.5 $ (0.3 ) (1.9 ) $ 30.7 $ 31.4 $ (0.7 ) (2.2 )
Logistics 9.7 10.0 (0.3 ) (3.0 ) 19.4 21.0 (1.6 ) (7.6 )
Corporate 5.0   4.4   0.6   13.6 9.6   9.4   0.2   2.1
Total 29.9 29.9 N/M 59.7 61.8 (2.1 ) (3.4 )
Other income
Logistics (0.2 )   (0.2 ) N/M (0.5 )   (0.5 ) N/M
Total (0.2 ) (0.2 ) N/M (0.5 ) (0.5 ) N/M

Income (loss) from
operations

Intermodal 10.8 9.4 1.4 14.9 $ 20.6 $ 17.6 $ 3.0 17.0
Logistics (2.8 ) (2.5 ) (0.3 ) (12.0 ) (5.6 ) (5.7 ) 0.1 1.8
Corporate (5.0 ) (4.4 ) (0.6 ) (13.6 ) (9.6 ) (9.4 ) (0.2 ) (2.1 )
Total 3.0 2.5 0.5 20.0 $ 5.4 $ 2.5 $ 2.9 N/M
Interest expense (0.2 ) (0.3 ) 0.1 33.3 (0.5 ) (0.8 ) 0.3 37.5 %
Income tax (0.9 ) (0.9 )   N/M (1.7 ) (0.7 ) (1.0 ) N/M
Net income $ 1.9   $ 1.3   $ 0.6   46.2 % $ 3.2   $ 1.0   $ 2.2   N/M
 
 

Reclassifications of 2012 Quarterly Results to Conform to 2013 Presentation
For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012
(in millions)

 
      Three Months Ended June 30, 2012     Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

As Originally
Reported

   

Reclassification
Amount 1/

   

As
Reclassified

Originally
Reported

   

Reclassification
Amount 1/

   

As
Reclassified

Cost of purchased
transportation and services

$ 307.1 $ 3.4 $ 310.5 $ 592.9 $ 6.6 $ 599.5
Direct operating expenses 22.6 2.8 25.4 44.9 5.5 50.4

Selling, general and
administrative expenses

34.2 (4.3 ) 29.9 70.2 (8.4 ) 61.8
Depreciation and amortization $ 1.9 $ (1.9 ) $ $ 3.7 $ (3.7 ) $
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2012 Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

As Originally
Reported

Reclassification
Amount 1/

As
Reclassified

Originally
Reported

Reclassification
Amount 1/

As
Reclassified

Gross margin
Intermodal $ 27.7 $ (2.8 ) $ 24.9 $ 54.5 $ (5.5 ) $ 49.0
Logistics 10.9   (3.4 ) 7.5   21.9   (6.6 ) 15.3  
Total $ 38.6 $ (6.2 ) $ 32.4 $ 76.4 $ (12.1 ) $ 64.3
Gross margin percentage
Intermodal 9.0 % 8.1 % 9.2 % 8.3 %
Logistics 17.6 12.1 17.8 12.4
Total 10.5 % 8.8 % 10.7 % 9.0 %
 
 
1/ Certain reclassifications have been made to the 2012 operating expenses in order to conform to the 2013 presentation. The reclassifications had no impact on previously reported income. Specifically, Pacer reclassified certain expenses from selling, general and administrative to costs of purchased transportation and services and direct operating expenses. Pacer also reclassified depreciation and amortization as direct operating expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses.
 
 

Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Adjusted Results
For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012
(in millions)

 
     

Three Months
Ended June 30,
2013

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2012     Adjusted     % Adjusted
GAAP GAAP         Adjusted Variance Variance
Results Results Adjustments Results 2013 vs 2012 2013 vs 2012
Total revenues $ 238.0 $ 368.3 $ (97.8 ) 2/ $ 270.5 $ (32.5 ) (12.0 )%

Total cost of purchased
transportation and services

181.2   310.5   1/ (97.8 ) 2/ 212.7   (31.5 ) (14.8 )
Total net revenue $ 56.8 $ 57.8 $ $ 57.8 $ (1.0 ) (1.7 )
Total gross margin percentage 13.7 % 8.8 % 1/ 12.0 % 1.7 %
 
Intermodal revenues $ 184.3 $ 306.8 $ (97.8 ) 2/ $ 209.0 $ (24.7 ) (11.8 )

Intermodal cost of purchased
transportation and services

134.2   256.5   1/ (97.8 ) 2/ 158.7   (24.5 ) (15.4 )
Intermodal net revenue $ 50.1 $ 50.3 $ $ 50.3 $ (0.2 ) (0.4 )%

Intermodal gross margin
percentage

14.1 % 8.1 % 1/ 11.9 % 2.2 %
 
   
   

Six Months
Ended June 30,
2013

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2012     Adjusted     % Adjusted
GAAP GAAP         Adjusted Variance Variance
Results Results Adjustments Results 2013 vs 2012 2013 vs 2012
Total revenues $ 470.7 $ 714.2 $ (192.0 ) 2/ $ 522.2 $ (51.5 ) (9.9 )%

Total cost of purchased
transportation and services

359.1   599.5   1/ (192.0 ) 2/ 407.5   (48.4 ) (11.9 )
Total net revenue $ 111.6 $ 114.7 $ $ 114.7 $ (3.1 ) (2.7 )
Total gross margin percentage 13.7 % 9.0 % 1/ 12.3 % 1.4 %
 
Intermodal revenues $ 364.7 $ 591.7 $ (192.0 ) 2/ $ 399.7 $ (35.0 ) (8.8 )

Intermodal cost of purchased
transportation and services

266.4   492.3   1/ (192.0 ) 2/ 300.3   (33.9 ) (11.3 )
Intermodal net revenue $ 98.3 $ 99.4 $ $ 99.4 $ (1.1 ) (1.1 )%

Intermodal gross margin
percentage

14.1 % 8.3 % 1/ 12.3 % 1.8 %
 
 
1/ 2012 GAAP results are after reclassification of certain selling, general and administrative expenses to cost of purchased transportation.
 
2/ Effective January 1, 2013, we now act as Union Pacific's network manager for US-Mexico cross-border shipments. We are compensated on a fee basis for such services and these fees are recorded as revenues in 2013. We no longer collect and pass through the rail transportation costs to automotive intermediaries servicing the US-Mexico business. Accordingly, adjustments were made to exclude these costs from revenues and cost of purchased transportation to present 2012 on a net basis.
 

Source: Pacer International, Inc.

INVESTORS:
Pacer International, Inc.
Steve Markosky, 614-923-1703
VP, Investor Relations & Financial Planning & Analysis
steve.markosky@pacer.com
or
MEDIA:
Princeton Partners
James Curtis, 609-452-8500 x118
Account Executive
jcurtis@princetonpartners.com


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