2014

Arkansas Best Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results - Revenue rises to $576.9 million from $510.5 million

- Second quarter 2013 profit of $4.9 million, or $0.18 per share

- Six-month 2013 net loss of $8.5 million

- All emerging, non-asset-based businesses generate second quarter operating income on revenue growth

- ABF labor contract recently ratified; work continues on approval of remaining supplemental agreements

FORT SMITH, Ark., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS) today reported second quarter 2013 net income but continued to sustain losses for the first six months of the year as costs for salaries, wages and benefits at LTL carrier subsidiary ABF Freight System, Inc. offset improving revenue and tonnage trends.  Arkansas Best's emerging businesses continued to see growth and improved margins.  

Arkansas Best's second quarter 2013 revenue was $576.9 million compared to revenue of $510.5 million in the second quarter of 2012. Second quarter 2013 net income was $4.9 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to second quarter 2012 net income of $11.8 million, or $0.44 per share.

The second quarter 2012 results included a tax benefit of $8.0 million, or $0.31 per share, related to the reversal of previously established deferred tax asset valuation allowances, and transaction costs of $2.1 million ($1.3 million, after tax), or $0.05 per share, associated with the June 15, 2012 acquisition of Panther Expedited Services, Inc.  Excluding both of these items, Arkansas Best had second quarter 2012 net income of $5.2 million, or $0.18 per share.

For the first half of 2013, Arkansas Best's net loss was $8.5 million or $0.33 per share on revenue of $1.1 billion compared to a net loss of $6.3 million, or $0.25 per share on revenue of $951.4 million during the first half of 2012.  Excluding the tax and transaction items mentioned above, Arkansas Best's net loss was $0.33 per share in the first six months of both years.

ABF's second quarter 2013 revenue rose slightly, but higher costs for salaries, wages and benefits continued to weigh on results, as has been the case in recent quarters. For the first six months of 2013, ABF's operating loss was $17.1 million compared to $14.2 million in the first half of 2012. The June 27, 2013 ratification of the ABF National Master Freight Agreement by its Teamster employees is a major step toward returning the company to consistent profitability.  Once the new contract is implemented, following the ratification of the remaining supplements, the combined effect of immediate cost reductions plus lower cost increases in affected areas should put ABF on a path to improved financial performance.

"We achieved a major milestone for our company in recent weeks with the ratification of a national five-year labor contract at ABF and most supplemental agreements.  We expect to obtain employee ratification of all remaining supplements in the coming weeks," said Arkansas Best President and Chief Executive Officer Judy R. McReynolds. "Once this important process is concluded, it will represent a pivotal moment for Arkansas Best, as we will be able to turn our undivided attention to driving improved profitability at ABF, while continuing the expansion and growth of our emerging businesses. As our customers look to us for total solutions to their complex supply chain needs, we are now better positioned than at any time in our history to fulfill those requirements."

At ABF, total second quarter revenue per hundredweight equaled that of the same period last year.  However, when considering year-over-year changes in freight profile and account mix, ABF's pricing improved, reflecting the positive effects of the general rate increase ABF implemented in late May.

As in the first quarter 2013, Arkansas Best's emerging, non-asset-based businesses continued to show revenue growth, operating profit and cash flow generation.  These businesses represented 23% of total corporate revenue during the quarter, and are on track to account for a greater proportion of total revenue going forward. The company's freight brokerage segment led the emerging businesses in revenue gains, with a 63% increase. Emergency and preventive maintenance increased second quarter revenue by more than 9% and improved its operating income by nearly 17%.  The household goods moving services segment raised its second quarter operating income by nearly five times on a small increase in revenue.  Though Panther Expedited Services, Inc. continued to be affected by reduced customer demand for expedited services and the effects of ongoing investments made in sales and service locations for future growth, revenue and margin trends improved throughout the quarter. On a combined basis, Panther and all of the other non-asset-based businesses generated second quarter 2013 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") of $7.1 million, versus $2.8 million of EBITDA in the second quarter of 2012. 

Status of ABF Labor Contract

As previously announced, the five-year ABF National Master Freight Agreement was approved by ABF employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  The full contract will be implemented once the remaining supplemental agreements are approved.  It will run through March 31, 2018.  The agreement achieves the stated goals of lowering ABF's costs and better serving its customers while putting it on a path for improved profitability. With the new labor contract, ABF also continues to provide the best-paying jobs and benefits package for its Teamster employees when compared with their union and non-union counterparts. 

ABF Freight System, Inc., and the Teamsters reached another contract extension that runs through August 31, 2013. The extension will allow for the conclusion of the voting process for the remaining six supplemental agreements to the ABF National Master Freight Agreement. Ballots for the remaining supplemental agreements were mailed earlier this week and they will be counted on August 28, 2013.  After full ratification of the new labor contract and all supplements is achieved, further details on expected future cost savings at ABF will be provided. 

Nonunion Defined Benefit Pension Plan Freeze

As previously announced, Arkansas Best amended its nonunion defined benefit pension plan in June 2013 to freeze the accrual of future benefits beginning July 1, 2013. The changes to the plan were accounted for as a plan curtailment at the end of second quarter 2013, resulting in a $46.3 million reduction in the pension liabilities, a $28.3 million increase to equity, and an $18.0 million decrease in related deferred tax assets. The change to the plan had no effect on second quarter nonunion pension expense.  Beginning in third quarter 2013, nonunion pension expense will decrease as a result of the plan freeze.  However, these savings may be offset, in part, by discretionary contributions to Arkansas Best's nonunion defined contribution plan.

Closing Comments

"As economic growth remains moderate and inconsistent, Arkansas Best continues to make progress in positioning each of its companies for future success," said McReynolds.  "ABF now looks toward a better future with lower costs and greater operational flexibility. Investments made in emerging, non-asset-based businesses are positively impacting our bottom line by improving the way we go to market as customers seek more end-to-end logistics solutions.  We are excited about the upcoming prospects for Arkansas Best and the future opportunity we have to benefit our customers, employees and shareholders."

Conference Call

Arkansas Best Corporation will host a conference call with company executives to discuss the 2013 second quarter results.  The call will be today, Friday August 9, at 9:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. CT).  Interested parties are invited to listen by calling (800) 893-3796.  Following the call, a recorded playback will be available through the end of the day on September 8, 2013.  To listen to the playback, dial (800) 633-8284 or (402) 977-9140 (for international callers).  The conference call ID for the playback is 21661649.  The conference call and playback can also be accessed, through September 8, on Arkansas Best's website at arkbest.com.

Company Description

Arkansas Best Corporation, headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is a freight transportation services and solutions provider. Through its various subsidiaries, Arkansas Best offers a wide variety of logistics solutions including: domestic and global transportation of less-than-truckload ("LTL") and full load shipments, expedited ground and time-definite delivery solutions, freight forwarding services, freight brokerage, oversight of roadside assistance and equipment services for commercial vehicles, and household goods moving market services for consumers, corporations, and the military. More information is available at arkbest.com, abf.com and pantherexpedite.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The following is a "safe harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  Statements contained in this report that are not based on historical facts are "forward-looking statements." Terms such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "on track," "plan," "predict," "prospects," "scheduled," "should," "would," and similar expressions and the negatives of such terms are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are by their nature subject to uncertainties and risk including, but not limited to, a workforce stoppage by our employees covered under our collective bargaining agreement or unfavorable terms of future collective bargaining agreements; relationships with employees, including unions; general economic conditions and related shifts in market demand that impact the performance and needs of industries served by Arkansas Best Corporation's subsidiaries and/or limit our customers' access to adequate financial resources; union and nonunion employee wages and benefits, including changes in required contributions to multiemployer pension plans; competitive initiatives, pricing pressures and 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; availability of fuel; default on covenants of financing arrangements and the availability and terms of future financing arrangements; availability and cost of reliable third-party services; disruptions or failures of services essential to the use of information technology platforms in our business; availability, timing, and amount of capital expenditures; future costs of operating expenses such as fuel and related taxes; self-insurance claims and insurance premium costs; governmental regulations and policies; future climate change legislation; potential impairment of goodwill and intangible assets; the impact of our brand and corporate reputation; the cost, timing, and performance of growth initiatives; the cost, integration, and performance of any future acquisitions; the costs of continuing investments in technology, a failure of our information systems, and the impact of cyber incidents; weather conditions; and other financial, operational, and legal risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Arkansas Best Corporation's Securities and Exchange Commission public filings.

The following tables show financial data and operating statistics on Arkansas Best Corporation and its subsidiary companies.

 





ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS



Three Months Ended

June 30


Six Months Ended

June 30



2013


2012


2013


2012


(Unaudited)


($ thousands, except share and per share data)


OPERATING REVENUES

$

576,899


$

510,543


$

1,097,586


$

951,410













OPERATING EXPENSES AND COSTS


568,482



503,342



1,112,520



967,196













OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)


8,417



7,201



(14,934)



(15,786)













OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)












Interest and dividend income


161



215



332



469

Interest expense and other related financing costs


(1,079)



(1,112)



(2,286)



(2,255)

Other, net


366



(220)



1,450



1,120



(552)



(1,117)



(504)



(666)













INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES


7,865



6,084



(15,438)



(16,452)













INCOME TAX PROVISION (BENEFIT)


2,987



(5,757)



(6,921)



(10,131)













NET INCOME (LOSS)

$

4,878


$

11,841


$

(8,517)


$

(6,321)













EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE(1)












Basic

$

0.18


$

0.44


$

(0.33)


$

(0.25)

Diluted

$

0.18


$

0.44


$

(0.33)


$

(0.25)













AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING












Basic


25,694,327



25,544,455



25,666,484



25,496,871

Diluted


25,694,327



25,544,455



25,666,484



25,496,871


CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED
  PER COMMON SHARE

$

0.03


$

0.03


$

0.06


$

0.06


(1)  The Company 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.













NET INCOME (LOSS)

$

4,878


$

11,841


$

(8,517)


$

(6,321)













EFFECT OF UNVESTED RESTRICTED
  STOCK AWARDS(1)


(215)



(549)



(74)



(75)













ADJUSTED NET INCOME (LOSS) FOR CALCULATING EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE

$

4,663


$

11,292


$

(8,591)


$

(6,396)



ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


June 30

2013


December 31

2012


(Unaudited)


Note


($ thousands, except share data)

ASSETS










CURRENT ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents

$

88,553


$

90,702

Short-term investments


29,879



29,054

Restricted cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments


1,901



9,658

Accounts receivable, less allowances (2013 – $5,439; 2012 – $5,249)


206,168



180,631

Other accounts receivable, less allowances (2013 – $1,427; 2012 – $1,334)


6,615



6,539

Prepaid expenses


16,346



17,355

Deferred income taxes


42,293



39,245

Prepaid and refundable income taxes


6,232



5,681

Other


7,306



7,185

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS


405,293



386,050







PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT






Land and structures


245,148



243,699

Revenue equipment


590,445



589,729

Service, office, and other equipment


120,848



119,456

Software


107,195



103,164

Leasehold improvements


23,442



23,272



1,087,078



1,079,320

Less allowances for depreciation and amortization


673,074



635,292



414,004



444,028

GOODWILL


76,448



73,189

INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET


77,474



79,561

OTHER ASSETS


51,381



51,634








$

1,024,600


$

1,034,462







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY












CURRENT LIABILITIES






Bank overdraft and drafts payable

$

15,672


$

13,645

Accounts payable


94,770



84,292

Income taxes payable


162



59

Accrued expenses


170,414



158,668

Current portion of long-term debt


37,030



43,044

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES


318,048



299,708







LONG-TERM DEBT, less current portion


96,946



112,941

PENSION AND POSTRETIREMENT LIABILITIES


51,941



104,673

OTHER LIABILITIES


12,558



12,832

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES


63,954



45,309







STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Common stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 70,000,000 shares;

    issued 2013: 27,390,446 shares; 2012: 27,296,285 shares


274



273

Additional paid-in-capital


290,355



289,711

Retained earnings


274,027



284,157

Treasury stock, at cost, 1,677,932 shares


(57,770)



(57,770)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(25,733)



(57,372)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY


481,153



458,999








$

1,024,600


$

1,034,462

Note: The balance sheet at December 31, 2012 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.



ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



Six Months Ended

June 30


2013


2012


(Unaudited)


($ thousands)

OPERATING ACTIVITIES



Net loss

$

(8,517)


$

(6,321)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:





    Depreciation and amortization


43,914



39,970

    Amortization of intangibles


2,087



200

    Share-based compensation expense


2,485



3,342

    Provision for losses on accounts receivable


1,312



729

    Deferred income tax benefit


(5,761)



(8,520)

    Gain on sale of property and equipment


(391)



(516)

    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






        Receivables


(26,617)



(20,885)

        Prepaid expenses


1,402



1,363

        Other assets


(297)



(452)

        Income taxes


163



522

        Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other liabilities(1)


18,152



4,740

NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES


27,932



14,172







INVESTING ACTIVITIES






Purchases of property, plant, and equipment, net of financings


(8,638)



(18,401)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment


1,430



2,692

Purchases of short-term investments


(6,692)



(22,143)

Proceeds from sale of short-term investments


5,914



9,555

Business acquisition, net of cash acquired


(4,146)



(180,793)

Capitalization of internally developed software and other


(4,050)



(3,435)

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES


(16,182)



(212,525)







FINANCING ACTIVITIES






Borrowing under credit facilities




100,000

Repayments on long-term debt


(22,009)



(12,303)

Net change in bank overdraft and other


2,026



(5,510)

Change in restricted cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments


7,758



31,668

Deferred financing costs


(61)



(1,574)

Payment of common stock dividends


(1,613)



(1,605)

NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES


(13,899)



110,676







NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS        


(2,149)



(87,677)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


90,702



141,295

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

$

88,553


$

53,618







NONCASH INVESTING ACTIVITIES






Accruals for equipment received

$

268


$

7,416

Equipment financed

$


$

21,370

 

(1)   2013 and 2012 includes $9.0 million and $18.0 million, respectively, in contributions to the Company's nonunion pension plan.

 

ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES



Three Months Ended

June 30


Six Months Ended

June 30



2013


2012


2013


2012


(Unaudited)


($ thousands, except per share data)

ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION – CONSOLIDATED













Net Income (Loss)












Amounts on a GAAP basis

$

4,878


$

11,841


$

(8,517)


$

(6,321)

Tax benefits(1)




(7,973)





(3,333)

Transaction costs, after-tax(2)




1,294





1,294

Non-GAAP amounts

$

4,878


$

5,162


$

(8,517)


$

(8,360)













Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share












Amounts on a GAAP basis

$

0.18


$

0.44


$

(0.33)


$

(0.25)

Tax benefits(1)




(0.31)





(0.13)

Transaction costs, after-tax(2)




0.05





0.05

Non-GAAP amounts

$

0.18


$

0.18


$

(0.33)


$

(0.33)













ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION – CONSOLIDATED


Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation
   and Amortization












Net income (loss)

$

4,878


$

11,841


$

(8,517)


$

(6,321)

Interest expense


1,079



1,112



2,286



2,255

Income tax provision (benefit)


2,987



(5,757)



(6,921)



(10,131)

Depreciation and amortization


22,807



20,850



46,001



40,170

Amortization of share-based compensation


1,181



1,900



2,485



3,342

Amortization of actuarial losses


2,912



2,846



5,824



5,693

EBITDA


35,844



32,792



41,158



35,008













Transaction costs, pre-tax(2)




2,129





2,129

Adjusted EBITDA

$

35,844


$

34,921


$

41,158


$

37,137


(1) Tax benefit adjustments related to deferred tax asset valuation allowances.

(2) Transaction costs associated with the June 15, 2012 acquisition of Panther Expedited Services, Inc.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures. The company reports its financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").  However, management believes that certain non-GAAP performance measures and ratios utilized for internal analysis provide financial statement users meaningful comparisons between current and prior period results, as well as important information regarding performance trends. 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, the company's reported results. Management believes EBITDA to be relevant and useful information as EBITDA is a standard measure commonly reported and widely used by analysts, investors and others to measure financial performance and ability to service debt obligations. However, these financial measures should not be construed as better measurements than operating income, operating cash flow, net income or earnings per share, as defined by generally accepted accounting principles. Other companies may calculate EBITDA differently, and therefore the Company's EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

 




ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES



Three Months Ended

June 30

2013


Three Months Ended

June 30

2012


Operating

Income

(Loss)

Depreciation and Amortization

EBITDA


Operating Income (Loss)

Depreciation and Amortization

EBITDA


Premium Logistics & Expedited Freight Services(1)

$

1,506

$

2,594

$

4,100


$

480

$

473

$

953

Truck Brokerage and Management


692


99


791



655


68


723

Emergency and Preventative Maintenance


810


130


940



694


130


824

Household Goods Moving Services


948


285


1,233



165


179


344

Total non-asset based segments

$

3,956

$

3,108

$

7,064


$

1,994

$

850

$

2,844



Six Months Ended

June 30

2013


Six Months Ended

June 30

2012


Operating

Income

(Loss)

Depreciation and Amortization

EBITDA


Operating Income (Loss)

Depreciation and Amortization

EBITDA


Premium Logistics & Expedited Freight Services(1)

$

642

$

5,144

$

5,786


$

480

$

473

$

953

Truck Brokerage and Management


1,459


191


1,650



1,049


132


1,181

Emergency and Preventative Maintenance


1,522


262


1,784



558


249


807

Household Goods Moving Services


717


525


1,242



(626)


358


(268)

Total non-asset based segments

$

4,340

$

6,122

$

10,462


$

1,461

$

1,212

$

2,673


(1)     Depreciation and amortization consists primarily of amortization of intangibles, including customer relationships and software, which were acquired in conjunction with the purchase of Panther Expedited Services, Inc. on June 15, 2012. Amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 reflect the period from the date of acquisition, June 15, to June 30.



ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION

FINANCIAL STATEMENT OPERATING SEGMENT DATA AND OPERATING RATIOS







Three Months Ended

June 30



Six Months Ended

June 30





2013



2012



2013



2012



(Unaudited)

($ thousands)

OPERATING REVENUES
















Freight Transportation

$

446,750



$

440,351



$

854,031



$

836,864


Premium Logistics & Expedited Freight Services(1)


60,431




10,835




113,683




10,835


Truck Brokerage & Management


16,335




10,021




30,939




18,060


Emergency and Preventative

   Maintenance


32,935




30,101




65,457




52,479


Household Goods Moving Services


21,252




20,479




34,828




35,531


Total non-asset-based segments


130,953




71,436




244,907




116,905


















Other revenues and eliminations


(804)




(1,244)




(1,352)




(2,359)


Total consolidated operating revenues

$

576,899



$

510,543



$

1,097,586



$

951,410


















OPERATING EXPENSES AND COSTS

Freight Transportation
















Salaries, wages, and benefits

$

272,641

61.0%


$

268,995

61.1%


$

539,819

63.2%


$

534,057

63.8%

Fuel, supplies, and expenses


82,441

18.5



82,696

18.8



165,773

19.4



163,336

19.5

Operating taxes and licenses


10,939

2.4



10,823

2.5



21,929

2.6



21,624

2.6

Insurance


6,068

1.4



5,585

1.3



10,552

1.2



10,466

1.3

Communications and utilities


3,879

0.9



3,459

0.8



7,812

0.9



7,258

0.9

Depreciation and amortization


18,967

4.2



19,464

4.4



38,541

4.5



38,037

4.5

Rents and purchased transportation


44,260

9.9



39,681

9.0



82,729

9.7



72,897

8.7

Gain on sale of property and equipment


(182)



(231)

(0.1)



(394)



(513)

(0.1)

Other


2,240

0.5



2,258

0.5



4,322

0.5



3,940

0.5



441,253

98.8%



432,730

98.3%



871,083

102.0%



851,102

101.7%

















Premium Logistics & Expedited

Freight Services(1)
















Purchased transportation

$

46,233

76.5%


$

8,247

76.1%


$

87,270

76.8%


$

8,247

76.1%

Depreciation and amortization(1)


2,594

4.3



473

4.4



5,144

4.5



473

4.4

Other


10,098

16.7



1,635

15.1



20,627

18.1



1,635

15.1



58,925

97.5%



10,355

95.6%



113,041

99.4%



10,355

95.6%

















Truck Brokerage & Management


15,643




9,366




29,480




17,011


Emergency and Preventative

   Maintenance


32,125




29,407




63,935




51,921


Household Goods Moving
   Services


20,304




20,314




34,111




36,157


Total non-asset-based segments


126,997




69,442




240,567




115,444


















Other expenses and eliminations


232




1,170




870




650


Total consolidated operating

   expenses and costs

$

568,482



$

503,342



$

1,112,520



$

967,196


















(1)     Amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 reflect the period from the purchase of Panther Expedited Services, Inc. on June 15, 2012 to June 30. Depreciation and amortization consists primarily of amortization of intangibles, including customer relationships and software, which were acquired in conjunction with the acquisition.


Note: See the following page for description of segments.




ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION

FINANCIAL STATEMENT OPERATING SEGMENT DATA AND OPERATING RATIOS – Continued



Three Months Ended

June 30



Six Months Ended

June 30


2013



2012



2013



2012


(Unaudited)

($ thousands)

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)















Freight Transportation

$

5,497



$

7,621



$

(17,052)



$

(14,238)

 

Premium Logistics & Expedited
   Freight Services


1,506




480




642




480

Truck Brokerage & Management


692




655




1,459




1,049

Emergency and Preventative

   Maintenance


810




694




1,522




558

Household Goods Moving
   Services


948




165




717




(626)

Total non-asset-based segments


3,956




1,994




4,340




1,461
















Other income (loss) and
   eliminations


(1,036)




(2,414)




(2,222)




(3,009)

Total consolidated operating
   income (loss)

$

8,417



$

7,201



$

(14,934)



$

(15,786)
















Description of Segments:

  • Freight Transportation includes the results of operations of Arkansas Best's largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System, Inc.®.
  • Panther Expedited Services, Inc., which was acquired on June 15, 2012, is reported as Premium Logistics & Expedited Freight Services.
  • Truck Brokerage and Management includes the transportation brokerage services operating as FreightValue®.
  • Emergency and Preventative Maintenance includes the roadside vehicle assistance and commercial equipment services subsidiary FleetNet America, Inc.
  • Household Goods Moving Services includes Albert Companies, Inc. and Moving Solutions, Inc. which provide services to the consumer, corporate, and military household goods moving market.

 

Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior year's operating segment data to conform to the current year presentation. The operating results of Global Supply Chain Services and Supply Chain Services, businesses which provide ocean container transport and warehousing services, have been reclassified from the Freight Transportation segment to "Other and Eliminations." There was no impact on consolidated amounts as a result of these reclassifications.

 

ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION

OPERATING STATISTICS



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30


June 30


2013

2012

% Change


2013

2012

% Change


(Unaudited)










Freight Transportation (1)


















Workdays


64.0


63.5




126.5


127.5














Billed Revenue (2) / CWT           

$

27.79

$

27.79


$

27.35

$

27.66

(1.1)%













Billed Revenue (2) / Shipment     

$

380.70

$

377.02

1.0%


$

376.71

$

371.77

1.3%













Shipments                                  


1,190,678


1,173,825

1.4%



2,286,356


2,268,844

0.8%













Shipments / Day


18,604


18,485

0.6%



18,074


17,795

1.6%













Tonnage (tons)                           


815,695


796,212

2.4%



1,574,584


1,524,677

3.3%













Tons / Day


12,745


12,539

1.6%



12,447


11,958

4.1%


(1) Based on the previously described reclassifications that have been made to the prior year's operating segment data and statistics to conform to the current year presentation, operations of Global Supply Chain Services and Supply Chain Services are excluded from key operating statistics for the Freight Transportation Segment.

(2) Billed Revenue does not include revenue deferral required for financial statement purposes under the company's revenue recognition policy.







Contact:

Investors: Mr. David Humphrey, Vice President, Investor Relations


Telephone: (479) 785-6200




Media:  Ms. Kathy Fieweger, Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications


Telephone:  (847) 903-8806

 

SOURCE Arkansas Best Corporation



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