*YRC Regional and YRC Logistics Profitable
*ABS Facility Renewed Early; Extended through October 2010
*New Long-Term Bank Amendment Provides for Deferral of Interest and Fees
*Update on Proposed Exchange Offer
YRC Worldwide Inc. today reported its results for the third quarter and provided an update on its comprehensive plan. For the quarter, the company announced a loss per share of $2.67 that included a net gain on property disposals of $.18 per share, severance charges of $.08 per share due to further headcount reductions and lease termination charges of $.11 per share related to further optimizing the networks. By comparison, the company reported a loss per share in the third quarter of 2008 of $12.58 that included impairment charges on goodwill and intangible assets of $13.20 per share, a curtailment gain of $.84 per share, and a net gain on property disposals of $.21 per share.
"We gained significant momentum in the third quarter as we executed on our comprehensive plan to improve operating efficiencies, restore financial strength and position our company for future success," stated Bill Zollars, Chairman and CEO of YRC Worldwide. "We achieved significant sequential improvement from the first half of the year. In fact, YRC Regional Transportation and YRC Logistics were profitable for the quarter, and our operating cash flow trends improved sequentially during the quarter despite the continued economic downturn."
YRC Worldwide also reported aggregated cash and available unused capacity under the credit facilities of $171 million at September 30, 2009, including $163 million of cash and cash equivalents. In addition, the revolver reserve under the company's credit agreement was $102 million at September 30, 2009. The company expects to commence an exchange offer for its outstanding USF 8-1/2% notes and its contingent convertible notes. The successful completion of this exchange would allow the company to access this revolver reserve under its recently amended credit agreement, therefore providing a significant source of new liquidity. More information regarding the exchange offer and credit agreement is provided below. The company also completed $21 million of sale and financing leaseback transactions and sold $68 million of excess property during the third quarter, including $10 million in pension deferral debt pay downs from these proceeds. Full Report......