Thursday, February 28, 2013

YRC Worldwide Reports Positive Annual Operating Income for the First Time in Six Years

YRC Worldwide Inc. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012.

Consolidated operating revenue for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $4.851 billion, 0.4% lower than 2011, but consolidated operating income increased $162.3 million to $24.1 million, which included a $9.7 million gain on asset disposals. This is the first time in six years that the company has reported positive annual consolidated operating income. Comparatively, the company reported consolidated operating revenue of $4.869 billion for the year ended December 31, 2011 and a consolidated operating loss of $138.2 million, which included an $8.2 million gain on asset disposals.

The company reported, on a non-GAAP basis, adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2012 of $241.2 million, an $82.0 million improvement over the $159.2 million adjusted EBITDA during 2011 (as detailed in the reconciliation below).

"Our year-over-year operating improvement is primarily due to our focus on customer mix management, pricing discipline, productivity improvements, and a decrease in safety related costs," stated James Welch, chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide.  "In just 18 months after a complete restructuring of the senior leadership team, the company posted positive consolidated operating income for the first time in six years and exceeded our forecast for the year. Obviously, 2012 was a year of significant progress for the organization.  We eliminated all distractions that have been keeping this company from focusing on what we do best, which is providing premium services to both the regional and long-haul segments of the LTL market.  In 2013, we must continue to build on this momentum and execute against our strategic and operational objectives.  Our dedicated employees are driven to provide high-quality, consistent service to our customers and they are working hard to regain our position as one of the leading North American LTL carriers," said Welch.

"Our system-wide employee safety initiatives showed tremendous progress in 2012.  Collaborating with employee safety committees at terminals to drive cultural change from drivers to dockworkers, we are working more safely than ever before," stated Welch.  "We are continuing to experience a decline in the frequency of our workers' compensation claims while simultaneously settling more claims than are filed. The net result is the lowest number of claims on record since the company started tracking this information in 2000. With fewer claims, the associated liability has decreased, as have the letters of credit supporting those programs. It all started with a simple commitment to be the safest company we can be and our team is delivering in a big way," Welch said.  Full Report........

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