Friday, January 27, 2012

Arkansas Best Corporation Posts Profit in Fourth Quarter 2011 and Full Year 2011

Arkansas Best Corporation announced fourth quarter 2011 earnings of $0.05 per share, compared to a fourth quarter 2010 loss of $0.12 per share. For full year 2011, Arkansas Best's earnings were $0.23 per share versus a loss of $1.30 per share in 2010. These quarterly results include charges for a supplemental pension settlement of $0.03 per share related to a previously disclosed ABF executive retirement effective at the end of 2011.

"Arkansas Best's profitable results for the fourth quarter and full year reflect an improving business environment as characterized by revenue growth in each of our operating segments. ABF's full-year results represent an important step toward achieving our goal of returning to historical profitability levels. For our non-asset-based businesses, 2011 was a year of management focus and investment that laid the foundation for more significant revenue and profit growth in the future," said Judy R. McReynolds, Arkansas Best President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our employees are to be commended for their successful efforts to address customer needs in an ever-evolving marketplace. They continue to deliver a unique combination of complementary service offerings and value."

"Arkansas Best Corporation, through ABF and its non-asset-based operating subsidiaries, provides a comprehensive set of transportation and maintenance solutions to our customers," said Ms. McReynolds. "The transportation industry is facing a number of challenges that will likely reduce the amount of capacity available to serve the marketplace. Because of the stability of our workforce and the capabilities we offer, our companies are well positioned to serve our customers in 2012 and in future years."

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

UPS to Release 4th Quarter Results on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

UPS will announce its fourth quarter results on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at approximately 7:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

At 8:30 a.m. EST, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis and Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn will conduct an investor conference call. This call will be open to reporters and the public, on a listen-only basis, via a live Webcast.

To listen to the live Webcast: Go to

The Webcast audio then will remain accessible on the Investor Relations Website for a limited time.

Monday, January 23, 2012


YRCW Teamster members who received stock options from the first and second memoranda of understandings (MOUs) negotiated in late 2008 and mid-year 2009, will receive information from the company about a switch in administrators.
YRCW is switching its administrator for the stock option plans to a less costly provider and the change has no impact on the value of the option plan.  In the material the company sent, it also explains the negative impact that its restructurings (issuance of new stock and reverse stock splits) have had on the value stock options since those options were granted. 
YRCW will switch its administrator on January 31, 2012.
To be clear, this change in administrators has nothing to do with the most recent stock grant from the last MOU. The last grant will stay with the Teamsters National 401(k) Plan administered by Prudential.
Read company letter here.