YRC Worldwide Reports Significant Sequential Improvement in Its Third Quarter 2009 Results
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --
-- 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. (Nasdaq: YRCW) 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.
Key Segment Information
Third quarter 2009 compared to the third quarter 2008:
-- YRC National Transportation total shipments per day down 39.9% and total revenue per hundredweight, including fuel surcharge, down 11.5%. -- YRC Regional Transportation total shipments per day down 22.7% and total revenue per hundredweight, including fuel surcharge, down 12.2%.
"Our third quarter sequential shipment trends have dramatically stabilized as compared to the trends from the first half of the year, while we continue to maintain pricing discipline in an increasingly competitive marketplace," said Tim Wicks, President and Chief Operating Officer of YRC Worldwide.
Additional statistical information is available on the company's website at yrcw.com under Investors, Earnings Releases & Operating Statistics.
Asset-Backed Securitization Facility Renewal and Credit Facility Amendment
The company renewed its asset-backed securitization facility ("ABS") early with a total capacity of $400 million through October 2010, which was previously set to expire in February 2010. The due date of the $10 million ABS commitment fee previously payable on October 30, 2009 has also been extended to October 2010. In addition, the company has also amended its credit agreement. The renewed ABS and amended credit agreement provide for a deferral of nearly all of the lender interest and fees effective upon the closing of the note exchange. In the third quarter of 2009, the ABS and credit agreement interest and fees subject to the deferral provisions approximated $25 million. The amended credit facilities include the elimination of the minimum earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") covenants for the fourth quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010, and reset the remaining minimum EBITDA and minimum liquidity covenants. The revolver capacity under the credit agreement remains at $950 million, including the existing revolver reserve amount, which was $106 million as of the date of the amendment. Upon completion of the note exchange, the existing revolver reserve will extend through January 1, 2012. Additional details regarding the amendment to the credit agreement and ABS renewal will be provided in a Form 8-K filed with the SEC today.
"We continue to receive solid support from our lenders as we implement our recovery plan to manage through this severe economic downturn," stated Sheila Taylor, Executive Vice President and CFO of YRC Worldwide. "With 100% of the credit facility and ABS lenders approving the amendments, they have once again demonstrated the belief they have in the value of this company and its potential, as the benefits of our strategic plans become more apparent in our results."
Update on Proposed Note Exchange Offer Discussions
The company is currently in discussions with a committee of its noteholders regarding the terms of a proposed 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 the $106 million revolver reserve under its recently amended credit agreement, therefore providing a significant source of new liquidity.
"We have been in active dialogue with our noteholders and feel good about the progress being made. The exchange will be a key milestone in our comprehensive plan which is expected to improve our capital structure, reduce our debt and increase our cash flow," stated Zollars.
Review of Financial Results
YRC Worldwide Inc. will host a conference call for shareholders and the investment community today, Friday, October 30, 2009 beginning at 9:30am ET, 8:30am CT. The conference call will be open to listeners via the YRC Worldwide Internet site yrcw.com. An audio playback will be available after the call also via the YRC Worldwide web site.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXCHANGE OFFER ----------------------------------------------
This release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any security. An exchange offer will only be made pursuant to exchange offer documents that are to be made available to the holders of the our notes and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Holders of our notes are advised to read the exchange offer documents when they become available, as these documents will contain important information about the exchange offer. Copies of the exchange offer documents (when available) and other filed documents will be available for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov on the Company's website at yrcw.com, or by making a request to YRC Worldwide Inc., 10990 Roe Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66211, (913) 696-6100, Attention: Dan Churay, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.
This news release and statements made on the conference call for shareholders and the investment community contain forward-looking statements 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. The words "expect," "expected," "should," "will," "can," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. It is important to note that the company's actual future results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements because of a number of factors, including (among others) inflation, inclement weather, price and availability of fuel, sudden changes in the cost of fuel or the index upon which the company bases its fuel surcharge, competitor pricing activity, expense volatility, including (without limitation) expense volatility due to changes in rail service or pricing for rail service, ability to capture cost reductions, changes in equity and debt markets, a downturn in general or regional economic activity, effects of a terrorist attack, labor relations, including (without limitation), the impact of work rules, work stoppages, strikes or other disruptions, any obligations to multi-employer health, welfare and pension plans, wage requirements and employee satisfaction, and the risk factors that are from time to time included in the company's reports filed with the SEC, including the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008.
Any exchange offer will be subject to a number of significant conditions, including, among other things, that holders of a specific percentage of the outstanding notes participate in the exchange offer. We cannot provide you with any assurances that such conditions to the exchange offer will be satisfied. We expect that the exchange offer, if completed, will result in our noteholders holding substantially all of our outstanding common stock.
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is one of the largest transportation service providers in the world and the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, YRC Logistics, New Penn, Holland and Reddaway. YRC Worldwide has the largest, most comprehensive network in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit yrcw.com for more information.
Investor Contact: Paul Liljegren Media Contact: Suzanne Dawson YRC Worldwide Inc. Linden Alschuler & 913.696.6108 Kaplan Paul.Liljegren@yrcw.com 212.329.1420 email@example.com
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS YRC Worldwide Inc. and Subsidiaries (Amounts in thousands except per share data) September 30, December 31, 2009 2008 ASSETS (Unaudited) CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $162,771 $325,349 Accounts receivable, net 648,891 837,055 Prepaid expenses and other 193,470 298,101 Total current assets 1,005,132 1,460,505 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT: Cost 3,775,775 3,977,881 Less - accumulated depreciation 1,816,404 1,776,904 Net property and equipment 1,959,371 2,200,977 OTHER ASSETS: Intangibles, net 170,664 184,769 Other assets 145,836 119,862 Total assets $3,281,003 $3,966,113 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT) CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable $256,556 $333,910 Wages, vacations, and employees' benefits 278,128 356,410 Other current and accrued liabilities 403,385 489,994 Current maturities of long-term debt 749,800 562,321 Total current liabilities 1,687,869 1,742,635 OTHER LIABILITIES: Long-term debt, less current portion 892,027 787,415 Deferred income taxes, net 131,487 242,663 Pension and post retirement 384,979 370,031 Claims and other liabilities 410,206 341,918 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT): Common stock, $1 par value per share 62,617 62,413 Preferred stock, $1 par value per share - - Capital surplus 1,264,891 1,239,586 Accumulated deficit (1,296,816) (555,261) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (163,520) (172,550) Treasury stock, at cost (3,079 shares) (92,737) (92,737) Total shareholders' equity (deficit) (225,565) 481,451 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity (deficit) $3,281,003 $3,966,113 STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONS YRC Worldwide Inc. and Subsidiaries For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30 (Amounts in thousands except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Nine Months 2009 2008 2009 2008 OPERATING REVENUE $1,306,338 $2,380,258 $4,137,213 $7,011,578 OPERATING EXPENSES: Salaries, wages and employees' benefits 835,527 1,315,473 3,014,883 4,009,043 Operating expenses and supplies 297,006 539,614 973,672 1,570,938 Purchased transportation 163,816 303,221 503,070 839,471 Depreciation and amortization 61,442 67,808 192,160 194,556 Other operating expenses 77,642 103,165 260,889 322,243 (Gains) losses on property disposals, net (11,142) (15,466) (10,555) (8,927) Impairment charges - 823,064 - 823,064 Total operating expenses 1,424,291 3,136,879 4,934,119 7,750,388 OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) (117,953) (756,621) (796,906) (738,810) NONOPERATING (INCOME) EXPENSES: Interest expense 44,440 21,107 115,073 59,323 Equity investment impairment - - 30,374 - Other, net 2,667 (1,028) 6,539 (4,862) Nonoperating expenses, net 47,107 20,079 151,986 54,461 INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES (165,060) (776,700) (948,892) (793,271) INCOME TAX PROVISION (BENEFIT) (6,324) (55,823) (207,337) (61,802) NET INCOME (LOSS) $(158,736) $(720,877) $(741,555) $(731,469) AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING-BASIC 59,534 57,317 59,463 57,106 AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING-DILUTED 59,534 57,317 59,463 57,106 BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE $(2.67) $(12.58) $(12.47) $(12.81) DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE $(2.67) $(12.58) $(12.47) $(12.81) STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS YRC Worldwide Inc. and Subsidiaries For the Nine Months Ended September 30 (Amounts in thousands) (Unaudited) 2009 2008 OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income (loss) $(741,555) $(731,469) Noncash items included in net income (loss): Depreciation and amortization 192,160 194,556 Stock compensation expense 28,786 7,855 Pension settlement charge 7,968 - Curtailment gain - (97,788) Equity investment impairment 30,374 - Impairment charge - 823,064 Gains on property disposals, net (10,555) (8,958) Deferred income tax provision (benefit), net (196,134) (38,620) Other noncash items, net 25,965 (4,560) Changes in assets and liabilities, net: Accounts receivable 188,164 (21,269) Accounts payable (75,669) (45,666) Other operating assets 67,768 28,797 Other operating liabilities 166,987 56,873 Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (315,741) 162,815 INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Acquisition of property and equipment (35,179) (104,402) Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment 106,010 78,796 Investment in affiliate - (34,289) Other 3,462 (4,449) Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 74,293 (64,344) FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Asset backed securitization borrowings (payments), net 40,695 (38,000) Issuance of long-term debt 305,130 - Repayment of long-term debt (211,048) (5,096) Debt issuance costs (55,907) (11,035) Proceeds from exercise of stock options - 50 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 78,870 (54,081) NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (162,578) 44,390 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD 325,349 58,233 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD $162,771 $102,623 SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION Pension contribution deferral transfer to debt $157,216 $- SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION YRC Worldwide Inc. and Subsidiaries For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30 (Amounts in thousands) (Unaudited) Three Months 2009 2008 % change Operating revenue: YRC National Transportation $849,304 $1,693,675 (49.9) YRC Regional Transportation 338,777 509,492 (33.5) YRC Logistics 102,361 165,312 (38.1) YRC Truckload 29,949 33,311 (10.1) Eliminations (14,053) (21,532) Consolidated $1,306,338 $2,380,258 (45.1) Operating income (loss): YRC National Transportation $(122,042) $(573,585) YRC Regional Transportation 293 (88,045) YRC Logistics 6,295 (90,552) YRC Truckload (1,416) (1,433) Corporate and other (1,083) (3,006) Consolidated $(117,953) $(756,621) Operating ratio: YRC National Transportation 114.4% 133.9% YRC Regional Transportation 99.9% 117.3% YRC Logistics 93.9% 154.8% YRC Truckload 104.7% 104.3% Consolidated 109.0% 131.8% (Gains) losses on property disposals, net: YRC National Transportation $(10,997) $(5,385) YRC Regional Transportation (188) (3,850) YRC Logistics (4) (6,187) YRC Truckload 48 (44) Corporate and other (1) - Consolidated $(11,142) $(15,466) SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Current debt: Asset backed securitization borrowings Lease financing obligations Pension contribution deferral obligation Contingent convertible senior notes USF senior notes Term loan Industrial development bonds Total current debt Long-term debt, less current portion: Lease financing obligations Pension contribution deferral obligation USF senior notes Term loan Revolving credit facility Industrial development bonds Total long-term debt, less current portion Total debt Nine Months 2009 2008 % change Operating revenue: YRC National Transportation $2,745,652 $4,946,363 (44.5) YRC Regional Transportation 1,031,800 1,555,511 (33.7) YRC Logistics 316,297 474,897 (33.4) YRC Truckload 83,470 90,369 (7.6) Eliminations (40,006) (55,562) Consolidated $4,137,213 $7,011,578 (41.0) Operating income (loss): YRC National Transportation $(661,290) $(506,271) YRC Regional Transportation (122,178) (123,544) YRC Logistics (5,106) (89,757) YRC Truckload (6,033) (10,422) Corporate and other (2,299) (8,816) Consolidated $(796,906) $(738,810) Operating ratio: YRC National Transportation 124.1% 110.2% YRC Regional Transportation 111.8% 107.9% YRC Logistics 101.6% 118.9% YRC Truckload 107.2% 111.5% Consolidated 119.3% 110.5% (Gains) losses on property disposals, net: YRC National Transportation $(11,387) $(1,212) YRC Regional Transportation 685 (2,844) YRC Logistics 24 (6,126) YRC Truckload 124 927 Corporate and other (1) 328 Consolidated $(10,555) $(8,927) SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION September 30, December 31, Current debt: 2009 2008 Asset backed securitization borrowings $187,695 $147,000 Lease financing obligations 1,553 - Pension contribution deferral obligation 24,350 - Contingent convertible senior notes 378,141 375,821 USF senior notes 152,061 - Term loan - 38,500 Industrial development bonds 6,000 1,000 Total current debt 749,800 562,321 Long-term debt, less current portion: Lease financing obligations 299,602 - Pension contribution deferral obligation 117,446 - USF senior notes - 154,915 Term loan 112,716 111,500 Revolving credit facility 362,263 515,000 Industrial development bonds - 6,000 Total long-term debt, less current portion $892,027 $787,415 Total debt $1,641,827 $1,349,736
SOURCE YRC Worldwide
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