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P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. Announces Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2022

Thursday, July 28, 2022 4:30 PM
P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc.
Topic:
Earnings

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights

  • Total revenues of $237.2 million, up 47.1% YoY
  • Operating income of $36.7 million, up 74.5% YoY; non-GAAP adjusted operating income of $40.0 million, up 90.4% YoY
  • Operating ratio of 84.5%, an improvement of 250 bps YoY; non-GAAP adjusted operating ratio of 80.3%, an improvement of 520 bps YoY
  • Diluted EPS of $1.08, up 61.2% YoY; non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS of $1.30, up 106.3% YoY

TONTITOWN, AR / ACCESSWIRE / July 28, 2022 / P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTSI) ("we" or the "Company") today reported consolidated net income of $24.2 million, or diluted earnings per share of $1.08 ($1.09 basic), for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. These results compare to consolidated net income of $15.3 million, or diluted and basic earnings per share of $0.67, for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. Net income and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022, includes the negative impacts of both a loss estimate associated with a preliminary litigation settlement agreement and losses recognized but unrealized on our investments in marketable equity securities. Excluding the impact of these items, adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, was $29.3 million, or adjusted (non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share of $1.30.

Consolidated operating revenues increased 47.1% to $237.2 million for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $161.2 million for the second quarter of 2021.

Joe Vitiritto, President of the Company, commented, "There continued to be significant disruptions in the quarter from customer down time, supplier parts/labor challenges and the well-publicized changes to the overall trucking freight market. Even with those challenges, our people did a solid job of navigating through the quarter. We continue to demonstrate the resiliency of our model, while growing the business organically. We are also excited by our first acquisition in almost two decades. We are looking forward to working with the high-quality team at Met Express and watching that team exceed expectations. I am proud of our Driving Associates and how big of an impact they have had in shaping our continued success. Our team has been laser-focused on continually improving and growing, and that showed again in our second quarter results. In my almost two years at PAM, we have improved significantly while growing, and I know our Driving Associates and Office Associates are always pressing for us to continuously improve in all areas of our business."

Recent Business Acquisition

On June 14, 2022, newly formed subsidiaries of the Company completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Metropolitan Trucking, Inc., and its related entities. These operating results beginning June 14, 2022 are included within the Company's consolidated operating results. On the acquisition date, Metropolitan was a 320-truck dry van truckload carrier headquartered near New York City, New York, with the east coast serving as its primary operating territory. Metropolitan generated approximately $83.3 million in total revenue ($75.3 million excluding fuel surcharge), and $13.5 million in operating income for the previous twelve months ending March 31, 2022. The enterprise value at closing was approximately $77.4 million, valued on a cash-free, debt-free basis and subject to a customary working capital adjustment. The purchase price paid at closing included approximately $15.5 million in assumed liabilities and debt and $64.3 million paid using available cash balances.

Liquidity, Capitalization, and Cash Flow

As of June 30, 2022, we had an aggregate of $113.8 million of cash, marketable equity securities, and available liquidity under our line of credit and $261.6 million of stockholders' equity. Outstanding debt was $249.3 million as of June 30, 2022, including the acquisition-related debt assumed.

During the first half of 2022, we generated $74.9 million in operating cash flow while net capital expenditures, excluding assets associated with the acquisition, resulted in a cash outflow of $15.5 million.

Equipment

Through the first half of 2022, we have only received 30% of our 2022 equipment order but anticipate that the remaining equipment deliveries will be made prior to the end of the year. Our fleet growth experienced during the first half of the year, combined with equipment delivery delays, has required us to keep some of our current equipment longer than originally expected. These factors have resulted in an increase in our average fleet age; however, due to the relatively new age of our equipment fleet and remaining unexpired warranty coverage for most of our equipment, we do not expect to incur significant additional maintenance costs related to delays. The average ages of our truck and trailer fleets were 2.1 years and 6.2 years, respectively, at the end of the second quarter of 2022, compared to 1.8 years and 5.5 years, respectively, at the end of 2021.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to our results under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release also includes non-GAAP financial measures termed adjusted operating income, adjusted operating ratio, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share. The Company defines adjusted operating income, adjusted operating ratio, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share as GAAP operating income, GAAP operating ratio, GAAP net income and GAAP diluted earnings per share, respectively, excluding certain significant items, such as certain litigation-related charges and unrealized gains and losses on marketable equity securities, and any tax impact associated with such items. Management believes that reporting adjusted operating income, adjusted operating ratio, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share more clearly reflects the Company's current operating results and provides investors with a better understanding of the Company's overall financial performance. Management also believes that adjusted operating ratio is more representative of our operations when excluding the volatility of fuel prices, which we cannot control. In addition, the adjusted results, although not a financial measure under GAAP, may facilitate the ability to analyze the Company's financial results in relation to those of its competitors and to the Company's prior financial performance by excluding items which otherwise would distort the comparison. However, because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company's presentation of adjusted results may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Adjusted operating income, adjusted operating ratio, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are not recognized terms under GAAP, do not purport to be alternatives to, and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, operating income, operating ratio, net income and diluted earnings per share, respectively, as defined under GAAP.

Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, we have provided a tabular reconciliation of GAAP operating income to adjusted operating income and adjusted operating ratio, GAAP net income to adjusted net income and GAAP diluted earnings per share to adjusted diluted earnings per share in this press release.

About P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc.

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. is a holding company that owns subsidiaries engaged in providing truckload dry van carrier services transporting general commodities throughout the continental United States, as well as in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The Company's consolidated operating subsidiaries also provide transportation services in Mexico through its gateways in Laredo and El Paso, Texas under agreements with Mexican carriers.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information included in this document contains or may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements may relate to expected future financial and operating results, prospects, plans or events, or the benefits of the business combination transaction involving the Company and Metropolitan Trucking, Inc. and its related entities ("Metro"), and are thus prospective. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, ongoing and potential future economic, business and operational disruptions and uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other public health crises; excess capacity in the trucking industry; surplus inventories; recessionary economic cycles and downturns in customers' business cycles; increases or rapid fluctuations in fuel prices, interest rates, fuel taxes, tolls, and license and registration fees; the resale value of the Company's used equipment and the price of new equipment; increases in compensation for and difficulty in attracting and retaining qualified drivers and owner-operators; increases in insurance premiums and deductible amounts relating to accident, cargo, workers' compensation, health, and other claims; unanticipated increases in the number or amount of claims for which the Company is self-insured; inability of the Company to continue to secure acceptable financing arrangements; seasonal factors such as harsh weather conditions that increase operating costs; competition from trucking, rail, and intermodal competitors including reductions in rates resulting from competitive bidding; the ability to identify acceptable acquisition candidates, consummate acquisitions, and integrate acquired operations; the risk that the benefits from the business combination transaction involving the Company and Metro may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected, including as a result of any of the factors described in this paragraph; the reaction to the transaction of the companies' customers, employees and counterparties; diversion of management time on acquisition-related issues; our ability to develop and implement suitable information technology systems and prevent failures in or breaches of such systems; the impact of pending or future litigation; general risks associated with doing business in Mexico, including, without limitation, exchange rate fluctuations, inflation, import duties, tariffs, quotas, political and economic instability and terrorism; the potential impact of new laws, regulations or policy, including, without limitation, tariffs, import/export, trade and immigration regulations or policies; a significant reduction in or termination of the Company's trucking service by a key customer; and other factors, including risk factors, included from time to time in filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether due to new information, future events or otherwise. Considering these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed above and in company filings might not transpire.

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Key Financial and Operating Statistics
(unaudited)

Quarter Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(in thousands, except earnings per share) (in thousands, except earnings per share)
Revenue, before fuel surcharge
$202,739 $145,175 $398,828 $280,316
Fuel surcharge
34,429 16,088 57,788 29,806
Operating Revenue
237,168 161,263 456,616 310,122
Operating expenses and costs:
Salaries, wages and benefits
42,947 33,841 82,222 67,237
Operating supplies and expenses
43,454 25,107 75,101 48,663
Rent and purchased transportation
88,643 61,676 180,020 119,689
Depreciation
15,481 14,334 30,358 28,686
Insurance and claims
7,269 3,116 14,132 6,363
Other
3,905 2,772 8,117 5,498
Gain on disposition of equipment
(1,214) (602) (1,361) (686)
Total operating expenses and costs
200,485 140,244 388,589 275,450
Operating income
36,683 21,019 68,027 34,672
Non-operating (expense) income
(2,872) 2,117 (943) 6,816
Interest expense
(1,998) (2,193) (3,665) (4,472)
Income before income taxes
31,813 20,943 63,419 37,016
Income tax expense
7,631 5,626 15,295 9,750
Net income
$24,182 $15,317 $48,124 $27,266
Diluted earnings per share
$1.08 $0.67 $2.14 $1.19
Average shares outstanding - Diluted
22,445 23,020 22,474 23,012

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Key Financial and Operating Statistics
(unaudited)

Quarter Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Truckload Operations
Total miles (in thousands)
49,652 46,464 94,908 93,530
Operating ratio (1)
79.8% 84.02% 80.6% 86.93%
Empty miles factor
8.94% 8.46% 9.05% 8.27%
Revenue per total mile, before fuel surcharge
$2.72 $2.11 $2.74 $2.01
Total loads
94,870 89,840 186,425 179,937
Revenue per truck per work day
$948 $776 $947 $743
Revenue per truck per week
$4,738 $3,882 $4,735 $3,715
Average company-driver trucks
1,847 1,602 1,761 1,628
Average owner operator trucks
381 371 385 369
Logistics Operations
Total revenue (in thousands)
$68,041 $47,135 $139,152 $91,918
Operating ratio
86.2% 88.65% 87.4% 89.06%

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)

June 30, December 31,
2022 2021
(in thousands)
ASSETS
Current Assests:
Cash and cash equivalents
$16,564 $18,509
Trade accounts receivable, net
155,946 121,854
Other receivables
6,172 7,092
Inventories
2,376 1,456
Prepaid expenses and deposits
9,603 10,962
Marketable equity securities
37,585 39,424
Income taxes refundable
812 277
Total current assets
229,058 199,574
Property and equipment
674,342 585,303
Less: accumulated depreciation
225,016 201,124
Total property and equipment, net
449,326 384,179
Other non-current assets
4,751 3,628
Total Assets
$683,135 $587,381
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$51,201 $43,381
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
23,758 14,114
Income taxes payable
774 4,364
Current portion of long-term debt
52,485 49,544
Total current liabilities
128,218 111,403
Long-term debt, net of current portion
196,787 172,733
Deferred income taxes
96,279 86,715
Other long-term liabilities
265 420
Total liabilities
421,549 371,271
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Common stock
223 234
Additional paid-in capital
40,424 84,472
Treasury stock, at cost
- (169,946)
Retained earnings
220,939 301,350
Total stockholders' equity
261,586 216,110
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$683,135 $587,381

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Amounts (unaudited)
Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Operating Ratio

Quarter ended June 30, Six Months ended June 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(Dollars in thousands) (Dollars in thousands)
GAAP Presentation
Total operating revenue
$237,168 $161,263 $456,616 $310,122
Total operating expenses
(200,485) (140,244) (388,589) (275,450)
Operating income
$36,683 $21,019 $68,027 $34,672
Operating ratio
84.5% 87.0% 85.1% 88.8%
Non-GAAP Presentation
Total operating revenue
$237,168 $161,263 $456,616 $310,122
Fuel surcharge
(34,429) (16,088) (57,788) (29,806)
Revenue, excluding fuel surcharge
202,739 145,175 398,828 280,316
Total operating expenses
200,485 140,244 388,589 275,450
Less: fuel surcharge
(34,429) (16,088) (57,788) (29,806)
Less: specific legal reserves increase
(3,345) - (6,680) -
Adjusted operating expenses
162,711 124,156 324,121 245,644
Adjusted Operating income
$40,028 $21,019 $74,707 $34,672
Adjusted Operating ratio
80.3% 85.5% 81.3% 87.6%

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Amounts (unaudited)
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income

Quarter ended June 30, Six Months ended June 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(in thousands) (in thousands)
Net income (GAAP)
$24,182 $15,317 $48,124 $27,266
Adjustments:
Specific legal reserves increase
3,345 - 6,680 -
Unrealized loss (gain) recognized on marketable equity securities
3,349 (1,290) 1,952 (4,955)
Tax (benefit) expense of adjustments (2)
(1,606) 346 (2,082) 1,305
Adjusted Net income (non-GAAP)
$29,270 $14,373 $54,674 $23,616

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Amounts (unaudited)
Reconciliation of Diluted Earnings Per Share to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

Quarter ended June 30, Six Months ended June 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)
$1.08 $0.67 $2.14 $1.19
Adjustments:
Specific legal reserves increase
0.15 - 0.30 -
Unrealized loss (gain) recognized on marketable equity securities
0.15 (0.06) 0.09 (0.22)
Tax (benefit) expense of adjustments (2)
(0.08) 0.02 (0.09) 0.06
Adjusted Diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP)
$1.30 $0.63 $2.44 $1.03
  1. The Truckload Operations operating ratio has been calculated based upon total operating expenses, net of fuel surcharge, as a percentage of revenue, before fuel surcharge. We used revenue, before fuel surcharge, and operating expenses, net of fuel surcharge, because we believe that eliminating this sometimes volatile source of revenue affords a more consistent basis for comparing our results of operations from period to period.
  2. The tax benefit is calculated using the effective tax rates for each respective period prior to any adjustments for non-GAAP amounts.

FROM: P.A.M. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, INC.
P.O. BOX 188
Tontitown, AR 72770
Allen W. West
(479) 361-9111

SOURCE: P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc.

Topic:
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