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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 25, 2018
 
ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
 
 
001-34470
(Commission
File Number)
 
 
 
20-5001120
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
600 West Chicago Avenue
Suite 725
Chicago, Illinois
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
 
60654
(Zip Code)
 
 
(800) 354-7993
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.*
 
On April 25, 2018, Echo Global Logistics, Inc. issued a press release announcing financial results for its fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
 
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)
 
Exhibits:
 
  Exhibit No.
 
 
 
Description
 
 
99.1*
 
 
 
Press Release dated April 25, 2018.
 
 

*The information furnished under Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.






Exhibit Index
 
Exhibit No.
 
 
 
Description
 
99.1*
 
 
 
 
*The information furnished under Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.







SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS, INC.
Dated: April 25, 2018
By
/s/ Kyle Sauers
 
 
Name:
Kyle Sauers
 
 
Title:
Chief Financial Officer


Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1

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April 25, 2018

Echo Global Logistics Reports Record First Quarter Revenue; Up 39% Year over Year
CHICAGO, April 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
"Continued tight capacity and higher rates drove another record quarter for Echo," said Doug Waggoner, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer at Echo. "While revenue growth rates accelerated for the fifth consecutive quarter, we were able to maintain margin and deliver record earnings by continuing to leverage our access to capacity, technology, and our talented people across all segments of the market."

First Quarter 2018 Highlights

Revenue increased 38.8% to $577.1 million from the first quarter of 2017
Truckload ("TL") (includes Partial TL) revenue increased 42.9% and less than truckload ("LTL") revenue increased 29.3% from the first quarter of 2017
Managed Transportation revenue increased 49.8% to $124.0 million and Transactional revenue increased 36.1% to $453.1 million from the first quarter of 2017
Net revenue(1) increased 34.1% to $99.9 million from the first quarter of 2017
Net income was $4.7 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss of $2.9 million in the first quarter of 2017
Fully diluted EPS increased to $0.17 in the first quarter of 2018; non-GAAP fully diluted EPS(1) increased to $0.40 in the first quarter of 2018
Adjusted EBITDA(1) grew 119.5% to $22.0 million, compared to $10.0 million in the first quarter of 2017
________________________________
(1)Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. For the definition and a discussion of each non-GAAP financial measure, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures." For a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest comparable GAAP financial measure, see the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of this Press Release.




Summarized financial results and select operating metrics follow:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
Dollars in millions, except per share data
 
2018
 
2017
 
% change
 
 
(unaudited)
 
 
Transactional revenue
 
$
453.1

 
$
333.0

 
36.1
 %
Managed Transportation revenue
 
124.0

 
82.8

 
49.8
 %
Revenue
 
577.1

 
415.8

 
38.8
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Transportation costs
 
477.2

 
341.3

 
39.8
 %
Net revenue (1)
 
99.9

 
74.5

 
34.1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commission expense
 
30.2

 
22.4

 
35.0
 %
Change in contingent consideration
 
0.1

 
0.1

 
(45.3
)%
Stock compensation expense
 
2.5

 
2.7

 
(5.3
)%
Other selling, general and administrative
 
47.8

 
42.1

 
13.4
 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
80.5

 
67.2

 
19.8
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation
 
5.7

 
4.5

 
26.9
 %
Amortization
 
3.2

 
3.6

 
(9.3
)%
Depreciation and amortization
 
8.9

 
8.0

 
10.8
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (Loss) from operations
 
10.5

 
(0.8
)
 
NM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash interest expense
 
1.7

 
1.7

 
0.5
 %
Non-cash interest expense
 
2.1

 
2.0

 
5.9
 %
Interest expense, net
 
3.8

 
3.6

 
3.5
 %
Income (Loss) before provision for income taxes
 
6.7

 
(4.4
)
 
NM

Income tax (expense) benefit
 
(2.0
)
 
1.5

 
NM

Net income (loss)
 
$
4.7

 
$
(2.9
)
 
NM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share
 
$
0.17

 
$
(0.10
)
 
NM

Diluted shares(1)(2)
 
27.7

 
28.2

 
 
Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1)See the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" sections of this Press Release.
(2)For the three months ended March 31, 2017, 423,796 incremental shares related to stock-based awards were not included in the computation of diluted loss per share because of the net loss during the period. Diluted shares used in the reconciliation of non-GAAP fully diluted EPS was 28,579,093.





Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
Dollars in millions, except per share data
 
2018
 
2017
 
% change
 
 
 
(unaudited)
 
 
 
Revenue
 
$
577.1

 
$
415.8

 
38.8
 %
 
Transportation costs
 
477.2

 
341.3

 
39.8
 %
 
Net revenue (1)
 
$
99.9

 
$
74.5

 
34.1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
4.7

 
$
(2.9
)
 
NM

 
Depreciation
 
5.7

 
4.5

 
26.9
 %
 
Amortization
 
3.2

 
3.6

 
(9.3
)%
 
Non-cash interest expense
 
2.1

 
2.0

 
5.9
 %
 
Cash interest expense
 
1.7

 
1.7

 
0.5
 %
 
Income tax expense (benefit)
 
2.0

 
(1.5
)
 
NM

 
EBITDA (1)
 
$
19.4

 
$
7.3

 
167.3
 %
 
Change in contingent consideration
 
0.1

 
0.1

 
(45.3
)%
 
Stock compensation expense
 
2.5

 
2.7

 
(5.3
)%
 
Adjusted EBITDA (1)
 
$
22.0

 
$
10.0

 
119.5
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share
 
$
0.17

 
$
(0.10
)
 
NM

 
Change in contingent consideration
 
0.00

 
0.00

 
(43.7
)%
 
Amortization
 
0.12

 
0.13

 
(6.5
)%
 
Non-cash interest expense
 
0.08

 
0.07

 
9.2
 %
 
Stock compensation expense
 
0.09

 
0.09

 
(2.4
)%
 
Tax effect of adjustments
 
(0.06
)
 
(0.10
)
 
43.8
 %
 
Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS (1)(2)
 
$
0.40

 
$
0.09

 
345.6
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating Metrics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue margin
 
17.3
%
 
17.9
%
 
(60
)
bps
Total employees
 
2,507

 
2,415

 
3.8
 %
 
Sales employees and agents
 
1,684

 
1,643

 
2.5
 %
 
Truckload (TL) revenue %
 
69.4
%
 
67.4
%
 
197

bps
Less than truckload (LTL) revenue %
 
25.5
%
 
27.4
%
 
(187
)
bps
Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1)See the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of this Press Release for the definition and a discussion of each Non-GAAP financial measure.
(2)For the three months ended March 31, 2017, 423,796 incremental shares related to stock-based awards were not included in the computation of diluted loss per share because of the net loss during the period. Diluted shares used in the reconciliation of non-GAAP fully diluted EPS was 28,579,093.

2018 Second Quarter and Full Year Guidance
“We expect revenue for the second quarter to be between $580 million and $620 million and we are increasing our full year 2018 revenue guidance range to $2.25 billion to $2.40 billion,” said Kyle Sauers, Chief Financial Officer of Echo.





Conference Call
A conference call, with accompanying presentation slides, will be broadcast live on April 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Doug Waggoner, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer; Dave Menzel, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Kyle Sauers, Chief Financial Officer, will host the call. To participate in the call, dial 877-303-6235 (toll free) or 631-291-4837 (toll) and reference "Echo Global Logistics." To listen to a live webcast of the call, visit the Echo website at http://ir.echo.com. A replay of the webcast will be available for one year following the live webcast in the Investor Relations section of the Echo website. To listen to an audio replay, call 855-859-2056 (toll free) or 404-537-3406 (toll) and enter conference ID 8279824. The audio replay will be available through May 2, 2018.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This release includes the following financial measures defined as "Non-GAAP financial measures" by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"): Net revenue, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS. Net revenue is calculated as revenue less transportation costs. EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) excluding the effects of depreciation, amortization, cash and non-cash interest expense and income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA (as previously defined) excluding the effects of changes in contingent consideration and stock compensation expense. Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS is defined as fully diluted earnings (loss) per share excluding changes in contingent consideration, amortization, non-cash interest expense, stock compensation expense and the tax effect of these adjustments. We believe such measures provide useful information to investors because they provide information about the financial performance of the Company's ongoing business.
Net revenue, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS are used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and evaluation of overall operating performance. These measures may be different from similar measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information, which is not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. For a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest comparable GAAP financial measure, see "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" included in this release.

Forward-Looking Statements
All statements made in this release, other than statements of historical fact, are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These statements are forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. We can give no assurance that any future results discussed in these statements will be achieved. These statements are based on current plans and expectations of Echo Global Logistics and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these statements. Information concerning these risks, uncertainties and other factors is contained under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and other filings with the SEC.








Echo Global Logistics, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
In thousands, except per share data
(unaudited)
Revenue
$
577,091

 
$
415,752

 
 
 
 
Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
Transportation costs
477,168

 
341,254

Selling, general and administrative expenses
80,518

 
67,237

Depreciation and amortization
8,905

 
8,038

Income (Loss) from operations
10,500

 
(777
)
Interest expense
(3,750
)
 
(3,624
)
Income (Loss) before provision for income taxes
6,749

 
(4,401
)
Income tax (expense) benefit
(2,023
)
 
1,529

Net income (loss)
$
4,727

 
$
(2,872
)
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
0.17

 
$
(0.10
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
0.17

 
$
(0.10
)
Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.
 
 
 


Echo Global Logistics, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
March 31, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
In thousands
(unaudited)
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
32,603

 
$
23,515

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
345,727

 
309,733

Other current assets
14,789

 
15,053

Total noncurrent assets
487,078

 
489,778

Total assets
$
880,197

 
$
838,079

 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
226,138

 
$
193,749

Other current liabilities
40,295

 
40,579

Convertible notes, net
212,831

 
210,919

Other noncurrent liabilities
34,831

 
33,960

   Stockholders’ equity
366,101

 
358,872

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
880,197

 
$
838,079

Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.
 
 
 







Echo Global Logistics, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
In thousands
(unaudited)
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
17,684

 
$
13,865

Net cash used in investing activities
(7,612
)
 
(4,045
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(984
)
 
(2,211
)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
9,088

 
7,609

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
23,515

 
16,646

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
32,603

 
$
24,255


About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 40,000 transportation providers to serve clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management. For more information on Echo Global Logistics, visit: www.echo.com.
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Chief Financial Officer
Echo Global Logistics
312-784-7695
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Echo Global Logistics
312-784-2046

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Echo Global Logistics
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