Echo Global Logistics Reports Record Third Quarter 2021 Results

CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Recent Merger Announcement

On September 9, 2021, Echo announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by funds managed by The Jordan Company, a global private equity firm, for $48.25 per share for an equity value of approximately $1.3 billion. As such, the Company will not be updating its outlook for fiscal 2021 or longer-term targets and will not be holding a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021. Completion of the transaction is subject to approval by the Company's stockholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The parties expect to close the transaction during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Revenue increased 42.5% to $985.6 million from the third quarter of 2020
  • Gross profit increased 41.6% to $135.2 million from the third quarter of 2020
  • Adjusted gross profit(1) increased 38.7% to $139.3 million from the third quarter of 2020
  • Truckload ("TL") revenue increased 51.2% to $738.0 million from the third quarter of 2020, and TL volume increased 15.0% from the third quarter of 2020
  • Less than truckload ("LTL") revenue increased 25.3% to $219.8 million from the third quarter of 2020, and LTL volume increased 3.1% from the third quarter of 2020
  • Transactional revenue increased 42.5% to $761.0 million and Managed Transportation revenue increased 42.5% to $224.6 million from the third quarter of 2020
  • Net income increased to $18.9 million, compared to $6.8 million in the third quarter of 2020
  • Fully diluted earnings per share ("EPS") increased to $0.70 in the third quarter of 2021; non-GAAP fully diluted EPS(1) increased to $0.93 in the third quarter of 2021
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) grew 83.2% to $40.2 million, compared to $21.9 million in the third quarter of 2020

(1) Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. For the definition and a discussion of each non-GAAP financial measure contained in this release, 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 release.

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"): Adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross profit margin, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS. Adjusted gross profit is calculated as gross profit adjusted to exclude internal use software depreciation. It also represents revenue minus transportation costs. Adjusted gross profit margin is calculated as adjusted gross profit (as previously defined) divided by revenue. EBITDA is defined as net income 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 changes in contingent consideration, merger-related transaction costs, and stock compensation expense. Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS is defined as fully diluted EPS excluding changes in contingent consideration, amortization, non-cash interest expense, merger-related transaction costs, 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.

Adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross profit margin, 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, 2020, and other filings with the SEC.

About Echo Global Logistics

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) is a leading Fortune 1000 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 50,000 transportation providers to serve 35,000 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.

ECHO: Earnings

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACTS:

Pete Rogers
Chief Financial Officer
Echo Global Logistics
312-676-4584

Zach Jecklin
SVP of Strategy
Echo Global Logistics
312-784-2046

MEDIA CONTACT:

Christopher Clemmensen
SVP of Marketing
Echo Global Logistics
312-784-2132

Summarized financial results and select operating metrics are as follows:



Three Months Ended September 30,



Dollars in millions, except per share data


2021


2020


% change



(unaudited)



Transactional revenue


$

761.0



$

533.9



42.5

%

Managed Transportation revenue


224.6



157.6



42.5

%

Revenue


985.6



691.5



42.5

%








Transportation costs

(excludes internal use software depreciation)(1)


846.3



591.0



43.2

%








Commission expense


40.5



29.8



36.0

%

Change in contingent consideration




(0.3)



100.0

%

Merger-related transaction costs


2.5





100.0

%

Stock compensation expense


2.6



2.3



11.3

%

Other selling, general and administrative


58.6



48.7



20.2

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses


104.2



80.5



29.4

%








Depreciation


6.3



7.0



(9.2)

%

Amortization


2.6



2.7



(4.5)

%

Depreciation and amortization


8.9



9.7



(7.9)

%








Income from operations


26.2



10.3



155.6

%








Cash interest expense


0.6



1.0



(37.1)

%

Interest expense


0.6



1.0



(37.1)

%

Income before provision for income taxes


25.6



9.2



176.7

%

Income tax expense


(6.7)



(2.4)



174.3

%

Net income


$

18.9



$

6.8



177.6

%








Fully diluted EPS


$

0.70



$

0.26



172.0

%

Diluted shares


27.0



26.5




Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.







(1) Transportation costs excludes internal use software depreciation of $4.1 million and $5.0 million for three months ended September 30,
2021 and 2020, respectively. Internal use software depreciation is included in depreciation expense.
 





Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures


Three Months Ended September 30,




Dollars in millions, except per share data


2021


2020


% change




(unaudited)




Revenue


$

985.6



$

691.5



42.5

%


Transportation costs


846.3



591.0



43.2

%


Internal use software depreciation


4.1



5.0



(17.2)

%


Gross profit


$

135.2



$

95.5



41.6

%


Add: Internal use software depreciation


4.1



5.0



(17.2)

%


Adjusted gross profit(1)


$

139.3



$

100.4



38.7

%










Net income


$

18.9



$

6.8



177.6

%


Depreciation


6.3



7.0



(9.2)

%


Amortization


2.6



2.7



(4.5)

%


Cash interest expense


0.6



1.0



(37.1)

%


Income tax expense


6.7



2.4



174.3

%


EBITDA(1)


$

35.1



$

19.9



76.3

%


Merger-related transaction costs


2.5





100.0

%


Change in contingent consideration




(0.3)



100.0

%


Stock compensation expense


2.6



2.3



11.3

%


Adjusted EBITDA(1)


$

40.2



$

21.9



83.2

%










Fully diluted EPS


$

0.70



$

0.26



172.0

%


Change in contingent consideration




(0.01)



(100.0)

%


Amortization


0.10



0.10



(6.4)

%


Merger-related transaction costs


0.09





100.0

%


Stock compensation expense


0.09



0.09



9.1

%


Tax effect of adjustments


(0.06)



(0.04)



46.2

%


Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS(1)


$

0.93



$

0.40



133.7

%










Operating Metrics








Gross profit margin


13.7

%


13.8

%


(10)


bps

Adjusted gross profit margin(1)


14.1

%


14.5

%


(39)


bps

Total employees


2,655



2,513



5.7

%


Sales employees and agents


1,719



1,617



6.3

%


TL revenue %


74.9

%


70.6

%


430


bps

LTL revenue %


22.3

%


25.4

%


(307)


bps

Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.








(1) See the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of this release for the definition and a discussion of each Non-GAAP financial measure.

 

Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

In thousands, except per share data

(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Revenue

$

985,590



$

691,495



$

2,720,916



$

1,757,262










Costs and expenses:








Transportation costs

(excludes internal use software depreciation)(1)

846,306



591,048



2,325,553



1,478,864


Selling, general and administrative expenses

104,170



80,533



303,765



235,667


Depreciation and amortization

8,892



9,655



26,277



29,251


Income from operations

26,223



10,259



65,321



13,480


Interest expense

(638)



(1,014)



(2,070)



(5,200)


Income before provision for income taxes

25,585



9,245



63,250



8,280


Income tax expense

(6,659)



(2,427)



(15,761)



(3,444)


Net income

$

18,925



$

6,818



$

47,489



$

4,836










Basic earnings per share

$

0.72



$

0.26



$

1.82



$

0.19


Diluted earnings per share

$

0.70



$

0.26



$

1.77



$

0.18


Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.








(1) Transportation costs excludes internal use software depreciation of $4.1 million and $5.0 million for three months ended September 30, 2021
and 2020, respectively; and $11.8 million and $14.7 million for nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Internal use
software depreciation is included in depreciation expense.
 

 

Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets



September 30, 2021


December 31, 2020

In thousands

(unaudited)



Cash and cash equivalents

$

53,967



$

41,297


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

576,205



439,391


Other current assets

14,294



12,787


Total noncurrent assets

464,946



470,469


Total assets

$

1,109,413



$

963,944






Accounts payable

$

423,732



$

317,692


Other current liabilities

73,713



59,443


Long-term debt, net

104,283



133,945


Other noncurrent liabilities

53,968



53,494


Stockholders' equity

453,717



399,369


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

1,109,413



$

963,944


Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.








Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows



Nine Months Ended September 30,


2021


2020

In thousands

(unaudited)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

67,860



$

53,367


Net cash used in investing activities

(22,105)



(15,144)


Net cash used in financing activities

(33,085)



(25,269)


Increase in cash and cash equivalents

12,670



12,953


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

41,297



34,626


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

53,967



$

47,579


Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.




 

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