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Quality Distribution Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: March 5, 2012 11:44AM

Quality Distribution Inc. (QLTY) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31. Quality Distrib has a market cap of $318.97 million; its shares were traded at around $13.24 with a P/E ratio of 19.09 and P/S ratio of 0.43.



Highlight of Business Operations:

Purchased transportation increased $51.1 million, or 10.8%, due to an increase of $18.2 million in costs related to servicing the chemical logistics market resulting from a shift in mix from independent owner-operators to independent affiliates, a $26.5 million increase for costs related to servicing the energy logistics market, and a $6.4 million increase for costs related to our intermodal business. Total purchased transportation as a percentage of transportation revenue and fuel surcharge revenue increased slightly to 82.3% for 2011 versus 81.5% for 2010. Our independent affiliates generated 93.4% of our chemical logistics revenue and fuel surcharge revenue for 2011 compared to 93.9% for 2010. During the 2011 and 2010 periods, we paid our independent affiliates approximately 85% of chemical logistics transportation revenue and paid independent owner-operators approximately 65% of chemical logistics transportation revenue. During 2011, hauling for the energy market was performed by independent affiliates and other independent third-party carriers. In the energy market, we typically pay between 85% to 95% of the transportation revenue depending upon whether the independent affiliate or a third-party carrier does the hauling, which generated nearly 100% of our energy logistics revenue in 2011.

Service revenue increased $2.5 million, or 2.4%, compared to 2009. This increase was primarily due to $10.2 million of increased rental income and $5.8 million in intermodal and depot revenue. This was partially offset by a reduction in tank wash revenue of $13.5 million due to the sale of our tank wash business in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Fuel surcharge revenue increased $26.7 million, or 49.4%, primarily due to the increase in linehaul revenue and an increase in fuel prices. Purchased transportation increased by $102.3 million, or 27.7%, due primarily to the increase in affiliation, linehaul revenue, miles driven and loads. Total purchased transportation as a percentage of transportation revenue and fuel surcharge revenue increased to 81.5% in 2010, versus 72.6% for 2009 due primarily to the conversion of certain company-operated terminals to independent affiliate terminals. Our independent affiliates generated 93.9% of our transportation revenue and fuel surcharge revenue for 2010 compared to 72.8% for 2009. During the 2010 and 2009 periods, we paid our independent affiliates approximately 85% of transportation revenue and paid independent owner-operators approximately 65% of transportation revenue.

Intermodal—revenues increased $13.3 million, or 13.1%, for 2011 compared to 2010 due to an increase of $5.4 million in fuel surcharge revenue, an increase of $5.2 million in service revenue and an increase of $2.7 million in intermodal transportation and depot revenue, partially due to our acquisition of Greensville.

Intermodal—revenues increased $22.0 million, or 27.7%, for 2010 compared to 2009 due to an increase of $12.4 million in intermodal transportation and depot revenue, an increase in service revenue of $5.9 million and an increase of $3.7 million in fuel surcharge.

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