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Express1 Expedited Solutions Inc Reports Operating Results (10-K)

March 01, 2012 | About:

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Express1 Expedited Solutions Inc (XPO) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.

Xpo Logistics has a market cap of $129.7 million; its shares were traded at around $16.77 with and P/S ratio of 0.7.

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Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses as a percentage of revenue were 15.8% for fiscal year 2011, an increase from 12.0% in 2010. Overall, SG&A expenses increased by $9.1 million for full year 2011 compared to 2010, resulting from an increase of $4.2 million in purchased services, of which approximately $1.0 million represented indirect expenses associated with the Equity Investment and $1.9 million represented recruiting and other costs related to new executive team appointments. Salary and benefit costs increased by $3.1 million related primarily to our investment in additional salespeople at Freight Brokerage and Freight Forwarding and the new executive team appointments, of which $850,000 were one-time guarantees recorded during the fourth quarter of 2011. Additionally, other SG&A costs were up $1.9 million mainly due to equity compensation expense of approximately $900,000 recorded in the fourth quarter of 2011 related to equity grants for the new executive team.

SG&A expenses as a percentage of revenue decreased to 11.5% for full year 2011 from 12.8% for 2010. This decrease in SG&A as a percentage of revenues was driven by improved leverage as our 2011 Expedited Transportation revenues increased $10.9 million as compared to 2010, with a 2.9% increase during 2011 of $282,000 in SG&A expenses as compared to 2010.

As a percentage of total revenue, our SG&A costs dropped for the year ended December 31, 2010 to 12.8% as compared to 14.5% for 2009. Overall, SG&A expenses increased by $2.5 million for full year 2010 as compared to 2009. Increased salaries and benefits accounted for $2.0 million of the increase in SG&A at Expedited Transportation. Approximately $815,000 of the salary and benefits increases resulted from the reestablishment of incentive compensation and the Company match under the XPO Logistics, Inc. 401(k) Plan. An additional $270,000 of the increase resulted from increased expenses relating to the Companys health insurance plan. The remaining $1.1 million of increased SG&A expenses resulted from the addition of new employees and raises received by existing employees.

SG&A expenses increased for full year 2010 by $1.7 million as compared to 2009, due in part to running CGL International as a Company-owned station. For the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, CGL International added approximately $1.3 million and $221,000, respectively, to SG&A expenses. Increased salaries and benefits were responsible for $1.1 million of the increase in SG&A for full year 2010. $673,000 of this increase for full year 2010 as compared to 2009 related to a full year of CGL International payroll and benefits being absorbed by Freight Forwarding. The remaining $427,000 of increased SG&A expense for 2010 as compared to 2009 reflected the addition of six new employees and incentive and other pay increases for all employees. Other costs also increased by $521,000 for 2010 as compared to 2009, of which approximately $196,000 was related to CGL Internationals full year of costs and approximately $280,000 was related to bad debt and impairment charges in connection with a former independent station owner whose contract was terminated. As a percentage of revenue, SG&A costs decreased to 7.3% for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to 7.4% for the year ended December 31, 2009.

Corporate costs for the full year ended December 31, 2011 increased by $7.4 million as compared to 2010. As a percentage of revenue, Corporate costs increased to 5.3% for full year 2011, compared with 1.2% for 2010. Approximately $3.7 million of the full-year 2011 increase related to the Equity Investment and executive team appointments described above, of which approximately $1.2 million was recorded in the quarter ended December 31, 2011. For the fourth quarter 2011, Corporate costs were $4.8 million. We expect our Corporate costs in 2012 to run at a slightly higher rate than we experienced in the quarter ended December 31, 2011.

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