YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW)
YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW), a transportation services company yesterday reported their second quarter 2016 financial results. YRC reported second quarter earnings of $0.83 per share which beat analyst expectations of $0.51 per share. YRC reported second quarter revenues of $1.21 billion.
YRC Worldwide Inc. CEO’s Comments
“While the uncertain industrial economy continues to impact the trucking industry, we remain focused on actions within our control,” said James Welch, chief executive officer at YRC Worldwide. “The second quarter 2016 financial results did not meet our expectation but operationally we continue to strengthen the Company for the long-term. Year-over-year revenue per hundredweight, excluding fuel surcharge, has increased for 9 consecutive quarters at YRC Freight and 21 consecutive quarters at the Regional segment. Year-over-year tonnage per day was down during the quarter, but in June the decline was much smaller than April and May. Pricing discipline in the LTL sector remains steady despite the ongoing challenges from the industrial economy and lower fuel surcharge revenue. We do not intend to change our long-term strategy in reaction to near-term headwinds. We will continue managing our business by focusing on delivering award-winning customer service, enhancing the safety of our employees and improving productivity by reinvesting in the Company,” stated Welch.
“During the second quarter, YRC Freight successfully launched its new Accelerated service,” Welch continued. “This service leverages YRC Freight’s existing dual speed network and has been well received by customers. There was demand for a faster, cost-competitive and reliable service and our employees responded to the market.
“We also took action to improve liquidity and strengthen the financial position of the Company by amending and improving the terms of the ABL facility. The amendment provides interest savings and an opportunity to better utilize our cash that would have otherwise been restricted from use,” concluded Welch. Globe Newswire
YRCW Technical Analysis
YRCW opened trading yesterday at $10.00 which was down from the previous days trading of $10.00. YRCW closed trading yesterday at $9.90 and spiked up after market to $10.84, equivalent to a 10% increase from the closing price. Taking a look at the daily chart we can see the last time YRCW traded above these levels was on January 27th, when it traded at $10.98. Taking a closer look at the daily chart we can see that YRCW has been in an upward trend dating back to June 27th when it traded at $7.96. YRCW has a float of 24.84 million shares and traded 1.37 times the normal daily trading volume on Thursday. For trading purposes, I would like to see YRCW open trading on Friday above $10.50 and if it does I would be looking to take a long position at the bell. My stop loss would be $0.20 from my entry position fearing anything more than that and the stock would start to fill in the gap up.
YRC Worldwide Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various transportation services primarily in North America. Its YRC Freight segment offers various services to transport industrial, commercial, and retail goods; and provides specialized services, including guaranteed expedited services, time-specific deliveries, cross-border services, coast-to-coast air delivery, product returns, temperature-sensitive shipment protection, and government material shipments. It serves manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and government customers. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had a fleet of approximately 8,500 tractors comprising approximately 7,300 owned and 1,200 leased; and approximately 32,000 trailers consisting of approximately 27,300 owned and 4,700 leased. The companys Regional Transportation segment provides regional delivery services, which include next-day local area delivery and second-day services, consolidation/distribution services, protect-from-freezing and hazardous materials handling, and other specialized offerings; expedited delivery services that consist of day-definite, hour-definite, and time definite capabilities; interregional delivery services; and cross-border delivery services, as well as operates my.yrcregional.com and NewPenn.com, which are e-commerce Websites offering online resources to manage transportation activities. As of December 31, 2015, this segment had a fleet of approximately 6,600 tractors, including approximately 5,500 owned and 1,100 leased; and approximately 13,000 trailers comprising approximately 11,300 owned and 2,000 leased. The company was formerly known as Yellow Roadway Corporation and changed its name to YRC Worldwide Inc. in January 2006. YRC Worldwide Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Yahoo Finance