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|For Immediate Release||Contact: Kevin Stout|
|Landstar System, Inc.|
|February 1, 2017||904-398-9400|
LANDSTAR SYSTEM REPORTS RECORD QUARTERLY REVENUE
OF $893 MILLION AND RECORD QUARTERLY DILUTED
EARNINGS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS OF $0.94
Jacksonville, FL Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR) reported net income of $39.6 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, in the 2016 fourteen-week fourth quarter on revenue of $893 million. Landstar reported net income of $37.9 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, on revenue of $849 million in the 2015 thirteen-week fourth quarter. Revenue for the 2016 fourth quarter was the highest quarterly revenue in Landstar history while diluted earnings per share for the 2016 fourth quarter was the highest quarterly diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in Landstar history. Gross profit (defined as revenue less the cost of purchased transportation and commissions to agents) was $132.8 million in the 2016 fourth quarter compared to $126.4 million in gross profit in the 2015 fourth quarter. Operating income was $63.8 million in the 2016 fourth quarter and operating margin, representing operating income divided by gross profit, was 48.0 percent.
The Companys fiscal year ends each year on the last Saturday in December. As such, the Companys 2016 fourth quarter included fourteen weeks of operations whereas the 2015 fourth quarter included thirteen weeks. We estimate the extra week in 2016 contributed revenue of approximately $36 million. In comparison, however, the 2015 fourth quarter included $38 million of revenue from a special project for a customer in the automotive sector. That project ended at year end 2015.
The following information was filed by Landstar System Inc (LSTR) on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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