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|For Immediate Release||Contact: Kevin Stout|
|Landstar System, Inc.|
|April 24, 2019||904-398-9400|
LANDSTAR SYSTEM REPORTS FIRST QUARTER
REVENUE OF $1.033 BILLION AND RECORD FIRST QUARTER DILUTED
EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $1.58
Jacksonville, FL Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR) reported record first quarter diluted earnings per share of $1.58 in the 2019 first quarter, on first quarter revenue of $1.033 billion. Landstar reported diluted earnings per share of $1.37 on revenue of $1.048 billion in the 2018 first quarter. Gross profit (defined as revenue less the cost of purchased transportation and commissions to agents) was $155.6 million, a record first quarter gross profit, in the 2019 first quarter compared to $155.5 million in the 2018 first quarter. Operating margin, representing operating income divided by gross profit, was 52.0 percent in the 2019 first quarter.
Truck transportation revenue hauled by independent business capacity owners (BCOs) and truck brokerage carriers in the 2019 first quarter was $953.1 million, or 92 percent of revenue, compared to $979.1 million, or 93 percent of revenue, in the 2018 first quarter. Truckload transportation revenue hauled via van equipment in the 2019 first quarter was $619.0 million compared to $656.1 million in the 2018 first quarter. Truckload transportation revenue hauled via unsided/platform equipment in the 2019 first quarter was $310.7 million compared to $299.4 million in the 2018 first quarter. Revenue hauled by rail, air and ocean cargo carriers was $60.7 million, or 6 percent of revenue, in the 2019 first quarter compared to $52.8 million, or 5 percent of revenue, in the 2018 first quarter.
Trailing twelve-month return on average shareholders equity was 37 percent and trailing twelve-month return on invested capital, representing net income divided by the
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