Marten Reports 15th Consecutive Increase in Quarterly Profitability

Marten Stories fifteenth Consecutive Improve in Quarterly Profitability

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Marten Transport reported its fifteenth consecutive year-over-year improve in quarterly profitability Oct. 17, however nonetheless the outcomes missed analysts’ expectations.

The Mondovi, Wis.-based provider of time- and temperature-sensitive transportation providers posted web earnings of $25.6 million, or 32 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter. That in contrast with $21.3 million, 26 cents, throughout the identical time the earlier yr.

Whole working income improved 29.1% to $324.4 million from $251.3 million.

“The sensible, arduous work of our proficient folks executing our distinctive enterprise mannequin has produced enhancements of 29.1% in top-line and 20.6% in bottom-line outcomes over the third quarter of 2021,” Marten Transport Govt Chairman Randolph Marten mentioned. “These outcomes overcame considerably much less acquire on disposition of our income tools, the adverse impact of Hurricane Ian on our sizable Southeast truckload and devoted operations, and a lower in our intermodal volumes and margins ensuing from weak point in rail service aggravated by the specter of a rail labor strike in mid-September.”

The outcomes simply missed expectations by funding analysts on Wall Avenue, who had been in search of 34 cents per share and income of $326.35 million, in line with Zacks Consensus Estimate.

“We proceed to drive sturdy fleet development with our strategy to overcoming the nationwide scarcity of certified drivers of making use of a heightened emphasis on structurally bettering our drivers’ jobs and work-life stability by collaborating with our clients, whereas additionally rising our driver compensation,” Marten mentioned. “This development gives momentum to the approaching quarters as we started this yr’s fourth quarter with 199 extra of the trade’s high drivers than we employed in the beginning of the third quarter.”

Marten Transport reported that working bills as a proportion of working income elevated to 89.6% for the current quarter from 88.7% throughout the identical time final yr. Gas surcharge income elevated to $55.1 million from $30.1 million.

The truckload section reported that income for the third quarter elevated 29.9% to $129.4 million from $99.6 million throughout the identical time final yr. The typical income together with web gasoline surcharges per tractor per week elevated to $4,889 from $4,411. Working earnings elevated 22.7% to $14.3 million from $11.7 million the prior yr.

The devoted section noticed income improve 34.1% to $110.2 million from $82.2 million in the course of the prior-year quarter. The typical income together with web gasoline surcharges per tractor per week elevated to $4,006 from $3,438. Working earnings elevated 52.6% to $13 million from $8.52 million.

The intermodal section reported that income elevated 19.3% to $31.9 million from $26.7 million final yr. The section noticed a lower in masses to 7,610 from 8,257. Working earnings decreased 72.6% to $778,000 from $2.84 million.

The brokerage section noticed income improve 23.9% to $53 million from $42.8 million the prior yr. The section dealt with extra masses in comparison with the prior yr at 24,896 from 18,251. Working earnings elevated 3.6% to $5.66 million from $5.47 million.

Marten Transport ranks No. 46 on the Transport Matters Prime 100 listing of the most important for-hire carriers in North America.

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