Rush Enterprises Returns Strong Q3 Results

Rush Enterprises Returns Sturdy Q3 Outcomes

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North American truck vendor Rush Enterprises Inc. reported a surge in third-quarter web earnings and income, amid ongoing pent-up demand for business automobiles and development in aftermarket providers.

For the interval ended Sept. 30, the San Antonio-based firm reported web earnings of $90.4 million, or $1.59 per diluted share, on income of $1.86 billion in contrast with web earnings of $69.4 million, $1.20, on income of $1.27 billion.

“Our aftermarket revenues continued to develop within the third quarter, and we count on aftermarket demand to stay sturdy for the rest of the 12 months,” Chairman and CEO W.M. “Rusty” Rush mentioned in a launch.

Sturdy components and repair demand was notably evident within the refuse, leasing and power sectors.


Aftermarket services accounted for 63.8% of the corporate’s complete gross earnings within the third quarter, with components, service and collision heart revenues totaling $622.1 million, up 34.4% in contrast with the third quarter of 2021.

“Our ongoing initiative to assist massive nationwide fleets by increasing our aftermarket gross sales group helped drive our development this quarter, particularly at our newly acquired places,” he mentioned. The corporate continued so as to add service technicians to its community, which additionally contributed to its sturdy outcomes this quarter.

Rush mentioned element half provide chain points meant truck manufacturing remained restricted within the quarter — however demand remained excessive.

New U.S. Class 8 retail truck gross sales totaled 67,939 items within the third quarter of 2022, up 27% from the third quarter of final 12 months, based on ACT Analysis. Rush offered 4,200 new Class 8 vans within the third quarter, a rise of 65.5% in comparison with the third quarter of 2021, which accounted for six% of the brand new U.S. Class 8 truck market and 1.4% of the brand new Canadian Class 8 truck market, the corporate reported. It offered 3,223 new Courses 4-7 medium-duty business automobiles within the quarter, a rise of 15.4% in comparison with the third quarter of 2021, which accounted for five.3% of the brand new U.S. Class 4 via 7 business automobile market and 1.7% of the brand new Canadian Class 4 via 7 business automobile market.

Rush mentioned through the earnings name there may be wholesome demand from each over-the-road and vocational clients. And the most important development on a constant foundation is coming from nationwide accounts. He attributed that to leveraging the corporate’s broad geographic attain. “Now we have a map like nobody else in our trade.” And even when the corporate initially doesn’t promote these fleets new vans, it “does hundreds of thousands of {dollars} of enterprise with them in components and repair due to that map. And that record of shoppers continues to develop.”

Rush Truck Leasing operates 57 PacLease and Idealease franchises throughout the USA and Canada with greater than 10,100 vans in its lease and rental fleet and greater than 1,600 vans underneath contract upkeep agreements. Lease and rental income elevated 36.7% within the third quarter of 2022 in contrast with the third quarter of 2021.


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“Rush Truck Leasing’s monetary outcomes remained sturdy within the third quarter, with wholesome rental demand due partially to restricted new truck manufacturing. Seeking to the fourth quarter, though working prices could enhance barely because of the age of our fleet, we count on our leasing and rental revenues to stay sturdy, contributing considerably to our total profitability,” mentioned Rush.

To point out his appreciation for his workers’ efforts through the sturdy quarter, Rush introduced that in mid-December, the corporate will current a one-time discretionary $1,000 bonus to all workers employed as of that date and who’ve been with the corporate since Sept. 22.

Trying forward, Rush pointed to developments he was watching together with gas costs, inflation and rising rates of interest, persevering with limitations on new truck manufacturing capability, pent-up demand for brand new vans and ongoing widespread demand for components and repair — and expects sturdy monetary leads to the fourth quarter.

The corporate’s community of business automobile dealerships in North America contains 150 places in 23 states and Ontario, Canada, together with 125 franchised dealership places. The corporate sells vans from Peterbilt Motors Co., a model of Paccar Inc.; Traton SE subsidiary Navistar Inc.’s Worldwide model; Hino Vans, a Toyota Group firm; Isuzu Business Truck of America Inc.; and Ford Motor Co. Its bus manufacturers embody IC Bus, from Navistar, and Blue Hen Corp.

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