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TravelCenters Of America LLC Announces First Quarter 2012 Results

TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLCSAME SITE OPERATING DATA (1) (in thousands, except for number of travel centers and percentage amounts)

      Three Months Ended March 31,
2012       2011      

Change Fav/(Unfav)

Number of company operated travel   centers (2)

184 184
 
Total fuel sales volume (gallons) 471,720 474,021 -0.5 %
 
Total fuel revenues $ 1,550,842 $ 1,415,245 9.6 %
Total fuel gross margin $ 65,712 $ 60,283 9.0 %
 
Total nonfuel revenues $ 300,520 $ 283,882 5.9 %
Total nonfuel gross margin $ 167,492 $ 164,263 2.0 %
 
Total gross margin $ 233,204 $ 224,546 3.9 %
Site level operating expenses (3) $ 161,832 $ 162,255 -0.3 %

Site level gross margin in excess of site   level operating expenses

$ 71,372 $ 62,291 14.6 %
(1)   Includes operating data of company operated travel centers only, excluding data of two travel centers TA operates that are owned by a joint venture and the travel centers operated by TA’s franchisees. Two company operated sites were excluded from this same site comparison because they were temporarily closed during parts of the period.
 
(2) Includes travel centers that were operated by TA during the entirety of each of the comparable periods presented.
 
(3) Excludes real estate rent expense.




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