Operating income in the fiscal 2013 second quarter was $33.0 million. Excluding the severance costs described above, adjusted operating income was $35.2 million, or 8.7 percent of net revenues. This compares to adjusted operating income in the year-ago second quarter of $43.2 million, or 9.7 percent of net revenues.
Investor Conference Call:
UTi management will host an investor conference call today, September 6, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. PDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) to review the company's financial results for the fiscal 2013 second quarter. Investment professionals are invited to participate in the live call by dialing 877-941-8609 (domestic) or 480-629-9692 (international) using conference ID 4559506. The call will be open to all interested investors through a live, listen-only audio Internet broadcast at www.go2uti.com and www.earnings.com . For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived for one year at both Web sites. A telephonic playback of the conference call also will be available from approximately 11:00 a.m. PDT, today, through September 9, 2012, by calling 800-406-7325 (domestic) or 303-590-3030 (international) and using replay passcode 4559506 .
About UTi Worldwide:UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services. The company serves a large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the pharmaceutical, retail, apparel, chemical, automotive and technology industries. The company seeks to use its global network, proprietary information technology systems, relationships with transportation providers, and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients' supply chains. Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information: This press release includes "non-GAAP financial measures" within the meaning of the Securities and Exchange Commission rules. UTi believes that meaningful analysis of its financial performance requires an understanding of the factors underlying that performance and the company's judgments about the likelihood that particular factors will repeat. Short-term patterns and long-term trends may be obscured by the impact of certain items. For this reason, the company has included information in this press release relating to organic revenue and organic net revenue growth, which are adjusted to exclude the impact of currency fluctuations between comparable periods. The company also has referred to operating expenses less purchased transportation costs, and to adjusted operating expenses less purchased transportation costs, which are operating expenses less purchased transportation costs that are further adjusted to exclude severance costs. The company has also included information relating to organic adjusted operating expenses less purchased transportation costs, which are adjusted operating expenses less purchased transportation costs that are further adjusted to exclude the impact of currency fluctuations between comparable periods. The company has further referred to adjusted operating income and adjusted net income, each of which is adjusted to exclude severance costs as described above. This information is among the information the company uses as a basis for evaluating company performance on a comparable basis over time, allocating resources and planning and forecasting of future periods. The company has also provided this information because such adjustments make performance information more comparable to prior disclosures for investors, and may enhance the ability of investors to analyze the company's performance. This information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the relevant measures prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables at the end of this press release.