NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Express, Inc. (Nasdaq:HTLD) announced today financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Operating revenues for the quarter increased 1.9% to $135.0 million from $132.5 million in the third quarter of 2011. Operating revenues for the nine month period increased 3.1% to $409.6 million from $397.4 million in the 2011 period. Operating income for the three and nine month periods of 2012 were negatively impacted by a $5.1 million and $12.9 million decrease in gains on disposal of property and equipment, respectively. Net income was $12.4 million in the 2012 quarter period compared to $15.4 million in the 2011 quarter period, a 19.3% decrease. Net income was $47.2 million in the nine month period ended September 30, 2012 compared to $52.8 million in the same nine month period in 2011, a 10.5% decrease. Basic earnings per share decreased 11.8% to $0.15 from $0.17 reported in the third quarter of 2011. Basic earnings per share decreased 5.2% to $0.55 from $0.58 reported in the first nine months of 2011.
Heartland Express, Inc. Reports Revenues And Earnings For The Third Quarter Of 2012
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