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Knight Transportation Reports Third Quarter 2013 Revenue And Earnings

Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE: KNX), one of North America’s largest and most diversified truckload transportation companies, today reported revenue and net income for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2013.

Key financial highlights for the third quarter and first nine months of 2013 and 2012 were as follows:

Three Months Ended Sept 30,(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Nine Months Ended Sept 30,(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
2013   2012  

2013   2012  

Total revenue $239,338 $237,933 0.6% $719,521 $693,733 3.7%
Revenue, excluding trucking fuel surcharge $195,847 $192,550 1.7% $585,551 $556,987 5.1%
GAAP operating income $24,274 $27,767 -12.6% $81,743 $79,703 2.6%
Adjusted operating income NA NA NA $81,743

$83,684 (1)
GAAP net income $15,059 $16,584 -9.2% $49,181 $46,418 6.0%
Adjusted net income NA NA NA $49,181

$50,312 (1)
GAAP earnings per diluted share $0.19 $0.21 -9.7% $0.61 $0.58 5.6%
Adjusted earnings per diluted share NA NA NA $0.61

$0.63 (1)

(1) The 1 st quarter of 2012 included a $4.0 million non-cash charge ($3.9 million after tax) for stock option acceleration. See GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation schedule. GAAP and Non-GAAP measurements for 2013 are identical.

The company previously announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share to shareholders of record on September 6, 2013, which was paid on September 25, 2013.

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