Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) today announced net earnings attributable to shareholders of $92,400,000 for the third quarter of 2013, as compared with $88,490,000 for the same quarter of 2012, an increase of 4%. Net revenues 2 for the third quarter of 2013 increased 4% to $482,025,000 as compared with $465,138,000 for the same quarter in 2012. Total revenues and operating income were $1,535,089,000 and $146,313,000 in the third quarter of 2013, as compared with $1,531,664,000 and $145,099,000 for the same quarter of 2012, a slight increase and an increase of 1%, respectively. Diluted net earnings attributable to shareholders per share for the third quarter were $.45, as compared with $.42 for the same quarter in 2012, an increase of 7%.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, net earnings attributable to shareholders was $265,030,000, as compared with $249,152,000 in 2012, an increase of 6%. Net revenues for the nine months increased to $1,396,410,000 from $1,365,360,000 for 2012, up 2%. Total revenues and operating income for the nine months were $4,446,027,000 and $418,410,000 in 2013, as compared with $4,447,986,000 and $402,773,000 for the same period in 2012, a marginal decrease and an increase of 4%, respectively. Diluted net earnings attributable to shareholders per share for the first three quarters of 2013 were $1.28, as compared with $1.17 for the same period of 2012, an increase of 9%.
“Despite ongoing pricing volatility in the ocean markets and an air peak season that didn’t commence in September, as anticipated, we executed well in our 2013 third quarter. Our operating margin remained above our efficiency target point of 30% and our year-over-year growth in ocean and air volumes, 9% in ocean container volumes and 3% in air tonnage, is similar to the trends we’ve experienced over the past several quarters. We definitely view the growth as a continuing positive development,” said Peter J. Rose, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
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