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Rush Enterprises, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

  • Record quarterly revenues of $1.2 billion, $19.8 million net income
  • Class 8 and Class 4-7 new truck sales significantly outpace U. S. retail market
  • Second quarter absorption ratio of 120%

SAN ANTONIO, July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rush Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:RUSHA) (Nasdaq:RUSHB), which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, today announced that for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, the Company's net income was $19.8 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared with net income of $5.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the quarter ended June 30, 2013. During the second quarter of 2014, the Company incurred a pre-tax charge of $2.0 million in its selling, general and administrative expense related to its agreement with 3M to provide the Company with compressed natural gas fuel tanks and intellectual property for development of a new fuel system. This charge resulted in a reduction of $1.2 million in net income, or $0.03 per diluted share during the second quarter of 2014. During the second quarter of 2013, the Company recognized a pre-tax charge of $10.8 million in its selling, general and administrative expense related to the Retirement and Transition Agreement with W. Marvin Rush. This charge resulted in a reduction of $6.6 million in net income, or $0.16 per diluted share during the second quarter of 2013.

"Moderate freight growth and a stable economy, combined with our ability to offer unique solutions and company-wide efforts to 'integrate and execute' resulted in record-setting performance this quarter," said W. M. "Rusty" Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rush Enterprises. "We significantly outpaced the U. S. market in both heavy- and medium-duty new truck sales, achieving record market share in both segments. Total revenues for the quarter topped $1 billion, and we achieved new quarterly records for net income, aftermarket sales and absorption."

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