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XPO Logistics Touts Record High Revenue

February 10, 2022

Provides 2022 guidance for adjusted EBITDA of $1.36 billion to $1.40 billion and adjusted diluted EPS of $5.00 to $5.45, reflecting year-over-year increases of 11% and 22%, respectively, at the mid-point of each range

Expects 2022 adjusted operating ratio in North American LTL to inflect to year-over-year improvement mid-year


XPO Logistics reported its financial results for the fourth quarter 2021. Revenue increased to $3.36 billion for the fourth quarter, compared with $2.94 billion for the same period in 2020. Net income from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders was $126 million for the fourth quarter, compared with $34 million for the same period in 2020.

Operating income was $174 million for the fourth quarter, compared with $153 million for the same period in 2020. Income from continuing operations was $126 million, compared with $66 million for the same period in 2020. Diluted earnings from continuing operations per share was $1.08 for the fourth quarter, compared with $0.33 for the same period in 2020.

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $155 million for the fourth quarter, compared with $54 million for the same period in 2020. Adjusted diluted earnings from continuing operations per share, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $1.34 for the fourth quarter, compared with $0.53 for the same period in 2020.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“adjusted EBITDA”), a non-GAAP financial measure, increased to $323 million for the fourth quarter, compared with $289 million for the same period in 2020.

For the fourth quarter 2021, the company generated $98 million of cash flow from operating activities and $57 million of free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure. For the full year 2021, the company generated $656 million of cash flow from operating activities and $475 million of free cash flow.

Brad Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said, “Our company delivered a strong fourth quarter finish to a year of solid growth. We reported the highest revenue of any quarter in our history, and generated adjusted EBITDA that exceeded our guidance for both the quarter and the year.

“In North American LTL, the operating ratio degradation we saw last quarter bottomed out in October with the launch of our action plan. This created immediate momentum — we reduced the year-over-year operating ratio erosion throughout the quarter and significantly improved our service metrics. We also grew yield by a record 11% ex fuel, and yield remained strong in January. Given our traction with LTL volume and yield, we expect our 2022 adjusted operating ratio to inflect to year-over-year improvement mid-year."

“Our North American truck brokerage business is continuing to far outpace industry growth, propelled by our XPO Connect digital brokerage platform. This technology was a major tailwind behind the 29% load growth we achieved in 2021 year-over-year, including 35% load growth from our top 20 customers. In the fourth quarter, 70% of our brokerage orders were created or covered digitally. We expect to continue to deliver double-digit volume growth in North American truck brokerage in 2022 and going forward.”

Jacobs continued, “Our 2022 guidance anticipates a year of strong profitability for our shareholders, with adjusted EBITDA of $1.36 billion to $1.40 billion, a year-over-year increase of 11% at the mid-point, and adjusted diluted EPS of $5.00 to $5.45, a year-over-year increase of 22% at the mid-point.”

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