XPO: The ramifications of COVID-19 dominated the second quarter

XPO: The ramifications of COVID-19 dominated the second quarter

XPO Logistics, Inc.  has announced its second quarter 2020 financial results, which were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Revenue was $3.50 billion for the quarter, compared with $4.24 billion for the same period in 2019. The company reported a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $132 million for the quarter, or a diluted loss per share of $1.45, compared with net income attributable to common shareholders of $122 million, or diluted earnings per share of $1.19, for the same period in 2019.

For the second quarter 2020, the company generated $214 million of cash flow from operations and $121 million of free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures used in this release are provided in the attached financial tables.

Third Quarter 2020 Guidance

Based on current market conditions, the company expects to generate at least $350 million of adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter 2020. The company previously withdrew its full-year guidance in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said: “The ramifications of COVID-19 dominated the second quarter. Nevertheless, we beat expectations on revenue, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS, and generated notably high cash flow from operations of $214 million and free cash flow of $121 million. Business trends improved across our segments and geographies as the quarter progressed, and continued in July.

“We’ve seen a recovery take hold in Europe and start in North America. E-commerce continues to be our strongest tailwind, benefitting contract logistics and last mile. Our last mile network in North America generated year-over-year revenue growth of 3% in the quarter, with a net revenue margin of 37%.”

Jacobs continued, “We’ve stayed intensely focused on the safety of our employees, and they’ve stayed focused on serving our customers. Based on the current market conditions, we expect to generate at least $350 million of adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter.”

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