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Daseke, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings

ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSKE) (NASDAQ:DSKEW), the largest owner and a leading consolidator of flatbed and specialized transportation solutions in North America, today announced earnings results for the 2017 second quarter.

Highlights

  • Sequentially, second quarter 2017 revenue improved 23 percent over first quarter 2017, a $37 million increase.
  • Continued execution on consolidation strategy with the addition of two operating companies during the second quarter and one on July 1, 2017.
  • Improving 2017 industry environment with favorable rate trends.
  • Strong segment performance, with Flatbed Solutions segment leading the way.
  • Acquisition pipeline remains robust for continued execution of growth strategy.
  • Daseke remains on track to achieve its 2017 pro forma Adjusted EBITDA target of $140 million.1

Revenue for the quarter was $197.3 million compared with $170.4 million for the same period in 2016. Revenue for the second quarter of 2017 increased 15.8 percent year over year and improved 23 percent sequentially over 2017 first quarter revenue of $160.4 million.

Net loss was $4.1 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared with net income of $1.0 million for the prior year and a net loss of $7.7 million for the first quarter of 2017. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA"), a non-GAAP financial measure, was $24.3 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared with $25.2 million for the year-ago period. Adjusted EBITDA declined 3.7 percent year over year, and improved 38.1 percent sequentially over the Adjusted EBITDA totals from the 2017 first quarter of $17.6 million.

Acquisitions

During the quarter, Daseke completed the acquisition of two companies effective May 1, 2017, as discussed in the first quarter 2017 earnings release. On July 5, 2017 Daseke announced the acquisition of The Steelman Companies, bringing the number of consolidated companies to 12.

Based on the 2016 financial results, the combined 2016 estimated2 revenue, net income, and Adjusted EBITDA of the three acquired companies totals $165 million, $3.1 million and $20 million, respectively.3 Approximately 52 percent of the combined revenue of the three acquired companies is estimated to be asset-light or logistics related.

Including the estimated 2016 financial results of all Daseke operating companies, Daseke’s 2016 revenue and net loss would have been $818 million and $9.2 million,4 respectively.5 This represents a 25 percent increase and a 25 percent decrease, respectively, as compared to actual 2016 results. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA would have been $108 million, a 22 percent increase as compared to actual 2016 results.

Management Comments

“As expected, we saw sequential improvement in our second quarter 2017 results versus the first quarter of 2017, with improvements in revenue, net loss and Adjusted EBITDA, which we believe presents an accurate snapshot of our performance trend and growth,” said Don Daseke, chairman, president and CEO.

“We anticipate that rates will continue to improve throughout 2017, with much of the recovery expected to occur in the third and fourth quarters,” Daseke said. “Based on the macro trends we are seeing, and the improvement in the overall flatbed and specialized transportation market, we are reiterating our 2017 pro forma Adjusted EBITDA target of $140 million, after giving effect to acquisitions made during 2017.

“As previously announced, during the second quarter we continued our industry consolidation with the addition of two outstanding companies to the Daseke family of flatbed and specialized transportation companies: The Schilli Companies, headquartered in Indiana, and Canada-based Big Freight Systems Inc., headquartered in Manitoba,” Daseke said. “We followed with a third addition on July 1, 2017 of The Steelman Companies, headquartered in Missouri. The Steelman Companies boast 26 years of operating history in flatbed and heavy haul freight, and its Group One segment specializes in transporting roll-on powersports, industrial warehousing and 10-wheel drive-away services.

“These exceptional companies reflect Daseke’s continued strategic growth through the addition of best-in-class operators that enhance both our geographic footprint and our service capabilities in the flatbed and specialized transportation industry. We look forward to continuing our consolidation strategy and growing our market share within this highly fragmented $133 billion industry,” Daseke said.

Segment Results

Second quarter 2017 revenue for the Flatbed Solutions segment improved 5.8 percent to $86.9 million compared with $82.1 million for the 2016 period. Operating income for the second quarter of 2017 was $6.3 million, an 18 percent increase from operating income of $5.4 million for the same period last year. Total miles for Flatbed Solutions during the 2017 second quarter were 38.2 million, compared with 39.1 million miles reported for the same period last year.

The Company’s Specialized Solutions segment posted revenue of $112 million for the 2017 second quarter, and $89.5 million for the year-ago period, an increase of 25 percent. Second quarter operating income for the segment was $4.6 million compared with $5.1 million for the 2016 second quarter. Total miles for the Specialized Solutions segment were 31.4 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 23.5 percent over the second quarter total of 25.4 million miles.

Conference Call

Daseke will host a conference call and webcast today at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to review second quarter fiscal 2017 earnings results. The call will be hosted by Don Daseke, chairman, president and CEO, and Scott Wheeler, director, executive vice president and CFO.

Interested individuals may join the teleconference by dialing (855) 242-9918 and providing the conference ID 54985075. International callers may join the call by dialing (414) 238-9803. The live audio webcast can be accessed through the Investors section of Daseke's website: investor.daseke.com. The information to be discussed during the teleconference (including the investor presentation) may be found on the Investors section of the company’s website before market open on August 9.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through 1:00 p.m. Central time (2:00 p.m. Eastern) on August 23, 2017. To access the replay, please dial (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and reference the conference ID 54985075. An archived webcast of the conference call can be accessed through the company's website approximately two hours after the end of the call and will be available through August 9, 2018.

About Daseke, Inc.

Daseke, Inc. is the largest owner and a leading consolidator of flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics solutions in North America, comprised of 12 operating companies with over 3,600 trucks and over 7,500 flatbed and specialized trailers. Daseke offers comprehensive, best-in-class services to some of the world’s most respected industrial shippers.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release includes non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDAR, free cash flow and adjusted operating ratio. Other companies in Daseke’s industry may define these non-GAAP measures differently than Daseke does, and as a result, it may be difficult to use these non-GAAP measures to compare the performance of those companies to Daseke’s performance. Daseke’s management does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP and instead relies primarily on Daseke’s GAAP results and uses non-GAAP measures supplementally.

Daseke defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus (i) depreciation and amortization, (ii) interest expense, including other fees and charges associated with indebtedness, net of interest income, (iii) income taxes, (iv) acquisition-related transaction expenses (including due diligence costs, legal, accounting and other advisory fees and costs, retention and severance payments and financing fees and expenses), (v) stock-based compensation, (vi) non-cash impairments, (vii) losses (gains) on sales of defective revenue equipment out of the normal replacement cycle, (viii) impairments related to defective revenue equipment sold out of the normal replacement cycle, (ix) withdrawn initial public offering-related expenses, and (x) expenses related to the business combination that was consummated in February 2017 and related transactions. Daseke defines Adjusted EBITDAR as Adjusted EBITDA plus tractor operating lease charges and free cash flow as Adjusted EBITDA less net capital expenditures (capital expenditures less proceeds from equipment sales).

Daseke’s board of directors and executive management team use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR as key measures of its performance and for business planning. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR assist them in comparing Daseke’s operating performance over various reporting periods on a consistent basis because they remove from Daseke’s operating results the impact of items that, in their opinion, do not reflect Daseke’s core operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR also allows Daseke to more effectively evaluate its operating performance by allowing it to compare the results of operations against its peers without regard to its or its peers’ financing method or capital structure. Adjusted EBITDAR is used to view operating results before lease charges as these charges can vary widely among trucking companies due to differences in the way that trucking companies finance their fleet acquisitions. Daseke’s method of computing Adjusted EBITDA is substantially consistent with that used in its debt covenants and also is routinely reviewed by its management for that purpose.

Daseke believes its presentation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR is useful because they provide investors and industry analysts the same information that Daseke uses internally for purposes of assessing its core operating performance. However, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR are not substitutes for, or more meaningful than, net income (loss), cash flows from operating activities, operating income or any other measure prescribed by GAAP, and there are limitations to using non-GAAP measures such as Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR. Certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance, such as a company’s cost of capital, tax structure and the historic costs of depreciable assets. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDAR should not be considered measures of the income generated by Daseke’s business or discretionary cash available to it to invest in the growth of its business.

Daseke’s board of directors and executive management team use free cash flow to assess the Company’s performance and ability to fund operations and make additional investments. Free cash flow represents the cash that its business generates from operations, before taking into account cash movements that are non-operational. Daseke believes its presentation of free cash flow is useful because it is one of several indicators of Daseke’s ability to service debt, make investments and/or return capital to its stockholders. Daseke also believes that free cash flow is one of several benchmarks used by investors and industry analysts for comparison of performance in its industry, although Daseke’s measure of free cash flow may not be directly comparable to similar measures reported by other companies. Furthermore, free cash flow is not a substitute for, or more meaningful than, net income (loss), cash flows from operating activities, operating income or any other measure prescribed by GAAP, and there are limitations to using non-GAAP measures such as free cash flow. Accordingly, free cash flow should not be considered a measure of the income generated by Daseke’s business or discretionary cash available to it to invest in the growth of its business.

Daseke defines adjusted operating ratio as (a) total operating expenses (i) less fuel surcharges, acquisition-related transaction expenses, non-cash impairment charges and withdrawn initial public offering-related expenses and (ii) further adjusted for the net impact of the step-up in basis resulting from acquisitions (such as increased depreciation and amortization expense), as a percentage of (b) total revenue excluding fuel surcharge revenue.

Daseke’s board of directors and executive management team view adjusted operating ratio, and its key drivers of revenue quality, growth, expense control and operating efficiency, as a very important measure of Daseke’s performance. Daseke believes fuel surcharge is often volatile and eliminating the impact of this source of revenue (by eliminating fuel surcharge from revenue and by netting fuel surcharge against fuel expense) affords a more consistent basis for comparing its results of operations between periods. Daseke also believes excluding acquisition-related transaction expenses, additional depreciation and amortization expenses as a result of acquisitions, non-cash impairments and withdrawn initial public offering-related expenses enhances the comparability of its performance between periods.

Daseke believes its presentation of adjusted operating ratio is useful because it provides investors and industry analysts the same information that Daseke uses internally for purposes of assessing its core operating profitability. However, adjusted operating ratio is not a substitute for, or more meaningful than, operating ratio, operating margin or any other measure derived solely from GAAP measures, and there are limitations to using non-GAAP measures such as adjusted operating ratio.

You can find the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures in the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures tables below. We have not reconciled non-GAAP forward looking measures to their corresponding GAAP measures because certain items that impact these measures are unavailable or cannot be reasonably predicted without unreasonable efforts.

Forward‐Looking Statements

This news release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target,” “will” or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and involve a number of judgments, risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date, and we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. As a result of a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, actual results or performance may be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, general economic risks (such as downturns in customers’ business cycles and disruptions in capital and credit markets), driver shortages and increases in driver compensation or owner-operator contracted rates, loss of senior management or key operating personnel, our ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of recent acquisitions, our ability to identify and execute future acquisitions successfully, seasonality and the impact of weather and other catastrophic events, fluctuations in the price or availability of diesel fuel, increased prices for, or decreases in the availability of, new revenue equipment and decreases in the value of used revenue equipment, our ability to generate sufficient cash to service all of our indebtedness, restrictions in our existing and future debt agreements, increases in interest rates, the impact of governmental regulations and other governmental actions related to the Company and its operations, litigation and governmental proceedings, and insurance and claims expenses. For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those expressed in forward-looking statements, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), available at www.sec.gov, including Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s definitive proxy statement dated February 6, 2017, particularly the section “Risk Factors—Risk Factors Relating to Daseke’s Business and Industry,” and Daseke’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A, filed with the SEC on March 16, 2017, and amended on May 4, 2017.

-tables follow-

Daseke, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
June 30, December 31,
2017 2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash$41,584 $3,695
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $346 and $321 at
June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively 88,224 54,177
Drivers' advances and other receivables 2,707 2,632
Current portion of net investment in sales-type leases 4,790 3,516
Parts supplies 3,947 1,467
Income tax receivable 158 719
Prepaid and other current assets 16,192 13,504
Total current assets 157,602 79,710
Property and equipment, net 345,989 318,747
Intangible assets, net 68,768 71,653
Goodwill 108,413 89,035
Other long-term assets 14,223 11,090
Total assets 694,995 570,235
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Checks outstanding in excess of bank balances 925 1,166
Accounts payable 9,898 4,788
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 22,137 16,104
Accrued payroll, benefits and related taxes 12,191 7,835
Accrued insurance and claims 9,803 9,840
Current portion of long-term debt 21,520 52,665
Total current liabilities 76,474 92,398
Line of credit - 6,858
Long-term debt, net of current portion 325,124 208,372
Deferred tax liabilities 106,515 92,815
Other long-term liabilities 227 286
Subordinated debt - 66,443
Total liabilities 508,340 467,172
Commitments and contingencies (Note 15)
Stockholders’ equity:
Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares
authorized; 650,000 shares issued and liquidation preference $65,000
65,000 -
Series B convertible preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 75,000 shares
authorized; 0 and 64,500 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017
and December 31, 2016
- 1
Common stock (par value $0.0001 per share); 250,000,000 shares
authorized, 38,058,101 and 20,980,961 shares issued and outstanding at
June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
4 1
Additional paid-in-capital 150,190 117,807
Accumulated deficit (29,046) (14,694)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 507 (52)
Total stockholders’ equity 187,655 103,063
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity 694,995 570,235


Daseke, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(Unaudited, In thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Revenues:
Freight$149,654 $136,792 $275,209 $263,051
Brokerage 28,656 21,778 49,525 42,382
Logistics 2,700 - 2,700 -
Fuel surcharge 16,313 11,787 30,323 21,805
Total revenue 197,323 170,357 357,757 327,238
Operating expenses:
Salaries, wages and employee benefits 58,186 50,207 108,307 100,562
Fuel 20,466 17,283 39,689 31,780
Operations and maintenance 28,967 24,358 52,191 45,059
Communications 549 354 952 838
Purchased freight 49,760 41,185 87,346 77,960
Administrative expenses 8,022 5,096 15,400 12,490
Sales and marketing 555 483 937 846
Taxes and licenses 2,611 2,345 4,892 4,678
Insurance and claims 5,042 4,542 9,165 8,583
Acquisition-related transaction expenses 1,037 3 1,483 18
Depreciation and amortization 17,638 16,644 33,953 33,517
(Gain) loss on disposition of revenue
property and equipment 26 571 (174) 652
Total operating expenses 192,859 163,071 354,141 316,983
Income from operations 4,464 7,286 3,616 10,255
Other (income) expense:
Interest income (50) (16) (54) (36)
Interest expense 6,544 5,446 12,440 10,797
Write-off of unamortized deferred
financing fees - - 3,883 -
Other (107) (129) (215) (202)
Total other expense 6,387 5,301 16,054 10,559
Income (loss) before provision (benefit) for
income taxes (1,923) 1,985 (12,438) (304)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 2,184 974 (586) (75)
Net income (loss) (4,107) 1,011 (11,852) (229)
Other comprehensive income:
Unrealized income (loss) on interest rate
swaps - (1) 52 (61)
Foreign currency translation adjustments 507 - 507 -
Comprehensive income (loss) (3,600) 1,010 (11,293) (290)
Net income (loss) (4,107) 1,011 (11,852) (229)
Less dividends to Series A convertible
preferred stockholders (1,693) - (1,694) -
Less dividends to Series B convertible
preferred stockholders - (1,243) (806) (2,486)
Net loss attributable to common
stockholders$(5,800) $(232) $(14,352) $(2,715)
Net loss per common share:
Basic and Diluted$(0.15) $(0.01) $(0.44) $(0.13)
Weighted-average common shares
outstanding:
Basic and Diluted 37,945,310 20,980,961 32,468,674 20,980,961
Dividends declared per Series A convertible
preferred share$0.68 $- $0.68 $-
Dividends declared per Series B convertible
preferred share$- $18.75 $12.50 $37.50


Daseke, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information: Flatbed Solutions
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended June 30,
2017 2016 Increase
(Decrease)
(Dollars in thousands) $ % $ % $%
REVENUE (1) :
Freight $68,889 79.3 $67,927 82.7 $962 1.4
Brokerage 9,495 10.9 7,276 8.9 2,219 30.5
Logistics - * - * - *
Fuel surcharge 8,514 9.8 6,902 8.4 1,612 23.4
Total revenue 86,898 100.0 82,105 100.0 4,793 5.8
OPERATING EXPENSES (1) :
Total operating expenses 80,576 92.7 76,748 93.5 3,828 5.0
Operating ratio 92.7% 93.5%
Adjusted operating ratio (2): 91.6% 91.0%
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS $6,322 7.3 $5,357 6.5 $965 18.0
OPERATING STATISTICS:
Total miles 38,231,186 39,070,262 (839,076)(2.1)
Company-operated tractors 1,144 1,151 (7)(0.6)
Owner-operated tractors 463 467 (4)(0.9)
Number of trailers 2,931 2,823 108 3.8
* Indicates not meaningful
(1) Includes intersegment revenues and expenses, as applicable, which are eliminated in the Company's consolidated results.
(2) Adjusted operating ratio is not a recognized measure under GAAP. For a definition of adjusted operating ratio and reconciliation of adjusted operating ratio to operating ratio, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."


Daseke, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information: Flatbed Solutions
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended June 30,
2017 2016 Increase (Decrease)
$ % $ % $ %
REVENUE (1) :
Freight$132,863 79.0 $130,574 82.5 $2,289 1.8
Brokerage 18,593 11.1 15,072 9.5 3,521 23.4
Logistics - * - * - *
Fuel surcharge 16,746 10.0 12,548 7.9 4,198 33.5
Total revenue 168,202 100.0 158,194 100.0 10,008 6.3
OPERATING EXPENSES (1) :
Total operating expenses 158,001 93.9 147,947 93.5 10,054 6.8
Operating ratio 93.9% 93.5%
Adjusted operating ratio (2): 92.8% 91.4%
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS$10,201 6.1 $10,247 6.5 $(46) (0.4)
OPERATING STATISTICS:
Total miles 75,672,073 76,347,764 (675,691) (0.9)
Company-operated tractors 1,165 1,178 (13) (1.1)
Owner-operated tractors 447 443 4 0.9
Number of trailers 2,933 2,895 38 1.3
* Indicates not meaningful
(1) Includes intersegment revenues and expenses, as applicable, which are eliminated in the Company’s consolidated results.
(2) Adjusted operating ratio is not a recognized measure under GAAP. For a definition of adjusted operating ratio and reconciliation of adjusted operating ratio to operating ratio, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”


Daseke, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information: Specialized Solutions
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended June 30,
2017 2016 Increase (Decrease)
(Dollars in thousands) $ % $ % $ %
REVENUE (1) :
Freight $82,143 73.4 $70,021 78.2 $12,122 17.3
Brokerage 19,198 17.1 14,525 16.2 4,673 32.2
Logistics 2,708 2.4 - * 2,708 *
Fuel surcharge 7,936 7.1 4,997 5.6 2,939 58.8
Total revenue 111,985 100.0 89,543 100.0 22,442 25.1
OPERATING EXPENSES (1) :
Total operating expenses 107,396 95.9 84,475 94.3 22,921 27.1
Operating ratio 95.9% 94.3%
Adjusted operating ratio (2): 93.8% 92.2%
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS $4,589 4.1 $5,068 5.7 $(479) (9.5)
OPERATING STATISTICS:
Total miles 31,379,689 25,400,230 5,979,459 23.5
Company-operated tractors 1,414 1,090 324 29.7
Owner-operated tractors 259 239 20 8.4
Number of trailers 4,100 3,307 793 24.0
* Indicates not meaningful
(1) Includes intersegment revenues and expenses, as applicable, which are eliminated in the Company's consolidated results.
(2) Adjusted operating ratio is not a recognized measure under GAAP. For a definition of adjusted operating ratio and reconciliation of adjusted operating ratio to operating ratio, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."


Daseke, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Information: Specialized Solutions
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended June 30,
2017 2016 Increase (Decrease)
$ % $ % $ %
REVENUE (1) :
Freight$145,118 75.3 $134,274 78.5 $10,844 8.1
Brokerage 30,968 16.1 27,407 16.0 3,561 13.0
Logistics 2,708 1.4 - * 2,708 *
Fuel surcharge 13,864 7.2 9,436 5.5 4,428 46.9
Total revenue 192,658 100.0 171,117 100.0 21,541 12.6
OPERATING EXPENSES (1) :
Total operating expenses 187,062 97.1 162,167 94.8 24,895 15.4
Operating ratio 97.1% 94.8%
Adjusted operating ratio (2): 95.1% 93.2%
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS$5,596 2.9 $8,950 5.2 $(3,354) (37.5)
OPERATING STATISTICS:
Total miles 56,019,551 50,006,661 6,012,890 12.0
Company-operated tractors 1,254 1,082 172 15.9
Owner-operated tractors 237 243 (6) (2.5)
Number of trailers 3,744 3,300 444 13.5
* Indicates not meaningful
(1) Includes intersegment revenues and expenses, as applicable, which are eliminated in the Company’s consolidated results.
(2) Adjusted operating ratio is not a recognized measure under GAAP. For a definition of adjusted operating ratio and reconciliation of adjusted operating ratio to operating ratio, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”


Daseke, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months EndedThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30,March 31June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2017 2016
Net income (loss)$(4,107) $1,011 $(7,746)$(11,852) $(229)
Depreciation and amortization$17,638 $16,644 16,315 $33,953 $33,517
Interest income (50) (16) (54) (36)
Interest expense 6,544 5,446 9,775 16,323 10,797
Income tax provision (benefit) 2,184 974 (2,770) (586) (75)
Acquisition-related transaction
expenses
1,037 62 445 1,483 273
Stock based compensation 538 - 538 -
Merger transaction expenses 1,553
Withdrawn initial public offering-
related expenses
- 243 - - 2,791
Net losses on sales of defective
revenue equipment out of the
normal replacement cycle
- 648 - - 696
Impairment on sales of defective
revenue equipment out of the
normal replacement cycle
- 190 - - 190
Expenses related to the Business
Combination and related
transactions
481 - - 2,034 -
Tractor operating lease charges 4,004 3,122 3,812 7,816 5,645
Adjusted EBITDAR $28,269 $28,324 21,384 $49,655 $53,569
Less tractor operating lease
charges
(4,004) (3,122) (3,812) (7,816) (5,645)
Adjusted EBITDA $24,265 $25,202 $17,572 $41,839 $47,924
Net capital expenditures (8,954) (14,791) (39) (8,993) (20,687)
Free cash flow$15,311 $10,411 17,533 $32,846 $27,237


Daseke, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Operating Ratio to Adjusted Operating Ratio by Segment: Flatbed
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
(Dollars in thousands) 2017 2016 2017 2016
Total revenue(1) $86,898 $82,105 $168,202 $158,194
Fuel surcharge 8,514 6,902 16,746 12,548
Operating revenue, net of fuel
surcharge
$78,384 $75,203 $151,456 $145,646
Total operating expenses $80,576 $76,748 $158,001 $147,947
Fuel surcharge 8,514 6,902 16,746 12,548
Net impact of step-up in basis of
acquired assets
290 1,418 661 2,239
Adjusted operating expenses $71,772 $68,428 $140,594 $133,160
Operating ratio 92.70% 93.50% 93.90% 93.50%
Adjusted operating ratio 91.60% 91.00% 92.80% 91.40%
(1) Includes intersegment revenues and expenses, as applicable, which are eliminated in the Company’s consolidated results.


Daseke, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Operating Ratio to Adjusted Operating Ratio by Segment: Specialized
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
(Dollars in thousands) 2017 2016 2017 2016
Total revenue(1) $111,985 $89,543 $192,658 $171,117
Fuel surcharge 7,936 4,997 13,864 9,436
Operating revenue, net of fuel
surcharge
$104,049 $84,546 $178,794 $161,681
Total operating expenses $107,396 $84,475 $187,062 $162,167
Fuel surcharge 7,936 4,997 13,864 9,436
Net impact of step-up in basis of
acquired assets 1,824 1,561 3,158 2,036
Adjusted operating expenses $97,636 $77,917 $170,040 $150,695
Operating ratio 95.90% 94.30% 97.10% 94.80%
Adjusted operating ratio 93.80% 92.20% 95.10% 93.20%
(1) Includes intersegment revenues and expenses, as applicable, which are eliminated in the Company’s consolidated results.


1 2017 pro forma Adjusted EBITDA will be calculated by adding Daseke’s actual 2017 Adjusted EBITDA and the Adjusted EBITDA of any acquired business during 2017 for the period beginning on January 1, 2017 and ending on the acquisition date.

2 Based on the acquired companies’ internally prepared financial statements.

3 Net income of $3.1 million plus: depreciation and amortization of $14.4 million, interest of $1.7 million and acquisition-related transaction expenses of $0.3 million results in Adjusted EBITDA of $19.5 million.

4 Net loss of $9.2 million plus: depreciation and amortization of $81.9 million, interest of $23.6 million, provision for income taxes of $ 1.2 million, acquisition-related transaction expenses of $0.6 million, impairment of $2.0 million, withdrawn initial public offering-related expenses of $3.1 million, net losses on sales of defective revenue equipment out of the normal replacement cycle of $0.7 million, impairments related to defective revenue equipment sold out of the normal replacement cycle of $0.2 million and expenses related to the business combination and related transactions of $3.5 million results in Adjusted EBITDA of $107.6 million.

5 Calculated by adding Daseke’s 2016 figures with the acquired companies’ 2016 figures (based on such companies’ internally prepared financial statements).

Investor Relations Contact:
Geralyn DeBusk, 972-458-8000
Daseke@HalliburtonIR.com

Source: Daseke, Inc.

Source:Daseke, Inc.