SCS Transportation reported record full-year revenue in 2005 of $1.1 billion, an increase of 12 percent from 2004. Consolidated 2005 operating income improved significantly to $54.6 million, including a pretax real estate gain of $7.0 million, compared with 2004 operating income of $40.8 million. Net income was $27.5 million, including $4.4 million after tax from the real estate gain, up from $19.3 million in 2004.
“For the third consecutive year, SCS Transportation delivered significantly improved earnings,” says Bert Trucksess, SCS chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Revenue surpassed $1 billion in 2005, and we achieved record results in earnings per share, even excluding a large real estate gain. We further strengthened our financial position, providing flexibility to take advantage of future opportunities. As we enter 2006, we are also encouraged by the strength of our consolidated fourth-quarter trends.”
Fourth-quarter revenue grew 14 percent to $288.3 million, from $251.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Consolidated fourth-quarter operating income was $19.3 million, including the real estate gain, up from $9.1 million in the prior-year quarter. Net income was $10.7 million, up from $4.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2004.
Fourth-quarter results for SCS’ Saia subsidiary were as follows:
“Saia, a leading multi-region LTL carrier and our largest subsidiary, continues to excel in serving customers across its 30-state territory, delivering top-line growth and increased profitability,” Trucksess says. “We believe Saia’s prospects are very favorable, and we expect to build upon the positive momentum of this business. We continue to evaluate geographic expansion opportunities, and we believe the business is well-positioned to benefit from industry consolidation.”
Fourth-quarter results for SCS’ Jevic subsidiary were as follows: