SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 25, 2019
FORWARD AIR CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
1915 Snapps Ferry Road, Building N
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (423) 636-7000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Emerging growth company o
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
SECTION 7. REGULATION FD
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously announced, today, June 25, 2019, Forward Air Corporation (the “Company”) will host an Investor Day presentation at 8:25 a.m. in New York City. Investors can access the live webcast and accompanying presentation at https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1247377&tp_key=d38ac8c9e3. A copy of the presentation is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and will also be available on the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website at www.forwardaircorp.com.
The Company is reaffirming its previously announced year-on-year revenue growth expectations of 4% to 8% for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. In addition, as previously disclosed, the Company anticipates 2019 second quarter EPS to be approximately 15% below its previous EPS guidance range as a result of a $5.0 million reserve recorded in June 2019 for pending vehicular claims. The claims underlying this reserve are still developing and may further impact the Company’s results. The Company is responsible for the first $7.5 million per claim until it meets the $6.0 million aggregate deductible for claims between $3.0 million and $5.0 million and the $2.5 million aggregate deductible for claims between $5.0 million and $10.0 million.
In addition, below is a summary of preliminary key operating statistics for the Company’s Expedited LTL segment for the quarter-to-date periods ended June 19, 2019 and 2018, if available.
Expedited LTL Operating Statistics
2019 Billable Tonnage 3
2018 Billable Tonnage 3
2019 Revenue per hundredweight
2018 Revenue per hundredweight
Data not available
2019 Revenue per hundredweight, ex fuel
2018 Revenue per hundredweight, ex fuel
Data not available
2019 Broker miles as a percentage of total network miles
2018 Broker miles as a percentage of total network miles
1 Balances are through June 19, 2019 and 2018. The statistics presented above are preliminary, unaudited and subject to completion of the Company’s quarterly review and close process. As such, they do not reflect quarter-end adjustments or other adjustments to conform to U.S. GAAP. Actual results may differ materially from these preliminary estimates.
2 If June data is unavailable, quarter-to-date figures are through May 31, 2019 and 2018. If June date is available, quarter-to-date figures are through June 19, 2019 and 2018.
3 In thousands
The Company also posted an investor presentation on the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website at www.forwardaircorp.com for use at future industry conferences and shareholder meetings. A copy of the presentation is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.2.
SECTION 9. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are being furnished as part of this Report.
The information in these Items 7.01 and 9.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
FORWARD AIR CORPORATION
Date: June 25, 2019
/s/ Michael J. Morris
Michael J. Morris
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer