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):
December 11, 2018
XPO LOGISTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Five American Lane
(Address of principal
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (855) 976-6951
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|Item 7.01|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure
On December 11, 2018, XPO Logistics, Inc. (the Company) met with a group of investors in the ordinary course of its investor relations activities.
At this meeting, the Company disclosed that it anticipates 12-15% year-over-year growth in adjusted EBITDA in 2019. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure.
In addition, at this meeting, the Company reaffirmed that it remains on track to generate approximately $625 million of free cash flow for 2018, and expects to generate approximately $650 million of free cash flow for 2019. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure.
On February 12, 2018, the Company disclosed in its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 that, as of year-end, the Company had federal net operating losses for all U.S. operations of $188.1 million and federal tax credit carryforwards of $34.4 million. The Company expects to utilize substantially all of its federal net operating losses for the 2018 tax year.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) and for 2019 and free cash flow for 2019. We believe that free cash flow is an important measure of our ability to repay maturing debt or fund other uses of capital that we believe will enhance stockholder value. We believe that adjusted EBITDA improves comparability from period to period by removing the impact of our capital structure (interest and financing expenses), asset base (depreciation and amortization), tax impacts and other adjustments that management has determined are not reflective of normalized operating activities. With respect to our 2019 target range of adjusted EBITDA and our 2019 target for free cash flow, each of which is a non-GAAP measure, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measure to the corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable effort due to the variability and complexity of the reconciling items described below that we exclude from the non-GAAP target measure. The variability of these items may have a significant impact on our future GAAP financial results and, as a result, we are unable to prepare the forward-looking balance sheet, statement of income and statement of cash flow, prepared in accordance with GAAP that would be required to produce such a reconciliation.
This Current Report on Form 8-K includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as anticipate, estimate, believe, continue, could, intend, may, plan, potential, predict, should, will, expect, objective, projection, forecast, goal, guidance, outlook, effort, target, trajectory or the negative of these terms or other comparable terms. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances.
These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to a material difference include the risks discussed in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the following: economic conditions generally; competition and pricing pressures; our ability to align our investments in capital assets, including equipment, service centers and warehouses, to our customers demands; our ability to successfully integrate and realize anticipated synergies, cost savings and profit improvement opportunities with respect to acquired companies; our ability to develop and implement suitable information technology systems and prevent failures in or breaches of such systems; our substantial indebtedness; our ability to raise debt and equity capital; our ability to maintain positive relationships with our network of third-party transportation providers; our ability to attract and retain qualified drivers; litigation, including litigation related to alleged misclassification of independent contractors; labor matters, including our ability to manage our subcontractors, and risks associated with labor disputes at our customers and efforts by labor organizations to organize our employees; risks associated with our self-insured claims; risks associated with defined benefit plans for our current and former employees; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; fluctuations in fixed and floating interest rates; our ability to execute our growth strategy through acquisitions; fuel price and fuel surcharge changes; issues related to
our intellectual property rights; governmental regulation, including trade compliance laws; and governmental or political actions, including the United Kingdoms likely exit from the European Union. All forward-looking statements set forth in this document are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by us will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to or effects on us or our business or operations. Forward-looking statements set forth in this document speak only as of the date hereof, and we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or the occurrence of unanticipated events, except to the extent required by law.
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.
|XPO LOGISTICS, INC.|
|Date: December 12, 2018||/s/ Karlis P. Kirsis|
|Karlis P. Kirsis|
|Senior Vice President, Corporate Counsel|