Form 8-K
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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):  July 30, 2020


Hub Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

2000 Clearwater Drive

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(630) 271-3600

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common StockHUBGNASDAQ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 30, 2020, Hub Group, Inc. issued a press release announcing its second quarter 2020 results of operations. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

The information furnished in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to liabilities of that Section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press release issued on July 30, 2020, announcing second quarter 2020 operating results for Hub Group, Inc.
104 The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL


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.

 Hub Group, Inc.
Date: July 30, 2020By: /s/ Geoffrey F. DeMartino        
  Geoffrey F. DeMartino
  Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer




Hub Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results


OAK BROOK, Ill., July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) announced second quarter 2020 net income of $13.2 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.39.  Included in net income was $7.0 million, or $0.21 per share, of donation expense ($4.2 million), consulting expense ($1.9 million) and severance expense ($0.9 million).  Net income for second quarter 2019 was $29.2 million, or $0.87 per diluted share.

Update on Recent Performance

“Business conditions at the beginning of the second quarter were quite challenging, with a portion of our customer base either completely closed or significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We were pleased to see business conditions improve throughout the quarter, with nearly all of our customers resuming their shipping activity by the end of the quarter.  We anticipate continued growth in our business during the second half of 2020 and have decided to add 3,500 containers as well as purchase over 200 tractors this year to refresh our fleet and reduce our operating costs.  We have continued to maintain our focus on providing a world-class customer experience while protecting the health and safety of our employees.  We are honored to have received several recent industry awards, including the #2 ranking on Inbound Logistics’ Top 10 3PL list for 2020.  This is a testament to our team’s success in delivering the industry’s premiere customer-centric supply chain solutions to the marketplace,” said Dave Yeager, Hub Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.   

“Our operating model and focus on cost control resulted in EBITDA (non-GAAP)1 of $52 million for the quarter.  We continue to execute on our profit improvement initiatives, and we remain on track to realize $40 million of annualized savings in 2020.  Finally, as we discussed last quarter, we are proud to have been able to support COVID-19 emergency responders by donating nearly $6 million of equipment during the quarter,” continued Mr. Yeager.

Q2 2020 Results

Revenue for the second quarter of 2020 decreased by 15% to $779 million compared with $921 million for second quarter 2019.  Operating income for the quarter was $21 million versus $41 million for second quarter 2019.  Second quarter 2020 operating income included $9.6 million of expenses for donations, consulting and severance. 

Second quarter intermodal revenue decreased 15% to $461 million due primarily to an 8% decline in volume. Volume was down compared to the prior year due to a soft demand environment and increased truckload and intermodal competition.  Intermodal gross margin decreased compared to the prior year primarily due to the decline in volume, lower prices, unfavorable mix and rail cost increases, partially offset by the benefits from operational improvements in our trucking operation.

Second quarter logistics gross margin as a percentage of revenue expanded by 190 basis points due to our continuous improvement initiatives, higher margin new business, and growth at CaseStack.  Revenue for the quarter declined 15% to $164 million as a result of the soft demand environment, partially offset by growth at CaseStack.

Truck brokerage handled 12% fewer loads in the quarter as compared to the prior year, while revenue declined 19% to $87 million.  Contractual revenue represented 76% of total brokerage revenue in both second quarter 2020 and 2019.  Truck brokerage gross margin as a percent of revenue increased by 100 basis points as a result of the benefits from the transformation of our operating model, an enhanced technology platform and a deeper engagement with our carrier network.  

Dedicated revenue decreased 12% to $68 million compared to the prior year due to the impact of business we exited, partially offset by growth with new accounts.  Dedicated gross margin as a percent of revenue increased by 200 basis points compared to the prior year due to our profit improvement initiatives.

Costs and expenses decreased to $86 million in the second quarter of 2020 compared to $92 million in the prior year due primarily to a decline in Salaries and Benefits expense, partially offset by an increase in donation expense, consulting expense, and depreciation and amortization expense related to our technology initiatives.  Costs and expenses included $5.7 million related to donations of Hub equipment in support of COVID-19 emergency efforts, $2.6 million of consulting expense and $1.3 million of severance expense.  The consulting engagement is now complete. 

Cash Flow and Capitalization

Net cash provided by operating activities was $71 million for the quarter.  Capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2020 totaled $24 million, primarily for containers, technology investments and construction of our new office building on our Oak Brook, IL campus which has now been paused.  Near the end of the quarter we repaid the $100 million that we borrowed on our revolving line of credit in March 2020.  At June 30, 2020, we had cash and cash equivalents of $203 million.

2020 Capital Expenditure Outlook

Capital expenditures for the remainder of fiscal year 2020 are expected to range from $65 million to $75 million, and primarily consist of investments to support growth in the business, including containers, tractors and trailers, as well as IT hardware and software.  We expect to add 3,500 containers in 2020, and take delivery of over 200 tractors to refresh our fleet, which is expected to result in lower operating costs and improved utilization.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

In this press release, we present EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.  As required by the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), we have provided herein a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure contained in this press release to the most directly comparable measure under GAAP. Management believes that EBITDA provides relevant and useful information, which is used by our management as well as by many analysts, investors and competitors in our industry.  By providing this non-GAAP measure, management intends to provide investors with a meaningful, consistent comparison of the Company’s profitability for the periods presented. EBITDA should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to or substitute for, measures determined in accordance with GAAP, and is not necessarily comparable to non-GAAP measures that may be presented by other companies.   


Hub will hold a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 30, 2020 to discuss its second quarter 2020 results.

Hosting the conference call will be Dave Yeager, Chief Executive Officer.  Also participating on the call will be Phil Yeager, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Geoff DeMartino, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

This call is being webcast and can be accessed through the Investors link on Hub Group’s web site at  The webcast is listen-only.  Those interested in participating in the question and answer session should follow the telephone dial-in instructions below.

To participate in the conference call by telephone, please register at

Registrants will be issued a passcode and PIN to use when dialing into the live call which will provide quickest access to the conference.  You may register at any time, including up to and after the call start time.  On the day of the call, dial (888) 206-4064 approximately ten minutes prior to the scheduled call time; enter the participant passcode and PIN received during registration.   The call will be limited to 60 minutes, including questions and answers.

An audio replay will be available through the Investors link on the Company's web site at This replay will be available for 30 days.

CERTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Statements in this press release that are not historical may express or imply projections of revenues or expenditures, statements of plans and objectives or future operations or statements of future economic performance.  Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that might cause the actual performance of Hub Group, Inc. to differ materially from those expressed or implied by this discussion and, therefore, should be viewed with caution.  All forward-looking statements and information are provided pursuant to the safe harbor established under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and should be evaluated in the context of these factors. Forward-looking statements generally may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “trends”, “assumptions”, “target”, “guidance”, “outlook”, “opportunity”, “future”, “plans”, “goals”, “objectives”, “expects”, “anticipate”, “expected”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “could”, “intend”, “believe”, “potential”, “projected”, “estimate” (or the negative or derivative of each of these terms), or similar words, and include our statements regarding our profit improvement initiatives and capital expenditures.  These forward-looking statements are based on management's experience and perception of trends, current conditions, and anticipated future developments, as well as other factors believed to be appropriate. We believe these statements and the assumptions and estimates contained in this release are reasonable based on information that is currently available to us. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include general or regional economic conditions and health concerns; the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on our business operations, as well as its impact on general economic and financial market conditions and on our customers, counterparties, employees, and third-party service providers; our ability to sustain or the effects of plans intended to improve operation execution and performance; changes in or implementation of additional governmental or regulatory rules and interpretations affecting tax, wage and hour matters, health and safety, insurance or other undeterminable areas; intermodal costs and prices, the integration of any acquisitions and expenses relating thereto; the future performance of Hub’s Intermodal, Truck Brokerage, Dedicated and Logistics business lines; driver shortages; the amount and timing of strategic investments or divestitures by Hub, the failure to implement and integrate critical information technology systems; cyber security incidents, retail and other customers encountering adverse economic conditions and other factors described from time to time in Hub Group's SEC reports, press releases and other communications.  Hub Group assumes no liability to update any such forward-looking statements. 

1 For all non-GAAP measures presented, please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” and the reconciliations included in this press release.

SOURCE:  Hub Group, Inc.

(in thousands, except per share amounts)
       Three Months Ended June 30,
        2020   2019 
        % of  % of
       AmountRevenue AmountRevenue
Revenue   $779,243 100.0% $921,163 100.0%
Transportation costs    671,994 86.2%  788,460 85.6%
 Gross margin    107,249 13.8%  132,703 14.4%
Costs and expenses:        
 Salaries and benefits    49,676 6.4%  60,859 6.6%
 General and administrative    28,970 3.7%  24,028 2.6%
 Depreciation and amortization   7,625 1.0%  7,095 0.8%
  Total costs and expenses    86,271 11.1%  91,982 10.0%
Operating income    20,978 2.7%  40,721 4.4%
Other income (expense):        
 Interest expense    (3,006)-0.4%  (2,690)-0.3%
 Other, net    47 0.0%  565 0.1%
  Total other expense    (2,959)-0.4%  (2,125)-0.2%
Income before provision for income taxes   18,019 2.3%  38,596 4.2%
Provision for income taxes    4,865 0.6%  9,379 1.0%
Net income   $13,154   $29,217  
Earnings per share        
 Basic   $0.40   $0.87  
 Diluted   $0.39   $0.87  
Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding   33,171    33,552  
Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding   33,455    33,715  

(in thousands, except per share amounts)
       Six Months Ended June 30,
        2020   2019 
        % of  % of
       AmountRevenue AmountRevenue
Revenue   $1,618,102 100.0% $1,854,161 100.0%
Transportation costs    1,406,259 86.9%  1,594,169 86.0%
 Gross margin    211,843 13.1%  259,992 14.0%
Costs and expenses:        
 Salaries and benefits    100,552 6.2%  122,887 6.6%
 General and administrative    55,306 3.4%  46,946 2.5%
 Depreciation and amortization   15,248 1.0%  13,849 0.7%
  Total costs and expenses    171,106 10.6%  183,682 9.9%
Operating income    40,737 2.5%  76,310 4.1%
Other income (expense):        
 Interest expense    (5,461)-0.3%  (5,746)-0.3%
 Other, net    228 0.0%  898 0.1%
  Total other expense    (5,233)-0.3%  (4,848)-0.2%
Income before provision for income taxes   35,504 2.2%  71,462 3.9%
Provision for income taxes    9,114 0.6%  18,351 1.0%
Net income   $26,390   $53,111  
Earnings per share        
 Basic   $0.80   $1.58  
 Diluted   $0.79   $1.58  
Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding   33,165    33,560  
Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding   33,472    33,650  

(in thousands, except share data)
        June 30, December 31,
         2020   2019 
  Cash and cash equivalents $203,173  $168,729 
  Accounts receivable trade  456,619   450,451 
  Allowance for uncollectible trade accounts  (8,500)  (6,912)
  Accounts receivable other  1,028   3,237 
  Prepaid taxes   708   630 
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets 13,682   24,086 
    TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS  666,710   640,221 
 Restricted investments   20,961   22,601 
 Property and equipment, net  650,990   663,165 
 Right-of-use assets - operating leases  35,889   35,548 
 Right-of-use assets - financing leases  4,704   5,865 
 Other intangibles, net   114,128   120,967 
 Goodwill, net   484,350   484,459 
 Other assets   21,445   18,748 
    TOTAL ASSETS $1,999,177  $1,991,574 
  Accounts payable trade $257,752  $257,247 
  Accounts payable other  16,049   11,585 
  Accrued payroll   29,835   45,540 
  Accrued other   89,696   86,686 
  Lease liability - operating leases  8,760   8,567 
  Lease liability - financing leases  3,061   3,048 
  Current portion of long term debt  90,948   94,691 
    TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 496,101   507,364 
 Long term debt   167,857   186,934 
 Non-current liabilities   41,424   36,355 
 Lease liability - operating leases  28,662   28,518 
 Lease liability - financing leases  278   1,820 
 Deferred taxes   159,018   155,304 
  Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized;   
   no shares issued or outstanding in 2020 and 2019 -   - 
  Common stock     
   Class A: $.01 par value; 97,337,700 shares authorized and   
    41,224,792 shares issued in 2020 and 2019; 33,518,154 shares   
    outstanding in 2020 and 33,353,904 shares outstanding in 2019 412   412 
   Class B:  $.01 par value; 662,300 shares authorized;   
    662,296 shares issued and outstanding in 2020 and 2019 7   7 
  Additional paid-in capital  178,914   179,637 
  Purchase price in excess of predecessor basis, net of tax   
  benefit of $10,306   (15,458)  (15,458)
  Retained earnings   1,205,991   1,179,601 
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss (283)  (186)
  Treasury stock; at cost, 7,706,638 shares in 2020   
   and 7,870,888 shares in 2019  (263,746)  (268,734)
   TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 1,105,837   1,075,279 

(in thousands)
         Six Months Ended June 30,
          2020   2019 
Cash flows from operating activities:     
 Net income   $26,390  $53,111 
 Adjustments to reconcile net income     
  to net cash provided by operating activities:    
   Depreciation and amortization   61,759   57,029 
   Deferred taxes    4,989   4,272 
   Compensation expense related to share-based compensation plans  8,209   8,687 
   Loss (gain) on sale of assets   96   (1,526)
   Donated equipment   5,626   - 
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
   Restricted investments   1,640   (2,736)
   Accounts receivable, net   (2,392)  55,089 
   Prepaid taxes    (83)  (422)
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets  10,350   15,932 
   Other assets    (637)  (2,349)
   Accounts payable    4,989   (38,391)
   Accrued expenses    (9,440)  (14,620)
   Non-current liabilities   21   1,187 
    Net cash provided by operating activities  111,517   135,263 
Cash flows from investing activities:     
 Proceeds from sale of equipment   521   7,664 
 Purchases of property and equipment   (49,271)  (28,712)
 Proceeds from the disposition of discontinued operations  -   19,439 
 Acquisition, net of cash acquired   -   (734)
    Net cash used in investing activities  (48,750)  (2,343)
Cash flows from financing activities:     
 Purchase of treasury stock   -   (7,282)
 Proceeds from issuance of debt   127,462   18,335 
 Repayments of long term debt   (150,282)  (51,324)
 Stock withheld for payments of withholding taxes  (3,944)  (2,746)
 Finance lease payments    (1,493)  (1,465)
    Net cash used in financing activities  (28,257)  (44,482)
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  (66)  (10)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   34,444   88,428 
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period  168,729   61,435 
Cash and cash equivalents end of period  $203,173  $149,863 

(in thousands)
 Three Months Six Months 
 Ended June 30, Ended June 30, 
  2020  2019  2020  2019 
Intermodal$460,676 $542,890 $955,999 $1,078,923 
Logistics 163,743  193,463  346,999  396,725 
Truck brokerage 86,675  107,081  184,692  224,669 
Dedicated 68,149  77,729  130,412  153,844 
Total Revenue$779,243 $921,163 $1,618,102 $1,854,161 

(in thousands)
 Three Months 
 Ended June 30, 
     Change Change 
  2020   2019  $  % 
Net income$  13,154  $  29,217  $  (16,063) -55.0% 
Interest expense   3,006     2,690     316  11.7% 
Other, net   (47)    (565)    518  -91.7% 
Depreciation and amortization   31,183     28,646     2,537  8.9% 
Provision for income taxes   4,865     9,379     (4,514) -48.1% 
EBITDA$  52,161  $  69,367  $  (17,206) -24.8% 

(in thousands)
 Six Months 
 Ended June 30, 
     Change Change 
  2020   2019  $  % 
Net income$26,390  $53,111  $(26,721) -50.3% 
Interest expense 5,461   5,746   (285) -5.0% 
Other, net (228)  (898)  670  -74.6% 
Depreciation and amortization 61,759   57,029   4,730  8.3% 
Provision for income taxes 9,114   18,351   (9,237) -50.3% 
EBITDA$102,496  $133,339  $(30,843) -23.1% 



CONTACT: Maralee Volchko of Hub Group, Inc., +1-630-271-3745

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