ArcBest's Q4 net income up 174.1% year-over-year to a record US$65.5M from US$23.9M while revenue up 45.8% to a record US$1.19B from US$816.4M as all operating segments saw double-digit growth; total tonnage/day up 5.1%, total shipments/day up 1.5%

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FORT SMITH, Arkansas , February 2, 2022 (press release) –

• Generated full year 2021 net income of $213.5 million, or $7.98 per diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, full year 2021 net income was $228.0 million, or $8.52 per diluted share.
• Achieved the highest revenue and net income in ArcBest’s history on both a fourth quarter and annual basis.
• Returned $116 million to shareholders through stock repurchase programs and dividends.
• Continued strong results enable ArcBest to pay profit-sharing bonus to union-represented ABF Freight employees for the third year in a row.

ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, today reported fourth quarter 2021 revenue of $1.2 billion, reflecting an increase of $368.8 million compared to fourth quarter 2020. Each of ArcBest’s operating segments achieved double-digit percentage revenue growth over the prior year period. Fourth quarter 2021 results include the impact of the MoLo Solutions, LLC (“MoLo”) acquisition, which closed on November 1, 2021.

ArcBest’s fourth quarter 2021 operating income was $86.9 million and net income was $65.5 million, or $2.47 per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2020 operating income of $30.3 million and net income of $23.9 million, or $0.89 per diluted share.

Excluding certain items in both periods as identified in the attached reconciliation tables, fourth quarter non-GAAP operating income was $102.2 million, compared to $39.5 million in the prior-year period. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $73.9 million, or $2.79 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2021 compared to $27.5 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2020.

ArcBest’s full year 2021 revenue totaled $4.0 billion compared to $2.9 billion in 2020. Net income was $213.5 million, or $7.98 per diluted share, compared to net income of $71.1 million, or $2.69 per diluted share in 2020. On a non-GAAP basis, ArcBest’s 2021 net income was $228.0 million, or $8.52 per diluted share, compared to net income of $90.5 million, or $3.42 per diluted share, in 2020.

“I am extremely proud of the talented people of ArcBest, whose dedication and hard work have driven our record-breaking fourth quarter and full year results,” said Judy R. McReynolds, ArcBest chairman, president and CEO. “2021 was a year of immense challenges – from the ongoing pandemic to extreme supply chain pressures – but our team stayed focused on our strategic initiatives and consistently exceeded expectations. We are making smart investments across our business to advance our strategic vision and adapt to the rapidly evolving market environment, all while being true advisors to our customers. Our recent announcement of an investment we made in Phantom Auto, the leading provider of human-centered remote operation software, is an example of our commitment in these areas. Investments in our people, our integrated logistics solutions, and our innovations and technology have provided ArcBest with a solid foundation and will continue to drive our company’s growth, success and value-creation in 2022 and beyond.”

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