Genesee & Wyoming Reports Traffic for May 2016

June 9, 2016

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DARIEN, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR) today reported traffic volumes for May 2016.

G&W’s traffic in May 2016 was 232,747 carloads, a decrease of 9,215 carloads, or 3.8%, compared with May 2015.

G&W’s traffic in the second quarter of 2016 through May was 462,719 carloads, a decrease of 30,940 carloads, or 6.3%, compared with the second quarter of 2015 through May.

The table below sets forth summary total carloads by segment for May 2016 and May 2015.

                               

Segment

May 2016 May 2015 Change

%
Change

North American Operations 129,916 133,320 (3,404) (2.6%)
Australian Operations 14,973 16,690 (1,717) (10.3%)
U.K./European Operations 87,858 91,952 (4,094) (4.5%)
Total G&W Operations 232,747 241,962 (9,215) (3.8%)
 

May 2016 Highlights by Segment

  • North American Operations: Traffic in May 2016 was 129,916 carloads, a decrease of 2.6% compared with May 2015. The decrease was primarily due to reduced shipments of coal & coke traffic, partially offset by increased metals traffic.
  • Australian Operations: Traffic in May 2016 was 14,973 carloads, a decrease of 10.3% compared with May 2015. The decrease was primarily due to reduced agricultural products traffic.
  • U.K./European Operations: Traffic in May 2016 was 87,858 carloads, a decrease of 4.5% compared with May 2015. The decrease was primarily due to reduced coal & coke and minerals & stone traffic, partially offset by increased intermodal traffic.

The table below sets forth North American Operations carload information for May 2016 and May 2015 by commodity group.

                               
North American Operations: May 2016 May 2015 Change

%
Change

Agricultural Products 16,777 17,937 (1,160) (6.5%)
Autos & Auto Parts 2,710 2,653 57 2.1%
Chemicals & Plastics 14,771 15,162 (391) (2.6%)
Coal & Coke 14,616 19,663 (5,047) (25.7%)
Food & Kindred Products 4,869 4,502 367 8.2%
Lumber & Forest Products 11,603 10,895 708 6.5%
Metallic Ores 2,113 1,861 252 13.5%
Metals 13,022 11,249 1,773 15.8%
Minerals & Stone 17,001 18,084 (1,083) (6.0%)
Petroleum Products 9,059 7,721 1,338 17.3%
Pulp & Paper 13,666 14,936 (1,270) (8.5%)
Waste 4,115 3,183 932 29.3%
Other 5,594 5,474 120 2.2%
Total carloads 129,916 133,320 (3,404) (2.6%)
 
  • North American Operations traffic decreased 3,404 carloads, or 2.6%.
  • Coal & coke traffic decreased 5,047 carloads, or 25.7%, primarily due to decreased shipments of utility coal in G&W’s Midwest and Northeast regions.
  • Metals traffic increased 1,773 carloads, or 15.8%, primarily due to increased steel shipments in G&W’s Southern and Coastal regions.
  • All remaining traffic decreased by a net 130 carloads.

The table below sets forth Australian Operations carload information for May 2016 and May 2015 by commodity group.

                               
Australian Operations: May 2016 May 2015 Change

%
Change

Agricultural Products 3,164 4,798 (1,634) (34.1%)
Intermodal 5,325 5,380 (55) (1.0%)
Metallic Ores 706 1,593 (887) (55.7%)
Minerals & Stone 5,758 4,897 861 17.6%
Petroleum Products 20 22 (2) (9.1%)
Total carloads 14,973 16,690 (1,717) (10.3%)
 

The decrease in Australian Operations traffic was primarily due to reduced agricultural products traffic primarily as a result of low global crop prices and also due to reduced metallic ores traffic as a result of the previously announced closure of a customer manganese mine in 2015. These decreases were partially offset by increased minerals & stone traffic due to increased shipments of gypsum.

The table below sets forth U.K./European Operations carload information for May 2016 and May 2015 by commodity group.

                               
U.K./European Operations: May 2016 May 2015 Change

%
Change

Agricultural Products 150 52 98 NM
Coal & Coke 2,869 7,477 (4,608) (61.6%)
Intermodal 72,545 70,013 2,532 3.6%
Metallic Ores 93 93 NM
Minerals & Stone 12,201 14,410 (2,209) (15.3%)
Total carloads 87,858 91,952 (4,094) (4.5%)
 
  • U.K./European Operations traffic decreased 4,094 carloads, or 4.5%.
  • Coal & coke traffic decreased 4,608 carloads, or 61.6%, primarily due to decreased shipments in the U.K. and Poland.
  • Minerals & stone traffic decreased 2,209 carloads, or 15.3%, primarily due to decreased shipments in Poland and the U.K.
  • Intermodal traffic increased 2,532 carloads, or 3.6%, primarily due to increased shipments in the U.K.
  • All remaining traffic increased by a net 191 carloads.

Second Quarter of 2016 Through May Traffic

The table below sets forth summary total carloads by segment for the second quarter of 2016 through May and the second quarter of 2015 through May.

                               
Segment

QTD May
2016

QTD May
2015

Change

%
Change

North American Operations 254,785 276,502 (21,717) (7.9%)
Australian Operations 30,052 35,494 (5,442) (15.3%)
U.K./European Operations 177,882 181,663 (3,781) (2.1%)
Total G&W Operations 462,719 493,659 (30,940) (6.3%)
 

The table below sets forth North American Operations carload information for the second quarter of 2016 through May and the second quarter of 2015 through May by commodity group.

                               
North American Operations:

QTD May
2016

QTD May
2015

Change

%
Change

Agricultural Products 32,217 36,206 (3,989) (11.0%)
Autos & Auto Parts 5,226 5,191 35 0.7%
Chemicals & Plastics 30,480 31,070 (590) (1.9%)
Coal & Coke 29,410 44,257 (14,847) (33.5%)
Food & Kindred Products 9,770 9,772 (2) (0.0%)
Intermodal 12 6 6 NM
Lumber & Forest Products 22,812 22,813 (1) (0.0%)
Metallic Ores 4,206 4,138 68 1.6%
Metals 24,435 22,218 2,217 10.0%
Minerals & Stone 33,977 36,719 (2,742) (7.5%)
Petroleum Products 16,779 16,026 753 4.7%
Pulp & Paper 27,243 30,153 (2,910) (9.7%)
Waste 7,153 6,441 712 11.1%
Other 11,065 11,492 (427) (3.7%)
Total carloads 254,785 276,502 (21,717) (7.9%)
 

The table below sets forth Australian Operations carload information for the second quarter of 2016 through May and the second quarter of 2015 through May by commodity group.

                               

Australian Operations:

QTD May
2016

QTD May
2015

Change

%
Change

Agricultural Products 7,062 10,186 (3,124) (30.7%)
Intermodal 10,192 10,347 (155) (1.5%)
Metallic Ores 1,426 5,241 (3,815) (72.8%)
Minerals & Stone 11,329 9,677 1,652 17.1%
Petroleum Products 43 43 0.0%
Total carloads 30,052 35,494 (5,442) (15.3%)
 

The table below sets forth U.K./European Operations carload information for the second quarter of 2016 through May and the second quarter of 2015 through May by commodity group.

                               
U.K./European Operations:

QTD May
2016

QTD May
2015

Change

%
Change

Agricultural Products 372 156 216 NM
Coal & Coke 5,878 15,902 (10,024) (63.0%)
Intermodal 146,974 137,279 9,695 7.1%
Lumber & Forest Products 90 90 NM
Metallic Ores 93 93 NM
Minerals & Stone 24,475 28,326 (3,851) (13.6%)
Total carloads 177,882 181,663 (3,781) (2.1%)
 

Other

The term carload represents physical railcars and estimated railcar equivalents of commodities for which G&W is paid on a metric ton or other measure to move freight, as well as intermodal units.

Historically, G&W has found that traffic information may be indicative of freight revenues on its railroads. Freight revenues are revenues for which G&W is paid on a per car, per container or per metric ton basis to move freight. Activities such as railcar switching, port terminal shunting, traction services and other similar freight-related services are excluded from our traffic information as the resulting revenues are not classified as freight revenue. Traffic information may not be indicative of total operating revenues, operating expenses, income from operations or net income.

G&W’s three reportable segments are summarized as follows:

  • The North American Operations segment is comprised of nine operating regions in the U.S. and Canada. This segment represents approximately 60% of G&W’s total operating revenues and approximately 80% of G&W’s total income from operations.
  • The Australian Operations segment is comprised of operations in South Australia, the Northern Territory and New South Wales. This segment represents approximately 10% of G&W’s total operating revenues and approximately 10% of G&W’s total income from operations.
  • The U.K./European Operations segment is comprised of operations in the U.K. and continental Europe. This segment represents approximately 30% of G&W’s total operating revenues and approximately 10% of G&W’s total income from operations.

About G&W

Genesee & Wyoming owns or leases 121 freight railroads worldwide that are organized in 11 operating regions with 7,500 employees and more than 2,800 customers.

  • G&W’s nine North American regions serve 41 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces and include 114 short line and regional freight railroads with more than 13,000 track-miles.
  • G&W’s Australia Region provides rail freight services in New South Wales, the Northern Territory and South Australia and operates the 1,400-mile Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line.
  • G&W’s U.K./European Region is led by Freightliner, the U.K.’s largest rail maritime intermodal operator and second-largest rail freight company. Operations also include heavy-haul in Poland and Germany and cross-border intermodal services connecting Northern European seaports with key industrial regions throughout the continent.

G&W subsidiaries provide rail service at more than 40 major ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.

For more information, visit gwrr.com.

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