Heartland: Unaudited Consolidated Financial Report

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

GORDON TRUCKING, INC.UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(in thousands)   ASSETS September 30,2013 December 31,2012CURRENT ASSETS    Cash and cash equivalents $23,642 $11,621Trade receivables, net of allowance of $594 and $681 43,718 39,530Notes receivable - related party 53 53Other receivables, note of allowance of $161 and $259 964 301Operating supplies and parts 1,854 2,150Prepaid expenses 3,247 5,144Deposits 562 248Total current assets $74,040 $59,047PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT    Land  18,278 18,814Buildings and leasehold improvements 28,746 28,379Revenue Equipment 334,348 327,967Other vehicles and equipment 12,007 11,792Construction in process 323 179  393,702 387,131Less accumulated depreciation and amortization 160,725 149,905Property and equipment, net $232,977 $237,226OTHER ASSETS     Cash surrender value of life insurance 5,123 4,956 Notes receivable - related party 203 243 Other 626 626               Total other assets 5,952 5,825               Total assets $312,969 $302,098LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    CURRENT LIABILITIES    Accounts payable  $8,301 $7,810Accrued salaries, wages and related taxes 7,593 6,783Short-term borrowings 275 —Other accrued expenses 19,888 19,970Current portion of long-term obligations 37,812 32,546Total current liabilities $73,869 $67,109LONG-TERM LIABILITIES    Long-term obligations $125,527 $136,250Deferred compensation 1,780 1,108Contract driver and other deposits 208 259Long-term claims payable 8,986 9,326Total long-term liabilities $136,501 $146,943COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 5)    STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    Stockholders' equity $96,794 $82,241Non-controlling interest in Minorities 5,805 5,805                 Total stockholders' equity $102,599 $88,046 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $312,969 $302,098

GORDON TRUCKING, INC.UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOMEFOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 AND 2012(in thousands)   Nine Months Ended  September 30,2013 September 30,2012     FREIGHT REVENUE $322,235 $315,786     OPERATING EXPENSES    Operating $127,479 $127,620Salaries and wages 87,180 83,872Employee benefits, incentives and subsistence 21,769 24,053Contract equipment rents 20,009 22,743Operating taxes and licenses 9,925 8,991Depreciation and amortization 29,363 25,126General and administrative 10,102 9,680Facility Rent 1,984 2,087Gain on equipment disposals (4,031) (3,394)Other, net 300 357  Total Expenses 304,080 301,135     Operating income 18,155 14,651     Interest and other income 606 483Interest Expense (3,081) (2,945)                                 Total other income (expense) (2,475) (2,462)     Net Income 15,680 12,189     Less Net Income Attributable to Non-controlling Interests in Minorities (1,848) (1,635)     Net income $13,832 $10,554

GORDON TRUCKING, INC.UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(in thousands)  September 30, September 30,  2013 2012OPERATING ACTIVITIES    Net income $15,680 $12,189Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided  by operating activities:    Depreciation and amortization 29,363 25,126Gain on disposal of property and equipment (4,031) (3,394)Bad debt expense (101) —Deferred Compensation 761 201Long-term claims payable (950) 687Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    Accounts receivables (4,088) (5,793)Other receivables (497) (380)Operating supplies and parts 296 739Prepaid expenses 1,896 1,823Deposits (39) 30Accounts payable 491 1,330Accrued salaries, wages, and related taxes 808 3,406Contract driver and other deposits (49) (276)Deferred compensation (89) (129)Other accrued expenses and long-term claims payable 1,240 (3,100)Net cash provided by operating activities 40,691 32,459INVESTING ACTIVITIES    Purchases of property and equipment (27,235) (63,325)Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 5,442 6,452Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance (167) 132Payments received on notes receivable - related party 40 2,319Net cash used in investing activities (21,920) (54,422)FINANCING ACTIVITIES    Proceeds from long-term obligations 19,795 53,167Repayments of long-term obligations (25,418) (18,749)Payment of cash dividend to non-controlling interest (1,127) (609)Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (6,750) 33,809     Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 12,021 11,846CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS    Beginning of period 11,621 7,299End of period $23,642 $19,145SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOWINFORMATION    Cash paid during the year for interest $3,021 $2,895

Gordon Trucking, Inc. is a Washington corporation providing truckload transportation services to customers throughout the United States and Canada. Air GTI, LLC provides air transportation support to Gordon Trucking, Inc. (GTI), which is its sole member. The Company holds a variable interest in six related entities, described below, which lease real estate and equipment to Gordon Trucking, Inc. and have been consolidated under generally accepted accounting principles. The entities are referred to collectively as the Company.

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information. In the opinion of management, all normal, recurring adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Dollars are presented in thousands in the accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements except for per share amounts.

Annually, GTI does an evaluation of all existing relationships to identify situations where GTI has a “variable interest” in a “variable-interest entity” and to determine which of these variable-interest entities must be consolidated with GTI’s financial results. As a part of this annual assessment, management reviews the nature of the variable interest relationship and whether there have been any significant changes over the past year that result in a change to the original assessment. During the annual assessment, management considers the nature of any lending relationships, as well as the risk profile, including any significant changes of the variable interest. Management concluded, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, that there were no changes to previous conclusions regarding these variable interests. The variable interests identified have been due to debt and debt guarantees provided by GTI; therefore, there are no significant judgments or assumptions used during this evaluation. For 2013 and 2012, GTI held a variable interest in six related entities: Cal S&S, LLC; S&S Wisconsin, LLC; S&S Illinois, LLC; Gordon Richardson, LLC; S&S Idaho, LLC; and S&S Indy, LLC.

These entities are consolidated into GTI’s results as of the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 as outlined above. These entities generated rental income totaling approximately $2,763 and $2,423 for nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, all of which has been eliminated in consolidation. The consolidation of these entities represents $22,504 and $22,278 of the Company’s total assets as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 and $15,876 and $16,473 of the Company’s total liabilities as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012.

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Gordon Trucking, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, Air GTI, LLC and its variable-interest entities. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

The Company recognizes transportation revenue based on the transit time in each reporting period. Revenue is reported gross. Expenses are recognized as incurred.

The Company considers all liquid investments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company maintains cash in bank deposit accounts, which, at times, may exceed federally insured limits. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts.

Accounts receivable are carried at original invoice amount less an estimate for doubtful receivables based on a review of all outstanding amounts on a monthly basis. Management determines the allowance for doubtful accounts by identifying troubled accounts and by using historical experience applied to an aging of accounts. Accounts receivable are written off when deemed uncollectible. Recoveries of accounts receivable previously written off are recorded as income when received.

Notes receivable are stated at the amount of unpaid principal. Interest income is recognized over the contractual term of the note.

The stockholders of Gordon Trucking, Inc. have elected to file federal income taxes using S corporation status. Under tax regulations for S corporations, Gordon Trucking, Inc. elects to have net income or losses reported on the tax returns of the individual stockholders. Accordingly, there is no provision for income taxes.

Air GTI, LLC; Cal S&S, LLC; S&S Wisconsin, LLC; S&S Illinois, LLC; S&S Idaho, LLC; and S&S Indy, LLC are all single-member LLCs. As such, all are disregarded entities for federal income tax purposes. Their activities are reported with the tax filing of their respective members. Accordingly, there is no provision for income taxes.

Gordon Richardson, LLC is not a tax paying entity for federal or state income tax purposes. Its activity will be reported with the tax filing of its members. Accordingly, there is no provision for income taxes.

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued guidance on accounting for uncertainty in income taxes. Management evaluated the Company’s tax positions and concluded that the Company had taken no uncertain tax positions that require adjustment to the consolidated financial statements to comply with the provisions of this guidance. With few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to income tax examinations by the U.S. federal, state or local tax authorities for years before 2010.

Using management’s best estimates, based on reasonable and supportable assumptions and projections, long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances have indicated that the carrying amount of the assets might not be recoverable.

Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of their useful lives or lease term.

The Company records the gain or loss resulting from disposal of equipment through a sale or as a result of involuntary conversion.

The Company’s short-term financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, accounts and other receivables, prepaid expenses, accounts payable, accrued expenses, short-term borrowings, and letters of credit. Management believes that the fair value of these financial instruments approximates their carrying value based on the short-term nature and expected realization of such accounts. The Company’s long-term financial instruments include long-term borrowings. Management has estimated that the fair value of the long-term borrowings approximates their carrying value based on borrowing rates currently available to the Company for loans with similar terms and maturities at September 30, 2013.

The Company is subject to certain business risks that could affect future operations and financial performance. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, transportation services were provided to two significant customers, which accounted for 21 percent of freight revenue and 20 percent of total accounts receivable at September 30, 2013. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, transportation services were provided to two significant customers, which accounted for 22 percent of freight revenue. As of December 31, 2012, two customers accounted for 20 percent of total accounts receivable.

Preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported and disclosed in the consolidated financial statements. Actual results could differ from these estimates. Significant estimates include uninsured losses, depreciation and allowance for accounts receivable.

During the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company did a 10-for-1 stock split, resulting in adjusted common stock authorized of 500,000 shares, with a par value of $0.10. Upon completion of the stock split, the Company converted 450,000 shares of common stock into Class B shares. The remaining 50,000 shares are now considered Class A shares. At December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2013, there are 45,300 Class A shares issued and outstanding and there are 407,700 shares of Class B stock issued and outstanding. All shares have a par value of $0.10. Class A shares have voting rights while Class B shares do not. Both classes of stock are eligible for distributions, if any should occur.

Long-term obligations consist of the following:      September 30, December 31,   2013 2012Note payable to stockholder, due in full in December 2017 $12,745 $12,745Notes payable; monthly installments of $157, plus interest at fixed rates ranging from 1.9 percent to 2.7 percent, maturing from March 2018 to July 2020 collateralized by equipment. 9,781 —Notes payable; monthly installments of $237, plus interest at fixed rates ranging from 3.0 percent to 4.0 percent; maturing from September 2015 through January 2019; collateralized by equipment. 10,990 12,889Notes payable; monthly installments of $1,035, plus interest at fixed rates ranging from 1.8 percent to 2.5 percent; maturing December 2014 through July 2018; collateralized by equipment. 40,084 44,170Notes payable; monthly installments of $608, plus interest at fixed rates ranging from 1.9 percent to 4.4 percent; maturing November 2017 through November 2019; collateralized by equipment. 35,249 36,560Notes payable; monthly installments of $338, plus interest at fixed rates ranging from 1.9 percent to 3.9 percent; maturing from October 2015 through August 2020; collateralized by equipment. 14,425 15,836Notes payable; monthly installments of $83, plus interest at fixed rate 2.0 percent; maturing from September 2014 through October 2014; collateralized by equipment. 967 1,793Notes payable; monthly installments of $335, plus interest at fixed rates ranging from 2.6 percent to 3.5 percent; maturing from October 2014 to January 2019; collateralized by equipment. 8,383 11,064Notes payable; monthly installments of $277 plus interest at fixed rates ranging from 2.3 percent to 4.1 percent; maturing from July 2015 to January 2017; collateralized by equipment. 11,175 13,387Notes payable; monthly installments of $42, plus variable interest (1.8 percent at September 30, 2013); maturing April to June 2017; collateralized by property. 8,980 9,355Notes payable; monthly installments of $49, plus variable interest (1.9 percent at September 30, 2013); maturing July 2017; collateralized by property. 10,560 10,997Total 163,339 168,796Less Current Portion 37,812 32,546Total long-term obligations 125,527 136,250

The note payable listed above for $12,745 for 2013 and 2012 is due to one of the Company’s stockholders. The stockholder has a note from a bank in the same amount and the same stated interest rate. This note does not amortize and has a variable interest rate of LIBOR (0.25 percent at September 30, 2013) plus 1.75 percent. The Company is a guarantor on the note. Related-party interest paid was $190 and $210 at September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

The Company finances equipment and real estate purchases through banks and finance companies. These lenders also provide funding related to operating lease transactions. Available amounts committed by these lenders totaled $237,456 at September 30, 2013, of which total debt and operating leases drawn on these commitments were $193,803 as of September 30, 2013. These available commitments are subject to review and renewal throughout the year.

At September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the Company has a revolving credit note, payable to a bank at LIBOR plus 1.65 percent, in the amount of $15,000. There were no advances outstanding at September 30, 2013 or December 31, 2012. The lines of credit include financing for letters of credit and mature June 2014.

The Company has outstanding letters of credit totaling $5,066 at September 30, 2013 and $7,622 at December 31, 2012 resulting in available credit of $9,934 at September 30, 2013 and $7,378 at December 31, 2012. This credit facility is subject to review and renewal in 2014, has no required monthly principal payments and is collateralized by trade receivables.

Loan agreements for certain credit facilities contain restrictive covenants, which require the Company to meet certain financial ratios related to debt to net worth and operating cash flow to fixed charge ratio on an annual basis. Covenants are not required to be calculated on an interim basis.

The Company maintains two defined contribution plans covering substantially all of its drivers, office and administrative personnel, and certain owner-operators. Contributions to the drivers and office and administrative personnel plan were $980, and $958 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The Company made no contributions to the owner-operator plan in 2013 and 2012.

Certain key executives have agreements that provide for additional benefits upon their retirement or death. The amounts accrued September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 totaled $1,780 and $1,108, respectively. The accrued amounts represent the estimated present value to be paid (using a discount rate of 5.5 percent) of the benefits earned under these agreements as of September 30, 2013. Deferred compensation charged to expense totaled $765 and ($110) for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

The Company leases its terminal facilities under operating leases from certain limited liability companies, whose members include owners of the Company and a commercial tractor dealership owned by L.J. Gordon. The leases expire from 2035 through 2041 and contain options to renew. The Company guarantees debt of non-consolidated related-party entities totaling approximately $4,757 at September 30, 2013 and $5,102 at December 31, 2012 for these facilities.

The Company is responsible for all taxes, insurance and utilities related to the terminal leases. Rent expense paid to related parties was $3,176 and $3,025, of which $1,857 and $1,705 was eliminated upon consolidation for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

At September 30, 2013, future minimum payments to unconsolidated related parties under noncancellable leases total $1,759 annually for 2013 through 2017, with payments totaling $35,588 for the 22 years thereafter.

The Company purchases tractors from and sells tractors and trailers to the commercial tractor dealership, related by common ownership. Purchases totaled $16,921 and $36,610, while sales totaled $4,555 and $6,151, in 2013 and 2012, respectively.

The Company purchases parts and services from the same commercial tractor dealership. Parts and services purchases totaled $6,012, and $6,542 in 2013 and 2012, respectively. At September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the Company owed to the dealership $800 and $760, respectively, which are included in accounts payable in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

The Company provides administrative services to the commercial tractor dealership discussed above. The Company received $540 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012. This reimbursement was recorded as a reduction in salaries and wages in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

At September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 the Company has notes receivable totaling $225 and $296, respectively, due from entities related by common ownership. The receivables mature through December 2020 and bear a fixed interest rate of 5 percent. Interest income of $11 and $17 was recognized during 2013 and 2012, respectively on these notes.

The Company has operating leases for certain revenue equipment. Rent expense for these leases for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, was $6,885 and $6,251 , respectively, including related-party rental payments totaling $4,092 and $ 3,439, respectively. Related-party payments totaling $407 and $101 have been eliminated on the accompanying consolidated statements of income for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012. The leases expire through 2016. Minimum payments under these non-cancellable leases for future years ended September 30 are as follows:

The Company is qualified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as a self-insured for personal injury and property damage, and by various states as a workers’ compensation self-insured. The Company’s insurance programs for certain workers’ compensation risks, personal injury and property damage, employee medical, and cargo damage include self

insurance or retentions limited to losses of $500, $500, $500 and $50, respectively, for each claim. Losses in excess of per-claim limits, self-insurance limits, or retentions are covered by insurance contracts. At September 30, 2013, $25,201 has been

accrued for estimated incurred losses relating to these insurance programs. At December 31, 2012, $23,631 has been accrued for estimated incurred losses relating to these insurance programs. These accruals are included in other accrued expenses and long-term claims payable in the accompanying consolidated financial statements. Amounts included in operating expenses and employee benefits, incentives and subsistence on the accompanying consolidated statements of income totaled $13,648 and $16,398 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

The Company is a party to routine litigation incidental to its business, primarily claims for personal injury and property damage incurred in the transport of freight. Management believes, after consultation with counsel, adequate accruals and insurance coverage have been provided for such cases; however, the outcome of these matters cannot be determined at this time.

In preparing the unaudited consolidated financial statements, management has evaluated subsequent events and transactions through January 27, 2014, the date of issuance.

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see this filing in its entirety, click here. Heartland Express next reports earnings on January 27, 2014.

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