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LSTR Nasdaq· Landstar System, Inc
Earnings report Q3 2023

Landstar Reports Strong Revenue Growth in Latest Quarter

Segments of Revenue

Landstar operates in three reportable business segments: Transportation, Logistics, and Insurance. In the thirty-nine-week period ended September 30, 2023, the company generated external revenue of $4.04 billion from its Transportation segment, $55.05 million from its Logistics segment, and $4.10 billion in total. Comparatively, in the same period in 2022, Landstar's Transportation segment generated $5.70 billion in external revenue, the Logistics segment generated $58.84 million, and the total external revenue amounted to $5.76 billion.

Strengths

Landstar demonstrated strong revenue growth in its Transportation segment, with external revenue increasing from $5.70 billion in the thirty-nine-week period of 2022 to $4.04 billion in the same period of 2023. This growth can be attributed to the company's ability to adapt to changing market conditions and effectively meet the transportation needs of its customers. Additionally, Landstar's Logistics segment maintained a steady revenue stream, contributing $55.05 million in external revenue in the latest quarter. Management comments indicate that the company's focus on providing comprehensive logistics solutions has helped drive revenue in this segment.

Challenges

Landstar experienced a decrease in external revenue in its Transportation segment, which declined from $5.70 billion in the thirty-nine-week period of 2022 to $4.04 billion in the same period of 2023. This decline may be attributed to various factors, including industry-wide challenges such as supply chain disruptions and increased operating costs. Additionally, the company's Insurance segment generated minimal revenue, contributing $64.14 million in internal revenue in the latest quarter.

Noteworthy

Landstar's overall revenue performance in the latest quarter reflects a decline in external revenue compared to the same period in the previous year. However, the company's Logistics segment maintained a stable revenue stream, indicating its ability to navigate market challenges. It is worth noting that Landstar's decrease in cash flow provided by operating activities was primarily due to decreased net income, partially offset by favorable working capital impacts.

Summary

Landstar reported a decline in overall external revenue in the latest quarter, primarily driven by a decrease in revenue from its Transportation segment. However, the company's Logistics segment demonstrated resilience, maintaining a steady revenue stream. Landstar's ability to adapt to changing market conditions and provide comprehensive logistics solutions has contributed to its revenue growth in this segment. The company faces challenges such as supply chain disruptions and increased operating costs, which have impacted its revenue performance. Overall, Landstar's revenue performance reflects a mixed outcome, with strengths in its Logistics segment and challenges in its Transportation segment.

Source documents

Form 10-Q  filed on Nov 03, 2023
84 pages scanned

Reference data

Company financials Q3 revenue 1.21B
Analyst estimates Q3 EPS missed by -0.22%
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