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|Item 7.01|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously announced, on September 10, 2020, James B. Gattoni, President and Chief Executive Officer of Landstar System, Inc. (“Landstar” or the “Company”), will appear at approximately 10:20 a.m. EST on behalf of the Company at Cowen, Inc.’s virtual 2020 Global Transportation and Sustainable Mobility Conference. It is anticipated that Mr. Gattoni will provide an update with respect to the Company’s truckload volumes, truck revenue per load, revenue and diluted earnings per share guidance for the Company’s third fiscal quarter provided in its 2020 second quarter earnings release, a copy of which was furnished as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 23, 2020.
Mr. Gattoni intends to state during his webcast remarks at the conference that based on Landstar’s number of loads hauled via truck and truck revenue per load through the first two fiscal months of the Company’s 2020 third quarter as well as overall market conditions thus far in September, the Company now anticipates the number of loads hauled via truck in the 2020 third quarter to exceed the number of loads hauled via truck in the 2019 third quarter in a low single-digit percentage range and truck revenue per load in the 2020 third quarter to be higher than that of the 2019 third quarter in a low single-digit percentage range. As such, Mr. Gattoni further intends to state that revenue for the 2020 third quarter is expected to be in a range of $1.02 billion to $1.06 billion, and based on that estimated range of revenue and insurance and claims expense estimated at 4.8% of BCO Independent Contractor revenue, diluted earnings per share for the 2020 third quarter is expected to be in a range of $1.40 to $1.46 per share.
The information furnished under Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.
The following is a “safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are not based on historical facts are “forward-looking statements”. This Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements, such as statements which relate to Landstar’s business objectives, plans, strategies and expectations. Terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “intention,” “expects,” “plans,” “predicts,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “will,” the negative thereof and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are by nature subject to uncertainties and risks, including but not limited to: the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; an increase in the frequency or severity of accidents or other claims; unfavorable development of existing accident claims; dependence on third party insurance companies; dependence on independent commission sales agents; dependence on third party capacity providers; decreased demand for transportation services; U.S. foreign trade relationships; substantial industry competition; disruptions or failures in the Company’s computer systems; cyber and other information security incidents; dependence on key vendors; changes in fuel taxes; status of independent contractors; regulatory and legislative changes; regulations focused on diesel emissions and other air quality matters; catastrophic loss of a Company facility; intellectual property; unclaimed property; and other operational, financial or legal risks or uncertainties detailed in the Company’s Form 10-K for the 2019 fiscal year, described in Item 1A Risk Factors, and in other SEC filings from time to time. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results or events to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. Investors should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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.
|LANDSTAR SYSTEM, INC.|
|Date: September 9, 2020||By:|
|Name:||L. Kevin Stout|
|Title:||Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|