News about Covenant

Discussion in 'Covenant' started by Alabamaspirit, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Alabamaspirit

    Alabamaspirit Light Load Member

    This is from The Chattanooga TimesFree Press.

    Chattanooga-based Covenant Transportation Group reported a loss in the third quarter which officials attributed to payouts on a few serious accidents and debt costs.
    The trucking company reported a net loss of $3.4 million or 24 cents per share in the the third quarter compared with a net loss of $3.6 million or 25 cents per share in the same quarter last year. Absent extraordinary items, the company lost 5 cents per share, which beat analysts predictions of a 15 cent per share loss.
    Revenue increased 20.9 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous year to $212.5 million, according to the company’s third-quarter report.
    “The third quarter was a time of great promise and great frustration,” said David R. Parker, chief executive officer at Covenant. “From an operations perspective we improved several key metrics. ... The quarter was frustrating from a bottom line perspective.”
    Mr. Parker said a few severe accidents negatively impacted the quarter-to-quarter results by $3.6 million or 16 center per diluted share.
    Also, the company recorded a noncash write-down of $726,000 after closing a revolving credit facility, he said.
    Revenue for Covenant’s brokerage business, Covenant Transport Solutions, increased 264 percent to $16.7 million in the third quarter. The division generated $2.9 million in revenue compared with $950,000 in the same quarter in 2007.
    However, Mr. Parker said he did not foresee a continued boom in the brokerage business.
    Fuel expenses for Covenant dropped this quarter as the company drew more in fuel surcharges and the cost of diesel declined nationwide, Mr. Parker said.
    Covenant’s shares closed down a penny at $1.67.
     
  2. Rocks

    Rocks Road Train Member

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    Didn't want to start a new thread, so used this one (it seems more related).... A friend of mine is going to go on air this evening to talk about Covenant's training practices.... The co. has sent us two QC msgs (last one at 1:15 am this morning).... Seems they are upset that one of their employees would go on camera with a list of allegations and not to them.... (well, my friend has gone to them so many times and nothing has ever changed). My friend would rather be annonymous but program would not agree. My friend thinks that co. may fire my friend for this but if so, my friend will sue them. I hope I and you guys can watch (8 pm (Eastern time) on Dan Rather report.
     
  3. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

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    I wonder if the show is on line somewhere?

    I know Covenant is not welcome at my school. Graduates calling and complaining about being on the road 2 months straight from orientation. Other things much worse than that.
     
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