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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended June 30, 2012
Commission File No. 000-22490


FORWARD AIR CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Tennessee
 
62-1120025
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
430 Airport Road
Greeneville, Tennessee
 
37745
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (423) 636-7000
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
 
Yes x No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes x  No ¨
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer x
 
Accelerated filer o
Non-accelerated filer o
Smaller reporting company o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
 
Yes o No x
 
The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s common stock, $0.01 par value, as of July 23, 2012 was 29,124,623.




Table of Contents
 
 
 
Forward Air Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
Page
 
 
Number
Part I.
Financial Information
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
Part II.
Other Information
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
Item 5.
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 

2



Part I.
Financial Information
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements (Unaudited).
Forward Air Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
June 30,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash
$
68,832

 
$
58,801

Accounts receivable, less allowance of $1,567 in 2012 and $1,503 in 2011
77,557

 
70,922

Other current assets
15,709

 
9,994

Total current assets
162,098

 
139,717

 
 
 
 
Property and equipment
237,256

 
223,135

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
98,174

 
93,267

Total property and equipment, net
139,082

 
129,868

Goodwill and other acquired intangibles:
 

 
 

Goodwill
43,332

 
43,332

Other acquired intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $23,757 in 2012 and $21,462 in 2011
24,373

 
26,668

Total net goodwill and other acquired intangibles
67,705

 
70,000

Other assets
1,891

 
1,566

Total assets
$
370,776

 
$
341,151

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
12,278

 
$
12,392

Accrued expenses
19,726

 
20,986

Current portion of debt and capital lease obligations
474

 
552

Total current liabilities
32,478

 
33,930

 
 
 
 
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, less current portion
139

 
333

Other long-term liabilities
6,883

 
8,860

Deferred income taxes
12,499

 
11,126

 
 
 
 
Shareholders’ equity:
 

 
 

Preferred stock

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value: Authorized shares - 50,000,000, Issued and outstanding shares - 28,927,072 in 2012 and 28,553,286 in 2011
289

 
285

Additional paid-in capital
54,104

 
42,212

Retained earnings
264,384

 
244,405

Total shareholders’ equity
318,777

 
286,902

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$
370,776

 
$
341,151

 
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.


3



Forward Air Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended
 
Six months ended
 
June 30,
2012
 
June 30,
2011
 
June 30,
2012
 
June 30,
2011
Operating revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forward Air
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Airport-to-airport
$
102,464

 
$
91,493

 
$
193,092

 
$
173,640

Logistics
21,124

 
18,005

 
42,437

 
34,500

Other
6,769

 
6,871

 
12,970

 
13,274

Forward Air Solutions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pool distribution
17,969

 
15,823

 
36,908

 
30,980

Total operating revenue
148,326

 
132,192

 
285,407

 
252,394

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Purchased transportation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forward Air
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Airport-to-airport
42,639

 
35,675

 
79,396

 
68,269

Logistics
16,086

 
13,373

 
31,802

 
26,173

Other
1,832

 
1,659

 
3,430

 
3,132

Forward Air Solutions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pool distribution
4,686

 
3,502

 
9,813

 
6,958

Total purchased transportation
65,243

 
54,209

 
124,441

 
104,532

Salaries, wages and employee benefits
32,536

 
31,439

 
65,710

 
61,934

Operating leases
6,824

 
6,705

 
13,931

 
13,411

Depreciation and amortization
5,394

 
5,222

 
10,515

 
10,304

Insurance and claims
2,236

 
1,845

 
5,034

 
4,020

Fuel expense
2,412

 
2,564

 
4,953

 
4,952

Other operating expenses
10,598

 
10,332

 
20,951

 
20,079

Total operating expenses
125,243

 
112,316

 
245,535

 
219,232

Income from operations
23,083

 
19,876

 
39,872

 
33,162

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Interest expense
(79
)
 
(141
)
 
(130
)
 
(336
)
Other, net
(2
)
 
31

 
15

 
47

Total other expense
(81
)
 
(110
)
 
(115
)
 
(289
)
Income before income taxes
23,002

 
19,766

 
39,757

 
32,873

Income taxes
8,835

 
7,797

 
15,317

 
13,035

Net income and comprehensive income
$
14,167


$
11,969

 
$
24,440

 
$
19,838

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income per share:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Basic
$
0.49

 
$
0.41

 
$
0.85

 
$
0.68

Diluted
$
0.48

 
$
0.40

 
$
0.83

 
$
0.67

Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
28,908

 
29,337

 
28,800

 
29,236

Diluted
29,445

 
29,851

 
29,402

 
29,618

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends per share:
$
0.07

 
$
0.07

 
$
0.14

 
$
0.14


The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.

4



Forward Air Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Six months ended
 
June 30,
2012
 
June 30,
2011
 
 
Operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
24,440

 
$
19,838

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
10,515

 
10,304

Share-based compensation
3,123

 
2,955

Loss on disposal of property and equipment
167

 

Provision for loss (recovery) on receivables
111

 
(28
)
Provision for revenue adjustments
927

 
933

Deferred income taxes
1,437

 
1,939

Tax benefit for stock options exercised
(206
)
 
(219
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(5,173
)
 
(7,921
)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
(3,128
)
 
(1,745
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
(8,293
)
 
6,503

Net cash provided by operating activities
23,920

 
32,559

 
 
 
 
Investing activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment
736

 
667

Purchases of property and equipment
(18,318
)
 
(15,441
)
Other
(347
)
 
301

Net cash used in investing activities
(17,929
)
 
(14,473
)
 
 
 
 
Financing activities:
 
 
 
Payments of debt and capital lease obligations
(272
)
 
(328
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
8,445

 
7,631

Payments of cash dividends
(4,072
)
 
(4,121
)
Common stock issued under employee stock purchase plan
119

 
128

Cash settlement of share-based awards for minimum tax withholdings
(386
)
 

Tax benefit for stock options exercised
206

 
219

Net cash provided by financing activities
4,040

 
3,529

Net increase in cash
10,031

 
21,615

Cash at beginning of period
58,801

 
74,504

Cash at end of period
$
68,832

 
$
96,119

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.


5

Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


1.    Basis of Presentation

Forward Air Corporation's (“the Company”) services can be classified into two principal reporting segments:  Forward Air, Inc. (“Forward Air”) and Forward Air Solutions, Inc. (“FASI”).  

Through the Forward Air segment, the Company is a leading provider of time-definite transportation and related logistics services to the North American deferred air freight market and its activities can be classified into three categories of service: airport-to-airport, logistics, and other.  Forward Air’s airport-to-airport service operates a comprehensive national network for the time-definite surface transportation of expedited ground freight.  The airport-to-airport service offers customers local pick-up and delivery and scheduled surface transportation of cargo as a cost effective, reliable alternative to air transportation.  Forward Air’s logistics services provide expedited truckload brokerage and dedicated fleet services.  Forward Air’s other services include shipment consolidation and deconsolidation, warehousing, customs brokerage, and other handling.  The Forward Air segment primarily provides its transportation services through a network of terminals located at or near airports in the United States and Canada.  

FASI provides pool distribution services throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest and Southwest continental United States.  Pool distribution involves managing high-frequency handling and distribution of time-sensitive product to numerous destinations in specific geographic regions.  FASI’s primary customers for this service are regional and nationwide distributors and retailers, such as mall, strip mall and outlet based retail chains.  

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. The Company’s operating results are subject to seasonal trends when measured on a quarterly basis; therefore operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2012. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Forward Air Corporation Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
 
The balance sheet at December 31, 2011, as presented in this filing, has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date, but does not include all of the financial information and notes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements of the Company include Forward Air Corporation and its subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

2.    Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2011, the FASB issued additional amendments to its fair value guidance in order to improve comparability of fair value measurements presented and disclosed in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). These new amendments were not intended to establish valuation standards or affect valuation practices outside of financial reporting, but to explain how to measure fair value. These amendments require additional disclosures for transfer between Level 1 and Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, sensitivity of Level 3 fair value measurements to changes in unobservable inputs and categorization by level of the fair value hierarchy for items required to be disclosed. These amendments are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The adoption of the new amendments did not have a material effect on the Company's financial statement disclosures.

In September 2011, the FASB issued amendments to its goodwill and intangible asset guidance to permit an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount as a basis for determining whether to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test. Under these new amendments, an entity is not required to calculate the fair value of a reporting unit unless the entity determines that is more likely than not that its fair value is less than its carrying amount. These amendments are effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. The adoption of these amendments could impact how the Company assesses goodwill impairment, but the amendment will not have a significant effect on the Company's financial statement results or disclosures.


6

Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


In 2011, the FASB issued amendments to require that all non-owner changes in stockholders' equity be presented either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In the two-statement approach, the first statement should present total net income and its components followed consecutively by a second statement that should present total other comprehensive income, the components of other comprehensive income, and the total of comprehensive income. These amendments eliminate the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders' equity. The amendments do not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income or when an item of other comprehensive income must be reclassified to net income. As the Company does not currently have any items of comprehensive income, these amendments did not significantly impact the Company's financial statement presentation or disclosures.

3.    Goodwill and Long-Lived Assets

The Company conducts an annual (or more frequently if circumstances indicate possible impairment) impairment test of goodwill for each reporting unit at June 30 of each year.  The first step of the goodwill impairment test is the Company assesses qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of either of its reporting units is less than its carrying amount, including goodwill. When performing the qualitative assessment, the Company considers the impact of factors including, but not limited to, macroeconomic and industry conditions, overall financial performance of each reporting unit, litigation and new legislation. If based on the qualitative assessments, the Company believes it more likely than not that the fair value of either reporting unit is less than the reporting unit's carrying amount the Company will prepare an estimation of the respective reporting unit's fair value.  If this estimation of fair value indicates that impairment potentially exists, the Company will then measure the amount of the impairment, if any.  Goodwill impairment exists when the calculated implied fair value of goodwill is less than its carrying value.  Changes in strategy or market conditions could significantly impact these fair value estimates and require adjustments to recorded asset balances.
The Company conducted its annual impairment assessments and tests of goodwill for each reporting unit as of June 30, 2012 and no impairment charges were required. If a fair value estimation is required, the Company calculates the fair value of the applicable reportable units, using a combination of discounted projected cash flows and market valuations for comparable companies as of the valuation date.  The Company's inputs into the fair value calculations for goodwill are classified within level 3 of the fair value hierarchy as defined in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and the Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“the FASB Codification”).
As of June 30, 2012, the carrying value of goodwill related to the Forward Air and FASI segments was $37,926 and $5,406, respectively. Based on the Company's qualitative assessment we did not perform an estimation of Forward Air's fair value, but did perform a fair value estimation for FASI. The estimation of fair value related to the impairment test for goodwill is particularly sensitive to projected financial information used in the calculations.   The FASI segment is currently facing the challenges of building, expanding and diversifying its revenue base.  If FASI's efforts are significantly delayed, future estimates of projected financial information may be reduced, and the Company may be required to record an impairment charge against the carrying value of FASI's goodwill.  There were no changes in the carrying amount of goodwill during the three and six months ended June 30, 2012.
 
4.    Share-Based Payments

The Company’s general practice has been to make a single annual grant of share-based compensation to key employees and to make other employee grants only in connection with new employment or promotions.  Forms of share-based compensation granted to employees by the Company include stock options, non-vested shares of common stock (“non-vested share”), and performance shares.  The Company also typically makes a single annual grant of non-vested shares to non-employee directors in conjunction with the annual election of non-employee directors to the Board of Directors.  Share-based compensation is based on the grant date fair value of the instrument and is recognized, net of estimated forfeitures, ratably over the requisite service period, or vesting period. The Company estimates forfeitures based upon historical experience.  All share-based compensation expense is recognized in salaries, wages and employee benefits.

Employee Activity - Stock Options
 
Stock option grants to employees typically expire seven years from the grant date and vest ratably over a three-year period.  The Company used the Black-Scholes option-pricing model to estimate the grant-date fair value of options granted.  The weighted-average fair value of options granted and assumptions used to calculate their fair value during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 were as follows:

7

Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements



Six months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2011
Expected dividend yield
0.9
%

1.0
%
Expected stock price volatility
46.6
%

44.9
%
Weighted average risk-free interest rate
0.8
%

2.4
%
Expected life of options (years)
4.2


4.6

Weighted average grant date fair value
$
13


$
11


The following tables summarize the Company’s employee stock option activity and related information:
 

Three months ended June 30, 2012







Weighted-



Weighted-

Aggregate

Average



Average

Intrinsic

Remaining

Options

Exercise

Value

Contractual

(000)

Price

(000)

Term
Outstanding at March 31, 2012
3,148


$
27





Granted







Exercised
(10
)

25





Outstanding at June 30, 2012
3,138


$
27


$
20,082


3.0

Exercisable at June 30, 2012
2,745


$
26


$
17,748


2.7



Three months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2011
Shared-based compensation for options
$
596


$
952

Tax benefit for option compensation
$
164


$
252

Unrecognized compensation cost for options, net of estimated forfeitures
$
2,669


$
4,727


 

Six months ended June 30, 2012







Weighted-



Weighted-

Aggregate

Average



Average

Intrinsic

Remaining

Options

Exercise

Value

Contractual

(000)

Price

(000)

Term
Outstanding at December 31, 2011
3,363


$
26





Granted
93


37





Exercised
(318
)

27





Outstanding at June 30, 2012
3,138


$
27


$
20,082


3.0

Exercisable at June 30, 2012
2,745


$
26


$
17,748


2.7


8

Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements



Six months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2011
Shared-based compensation for options
$
1,418


$
2,064

Tax benefit for option compensation
$
378


$
556

Unrecognized compensation cost for options, net of estimated forfeitures
$
2,669


$
4,727


Employee Activity - Non-vested Shares

Non-vested share grants to employees vest ratably over a three-year period.  The non-vested shares’ fair values were estimated using closing market prices on the day of grant. The following tables summarize the Company’s employee non-vested share activity and related information:


Three months ended June 30, 2012



Weighted-

Aggregate

Non-vested

Average

Grant Date

Shares

Grant Date

Fair Value

(000)

Fair Value

(000)
Outstanding and non-vested at March 31, 2012
175


$
33



Granted





Vested





Forfeited
(1
)

$
37



Outstanding and non-vested at June 30, 2012
174


$
33


$
5,780



Three months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2011
Shared-based compensation for non-vested shares
$
552


$
252

Tax benefit for non-vested share compensation
$
212


$
100

Unrecognized compensation cost for non-vested shares, net of estimated forfeitures
$
4,735


$
2,601



Six months ended June 30, 2012



Weighted-

Aggregate

Non-vested

Average

Grant Date

Shares

Grant Date

Fair Value

(000)

Fair Value

(000)
Outstanding and non-vested at December 31, 2011
108


$
29



Granted
103


37



Vested
(36
)

29



Forfeited
(1
)

37



Outstanding and non-vested at June 30, 2012
174


$
33


$
5,780


9

Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements



Six months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2011
Shared-based compensation for non-vested shares
$
997


$
388

Tax benefit for non-vested share compensation
$
384


$
154

Unrecognized compensation cost for non-vested shares, net of estimated forfeitures
$
4,735


$
2,601


Employee Activity - Performance Shares

In 2011 and 2012, the Company granted performance shares to key employees.  Under the terms of the performance share agreements, on the third anniversary of the grant date, the Company will issue to the employees a calculated number of common stock shares based on the three year performance of the Company’s common stock share price as compared to the share price performance of a selected peer group.  No shares may be issued if the Company share price performance outperforms 30% or less of the peer group, but the number of shares issued may be doubled if the Company share price performs better than 90% of the peer group.  The fair value of the performance shares was estimated using a Monte Carlo simulation. The weighted average assumptions used in the Monte Carlo calculation were as follows:


Six months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2011
Expected stock price volatility
40.8
%

47.7
%
Weighted average risk-free interest rate
0.4
%

1.4
%

The following tables summarize the Company’s employee performance share activity, assuming median share awards, and related information:

Three months ended June 30, 2012



Weighted-

Aggregate

Performance

Average

Grant Date

Shares

Grant Date

Fair Value

(000)

Fair Value

(000)
Outstanding and non-vested at March 31, 2012
62


$
36



Granted





Vested





Outstanding and non-vested at June 30, 2012
62


$
36


$
2,205



Three months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2011
Shared-based compensation for performance shares
$
183


$
94

Tax benefit for performance share compensation
$
70


$
37

Unrecognized compensation cost for performance shares, net of estimated forfeitures
$
1,541


$
988


10

Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements



Six months ended June 30, 2012



Weighted-

Aggregate

Performance

Average

Grant Date

Shares

Grant Date

Fair Value

(000)

Fair Value

(000)
Outstanding and non-vested at December 31, 2011
38


$
30



Granted
24


45



Vested





Outstanding and non-vested at June 30, 2012
62


$
36


$
2,205



Six months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2011
Shared-based compensation for performance shares
$
330


$
145

Tax benefit for performance share compensation
$
127


$
57

Unrecognized compensation cost for performance shares, net of estimated forfeitures
$
1,541


$
988


Employee Activity - Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Under the 2005 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”), which has been approved by shareholders, the Company is authorized to issue up to a remaining 425,848 shares of common stock to employees of the Company. These shares may be issued at a price equal to 90% of the lesser of the market value on the first day or the last day of each six-month purchase period. Common stock purchases are paid for through periodic payroll deductions and/or up to two large lump sum contributions. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, participants under the plan purchased 4,121 shares at an average price of $29.04 per share. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, participants under the plan purchased 4,941 shares at an average price of $25.82 per share. The weighted-average fair value of each purchase right under the ESPP granted for the six months ended June 30, 2012, which is equal to the discount from the market value of the common stock at the end of each six month purchase period, was $3.23 per share. The weighted-average fair value of each purchase right under the ESPP granted for the six months ended June 30, 2011, which is equal to the discount from the market value of the common stock at the end of each six month purchase period, was $7.97 per share. Share-based compensation expense of $13 and $40 was recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Non-employee Director Activity - Non-vested Shares

Grants of non-vested shares to non-employee directors vest ratably over the elected term to the Board of Directors, or one year.  The following tables summarize the Company’s non-employee non-vested share activity and related information:

Three months ended June 30, 2012



Weighted-

Aggregate

Non-vested

Average

Grant Date

Shares

Grant Date

Fair Value

(000)

Fair Value

(000)
Outstanding and non-vested at March 31, 2012
22


$
33



Granted
20


32



Vested
(22
)

33



Outstanding and non-vested at June 30, 2012
20


$
32


$
640



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Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


Three months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2012
Shared-based compensation for non-vested shares
$
173


$
180

Tax benefit for non-vested share compensation
$
67


$
72

Unrecognized compensation cost for non-vested shares, net of estimated forfeitures
$
546


$
660



Six months ended June 30, 2012



Weighted-

Aggregate

Non-vested

Average

Grant Date

Shares

Grant Date

Fair Value

(000)

Fair Value

(000)
Outstanding and non-vested at December 31, 2011
24


$
33



Granted
20


32



Vested
(24
)

33



Outstanding and non-vested at June 30, 2012
20


$
32


$
640



Six months ended

June 30,
2012

June 30,
2011
Shared-based compensation for non-vested shares
$
365


$
318

Tax benefit for non-vested share compensation
$
141


$
126

Unrecognized compensation cost for non-vested shares, net of estimated forfeitures
$
546


$
660


Non-employee Director Activity - Stock Options

In addition to the above activity, each May from 1995 to 2005 options were granted to the non-employee directors of the Company.  The options have terms of ten years and are fully exercisable.  At June 30, 2012, 40,625 options were outstanding and will expire between May 2013 and May 2015.  At June 30, 2012, the weighted average exercise price per share and remaining contractual term for the outstanding options of non-employee directors were $21 and 2.0 years, respectively.

5.    Senior Credit Facility
In February 2012, the Company entered into a new $150,000 credit facility. This facility has a term of five years and matures in February 2017. The Company entered into this larger credit facility in order to fund potential acquisitions, the repurchase of its common stock and the financing of other general business purposes. Interest rates for advances under the facility are LIBOR plus 1.1% based upon covenants related to total indebtedness to earnings (1.4% at June 30, 2012). The agreement contains certain covenants and restrictions, none of which are expected to significantly affect the Company's operations or ability to pay dividends. No assets are pledged as collateral against the credit facility. As of June 30, 2012, the Company had no borrowings outstanding under the senior credit facility. At June 30, 2012, the Company had utilized $9,316 of availability for outstanding letters of credit and had $140,684 of available borrowing capacity outstanding under the senior credit facility.  



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6.    Net Income Per Share

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net income per share:
 
 
Three months ended
 
Six months ended
 
 
June 30, 2012
 
June 30, 2011
 
June 30, 2012
 
June 30, 2011
Numerator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Numerator for basic and diluted income per share - net income
 
$
14,167

 
$
11,969

 
$
24,440

 
$
19,838

Denominator (in thousands):
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Denominator for basic income per share - weighted-average shares
 
28,908

 
29,337

 
28,800

 
29,236

Effect of dilutive stock options and non-vested shares
 
537

 
514

 
602

 
382

Denominator for diluted income per share - adjusted weighted-average shares
 
29,445

 
29,851

 
29,402

 
29,618

Basic net income per share
 
$
0.49

 
$
0.41

 
$
0.85

 
$
0.68

Diluted net income per share
 
$
0.48

 
$
0.40

 
$
0.83

 
$
0.67


The number of options and non-vested shares that could potentially dilute net earnings per share in the future, but that were not included in the computation of income per diluted share because to do so would have been anti-dilutive for the periods presented, were approximately 313,000 and 642,000 at June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

7.    Income Taxes

The Company or one of its subsidiaries files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction, various states and Canada. With a few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal, state and local, or Canadian examinations by tax authorities for years before 2007.

For the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, the effective income tax rates varied from the statutory federal income tax rate of 35.0%, primarily as a result of the effect of state income taxes, net of the federal benefit and permanent differences between book and tax net income. 

8.    Financial Instruments

Concentrations of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to significant concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash and trade accounts receivable. The Company does not generally require collateral from its customers. Concentrations of credit risk with respect to trade accounts receivable on a consolidated basis are limited due to the large number of entities comprising the Company’s customer base and their dispersion across many different industries.  However, while not significant to the Company on a consolidated basis, three customers accounted for approximately 60.7% and 61.2% of FASI’s operating revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively.   
 
Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The following methods and assumptions were used by the Company in estimating its fair value disclosures for financial instruments:

Accounts receivable and accounts payable: The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheet for accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate their fair value based on their short-term nature.
 
The Company’s senior credit facility bears interest at LIBOR plus 1.1% based upon covenants related to total indebtedness to earnings.  Using interest rate quotes and discounted cash flows, the Company estimated the fair value of its outstanding debt and capital lease obligations as follows:
 
 
 
June 30, 2012
 
 
Carrying Value
 
Fair Value
Other debt and capital leases
 
$
613

 
$
671


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Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


The Company's fair value calculations for the above financial instruments are classified within level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.

9.    Shareholders' Equity

During the first and second quarters of 2012 and each quarter of 2011, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.07 per share of common stock. On July 24, 2012, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock payable on September 7, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 23, 2012.  The Company expects to continue to pay regular quarterly cash dividends, though each subsequent quarterly dividend is subject to review and approval by the Board of Directors.

In July 2007, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program (“Repurchase Plan”) for up to two million shares of the Company’s common stock.   As of June 30, 2012, 815,059 shares remain that may be repurchased under the Repurchase Plan.

10.    Commitments and Contingencies

From time to time, the Company is party to ordinary, routine litigation incidental to and arising in the normal course of business.  The Company does not believe that any of these pending actions, individually or in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition or results of operations.

The primary claims in the Company’s business relate to workers’ compensation, property damage, vehicle liability and medical benefits. Most of the Company’s insurance coverage provides for self-insurance levels with primary and excess coverage which management believes is sufficient to adequately protect the Company from catastrophic claims. In the opinion of management, adequate provision has been made for all incurred claims up to the self-insured limits, including provision for estimated claims incurred but not reported.
 
The Company estimates its self-insurance loss exposure by evaluating the merits and circumstances surrounding individual known claims and by performing hindsight and actuarial analysis to determine an estimate of probable losses on claims incurred but not reported.  Such losses could be realized immediately as the events underlying the claims have already occurred as of the balance sheet dates. 

Because of the uncertainty of the ultimate resolution of outstanding claims, as well as uncertainty regarding claims incurred but not reported, it is possible that management’s provision for these losses could change materially in the near term. However, no estimate can currently be made of the range of additional loss that is at least reasonably possible.

11.    Segment Reporting

The Company operates in two reportable segments based on differences in services provided.  Forward Air provides time-definite transportation and logistics services to the deferred air freight market.  FASI provides pool distribution services primarily to regional and national distributors and retailers.
 
The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies disclosed in Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company’s 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Segment data includes intersegment revenues.  Assets and costs of the corporate headquarters are allocated to the segments based on usage.  The Company evaluates the performance of its segments based on net income (loss).  The Company’s business is conducted in the U.S. and Canada.
 
The following tables summarize segment information about net income (loss) and assets used by the chief operating decision maker of the Company in making decisions regarding allocation of assets and resources as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.

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Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 
 
Three months ended June 30, 2012
 
 
Forward Air
 
FASI
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
External revenues
 
$
130,357

 
$
17,969

 
$

 
$
148,326

Intersegment revenues
 
167

 
398

 
(565
)
 

Depreciation and amortization
 
4,186

 
1,208

 

 
5,394

Share-based compensation expense
 
1,457

 
60

 

 
1,517

Interest expense
 
73

 
6

 

 
79

Interest income
 
8

 

 

 
8

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
8,858

 
(23
)
 

 
8,835

Net income (loss)
 
14,223

 
(56
)
 

 
14,167

Total assets
 
367,961

 
38,863

 
(36,048
)
 
370,776

Capital expenditures
 
4,702

 
518

 

 
5,220

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended June 30, 2011
 
 
Forward Air
 
FASI
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
External revenues
 
$
116,369

 
$
15,823

 
$

 
$
132,192

Intersegment revenues
 
141

 
82

 
(223
)
 

Depreciation and amortization
 
4,156

 
1,066

 

 
5,222

Share-based compensation expense
 
1,433

 
79

 

 
1,512

Interest expense
 
131

 
10

 

 
141

Interest income
 
55

 

 

 
55

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
7,975

 
(178
)
 

 
7,797

Net income (loss)
 
12,284

 
(315
)
 

 
11,969

Total assets
 
385,665

 
36,688

 
(39,374
)
 
382,979

Capital expenditures
 
7,562

 
550

 

 
8,112



15

Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 
 
Six months ended June 30, 2012
 
 
Forward Air
 
FASI
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
External revenues
 
$
248,499

 
$
36,908

 
$

 
$
285,407

Intersegment revenues
 
386

 
665

 
(1,051
)
 

Depreciation and amortization
 
8,213

 
2,302

 

 
10,515

Share-based compensation expense
 
2,988

 
135

 

 
3,123

Interest expense
 
117

 
13

 

 
130

Interest income
 
23

 

 

 
23

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
15,556

 
(239
)
 

 
15,317

Net income (loss)
 
24,887

 
(447
)
 

 
24,440

Total assets
 
367,961

 
38,863

 
(36,048
)
 
370,776

Capital expenditures
 
13,967

 
4,351

 

 
18,318

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Six months ended June 30, 2011
 
 
Forward Air
 
FASI
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
External revenues
 
$
221,414

 
$
30,980

 
$

 
$
252,394

Intersegment revenues
 
263

 
163

 
(426
)
 

Depreciation and amortization
 
8,227

 
2,077

 

 
10,304

Share-based compensation expense
 
2,786

 
169

 

 
2,955

Interest expense
 
313

 
23

 

 
336

Interest income
 
104

 

 

 
104

Income tax expense (benefit)
 
13,589

 
(554
)
 

 
13,035

Net income (loss)
 
20,792

 
(954
)
 

 
19,838

Total assets
 
385,665

 
36,688

 
(39,374
)
 
382,979

Capital expenditures
 
12,943

 
2,498

 

 
15,441


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Forward Air Corporation
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Overview and Executive Summary
 
Our operations can be broadly classified into two principal segments:  Forward Air, Inc. (“Forward Air”) and Forward Air Solutions, Inc. (“FASI”).  
 
Through our Forward Air segment, we are a leading provider of time-definite surface transportation and related logistics services to the North American expedited ground freight market. We offer our customers local pick-up and delivery (Forward Air Complete™) and scheduled surface transportation of cargo as a cost-effective, reliable alternative to air transportation. We transport cargo that must be delivered at a specific time, but is less time-sensitive than traditional air freight. This type of cargo is frequently referred to in the transportation industry as deferred air freight. We operate our Forward Air segment through a network of terminals located on or near airports in 85 cities in the United States and Canada, including a central sorting facility in Columbus, Ohio and 12 regional hubs serving key markets.  We also offer our customers an array of logistics and other services including: expedited truckload brokerage (“TLX”); dedicated fleets; warehousing; customs brokerage; and shipment consolidation, deconsolidation and handling.

FASI provides pool distribution services throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest and Southwest continental United States.  Pool distribution involves managing high-frequency handling and distribution of time-sensitive product to numerous destinations in specific geographic regions.  Our primary customers for this service are regional and nationwide distributors and retailers, such as mall, strip mall and outlet based retail chains. We service these customers through a network of terminals and service centers located in 20 cities.
 
Our operations, particularly our network of hubs and terminals, represent substantial fixed costs. Consequently, our ability to increase our earnings depends in significant part on our ability to increase the amount of freight and the revenue per pound for the freight shipped through our networks and to grow other lines of businesses, such as TLX, which will allow us to maintain revenue growth in challenging shipping environments.

Trends and Developments

Results from Operations
 
During the three months ended June 30, 2012, we experienced a 12.2% increase in our consolidated revenues compared to the three months ended June 30, 2011.  The increase in revenue is attributable to a 12.0% and 15.7% revenue increase in our Forward Air and FASI segments, respectively, during the three months ended June 30, 2012 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2011.  Forward Air revenue increases were mostly driven by the Airport-to-airport service line which increased on higher shipping volumes, utilization of Forward Air Complete™ ("Complete"), net fuel surcharge revenue and our price per pound. The price pound increased due to a general rate increase initiated in June 2011.  These revenue increases also drove the improvement in our income from operations.

FASI revenue increased 15.7% for the three months ended June 30, 2012, compared to the same period in 2011.  The FASI revenue increase was primarily the result of new business wins.  The notable increase in revenue drove the $0.4 million, or 80.0%, improvement in FASI’s loss from operations during the three months ended June 30, 2012, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2011.  

During the six months ended June 30, 2012, higher fuel prices positively impacted our revenues and results of operations as compared to prior periods.  Our net fuel surcharge revenue is the result of our fuel surcharge rates, which are set weekly using the national average for diesel price per gallon, and the tonnage transiting our network.  The increase in shipping activity combined with the increasing diesel fuel prices have resulted in an increase in our net fuel surcharge revenue.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, total net fuel surcharge revenue increased 7.1% as compared to the same period in 2011. Net fuel surcharge revenue was flat for the three months ended June 30, 2012, as compared to the same period in 2011.


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Goodwill
In accordance with our accounting policy, we conducted our annual impairment assessments and tests of goodwill for each reporting unit as of June 30, 2012 and no impairment charges were required. As of June 30, 2012, the carrying value of goodwill related to the Forward Air and FASI segments was $37.9 million and $5.4 million, respectively. Based on our qualitative assessment of Forward Air we believe it is more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit continues to exceed the reporting unit's carrying value. For the FASI reporting unit we prepared an estimation of the reporting unit's fair value. The estimation of fair value related to the impairment test for goodwill is particularly sensitive to projected financial information used in the calculations. Our FASI segment is currently facing the challenges of building, expanding and diversifying its revenue base. If FASI's efforts are significantly delayed, future estimates of projected financial information may be reduced, and we may be required to record an impairment charge against the carrying value of FASI's goodwill.

Results of Operations

The following table sets forth our consolidated historical financial data for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 (in millions):
 
 
Three months ended
 
June 30,
2012
 
June 30,
2011
 
Change
 
Percent Change
Operating revenue
$
148.3

 
$
132.2

 
$
16.1

 
12.2
 %
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Purchased transportation
65.3

 
54.2

 
11.1

 
20.5

   Salaries, wages, and employee benefits
32.5

 
31.4

 
1.1

 
3.5

   Operating leases
6.8

 
6.7

 
0.1

 
1.5

   Depreciation and amortization
5.4

 
5.2

 
0.2

 
3.8

   Insurance and claims
2.2

 
1.9

 
0.3

 
15.8

   Fuel expense
2.4

 
2.6

 
(0.2
)
 
(7.7
)
   Other operating expenses
10.6

 
10.3

 
0.3

 
2.9

      Total operating expenses
125.2

 
112.3

 
12.9

 
11.5

Income from operations
23.1

 
19.9

 
3.2

 
16.1

Other expense:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Interest expense
(0.1
)
 
(0.1
)
 

 

      Total other expense
(0.1
)
 
(0.1
)
 

 

Income before income taxes
23.0

 
19.8

 
3.2

 
16.2

Income taxes
8.8

 
7.8

 
1.0

 
12.8

Net income
$
14.2

 
$
12.0

 
$
2.2

 
18.3
 %


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The following table sets forth our historical financial data by segment for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 (in millions): 
 
Three months ended
 
June 30,
 
Percent of
 
June 30,
 
Percent of
 
 
 
Percent
 
2012
 
Revenue
 
2011
 
Revenue
 
Change
 
Change
Operating revenue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Forward Air
$
130.5

 
88.0
 %
 
$
116.5

 
88.1
 %
 
$
14.0

 
12.0
 %
      FASI
18.4

 
12.4

 
15.9

 
12.0

 
2.5

 
15.7

      Intercompany eliminations
(0.6
)
 
(0.4
)
 
(0.2
)
 
(0.1
)
 
(0.4
)
 
200.0

            Total
148.3

 
100.0

 
132.2

 
100.0

 
16.1

 
12.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchased transportation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Forward Air
60.9

 
46.7

 
50.8

 
43.6

 
10.1

 
19.9

      FASI
4.9

 
26.6

 
3.6

 
22.7

 
1.3

 
36.1

      Intercompany eliminations
(0.5
)
 
83.3

 
(0.2
)
 
100.0

 
(0.3
)
 
150.0

            Total
65.3

 
44.0

 
54.2

 
41.0

 
11.1

 
20.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salaries, wages and employee benefits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Forward Air
25.4

 
19.5

 
24.7

 
21.2

 
0.7

 
2.8

      FASI
7.1

 
38.6

 
6.7

 
42.1

 
0.4

 
6.0

            Total
32.5

 
21.9

 
31.4

 
23.7

 
1.1

 
3.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating leases
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Forward Air
5.0

 
3.8

 
5.0

 
4.3

 

 

      FASI
1.8

 
9.8

 
1.7

 
10.7

 
0.1

 
5.9

            Total
6.8

 
4.6

 
6.7

 
5.1

 
0.1

 
1.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Forward Air
4.2

 
3.2

 
4.1

 
3.5

 
0.1

 
2.4

      FASI
1.2

 
6.5

 
1.1

 
6.9

 
0.1

 
9.1

            Total
5.4

 
3.6

 
5.2

 
3.9

 
0.2

 
3.8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Insurance and claims
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Forward Air
1.7

 
1.3

 
1.5

 
1.3

 
0.2

 
13.3

      FASI
0.5

 
2.7

 
0.4

 
2.5

 
0.1

 
25.0

            Total
2.2

 
1.5

 
1.9

 
1.4

 
0.3

 
15.8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuel expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Forward Air
1.0

 
0.7

 
1.2

 
1.0

 
(0.2
)
 
(16.7
)
      FASI
1.4

 
7.6

 
1.4

 
8.8

 

 

            Total
2.4

 
1.6

 
2.6

 
2.0

 
(0.2
)
 
(7.7
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Forward Air
9.1

 
7.0

 
8.8

 
7.6

 
0.3

 
3.4

      FASI
1.6

 
8.7

 
1.5

 
9.4

 
0.1

 
6.7

      Intercompany eliminations
(0.1
)
 
16.7

 

 

 
(0.1
)
 
(100.0
)
            Total
10.6

 
7.2

 
10.3

 
7.8

 
0.3

 
2.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) from operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Forward Air
23.2

 
17.8

 
20.4

 
17.5

 
2.8

 
13.7

      FASI
(0.1
)
 
(0.5
)
 
(0.5
)
 
(3.1
)
 
0.4

 
(80.0
)
            Total
$
23.1

 
15.6
 %
 
$
19.9

 
15.1
 %
 
$
3.2

 
16.1
 %


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The following table presents the components of the Forward Air segment’s operating revenue and purchased transportation for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 (in millions):

 
Three months ended
 
June 30,
2012
 
Percent of Revenue
 
June 30,
2011
 
Percent of Revenue
 
Change
 
Percent Change
Forward Air revenue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Airport-to-airport
$
102.6

 
78.6
%
 
$
91.6

 
78.6
%
 
$
11.0

 
12.0
 %
      Logistics
21.1

 
16.2

 
18.0

 
15.5

 
3.1

 
17.2

      Other
6.8

 
5.2

 
6.9

 
5.9

 
(0.1
)
 
(1.4
)
            Total
$
130.5

 
100.0
%
 
$
116.5

 
100.0
%
 
$
14.0

 
12.0
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forward Air purchased transportation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Airport-to-airport
$
42.9

 
41.8
%
 
$
35.7

 
39.0
%
 
$
7.2

 
20.2
 %
      Logistics
16.2

 
76.8

 
13.4

 
74.4

 
2.8

 
20.9

      Other
1.8

 
26.5

 
1.7

 
24.6

 
0.1

 
5.9

            Total
$
60.9

 
46.7
%
 
$
50.8

 
43.6
%
 
$
10.1

 
19.9
 %
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2012 compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2011

Revenues

Operating revenue increased by $16.1 million, or 12.2%, to $148.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 from $132.2 million in the same period of 2011.

Forward Air

Forward Air operating revenue increased $14.0 million, or 12.0%, to $130.5 million from $116.5 million, accounting for 88.0% of consolidated operating revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to 88.1% for the same period in 2011.  Airport-to-airport revenue, which is the largest component of our consolidated operating revenue, increased $11.0 million, or 12.0%, to $102.6 million from $91.6 million, accounting for 78.6% of the segment’s operating revenue during the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.   Increased tonnage and an increase in our base revenue per pound, excluding net fuel surcharge revenue and Complete revenue, accounted for $5.5 million of the increase in airport-to-airport revenue. Our airport-to-airport business is priced on a per pound basis and the average revenue per pound, excluding the impact of fuel surcharges and Complete, increased 2.0% for the three months ended June 30, 2012 versus the three months ended June 30, 2011. Tonnage that transited our network increased by 5.4% in the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared with the three months ended June 30, 2011.  Average base revenue per pound increased as a result of a general rate increase that we implemented in June 2011.  The remaining increase in airport-to-airport revenue is the result of increased net fuel surcharge revenue and revenue from our Complete pick-up and delivery service.  Net fuel surcharge revenue increased $0.4 million, or 4.9%, during the three months ended June 30, 2012 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2011 in response to the increase in overall business volumes.  In addition, Complete revenue increased $5.1 million, or 52.2%, during the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period of 2011.  The increase in Complete revenue is attributable to the overall increase in airport-to-airport shipping volumes as well as higher customer utilization of our Complete service.
    
Logistics revenue, which is primarily TLX, increased $3.1 million, or 17.2%, to $21.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 from $18.0 million in the same period of 2011.  TLX revenue, which is priced on a per mile basis, increased $3.2 million as miles driven to support our TLX revenue increased by approximately 21.8% during the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.  The increase in miles was offset by a 1.9% decrease in TLX's average revenue per mile. The change in miles and average revenue per mile is mainly attributable to a change in customer mix during the second quarter of 2012. The increase in TLX revenue was partially offset by a $0.1 million decrease in various other non-mileage based logistic revenues, such as drayage services.

Other revenue, which includes warehousing services and terminal handling, accounted for the final component of Forward Air operating revenue. Other revenue decreased $0.1 million, or 1.4%, to $6.8 million in the second quarter of 2012 from $6.9 million in the same period of 2011.  The decrease in revenue was primarily due to ceasing certain dedicated local pick up and delivery services early in the first quarter of 2012.

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FASI

FASI operating revenue increased $2.5 million, or 15.7%, to $18.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 from $15.9 million for the same period in 2011.  The increase in revenue was mostly attributable to new business wins for new and previously existing customers. Approximately $0.3 million of the new business was from new customers, including non-specialty retailers. Another $0.8 million of revenue was attributable to new truckload direct to store business for a previously existing customer. The remainder of the FASI revenue increase was attributable to higher volumes as well as new market wins from existing customers.

Intercompany Eliminations

Intercompany eliminations increased $0.4 million, or 200.0%, to $0.6 million in the second quarter of 2012 from $0.2 million in the same period of 2011.   The intercompany eliminations are the result of truckload, airport-to-airport, and handling services Forward Air provided to FASI and FASI cartage and handling services provided to Forward Air during the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.  

Purchased Transportation

Purchased transportation increased by $11.1 million, or 20.5%, to $65.3 million in the second quarter of 2012 from $54.2 million in the same period of 2011.  As a percentage of total operating revenue, purchased transportation was 44.0% during the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to 41.0% for the same period in 2011.

Forward Air

Forward Air’s purchased transportation increased by $10.1 million, or 19.9%, to $60.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 from $50.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011. The increase in purchased transportation is primarily attributable to an 12.8% increase in miles driven and a 6.3% increase in the total cost per mile for the second quarter of 2012 versus the same period in 2011. As a percentage of segment operating revenue, Forward Air purchased transportation was 46.7% during the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to 43.6% for the same period in 2011.

Purchased transportation costs for our airport-to-airport network increased $7.2 million, or 20.2%, to $42.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 from $35.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011.  For the three months ended Jun