Schneider releases first earnings report

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GREEN BAY (WLUK) - After an initial public stock offering earlier this year, trucking firm Schneider National released its first public earnings report Thursday.

“We are pleased with our first quarter performance and believe that the advantages provided by our Quest technology platform and our cultural transformation focused on managing to operating contribution margin has allowed us to navigate the soft market thus far in 2017,” commented Chris Lofgren, Chief Executive Officer of Schneider. “Our focus on positioning our associates to service our customers, while executing in a highly responsive manner to ‘micro markets’ has allowed us to make informed, intelligent decisions, in a resilient manner, and to address industry headwinds. Nowhere was this more evident than within our Intermodal segment, which despite the difficult operating conditions, reported strong volume growth and relatively stable earnings compared to the first quarter of last year.”

The company reported operating revenues of $1 billion, increase of 8.4% compared to a year ago, while net income decreased 19.8%.

The first dividend was $.05 per share.

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