Titanium Transportation Group Inc.
TSX VENTURE : TTR

Titanium Transportation Group Inc.

November 18, 2015 07:00 ET

Titanium Transportation Group Announces Third Quarter Results, Reports 93% Increase in EBITDA

Annual run rate total revenue and EBITDA in excess of $120 million and $13 million

WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2015) - Titanium Transportation Group Inc. ("Titanium" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TTR) is pleased to provide highlights of the Company's third quarter 2015 financial results.

Revenue and EBITDA Growth Summary

  • Revenue for the quarter rose to $27.2 million, a 40% increase over the third quarter of 2014
  • EBITDA for the quarter rose to $2.9 million, a 93% increase over the third quarter of 2014
  • Annual run rate total revenue and EBITDA in excess of $120 million and $13 million

Segment Highlights

  • Truck transportation revenue rose to $18.1 million, a 46% increase over the third quarter of 2014
  • Truck transportation EBITDA margin increased to 13.3%, from 9.2% in the third quarter of 2014
  • Logistics revenue rose to $9.4 million, a 30% increase over the third quarter of 2014
  • Logistics EBITDA margin increased to 11.4%, from 8.0% in the third quarter of 2014

Mergers & Acquisitions Summary

  • $1.4 million in aged equipment acquired with Muskoka Transport Limited ("Muskoka") has been sold to date
  • Muskoka margins continuing to increase
  • High visibility of M&A targets through 2016, continuing to target a minimum of two acquisitions per year

Recent Corporate Developments

  • Oversubscribed bought deal financing of $11.5 million completed during the quarter
  • $30 million of undrawn credit facilities

Mr. Ted Daniel, CEO of Titanium commented: "Titanium's diverse customer base and core operations continue to provide a strong platform for future growth. Titanium is well positioned to execute its consolidation strategy with a strong balance sheet and substantial undrawn credit facilities."

About Titanium

Titanium is a leading asset-based transportation and logistics company servicing Canada and the United States, with approximately 350 power units, 1,000 trailers and 400 employees and independent owner operators. Titanium provides truckload, dedicated, and cross-border trucking services, freight logistics, and warehousing and distribution to over 800 customers. Titanium is a recognized consolidator of asset-based transportation companies in Ontario, having completed seven asset-based trucking acquisitions since 2011. Titanium has also been ranked by PROFIT magazine as one of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies for seven consecutive years.

NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

The following financial measures do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures employed by other companies:

"Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization" ("EBITDA") is calculated as net income before depreciation, amortization, asset impairments, gains or losses on the sale of equipment, finance income and costs, gains or losses on foreign exchange, income tax expense and reverse takeover costs.

"EBITDA margin" is calculated as EBITDA as a percentage of revenue before fuel surcharge.

Management of the Company believes that these financial measures are useful for investors and other readers when used in conjunction with other IFRS financial measures. However, these financial measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purposes of assisting the reader in understanding Titanium's current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information may relate to Titanium's future outlook and anticipated events, and may include statements regarding the financial position, business strategy, budgets, litigation, projected costs, capital expenditures, financial results, taxes and plans and objectives of or involving Titanium. Particularly, statements regarding performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities for Titanium or the industry in which it operates are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as "may", "might", "will", "could", "should", "would", "occur", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "seek", "aim", "estimate", "target", "project", "predict", "forecast", "potential", "continue", "likely", "schedule", or the negative thereof or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. For greater certainty and notwithstanding the foregoing, annualized run rate total revenue and EBITDA are not presented herein as forward-looking statements. These annualized figures are based solely on historical data and are included to allow readers to understand the current size of the company, and should not in any circumstance be construed as projections or forecasts of the Company's future performance.

Information contained in forward-looking statements is based upon certain material assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including management's perceptions of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other considerations that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. While management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on currently available information, they may prove to be incorrect.

The forward-looking statements made in this press release are dated, and relate only to events or information, as of the date of this press release. Except as specifically required by law, Titanium undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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