Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 31, 2019 Kirby Corporation (“Kirby”) issued a press release announcing earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, is used in the press release. Kirby defines EBITDA as net earnings attributable to Kirby before interest expense, taxes on income, depreciation and amortization, impairment of long-lived assets and impairment of goodwill. Kirby has historically evaluated its operating performance using numerous measures, one of which is EBITDA. EBITDA is presented because of its wide acceptance as a financial indicator. EBITDA is one of the performance measures used in Kirby’s incentive bonus plan. EBITDA is also used by rating agencies in determining Kirby’s credit rating and by analysts publishing research reports on Kirby, as well as by investors and investment bankers generally in valuing companies. A quantitative reconciliation of EBITDA to net earnings attributable to Kirby for the 2018 and 2017 fourth quarters and years is included in the press release.
The press release also includes non-GAAP financial measures which exclude certain one-time items, including earnings before taxes on income (excluding one-time items), net earnings attributable to Kirby (excluding one-time items), and diluted earnings per share (excluding one-time items). A reconciliation of these measures with GAAP is included in the press release. Management believes that the exclusion of certain one-time items from these financial measures enables it and investors to assess and understand operating performance, especially when comparing those results with previous and subsequent periods or forecasting performance for future periods, primarily because management views the excluded items to be outside of Kirby’s normal operating results.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits
Press release dated January 31, 2019
KIRBY CORP Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 ex99_1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit 99.1 KIRBY CORPORATION Contact: Eric Holcomb 713-435-1545 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KIRBY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2018 FOURTH QUARTER/FULL YEAR RESULTS AND SIGNS AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE THE MARINE TRANSPORTATION FLEET OF CENAC MARINE SERVICES,…
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About Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX)
Kirby Corporation is a domestic tank barge operator, transporting bulk liquid products. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in two segments: Marine Transportation and Diesel Engine Services. The Company, through its Marine Transportation segment, is a provider of marine transportation services, operating tank barges and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along all the three United States coasts and in Alaska and Hawaii. Its engine services segment, sells replacement parts, provides service mechanics to overhaul and repair medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions, reduction gears, pumps and compression products, maintains facilities to rebuild component parts or entire medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines.