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RailAmerica, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

Monday, November 05, 2012

RailAmerica, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results06:00 EST Monday, November 05, 2012JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Third Quarter HighlightsRevenue increased 11% versus third quarter 2011. Operating income down 31%; (up 25% excluding 45G benefit, asset sales, impairments and strategic alternatives expense[1]). Net income of $0.12 per share. Adjusted net income per share[1] of $0.40. On October 1, 2012, RailAmerica, Inc. (RailAmerica) was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE:GWR) and deregistered its common stock and delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Immediately following the closing of the acquisition, control of RailAmerica was placed into a voting trust with R. Lawrence McCaffrey appointed as trustee. The trust will remain in effect until the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) issues its decision on GWI's application to control RailAmerica and its railroads, which decision could be as early as the fourth quarter of 2012 or as late as the first quarter of 2013. For the pendency of the trust, GWI will account for its ownership of RailAmerica under the equity method of accounting. RailAmerica financial results for the third quarter of 2012 are for periods prior to GWI's ownership of RailAmerica and will not be included in GWI's financial results for such periods. This press release and a presentation containing supplemental information for the third quarter and year to date results will be posted on RailAmerica's website www.railamerica.com.RailAmerica today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Third quarter 2012 revenue increased 11% to $155.4 million from $139.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. Freight revenue increased 8% to $113.0 million with carloads up 4% and average revenue per car up 4%. Non-freight revenue increased 21% to $42.4 million. The Company reported third quarter 2012 net income of $5.9 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $9.1 million, or $0.17 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2011. Noteworthy items impacting the third quarters of 2012 and 2011 include: Acquisition / Transaction costs: In the third quarter of 2012 the Company incurred $17.0 million of transaction related expenses. $16.6 million was due to the Company's previously announced exploration of strategic alternatives, which resulted in the sale of RailAmerica to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. The remainder of the expenses were due to acquisition and industrial development related activity. Restricted stock amortization: Third quarter 2012 restricted stock amortization (included in labor and benefits) included $2.4 million related to retirement eligibility vesting for certain participants. The vesting was associated with grants made during the third quarter of 2012 under terms of the agreement to sell the Company. Otherwise these expenses would have been incurred in the first quarter of 2013. Amortization of swap termination costs: Non-cash charges of $1.3 million and $2.7 million were recorded in interest expense during the third quarters of 2012 and 2011, respectively, due to the June 2009 termination of an interest rate swap agreement. 45G tax credits: A $3.9 million income statement benefit was recorded in the third quarter of 2011, but no benefit was recognized in the third quarter of 2012 since the credit is currently not in effect for 2012. Asset impairment: Third quarter of 2011 includes a $1.9 million non-cash impairment charge resulting from an evaluation of our locomotive fleet. Credit facility replacement: Third quarter of 2011 includes a $0.7 million non-cash charge related to the replacement of our asset backed loan facility with a new revolving credit facility. Summary of Noteworthy Items Impacting Third Quarter 2011 and 2012For the Three Months Ended September 30,($ in thousands except EPS)20112012Pre TaxEPSPre TaxEPSStrategic alternatives$0$0.00($16,587)($0.26)Acquisition / Transaction costs(203)(0.00)(393)(0.00)Restricted stock amortization increase--(2,366)(0.03)Amortization of swap termination costs(2,747)(0.03)(1,283)(0.02)45G credits3,8790.05--Impairment of assets(1,949)(0.02)--Loss on extinguishment of credit agreement(719)(0.01)--Gain / (loss) on sale of assets(8)(0.00)1,3370.02Note: Effective tax rate of 39% for 2011 and 37% for all 2012 items other than strategic alternatives, which are tax effected at 21%.The Company reported operating income of $21.7 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $31.5 million in the third quarter of 2011. In addition to the items mentioned above impacting operating income, third quarter 2012 expenses were up primarily due to the inclusion of operating expenses from acquisitions (Marquette Railroad, Wellsboro & Corning Railroad and TransRail North America (TNA)). Also, incentive compensation increased $4.5 million. Operating income excluding the impact of 45G credits, asset sales, impairments and strategic alternatives expense is shown below.For the Three Months EndedSeptember 30,20112012($ in thousands)Operating revenue$139,665$155,418Operating expense108,177133,670Operating income, reported31,48821,748Less: Benefit from 45G credits(3,879)-Operating income excluding 45G Benefit127,60921,748Net (gain) loss on sale of assets8(1,337)Impairment of assets1,949-Strategic alternatives expense-16,587Operating income excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments and Strategic Alternatives expense129,56636,9981See schedule at the end of press release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measureA more detailed discussion of financial results for the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011 follows. Operating RevenueOperating revenue increased by $15.8 million, or 11%, to $155.4 million in the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $139.7 million in the three months ended September 30, 2011. The net increase in operating revenue was due to higher non-freight revenue, rate increases, change in commodity mix, and increased carloads. Total carloads during the three months ended September 30, 2012 increased 4% to 214,357 from 206,975 in the three months ended September 30, 2011. The increase in the average revenue per carload to $527 in the three months ended September 30, 2012, from $506 in the comparable period in 2011 was primarily due to rate increases, commodity mix, and fuel surcharge.Freight revenue was $113.0 million in the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $104.7 million in the three months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of $8.3 million or 8%. This increase was primarily due to the net effect of the following:Industrial products (includes chemicals, pulp, paper & allied products, metallic ores and metals, waste and scrap materials, other, petroleum, and motor vehicles) revenue increased $5.9 million, or 11%, primarily due to motor vehicle carload growth of 84%, which was driven by increased production at multiple automobile manufacturing plants we serve in Indiana, Michigan, California and Washington, chemicals and other which were driven by rates and commodity mix. The increase in the motor vehicles category was partially offset by an 11% decrease in metallic ores and metals carloads and an 8% decrease in pulp, paper and allied products traffic; Agricultural Products (includes agricultural products and food or kindred products) revenue increased $0.5 million, or 2%, primarily due to agricultural products carload increases of 4% as a result of increased shipments in export traffic destined for Asia. This increase in agricultural products was partially offset by a 9% decrease in carloads for food and kindred products driven by soft demand for dried grain products; Construction Products (includes non-metallic minerals and products and forest products) revenue increased $2.0 million, or 11%, primarily due to increased forest products carloads of 12% which was driven by an increase in lumber traffic in the Northeast and Northwest; and Coal revenue decreased $0.1 million, or 1%, although coal volumes increased by 6%. The volume increase was primarily due to several lower rated Class I detour trains routed over one of our lines due to maintenance on the Class I mainline. Operating ExpensesOperating expenses increased to $133.7 million in the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $108.2 million in the three months ended September 30, 2011. The operating ratio was 86.0% in 2012 compared to 77.5% in 2011. The increase in the operating ratio was primarily due to professional service fees related to the sale of the Company and the absence of track maintenance credits in the third quarter of 2012. The net increase in operating expenses was due to the following: Labor and benefits expense increased $6.2 million, or 15%, primarily due to higher profit sharing ($4.5 million), restricted stock amortization ($1.9 million) and increased wages as a result of acquisitions ($1.2 million), partially offset by lower health insurance costs ($0.7 million); Equipment rents expense increased $0.3 million, or 3%, primarily due to higher railcar lease expense ($0.5 million) and acquisitions ($0.5 million), partially offset by lower locomotive lease expense ($0.3 million) and car hire ($0.3 million); Purchased services expense increased $18.0 million, or 164%, primarily due to professional services in connection with our sale of the Company ($16.6 million), increased transport services related to the acquisition of TNA ($1.0 million) and write off of project costs ($0.3 million); Diesel fuel expense approximated prior year expense; Casualties and insurance expense decreased $0.4 million, or 9%, primarily due to a decrease in derailment costs ($1.1 million), partially offset by increased reserves related to crossing accidents ($0.5 million); Materials expense increased $1.4 million, or 17%, primarily due to an increase in car repair material purchases resulting from increased car repair activities; Joint facilities expense decreased $0.3 million, or 13% due to a reduction in maintenance charges; Other expenses increased $0.5 million, or less than 5%, primarily due to an increase in railroad lease expense ($0.4 million) and other fees associated with the sale of the Company ($0.2 million), partially offset by lower taxes ($0.2 million); The execution of the track maintenance agreement in 2011 resulted in a shipper paying for $4.0 million of maintenance expenditures, partially offset by $0.1 million of related consulting fees; Asset sales resulted in a net gain of $1.3 million in the three months ended September 30, 2012, related to the sale of land; Impairment of assets was $1.9 million in the three months ended September 30, 2011, related to a tentative sale agreement for various locomotives and further evaluation of the market value of the remaining units identified for potential fleet reductions; and Depreciation and amortization expense decreased $0.7 million, or 6%, including $1.7 million in lower depreciation expense resulting from a road and track asset life study completed during the first quarter of 2012, offset by increased depreciation and amortization associated with acquisitions.Other Income (Expense) ItemsInterest Expense. Interest expense, including amortization of deferred financing costs, decreased $9.0 million to $8.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, from $17.8 million in the three months ended September 30, 2011. This decrease is primarily due to the redemption of $74.0 million of our 9.25% senior notes each in January and June 2012 and $444 million in March 2012 which were replaced with lower cost debt. Interest expense includes $1.9 million and $4.0 million of amortization costs for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Swap termination cost amortization decreased to $1.3 million during the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $2.7 million during the three months ended September 30, 2011. Other (Loss) Income. Other loss decreased $0.7 million during the three months ended September 30, 2012 as a result of the write-off of deferred loan costs of $0.6 million during the three months ended September 30, 2011. These costs were partially offset by management fee income that is recorded in connection with transactions where employees receive restricted stock awards from related parties. As part of the restricted stock transactions, the Company recorded an offsetting expense in labor and benefits. Income Taxes. The effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 from continuing operations was a provision of 57.8% and 32.7%, respectively. The effective tax rate is affected by recurring items such as tax rates in foreign jurisdictions and the relative amount of income earned in jurisdictions. It is also affected by discrete items that may occur in any given quarter, but are not consistent from quarter to quarter. The effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2012 was adversely impacted by non-deductible professional fees related to the sale of the Company ($2.9 million), partially offset by the reduction of tax reserves due to the lapse of the statute of limitations ($0.5 million). The effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2011 was favorably impacted by the reduction of tax reserves due to the lapse of the statute of limitations ($0.3 million).The Company will post a presentation containing supplemental information for the third quarter and year to date results on RailAmerica's website (www.railamerica.com).RailAmerica, Inc. owns and operates short-line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 45 individual railroads with approximately 7,500 miles of track in 28 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsCertain items in this press release and other information we provide from time to time may constitute forward-looking statements including, but not necessarily limited to, statements relating to future events and financial performance. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "appears," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "seeks," "estimates" and variations on these words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors that could lead to actual results materially different from those described in the forward-looking statements. RailAmerica, Inc. can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects or that could cause actual results to differ materially from RailAmerica, Inc.'s expectations include, but are not limited to, prolonged capital markets disruption and volatility, general economic conditions and business conditions, our relationships with Class I railroads and other connecting carriers, our ability to obtain railcars and locomotives from other providers on which we are currently dependent, legislative and regulatory developments including rulings by the Surface Transportation Board or the Railroad Retirement Board, strikes or work stoppages by our employees, our transportation of hazardous materials by rail, rising fuel costs, goodwill assessment risks, acquisition risks, competitive pressures within the industry, risks related to the geographic markets in which we operate and other risks related to our business detailed in RailAmerica's previous filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for RailAmerica, Inc. to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. RailAmerica, Inc. expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.[1] See schedule at end of press release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measure. RAILAMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(Unaudited)For the Three Months EndedFor the Nine Months EndedSeptember 30, September 30, 2011201220112012(In thousands, except per share data)Operating revenue $ 139,665$ 155,418$ 403,817$ 454,956Operating expenses:Labor and benefits 41,37947,536124,855136,316Equipment rents 9,0469,32026,60127,655Purchased services 10,99628,98431,42955,504Diesel fuel 13,14213,17041,88739,805Casualties and insurance 4,0063,62711,09511,812Materials 7,8799,23818,89225,393Joint facilities 2,4592,1327,2147,478Other expenses 9,2719,73629,87631,425Track maintenance expense reimbursement (3,879)-(13,162)-Net loss (gain) on sale of assets 8(1,337)151(1,495)Impairment of assets1,949-5,169-Depreciation and amortization 11,92111,26435,42133,264Total operating expenses 108,177133,670319,428367,157Operating income 31,48821,74884,38987,799Interest expense (including amortization costs of $3,973, $1,948, $13,215 and $6,727, respectively) (17,792)(8,764)(54,526)(32,442)Other (loss) income (231)426804(86,992)Income (loss) before income taxes 13,46513,41030,667(31,635)Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 4,4077,7528,824(8,271)Net income (loss) 9,0585,65821,843(23,364)Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest-(287)-(489)Net income (loss) attributable to the Company$ 9,058$ 5,945$ 21,843$ (22,875)Basic earnings per common share:Net income (loss) attributable to the Company$ 0.17$ 0.12$ 0.41$ (0.45)Diluted earnings per common share:Net income (loss) attributable to the Company$ 0.17$ 0.12$ 0.41$ (0.45)Weighted Average common shares outstanding:Basic 52,08350,39553,00650,440Diluted 52,08350,60353,00650,440RAILAMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(Unaudited)December 31, September 30,20112012(In thousands, except share data)ASSETSCurrent assets:Cash and cash equivalents $ 90,999$ 85,807Restricted cash300Accounts and notes receivable, net of allowance of $7,291 and $8,874 respectively 96,813106,225Current deferred tax assets 9,8868,347Other current assets 17,96726,112Total current assets 215,665226,791Property, plant and equipment, net 1,021,5451,069,543Intangible assets 134,851172,981Goodwill 211,841235,042Other assets 13,47811,855Total assets $ 1,597,380$ 1,716,212LIABILITIES AND EQUITYCurrent liabilities:Current maturities of long-term debt $ 71,991$ 82,435Accounts payable 78,84492,483Accrued expenses 28,61652,966Total current liabilities 179,451227,884Long-term debt, less current maturities 1,827584,118Senior secured notes 501,876-Deferred income taxes 213,421203,717Other liabilities 20,68021,432Total liabilities 917,2551,037,151Commitments and contingenciesStockholders' equity:Common stock, $0.01 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized; 50,605,440 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011; and 50,394,421 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012506504Additional paid in capital and other 591,341599,174Retained earnings 84,27261,282Accumulated other comprehensive income 4,00610,915Total stockholders' equity 680,125671,875Noncontrolling interest-7,186Total equity 680,125679,061Total liabilities and equity$ 1,597,380$ 1,716,212RAILAMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(Unaudited)For the Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,20112012(In thousands)CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:Net income (loss)$ 21,843$ (23,364)Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:Depreciation and amortization, including amortization of debt issuance costs classified in interest expense 39,01235,752Amortization of swap termination costs 9,6254,237Net (gain) loss on sale or disposal of properties 151(1,495)Impairment of assets5,169-Loss on extinguishment of debt-88,107Deferred financing costs expensed719-Equity compensation costs 7,38111,946Deferred income taxes and other 4,453(10,257)Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:Accounts receivable (33,167)(5,594)Other current assets (7,209)(7,919)Accounts payable 17,048(1,368)Accrued expenses 7,96723,833Other assets and liabilities (1,253)(125)Net cash provided by operating activities 71,739113,753CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:Purchase of property, plant and equipment (93,518)(72,147)NECR government grant reimbursements 31,3297,129Proceeds from sale of assets 7,5986,511Acquisitions, net of cash acquired(12,716)(53,107)Change in restricted cash-(300)Other(65)16Net cash used in investing activities (67,372)(111,898)CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:Principal payments on long-term debt (263)(3,051)Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt-582,075Repurchase of senior secured notes -(649,720)Repayment of revolving credit facility-(60,000)Proceeds from revolving credit facility-135,000Repurchase of common stock (57,664)(520)Financing costs paid (2,891)(11,196)Net cash used in financing activities (60,818)(7,412)Effect of exchange rates on cash (743)365Net decrease in cash (57,194)(5,192)Cash, beginning of period 152,96890,999Cash, end of period $ 95,774$ 85,807RAILAMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION(Dollars in thousands)(Unaudited)Three Months Ended September 30, 20112012Operating revenue $ 139,665100.0%$ 155,418100.0%Operating expenses:Labor and benefits 41,37929.7%47,53630.6%Equipment rents 9,0466.5%9,3206.0%Purchased services 10,9967.9%28,98418.7%Diesel fuel 13,1429.4%13,1708.5%Casualties and insurance 4,0062.9%3,6272.3%Materials 7,8795.6%9,2385.9%Joint facilities 2,4591.8%2,1321.4%Other expenses 9,2716.6%9,7366.3%Track maintenance expense reimbursement (3,879)(2.8%)-0.0%Net loss (gain) on sale of assets 80.0%(1,337)(0.9%)Impairment of assets 1,9491.4%-0.0%Depreciation and amortization 11,9218.5%11,2647.2%Total operating expenses 108,17777.5%133,67086.0%Operating income $ 31,48822.5%$ 21,74814.0%Nine Months Ended September 30, 20112012Operating revenue $ 403,817100.0%$ 454,956100.0%Operating expenses:Labor and benefits 124,85530.9%136,31630.0%Equipment rents 26,6016.6%27,6556.1%Purchased services 31,4297.8%55,50412.2%Diesel fuel 41,88710.4%39,8058.7%Casualties and insurance 11,0952.7%11,8122.6%Materials 18,8924.7%25,3935.6%Joint facilities 7,2141.8%7,4781.6%Other expenses 29,8767.4%31,4256.9%Track maintenance expense reimbursement (13,162)(3.3%)-0.0%Net loss (gain) on sale of assets 1510.0%(1,495)(0.3%)Impairment of assets 5,1691.3%-0.0%Depreciation and amortization 35,4218.8%33,2647.3%Total operating expenses 319,42879.1%367,15780.7%Operating income $ 84,38920.9%$ 87,79919.3%RAILAMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESRailroad Freight Revenue, Carloads and Average Freight RevenuePer CarloadComparison by Commodity Group (Unaudited)Three Months EndedThree Months EndedSeptember 30, 2011September 30, 2012Average FreightAverage FreightFreightRevenue perFreightRevenue perRevenue Carloads Carload Revenue Carloads Carload (Dollars in thousands, except average freight revenue per carload)Chemicals $ 16,22024,037$ 675$ 18,14924,858$ 730Agricultural Products 15,91129,04454816,41930,179544Metallic Ores and Metals 10,74417,82860310,81915,778686Non-Metallic Minerals and Products 10,14421,50847210,73421,718494Pulp, Paper and Allied Products 11,04318,63959210,14317,207589Forest Products 7,93712,6476289,35614,112663Coal 8,73835,3352478,64637,495231Food or Kindred Products 7,47914,0325337,52012,826586Waste and Scrap Materials 6,43514,9654306,72814,130476Petroleum 3,7468,2744535,26710,059524Other 4,5477,9065755,87210,916538Motor Vehicles 1,7152,7606213,3955,079668Total $ 104,659206,975$ 506$ 113,048214,357$ 527Nine Months EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30, 2011September 30, 2012Average FreightAverage FreightFreightRevenue perFreightRevenue perRevenue Carloads Carload Revenue Carloads Carload (Dollars in thousands, except average freight revenue per carload)Chemicals $ 48,70873,435$ 663$ 52,33572,914$ 718Agricultural Products 48,88893,90052152,03399,076525Metallic Ores and Metals 32,27652,81561134,21451,447665Non-Metallic Minerals and Products 29,63364,13246231,54163,907494Pulp, Paper and Allied Products 31,25652,80059229,02850,920570Forest Products 22,69536,73561828,15542,658660Coal 25,127110,76222724,276108,813223Food or Kindred Products 22,14841,92152822,69240,494560Waste and Scrap Materials 18,10543,57541519,50642,682457Petroleum 13,69827,93649016,24930,833527Other 10,53021,98047913,94729,988465Motor Vehicles 4,7978,12159110,44616,132648Total $ 307,861628,112$ 490$ 334,422649,864$ 515RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO GAAP MEASURES Adjusted net income (loss) is a supplemental measure of profitability that is not calculated or presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). We use non-GAAP financial measures as a supplement to our GAAP results in order to provide a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our business. However, Adjusted net income (loss) has limitations as an analytical tool. It is not a measurement of our profitability under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to Net income (loss) as a measure of profitability.Adjusted net income (loss) assists us in measuring our performance and profitability of our operations without the impact of transaction costs related to debt and credit facility extinguishment, exploration of strategic alternatives, acquisitions, industrial development, impairment of assets and swap termination. The following table sets forth the reconciliation of Adjusted net income (loss).2011(In thousands, except per share data)Q1Q2Q3Q3 YTDAfter TaxPer ShareAfter TaxPer ShareAfter TaxPer ShareAfter TaxPer ShareNet income$4,085$0.07$8,700$0.17$9,058$0.17$21,843$0.41Add:Amortization of swap termination costs2,2430.041,9530.041,6750.035,8710.11Impairment of assets--1,9640.041,1890.023,1530.06Loss on extinguishment of credit facility----4390.014390.01Acquisition expense440.001480.001240.003160.01Adjusted net income $6,372$0.12$12,765$0.24$12,485$0.24$31,622$0.60Weighted Average common shares outstanding (diluted)54,65152,28252,08353,0062012(In thousands, except per share data)Q1Q2Q3Q3 YTDAfter TaxPer ShareAfter TaxPer ShareAfter TaxPer ShareAfter TaxPer ShareNet income (loss)($40,219)($0.80)$11,399$0.23$5,945$0.12($22,875)($0.45)Add:Amortization of swap termination costs1,0020.028590.028080.022,6690.05Loss on extinguishment of debt 51,9381.033,5700.07--55,5071.10Acquisition / industrial development / strategic alternatives expense2390.001,3760.0313,3510.2614,9670.30Adjusted net income$12,961$0.26$17,203$0.34$20,105$0.40$50,268$0.99Weighted Average common shares outstanding (diluted)50,51850,57850,60350,440Note: Numbers may not add due to roundingRECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO GAAP MEASURESOperating Income Excluding 45G Benefit, Operating Ratio Excluding 45G Benefit, Operating Income Excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense and Operating Ratio Excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense are supplemental measures of profitability that are not calculated or presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). We use non-GAAP financial measures as a supplement to our GAAP results in order to provide a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our business. However, Operating Income Excluding 45G Benefit, Operating Ratio Excluding 45G Benefit, Operating Income Excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments, & Strategic Alternatives Expense and Operating Ratio Excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense have limitations as analytical tools. They are not measurements of our profitability under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to Operating Income or Operating Ratio as measures of profitability.Operating Income Excluding 45G Benefit and Operating Ratio Excluding 45G Benefit assist us in measuring our performance and profitability of our operations without the impact of monetizing the 45G tax benefit. Operating Income Excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense and Operating Ratio Excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense assist us in measuring our performance and profitability of our operations without the impact of monetizing the 45G tax benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense. The following table sets forth the reconciliation of Operating Income Excluding 45G Benefit from our Operating Income, Operating Ratio Excluding 45G Benefit from our Operating Ratio, Operating Income Excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense from our Operating Income and Operating Ratio Excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense from our Operating Ratio.2011($ in thousands)Q1Q2Q3Operating revenue$124,937$139,215$139,665Operating expense100,734110,517108,177Operating Income, reported24,20328,69831,488Operating ratio Reported80.6%79.4%77.5%Less: Benefit from 45G credits(4,150)3.3%(5,133)3.7%(3,879)2.8%Operating income excluding 45G Benefit20,05323,56527,609Operating ratio excluding 45G Benefit83.9%83.1%80.3%Net (gain) loss on sale of assets207-0.2%(64)0.0%80.0%Strategic Alternatives Expense-0.0%-0.0%-0.0%Impairment of assets-0.0%3,220-2.3%1,949-1.4%Operating income excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense20,26026,72129,566Operating ratio, excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense83.8%80.8%78.9%2012($ in thousands)Q1Q2Q3Operating revenue$143,442$156,096$155,418Operating expense111,566121,921133,670Operating Income, reported31,87634,17521,748Operating ratio Reported77.8%78.1%86.0%Less: Benefit from 45G credits-0.0%-0.0%-0.0%Operating income excluding 45G Benefit31,87634,17521,748Operating ratio excluding 45G Benefit77.8%78.1%86.0%Strategic Alternatives Expense-0.0%1,740-1.1%16,587-10.7%Net (gain) loss on sale of assets(163)0.1%50.0%(1,337)0.9%Operating income excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense31,71335,92036,998Operating ratio, excluding 45G Benefit, Asset Sales, Impairments & Strategic Alternatives Expense77.9%77.0%76.2%Note: Numbers may not add due to roundingSOURCE RailAmerica, Inc.For further information: Donia Crime, +1-904-645-6200, Cell +1-404-271-1437