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Outsourced Logistics Com Images Archive 39b3a7cd 07e3 4667 856b F1ef6f2318d7 Lt02056
Outsourced Logistics Com Images Archive 39b3a7cd 07e3 4667 856b F1ef6f2318d7 Lt02056
Outsourced Logistics Com Images Archive 39b3a7cd 07e3 4667 856b F1ef6f2318d7 Lt02056
Outsourced Logistics Com Images Archive 39b3a7cd 07e3 4667 856b F1ef6f2318d7 Lt02056

LT 50 Index- February 2005

Feb. 14, 2005
This month the LT 50 charts the entire course of 2004, reflected in the performance of the NASDAQ, S&P 500 and LT 50, our index of the top 50 carriers,

This month the LT 50 charts the entire course of 2004, reflected in the performance of the NASDAQ, S&P 500 and LT 50, our index of the top 50 carriers, 3PLs and solution providers. The technology-heavy NASDAQ exchange finished the year up 8.6%, while the industrial/consumer-focused S&P 500 gained 9.0%. All those who doubted how well the logistics industry would do in 2004 had to be quite pleased, as the LT 50 index grew a robust 30.0% last year, with 45 of the 50 companies (90%) posting gains over the course of the year.

The biggest gainer in 2004 was intermodal services provider Hub Group Inc., as its share price grew 143% during the past year. The company's revenues were up nearly $39 million through the third quarter, allowing Hub Group to pay off $62 million in debt (see p. 16 for an interview with Phillip Yeager, Hub Group's chairman).

On the opposite side, supply chain solution provider Manugistics Group Inc. weathered a very disappointing 2004, with its stock plummeting 55%. Total revenues were down nearly 25% in the third quarter compared to the previous year, with software revenue taking a big hit, down 61% from the prior year quarter.

Who's Hot Who's Not
The Hub Group 143.7% Manugistics Group Inc -55.0%
US Xpress 134.5% General Motors -21.7%
Landstar 95.3% Manhattan Associates -12.5%

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