Mullen Group Ltd. – 2023 Enterprise Plan and Funds

OKOTOKS, AB, Jan. 16, 2023 /CNW/ – (TSX: MTL)  Mullen Group Ltd. (“Mullen Group“, “We“, “Our” and/or the “Company“), certainly one of North America’s largest logistics suppliers introduced in the present day that the finances and marketing strategy for 2023 has been accredited by the Board of Administrators (“Board“).

At this time we offer our shareholders and buyers with a top level view of our expectations and priorities for 2023.  As we enter the brand new 12 months there’s a larger stage of uncertainty as a consequence of coverage adjustments by banking and regulatory authorities, as they try and sluggish financial progress and produce inflationary pressures down from the present unsustainable ranges.  We’ve factored a slowdown in world commerce and shopper spending into this 12 months’s plan,” commented Mr. Murray Okay. Mullen, Senior Government Officer and Chair.

All through my profession one of the worthwhile classes I’ve realized is that predicting future outcomes is dangerous and one ought to at all times be ready for the surprising.  Final 12 months, for instance, the freight market reached ranges that stretched provide chain capacities, leading to larger freight costs as prospects struggled to maneuver stranded freight.  This mix of sturdy freight volumes and pricing will increase was a contributing think about our document outcomes.  By the tip of the 12 months, nevertheless, the availability chain points started to normalize, freight demand softened, and competitors intensified.  And whereas we’ve got not finalized our fourth quarter outcomes, early indications counsel revenues will attain $500.0 million, though margins have softened.  The ultimate outcomes might be obtainable February ninth after the audit has been accomplished.

Getting into 2023 there are indicators that larger rates of interest are taking a toll on total financial exercise, a actuality we’ve got included into our finances and marketing strategy.  As such, it’s cheap to imagine that our 2022 outcomes can’t be replicated in 2023 by our present Enterprise Models.  Nonetheless, in our diversified enterprise mannequin we aren’t overly leveraged to any single vertical or section within the economic system, offering our group with a possibility to have one other superb 12 months.  Moreover, we used 2022 to strengthen the steadiness sheet, inserting our group in a superb place to make the most of weak point within the markets to realize market share or pursue acquisitions.  Final 12 months supplied our Enterprise Models with the chance to lift costs, this 12 months we are going to deal with prices and be on the look out for acquisitions,” added Mr. Mullen.




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   Much less-Than-Truckload




   Logistics & Warehousing




   Specialised & Industrial Companies




   U.S. & Worldwide Logistics









Shareholder Allocation

One of many primary parts of our 2023 Enterprise Plan is to return money to shareholders by the use of month-to-month dividends and a share buyback plan.  The Board has decided that the suitable allocation for 2023 might be:

  1. Dividends to shareholders will stay constant at $0.06 per Frequent Share every month or $0.72 per Frequent Share on an annualized foundation.  

  2. In March 2023, we intend on requesting approvals from the Toronto Inventory Trade to resume the conventional course issuer bid (“NCIB“) program.  In 2022, we repurchased 1,827,483 Frequent Shares for $22.9 million beneath the NCIB.


With a view to obtain the working outcomes outlined within the 2023 Funds, we’ve got established and might be specializing in the next priorities:

  1. Capital Investments: $85.0 million in environmental and environment friendly working belongings, unique of company acquisitions or funding in services, land and buildings.

  2. Prioritize Margin over Market Share: work with Enterprise Models to drive course of enhancements.

  3. Pursue Acquisitions: be opportunistic with consolidation alternatives which can be synergistic and accretive.

  4. Preserve Steadiness Sheet Flexibility

About Mullen Group Ltd.

Mullen Group is certainly one of North America’s largest logistics suppliers.  Our community of independently operated companies present a variety of service choices together with less-than-truckload, truckload, warehousing, logistics, transload, outsized, third-party logistics and specialised hauling transportation.  As well as, we offer a various set of specialised providers associated to the power, mining, forestry and development industries in western Canada, together with water administration, fluid hauling and environmental reclamation.  The company workplace gives the capital and monetary experience, authorized assist, know-how and programs assist, shared providers and strategic planning to its unbiased companies.

Mullen Group is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Inventory Trade beneath the image “MTL“.  Extra info is offered on our web site at or on the Company’s issuer profile on SEDAR at

Contact Info

Mr. Murray Okay. Mullen  Chair, Senior Government Officer and President
Mr. Richard J. Maloney – Senior Working Officer
Mr. Carson P. Urlacher – Senior Accounting Officer
Ms. Joanna Okay. Scott – Senior Company Officer

121A 31 Southridge Drive
Okotoks, Alberta, Canada   T1S 2N3
Phone:  403-995-5200
Fax:  403-995-5296


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nevertheless, undue reliance shouldn’t be positioned on these forward-looking statements, as there might be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they’re based mostly will happen.  Specifically, forward-looking statements embrace however should not restricted to the next: (i) our monetary targets and expectations for 2023; (ii) our capital expenditure plans for 2023; (iii) our 2022 outcomes can’t be replicated in 2023 by our present Enterprise Models; (iv) our fourth quarter revenues will attain $500.0 million though margins have softened; (v) our group has a possibility to have one other superb 12 months; (vi) our strategic initiatives for 2023 together with however not restricted to potential acquisitions each strategic and tuck-in; and (vii) our plan to resume our regular course issuer bid.  These forward-looking statements are based mostly on sure assumptions and evaluation made by Mullen Group in mild of our expertise and our notion of historic tendencies, present circumstances, anticipated future developments and different components we imagine are applicable beneath the circumstances.  These assumptions embrace however should not restricted to the next: (i) Mullen Group will generate adequate money in extra of our monetary obligations to assist the dividend; (ii) Mullen Group’s Enterprise Models would require capital to assist their ongoing operations and progress alternatives and that we are going to generate adequate money in extra of our monetary obligations to assist the capital expenditures; (iii) Mullen Group’s expectation as to how our present Enterprise Models will carry out in 2023; (iv) Mullen Group’s expectation as to how our present Enterprise Models carried out in fourth quarter 2022; (v) Mullen Group’s view that we’ve got a diversified enterprise mannequin and we aren’t overly leveraged to any single vertical or section within the economic system; (vi) Mullen Group can have ample liquidity to pursue acquisitions which can be synergistic and accretive, if obtainable; (vii) Mullen Group can have a possibility to monetize non-core belongings, deploy know-how and optimize operations of our Enterprise Models; and (viii) Mullen Group’s plan to resume its regular course issuer bid might be accredited by regulatory authorities.  For additional info on any strategic, monetary, operational and different outlook on Mullen Group’s enterprise please discuss with Mullen Group’s Administration’s Dialogue and Evaluation obtainable for viewing on Mullen Group’s issuer profile on SEDAR at  Extra info on dangers that would have an effect on the operations or monetary outcomes of Mullen Group could also be discovered beneath the heading “Principal Dangers and Uncertainties” beginning on web page 69 of the 2021 Annual Monetary Overview in addition to in stories on file with relevant securities regulatory authorities and could also be accessed by means of Mullen Group’s issuer profile on the SEDAR web site at  The forward-looking statements contained on this information launch are expressly certified by this cautionary assertion.  The forward-looking statements contained herein is made as of the date of this information launch and Mullen Group disclaims any intent or obligation to replace publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether or not because of new info, future occasions or outcomes or in any other case, aside from as required by relevant Canadian securities legal guidelines.  Mullen Group depends on litigation safety for forward-looking statements.

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