Mullen Group Ltd. – 2023 Enterprise Plan and Funds

OKOTOKS, AB, Jan. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – (TSX: MTL)  Mullen Group Ltd. (“Mullen Group“, “We“, “Our” and/or the “Company“), one in all North America’s largest logistics suppliers introduced at this time 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 traders with an overview of our expectations and priorities for 2023.  As we enter the brand new 12 months there’s a increased degree of uncertainty as a consequence of coverage modifications by banking and regulatory authorities, as they try to sluggish financial progress and convey inflationary pressures down from the present unsustainable ranges.  We have now factored a slowdown in world commerce and client spending into this 12 months’s plan,” commented Mr. Murray Ok. Mullen, Senior Govt Officer and Chair.

All through my profession one of the vital helpful classes I’ve discovered 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 increased freight costs as prospects struggled to maneuver stranded freight.  This mixture of robust freight volumes and pricing will increase was a contributing think about our report outcomes.  By the tip of the 12 months, nonetheless, the provision 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 shall be accessible February ninth after the audit has been accomplished.

Getting into 2023 there are indicators that increased rates of interest are taking a toll on total financial exercise, a actuality we’ve got integrated into our finances and marketing strategy.  As such, it’s affordable to imagine that our 2022 outcomes can’t be replicated in 2023 by our present Enterprise Items.  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 chance to have one other superb 12 months.  Moreover, we used 2022 to strengthen the stability sheet, putting our group in a wonderful place to reap the benefits of weak point within the markets to realize market share or pursue acquisitions.  Final 12 months supplied our Enterprise Items with the chance to lift costs, this 12 months we’ll give attention to prices and be on the look out for acquisitions,” added Mr. Mullen.




($ tens of millions)







   Much less-Than-Truckload




   Logistics & Warehousing




   Specialised & Industrial Companies




   U.S. & Worldwide Logistics









Shareholder Allocation

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

  1. Dividends to shareholders will stay constant at $0.06 per Widespread Share every month or $0.72 per Widespread Share on an annualized foundation.  
  2. In March 2023, we intend on requesting approvals from the Toronto Inventory Alternate to resume the conventional course issuer bid (“NCIB“) program.  In 2022, we repurchased 1,827,483 Widespread Shares for $22.9 million underneath the NCIB. 


With the intention to obtain the working outcomes outlined within the 2023 Funds, we’ve got established and shall 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 amenities, land and buildings.
      1. $70.0 million: Upkeep Capital – to enhance our Enterprise Items
      2. $15.0 million Sustainability Targeted Capital – continued give attention to emission discount
  2. Prioritize Margin over Market Share: work with Enterprise Items to drive course of enhancements.
      1. Efficient Deployment of Expertise
      2. Optimize Operations of the Enterprise Items
      3. Monetize Non-Core Property
  3. Pursue Acquisitions: be opportunistic with consolidation alternatives which are synergistic and accretive.
      1. Tuck-ins: alternatives that make our current Enterprise Items extra worthwhile
      2. Strategic: alternatives to develop our community
  4. Preserve Steadiness Sheet Flexibility

About Mullen Group Ltd.

Mullen Group is one in all 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 companies associated to the vitality, mining, forestry and building industries in western Canada, together with water administration, fluid hauling and environmental reclamation.  The company workplace supplies the capital and monetary experience, authorized assist, know-how and techniques assist, shared companies and strategic planning to its unbiased companies.

Mullen Group is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Inventory Alternate underneath the image “MTL“.  Further info is on the market on our web site at or on the Company’s issuer profile on SEDAR at

Contact Info

Mr. Murray Ok. Mullen  Chair, Senior Govt Officer and President
Mr. Richard J. Maloney – Senior Working Officer
Mr. Carson P. Urlacher – Senior Accounting Officer
Ms. Joanna Ok. 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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nonetheless, undue reliance shouldn’t be positioned on these forward-looking statements, as there could be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they’re primarily based will happen.  Specifically, forward-looking statements embrace however will not be restricted to the next: (i) our monetary objectives 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 Items; (iv) our fourth quarter revenues will attain $500.0 million though margins have softened; (v) our group has a chance 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 primarily based on sure assumptions and evaluation made by Mullen Group in mild of our expertise and our notion of historic tendencies, present situations, anticipated future developments and different elements we consider are acceptable underneath the circumstances.  These assumptions embrace however will not be restricted to the next: (i) Mullen Group will generate enough money in extra of our monetary obligations to assist the dividend; (ii) Mullen Group’s Enterprise Items would require capital to assist their ongoing operations and progress alternatives and that we’ll generate enough money in extra of our monetary obligations to assist the capital expenditures; (iii) Mullen Group’s expectation as to how our present Enterprise Items will carry out in 2023; (iv) Mullen Group’s expectation as to how our present Enterprise Items 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 are synergistic and accretive, if accessible; (vii) Mullen Group can have a chance to monetize non-core belongings, deploy know-how and optimize operations of our Enterprise Items; and (viii) Mullen Group’s plan to resume its regular course issuer bid shall be accredited by regulatory authorities.  For additional info on any strategic, monetary, operational and different outlook on Mullen Group’s enterprise please check with Mullen Group’s Administration’s Dialogue and Evaluation accessible for viewing on Mullen Group’s issuer profile on SEDAR at  Further info on dangers that might have an effect on the operations or monetary outcomes of Mullen Group could also be discovered underneath the heading “Principal Dangers and Uncertainties” beginning on web page 69 of the 2021 Annual Monetary Assessment in addition to in studies on file with relevant securities regulatory authorities and could also be accessed via 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 on account of new info, future occasions or outcomes or in any other case, apart from as required by relevant Canadian securities legal guidelines.  Mullen Group depends on litigation safety for forward-looking statements.

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Mullen Group Ltd. – 2023 Enterprise Plan and Funds