Expeditors International

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Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQEXPD
S&P 500 Component
Industry Logistics
Founded 1979
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, US
Key people Jeffrey S. Musser, Chairman & CEO
Jordan Gates, President & COO
Products Freight Forwarding Services
Customs Brokerage
Revenue Increase$6.1 billion USD (2011)
Operating income Increase$547 million USD (2010)
Net income Increase$344 million USD (2010)
Employees 13,000 (2010)[1]
Website www.expeditors.com

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a global logistics and freight forwarding company headquartered in Seattle, Washington.[2]

Financial Information[edit]

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. became a publicly traded company in 1984 with the listing of its shares on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol EXPD (NASDAQEXPD) and were named to the NASDAQ-100 in 2002. During their first year as a public company, Expeditors reported more than $50 million in gross revenues and $2.1 million in net earnings. Expeditors is currently #428 on the Fortune 500 (2013). Total revenues exceeded five billion ($5.967 billion) in 2010.

They are known in the financial services community for their unconventional and entertaining SEC filings, which are rumored to be written by CEO Peter Rose himself, as well as its responses to questions submitted to the company, which are placed on Expeditors' Investor website.[3] Rose announced his retirement in March 2014 as CEO, with his retirement as Chairman effective May 2015.

Compensation structure[edit]

Expeditors International of Washington maintains a compensation structure that is unique to the logistics industry. According to their 2003 annual report,[4] "Each of the Company’s branches are independent profit centers and the primary compensation for the branch management group comes in the form of incentive-based compensation calculated directly from the operating income of that branch. This compensation structure ensures that the allocation of revenue and expense among components of services [...] are done in an objective manner on a fair value basis."

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expeditors 8-K Dated 27 February 2008". Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Expeditors Office Information: Seattle, USA (CHQ)." Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Retrieved on January 25, 2009.
  3. ^ "Public Disclosure". Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Archived from the original on August 30, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Expeditors 2003 Annual Report". Retrieved 2007-10-27. 

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Coordinates: 47°36′22″N 122°20′04″W / 47.606°N 122.334562°W / 47.606; -122.334562