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CLNE earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2020.

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp (CLNE 2.01%)
Q1 2020 Earnings Call
May 7, 2020, 4:30 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Greetings. And welcome to the Clean Energy Fuels First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Robert Vreeland. Thank you. You may begin.

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, operator. Earlier this afternoon, Clean Energy released financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2020. If you did not receive the release, it is available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.cleanenergyfuels.com, where the call is also being webcast. There will be a replay available on the website for 30 days.

Before we begin, we'd like to remind you that some of the information contained in the news release and on this conference call contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Words of expression reflecting optimism, satisfaction with current prospects as well as words such as believe, intend, expect, plan, should, anticipate and similar variations identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking.

Such forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those contained in such statements. Several factors that could cause or contribute to such differences are described in detail in the Risk Factors section of Clean Energy's Form 10-Q filed today. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements or supply new information regarding the circumstances after the date of this release.

The Company's non-GAAP EPS and adjusted EBITDA will be reviewed on this call and exclude certain expenses that the Company's management does not believe are indicative of the Company's core business operating results. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. The directly comparable GAAP information, reasons why management uses non-GAAP information, a definition of non-GAAP EPS and adjusted EBITDA, and a reconciliation between these non-GAAP and GAAP figures is provided in the Company's press release, which has been furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K today.

With that, I will turn the call over to our President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Littlefair.

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Thank you, Bob. Good afternoon, everyone and thank you for joining us. It would be an understatement to say this is a unique quarter for all companies reporting their results during this unprecedented and challenging time presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Clean Energy would be no exception.

Let me take a few minutes to report on how we've been operating over this period. Like most companies during this crisis, we have and continue to act aggressively to protect our employees and allow them to support their families. But as a recognized essential company, we have also kept our operations running, serving our customers and particularly those sectors that are critically important in keeping the country operational during a lockdown.

The majority of our employees began working from home in mid-March, while our operations group, which includes our service technicians, were provided additional measures to ensure their safety and continue to work in the field. I'm proud to say that this dedicated group of men and women have, from the beginning of the lockdown, kept all our 550 stations around North America open. This has allowed the trucking industry to deliver essential products to grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare facilities and other key businesses which have remained open.

We have continued to fuel tens of thousands of refuse trucks every day that have had to deal with the shift to more residential waste collections without skipping a beat. We have fueled city buses around the country that are transporting essential workers who continue to need public transportation. I want to express my deep appreciation to all of our employees who have faced these challenges without flinching and a special shout out to our customers who are performing some of the most heroic tasks under the most difficult of circumstances.

We began to successfully bring back our employees last week to our headquarters here in Orange County, in keeping with state and federal guidelines with all the new workplace procedures of masks, gloves, temperature checks, cleaning and social distancing in place. And thankfully, as of today, we've had no reported cases of the virus at the Company.

Fortunately, we went into this crisis in the best financial position since the Company went public in 2007. After making significant investments for future growth five to eight years ago, we began to curtail our expenses and capital spending over the last two or three years, and we paid down most of our debt. In fact, we paid $35 million of convertible notes earlier this week and will pay off the last $15 million on May 14, leaving us with no debt other than equipment financing, and we still have a comfortable cash cushion in the event of an extended COVID-19 downturn. Our cash flow is also markedly and consistently improved.

We are fortunate to have a good base of recurring revenue customers. But it should be no surprise that our volume and revenue were impacted in the first quarter due to the crisis that has shut down most of the economy. Our volume for the first quarter was 99 million gallons sold, which is 4% more than the first quarter of last year. Volumes are tracking well at the beginning of the quarter, but we did see a decline toward the end as the lockdowns began to take effect.

As I mentioned, all the transportation sectors that we support are still active, but some have reduced their operations like transit agencies, which have cut back the routes, and a number of buses running. We have seen an approximate 30% decline in our transit volumes. Our airport fleet services business has been the hardest hit due to the significant reduction in flights. But a few sectors such as refuse and trucking have seen relatively modest declines. These trends have continued in April, with fleet services and airports being off substantially, transit off 30%, and refuse and trucking holding up well. Overall, for April, our volumes were roughly 80% of what we expected before the COVID-19 impact. We foresee volumes increasing going forward in all market sectors as the country's economy begins to open state by state.

Our revenues for the first quarter of the year were $86 million, an increase of 11% from 2019, which were $77.7 million in the first quarter of that year. Bob will take us through some of the more details on our year-over-year comparison. Adjusted EBITDA was $11.2 million which was unchanged from a year ago. Although there were different year-over-year drivers behind those figures, we feel very good about $11 million in adjusted EBITDA given the circumstances, and ended the quarter with $99 million in cash. Since the end of the quarter, we received an additional $47 million in alternative fuel tax credit funds. And as I mentioned, we paid off the last of our convertible notes -- we will pay off the last of our convertible notes next week.

Expansion of our business continued into the first quarter despite the challenges presented by COVID-19. We signed new deals and extensions of current business in every sector. These include building a forestation for USA Hauling in Waterbury, Connecticut, that was expected to dispense an estimated 1.8 million gallons over the five-year contract.

We completed our fifth station for South Jersey Gas in Cape May that will fuel utility vehicles, transport trucks and Jitney shuttle buses. Recology King County in Seattle signed a 10-year operations and maintenance agreement for its stations that is expected to fuel their fleet of 100 refuse trucks with 10 million gallons over the life of the contract. We increased our business with longtime customer Republic Services with station expansions of facilities in Las Vegas, San Diego and Chula Vista, California.

Garden Grove Unified School District in California signed a five-year supply agreement for over 0.5 million gallons of Redeem to fuel 67 vehicles. FCC Environmental Services in Florida signed a multi-year deal that will include an expected 300,000 gallons of CNG to fuel their fleet of waste and recycling trucks.

In the heavy duty trucking space, K&I Services purchased seven new trucks through our Zero Now program that will fuel with Redeem in our network or stations in California. And the US Postal Service carrier Matheson Postal Services signed an extension with us to fuel 80 of their CNG tractors. Those were highlights of some, but not all of the agreements signed during the quarter, which gives you a sense that our business has continued through this unprecedented time with more fleets, realizing the benefits of fueling with an easy-to-adopt clean fuel.

I'd also like to point out that a number of these deals, like USA Hauling, South Jersey Gas and Republic Services were fleets that continue to expand with natural gas, demonstrating their satisfaction with both the performance of the fuel and the relationship with Clean Energy.

Let me end my remarks with addressing the other unprecedented story during this time, and that's the wild fluctuation in oil prices. We are impacted by extremely low oil prices, which eventually see their way to the price of diesel at the pump, albeit not at the same ratio. As I have explained before, the price of a refined product like diesel won't necessarily decline at the same rate as its feedstock.

But when you think about it, we have seen extremely volatile oil prices over the last eight years when it topped at over $100 a barrel and then went down to the mid-20s and then back up to the mid-60s not long ago. And during this time, Clean Energy's business has continued to expand. The reason it has, and I strongly believe will continue, is because we offer a superior product at a very competitive price. And let me emphasize, a very stable competitive price. Businesses and operators of fleets appreciate that they can depend on the budget for price stability with natural gas fuel versus the wild swings of oil and diesel.

Another reason more operators are looking to natural gas and increasingly to renewable natural gas is because of its superior quality with its environmental benefits. As I went into detail on the last quarter's call, the renewed focus on ESG is putting pressure on fleet operators to find cleaner transportation alternatives. And that pressure is coming from all directions, regulators, investors, communities and the general public. This will not stop despite the pandemic. And in fact, some experts believe the desire for a cleaner environment will only increase as we come out of the shutdown and begin to open the economy again.

Our Redeem RNG provides those fleets with an easy way to provide ultra-clean, zero-carbon transportation for their heavy-duty and midsize trucks, buses, refuse truck, shuttles and other vehicles. With vastly improved natural gas engine technology, grants from states, municipalities and other incentives like our Zero Now program, we are confident that transition to natural gas will continue.

I hope everyone stays safe and continues to practice the measures that keep us healthy and allow us to get through these challenging times. And with that, I'll turn the call over to Bob.

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, Andrew. My thoughts go out as well to everyone during this pandemic. I feel fortunate we are an essential business. And while not immune to this economic slowdown, we are fully operational and have not had any need for layoffs or work reductions. We are taking a cautious and, I believe, prudent view on keeping cash top of mind and protecting our healthy balance sheet in the event of a prolonged pandemic.

As Andrew mentioned, we started seeing the effects of a slowdown in transportation in certain market segments in the second half of March, and have continued to see lower volumes in April. We have planned for lower volumes to continue through June before there is any rebound. We estimate March was reduced by 3 million gallons due to the pandemic.

As you will recall, we gave an initial caution on our volume growth for 2020 back on March 10 during our year-end earnings call when the news of this pandemic was just beginning to take hold and oil had dropped to $30 a barrel. As the impact of the pandemic has worsened since March 10, with the country going into lockdown, we are revising our estimate of volume growth to be essentially flat year-over-year with a significant decline in the second quarter and a small rebound to year-over-year volume growth beginning in the third quarter and improving further into the fourth quarter.

What this means financially is an approximate $11 million reduction in our adjusted EBITDA from our prior outlook of approximately $56 million to approximately $45 million. We do not expect to see much change in our estimated excess of cash flow from operations over purchases of property and equipment as we anticipate lowering our purchase of property and equipment down to $16 million from $30 million as a precaution.

Regarding our first quarter, we had a good quarter despite the decline in volumes in the last half of March, with volume growth of 4%, GAAP net income of $1.7 million and adjusted EBITDA of $11.2 million. We ended the quarter with $99.3 million in cash and investments. And we received our alternative fuel tax credit related to 2018 and 2019 in April, which is $47 million to us. The alternative fuel tax credit for 2020 will be received throughout this year and should range from $16 million to 20 million. I've lowered expectations on the 2020 alternative fuel tax credit, considering we will see some reduction in alternative fuel tax credit eligible gallons with lower overall volumes from the pandemic.

Our CNG volume increased 5.6 million gallons or 7% over a year ago due to increases in our refuse sector and trucking sector, the trucking sector benefiting from our UPS Redeem contract that went into effect April of last year. These increases were offset partially by a 720,000 gallon decline in airport fleet services, where we saw more of the impact of COVID-19.

LNG decreased 1.5 million gallons or 9%, principally from 1.2 million gallons from third-party Redeem customers due to supplies being delayed to later in the year, and 400,000 gallons from our transit sector primarily due to the COVID-19. Overall, our Redeem volumes increased 4% or 1.4 million gallons to 36 million gallons for the first quarter of 2020 despite the delay of 1.2 million gallons.

Our revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was $86 million compared to $77.7 million a year ago. A few items driving the increase, one being the alternative fuel tax credit revenue of $5.4 million in 2020 that didn't exist in 2019, an increase of $2.3 million in station construction sales in 2020, higher volumes added approximately $3 million and the effects of our Zero Now fuel hedge was positive $5.6 million in 2020 versus a hedge loss of $5 million last year.

Our effective price per gallon on volumes delivered was $0.70 per gallon in the first quarter of 2020 compared to $0.84 per gallon in the first quarter of 2019. The $0.14 per gallon decrease was principally driven by lower cost of natural gas of about $0.10 a gallon and $0.04 per gallon was the effect of lower RIN and LCFS revenues, which is primarily related to lower RIN values in the first quarter of 2020 versus 2019.

Our overall gross profit margin in the first quarter of 2020 was $33.1 million compared to $18.9 million in 2019. The first quarter of 2020 benefited from the alternative fuel tax credit, better station construction margin and the change in the fair value of the Zero Now fuel edge. Our effective margin per gallon was $0.22 per gallon for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $0.26 per gallon in 2019, with the difference mostly reflecting lower RIN prices in 2020. Our effective margin apart from the effect of the RINs remained steady year-over-year.

Our SG&A in the first quarter of 2020 was $18.3 million, which was flat compared to last year. We should see some declines in SG&A as a result of reduced travel and less activity resulting from the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders as well as some pull back on discretionary spending in the near term as we evaluate the duration of this pandemic.

Our GAAP net income of $1.7 million also benefited from the alternative fuel tax credit, improved construction margin and the positive change in our Zero Now fuel hedge, which helped offset some of the impact of the lower effective margin on volumes delivered when compared to last year. Our adjusted net loss of $2.6 million for the first quarter of 2020 was the same as 2019, albeit the components within the adjusted net loss were very different in each period.

And with that, operator, we will now open the call to questions.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

[Operator Instructions] Our first question comes from Eric Stine with Craig-Hallum. Please proceed with your question.

Eric Stine -- Craig-Hallum -- Analyst

Hi, Andrew. Hi, Bob. Hi.

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

Hi.

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Hey, Eric.

Eric Stine -- Craig-Hallum -- Analyst

Hey. So, just wondering on the volume side and certainly understand bringing down the volume expectations, and maybe this is really difficult, but just thoughts on maybe breaking that down between low oil and COVID-19. I guess, from your commentary and also from the release, it would seem to indicate that it really is COVID and that, if it were just this low oil environment, you would still be expecting growth year-over-year.

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Right, Eric. I think most of the adjustment down is COVID related. Now, future adoption rate, we still are seeing new business coming along. But I think it's safe to say the low oil will affect adoption rate. And it doesn't eliminate it. It just slows it down. And we've seen that before. And as people begin to look at the price of oil and the price of diesel at the pump, it tends to slow down adoption. And so, I think you see some of that in our expectation in the slower volume forecast, but principally it's due to the COVID.

Eric Stine -- Craig-Hallum -- Analyst

Yes. Okay. And then, just in terms of the...

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

And I think we're being -- I'd like to think -- I'm sitting here with Bob, and so he looks at me. But I like to think we are being conservative here. We're preparing for our Board meeting and this COVID came upon the world and all of us fairly fast, and so we're still trying to get our arms around what it's meant, how long it's going to stay into effect, how deep -- how quickly does the country come back, and so it's a bit fluid here. And we're trying to be very forthcoming on what we see and we think we're being prudent, but it's a little hard to tell.

But we -- for instance, we are seeing new business. I mean -- and we'll continue. I mean, look, just in the last four weeks, right smack down in the middle of the lockdown, we signed a contract and delivered 1.6 million new gallons to a stationary customer, which is new business, we never had them before. And so we continue to see adoption of customers and we'll continue to see our pipeline flow and the adoption increase. But it's hard to tell when transit snaps back all together and those kinds of things.

Eric Stine -- Craig-Hallum -- Analyst

Right. Well, I guess for all of us, let's hope the COVID is something that's temporary. That's great color. I guess, you mentioned it a little bit, but up until -- within the last 1.5 months, I think you'd agree that smaller fleets were starting to come back to the table. I would assume, as you mentioned, that maybe there's a little bit of a slowdown on the adoption side there. But fair to say that the big players of UPS of the world but there's no change there, that this is their plan and that's not going to change.

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

That's right. I mean, as I mentioned in my remarks, Republic and Waste and some of these large -- and frankly, some of them that are in our pipeline that I think I would have been announcing today, they've slowed some on the announcements, but we haven't seen any just drop out. And they're trying to get a handle on their businesses. And so, I can understand why they're not marching off on announcing new projects in the middle of trying to -- some of them are very busy and some aren't.

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

And then the environmental piece remains strong, Eric. Even in all of this. And in fact, as Andrew mentioned, as we're seeing kind of cleaner skies and that sort of thing, frankly, the message is not lost but that's what it could look like if there was a lot of near zero trucks running around as well.

Eric Stine -- Craig-Hallum -- Analyst

Yes. I mean, that's actually what I was just going to ask you. I mean, given the unforeseen benefit here of reduced emissions, I mean especially, for you out in California, I know it's been a challenge over time to get -- it always is for natural gas and RNG versus some of the other technologies that might be years out. Is there any potential that this gives an added benefit to something that can be deployed right now?

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Well, we've said it over time. And over the last several quarters, we've talked about the port, for instance. Now, here's an example of where you can make impact today using a renewable fuel. And over time, I've talked about the first trucks, the first 20 in the test and you -- that have been on the call remember that.

Well, today, we have 186 of the new 11.9 natural gas trucks operating in the port. We have 40 more that are taking delivery right now. We have 450; 185 of which have been funded with applications -- grant applications and then another -- the remainder of that 450, almost like a mount, 200 that are awaiting the funding. So, I think by the end of the year, if people can get all the trucks and the delivery of the trucks resumes in the next couple months, you're going to see that you'll have 400 or 500 trucks, 600 trucks in the port versus maybe one electric truck.

So, I think you're beginning to see that people recognize what's economic and what's available today versus what sounds good. And we're seeing it right here in the port of LA. And it's interesting, as Los Angeles is beginning to loosen up a little bit, we've seen -- and we have the heat coming back, guess what, yesterday, we had ozone problem. And people recognize in California and these other non-attainment cities that NOx is the problem and we have that answered. So, I don't think, as the world comes back and it begins to operate, this doesn't go away. This is understood. And we have -- I think on the carbon answers, we've long discussed, and also on the NOx side, we have it answered today that's economic and it's available.

Eric Stine -- Craig-Hallum -- Analyst

Okay. Great update. Thanks a lot.

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

You bet.

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Eric.

Operator

Our next question comes from Rob Brown with Lake Street Capital Markets. Please proceed with your question.

Rob Brown -- Lake Street Capital Markets -- Analyst

Good afternoon.

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Hey, Rob.

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

Hi, Rob.

Rob Brown -- Lake Street Capital Markets -- Analyst

Just wanted to clarify on your kind of outlook on the volume. You're sort of assuming normalization in Q3. Are you assuming a normalization in the airport business as well or just the transit side?

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

We see it come back but we see that segment come back a little slower. We see it -- we're kind of assuming in the fourth quarter it comes back closer to where it was. We see it ramping in the third quarter. But, look, I don't have to tell anybody, just think about what's happened to these airports. So, it's down.

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. So, there's the rebounding and then there is some anticipated growth. But when you start looking at year-over-year, it's slightly -- we're looking maybe slightly above what it was last year. But -- so, it's a whole mix of rebounding and growth in there because we are adding gallons, as we speak, that customers deals that Andrew talked about today, so same kind of mixture.

Rob Brown -- Lake Street Capital Markets -- Analyst

Yes. Okay, great. And then, in terms of fleet adoption, with oil down, what's sort of the latest you're hearing? Or is it really just been on hold for all the virus disruptions? But do you see fleets still continuing to kind of evaluate things or where does that sort of stand?

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

No, we do. And our sales force is still in conversation and we've made some deals here recently. We've moved some along. We've had some go into the negotiating phase. So, I think it slowed down. And a couple of the larger fleets that we were on sort of the go line of making that announcement, they've asked to delay 30 days during this period. So, we haven't seen a pullback to say, well, gosh, this low oil price, I'm going to go back to diesel. I mean, that hasn't been part of the discussion. It's been more about how does COVID affect my business and give us a minute here to get our arms around that.

Rob Brown -- Lake Street Capital Markets -- Analyst

Okay, great. Thank you.

Operator

Our next question comes from Pavel Molchanov with Raymond James. Please proceed with your question.

Muhammad Ghulam -- Raymond James -- Analyst

Hey, guys. Thank you for taking the question. This is Muhammad Ghulam on behalf of Pavel Molchanov.

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

Hi, Ghulam.

Muhammad Ghulam -- Raymond James -- Analyst

Yes. Hi, guys. So, we've seen, especially in the recent weeks, traffic data showing upticks in various US cities as economic reopenings are under way. Can you tell us if that's [Indecipherable] what you guys are seeing over the past two or three weeks?

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Well, we're based out here in California and I wouldn't say that we've seen a significant increase. We've seen a little bit at some of our public stations. We haven't seen the transit volume uptick yet in most places. We've seen a little bit in the last week or so. But it's all pretty new, Muhammad, in Texas and in a couple of those markets where we operate. But I would say it's hard for us to measure -- see a significant increase over the last couple of weeks.

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. The thing that we have noticed some is at least a leveling off. So, we were seeing some fairly kind of steep declines that second half of March and going into April, and then those declines have at least leveled off, but they're not necessarily already rebounding and going back up. But we anticipate that that will, as the rest of everyone can hear, the news of things opening and that sort of thing. So, we're anticipating that, but gradual.

Muhammad Ghulam -- Raymond James -- Analyst

Okay, understood. And can you guys talk about how the decline in traffic has been different at stations located -- you guys have stations located near airports versus other stations?

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Well, I went through that on my remarks. So, we have four distinct markets. Transit was I spoke to -- most transit properties have seen this kind of interest. And maybe interesting to those on the call. Have seen something like a 75% ridership decline. The rolling stocks declined about -- and then, as it affects us volume, so it's called a fuel volume. It's declined about 30%. It seems like generally, not always, but kind of generally in transit.

Airports have been worse than that. Air traffic is -- at least at Los Angeles and a lot of the places, down 94%, 95%. And so, we've seen not a 95% reduction, but we've seen more than transit, closer to 50%, 45% to 50% reduction in some of our airport locations. Now, some of those have other vehicles operating. So, it's not all just solely on airport, but that's the significant reduction of our public stations in and around airports. So, we've seen that.

Refuse, on the other hand, most of our -- we fuel about 13,000 trash trucks, 14,000 trash trucks every day at, I don't know, 130-some-odd fueling locations. Transit -- or I mean, refuse has really shifted. Most companies have seen a big decline, larger decline, 20%-ish, 25% in their industrial/commercial waste. Well, it turns out that that's not the major portion of our business. That truck going to pick up a dumpster at a restaurant. We can see why that's down substantially. It's residential, most of our business turns out. And that is down 20%. So, we've seen something closer to a 10% decline in our refuse.

And then, trucking has been a little less than that. Most of our trucking companies have been -- have stayed pretty active. And I'd say there's been a decline, but it's something closer to 5% to 7%. Did that touch on what you're looking for?

Muhammad Ghulam -- Raymond James -- Analyst

Yes. That's all for me. Thank you.

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Muhammad, let me just say, it's interesting to see how this comes back. And I'll just use one example. I was telling -- talking about the characteristics of transit fleet. Well, LA Metro has a new policy that's going forward. So, I guess, here in the next week or so, we'll begin to see LA Metro -- and it's the largest transit fleet in the country and we fuel all those buses, about 2,400, I think, transit buses. They are off in terms of volume down [Phonetic] about 30%-ish. Their new policy is that they'll have 15 people on board a 40-foot transit bus. So, it appears to us, if that holds and if that's the case, that it may -- you may see a -- even while the lockdown comes off maybe slowly, it may require a disproportionate amount of buses to go back in service to haul fewer people per bus. So, we may see -- I hate that for everybody, but we may see a quicker return to some of our transit volume. So, these kinds of things will be interesting to see how they develop.

Any other questions, operator?

Operator

Okay. We've reached the end of the question-and-answer session. At this time, I'd like to turn the call back over to Andrew Littlefair for closing comments.

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Good. Well, thank you, operator. And thank you, everybody, for joining us. We want to hope that all of you remain safe and are able to return to your businesses in a safe manner and look forward to talking to you on our next call. Thank you.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

Duration: 36 minutes

Call participants:

Robert Vreeland -- Chief Financial Officer

Andrew J. Littlefair -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Eric Stine -- Craig-Hallum -- Analyst

Rob Brown -- Lake Street Capital Markets -- Analyst

Muhammad Ghulam -- Raymond James -- Analyst

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