Revenue:National Express (NEX) reported sales of $3 billion for 2013. Of its $309 million in annual operating profit, $97.9 million (nearly 32 percent) comes from the company’s North American operations.
Size:National Express is the second-largest operator of school bus services in North America, operating as Durham School Services in the U.S. and Stock Transportation in Canada.
Buses:The company operates over 20,000 school buses with more than one million students delivered to school each day.
Districts:The company operates in 450 school districts in the US
Union Membership:The Teamsters represent 4,500 National Express workers at Durham School Services and Stock Transportation. The company reports that 92 percent of its U.K. work force as being covered by a collective bargaining agreement and 32 percent in North America.
Partnerships:In September 2011, National Express purchased Petermann Bus for $200 million in cash.
Management:Dean Finch, CEO, joined National Express in 2010. He was previously Group Chief Executive of Tube Lines, and before that, worked for more than 10 years in senior roles with FirstGroup plc. David Duke, CEO for North America, joined National Express in June 2011 after Brian Stock stepped aside as CEO.