Public Companies Archive

America's Car-Mart Reports 61 Percent Profit Drop

by Marty Cook 5/24/2016 08:46 am

America's Ca­­­r-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported income of $11.6 million in fiscal year 2016, a nearly 61 percent drop from the $29.5 million it reported in 2015.

Dillard's Announces No Change in Quarterly Dividend

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 03:36 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock announced Monday a 7 cents per share quarterly dividend payable Aug. 1 to shareholders of record as of June 30.

At Annual Meeting, William Dillard Says Apparel Retailers Face Grim Times

by Mark Friedman 5/21/2016 11:29 am

Dillard's Inc. isn't alone in its poor first quarter results, CEO William Dillard II said Saturday at the annual shareholder's meeting.

CFO Michael Borrows Steps Down at USA Truck

by Marty Cook 5/20/2016 09:13 am

There's more executive transition coming to USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren. CFO and Executive Vice President Michael Borrows resigned from the firm on Thursday.

J.B. Hunt Gives $5M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Mark Friedman 5/19/2016 10:23 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell announces a $5 million donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.

Walmart's Jeff Fleming Elected Chairman of ATA's 40U40 Council

by Marty Cook 5/18/2016 04:11 pm

Jeff Fleming was named chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association's 40 Under 40 Council at the organization's annual conference Wednesday at the Little Rock Marrriott.

Simmons First to Buy Citizens National Bank of Athens In Deal Worth $77M

by Lance Turner 5/18/2016 03:35 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff said Wednesday that it agreed to purchase Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee, in a deal valued at $77 million.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

Acxiom Narrows 4Q Loss, Swings to Profit for Fiscal 2016

by Lance Turner 5/17/2016 05:02 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock cut its losses in the fourth quarter and swung to a full-year profit as revenue rose in each of its business segments. But the company disappointed analysts with fiscal 2017 revenue guidance that was below expectations.

SWN Sells Compressed Gas Fuel Stations in Conway, Damascus

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 04:38 pm

An affiliate of Southwestern Energy Co. has sold two public CNG fueling stations, one in Conway and the other in Damascus, to American Natural Gas LLC of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Jack Mullen, Paula Cholmondeley Join Board of Growing Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 11:38 am

At Monday's annual shareholders meeting, Chairman and CEO George Gleason also announced that a third seat would be filled by Trevor Burgess, president, CEO and founder of the $1.7 billion-asset C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

by Marty Cook 5/16/2016 12:00 am

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business.

2 Regulators OK Bank of the Ozarks' Acquisitions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2016 02:37 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock said Friday that it has received regulatory approval for its previously announced acquisitions of Community & Southern Bank of Atlanta and C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida.

AT&T Plans New Broadband Product, Touts $1B Investment Since 2012

by Sarah Campbell 5/13/2016 11:31 am

AT&T of Dallas says it has invested more than $1 billion in Arkansas wireless and wireless networks since 2012 and plans to introduce a new product, fixed wireless broadband.

Dillard's 1Q Net Income Down $32.2M

by Alexis Hosticka 5/12/2016 04:03 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $77.4 million, or $2.17 per share, compared to net income of $109.6 million, or $2.66 per share, for the same quarter last year.

Tim Moore Named FleetNet VP

by Marty Cook 5/12/2016 11:11 am

Tim Moore was named vice president of roadside operations for FleetNet America, the maintenance division of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith.

Communications Sales & Leasing Reports 1Q Earnings up From 4Q

by Sarah Campbell 5/12/2016 10:21 am

Communications Sales & Leasing of Little Rock on Thursday reported a first-quarter net income of $8 million, a gain of $800,000 from $7.2 million in the fourth quarter.

Net Income Up 40 Percent, Tyson Foods Raises Earnings Guidance

by Lance Turner 5/9/2016 10:06 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported a 40 percent increase in first-quarter net income and raised its guidance for fiscal-year earnings.

One-Time Gain Boosts Murphy USA to $86M 1Q Net Income

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2016 09:00 am

Gasoline retailer Murphy USA Inc. of El-Dorado reported first-quarter profits Monday of nearly $86 million, far over its $23 million in income from the same period last year.

Despite Individual Victories, Progress Slow For Women in Arkansas Banking

by Gwen Moritz 5/9/2016 12:00 am

For women in Arkansas' banking industry, every encouraging development seems to be matched by discouraging reality.