Forward Air Q1 Profit Rises

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29 Popular Jobs Held Almost Exclusively by Men

While there have been great strides towards equality in the workplace in recent decades, it is obvious that major gender imbalances persist in many fields. In fact, there are some in which women hardly work at all. (These are the 30 countries with the smallest gender gap.)

There may be a number of reasons for this situation, the first and most obvious being longstanding gender discrimination, which persists despite years of equal rights legislation and changing societal norms. In addition, some jobs may have particular requirements, such as upper-body strength for firefighting, that deter women from applying. But that should be less of an issue where skill is more important than strength, as is the case with construction equipment operator — a job that is still 97% male. (Read here about the largest employer in every state.)

Click here to see 29 jobs held almost exclusively by men.

Another factor may be work-life balance. Women often have to juggle jobs with child-rearing responsibilities, and some fields offer less flexibility than others. This may be an insurmountable obstacle in the absence of affordable universal childcare.

24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of popular jobs that are almost exclusively held by men. In all cases, men comprise well over 90% of the workforce. Some fields, notably skilled trades in the construction and automotive industries, stand out. In one category, automotive service technicians and mechanics, fewer than 1% of jobs are held by women.

Mohawk Industries Q1 Profit Rises

Mohawk Industries, Inc. (MHK) Thursday reported first-quarter net earnings of $236.8 million or $3.36 per share, up from $110.5 million or $1.54 per share last year.

Adjusted earnings were $3.49 per share, up from $1.66 per share last year.

Sales for the quarter were $2.67 billion, up from $2.29 billion last year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated an earnings of $2.81 per share on revenues of $2.61 billion.

Here's how Emirates can bounce back from Covid-19

Emirates has set new travel standards for the industry, with its flights featuring a first-class private suite and an onboard lounge, among other amenities.

But like other airlines, the company has been dealt a big blow by the coronavirus pandemic. In November, Emirates Group announced half-year net losses of $3.8 billion.

To keep passengers safe and onboard, Emirates requires face coverings for passengers and crew, conducts on-site rapid Covid tests for fliers and allows travelers in economy class to purchase the adjacent seat on their flight. The company has also leaned on other revenue sources during the pandemic to stay afloat.

Watch the video above to see how Emirates can recover from the pandemic-induced slowdown to global travel.

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US fines software company SAP $8M over Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON — U.S. prosecutors said Thursday that software giant SAP will have to pay $8 million in penalties in acknowledging allegations that it illegally exported its products to Iran.

The U.S. said the German company would have faced stiffer penalties had it not voluntarily disclosed the activities that violated American sanctions against Iran.

The company agreed to the penalties as part of an agreement with the U.S. departments of Justice, Commerce and Treasury.

SAP said it welcomed the resolution in a statement Thursday.

Bajaj Auto Q4 net rises 2%, firm flags input costs

Board names Niraj Bajaj chairman

Bajaj Auto Ltd. reported a 2% rise in standalone net profit to ₹1,332 crore for the fourth quarter. Turnover grew 21% to ₹8,880 crore. Revenue from operations increased 26% to ₹8,596 crore.

For the financial year ended March 31 the company reported a 11% decline in net profit to ₹4,555 crorewhile revenue from operations dipped 7% to ₹27,741 crore.

“Full year numbers are not comparable as Q1/ FY21 was an absolute washout due to the pandemic and Q4 and full year FY20 had ₹119 crore and ₹234 crore as dividend income respectively,” the company said in a filing, adding that there was no dividend income in FY21.

As on March 31, the company’s surplus cash and cash equivalents stood at ₹17,689 crore as against ₹14,322 crore a year earlier.

The board recommended a dividend of ₹140 per share . The total payout towards dividend would amount to ₹4,051 crore.

The board also announced the appointment of Niraj Bajaj as new chairman of the board with effect from May 1. Non-executive chairman Rahul Bajaj has been appointed chairman emeritus.

“Rahul Bajaj, having been at the helm of the company since 1972 and the Group for five decades, considering his age, has tendered his resignation with effect from close of business hours on 30 April 2021,” Bajaj Auto said, adding the board had recommended his new appointment for a period of five years.

Forward Air Q1 Profit Rises

Forward Air Corp. (FWRD) reported first-quarter profit of $11.2 million or $0.40 per share, up from $8.4 million or $0.30 per share last year.

Revenue for the quarter increased 18.5% to $362.2 million from $305.6 million last year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.57 per share and revenues of $340.32 million for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

Looking forward to the second quarter, Forward Air expects revenue growth of 35% to 40 and earnings of $0.96 to $1.00 per share. Analysts currently estimate earnings of $0.79 per share on revenues of $348.72 million.