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Builders FirstSource Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

DALLAS, July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Builders FirstSource, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDR), a leading supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction in the United States, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Second quarter highlights include the following (see financial schedules for more information, including non-GAAP reconciliations):

  • Second quarter 2014 sales increased 7.1 percent to $426.5 million, when compared to the second quarter of 2013.
  • Gross margin percentage improved to 22.0 percent, up from 20.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $20.4 million, up $3.6 million over the second quarter of 2013.
  • Completed the acquisition of Slone Lumber Company on June 30th, increasing the company's presence in the greater Houston market.

Commenting on the company's results, Floyd Sherman, Builders FirstSource Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We achieved our highest quarterly sales since 2006, as we ended the second quarter of 2014 with sales of $426.5 million. We were able to achieve this high level of sales even though sales were reduced by commodity deflation this quarter, as market prices for lumber and lumber sheet goods were, on average, 8.8 percent lower when compared to the second quarter of 2013. In addition, the U.S. Census Bureau reported actual single-family housing starts in the South Region, which encompasses all of our markets, increased just 0.6 percent compared to the second quarter of 2013. Our results are a prime example of how our market share gains of recent years, and the tremendous efforts of our employees, continue to have a positive impact."

Mr. Sherman added, "Our recent acquisition of Slone Lumber was another positive event during the quarter, and one that affords us the opportunity to expand our presence in the Houston market, which is currently the #1 homebuilding market in the country. Evaluating attractive acquisition opportunities such as Slone will continue to be a key strategy of the company."

Commenting on the second quarter results, Chad Crow, Builders FirstSource Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer added, "Our gross margin percentage of 22.0 percent was a 130 basis point improvement over the same quarter last year. On a sequential quarter basis, our second quarter gross margin percentage was up 30 basis points. Improved customer pricing drove our overall margin increase, though we still face a very competitive pricing environment. Our selling, general and administrative expense, expressed as a percentage of sales, increased 60 basis points compared to the second quarter of 2013 primarily due to the impact of commodity lumber price deflation on our sales. Based on our growth in sales volume, absent the negative impact of price deflation, our growth in operating expense was in line with our expectations."

Second Quarter 2014 Results Compared to Second Quarter 2013

(See accompanying financial schedules for full financial details and reconciliations of Non-GAAP financial measures to their GAAP equivalents.)

  • Sales were $426.5 million, an increase of $28.4 million or 7.1 percent. The increase was due to a 12.9 percent increase in volume, reduced by lower market prices for commodity lumber products which were, on average, 8.8 percent lower compared to the same period last year.
  • Gross margin percentage was 22.0 percent, up from 20.7 percent last year. Our gross margin percentage increased primarily due to improved customer pricing versus the second quarter of 2013.
  • Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses increased $7.4 million, or 10.7 percent. As a percentage of sales, SG&A expense increased to 17.9 percent compared to 17.3 percent.
  • Interest expense was $6.5 million, a decrease of $54.6 million. The decrease relates primarily to our second quarter 2013 refinancing, which included $4.2 million of interest expense on our then outstanding term loan, the write-off of $6.8 million in unamortized debt discount and $2.1 million of debt issuance costs, and a $39.5 million prepayment premium related to the early termination of the term loan. See supplemental schedule attached.
  • We recorded $0.2 million of income tax expense compared to $0.4 million. We recorded a reduction of the after-tax, non-cash valuation allowance on our net deferred tax assets of $4.1 million in the second quarter of 2014, and an increase in the after-tax, non-cash valuation allowance of $17.0 million in the second quarter of 2013. Absent the valuation allowance, the effective tax rate would have been 39.5 percent and 34.6 percent in the second quarters of 2014 and 2013, respectively. As of June 30, 2014, our gross federal income tax net operating loss available for carry-forward was approximately $258 million.
  • Income from continuing operations was $10.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $48.3 million, or $0.50 loss per diluted share. Adjusted income from continuing operations was $5.4 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to $0.5 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013. See reconciliation attached.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $20.4 million, or 4.8 percent of sales, compared to $16.7 million, or 4.2 percent of sales. See reconciliation attached.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

  • Total liquidity at June 30, 2014 was approximately $194 million, and includes $34.5 million of cash and $159.4 million in borrowing availability under our revolver. We had no borrowings during the quarter under our revolver.
  • Operating cash flow was negative $13.1 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to negative $60.7 million for the same period last year. The difference was primarily due to our second quarter 2013 refinancing.
  • During the second quarter of 2014, we used approximately $8.7 million of cash on hand to acquire Slone Lumber Company, based in Houston, Texas.
  • Capital expenditures were $6.8 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $3.6 million for the same quarter of 2013.

Outlook

Concluding, Mr. Sherman added, "Though the growth in housing starts this year has not been what most people expected, we still have been able to drive improved year-over-year results due to our market share gains and operating efficiencies. We will continue leveraging those strengths and also look for ways to expand our footprint and market share through acquisitions, as we did with our recent acquisition in the Houston, Texas market."

Conference Call

Builders FirstSource will host a conference call Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (CT) and will simultaneously broadcast it live over the Internet. To participate in the teleconference, please dial into the call a few minutes before the start time: 888-205-6458 (U.S. and Canada) and 913-312-0949 (international). A replay of the call will be available at 3:00 p.m. CT through July 30th. To access the replay, please dial 888-203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) and 719-457-0820 (international) and refer to pass code 3736693. The live webcast and archived replay can also be accessed on the company's website at www.bldr.com under the "Investors" section. The online archive of the webcast will be available for approximately 90 days.

About Builders FirstSource

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource is a leading supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction. The company operates 54 distribution centers and 48 manufacturing facilities in 9 states, principally in the southern and eastern United States. Manufacturing facilities include plants that manufacture roof and floor trusses, wall panels, stairs, aluminum and vinyl windows, custom millwork and pre-hung doors. Builders FirstSource also distributes windows, interior and exterior doors, dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, millwork and other building products. For more information about Builders FirstSource, visit the company's website at www.bldr.com.

Cautionary Notice

Statements in this news release and the schedules hereto that are not purely historical facts or that necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about expected market share gains, plans to reduce costs, forecasted financial performance or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Builders FirstSource, Inc. on the date this release was submitted. Builders FirstSource, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including risks or uncertainties related to the Company's growth strategies, including gaining market share, or the Company's revenues and operating results being highly dependent on, among other things, the homebuilding industry, lumber prices and the economy. Builders FirstSource, Inc. may not succeed in addressing these and other risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect our financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of Builders FirstSource, Inc.'s most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently, all forward-looking statements in this release are qualified by the factors, risks and uncertainties contained therein.

Financial Schedules to Follow

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)
Three months ended
June 30,
Six months ended
June 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Sales $ 426,543 $ 398,148 $ 772,452 $ 717,850
Cost of sales 332,744 315,916 603,738 573,271
Gross margin 93,799 82,232 168,714 144,579
Selling, general and administrative expenses (includes stock-based compensation expense of $926 and $984 for the three months ended in 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $1,908 and $2,319 for the six months ended in 2014 and 2013, respectively.) 76,417 69,011 145,735 130,089
Facility closure costs 28 52 191 111
Income from operations 17,354 13,169 22,788 14,379
Interest expense, net 6,504 61,058 15,332 73,558
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 10,850 (47,889) 7,456 (59,179)
Income tax expense 230 400 148 715
Income (loss) from continuing operations 10,620 (48,289) 7,308 (59,894)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (net of income tax expense of $0 in 2014 and 2013, respectively) (11) 83 (83) (120)
Net Income (loss) $ 10,609 $ (48,206) $ 7,225 $ (60,014)
Basic net income (loss) per share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.11 $ (0.50) $ 0.07 $ (0.62)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) (0.00)
Net income (loss) $ 0.11 $ (0.50) $ 0.07 $ (0.62)
Diluted net income (loss) per share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.09 $ (0.50) $ 0.07 $ (0.62)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) (0.00)
Net income (loss) $ 0.09 $ (0.50) $ 0.07 $ (0.62)
Weighted average common shares:
Basic 98,032 96,349 97,963 96,170
Diluted 100,759 96,349 100,766 96,170
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Sales by Product Category
(unaudited)
Three months ended June 30,
2014 2013
(in thousands)
Prefabricated components $ 91,022 21.3% $ 78,206 19.7%
Windows & doors 90,843 21.3% 77,790 19.5%
Lumber & lumber sheet goods 143,925 33.8% 149,282 37.5%
Millwork 40,075 9.4% 35,185 8.8%
Other building products & services 60,678 14.2% 57,685 14.5%
Total sales $ 426,543 100.0% $ 398,148 100.0%
Six months ended June 30,
2014 2013
(in thousands)
Prefabricated components $ 161,512 20.9% $ 139,026 19.4%
Windows & doors 167,118 21.6% 141,395 19.7%
Lumber & lumber sheet goods 259,440 33.6% 266,079 37.1%
Millwork 73,543 9.5% 64,238 8.9%
Other building products & services 110,839 14.4% 107,112 14.9%
Total sales $ 772,452 100.0% $ 717,850 100.0%
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
June 30,
2014
December 31,
2013
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 34,539 $ 54,696
Accounts receivable, less allowance of $3,348 and $3,605 at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively 166,789 143,036
Inventories 140,736 123,636
Other current assets 8,038 9,793
Total current assets 350,102 331,161
Property, plant and equipment, net 59,062 49,392
Goodwill 115,323 111,193
Other assets, net 21,987 24,093
Total assets $ 546,474 $ 515,839
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 100,709 $ 81,046
Accrued liabilities 47,189 45,310
Current maturities of long-term debt 71 67
Total current liabilities 147,969 126,423
Long-term debt, net of current maturities 353,868 353,904
Other long-term liabilities 20,087 20,144
Total liabilities 521,924 500,471
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding -- --
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000 shares authorized; 98,084 and 97,905 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively 980 973
Additional paid-in capital 375,368 373,418
Accumulated deficit (351,798) (359,023)
Total stockholders' equity 24,550 15,368
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 546,474 $ 515,839
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
Six months ended June 30,
2014 2013
(in thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 7,225 $ (60,014)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 4,022 5,308
Amortization and write-off of deferred loan costs 1,200 2,833
Amortization and write-off of debt discount -- 7,794
Fair value adjustment of stock warrants 19 755
Deferred income taxes 80 429
Bad debt expense (336) 649
Net non-cash income from discontinued operations -- (195)
Stock compensation expense 1,908 2,319
Net gain on sale of assets (15) (24)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Receivables (21,823) (41,121)
Inventories (15,438) (20,173)
Other current assets 1,728 (2,641)
Other assets and liabilities (114) 562
Accounts payable 19,663 11,178
Accrued liabilities 2,573 6,473
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 692 (85,868)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (12,121) (4,595)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 16 617
Cash used for acquisitions, net (8,726) --
Decrease in restricted cash -- 13,030
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (20,831) 9,052
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings under revolving credit facility -- 30,000
Payments under revolving credit facility -- (30,000)
Proceeds from issuance of long term debt -- 350,000
Payments of long-term debt and other loans (33) (364,746)
Payments of deferred loan costs (34) (14,301)
Payment of recapitalization costs -- (37)
Exercise of stock options 1,355 1,015
Repurchase of common stock (1,306) (1,036)
Net cash used in financing activities (18) (29,105)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (20,157) (105,921)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 54,696 131,432
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 34,539 $ 25,511
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Supplemental Interest Expense Information
(unaudited)
Three months ended
June 30,
Six months ended
June 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
(in thousands)
Detail of Interest Expense:
Term loan $ -- $ 4,169 $ -- $ 10,638
Prepayment Penalty - Term Loan -- 39,475 -- 39,475
2021 notes 6,672 2,407 13,344 2,407
2016 notes -- 4,566 -- 9,083
Credit facility 203 171 404 185
Change in fair value of stock warrants (1) (1,178) 329 19 755
Amortization of debt discount (1) (2) -- 7,206 -- 7,794
Amortization of deferred loan costs (1) (3) 615 2,538 1,200 2,833
Other 192 197 365 388
Interest expense, net $ 6,504 $ 61,058 $ 15,332 $ 73,558
(1) Non-cash item
(2) Includes $6,797 write-off of term loan discount for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013
(3) Includes $2,150 write-off of debt issuance costs related to term loan & 2016 notes for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to their GAAP Equivalents
(unaudited - in thousands, except per share amounts)
Note: The company provided detailed explanations of these non-GAAP financial measures in its Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 24, 2014.
Three months ended
June 30,
2014 2013
Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA:
Net income (loss) $ 10,609 $ (48,206)
Reconciling items:
Depreciation and amortization expense 2,040 2,534
Interest expense, net 6,504 61,058
Income tax expense 230 400
Stock compensation expense 926 984
Other 49 (33)
Adjusted EBITDA $ 20,358 $ 16,737
Three months ended
June 30,
2014 2013
Pre-Tax Net of Tax Pre-Tax Net of Tax
Reconciliation to Adjusted income from continuing operations:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 10,620 $ (48,289)
Reconciling items:
Prepayment premium -- 39,475 25,658
Debt issuance cost write-offs -- 2,150 1,398
Debt discount write-offs -- 6,797 4,418
Warrant fair value adjustment (1,178) 329
Tax valuation allowance (4,055) 16,968
Adjusted income from continuing operations $ 5,387 $ 482
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 100,759 96,349
Adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share $ 0.05 $ 0.01

CONTACT: Chad Crow Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Builders FirstSource, Inc. (214) 880-3585 Marcie Hyder Vice President and Corporate Controller Builders FirstSource, Inc. (214) 880-3551Source:Builders FirstSource, Inc.