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Builders FirstSource Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Results

DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2015 (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 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

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

  • Fourth quarter 2014 sales increased to $396.7 million, up 7.5%, compared to $369.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2013.
  • Gross margin percentage was 22.8 percent, up from 22.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, and up from 22.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $17.7 million, compared to $16.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2013.
  • Completed two additional acquisitions within the state of Texas – Trim Tech of Austin and Empire Truss, Ltd. These mark the fourth and fifth acquisitions by the company since mid-2014. Also during the current quarter, we opened a new distribution facility in north Houston.
  • Total liquidity at December 31, 2014 was $147.2 million, including $17.8 million of cash and $129.4 million in borrowing availability under our revolver.

Commenting on the company's results, Builders FirstSource CEO Floyd Sherman said, "Though the level of new construction activity was not what we expected in 2014, we were still able to deliver profitable top-line growth while also expanding our product offerings and customer base via multiple acquisitions within very attractive housing markets. We reported sales of approximately $397 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, up 7.5 percent from a year ago. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, our fourth quarter sales increased 3.0 percent. Quarter-over-quarter commodity price fluctuations had minimal impact on our sales."

Continuing, Mr. Sherman added, "For fiscal 2014, we reported sales of approximately $1.6 billion, up 7.7 percent over 2013. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, our sales for fiscal 2014 increased 5.8 percent compared to last year, as sales volume grew 7.9 percent before a 2.1 percent negative impact of commodity price deflation on our sales. From a single-family housing starts perspective, the Census Bureau reported 2014 actual starts in the South Region, which encompasses all of our markets, increased 6.0 percent compared to 2013."

Chad Crow, Builders FirstSource President, COO and CFO, added, "We produced another solid quarter of gross margin expansion, ending the fourth quarter of 2014 with a gross margin of 22.8 percent. Increasing our gross margins as we continued to grow our top-line was a focal point for us this year, and I'm very pleased to say we improved our margin percentage sequentially each quarter of 2014, resulting in an 80 basis point increase year-over-year. Our cash provided by operating activities increased $26.6 million for fiscal year 2014 when compared to 2013, excluding the $48.4 million of non-recurring interest charges related to our 2013 refinancing."

Fourth Quarter 2014 Results Compared to Fourth Quarter 2013

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

  • Sales were $396.7 million, an increase of $27.6 million or 7.5 percent. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, sales increased 3.0 percent largely due to higher sales volume, as commodity price fluctuations had a minimal impact on our sales.
  • Gross margin percentage was 22.8 percent, up from 22.4 percent last year. Our gross margin percent increased largely due to improved customer pricing versus the fourth quarter of 2013.
  • Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses increased $9.4 million, or 13.5 percent. As a percentage of sales, SG&A expense increased to 19.9 percent compared to 18.8 percent. Of the $9.4 million increase in SG&A, $1.3 million related to stock compensation expense and $1.0 million related to depreciation and amortization, both of which are non-cash items. The remaining $7.1 million increase was largely due to investments made in employees and equipment to support current and future sales growth, along with expenses associated with acquisitions.
  • Interest expense was $8.6 million for the fourth quarters of 2014 and 2013, respectively. See supplemental schedule attached.
  • We recorded $0.5 million of income tax expense compared to $0.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. We recorded a reduction of the after-tax, non-cash valuation allowance on our net deferred tax assets of $0.9 million and $2.6 million in the fourth quarters of 2014 and 2013, respectively. As of December 31, 2014, our gross federal income tax net operating loss available for carry-forward was approximately $245 million.
  • Income from continuing operations was $2.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to $4.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $17.7 million, or 4.5 percent of sales, compared to $16.2 million, or 4.4 percent of sales. See reconciliation attached.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

  • Total liquidity at December 31, 2014 was $147.2 million, including $17.8 million of cash and $129.4 million in borrowing availability under our revolver. We had no new borrowings under our revolver during the quarter, and had $30 million in outstanding borrowings as of December 31, 2014.
  • Operating cash flow was ($3.0) million for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to $8.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The primary difference relates to a $12.3 million increase in our working capital in the current quarter, while working capital was flat in the fourth quarter of 2013.
  • During the fourth quarter of 2014, we used approximately $36.2 million of cash on hand to acquire Trim Tech of Austin and Empire Truss, Ltd.
  • Capital expenditures were $11.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of $5.5 million over the same quarter of 2013, and primarily relate to the relocation of an existing facility in San Antonio and the opening of a new facility in north Houston.

Outlook

Concluding, Mr. Sherman added, "Our outlook is for a steady recovery in the housing market due to factors such as continued job growth, favorable mortgage rates and lending guidelines that appear to be easing. As the economy expands and the housing market moves back towards a stronger level of activity, our focus will remain on profitably growing our revenues while continuing to look for ways to gain share, either organically or through acquisitions, and improve our operating margins."

Conference Call

Builders FirstSource will host a conference call Friday, February 20, 2015 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: 888-819-8045 (U.S. and Canada) and 913-312-0386 (international). A replay of the call will be available at 3:00 p.m. CT through February 25th. To access the replay, please dial 888-203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) and 719-457-0820 (international) and refer to pass code 2277608. 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 56 distribution centers and 56 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, 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
December 31,
Fiscal year ended
December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Sales $ 396,737 $ 369,111 $ 1,604,096 $ 1,489,892
Cost of sales 306,101 286,264 1,247,099 1,169,972
Gross margin 90,636 82,847 356,997 319,920
Selling, general and administrative expenses (includes stock-based compensation expense of $2,247 and $960 for the three months ended in 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $6,157 and $4,245 for the fiscal year ended in 2014 and 2013, respectively.) 78,810 69,453 306,508 271,885
Facility closure costs 181 79 471 (7)
Income from operations 11,645 13,315 50,018 48,042
Interest expense, net 8,624 8,555 30,349 89,638
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 3,021 4,760 19,669 (41,596)
Income tax expense 510 183 1,111 769
Income (loss) from continuing operations 2,511 4,577 18,558 (42,365)
Loss from discontinued operations (net of income tax expense of $0 in 2014 and 2013, respectively) (90) (48) (408) (326)
Net Income (loss) $ 2,421 $ 4,529 $ 18,150 $ (42,691)
Basic net income (loss) per share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.19 $ (0.44)
Loss from discontinued operations (0.00) (0.00) (0.00) (0.00)
Net income (loss) $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.19 $ (0.44)
Diluted net income (loss) per share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.18 $ (0.44)
Loss from discontinued operations (0.00) (0.00) (0.00) (0.00)
Net income (loss) $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.18 $ (0.44)
Weighted average common shares:
Basic 98,167 97,458 98,050 96,449
Diluted 99,805 99,468 100,522 96,449
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Sales by Product Category
(unaudited)
Three months ended December 31,
2014 2013
(in thousands)
Prefabricated components $ 79,116 19.9% $ 72,026 19.5%
Windows & doors 92,035 23.2% 82,775 22.4%
Lumber & lumber sheet goods 121,567 30.7% 123,041 33.3%
Millwork 44,042 11.1% 35,212 9.6%
Other building products & services 59,977 15.1% 56,057 15.2%
Total sales $ 396,737 100.0% $ 369,111 100.0%
Fiscal year ended December 31,
2014 2013
(in thousands)
Prefabricated components $ 330,852 20.6% $ 294,008 19.7%
Windows & doors 356,897 22.2% 308,607 20.7%
Lumber & lumber sheet goods 522,655 32.6% 526,633 35.4%
Millwork 160,242 10.0% 136,883 9.2%
Other building products & services 233,450 14.6% 223,761 15.0%
Total sales $ 1,604,096 100.0% $ 1,489,892 100.0%
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
Fiscal year ended December 31,
2014 2013
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,773 $ 54,696
Accounts receivable, less allowance of $3,153 and $3,605 at December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively 148,352 143,036
Inventories 142,620 123,636
Other current assets 22,795 9,793
Total current assets 331,540 331,161
Property, plant and equipment, net 75,679 49,392
Goodwill 139,774 111,193
Other assets, net 36,072 24,093
Total assets $ 583,065 $ 515,839
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 75,868 $ 81,046
Accrued liabilities 65,537 45,310
Current maturities of long-term debt 30,074 67
Total current liabilities 171,479 126,423
Long-term debt, net of current maturities 353,830 353,904
Other long-term liabilities 17,556 20,144
Total liabilities 542,865 500,471
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; 98,226 and 97,905 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively 982 973
Additional paid-in capital 380,091 373,418
Accumulated deficit (340,873) (359,023)
Total stockholders' equity 40,200 15,368
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 583,065 $ 515,839
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
Fiscal year ended
December 31,
2014 2013
(in thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 18,150 $ (42,691)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 9,519 9,305
Amortization and write-off of deferred loan costs 2,432 4,067
Amortization and write-off of debt discount -- 7,794
Fair value adjustment of stock warrants (456) 1,502
Deferred income taxes 524 917
Bad debt expense (274) 900
Net non-cash income from discontinued operations -- (195)
Stock compensation expense 6,157 4,245
Net gain on sale of assets (114) (284)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Receivables 4,503 (26,531)
Inventories (13,567) (14,637)
Other current assets (3,717) (177)
Other assets and liabilities (659) (1,344)
Accounts payable (5,178) 1,649
Accrued liabilities 10,173 7,904
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 27,493 (47,576)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (25,716) (15,051)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 213 2,592
Cash used for acquisitions, net (69,337) --
Decrease in restricted cash -- 13,030
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (94,840) 571
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings under revolving credit facility 30,000 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 (67) (364,778)
Payments of deferred loan costs (34) (15,634)
Payment of recapitalization costs -- (37)
Exercise of stock options 1,831 1,754
Repurchase of common stock (1,306) (1,036)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 30,424 (29,731)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (36,923) (76,736)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 54,696 131,432
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 17,773 $ 54,696
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Supplemental Interest Expense Information
(unaudited)
Three months ended
December 31,
Fiscal year ended
December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
(in thousands)
Detail of Interest Expense:
Term loan $ -- $ -- $ -- $ 10,638
Prepayment Penalty - Term Loan -- -- -- 39,475
2021 notes 6,672 6,599 26,688 15,716
2016 notes -- -- -- 9,083
Credit facility 317 206 1,001 598
Change in fair value of stock warrants (1) 865 944 (456) 1,502
Amortization of debt discount (1) (2) -- -- -- 7,794
Amortization of deferred loan costs (1) (3) 616 617 2,432 4,067
Other 154 189 684 765
Interest expense, net $ 8,624 $ 8,555 $ 30,349 $ 89,638
(1) Non-cash item
(2) Includes $6,797 write-off of term loan discount for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013
(3) Includes $2,150 write-off of debt issuance costs related to term loan & 2016 notes for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to their GAAP Equivalents
(unaudited)
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 February 19, 2015.
Three months ended
December 31,
Fiscal year ended
December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
(in thousands) (in thousands)
Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA:
Net income $ 2,421 $ 4,529 $ 18,150 $ (42,691)
Reconciling items:
Depreciation and amortization expense 3,106 1,964 9,519 9,305
Interest expense, net 8,624 8,555 30,349 89,638
Income tax expense 510 183 1,111 769
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax 90 48 408 326
Facility closure costs 181 79 471 (7)
Stock compensation expense 2,247 960 6,157 4,245
Acquisition cost 360 -- 604 --
Other 123 (118) 43 (256)
Adjusted EBITDA $ 17,662 $ 16,200 $ 66,812 $ 61,329

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