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Masonite International Corporation Reports 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masonite International Corporation ("Masonite" or "the Company") (NYSE: DOOR) today announced results for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2017.

Executive Summary - 3Q17 versus 3Q16

  • Net sales increased 6% to $518 million versus $490 million. Excluding foreign exchange, net sales increased 5%.
  • Net income attributable to Masonite decreased to $29 million versus $32 million.
  • Diluted earnings per share decreased to $1.00 from $1.03. Adjusted earnings per share* increased to $1.00 versus $0.89.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* increased 7% to $70 million versus $65 million.
  • Repurchased 1,155,713 shares of stock in the third quarter for approximately $72 million.

“We are encouraged by the improved volume trend and operational recovery in our business. While the third quarter began with weak margins as we worked through higher cost inventory, they steadily improved each month,” said Fred Lynch, President and CEO. “With our manufacturing productivity back on track to levels we anticipated, we expect margin growth to resume, particularly in 2018 and beyond.”

Third Quarter 2017 Discussion

Net sales increased 6% to $518 million in the third quarter of 2017, from $490 million in the comparable period of 2016. The increase in net sales was a result of a 3% increase in volume, due primarily to higher volumes in our North American Residential and Europe segments, a 2% increase in average unit price and a 1% benefit from foreign exchange.

  • North American Residential net sales were $364 million, an 8% increase over the third quarter of 2016, driven by a 5% increase in volume, a 1% increase in average unit price, and a 1% benefit from foreign exchange related to the Canadian dollar.
  • Europe net sales were $75 million, a 7% increase from the third quarter of 2016, due to 6% increase in volume. A 1% increase in AUP was essentially offset by a 1% decrease in the sale of component products.
  • Architectural net sales were $74 million, a 4% decrease from the third quarter of 2016, driven by an 8% decline in sales volume which was partially offset by a 4% increase in average unit price and higher components sales. Sales volume was down due to higher production backlogs resulting primarily from the transition of products from the Algoma, Wisconsin, plant to other sites.

Total company gross profit was essentially flat at $104 million in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the third quarter of 2016. Gross profit margin decreased 110 basis points to 20.1%, due primarily to higher materials costs and distribution inefficiencies related to maintaining customer service levels.

Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) of $59 million were down $4 million, or 7%, compared to the third quarter of 2016. The decline in SG&A was driven by an $8 million decrease in personnel costs, primarily due to a reduction in our incentive pay accrual. This decrease was partially offset by a $2 million increase in marketing costs and $1 million of professional fees. SG&A as a percentage of net sales was 11.4%, a 150 basis point improvement compared to the third quarter of 2016.

Net income attributable to Masonite decreased $3 million to $29 million in the third quarter of 2017. The third quarter of 2016 benefited from a $5 million gain related to the sale of Masonite Africa Limited. Adjusted EBITDA* increased 7% to $70 million in the third quarter of 2017 from $65 million in the third quarter of 2016.

Diluted earnings per share were $1.00 in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $1.03 in the comparable 2016 period. Diluted adjusted earnings per share* were $1.00 in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $0.89 in the comparable 2016 period.

Masonite repurchased 1,155,713 shares of stock in the third quarter for $72 million, at an average price of $62.28.

Year to Date 2017 Discussion

Net sales increased 2% to $1,524 million in the first nine months of 2017, from $1,493 million in the comparable period of 2016. Average unit price increased by 2% and volume increased 1%, partially offset by a 1% headwind from foreign exchange.

  • North American Residential net sales were $1,070 million, a 6% increase over the first nine months of 2016, driven primarily by a 3% increase in sales volume and a 2% increase in average unit price.
  • Europe net sales were $219 million, a 6% decrease over the first nine months of 2016, due to 7% of negative foreign exchange. Average unit price and volume both increased by 1%.
  • Architectural net sales were $219 million, a 4% decrease over the first nine months of 2016, driven by a 9% decline in sales volume, partially offset by a 4% increase in average unit price and higher components sales.

Total company gross profit decreased 2% to $307 million in the first nine months of 2017, from $313 million in the first nine months of 2016. Gross profit margin decreased 90 basis points to 20.1%, due to operational inefficiencies primarily in the North American Residential segment.

Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) of $187 million were down $10 million compared to the first nine months of 2016. The decrease was driven by a $12 million decrease in personnel costs, primarily due to a reduction in our incentive pay accrual, a $3 million reduction of non-cash items in SG&A expenses, including share based compensation and favorable foreign exchange impacts of $2 million. The decreases were partially offset by a $4 million increase in marketing costs and $3 million of other increases. SG&A as a percentage of net sales was 12.3%, a 90 basis point improvement from the first nine months of 2016.

Net income attributable to Masonite decreased $3 million to $80 million in the first nine months of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA* decreased $1 million to $191 million for the first nine months of 2017, from $192 million in the comparable 2016 period.

Diluted earnings per share were $2.65 in the first nine months of 2017 compared to $2.66 in the comparable 2016 period. Diluted adjusted earnings per share* were $2.66 in the first nine months of 2017 versus $2.47 in the comparable 2016 period.

Masonite repurchased 1,654,628 shares of stock in the first nine months for $110 million, at an average price of $66.40.

Masonite Earnings Conference Call

The Company will hold a live conference call and webcast on November 8, 2017. The live audio webcast will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET and can be accessed, together with the presentation, on the Masonite website www.masonite.com. The webcast can be directly accessed at: Q3'17 Earnings Webcast.

Telephone access to the live call will be available at 877-407-8289 (in the U.S.) or by dialing 201-689-8341 (outside U.S.).

A telephone replay will be available approximately one hour following completion of the call through November 22, 2017. To access the replay, please dial 877-660-6853 (in the U.S.) or 201-612-7415 (outside U.S.). Enter Conference ID #13672286.

About Masonite

Masonite International Corporation is a leading global designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation and remodeling; and the non-residential building construction markets. Since 1925, Masonite has provided its customers with innovative products and superior service at compelling values. Masonite currently serves more than 7,000 customers in 65 countries. Additional information about Masonite can be found at www.masonite.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking information and other forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian and/or U.S. securities laws, including our discussion of our 2017 outlook or long term growth framework, housing and other markets, and the effects of our strategic initiatives. When used in this press release, such forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of such words as “may,” “might,” “could,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “believes,” “outlook,” “predict,” “forecast,” “objective,” “remain,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “potential,” “continue,” “plan,” “project,” “targeting,” or the negative of these terms or other similar terminology.

Forward-looking statements involve significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Masonite, or industry results, to be materially different from any future plans, goals, targets, objectives, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. As a result, such forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, should not be unduly relied upon, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our ability to successfully implement our business strategy; general economic, market and business conditions, including foreign exchange rate fluctuation and inflation; levels of residential new construction; residential repair, renovation and remodeling; and non-residential building construction activity; the United Kingdom's formal trigger of the two year process for its exit from the European Union and related negotiations; competition; our ability to manage our operations including integrating our recent acquisitions and companies or assets we acquire in the future; our ability to generate sufficient cash flows to fund our capital expenditure requirements, to meet our pension obligations, and to meet our debt service obligations, including our obligations under our senior notes and our ABL Facility; labor relations (i.e., disruptions, strikes or work stoppages), labor costs and availability of labor; increases in the costs of raw materials or any shortage in supplies; our ability to keep pace with technological developments; the actions taken by, and the continued success of, certain key customers; our ability to maintain relationships with certain customers; the ability to generate the benefits of our restructuring activities; retention of key management personnel; environmental and other government regulations; and limitations on operating our business as a result of covenant restrictions under our existing and future indebtedness, including our senior notes and our ABL Facility.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Related Information

Our management reviews net sales and Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) to evaluate segment performance and allocate resources. Net assets are not allocated to the reportable segments. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure which does not have a standardized meaning under GAAP and is unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to either net income or operating cash flows determined in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for management's discretionary use, as it does not include certain cash requirements such as interest payments, tax payments and debt service requirements. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Masonite adjusted to exclude the following items: depreciation; amortization; share based compensation expense; loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment; registration and listing fees; restructuring costs; asset impairment; loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries; interest expense (income), net; loss on extinguishment of debt; other expense (income), net; income tax expense (benefit); loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax; and net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest. This definition of Adjusted EBITDA differs from the definitions of EBITDA contained in the indenture governing the 2023 Notes and the credit agreement governing the ABL Facility. Adjusted EBITDA, as calculated under our ABL Facility or senior notes would also include, among other things, additional add-backs for amounts related to: cost savings projected by us in good faith to be realized as a result of actions taken or expected to be taken prior to or during the relevant period; fees and expenses in connection with certain plant closures and layoffs; and the amount of any restructuring charges, integration costs or other business optimization expenses or reserve deducted in the relevant period in computing consolidated net income, including any one-time costs incurred in connection with acquisitions. Adjusted EBITDA is used to evaluate and compare the performance of the segments and it is one of the primary measures used to determine employee incentive compensation. Intersegment transfers are negotiated on an arm’s length basis, using market prices. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, from an operations standpoint, provides an appropriate way to measure and assess segment performance. Our management team has established the practice of reviewing the performance of each segment based on the measures of net sales and Adjusted EBITDA. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to users of the consolidated financial statements because it provides the same information that we use internally to evaluate and compare the performance of the segments and it is one of the primary measures used to determine employee incentive compensation.

The tables below sets forth a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Masonite for the periods indicated. We are not providing a quantitative reconciliation of our Adjusted EBITDA outlook to the corresponding GAAP information because the GAAP measures that we exclude from our Adjusted EBITDA outlook are difficult to predict and are primarily dependent on future uncertainties. Items with future uncertainties include restructuring costs, asset impairments, share based compensation expense and gains/losses on sales of subsidiaries and PP&E.

Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by Net Sales. Management believes this measure provides supplemental information on how successfully we operate our business.

Adjusted EPS is diluted earnings per common share attributable to Masonite (EPS) less asset impairment charges, loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries and loss on extinguishment of debt, net of related tax expense (benefit). Management uses this measure to evaluate the overall performance of the Company and believes this measure provides investors with helpful supplemental information regarding the underlying performance of the Company from period to period. This measure may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies.

* See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Related Information" for definition and reconciliation of non-GAAP measures.

MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
SALES RECONCILIATION AND ADJUSTED EBITDA BY REPORTABLE SEGMENT
(In millions of U.S. dollars)
(Unaudited)
North
American Corporate &
Residential Europe Architectural Other Total % Change
Third quarter 2016 net sales $ 337.7 $ 70.0 $ 76.6 $ 5.3 $ 489.6
Volume* 18.5 4.2 (6.5) (0.5) 15.7 3.2%
Average unit price 4.4 0.7 2.9 8.0 1.6%
Components and other (0.1) (0.5 ) 0.3 0.2 (0.1 ) —%
Foreign exchange 3.7 0.4 0.3 (0.1) 4.3 0.9%
Third quarter 2017 net sales $ 364.2 $ 74.8 $ 73.6 $ 4.9 $ 517.5
Year over year growth, net sales 7.8% 6.9 % (3.9)% (7.5)% 5.7 %
Third quarter 2016 Adjusted EBITDA $ 55.6 $ 7.9 $ 7.2 $ (5.7) $ 65.1
Third quarter 2017 Adjusted EBITDA 50.1 8.2 8.7 2.7 69.7
Year over year growth, Adjusted EBITDA (9.9)% 3.8 % 20.8% nm 7.1 %

North
American Corporate &
Residential Europe Architectural Other Total % Change
Year to date 2016 net sales $ 1,014.6 $ 232.8 $ 227.7 $ 17.7 $ 1,492.9
Volume* 31.1 2.5 (20.1) 0.1 13.6 0.9%
Average unit price 24.4 3.0 9.4 36.8 2.5%
Components and other (1.1) (2.4) 1.7 (0.8) (2.7 ) (0.2)%
Foreign exchange 1.1 (17.3) 0.2 (0.2) (16.2 ) (1.1)%
Year to date 2017 net sales $ 1,070.1 $ 218.6 $ 218.9 $ 16.8 $ 1,524.4
Year over year growth, net sales 5.5% (6.1)% (3.9)% (5.1)% 2.1%
Year to date 2016 Adjusted EBITDA $ 162.7 $ 30.9 $ 19.3 $ (21.0) $ 191.9
Year to date 2017 Adjusted EBITDA 149.7 24.8 21.4 (4.8) 191.1
Year over year growth, Adjusted EBITDA (8.0)% (19.7)% 10.9% nm (0.4 )%

(*) Includes the incremental impact of acquisitions and dispositions.

MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Net sales $ 517,503 $ 489,647 $ 1,524,425 $ 1,492,937
Cost of goods sold 413,517 385,845 1,217,556 1,179,786
Gross profit 103,986 103,802 306,869 313,151
Gross profit as a % of net sales 20.1 % 21.2 % 20.1 % 21.0 %
Selling, general and administration expenses 58,798 63,017 187,247 196,876
Selling, general and administration expenses as a % of net sales 11.4 % 12.9 % 12.3 % 13.2 %
Restructuring costs, net 1,393 215 986 131
Loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries (5,144 ) 212 (6,575 )
Operating income (loss) 43,795 45,714 118,424 122,719
Interest expense (income), net 7,213 6,985 21,349 21,150
Other expense (income), net (186 ) (1,199 ) (457 ) (1,214 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax expense (benefit) 36,768 39,928 97,532 102,783
Income tax expense (benefit) 5,989 6,526 13,242 15,591
Income (loss) from continuing operations 30,779 33,402 84,290 87,192
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax (139 ) (236 ) (518 ) (608 )
Net income (loss) 30,640 33,166 83,772 86,584
Less: net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest 1,162 1,157 3,845 3,392
Net income (loss) attributable to Masonite $ 29,478 $ 32,009 $ 79,927 $ 83,192
Earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Masonite:
Basic $ 1.01 $ 1.05 $ 2.70 $ 2.73
Diluted $ 1.00 $ 1.03 $ 2.65 $ 2.66
Earnings (loss) per common share from continuing operations attributable to Masonite:
Basic $ 1.02 $ 1.06 $ 2.72 $ 2.75
Diluted $ 1.00 $ 1.03 $ 2.67 $ 2.68
Shares used in computing basic earnings per share 29,086,174 30,416,648 29,579,076 30,496,404
Shares used in computing diluted earnings per share 29,574,793 31,173,776 30,136,303 31,257,009

MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share amounts)
(Unaudited)
October 1,

January 1,

ASSETS 2017

2017

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 151,031 $ 71,714
Restricted cash 11,895 12,196
Accounts receivable, net 291,622 242,197
Inventories, net 252,105 225,940
Prepaid expenses 27,273 24,291
Income taxes receivable 1,702 2,399
Total current assets 735,628 578,737
Property, plant and equipment, net 557,773 542,088
Investment in equity investees 10,595 9,302
Goodwill 132,205 129,286
Intangible assets, net 182,808 190,154
Long-term deferred income taxes 9,385 9,478
Other assets, net 21,871 16,816
Total assets $ 1,650,265 $ 1,475,861
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 110,987 $ 96,178
Accrued expenses 123,652 133,799
Income taxes payable 959 1,201
Total current liabilities 235,598 231,178
Long-term debt 625,799 470,745
Long-term deferred income taxes 80,607 70,423
Other liabilities 37,501 43,739
Total liabilities 979,505 816,085
Commitments and Contingencies
Equity:
Share capital: unlimited shares authorized, no par value, 28,461,124 and 29,774,784 shares issued and outstanding as of October 1, 2017, and January 1, 2017, respectively 626,679 650,007
Additional paid-in capital 225,671 234,926
Accumulated deficit (83,010 ) (89,063 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (113,102 ) (148,986 )
Total equity attributable to Masonite 656,238 646,884
Equity attributable to non-controlling interests 14,522 12,892
Total equity 670,760 659,776
Total liabilities and equity $ 1,650,265 $ 1,475,861

MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
TO GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
October 1, October 2, October 1, October 2,
(In thousands) 2017 2016 2017 2016
Net income (loss) attributable to Masonite $ 29,478 $ 32,009 $ 79,927 $ 83,192
Add: Loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries (5,144 ) 212 (6,575 )
Tax impact of adjustments 737 737
Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Masonite $ 29,478 $ 27,602 $ 80,139 $ 77,354
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Masonite ("EPS") $ 1.00 $ 1.03 $ 2.65 $ 2.66
Diluted adjusted earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Masonite ("Adjusted EPS") $ 1.00 $ 0.89 $ 2.66 $ 2.47
Shares used in computing diluted EPS 29,574,793 31,173,776 30,136,303 31,257,009

The weighted average number of shares outstanding utilized for the diluted EPS and diluted Adjusted EPS calculation contemplates the exercise of all currently outstanding SARs and warrants and the conversion of all RSUs. The dilutive effect of such equity awards is calculated based on the weighted average share price for each fiscal period using the treasury stock method.

Three Months Ended October 1, 2017
North
American Corporate &
(In thousands) Residential Europe Architectural Other Total
Adjusted EBITDA $ 50,126 $ 8,219 $ 8,692 $ 2,669 $ 69,706
Less (plus):
Depreciation 7,871 2,008 2,081 2,214 14,174
Amortization 869 2,061 2,075 1,211 6,216
Share based compensation expense 2,740 2,740
Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment 877 244 33 234 1,388
Restructuring costs 69 1,378 (54 ) 1,393
Loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries
Interest expense (income), net 7,213 7,213
Other expense (income), net (23 ) (163 ) (186 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 5,989 5,989
Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax 139 139
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest 844 318 1,162
Net income (loss) attributable to Masonite $ 39,665 $ 3,860 $ 3,125 $ (17,172 ) $ 29,478
Three Months Ended October 2, 2016
North
American Corporate &
(In thousands) Residential Europe Architectural Other Total
Adjusted EBITDA $ 55,648 $ 7,933 $ 7,229 $ (5,703 ) $ 65,107
Less (plus):
Depreciation 7,666 1,952 2,242 2,135 13,995
Amortization 1,130 2,283 2,015 789 6,217
Share based compensation expense 3,412 3,412
Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment 552 142 4 698
Restructuring costs 215 215
Loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries (5,144 ) (5,144 )
Interest expense (income), net 6,985 6,985
Other expense (income), net 53 (1,252 ) (1,199 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 6,526 6,526
Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax 236 236
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest 926 231 1,157
Net income (loss) attributable to Masonite $ 45,374 $ 3,503 $ 2,968 $ (19,836 ) $ 32,009
Nine Months Ended October 1, 2017
North
American Corporate &
(In thousands) Residential Europe Architectural Other Total
Adjusted EBITDA $ 149,669 $ 24,830 $ 21,401 $ (4,798 ) $ 191,102
Less (plus):
Depreciation 22,651 7,212 6,865 6,747 43,475
Amortization 2,504 5,756 6,391 3,131 17,782
Share based compensation expense 8,694 8,694
Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment 674 513 (160 ) 502 1,529
Restructuring costs (27 ) 2,152 (1,139 ) 986
Loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries 212 212
Interest expense (income), net 21,349 21,349
Other expense (income), net (10 ) (447 ) (457 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 13,242 13,242
Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax 518 518
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest 2,686 1,159 3,845
Net income (loss) attributable to Masonite $ 121,154 $ 11,174 $ 6,153 $ (58,554 ) $ 79,927
Nine Months Ended October 2, 2016
North
American Corporate &
(In thousands) Residential Europe Architectural Other Total
Adjusted EBITDA $ 162,689 $ 30,890 $ 19,332 $ (21,047 ) $ 191,864
Less (plus):
Depreciation 23,712 6,508 6,825 6,333 43,378
Amortization 3,513 7,072 6,226 2,388 19,199
Share based compensation expense 11,922 11,922
Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment 842 173 106 (31 ) 1,090
Restructuring costs 21 110 131
Loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries (1,431 ) (5,144 ) (6,575 )
Interest expense (income), net 21,150 21,150
Other expense (income), net 146 (1,360 ) (1,214 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 15,591 15,591
Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax 608 608
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest 2,622 770 3,392
Net income (loss) attributable to Masonite $ 132,000 $ 18,401 $ 6,175 $ (73,384 ) $ 83,192

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VP, Treasurer, 813-739-1808
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or
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Director, Investor Relations
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