Beacon Roofing Supply Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

  • Record first quarter sales of $552.1 million vs. $513.7 million in prior year (7.5% growth)
  • First quarter EPS of $0.30 vs. $0.37 in prior year
  • Four new greenfield openings in first quarter

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HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (the "Company") (BECN) announced results today for its first quarter ended December 31, 2014 (“2014”) of the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014 (“Fiscal 2014”).

Paul Isabella, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “We again achieved solid top line growth for the quarter. We started the quarter exceptionally strong, but ended the month of December on a soft note as a result of some very challenging weather conditions in our Northern regions. We were very pleased to see a strong rebound in commercial roofing this quarter as we continue to focus on diversifying our lines of business. In addition, we are seeing success with our new branch opening process and believe we will exceed our initial targets and may open as many as 25 branches in Fiscal 2014. A challenging pricing environment continued to drive down gross margins again this quarter, although our long standing culture of cost control was able to mitigate some of the negative impact through leverage of our operating expenses. Despite the challenges with pricing, we continued to generate solid cash flows from operations and fully repaid our revolving credit facility during the quarter. We believe market pricing will improve in 2014 as demand increases as we exit the winter months, and we intend to continue to leverage our operating expenses as we grow our revenue base.”

Total sales increased 7.5% to $552.1 million in 2014 from $513.7 million in 2013. Existing market (organic) sales, which exclude branches acquired after the beginning of last year’s first quarter, increased 3.3% (the first quarter of 2013 and 2014 both had the same number of business days). In existing markets, residential roofing product sales increased 1.4%, non-residential roofing product sales increased 6.6%, and complementary product sales increased 1.0%.

Net income for the first quarter was $15.0 million compared to $18.2 million in 2013. First quarter diluted net income per share was $0.30 compared to $0.37 in 2013. Net income for the quarter was unfavorably impacted by lower gross margins driven primarily by lower average selling prices for our residential and non-residential products and a higher mix of non-residential roofing products. This was partially offset by a lower rate of operating expenses and lower effective tax rate.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and stock-based compensation (“Adjusted EBITDA”), which are reconciled to the net income in this press release, were $37.5 million in 2014 compared to $41.8 million in 2013, a decrease of 10.4% driven primarily by the lower net income.

Cash flow from operations was $54.2 million in 2014 compared to $47.3 million in 2013. This increase in operating cash flows was influenced mostly by a larger benefit from net working capital changes this year. Cash on hand increased by $22.4 million to $56.4 million at December 31, 2013, compared to $34.0 million at December 31, 2012. This increase was due primarily to a reduction in cash used for investing activities in 2014, compared to 2013. As of December 31, 2013, we had available borrowings under our revolving lines of credit of $332.1 million.

The Company will host a webcast and conference call today at 10:00 a.m. (EST) to discuss these results. The live webcast of the call, along with a webcast replay after the call, can be accessed at http://ir.beaconroofingsupply.com/events.cfm (the “Events & Presentations” page of the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s web site). There will be a slide presentation of the results available on that page of the website as well. For those unable to connect to the Internet or who may wish to ask questions, the conference call dial-in number is 719-457-2664. To assure timely access, call participants should call in before 10:00 a.m.

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is a leading distributor of roofing materials and complementary building products, currently operating 240 branches in 39 states in the United States and 6 provinces in Canada.

Forward-Looking Statements: This release contains information about management's view of the Company's future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, but not limited to, those set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's latest Form 10-K. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, other than as required by federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY, INC

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited; in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
                       

Three Months Ended

December 31,

2013

% of Net Sales 2012 % of Net Sales
Net sales $ 552,129 100.0 % $ 513,710 100.0 %
Cost of products sold   425,224 77.0 %   386,956 75.3 %
Gross profit 126,905 23.0 % 126,754 24.7 %
 
Operating expenses   99,818 18.1 %   94,503 18.4 %
 
Income from operations 27,087 4.9 % 32,251 6.3 %
 
Interest expense, financing costs and other   2,665 0.5 %   1,910 0.4 %
 
Income before provision for income taxes 24,422 4.4 % 30,341 5.9 %
Provision for income taxes   9,465 1.7 %   12,135 2.4 %
 
Net income $ 14,957 2.7 % $ 18,206 3.5 %
 
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.31 $ 0.38
Diluted $ 0.30 $ 0.37
 

Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:

Basic 48,984,767 47,858,626
Diluted 49,884,611 48,865,099
 
 
BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY, INC
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
 
     

December 31, 2013

    September 30, 2013     December 31, 2012
Assets

(unaudited)

(audited)

(unaudited)

Cash and cash equivalents $ 56,399 $ 47,027 $ 34,025
Accounts receivable, net 243,752 329,673 231,500
Inventories 308,660 251,370 270,363
Prepaid expenses and other assets 96,730 62,422 94,605
Deferred income taxes   14,380     14,591     15,793
Total current assets   719,921     705,083     646,286
 
Property and equipment, net 68,321 67,659 58,246
Goodwill 468,032 469,203 468,757
Other assets, net   92,469     96,751     113,739
 
Total assets $ 1,348,743   $ 1,338,696   $ 1,287,028
 
Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 213,557 $ 182,914 $ 176,322
Accrued expenses 73,324 68,298 84,519
Current portion of long-term obligations   15,440     62,524     62,830
Total current liabilities   302,321     313,736     323,671
 
Senior notes payable and other obligations, net of current portion 194,063 196,875 205,313
Deferred income taxes 61,108 61,003 58,037

Long-term obligations under equipment financing and other, net of current portion

18,582 12,726 15,809
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 491 488 483
Undesignated preferred stock - - -
Additional paid-in capital 318,473 312,962 294,507
Retained earnings 456,239 441,282 386,881
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (2,534 )   (376 )   2,327
Total stockholders' equity   772,669     754,356     684,198
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,348,743   $ 1,338,696   $ 1,287,028
 
 
BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY, INC
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited; in thousands)
         
Three Months Ended

December 31,

2013 2012
Operating activities:
Net income $ 14,957 $ 18,206

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 8,140 7,057
Stock-based compensation 2,532 2,524
Certain interest expense and other financing costs 272 (1,051 )
Gain on sale of fixed assets (374 ) (226 )
Deferred income taxes 156 (133 )

Other

(3 ) -

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the effects of businesses acquired:

Accounts receivable 85,006 76,209
Inventories (57,967 ) (34,257 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (35,511 ) (28,370 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   36,942     7,326  
Net cash provided by operating activities   54,150     47,285  
 
Investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (5,390 ) (3,092 )
Acquisition of businesses - (64,484 )
Proceeds from sales of assets   268     291  
Net cash used in investing activities   (5,122 )   (67,285 )
 
Financing activities:
(Repayments) borrowings under revolving lines of credit, net (47,398 ) 6,100
Repayments under term loan (2,812 ) -
Borrowings (repayments) under equipment financing facilities and other, net 6,199 (3,807 )
Proceeds from exercises of options 3,961 9,915

Income tax benefit from stock-based compensation deductions in excess of the associated compensation costs

  192     1,755  
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (39,858 )   13,963  
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   202     (143 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 9,372 (6,180 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   47,027     40,205  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 56,399   $ 34,025  
 
 
BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY, INC
(unaudited; dollars in millions)
                             
Consolidated Sales by Product Line
Three Months Ended
 
December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
Net Sales Mix % Net Sales Mix % Change
Residential roofing products $ 251.8 45.6 % $ 240.9 46.9 % $ 11.0 4.5 %
Non-residential roofing products 218.7 39.6 % 196.9 38.3 % 21.7 11.0 %
Complementary building products   81.6 14.8 %   75.9 14.8 %   5.7 7.6 %
 
$ 552.1 100.0 % $ 513.7 100.0 % $ 38.4 7.5 %
 
Consolidated Sales by Product Line for Existing Markets*
Three Months Ended
 
December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
Net Sales Mix % Net Sales Mix % Change
Residential roofing products $ 241.3 46.4 % $ 238.0 47.3 % $ 3.3 1.4 %
Non-residential roofing products 207.4 39.8 % 194.5 38.6 % 12.8 6.6 %
Complementary building products   71.7 13.8 %   71.0 14.1 %   0.7 1.0 %
 
$ 520.4 100.0 % $ 503.6 100.0 % $ 16.7 3.3 %
 
Existing Market Sales By Business Day**
Three Months Ended
 
December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
Net Sales Mix % Net Sales Mix % Change
Residential roofing products $ 3.892 46.4 % $ 3.840 47.3 % $ 0.053 1.4 %
Non-residential roofing products 3.345 39.8 % 3.138 38.6 % 0.207 6.6 %
Complementary building products   1.157 13.8 %   1.145 14.1 %   0.011 1.0 %
 
$ 8.393 100.0 % $ 8.123 100.0 % $ 0.271 3.3 %
 

Note: Some totals above may not foot due to rounding.

*Excludes branches acquired during the four quarters prior to the start of the first quarter of Fiscal 2014.

**There were 62 business days in each of the quarters ended December 31, 2013 and 2012.

 
BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY, INC.
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation ("Adjusted EBITDA")
(unaudited; in thousands)
      Three Months Ended
December 31,
2013     2012
Net income $ 14,957 $ 18,206
Interest expense, net 2,394 1,910
Income taxes 9,465 12,135
Depreciation and amortization 8,140 7,057
Stock-based compensation   2,532   2,524
 

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$ 37,488 $ 41,832
 

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income plus interest expense (net of interest income), income taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjustments to contingent consideration, and stock-based compensation. EBITDA is a measure commonly used in the distribution industry, and we present Adjusted EBITDA to enhance your understanding of our operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA is used in our bank covenants and we use Adjusted EBITDA as an internal performance measurement and as one criterion for evaluating our performance relative to that of our peers. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is an operating performance measure that provides investors and analysts with a measure of operating results unaffected by differences in capital structures, capital investment cycles, and ages of related assets among otherwise comparable companies. Further, we believe that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure because it improves comparability of results of operations, since purchase accounting used for acquisitions can render depreciation and amortization non-comparable between periods. Management uses these supplemental measures to evaluate performance period over period and to analyze the underlying trends in the Company’s business and to establish operational goals and forecasts that are used in allocating resources. We expect to compute our non-GAAP financial measures using the same consistent method from quarter to quarter and year to year.

While we believe Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure for investors, it is not a measurement presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. You should not consider Adjusted EBITDA in isolation or as a substitute for net income, cash flows from operations, or any other items calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA has inherent material limitations as a performance measure. It does not include interest expense. Because we have borrowed money, interest expense is a necessary element of our costs. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA does not include depreciation and amortization expense. Because we have capital and intangible assets, depreciation and amortization expense is a necessary element of our costs. Adjusted EBITDA also does not include stock-based compensation, which is a necessary element of our costs since we make stock awards to key members of management as an important incentive to maximize overall company performance and as a benefit. Moreover, Adjusted EBITDA does not include taxes, and payment of taxes is a necessary element of our operations. Accordingly, since Adjusted EBITDA excludes these items, it has material limitations as a performance measure. The Company’s management separately monitors capital expenditures, which impact depreciation expense, as well as amortization expense, interest expense, and income tax expense. Because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

 
BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY INC
Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share ("Adjusted Earnings per Share")
(unaudited; in thousands except per share amounts)
     

Three Months Ended

December 31,
2013   EPS     2012   EPS
Net income $ 14,957 $ 0.30 $ 18,206 $ 0.37
Company adjustments, net of income taxes:

Fair value of certain interest rate derivatives and charge associated with refinancing

- - (769 ) (0.02 )
Termination benefits   -   -   542     0.01  
 
Adjusted net income per share $ 14,957 $ 0.30 $ 17,979   $ 0.37  
 

Note: Some totals above may not foot due to rounding.

The Company’s management believes that "Adjusted Earnings per Share," which excludes certain events such as the recognition of changes in the fair value of certain interest rate derivatives and termination benefits is useful to investors because it permits investors to better understand year-over-year changes in underlying operating performance.

The majority of termination benefits are associated with the retirement of our former CFO. While management believes Adjusted Earnings per Share (EPS) is a useful measure for investors, it is not a measurement presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). You should not consider Adjusted Earnings per Share in isolation or as a substitute for net loss per share or diluted earnings per share calculated in accordance with GAAP.

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Contact:
Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
Joseph Nowicki, 571-323-3940
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
JNowicki@becn.com

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