Masco Corporation MAS reported results for second-quarter 2022, wherein both earnings and revenues missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate after beating it in the preceding quarter. The top line increased, whereas the bottom line remained flat year over year. Following the results, the company’s shares were down 0.3% in the pre-market trading session.
Masco’s president and CEO Keith Allman, said, “As we enter the second half of the year, we expect growth to be more modest than the first half and largely driven by pricing actions. We continue to position ourselves for profitable growth while mitigating the impacts of the challenging supply chain environment. Given moderating demand and additional foreign currency headwinds, we are narrowing our previous guidance and now anticipate our adjusted earnings per share for 2022 to be in the range of $4.15 to $4.25 per share, a 14 percent increase compared to 2021 at the midpoint, from our previous expectation of $4.15 to $4.35 per share.”
Inside the Headlines
Masco reported adjusted earnings of $1.14 per share, which lagged the consensus mark of $1.19 by 4.2%. Adjusted earnings remained flat year over year.
Net sales of $2,352 million marginally missed the consensus estimate of $2,353 million but increased 8% from the prior-year quarter’s figure of $2,179 million. Net sales increased 11% year over year in local currency, excluding acquisitions and divestitures. Sales in the North American region increased 11% from the prior-year quarter’s figure and 8% internationally in local currency.
Plumbing Products: Sales in the segment rose 3% year over year to $1,373 million. In local currency, the segment’s sales (excluding acquisitions and divestitures) increased 8% year over year. The adjusted operating margin contracted 330 basis points (bps) year over year to 17.3%. Adjusted EBITDA declined 11.7% year over year to $263 million.
Decorative Architectural Products: The segment reported sales of $979 million, up 15% from the prior-year period’s number. Although the adjusted operating margin declined 190 bps to 20.2%, adjusted EBITDA rose 5.1% from the prior-year period to $207 million.
Masco Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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Adjusted gross margin contracted 330 bps from the prior-year level to 33%. Selling, general and administrative expenses — as a percentage of net sales — declined 90 bps to 15.3% from the year-ago quarter’s 16.2%.
Adjusted operating margin contracted 250 bps on a year-over-year basis to 17.6%. Adjusted EBITDA also fell 4.9% year over year to $450 million.
As of Jun 30, 2022, Masco had cash and cash investments of $440 million compared with $926 million recorded at 2021-end.
Long-term debt was $2.946 billion, slightly down from $2.949 billion at 2021-end. Net cash for operating activities was $174 million for the first six months of 2022 compared with $239 million in the year-ago period.
For 2022, adjusted earnings are now projected in the range of $4.15-$4.25 per share compared with $4.15-$4.35 expected earlier. The projection indicates 14% growth compared to 2021 at the midpoint. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2022 earnings is currently pegged at $4.24 per share.
Masco currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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