UFPI 2nd Quarter 2012 Earnings Climb
-- Net earnings of $0.88 per diluted share compare with $0.22 for second quarter 2011 --
-- Strategies to focus on profitable business, sales mix, efficiencies pay off --
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI) today reported second-quarter 2012 net earnings of $17.5 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, an increase over net earnings of $4.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011. Second-quarter 2012 net sales of $593.7 million represent a 9.1 percent increase over net sales of $544.1 million for the second quarter of the prior year. The Company reported net sales increases in four of five markets, including double-digit gains in three.
Twelve months ago, we said our priorities would be improving profitability by taking on business with stronger margins, reducing costs and enhancing our efficienciesand our people delivered, said CEO Matthew J. Missad. Theyve been selective and aggressive with sales, theyve been meticulous with our business and production practices, and theyve shown how they can create positive change, quickly.
We are well-positioned in our markets, we are maintaining a strong balance sheet and conservative business practices, and we have exciting opportunities for growthvia new partnerships, products and marketsin our future, Missad added.
Sales were bolstered by good weather, which stimulated building activity early in the second quarter, and by a lumber market that was up 23 percent over the previous year, which affected sale prices. Gains on the sale of real estate totaling approximately $6.9 million ($4.1 million after taxes) affected profits in the second quarter of 2012. In 2011, second-quarter profits were impacted by early retirement and severance costs of approximately $3.5 million ($2.1 million after taxes).
Although this marks the second quarter of solid results, the Company remains cautious about the remainder of the year. Optimism based upon the Companys position in its markets, its financial strength and its ability to execute on its strategies is tempered by concern over economic uncertainties, particularly by continued unemployment and lackluster U.S. manufacturing performance.
Despite these concerns, we will continue our pursuit of market share gains, of growth through acquisition and new products, and of opportunities in new markets, both domestic and foreign, Missad said.
For the second quarter of 2012, the Company saw the following gross sales results:
Retail building materials: $280.8 million, down 2.3 percent from the same period of 2011. Universal continues to focus on growing its independent retail customer base, on providing a broader mix of products to big box and independent retailers alike, and on profitable business opportunities. Second-quarter results reflect the Companys decision to cull sales that did not meet profit goals. While this hurt the top line, it enhanced profitability. We will remain competitive in the marketplace and a strong supplier to our valued customers, but we wont do so at a cost to our shareholders, Missad said.
Industrial packaging/components: $158.3 million, up 25.3 percent over the second quarter of 2011. Though up year-over-year, industrial production in the United States began to edge down in the second quarter of 2011; even so, Universal posted this strong sales increase thanks to opportunities in this market, to a strong and coordinated sales approach and to design and manufacturing capabilities that far outweigh offerings by the competition. Universals focus remains on adding customers and products, including non-wood packaging materials, and on providing complete packaging solutions.
Manufactured housing: $80.7 million, an increase of 24.9 percent over the same period of 2011. Industry shipments of HUD-code homes in April and May 2012 were up 17.6 percent and 16.1 percent, respectively, compared to the same months of 2011. Additionally, approximately one-third of the Companys sales to this market are for modular homes, for which shipments were up 18.7 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter of 2011, the most recent statistics available. Demand for manufactured homes remained healthy in a number of regions, including areas of the United States and Canada where theres ongoing need for temporary housing related to shale oil and gas development.
Residential construction: $60.2 million, up 6.3 percent over the same period of 2011. Total housing starts for March to May 2012 were up 26.2 percent over the same period of 2011, including increases in single-family and multifamily starts of 19.5 percent and 46.3 percent, respectively. Universal remains focused on profitable business opportunities in this market, where excess capacity continues to have an impact on sales and margins. The Company continues to see the impact of selective business practices, under which it gave up business that didnt meet profit goals, resulting in a decline in market share.
Commercial construction and concrete forming: $24.2 million, up 14.4 percent over the second quarter of 2011. In this highly fragmented market, Universal manufactures and supplies forms and other materials for concrete construction projects, from bridges and roads to manufacturing facilities and hospitals. The Company continues to expand its sales reach and market penetration and to leverage its design and manufacturing capabilities, as well as its nationwide presence, to offer designed components to customers, large and small.
Universal Forest Products will conduct a conference call to discuss information included in this news release and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday, July 20, 2012. The call will be hosted by CEO Matthew J. Missad and CFO Michael Cole, and will be available for analysts and institutional investors domestically at (800) 215-2410 and internationally at (617) 597-5410. Use conference pass code 82113643. The conference call will be available simultaneously and in its entirety to all interested investors and news media through a webcast at http://www.ufpi.com. A replay of the call will be available through Friday, August 17, 2012, domestically at (888) 286-8010 and internationally at (617) 801-6888. Use replay pass code 17875903.
UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC.
Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company that provides capital, management and administrative resources to subsidiaries that design, manufacture and market wood and wood-alternative products for DIY/retail home centers and other retailers, structural lumber products for the manufactured housing industry, engineered wood components for residential and commercial construction, specialty wood packaging and components for various industries, and forming products for concrete construction. The Company's consumer products subsidiary offers a large portfolio of outdoor living products, including wood composite decking, decorative balusters, post caps and plastic lattice. Its lawn and garden group offers an array of products, such as trellises and arches, to retailers nationwide. Universals subsidiaries also provide framing services for the site-built construction market. Founded in 1955, Universal Forest Products is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with operations throughout North America. For more about Universal Forest Products, go to www.ufpi.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act, as amended, that are based on managements beliefs, assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets we serve, the economy and the company itself. Words like anticipates, believes, confident, estimates, expects, forecasts, likely, plans, projects, should, variations of such words, and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. These statements do not guarantee future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, likelihood and degree of occurrence. The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect facts, circumstances, events, or assumptions that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made. Actual results could differ materially from those included in such forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements are the following: fluctuations in the price of lumber; adverse or unusual weather conditions; adverse conditions in the markets we serve; government regulations, particularly involving environmental and safety regulations; and our ability to make successful business acquisitions. Certain of these risk factors as well as other risk factors and additional information are included in the Company's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)|
|FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED|
|Quarter Period||Year to Date|
|(In thousands, except per share data)||2012||2011||2012||2011|
|COST OF GOODS SOLD||521,946||87.9||487,552||89.6||925,391||88.1||833,371||89.5|
|SELLING, GENERAL AND|
|NET LOSS ON DISPOSITION OF ASSETS,|
|EARLY RETIREMENT, AND|
|OTHER IMPAIRMENT AND EXIT CHARGES||(6,878||)||(1.2||)||3,482||0.6||(6,783||)||(0.6||)||3,489||0.4|
|EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS||29,519||5.0||7,777||1.4||37,312||3.6||2,696||0.3|
|OTHER EXPENSE (INCOME), NET||971||0.2||779||0.1||1,679||0.2||1,397||0.1|
|EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES||28,548||4.8||6,998||1.3||35,633||3.4||1,299||0.1|
|LESS NET EARNINGS ATTRIBUTABLE TO|
|NET EARNINGS ATTRIBUTABLE TO|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE - BASIC||$||0.88||$||0.22||$||1.10||$||0.03|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE - DILUTED||$||0.88||$||0.22||$||1.10||$||0.03|
|LESS COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE|
|TO NONCONTROLLING INTEREST||(63||)||(294||)||(718||)||(723||)|
|ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTEREST||$||16,714||$||4,412||$||21,503||$||1,281|
SUPPLEMENTAL SALES DATA
|Quarter Period||Year to Date|
|Retail Building Materials||$||280,775||47||%||$||287,475||51||%||$||477,646||46||%||$||462,741||48||%|
|Commercial Construction and Concrete Forming||24,180||4||%||21,139||4||%||44,386||4||%||35,791||4||%|
|Total Gross Sales||604,111||100||%||556,162||100||%||1,068,461||100||%||950,384||100||%|
|Total Net Sales||$||593,693||$||544,139||$||1,050,804||$||931,372|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)|
|ASSETS||2012||2011||LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||2012||2011|
|CURRENT ASSETS||CURRENT LIABILITIES|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||5,317||$||-||Cash overdraft||$||-||$||8,671|
|Accounts receivable||212,038||200,181||Accounts payable||81,117||76,521|
|Assets held for sale||5,082||Current portion of long-term|
|Other current assets||24,105||25,845||debt and capital leases||40,000||23,772|
|TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS||449,016||435,698||TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES||179,021||164,278|
|OTHER ASSETS||16,176||11,453||LONG-TERM DEBT AND|
|INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET||169,667||170,178||CAPITAL LEASE OBLIGATIONS,|
|PROPERTY, PLANT||less current portion||32,854||52,200|
|AND EQUIPMENT, NET||217,778||216,997||OTHER LIABILITIES||36,688||36,991|
|TOTAL ASSETS||$||852,637||$||834,326||TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||$||852,637||$||834,326|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)|
|FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:|
|Net earnings attributable to controlling interest||$||21,664||$||607|
|Adjustments to reconcile net earnings attributable to controlling interest|
|to net cash from operating activities:|
|Amortization of intangibles||1,506||2,873|
|Expense associated with share-based compensation arrangements||666||1,013|
|Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation arrangements||(26||)||(120||)|
|Expense associated with stock grant plans||75||150|
|Deferred income taxes||(1,133||)||(87||)|
|Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest||732||477|
|Equity in earnings of investee||(11||)||(35||)|
|Net (gain) loss on sale or impairment of property, plant and equipment||(6,932||)||21|
|Accrued liabilities and other||14,685||(3,158||)|
|NET CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES||(19,712||)||(57,911||)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:|
|Purchase of property, plant, and equipment||(15,760||)||(12,159||)|
|Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment||14,635||1,197|
Acquisitions, net of cash received
|Purchase of patents||(48||)||(77||)|
|Collections of notes receivable||755||294|
Advances of notes receivable
|NET CASH FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES||(3,460||)||(10,726||)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Net borrowings under revolving credit facilities||23,154||20,931|
|Repayment of long-term debt||(2,774||)||(272||)|
|Debt issuance costs||(85||)||-|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||1,234||575|
|Purchase of additional noncontrolling interest||-||(100||)|
|Distributions to noncontrolling interest||(429||)||(835||)|
|Capital contribution from noncontrolling interest||-||80|
|Dividends paid to shareholders||(3,946||)||(3,905||)|
|Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation arrangements||26||120|
|NET CASH FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES||17,184||16,603|
|NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS||(5,988||)||(52,034||)|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD||11,305||43,363|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (OVERDRAFT), END OF PERIOD||$||5,317||$||(8,671||)|
|Cash paid during the period for:|
Universal Forest Products, Inc.
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Source: Universal Forest ProductsCopyright Business Wire 2012