Masonite International Corporation Reports 2019 Second Quarter Financial Results and Updates Annual Outlook Range

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Masonite International Corporation (“Masonite” or “the Company”) (NYSE: DOOR) today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.

Executive Summary – 2Q19 versus 2Q18

  • Net sales decreased 1% to $563 million versus $567 million. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, net sales increased 1%.
  • Net income attributable to Masonite was $24 million compared to $35 million and diluted earnings per share decreased to $0.96 from $1.24.
  • Adjusted earnings per share* decreased to $1.09 from $1.24. Adjusted earnings per share* excludes charges of $3 million related to our previously announced restructuring and divestiture of non-core businesses.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* increased 2% to $80 million versus $78 million.
  • Repurchased 307,786 shares of Masonite stock in the second quarter for approximately $15 million.
  • Updated annual outlook for net sales growth to 0 – 2%; adjusted EBITDA* to $275 – $295 million

“We are pleased we have driven year-on-year adjusted EBITDA margin expansion for the second consecutive quarter, despite weaker than anticipated volumes,” said Howard Heckes, President and CEO. “Since joining Masonite in early June, I have immersed myself in the business and witnessed our employees’ commitment to delivering results and this quarter is no exception. The organization is on target with previously communicated restructuring initiatives and remains focused on operational excellence.”

Commenting on the updated full year outlook, Heckes added, “As markets remain softer than anticipated, we are reducing our full year net sales outlook accordingly. While we are tightening the adjusted EBITDA range provided in our original outlook to account for this lower revenue growth, we are seeing solid execution operationally and continue to expect year-on-year adjusted EBITDA margin improvement in line with our original outlook.”

Second Quarter 2019 Discussion

Net sales decreased 1% to $563 million in the second quarter of 2019, from $567 million in the comparable period of 2018. The decrease in net sales was the result of a 7% decrease in base volume, a 1% decrease due to foreign exchange and a 1% decrease in the sale of components and other products. These factors were largely offset by a 6% increase in average unit price (AUP) and a 2% increase in volume from acquisitions, net of dispositions.

  • North American Residential net sales were $380 million, flat compared to the second quarter of 2018. A 7% increase in AUP and a 3% increase in volumes from acquisitions were offset by a 9% decrease in base volume and a 1% decrease due to foreign exchange.
  • Europe net sales were $81 million, a 20% decrease from the second quarter of 2018, due to an 11% sales decrease from the first quarter divestiture of non-core businesses, a 7% decrease in base volume, a 5% decrease due to foreign exchange and a 1% decrease in the sale of components and other products. The declines were partially offset by positive AUP of 4%.
  • Architectural net sales were $97 million, a 19% increase from the second quarter of 2018. The 2018 acquisition of Graham & Maiman contributed 13% of the incremental net sales. AUP and base volume contributed an additional 5% and 2% of growth in the second quarter, respectively. The impact of foreign exchange and the sale of components and other products together were an offsetting 1% decrease to sales.

Total company gross profit increased 4% to $129 million in the second quarter of 2019 compared to $124 million in the second quarter of 2018. Gross profit margin increased 110 basis points to 22.9%, due to higher AUP and operational productivity, partially offset by the impact of lower volume, and inflation in manufacturing wages and benefits and materials costs including higher tariffs.

Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) of $78 million increased $6 million, or 9%, compared to the second quarter of 2018. The increase in SG&A was driven by higher personnel costs, including incentive compensation, and additional costs from acquisitions. SG&A as a percentage of net sales was 13.9%, a 120 basis point increase compared to the second quarter of 2018.

Net income attributable to Masonite decreased $11 million to $24 million in the second quarter of 2019 due to higher SG&A expenses, as discussed above, and costs related to previously announced restructuring activities. Adjusted EBITDA* increased 2% to $80 million in the second quarter of 2019 from $78 million in the second quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA* margin was 14.2% in the second quarter, the highest amount in the past decade.

Diluted earnings per share were $0.96 in the second quarter of 2019 compared to $1.24 in the comparable 2018 period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share* were $1.09 in the second quarter of 2019 compared to $1.24 in the comparable 2018 period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share excludes a loss of $3 million related to restructuring and divestiture of non-core businesses.

Masonite repurchased 307,786 shares of stock in the second quarter for $15 million, at an average price of $50.34.

Year to Date 2019 Discussion

Net sales increased 1% to $1,093 million in the first six months of 2019, from $1,085 million in the comparable period of 2018. The increase in net sales was the result of a 6% increase in AUP and a 3% increase in volumes from acquisitions, net of dispositions, partially offset by a 6% decrease in base volumes and a 2% decrease due to foreign exchange.

  • North American Residential net sales were $733 million, a 1% decrease compared to the first six months of 2018, driven primarily by a 9% decrease in base volumes, a 1% decrease due to foreign exchange and a 1% decrease in the sale of components and other products, partially offset by a 7% increase in AUP and a 3% increase in volumes from acquisitions.
  • Europe net sales were $165 million, a 12% decrease over the first six months of 2018, driven by a 6% decrease due to foreign exchange, a net 6% reduction from acquisitions and divestitures, a 1% decrease in base volume and a 1% decrease in the sale of components and other products. Partly offsetting these declines was a 2% increase in AUP.
  • Architectural net sales were $183 million, a 23% increase over the first six months of 2018, due to a 16% increase from our Graham and Maiman acquisition, a 5% increase in AUP and a 2% increase in base volumes. A less than 1% increase in the sale of components and other products was offset by an equivalent negative impact due to foreign exchange.

Total company gross profit increased 5% to $241 million in the first six months of 2019, from $229 million in the comparable period of 2018. Gross profit margin increased 90 basis points to 22.0%, due to higher AUP and improved operational performance, partially offset by lower volume, higher inflation on raw materials and manufacturing wages and benefits.

SG&A of $156 million increased $16 million compared to the first six months of 2018. The increase in SG&A was driven by higher personnel costs, including incentive compensation, additional costs from acquisitions, including resources to facilitate integration, and non-cash expenses, including higher depreciation and amortization and losses related to the divestiture of a non-core business. SG&A as a percentage of net sales was 14.3%, a 140 basis point increase from the first six months of 2018.

Net income attributable to Masonite decreased $28 million to $28 million in the first six months of 2019 due to costs related to restructuring and divestiture of non-core businesses, as well as higher SG&A expenses, as discussed above. Adjusted EBITDA* increased $6 million to $145 million in the first six months of 2019.

Diluted earnings per share were $1.09 in the first six months of 2019 compared to $1.96 in the comparable 2018 period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share* were $1.90 in the first six months of 2019 compared to $1.96 in the comparable 2018 period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share excludes the $21 million charge related to restructuring and divestiture of non-core businesses.

Masonite repurchased 953,888 shares of stock in the first six months of 2019 for $49 million, at an average price of $51.04.

Updated 2019 Outlook

The Company now expects full-year 2019 net sales growth in the range of zero to two percent, driven by increases in AUP and incremental net sales from acquisitions. Excluding anticipated impacts of foreign exchange, the Company now expects net sales growth of one to three percent.

The Company now expects 2019 Adjusted EBITDA* to be in the range of $275 million to $295 million and diluted adjusted earnings per share* of $3.30 to $3.90.

A quantitative reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA* and diluted adjusted earnings per share* outlook to the corresponding GAAP information is not provided because the GAAP measures that are excluded from 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.

Masonite Earnings Conference Call

The Company will hold a live conference call and webcast on August 6, 2019. 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: Q2’19 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 the U.S.).

A telephone replay will be available approximately one hour following completion of the call through August 20, 2019. To access the replay, please dial 877-660-6853 (in the U.S.) or 201-612-7415 (outside U.S.). Enter Conference ID #13692403.

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 9,000 customers in 64 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, and the effects of, our restructuring and 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, downward trends in our end markets and in economic conditions; reduced levels of residential new construction; residential repair, renovation and remodeling; and non-residential building construction activity due to increases in mortgage rates, changes in mortgage interest deductions and related tax changes and reduced availability of financing; competition; the continued success of, and our ability to maintain relationships with, certain key customers in light of customer concentration and consolidation; new tariffs and evolving trade policy between the United States and other countries, including China; increases in prices of raw materials and fuel; increases in labor costs, the availability of labor, or labor relations (i.e., disruptions, strikes or work stoppages); our ability to manage our operations including anticipating demand for our products, managing disruptions in our operations, managing manufacturing realignments (including related restructuring charges), managing customer credit risk and successful integration of acquisitions; the continuous operation of our information technology and enterprise resource planning systems and management of potential cyber security threats and attacks; 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; political, economic and other risks that arise from operating a multinational business; uncertainty relating to the United Kingdom’s anticipated exit from the European Union; fluctuating exchange and interest rates; our ability to innovate and keep pace with technological developments; product liability claims and product recalls; retention of key management personnel; environmental and other government regulations, including the FCPA, and any changes in such 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 indentures governing the 2023 and 2026 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 set 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 restructuring costs, asset impairment charges, loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries, loss on extinguishment of debt and other items, if any, that do not relate to Masonite’s underlying business performance (each net of related tax expense (benefit)). In the fourth quarter of 2018, we changed the definition of Adjusted EPS to exclude restructuring charges and related tax impacts. This change had no impact to Adjusted EPS for the three months or the six months ended July 1, 2018. 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

Residential

 

Europe

 

Architectural

 

Corporate &

Other

 

Total

 

% Change

Second quarter 2018 net sales

$

377.9

 

 

$

100.7

 

 

$

81.8

 

 

$

6.3

 

 

$

566.7

 

 

 

Acquisition volume

12.1

 

 

(11.2

)

 

10.5

 

 

 

 

11.4

 

 

2.0

%

Base volume

(33.8

)

 

(6.9

)

 

1.5

 

 

(0.6

)

 

(39.8

)

 

(7.0

)%

Average unit price

27.8

 

 

4.5

 

 

3.8

 

 

 

 

36.1

 

 

6.4

%

Components and other

(2.0

)

 

(1.0

)

 

(0.1

)

 

(0.5

)

 

(3.7

)

 

(0.7

)%

Foreign exchange

(2.4

)

 

(5.1

)

 

(0.3

)

 

 

 

(7.8

)

 

(1.4

)%

Second quarter 2019 net sales

$

379.6

 

 

$

81.0

 

 

$

97.2

 

 

$

5.2

 

 

$

562.9

 

 

 

Year over year growth, net sales

0.4

%

 

(19.6

)%

 

18.8

%

 

(17.5

)%

 

(0.7

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second quarter 2018 Adjusted EBITDA

$

59.0

 

 

$

13.6

 

 

$

12.0

 

 

$

(6.3

)

 

$

78.3

 

 

 

Second quarter 2019 Adjusted EBITDA

63.4

 

 

13.4

 

 

12.8

 

 

(9.9

)

 

79.7

 

 

 

Year over year growth, Adjusted EBITDA

7.5

%

 

(1.5

)%

 

6.7

%

 

nm

 

1.8

%

 

 

 

North

American

Residential

 

Europe

 

Architectural

 

Corporate &

Other

 

Total

 

% Change

First half 2018 net sales

$

737.5

 

 

$

187.8

 

 

$

148.5

 

 

$

10.7

 

 

$

1,084.6

 

 

 

Acquisition volume

23.5

 

 

(11.7

)

 

24.3

 

 

 

 

36.2

 

 

3.3

%

Base volume

(66.2

)

 

(2.3

)

 

2.9

 

 

0.1

 

 

(65.6

)

 

(6.0

)%

Average unit price

48.2

 

 

4.5

 

 

6.9

 

 

 

 

59.6

 

 

5.5

%

Components and other

(3.9

)

 

(2.3

)

 

1.0

 

 

1.2

 

 

(4.0

)

 

(0.4

)%

Foreign exchange

(5.8

)

 

(10.8

)

 

(0.8

)

 

(0.1

)

 

(17.5

)

 

(1.6

)%

First half 2019 net sales

$

733.3

 

 

$

165.2

 

 

$

182.8

 

 

$

11.9

 

 

$

1,093.3

 

 

 

Year over year growth, net sales

(0.6

)%

 

(12.0

)%

 

23.1

%

 

11.2

%

 

0.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First half 2018 Adjusted EBITDA

$

109.4

 

 

$

23.6

 

 

$

19.7

 

 

$

(12.9

)

 

$

139.7

 

 

 

First half 2019 Adjusted EBITDA

117.0

 

 

23.4

 

 

20.4

 

 

(15.6

)

 

145.2

 

 

 

Year over year growth, Adjusted EBITDA

6.9

%

 

(0.8

)%

 

3.6

%

 

nm

 

3.9

%

 

 

MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

2019

 

July 1,

2018

 

June 30,

2019

 

July 1,

2018

Net sales

$

562,943

 

 

$

566,726

 

 

$

1,093,254

 

 

$

1,084,605

 

Cost of goods sold

434,013

 

 

443,052

 

 

852,220

 

 

855,502

 

Gross profit

128,930

 

 

123,674

 

 

241,034

 

 

229,103

 

Gross profit as a % of net sales

22.9

%

 

21.8

%

 

22

%

 

21.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administration expenses

78,142

 

 

71,851

 

 

156,242

 

 

140,062

 

Selling, general and administration expenses as a % of net sales

13.9

%

 

12.7

%

 

14.3

%

 

12.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring costs

1,361

 

 

 

 

5,101

 

 

 

Asset impairment

3,142

 

 

 

 

13,767

 

 

 

Loss on disposal of subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

4,605

 

 

 

Operating income

46,285

 

 

51,823

 

 

61,319

 

 

89,041

 

Interest expense, net

11,357

 

 

9,074

 

 

22,484

 

 

17,830

 

Other income, net of expense

(456

)

 

(839

)

 

(1,586

)

 

(861

)

Income before income tax expense

35,384

 

 

43,588

 

 

40,421

 

 

72,072

 

Income tax expense

10,293

 

 

7,894

 

 

10,351

 

 

14,595

 

Net income

25,091

 

 

35,694

 

 

30,070

 

 

57,477

 

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests

849

 

 

953

 

 

2,039

 

 

1,910

 

Net income attributable to Masonite

$

24,242

 

 

$

34,741

 

 

$

28,031

 

 

$

55,567

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per common share attributable to Masonite

$

0.96

 

 

$

1.26

 

 

$

1.11

 

 

$

1.99

 

Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Masonite

$

0.96

 

 

$

1.24

 

 

$

1.09

 

 

$

1.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used in computing basic earnings per share

25,126,065

 

 

27,609,132

 

 

25,350,488

 

 

27,899,461

 

Shares used in computing diluted earnings per share

25,376,618

 

 

28,029,586

 

 

25,645,523

 

 

28,402,214

 

MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

ASSETS

June 30,

2019

 

December 30,

2018

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

112,644

 

 

$

115,656

 

Restricted cash

10,644

 

 

10,485

 

Accounts receivable, net

308,236

 

 

283,580

 

Inventories, net

254,625

 

 

250,407

 

Prepaid expenses

33,233

 

 

32,970

 

Income taxes receivable

3,590

 

 

3,495

 

Total current assets

722,972

 

 

696,593

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

594,538

 

 

609,753

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

143,613

 

 

 

Investment in equity investees

14,991

 

 

13,474

 

Goodwill

180,865

 

 

180,297

 

Intangible assets, net

199,597

 

 

212,045

 

Deferred income taxes

28,558

 

 

28,509

 

Other assets

40,664

 

 

37,794

 

Total assets

$

1,925,798

 

 

$

1,778,465

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

101,920

 

 

$

96,362

 

Accrued expenses

172,175

 

 

147,345

 

Income taxes payable

1,642

 

 

1,599

 

Total current liabilities

275,737

 

 

245,306

 

Long-term debt

796,711

 

 

796,398

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

132,949

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

82,924

 

 

82,122

 

Other liabilities

22,906

 

 

32,334

 

Total liabilities

1,311,227

 

 

1,156,160

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

Share capital: unlimited shares authorized, no par value, 25,019,940 and 25,835,664 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively

561,543

 

 

575,207

 

Additional paid-in capital

215,418

 

 

218,988

 

Accumulated deficit

(30,225

)

 

(30,836

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(143,832

)

 

(152,919

)

Total equity attributable to Masonite

602,904

 

 

610,440

 

Equity attributable to non-controlling interests

11,667

 

 

11,865

 

Total equity

614,571

 

 

622,305

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

1,925,798

 

 

$

1,778,465

 

Contacts

joanne freiberger, CPA, CTP, IRC

VP, TREASURER

jfreiberger@masonite.com

813.739.1808

farand pawlak, CPA

DIRECTOR, INVESTOR RELATIONS

fpawlak@masonite.com

813.371.5839

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