American Woodmark Corporation Announces Third Quarter Results

Feb 18, 2014, 07:30 ET from American Woodmark Corporation

WINCHESTER, Va., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) today announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2014.

Net sales for the third fiscal quarter increased 12% to $169.0 million compared with the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  Net sales for the first nine months of the current fiscal year increased 17% to $537.7 million from the comparable period of the prior fiscal year.  The Company experienced growth in both remodeling and new construction during the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, with new construction growth in excess of 25%.   

Net income was $2.9 million ($0.18 per diluted share) and $14.8 million ($0.95 per diluted share) for the third quarter and first nine months, respectively, of the current fiscal year compared with $2.1 million ($0.14 per diluted share) and $4.6 million ($0.31 per diluted share) for the third quarter and first nine months, respectively, of the prior fiscal year.  Exclusive of after-tax restructuring charges and insurance proceeds, the Company generated $2.9 million ($0.18 per diluted share) and $14.9 million ($0.95 per diluted share) of net income for the third quarter and first nine months, respectively, of the current fiscal year compared with $2.1 million ($0.14 per diluted share) and $4.9 million ($0.33 per diluted share) for the third quarter and first nine months, respectively, of the prior fiscal year.     

Gross profit for the third quarter of the current fiscal year was 15.4% of net sales compared with 15.5% in the same quarter of the prior year.  Gross profit for the first nine months of the current fiscal year was 17.1% of net sales compared with 15.3% for the same period in the prior year.  Gross profit in both the three month and nine month periods was favorably impacted by higher sales volume and improved labor efficiency.  This favorability was offset by higher material and distribution costs. 

Selling, general and administrative costs for the third quarter of the current fiscal year were 12.4% of net sales compared with 13.0% in the same quarter of the prior year.  Selling, general and administrative costs for the first nine months of the current fiscal year were 12.5% of net sales compared with 13.4% for the same period in the prior year.  The improvement in the Company's operating expense ratio in both periods was driven by favorable leverage from increased sales, on-going expense control, and lower performance based compensation costs.  This favorability was partially offset by increases in variable costs related to higher sales activity.   

The Company generated net cash from operating activities of $23.5 million during the first nine months of fiscal year 2014 compared with $2.2 million during the same period in the prior year.  The improvement in the Company's cash from operating activities was driven primarily by higher operating profitability, lower increases in inventory levels to support higher sales, timing associated with the payment of various accrued liabilities, and lower pension contributions.  Net cash used by investing activities increased to $8.3 million during the first nine months of the current fiscal year compared with $4.2 million during the same period of the prior year due primarily to proceeds from asset sales in the prior year which did not reoccur in the current fiscal year.

American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets.  Its products are sold on a national basis directly to home centers, major builders and through a network of independent distributors.  The Company presently operates nine manufacturing facilities and nine service centers across the country.

Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All forward‑looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors that may be beyond the Company's control.  Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements.  Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Annual Report to Shareholders.  The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

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AMERICAN WOODMARK CORPORATION

Unaudited Financial Highlights

(in thousands, except share data)

Operating Results

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

January 31

January 31

2014

2013

2014

2013

Net Sales

$           169,033

$           151,346

$           537,660

$           459,358

Cost of Sales & Distribution

143,032

127,839

445,670

389,014

Gross Profit

26,001

23,507

91,990

70,344

Sales & Marketing Expense

14,287

13,083

44,638

42,576

G&A Expense

6,564

6,714

22,555

18,977

Restructuring Charges

48

118

161

979

Insurance Proceeds

-

-

(94)

(399)

Operating Income

5,102

3,592

24,730

8,211

Interest & Other (Income) Expense

149

116

464

349

Income Tax Expense

2,052

1,419

9,439

3,294

Net Income

$               2,901

$               2,057

$             14,827

$               4,568

Earnings Per Share:

Weighted Average Shares

 Outstanding - Diluted

15,827,666

14,904,524

15,595,342

14,719,441

Income Per Diluted Share

$                 0.18

$                 0.14

$                 0.95

$                 0.31

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

 January 31

 April 30

2014

2013

Cash & Cash Equivalents

$           126,053

$             96,971

Customer Receivables

48,107

39,044

Inventories

29,671

29,338

Other Current Assets

11,045

12,565

Total Current Assets

214,876

177,918

Property, Plant & Equipment

73,480

74,064

Other Assets

39,508

42,011

Total Assets

$           327,864

$           293,993

Current Portion - Long-Term Debt

$               1,436

$               1,155

Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses

69,855

67,953

Total Current Liabilities

71,291

69,108

Long-Term Debt

23,311

23,594

Other Liabilities

52,728

55,096

Total Liabilities

147,330

147,798

Stockholders' Equity

180,534

146,195

Total Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity

$           327,864

$           293,993

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Nine Months Ended

January 31

2014

2013

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$             23,544

$               2,237

Net Cash Used by Investing Activities

(8,277)

(4,172)

Free Cash Flow

15,267

(1,935)

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities

13,815

1,319

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

29,082

(616)

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period

96,971

66,620

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period

$           126,053

$             66,004

SOURCE American Woodmark Corporation



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