Owens Corning Reports Third-Quarter 2012 Results

Results Impacted by Weak Near-Term Environment in Roofing and Composites

- Insulation delivers first profitable quarter in four years on strong operating leverage

- Roofing impacted by near-term demand weakness

- Composites low-cost asset repositioning substantially complete; will deliver benefits in 2013

24 Oct, 2012, 07:28 ET from Owens Corning

TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today reported consolidated net sales of $1.28 billion in the third quarter of 2012, compared with $1.45 billion during the same period last year.

Third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings, based on the company's expected full-year effective tax rate of 25 percent, were $39 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared with $110 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, during the same period last year.  The company reported net earnings of $44 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $124 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011.  (See Tables 1, 2 and 3 for a discussion and reconciliation of these items.)

"We are disappointed in our third-quarter financial results," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Thaman.  "Despite these results, we are proud that our Insulation business achieved profitability in the quarter for the first time in four years, in an improving U.S. construction market.  Roofing and Composites are experiencing challenging market conditions in the second half.  We continue to focus on actions that will position these businesses for near-term improvement." 

Consolidated Third-Quarter 2012 Results

  • Owens Corning's safety performance in the third quarter of 2012 improved by 18 percent compared with the same period one year ago. Through September 30, 2012, the company's performance was consistent with its full-year 2011 result.
  • Third-quarter adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were $81 million in 2012, compared with EBIT of $177 million in the third quarter of 2011.  In the third quarter of 2012, the company had certain items that were not the result of current operations.  Before adjusting for these items, Owens Corning's third-quarter 2012 EBIT was $59 million.  (See Table 2 for a reconciliation of these items.)

Senior Note Offering & Stock Repurchase Activity

On October 17, the company issued a new 10-year bond of $600 million at 4.2 percent and launched a tender offer for up to $250 million of bonds maturing in 2016, and $100 million maturing in 2019.  The new debt structure improves the company's debt maturity profile and liquidity.  In association with the tender offer, the company expects to incur a loss on debt extinguishment of approximately $75 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

During the third quarter, Owens Corning repurchased 1.1 million shares of the company's common stock for $31 million under a previously announced share repurchase program.  As of September 30, 2012, 10 million shares remained available for repurchase under the company's current authorization.

Outlook

The company expects full-year adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in the range of $280 million to $310 million.  The company's revised adjusted EBIT expectation for the year reflects near-term weakness in Roofing demand, higher curtailment and start-up costs in Composites as well as softer growth in global industrial production.  In addition, the company will benefit this year from a recovering U.S. housing market of approximately 750,000 starts.

The effects of weaker demand and further production curtailments to reach inventory goals have led to lower margin expectations for the Composites business in the fourth quarter.  As previously announced, the company is taking actions in this segment to balance supply and to transform this operation into a global network of low-delivered-cost assets.  The company expects the actions to optimize its global Composites manufacturing network to yield approximately $60 million of cost and productivity improvements in a modest growth environment for next year.

In the Building Materials segment, Roofing weakness experienced during the latter part of the third quarter is not expected to improve for the remainder of the year.  However, the company expects the factors that have driven margins in recent years will continue to deliver profitability in this business. 

The company expects that Insulation will improve financial performance for the remainder of the year and significantly narrow losses in 2012 on improved U.S. housing starts and operating leverage in the business.

Cash taxes are expected to be about $30 million in 2012, due to the company's $2.2 billion U.S. tax net operating loss carry forward.  The company estimates a long-term effective tax rate of 25 percent to 28 percent based on the blend of effective tax rates for its U.S. and non-U.S. operations.  The effective book tax rate for 2012 is expected to be about 25 percent on adjusted earnings.

The company expects general corporate expenses to be less than $100 million in 2012.  General corporate expenses include corporate staff and other activities that support the operations.  Expenses will be higher in 2012 than in 2011, primarily due to increased pension expense.

Next Earnings Announcement

Fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results will be announced on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Third-Quarter Conference Call and Presentation

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11 a.m. Eastern Time

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About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems.  A Fortune® 500 Company for 58 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives.  Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2011 and about 15,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents.  Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these statements.  Such factors include, without limitation: economic and political conditions, including new legislation or other governmental actions; levels of residential and commercial construction activity; competitive factors; pricing factors; weather conditions; our level of indebtedness; industry and economic conditions that affect the market and operating conditions of our customers, suppliers or lenders; availability and cost of energy and materials; availability and cost of credit; interest rate movements; issues related to expansion of our production capacity; issues related to acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures; our ability to use our net operating loss carry-forwards; achievement of expected synergies, cost reductions and/or productivity improvements; issues involving implementation of new business systems; foreign exchange fluctuations; research and development activities; difficulties in managing production capacity; labor disputes; and, factors detailed from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.  The information in this news release speaks as of the date October 24, 2012, and is subject to change.  The company does not undertake any duty to update or revise forward-looking statements.  Any distribution of this news release after that date is not intended and will not be construed as updating or confirming such information.

 

Table 1

Owens Corning and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(unaudited)

(in millions, except per share amounts)

 

 

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Sep. 30,

Sep. 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

NET SALES

$

1,276

$

1,450

$

4,013

$

4,139

COST OF SALES

1,074

1,133

3,386

3,341

Gross margin

202

317

627

798

OPERATING EXPENSES

Marketing and administrative expenses

115

119

380

395

Science and technology expenses

20

20

60

58

Charges related to cost reduction actions

-

-

36

-

Other (income) expenses, net

8

1

19

(28)

Total operating expenses

143

140

495

425

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST AND TAXES

59

177

132

373

Interest expense, net

29

28

85

81

EARNINGS BEFORE TAXES

30

149

47

292

Less: Income tax expense (benefit)

(14)

23

8

63

Equity in net earnings of affiliates

-

-

-

1

NET EARNINGS

44

126

39

230

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

-

2

2

4

NET EARNINGS ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWENS CORNING

$

44

$

124

$

37

$

226

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO

OWENS CORNING COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

Basic

$

0.37

$

1.02

$

0.31

$

1.83

Diluted

$

0.37

$

1.01

$

0.31

$

1.82

WEIGHTED-AVERAGE COMMON SHARES

Basic

117.9

121.7

119.8

123.2

Diluted

118.8

122.6

120.6

124.2

 

Owens Corning follows the authoritative guidance referring to "Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Financial Statements," effective January 1, 2009, which, among other things, changed the presentation format and certain captions of the Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Consolidated Balance Sheets. Owens Corning uses the captions recommended by this standard in its Consolidated Financial Statements such as net earnings attributable to Owens Corning and diluted earnings per common share attributable to Owens Corning common stockholders. However, in the preceding release Owens Corning has shortened this language to net earnings and earnings per share (or a slight variation thereof), respectively.

 

Table 2 Owens Corning and Subsidiaries EBIT Reconciliation Schedules (unaudited)

 

For purposes of internal review of Owens Corning's year-over-year operational performance, management excludes from net earnings attributable to Owens Corning certain items it believes are not the result of current operations. The adjusted financial measure resulting from these adjustments is used internally by Owens Corning for various purposes, including reporting results of operations to the Board of Directors, analysis of performance, and related employee compensation measures. Although management believes that these adjustments result in a measure that provides it a useful representation of its operational performance, the adjusted measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net earnings attributable to Owens Corning as prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

 

Adjusting items are shown in the table below (in millions), which are related to our European restructuring actions:

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Charges related to cost reduction actions and related items

$

(22)

$

-

$

(109)

$

-

Total adjusting items

$

(22)

$

-

$

(109)

$

-

The reconciliation from net earnings attributable to Owens Corning to Adjusted EBIT is shown in the table below (in millions):

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

NET EARNINGS ATTRIBUTABLE TO

OWENS CORNING

$

44

$

124

$

37

$

226

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

-

2

2

4

NET EARNINGS

44

126

39

230

Equity in net earnings of affiliates

-

-

-

1

Income tax expense (benefit)

(14)

23

8

63

EARNINGS BEFORE TAXES

30

149

47

292

Interest expense, net

29

28

85

81

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST AND TAXES

59

177

132

373

Less: adjusting items from above

(22)

-

(109)

-

ADJUSTED EBIT

$

81

$

177

$

241

$

373

 

Table 3 Owens Corning and Subsidiaries EPS Reconciliation Schedules (unaudited) (in millions, except per share data)

 

For purposes of internal review of Owens Corning's year-over-year operational performance, management excludes from net earnings attributable to Owens Corning certain items it believes are not the result of current operations. The adjusted financial measures resulting from these adjustments are used internally by Owens Corning for various purposes, including reporting results of operations to the Board of Directors, analysis of performance and related employee compensation measures. Although management believes that these adjustments result in measures that provide it a useful representation of its operational performance, the adjusted measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net earnings attributable to Owens Corning as prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

 

A reconciliation from net earnings attributable to Owens Corning to Adjusted Earnings and a reconciliation from diluted earnings per share to adjusted diluted earnings per share are shown in the tables below:

Three Months Ended

Nine Months

Ended

Sep. 30,

Sep. 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS

Net earnings attributable to Owens Corning

$

44

$

124

$

37

$

226

Adjustment to remove adjusting items net of tax

17

-

82

-

Adjustment to tax expense to reflect pro forma tax rate*

(22)

(14)

(4)

(10)

ADJUSTED EARNINGS

$

39

$

110

$

115

$

216

RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWENS CORNING COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE

TO OWENS CORNING COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

0.37

$

1.01

$

0.31

$

1.82

Adjustment to remove adjusting items net of tax

0.14

-

0.68

-

Adjustment to tax expense to reflect a pro forma tax rate*

(0.18)

(0.11)

(0.04)

(0.08)

ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWENS CORNING COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

0.33

$

0.90

$

0.95

$

1.74

RECONCILIATON TO DILUTED SHARES OUTSTANDING

Weighted-average shares outstanding

used for basic earnings per share

117.9

121.7

119.8

123.2

Non-vested restricted shares

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.6

Options to purchase common stock

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.4

Diluted shares outstanding

118.8

122.6

120.6

124.2

* Pro forma tax rates used were 25% in 2012 as this is the expected full-year effective tax rate, and, 21% in 2011 as this was the effective tax rate of the Company in 2011.

 

Table 4 Owens Corning and Subsidiaries Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) (in millions)

 

 

ASSETS

Sep. 30,

Dec. 31,

2012

2011

CURRENT ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

51

$

52

Receivables, less allowances of $19 at Sep. 30, 2012, and $15 at Dec. 31, 2011

770

610

Inventories

793

795

Other current assets

155

179

Total current assets

1,769

1,636

Property, plant and equipment, net

2,912

2,904

Goodwill

1,144

1,144

Intangible assets

1,050

1,073

Deferred income taxes

564

538

Other non-current assets

253

232

TOTAL ASSETS

$

7,692

$

7,527

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

867

$

876

Short-term debt

19

28

Long-term debt – current portion

6

4

Total current liabilities

892

908

Long-term debt, net of current portion

2,191

1,930

Pension plan liability

420

435

Other employee benefits liability

259

267

Deferred income taxes

43

51

Other liabilities

207

195

Commitments and contingencies

OWENS CORNING STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share (a)

-

-

-

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share (b)

1

1

Additional paid in capital

3,917

3,907

Accumulated earnings

507

470

Accumulated other comprehensive deficit

(305)

(315)

Cost of common stock in treasury (c)

(475)

(362)

Total Owens Corning stockholders' equity

3,645

3,701

Noncontrolling interests

35

40

Total equity

3,680

3,741

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

7,692

$

7,527

(a)

10 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding at Sep. 30, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2011

(b)

400 shares authorized; 135.5 issued and 118.2 outstanding at Sep. 30, 2012; 134.4 issued and 120.9 outstanding at Dec. 31, 2011

(c)

17.3 shares at Sep. 30, 2012, and 13.5 shares at Dec. 31, 2011

 

Table 5

Owens Corning and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited)

(in millions)

 

Nine Months Ended

Sep. 30,

2012

2011

NET CASH FLOW PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net earnings

$

39

$

230

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

Depreciation and amortization

269

243

Gain on sale of businesses and fixed assets

(3)

(30)

Deferred income taxes

(25)

29

Provision for pension and other employee benefits liabilities

33

26

Stock-based compensation expense

18

16

Other non-cash

(9)

(18)

Change in working capital

(171)

(330)

Pension fund contribution

(42)

(104)

Payments for other employee benefits liabilities

(17)

(17)

Other

1

14

Net cash flow provided by operating activities

93

59

NET CASH FLOW USED FOR INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Additions to plant and equipment

(235)

(303)

Investment in subsidiaries and affiliates, net of cash acquired

-

(84)

Proceeds from the sale of assets or affiliates

12

81

Net cash flow used for investing activities

(223)

(306)

NET CASH FLOW PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Proceeds from senior revolving credit and receivables securitization facilities

1,205

1,007

Payments on senior revolving credit and receivables securitization facilities

(929)

(629)

Proceeds from long-term debt

-

6

Payments on long-term debt

(13)

(10)

Net increase (decrease) in short-term debt

(9)

17

Purchases of noncontrolling interest

(22)

-

Purchases of treasury stock

(113)

(138)

Other

9

12

Net cash flow provided by financing activities

128

265

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

1

(20)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(1)

(2)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

52

52

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

$

51

$

50

 

Table 6

Owens Corning and Subsidiaries

Segment and Business Information

(unaudited)

 

Composites

The table below provides a summary of net sales, EBIT and depreciation and amortization expense for the Composites segment (in millions):

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Sep. 30,

Sep. 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Net sales

$

459

$

496

$

1,433

$

1,517

% change from prior year

-7%

4%

-6%

6%

EBIT

$

11

$

49

$

68

$

152

EBIT as a % of net sales

2%

10%

5%

10%

Depreciation and amortization expense

$

30

$

31

$

91

$

97

Building Materials

The table below provides a summary of net sales, EBIT and depreciation and amortization expense for the Building Materials segment and our businesses within this segment (in millions):

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Sep. 30,

Sep. 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Net sales

Insulation

$

384

$

365

$

1,055

$

981

Roofing

471

644

1,664

1,785

Total Building Materials

$

855

$

1,009

$

2,719

$

2,766

     % change from prior year

-15%

36%

-2%

10%

EBIT

Insulation

$

3

$

(12)

$

(47)

$

(97)

Roofing

83

156

289

374

Total Building Materials

$

86

$

144

$

242

$

277

     EBIT as a % of net sales

10%

14%

9%

10%

Depreciation and amortization expense

Insulation

$

28

$

30

$

80

$

89

Roofing

10

10

28

31

Total Building Materials

$

38

$

40

$

108

$

120

 

Table 7

Owens Corning and Subsidiaries

Corporate, Other and Eliminations

(unaudited)

Corporate, Other and Eliminations

The table below provides a summary of EBIT and depreciation and amortization expense for the Corporate, Other and Eliminations category (in millions):

 Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Sep. 30,

Sep. 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Charges related to cost reduction actions and related items

$

(22)

$

-

$

(109)

$

(17)

Gain on sale of Capivari, Brazil, facility

-

-

-

16

General corporate expense and other

(16)

(16)

(69)

(55)

EBIT

$

(38)

$

(16)

$

(178)

$

(56)

Depreciation and amortization

$

21

$

7

$

70

$

26

 

SOURCE Owens Corning



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