TopBuild Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Net sales Increased 7.1% to $426 Million

$43.0 Million Operating Profit

$33.4 Million on an Adjusted Basis, up 18%

$1.57 Diluted Net Income per Share

$0.52 on an Adjusted Basis, up 27%

Mar 03, 2016, 06:30 ET from TopBuild Corp.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TopBuild Corp. (NYSE: BLD), the leading installer and distributor of insulation products to the United States construction industry, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2015.  The Company also announced its capital allocation plan. 

Jerry Volas, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our fourth quarter results were solid as we continued to perform well within the growing new residential housing industry.  Compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, revenue increased 7.1% and our adjusted operating profit margin improved 70 basis points to 7.8%.  Although the labor market remains tight, extending the building cycle and the traditional lag time in our business, increasing new household formations are creating demand for new construction that will continue to drive the housing recovery.

"Our Company changed significantly in 2015.  On July 1, we became a separate public company and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.   We emerged with the primary goals of positioning TopBuild to capitalize on the U.S. housing recovery and to exploit opportunities to increase market share throughout our national footprint.   Today, we have our team in place and our entire organization is focused on optimizing our operating margin by leveraging top line growth and improving efficiency throughout our operations.  Prospectively, we see our Company expanding both organically and through strategically selected accretive acquisitions and returning capital to our shareholders through a share repurchase program."

Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights (unless otherwise indicated, comparisons are to quarter ended December 31, 2014)

The Company noted that fourth quarter operating adjustments included $0.3 million related to rationalization charges and $9.9 million of non-recurring income related to a change to an employee benefit policy. 

  • Net sales increased 7.1% to $426.5 million.
  • Reported gross margin was 24.5%, up 120 basis points. On an adjusted basis, gross margin was 23.1%, a 20 basis point decline as a result of higher insurance costs.  Sequentially, adjusted gross margin increased 90 basis points. 
  • Operating profit increased 74.9% to $43.0 million.  Adjusted operating profit was $33.4 million compared to $28.2 million, an 18.4% improvement.
  • Operating margin improved 390 basis points to 10.1%.  Adjusted operating margin was 7.8%, up 70 basis points.
  • Net income from continuing operations was $59.7 million, or $1.57 per diluted share, compared to $5.9 million or $0.16 per diluted share.  2015 net income included a non-recurring income tax benefit of $18.2 million.  Excluding the income tax benefit of $18.2 million and other adjustments noted above, adjusted net income from continuing operations was $19.8 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to $15.6 million or $0.41 per diluted share. 
  • Adjusted net income and diluted net income per share utilized an effective tax rate of 38%, up 200 basis points from previously disclosed estimates of a 36% normalized rate.  

At quarter end, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $113 million and availability under its revolving credit facility of $70 million for total liquidity of $183 million

As previously disclosed, in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company was incorrectly allocated a favorable legal settlement which overstated operating profit by $1.9 million (corrected in an out-of-period adjustment in first quarter 2015).  The Company also noted that in the fourth quarters of 2014 and 2015, it received favorable insurance adjustments of approximately $5.2 million and $5.6 million, respectively.  However, the 2015 positive adjustment was offset by charges impacting TruTeam relating to insurance expenses which were approximately $5.0 million higher than what the Company has historically incurred for these items.  Going forward, the Company believes the charges related to these items will revert to their historical run rate. 

Operating Segment Highlights (all comparisons are to quarter ended December 31, 2014)

  • Installation (TruTeamSM)
    • Net sales increased 10.9%.
    • Operating margin was 10.2%.  On an adjusted basis, operating margin was 6.8%, a 130 basis point improvement. 
  • Distribution (Service Partners®)
    • Net sales rose 1%.
    • Operating margin was 9.1%, a decrease of 20 basis points. 

Capital Allocation Plan The Company also announced that it will use its free cash flow to fund strategic acquisitions and implement a share repurchase program approved by its Board of Directors.  Under the plan, the Company may purchase up to $50 million in shares of its common stock over the next 12 months.  Repurchases will be made from cash on hand as well as from a portion of the free cash flow expected to be generated from the business during that timeframe.  

Volas stated, "Our strong balance sheet provides us with the flexibility to initiate this $50 million share repurchase program while continuing to execute our strategic growth initiatives, including accretive acquisitions.  This program reflects our commitment to enhancing shareholder value and our confidence in TopBuild's ability to generate top line growth and expand margins." 

Repurchases will be made from time to time at the Company's discretion, based on ongoing assessments of the capital needs of the business, the market price of its common stock and general market conditions.   The program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

Additional Information Quarterly supplemental materials, including a presentation that will be referenced on today's conference call, are available on the "Investors" section of the Company's website at www.topbuild.com.

Conference Call A conference call to discuss fourth quarter and year-end 2015 financial results is scheduled for today, Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  Call participants may access the call by dialing (888) 221-6243.  The conference call will be webcast simultaneously on the "Investors" section of the Company's website at www.topbuild.com.

A replay of the call will be available on TopBuild's website or by phone by dialing (800) 633-8284.  The replay passcode is 21803958.   

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures The "adjusted" financial measures and ratios presented above are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").  The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures and ratios, which are used in managing the business, may provide users of this financial information with additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior periods. Such non-GAAP financial measures are reconciled to their closest GAAP financial measures in a table incorporated in this news release. Non-GAAP financial measures and ratios should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results under generally accepted accounting principles.  Additional information may be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") which are available on TopBuild's website under "Investors" at www.topbuild.com.

About TopBuild TopBuild Corp., headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, is the leading installer and distributor of insulation products to the United States construction industry.  We provide insulation services nationwide through TruTeamSM, which has over 180 branches in 43 states.  Our Service Partners® business distributes insulation from over 70 branches in 35 states.  We leverage our national footprint to gain economies of scale while capitalizing on our local market presence to forge strong relationships with our customers.  To learn more about TopBuild visit our website at www.topbuild.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Statements contained in this press release that reflect our views about our future performance constitute "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "will," "would," "anticipate," "expect," "believe," or "intend," the negative of these terms, and similar references to future periods. These views involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, accordingly, our actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in our forward-looking statements.  We caution you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements.  Our future performance may be affected by our reliance on residential new construction, residential repair/remodel, and commercial construction; our reliance on third-party suppliers and manufacturers; our ability to attract, develop and retain talented personnel and our sales and labor force; our ability to maintain consistent practices across our locations; our ability to maintain our competitive position; and our ability to realize the expected benefits of the Company's spin-off from Masco Corporation.  We discuss many of the risks we face under the caption entitled "Risk Factors" in our Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the SEC.  Our forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release.  Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all of them.  Unless required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Investor Relations and Media Contact Tabitha Zane tabitha.zane@topbuild.com 386-763-8801

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TopBuild Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per common share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31, 

December 31, 

2015

2014

2015

2014

Net sales

$

426,471

$

398,057

$

1,616,580

$

1,512,077

Cost of sales

321,950

305,292

1,258,551

1,180,409

Gross profit

104,521

92,765

358,029

331,668

Selling, general, and administrative expense

61,524

68,183

274,498

290,951

Operating profit

42,997

24,582

83,531

40,717

Other income (expense), net:

Interest expense

(1,571)

(3,106)

(9,465)

(12,404)

Other, net

35

8

49

25

Other expense, net:

(1,536)

(3,098)

(9,416)

(12,379)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

41,461

21,484

74,115

28,338

Income tax benefit (expense) from continuing operations

18,208

(15,543)

5,008

(17,842)

Income from continuing operations

59,669

5,941

79,123

10,496

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net

82

(170)

(152)

(1,093)

Net income

$

59,751

$

5,771

$

78,971

$

9,403

Income (loss) per common share:

Basic:

Income from continuing operations

$

1.58

$

0.16

$

2.10

$

0.28

Loss from discontinued operations, net

(0.03)

Net income

$

1.58

$

0.16

$

2.10

$

0.25

Diluted:

Income from continuing operations

$

1.57

$

0.16

2.09

$

0.28

Loss from discontinued operations, net

(0.03)

Net income

$

1.57

$

0.16

$

2.09

$

0.25

 

TopBuild Corp.

Consolidated Balance Sheets and Other Financial Data

(dollars in thousands)

As of December 31, 

2015

2014

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

112,848

$

2,965

Receivables, net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,399 and $3,961 at December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively

235,549

220,176

Inventories, net

118,701

106,972

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

13,263

5,117

Total current assets

480,361

335,230

Property and equipment, net

93,066

93,157

Goodwill

1,044,041

1,044,041

Other intangible assets, net

1,987

2,962

Deferred tax assets, net

20,549

Other assets

2,245

1,034

Total assets

$

1,642,249

$

1,476,424

LIABILITIES

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

253,311

$

228,720

Current portion of long-term debt

15,000

Accrued liabilities

58,369

72,747

Total current liabilities

326,680

301,467

Long-term debt

178,457

Deferred tax liabilities, net

181,254

182,281

Other liabilities

40,129

40,385

Total liabilities

726,520

524,133

EQUITY

915,729

952,291

Total liabilities and equity

$

1,642,249

$

1,476,424

As of

December 31, 

December 31, 

2015

2014

Other Financial Data

Working Capital Days

Receivable days

45

46

Inventory days

34

33

Accounts payable days

88

85

Working capital

$

100,939

$

98,428

Working capital as a % of sales (LTM)

6.2%

6.5%

 

TopBuild Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(dollars in thousands)

Twelve Months Ended

December 31, 

2015

2014

Net Cash From (For) Operating Activities:

Net income

$

78,971

$

9,403

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from (for) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

12,108

26,079

Share-based compensation

4,651

3,762

Loss on sale of property and equipment

2,334

364

Provision for bad debt expense

4,219

3,563

Loss from inventory obsolescence

1,879

1,302

Non-cash employee benefit policy change

(9,861)

Deferred income taxes, net

(16,556)

16,711

Changes in certain assets and liabilities:

Receivables, net

(19,591)

(19,225)

Inventories, net

(13,608)

(10,287)

Prepaids and other current assets

(9,054)

100

Accounts payable

24,008

44,941

Accrued liabilities

(3,746)

(4,768)

Other, net

257

(84)

Net cash from operating activities

56,011

71,861

Cash Flows From (For) Investing Activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

(13,644)

(13,141)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

805

999

Other, net 

632

880

Net cash for investing activities

(12,207)

(11,262)

Cash Flows From (For) Financing Activities:

Net transfer from (to) Former Parent

72,965

(60,655)

Cash distribution paid to Former Parent

(200,000)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

200,000

Repayment of long-term debt

(5,000)

Payment of debt issuance costs

(1,715)

Other, net

(171)

Net cash from (for) financing activities

66,079

(60,655)

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Increase (decrease) for the year

109,883

(56)

Beginning of year

2,965

3,021

End of year

$

112,848

$

2,965

Supplemental disclosure of cash paid for:

Cash interest on long-term debt

$

2,233

$

Income taxes

20,992

1,134

Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing activities:

Accruals for property and equipment

$

583

$

 

TopBuild Corp.

Segment Data (Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended 

Twelve Months Ended

December 31, 

December 31, 

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Installation

Net sales

$

279,084

$

251,637

10.9

%

$

1,057,553

$

963,351

9.8

%

Operating profit, as reported

$

28,519

$

12,763

$

55,232

$

23,970

Operating margin, as reported

10.2

%

5.1

%

5.2

%

2.5

%

Rationalization/spin-off charges

308

1,000

4,160

2,000

Legal and insurance adjustments, net

2,430

Fixed asset disposal (truck mounted devices)

1,690

Employee benefit policy change

(9,861)

(9,861)

Operating profit, as adjusted

$

18,966

$

13,763

$

53,651

$

25,970

Operating margin, as adjusted

6.8

%

5.5

%

5.1

%

2.7

%

Distribution 

Net sales

$

170,109

$

168,471

1.0

%

$

646,441

$

628,810

2.8

%

Operating profit, as reported

$

15,517

$

15,612

$

55,700

$

52,334

Operating margin, as reported

9.1

%

9.3

%

8.6

%

8.3

%

Rationalization/spin-off charges

512

Operating profit, as adjusted

$

15,517

$

15,612

$

56,212

$

52,334

Operating margin, as adjusted

9.1

%

9.3

%

8.7

%

8.3

%

Total

Net sales before eliminations

$

449,193

$

420,108

$

1,703,994

$

1,592,161

Intercompany eliminations 

(22,722)

(22,051)

(87,414)

(80,084)

Net sales after eliminations

$

426,471

$

398,057

7.1

%

$

1,616,580

$

1,512,077

6.9

%

Operating profit, as reported - segment

$

44,036

$

28,375

$

110,932

$

76,304

General corporate expense, net

(4,583)

(4,917)

(22,605)

(21,948)

Intercompany eliminations and other adjustments

3,544

1,124

(4,796)

(13,639)

Operating profit, as reported

$

42,997

$

24,582

$

83,531

$

40,717

Operating margin, as reported

10.1

%

6.2

%

5.2

%

2.7

%

Rationalization/spin-off  charges - segment

308

1,000

4,672

2,000

Legal and insurance adjustments, net

2,430

Fixed asset disposal (truck mounted devices)

1,690

Masco general corporate expense, net

4,917

13,627

21,948

Masco direct corporate expense

3,248

5,604

17,782

Expected standalone corporate expense

(5,500)

(11,000)

(22,000)

Employee benefit policy change

(9,861)

(9,861)

Operating profit, as adjusted

$

33,444

$

28,247

$

90,693

$

60,447

Operating margin, as adjusted

7.8

%

7.1

%

5.6

%

4.0

%

Share-based compensation

1,500

865

4,651

3,762

Depreciation and amortization

3,038

6,498

12,108

26,079

EBITDA, as adjusted

$

37,982

$

35,610

$

107,452

$

90,288

Sales change period over period

28,414

104,503

EBITDA, as adjusted change period over period

2,372

17,164

EBITDA, as adjusted as percentage of sales change

8.3

%

16.4

%

 

TopBuild Corp.

Non-GAAP Reconciliations (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except common share amounts)

Three Months Ended 

Twelve Months Ended

December 31, 

December 31, 

2015

2014

2015

2014

Gross Profit and Operating Profit Reconciliations

Net sales

$

426,471

$

398,057

$

1,616,580

$

1,512,077

Gross profit, as reported

$

104,521

$

92,765

$

358,029

$

331,668

Insurance adjustment

1,000

Employee benefit policy change

(6,017)

(6,017)

Gross profit, as adjusted

$

98,504

$

92,765

$

353,012

$

331,668

Gross margin, as reported

24.5

%

23.3

%

22.1

%

21.9

%

Gross margin, as adjusted

23.1

%

23.3

%

21.8

%

21.9

%

Operating profit, as reported

$

42,997

$

24,582

$

83,531

$

40,717

Rationalization/spin-off charges

308

1,000

4,672

2,000

Legal and insurance adjustments, net

2,430

Fixed asset disposal (truck mounted device)

1,690

Masco general corporate expense, net

4,917

13,627

21,948

Masco direct corporate expense

3,248

5,604

17,782

Expected standalone corporate expense

(5,500)

(11,000)

(22,000)

Employee benefit policy change

(9,861)

(9,861)

Operating profit, as adjusted

$

33,444

$

28,247

$

90,693

$

60,447

Operating margin, as reported

10.1

%

6.2

%

5.2

%

2.7

%

Operating margin, as adjusted

7.8

%

7.1

%

5.6

%

4.0

%

Income Per Common Share Reconciliation

Income from continuing operations

before income taxes, as reported

$

41,461

$

21,484

$

74,115

$

28,338

Rationalization/spin-off charges

308

1,000

4,672

2,000

Legal and insurance adjustments, net

2,430

Fixed asset disposal (truck mounted device)

1,690

Masco general corporate expense, net

4,917

13,627

21,948

Masco direct corporate expense

3,248

5,604

17,782

Expected standalone corporate expense

(5,500)

(11,000)

(22,000)

Employee benefit policy change

(9,861)

(9,861)

Income from continuing operations

before income taxes, as adjusted

31,908

25,149

81,277

48,068

Tax at 38% rate

(12,125)

(9,557)

(30,885)

(18,266)

Income from continuing operations, as adjusted

$

19,783

$

15,592

$

50,392

$

29,802

Income per common share, as adjusted

$

0.52

$

0.41

$

1.33

$

0.79

Average diluted common shares outstanding

37,910,642

37,667,947

37,780,875

37,667,947

 

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