DALLAS, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Builders FirstSource, Inc. (Nasdaq:  BLDR) today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Commenting on the results, CEO Chad Crow remarked, “Our team delivered another quarter of solid revenue and profit growth.  We increased sales by 13.4 percent to $2.1 billion, including double-digit growth in our higher margin value added products, and improved Adjusted EBITDA by over 12 percent to $139 million. We continue to execute on our strategic plan and investments in margin accretive value added products as well as customer service and efficiency enhancing initiatives which are targeted to generate strong, sustained earnings and cash flow growth.”

Peter Jackson, CFO, added, “I am pleased to report that we have once again demonstrated our ability to deliver strong Adjusted EBITDA growth in a volatile commodities market.  Our team was able to react quickly to offset the impact of commodity fluctuations on our gross margin percentage with disciplined cost management enabling us to maintain Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of sales year over year. We continued to fund value creating growth investments while reducing our leverage ratio by 0.3x versus prior year, and we remain on track to deleverage below 3.5x by year end.”

The Company has provided supplemental non-GAAP financial information of the consolidated company that is adjusted to exclude one-time integration, facility closure, and other one-time refinancing and other costs (“Adjusted”). As the information included below includes non-GAAP financial information, please refer to the accompanying financial schedules for non-GAAP reconciliations to their GAAP equivalents. 

Second Quarter 2018 Compared to Second Quarter 2017:

Net Sales

  • Net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 were $2.1 billion, a 13.4 percent increase over net sales for the second quarter of 2017, including approximately 8.8 percent from the impact of commodity price inflation and 4.6 percent from sales volume growth. Sales volume, excluding commodity inflation, grew approximately 6.0 percent in the single family homebuilding end market and 1.8 percent in the repair and remodeling/other end market, offset by declines in multi-family. Value added products sales, including our windows, doors and millwork and manufactured products categories, grew by 11.1 percent.

Gross Margin

  • Gross margin of $496.3 million in the second quarter of 2018 increased by $35.5 million over the second quarter of 2017. Gross margin percentage was 23.7 percent, a decrease of 130 basis points compared to the second quarter of 2017.  Our gross margin decreased largely due to the sharp rise in commodity prices relative to our short-term customer pricing commitments. Although rapid commodity inflation can cause short term gross margin percentage compression as prices are rising, higher sustained commodity prices generally benefit the Company’s gross profit and Adjusted EBITDA dollars.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

  • SG&A in the second quarter of 2018 was $391.8 million or 18.7 percent of sales, a decrease of 130 basis points versus the second quarter of 2017. The significant decrease in SG&A as a percent of sales was driven by cost leverage and continued cost management, which enabled the company to fully offset the short term impact of commodity inflation on Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of sales.

Interest Expense

  • Interest expense in the second quarter of 2018 was $29.0 million compared to $33.7 million in the second quarter of 2017.  The year over year reduction is largely a result of refinancing transactions the Company executed in 2017 to lower go forward interest, slightly offset by rising market interest rates.

Income Tax Expense

  • Although the Company did not pay federal cash taxes, GAAP income tax expense in the second quarter of 2018 was $19.0 million compared to income tax expense of $19.7 million in the second quarter of 2017.  This represents a 25.1% effective tax rate, which is in line with the company’s balance of year expectations.

Net Income

  • GAAP net income for the second quarter 2018 was $56.6 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to $37.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017.
  • Adjusted net income was $62.6 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to $43.0 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017. The year over year increase of $19.6 million, or 45.6 percent, was primarily driven by sales growth, cost management, and lower interest expense.   

Adjusted EBITDA

  • Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA grew $15.1 million to $139.1 million, or 6.7 percent of sales, compared to $124.0 million, or 6.7 percent of sales, for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 12.2 percent.  The year over year improvement was largely driven by sales increases, and strong, sustained cost management which enabled the company to fully offset the short term impact of commodity inflation on Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of sales.

Year to Date June 30, 2018 Financial Information:

Net Sales

  • Net sales year to date were $3.8 billion, a 12.3 percent increase over the first half of 2017.

Net Income

  • In the first half of 2018, GAAP net income was $79.8 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to $41.7 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, in the first half of 2017, an increase of $0.32 per diluted share, or 88.9 percent.
  • Adjusted net income was $90.2 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, compared to $55.1 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the first half of 2017, an increase of $0.29 per diluted share.  The year over year increase of $35.1 million, or 63.7 percent, was primarily driven by the Company’s sales growth, ongoing cost management, and lower interest expense. 

Adjusted EBITDA

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the first half of 2018 grew $21.7 million to $221.8 million, or 5.9 percent of sales, compared to $200.1 million, or 5.9 percent of sales, for the first half of 2017, an increase of 10.8 percent. The year over year improvement was primarily attributable to sales growth and ongoing cost management, offset in part by the impact of commodity inflation on gross margin.

Capital Structure, Leverage, and Liquidity Information:

  • Adjusted EBITDA, on a trailing 12 month basis, was $440.6 million and net debt was $1,972.8 million as of June 30, 2018. The Company decreased its leverage ratio versus June 30th, 2017 by 0.3x, to 4.5x net debt / Adjusted EBITDA. The Company expects to reduce its leverage ratio to below 3.5x by year end. 
  • Due to seasonal working capital needs in the first half, net cash used in operations and investing was $217.8 million.  The Company expects to generate $170-190 million in cash from operations and investing activities for the full year 2018, in line with its full year cash flow guidance.
  • Liquidity at June 30, 2018 was $298.0 million, which consisted of net borrowing availability under the revolving credit facility and cash on hand.

Please refer to the accompanying financial schedules for more information.

Outlook
Concluding, Mr. Crow added, “I remain extremely confident in the outlook for Builders FirstSource and our opportunities for sustained profitable growth.  Furthermore, demand in the housing industry remains strong, lumber cost headwinds are starting to abate and we continue to grow high margin value added products faster than the market. We are increasingly capitalizing on numerous opportunities by leveraging our national footprint, strong customer relationships, end market diversity, and operational excellence initiatives as well as creating meaningful value through our focused initiatives on cost efficiencies and differentiated customer service offerings. I want to thank all of our talented associates for their exceptional execution, hard work and once again delivering such strong results.” 

Conference Call

Builders FirstSource will host a conference call Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (CT) and will simultaneously broadcast it live over the Internet. The earnings release presentation will be posted at www.bldr.com under the “investors” section before the call.  To participate in the teleconference, please dial into the call a few minutes before the start time: 855-719-5012 (U.S. and Canada) and 334-323-0522 (international), Conference ID: 1068561.  A replay of the call will be available at 1:00 p.m. Central Time through August 18th.  To access the replay, please dial 888-203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) and 719-457-0820 (international) and refer to pass code 1068561. The live webcast and archived replay can also be accessed on the Company's website at www.bldr.com under the “Investors” section.  The online archive of the webcast will be available for approximately 90 days.

About Builders FirstSource

2017 Sales: $7.0 Billion   |  Associates:  15 Thousand   |   Operations in 40 states

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource is the largest U.S supplier of building products, prefabricated components, and value-added services to the professional market segment for new residential construction and repair and remodeling.  We provide customers an integrated homebuilding solution, offering manufacturing, supply, delivery and installation of a full range of structural and related building products.  We operate in 40 states with over 400 locations and have a market presence in 75 of the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, providing geographic diversity and balanced end market exposure.  We service customers from strategically located distribution facilities and manufacturing facilities (certain of which are co-located) that produce value-added products such as roof and floor trusses, wall panels, stairs, vinyl windows, custom millwork and pre-hung doors. Builders FirstSource also distributes dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, millwork, windows, interior and exterior doors, and other building products. For more information about Builders FirstSource, visit the Company’s website at www.bldr.com.

Cautionary Notice
Statements in this news release and the schedules hereto that are not purely historical facts or that necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about expected market share gains, forecasted financial performance or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  In addition, oral statements made by our directors, officers and employees to the investor and analyst communities, media representatives and others, depending upon their nature, may also constitute forward-looking statements. As with the forward-looking statements included in this release, these forward-looking statements are by nature inherently uncertain, and actual results may differ materially as a result of many factors.  All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Builders FirstSource, Inc. on the date this release was submitted.  Builders FirstSource, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including risks or uncertainties related to the Company’s growth strategies, including gaining market share, or the Company’s revenues and operating results being highly dependent on, among other things, the homebuilding industry, lumber prices and the economy.  Builders FirstSource, Inc. may not succeed in addressing these and other risks.  Further information regarding factors that could affect our financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of Builders FirstSource, Inc.’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Consequently, all forward-looking statements in this release are qualified by the factors, risks and uncertainties contained therein.

Contact:
Jennifer Pasquino
SVP Investor Relations
Builders FirstSource, Inc.
(303) 262-8571

Binit Sanghvi
VP Investor Relations
Builders FirstSource, Inc.
(214) 765-3804

Financial Schedules to Follow

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 

 Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 2018  2017  2018  2017 
 (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Sales$2,089,888  $1,843,297  $3,790,324  $3,376,361 
Cost of sales 1,593,560   1,382,500   2,882,944   2,539,512 
Gross margin 496,328   460,797   907,380   836,849 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 391,769   369,456   750,677   705,231 
Income from operations 104,559   91,341   156,703   131,618 
Interest expense, net 28,957   33,710   55,699   69,867 
Income before income taxes 75,602   57,631   101,004   61,751 
Income tax expense 18,980   19,721   21,162   20,019 
Net Income$56,622  $37,910  $79,842  $41,732 
Comprehensive Income$56,622  $37,910  $79,842  $41,732 
Net income per share:               
Basic$0.49  $0.34  $0.70  $0.37 
Diluted$0.49  $0.33  $0.68  $0.36 
Weighted average common shares:               
Basic 114,636   112,443   114,365   112,205 
Diluted 116,693   115,465   116,695   115,025 
                

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 June 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
 
 (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
ASSETS       
Current assets:       
Cash and cash equivalents$13,196  $57,533 
Accounts receivable, less allowances of $13,437 and $11,771 at June 30, 2018 and
  December 31, 2017, respectively
 820,396   631,992 
Other receivables 71,345   71,232 
Inventories, net 782,757   601,547 
Other current assets 39,258   33,564 
Total current assets 1,726,952   1,395,868 
Property, plant and equipment, net 655,572   639,303 
Assets held for sale 8,153   5,273 
Goodwill 740,411   740,411 
Intangible assets, net 119,424   132,567 
Deferred income taxes 55,726   75,105 
Other assets, net 16,614   17,597 
Total assets$3,322,852  $3,006,124 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY       
Current liabilities:       
Checks outstanding$19,849  $ 
Accounts payable 562,549   514,282 
Accrued liabilities 250,381   271,597 
Current maturities of long-term debt and lease obligations 13,971   12,475 
Total current liabilities 846,750   798,354 
Long-term debt and lease obligations, net of current maturities, debt discount and debt issuance
  costs
 1,954,243   1,771,945 
Other long-term liabilities 60,388   59,616 
Total liabilities 2,861,381   2,629,915 
Commitments and contingencies       
Stockholders' equity:       
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding     
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000 shares authorized; 114,671 and 113,572 shares issued
  and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively
 1,147   1,136 
Additional paid-in capital 550,707   546,766 
Accumulated deficit (90,383)  (171,693)
Total stockholders' equity 461,471   376,209 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$3,322,852  $3,006,124 
        

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 2018  2017 
 (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
Cash flows from operating activities:       
Net income$79,842  $41,732 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating
  activities:
       
Depreciation and amortization 47,587   47,765 
Amortization and write-off of debt issuance costs and debt discount 2,308   3,790 
Deferred income taxes 18,863   15,573 
Stock compensation expense 6,428   6,379 
Net loss (gain) on sale of assets and asset impairments (326)  2,988 
Changes in assets and liabilities:       
Receivables (177,765)  (148,089)
Inventories (189,925)  (107,865)
Other current assets (5,693)  (3,605)
Other assets and liabilities 2,498   3,417 
Accounts payable and checks outstanding 67,129   89,226 
Accrued liabilities (19,915)  (27,657)
Net cash used in operating activities (168,969)  (76,346)
Cash flows from investing activities:       
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (49,948)  (24,568)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 1,075   2,004 
Net cash used in investing activities (48,873)  (22,564)
Cash flows from financing activities:       
Borrowings under revolving credit facility 904,000   687,000 
Repayments under revolving credit facility (721,000)  (588,000)
Repayments of long-term debt and other loans (6,852)  (5,294)
Payments of loan costs    (2,799)
Exercise of stock options 2,212   2,958 
Repurchase of common stock (4,855)  (2,473)
Net cash provided by financing activities 173,505   91,392 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (44,337)  (7,518)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 57,533   14,449 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$13,196  $6,931 
        

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities

For the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 the Company retired assets subject to lease finance obligations of $0.6 million and $5.9 million and extinguished the related lease finance obligation of $0.6 million and $5.9 million, respectively.

The Company purchased equipment which was financed through capital lease obligations of $6.8 million and $9.9 million in the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. In addition, purchases of property, plant and equipment included in accounts payable were $3.7 million and $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures to their GAAP Equivalents
(unaudited)
        
        
Note: The company provided detailed explanations of these non-GAAP financial measures in its Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 7, 2018.
        
 Three months ended
June 30,
 Six months ended
June 30,
 Twelve months ended
June 30, 
  2018   2017   2018   2017   2018 
 (in millions except per share amounts)
Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA:         
GAAP Net Income$  56.6  $  37.9  $  79.8  $  41.7  $  76.8 
Integration related expenses   6.0     5.1     10.4     11.0  $  20.1 
Debt issuance and refinancing cost (1)   -      -      -      2.4     56.3 
Revaluation of NOL (2)   -      -      -      -      29.0 
Adjusted Net Income   62.6     43.0     90.2     55.1     182.2 
                  
Weighted average diluted common shares (in millions)   116.7      115.5      116.7      115.0    
Diluted adjusted net income per share:$  0.54  $  0.37  $  0.77  $  0.48   
Reconciling items:         
Depreciation and amortization expense   24.8     24.2     47.6     47.8  $  92.8 
Interest expense, net   29.0     33.7     55.7     67.5     122.7 
Income tax (benefit) expense    19.0     19.7     21.2     20.0     25.3 
Stock compensation expense   3.5     3.5     6.4     6.4     13.5 
(Gain)/loss on sale and asset impairments   (0.1)    (0.2)    0.1     2.9     3.5 
Other management-identified adjustments (3)   0.3     0.1     0.6     0.4     0.6 
Adjusted EBITDA$  139.1  $  124.0  $  221.8  $  200.1  $  440.6 
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 6.7%  6.7%  5.9%  5.9%  6.1%
         

(1) Cost associated with refinancing long term debt in 2017.
(2) In 2017, the company revalued its NOL tax asset given the tax reform that allows for a lower federal corporate tax rate.
(3) Primarily relates to severance and one time cost.

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Financial Data
(adjusted and unaudited)
        
 Three months ended
June 30,
 Six months ended
June 30,
  2018   2017   2018   2017 
 (in millions except per share amounts)
Net sales   2,089.9     1,843.3     3,790.3     3,376.4 
Sales adjustment for closed locations   -      -      -      -  
  Net sales excluding closed locations   2,089.9     1,843.3     3,790.3     3,376.4 
Gross margin   496.3     460.8     907.4     836.9 
Gross margin % 23.7%  25.0%  23.9%  24.8%
Adjusted SG&A/Other (excluding depreciation and amortization) as a % of sales (1) 17.1%  18.3%  18.1%  18.9%
Adjusted EBITDA   139.1     124.0     221.8     200.1 
Adjusted EBITDA margin % 6.7%  6.7%  5.9%  5.9%
Depreciation and amortization   (24.8)    (24.2)    (47.6)    (47.8)
Interest expense, net of debt issuance cost and refinancing   (29.0)    (33.7)    (55.7)    (67.5)
Income tax expense   (19.0)    (19.7)    (21.2)    (20.0)
Other adjustments   (3.7)    (3.4)    (7.1)    (9.7)
Adjusted Net Income$  62.6  $  43.0  $  90.2  $  55.1 
Basic adjusted net income per share:$  0.55  $  0.38  $  0.79  $  0.49 
Diluted adjusted net income per share:$  0.54  $  0.37  $  0.77  $  0.48 
Weighted average common shares (in millions)       
Basic   114.6     112.4     114.4     112.2 
Diluted   116.7     115.5     116.7     115.0 
        

Note: The company provided detailed explanations of these non-GAAP financial measures in its Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 7, 2018.
(1) Adjusted SG&A and other as a percentage of sales is defined as GAAP SG&A less depreciation and amortization, stock comp, acquisition, integration and other expenses. GAAP SG&A in Q2-18 of $391.8M less $24.8M depreciation and amortization, less $6.0M of integration expenses, less $3.5M of stock comp and $0.2M loss from sales, impairments, and other. GAAP SG&A in 1H-18 of $750.7M less $47.6M depreciation and amortization, less $10.4M of integration expenses, less $6.4M of stock comp and $0.7M loss from sales, impairments, and other.

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 Sales by Product Category
(unaudited)
                    
 Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
  
 2018 2017
   2018 2017  
 Net Sales % of Net Sales Net Sales % of Net Sales  % Change  Net Sales % of Net Sales Net Sales % of Net Sales  % Change 
Lumber & Lumber Sheet Goods$  811.2 38.8% $  657.0 35.6% 23.5% $  1,455.0 38.4% $  1,187.7 35.2% 22.5%
Manufactured Products   370.9 17.7%    312.5 17.0% 18.7%    665.1 17.5%    582.3 17.2% 14.2%
Windows, Doors & Millwork   375.5 18.0%    359.5 19.5% 4.5%    707.7 18.7%    669.2 19.8% 5.7%
Gypsum, Roofing & Insulation   141.3 6.8%    144.2 7.8% -2.1%    254.1 6.7%    261.5 7.8% -2.8%
Siding, Metal & Concrete Products   189.5 9.1%    178.2 9.7% 6.4%    331.7 8.8%    315.4 9.3% 5.2%
Other   201.5 9.6%    191.9 10.4% 5.1%    376.7 9.9%    360.3 10.7% 4.6%
Total adjusted net sales$  2,089.9 100.0% $  1,843.3 100.0% 13.4% $  3,790.3 100.0% $  3,376.4 100.0% 12.3%
                    

Note: In Millions 

BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Interest Reconciliation
(unaudited)
      
 Three months ended June 30, 2018
 Interest Expense Net Debt Outstanding Adjusted FY2018 Forecasted Cash Interest  (1)
          
 (in millions)
2024 Secured Notes @ 5.625% Fixed$  10.5 $  750.0  $  42.2
2024 Term Loan @ 5.0% (Floating LIBOR) (2)   6.2    460.6     22.8
Revolving Credit Facility @ 3.8% (Floating LIBOR) (2)   5.6    533.0     13.7
Amortization of deferred loan costs and debt discount   1.2    -     -
Lease finance obligations and capital leases   5.3    242.4     21.1
Other   0.2    -     -
Cash   -    (13.2)    -
Total$  29.0 $  1,972.8  $  99.7
      

(1)  Excludes issuance cost and one time items.  Assumes Q2 borrowing rates on variable debt.
(2)  Assumes average forecasted 2018 balances for the Term Loan and the Revolving Credit Facility

Source: Builders FirstSource, Inc.