American Woodmark Corporation Announces Second Quarter Results Authorizes Stock Repurchase PR Newswire WINCHESTER, Va., Nov. 26, 2013 WINCHESTER, Va., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) today announced results for its second fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2013. Net sales for the second fiscal quarter increased 19% to $190.5 million compared with the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Net sales for the first six months of the current fiscal year increased 20% to $368.6 million from the comparable period of the prior fiscal year. The Company experienced growth in both remodeling and new construction during the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, with new construction growth in excess of 40%. Net income was $5.3 million ($0.34 per diluted share) and $11.9 million ($0.77 per diluted share) for the three months and six months, respectively, of the current fiscal year compared with $2.0 million ($0.13 per diluted share) and $2.5 million ($0.17 per diluted share) for the three months and six months, respectively, of the prior fiscal year. Exclusive of after-tax restructuring charges and insurance proceeds, the Company generated $5.3 million ($0.34 per diluted share) and $11.9 million ($0.77 per diluted share) of net income for the three months and six months, respectively, of the current fiscal year compared with $1.8 million ($0.12 per diluted share) and $2.8 million ($0.19 per diluted share) for the three months and six months, respectively, of the prior fiscal year. Gross profit for the second quarter of the current fiscal year was 16.9% of net sales compared with 15.5% in the same quarter of the prior year. Gross profit for the first six months of the current fiscal year was 17.9% of net sales compared with 15.2% for the same period in the prior year. Gross profit in both the three month and six month periods was favorably impacted by higher sales volume and improved operating efficiencies. This favorability was partially offset by rising material costs and payments earned by employees under the Company's pay-for-performance plans. Selling, general and administrative costs for the second quarter of the current fiscal year were 12.3% of net sales compared with 13.5% in the same quarter of the prior year. Selling, general and administrative costs for the first six months of the current fiscal year were 12.5% of net sales compared with 13.6% 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, expense controls, and cost savings from modifications to the Company's retirement programs. This favorability was partially offset by increases in variable costs related to higher sales activity and increased performance-based compensation. The Company generated net cash from operating activities of $15.8 million during the first six 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 and timing associated with the payment of various accrued liabilities. Net cash used by investing activities increased to $5.8 million during the first six months of the current fiscal year compared with $1.1 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. The Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program of up to $10 million of the Company's outstanding common shares, replacing all prior programs which have been terminated. Regarding the repurchase program, Kent Guichard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "After reviewing the Company's current program, the Board made the decision that smaller authorizations would provide more timely information regarding the distribution of cash to our shareholders. Going forward, the Board will approve repurchase authorizations that are most likely to occur within the following twelve months." 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. AMERICAN WOODMARK CORPORATION Unaudited Financial Highlights (in thousands, except share data) Operating Results Three Months Ended Six Months Ended October 31 October 31 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net Sales $ 190,532 $ 159,760 $ 368,627 $ 308,012 Cost of Sales & Distribution 158,258 134,966 302,638 261,175 Gross Profit 32,274 24,794 65,989 46,837 Sales & Marketing Expense 15,867 14,973 30,351 29,493 G&A Expense 7,590 6,624 15,991 12,263 Restructuring Charges 31 84 113 861 Insurance Proceeds - (399) (94) (399) Operating Income 8,786 3,512 19,628 4,619 Interest & Other (Income) 155 141 315 233 Expense Income Tax Expense 3,360 1,421 7,387 1,875 Net Income $ 5,271 $ 1,950 $ 11,926 $ 2,511 Earnings Per Share: Weighted Average Shares 15,581,605 14,677,640 15,479,180 14,626,899 Outstanding - Diluted Income Per Diluted Share $ 0.34 $ 0.13 $ 0.77 $ 0.17 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet October 31 April 30 2013 2013 Cash & Cash Equivalents $ 118,504 $ 96,971 Customer Receivables 49,159 39,044 Inventories 31,131 29,338 Other Current Assets 11,749 12,565 Total Current Assets 210,543 177,918 Property, Plant & Equipment 73,774 74,064 Other Assets 40,523 42,011 Total Assets $ 324,840 $ 293,993 Current Portion - Long-Term Debt $ 1,317 $ 1,155 Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses 73,325 67,953 Total Current Liabilities 74,642 69,108 Long-Term Debt 23,650 23,594 Other Liabilities 53,753 55,096 Total Liabilities 152,045 147,798 Stockholders' Equity 172,795 146,195 Total Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity $ 324,840 $ 293,993 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Six Months Ended October 31 2013 2012 Net Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Activities $ 15,812 $ (2,153) Net Cash Used by Investing Activities (5,796) (1,081) Free Cash Flow 10,016 (3,234) Net Cash Provided (Used) by Financing Activities 11,517 (336) Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash 21,533 (3,570) Equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period 96,971 66,620 Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period $ 118,504 $ 63,050 AMWD-F and AMWD-E SOURCE American Woodmark Corporation Website: http://www.americanwoodmark.com Contact: Glenn Eanes, Vice President and Treasurer, 540-665-9100
American Woodmark Corporation Announces Second Quarter Results
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