American Woodmark Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Results

WINCHESTER, Va., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) (the "Company") today announced results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2020.

Net sales for the fourth fiscal quarter decreased 2.0% to $399.2 million compared with the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  Net sales for fiscal 2020 increased 0.3% to $1,650.3 million from the prior fiscal year.  The Company experienced growth in the builder channel during the fourth quarter and fiscal 2020, which was more than offset by declines in the home center and independent dealers and distributors channels during the fourth fiscal quarter and only partially offset during fiscal 2020.

Net income was $13.0 million ($0.77 per diluted share) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 compared with $22.0 million ($1.30 per diluted share) in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 was negatively impacted by lower sales, tariffs, particleboard supply disruption costs and expenses related to the temporary suspension of operations in our component plants in Mexico.  All of the Company's manufacturing facilities and service centers, including the component plants in Mexico, are currently open and operating.  Net income for fiscal 2020 was $74.9 million ($4.42 per diluted share) compared with $83.7 million ($4.83 per diluted share) for the same period of the prior fiscal year.  Adjusted EPS per diluted share was $1.33 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 compared with $1.87 in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year and $6.59 for fiscal 2020 compared with $6.91 for the prior fiscal year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth fiscal quarter was $53.4 million, or 13.4% of net sales, compared to $63.8 million, or 15.7% of net sales, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Adjusted EBITDA for the current fiscal year was $236.0 million, or 14.3% of net sales, compared to $244.9 million, or 14.9% of net sales, for the prior fiscal year.

"We are very pleased with our overall performance, despite the challenges presented related to COVID-19," said Cary Dunston, Chairman and CEO. "Although we did experience limited disruption in our operations that impacted our ability to ship stock product, our teams have done an amazing job of creating safe working environments to allow us to continue to operate throughout the pandemic.  While net revenue was down slightly for the quarter, we had nice growth in our builder business.  In addition, demand on our stock business remains strong with our plants now fully operational."

Cash provided by operating activities for fiscal 2020 was $177.5 million and free cash flow totaled $136.8 million.  The Company paid down $96.0 million of its term loan facility during fiscal 2020.  As of April 30, 2020, the Company had $97.1 million of cash on hand with no term loan debt maturities until December 2022 plus access to $94.3 million of additional availability under our revolver.

Due to the ongoing market conditions related to COVID-19, the Company has taken steps during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and the first quarter of fiscal 2021 to reduce our expenses through a combination of permanent and temporary layoffs.  These actions are expected to reduce overhead expenses by approximately $8 million on an annualized basis.  The Company recognized a charge of $0.2 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and anticipates taking an additional charge of approximately $1.4 million for severance and related expenses during the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

About American Woodmark

American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen, bath and home organization products for the remodeling and new home construction markets. Its products are sold on a national basis directly to home centers, builders and through a network of independent dealers and distributors. At April 30, 2020, the Company operated eighteen manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico and eight primary service centers located throughout the United States.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We have presented certain financial measures in this press release which have not been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  Definitions of our non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP are provided below following the financial highlights under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

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, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.  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


Twelve Months Ended




April 30


April 30




2020


2019


2020


2019











Net sales


$

399,197



$

407,399



$

1,650,333



$

1,645,319


Cost of sales & distribution


323,928



320,277



1,321,147



1,298,846



Gross profit


75,269



87,122



329,186



346,473


Sales & marketing expense


21,069



21,736



83,608



89,875


General & administrative expense


27,088



26,907



113,334



112,917


Restructuring charges


189



(74)



(18)



1,987



Operating income


26,923



38,553



132,262



141,694


Interest expense, net


6,579



8,448



29,027



35,652


Other (income) expense, net


3,386



1,291



2,687



(4,846)


Income tax expense


3,945



6,790



25,687



27,200



Net income


$

13,013



$

22,024



$

74,861



$

83,688












Earnings Per Share:









Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted


16,965,119



16,906,081



16,952,480



17,330,419












Net income per diluted share


$

0.77



$

1.30



$

4.42



$

4.83


 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(Unaudited)




April 30


 April 30




2020


2019







Cash & cash equivalents


$

97,059



$

57,656


Investments - certificates of deposit




1,500


Customer receivables


106,344



125,901


Inventories


111,836



108,528


Income taxes receivable




1,009


Other current assets


9,933



11,441



Total current assets


325,172



306,035


Property, plant & equipment, net


203,824



208,263


Operating lease assets, net


127,668




Trademarks, net


2,222



5,555


Customer relationship intangibles, net


167,444



213,111


Goodwill


767,612



767,612


Other assets


28,864



29,355



Total assets


$

1,622,806



$

1,529,931








Current portion - long-term debt


$

2,216



$

2,286


Short-term operating lease liabilities


18,896




Accounts payable & accrued expenses


134,494



147,304



Total current liabilities


155,606



149,590


Long-term debt


594,921



689,205


Deferred income taxes


52,935



64,749


Long-term operating lease liabilities


112,454




Other liabilities


6,352



6,034



Total liabilities


922,268



909,578


Stockholders' equity


700,538



620,353



Total liabilities & stockholders' equity


$

1,622,806



$

1,529,931



 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)




Twelve Months Ended




April 30




2020


2019







Net cash provided by operating activities


$

177,542



$

190,845


Net cash used by investing activities


(38,916)



(37,923)


Net cash used by financing activities


(99,223)



(173,676)


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


39,403



(20,754)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


57,656



78,410








Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

97,059



$

57,656


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We have reported our financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  In addition, we have discussed our financial results using the non-GAAP measures described below.

Management believes all of these non-GAAP financial measures provide an additional means of analyzing the current period's results against the corresponding prior period's results.  However, these non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Our non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Adjusted EPS per diluted share

We use Adjusted EPS per diluted share in evaluating the performance of our business and profitability.  Management believes that this measure provides useful information to investors by offering additional ways of viewing the Company's results by providing an indication of performance and profitability excluding the impact of unusual and/or non-cash items.  We define Adjusted EPS per diluted share as diluted earnings per share excluding the per share impact of (1) expenses related to the acquisition of RSI Home Products, Inc. ("RSI acquisition"), the subsequent restructuring charges that the Company incurred related to the acquisition, (2) non-recurring restructuring charges, (3) the amortization of customer relationship intangibles and trademarks, (4) net gain on debt forgiveness and modification and (5) the tax benefit of RSI acquisition expenses and subsequent restructuring charges, the net gain on debt forgiveness and modification and the amortization of customer relationship intangibles and trademarks.  The amortization of intangible assets is driven by the RSI acquisition and will recur in future periods.  Management has determined that excluding amortization of intangible assets from our definition of Adjusted EPS per diluted share will better help it evaluate the performance of our business and profitability and we have also received similar feedback from some of our investors.  During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, management determined that adding non-recurring restructuring charges was an appropriate adjustment due to their non-recurring nature.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin

We use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin in evaluating the performance of our business, and we use each in the preparation of our annual operating budgets and as indicators of business performance and profitability.  We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin allow us to readily view operating trends, perform analytical comparisons and identify strategies to improve operating performance.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income adjusted to exclude (1) income tax expense, (2) interest expense, net, (3) depreciation and amortization expense, (4) amortization of customer relationship intangibles and trademarks, (5) expenses related to the RSI acquisition and the subsequent restructuring charges that the Company incurred related to the acquisition, (6) non-recurring restructuring charges, (7) stock-based compensation expense, (8) gain/loss on asset disposals, (9) change in fair value of foreign exchange forward contracts and (10) net gain on debt forgiveness and modification.  We believe Adjusted EBITDA, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP measures, is useful for investors because management uses Adjusted EBITDA in evaluating the performance of our business.

We define Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net sales.

Free cash flow

To better understand trends in our business, we believe that it is helpful to subtract amounts for capital expenditures consisting of cash payments for property, plant and equipment and cash payments for investments in displays from cash flows from continuing operations which is how we define free cash flow.  Management believes this measure gives investors an additional perspective on cash flow from operating activities in excess of amounts required for reinvestment.  It also provides a measure of our ability to repay our debt obligations.

Net leverage

Net leverage is a performance measure that we believe provides investors a more complete understanding of our leverage position and borrowing capacity after factoring in cash and cash equivalents that eventually could be used to repay outstanding debt.

We define net leverage as net debt (total debt less cash and cash equivalents) divided by the trailing 12 months Adjusted EBITDA.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures and the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are set forth on the following tables:

Reconciliation of Adjusted Non-GAAP Financial Measures to the GAAP Equivalents








Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



April 30


April 30

(in thousands)


2020


2019


2020


2019










Net income (GAAP)


$

13,013



$

22,024



$

74,861



$

83,688


Add back:









      Income tax expense


3,945



6,790



25,687



27,200


      Interest expense, net


6,579



8,448



29,027



35,652


      Depreciation and amortization expense


12,901



11,912



49,513



45,446


      Amortization of customer relationship intangibles

and trademarks


12,250



12,250



49,000



49,000


EBITDA (Non-GAAP)


$

48,688



$

61,424



$

228,088



$

240,986


Add back:









      Acquisition and restructuring related expenses (1)


250



116



221



4,118


      Change in fair value of foreign exchange forward contracts (2)


1,346



291



1,102




      Net gain on debt forgiveness and modification (3)




(95)





(5,266)


      Stock-based compensation expense


867



750



3,989



3,040


      Loss on asset disposal


2,279



1,312



2,629



1,973


Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)


$

53,430



$

63,798



$

236,029



$

244,851











Net Sales


$

399,197



$

407,399



$

1,650,333



$

1,645,319


Adjusted EBITDA margin (Non-GAAP)


13.4

%


15.7

%


14.3

%


14.9

%



(1)

Acquisition and restructuring related expenses are comprised of expenses related to the acquisition of RSI Home Products, Inc., the subsequent restructuring charges that the Company incurred related to the acquisition and restructuring charges incurred related to COVID-19.

(2)

In the normal course of business the Company is subject to risk from adverse fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.  The Company manages these risks through the use of foreign exchange forward contracts.  The changes in the fair value of the forward contracts are recorded in other expense (income) in the operating results.

(3)

The Company had loans and interest forgiven relating to four separate economic development loans totaling $0.1 million and$5.5 million, for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019, respectively, and the Company incurred $0.3 million in loan modification expense in connection with an amendment to the credit agreement during fiscal year 2019.

 

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income








Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



April 30


April 30

(in thousands, except share data)


2020


2019


2020


2019










Net income (GAAP)


$

13,013



$

22,024



$

74,861



$

83,688


Add back:









      Acquisition and restructuring related expenses


250



116



221



4,118


      Amortization of customer relationship intangibles and trademarks


12,250



12,250



49,000



49,000


      Net gain on debt forgiveness and modification




(95)





(5,266)


      Tax benefit of add backs


(2,978)



(2,763)



(12,305)



(11,824)


Adjusted net income (Non-GAAP)


$

22,535



$

31,532



$

111,777



$

119,716











Weighted average diluted shares


16,965,119



16,906,081



16,952,480



17,330,419


Adjusted EPS per diluted share (Non-GAAP)


$

1.33



$

1.87



$

6.59



$

6.91


 

Free Cash Flow






Twelve Months Ended



April 30



2020


2019






Cash provided by operating activities


$

177,542



$

190,845


Less: Capital expenditures (1)


40,739



39,385


Free cash flow


$

136,803



$

151,460




(1)

Capital expenditures consist of cash payments for property, plant and equipment and cash payments for investments in displays.  During fiscal 2020 and 2019, approximately $0.6 million and $6.7 million, respectively, in cash outflows were incurred related to the new company headquarters.

 

Net Leverage






Twelve Months
Ended



April 30

(in thousands)


2020




Net income (GAAP)


$

74,861


Add back:



      Income tax expense


25,687


      Interest expense, net


29,027


      Depreciation and amortization expense


49,513


      Amortization of customer relationship intangibles and trademarks


49,000


EBITDA (Non-GAAP)


$

228,088


Add back:



      Acquisition and restructuring related expenses (1)


221


      Change in fair value of foreign exchange forward contracts (2)


1,102


      Stock-based compensation expense


3,989


      Loss on asset disposal


2,629


Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)


$

236,029







As of



April 30



2020

Current maturities of long-term debt


$

2,216


Long-term debt, less current maturities


594,921


Total debt


597,137


Less: cash and cash equivalents


(97,059)


Net debt


$

500,078





Net leverage (3)


2.12




(1)

Acquisition and restructuring related expenses are comprised of expenses related to the acquisition of RSI Home Products, Inc., the subsequent restructuring charges that the Company incurred related to the acquisition and restructuring charges incurred related to COVID-19.

(2)

In the normal course of business the Company is subject to risk from adverse fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.  The Company manages these risks through the use of foreign exchange forward contracts.  The changes in the fair value of the forward contracts are recorded in other expense (income) in the operating results.

(3)

Net debt divided by Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended April 30, 2020.

 

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