Quanex Building Products Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results and Increases Full Year 2016 Guidance

Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES


Operational Efficiencies Continue to Drive Margin Expansion 
Leverage Profile Improves Further

HOUSTON, May 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) (“Quanex” or the “Company”) today announced its results for the quarter ended April 30, 2016.

Second Quarter 2016 Highlights

  • Net sales increased 62% to $229.5 million compared to $142.0 million in Q2 2015
  • Net income increased 72% to $3.9 million compared to $2.3 million in Q2 2015
  • Adjusted EBITDA more than doubled to $24.3 million (11% margin) versus $11.6 million (8% margin) in Q2 2015
  • Year-to-date cash provided by operating activities increased 643% to $24.6 million compared to the same period last year
  • All borrowings under Asset-Based Lending facility were repaid as of April 30, 2016

Bill Griffiths, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “In line with our expectations and guidance, our legacy window component business in the U.S. grew 6% during the first half of our fiscal year, excluding the impact of certain eliminated products, price changes and raw material pass through adjustments.  In addition, our ongoing focus on margin expansion through operational efficiency gains continues to be effective, as EBITDA margins improved by approximately 250 basis points this quarter.  As a result, we are increasing guidance for 2016 to more accurately reflect our current expectations.  We also made further progress towards the goal of improving our leverage ratio to under 2.5x by the end of this fiscal year, and we remain confident in our ability to do so.”

Second Quarter 2016 Results Summary

  Three Months Ended April 30, 2016 Three Months Ended April 30, 2015
  Results     Results    
  Before   Adjusted Before   Adjusted
(In thousands, except per share data) Adjustments Adjustments Results Adjustments Adjustments Results
Net sales $  229,460  $  -   $  229,460  $  141,970  $  -   $  141,970 
Cost of sales (1)    176,497     (90)    176,407     110,812     -      110,812 
Selling, general and administrative (2)    28,591     212     28,803     19,638     (106)    19,532 
EBITDA    24,372     (122)    24,250     11,520     106     11,626 
Depreciation and amortization    13,816     -      13,816     7,831     -      7,831 
Operating income (loss)    10,556     (122)    10,434     3,689     106     3,795 
Interest expense    (5,633)    -      (5,633)    (145)    -      (145)
Other, net (3)    848     (835)    13     (115)    126     11 
Income (loss) before income taxes    5,771     (957)    4,814     3,429     232     3,661 
Income tax (expense) benefit    (1,836)    304     (1,532)    (1,135)    (77)    (1,212)
Income (loss) from continuing operations $  3,935  $  (653) $  3,282  $  2,294  $  155  $  2,449 
             
Diluted Earnings Per Share $  0.11    $  0.10  $  0.07    $  0.07 
             
(1) Cost of sales adjustments relate solely to purchase price accounting inventory step-up impact from HL Plastics acquisition. 
(2) Selling, general and administrative adjustments are for acquisition related transaction costs. 
(3) Other, net adjustments relate to foreign currency transaction gains (losses). 
 

Net sales increased by $87.5 million to $229.5 million during the three months ended April 30, 2016, compared to the three months ended April 30, 2015.  The increase was driven by revenue generated from the acquisitions of HL Plastics and Woodcraft Industries in 2015 coupled with continued volume growth in all other reporting segments, partially offset by foreign exchange translation impact.  (See Sales Analysis table for additional information)

The Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $24.3 million for the quarter, compared to $11.6 million during the same quarter of 2015.  Margin expansion continues due to the successful implementation of several ongoing operational initiatives that are designed to reduce costs while improving productivity.  For its “legacy” U.S. windows components business, the Company realized EBITDA margin improvements of approximately 200 basis points during the three months ended April 30, 2016, and approximately 400 basis points for the six months ended April 30, 2016.  (See Non-GAAP Financial Measure Disclosure table and Selected Segment Data table for additional information)

Quanex’s leverage ratio of Net Debt to LTM Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA improved to 2.6x.  This leverage ratio uses LTM Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure that, in accordance with the Company’s credit facility, assumes the acquisitions of HL Plastics and Woodcraft Industries occurred at a date prior to the actual date of acquisition, and thus includes pro forma adjustments to calculate the trailing twelve months of EBITDA including the HL Plastics and Woodcraft Industries acquisitions.  (See Non-GAAP Financial Measure Disclosure table for additional information)

Fiscal 2016 Guidance Update

The guidance update incorporates Quanex’s year-to-date results and reflects management’s current expectations for the full year.  The Company updated net sales guidance to $965 – $975 million, which is unchanged at 5% to 6% pro forma growth year-over-year, but now incorporates the Company’s latest estimates for the expected impact of foreign exchange translation based on current exchange rates.  Quanex increased Adjusted EBITDA guidance to $117 - $121 million, as compared to previous guidance provided in December 2015 of $112 - $120 million. 

        
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Fiscal 2016E 
  Estimates     
  Before 1H16  Adjusted 
(In millions, except per share data) Adjustments Adjustments  Guidance 
Net sales $965 - $975  -  $965 - $975 
EBITDA (1) $110 - $114 $7  $117 - $121 
Depreciation and amortization $53   -  $53  
Operating income (loss) $57 - $61 $7  $64 - $68 
Interest expense ($23)  -  ($23) 
Other, net (2) ($2) $2   -  
Income (loss) before income taxes $32 - $36 $9  $41 - $45 
Income tax (expense) benefit ($11) - ($12) ($3) ($14) - ($15) 
Income (loss) from continuing operations $21 - $24 $6  $27 - $30 
        
Diluted Earnings Per Share $0.61 - $0.70   $0.78 - $0.87 
        
(1) EBITDA adjustments for transaction costs and purchase price accounting inventory step-up impact from acquisitions. 
(2) Other, net adjustments relate to foreign currency transaction gains (losses).  
  

Recent Events

The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share on Quanex’s common stock, payable June 30, 2016, to shareholders of record on June 15, 2016.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The Company has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. CT). To participate in the conference call dial (877) 388-2139 for domestic callers and (541) 797-2983 for international callers, in both cases using the conference passcode 93625878, and ask for the Quanex call a few minutes prior to the start time.  A link to the live audio webcast will also be available on the Company’s website at http://www.quanex.com in the Investors section under Presentations & Events.  A telephonic replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the live broadcast ends and will be accessible through June 8, 2016.  To access the replay dial (855) 859-2056 for domestic callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers, in both cases referencing conference passcode 93625878. 

About Quanex

Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry.  Quanex designs and produces energy-efficient fenestration products in addition to kitchen and bath cabinet components.

Non-GAAP Terminology Definitions and Disclaimers

Each of the Non-GAAP measures discussed in this Press Release are defined below.  More information and reconciliations related to each of these measures can be found in the tables that accompany this Press Release.

EBITDA for each reported period is defined as net income or loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and other, net.

Adjusted EBITDA for each reported period is defined as EBITDA excluding transaction costs and purchase price accounting adjustments related to inventory step-ups. 

LTM Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA is defined as Adjusted EBITDA for the past twelve months, assuming that the acquisitions of HL Plastics and Woodcraft Industries occurred at a date prior to the actual date of acquisition and thus includes pro forma adjustments to calculate the trailing twelve months of EBITDA including the HL Plastics and Woodcraft Industries acquisitions.  These adjustment items are not historical in nature and therefore cannot be reconciled to a comparable GAAP measure.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements that use the words “estimated,” “expect,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “will,” “might,” or similar words reflecting future expectations or beliefs are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, future operating results of Quanex, the future financial condition of Quanex, future uses of cash and other expenditures, expenses and tax rates, expectations relating to the Company’s industry, and Quanex’s future growth, including any guidance discussed in this press release.  Guidance is a forward-looking estimate of performance and may not be indicative of actual results.  The statements and guidance set forth in this release are based on current expectations. Actual results or events may differ materially from this release. Factors that could impact future results may include, without limitation, the effect of both domestic and global economic conditions, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the availability and cost of raw materials, and customer demand. For a more complete discussion of factors that may affect the Company’s future performance, please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, under the sections entitled “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors,” and in Quanex’s other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.  Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and Quanex Building Products Corporation undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events.

  
QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS CORPORATION
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
          
  Three Months Ended April 30, Six Months Ended April 30, 
   2016   2015   2016   2015  
          
Net sales $  229,460  $  141,970  $  430,928  $  269,863  
Cost of sales    176,497     110,812     335,845     216,616  
Selling, general and administrative    28,591     19,638     59,879     39,134  
Depreciation and amortization    13,816     7,831     26,786     16,039  
Operating income (loss)    10,556     3,689     8,418     (1,926) 
Interest expense    (5,633)    (145)    (12,124)    (286) 
Other, net    848     (115)    (1,513)    (266) 
Income (loss) before income taxes    5,771     3,429     (5,219)    (2,478) 
Income tax (expense) benefit    (1,836)    (1,135)    1,905     1,678  
Income (loss) from continuing operations    3,935     2,294     (3,314)    (800) 
Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes    -      -      -      23  
Net income (loss) $  3,935  $  2,294  $  (3,314) $  (777) 
          
Income (loss) per common share:         
From continuing operations $  0.12  $  0.07  $  (0.10) $  (0.02) 
From discontinued operations $  -   $  -   $  -   $  -   
          
Diluted income (loss) per common share:         
From continuing operations $  0.11  $  0.07  $  (0.10) $  (0.02) 
From discontinued operations $  -   $  -   $  -   $  -   
          
Weighted average common shares outstanding:         
Basic    33,873     33,621     33,818     34,362  
Diluted    34,449     34,166     33,818     34,362  
          
Cash dividends per share $  0.04  $  0.04  $  0.08  $  0.08  
          

 

QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS CORPORATION
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
      
  April 30, 2016 October 31, 2015 
ASSETS     
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents $  29,001  $  23,125  
Accounts receivable, net    83,734     64,080  
Inventories, net     97,338     63,029  
Prepaid and other current assets    11,829     7,992  
Total current assets    221,902     158,226  
Property, plant and equipment, net    201,657     140,672  
Deferred income taxes    -      8,783  
Goodwill     240,592     129,770  
Intangible assets, net    171,866     120,810  
Other assets    15,400     8,529  
Total assets $  851,417  $  566,790  
      
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY     
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable $  51,822  $  47,778  
Accrued liabilities    44,245     37,364  
Income taxes payable    1,196     747  
Current maturities of long-term debt    5,260     2,359  
Total current liabilities    102,523     88,248  
Long-term debt    304,090     55,041  
Deferred pension and postretirement benefits    7,360     5,701  
Deferred income tax liabilities    24,369     -   
Other liabilities    23,062     22,505  
Total liabilities    461,404     171,495  
Stockholders’ equity:         
Common stock    376     376  
Additional paid-in-capital    252,712     250,937  
Retained earnings    215,635     222,138  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (15,771)    (10,049) 
Treasury stock at cost    (62,939)    (68,107) 
Total stockholders’ equity    390,013     395,295  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $  851,417  $  566,790  
          

 

QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS CORPORATION
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW  
(In thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
     
 Six Months Ended April 30, 
  2016   2015  
Operating activities:    
Net loss$  (3,314) $  (777) 
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization   26,786     16,039  
Stock-based compensation   3,830     2,329  
Deferred income tax   (4,253)    (2,963) 
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation   (1)    (60) 
Other, net   1,503     (447) 
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions and dispositions:        
Decrease in accounts receivable   3,059     4,553  
Increase in inventory   (5,181)    (6,047) 
(Increase) decrease in other current assets   (1,527)    601  
Decrease in accounts payable   (157)    (5,799) 
Decrease in accrued liabilities   (1,769)    (5,253) 
Increase in income taxes payable   3,394     260  
Increase in deferred pension and postretirement benefits   1,659     1,201  
Increase (decrease) in other long-term liabilities   695     (128) 
Other, net   (136)    (201) 
Cash provided by operating activities   24,588     3,308  
Investing activities:    
Net proceeds from sale of discontinued operations   -     -  
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (245,904)    -  
Capital expenditures   (17,419)    (13,381) 
Proceeds from property insurance claim   -     513  
Proceeds from disposition of capital assets   935     202  
Cash used for investing activities   (262,388)    (12,666) 
Financing activities:    
Borrowings under credit facility   332,800     -   
Repayments of credit facility borrowings   (79,775)    -   
Debt issuance costs   (8,713)    -   
Repayments of other long-term debt   (1,165)    (148) 
Common stock dividends paid   (2,731)    (2,803) 
Issuance of common stock   3,042     4,181  
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation   1     60  
Purchase of treasury stock   -     (52,719) 
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities   243,459     (51,429) 
     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   217     433  
     
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   5,876     (60,354) 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   23,125     120,384  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$  29,001  $  60,030  
     


QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS CORPORATION
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE DISCLOSURE
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
             
EBITDA (defined as net income or loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and other, net) and Adjusted EBITDA (defined as net income or loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and other, net, excluding transaction costs and purchase price accounting inventory step-ups) are non-GAAP financial measures that Quanex's management uses to measure its operational performance and assist with financial decision-making.  The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide a consistent basis for comparison between periods, and will assist investors in understanding our financial performance when comparing our results to other investment opportunities. The leverage ratio of Net Debt to LTM Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that Quanex’s management believes is useful to investors and financial analysts in evaluating the Company’s leverage. In addition, with certain limited adjustments, this leverage ratio is the basis for a key covenant in Quanex’s credit agreements.  Net Debt is calculated using the sum of current maturities of long-term debt and long-term debt, minus cash and cash equivalents.  LTM Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that is calculated assuming that the acquisitions of HL Plastics and Woodcraft Industries occurred at a date prior to the actual date of acquisition.  Since pro forma adjustment items to LTM Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA are not historical in nature, a reconciliation to a comparable GAAP measure for purposes of such ratio is not available without unreasonable effort.  Adjusted Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations and Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) from Continuing Operations are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain charges and credits because the Company believes that such items are not indicative of its core operating results, are not indicative of trends, and do not provide meaningful comparisons with other reporting periods.  Quanex believes the presented non-GAAP measures provide a consistent basis for comparison between periods, and will assist investors in understanding our financial performance when comparing our results to other investment opportunities.  The presented non-GAAP measures may not be the same as those used by other companies.  The Company does not intend for this information to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other measures prepared in accordance with US GAAP.
             
  Three Months Ended April 30, 2016 Three Months Ended April 30, 2015
  Results     Results    
  Before   Adjusted Before   Adjusted
  Adjustments Adjustments Results Adjustments Adjustments Results
Net sales $  229,460  $  -   $  229,460  $  141,970  $  -   $  141,970 
Cost of sales (1)    176,497     (90)    176,407     110,812     -      110,812 
Selling, general and administrative (2)    28,591     212     28,803     19,638     (106)    19,532 
EBITDA    24,372     (122)    24,250     11,520     106     11,626 
Depreciation and amortization    13,816     -      13,816     7,831     -      7,831 
Operating income (loss)    10,556     (122)    10,434     3,689     106     3,795 
Interest expense    (5,633)    -      (5,633)    (145)    -      (145)
Other, net (3)    848     (835)    13     (115)    126     11 
Income (loss) before income taxes    5,771     (957)    4,814     3,429     232     3,661 
Income tax (expense) benefit    (1,836)    304     (1,532)    (1,135)    (77)    (1,212)
Income (loss) from continuing operations $  3,935  $  (653) $  3,282  $  2,294  $  155  $  2,449 
             
Diluted Earnings Per Share $  0.11    $  0.10  $  0.07    $  0.07 
             
  Six Months Ended April 30, 2016 Six Months Ended April 30, 2015
  Results     Results    
  Before   Adjusted Before   Adjusted
  Adjustments Adjustments Results Adjustments Adjustments Results
Net sales $  430,928  $  -   $  430,928  $  269,863  $  -   $  269,863 
Cost of sales (1)    335,845     (2,571)    333,274     216,616     -      216,616 
Selling, general and administrative (2)    59,879     (4,878)    55,001     39,134     (106)    39,028 
EBITDA    35,204     7,449     42,653     14,113     106     14,219 
Depreciation and amortization    26,786     -      26,786     16,039     -      16,039 
Operating income (loss)    8,418     7,449     15,867     (1,926)    106     (1,820)
Interest expense    (12,124)    -      (12,124)    (286)    -      (286)
Other, net (3)    (1,513)    1,640     127     (266)    308     42 
Income (loss) before income taxes    (5,219)    9,089     3,870     (2,478)    414     (2,064)
Income tax (expense) benefit    1,905     (3,318)    (1,413)    1,678     (280)    1,398 
Income (loss) from continuing operations $  (3,314) $  5,771  $  2,457  $  (800) $  134  $  (666)
             
Diluted Earnings Per Share $  (0.10)   $  0.07  $  (0.02)   $  (0.02)
             
(1) Cost of sales adjustments relate solely to purchase price accounting inventory step-up impact from HL Plastics and Woodcraft Industries acquisitions.
(2) Selling, general and administrative adjustments are for acquisition related transaction costs.
(3) Other, net adjustments relate to foreign currency transaction gains (losses).
 


 

QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS CORPORATION 
SELECTED SEGMENT DATA  
(In thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
            
This table provides operating income (loss), EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA by reportable segment.  Non-operating expense and income tax expense are not allocated to the reportable segments.  For a reconciliation of net income to operating income (loss), see Non-GAAP Financial Measure Disclosure table. 
            
  NA Engineered EU Engineered NA Cabinet Unallocated    
  Components Components Components Corp & Other Total 
Three months ended April 30, 2016           
Net sales $  134,519  $  36,965  $  59,555  $  (1,579) $  229,460  
Cost of sales    101,193     25,518     50,801     (1,015)    176,497  
Operating income (loss)    9,723     3,167     396     (2,730)    10,556  
Depreciation and amortization    7,153     2,393     4,129     141     13,816  
EBITDA    16,876     5,560     4,525     (2,589)    24,372  
Transaction related costs    -      -      -      (212)    (212) 
PPA-Inventory Step-up    -      90     -      -      90  
Adjusted EBITDA  $  16,876  $  5,650  $  4,525  $  (2,801) $  24,250  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin %  13%  15%  8%    11% 
                      
Three months ended April 30, 2015                     
Net sales $  130,910  $  12,125  $  -   $  (1,065) $  141,970  
Cost of sales    102,332     9,102     -      (622)    110,812  
Operating income (loss)    6,491     545     -      (3,347)    3,689  
Depreciation and amortization    7,247     391     -      193     7,831  
EBITDA    13,738     936     -      (3,154)    11,520  
Transaction related costs    -      -      -      106     106  
Adjusted EBITDA  $  13,738  $  936  $  -   $  (3,048) $  11,626  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin %  10%  8%  0%    8% 
            
Six months ended April 30, 2016           
Net sales $  255,567  $  70,033  $  108,080  $  (2,752) $  430,928  
Cost of sales    194,921     49,165     93,340     (1,581)    335,845  
Operating income (loss)    15,240     4,519     (895)    (10,446)    8,418  
Depreciation and amortization    14,361     4,851     7,274     300     26,786  
EBITDA    29,601     9,370     6,379     (10,146)    35,204  
Transaction related costs    -      -      -      4,878     4,878  
PPA-Inventory Step-up    -      284     2,287     -      2,571  
Adjusted EBITDA  $  29,601  $  9,654  $  8,666  $  (5,268) $  42,653  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin %  12%  14%  8%    10% 
            
Six months ended April 30, 2015           
Net sales $  248,741  $  23,307  $  -   $  (2,185) $  269,863  
Cost of sales    200,243     17,551     -      (1,178)    216,616  
Operating income (loss)    4,310     712     -      (6,948)    (1,926) 
Depreciation and amortization    14,549     812     -      678     16,039  
EBITDA    18,859     1,524     -      (6,270)    14,113  
Transaction related costs    -      -      -      106     106  
Adjusted EBITDA  $  18,859  $  1,524  $  -   $  (6,164) $  14,219  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin %  8%  7%  0%    5% 
            

 

QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS CORPORATION
 
SALES ANALYSIS  
(In thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
            
  Sales Bridge for Three Months Ended April 30, 2016 
  NA Engineered EU Engineered NA Cabinet Unallocated   
  Components Components Components Corporate & Other Consolidated 
            
Net sales, three months ended April 30, 2015 $  130,910  $  12,125  $  -   $  (1,065) $  141,970  
Market volume    7,477     688     -      (514)    7,651  
Eliminated products    (953)  -        -      -      (953) 
Price changes    (563)    (556)    -      -      (1,119) 
Foreign currency impacts    -      (134)    -      -      (134) 
Mergers & acquisitions    -      24,842     59,555     -      84,397  
Raw material pass through adjustments    (2,352)  -        -      -      (2,352) 
Net Sales, three months ended April 30, 2016 $  134,519  $  36,965  $  59,555  $  (1,579) $  229,460  
            
  Sales Bridge for Six Months Ended April 30, 2016 
  NA Engineered EU Engineered NA Cabinet Unallocated   
  Components Components Components Corporate & Other Consolidated 
            
Net sales, six months ended April 30, 2015 $  248,741  $  23,307  $  -   $  (2,185) $  269,863  
Market volume    15,021     2,167     -      (567)    16,621  
Eliminated products    (3,417)    -      -      -      (3,417) 
Price changes    (753)    (986)    -      -      (1,739) 
Foreign currency impacts    -      (1,184)    -      -      (1,184) 
Mergers & acquisitions    -      46,729     108,080     -      154,809  
Raw material pass through adjustments    (4,025)    -      -      -      (4,025) 
Net Sales, six months ended April 30, 2016 $  255,567  $  70,033  $  108,080  $  (2,752) $  430,928  
            


                    

        

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