Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:APOG) today announced fiscal 2014 third-quarter results. Apogee provides distinctive solutions for enclosing commercial buildings and framing art.
FY14 THIRD QUARTER VS. PRIOR-YEAR PERIOD
“Apogee recorded another solid quarter, with growth in revenues and earnings per share, and positive free cash flow,” said Joseph F. Puishys, Apogee chief executive officer. “At the same time, we used cash to acquire a leader in the Canadian storefront and entrance market with approximately C$60 million in annual revenues, supporting our growth strategies that include a focus on new international geographies and new product introductions.
“Revenues were up 5 percent in the quarter, and all segments have grown year to date,” he said. “We’ve maintained our backlog level, and more importantly, are seeing growth in our pipeline of project commitments and awards, as well as continued strong bidding activity as our markets begin to improve.
“Our operating income growth of 11 percent was driven by improved mix and productivity in the Architectural Glass segment, and increasing margins and good project execution in the Architectural Services segment, which returned to profitability,” said Puishys. “In addition, the Architectural Framing Systems segment earnings increased slightly as it absorbed acquisition integration costs. In the Large-Scale Optical segment, a good mix was offset by promotional activities and some increased manufacturing costs.”
FY14 THIRD-QUARTER SEGMENT AND OPERATING RESULTS VS. PRIOR-YEAR PERIOD
Architectural Framing Systems
Large-Scale Optical Technologies
“We expect a strong performance in the fourth quarter, with our fiscal 2014 full-year earnings per share outlook narrowed to $0.95 to $1.00 on 10 to 11 percent revenue growth, including the acquisitions,” said Puishys. “We have a healthy backlog of work at improving margins scheduled for the fourth quarter, and a strong, growing pipeline of project commitments and awards.
“In fiscal 2014, we again expect to outperform domestic commercial construction market growth by several percentage points,” Puishys said. “The outlook for U.S. commercial construction markets in fiscal 2014, based on Apogee’s lag to McGraw-Hill forecasts for the segments we serve, is for modest market growth.
“We expect that capital spending for fiscal 2014 will be approximately $45 million as we invest for growth, productivity and product development capabilities,” he said. “We expect to be free cash flow positive after this level of investments.” He added that the fiscal 2014 gross margin is anticipated to be approximately 22 percent.
“I believe that our strategies to grow through new geographies, new products and new markets will allow Apogee to reach $1 billion in revenues by the end of fiscal 2016,” Puishys said. “At the same time, we believe we can achieve 10 percent operating margin in this timeframe, in part through our focus on productivity and operational improvements.”
TELECONFERENCE AND SIMULTANEOUS WEBCAST
Apogee will host a teleconference and webcast at 9 a.m. Central Time tomorrow, December 19. To participate in the teleconference, call 1-866-700-6067 toll free or 617-213-8834 international, access code 40396396. The replay will be available from noon Central Time on December 19 through midnight Central Time on Friday, January 3, 2014, by calling 1-888-286-8010 toll free, access code 77952791. To listen to the live conference call over the internet, go to the Apogee web site at http://www.apog.com and click on “investor relations” and then the webcast link at the top of that page. The webcast also will be archived on the company’s web site.
ABOUT APOGEE ENTERPRISES
Apogee Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass products and services. The company is organized in four segments, with three of the segments serving the commercial construction market:
USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this news release also contains non-GAAP financial measures. Specifically, Apogee has presented free cash flow and non-cash working capital. Free cash flow is defined as net cash flow provided by operating activities, minus capital expenditures. Non-cash working capital is defined as current assets, excluding cash and short-term available for sale securities, short-term restricted investments and current portion of long-term debt, less current liabilities. Apogee believes that use of these non-GAAP financial measures enhances communications as they provide more transparency into management’s performance with respect to cash and current assets and liabilities. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to, the reported operating results or cash flows from operations or any other measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
The discussion above contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements reflect Apogee management’s expectations or beliefs as of the date of this release. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All forward-looking statements are qualified by factors that may affect the operating results of the company, including the following: (A) operational risks: i) the cyclical nature and market conditions of the North American and Latin American commercial construction industries, which impact our three architectural segments; ii) consumer confidence and the conditions of the U.S. economy, which impact our large-scale optical segment; iii) actions of competitors or new market entrants; iv) ability to fully and efficiently utilize production capacity; v) product performance, reliability, execution or quality problems; vi) installation project management issues that could result in losses on individual contracts; vii) changes in consumer and customer preference, or architectural trends and building codes; and viii) dependence on a relatively small number of customers in certain business segments; (B) financial risks: i) revenue and operating results that are volatile; and ii) financial market disruption, which could impact company, customer and supplier credit availability; (C) self-insurance risk related to a material product liability or other event for which the company is liable; (D) cost of compliance with environmental regulations; (E) potential impact on financial results if one or more senior executives were no longer active with the company; and (F) integration of two recent acquisitions. The company cautions investors that actual future results could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, and that other factors may in the future prove to be important in affecting the company’s results of operations. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors, nor can it assess the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or a combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. For a more detailed explanation of the foregoing and other risks and uncertainties, see Item 1A of the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 2, 2013.
|Apogee Enterprises, Inc. & Subsidiaries|
|Consolidated Condensed Statement of Income|
|Weeks Ended||Weeks Ended||%||Weeks Ended||Weeks Ended||%|
|Dollar amounts in thousands, except for per share amounts||November 30, 2013||December 1, 2012||Change||November 30, 2013||December 1, 2012||Change|
|Cost of goods sold||156,042||148,176||5%||438,719||411,038||7%|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||30,681||30,829||0%||90,129||88,170||2%|
|Other income, net||107||198||-46%||72||609||-88%|
|Earnings before income taxes||12,792||11,532||11%||27,872||21,515||30%|
|Income tax expense||3,124||3,480||-10%||7,924||6,800||17%|
|Earnings per share - basic||$0.34||$0.29||17%||$0.70||$0.53||32%|
|Average common shares outstanding||28,483,460||28,028,700||2%||28,439,421||27,912,842||2%|
|Earnings per share - diluted||$0.33||$0.28||18%||$0.68||$0.52||31%|
Average common and common equivalent shares outstanding
|Cash dividends per common share||$0.0900||$0.0900||0%||$0.2700||$0.2700||0%|
|Business Segments Information|
|Weeks Ended||Weeks Ended||%||Weeks Ended||Weeks Ended||%|
|November 30, 2013||December 1, 2012||Change||November 30, 2013||December 1, 2012||Change|
|Architectural Framing Systems||58,981||51,605||14%||152,877||146,182||5%|
|Operating income (loss)|
|Architectural Framing Systems||5,782||5,573||4%||13,026||14,735||-12%|
|Corporate and other||(1,125||)||(984||)||-14%||(3,299||)||(2,717||)||-21%|
|Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets|
|November 30,||March 2,|
|Net property, plant and equipment||175,831||168,948|
|Liabilities and shareholders' equity|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$545,413||$520,141|
|N/M = Not meaningful|
|Apogee Enterprises, Inc. & Subsidiaries|
|Consolidated Condensed Statement of Cash Flows|
|Weeks Ended||Weeks Ended|
|Dollar amounts in thousands||November 30, 2013||December 1, 2012|
|Depreciation and amortization||19,576||19,817|
|Proceeds from new markets tax credit transaction, net of deferred costs||7,752||-|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities||(2,526||)||(14,958||)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||42,706||22,921|
|Proceeds on sale of property||733||48|
|Acquisition of businesses and intangibles, net of cash acquired||(52,806||)||(15||)|
|Net sales (purchases) of restricted investments||2,768||(4,752||)|
|Net sales (purchases) of marketable securities||23,617||(13,915||)|
|Investments in life insurance||-||(1,451||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(42,943||)||(41,350||)|
|Proceeds from issuance of debt||-||10,000|
|Payments on debt||(10,068||)||(125||)|
|Shares withheld for taxes, net of stock issued to employees||(961||)||(261||)|
|Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities||(17,234||)||1,669|
|Decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(17,471||)||(16,760||)|
|Effect of exchange rates on cash||(443||)||151|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year||37,767||54,027|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$19,853||$37,418|