Masonite International Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results; Provides 2020 Outlook

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Masonite International Corporation (“Masonite” or “the Company”) (NYSE: DOOR) today announced results for the three months and full year ended December 29, 2019.

Business Highlights

Fourth Quarter 2019 versus Fourth Quarter 2018

  • Net sales increased 1% to $531 million versus $528 million.
  • Net income attributable to the Company decreased to $2 million from $12 million. Net income includes charges of $12 million related to our previously announced restructuring plans and a $4 million pension settlement charge.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* increased to $62 million from $58 million.

Full Year 2019 versus Full Year 2018

  • Net sales were $2.18 billion, approximately flat compared to $2.17 billion in the prior year.
  • Net income attributable to the Company decreased to $45 million from $93 million. Net income includes charges of $32 million related to our previously announced restructuring plans, $11 million related to debt extinguishment costs and a $4 million pension settlement charge.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* increased to $283 million from $268 million.
  • Repurchased $60 million of common shares.

“I am pleased that we finished the year strong, with adjusted EBITDA* margin expansion for the fourth consecutive quarter and year-on-year net sales turning positive in the quarter,” said Howard Heckes, President and CEO. “The organization’s focus on continuous improvement has allowed us to largely offset higher operational expenses and the impact of tariffs and deliver on our margin improvement initiatives. As we enter 2020, we remain committed to service and quality excellence as we begin to focus on Doors That Do More.”

Fourth Quarter 2019 Discussion

Net sales increased 1% to $531 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, from $528 million in the comparable period of 2018. The growth in net sales was a result of a 5% increase in average unit price (AUP), partially offset by a 3% decrease in base volumes and a 1% decrease in sales volume from the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures. Foreign exchange had no impact on net sales in the quarter.

  • North American Residential net sales were $359 million, a 3% increase over the fourth quarter of 2018, driven by a 4% increase in AUP and a 1% increase in sales volume from the BWI acquisition. These increases were partially offset by a 2% decrease in base volume due to inventory management at our retail customers.
  • Europe net sales were $80 million, an 11% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2018, due to a 9% volume decline from the divestiture of non-core businesses, an 8% decrease in base volumes and a 1% negative impact from foreign exchange. These decreases were partially offset by 6% higher AUP and a 1% increase in the sale of components and other products.
  • Architectural net sales were $86 million, a 4% increase from the fourth quarter of 2018, driven by 8% higher AUP. These gains were partially offset by a 2% decrease in base volume and 2% lower sales of components and other products.

Total company gross profit increased 16% to $111 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, from $95 million in the comparable period of 2018. Gross profit margin increased 290 basis points to 20.9%, driven by higher AUP and operational productivity, partially offset by the impact of lower volume and higher material costs due to tariffs.

Selling, general and administration expenses (SG&A) of $77 million were up $15 million, or 25%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily driven by higher personnel costs, including incentive compensation, and additional legal costs and professional fees. SG&A as a percentage of net sales was 14.4%, a 270 basis point increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.

Masonite had $2 million of net income in the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $11 million from the prior year, primarily due to a $12 million charge related to previously announced restructuring plans. Adjusted EBITDA* increased to $62 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 from $58 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Diluted earnings per share were $0.06 in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $0.46 in the comparable 2018 period. Diluted adjusted earnings per share* were $0.69 in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $0.68 in the comparable 2018 period. Diluted adjusted earnings per share excludes the impact of $12 million in charges, related to previously announced restructuring plans, and $4 million related to a pension settlement.

Masonite repurchased 22,110 of its common shares in the fourth quarter, at an average price of $70.77.

Full Year Discussion

Net sales were $2,177 million in the year ended December 29, 2019, essentially flat compared to $2,170 million in the comparable period of 2018. The flat net sales were the result of a 5% increase in AUP and a 2% increase in sales volume from the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, which were offset by a 5% decrease in base volumes, a 1% negative impact from foreign exchange and lower sales of components and other products.

  • North American Residential net sales were $1,466 million, a 1% increase over 2018, driven primarily by a 5% increase in AUP and incremental sales volume of 3% from the BWI acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2018. These increases were partially offset by a 6% decrease in base volumes, a less than 1% negative impact from foreign exchange and a less than 1% decline in the sale of components and other products.
  • Europe net sales were $322 million, a 13% decrease from 2018, due to an 8% decrease in sales volume from the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, a 4% negative impact from foreign exchange, a 4% decline in base volumes and a less than 1% decline in the sale of components and other products. The declines were partially offset by a 4% increase in AUP.
  • Architectural net sales were $365 million, a 13% increase from 2018, driven by a 7% increase in sales volume from acquisitions and a 6% increase in AUP.

Total company gross profit increased 10% to $478 million in 2019, from $435 million in the comparable period of 2018. Gross profit margin increased 180 basis points to 21.9% in 2019, due to higher AUP and improved operational performance, partially offset by the impact of lower volume and higher material costs, primarily due to tariffs, and higher manufacturing wages and benefits.

Selling, general and administration expenses (SG&A) of $311 million were up $44 million, or 17%, compared to 2018. The increase was driven by higher personnel costs, including incentive compensation, additional costs from acquisitions, including resources to facilitate integration, and other expenses, including higher depreciation and amortization and losses related to the divestiture of a non-core business. SG&A as a percentage of net sales was 14.3%, a 200 basis point increase from 2018.

Net income attributable to Masonite decreased to $45 million from $93 million in 2018, due to costs related to our previously announced restructuring plans, debt extinguishment costs, as well as higher SG&A expenses, as discussed above. Adjusted EBITDA* increased to $283 million from $268 million in 2018.

Diluted earnings per share were $1.75 in the 2019 fiscal year compared to $3.33 in the comparable 2018 period. Diluted adjusted earnings per share* were $3.66 in the 2019 fiscal year compared to $3.68 in the comparable 2018 period. Diluted adjusted earnings per share excludes $49 million in charges related to our previously announced restructuring plans, debt extinguishment costs and a pension settlement.

Masonite repurchased 1,170,925 of its common shares at an average price of $51.20, for $60 million in 2019.

2020 Outlook

The Company expects full-year 2020 net sales growth in the range of 2 to 7 percent, primarily driven by increases in AUP and nominal market growth across all end markets, offset by the negative volume impact of our 2019 divestitures in the UK and the anticipated impact of our previously disclosed North American Residential segment pricing strategy. The Company anticipates a negligible impact from foreign exchange on net sales in 2020.

The Company expects 2020 Adjusted EBITDA* to be in the range of $310 million to $345 million and diluted adjusted earnings per share* of $4.25 to $5.25.

A quantitative reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA* and diluted adjusted earnings per share* to the corresponding GAAP information is not provided for the 2020 outlook because the GAAP measures that are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA* are difficult to predict and are primarily dependent on future uncertainties. Items with future uncertainties include restructuring costs, asset impairments, share based compensation expense and gains/losses on sales of subsidiaries and PP&E.

Masonite Earnings Conference Call

The Company will hold a live conference call and webcast on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, to discuss the 2019 fourth quarter and full year results.

The live audio webcast will begin at 9:00 a.m. EST and can be accessed, together with the presentation, on the Masonite website www.masonite.com. The webcast can be directly accessed at: Q4’19 Earnings Webcast. It is recommended that listeners log-on at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.

Telephone access to the live call will be available at 877-407-8289 (in the U.S.) or by dialing 201-689-8341 (outside U.S.).

A telephone replay will be available approximately one hour following completion of the call through March 4, 2020. To access the replay, please dial 877-660-6853 (in the U.S.) or 201-612-7415 (outside U.S.). Enter Conference ID #13698098.

About Masonite

Masonite International Corporation is a leading global designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation and remodeling; and the non-residential building construction markets. Since 1925, Masonite has provided its customers with innovative products and superior service at compelling values. Masonite currently serves more than 8,500 customers in 60 countries. Additional information about Masonite can be found at www.masonite.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking information and other forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian and/or U.S. securities laws, including our discussion of our 2020 outlook, housing and other markets, and the effects of our restructuring and strategic initiatives. When used in this press release, such forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of such words as “may,” “might,” “could,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “believes,” “outlook,” “predict,” “forecast,” “objective,” “remain,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “potential,” “continue,” “plan,” “project,” “targeting,” or the negative of these terms or other similar terminology.

Forward-looking statements involve significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Masonite, or industry results, to be materially different from any future plans, goals, targets, objectives, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. As a result, such forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, should not be unduly relied upon, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, downward trends in our end markets and in economic conditions; reduced levels of residential new construction; residential repair, renovation and remodeling; and non-residential building construction activity due to increases in mortgage rates, changes in mortgage interest deductions and related tax changes and reduced availability of financing; competition; the continued success of, and our ability to maintain relationships with, certain key customers in light of price increases and customer concentration and consolidation; tariffs and evolving trade policy and friction between the United States and other countries, including China; the impact of anti-dumping and countervailing trade cases; increases in prices of raw materials and fuel; increases in labor costs, the availability of labor, or labor relations (i.e., disruptions, strikes or work stoppages); our ability to manage our operations including anticipating demand for our products, managing disruptions in our operations, managing manufacturing realignments (including related restructuring charges), managing customer credit risk and successful integration of acquisitions; the continuous operation of our information technology and enterprise resource planning systems and management of potential cyber security threats and attacks; our ability to generate sufficient cash flows to fund our capital expenditure requirements, to meet our pension obligations, and to meet our debt service obligations, including our obligations under our senior notes and our ABL Facility; political, economic and other risks that arise from operating a multinational business; uncertainty relating to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union; fluctuating exchange and interest rates; our ability to innovate and keep pace with technological developments; product liability claims and product recalls; retention of key management personnel; limitations on operating our business as a result of covenant restrictions under our existing and future indebtedness, including our senior notes and our ABL Facility; and environmental and other government regulations, including the FCPA, and any changes in such regulations.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Related Information

Our management reviews net sales and Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) to evaluate segment performance and allocate resources. Net assets are not allocated to the reportable segments. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure which does not have a standardized meaning under GAAP and is unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to either net income or operating cash flows determined in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for management’s discretionary use, as it does not include certain cash requirements such as interest payments, tax payments and debt service requirements. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income attributable to Masonite adjusted to exclude the following items: depreciation; amortization; share based compensation expense; loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment; registration and listing fees; restructuring costs; asset impairment; loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries; interest expense (income), net; loss on extinguishment of debt; other expense (income), net; income tax expense (benefit); loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax; and net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest. This definition of Adjusted EBITDA differs from the definitions of EBITDA contained in the indentures governing the 2026 and 2028 Notes and the credit agreement governing the ABL Facility. Adjusted EBITDA, as calculated under our ABL Facility or senior notes would also include, among other things, additional add-backs for amounts related to: cost savings projected by us in good faith to be realized as a result of actions taken or expected to be taken prior to or during the relevant period; fees and expenses in connection with certain plant closures and layoffs; and the amount of any restructuring charges, integration costs or other business optimization expenses or reserve deducted in the relevant period in computing consolidated net income, including any one-time costs incurred in connection with acquisitions. Adjusted EBITDA is used to evaluate and compare the performance of the segments and it is one of the primary measures used to determine employee incentive compensation. Intersegment sales are recorded using market prices. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, from an operations standpoint, provides an appropriate way to measure and assess segment performance. Our management team has established the practice of reviewing the performance of each segment based on the measures of net sales and Adjusted EBITDA. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to users of the consolidated financial statements because it provides the same information that we use internally to evaluate and compare the performance of the segments and it is one of the primary measures used to determine employee incentive compensation.

The tables below set forth reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA to net income attributable to Masonite and Adjusted EPS to diluted earnings per common share for the periods indicated. We are not providing a quantitative reconciliation of our Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted EPS outlook to the corresponding GAAP information because the GAAP measures that we exclude from our Adjusted EBITDA outlook are difficult to predict and are primarily dependent on future uncertainties. Items with future uncertainties include restructuring costs, asset impairments, share based compensation expense and gains/losses on sales of subsidiaries and PP&E.

Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by Net Sales. Management believes this measure provides supplemental information on how successfully we operate our business.

Adjusted EPS is diluted earnings per common share attributable to Masonite (EPS) less restructuring costs, asset impairment charges, loss (gain) on disposal of subsidiaries, loss on extinguishment of debt and other items, if any, that do not relate to Masonite’s underlying business performance (each net of related tax expense (benefit)). Management uses this measure to evaluate the overall performance of the Company and believes this measure provides investors with helpful supplemental information regarding the underlying performance of the Company from period to period. This measure may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies.

MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

SALES RECONCILIATION AND ADJUSTED EBITDA BY REPORTABLE SEGMENT

(In millions of U.S. dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

 

North

American

Residential

Segment

 

Europe

Segment

 

Architectural

Segment

 

Corporate &

Other

 

Consolidated

 

%

Change

Fourth quarter 2018 net sales

$

349.0

 

 

$

89.9

 

 

$

83.0

 

 

$

6.5

 

 

$

528.4

 

 

 

Acquisitions

3.7

 

 

(7.7

)

 

 

 

 

 

(4.0

)

 

(0.8

)%

Base volume

(7.6

)

 

(7.3

)

 

(1.8

)

 

0.7

 

 

(16.0

)

 

(3.0

)%

Average unit price

14.0

 

 

5.1

 

 

6.4

 

 

 

 

25.5

 

 

4.8

%

Other

(0.6

)

 

0.9

 

 

(1.6

)

 

(1.0

)

 

(2.3

)

 

(0.4

)%

Foreign exchange

0.1

 

 

(0.5

)

 

 

 

 

 

(0.4

)

 

(0.1

)%

Fourth quarter 2019 net sales

$

358.6

 

 

$

80.4

 

 

$

86.0

 

 

$

6.2

 

 

$

531.2

 

 

0.5

%

Year over year growth, net sales

2.8

%

 

(10.6

)%

 

3.6

%

 

(4.6

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth quarter 2018 Adjusted EBITDA

$

39.7

 

 

$

10.7

 

 

$

6.9

 

 

$

0.2

 

 

$

57.5

 

 

 

Fourth quarter 2019 Adjusted EBITDA

$

53.9

 

 

$

12.2

 

 

$

6.2

 

 

$

(9.9

)

 

$

62.3

 

 

 

Year over year growth, Adjusted EBITDA

35.8

%

 

14.0

%

 

(10.1

)%

 

nm

 

8.3

%

 

 

 

North

American

Residential

Segment

 

Europe

Segment

 

Architectural

Segment

 

Corporate &

Other

 

Consolidated

 

%

Change

Year to date 2018 net sales

$

1,454.8

 

 

$

369.0

 

 

$

323.5

 

 

$

22.9

 

 

$

2,170.1

 

 

 

Acquisitions

38.9

 

 

(30.3

)

 

24.2

 

 

 

 

32.8

 

 

1.5

%

Base volume

(93.2

)

 

(13.6

)

 

0.4

 

 

0.6

 

 

(105.8

)

 

(4.9

)%

Average unit price

78.5

 

 

13.2

 

 

19.7

 

 

 

 

111.5

 

 

5.1

%

Other

(6.6

)

 

(1.5

)

 

(1.6

)

 

0.5

 

 

(9.1

)

 

(0.4

)%

Foreign exchange

(6.6

)

 

(15.2

)

 

(0.9

)

 

(0.1

)

 

(22.8

)

 

(1.1

)%

Year to date 2019 net sales

$

1,465.8

 

 

$

321.6

 

 

$

365.3

 

 

$

23.9

 

 

$

2,176.7

 

 

0.3

%

Year over year growth, net sales

0.8

%

 

(12.8

)%

 

12.9

%

 

4.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year to date 2018 Adjusted EBITDA

$

202.5

 

 

$

45.0

 

 

$

37.7

 

 

$

(17.3

)

 

$

267.9

 

 

 

Year to date 2019 Adjusted EBITDA

$

232.5

 

 

$

46.2

 

 

$

40.5

 

 

$

(35.8

)

 

$

283.4

 

 

 

Year over year growth, Adjusted EBITDA

14.8

%

 

2.7

%

 

7.4

%

 

nm

 

5.8

%

 

 

 

Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.

MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

December 29,

2019

 

December 30,

2018

 

December 29,

2019

 

December 30,

2018

Net sales

$

531,237

 

 

$

528,350

 

 

$

2,176,683

 

 

$

2,170,103

 

Cost of goods sold

420,192

 

 

432,989

 

 

1,699,000

 

 

1,734,797

 

Gross profit

111,045

 

 

95,361

 

 

477,683

 

 

435,306

 

Gross profit as a % of net sales

20.9

%

 

18.0

%

 

21.9

%

 

20.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administration expenses

76,752

 

 

61,601

 

 

310,567

 

 

266,193

 

Selling, general and administration expenses as a % of net sales

14.4

%

 

11.7

%

 

14.3

%

 

12.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring costs

2,681

 

 

1,624

 

 

9,776

 

 

1,624

 

Asset impairment

 

 

5,243

 

 

13,767

 

 

5,243

 

Loss on disposal of subsidiaries

9,655

 

 

 

 

14,260

 

 

 

Operating income

21,957

 

 

26,893

 

 

129,313

 

 

162,246

 

Interest expense, net

12,096

 

 

11,027

 

 

46,489

 

 

39,008

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

14,523

 

 

5,414

 

Other expense (income), net

4,363

 

 

(724

)

 

1,953

 

 

(2,533

)

Income before income tax expense (benefit)

5,498

 

 

16,590

 

 

66,348

 

 

120,357

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

2,624

 

 

3,067

 

 

17,309

 

 

23,813

 

Net income

2,874

 

 

13,523

 

 

49,039

 

 

96,544

 

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests

1,272

 

 

1,176

 

 

4,437

 

 

3,834

 

Net income attributable to Masonite

$

1,602

 

 

$

12,347

 

 

$

44,602

 

 

$

92,710

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per common share attributable to Masonite

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.47

 

 

$

1.77

 

 

$

3.38

 

Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Masonite

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.75

 

 

$

3.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used in computing basic earnings per share

24,875,007

 

 

26,372,719

 

 

25,130,027

 

 

27,412,268

 

Shares used in computing diluted earnings per share

25,255,545

 

 

26,731,917

 

 

25,452,722

 

 

27,865,228

 

 

MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

ASSETS

December 29,

2019

 

December 30,

2018

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

166,964

 

 

$

115,656

 

Restricted cash

10,644

 

 

10,485

 

Accounts receivable, net

276,208

 

 

283,580

 

Inventories, net

242,230

 

 

250,407

 

Prepaid expenses

33,190

 

 

32,970

 

Income taxes receivable

4,819

 

 

3,495

 

Total current assets

734,055

 

 

696,593

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

625,585

 

 

609,753

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

121,367

 

 

 

Investment in equity investees

16,100

 

 

13,474

 

Goodwill

184,192

 

 

180,297

 

Intangible assets, net

184,532

 

 

212,045

 

Deferred income taxes

25,945

 

 

28,509

 

Other assets

44,808

 

 

37,794

 

Total assets

$

1,936,584

 

 

$

1,778,465

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

84,912

 

 

$

96,362

 

Accrued expenses

180,405

 

 

147,345

 

Income taxes payable

2,350

 

 

1,599

 

Total current liabilities

267,667

 

 

245,306

 

Long-term debt

790,984

 

 

796,398

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

110,497

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

83,465

 

 

82,122

 

Other liabilities

47,109

 

 

32,334

 

Total liabilities

1,299,722

 

 

1,156,160

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

Share capital: unlimited shares authorized, no par value, 24,869,921 and

25,835,664 shares issued and outstanding as of December 29, 2019, and

December 30, 2018, respectively

558,514

 

 

575,207

 

Additional paid-in capital

216,584

 

 

218,988

 

Accumulated deficit

(20,047

)

 

(30,836

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(130,169

)

 

(152,919

)

Total equity attributable to Masonite

624,882

 

 

610,440

 

Equity attributable to non-controlling interests

11,980

 

 

11,865

 

Total equity

636,862

 

 

622,305

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

1,936,584

 

 

$

1,778,465

 

Contacts

Joanne Freiberger, CPA, CTP, IRC
VP, TREASURER

jfreiberger@masonite.com
813.739.1808

Farand Pawlak, CPA
DIRECTOR, INVESTOR RELATIONS

fpawlak@masonite.com
813.371.5839

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