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American Woodmark Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Results

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American Woodmark Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Results

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WINCHESTER, Va., May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ:AMWD) (the "Company") today announced results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2018.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2018

Net sales for the fourth fiscal quarter increased 57% to $405.9 million compared with the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  The current fourth fiscal quarter results include three months of results from the Company's acquisition of RSI Home Products, Inc. ("RSI"), which closed December 29, 2017.  Excluding the impact of the RSI acquisition, net sales for the fourth fiscal quarter increased 3% to $266.7 million compared with the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  Excluding the impact of the RSI acquisition, the Company experienced growth in both the new construction and dealer channels during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018.

Net income was $19.1 million ($1.08 per diluted share) for the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year compared with $17.3 million ($1.06 per diluted share) in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  Net income was positively impacted by additional sales volumes and lower incentive costs which were partially offset by acquisition related costs of $2.7 million, intangible amortization of $12.3 million and gross margin declines in the core business mainly due to raw material inflation.  Adjusted EPS per diluted share was $1.64 for the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year compared with $1.13 in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  Beginning with this earnings release, the Company has revised its definition of Adjusted EPS per diluted share to exclude intangibles amortization charges.  Further details are contained below.

Adjusted EBITDA was $65.3 million or 16.1% of net sales compared to $34.5 million or 13.3% of net sales for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  The increase is primarily due to sales growth in the quarter and the inclusion of three months of results for RSI.

"With an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 16.1%, we were very pleased with our performance over the past quarter," said Cary Dunston, Chairman and CEO.  "We had solid growth in our dealer and new construction channels while home center channel sales continued to be challenging.  Our integration work is proceeding on plan as we remain focused on strategically leveraging our combined businesses to gain share in the market."

Fiscal Year 2018

Net sales for the 2018 fiscal year increased 21% to $1,250.3 million from the prior fiscal year.  Excluding the impact of the RSI acquisition, net sales for the 2018 fiscal year increased 4% to $1,072.6 million from the prior fiscal year.  Excluding the impact of the RSI acquisition, the Company experienced growth in both the new construction and dealer channels during the entire fiscal year.

Net income for the 2018 fiscal year was $63.1 million ($3.77 per diluted share) compared with $71.2 million ($4.34 per diluted share) for the prior fiscal year.  Adjusted EPS per diluted share was $5.24 for the 2018 fiscal year compared with $4.45 for the prior fiscal year.

Adjusted EBITDA was $175.8 million or 14.1% of net sales compared to $133.7 million or 13.0% of net sales for the prior fiscal year.  The year over year increase is primarily due to additional sales growth and the inclusion of four months of results for RSI.

Cash provided by operating activities for the 2018 fiscal year was $86.8 million.  Free cash flow totaled $36.9 million for the entire fiscal year.  Additionally, the Company paid down $40.0 million of its term loan facility during the fourth fiscal quarter.

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 distributors and through a network of independent dealers.  At April 30, 2018, the Company operated eighteen manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico and seven primary service centers located throughout the United States.

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.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This press release refers to the following non-GAAP financial measures:

  • Beginning with this earnings release, the Company has revised its definition of Adjusted EPS per diluted share to exclude intangibles amortization charges. Further details are contained below. Adjusted EPS per diluted share, which excludes expenses related to the RSI acquisition, the inventory step-up amortization related to the RSI acquisition, the amortization of intangibles and the related tax benefits of these items.
  • Adjusted EBITDA, which consists of EBITDA (net income adjusted to exclude interest income and adding back interest expense, income tax provision and depreciation and amortization) adjusted to exclude expenses related to the RSI acquisition, the inventory step-up amortization related to the RSI acquisition, stock compensation expense, and gain/loss of asset disposal.
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin, which is Adjusted EBITDA divided by net sales.
  • Free cash flow, which is cash flow from continuing operating activities less capital expenditures consisting of cash payments for property, plant and equipment and cash payments for investments in displays.
  • Net sales excluding RSI sales, which is net sales minus sales from RSI.

Refer to the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section below for a discussion of these non-GAAP measures and their reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

 

AMERICAN WOODMARK CORPORATION











Unaudited Financial Highlights











(in thousands, except share data)











Operating Results














Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended




April 30


April 30




2018


2017


2018


2017











Net sales


$

405,887



$

258,737



$

1,250,274



$

1,030,248


Cost of sales & distribution


316,692



201,166



994,871



805,612



Gross profit


89,195



57,571



255,403



224,636


Sales & marketing expense


22,446



18,851



77,843



70,979


General & administrative expense


28,413



12,336



69,855



45,419



Operating income

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