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BURNABY, BC, Aug. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Taiga Building Products Ltd. ("Taiga" or the "Company") (TSX:TBL) today reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2018 Earnings Results   

Sales for the second quarter increased to $422.9 million from $379.8 million in the same quarter last year. The increase in sales by $43.1 million or 11% was largely due to higher selling prices for commodity products. 

Gross margin dollars for the second quarter increased to $39.4 million compared to $33.7 million in the same quarter last year.  Gross margin percentage for the second quarter was 9.3% compared to 8.9% in the same quarter last year. The increase in gross margin percentage was primarily due to higher commodity prices in the current quarter compared to the same quarter last year. 

Net earnings for the quarter increased to $6.4 million from $5.0 million in the same quarter last year primarily due to increased gross margin dollars.

EBITDA for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $16.1 million compared to $14.3 million for the same period last year.   

Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 Earnings Results

Sales for the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $747.5 million compared to $665.8 million over the same period last year. The increase in sales by $81.7 million or 12% was largely due to higher selling prices for commodity products. 

Gross margin dollars for the six months ended June 30, 2018 increased to $70.2 million from $57.8 million over the same period last year. Gross margin percentage for the six months ended June 30, 2018 increased to 9.4% from 8.7% for the same period last year.

Net earnings for the six month period ended June 30, 2018 were $13.1 million compared to $5.3 million for the same period last year.

EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2018 increased to $27.6 million compared to $22.1 million for the same period last year.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings
For the Three Months Ended


June 30,

(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except for per share amounts)

2018

2017

Sales

422,875

379,761

Gross margin

39,428

33,677

Distribution expense

6,012

5,480

Selling and administration expense

18,558

15,081

Finance expense

1,700

1,379

Subordinated debt interest expense

219

4,509

Other income

(104)

(84)

Earnings before income taxes

13,043

7,312

Income tax expense

6,685

2,283

Net earnings

6,358

5,029

Net earnings per share(1)

0.05

0.16

EBITDA(2)

16,128

14,280

 

The following is the reconciliation of net earnings to EBITDA:



June 30,


(in thousands of Canadian dollars)


2018

2017


Net earnings


6,685

5,029


Income tax expense


6,358

2,283


Finance and subordinated debt interest expense


1,919

5,888


Amortization


1,166

1,080


EBITDA


16,128

14,280


 

For the Six Months Ended


June 30,

(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except for per share amounts)

2018

2017

Sales

747,472

665,813

Gross margin

70,186

57,841

Distribution expense

11,895

11,200

Selling and administration expense

33,138

27,125

Finance expense

3,015

2,886

Subordinated debt interest expense

399

9,019

Other income

(200)

(325)

Earnings before income taxes

21,939

7,936

Income tax expense

8,791

2,658

Net earnings

13,148

5,278

Net earnings per share(1)

0.11

0.16

EBITDA(2)

27,647

22,064

 

The following is the reconciliation of net earnings to EBITDA:



June 30,


(in thousands of Canadian dollars)


2018

2017


Net earnings


13,148

5,278


Income tax expense


8,791

2,658


Finance and subordinated debt interest expense


3,414

11,905


Amortization


2,294

2,223


EBITDA


27,647

22,064


 

Notes:


(1)

Earnings per share is calculated using the weighted average number of shares.

(2)

Reference is made above to EBITDA, which represents earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization. As there is no generally accepted method of calculating EBITDA, the measure as calculated by Taiga might not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other issuers. EBITDA is presented as management believes it is a useful indicator of a company's ability to meet debt service and capital expenditure requirements and because management interprets trends in EBITDA as an indicator of relative operating performance. EBITDA should not be considered by an investor as an alternative to net income or cash flows as determined in accordance with IFRS.

 

The foregoing selected financial information is qualified in its entirety by and should be read in conjunction with, our unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and accompanying notes and management's discussion and analysis which will be available shortly on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

SOURCE Taiga Building Products Ltd.

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