Builders FirstSource reports Q1 net loss of US$11.8M compared with US$19.2M loss a year earlier, on sales up 45.7% to US$319.7M; CEO highlights sixth consecutive quarter of topline growth of more than 30%
April 26, 2013
– First Quarter Adjusted EBITDA Increases to $5.4 Million on 46% Sales Growth
Builders FirstSource, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDR), a leading supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction in the United States, today reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
Highlights include the following (see financial schedules for more information, including non-GAAP reconciliations):
Chad Crow, Builders FirstSource Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, added, "Though our sales growth for the quarter was very positive, the commodity lumber price inflation we experienced during the quarter once again placed significant downward pressure on gross margins. Subsequent to setting first quarter customer pricing in late December, commodity lumber prices increased 20 percent through the end of the first quarter. While we were able to obtain price increases from many of our customers during the quarter, they were not enough to offset the continued commodity price inflation. For the quarter, we estimate commodity lumber inflation negatively impacted gross margin by 1.8 percentage points."
First Quarter 2013 Results Compared to First Quarter 2012
(See accompanying financial schedules for full financial details and reconciliations of Non-GAAP financial measures to their GAAP equivalents.)
Concluding, Mr. Sherman said, "We are excited about the prospects for the homebuilding industry, and the outlook continues to suggest favorable opportunities for Builders FirstSource. The National Association of Homebuilders ("NAHB") is now predicting a 24.2 percent increase in single-family housing starts for 2013, and an additional 28.8 percent increase in 2014. We believe Builders FirstSource is well positioned to take advantage of this recovery. Our strategy remains focused on increasing our market share and improving our operating margins as we move into the spring and summer building season."
Builders FirstSource will host a conference call Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (CT) and will simultaneously broadcast it live over the Internet. To participate in the teleconference, please dial into the call a few minutes before the start time: 888-461-2021 (U.S. and Canada) and 719-785-1768 (international). A replay of the call will be available at 3:00 p.m. CT through May 1st. To access the replay, please dial 888-203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) and 719-457-0820 (international) and refer to pass code 6046293. The live webcast and archived replay can also be accessed on the company's website at www.bldr.com under the "Investors" section. The online archive of the webcast will be available for approximately 90 days.
About Builders FirstSource
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource is a leading supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction. The company operates 53 distribution centers and 44 manufacturing facilities in 9 states, principally in the southern and eastern United States. Manufacturing facilities include plants that manufacture roof and floor trusses, wall panels, stairs, aluminum and vinyl windows, custom millwork and pre-hung doors. Builders FirstSource also distributes windows, interior and exterior doors, dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, millwork and other building products. For more information about Builders FirstSource, visit the company's website at www.bldr.com.
Statements in this news release and the schedules hereto that are not purely historical facts or that necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about expected market share gains, plans to reduce costs, forecasted financial performance or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Builders FirstSource, Inc. on the date this release was submitted. Builders FirstSource, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including risks or uncertainties related to the Company's growth strategies, including gaining market share, or the Company's revenues and operating results being highly dependent on, among other things, the homebuilding industry, lumber prices and the economy. Builders FirstSource, Inc. may not succeed in addressing these and other risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect our financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of Builders FirstSource, Inc.'s most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently, all forward-looking statements in this release are qualified by the factors, risks and uncertainties contained therein.