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American Woodmark Corporation Announces Second Quarter Results

Company Release - 11/22/2016 6:30 AM ET

WINCHESTER, Va., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) today announced results for its second fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2016.

Net sales for the second fiscal quarter increased 3% to $264.1 million compared with the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  Net sales for the first six months of the current fiscal year increased 7% to $522.2 million from the comparable period of the prior fiscal year.  The Company experienced growth in both the new construction and dealer channels during the second quarter of fiscal year 2017.

Net income was $17.6 million ($1.07 per diluted share) for the second quarter of the current fiscal year compared with $18.2 million ($1.10 per diluted share) in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  The Company was negatively impacted $0.03 per diluted share from a higher tax rate in the quarter due to a reduction in the domestic production deduction benefit.  Net income for the first six months of the current fiscal year was $39.3 million ($2.39 per diluted share) compared with $33.3 million ($2.03 per diluted share) for the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Gross profit for the second quarter of the current fiscal year was 21.3% of net sales compared with 21.9% in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  Gross profit for the first six months of the current fiscal year was 22.1% of net sales compared with 21.8% for the same period in the prior year.  Gross profit in the current quarter was impacted by higher labor benefit costs and depreciation costs.  Gross profit for the first six months of the current fiscal year was favorably impacted by higher sales volume, lower labor benefit costs and improved operating efficiency.  

Selling, general and administrative costs for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2017 were 10.5% of net sales compared with 10.7% in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year.  Selling, general and administrative costs for the first six months of the current fiscal year were 10.6% of net sales compared with 11.1% for the same period in the prior year.  The improvement in the Company's operating expense ratio in the current quarter and the first six months of the current fiscal year was driven by favorable leverage from increased sales, lower commissions and on-going expense control.

The Company generated net cash from operating activities of $40.1 million during the first half of fiscal year 2017 compared with $42.0 million during the same period in the prior year.  The decrease in the Company's cash from operating activities was driven primarily by lower increases in accounts payables and accrued expenses which was partially offset by lower increases in customer receivables and higher operating profitability.  Net cash used by investing activities was $50.4 million during the first half of the current fiscal year compared with $25.8 million during the same period of the prior year due to an increased investment of $36.5 million in certificates of deposit which was partially offset by decreased investment in property, plant and equipment.  Net cash used by financing activities of $8.5 million increased $7.8 million during the first half of the current fiscal year compared to the same period in the prior year as the company repurchased 139,800 shares of common stock at a cost of $10.4 million, a $3.4 million increase from the prior year, and proceeds from the exercise of stock options decreased $3.7 million.

American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets.  Its products are sold on a national basis directly to home centers, major builders and through a network of independent distributors.  The Company presently operates nine manufacturing facilities and seven service centers across the country.

Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All forwardlooking 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 and the Annual Report to Shareholders.  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.

 

 

AMERICAN WOODMARK CORPORATION











Unaudited Financial Highlights











(in thousands, except share data)











Operating Results














Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended




October 31


October 31




2016


2015


2016


2015











Net Sales


$

264,076



$

256,292



$

522,226



$

487,490


Cost of Sales & Distribution


207,924



200,240



406,757



381,265



Gross Profit


56,152



56,052



115,469



106,225


Sales & Marketing Expense


17,146



16,783



33,609



32,502


G&A Expense


10,675



10,733



21,607



21,464



Operating Income


28,331



28,536



60,253



52,259


Interest & Other (Income) Expense


(99)



3



(137)



5


Income Tax Expense


10,793



10,353



21,092



18,916



Net Income


$

17,637



$

18,180



$

39,298



$

33,338












Earnings Per Share:









Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted


16,440,321



16,472,645



16,410,652



16,446,937












Income Per Diluted Share


$

1.07



$

1.10



$

2.39



$

2.03


 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(Unaudited)





October 31


 April 30




2016


2016







Cash & Cash Equivalents


$

155,644



$

174,463


Investments - certificates of deposit


59,500



25,750


Customer Receivables


68,334



55,813


Inventories


40,744



39,319


Other Current Assets


8,669



6,864



Total Current Assets


332,891



302,209


Property, Plant & Equipment


103,222



99,332


Investments - certificates of deposit


22,500



18,250


Other Assets


35,897



46,569



Total Assets


$

494,510



$

466,360








Current Portion - Long-Term Debt


$

1,594



$

1,574


Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses


94,672



90,739



Total Current Liabilities


96,266



92,313


Long-Term Debt


23,902



22,145


Other Liabilities


59,073



71,141



Total Liabilities


179,241



185,599


Stockholders' Equity


315,269



280,761



Total Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity


$

494,510



$

466,360


 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)




Six Months Ended




October 31




2016


2015







Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities


$

40,146



$

41,988


Net Cash Used by Investing Activities


(50,417)



(25,795)


Net Cash Used by Financing Activities


(8,548)



(762)


Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents


(18,819)



15,431


Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period


174,463



149,541








Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period


$

155,644



$

164,972


 

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SOURCE American Woodmark Corporation