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GMS Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results

By The Associated Press

TUCKER, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 2, 2021--

GMS Inc. (NYSE: GMS), a leading North American specialty distributor of interior building products, today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended July 31, 2021.

(Comparisons are to the first quarter of fiscal 2021, except where noted.)

“GMS’s outstanding performance continued, as we delivered another quarter of record net sales, net income and Adjusted EBITDA, including recording more than a billion dollars in quarterly net sales for the first time in the Company’s history,” said John C. Turner, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are continuing to benefit from a robust residential market, an inflationary environment and strong demand for our complementary products, while our team’s solid execution of our strategic growth priorities helped offset continuing softness in many commercial markets. We successfully navigated a very dynamic business environment, while leveraging our scale and operational strength to ensure the continuity of supply needed to provide best-in-class service to our customers. This resulted in greater profitability, including more than double the net income and 200 basis points of improvement in Adjusted EBITDA margin compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2021.”

Turner continued, “As we look ahead to the remainder of fiscal 2022 and beyond, we expect to continue both greenfields and acquisitions to enter underserved markets and boost our product offerings. I am confident that our focus on our strategic priorities and our team’s continued drive to execute will position us to generate value for our shareholders well into the future.”

Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 of $1.04 billion increased 29.8% as compared with the COVID-19 impacted prior year quarter, primarily due to strong residential end markets, inflationary pricing, solid demand for our complementary products and the acquisitions of D.L. Building Materials and Westside Building Material. Organic net sales increased 23.2%.

Including the impact from one less selling day in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 than the same period a year ago, net sales and organic net sales were up 31.9% and 25.2%, respectively.

Year-over-year sales increases by product category, which in all cases resulted from both higher volumes and higher price and mix combined, were as follows:

Gross profit of $335.8 million increased 28.9% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Gross margin of 32.2% declined 30 basis points year-over-year primarily due to price-cost dynamics related to the timing of the implementation of price actions, particularly in wallboard.

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expense as a percentage of net sales improved 230 basis points to 20.5% for the quarter compared to 22.8% in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Adjusted SG&A expense as a percentage of net sales of 20.2% improved 200 basis points from 22.2 % in the prior year quarter as significant product inflation outpaced increases in operating costs.

Net income more than doubled to $61.2 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, compared to net income of $27.2 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Adjusted net income was $73.3 million, or $1.67 per diluted share, compared to $40.3 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 54.2% to $128.1 million compared to the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 12.3% improved 200 basis points from 10.3% for the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2022, the Company completed two acquisitions, including the previously announced acquisition of Westside Building Material (“Westside”), one of the largest independent distributors of interior building products in the U.S. The transaction closed on July 1, 2021, expanding and enhancing GMS’s presence in multiple California metro areas and providing entry into the Las Vegas market. In addition, on June 3, 2021, the Company purchased Architectural Coatings Distributors, Inc. to further expand its complementary product offerings and add an EIFS/Stucco product line in the Cleveland, Ohio market, a top 40 Metropolitan Statistical Area (“MSA”.)

During the first quarter of fiscal 2022, the Company also opened five new greenfield locations, furthering its platform expansion activities to better serve its customers and to expand its service territory and product offerings.

As of July 31, 2021, the Company had cash on hand of $43.6 million, total debt of $1.1 billion and $354.6 million of available liquidity under its revolving credit facilities. Net debt leverage was 2.7 times as of the end of the quarter, down from 3.0 times at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2021 but up slightly from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 due principally to the funding of the Westside acquisition.

As is typical during its fiscal first quarter, the Company recorded a use of cash from operating activities and free cash flow, which totaled $75.1 million and $81.9 million, respectively, for the quarter ended July 31, 2021. This compared to a use of cash from operating activities and free cash flow of $15.7 million and $20.5 million, respectively, in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. This increase in the use of cash was related to the Company’s discipline in ensuring product availability and managing price inflation amid an environment of tight and less reliable supply, coupled with the impact of increasing sales on accounts receivable.

GMS will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 ended July 31, 2021 and other information related to its business at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Investors who wish to participate in the call should dial 877-407-3982 (domestic) or 201-493-6780 (international) at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the call. The live webcast will be available on the Investors section of the Company’s website at . There will be a slide presentation of the results available on that page of the website as well. Replays of the call will be available through October 2, 2021 and can be accessed at 844-512-2921 (domestic) or 412-317-6671 (international) and entering the pass code 13722281.

Celebrating the 50 th anniversary of its founding in 1971, GMS operates a network of more than 280 distribution centers across the United States and Canada. GMS’s extensive product offering of wallboard, suspended ceilings, steel framing and complementary construction products is designed to provide a comprehensive one-stop-shop for our core customer, the interior contractor who installs these products in commercial and residential buildings.

GMS reports its financial results in accordance with GAAP. However, it presents Adjusted net income, free cash flow, Adjusted SG&A, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA margin, which are not recognized financial measures under GAAP. GMS believes that Adjusted net income, free cash flow, Adjusted SG&A, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA margin assist investors and analysts in comparing its operating performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that the Company does not believe are indicative of its core operating performance. The Company’s management believes Adjusted net income, Adjusted SG&A, free cash flow, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are helpful in highlighting trends in its operating results, while other measures can differ significantly depending on long-term strategic decisions regarding capital structure, the tax jurisdictions in which the Company operates and capital investments. In addition, the Company utilizes Adjusted EBITDA in certain calculations in its debt agreements.

You are encouraged to evaluate each adjustment and the reasons GMS considers it appropriate for supplemental analysis. In addition, in evaluating Adjusted net income, Adjusted SG&A and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future, the Company may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in the presentation of Adjusted net income, Adjusted SG&A and Adjusted EBITDA. The Company’s presentation of Adjusted net income, Adjusted SG&A, Adjusted SG&A margin, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA margin should not be construed as an inference that its future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. In addition, Adjusted net income, free cash flow, Adjusted SG&A and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in GMS’s industry or across different industries. Please see the tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, Adjusted SG&A and Adjusted net income to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

When calculating organic net sales growth, the Company excludes from the calculation (i) net sales of acquired businesses until the first anniversary of the acquisition date, and (ii) the impact of foreign currency translation.

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by the Company’s use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “confident,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “seek,” or “should,” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. In particular, statements about the markets in which GMS operates, including in particular residential and commercial construction, and the economy generally, the pricing, demand for complementary products, the continuity of supply of products, service quality, our ability to continue successfully navigating the evolving business environment, strategic growth priorities, growth opportunities from acquisitions and greenfields, and the ability to generate value for our shareholders contained in this press release may be considered forward-looking statements. The Company has based forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates, and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control, including current public health issues that may affect the Company’s business. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those described in the “Risk Factors” section in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in its other periodic reports filed with the SEC. In addition, the statements in this release are made as of September 2, 2021. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements made herein, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in expectation or otherwise. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to September 2, 2021.

 

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INTERIOR DESIGN OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY BUILDING SYSTEMS

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