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February 18, 2016 at 7:30 AM EST

Gibraltar Exceeds Guidance with Strong Fourth-Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Q4 Adjusted EPS Increases YOY to $0.29 from $0.02; Sales Grow 40%

Full Year 2015 Revenues Up 21% to $1,041,000; Adjusted EPS Rose 132% to $1.09

Full-Year 2016 Guidance of $1.30 to $1.40 Adjusted EPS

BUFFALO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2016-- Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROCK), a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products for industrial, infrastructure and residential markets, today reported its financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2015. All financial metrics in this release reflect only the Company’s continuing operations unless otherwise noted.

Fourth-quarter Consolidated Results

Gibraltar’s net sales for the fourth quarter of 2015 increased 40 percent to $282.1 million, compared with $202.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Adjusted net income was $9.1 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared with $0.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014. The adjusted fourth-quarter 2015 results exclude special items with an after-tax net charge totaling $8.8 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, resulting primarily from business restructuring under the 80/20 simplification initiative and intangible asset impairment. The adjusted fourth-quarter 2014 results excluded special items with an after-tax net charge totaling $96.4 million, or $3.10 per share, resulting primarily from non-cash intangible assets impairment. Including these items in the respective periods, the Company’s fourth-quarter 2015 GAAP net income was $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $95.7 million, or $3.08 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Management Comments

“Our strong financial results for the fourth quarter are the direct result of the early success we are having in executing our value creation strategy,” said Chief Executive Officer Frank Heard. “Consolidated net sales were up 40 percent from the fourth quarter of 2014 due to our June 2015 acquisition of Rough Brothers Inc. (RBI), which continues to perform well on both the top and bottom lines.”

“In addition to pursuing acquisitions as a strategic accelerator, our value creation strategy includes a strong focus on operational improvement in areas such as overhead reduction, strategic pricing, facilities consolidation and increased efficiency across the business,” Heard said. “As a result of these initiatives, our fourth-quarter adjusted EPS grew by $0.27 per share, a substantial increase from the fourth quarter of 2014. Our base businesses provided an incremental $0.10 per share despite a decline in organic sales, with the balance of $0.17 per share coming from the accretive addition of RBI.”

Fourth-quarter Segment Results

Residential Products

Fourth-quarter 2015 net sales in Gibraltar’s Residential Products segment increased 2 percent to $107.2 million, compared with $105.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. Fourth-quarter 2015 adjusted operating margin doubled to 10.1 percent compared with the prior-year period. The segment’s adjusted operating margin reflected the benefit of higher volume, improved operational efficiencies and early contributions from the 80/20 simplification initiative.

Industrial and Infrastructure Products

Fourth-quarter 2015 net sales in Gibraltar’s Industrial & Infrastructure Products segment decreased 12 percent to $85.1 million, compared with $96.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. However, adjusted operating margin more than tripled to 7.9 percent as the combination of improved manufacturing efficiencies, tighter management of raw material costs, and initial benefits from 80/20 simplification helped offset the effect of the considerable revenue decrease. Sales in this segment reflected lower shipment volumes to industrial markets and a 2 percent decrease due to the effect of weaker foreign currencies in its Canadian and European operations. Fourth-quarter industrial demand was lower year-over-year as domestic energy and mining activity declined, in part due to the effects of reduced oil prices, and transportation infrastructure markets continued to be affected by the short-term governmental funding environment.

Renewable Energy and Conservation

This newly named segment contains the results of RBI, an acquisition the Company completed on June 9, 2015. RBI has established itself during the past six years as North America’s fastest-growing provider of solar racking solutions. RBI was accretive to the Company’s results, adding adjusted earnings of $0.17 per diluted share to the fourth quarter, on revenues of $89.8 million.

The fourth-quarter 2015 net sales of $89.8 million represent an increase of 51 percent, compared with $59.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. Fourth-quarter 2015 adjusted operating margin increased to 9.3 percent compared with 8.2 percent in the prior-year period. Sales growth in this segment reflected improved demand for RBI’s ground-mounted solar racking products. The segment’s adjusted operating margin was due to higher volume and improved operational efficiencies.

Business Outlook

“We begin 2016 fully focused on driving transformational change in our portfolio and in our financial results through the execution of our four-pillar strategy, which includes operational improvement, portfolio management, product innovation and acquisitions. In the near term, we are confident that Gibraltar will achieve the three key financial objectives we have set for 2016: increasing adjusted earnings, making more efficient use of our capital, and delivering higher shareholder returns than we did in 2015,” Heard concluded.

Gibraltar is providing its guidance for revenues and adjusted earnings for full year 2016. Gibraltar expects 2016 total revenues in the range of $1.06 billion to $1.08 billion, an increase of approximately 3 percent compared with $1.04 billion in 2015, led by continuing growth in sales of solar racking. The anticipated profit expansion from operational improvement initiatives plus a full year of earnings from RBI are expected to result in adjusted earnings for 2016 in the range of $1.30 to $1.40 per diluted share, compared with $1.09 per diluted share in 2015. For the first quarter of 2016, revenues are expected to increase nearly 15 percent and adjusted EPS are expected to be between $0.12 and $0.15, compared with $0.06 for the first quarter of 2015, benefiting from the accretive income from the RBI acquisition in June 2015 plus other profit improvement initiatives.

Fourth-quarter Conference Call Details

Gibraltar has scheduled a conference call today starting at 9:00 a.m. ET to review its results for the fourth quarter of 2015. Interested parties may access the call by dialing (877) 407-5790 or (201) 689-8328. The presentation slides that will be discussed in the conference call are expected to be available this morning, prior to the start of the call. The slides may be downloaded from the Gibraltar website: www.gibraltar1.com. A webcast replay of the conference call and a copy of the transcript will be available on the website following the call.

About Gibraltar

Gibraltar Industries is a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products for the industrial, infrastructure and residential markets. With a four-pillar strategy focused on operational improvement, product innovation, acquisitions and portfolio management, Gibraltar’s mission is to drive best-in-class performance. Gibraltar serves customers worldwide through facilities in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, China, and Japan. Comprehensive information about Gibraltar can be found on its website at www.gibraltar1.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Information contained in this news release, other than historical information, contains forward-looking statements and is subject to a number of risk factors, uncertainties, and assumptions. Risk factors that could affect these statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the availability of raw materials and the effects of changing raw material prices on the Company’s results of operations; energy prices and usage; changing demand for the Company’s products and services; changes in the liquidity of the capital and credit markets; risks associated with the integration and performance of acquisitions; and changes in interest and tax rates. In addition, such forward-looking statements could also be affected by general industry and market conditions, as well as general economic and political conditions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law or regulation.

Non-GAAP Financial Data

To supplement Gibraltar’s consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, Gibraltar also presented certain adjusted financial data in this news release. Adjusted financial data excluded special charges consisting of gains / losses on sales of property, restructuring primarily associated with the 80/20 simplification initiative, acquisition-related items, intangible asset impairments, and senior leadership transition costs. These adjustments are shown in the non-GAAP reconciliation of adjusted operating results excluding special charges provided in the financial schedules that accompany this news release. The Company believes that the presentation of results excluding special charges provides meaningful supplemental data to investors, as well as management, that are indicative of the Company’s core operating results and facilitates comparison of operating results across reporting periods as well as comparison with other companies. Special charges are excluded since they may not be considered directly related to our ongoing business operations. These adjusted measures should not be viewed as a substitute for our GAAP results, and may be different than adjusted measures used by other companies.

Next Earnings Announcement

Gibraltar expects to release its financial results for the three month period ending March 31, 2016, on Friday, May 6, 2016, and hold its earnings conference call later that morning, starting at 9:00 a.m. ET.

 

GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)

     
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2015

 

2014

2015

 

2014

Net Sales $ 282,093 $ 201,994 $ 1,040,873 $ 862,087
Cost of sales   230,547   173,514     853,897     722,042  
Gross profit 51,546 28,480 186,976 140,045
Selling, general, and administrative expense 42,163 24,325 134,028 102,492
Intangible asset impairment   4,863   107,970     4,863     107,970  
Income (loss) from operations 4,520 (103,815 ) 48,085 (70,417 )
Interest expense 3,614 3,433 15,003 14,421
Other expense (income)   220   84     (4,018 )   (88 )
Income (loss) before taxes 686 (107,332 ) 37,100 (84,750 )
Provision for (benefit of) income taxes   466   (11,624 )   13,624     (2,958 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 220 (95,708 ) 23,476 (81,792 )
Discontinued operations:
Loss before taxes (44 ) (51 )
Provision for (benefit of) income taxes     1     (16 )   (19 )
Loss from discontinued operations     (1 )   (28 )   (32 )
Net income (loss) $ 220 $ (95,709 ) $ 23,448   $ (81,824 )
Net earnings per share – Basic:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.01 $ (3.08 ) $ 0.75 $ (2.63 )
Loss from discontinued operations              
Net income (loss) $ 0.01 $ (3.08 ) $ 0.75   $ (2.63 )
Weighted average shares outstanding – Basic   31,291   31,122     31,233     31,066  
Net earnings per share – Diluted:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.01 $ (3.08 ) $ 0.74 $ (2.63 )
Loss from discontinued operations              
Net income (loss) $ 0.01 $ (3.08 ) $ 0.74   $ (2.63 )
Weighted average shares outstanding – Diluted   31,738   31,122     31,545     31,066  
 
 

GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share data)

     
December 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 68,858 $ 110,610
Accounts receivable, net 164,969 101,141
Inventories 107,058 128,743
Other current assets   10,537     19,937  
Total current assets 351,422 360,431
Property, plant, and equipment, net 118,932 129,575
Goodwill 292,390 236,044
Acquired intangibles 123,013 82,215
Other assets   4,015     2,206  
$ 889,772   $ 810,471  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 89,204 $ 81,246
Accrued expenses 67,605 52,439
Billings in excess of cost 28,186
Current maturities of long-term debt   400     400  
Total current liabilities   185,395     134,085  
Long-term debt 208,882 209,511
Deferred income taxes 42,654 49,772
Other non-current liabilities 42,755 29,874
Shareholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 10,000 shares; none outstanding
Common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 50,000 shares; 31,779 and 31,342 shares issued in 2015 and 2014 317 313
Additional paid-in capital 253,458 247,232
Retained earnings 178,073 154,625
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (15,416 ) (9,551 )
Cost of 484 and 429 common shares held in treasury in 2015 and 2014   (6,346 )   (5,390 )
Total shareholders’ equity   410,086     387,229  
$ 889,772   $ 810,471  
 

GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)

   
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2015

 

2014

Cash Flows from Operating Activities
Net income (loss) $ 23,448 $ (81,824 )
Loss from discontinued operations   (28 )   (32 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 23,476 (81,792 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 30,548 25,432
Intangible asset impairment 4,863 107,970
Stock compensation expense 3,891 3,150
Net (gain) loss on sale of assets (6,431 ) 45
Restructuring charges (recoveries), non-cash 8,504 (455 )
Benefit of deferred income taxes (2,051 ) (6,640 )
Other, net 4,222 60
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding the effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable (17,215 ) (14,323 )
Inventories 22,271 (8,599 )
Other current assets and other assets 759 (2,456 )
Accounts payable (5,157 ) 11,205
Accrued expenses and other non-current liabilities   19,004     (1,014 )
Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations 86,684 32,583
Net cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations       (41 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   86,684     32,542  
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (140,621 )
Net proceeds from sale of property and equipment 26,500 5,992
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (12,373 ) (23,291 )
Other, net   1,154     277  
Net cash used in investing activities   (125,340 )   (17,022 )
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
Proceeds from long-term debt 73,242
Long-term debt payments (73,642 ) (407 )
Payment of debt issuance costs (1,166 ) (35 )
Purchase of treasury stock at market prices (956 ) (575 )
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock 1,801 595
Excess tax benefit from stock compensation   537     100  
Net cash used in financing activities   (184 )   (322 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (2,912 )   (1,627 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (41,752 ) 13,571
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   110,610     97,039  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 68,858   $ 110,610  
 

GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2015

As
Reported
In GAAP
Statements

 

Acquisition
Related
Items

 

 

Restructuring
Costs

 

Intangible
Asset
Impairment

 

Adjusted
Statement of
Operations

Net Sales
Residential Products $ 107,194 $ $ $ $ 107,194
Industrial & Infrastructure Products 85,403 85,403
Less Inter-Segment Sales   (303 )               (303 )
  85,100                 85,100  
Renewable Energy & Conservation   89,799                 89,799  
Consolidated sales 282,093 282,093
 
Income from operations
Residential Products 6,882 3,524 440 10,846
Industrial & Infrastructure Products 136 2,122 4,423 6,681
Renewable Energy & Conservation   6,643     1,714             8,357  
Segment income 13,661 1,714 5,646 4,863 25,884
Unallocated corporate expense   (9,141 )   53     1,272         (7,816 )
Consolidated income from operations 4,520 1,767 6,918 4,863 18,068
 
Interest expense 3,614 3,614
Other expense   220                 220  
Income before income taxes 686 1,767 6,918 4,863 14,234
Provision for income taxes   466     664     2,620     1,434     5,184  
Income from continuing operations $ 220   $ 1,103   $ 4,298   $ 3,429   $ 9,050  
Income from continuing operations per share – diluted $ 0.01   $ 0.03   $ 0.14   $ 0.11   $ 0.29  
 
Operating margin
Residential Products 6.4 % % 3.3 % 0.4 % 10.1 %
Industrial & Infrastructure Products 0.2 % % 2.5 % 5.2 % 7.9 %
Renewable Energy & Conservation 7.4 % 1.9 % % % 9.3 %
Segments Margin 4.8 % 0.6 % 2.0 % 1.7 % 9.2 %
Consolidated 1.6 % 0.6 % 2.4 % 1.7 % 6.4 %
 
 

GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2014

As
Reported
In GAAP
Statements

 

Acquisition
Related
Items

 

Intangible
Asset
Impairment

 

Restructuring
Costs

 

Adjusted
Statement of
Operations

Net Sales
Residential Products $ 105,432 $ $ $ $ 105,432
Industrial & Infrastructure Products 96,819 96,819
Less Inter-Segment Sales   (257 )               (257 )
  96,562                 96,562  
Consolidated sales 201,994 201,994
 
(Loss) income from operations
Residential Products (10,324 ) 15,435 120 5,231
Industrial & Infrastructure Products   (90,361 )       92,535     285     2,459  
Segment (loss) income (100,685 ) 107,970 405 7,690
Unallocated corporate expense   (3,130 )   (73 )           (3,203 )
Consolidated (loss) income from operations (103,815 ) (73 ) 107,970 405 4,487
 
Interest expense 3,433 3,433
Other expense   84                 84  
(Loss) income before income taxes (107,332 ) (73 ) 107,970 405 970
(Benefit of) provision for income taxes   (11,624 )   (26 )   11,811     111     272  
(Loss) income from continuing operations $ (95,708 ) $ (47 ) $ 96,159   $ 294   $ 698  
(Loss) income from continuing operations per share – diluted $ (3.08 ) $   $ 3.09   $ 0.01   $ 0.02  
 
Operating margin
Residential Products (9.8 )% % 14.6 % 0.1 % 5.0 %
Industrial & Infrastructure Products (93.6 )% % 95.8 % 0.3 % 2.5 %
Segments Margin (49.8 )% % 53.5 % 0.2 % 3.8 %
Consolidated (51.4 )% % 53.5 % 0.2 % 2.2 %
 
 

GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

   
Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2015

As
Reported
In GAAP
Statements

 

Acquisition
Related
Items

 

Restructuring
Costs

 

Intangible
Asset
Impairment

 

Gain on
Sale of
Facility

 

Adjusted
Statement of
Operations

Net Sales
Residential Products $ 475,653 $ $ $ $ $ 475,653
Industrial & Infrastructure Products 378,224 378,224
Less Inter-Segment Sales   (1,536 )                   (1,536 )
  376,688                     376,688  
Renewable Energy & Conservation   188,532                     188,532  
Consolidated sales 1,040,873 1,040,873
 
Income from operations
Residential Products 46,804 7,751 440 (6,799 ) 48,196
Industrial & Infrastructure Products 15,581 2,553 4,423 22,557
Renewable Energy & Conservation   12,659     5,362                 18,021  
Segment income 75,044 5,362 10,304 4,863 (6,799 ) 88,774
Unallocated corporate expense   (26,959 )   732     2,523             (23,704 )
Consolidated income from operations 48,085 6,094 12,827 4,863 (6,799 ) 65,070
 
Interest expense 15,003 15,003
Other income   (4,018 )                   (4,018 )
Income before income taxes 37,100 6,094 12,827 4,863 (6,799 ) 54,085
Provision for income taxes   13,624     2,302     4,858       1,434     (2,526 )   19,692  
Income from continuing operations $ 23,476   $ 3,792   $ 7,969   $ 3,429   $ (4,273 ) $ 34,393  
Income from continuing operations per share – diluted $ 0.74   $ 0.12   $ 0.26   $ 0.11   $ (0.14 ) $ 1.09  
 
Operating margin
Residential Products 9.8 % % 1.6 % 0.1 % (1.4 )% 10.1 %
Industrial & Infrastructure Products 4.1 % % 0.7 % 1.2 % % 6.0 %
Renewable Energy & Conservation 6.7 % 2.8 % % % % 9.6 %
Segments Margin 7.2 % 0.5 % 1.0 % 0.5 % (0.7 )% 8.5 %
Consolidated 4.6 % 0.6 % 1.2 % 0.5 % (0.7 )% 6.3 %
 
 

GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

   
Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2014

As
Reported
In GAAP
Statements

 

Acquisition
Related
Items

 

Intangible
Asset
Impairment

 

Restructuring
Costs

 

Adjusted
Statement of
Operations

Net Sales
Residential Products $ 431,915 $ $ $ $ 431,915
Industrial & Infrastructure Products 431,432 431,432
Less Inter-Segment Sales   (1,260 )               (1,260 )
  430,172                 430,172  
Consolidated sales 862,087 862,087
 
Income (loss) from operations
Residential Products 16,416 206 15,435 752 32,809
Industrial & Infrastructure Products   (74,634 )       92,535     919     18,820  
Segment (loss) income (58,218 ) 206 107,970 1,671 51,629
Unallocated corporate expense   (12,199 )   (1,594 )           (13,793 )
Consolidated (loss) income from operations (70,417 ) (1,388 ) 107,970 1,671 37,836
 
Interest expense 14,421 14,421
Other income   (88 )               (88 )
(Loss) income before income taxes (84,750 ) (1,388 ) 107,970 1,671 23,503
(Benefit of) provision for income taxes   (2,958 )   (510 )   11,811     593     8,936  
(Loss) income from continuing operations $ (81,792 ) $ (878 ) $ 96,159   $ 1,078   $ 14,567  
(Loss) income from continuing operations per share – diluted $ (2.63 ) $ (0.02 ) $ 3.09   $ 0.03   $ 0.47  
 
Operating margin
Residential Products 3.8 % % 3.6 % 0.2 % 7.6 %
Industrial & Infrastructure Products (17.3 )% % 21.5 % 0.2 % 4.4 %
Segments Margin (6.8 )% % 12.5 % 0.2 % 6.0 %
Consolidated (8.2 )% (0.2 )% 12.5 % 0.2 % 4.4 %
 

Source: Gibraltar Industries, Inc.

Gibraltar Industries, Inc.
Kenneth Smith, 716-826-6500 ext. 3217
Chief Financial Officer
kwsmith@gibraltar1.com


Investor Contact
Timothy F. Murphy
Gibraltar Industries, Inc.
3556 Lake Shore Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14219
tfmurphy@gibraltar1.com

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