LP Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

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LP Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYS: LPX) reported today results for the third quarter of 2012, which included the following:

  • Total sales for the third quarter of $468 million were higher by 33 percent compared to the year ago quarter.
  • Income from continuing operations was $31 million ($0.22 per diluted share).
  • Non-GAAP adjusted income from continuing operations was $29 million ($0.20 per diluted share).
  • Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for the third quarter was $75 million compared to a loss of $3 million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $491 million as of September 30, 2012.

"LP is very pleased to report significantly better results as we were able to take advantage of an improving housing market in the quarter," CEO Curt Stevens said. "With the increasingly favorable news in housing trends, we are optimistic that the market will continue to steadily recover."

For the quarter ended September 30, 2012, LP reported net sales of $468 million, an increase from $351 million in the third quarter of 2011. For the third quarter, the company reported an operating income of $44 million as compared to a loss of $73 million in the third quarter of 2011. The results for the third quarter of 2011 included an impairment charge on long-lived assets of $65 million.

For the third quarter of 2012, LP reported income from continuing operations of $31 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, as compared to a loss from continuing operations of $59 million, or $0.44 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2011.

ORIENTED STRAND BOARD (OSB) SEGMENT

LP's OSB segment manufactures and distributes OSB structural panel products. LP is currently operating seven facilities and has indefinitely curtailed three other facilities due to market conditions. The OSB segment reported net sales for the third quarter of 2012 of $227 million, an increase from $139 million of net sales in the third quarter of 2011. For the third quarter of 2012, the OSB segment reported operating income of $49 million compared with a loss of $16 million in the third quarter of 2011. For the third quarter, LP realized an increase of $64 million in adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for this segment compared to the third quarter of 2011. For the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011, sales volumes were up 11 percent with sales price increasing by 50 percent. The increase in sales price accounted for approximately a $71 million increase in both operating results and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations.

SIDING SEGMENT

LP's Siding segment consists of SmartSide siding as well as LP's prefinished Canexel siding line. These products are used in new construction as well as in the repair and remodeling markets. The Siding segment reported net sales of $134 million in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 20 percent from $112 million in the year-ago third quarter. For the third quarter of 2012, the Siding segment reported operating income of $20 million compared to $12 million in the year-ago quarter. For the third quarter, LP reported $24 million in adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for this segment, an increase of $9 million compared to the third quarter of 2011. The increase in OSB sales prices sold in this segment accounted for approximately $4 million increase in both operating results and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations.

ENGINEERED WOOD PRODUCTS SEGMENT (EWP)

The EWP segment is comprised of I-Joist (IJ), Laminated Veneer Lumber and Laminated Strand Lumber (LVL and LSL). These products are principally used in new construction. EWP sales in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $62 million, an increase from a year ago. Operating losses were $3 million for both the third quarter of 2012 and 2011.

SOUTH AMERICA SEGMENT

The South American segment consists of OSB mills located in Chile and Brazil. South America sales in the third quarter of 2012 totaled $42 million, an increase of 16 percent from $36 million in the year-ago third quarter. For the third quarter of 2012, the South America segment reported operating income of $5 million. For the third quarter, LP reported $8 million in adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for this segment, an increase compared to the third quarter of 2011.

COMPANY OUTLOOK

"While housing signs look very favorable, we are certainly cognizant of potential headwinds including a slowing global economy, an uncertain political and fiscal environment and slow job creation," Stevens continued. "Our plan is to do what is necessary to be ready to satisfy increasing demand for our products which emerges within this broader context and respond accordingly."

LP is a premier supplier of building materials, delivering innovative, high-quality commodity and specialty products to its retail, wholesale, homebuilding and industrial customers. Visit LP's web site at www.lpcorp.com for additional information on the company as well as reconciliation of non-GAAP results.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains statements concerning Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's (LP) future results and performance that are forward- looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The matters addressed in these statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including, but not limited to, the effect of general economic conditions, including the level of interest rates and housing starts, market demand for the company's products, and prices for structural products; the availability, cost and other terms of capital; the efficiency and consequences of operations improvement initiatives and cash conservation measures; the effect of forestry, land use, environmental and other governmental regulations; the ability to obtain regulatory approvals; and the risk of losses from fires, floods and other natural disasters. These and other factors that could cause or contribute to actual results differing materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements are discussed in greater detail in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

FINANCIAL AND QUARTERLY DATA

(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)

  

Quarter Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2012 20112012 2011
Net sales$467.8$350.6$1,257.1$1,044.7
 
Income (loss) from operations$43.5$(72.7)$60.4$(114.5)
 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes and equity in (income) losses of unconsolidated affiliates$37.3$(74.2)$(18.8)$(134.5)
 
Non-GAAP Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations$29.1$(26.1)$23.1$(68.0)
 
Income (loss) from continuing operations$31.4$(59.3)$(17.0)$(115.1)
 
Net income (loss) attributed to LP$31.3$(65.6)$(17.3)$(124.1)
 
Net income (loss) per share - basic$0.23$(0.49)$(0.13)$(0.94)
 
Net income (loss) per share - fully diluted$0.22$(0.49)$(0.13)$(0.94)
 
Average shares of stock outstanding - basic137.1134.5136.9132.4
 
Average shares of stock outstanding - fully diluted142.6134.5136.9132.4

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)

  

Quarter Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2012 20112012 2011
Net sales$467.8$350.6$1,257.1$1,044.7
Operating costs and expenses:
Cost of sales369.3322.01,042.5953.3
Depreciation and amortization18.919.655.961.2
Selling and administrative30.626.592.682.9
Loss on sale or impairment of long-lived assets, net4.365.04.573.0
Other operating credits and charges, net1.2 (9.8)1.2 (11.2)
Total operating costs and expenses424.3 423.3 1,196.7 1,159.2 
Income (loss) from operations43.5 (72.7)60.4 (114.5)
 
Non-operating income (expense):
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest(10.7)(14.2)(36.4)(42.6)
Investment income4.116.711.724.2
Early debt extinguishment(52.2)
Other non-operating items0.4 (4.0)(2.3)(1.6)
Total non-operating expense(6.2)(1.5)(79.2)(20.0)
 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes and equity in (income) losses of unconsolidated affiliates37.3(74.2)(18.8)(134.5)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes7.9(20.9)(4.4)(36.1)
Equity in (income) loss of unconsolidated affiliates(2.0)6.0 2.6 16.7 
Income (loss) from continuing operations31.4 (59.3)(17.0)(115.1)
 
Loss from discontinued operations before taxes(0.2)(10.3)(0.5)(14.4)
Benefit for income taxes(0.1)(4.0)(0.2)(5.6)
Loss from discontinued operations(0.1)(6.3)(0.3)(8.8)
 
Net income (loss)31.3(65.6)(17.3)(123.9)
Less: Net income attributed to non-controlling interest   0.2 
Income (loss) attributed to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation$31.3 $(65.6)$(17.3)$(124.1)
 
Income (loss) per share of common stock (basic):
Income (loss) from continuing operations$0.23$(0.44)$(0.13)$(0.87)
Loss from discontinued operations (0.05) (0.07)
Net income (loss) per share$0.23 $(0.49)$(0.13)$(0.94)
 
Net income (loss) per share of common stock (diluted):
Income (loss) from continuing operations$0.22$(0.44)$(0.13)$(0.87)
Loss from discontinued operations (0.05) (0.07)
Net income (loss) per share$0.22 $(0.49)$(0.13)$(0.94)
 
Average shares of stock outstanding - basic137.1134.5136.9132.4
Average shares of stock outstanding - diluted142.6134.5136.9132.4
 
Amounts attributed to LP Corporation common shareholders
Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax$31.4$(59.3)$(17.0)$(115.3)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(0.1)(6.3)(0.3)(8.8)
$31.3 $(65.6)$(17.3)$(124.1)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

(Dollar amounts in millions) (Unaudited)

  
September 30, 2012December 31, 2011
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$490.5$340.0
Receivables104.665.1
Income tax receivable3.63.5
Inventories209.3163.6
Prepaid expenses and other current assets8.25.7
Deferred income taxes13.317.0
Current portion of notes receivable from asset sales101.410.0
Assets held for sale32.5 51.9 
Total current assets963.4 656.8 
 
Timber and timberlands40.245.5
 
Property, plant and equipment, at cost2,066.82,028.1
Accumulated depreciation(1,314.6)(1,245.9)
Net property, plant and equipment
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