Fortune Brands Home & Security Grows Sales and Profit in Q4 and Full Year 2012

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Fortune Brands Home & Security Grows Sales and Profit in Q4 and Full Year 2012

Highlights:

  • Q4 2012 net sales increase 8 percent year-over-year to $948 million
  • Q4 2012 EPS $0.11, EPS before charges/gains increases 35 percent to $0.23
  • Company expects full year 2013 net sales to increase at a high-single-digit rate
  • Company expects full year 2013 EPS before charges and gains in range of $1.13 - $1.23

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYS: FBHS) , an industry-leading home and security products company, today announced 2012 fourth quarter and full-year results.


Fourth quarter 2012

For the fourth quarter of 2012, net sales were $948 million, an increase of 8 percent over the fourth quarter of 2011. Diluted earnings per share were $0.11, compared to a loss of $0.46 in the prior year. Diluted EPS before charges/gains was $0.23, a 35 percent increase over the prior year.

Operating income was $7.5 million, compared to a loss of $109.4 million in the prior year. Operating income before charges/gains was $61.2 million, up 39 percent over the prior year.

"We grew both sales and profit slightly more than expected this quarter," said Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands Home & Security. "And we again outperformed our market, which was driven by double-digit growth in new housing construction and moderate growth for home repairs and remodeling, despite a continued lag in purchases of large ticket items, such as cabinets and windows."

For each segment in the fourth quarter 2012, compared to the prior-year quarter:

  • Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry net sales were up 12 percent, with operating income before charges/gains of $12.3 million vs. a loss of $3.1 million. Growth and share gains were driven by product line expansion and overall market improvement, particularly in new construction, with increases in all channels.
  • Plumbing & Accessories net sales were up 15 percent, with increases in all channels. Strong gains continued in U.S. wholesale from new construction and international markets, especially China. New product introductions drove retail channel increases.
  • Advanced Material Windows & Door Systems net sales were up 1 percent, with Door sales increasing 5 percent and Windows declining 2 percent.
  • Security & Storage net sales were down 4 percent. Excluding the impact of a 53rd week in 2011, segment sales were flat, with Security sales increasing 4 percent and Storage sales declining 5 percent.

"We had a strong fourth quarter and full year 2012, doing just what we said we would. Our business teams continue to deliver results that are meeting or exceeding our expectations as we outperform the market for our products and continue to drive profitable growth," Klein said.

Full year 2012

For the full year 2012, net sales were $3.6 billion, an increase of 8 percent over 2011. Diluted earnings per share were $0.71, compared to a loss per share of $0.23 in the prior year, and diluted EPS before charges/gains was $0.89 vs. $0.60 last year, an increase of 48 percent.

Full-year operating income was $162 million, an increase of $177 million from the prior year, and full-year operating income before charges/gains was $228 million, an increase of 40 percent.

"Our balance sheet as of December 31, 2012 became even stronger, with $336 million in cash, gross debt of $326 million and nothing outstanding on our $650 million revolving credit facility. Our net debt-to-EBITDA before charges/gains ratio is zero," said Lee Wyatt, senior vice president and chief financial officer. "We are solidly positioned with several options to drive significant incremental shareholder value."

Outlook for 2013

For the full year 2013, the Company's assumption for the growth of the U.S. market for its home products is 6 to 8 percent versus 2012. Based on this planning assumption and other factors, and the Company's expectation to continue outperforming this market, the Company expects full year 2013 net sales to increase at a high-single-digit rate. The Company expects diluted EPS before charges/gains to be in the range of $1.13 to $1.23. This targeted range compares to 2012 diluted EPS before charges and gains of $0.89, as stated above.

The Company expects free cash flow for 2013 to be at least $200 million, net of capital expenditures of approximately $100 million.

"In 2013, we expect the home products market to improve much like 2012, and I am confident that we should outperform our market in similar form, delivering solid sales and profit growth. We believe our strong brands, compelling product innovation and operational excellence, along with our solid capital structure, position us to continue to outperform now and well into the future," Klein said.

About Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYS: FBHS) , headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The company's trusted brands include Master Lock, MasterBrand cabinets, Moen faucets, Simonton windows and Therma-Tru entry door systems. FBHS holds market leadership positions in all of its segments. The company's 16,000 associates generated $3.6 billion in net sales in 2012. FBHS is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information, please visit www.FBHS.com.

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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release includes measures not derived in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), such as diluted earnings per share before charges/gains, operating income before charges/gains, free cash flow and net debt-to-EBITDA before charges/gains ratio. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for any measure derived in accordance with GAAP and may also be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies. Reconciliations of these measures to the most closely comparable GAAP measures, and reasons for the company's use of these measures, are presented in the attached pages.

 
        
FORTUNE BRANDS HOME & SECURITY, INC.
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
      
Three Months Ended December 31,Twelve Months Ended December 31,
20122011% Change20122011% Change
Net Sales (GAAP)      
Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry$339.5$301.712.5$1,326.6$1,256.35.6
Plumbing & Accessories296.5258.114.91,100.7962.814.3
Advanced Material Windows & Door Systems155.8153.71.4587.2552.96.2
Security & Storage 156.1  162.6 (4.0) 576.6  556.6 3.6 
Total Net Sales$947.9 $876.1 8.2 $3,591.1 $3,328.6 7.9 
 
Operating Income (Loss) Before Charges/Gains(a)      
Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry$12.3$(3.1)496.8$40.0$18.4117.4
Plumbing & Accessories41.739.16.6169.2137.922.7
Advanced Material Windows & Door Systems4.42.951.74.3(3.8)213.2
Security & Storage20.716.922.574.462.618.8
Corporate expense (17.9) (11.7)(53.0) (60.2) (52.1)(15.6)
Total Operating Income Before Charges/Gains$61.2 $44.1 38.7 $227.7 $163.0 39.7 
 
Earnings Per Share Before Charges/Gains(b)      
Diluted$0.23 $0.17 35.3 $0.89 $0.60 48.3 
 
      
EBITDA Before Charges/Gains(c)$84.9 $69.5 22.2 $321.3 $261.4 22.9 
 
 
(a) Operating income (loss) before charges/gains is operating income (loss) derived in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") including estimated incremental standalone corporate expenses for 2011 periods prior to the spin-off of the Company from Fortune Brands, Inc. (the "Separation"), and excluding restructuring and other charges, business separation costs, asset impairment charges, income from a contingent acquisition consideration adjustment, and the impact of income and expense from actuarial gains or losses associated with our defined benefit plans. Operating income (loss) before charges/gains is a measure not derived in accordance with GAAP. Management uses this measure to determine the returns generated by FBHS and to evaluate and identify cost-reduction initiatives. Management believes this measure provides investors with helpful supplemental information regarding the underlying performance of the Company from period to period. This measure may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies. A reconciliation to operating income, the most comparable GAAP measure, is included in subsequent tables.
 
(b) Diluted EPS before charges/gains is net income (loss) calculated on a diluted per-share basis excluding restructuring and other charges, income from a contingent acquisition consideration adjustment, asset impairment charges, income tax gains pertaining to the favorable resolution of tax audits, and the impact of income and expense from actuarial gains or losses associated with our defined benefit plans. Diluted EPS before charges/gains for the three months ended December 31, 2011 have also been adjusted to reflect an adjusted pro forma effective tax rate of 35%. Diluted EPS before charges/gains for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011 have also been adjusted to reflect an adjusted pro forma effective tax rate of 35%, capital structure changes that reflect the borrowing arrangements and debt level of the Company as of October 4, 2011, the 1:1 share distribution resulting from the Separation, estimated incremental standalone corporate expenses for 2011 periods prior to the Separation, and business separation costs. Diluted EPS before charges/gains is a measure not derived in accordance with GAAP. Management uses this measure to evaluate the overall performance of the Company and believes this measure provides investors with helpful supplemental information regarding the underlying performance of the Company from period to period. This measure may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies. A reconciliation to diluted EPS, the most closely comparable GAAP measure, is included in subsequent tables.
 
(c) EBITDA before charges/gains is net income (loss) derived in accordance with GAAP including estimated incremental standalone corporate expenses for 2011 periods prior to the Separation and excluding restructuring and other charges, income from a contingent acquisition consideration adjustment, business separation costs, asset impairment charges, the impact of income and expense from actuarial gains or losses associated with our defined benefit plans, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, related party interest expense, net, external interest expense, and income tax provision (benefit). EBITDA before charges/gains is a measure not derived in accordance with GAAP. Management uses this measure to assess returns generated by FBHS. Management believes this measure provides investors with helpful supplemental information about the Company's ability to fund internal growth, make acquisitions and repay debt and related interest. This measure may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies. A reconciliation from net income, the most closely comparable GAAP measure, is included in subsequent tables.

    
 
FORTUNE BRANDS HOME & SECURITY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (GAAP)
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
  
December 31,December 31,
20122011
 
Assets
Current assets  
Cash and cash equivalents$336.0$120.8
Accounts receivable, net381.8346.1
Inventories357.2336.3
Other current assets 151.1 150.3
Total current assets1,226.1953.5
 
Property, plant and equipment, net509.4525.8
Goodwill1,387.01,366.6
Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization677.7702.9
Other assets 71.1 89.1
Total assets$3,871.3$3,637.9
 
 
Liabilities and Equity
Current liabilities  
Notes payable to banks$5.5$3.8
Current portion of long-term debt22.517.5
Accounts payable287.0260.7
Other current liabilities 336.3 315.8
Total current liabilities651.3597.8
 
Long-term debt297.5389.3
Deferred income taxes221.3204.1
Accrued defined benefit plans252.7248.2
Other non-current liabilities 63.8 74.0
Total liabilities1,486.61,513.4
 
Stockholders' equity2,381.12,120.8
Noncontrolling interests 3.6 3.7
Total equity 2,384.7 2,124.5
Total liabilities and equity$3,871.3$3,637.9

 
 
FORTUNE BRANDS HOME & SECURITY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
 
  
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
20122011
Operating Activities  
Net income (loss)$119.7$(34.6)
Depreciation and amortization101.3111.5
Asset impairment charges15.890.0
Defined benefit plan actuarial losses42.280.0
Deferred income taxes(5.4)(62.4)
Other noncash items24.019.2
Changes in assets and liabilities, net (14.8) (28.3)
Net cash provided by operating activities$282.8 $175.4 
 
Investing Activities  
Capital expenditures, net of proceeds from asset sales$(61.5)$(65.0)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired(19.5)(6.0)
Other investing activities, net (5.7) - 
Net cash used in investing activities$(86.7)$(71.0)
  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities$15.7 $(43.5)
 
  
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash 3.4  (0.8)
  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents$215.2$60.1
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 120.8  60.7 <
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