Apogee FY2013 Full-Year, Fourth Quarter Results Improve

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Apogee FY2013 Full-Year, Fourth Quarter Results Improve

  • Full-year revenues up 6 percent, EPS more than tripled
  • Q4 revenues up 7 percent, operating income more than doubled, EPS up 36 percent
  • FY14 outlook: EPS of $0.90-$1.00 on high single-digit revenue growth

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NAS: APOG) today announced fiscal 2013 full-year and fourth-quarter results. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries.

FY13 FULL YEAR VS. PRIOR YEAR

  • Revenues of $700.2 million were up 6 percent.
  • Operating income was $27.4 million, compared to $3.8 million.
  • Per share earnings from continuing operations were $0.66, compared to $0.17.
  • Net earnings per share were $0.67, compared to $0.17.
  • Architectural segment revenues increased 6 percent, with operating income of $9.2 million compared to an operating loss of $12.1 million.
  • Large-scale optical segment revenues increased 2 percent, with operating income of $21.0 million compared to $19.6 million.
  • Cash and short-term investments totaled $85.6 million, compared to $79.3 million.

FY13 FOURTH QUARTER VS. PRIOR-YEAR PERIOD

  • Revenues of $179.7 million were up 7 percent.
  • Operating income was $6.1 million, up from $2.8 million.
  • Per share earnings from continuing operations were $0.15, compared to $0.11.
  • Architectural segment revenues increased 9 percent, with operating income of $2.2 million compared to an operating loss of $0.5 million.
    • Backlog was $297.0 million, compared to $300.4 million in the third quarter and $237.0 million in the prior-year period.
  • Large-scale optical segment revenues declined 9 percent, with operating income of $4.0 million, equal to the prior year.

Commentary
"I am very pleased with our fiscal 2013 results, as our earnings per share more than tripled to $0.66 on revenue growth of 6 percent in commercial construction markets that continued to be flat," said Joseph F. Puishys, Apogee chief executive officer. "Our architectural backlog is up 25 percent from the previous year end, and we generated $41 million in operating cash flow to support $35 million in capital investments for growth, productivity and product capabilities.

"At the same time, we made considerable progress on our growth strategies, ranging from success in our new Texas installation and storefront markets, to new products in our businesses," he said. "In addition, in our architectural glass business we made significant productivity improvements as we managed capacity and upgraded operations, and are investing in new capabilities and efficiencies in our largest facility via a new state-of-the-art coater.

"During fiscal 2013, architectural segment revenues grew 6 percent, led by the installation, storefront and window businesses, and operating income improved by more than $20 million, driven by improved architectural glass pricing and product mix, good operational performance across the segment and earnings on revenue growth," said Puishys. "The large-scale optical segment continued its strong performance as it introduced new glass and acrylic products, and entered new international picture framing markets.

"Continuing our quarterly year-over-year improvement in fiscal 2013, fourth quarter revenues were up 7 percent and operating income more than doubled," he said. "Architectural segment revenue growth was led by our installation, window and architectural glass businesses, and segment earnings benefited from improved architectural glass pricing and the strong installation revenue. I was also pleased that in spite of one less week in our fiscal quarter and the timing of the December holidays, large-scale optical segment operating income was equal to the prior-year period due to strong operational performance and mix of value-added framing products."

FY13 FOURTH-QUARTER SEGMENT AND OPERATING RESULTS VS. PRIOR-YEAR PERIOD

Architectural Products and Services

  • Revenues of $160.3 million were up 9 percent, with growth led by the installation, window and architectural glass businesses.
  • Operating income was $2.2 million, compared to an operating loss of $0.5 million.
    • Operating margin was 1.4 percent.
    • Results improved due to higher architectural glass pricing and strong installation revenues with improving margins.
  • Backlog was $297.0 million, compared to $300.4 million in the third quarter and $237.0 million in the prior-year period.
    • Approximately $255 million, or 86 percent, of the backlog is expected to be delivered in fiscal 2014, and approximately $42 million, or 14 percent, in fiscal 2015.

Large-Scale Optical Technologies

  • Revenues of $19.5 million were down $1.8 million, or 9 percent, impacted by one less week in the current year period and the timing of the holidays.
  • Operating income was $4.0 million, equal to the prior-year period.
    • Operating margin was 20.4 percent, compared to 19.0 percent, as a result of strong operational performance and product mix.

Financial Condition

  • Total debt was $30.8 million, compared to $21.0 million at the end of fiscal 2012.
    • Total debt includes $30.4 million in current and long-term, low-interest industrial revenue and recovery zone facility bonds.
  • Cash and short-term investments totaled $85.6 million, compared to $79.3 million at the end of fiscal 2012.
  • Non-cash working capital was $44.1 million, compared to $44.4 million at the end of fiscal 2012.
  • Fiscal 2013 capital expenditures were $34.7 million, including investments in growth for the storefront and installation businesses, and new product development capabilities and productivity improvements in architectural glass. This compares to $9.7 million in the prior year.
  • Fiscal 2013 depreciation and amortization was $26.5 million.
  • Fiscal 2013 had 52 weeks compared to 53 weeks in fiscal 2012, with the extra week in the fourth quarter.

OUTLOOK
"We expect to drive strong top- and bottom-line improvement in fiscal 2014 as we continue to implement growth and productivity initiatives," said Puishys. "We anticipate revenue growth in the high single digits and earnings from continuing operations of $0.90 to $1.00 per share.

"Revenue growth should largely come from domestic geographic growth and new products, and our earnings should benefit from strong architectural glass pricing and mix and improving installation margins, as both businesses execute more complex, private projects," he said. "In addition, Apogee expects to gain 50 to 100 basis points of further margin improvement from our productivity initiatives.

"We are experiencing stronger bidding activity for future work, and margins on new orders are improving," Puishys said. "The outlook for U.S. commercial construction markets in fiscal 2014, based on Apogee's lag to McGraw-Hill forecasts for the segments we serve, is for low single-digit market growth. We again expect to outperform market growth by several percentage points.

"Capital spending for fiscal 2014 is expected to be in the range of $40 to $45 million as we continue to invest for growth, productivity and product development capabilities, including for the new architectural glass coater," he said. "We expect to be free cash flow positive after these investments." He added that the fiscal 2014 gross margin is anticipated to be at least 22 percent.

"I believe that our strategies to grow through new geographies, new products and new markets will allow Apogee to reach $1 billion in revenues by the end of fiscal 2016," Puishys said. "At the same time, we believe we can achieve 10 percent operating margin in this timeframe, in part through our focus on productivity and operational improvements."

TELECONFERENCE AND SIMULTANEOUS WEBCAST
Apogee will host a teleconference and webcast at 10 a.m. Central Time tomorrow, April 11. To participate in the teleconference, call 1-866-700-6293 toll free or 617-213-8835 international, access code 46096706. The replay will be available from noon Central Time on April 11 through midnight Central Time on Thursday, April 18 by calling 1-888-286-8010 toll free, access code 99023847. To listen to the live conference call over the internet, go to the Apogee web site at http://www.apog.com and click on "investor relations" and then the webcast link at the top of that page. The webcast also will be archived on the company's web site.

ABOUT APOGEE ENTERPRISES
Apogee Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass products and services. The company is organized in two segments:

  • Architectural products and services companies design, engineer, fabricate, install and renovate the walls of glass and windows comprising the outside skin of commercial and institutional buildings. Businesses in this segment are: Viracon, the leading fabricator of coated, high-performance architectural glass for global markets; Harmon, Inc., one of the largest U.S. full-service building glass installation and renovation companies; Wausau Window and Wall Systems, a manufacturer of custom aluminum window systems and curtainwall; Tubelite, a fabricator of aluminum storefront, entrance and curtainwall products; and Linetec, a paint and anodizing finisher of window frames and PVC shutters.
  • Large-scale optical segment consists of Tru Vue, a value-added glass and acrylic manufacturer for the custom picture framing market.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this news release also contains non-GAAP financial measures. Specifically, Apogee has presented free cash flow and non-cash working capital. Free cash flow is defined as net cash flow provided by operating activities, minus capital expenditures. Non-cash working capital is defined as current assets, excluding cash and short-term investments, less current liabilities. Apogee believes that use of these non-GAAP financial measures enhances communications as they provide more transparency into management's performance with respect to cash and current assets and liabilities. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to, the reported operating results or cash flows from operations or any other measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
The discussion above contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements reflect Apogee management's expectations or beliefs as of the date of this release. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All forward-looking statements are qualified by factors that may affect the operating results of the company, including the following: operational risks within (A) the architectural segment: i) competitive, price-sensitive and changing market conditions, including unforeseen project delays and cancellations; ii) economic conditions, material cost increases and the cyclical nature of the North American and Latin American commercial construction industries; iii) product performance, reliability, execution or quality problems that could delay payments, increase costs, impact orders or lead to litigation; and iv) the segment's ability to fully and efficiently utilize production capacity; and (B) the large-scale optical segment: i) markets that are impacted by consumer confidence and trends; ii) dependence on a relatively small number of customers; iii) changing market conditions, including unfavorable shift in product mix and new competition; and iv) ability to fully and efficiently utilize production capacity. Additional factors include: i) revenue and operating results that are volatile; ii) financial market disruption which could impact company, customer and supplier credit availability; iii) self-insurance risk related to a material product liability event and to health insurance programs; iv) cost of compliance with governmental regulations relating to hazardous substances; and v) foreign currency risk related to certain continuing operations. The company cautions investors that actual future results could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, and that other factors may in the future prove to be important in affecting the company's results of operations. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors, nor can it assess the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or a combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. For a more detailed explanation of the foregoing and other risks and uncertainties, see Item 1A of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012.

 
Apogee Enterprises, Inc. & Subsidiaries
Consolidated Condensed Statement of Income
(Unaudited)
  Thirteen  Fourteen    Fifty-two  Fifty-three  
Weeks EndedWeeks Ended%Weeks EndedWeeks Ended%
Dollar amounts in thousands, except for per share amountsMarch 2, 2013March 3, 2012ChangeMarch 2, 2013March 3, 2012Change
 
Net sales$179,734$168,7147%$700,224$662,4636%
Cost of goods sold 143,452  135,960 6% 554,491  545,343 2%
Gross profit36,28232,75411%145,733117,12024%
Selling, general and administrative expenses 30,144  29,989 1% 118,314  113,304 4%
Operating income6,1382,765122%27,4193,816619%
Interest income189296-36%7581,066-29%
Interest expense55038443%1,4941,4275%
Other (expense) income, net (479) 189 N/M (109) 193 N/M
Earnings from continuing operations
before income taxes5,2982,86685%26,5743,648628%
Income tax expense (benefit) 996  (149)N/M 7,796  (1,049)N/M
Earnings from continuing operations4,3023,01543%18,7784,697300%
Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations 94  (52)N/M 333  (52)N/M
Net earnings$4,396 $2,963 48%$19,111 $4,645 311%
 
Earnings per share - basic:
Earnings from continuing operations$0.15$0.1136%$0.67$0.17294%
Earnings from discontinued operations$-$--$0.01$-N/M
Net earnings$0.15$0.1136%$0.68$0.17300%
 
Average common shares outstanding28,076,22027,642,5862%27,953,68627,740,7501%
 
Earnings per share - diluted:
Earnings from continuing operations$0.15$0.1136%$0.66$0.17288%
Earnings from discontinued operations$-$--$0.01$-N/M
Net earnings$0.15$0.1136%$0.67$0.17294%
 
Average common and common
equivalent shares outstanding29,072,57328,183,5733%28,641,05028,048,2812%
 
Cash dividends per common share$0.0900$0.081510%$0.3600$0.326010%
                   
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Business Segments Information
(Unaudited)
  Thirteen  Fourteen    Fifty-two  Fifty-three  
Weeks EndedWeeks Ended%Weeks EndedWeeks Ended%
March 2, 2013March 3, 2012ChangeMarch 2, 2013March 3, 2012Change
Sales
Architectural$160,268$147,4179%$620,283$583,9336%
Large-Scale Optical19,47021,297-9%79,94778,5322%
Eliminations (4) - N/M (6) (2)N/M
Total$179,734 $168,714 7%$700,224 $662,463 6%
 
Operating income (loss)
Architectural$