American Woodmark Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Results
American Woodmark Corporation (the “Company”) announced results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2020.
Net sales for the fourth fiscal quarter decreased 2.0% to $399.2 million compared with the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Net sales for fiscal 2020 increased 0.3% to $1,650.3 million from the prior fiscal year. The Company experienced growth in the builder channel during the fourth quarter and fiscal 2020, which was more than offset by declines in the home center and independent dealers and distributors channels during the fourth fiscal quarter and only partially offset during fiscal 2020.
Net income was $13.0 million ($0.77 per diluted share) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 compared with $22.0 million ($1.30 per diluted share) in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 was negatively impacted by lower sales, tariffs, particleboard supply disruption costs and expenses related to the temporary suspension of operations in our component plants in Mexico. All of the Company’s manufacturing facilities and service centers, including the component plants in Mexico, are currently open and operating. Net income for fiscal 2020 was $74.9 million ($4.42 per diluted share) compared with $83.7 million ($4.83 per diluted share) for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Adjusted EPS per diluted share was $1.33 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 compared with $1.87 in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year and $6.59 for fiscal 2020 compared with $6.91 for the prior fiscal year.
Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth fiscal quarter was $53.4 million, or 13.4% of net sales, compared to $63.8 million, or 15.7% of net sales, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Adjusted EBITDA for the current fiscal year was $236.0 million, or 14.3% of net sales, compared to $244.9 million, or 14.9% of net sales, for the prior fiscal year.
“We are very pleased with our overall performance, despite the challenges presented related to COVID-19,” said Cary Dunston, Chairman and CEO. “Although we did experience limited disruption in our operations that impacted our ability to ship stock product, our teams have done an amazing job of creating safe working environments to allow us to continue to operate throughout the pandemic. While net revenue was down slightly for the quarter, we had nice growth in our builder business. In addition, demand on our stock business remains strong with our plants now fully operational.”
Cash provided by operating activities for fiscal 2020 was $177.5 million and free cash flow totaled $136.8 million. The Company paid down $96.0 million of its term loan facility during fiscal 2020. As of April 30, 2020, the Company had $97.1 million of cash on hand with no term loan debt maturities until December 2022 plus access to $94.3 million of additional availability under our revolver.
Due to the ongoing market conditions related to COVID-19, the Company has taken steps during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and the first quarter of fiscal 2021 to reduce our expenses through a combination of permanent and temporary layoffs. These actions are expected to reduce overhead expenses by approximately $8 million on an annualized basis. The Company recognized a charge of $0.2 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and anticipates taking an additional charge of approximately $1.4 million for severance and related expenses during the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
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About American Woodmark
American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen, bath and home organization products for the remodeling and new home construction markets. Its products are sold on a national basis directly to home centers, builders and through a network of independent dealers and distributors. At April 30, 2020, the Company operated eighteen manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico and eight primary service centers located throughout the United States.
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