Apogee Enterprises Reports Fiscal 2022 Third Quarter Results
Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (“Apogee”) announced its fiscal 2022 third-quarter results. Third-quarter revenue grew 6.6 percent to $334.2 million, compared to $313.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2021, led by growth in Architectural Services and Architectural Framing Systems. Third quarter earnings were $0.44 per diluted share, which included $3.4 million of pre-tax costs related to previously announced restructuring actions and $3.0 million of pre-tax costs for the impairment of a minority equity investment. This compares to earnings of $1.42 per diluted share in last year’s third quarter, which included a pre-tax gain of $19.3 million on the sale of a building and $1.4 million of pre-tax costs related to COVID. Adjusted earnings in the third quarter were $0.63 per diluted share, compared to $0.90 in the third quarter of fiscal 2021.1
“As we outlined in our recent investor day, we are shifting Apogee’s focus to become the economic leader in our target markets, while building the operating model and capabilities needed to enable profitable growth,” said Ty R. Silberhorn, Chief Executive Officer. “During the third quarter, we drove further progress on our new strategic plan. We continued to execute the restructuring and cost reduction actions we announced in August, made progress implementing our enterprise transformation initiatives, and relaunched our Lean and continuous improvement program. In the coming quarters, we expect to continue our strategic pivot, positioning Apogee for improved operating performance.”
Mr. Silberhorn continued, “While we are still early into our transformation journey, these efforts are beginning to be reflected in our financial results. Earnings this quarter improved sequentially compared to the second quarter, with encouraging progress on both revenue growth and margin expansion. We also continued to generate strong cash flow, further improving the company’s financial position. I am proud of our team for delivering these results despite continued cost inflation and supply chain challenges.”
Architectural Framing Systems
Architectural Framing Systems revenue grew 11 percent, to $151.7 million, from $136.7 million in the prior-year period, primarily driven by flow-through from pricing actions taken to offset inflation. Third-quarter operating income increased to $10.7 million, up from $7.2 million in last year’s third quarter, primarily driven by improved pricing and the benefits from restructuring actions, which offset the impact of cost inflation. Segment backlog increased to $419 million, compared to $406 million at the end of the second quarter.
Architectural Glass revenue in the third quarter was $74.3 million, compared to $84.8 million in the prior-year quarter, primarily reflecting lower volume, partially offset by an improved sales mix. Architectural Glass had a third-quarter operating loss of $(1.3) million, which included $3.5 million of restructuring costs. Excluding these costs, third-quarter adjusted operating income2 was $2.2 million, compared to $10.8 million in last year’s third quarter. Architectural Glass’ results in last year’s third quarter included $7.4 million of operating income related to a New Markets Tax Credit transaction.
Architectural Services revenue grew 20 percent to $92.0 million, up from $76.7 million in the prior-year quarter, driven by increased volume from executing projects in backlog. Third-quarter operating income increased to $9.2 million, compared to $8.6 million in the prior-year period, primarily reflecting the increased volume, partially offset by a less favorable project mix. Segment backlog of $572 million was unchanged from the end of the second quarter.
Large-Scale Optical revenue grew 8 percent to $27.4 million, up from $25.3 million in the third quarter last year, primarily driven by a more favorable sales mix. Operating income was $6.0 million, compared to $26.1 million in last year’s third quarter. Last year’s third quarter included a $19.3 million gain on the sale of a building. Third-quarter adjusted operating income2 was $6.0 million, compared to $6.8 million in the prior-year period, primarily reflecting short-term costs for expedited freight, partially offset by the more favorable sales mix.
Corporate and Other
Corporate and other costs in the third quarter increased to $6.9 million, up from $3.0 million in the prior-year quarter, primarily due to increased health care costs. Corporate and other costs in last year’s third quarter included $1.4 million of COVID-related costs.
Fiscal year to date, net cash provided by operating activities was $86.3 million, compared to $120.5 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2021. Cash flow in the prior-year period benefited from reduced working capital and temporary actions related to COVID. Capital expenditures through the first nine months of the fiscal year were $13.1 million, down from $17.1 million in the same period last year, as the company slowed some investments while it conducted its strategic review. In the third quarter, the company repurchased 165,851 shares of stock for $6.7 million. Fiscal year to date, the company has returned $44.2 million of cash to shareholders through share repurchases and dividend payments, up from $35.3 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2021.
Quarter-end total debt was $163 million, compared to $168 million at the end of last year’s third quarter. Cash and cash equivalents were $78.3 million, compared to $55.4 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2021.
On August 11, 2021, the company announced plans to realign and simplify its business structure. During the third quarter, the company incurred an additional $3.4 million of pre-tax restructuring charges related to this announcement, bringing the year-to-date total to $24.2 million. In the third quarter, $3.6 million of restructuring costs were included in cost of sales and $(0.2) million were included in selling, general and administrative expenses, for the reversal of previously accrued severance. The company anticipates $2 million to $3 million of additional pre-tax restructuring costs in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022.
The company is narrowing its guidance for full-year adjusted earnings to a range of $2.25 to $2.40 per diluted share, from the previous range of $2.20 to $2.40. This guidance excludes the impact of restructuring and impairment costs. The company expects to record a pre-tax gain of approximately $19 million in the fourth quarter, related to the previously announced sale of its Architectural Glass facility in Statesboro, Georgia. The company intends to exclude this gain from its adjusted earnings results. The company continues to expect a long-term average tax rate of approximately 24.5 percent and now expects full-year capital expenditures of approximately $25 million, down from the previous estimate of approximately $35 million, as the company has slowed some investments while it conducted its strategic review.
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About Apogee Enterprises
Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG) delivers distinctive solutions for enclosing commercial buildings and framing art. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, we are a leader in architectural products and services, providing architectural glass, aluminum framing systems and installation services for buildings, as well as value-added glass and acrylic for custom picture framing and displays. For more information, visit www.apog.com.
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