GMS Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results
GMS, Inc. (the “Company”), a leading North American specialty building products distributor, today reported financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended January 31, 2022.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Highlights
(Comparisons are to the third quarter of fiscal 2021)
- Net sales of $1,153.6 million increased 53.6%; organic net sales increased 41.5%.
- Net income of $61.4 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, compared to net income of $16.1 million, or $0.37 per diluted share; Adjusted net income of $76.5 million, or $1.74 per diluted share, compared to $25.9 million, or $0.60 per diluted share.
- Adjusted EBITDA of $135.1 million increased $72.5 million, or 115.8%; Adjusted EBITDA margin improved 340 basis points to 11.7% from 8.3%.
- Net debt leverage was 2.3 times as of the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2022, down from 2.9 times a year ago.
- Completed the acquisition of AMES Taping Tools Holding LLC (“AMES”), the nation’s foremost provider of automatic taping and finishing tools to the professional drywall finishing industry.
“Carrying our momentum into the new calendar year, we achieved record-setting results with higher levels of sales, net income and Adjusted EBITDA than we have ever recorded for our fiscal third quarter,” said John C. Turner, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of GMS. “Leveraging our significant scale advantages to deliver outstanding customer service in a solid residential market, coupled with an inflationary pricing environment and successful platform expansion activities, helped us more than triple our net income and double our Adjusted EBITDA as compared to the prior year quarter.”
Turner continued, “The team remains fully focused on the continued execution of our strategic priorities. Looking ahead to close out our fiscal year in April, similar market dynamics as we experienced in the third quarter along with indications of improving levels of commercial activity, serve as a positive backdrop as we are confident we will continue to deliver exceptional levels of service to provide value to customers and to drive strong results for our stakeholders.”
Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results
Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 of $1.15 billion increased 53.6% as compared with the prior year quarter, primarily due to inflationary pricing, healthy residential end markets, strong performance from our complementary products and the acquisitions of D.L. Building Materials, Westside Building Material and AMES. Organic net sales increased 41.5%.
Excluding the impact from one additional selling day in the third quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to the same period a year ago, net sales and organic net sales were up 51.1% and 39.2%, respectively. While the sales growth was, in large part, due to product inflation, the Company also achieved year-over-year volume growth in each of its four product categories.
Year-over-year sales increases by product category were as follows:
- Wallboard sales of $415.1 million increased 33.4% (up 28.1% on an organic basis).
- Ceilings sales of $139.9 million increased 34.9% (up 26.8% on an organic basis).
- Steel framing sales of $282.8 million increased 172.0% (up 151.0% on an organic basis).
- Complementary product sales of $315.8 million increased 35.9% (up 17.1% on an organic basis).
Gross profit of $367.8 million increased 51.1% compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2021 primarily due to the successful pass through of product inflation, continued strength in residential market demand and incremental gross profit from acquisitions. Gross margin of 31.9%, declined 50 basis points year-over-year primarily due to the timing and elasticity of inflationary price-cost dynamics in the market. On a product line basis, wallboard and steel margins were unfavorably impacted by these dynamics while complementary products and ceilings benefited.
Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expense as a percentage of net sales improved 370 basis points to 20.9% for the quarter compared to 24.6% in the third quarter of fiscal 2021. Adjusted SG&A expense as a percentage of net sales of 20.4% improved 380 basis points from 24.2% in the prior year quarter as product inflation outpaced increases in operating costs.
Net income increased 280.6% to $61.4 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, compared to net income of $16.1 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2021. Adjusted net income was $76.5 million, or $1.74 per diluted share, compared to $25.9 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, in the third quarter of the prior fiscal year.
Adjusted EBITDA increased $72.5 million, or 115.8%, to $135.1 million compared to the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 11.7% improved 340 basis points from 8.3% for the third quarter of fiscal 2021.
Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Cash Flow
As of January 31, 2022, the Company had cash on hand of $87.0 million, total debt of $1.3 billion and $183.2 million of available liquidity under its revolving credit facilities. Net debt leverage was 2.3 times as of the end of the quarter, down from 2.9 times at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2021.
The Company recorded cash provided by operating activities and free cash flow of $57.2 million and $40.2 million, respectively, for the quarter ended January 31, 2022. For the quarter ended January 31, 2021, the Company recorded cash provided by operating activities and free cash flow of $44.4 million and $38.4 million, respectively.
Platform Expansion Activities
During the third quarter of fiscal 2022, GMS acquired two companies.
On December 1, 2021, GMS completed the acquisition of AMES Taping Tools Holding LLC (“AMES”). With more than 90 company-owned AMES® stores and a fleet of approximately 100,000 automatic taping and finishing (“ATF”) tools available for rent, AMES is the nation’s leading provider of ATF tools and related products to the professional drywall finishing industry. Its portfolio provides a distinctive complement to GMS’s other product offerings and includes the industry-leading finishing tool brand, TapeTech®, as well as the country’s most widely used specialty interior finishing e-commerce platform, All-Wall.com®.
Also on December 1, 2021, the Company completed the acquisition of Kimco Supply Company (“Kimco”), a highly-respected distributor of drywall and related construction products and architectural elements with two locations in the Greater Tampa and Central Florida markets. Kimco adds density for the Company in the growing Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater market for both core and complementary products.
Also, during the period, the Company opened a new greenfield location in Fort Myers, FL, bringing service to this Top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In addition, since acquiring AMES in early December, that business has continued to grow and execute against its growth strategy by adding two new stores in Pflugerville, TX and Greenville, SC during the Company’s fiscal third quarter.
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About GMS Inc.
Founded in 1971, GMS operates a network of nearly 300 distribution centers with extensive product offerings of wallboard, ceilings, steel framing and complementary construction products. In addition, GMS operates more than 90 tool sales, rental and service centers, providing a comprehensive selection of building products and solutions for its residential and commercial contractor customer base across the United States and Canada. The Company’s unique operating model combines the benefits of a national platform and strategy with a local go-to-market focus, enabling GMS to generate significant economies of scale while maintaining high levels of customer service.
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Source: GMS, Inc.