Apogee Enterprises Reports Record Fiscal 2023 Second Quarter Results
Apogee Enterprises, Inc. today announced its fiscal 2023 second quarter results. Second-quarter revenue grew 14.2 percent to a record $372.1 million, compared to $325.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2022, led by growth in Architectural Framing Systems and Architectural Services. Earnings per diluted share increased to $1.68, compared to a net loss of $(0.08) per diluted share in the prior-year quarter. Earnings in the quarter benefited from a $13.7 million income tax deduction for a worthless stock loss related to the Sotawall business. Earnings in the prior-year quarter included $20.8 million of pre-tax restructuring costs. Adjusted earnings, which exclude the impact of the tax deduction and restructuring costs, increased to a record $1.06 per diluted share, compared to $0.53 in the second quarter of fiscal 2022.1
“This was another strong quarter for Apogee, with improving execution driving record results,” said Ty R. Silberhorn, Chief Executive Officer. “We’re now a year into implementing Apogee’s new enterprise strategy and we are continuing to build momentum in the company’s transformation. While a lot of work remains to reach our goals, I am proud of the progress our team has made in just twelve months since we launched our new strategy.”
Mr. Silberhorn continued, “Our effort to become the economic leader in our target markets is taking hold. We are improving execution and driving productivity gains across the company. We’re building a more competitive cost structure and strengthening our ability to deliver differentiated products and services that provide more value for customers. These actions have driven significant margin expansion and positioned us for continued profitable growth as we move forward.”
Architectural Framing Systems
Architectural Framing Systems second-quarter revenue grew 26 percent, to $172.9 million, from $137.0 million in the prior-year period, primarily driven by inflation-related pricing actions and a more favorable sales mix. Second quarter operating income increased to $20.5 million, compared to $8.4 million in last year’s second quarter, which included $2.0 million of restructuring costs. Excluding the restructuring costs, adjusted operating income2 in the prior year was $10.4 million. The increased income in this year’s second quarter was driven by improved pricing and mix, and the benefits from restructuring actions completed last year, which combined to offset the impact of inflation. Segment backlog at the end of the quarter was $286 million, compared to $310 million at the end of the first quarter. Framing Systems’ prior year results have been recast to reflect the move of the Sotawall business to the Architectural Services segment, which was effective at the beginning of this fiscal year.
Architectural Services revenue grew 11 percent to $106.7 million, up from $96.4 million in the prior-year quarter, driven by increased volume from executing projects in backlog. Operating income was $5.5 million, compared to $7.1 million in the prior-year period, reflecting increased costs for investments to support future growth, partially offset by the higher volume. Segment backlog increased to $785 million, up from $681 million at the end of the first quarter, driven by significant new project wins in the transportation and healthcare markets. Prior-year results for Architectural Services have been recast to reflect the move of the Sotawall business into the segment, which was effective at the beginning of this fiscal year.
Architectural Glass revenue in the second quarter was $77.4 million, compared to $79.4 million in the prior-year quarter, primarily reflecting lower volume, partially offset by improved pricing. Operating income increased to $6.5 million, compared to an operating loss of $(17.0) million in last year’s second quarter, which included $17.4 million of restructuring costs. Excluding the restructuring costs, adjusted operating income in the prior year was $0.4 million. The increased income in this year’s second quarter was driven by improved pricing, productivity gains, and the positive impact of restructuring actions completed last year, which combined to offset the impact of inflation.
Large-Scale Optical revenue grew 7 percent to $25.2 million, compared to $23.5 million in the second quarter last year, primarily driven by higher volume. Operating income was $6.0 million, up from $5.5 million in last year’s second quarter, primarily reflecting higher volume and improved pricing, partially offset by cost inflation.
In the second quarter, net cash provided by operating activities was $27.8 million, compared to $48.0 million in last year’s second quarter. Fiscal year to date, net cash used by operating activities is $2.6 million, compared to $54.9 million provided by operating activities in the prior-year period. The lower cash flow primarily reflects increased working capital related to revenue growth and inflation. Capital expenditures through the first half of the fiscal year were $9.3 million, compared to $10.1 million in the same period last year. Fiscal year to date, the company has returned $83.9 million of cash to shareholders through share repurchases and dividend payments, up from $32.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2022.
Quarter-end total debt was $251 million, compared to $163 million at the end of last year’s second quarter. Cash and cash equivalents were $22.1 million, compared to $61.8 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2022.
Based on second-quarter results and increasing confidence in its outlook, the company is raising its guidance for full-year adjusted earnings to a range of $3.75 to $4.05 per diluted share, up from the previously announced range of $3.50 to $3.90. The company expects full year revenue growth of 8 to 10 percent, primarily driven by growth in Architectural Framing Systems. The company now expects full-year capital expenditures of approximately $40 million.
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About Apogee Enterprises
Apogee Enterprises, Inc. is a leading provider of architectural products and services for enclosing buildings, and glazing products for framing art. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, our portfolio of industry-leading products and services includes high-performance architectural glass, windows, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems, integrated project management and installation services, 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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