Atkore – Atkore Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2023 Results - EMR Online AG

Atkore – Atkore Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2023 Results

  • Net sales of $895.9 million, down 8.8% versus prior year
  • Net income per diluted share decreased by $0.77 versus prior year to $4.31; Adjusted net income per diluted share decreased by $0.52 versus prior year to $4.87
  • Net income decreased by $59.3 million versus prior year to $174.2 million; Adjusted EBITDA decreased by $70.1 million versus prior year to $276.0 million
  • Full-year Adjusted EBITDA outlook increased to $1,015 – $1,065 million; Full-year Adjusted net income per diluted share outlook increased to $17.45 – $18.35

 

HARVEY, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Atkore Inc. (the “Company” or “Atkore”) (NYSE: ATKR) announced earnings for its fiscal 2023 second quarter ended March 31, 2023.

“Atkore delivered solid results in the second quarter, highlighted by a significant increase in cash flow from operating activities versus the prior year,” said Bill Waltz, Atkore President and Chief Executive Officer. ”Our mid single-digit volume growth, which is in line with our full year expectations, reflects the resilience of our business model, diversification of our portfolio and efforts of our team. Strong performance of our solar related products contributed to the 20% volume growth of our Safety and Infrastructure segment. With the performance we’ve achieved in the first half of the year and the positive trends we are experiencing, we are increasing and narrowing our outlook for Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS for Fiscal Year 2023.”

Waltz continued, “We continue to execute our capital deployment model by investing in our business and returning capital to shareholders. We repurchased $119 million in stock during Q2 and an additional $103 million already in Q3. Our strong cash flow generation, robust financial profile and continued execution of our proven strategy give us confidence in our ability to build on our success to drive growth well into the future.”

 

2023 Second Quarter Results

 

Net sales decreased by $86.6 million, or 8.8%, to $895.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, compared to $982.6 million for the three months ended March 25, 2022. The decrease in net sales is primarily attributed to decreased average selling prices across the Company’s products of $168.7 million as a result of expected pricing normalization. This decrease was partially offset by increased net sales of $49.5 million from companies acquired during fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2023 and increased sales volume of $40.9 million.

Gross profit decreased by $63.5 million, or 15.3%, to $352.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, as compared to $416.4 million for the prior-year period. Gross margin decreased to 39.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2023, as compared to 42.4% for the prior-year period. Gross profit decreased primarily due to declines in average selling prices of $168.7 million partially offset by slower declines in the costs of steel, copper and PVC resin of $91.8 million, and companies acquired during fiscal 2022 and 2023 of $11.7 million.

Net income decreased by $59.3 million, or 25.4%, to $174.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to $233.5 million for the prior-year period primarily due to lower gross profit and higher selling, general and administrative costs, intangible amortization and interest expense.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased by $70.1 million, or 20.3%, to $276.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to $346.2 million for the three months ended March 25, 2022. The decrease was primarily due to lower gross profit.

Net income per diluted share prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) was $4.31 for the three months ended March 31, 2023, as compared to $5.08 in the prior-year period. Adjusted net income per diluted share decreased by $0.52 to $4.87 for the three months ended March 31, 2023, as compared to $5.39 in the prior year period. The decrease in diluted earnings per share is primarily attributed to lower net income.

 

Segment Results

Electrical

Net sales decreased by $78.9 million, or 10.4%, to $681.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to $759.9 million for the three months ended March 25, 2022. The decrease in net sales is primarily attributed to decreased average selling prices of $115.0 million, decreased sales volume of $4.9 million and the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange rates of $5.4 million. These decreases were partially offset by increased net sales of $47.9 million from companies acquired during fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2023.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2023 decreased by $74.1 million, or 22.4%, to $256.9 million from $331.0 million for the three months ended March 25, 2022. Adjusted EBITDA margins decreased to 37.7% for the three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to 43.6% for the three months ended March 25, 2022. The decrease in Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margins was largely due to lower average selling prices over input costs.

Safety & Infrastructure

Net sales decreased by $9.2 million, or 4.1%, for the three months ended March 31, 2023 to $215.1 million compared to $224.3 million for the three months ended March 25, 2022. The decrease is primarily attributed to decreased average selling prices of $53.7 million driven by lower input costs of steel, partially offset by higher volumes of $45.8 million, primarily in the mechanical tube, construction and metal framing product lines, and increased net sales of $1.6 million from companies acquired during fiscal 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA increased by $4.3 million, or 14.8%, to $33.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to $28.9 million for the three months ended March 25, 2022. Adjusted EBITDA margins increased to 15.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to 12.9% for the three months ended March 25, 2022. The Adjusted EBITDA increase is primarily due to increased volume.

 

Full-Year Outlook1

The Company is increasing its estimate for fiscal year 2023 Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income per diluted share. The Company estimates Adjusted EBITDA to be approximately $1,015 million to $1,065 million, and Adjusted net income per diluted share to be in the range of $17.45 – $18.35.

The Company notes that this perspective may vary due to changes in assumptions or market conditions and other factors described under “Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

Conference Call Information

Atkore management will host a conference call today, May 9, 2023, at 8 a.m. Eastern time, to discuss the Company’s financial results. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (888) 330-2446 (domestic) or (240) 789-2732 (international). The call will be available for replay until May 23, 2023. The replay can be accessed by dialing (800) 770-2030 for domestic callers, or for international callers, (647) 362-9199. The passcode for the live call and the replay is 5592214.

Interested investors and other parties can also listen to a webcast of the live conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at https://investors.atkore.com. The online replay will be available on the same website immediately following the call.

To learn more about the Company, please visit the Company’s website at https://investors.atkore.com.

 

1 Reconciliations of the forward-looking full-year 2023 outlook for Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income per diluted share are not being provided as the Company does not currently have sufficient data to accurately estimate the variables and individual adjustments for such reconciliations. Accordingly, we are relying on the exception provided by Item 10(e)(1)(i)(B) of Regulation S-K to exclude these reconciliations.

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to financial outlook. Some of the forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “shall,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “seeks,” “aims,” “projects,” “is optimistic,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or other comparable terms. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, all matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or outcomes and that actual performance and outcomes, including, without limitation, our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the market in which we operate, may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In addition, even if our results of operations, financial condition and cash flows, and the development of the market in which we operate, are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.

A number of important factors, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission including but not limited to the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Additional factors that could cause actual results and outcomes to differ from those reflected in forward-looking statements include, without limitation: declines in, and uncertainty regarding, the general business and economic conditions in the United States and international markets in which we operate; weakness or another downturn in the United States non-residential construction industry; widespread outbreak of diseases, changes in prices of raw materials; pricing pressure, reduced profitability, or loss of market share due to intense competition; availability and cost of third-party freight carriers and energy; high levels of imports of products similar to those manufactured by us; changes in federal, state, local and international governmental regulations and trade policies; adverse weather conditions; increased costs relating to future capital and operating expenditures to maintain compliance with environmental, health and safety laws; reduced spending by, deterioration in the financial condition of, or other adverse developments, including inability or unwillingness to pay our invoices on time, with respect to one or more of our top customers; increases in our working capital needs, which are substantial and fluctuate based on economic activity and the market prices for our main raw materials, including as a result of failure to collect, or delays in the collection of, cash from the sale of manufactured products; work stoppage or other interruptions of production at our facilities as a result of disputes under existing collective bargaining agreements with labor unions or in connection with negotiations of new collective bargaining agreements, as a result of supplier financial distress, or for other reasons; changes in our financial obligations relating to pension plans that we maintain in the United States; reduced production or distribution capacity due to interruptions in the operations of our facilities or those of our key suppliers; loss of a substantial number of our third-party agents or distributors or a dramatic deviation from the amount of sales they generate; security threats, attacks, or other disruptions to our information systems, or failure to comply with complex network security, data privacy and other legal obligations or the failure to protect sensitive information; possible impairment of goodwill or other long-lived assets as a result of future triggering events, such as declines in our cash flow projections or customer demand and changes in our business and valuation assumptions; safety and labor risks associated with the manufacture and in the testing of our products; product liability, construction defect and warranty claims and litigation relating to our various products, as well as government inquiries and investigations, and consumer, employment, tort and other legal proceedings; our ability to protect our intellectual property and other material proprietary rights; risks inherent in doing business internationally; changes in foreign laws and legal systems, including as a result of Brexit; our inability to introduce new products effectively or implement our innovation strategies; our inability to continue importing raw materials, component parts and/or finished goods; the incurrence of liabilities and the issuance of additional debt or equity in connection with acquisitions, joint ventures or divestitures and the failure of indemnification provisions in our acquisition agreements to fully protect us from unexpected liabilities; failure to manage acquisitions successfully, including identifying, evaluating, and valuing acquisition targets and integrating acquired companies, businesses or assets; the incurrence of additional expenses, increases in the complexity of our supply chain and potential damage to our reputation with customers resulting from regulations related to “conflict minerals”; disruptions or impediments to the receipt of sufficient raw materials resulting from various anti-terrorism security measures; restrictions contained in our debt agreements; failure to generate cash sufficient to pay the principal of, interest on, or other amounts due on our debt; challenges attracting and retaining key personnel or high-quality employees; future changes to tax legislation; failure to generate sufficient cash flow from operations or to raise sufficient funds in the capital markets to satisfy existing obligations and support the development of our business; and other risks and factors described from time to time in documents that we file with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of the date hereof.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release includes certain financial information, not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (“GAAP”). Because not all companies calculate non-GAAP financial information identically (or at all), the presentations herein may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. Further, these measures should not be considered substitutes for the performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. See non-GAAP reconciliations below in this press release for a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

 

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

We use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin in evaluating the performance of our business and in the preparation of our annual operating budgets as indicators of business performance and profitability. We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin allow us to readily view operating trends, perform analytical comparisons and identify strategies to improve operating performance.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before income taxes, adjusted to exclude unallocated expenses, depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net, stock-based compensation, loss on extinguishment of debt, certain legal matters, and other items, such as inventory reserves and adjustments, loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment, insurance recovery related to damages of property, plant and equipment, release of indemnified uncertain tax positions, realized or unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency impacts of intercompany loans and related forward currency derivatives, gain on purchase of business, loss on assets held for sale, restructuring costs and transaction costs. We define Adjusted EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of Net sales.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP measures, are useful for investors because management uses Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin in evaluating the performance of our business.

 

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per Share

We use Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per share in evaluating the performance of our business and profitability. Management believes that these measures provide useful information to investors by offering additional ways of viewing the Company’s results that, when reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measure provide an indication of performance and profitability excluding the impact of unusual and or non-cash items. We define Adjusted net income as net income before stock-based compensation, loss on extinguishment of debt, loss on assets held for sale, intangible asset amortization, certain legal matters and other items, and the income tax expense or benefit on the foregoing adjustments that are subject to income tax. We define Adjusted net income per share as basic and diluted net income per share excluding the per share impact of stock-based compensation, intangible asset amortization, certain legal matters and other items, and the income tax expense or benefit on the foregoing adjustments that are subject to income tax.

 

Free Cash Flow

We define free cash flow as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, less capital expenditures. We believe that Free Cash Flow provides meaningful information regarding the Company’s liquidity.

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

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ADJUSTED EBITDA

The following table presents reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA to net income for the periods presented:

(a) Represents other items, such as inventory reserves and adjustments, loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment, release of indemnified uncertain tax positions, gain on purchase of business, loss on assets held for sale (includes loss on assets held for sale in Russia. See Note 11, “Goodwill and Intangible Assets” in the form 10-Q filed May 9, 2023 for additional information.), realized or unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency impacts of intercompany loans and related forward currency derivatives, transaction and restructuring costs.

 

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SEGMENT INFORMATION

The following table presents reconciliations of Net sales and calculations of Adjusted EBITDA Margin by segment for the periods presented:

 

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ADJUSTED NET INCOME PER DILUTED SHARE

The following table presents reconciliations of Adjusted net income to net income for the periods presented:

(a) Represents other items, such as inventory reserves and adjustments, loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment, insurance recovery related to damages of property, plant and equipment, loss on assets held for sale (includes loss on assets held for sale in Russia. See Note 11, “Goodwill and Intangible Assets” in the form 10-Q filed May 9, 2023 for additional information.), release of indemnified uncertain tax positions and realized or unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency impacts of intercompany loans and related forward currency derivatives.

 

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NET DEBT

The following table presents reconciliations of Net debt to Total debt for the periods presented:

(a) TTM Adjusted EBITDA is equal to the sum of Adjusted EBITDA for the trailing four quarter period. The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended December 30, 2022 can be found in Exhibit 99.1 to form 8-K filed February 1, 2023 and is incorporated by reference herein.The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA for the years ended September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2021 can be found in Exhibit 99.1 to form 8-K filed November 18, 2022 and is incorporated by reference herein.The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended June 24, 2022 can be found in Exhibit 99.1 to form 8-K filed August 2, 2022 and is incorporated by reference herein.The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended March 25, 2022 can be found in Exhibit 99.1 to form 8-K filed May 3, 2022 and is incorporated by reference herein.The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended December 24, 2021 can be found in Exhibit 99.1 to form 8-K filed January 31, 2022 and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

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TRAILING TWELVE MONTHS ADJUSTED EBITDA

The following table presents a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended March 31, 2023:

(a) Represents other items, such as inventory reserves and adjustments, loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment, release of indemnified uncertain tax positions, gain on purchase of business, loss on assets held for sale (includes loss on assets held for sale in Russia. See Note 11, “Goodwill and Intangible Assets” in the form 10-Q filed May 9, 2023 for additional information.), realized or unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency impacts of intercompany loans and related forward currency derivatives, transaction and restructuring costs.

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