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Trex Company Announces Second-Quarter Net Sales of $121 Million and EPS of $0.46

August 4, 2014

  • Net sales increase 23% YOY
  • Earnings before taxes up 62% YOY
  • Completes $50 million share repurchase program
  • 3Q revenue guidance of $92 million

    WINCHESTER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE:TREX), the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

    Net sales for the second quarter of 2014 totaled $121.3 million compared to net sales of $98.6 million for the 2013 second quarter, an increase of 23%. The Company reported net income of $15.2 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for the 2014 quarter compared to net income of $13.2 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the prior-year quarter. The Company’s results for the 2014 quarter reflect a $9.1 million increase in income taxes driven by the return to a normal tax rate after exiting its tax valuation allowance at year-end 2013. The tax increase impacted earnings per share by $0.27 as compared to the prior-year period. During the 2013 quarter, the Company recognized a $1.7 million adjustment to the mold class action provision. Before giving effect to this adjustment, 2013 net income was $14.9 million, or $0.43 per diluted share.

    Chairman, President and CEO Ronald W. Kaplan said, “As we expected, second-quarter sales were strong largely due to pent-up demand and market share gains. Several distributors reported record sales of our products reflecting our expanded distribution footprint and dealer conversions.

    “We are now beginning to realize the benefits of three cost reduction initiatives we have been implementing this year. Each of these initiatives is focused on reducing costs and will contribute to increasing profit and shareholder value going forward.

    “Earlier this year, we announced our entry into a new industry that leverages two of our core strengths:recycling and extrusion. Trex is now manufacturing and selling polyethylene pellets made from recycled plastic into the plastic bag, film and sheet markets.

    “These pellets will partially displace virgin and off-spec resin, thereby lowering the cost for OEMs. One production line is installed and operational. Others are in the pipeline.

    “As the summer has continued, sales order activity has remained strong. For this year’s third quarter, we expect net sales to be $92 million, which represents year-over-year growth of 23% for the quarter.”

    For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company reported net sales of $222.0 million compared to net sales of $206.4 million for the prior-year period, an increase of 7.5%. The Company reported net income of $27.5 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, for the first six months of 2014 compared to net income of $34.8 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, for the 2013 period. The Company’s results for 2014 reflect a $16.3 million increase in income taxes due to returning to a normal tax rate after exiting its tax valuation allowance at year-end 2013. The change in tax rate impacted earnings per share by $0.49 as compared to the 2013 quarter. In the 2013 period, the Company recognized $1.9 million of adjustments to the mold class action provision. Before giving effect to this adjustment, 2013 net income was $36.7 million or $1.06 per diluted share.

    Second-Quarter Share Repurchase Program

    The Company completed the $50 million share repurchase program announced in the first quarter of 2014. Under this plan, the Company repurchased 1,657,919 shares of its common stock at an average cost of $30.16 per share. Mr. Kaplan noted, “We have significantly de-levered our balance sheet since 2007. Our solid financial position affords us the opportunity to provide additional return on capital to our shareholders.”

    Since the Company’s initial buyback program was implemented in the third quarter of 2013, Trex has repurchased a total of $75 million of its outstanding common stock.

    Second-Quarter Stock Split

    On May 7, 2014, the Company executed a two-for-one stock split of the Company’s common stock. The stock split was in the form of a stock dividend distributed to shareholders of record.

    Second-Quarter 2014 Conference Call and Webcast Information

    Trex will hold a conference call to discuss its second-quarter 2014 results on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. To participate in the live call by telephone, please dial 706-634-1218 or 888-803-7566 and reference conference ID #68909303. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available in the Investor Relations section of the Trex Company website at trex.com.

    For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, an audio replay of the earnings call will be available on the Trex website for 30 days.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    The statements in this press release regarding the Company's expected future performance and condition constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual operating results to differ materially. Such risks and uncertainties include the extent of market acceptance of the Company's products; the costs associated with the development and launch of new products and the market acceptance of such new products; the sensitivity of the Company's business to general economic conditions; the impact of weather-related demand fluctuations on inventory levels in the distribution channel and sales of the Company’s products; the Company's ability to obtain raw materials at acceptable prices; the Company's ability to maintain product quality and product performance at an acceptable cost; the level of expenses associated with product replacement and consumer relations expenses related to product quality; and the highly competitive markets in which the Company operates. Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Company, including in particular its latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, discuss some of the important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    About Trex Company

    Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 20 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations throughout the world, Trex® outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit trex.com.

     
    TREX COMPANY, INC.
    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
    (In thousands, except share and per share data)
    (Unaudited)
               
     
    Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,

    2014

    2013

    2014

    2013

     
     
    Net sales $ 121,311 $ 98,551 $ 221,956 $ 206,430
     
    Cost of sales   76,285   61,629   138,764   127,649
     
    Gross profit 45,026 36,922 83,192 78,781
     
    Selling, general and administrative expenses   20,344   23,392   38,566   43,234
     
    Income from operations 24,682 13,530 44,626 35,547
     
    Interest expense, net   301   210   623   461
     
    Income before income taxes 24,381 13,320 44,003 35,086
     
    Provision for income taxes   9,220   96   16,547   293
     
    Net income $ 15,161 $ 13,224 $ 27,456 $ 34,793
     
    Basic earnings per common share $ 0.46 $ 0.39 $ 0.83 $ 1.03
     
    Basic weighted average common shares outstanding   32,898,288   34,024,092   33,012,845   33,895,870
     
    Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.46 $ 0.38 $ 0.82 $ 1.00
     
    Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   33,307,463   34,784,540   33,452,814   34,673,428
     
    Comprehensive income $ 15,161 $ 13,224 $ 27,456 $ 34,793
     


     
    TREX COMPANY, INC.
    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    (In thousands, except share data)
    (Unaudited)
       
     

    30-Jun-14

    31-Dec-13

     
     
    ASSETS
    Current assets:
     
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,572 $ 3,772
    Accounts receivable, net 60,093 37,338
    Inventories 21,055 22,428
    Prepaid expenses and other assets 5,871 3,145
    Deferred income taxes   9,497     9,497  
    Total current assets 102,088 76,180
    Property, plant and equipment, net 98,257 100,783
    Goodwill and other intangibles 10,538 10,542
    Other assets   897     652  
    Total assets $ 211,780   $ 188,157  
     
    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
    Current liabilities:
     
    Accounts payable $ 19,474 $ 14,891
    Accrued expenses 20,169 23,295
    Accrued warranty 9,000 9,000
    Line of credit   35,000     -  
    Total current liabilities 83,643 47,186
    Deferred income taxes 360 360
    Non-current accrued warranty 28,891 31,812
    Other long-term liabilities   2,148     2,183  
    Total liabilities   115,042     81,541  
    Stockholders’ equity:
     
    Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 3,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding - -

    Common stock, $0.01 par value, 80,000,000 shares authorized; 34,757,157 and 34,598,124

    shares issued and 31,976,728 and 33,475,614 shares outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

    348 173
    Additional paid-in capital 114,158 101,667
    Retained earnings 57,232 29,776
    Treasury stock, at cost, 2,780,429 and 1,122,510 shares at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively   (75,000 )   (25,000 )
    Total stockholders’ equity   96,738     106,616  
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 211,780   $ 188,157  
     


     
    TREX COMPANY, INC.
    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
    (In thousands)
    (Unaudited)
             
     
    Six Months Ended June 30,

    2014

    2013

     
    OPERATING ACTIVITIES
    Net income $ 27,456 $ 34,793
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
    operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization 7,660 8,341
    Other non-cash charges (10,371 ) 1,334
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (13,287 )   (21,328 )
     
    Net cash provided by operating activities $ 11,458   $ 23,140  
     
    INVESTING ACTIVITIES $ (4,884 ) $ (4,873 )
     
    FINANCING ACTIVITIES $ (4,774 ) $ (4,843 )
     
    Net increase in cash and cash equivalents $ 1,800 $ 13,424
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period $ 3,772   $ 2,159  
     
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 5,572   $ 15,583  
     





    Trex Company, Inc.

    James Cline, 540-542-6300

    SVP & CFO

    or

    LHA

    Harriet Fried, 212-838-3777


    Source: Trex Company, Inc.


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