American Woodmark Corporation Announces Second Quarter Results WINCHESTER, Va., Nov 24, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — American Woodmark Corporation (Nasdaq: AMWD) today announced results for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2010, that ended on October 31, 2009. Net sales declined 23% compared with the second quarter of the prior fiscal year to $104,068,000. Net sales declined 25% during the six-month period ended October 31, 2009, compared with the comparable period of the prior fiscal year. The Company’s sales declines in each of its sales channels approximated the overall rate of decline during the second quarter of fiscal year 2010. The Company generated a net loss of ($5,279,000) or ($0.37) per diluted share during the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, compared with a net loss of ($481,000) or ($0.03) per diluted share in the second quarter of its prior fiscal year. The Company generated a net loss of ($11,685,000) or ($0.83) per diluted share in the six-month period ended October 31, 2009, compared with a net loss of ($324,000) or ($0.02) per diluted share in the comparable period of the prior fiscal year. The Company previously announced several initiatives to reduce costs during the fourth quarter of its prior fiscal year, including the permanent closure of two manufacturing plants, the suspension of operations at a third plant, and a reduction-in-force of salaried personnel. The Company successfully completed these initiatives during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010. In connection with these initiatives, the Company recorded net-of-tax restructuring charges of ($146,000), or ($0.01) per diluted share during its second quarter, and ($1,742,000), or ($0.12) per diluted share, during the six-month period ending October 31, 2009. Exclusive of these charges, net loss for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 was ($5,133,000), or ($0.36) per diluted share, and ($9,943,000) or ($0.70) per diluted share for the sixmonth period ended October 31, 2009. Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 was 12.2% of net sales, compared with 14.4% in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year. Gross profit was 12.0% of net sales during the first six months of fiscal year 2010, compared with 15.2% of net sales during the comparable period of the prior fiscal year. The decline in gross profit margin during the three and six-month periods primarily reflected the unfavorable impact of inefficiencies in direct labor and manufacturing overhead costs stemming from the impact of lower sales volumes. Partly offsetting these adverse factors were favorable impacts from lower fuel and material costs, as well as reduced manufacturing overhead costs related to the plant closures. Selling, general and administrative costs were 20.1% of net sales in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, up from 15.2% of net sales in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year. Selling, general and administrative costs were 19.7% of net sales in the first six months of fiscal year 2010, up from 15.6% in the comparable period of the prior fiscal year. The Company’s operating expense ratio increased during fiscal year 2010 due primarily to the reduction in sales and to the absence of a credit that occurred in the prior year relating to a terminated retiree health care plan. The Company experienced negative free cash flow of ($2.0) million (defined as cash provided by operating activities net of cash used for investing activities) in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, compared with positive free cash flow generated in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year of $2.1 million. The Company’s decline in free cash flow was driven by a combination of the increased net loss and payments made to satisfy severance obligations. The Company announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share to be paid on December 21, 2009, to shareholders of record on December 7, 2009. American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets. Its products are sold on a national basis directly to home centers, major builders and through a network of independent distributors. The Company presently operates eleven manufacturing facilities and nine service centers across the country. Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All forwardlooking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors that may be beyond the Company’s control. Accordingly, the Company’s future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Annual Report to Shareholders. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized. AMWD-F AMWD-E AMERICAN WOODMARK CORPORATION Unaudited Financial Highlights (in thousands, except share data) ———————————————————————— Operating Results —————– Three Months Ended Six Months Ended October 31 October 31 ——————– ——————— 2009 2008 2009 2008 ——— ———- ———- ———- Net Sales $104,068 $134,939 $204,903 $274,092 Cost of Sales & Distribution 91,399 115,471 180,400 232,564 ——— ———- ———- ———- Gross Profit 12,669 19,468 24,503 41,528 Sales & Marketing Expense 14,510 15,122 27,859 30,691 G&A Expense 6,380 5,435 12,607 11,976 Restructuring charges 233 — 2,787 — ——— ———- ———- ———- Operating Loss (8,454) (1,089) (18,750) (1,139) Interest & Other (Income) Expense (7) (328) (53) (589) Income Tax Benefit (3,168) (280) (7,012) (226) ——— ———- ———- ———- Net Loss $(5,279) $ (481) $(11,685) $(324) ========= ========== ========== ========== Earnings Per Share: Weighted Average Shares Outstanding – Diluted 14,138,091 14,031,376 14,125,859 14,050,490 Loss Per Diluted Share $(0.37) $(0.03) $(0.83) $(0.02) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet ———————————— October 31, April 30, 2009 2009 ———- ——– Cash & Cash Equivalents $69,391 $82,821 Customer Receivables 31,003 26,944 Inventories 26,525 32,684 Other Current Assets 13,461 11,089 ——– ——– Total Current Assets 140,380 153,538 Property, Plant & Equipment 122,695 132,928 Other Assets 23,769 17,271 ——– ——– Total Assets $286,844 $303,737 ======== ======== Current Portion – Long-Term Debt $866 $859 Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses 48,851 57,308 ——– ——– Total Current Liabilities 49,717 58,167 Long-Term Debt 26,175 26,475 Other Liabilities 18,232 15,413 ——– ——– Total Liabilities 94,124 100,055 Shareholders’ Equity 192,720 203,682 ——– ——– Total Liabilities & Shareholders’ Equity $286,844 $303,737 ======== ======== Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows ———————————————– Six Months Ended October 31 ——————– 2009 2008 ——- ——- Net Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Activities $(6,438) $16,506 Net Cash Used by Investing Activities (4,595) (6,990) ——- ——- Free Cash Flow $(11,033) $9,516 Net Cash Used by Financing Activities (2,397) (5,393) ——- ——- Net Increase/(Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents (13,430) 4,123 Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period 82,821 56,932 ——- ——- Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period $69,391 $61,055 ======= ======= SOURCE American Woodmark Corporation www.americanwoodmark.com¬†Copyright (C) 2009 PR Newswire. 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