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SIMPSON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.

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SIMPSON MANUFACTURING : ANNOUNCES 2021 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS (Form 8-K)

07/26/2021 | 04:30pm EDT
SIMPSON MANUFACTURING CO., INC. ANNOUNCES 2021 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS

Pleasanton, CA - July 26, 2021
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Quarterly net sales of $410.3 million, an increase of 25.8% year-over-year
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Gross margin of 47.9% increased from 45.9% in the prior year period
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Quarterly income from operations of $101.7 million, an increase of 40.9% year-over-year; operating margin of 24.8% increased from 22.1% in the prior year period
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Quarterly diluted earnings per share of $1.66, an increase of 36.1% year-over-year
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Declared $0.25 per share quarterly cash dividend
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Updating full year 2021 financial guidance

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (the 'Company') (NYSE: SSD), an industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2021. Refer to the 'Segment and Product Group Information' table below for additional segment information (including information about the Company's Asia/Pacific segment and Administrative and All Other segment).

All comparisons below (which are generally indicated by words such as 'increased,' 'decreased,' 'remained,' or 'compared to'), unless otherwise noted, are comparing the quarter ended June 30, 2021 with the quarter ended June 30, 2020.

2021 Second Quarter Financial Highlights

•Consolidated net sales of $410.3 million increased 25.8% from $326.1 million.
◦North America net sales of $350.6 million increased 22.2% from $286.8 million due primarily to product price increases that took effect in April and June of 2021, in an effort to offset rising material costs, along with marginally higher sales volumes. In addition, the majority of the Company's distribution channels continued to benefit from increased U.S. housing starts and repair and remodel activity. Canada's net sales also increased primarily due to higher sales volumes and were positively impacted by approximately $2.6 million in foreign currency translation.
◦Europe net sales of $56.4 million increased 51.0% from $37.4 million, primarily due to higher sales volumes and were positively affected by approximately $5.3 million in foreign currency translation related to Europe's currencies strengthening against the United States dollar.

•Consolidated gross profit of $196.4 million increased 31.1% from $149.8 million. Gross margin increased to 47.9% from 45.9%.
◦North America gross margin increased to 49.9% from 47.4%, primarily due to the aforementioned product price increases.
◦Europe gross margin increased to 36.0% from 35.1%, primarily due to lower labor, factory, warehouse and shipping costs, partly offset by higher material costs, each as a percentage of net sales.

•Consolidated income from operations of $101.7 million increased 40.9% from $72.2 million. The increase was primarily due to the increase in consolidated gross profit, partly offset by higher operating expenses, as the Company transitions to a more normalized operating environment following 2020. Consolidated operating margin increased to 24.8% from 22.1%.
◦North America income from operations of $95.1 million increased from $72.2 million, primarily due to the increase in gross profit, partly offset by higher operating expenses due to higher personnel costs and professional fees.
◦Europe income from operations of $5.9 million increased from $2.7 million, primarily due to the increase in sales volumes and gross profit, partly offset by higher operating expenses due to higher personnel costs.

•The Company's effective income tax rate increased to 26.9% from 25.8%.

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•Net income was $72.5 million, or $1.66 per diluted share of the Company's common stock, compared to net income of $53.5 million, or $1.22 per diluted share.

•Cash flow provided by operating activities increased approximately $38.9 million to $81.6 million from $42.8 million.

•Cash flow used in investing activities increased approximately $12.8 million to $26.2 million from $13.4 million. Capital expenditures were approximately $19.3 million compared to $14.1 million and the Company invested $6.8 million in a venture capital fund.

Management Commentary

'We are pleased with our second quarter performance,' commented Karen Colonias, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. 'We experienced strong business momentum, generating net sales of $410.3 million, which grew 18.0% over the prior quarter and 25.8% over the prior year comparable period. Sales growth was primarily driven by the implementation of two product price increases during the quarter to offset rising material costs along with marginal increases in sales volume. The recent price increases we implemented drove significantly higher gross margins for the second quarter which increased to 47.9% from 46.7% in the prior quarter and 45.9% in the prior year period. As a result, our income from operations improved to $101.7 million and led to strong earnings per diluted share of $1.66.'

Ms. Colonias continued, 'Throughout the quarter, we were very pleased to be able to continue meeting the needs of our customers by providing them with our trusted product solutions, typically within 48 hours or less. This is despite the current environment marked by the increasing prevalence of global supply chain constraints, limited steel availability and a tight labor market. We also remained focused on executing our key growth initiatives which include: expansion into the OEM, repair & remodel / do-it-yourself ('R&R/DIY'), mass timber, concrete and structural steel markets.'

Ms. Colonias concluded, 'Importantly, we continue to believe in our ability to achieve our Five-year Company Ambitions despite margin compression we are expecting in 2022, which we expect will be directly correlated with rising raw material costs. Looking ahead to the second half of this year, we will continue to manage the key areas of our business we can control and look forward to continuing to provide our customers with Simpson's industry-leading solutions, supported by our long-standing relationships, technical and field support, strong inventory position and consistent product availability. I would like to sincerely thank our employees for their commitment to Simpson. We commend you for your dedication to safety, and for working hard every day to help achieve our mission of providing solutions to help people design and build safer, stronger structures.'

Corporate Developments

•On July 12, 2021, the Company entered into a fourth amendment to the Credit Agreement dated as of July 27, 2012, which, amongst other things, extended the term of the credit agreement from July 23, 2022 to July 12, 2026 and modified certain covenants to provide the Company additional flexibility.

•On July 14, 2021, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share. The dividend will be payable on October 28, 2021 to the stockholders of record as of October 7, 2021.

Business Outlook

On April 26, 2021, the Company provided a full-year outlook. The Company is updating its full year outlook, primarily reflecting actual results of the second quarter, as well as improved visibility on the pandemic-related restrictions and the impact of those restrictions on the Company's operations. Based on business trends and conditions as of today, July 26, 2021, the Company's outlook for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 is as follows:

•Operating margin is estimated to be in the range of 19.5% to 21.0%.

•The effective tax rate is estimated to be in the range of 25.0% to 26.0%, including both federal and state income tax rates.

•Capital expenditures are estimated to be in the range of $55 million to $60 million.

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Conference Call Details

Investors, analysts and other interested parties are invited to join the Company's second quarter of 2021 financial results conference call on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (2:00 pm Pacific Time). To participate, callers may dial (877) 407-0792 (U.S. and Canada) or (201) 689-8263 (International) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time. The call will be webcast simultaneously and can be accessed through http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=145400 or a link on the Company's website at ir.simpsonmfg.com. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay of the call will also be available beginning that same day at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 9, 2021, by dialing (844) 512-2921 (U.S. and Canada) or (412) 317-6671 (International) and entering the conference ID: 13718741. The webcast will remain posted on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website for 90 days.

A copy of this earnings release will be available prior to the call, accessible through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at ir.simpsonmfg.com.

About Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., headquartered in Pleasanton, California, through its subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., designs, engineers and is a leading manufacturer of wood construction products, including connectors, truss plates, fastening systems, fasteners and shearwalls, and concrete construction products, including adhesives, specialty chemicals, mechanical anchors, powder actuated tools and reinforcing fiber materials. The Company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'SSD.'

Copies of Simpson Manufacturing's Annual Report to Stockholders and its proxy statements and other SEC filings, including Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, are made available free of charge on the company's web site on the same day they are filed with the SEC. To view these filings, visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site at ir.simpsonmfg.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 2 IE of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by words such as 'anticipate,' 'believe,' 'estimate,' 'expect,' 'intend,' 'plan,' 'target,' 'continue,' 'predict,' 'project,' 'change,' 'result,' 'future,' 'will,' 'could,' 'can,' 'may,' 'likely,' 'potentially,' or similar expressions that concern our strategy, plans, expectations or intentions. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, business outlook, priorities, expectations and intentions, expectations for sales growth, comparable sales, earnings and performance, stockholder value, capital expenditures, cash flows, the housing market, the home improvement industry, demand for services, share repurchases, our strategic initiatives, including the impact of these initiatives on our strategic and operational plans and financial results, and any statement of an assumption underlying any of the foregoing and other statements that are not historical facts. Although we believe that the expectations, opinions, projections and comments reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and we can give no assurance that such statements will prove to be correct. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.

Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent uncertainties, risk and other factors that are difficult to predict and could cause our actual results to vary in material respects from what we have expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations and supply chain, and the operations of our customers, suppliers and business partners and those discussed under Part I - Item 1A. Risk Factors and Item 7 Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Part II - Other Information - Item 1.A and subsequent filings with the SEC. To the extent that the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affects our business and financial results, it may also have the effect of heightening many of such risk and other factors.

We caution that you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made in our reports filed with the SEC that advise of the risks and factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.
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Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
UNAUDITED Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data) 2021 2020 2021 2020
Net sales $ 410,281 $ 326,076 $ 757,922 $ 609,744
Cost of sales 213,835 176,276 399,195 330,278
Gross profit
196,446 149,800 358,727 279,466
Research and development and engineering expense 14,169 12,191 28,758 25,573
Selling expense 33,167 26,834 63,990 55,361
General and administrative expense 47,410 38,636 95,975 77,107
Total operating expenses 94,746 77,661 188,723 158,041
Gain on disposal of assets (28) (73) (108) (137)
Income from operations
101,728 72,212 170,112 121,562
Interest expense, net and other (2,636) (151) (4,413) (2,684)
Income before taxes
99,092 72,061 165,699 118,878
Provision for income taxes 26,609 18,582 42,827 28,573
Net income $ 72,483 $ 53,479 $ 122,872 $ 90,305
Earnings per common share:
Basic
$ 1.67 $ 1.23 $ 2.83 $ 2.06
Diluted
$ 1.66 $ 1.22 $ 2.82 $ 2.05
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic
43,434 43,471 43,406 43,787
Diluted
43,641 43,663 43,620 43,980
Cash dividend declared per common share $ 0.25 $ 0.23 $ 0.50 $ 0.46
Other data:
Depreciation and amortization
$ 11,527 $ 10,006 $ 22,753 $ 19,739
Pre-tax equity-based compensation expense
$ 3,702 $ 5,151 $ 10,245 $ 5,428
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Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
UNAUDITED Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(In thousands)

June 30, December 31,
(Amounts in thousands) 2021 2020 2020
Cash and cash equivalents $ 305,796 $ 315,448 $ 274,639
Trade accounts receivable, net 249,931 233,867 165,128
Inventories 310,254 265,365 283,742
Other current assets 35,722 20,222 29,630
Total current assets
901,703 834,902 753,139
Property, plant and equipment, net 255,353 247,119 255,184
Operating lease right-of-use assets 43,374 36,930 45,792
Goodwill 134,121 132,335 135,844
Other noncurrent assets 39,423 33,217 42,610
Total assets
$ 1,373,974 $ 1,284,503 $ 1,232,569
Trade accounts payable $ 60,268 $ 49,149 $ 48,271
Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities 172,186 144,265 145,790
Total current liabilities
232,454 193,414 194,061
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion 34,087 28,893 37,199
Long-term debt, net of current portion - 150,000 -
Deferred income tax and other long-term liabilities 20,528 17,984 20,366
Stockholders' equity 1,086,905 894,212 980,943
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$ 1,373,974 $ 1,284,503 $ 1,232,569
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Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
UNAUDITED Segment and Product Group Information
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, % June 30, %
(Amounts in thousands) 2021 2020 change* 2021 2020 change*
Net Sales by Reporting Segment
North America $ 350,557 $ 286,807 22.2% $ 651,120 $ 535,857 21.5%
Percentage of total net sales 85.4 % 88.0 % 85.9 % 87.9 %
Europe 56,438 37,379 51.0% 100,734 70,111 43.7%
Percentage of total net sales 13.8 % 11.4 % 13.3 % 11.4 %
Asia/Pacific 3,286 1,890 73.9% 6,068 3,776 60.7%
$ 410,281 $ 326,076 25.8% $ 757,922 $ 609,744 24.3%
Net Sales by Product Group**
Wood Construction $ 355,787 $ 280,724 26.7% $ 657,365 $ 523,244 25.6%
Percentage of total net sales 86.7 % 86.1 % 86.7 % 84.0 %
Concrete Construction 54,305 45,304 19.9% 99,828 86,316 15.7%
Percentage of total net sales 13.2 % 13.9 % 13.2 % 16.0 %
Other 189 48 N/M 729 184 N/M
$ 410,281 $ 326,076 25.8% $ 757,922 $ 609,744 24.3%
Gross Profit (Loss) by Reporting Segment
North America $ 174,984 $ 136,024 28.6% $ 317,369 $ 254,819 24.5%
North America gross margin 49.9 % 47.4 % 48.7 % 47.6 %
Europe 20,298 13,106 54.9% 35,548 23,807 49.3%
Europe gross margin 36.0 % 35.1 % 35.3 % 34.0 %
Asia/Pacific 1,207 484 N/M 2,451 651 N/M
Administrative and all other (43) 186 N/M 3,359 189 N/M
$ 196,446 $ 149,800 31.1% $ 358,727 $ 279,466 28.4%
Income (Loss) from Operations
North America $ 95,123 $ 72,196 31.8% $ 164,533 $ 125,757 30.8%
North America operating margin 27.1 % 25.2 % 25.3 % 23.5 %
Europe 5,873 2,696 117.8% 8,164 1,026 695.7%
Europe operating margin 10.4 % 7.2 % 8.1 % 1.5 %
Asia/Pacific 203 (75) N/M 628 (679) N/M
Administrative and all other 529 (2,605) N/M (3,213) (4,542) N/M
$ 101,728 $ 72,212 40.9% $ 170,112 $ 121,562 39.9%
* Unfavorable percentage changes are presented in parentheses, if any.
** The Company manages its business by geographic segment but is presenting sales by product group as additional information.
N/M Statistic is not material or not meaningful.

CONTACT:
Addo Investor Relations
investor.relations@strongtie.com
(310) 829-5400

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Disclaimer

Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc. published this content on 26 July 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 26 July 2021 20:28:10 UTC.


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