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Masco Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and 2016 Year-End Results

February 09, 2017

2016 Fourth Quarter Key Highlights

  • Sales for the fourth quarter increased 3 percent to $1.8 billion; in local currencies, sales increased 4 percent
  • Gross margin improved to 32.6 percent from 31.0 percent
  • Earnings per share for the quarter grew 36 percent to $0.30 per common share; adjusted earnings per share grew 14 percent to $0.33 per common share
  • Repurchased 6.6 million shares for $207 million

TAYLOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded home improvement and building products, reported net sales and operating profit growth for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016.

2016 Fourth Quarter Commentary

  • On a reported basis, compared to fourth quarter 2015:
    • Net sales from continuing operations increased 3 percent to $1.8 billion
    • In local currency, North American sales increased 3 percent and international sales increased 8 percent
    • Gross margin improved to 32.6 percent from 31.0 percent
    • Operating margin decreased to 12.2 percent from 12.4 percent, reflecting planned growth and incremental insurance costs
    • Income from continuing operations was $0.30 per common share compared to $0.22 per common share
  • Compared to fourth quarter 2015, results for key financial measures, as adjusted for certain items (see Exhibit A) and with a normalized tax rate of 36 percent, were as follows:
    • Gross margin improved to 32.8 percent compared to 31.3 percent
    • Operating margin decreased to 12.6 percent compared to 12.8 percent
    • Income from continuing operations was $0.33 per common share compared to $0.29 per common share
  • Liquidity at the end of the fourth quarter was approximately $1.2 billion

2016 Fourth Quarter Operating Segment Highlights

  • Plumbing Products’ net sales increased 5 percent (7 percent excluding the impact of foreign currency translation), driven by growth in North America and internationally
  • Decorative Architectural Products’ net sales increased 5 percent with strong volume growth partially offset by promotional activity
  • Cabinetry Products’ net sales decreased 8 percent (7 percent excluding the impact of foreign currency translation) due to the exit of lower margin business in the direct-to-builder channel, partially offset by growth in the retail and dealer channels and favorable product mix
  • Windows and Other Specialty Products’ net sales decreased 2 percent. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, net sales increased 2 percent, led by both our international and North American windows businesses

“We finished the year with good fourth quarter results,” said Keith Allman, Masco’s President and CEO. “Our Plumbing Products segment had another record quarter on both the top and bottom lines, demonstrating the strength of our brands and our innovative products. Our Decorative Architectural Products segment posted solid 5 percent growth in the quarter, and we executed our planned investment to drive future profitable growth. Our Cabinetry Products segment continued its strategy of exiting certain direct-to-builder business, introducing new products, and driving growth with our market-leading Merillat® and KraftMaid® brands. We began to see improvements in the operations of our U.S. window business, and we continued our disciplined capital allocation by returning approximately $240 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends during the quarter.”

2016 Full Year Key Highlights

  • Sales for the year increased 3 percent to $7.4 billion; in local currencies, sales increased 4 percent
  • Operating profit grew 15 percent to $1,053 million; adjusted operating profit grew 16 percent to $1,075 million
  • Operating profit margin for the year increased to 14.3 percent, a 150 basis point expansion; adjusted operating profit margin increased to 14.6 percent, a 160 basis point expansion
  • Earnings per share from continuing operations for the year grew 43 percent to $1.47 per common share; adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations grew 27 percent to $1.51 per common share

2016 Full Year Commentary

  • On a reported basis, compared to full year 2015:
    • Net sales from continuing operations increased 3 percent to $7.4 billion
    • In local currency, North American sales increased 3 percent and international sales increased 6 percent
    • Gross margin improved to 33.4 percent from 31.5 percent
    • Operating margin increased to 14.3 percent from 12.8 percent
    • Income from continuing operations was $1.47 per common share compared to $1.03 per common share
  • Compared to full year 2015, results for key financial measures, as adjusted for certain items (see Exhibit A) and with a normalized tax rate of 36 percent, were as follows:
    • Gross margin improved to 33.6 percent compared to 31.6 percent
    • Operating margin increased to 14.6 percent compared to 13.0 percent
    • Income from continuing operations was $1.51 per common share compared to $1.19 per common share
  • Free cash flow was $535 million

“Masco delivered another strong year in 2016,” said Allman. “We continued to execute against our long-term growth and capital allocation strategies that we established in 2015. We demonstrated our ability to capitalize on improving end markets by driving sales growth and expanding our operating margin. We successfully executed our plan to reduce leverage by paying down approximately $400 million in debt early in the year, further strengthening our balance sheet. Lastly, we generated a significant amount of free cash flow and continued our commitment to return capital to shareholders by increasing our dividend and repurchasing $459 million of our shares, enabling us to once again generate solid returns for our shareholders,” continued Allman. “We will continue to execute our strategy and remain confident in our ability to drive growth and productivity as we move into 2017.”

About Masco

Headquartered in Taylor, Michigan, Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; and Hot Spring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit www.masco.com.

The 2016 fourth quarter supplemental material, including a presentation in PDF format, is available on the Company’s website at www.masco.com.

Conference Call Details

A conference call regarding items contained in this release is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Participants in the call are asked to register five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time by dialing (855) 226-2726 (855-22MASCO) and from outside the U.S. at (706) 679-3614. Please use the conference identification number 47955207. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously and in its entirety through the Company’s website. Shareholders, media representatives and others interested in Masco may participate in the webcast by registering through the Investor Relations section on the Company’s website.

A replay of the call will be available on Masco’s website or by phone by dialing (855) 859-2056 and from outside the U.S. at (404) 537-3406. Please use the conference identification number 47955207. The telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the end of the call and continue through March 9, 2017.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that reflect our views about our future performance and constitute “forward-looking statements” under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “appear,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “assume,” “seek,” “forecast,” and similar references to future periods. Our views about future performance involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, accordingly, our actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in our forward-looking statements. We caution you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements.

Our future performance may be affected by the levels of home improvement activity and new home construction, our ability to maintain our strong brands and to develop and introduce new and improved products, our ability to maintain our competitive position in our industries, our reliance on key customers, our ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of our strategic initiatives, our ability to improve our under-performing U.S. window business, the cost and availability of raw materials, our dependence on third party suppliers, and risks associated with international operations and global strategies. These and other factors are discussed in detail in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. Unless required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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MASCO CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Unaudited
For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015
 

(in millions, except per common share data)

   
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Net sales $ 1,759 $ 1,715 $ 7,357 $ 7,142
Cost of sales 1,186   1,183   4,901   4,889  
Gross profit 573 532 2,456 2,253
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 358   320   1,403   1,339  
Operating profit 215 212 1,053 914
 
Other income (expense), net:
Interest expense (43 ) (54 ) (229 ) (225 )
Other, net 1   2   6    
(42 ) (52 ) (223 ) (225 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 173 160 830 689
 
Income tax expense 67   74   296   293  
Income from continuing operations 106 86 534 396
 
Loss from discontinued operations, net   (1 )   (2 )
Net income 106 85 534 394
 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 8   10   43   39  
Net income attributable to Masco Corporation $ 98   $ 75   $ 491   $ 355  
 
Income per common share attributable to Masco Corporation (diluted):
Income from continuing operations $ 0.30 $ 0.22 $ 1.47 $ 1.03
Loss from discontinued operations, net       (0.01 )
Net income $ 0.30   $ 0.22   $ 1.47   $ 1.02  
 
Average diluted common shares outstanding 323   335   330   341  
 
Amounts attributable to Masco Corporation:
Income from continuing operations $ 98 $ 76 $ 491 $ 357
Loss from discontinued operations, net   (1 )   (2 )
Net income $ 98   $ 75   $ 491   $ 355  

Historical information is available on our website.

MASCO CORPORATION
Exhibit A: Reconciliations - Unaudited
For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015
 
(in millions, except per common share data)
   
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015

Gross Profit, Selling, General and Administrative Expenses, and Operating Profit Reconciliations

 
Net sales $ 1,759   $ 1,715   $ 7,357   $ 7,142  
 
Gross profit, as reported $ 573 $ 532 $ 2,456 $ 2,253
Rationalization charges 4 6 14 8
(Gain) on sale of property and equipment   (2 )   (5 )
Gross profit, as adjusted $ 577   $ 536   $ 2,470   $ 2,256  
 
Gross margin, as reported 32.6 % 31.0 % 33.4 % 31.5 %
Gross margin, as adjusted 32.8 % 31.3 % 33.6 % 31.6 %
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses, as reported $ 358 $ 320 $ 1,403 $ 1,339
Rationalization charges 2   3   8   10  
Selling, general and administrative expenses, as adjusted $ 356   $ 317   $ 1,395   $ 1,329  
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses as percent of net sales, as reported 20.4 % 18.7 % 19.1 % 18.7 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses as percent of net sales, as adjusted 20.2 % 18.5 % 19.0 % 18.6 %
 
Operating profit, as reported $ 215 $ 212 $ 1,053 $ 914
Rationalization charges 6 9 22 18
(Gain) on sale of property and equipment   (2 )   (5 )
Operating profit, as adjusted $ 221   $ 219   $ 1,075   $ 927  
 
Operating margin, as reported 12.2 % 12.4 % 14.3 % 12.8 %
Operating margin, as adjusted 12.6 % 12.8 % 14.6 % 13.0 %
 

Earnings Per Common Share Reconciliation

 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes, as reported $ 173 $ 160 $ 830 $ 689
Rationalization charges 6 9 22 18
(Gain) on sale of property and equipment (2 ) (5 )
(Gain) from auction rate securities (2 ) (3 )
(Gains) from private equity funds, net (3 ) (1 ) (5 ) (6 )
(Earnings) from equity investments, net (1 ) (2 ) (2 )
Loss from other investments 3     3    
Income from continuing operations before income taxes, as adjusted 176 166 845 694
Tax at 36% rate (63 ) (60 ) (304 ) (250 )
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 8   10   43   39  
Income from continuing operations, as adjusted $ 105   $ 96   $ 498   $ 405  
 
Income per common share, as adjusted $ 0.33   $ 0.29   $ 1.51   $ 1.19  
 
Average diluted common shares outstanding 323   335   330   341  

Historical information is available on our website.

MASCO CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and
Other Financial Data - Unaudited
 
(dollars in millions)
   
December 31, December 31,
2016 2015
Balance Sheet
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash investments $ 990 $ 1,468
Short-term bank deposits 201 248
Receivables 917 853
Inventories 712 687
Prepaid expenses and other 114   72
Total Current Assets 2,934 3,328
 
Property and equipment, net 1,060 1,027
Goodwill 832 839
Other intangible assets, net 154 160
Other assets 157   310
Total Assets $ 5,137   $ 5,664
 
Liabilities
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 800 $ 749
Notes payable 2 1,004
Accrued liabilities 658   650
Total Current Liabilities 1,460 2,403
 
Long-term debt 2,995 2,403
Other liabilities 785   800
Total Liabilities 5,240 5,606
 
Equity (103 ) 58
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 5,137   $ 5,664
  As of
December 31,   December 31,
2016 2015
Other Financial Data
Working Capital Days
Receivable days 49 46
Inventory days 54 52
Payable days 70 69
Working capital $ 829 $ 791
Working capital as a % of sales (LTM) 11.3 % 11.1 %

Historical information is available on our website.

MASCO CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
and Other Financial Data - Unaudited
 
(dollars in millions)
 
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2016   2015
Cash Flows From (For) Operating Activities:
Cash provided by operating activities $ 814 $ 704
Working capital changes (88 ) (5 )
Net cash from operating activities 726   699  
 
Cash Flows From (For) Financing Activities:
Retirement of notes (1,300 ) (500 )
Purchase of Company common stock (459 ) (456 )
Cash dividends paid (128 ) (126 )
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest (31 ) (36 )
Cash distributed to TopBuild Corp. (63 )
Issuance of TopBuild Corp. debt 200
Issuance of notes, net of issuance costs 889 497
Debt extinguishment costs (40 )
Issuance of Company common stock 1 2
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation 23 75
Credit Agreement and other financing costs (3 )
Decrease in debt, net (1 )  
Net cash for financing activities (1,046 ) (410 )
 
Cash Flows From (For) Investing Activities:
Capital expenditures (180 ) (158 )
Other, net 56   (31 )
Net cash for investing activities (124 ) (189 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash investments (34 ) (15 )
 
Cash and Cash Investments:
(Decrease) increase for the period (478 ) 85
At January 1 1,468   1,383  
At December 31 $ 990   $ 1,468  
  As of
December 31,   December 31,
2016 2015
Liquidity
Cash and cash investments $ 990 $ 1,468
Short-term bank deposits 201   248
Total Liquidity $ 1,191   $ 1,716

Historical information is available on our website.

MASCO CORPORATION
Segment Data - Unaudited
For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015
 
(dollars in millions)
       
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 Change 2016   2015 Change
Plumbing Products
Net sales $ 891   $ 846   5 % $ 3,526   $ 3,341   6 %
 
Operating profit, as reported $ 151 $ 126 $ 642 $ 512
Operating margin, as reported 16.9 % 14.9 % 18.2 % 15.3 %
 
Rationalization charges 2   7   13   9  
Operating profit, as adjusted 153 133 655 521
Operating margin, as adjusted 17.2 % 15.7 % 18.6 % 15.6 %
 
Depreciation and amortization 15   14   57   56  
 
EBITDA, as adjusted $ 168   $ 147   $ 712   $ 577  
 
Decorative Architectural Products
Net sales $ 443   $ 420   5 % $ 2,092   $ 2,020   4 %
 
Operating profit, as reported $ 75 $ 85 $ 430 $ 403
Operating margin, as reported 16.9 % 20.2 % 20.6 % 20.0 %
 
Depreciation and amortization 4   4   16   16  
 
EBITDA $ 79   $ 89   $ 446   $ 419  
 
Cabinetry Products
Net sales $ 234   $ 254   (8 )% $ 970   $ 1,025   (5 )%
 
Operating profit, as reported $ 16 $ 19 $ 93 $ 51
Operating margin, as reported 6.8 % 7.5 % 9.6 % 5.0 %
 
Rationalization charges 3 2 8 5
(Gain) on sale of property and equipment   (2 )   (5 )
Operating profit, as adjusted 19 19 101 51
Operating margin, as adjusted 8.1 % 7.5 % 10.4 % 5.0 %
 
Depreciation and amortization 6   6   21   24  
 
EBITDA, as adjusted $ 25   $ 25   $ 122   $ 75  

Historical information is available on our website.

MASCO CORPORATION
Segment Data - Unaudited
For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015
 
(dollars in millions)
       
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 Change 2016   2015 Change
Windows and Other Specialty Products
Net sales $ 191   $ 195   (2 )% $ 769   $ 756   2 %
 
Operating profit (loss), as reported $ 6 $ 7 $ (3 ) $ 57
Operating margin, as reported 3.1 % 3.6 % (0.4 )% 7.5 %
 
Rationalization charges 1     1    
Operating profit (loss), as adjusted 7 7 (2 ) 57
Operating margin, as adjusted 3.7 % 3.6 % (0.3 )% 7.5 %
 
Depreciation and amortization 5   5   21   18  
 
EBITDA, as adjusted $ 12   $ 12   $ 19   $ 75  
 
Total
Net sales $ 1,759   $ 1,715   3 % $ 7,357   $ 7,142   3 %
 
Operating profit, as reported - segment $ 248 $ 237 $ 1,162 $ 1,023
General corporate expense, net (GCE) (33 ) (25 ) (109 ) (109 )
Operating profit, as reported 215 212 1,053 914
Operating margin, as reported 12.2 % 12.4 % 14.3 % 12.8 %
 
Rationalization charges - segment 6 9 22 14
Rationalization charges - GCE 4
(Gain) on sale of property and equipment   (2 )   (5 )
Operating profit, as adjusted 221 219 1,075 927
Operating margin, as adjusted 12.6 % 12.8 % 14.6 % 13.0 %
 
Depreciation and amortization - segment 30 29 115 114
Depreciation and amortization - non-operating 4   4   19   13  
 
EBITDA, as adjusted $ 255   $ 252   $ 1,209   $ 1,054  

Historical information is available on our website.

MASCO CORPORATION
North American and International Data - Unaudited
For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015
 
(dollars in millions)
       
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2016   2015 Change 2016   2015 Change
North American
Net sales $ 1,389   $ 1,347   3 % $ 5,834   $ 5,645   3 %
 
Operating profit, as reported $ 212 $ 196 $ 961 $ 841
Operating margin, as reported 15.3 % 14.6 % 16.5 % 14.9 %
 
Rationalization charges 3 6 15 10
(Gain) on sale of property and equipment   (2 )   (5 )
Operating profit, as adjusted 215 200 976 846
Operating margin, as adjusted 15.5 % 14.8 % 16.7 % 15.0 %
 
Depreciation and amortization 20   20   78   78  
 
EBITDA, as adjusted $ 235   $ 220   $ 1,054   $ 924  
 
International
Net sales $ 370   $ 368   1 % $ 1,523   $ 1,497   2 %
 
Operating profit, as reported $ 36 $ 41 $ 201 $ 182
Operating margin, as reported 9.7 % 11.1 % 13.2 % 12.2 %
 
Rationalization charges 3   3   7   4  
Operating profit, as adjusted 39 44 208 186
Operating margin, as adjusted 10.5 % 12.0 % 13.7 % 12.4 %
 
Depreciation and amortization 10   9   37   36  
 
EBITDA, as adjusted $ 49   $ 53   $ 245   $ 222  
 
Total
Net sales $ 1,759   $ 1,715   3 % $ 7,357   $ 7,142   3 %
 
Operating profit, as reported - segment $ 248 $ 237 $ 1,162 $ 1,023
General corporate expense, net (GCE) (33 ) (25 ) (109 ) (109 )
Operating profit, as reported 215 212 1,053 914
Operating margin, as reported 12.2 % 12.4 % 14.3 % 12.8 %
 
Rationalization charges - segment 6 9 22 14
Rationalization charges - GCE 4
(Gain) on sale of property and equipment   (2 )   (5 )
Operating profit, as adjusted 221 219 1,075 927
Operating margin, as adjusted 12.6 % 12.8 % 14.6 % 13.0 %
 
Depreciation and amortization - segment 30 29 115 114
Depreciation and amortization - non-operating 4   4   19   13  
 
EBITDA, as adjusted $ 255   $ 252   $ 1,209   $ 1,054  

Historical information is available on our website.

Source: Masco Corporation

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