Masco Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results
July 25, 2019
• Sales decreased 1 percent to $2.3 billion; in local currency, sales matched prior year
• Operating profit for the quarter increased 9 percent to $392 million; adjusted operating profit increased 5 percent to $399 million
• Earnings per share increased 21 percent to $0.82 per share; adjusted earnings per share increased 16 percent to $0.88 per share
• Updating 2019 anticipated earnings per share to be in the range of $2.51 - $2.61 per share, and on an adjusted basis, to be in the range of $2.62 - $2.72 per share, compared to a previous range of $2.60 - $2.80
• Board announces intent to increase annual dividend by $.06 per share to $.54 per share, beginning in the fourth quarter
LIVONIA, Mich. (July 25, 2019) - Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded home improvement and building products, reported its second quarter results.
“We delivered operating profit growth and margin expansion across all segments in the quarter,” said Masco President and CEO, Keith Allman. “This performance was achieved through disciplined pricing actions and cost control, which more than offset lower volumes. We continued our focus on creating shareholder value and returned $202 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends during the quarter.”
2019 Second Quarter Commentary
• On a reported basis, compared to second quarter 2018:
• Net sales decreased 1 percent to $2.3 billion; in local currency, net sales matched prior year
• In local currency, North American sales increased 1 percent and international sales decreased 4 percent
• Gross margins increased 170 basis points to 34.4 percent from 32.7 percent
• Operating profit increased 9 percent to $392 million
• Operating margins increased 160 basis points to 17.2 percent from 15.6 percent
• Net income increased to $0.82 per share, compared to $0.68 per share
• Compared to second quarter 2018, results for key financial measures, as adjusted for certain items (see Exhibit A) and with a normalized tax rate of 25 percent, were as follows:
• Gross margins increased 90 basis points to 34.5 percent compared to 33.6 percent
• Operating profit increased 5 percent to $399 million from $380 million
• Operating margins increased 100 basis points to 17.5 percent compared to 16.5 percent
• Net income increased to $0.88 per share, compared to $0.76 per share
• Liquidity at the end of the second quarter was $325 million
• Repurchased 4.3 million shares in the quarter
2019 Second Quarter Operating Segment Results
• Plumbing Products’ net sales decreased 2 percent (flat excluding the impact of foreign currency) due to lower volume and currency, partially offset by pricing
• Decorative Architectural Products’ net sales increased 3 percent due to growth in paints and other coating products
• Cabinetry Products’ net sales decreased 6 percent due to lower volume, partially offset by pricing
• Windows and Other Specialty Products’ net sales decreased 3 percent due to lower volume, partially offset by favorable mix in North America and pricing
“We are pleased with how we have navigated through a dynamic first half of 2019, and believe we are well positioned to execute on our plans in the second half of the year,” said Allman. “We anticipate adjusted earnings per share to be in the range of $2.62 - $2.72. Additionally, our Board demonstrated confidence in our future by announcing its intention to raise our annual dividend 13% to $0.54 per share beginning in the fourth quarter.”
Headquartered in Livonia, 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; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring® 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 2019 second quarter supplemental material, including a presentation in PDF format, is available on Masco’s website at www.masco.com.
Conference Call Details
A conference call regarding items contained in this release is scheduled for Thursday, July 25, 2019 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 6594856. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously and in its entirety through Masco’s website. Shareholders, media representatives and others interested in Masco may participate in the webcast by registering through the Investor Relations section on Masco’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 6594856. The telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the end of the call and continue through August 25, 2019.
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 “outlook,” “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 residential repair and remodel activity and new home construction, our ability to maintain our strong brands and reputation and to develop new products, our ability to maintain our competitive position in our industries, our reliance on key customers, the cost and availability of raw materials and increasing tariffs, our dependence on third-party suppliers, risks associated with international operations and global strategies, our ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of our strategic initiatives, including the potential divestitures of our Cabinetry and Windows businesses, our ability to successfully execute our acquisition strategy and integrate businesses that we have and may acquire, our ability to attract, develop and retain talented personnel, risks associated with our reliance on information systems and technology, and our ability to achieve the anticipated benefits from our investments in new technology. 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. Any forward-looking statement made by us speaks only as of the date on which it was made. 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.
Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations
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