RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Patrick Industries Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Thu Jul 28, 2016

145677893217453.pngPatrick Industries, Inc. has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 26, 2016. The Company also has announced that it expanded its existing credit facility to $360 million.

Net sales for the second quarter of 2016 increased $81.7 million or 35 percent, to $315.2 million from $233.5 million in the same quarter of 2015. The increase was primarily attributable to a 33 percent increase in the company's revenue from the RV industry, which reflected the incremental contribution from acquisitions completed in 2015 and 2016, and industry growth. According to industry sources, RV industry wholesale unit shipments increased approximately 12 percent in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the prior year. Sales to the RV industry represented 75 percent of the company's second quarter 2016 sales. Revenue from the MH industry, which represented 13 percent of the company's second quarter 2016 sales, increased 26 percent.

The company estimates that wholesale unit shipments in the MH industry rose approximately 12 percent from the second quarter of 2015. Additionally, sales to the industrial markets increased 57 percent compared to the prior year period. The industrial market sector, which is tied to both residential housing and non-residential construction spending, accounted for 12 percent of the company's second quarter 2016 sales. According to industry sources, new housing starts in the second quarter of 2016 increased approximately 1 percent compared to the prior year.

For the second quarter of 2016, Patrick reported operating income of $28 million, an increase of 37 percent, or $7.6 million, from the $20.4 million reported in the second quarter of 2015. Net income in the second quarter of 2016 increased 38 percent to $16.7 million from $12.1 million in the second quarter of 2015, while net income per diluted share increased 41 percent to $1.10 from $0.78.

"We are pleased with our operating and financial performance in the second quarter, reflecting continued positive momentum both at the wholesale and retail levels in the industries we serve, the impact of the acquisitions we have made over the past several years and the team's commitment to driving the execution of our strategic plan," Patrick CEO Todd Cleveland says. "In addition, we continue to increase overall content per unit in both the RV and MH industries through acquisitions and market share gains, and our industrial team continues to expand its presence and territorial coverage. The acquisitions we have completed in 2016 have afforded us the opportunity to enter into new product spaces and to compete in new markets, expand our customer base and bring additional value-added product offerings to our customers."

"Overall, dealer and OEM sentiment in the RV industry remains positive, supported by strong retail demand thus far in 2016," Patrick President Andy Nemeth says. "Retail sales of towables and motorized units, on a combined basis, grew 7 percent in the first five months of 2016 based on the most recent available industry data, reflecting the continued growth in popularity of the RV lifestyle and strong demographic trends. We continue to be encouraged by the influx of younger and first-time consumers that have entered the market, as we believe this is a positive indicator of a broadening of the market's foundation and an opportunity for long-term industry growth potential. We believe our commitment to quality customer service and our large complement of innovative product lines at various price points position us to address our customers' changing needs and buying patterns as they continue to look for differentiation among product lines. In addition, wholesale unit shipment growth in the MH industry is outpacing new housing starts growth, indicating continued positive momentum and increasing demand. Our industrial revenues increased significantly as we continue to position our industrial sales team to target regional territories and penetrate new markets."

Net sales for the first six months of 2016 increased $136.9 million or 30 percent, to $593.8 million from $456.9 million in the same period in 2015. For the first six months of 2016, the company's revenue from the RV industry, which represented 76 percent of its six months 2016 sales, increased by 29 percent. According to industry sources, RV industry wholesale unit shipments increased approximately 12 percent in the first six months of 2016 compared to the prior year. Additionally, revenues from the MH industry, which represented 12 percent of the company's six months 2016 sales, rose 24 percent compared to the prior year as wholesale unit shipments in this industry, as estimated by the company, increased by approximately 18 percent.

Revenues from the industrial market increased 44 percent and benefited primarily from acquisitions and market share gains, particularly in the commercial and institutional fixtures markets. The industrial market, which accounted for 12 percent of the company's six months 2016 sales, saw new housing starts increase by approximately 7 percent for the first six months of 2016 compared to the prior year. The company estimates that approximately 45 percent of its industrial market sales are linked to the residential housing sector and its sales to the industrial markets generally lag new housing starts by approximately six to nine months.

The Company's RV content per unit (on a trailing 12-month basis) for the second quarter of 2016 increased approximately 17 percent to $1,998 from $1,707 for the second quarter of 2015. The MH content per unit (on a trailing 12-month basis) for the second quarter of 2016 increased approximately 3 percent to an estimated $1,844 from $1,790 for the second quarter of 2015.

For the first six months of 2016, Patrick reported operating income of $48.6 million, an increase of $12.7 million or 35 percent, from the $35.9 million reported in the first six months of 2015. Net income in the first six months of 2016 increased 35 percent to $28.7 million from $21.2 million in the first six months of 2015, while net income per diluted share increased 39 percent to $1.90 from $1.37.

While the company invested approximately $77.7 million, in the aggregate, for acquisitions, stock repurchases and capital expenditures in the first six months of 2016, total debt, net of cash on hand, increased $57.3 million to $261.1 million at June 26 from $203.8 million at Dec. 31, 2015. Patrick's total assets increased $114.9 million to $496.5 million at June 26 from $381.6 million at Dec. 31, 2015, primarily reflecting the addition of acquisition-related assets, seasonality and overall growth.

In the first six months of 2016, the company repurchased 110,738 shares, in the aggregate, of its common stock at an average price of $42.14 for a total cost of $4.7 million under its stock buyback programs.

"Our first half financial performance is a reflection of the continued exceptional commitment of our team members to drive value and execute on both tactical and strategic initiatives, which include strategic acquisitions in our existing businesses and similar markets, reinvesting in our business through capital expenditures and maximizing efficiencies to support our long-term strategic growth initiatives," Cleveland says. "In anticipation of the continued growth in all three of our end markets and with the dedication and support of our more than 4,000 team members, we intend to continue to pursue acquisitions and other opportunities to increase our revenues and grow our operating income, net income, cash flows and earnings per share through the remainder of 2016 and into 2017."

On July 26, the company amended its credit agreement to expand its senior secured credit facility to $360 million with no change to the original maturity date of April 2020. The expanded credit facility is comprised of an approximate $270 million revolving credit loan and a $90 million term loan. The credit agreement was originally established in April 2015 as a $250 million revolving senior secured credit facility and subsequently expanded to $300 million in August 2015.

"We continue to position ourselves to be able to execute on our capital allocation strategy and this amended credit agreement provides us with increased liquidity and future capacity to support the company's long-term strategic initiatives, our organic and acquisition-related growth objectives, and our ongoing working capital requirements," Nemeth says. "In addition, we look forward to continuing our partnership with our lending partners as we continue to execute on our strategic plan."

As previously announced, Patrick Industries will host an online webcast of its second quarter 2016 earnings conference call that can be accessed on the company's website, www.patrickind.com, under "Investor Relations," on Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m. Eastern time.