SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report: October 20, 2004
Commission File Number 1-13123
METALS USA, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
One Riverway, Suite 1100
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (713) 965-0990
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
METALS USA, INC.
Text of Press Release Dated October 20,2004
METALS USA REPORTS THIRD QUARTER PROFITS
NET SALES INCREASE 68%
October 20, 2004HOUSTON, TEXASMetals USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: MUSA), a leader in the metals processing and distribution industry, today announced results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2004. Net income in the third quarter of 2004 was $31.8 million, or $1.53 per share, compared to $2.8 million, or $0.14 per share for the third quarter of 2003. The primary driving force behind the record sales achieved during the third quarter this year was an increase in average sales prices of 61% for the combined results of the Flat Rolled and the Plates and Shapes Divisions, when compared to the same period last year.
Net sales for the third quarter of 2004 were $412.6 million, compared to sales of $245.1 million reported for the third quarter of 2003. Operating income for the third quarter of 2004 was $52.6 million, compared to operating income of $5.9 million reported in the third quarter of 2003.
Sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, surpassed $1.1 billion, compared to sales of $713.7 million reported for the nine months ended September 30, 2003. Net income for the nine months of 2004 was $84.0 million, or $4.06 per share, compared to $4.9 million, or $0.24 per share for the nine months of 2003.
C. Lourenço Gonçalves, President and CEO stated: "As in previous quarters, Metals USA was able to produce substantial profits during the quarter by means of good inventory management, as well as good buying and selling practices." Mr. Gonçalves continued: "Despite the usual negative impact of a reduced number of shipping days in November and December, we expect the fourth quarter to be another good one for Metals USA. Additionally, fourth quarter results should also be positively affected by a stronger-than-usual order book for Building Products in the Southeast, due to the aftermath of the severe hurricane season this year."
Metals USA has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday October 20, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. eastern standard time. A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the live broadcast ends and will be available until November 20, 2004. To access the replay, dial (888) 203-1112 and enter the pass code 960519.
Metals USA provides a wide range of products and services in the heavy carbon steel, flat-rolled steel, specialty metals, and building products markets. For more information, visit the company's website at www.metalsusa.com. The information contained in this release is limited and the Company encourages interested parties to read the Company's Form 10-K and 10-Qs which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more complete information. Additionally, copies of the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission together with press releases and other information investors may find of benefit can be found at the Company's website at www.metalsusa.com.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors not under the Company's control which may cause the actual results, performance or achievement of the Company to be materially different from the results, performance or other expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, those disclosed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Metals USA, Inc.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In millions, except per share amounts and shipments)
||Three Months Ended
||Nine Months Ended
|Cost of sales||295.1||184.8||264.3||784.7||542.0|
|Operating cost and expenses:|
|Operating and delivery||36.6||32.6||36.1||109.7||93.8|
|Selling, general and administrative||27.8||21.6||26.3||79.0||65.2|
|Depreciation and amortization||0.5||0.2||0.4||1.2||0.3|
|Other (income) expense:|
|Other (income) expense, net||(1.2||)||0.1||||(1.6||)||(0.2||)|
|Income before income taxes and discontinued operations||51.7||4.7||54.5||136.6||8.2|
|Provision for income taxes||19.9||1.9||20.8||52.6||3.2|
|Income before discontinued operations||31.8||2.8||33.7||84.0||5.0|
|Discontinued operations, net of taxes||||||||||(0.1||)|
|Net income (loss) per sharebasic:|
|Before discontinued operations||$||1.57||$||0.14||$||1.67||$||4.16||$||0.25|
|Net income (loss) per sharediluted:|
|Before discontinued operations||$||1.53||$||0.14||$||1.63||$||4.06||$||0.25|
|Number of common shares used in the per share calculations:|
|Non GAAP Financial and other information:|
|Shipments (in thousands of tons)||367||324||392||1,167||951|
|Reconciliation of EBITDA:|
|Depreciation and amortization expense||0.5||0.2||0.4||1.2||0.3|
We believe that EBITDA is commonly used as a measure of performance for companies in our industry and is frequently used by analysts, investors, lenders and other interested parties to evaluate a company's financial performance and its ability to incur and service debt. EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The items excluded from EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income, cash flows generated by operating, investing or financing activities or other financial statement data presented in the consolidated financial statements as an indicator of operating performance or as a measure of liquidity.
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Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $9.3, $8.2 and $6.9 respectively||199.7||184.9||125.0|
|Prepaid expenses and other||6.6||5.9||8.4|
|Total current assets||596.7||503.7||384.8|
|Property and equipment, net||33.1||30.1||17.6|
|Other assets, net||3.9||5.0||4.8|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Income taxes payable||14.2||15.7||1.0|
|Current portion of long-term debt||3.7||3.7||0.5|
|Total current liabilities||131.0||115.3||81.4|
|Long-term debt, less current portion||207.6||161.6||118.2|
|Other long-term liabilities||7.2||7.0||7.0|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $0.1 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued|||||||
|Common stock, $.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 20,197,112 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2004; 20,173,910 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2004 and 20,154,710 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2003||0.2||0.2||0.2|
|Additional paid-in capital||199.5||198.3||196.2|
|Total stockholders' equity||287.9||254.9||200.6|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||633.7||$||538.8||$||407.2|
Metals USA, Inc.
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
||Nine Months Ended
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Net income from discontinued operations||||0.1|
|Provision for bad debts||3.5||2.1|
|Depreciation and amortization||1.2||0.3|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other||2.7||15.2|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||33.4||18.5|
|Income taxes payable||13.2||0.4|
|Net cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities||(74.4||)||53.3|
|Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued operating activities||||(0.3||)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) operations||(74.4||)||53.0|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Sale of assets||0.5||5.5|
|Purchase of assets||(13.6||)||(8.8||)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||(13.1||)||(3.3||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Net borrowings (repayments) on credit facilities||89.3||(43.1||)|
|Borrowings of long-term debt||0.6|||
|Repayments of long-term debt||(0.5||)||(2.5||)|
|Deferred financing costs||(0.8||)|||
|Issuance of common stock||0.4|||
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||89.0||(45.6||)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash||1.5||4.1|
|Cash, beginning of period||11.4||6.3|
|Cash, end of period||$||12.9||$||10.4|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized, who has signed this report on behalf of the Registrant.
|METALS USA, INC.|
Date: October 20, 2004
/s/ TERRY L. FREEMAN
Terry L. Freeman
Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer