PGT Buys US Impact Systems to Grow in Commercial Market

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Shares of PGT, Inc.PGTI gained around 1.6% to close at $12.03 yesterday, a day after the company announced the development of a new fully-owned subsidiary, CGI Commercial as well as its acquisition of an established fabricator of storefront window and door products, US Impact Systems (USI). This will provide new opportunities to help PGT expand its market reach and offer better customer service.

The transaction is in sync with PGT's plan to grow strategically. CGI Commercial will operate under the PGT brands as a subsidiary of CGI Windows & Doors. Located in Miami, FL, the new subsidiary is dedicated to serving the commercial market.

On the other hand, the buyout of US Impact Systems supports the company's expansion in the commercial market, adding capabilities such as fabricating and glazing window and door frames for commercial products.

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The deal is valued at around $2 million with an additional $2 million potential in two years. The deal closed on Aug 31, 2016 and is not expected to have any material impact on the top- or bottom-line results this year. PGT will provide additional information about this transaction during the third-quarter earnings call.

The company's focus on actively evaluating acquisition opportunities in windows and doors is expected to drive long-term growth. Moreover, a strong housing market and recovery in new housing construction are significant tailwinds.

Per its strategies, PGT acquired high performance windows and door maker, WinDoor in Feb 2016. The buyout will be accretive to earnings within 12 to 18 months, diversify PGT's portfolio, and enhance its leadership position in the growing impact-resistant window and door industry.

PGT currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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