LCI Industries Reports First Quarter Financial Results

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Robust margin expansion supported by performance of diversified businesses and consistent operational execution

First Quarter 2024 Highlights

  • Net sales of $968 million in the first quarter, down 1% year-over-year
  • Net income of $37 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, in the first quarter, up from $7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2023
  • EBITDA of $90 million in the first quarter, up from $53 million in the first quarter of 2023
  • Aftermarket Segment operating profit margin of 11.8% in the first quarter, up from 9.7% in the first quarter of 2023
  • Inventory reduction of $34 million in the first quarter and down $175 million from the first quarter of 2023
  • Quarterly dividend of $1.05 per share paid totaling $27 million in the first quarter
  • Acquired furniture business of CWDS, LLC, a subsidiary of Camping World Holdings, Inc. in May 2024, expanding the Company's furniture portfolio to RV and marine OEM and aftermarket customers

ELKHART, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII) which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. ("Lippert"), supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") in the recreation and transportation markets, and the related aftermarkets of those industries, today reported first quarter 2024 results.

"We delivered solid results in the first quarter, starting the year with healthy EBITDA generation and margin expansion supported by our strong operational focus and improved material costs. As we continue to diversify our business, strength in some of our growing markets like automotive aftermarket, housing, and our transportation businesses has consistently lifted profitability while adding a layer of durable, countercyclical revenue streams. We believe that our diversified markets will remain important drivers of Lippert’s profitable growth into the future,” commented Jason Lippert, LCI Industries’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are seeing signs of recovery in North American RV and expect a gradual improvement in production heading further into the year, led by towables where we typically provide the majority of our innovative RV content. Further, introductions of advanced products like our transformational ABS system are embedding us even deeper with key OEMs across our markets, creating opportunities for long-term content growth and serving as the catalyst for approximately $200 million in new business commitments for 2024.”

"We are committed to making continued operational improvements across our footprint, with a focus on creating flexible capacity while reducing costs. We continue to reduce inventory and focus on cash generation as we progress through the year. With our fortified balance sheet, we will continue investing in R&D and innovation while pursuing strategic growth opportunities and returning capital to shareholders,” continued Mr. Lippert. “Looking ahead, we are well-positioned to capture market share gains and advance our competitive position throughout 2024."

“I would like to thank all of the Lippert teams for their incredible dedication to serving our customers and improving our business as we work through lingering headwinds," commented Ryan Smith, LCI Industries' Group President - North America. "Through our operational expertise, steeped in a culture of product quality and innovation, we will continue to facilitate sustainable growth for Lippert well into the future.”

First Quarter 2024 Results

Consolidated net sales for the first quarter of 2024 were $968.0 million, a decrease of 1% from 2023 first quarter net sales of $973.3 million. Net income in the first quarter of 2024 was $36.5 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, compared to $7.3 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2023. EBITDA in the first quarter of 2024 was $90.3 million, compared to EBITDA of $52.5 million in the first quarter of 2023. Additional information regarding EBITDA, as well as reconciliations of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure of net income, is provided in the "Supplementary Information - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures" section below.

The decrease in year-over-year net sales for the first quarter of 2024 was primarily driven by lower North American marine production levels and decreased selling prices which are indexed to select commodities, mostly offset by increased North American RV wholesale shipments.

April 2024 Results

April 2024 consolidated net sales were approximately $378 million, up 12% from April 2023, primarily due to an approximate 17% increase in North American RV production, partially offset by an approximate 33% decline in marine sales compared to April 2023.

OEM Segment - First Quarter Performance

OEM net sales for the first quarter of 2024 were $758.3 million, an increase of $0.1 million compared to the same period of 2023. RV OEM net sales for the first quarter of 2024 were $459.6 million, up 15% compared to the same prior year period, driven by a 9% increase in North American RV wholesale shipments, partially offset by decreased selling prices which are indexed to select commodities. Adjacent Industries OEM net sales for the first quarter of 2024 were $298.7 million, down 17% year-over-year, primarily due to lower sales to North American marine OEMs. North American marine OEM net sales in the first quarter of 2024 were $65.4 million, down 45% year-over-year.

Operating profit of the OEM Segment was $32.8 million in the first quarter of 2024, or 4.3% of net sales, compared to an operating loss of $0.7 million, or (0.1)%, in the same period in 2023. The operating profit of the OEM Segment for the quarter was primarily driven by decreased material commodity and freight costs.

Aftermarket Segment - First Quarter Performance

Aftermarket net sales for the first quarter of 2024 were $209.7 million, down 3% year-over-year, primarily driven by lower volumes within marine markets and the impacts of inflation and elevated interest rates on consumers' discretionary spending, partially offset by growth in the automotive aftermarket driven by market share gains. Operating profit of the Aftermarket Segment was $24.8 million in the first quarter of 2024, or 11.8% of net sales, compared to an operating profit of $20.8 million, or 9.7%, in the same period in 2023. The operating profit expansion of the Aftermarket Segment for the quarter was primarily driven by decreased commodity and freight costs as well as pricing changes to targeted products.

“We achieved another quarter of strong profitability in Aftermarket, expanding operating margins by over 200 basis points. Robust demand from the automotive aftermarket, in addition to the growing need for repair, replacement, and upgrades in RV and other adjacencies we serve, are providing a strong tailwind for the business,” Jamie Schnur, LCI Industries’ Group President – Aftermarket commented. “As Jason mentioned, Aftermarket is consistently supporting Lippert’s overall profitability in a challenging environment. We are excited to continue this progress, providing our customers with best-in-class service and innovative new products, as we head further into 2024.”

Income Taxes

The Company's effective tax rate was 24.3% for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, compared to 24.8% for the quarter ended March 31, 2023. The decrease in the effective tax rate was primarily due to decreases in non-deductible executive compensation costs and effective state tax rates.

Balance Sheet and Other Items

At March 31, 2024, the Company's cash and cash equivalents balance was $22.6 million, compared to $66.2 million at December 31, 2023. The Company used $26.7 million for dividend payments to shareholders and $8.6 million for capital expenditures in the three months ended March 31, 2024.

The Company remained focused on inventory reductions to improve cash generation and optimize working capital in the first quarter. As of March 31, 2024, the Company's net inventory balance was $734.4 million, down from $768.4 million at December 31, 2023 and $909.4 million at March 31, 2023.

The Company's outstanding long-term indebtedness, including current maturities, was $855.3 million at March 31, 2024, and the Company was in compliance with its debt covenants.

Conference Call & Webcast

LCI Industries will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter results on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, which may be accessed by dialing (833) 470-1428 for participants in the U.S. and (929) 526-1599 for participants outside the U.S. using the required conference ID 327802. Due to the high volume of companies reporting earnings at this time, please be prepared for hold times of up to 15 minutes when dialing in to the call. In addition, an online, real-time webcast, as well as a supplemental earnings presentation, can be accessed on the Company's website, www.investors.lci1.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available for two weeks by dialing (866) 813-9403 for participants in the U.S. and (44) 204-525-0658 for participants outside the U.S. and referencing access code 453124. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website immediately following the conclusion of the call.

About LCI Industries

LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert, supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation markets, consisting primarily of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, including boats; buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. The Company also supplies engineered components to the related aftermarkets of these industries, primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors, and service centers, as well as direct to retail customers via the Internet. Lippert's products include steel chassis and related components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; towing products; truck accessories; electronic components; appliances; air conditioners; televisions and sound systems; tankless water heaters; and other accessories. Additional information about Lippert and its products can be found at www.lippert.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" with respect to our financial condition, results of operations, profitability, margin growth, business strategies, operating efficiencies or synergies, competitive position, growth opportunities, acquisitions, plans and objectives of management, markets for the Company's common stock, the impact of legal proceedings, and other matters. Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" for the purpose of the safe harbor provided by Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

Forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, those relating to production levels, future business prospects, net sales, expenses and income (loss), capital expenditures, tax rate, cash flow, financial condition, liquidity, covenant compliance, retail and wholesale demand, integration of acquisitions, R&D investments, commodity prices, addressable markets, and industry trends, whenever they occur in this press release are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of the Company's senior management at the time such statements were made. There are a number of factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, which could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, in addition to other matters described in this press release, the impacts of future pandemics, geopolitical tensions, armed conflicts, or natural disasters on the global economy and on the Company's customers, suppliers, employees, business and cash flows, pricing pressures due to domestic and foreign competition, costs and availability of, and tariffs on, raw materials (particularly steel and aluminum) and other components, seasonality and cyclicality in the industries to which we sell our products, availability of credit for financing the retail and wholesale purchase of products for which we sell our components, inventory levels of retail dealers and manufacturers, availability of transportation for products for which we sell our components, the financial condition of our customers, the financial condition of retail dealers of products for which we sell our components, retention and concentration of significant customers, the costs, pace of and successful integration of acquisitions and other growth initiatives, availability and costs of production facilities and labor, team member benefits, team member retention, realization and impact of expansion plans, efficiency improvements and cost reductions, the disruption of business resulting from natural disasters or other unforeseen events, the successful entry into new markets, the costs of compliance with environmental laws, laws of foreign jurisdictions in which we operate, other operational and financial risks related to conducting business internationally, and increased governmental regulation and oversight, information technology performance and security, the ability to protect intellectual property, warranty and product liability claims or product recalls, interest rates, oil and gasoline prices, and availability, the impact of international, national and regional economic conditions and consumer confidence on the retail sale of products for which we sell our components, and other risks and uncertainties discussed more fully under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, and in the Company's subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, since there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. The Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made, except as required by law.

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LCI INDUSTRIES

OPERATING RESULTS

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

Last Twelve

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

Months

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

968,029

 

$

973,310

 

$

3,779,527

Cost of sales

 

744,123

 

 

787,239

 

 

2,965,502

Gross profit

 

223,906

 

 

186,071

 

 

814,025

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

166,295

 

 

166,028

 

 

653,029

Operating profit

 

57,611

 

 

20,043

 

 

160,996

Interest expense, net

 

9,321

 

 

10,394

 

 

39,351

Income before income taxes

 

48,290

 

 

9,649

 

 

121,645

Provision for income taxes

 

11,745

 

 

2,390

 

 

28,164

Net income

$

36,545

 

$

7,259

 

$

93,481

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

1.44

 

$

0.29

 

$

3.69

Diluted

$

1.44

 

$

0.29

 

$

3.67

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

25,374

 

 

25,228

 

 

25,350

Diluted

 

25,389

 

 

25,293

 

 

25,468

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

$

18,585

 

$

18,250

 

$

75,028

Amortization

$

14,104

 

$

14,249

 

$

56,930

Capital expenditures

$

8,608

 

$

17,159

 

$

53,658

LCI INDUSTRIES

SEGMENT RESULTS

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

Last Twelve

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

 

Months

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

OEM Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

RV OEMs:

 

 

 

 

 

Travel trailers and fifth-wheels

$

390,763

 

$

330,553

 

 

$

1,419,063

Motorhomes

 

68,838

 

 

69,551

 

 

 

268,643

Adjacent Industries OEMs

 

298,710

 

 

358,069

 

 

 

1,216,174

Total OEM Segment net sales

 

758,311

 

 

758,173

 

 

 

2,903,880

Aftermarket Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

Total Aftermarket Segment net sales

 

209,718

 

 

215,137

 

 

 

875,647

Total net sales

$

968,029

 

$

973,310

 

 

$

3,779,527

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

OEM Segment

$

32,836

 

$

(721

)

 

$

50,918

Aftermarket Segment

 

24,775

 

 

20,764

 

 

 

110,078

Total operating profit

$

57,611

 

$

20,043

 

 

$

160,996

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization:

 

 

 

 

 

OEM Segment depreciation

$

14,035

 

$

14,350

 

 

$

58,082

Aftermarket Segment depreciation

 

4,550

 

 

3,900

 

 

 

16,946

Total depreciation

$

18,585

 

$

18,250

 

 

$

75,028

 

 

 

 

 

 

OEM Segment amortization

$

10,280

 

$

10,450

 

 

$

41,409

Aftermarket Segment amortization

 

3,824

 

 

3,799

 

 

 

15,521

Total amortization

$

14,104

 

$

14,249

 

 

$

56,930

LCI INDUSTRIES

BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION

(unaudited)

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

2024

 

2023

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

22,625

 

$

66,157

Accounts receivable, net

 

344,406

 

 

214,707

Inventories, net

 

734,360

 

 

768,407

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

68,068

 

 

67,599

Total current assets

 

1,169,459

 

 

1,116,870

Fixed assets, net

 

454,071

 

 

465,781

Goodwill

 

587,791

 

 

589,550

Other intangible assets, net

 

432,728

 

 

448,759

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

242,442

 

 

245,388

Other long-term assets

 

94,845

 

 

92,971

Total assets

$

2,981,336

 

$

2,959,319

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term indebtedness

$

568

 

$

589

Accounts payable, trade

 

193,933

 

 

183,697

Current portion of operating lease obligations

 

37,322

 

 

36,269

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

177,217

 

 

174,437

Total current liabilities

 

409,040

 

 

394,992

Long-term indebtedness

 

854,774

 

 

846,834

Operating lease obligations

 

218,236

 

 

222,680

Deferred taxes

 

31,211

 

 

32,345

Other long-term liabilities

 

111,191

 

 

107,432

Total liabilities

 

1,624,452

 

 

1,604,283

Total stockholders' equity

 

1,356,884

 

 

1,355,036

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

2,981,336

 

$

2,959,319

LCI INDUSTRIES

SUMMARY OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net income

$

36,545

 

 

$

7,259

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows (used in) provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

32,689

 

 

 

32,499

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

4,327

 

 

 

4,695

 

Other non-cash items

 

1,107

 

 

 

877

 

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions of businesses:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

(131,059

)

 

 

(123,072

)

Inventories, net

 

32,892

 

 

 

131,708

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

(2,392

)

 

 

5,577

 

Accounts payable, trade

 

12,038

 

 

 

25,822

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

6,199

 

 

 

(10,689

)

Net cash flows (used in) provided by operating activities

 

(7,654

)

 

 

74,676

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(8,608

)

 

 

(17,159

)

Acquisitions of businesses

 

 

 

 

(6,250

)

Other investing activities

 

173

 

 

 

1,960

 

Net cash flows used in investing activities

 

(8,435

)

 

 

(21,449

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Vesting of stock-based awards, net of shares tendered for payment of taxes

 

(9,040

)

 

 

(8,888

)

Proceeds from revolving credit facility

 

86,248

 

 

 

165,300

 

Repayments under revolving credit facility

 

(76,927

)

 

 

(201,385

)

Repayments under term loan and other borrowings

 

(5

)

 

 

(5,276

)

Payment of dividends

 

(26,721

)

 

 

(26,563

)

Other financing activities

 

(2

)

 

 

(12

)

Net cash flows used in financing activities

 

(26,447

)

 

 

(76,824

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(996

)

 

 

(437

)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(43,532

)

 

 

(24,034

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

66,157

 

 

 

47,499

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

22,625

 

 

$

23,465

 

LCI INDUSTRIES

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

Last Twelve

 

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

 

Months

 

Industry Data(1) (in thousands of units):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industry Wholesale Production:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel trailer and fifth-wheel RVs

 

73.5

 

 

62.7

 

 

 

269.9

 

 

Motorhome RVs

 

10.4

 

 

13.4

 

 

 

42.9

 

 

Industry Retail Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel trailer and fifth-wheel RVs

 

66.4

(2

)

 

71.8

 

 

 

321.1

 

(2

)

Impact on dealer inventories

 

7.1

(2

)

 

(9.1

)

 

 

(51.2

)

(2

)

Motorhome RVs

 

9.9

(2

)

 

11.0

 

 

 

44.1

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

 

 

 

Lippert Content Per Industry Unit Produced:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel trailer and fifth-wheel RV

$

5,097

 

$

5,861

 

 

 

 

Motorhome RV

$

3,656

 

$

3,993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2023

 

 

Balance Sheet Data (debt availability in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remaining availability under the revolving credit facility (3)

$

153.8

 

$

318.2

 

 

$

245.3

 

 

Days sales in accounts receivable, based on last twelve months

 

30.5

 

 

27.9

 

 

 

30.1

 

 

Inventory turns, based on last twelve months

 

3.7

 

 

3.3

 

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2024

 

 

 

 

Estimated Full Year Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

$55 - $75 million

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

$130 - $140 million

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

$18 - $23 million

 

 

 

Annual tax rate

24% - 26%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Industry wholesale production data for travel trailer and fifth-wheel RVs and motorhome RVs provided by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Industry retail sales data provided by Statistical Surveys, Inc.

(2)

March 2024 retail sales data for RVs has not been published yet, therefore 2024 retail data for RVs includes an estimate for March 2024 retail units. Retail sales data will likely be revised upwards in future months as various states report.

(3)

Remaining availability under the revolving credit facility is subject to covenant restrictions.

LCI INDUSTRIES

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

(unaudited)

 

The following table reconciles net income to EBITDA.

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Net income

$

36,545

 

$

7,259

Interest expense, net

 

9,321

 

 

10,394

Provision for income taxes

 

11,745

 

 

2,390

Depreciation expense

 

18,585

 

 

18,250

Amortization expense

 

14,104

 

 

14,249

EBITDA

$

90,300

 

$

52,542

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company has provided the non-GAAP performance measure of EBITDA to illustrate and improve comparability of its results from period to period. EBITDA is defined as net income before interest expense, net, provision for income taxes, depreciation expense, and amortization expense during the three month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023. The Company considers this non-GAAP measure in evaluating and managing the Company's operations and believes that discussion of results adjusted for these items is meaningful to investors because it provides a useful analysis of ongoing underlying operating trends. The measure is not in accordance with, nor is it a substitute for, GAAP measures, and it may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

 

Lillian D. Etzkorn, CFO (574) 535-1125 LCII@lci1.com

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