ELKHART, Ind. — Patrick Industries has reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018.
Net sales for the third quarter of 2018 increased $167.6 million or 41 percent, to $575.1 million from $407.5 million in the same quarter of 2017. The increase was attributable to industry growth in the marine, MH and industrial markets, acquisitions, geographic and product expansion efforts, and market share gains.
The company’s revenues from the RV industry, which represented 62 percent of third quarter 2018 sales, increased 30 percent despite a decrease in RV industry wholesale unit shipments, as estimated by the company, of approximately 12 percent compared to the prior year. Revenues from the marine industry, which represented 14 percent of third quarter 2018 sales, increased 138 percent over the third quarter of 2017 off of an increase in marine powerboat retail shipments of approximately 4 percent.
Revenues from the MH industry, which represented 12 percent of third quarter 2018 sales, increased 28 percent compared to the prior year period with an increase in MH wholesale unit shipments, as estimated by the company, of approximately 9 percent from the third quarter of 2017. Revenues from the industrial market, which accounted for 12 percent of the company’s third quarter 2018 sales and is tied primarily to residential housing, commercial construction, hospitality, and institutional furniture markets, increased 53 percent compared to the prior year. New housing starts increased approximately 4 percent in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the prior year.
For the third quarter of 2018, Patrick reported operating income of $44.7 million, an increase of 48 percent or $14.5 million, from $30.2 million reported in the third quarter of 2017. Net income in the third quarter of 2018 increased 56 percent to $27.9 million from $17.9 million in the third quarter of 2017, and net income per diluted share increased 60 percent to $1.15 from $0.72.
Todd Cleveland, chairman and CEO, said, “We are pleased with our overall operating and financial results in the third quarter which reflect strong operating execution within each of our end-markets and the continued realization of synergies related to acquired companies. During the third quarter, we completed the acquisition of Engineered Metals and Composites, another marine component supplier, marking our eighth acquisition overall this year. Our team remains focused on operational improvement, driving our disciplined strategic agenda, and re-investing in the business for long-term growth.”
“Our strategic growth initiatives and balanced, diversified revenue mix amongst our core markets have helped to offset volatility in the third quarter RV wholesale unit shipments,” stated Andy Nemeth, president. “This volatility reflected a combination of normal seasonal trends and RV OEMs tactically flexing their production levels to aggressively balance dealer inventory levels. While this resulted in wholesale unit shipment declines in the quarter, the OEMs continue to position themselves for the upcoming 2019 selling season. Both RV and marine retail demand continues to grow year-over-year with solid demographic trends supporting the attractiveness of the leisure family-oriented lifestyle. Our housing and industrial markets also continue to exhibit growth driven by pent-up demand, the need for high-quality affordable housing, low inventories, improving credit conditions, and solid economic fundamentals, including strong consumer confidence, new jobs growth and rising wages.”
SOURCE: Patrick Industries press release