Tecnoglass Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

Advertisement

– Revenue of $192.6 Million –

– Net Income of $29.7 Million, or $0.63 Per Diluted Share –

– Adjusted Net Income1 of $30.9 Million, or $0.66 Per Diluted Share –

Advertisement

– Adjusted EBITDA1 of $51.0 Million, Representing 26.5% of Revenues –

– Strong Cash Flow from Operations of $33.4 Million, Representing 65% of Adjusted EBITDA1

– All Time Record Low Net Leverage Ratio of 0.1x at Quarter End –

– Backlog Continues Record Trajectory, Expanding 18% Year-Over-Year to $916 Million –

– Single Family Residential Orders at All-Time Record Level for March and April, Up Over 20% Compared to January and February and Up Over 12% Year over Year –

– Strong Vinyl Product Quoting Activity During the Quarter, Ahead of Internal Projections –

– Provides Full Year 2024 Outlook Scenarios –

Miami, FL, May 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tecnoglass, Inc. (NYSE: TGLS) (“Tecnoglass” or the “Company”), a leading producer of high-end aluminum and vinyl windows and architectural glass for the global residential and commercial end markets, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

José Manuel Daes, Chief Executive Officer of Tecnoglass, commented, “I am proud of our team’s resilience to start off 2024. In light of macroeconomic challenges, we maintained a steady course with our multi-family/commercial business executing against our record backlog while our single-family residential sales channel experienced inflationary constraints on consumer spending. That said, we were highly encouraged to see record levels of single-family residential orders during March and April, which we believe signals a positive shift in demand as we move into the second quarter. Our strategic emphasis on working capital efficiency has resulted in strong free cash flow generation, despite challenges in year-over-year margins caused by lower operating leverage, a negative foreign exchange impact and unfavorable revenue mix from increased installation and stand-alone product sales. Despite general macro headwinds, we continue to see a strong book to build, with backlog hitting an all-time high once again, now building visibility well into 2025. We remain optimistic on the strength of our business, bolstered by vigorous quoting activity for our innovative vinyl windows and other offerings, strong customer partnerships, and substantial opportunities for geographic expansion in 2024 and beyond.”

Christian Daes, Chief Operating Officer of Tecnoglass, added, “Our performance in the first quarter reflects our adaptability amidst a dynamic operating landscape. We ended the quarter with another record multi-year backlog of $916 million, reflecting an expanding pipeline for multi-family/commercial projects into 2025. Customer interest in our vinyl products continues to look very encouraging based on quoting activity, and we are on track for deliveries to increase in the second half of 2024. Our strong backlog, strategic investments to broaden our product portfolio, and our best-in-class manufacturing capabilities give us confidence in our ability to drive further value creation in our business as we move forward.”

First Quarter 2024 Results

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2024 decreased 4.9% to $192.6 million compared to $202.6 million in the prior year quarter. Commercial revenues were up slightly, in line with scheduled project deliveries. Lower single-family residential revenues were impacted by slower activity resulting from end consumers experiencing higher interest rates and mortgage rates. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates had an adverse impact of $0.9 million on total revenues in the quarter.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2024 was $74.7 million, representing a 38.8% gross margin, compared to gross profit of $107.8 million, representing a 53.2% gross margin, in the prior year quarter. The year-over-year change in gross margin reflected an unfavorable foreign exchange impact of nearly 800 basis points, reduced operating leverage on lower revenues, promotional activity on single-family residential products and an increased mix of installation and stand-alone product sales during the quarter partially related to the step down in single family activity during the period. Similar to the fourth quarter of 2023, margins were impacted by a cash effect of a strong Colombian Peso revaluation of approximately 18% year-over-year, and also by a non-cash effect related to an inventory mark-up associated with the valuation of inventory from when it was purchased in the fourth quarter of 2023 to when it was sold in the first quarter of 2024. The non-cash portion of the unfavorable currency effect during the quarter contrasted with a positive effect during the first quarter of 2023 and is related to the accounting of inventories in Pesos as the functional currency. On a sequential basis, gross margin compared to 42.6% in the fourth quarter of 2023 and was also impacted by a sequential Peso revaluation of approximately 5%.

Selling, general and administrative expense (“SG&A”) was $33.6 million for the first quarter of 2024 compared to $34.1 million in the prior year quarter, with the decrease primarily attributable to lower shipping and commission expenses, partially offset by higher personnel expenses given overall salary adjustments taking place at the beginning of the year. As a percent of total revenues, SG&A was 17.5% for the first quarter of 2024 compared to 16.8% in the prior year quarter, primarily due to lower revenues.

Net income was $29.7 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2024 compared to net income of $48.2 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter, including a non-cash foreign exchange transaction loss of $0.2 million in the first quarter of 2024 and a $1.1 million loss in the first quarter of 2023. These non-cash gains and losses are related to the accounting re-measurement of U.S. Dollar denominated assets and liabilities against the Colombian Peso as functional currency.

Adjusted net income1 was $30.9 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2024 compared to adjusted net income of $51.5 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income1, as reconciled in the table below, excludes the impact of non-cash foreign exchange transaction gains or losses and other non-core items, along with the tax impact of adjustments at statutory rates, to better reflect core financial performance.

Adjusted EBITDA1, as reconciled in the table below, was $51.0 million, or 26.5% of total revenues, in the first quarter of 2024, compared to $85.8 million, or 42.4% of total revenues, in the prior year quarter. The change was primarily attributable to the aforementioned factors impacting gross margin as well as lower year-over-year revenues. Adjusted EBITDA1 included a $0.8 million contribution from the Company’s joint venture with Saint-Gobain, compared to $1.5 million in the prior year quarter.

Cash Generation, Capital Allocation and Liquidity

Cash provided by operating activities for the first quarter of 2024 was $33.4 million, primarily driven by a reduction in working capital. Capital expenditures of $9.9 million in the quarter included payments for previously purchased land for future potential capacity expansion, along with the amortization of a portion of previously disclosed investments in facilities and operational infrastructure.

During the quarter, the Company returned capital to shareholders through the payment of $4.2 million in cash dividends, which was subsequently increased by over 20% from the prior year quarter. Additionally, the Company has approximately $26 million remaining under the current share repurchasing program.

The Company ended the first quarter of 2024 with total liquidity of approximately $306.0 million, including $135.9 million of cash and cash equivalents and $170.0 million of availability under its revolving credit facilities. Given the Company’s strong cash generation, net debt leverage was a record low level of 0.1x net debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA1, compared to 0.1x in the prior year.

Full Year 2024 Outlook

Santiago Giraldo, Chief Financial Officer of Tecnoglass, stated, “We continue to anticipate growth in revenue for the full year and are introducing a range of scenarios based on market and company specific dynamics relevant to our outlook. Our base case scenario projects full year revenue of $875 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $267 million, within downside and upside scenarios that assume revenue growth of 2% and 9%, respectively, producing Adjusting EBITDA margins of 29% and 31%, respectively. These scenarios consider a variety of factors including the durability of the recent surge in our single-family residential product orders as the year progresses, an expected increase in vinyl sales, an increased mix of revenues from installation and stand-alone product sales, less volatile FX rates since the beginning of 2024, the timely execution of our multi-family/commercial backlog and a range of outcomes for U.S. federal interest rate decisions through year end. All three scenarios assume healthy growth in free cash flow year-over-year. We remain optimistic about the strength of our business, underpinned by a growing backlog and promising vinyl window demand, which we believe will drive market share expansion and further value creation.”

Webcast and Conference Call

Management will host a webcast and conference call on May 9, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time to review the Company’s results. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet. Additionally, a slide presentation will accompany the conference call. To listen to the call and view the slides, please visit the Investor Relations section of Tecnoglass’ website at www.tecnoglass.com. Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to access the webcast, the conference call will be accessible by dialing 1-844-826-3035 (domestic) or 1-412-317-5195 (international). Upon dialing in, please request to join the Tecnoglass First Quarter 2024 Earnings Conference Call.

If you are unable to listen live, a replay of the webcast will be archived on the website. You may also access the conference call playback by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (Domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (International) and entering passcode: 10188243.

About Tecnoglass

Tecnoglass Inc. is a leading producer of high-end aluminum and vinyl windows and architectural glass serving the multi-family, single-family, and commercial end markets. Tecnoglass is the second largest glass fabricator serving the U.S. and the #1 architectural glass transformation company in Latin America. Located in Barranquilla, Colombia, the Company’s 5.6 million square foot, vertically integrated, and state-of-the-art manufacturing complex provide efficient access to nearly 1,000 customers in North, Central and South America, with the United States accounting for 95% of total revenues. Tecnoglass’ tailored, high-end products are found on some of the world’s most distinctive properties, including One Thousand Museum (Miami), Paramount (Miami), Salesforce Tower (San Francisco), Via 57 West (NY), Hub50House (Boston), Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado (Bogotá), One Plaza (Medellín), Pabellon de Cristal (Barranquilla). For more information, please visit www.tecnoglass.com or view our corporate video at https://vimeo.com/134429998.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding future financial performance, future growth and future acquisitions. These statements are based on Tecnoglass’ current expectations or beliefs and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of Tecnoglass’ business. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies are indicated from time to time in Tecnoglass’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. Further, investors should keep in mind that Tecnoglass’ financial results in any particular period may not be indicative of future results. Tecnoglass is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events and changes in assumptions or otherwise, except as required by law.

1 Adjusted net income (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA in both periods are reconciled in the table below.

Investor Relations:

Santiago Giraldo
CFO
305-503-9062
[email protected]

Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 (In thousands, except share and per share data)

    March 31, 2024     December 31, 2023  
ASSETS                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 135,881     $ 129,508  
Investments     2,897       2,907  
Trade accounts receivable, net     170,591       166,498  
Due from related parties     1,608       1,387  
Inventories     144,212       159,070  
Contract assets – current portion     20,982       17,800  
Other current assets     73,474       58,590  
Total current assets   $ 549,645     $ 535,760  
Long-term assets:                
Property, plant and equipment, net   $ 329,238     $ 324,591  
Deferred income taxes     266       169  
Contract assets – non-current     8,169       8,797  
Intangible assets     3,311       3,475  
Goodwill     23,561       23,561  
Long-term investments     61,616       60,570  
Other long-term assets     5,764       5,794  
Total long-term assets     431,925       426,957  
Total assets   $ 981,570     $ 962,717  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt   $ 3,338     $ 7,002  
Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses     79,180       82,784  
Due to related parties     8,406       7,498  
Dividends payable     5,196       4,265  
Contract liability – current portion     71,928       72,543  
Other current liabilities     67,613       61,794  
Total current liabilities   $ 235,661     $ 235,886  
Long-term liabilities:                
Deferred income taxes   $ 17,695     $ 15,793  
Contract liability – non-current           14  
Long-term debt     154,567       163,004  
Total long-term liabilities     172,262       178,811  
Total liabilities   $ 407,923     $ 414,697  
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Preferred shares, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively   $     $  
Ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 46,996,708 and 46,996,708 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively     5       5  
Legal Reserves     1,458       1,458  
Additional paid-in capital     192,385       192,385  
Retained earnings     424,596       400,035  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (44,797 )     (45,863 )
Total shareholders’ equity     573,647       548,020  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 981,570     $ 962,717  


Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income
 (In thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)

    Three months ended  
    March 31,  
    2024     2023  
Operating revenues:                
External customers   $ 192,089     $ 202,306  
Related parties     538       333  
Total operating revenues     192,627       202,639  
Cost of sales     (117,967 )     (94,884 )
Gross profit     74,660       107,755  
Operating expenses:                
Selling expense     (17,583 )     (16,320 )
General and administrative expense     (16,055 )     (17,755 )
Total operating expenses     (33,638 )     (34,075 )
Operating income     41,022       73,680  
Non-operating income, net     1,080       1,287  
Equity method income     1,046       1,449  
Foreign currency transactions (loss) gains     (153 )     (1,100 )
Interest expense and deferred cost of financing     (2,106 )     (2,273 )
Income before taxes     40,889       73,043  
Income tax provision     (11,159 )     (24,671 )
Net income   $ 29,730     $ 48,372  
Income attributable to non-controlling interest           (137 )
Income attributable to parent   $ 29,730     $ 48,235  
Basic income per share   $ 0.63     $ 1.01  
Diluted income per share   $ 0.63       1.01  
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding     46,996,708       47,674,773  
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     46,996,708       47,674,773  
Other comprehensive income:                
Foreign currency translation adjustments     30       7,811  
Change in fair value of derivative contracts     1,036       (1,837 )
Other comprehensive income     1,066       5,974  
Total comprehensive income   $ 30,796     $ 54,346  
Comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interest           (137 )
Total comprehensive income attributable to parent   $ 30,796     $ 54,209  


Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 (In thousands)
(Unaudited)

    Three months ended March 31,  
    2024     2023  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                
Net income   $ 29,730     $ 48,372  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                
Allowance for credit losses     125       914  
Depreciation and amortization     6,313       4,767  
Deferred income taxes     3,518       156  
Equity method income     (1,046 )     (1,449 )
Realized gain on derivative instruments           (1,951 )
Deferred cost of financing     322       312  
Other non-cash adjustments     3       (16 )
Unrealized currency translation (gains) loss     (4,227 )     410  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Trade accounts receivable     3,840       (8,644 )
Inventories     13,737       (13,048 )
Prepaid expenses     (300 )     (864 )
Other assets     (9,250 )     (14,338 )
Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses     (8,059 )     (9,681 )
Taxes payable     7,068       25,488  
Labor liabilities     (1,076 )     (447 )
Other liabilities     61       (7 )
Contract assets and liabilities     (8,029 )     12,425  
Related parties     717       664  
CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES   $ 33,447     $ 43,063  
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES                
Purchase of investments     (306 )     (134 )
Acquisition of property and equipment     (9,886 )     (15,554 )
CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES   $ (10,192 )   $ (15,688 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES                
Cash dividend     (4,239 )     (3,579 )
Proceeds from debt     2,766       292  
Repayments of debt     (15,213 )      
CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES   $ (16,686 )   $ (3,287 )
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   $ (196 )   $ 778  
                 
NET INCREASE IN CASH     6,373       24,866  
CASH – Beginning of period     129,508       103,672  
CASH – End of period   $ 135,881     $ 128,538  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION                
Cash paid during the period for:                
Interest   $ 2,827     $ 2,717  
Income Tax   $ 14,094     $ 26,342  
                 
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Assets acquired under credit or debt   $ 1,305     $ 4,790  


Revenues by Region

(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

    Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
    March 31,     March 31,  
    2024     2023     % Change     2024     2023     % Change  
Revenues by Region                                                
United States     184,003       194,840       -5.6 %     784,226       756,222       3.7 %
Colombia     5,239       5,740       -8.7 %     24,602       17,715       38.9 %
Other Countries     3,384       2,058       64.4 %     14,425       10,724       34.5 %
Total Revenues by Region     192,627       202,639       -4.9 %     823,253       784,661       4.9 %


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Performance Measures to GAAP Performance Measures
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

The Company believes that total revenues with foreign currency held neutral, which are not performance measures under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), may provide users of the Company’s financial information with additional meaningful bases for comparing the Company’s current results and results in a prior period, as these measures reflect factors that are unique to one period relative to the comparable period. Management uses such performance measures in managing and evaluating the Company’s business. However, these non‑GAAP performance measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company’s reported results under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

    Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
    March 31,     March 31,  
    2024     2023     % Change     2024     2023     % Change  
                                     
Total Revenues with Foreign Currency Held Neutral     191,697       202,639       -5.4 %     821,334       784,661       4.7 %
Impact of changes in foreign currency     930                     1,918                
Total Revenues, As Reported     192,627       202,639       -4.9 %     823,253       784,661       4.9 %

Currency impacts on total revenues for the current quarter have been derived by translating current quarter revenues at the prevailing average foreign currency rates during the prior year quarter, as applicable.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net (loss) income to net (loss) income
(In thousands, except share and per share data) / (Unaudited)

Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss) income are non-GAAP performance measures. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss) income, in addition to operating profit, net (loss) income and other GAAP measures, are useful to investors to evaluate the Company’s results because they exclude certain items that are not directly related to the Company’s core operating performance. Investors should recognize that Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss) income might not be comparable to similarly-titled measures of other companies. These measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, any measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures used in this press release are included in the tables attached to this press release, to the extent available without unreasonable effort. Because GAAP financial measures on a forward-looking basis are not accessible, and reconciling information is not available without unreasonable effort, we have not provided reconciliations for forward-looking non-GAAP measures. Items excluded to arrive at forward-looking non-GAAP measures may have a significant, and potentially unpredictable, impact on our future GAAP results.

A reconciliation of Adjusted net (loss) income and Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure in accordance with SEC Regulation G follows, with amounts in thousands:

    Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
    Mar 31,     Mar 31,  
    2024     2023     2024     2023  
                         
Net (loss) income     29,730       48,372       164,868       183,831  
Less: Income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest           (137 )     (491 )     (706 )
 (Loss) Income attributable to parent     29,730       48,235       164,377       183,125  
Foreign currency transactions losses (gains)     153       1,100       (1,633 )     (3,822 )
Provision for bad debt     125       914       2,020       1,158  
Non-Recurring expenses (non-recurring professional fees, capital market fees, other non-core items)     671       2,361       4,800       3,810  
Joint Venture VA (Saint Gobain) adjustments     783       435       1,150       451  
Tax impact of adjustments at statutory rate     (554 )     (1,539 )     (2,028 )     (779 )
Adjusted net (loss) income     30,908       51,506       168,686       184,621  
                                 
Basic income (loss) per share     0.63       1.01       3.50       3.84  
Diluted income (loss) per share     0.63       1.01       3.50       3.84  
                                 
Diluted Adjusted net income (loss) per share     0.66       1.08       3.59       3.87  
                                 
Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding in thousands     46,997       47,675       46,997       47,675  
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding in thousands     46,997       47,675       46,997       47,675  
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding in thousands     46,997       47,675       46,997       47,675  
                                 

    Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
    Mar 31,     Mar 31,  
    2024     2023     2024     2023  
                         
Net (loss) income     29,730       48,372       164,868       183,831  
Less: Income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest           (137 )     (491 )     (706 )
 (Loss) Income attributable to parent     29,730       48,235       164,377       183,125  
Interest expense and deferred cost of financing     2,106       2,273       9,011       8,961  
Income tax (benefit) provision     11,159       24,671       64,393       88,871  
Depreciation & amortization     6,316       4,767       23,424       19,202  
Foreign currency transactions losses (gains)     153       1,100       (1,633 )     (3,822 )
Provision for bad debt     125       914       2,020       1,158  
Non-Recurring expenses (non-recurring professional fees, capital market fees, other non-core items)     671       2,361       4,799       3,810  
Joint Venture VA (Saint Gobain) EBITDA adjustments     783       1,515       2,929       4,167  
Adjusted EBITDA     51,043       85,836       269,320       306,150  

Disclaimer: The above press release comes to you under an arrangement with GlobeNewswire. AfternoonHeadlines.com takes no editorial responsibility for the same.