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Atlas Engineered Products Ltd
Symbol AEP
Shares Issued 57,372,597
Close 2023-08-28 C$ 1.23
Market Cap C$ 70,568,294
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ORIGINAL: Atlas Engineered Products Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial and Operating Results

2023-08-29 13:56 ET - News Release

Atlas Engineered Products Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial and Operating Results

Canada NewsWire

NANAIMO, BC, Aug. 29, 2023 /CNW/ - Atlas Engineered Products ("AEP" or the "Company") (TSXV: AEP) (OTC Markets: APEUF) is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023. All amounts are presented in Canadian dollars.

"I continue to be proud of the AEP team that produced another solid quarter, with relatively stable margins in spite of reduced material prices, continued interest rate hikes causing downward momentum in the construction sector, and a overall more competitive market," said Hadi Abassi, the Company's CEO, President and Founder. "We continue to work hard to ensure the Company is moving forward with organic and acquisitive growth. We continue to believe that there is an ongoing need for more housing in Canada and we strive to be the partner of choice for contractors and homeowners during their construction projects."

Financial Highlights for Q2 2023:

  • Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2023 was $11,217,336 compared to revenue of $16,836,329 for the three months ended June 30, 2022. Revenues decreased due to some material prices (ie: lumber) that are passed along to to customers stabilizing at significantly lower prices than the prior two years. The market has also seen a slowdown in some areas across Canada, mainly Ontario.  This has mainly been due to rising interest rates resulting in the construction industry pausing to assess affects on new housing demand, which has led to reduced housing starts. The Company expects this slowdown to be short-term in nature and that markets will strengthen as they adjust to current market conditions and increased demand due to significant population growth and the ongoing housing deficit.

  • Gross margin for the three months ended June 30, 2023 was 30%,  up from 28% for the three months ended June 30, 2022. Gross margin increased due to continued pricing assessments and the Company's focus on improving efficiencies across all product lines. Additionally, due to the continued labour shortage, the Company has focused on efficient, higher margin work where necessary to fill the shops at some locations based on the available labour. 

  • Operating expenses increased by $439,186 for the three months ended June 30, 2023 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2022. 39% of this increase is due to non-cash items of depreciation and amortization and share based payments. The remaining increase is mainly related to one time, non-recurring cash outlay expenses incurred in relation to the acquisition of Léon Chouinard et Fils Co. Ltd./Ltée. ("LCF") announced on August 23rd, 2023. The anticipated acquisition of LCF led the Company to bolster human resources and systems to ensure the Company was ready and able to handle the resulting growth and geographical expansion.

  • Net income was $786,236 for the three months ended June 30, 2023 compared to net income of $2,044,118 for the three months ended June 30, 2022. The Company recorded a lower net income after taxes in the current period mainly due to decreased revenues and increased operating expenses. 

  • Non-IFRS measure adjusted EBITDA decreased to $2,051,169 and $3,791,143 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 from $3,665,814 and $6,623,260 respectively for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 as shown below. These decreases were mainly due to decreased sales and increased operating costs. Some acquisition costs have been added back to normalized EBITDA, but additional support costs for the Company's growth were not added back as these will be ongoing costs moving forward.

 

SELECTED FINANCIAL RESULTS

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 2023

June 2022

June 2023

June 2022

Revenue from the Business

$11,217,336

$16,836,329

$20,846,704

$29,270,743

Cost of Sales

7,819,049

12,092,488

14,592,636

20,640,545

Gross Profit

3,398,287

4,743,841

6,254,068

8,630,198

Gross Margin %

30 %

28 %

30 %

29 %

Operating Expenses

2,281,058

1,841,872

4,306,728

3,476,056

Operating Profit

1,117,229

2,901,969

1,947,340

5,154,142

Net Income After Adjustments and Taxes

786,236

2,044,118

1,329,536

3,607,419

Adjusted EBITDA

2,051,169

3,665,814

3,791,143

6,623,260

Adjusted EBITDA Margin %

18 %

22 %

18 %

23 %

Normalized EBITDA

2,243,568

3,665,814

3,983,542

6,623,260

Normalized EBITDA Margin %

20 %

22 %

19 %

23 %

Weighted Average Number of Shares, Basic

57,447,751

59,245,049

57,589,181

58,914,880

Adjusted EBITDA per Share ($ per share)

0.04

0.06

0.07

0.11

Income per Share, Basic ($ per share)

0.01

0.03

0.02

0.06

Income per Share, Fully Diluted ($ per share)

0.01

0.03

0.02

0.06

 






Selected Financial Information as at:




June 2023

Dec 2022

Total Assets



$53,939,626

$50,491,344

Total Non-Current Liabilities



16,845,334

14,757,079

 

Subsequent Event to Q2 2023:

On August 23, 2023, the Company acquired LCF located in New Brunswick, Canada.  LCF is a manufacturer of roof trusses, floor systems, and wall panels and a supplier of engineered wood products. The acquisition of LCF aligns with the Company's strategic acquisition plan and expands the Company's geographical reach while also significantly growing AEP's wall panel manufacturing expertise and capacity.

Outlook for 2023:

The Company is continuing to operate in a more competitive market during 2023 as interest rates have risen in an effort to slow inflation. The Company currently anticipates that increased interest rates will have a minimal overall affect on the housing market after the initial impact of the increase is absorbed by the market. The number of homes that are needed to support Canada's continued population growth and immigration continues to be significant. The Company will continue to monitor the effects of interest rates on the housing market, and is prepared to manage pricing and explore new markets in order to continue to drive organic growth as much as possible during fiscal 2023.

Reduced raw material costs, such as lumber, continue to impact the Company's revenues. These costs are passed along directly to the customer and will result in decreased sales prices to the customer as input costs decrease. Average lumber prices have decreased by roughly 57% for the three months ended June 30, 2023 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2022.

The Company's large order announced on March 9, 2023 was delayed in Quarter 1. A small part of this order was delivered in June of 2023, with the majority expected to be delivered in Quarter 3 and 4, 2023. Permit and construction delays have caused postponements in these deliveries that were outside the Company's control.

The recent acquisition of LCF is a great addition to the AEP group and acquisitions remains a key part of AEP's long term strategic goals. The Company has built a strong pipeline of M&A opportunities and will continue to assess more M&A opportunities that fit within the Company's goals and strategies, while also working to bring in the latest automation to improve operational efficiencies, and adding new products and services to better serve our customers.

Non-GAAP / Non-IFRS Financial Measures

Certain financial measures in this news release do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and, therefore are considered non-IFRS or non-GAAP measures. These non-IFRS measures are used by management to facilitate the analysis and comparison of period-to-period operating results for AEP and to assess whether AEP's operations are generating sufficient operating cash flow to fund working capital needs and to fund capital expenditures. As these non-IFRS measures do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS, these measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The non-IFRS measures used in this news release may include "EBITDA", "EBITDA margin", "adjusted EBITDA", "adjusted EBITDA margin", "normalized EBITDA" and "normalized EBITDA margin". For a description of the composition of these measures, please refer to AEP's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the period ended June 30, 2023 under "Non-IFRS / Non-GAAP Financial Measures", available on AEP's website at www.atlasengineeredproducts.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.

AEP is a growth company that is acquiring and operating profitable, well-established operations in Canada's truss and engineered products industry. We have a well-defined and disciplined acquisition and operating growth strategy enabling us to scale aggressively and apply new technologies, giving us a unique opportunity to consolidate a fragmented industry of independent operators.

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management's current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations; they are not guarantees of future performance. Although AEP believes that the expectations reflected in the forward looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct, or that such future events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all.  AEP cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond AEP's control.  Such factors include, among other things: Risks and uncertainties relating to AEP, including those to be described in the Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for AEP's three and six months ended June 30, 2023.  Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, AEP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.

SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Except as noted below, the financial information provided in this news release is derived from the AEP's audited financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 and the related notes thereto as prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and related IFRS Interpretations Committee ("IFRICs") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB").  A copy of AEP's financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023  and the related Management's Discussion and Analysis is available on AEP's website at www.atlasengineeredproducts.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Financial information for AEP's acquisitions are included in AEP's unaudited financial statements from the date of acquisition. Financial information for acquired businesses for periods prior to the date of acquisition were prepared by management and have not been reviewed or audited by independent auditors.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

SOURCE Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.

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Contact:

Jake Bouma, Representative for AEP, Phone: 1-604-317-3936, Email: jake.bouma@atlasaep.ca; Company contact details: Hadi Abassi, CEO & President, Founder, Atlas Engineered Products Ltd., Email: info@atlasep.ca, 250-754-1400, PO Box 37036 Country Club PO, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N4, www.atlasengineeredproducts.com

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