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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Reports Second-Quarter Results

Transportation in the Corporation’s long-haul network, particularly rail cars and locomotive power to move trains, affects our ability to efficiently transport material into certain markets, most notably Texas, Florida and the Gulf Coast. The availability of trucks and drivers to transport our product, particularly in markets experiencing increased demand due to energy sector activity, is also a risk. The Aggregates business is also subject to weather-related risks that can significantly affect production schedules and profitability. The first and fourth quarters are most adversely affected by winter weather. Hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coast generally is most active during the third and fourth quarters.

Risks to the outlook include shipment declines as a result of economic events beyond the Corporation’s control. In addition to the impact on nonresidential and residential construction, the Corporation is exposed to risk in its estimated outlook from credit markets and the availability of and interest cost related to its debt.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company will host an online web simulcast of its second-quarter 2013 earnings conference call later today (July 30, 2013). The live broadcast of the Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. conference call will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern Time today. An online replay will be available approximately two hours following the conclusion of the live broadcast. A link to these events will be available at the Corporation’s website.

For those investors without online web access, the conference call may also be accessed by calling (970) 315-0423, confirmation number 16650987.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is the nation’s second largest producer of construction aggregates and a producer of magnesia-based chemicals and dolomitic lime. For more information about Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., refer to the Corporation’s website at www.martinmarietta.com.

If you are interested in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. stock, management recommends that, at a minimum, you read the Corporation’s current annual report and Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the past year. The Corporation’s recent proxy statement for the annual meeting of shareholders also contains important information. These and other materials that have been filed with the SEC are accessible through the Corporation’s website at www.martinmarietta.com and are also available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov . You may also write or call the Corporation’s Corporate Secretary, who will provide copies of such reports.

Investors are cautioned that all statements in this press release that relate to the future involve risks and uncertainties, and are based on assumptions that the Corporation believes in good faith are reasonable but which may be materially different from actual results. Forward-looking statements give the investor our expectations or forecasts of future events. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. They may use words such as "anticipate," "expect," "should be," "believe," “will”, and other words of similar meaning in connection with future events or future operating or financial performance. Any or all of our forward-looking statements here and in other publications may turn out to be wrong.

Factors that the Corporation currently believes could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, the performance of the United States economy and the resolution and impact of the debt ceiling and sequestration issues; widespread decline in aggregates pricing; the termination, capping and/or reduction of the federal and/or state gasoline tax(es) or other revenue related to infrastructure construction; the level and timing of federal and state transportation funding, including federal stimulus projects and most particularly in North Carolina, one of the Corporation’s largest and most profitable states, and Texas, Iowa, Colorado and Georgia; the ability of states and/or other entities to finance approved projects either with tax revenues or alternative financing structures; levels of construction spending in the markets the Corporation serves; a reduction in defense spending, and the subsequent impact on construction activity on or near military bases; a decline in the commercial component of the nonresidential construction market, notably office and retail space; a continued slowdown in energy-related drilling activity; a slowdown in residential construction recovery; unfavorable weather conditions, particularly Atlantic Ocean hurricane activity, the late start to spring or the early onset of winter and the impact of a drought or excessive rainfall in the markets served by the Corporation; the volatility of fuel costs, particularly diesel fuel, and the impact on the cost of other consumables, namely steel, explosives, tires and conveyor belts; continued increases in the cost of other repair and supply parts; transportation availability, notably the availability of railcars and locomotive power to move trains to supply the Corporation’s Texas, Florida and Gulf Coast markets; increased transportation costs, including increases from higher passed-through energy and other costs to comply with tightening regulations as well as higher volumes of rail and water shipments; availability and cost of construction equipment in the United States; weakening in the steel industry markets served by the Corporation’s dolomitic lime products; inflation and its effect on both production and interest costs; ability to successfully integrate acquisitions quickly and in a cost-effective manner and achieve anticipated profitability to maintain compliance with the Corporation’s leverage ratio debt covenant; changes in tax laws, the interpretation of such laws and/or administrative practices that would increase the Corporation’s tax rate; violation of the Corporation’s debt covenant if price and/or volumes return to previous levels of instability; downward pressure on the Corporation’s common stock price and its impact on goodwill impairment evaluations; reduction of the Corporation’s credit rating to non-investment grade resulting from strategic acquisitions; and other risk factors listed from time to time found in the Corporation’s filings with the SEC. Other factors besides those listed here may also adversely affect the Corporation, and may be material to the Corporation. The Corporation assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

       
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC.
Unaudited Statements of Earnings
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Net sales $ 508.7 $ 491.2 $ 853.8 $ 841.7
Freight and delivery revenues   54.0     54.5     93.9     98.0  
Total revenues   562.7     545.7     947.7     939.7  
 
Cost of sales 401.9 389.1 734.4 715.8
Freight and delivery costs   54.0     54.5     93.9     98.0  
Total cost of revenues   455.9     443.6     828.3     813.8  
Gross profit 106.8 102.1 119.4 125.9
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 37.8 35.3 75.5 68.3
Business development costs 0.3 9.2 0.6 35.1
Other operating (income) and expenses, net   (0.7 )   (1.6 )   (2.6 )   (1.4 )
Earnings from operations 69.4 59.2 45.9 23.9
 
Interest expense 13.6 13.3 27.1 26.7
Other nonoperating (income) and expenses, net   (0.5 )   (0.1 )   0.1     (1.9 )
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before taxes on income 56.3 46.0 18.7 (0.9 )
Income tax expense (benefit)   15.0     8.5     6.6     (1.3 )

Earnings from continuing operations

41.3 37.5 12.1 0.4
 

Gain (loss) on discontinued operations, net of related tax expense (benefit) of $0.1, $0.0, $0.1 and $(0.1), respectively

0.3 0.3 0.1 (0.3 )
 
Consolidated net earnings 41.6 37.8 12.2 0.1
Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   0.3     1.0     (1.3 )   0.1  
 
Net earnings attributable to Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. $ 41.3   $ 36.8   $ 13.5   $ -  
 
Net earnings (loss) per common share:
Basic from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders $ 0.88 $ 0.79 $ 0.29 $ 0.01
Discontinued operations attributable to common shareholders   0.01     0.01     -     (0.01 )
$ 0.89   $ 0.80   $ 0.29   $ -  
 
Diluted from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders $ 0.88 $ 0.79 $ 0.29 $ 0.01
Discontinued operations attributable to common shareholders   0.01     0.01     -     (0.01 )
$ 0.89   $ 0.80   $ 0.29   $ -  
 
Dividends per common share $ 0.40   $ 0.40   $ 0.80   $ 0.80  
 
Average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic   46.1     45.8     46.1     45.8  
Diluted   46.3     45.9     46.2     45.8  
 
       
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC.
Unaudited Financial Highlights
(In millions)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Net sales:
Aggregates Business:
Mid-America Group $ 186.4 $ 184.7 $ 292.6 $ 299.3
Southeast Group 55.3 58.8 106.6 114.0
West Group   210.4     197.2     342.8     326.2  
Total Aggregates Business 452.1 440.7 742.0 739.5
Specialty Products   56.6     50.5     111.8     102.2  
Total $ 508.7   $ 491.2   $ 853.8   $ 841.7  
 
Gross profit (loss):
Aggregates Business:
Mid-America Group $ 59.6 $ 56.2 $ 59.5 $ 63.2
Southeast Group (0.6 ) (0.9 ) (5.5 ) (0.7 )
West Group   26.2     26.5     26.2     25.9  
Total Aggregates Business 85.2 81.8 80.2 88.4
Specialty Products 21.3 19.9 40.9 39.3
Corporate   0.3     0.4     (1.7 )   (1.8 )
Total $ 106.8   $ 102.1   $ 119.4   $ 125.9  
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses:
Aggregates Business:
Mid-America Group $ 12.7 $ 13.8 $ 24.9 $ 27.0
Southeast Group 4.5 4.5 9.0 9.4
West Group   11.2     11.0     22.9     22.2  
Total Aggregates Business 28.4 29.3 56.8 58.6
Specialty Products 2.5 2.2 5.0 4.7
Corporate   6.9     3.8     13.7     5.0  
Total $ 37.8   $ 35.3   $ 75.5   $ 68.3  
 
Earnings (Loss) from operations:
Aggregates Business:
Mid-America Group $ 47.0 $ 43.8 $ 35.9 $ 38.6
Southeast Group (5.2 ) (5.6 ) (13.5 ) (11.5 )
West Group   16.9     17.4     5.6     5.0  
Total Aggregates Business 58.7 55.6 28.0 32.1
Specialty Products 18.7 17.5 35.8 35.7
Corporate   (8.0 )   (13.9 )   (17.9 )   (43.9 )
Total $ 69.4   $ 59.2   $ 45.9   $ 23.9  
 
       
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC.
Unaudited Financial Highlights
(In millions)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 
Net sales by product line:
Aggregates Business:
Aggregates $ 357.2 $ 356.8 $ 605.0 $ 614.1
Asphalt 18.8 20.2 28.5 32.8
Ready Mixed Concrete 36.7 29.3 64.0 49.5
Road Paving   39.4     34.4   44.5     43.1  
Total Aggregates Business 452.1 440.7 742.0 739.5
Specialty Products Business   56.6     50.5   111.8     102.2  
Total $ 508.7   $ 491.2 $ 853.8   $ 841.7  
 
Gross profit (loss) by product line:
Aggregates Business:
Aggregates $ 78.9 $ 76.9 $ 81.0 $ 88.3
Asphalt 4.9 3.4 2.4 2.7
Ready Mixed Concrete 1.6 0.7 1.3 (0.5 )
Road Paving   (0.2 )   0.8   (4.5 )   (2.1 )
Total Aggregates Business 85.2 81.8 80.2 88.4
Specialty Products Business 21.3 19.9 40.9 39.3
Corporate   0.3     0.4   (1.7 )   (1.8 )
Total $ 106.8   $ 102.1 $ 119.4   $ 125.9  
 
 
Depreciation $ 40.3 $ 41.7 $ 81.1 $ 84.0
Depletion 1.3 1.3 2.3 1.9
Amortization   1.3     1.3   2.6     2.8  
$ 42.9   $ 44.3 $ 86.0   $ 88.7  
 
     
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC.
Balance Sheet Data
(In millions)
 
June 30, December 31, June 30,
2013 2012 2012
(Unaudited) (Audited) (Unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 43.7 $ 25.4 $ 41.4
Accounts receivable, net 287.5 224.1 275.4
Inventories, net 348.9 332.3 332.0
Other current assets 126.4 118.6 111.5
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,717.4 1,753.2 1,753.8
Intangible assets, net 665.0 666.6 671.1
Other noncurrent assets 42.2 40.7 41.3
Total assets $ 3,231.1 $ 3,160.9 $ 3,226.5
 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current maturities of long-term debt and short-term facilities $ 6.2 $ 5.7 $ 7.2
Other current liabilities 186.3 167.6 191.9
Long-term debt (excluding current maturities) 1,087.2 1,042.2 1,137.1
Other noncurrent liabilities 510.7 495.1 473.5
Total equity   1,440.7   1,450.3   1,416.8
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,231.1 $ 3,160.9 $ 3,226.5
 
   
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC.
Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows
(In millions)
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2013 2012
Operating activities:
Consolidated net earnings $ 12.2 $ 0.1
Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 86.0 88.7
Stock-based compensation expense 4.0 4.6
Gains on divestitures and sales of assets (0.4 ) (0.8 )
Deferred income taxes 9.3 6.8
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (2.3 ) -
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:Other items, net 0.3 1.4
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures:
Accounts receivable, net (65.2 ) (71.7 )
Inventories, net (15.8 ) (9.4 )
Accounts payable 16.4 21.0
Other assets and liabilities, net   4.0     (13.0 )
 
Net cash provided by operating activities   48.5     27.7  
 
Investing activities:
Additions to property, plant and equipment (50.0 ) (66.3 )
Acquisitions, net (3.2 ) (0.1 )
Proceeds from divestitures and sales of assets   1.8     4.0  
 
Net cash used for investing activities   (51.4 )   (62.4 )
 
Financing activities:
Borrowings of long-term debt 295.5 171.0
Repayments of long-term debt (250.2 ) (87.1 )
Change in bank overdraft - 3.4
Dividends paid (37.1 ) (36.9 )
Debt issue costs (0.5 ) (0.3 )
Issuances of common stock 11.2 0.8
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 2.3 -
Distributions to owners of noncontrolling interests   -     (0.8 )
 
Net cash provided by financing activities   21.2     50.1  
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 18.3 15.4
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   25.4     26.0  
 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 43.7   $ 41.4  
 
       
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC.
Unaudited Operational Highlights
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013
Volume Pricing Volume Pricing
Volume/Pricing Variance (1)
Heritage Aggregates Product Line: (2)
Mid-America Group (1.2%) 1.9% (4.8%) 2.5%
Southeast Group (6.7%) 0.4% (9.4%) 3.0%
West Group (0.5%) 2.8% (2.6%) 5.3%
Heritage Aggregates Operations (1.6%) 1.8% (4.6%) 3.2%
Aggregates Product Line (3) (1.6%) 1.7% (4.6%) 3.3%
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
Shipments (tons in thousands) 2013 2012 2013 2012
Heritage Aggregates Product Line: (2)
Mid-America Group 16,573 16,774 25,215 26,474
Southeast Group 4,273 4,579 8,093 8,935
West Group 13,703 13,767 24,020 24,654
Heritage Aggregates Operations 34,549 35,120 57,328 60,063
Acquisitions 24 - 24 -
Divestitures (4) 1 10 2 33
Aggregates Product Line (3) 34,574 35,130 57,354 60,096
 
(1) Volume/pricing variances reflect the percentage increase (decrease) from the comparable period in the prior year.
 
(2) Heritage Aggregates product line excludes volume and pricing data for acquisitions that have not been included in prior-year operations for the comparable period and divestitures.
 
(3) Aggregates product line includes all acquisitions from the date of acquisition and divestitures through the date of disposal.
 
(4) Divestitures include the tons related to divested aggregates product line operations up to the date of divestiture.
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Unit Shipments by Product Line (in thousands):
 
Aggregates tons - external customers 33,286 33,906 55,407 58,125
Internal aggregates tons used in other product lines 1,288 1,224 1,947 1,971
Total aggregates tons 34,574 35,130 57,354 60,096
 
 
Asphalt tons - external customers 382 468 608 791
Internal asphalt tons used in road paving business 461 399 496 486
Total asphalt tons 843 867 1,104 1,277
 
 
Ready Mixed Concrete - cubic yards 436 377 765 644
 
Average unit sales price by product line (including internal sales):
 
Aggregates $10.48/ton $10.31/ton $10.67/ton $10.34/ton
Asphalt $42.55/ton $40.80/ton $42.51/ton $40.58/ton
Ready Mixed Concrete $82.29/cubic yard $76.01/cubic yard $82.04/cubic yard $75.62/cubic yard
 
       
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Dollars in millions)
 
Gross margin as a percentage of net sales and operating margin as a percentage of net sales represent non-GAAP measures. The Corporation presents these ratios calculated based on net sales, as it is consistent with the basis by which management reviews the Corporation's operating results. Further, management believes it is consistent with the basis by which investors analyze the Corporation's operating results, given that freight and delivery revenues and costs represent pass-throughs and have no profit markup. Gross margin and operating margin calculated as percentages of total revenues represent the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). The following tables present the calculations of gross margin and operating margin for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations of the ratios as percentages of total revenues to percentages of net sales:
 

Gross Margin in Accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended

 

June 30, June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Gross profit $ 106.8   $ 102.1   $ 119.4   $ 125.9  
Total revenues $ 562.7   $ 545.7   $ 947.7   $ 939.7  
Gross margin   19.0 %   18.7 %   12.6 %   13.4 %
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
Gross Margin Excluding Freight and Delivery Revenues 2013 2012 2013 2012
 
Gross profit $ 106.8   $ 102.1   $ 119.4   $ 125.9  
Total revenues $ 562.7 $ 545.7 $ 947.7 $ 939.7
Less: Freight and delivery revenues   (54.0 )   (54.5 )   (93.9 )   (98.0 )
Net sales $ 508.7   $ 491.2   $ 853.8   $ 841.7  
Gross margin excluding freight and delivery revenues   21.0 %   20.8 %   14.0 %   15.0 %
 

Operating Margin in Accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended

 

June 30, June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Earnings from operations $ 69.4   $ 59.2   $ 45.9   $ 23.9  
Total revenues $ 562.7   $ 545.7   $ 947.7   $ 939.7  
Operating margin   12.3 %   10.9 %   4.8 %   2.5 %
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
Operating Margin Excluding Freight and Delivery Revenues June 30, June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Earnings from operations $ 69.4   $ 59.2   $ 45.9   $ 23.9  
Total revenues $ 562.7 $ 545.7 $ 947.7 $ 939.7
Less: Freight and delivery revenues   (54.0 )   (54.5 )   (93.9 )   (98.0 )
Net sales $ 508.7   $ 491.2   $ 853.8   $ 841.7  
Operating margin excluding freight and delivery revenues   13.6 %   12.1 %   5.4 %   2.8 %
 
 

EBITDA is a widely accepted financial indicator of a company's ability to service and/or incur indebtedness. EBITDA is not defined by generally accepted accounting principles and, as such, should not be construed as an alternative to net earnings or operating cash flow. For further information on EBITDA, refer to the Corporation's website at www.martinmarietta.com. EBITDA is as follows for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012.

 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Earnings Before Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization (EBITDA) $ 112.5   $ 102.5   $ 132.3   $ 113.1  
 
 
A Reconciliation of Net Earnings Attributable to Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. to EBITDA is as follows:
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Net Earnings Attributable to Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. $ 41.3 $ 36.8 $ 13.5 $ -
Add back:
Interest Expense 13.6 13.3 27.1 26.7
Income Tax Expense for Controlling Interests 15.1 8.6 6.6 (1.4 )
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Expense   42.5     43.8     85.1     87.8  
EBITDA $ 112.5   $ 102.5   $ 132.3   $ 113.1  
 
 
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures (continued)
(Dollars in millions)
 
The ratio of Consolidated Debt-to-Consolidated EBITDA, as defined, for the trailing twelve months is a covenant under the Corporation's revolving credit facility, term loan facility and accounts receivable securitization facility. Under the terms of these agreements, as amended, the Corporation's ratio of Consolidated Debt-to-Consolidated EBITDA as defined, for the trailing twelve months can not exceed 3.75 times as of June 30, 2013, with certain exceptions related to qualifying acquisitions, as defined.
 
 
The following presents the calculation of Consolidated Debt-to-Consolidated EBITDA, as defined, for the trailing-twelve months at June 30, 2013.

For supporting calculations, refer to Corporation's website at www.martinmarietta.com .

 

 

Twelve-Month Period

 

July 1, 2012 to

 

June 30, 2013

Earnings from continuing operations attributable to Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. $ 97.9
Add back:
Interest expense 53.7
Income tax expense 24.7
Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense 170.0
Stock-based compensation expense 7.2
Deduct:
Interest income   (0.3 )
Consolidated EBITDA, as defined $ 353.2  
 
Consolidated Debt, including debt guaranteed by the Corporation, at June 30, 2013 $ 1,117.8
Less: Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents in excess of $50 at June 30, 2013   -  
Consolidated Net Debt, as defined, at June 30, 2013 $ 1,117.8  
 

Consolidated Debt-to-Consolidated EBITDA, as defined, at June 30, 2013 for the trailing twelve-month EBITDA

  3.17 times  
 

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