DALLAS, April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Texas Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TXI) today reported financial results for the quarter ended February 28, 2014. Results for the quarter were a net loss of $21.8 million or $.76 per share. Several non-recurring and timing items (discussed below) negatively impacted net income for the quarter by $12.2 million or $.43 per share. Results for the quarter ended February 28, 2013 were a net loss of $5.8 million or $.21 per share inclusive of net income from discontinued operations of $2.7 million or $.09 per share.
"Construction activity continues to improve, especially in Texas, our primary market," stated Mel Brekhus, Chief Executive Officer. "Cement, aggregate and ready mix concrete shipments in Texas increased 27%, 21% and 48% respectively compared to a year ago after adjusting for the ready mix operations we acquired last year and despite an unusually bad winter. California cement shipments increased 11.8% compared to a year ago."EBITDA from continuing operations for the February quarter equaled $11.7 million and EBITDA from continuing operations for the prior year's February quarter equaled $11.5 million. EBITDA after adjusting for non-recurring items in the current quarter and outages that did not occur in the prior period detailed below was $24.8 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the prior period was $12.9 million. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net sales for the February quarter this year and last year equaled 11.9% and 9.1%, respectively. Non-recurring items and cement plant outages that did not occur in the prior period are detailed below:
|Midlothian maintenance outage (direct costs plus production impact)||8.4|
|Hunter maintenance outage (originally anticipated in Q4)||2.5|
|Favorable litigation settlement||(.7)|