Summit Materials, Inc. (NYSE:SUM, "Summit" or the "Company"), a leading vertically integrated construction materials company, today announced results for the third quarter of 2016. For the three months ended October 1, 2016, the Company generated basic earnings per share of $0.61 and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.73 on adjusted net income of $73.5 million, an increase of more than 15% when compared to the prior year period. "Sustained organic growth in aggregates and cement pricing, coupled with improved cost discipline and margin capture, contributed to significant year-over-year increases in operating cash flow and net income in the third quarter," stated Tom Hill, CEO of Summit Materials. "Materials gross profit increased nearly 30% on a year over year basis, representing more than half of total gross profit in the period. Overall, total gross profit margin increased 290 basis points on a year-over-year basis to 40.3% in the third quarter 2016." "Total sales volumes increased across all lines of business in the third quarter, due mainly to the benefit of acquisitions completed during the past twelve months," continued Hill. "On an organic basis, total sales volumes of aggregates and products declined due to a combination of severe summer weather in most of our core regional markets and tough prior-year comparisons in Vancouver. Looking ahead, we believe that our regional markets remain in the early stages of a multi-year recovery in public infrastructure, residential and non-residential construction spending, as supported by favorable long-term demographic trends," continued Hill. "For the nine months ended 2016, approximately 40% of our aggregates revenues were related to public infrastructure projects," continued Hill. "Entering 2017, we anticipate an acceleration in public infrastructure spending from current levels, supported in part by the passage of the FAST Act and state-level funding." "We remain a disciplined acquirer of strategic assets that serve to further entrench Summit as a leader in markets where our scale and integrated model are proven competitive advantages," stated Hill. "During the third quarter, we completed four small bolt-on acquisitions, including one transaction that serves to expand our materials distribution capabilities through two acquired terminals in the Louisiana market. We anticipate financial contributions from these transactions will begin to contribute meaningfully in 2017," continued Hill.