Lapolla Industries Reports First Quarter 2016 Earnings Results
Houston, TX, April 28, 2016 – Lapolla Industries, Inc. (“Lapolla” or the “Company”) (PINK: LPAD), a Houston-based global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
First Quarter 2016 Highlights:
Total Sales increased by 18% compared to the same period in 2015
Gross Profit increased 58% compared to the same period in 2015
Net Income increased 159% compared to the same period in 2015
Adjusted EBITDA increased 2,057% compared to the same period in 2015
“The first quarter is indicative of the positive direction of our Company on all fronts,” stated Douglas J. Kramer, Chief Executive Officer and President of Lapolla. “We remain steadfast on growing sales and focused on operational and manufacturing efficiencies to drive our bottom line to build shareholder value.”
Mr. Kramer continued, “Lapolla continues to innovate technology and refine support for customers and consumers alike. While much of the industry is cutting back on contractor support, Lapolla offers the most qualified technical services in the industry, including an engineering department to provide needed guidance to engineers and architects. This depth and capability will help ensure Lapolla as the preferred supplier for quality Spray Polyurethane Foam.”
For further information regarding Lapolla’s financial results as of March 31, 2016, including Adjusted EBITDA, and a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income or loss for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively (see below), and risks, uncertainties, and other factors associated with Lapolla’s business, refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Lapolla’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, available at www.lapolla.com.
About Lapolla Industries, Inc.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. is a global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential, industrial and commercial markets for both new construction and retrofit applications. More information is available at www.lapolla.com.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release that are forward-looking and not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties outside of our control that can make such statements untrue, including, but not limited to, adverse economic conditions and their effect on demand for foams and coating; adverse effects of fluctuations in sales; intense competition from competitors that are better established and have significantly greater resources than us; our dependence on a few large suppliers for a large portion of materials required for production and sales of our products; loss or departure of key personnel; market acceptance of our existing and new products; unanticipated increases in raw material prices or disruptions in supply; restrictive loan covenants and/or our ability to repay or refinance debt under our credit facilities; operating margin risk due to competitive pricing and operating efficiencies, supply chain risk, material, labor or overhead cost increases, interest rate risk and commodity risk; the fact that our chairman controls a majority of our combined voting power, and may have, or may develop in the future, interests that may diverge from those of other stockholders; future sales of large blocks of our common stock, which may adversely impact our stock price; and the liquidity and trading volume of our common stock. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Results of Operations
The following table presents selected financial and operating data derived from the audited financial statements of the Company as of the dates and for the periods indicated. In addition, the table presents our unaudited non-GAAP financial measures, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, and includes our reconciliation to net income or loss, its most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. The table is presented in thousands. All financial information for March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2015, is derived from the Company’s unaudited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, for the three months ended March 31, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, we disclose non-GAAP measures as EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because management uses these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate performance period over period, to analyze the underlying trends in its business, and to establish operational goals and forecasts that are used in allocating resources. In addition, we believe many investors use these non-GAAP measures to monitor the Company’s performance. Our presentation includes these non-GAAP financial measures, and a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to the GAAP measures most directly comparable thereto. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is net income or loss. The non-GAAP financial measures of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income or loss or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not presentations made in accordance with GAAP and have important limitations as analytical tools. You should not consider EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income and is defined differently by different companies, our definitions of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.
We define EBITDA as net income or loss before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization of other intangible assets.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA increased by total share based compensation included in net income or loss.
The Company believes that presenting EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, in addition to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides investors greater transparency to the information used by management for financial and operational decision-making and allows investors to see the Company’s results “through the eyes” of management. We further believe that providing this information assists investors in understanding the Company’s operating performance and the methodology used by management to evaluate and measure such performance.
We recognize that the usefulness of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as an evaluative tool may have certain limitations, including:
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not include interest expense. Because we have borrowed money in order to finance our operations, interest expense is a necessary element of our costs and impacts our ability to generate profits and cash flows. Therefore, any measure that excludes interest expense may have material limitations;
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not include depreciation and amortization of other intangible assets expense. Because we use capital assets, depreciation and amortization of other intangible assets expense is a necessary element of our costs and ability to generate profits. Therefore, any measure that excludes depreciation and amortization of other intangible assets expense may have material limitations;
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not include provision for income taxes. Because the payment of income taxes is a necessary element of our costs, any measure that excludes income tax expense may have material limitations;
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect capital expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, working capital needs; and
• Adjusted EBITDA does not include share-based compensation expense.
Michael T. Adams, EVP