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PGT Reports 2010 Fourth Quarter Results

VENICE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI), the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, announces financial results for the fourth quarter ended January 1, 2011. In the fourth quarter:
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VENICE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI), the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, announces financial results for the fourth quarter ended January 1, 2011. In the fourth quarter:

  • Net sales were $39.0 million, an increase of $3.0 million, or 8.4%, over prior year fourth quarter;
  • Net loss was $12.2 million compared to prior year net income of $301 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2009;
  • Non-cash impairment charges totaled $5.6 million compared to the prior year fourth quarter amount of $0.7 million. The current year impairment relates to the scheduled closing of our North Carolina plant. Consolidation charges totaled $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Restructuring charges totaled $1.5 million in the prior year fourth quarter.
  • Adjusted net loss was $4.6 million compared to an adjusted net income of $2.5 million in the prior year fourth quarter. Adjusted net loss per diluted share of $0.09 compared to an adjusted net income per diluted share of $0.07 per share in 2009; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $228 thousand, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $2.9 million in the prior year fourth quarter.

Rod Hershberger, President and Chief Executive Officer of PGT, said, "Sales increased 8.4% in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to the same quarter a year ago due mainly to increased sales in our core market, Florida, where sales were up 14.4%. The main drivers for this increase came from increases in our vinyl product categories, in both impact and non-impact products. Housing starts in Florida decreased 2.2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, driven by a decrease in single family starts. However, multi-family starts were up slightly from a year ago."

Mr. Hershberger continued, "We are currently on schedule to complete our plant consolidation by the end of the second quarter of 2011. In addition, we continue to move forward with new product offerings and line expansions, including our recently launched vinyl sliding glass door which was well received at the International Builders' Show."

Jeff Jackson, PGT's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, stated, "WinGuard sales increased $1.7 million due in part to an increase in vinyl WinGuard sales in Florida, where many customers took advantage of available tax credits. Vinyl non-impact sales also continued to expand, up $2.4 million, including $1.1 million in sales of the new replacement window designed for the Florida market. This shift in mix toward lower margin non-impact products offset contribution margin earned on additional sales. Additionally, during the fourth quarter of 2010, we recorded an additional $1.0 million in bonus, $0.5 million in increased salaries resulting from returning employees to their 2009 base, $0.3 million in health care cost increases, and a $0.6 million increase in non-cash stock compensation expense."

Mr. Jackson continued, "During the quarter, we generated $3.3 million in cash from operations. Our cash balance decreased $3.2 million during the quarter to $22.0 million, primarily due to the repayment of $3.0 million in debt and the purchase of the intellectual property assets of Hurricane Window and Door Technologies of Fort Myers, Florida.  Our net debt decreased to $28.0 million and our corresponding leverage ratio is 1.7X."

Conference Call

As previously announced, PGT will hold a conference call Friday, February 25, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time and will simultaneously broadcast it live over the Internet. To participate in the teleconference, please dial into the call a few minutes before the start time: 877-769-6798 (U.S. and Canada) and 678-894-3060 (international). A replay of the call will be available beginning February 25, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time through March 18, 2011. To access the replay, dial 800-642-1687 (U.S. and Canada) and 706-645-9291 (international) and refer to pass code 38570363. The webcast will also be available through the Investor Relations section of the PGT, Inc. website, .

About PGT

PGT(R) pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry and today is the nation's leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. Founded in 1980, the company employs approximately 1,200 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in Florida and North Carolina, although PGT is currently consolidating all North Carolina operations into Florida. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving the residential, commercial, high-rise and institutional markets. PGT's product line includes a variety of aluminum and vinyl windows and doors. Product brands include WinGuard(R); SpectraGuard(TM); PremierVue(TM); PGT Architectural Systems; and Eze-Breeze(R). PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI).

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Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release and the schedules hereto which are not purely historical facts or which necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about forecasted financial performance or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to PGT, Inc. on the date this release was submitted. PGT, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including risks or uncertainties related to the Company's revenues and operating results being highly dependent on, among other things, the homebuilding industry, aluminum prices, and the economy. PGT, Inc. may not succeed in addressing these and other risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect our financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of PGT, Inc.'s most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently, all forward-looking statements in this release are qualified by the factors, risks and uncertainties contained therein.

CONTACT: PGT, Inc. Jeffrey T. Jackson Executive Vice President and CFO 941-480-2714