LCI Industries, through its subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. (“Lippert”), reported a record of $1 billion in revenue in its first quarter 2021 results.
The increase in year-over-year net sales for the first quarter of 2021 was primarily driven by record RV retail demand and strong Aftermarket sales growth. Net sales from acquisitions completed in 2020 and 2021 contributed approximately $41 million in the first quarter of 2021. Additionally, the start of the pandemic in the first quarter of 2020 had a negative impact on sales in that quarter.
“We achieved a record $1 billion in revenue during the first quarter 2021, which is a watershed moment for Lippert and an extraordinary accomplishment considering the significant labour and supply chain headwinds the industry has faced. Our team’s agility, combined with our robust operational capabilities, allowed us to capitalize on the extraordinary demand across the outdoor recreation space to capture new growth opportunities and expand market share. At the same time, we amplified our efforts to deliver innovative products and enhance the customer experience, solidifying our position as a best-in-class supplier within the outdoor recreational community,” commented Jason Lippert, LCI Industries’ President and Chief Executive Officer.
“The wave of customers continuing to stream into the RV lifestyle is fueling one of the largest replacement cycles the industry has ever seen. This will undoubtedly serve as an additional tailwind to our already successful and fast-growing aftermarket business, which has nearly tripled in size over the last three years. Given the millions of RVs entering the parts replacement cycle, we remain confident that this will continue to propel our aftermarket business over the next several years.”
“With heightened retail demand showing no signs of slowing and a long runway to get dealer inventories back to more normalized levels, Lippert is incredibly well-positioned as we move through 2021 and beyond. Our results over the last several quarters are a true testament to the strength of our leadership, team, and culture in withstanding operational turbulence and delivering superior performance,” continued Lippert. “I would like to thank all Lippert team members for their hard work in continuing to propel our business forward to drive value for our shareholders.”
Consolidated net sales for the first quarter of 2021 were $1.0 billion, an increase of 52 percent from 2020 first quarter net sales of $659.7 million. Net income in the first quarter of 2021 was $74.1 million, or $2.93 per diluted share, compared to net income of $28.2 million, or $1.12 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2021 was $125.9 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $75.1 million in the first quarter of 2020.
The Company’s average product content per travel trailer and fifth-wheel RV, adjusted to remove Furrion sales from prior periods, for the twelve months ended March 31, 2021, increased $122 to $3,476, compared to $3,354 for the twelve months ended March 31, 2020. The content increase in towables was a result of organic growth, including new product introductions.
April 2021 consolidated net sales were approximately $365 million, up 522 percent from April 2020, as RV production increased significantly to meet elevated RV retail demand, and prior year comparative net sales were negatively impacted by COVID-19 shut-downs.
At March 31, 2021, the Company’s cash and cash equivalents balance was $63.3 million, up from $51.8 million at December 31, 2020. The Company generated net cash flows from operations of $4.8 million and used $2.8 million for acquisitions, $18.9 million for dividend payments to shareholders, and $21.0 million for capital expenditures in the three months ended March 31, 2021. Cash flows from operations were negatively impacted by strategic investments in working capital to support record demand and mitigate future supply chain disruptions. The Company’s outstanding long-term indebtedness, including current maturities, was $793.8 million at March 31, 2021, and the Company remained in compliance with its debt covenants. The Company believes that its current liquidity is adequate to meet operating needs for the foreseeable future.
LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert, supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting primarily of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. The Company also supplies engineered components to the related aftermarkets of these industries, primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors, and service centers.
Lippert’s products include steel chassis and related components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; towing products; truck accessories; electronic components; and other accessories. Additional information about Lippert and its products can be found at www.lci1.com.