Myers Industries Announces Second Quarter 2023 Results

Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE), a leading manufacturer of a wide range of polymer and metal products and distributor for the tire, wheel, and under-vehicle service industry, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Second Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Net sales of $208.5 million compared to $233.2 million in the prior year period
  • Gross margin of 32.8%, up 80 basis points versus the prior year period
  • GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.29 compared to $0.43 in the prior year period
  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.35 compared to $0.45 in the prior year period
  • Cash flow provided by operations was $22.9 million and free cash flow was $16.7 million

Myers Industries’ President and CEO Mike McGaugh said “I am pleased with our business’s ability to maintain gross margins and navigate a more complex operating environment during the second quarter while facing macro-economic and inflationary headwinds. Our self-help initiatives drove further margin expansion, allowing us to continue making capital investments in our plants and investments in our M&A and Commercial Excellence processes and capabilities. We are working to drive a more variable cost structure and we are well positioned to meet the demand when key markets recover. We also see strong demand for our agriculture and military products, and our e-commerce initiative has strong momentum. There are also very good dynamics for the tire market given the growth of electric vehicles, which bodes well for our Distribution segment, where we are refocusing our sales and sourcing structure, and integrating our Mohawk acquisition to enable us to better capture this market opportunity.

Recognizing softer demand in our RV and Marine end markets, we have taken meaningful cost reduction actions to mitigate bottom line impact. We adjusted operating costs to match production requirements and increased efficiencies, including deactivating one of our Roto Molding facilities. As we drive targeted cost containment initiatives in our businesses that serve the RV and Marine industries, we continue to evaluate consolidating opportunities and decreasing capacity where needed, while retaining an appropriate level of reserved capacity to activate when market conditions improve.

We are continuing to invest in our people and processes for future growth, while also working to better align our manufacturing and SG&A costs to match current market conditions. Given the current macro challenges, we have elected to lower our revenue guidance for the full year; however, due to our demonstrated ability to deliver operational improvements, price increases and self-help measures, we believe our earnings capability will be resilient and we are maintaining our adjusted EPS guidance.

We continue to maintain a strong balance sheet, supported by consistent free cash generation. We also continue to develop and evaluate a strong pipeline of potential acquisition opportunities, while exercising discipline in evaluating those opportunities, including walking away when the economics aren’t right.”

McGeough concluded “We have the right strategy and the right team to continue to execute and further transform Myers into a high-growth, world class organization while delivering significant value to our stakeholders.”

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