Beacon Roofing guides Q2 EPS (55c) to (45c), consensus (25c)
The company says the quarter is being impacted by unfavorable weather conditions. CEO Paul Isabella states: "Although the second quarter typically is our most difficult quarter, extremely harsh weather conditions, mostly in February and early March, will result in a quarterly Adjusted EPS miss that we believe is appropriate to highlight early to the investment community in the interest of transparency. Through mid-March, the harsh weather has negatively impacted 40% to 75% of our available selling days, depending on geography. Higher-than-normal seasonal pressures have caused margins to decline more than anticipated during the quarter, and we have experienced difficulties in reducing variable expenses given the weather volatility. Our team continues to implement the measures needed to respond to this latest set of challenges. We believe the negative impact of these circumstances will be isolated to the second quarter, and we anticipate re-capturing some of the quarter's deferred volumes and margin during the second half of 2019. As a result, we are confident in achieving the lower end of our previously provided Adjusted EPS range of $2.90 to $3.35 for fiscal year 2019. Our dedication to executing our growth strategy is steadfast, and we remain confident in our prospects for long-term success."