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Apogee Enterprises Reports Fiscal 2021 Second-Quarter Results

Apogee Enterprises Inc.  released the results for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 and provided a business update. Second-quarter revenue was $319.5 million, compared to $357.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, reflecting COVID-19 and market related volume declines in three of the company’s segments, say officials.

“Our team turned in impressive results in the second quarter, delivering adjusted earnings growth despite a challenging economic situation,” says Joseph F. Puishys, CEO. “As we forecasted last quarter, each of our four segments delivered increased revenue and profitability in the second quarter compared to the first quarter. Large-Scale Optical recovered sharply from the first quarter, returning to profitability, and we benefited from strong execution and effective cost and cash management across our business.”

“While conditions in our end markets remain uncertain, Apogee is well positioned to navigate the current environment,” he says. “Over the past several years, we have successfully diversified our business to enable more stable performance, moving from a concentration in high-rise buildings toward a more balanced customer offering across project types and building sizes. We’ve built a robust backlog, providing visibility in the long lead-time parts of our business. We’ve driven sustainable cost reductions and improved productivity, with additional opportunities for further gains. Finally, our strong balance sheet and cash flow provide significant financial flexibility to drive future growth and shareholder value.”

Architectural glass revenue in the second quarter was $86.6 million, compared to $99.1 million in the prior year quarter, primarily reflecting lower volumes due to COVID-19 related project delays and lower order volume, according to the company. The segment had operating income of $5.0 million and operating margin of 5.7 percent, compared to operating income of $6.5 million and margin of 6.5 percent in last year’s second quarter, reflecting the lower volume, partially offset by strong factory productivity and effective cost management.

“I want to once again thank all of Apogee’s employees for their tremendous efforts and sacrifices over the past several months. Our team has taken decisive action to stabilize our business in response to COVID-19. Looking ahead, we will remain focused on the health and safety of our employees and supporting our customers, as we position the company to emerge stronger when the economy recovers.”

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