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CSW Industrials Completes Acquisition of Shoemaker Manufacturing for $41.3 Million.

CSW Industrials, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSWI) today announced it acquired Shoemaker Manufacturing for $41.3 million. This strategic acquisition further expands CSWI’s HVAC/R product offering, with customizable GRD for commercial and residential markets, and regional exposure to the northwest United States, where CSWI historically maintained a modest presence. The Shoemaker acquisition aligns with CSWI’s stated objective of leveraging its existing distribution channels, go-to-market strategy, and deep experience in the HVAC/R market, while providing additional, compelling product offerings to existing customers.

The $41.3 million purchase price was approximately 8.5 times Shoemaker’s expected calendar year 2021 adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. CSWI funded the transaction with a combination of cash on hand, borrowings under its existing $400.0 million revolving credit facility, and approximately 25,500 shares of common stock issued to the sellers. The terms of the acquisition provide for additional contingent consideration of up to $2.0 million based on Shoemaker achieving certain financial performance milestones in the first quarter of calendar 2022, which, if achieved, would reduce the indicated valuation multiple.

Shoemaker Manufacturing, based in Cle Elum, Washington and established in 1947, manufactures high-quality GRD, with approximately 55% and 45% of calendar 2021 sales serving residential and commercial applications, respectively. Shoemaker’s success is driven by its broad product offerings, customizable design, and ease of online specifications and ordering, which results in providing consistent, reliable, and readily available products to distributors. With 180,000 square feet of domestic manufacturing, the Shoemaker acquisition provides CSWI additional capacity to manage its global supply base. Shoemaker also maintains a small logistics operation for localized delivery of finished goods and backhaul of raw materials, primarily serving the Pacific Northwest and into California, providing beneficial debottlenecking in the current supply chain environment.

Joseph B. Armes, CSW Industrials’ Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased to announce another acquisition in our highly profitable Contractor Solutions segment, and specifically a bolt-on in the HVAC/R end market. Shoemaker’s strong reputation is built upon the quality of its manufactured products, innovation in its customized online ordering process, and relentless focus on customer service. Shoemaker and TRUaire’s GRD products are complementary, and result in an expanded portfolio of offerings that we expect to drive increased share of wallet with customers and broaden our exposure to the northwest region.

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qArmes continued, “We welcome all of our new colleagues to CSW Industrials, and look forward to combining the expertise of John Hein, Claire Nicholls, and the full Shoemaker leadership team with our team. We appreciate this rare opportunity to build upon Shoemaker’s 75-year history and the success sustained through three generations of ownership. CSWI is committed to treating our employees well, serving our customers well, and we are confident that this acquisition will enhance our HVAC/R strategy and support CSWI’s commitment to delivering sustainable long-term growth and profitability.”

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This press release contains estimated results of Shoemaker for the calendar year 2021 (the “estimated results”). The estimated results are forward-looking statements based on Shoemaker’s management’s estimates as of the date hereof, and Shoemaker’s actual results may be materially different from the estimated results. The estimated results are preliminary, unaudited and reflect Shoemaker’s management’s current views with respect to future results and may change as a result of industry or other developments through year-end 2021.

All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as may be required by law.

About CSW Industrials
CSW Industrials is a growth-oriented, diversified industrial Company with industry-leading operations in three segments: Contractor Solutions, Engineered Building Solutions, and Specialized Reliability Solutions. CSWI provides niche, value-added products with two essential commonalities: performance and reliability. The primary end markets we serve with our well-known brands include: HVAC/R, plumbing, general industrial, architecturally-specified building products, energy, mining, and rail. For more information, please visit www.cswindustrials.com. For more information, please visit www.cswindustrials.com.

 

 



 

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