Dorman Products Reports Q2 2023 Results

Dorman Products Reports Q2 2023 Results

Dorman reported second quarter 2023 net sales of $480.6 million, up 15% compared to the second quarter of 2022.

Dorman Products, Inc. announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2023.

The Company reported second quarter 2023 net sales of $480.6 million, up 15% compared to net sales of $417.4 million in the second quarter of 2022. The sales growth was primarily driven by the addition of SuperATV, along with price increases to offset inflation and the introduction of new products to the market. Net sales growth excluding acquisitions was 1% compared to the second quarter of 2022, and 16% compared to the second quarter of 2021, according to the company.

Gross profit was $163.5 million in the second quarter of 2023, or 34.0% of net sales, compared to $141.5 million, or 33.9% of net sales, for the same quarter last year, Dorman says. Adjusted gross margin was 35.1% in the second quarter of 2023 compared to 34.0% in the same quarter last year. The 110-basis-point increase in adjusted gross margin* is primarily due to the recognition of sales of lower-cost inventory, price increases and the addition of SuperATV, which has a higher gross margin percentage than the Company average. In addition, adjusted gross margin* increased 270 basis points compared to the first quarter of 2023.

Additional Q2 Financial Results, presented by Dorman Products:

• Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were $108.3 million, or 22.5% of net sales, in the second quarter of 2023 compared to $92.1 million, or 22.1% of net sales, for the same quarter last year. Adjusted SG&A expenses were $114.4 million, or 23.8% of net sales, in the second quarter of 2023 compared to $88.7 million, or 21.3% of net sales, in the same quarter last year. The increase in adjusted SG&A expenses as a percentage of net sales was due primarily to the addition of SuperATV, which has higher SG&A expenses as a percentage of net sales than the Company average, and the impact of higher interest rates on our customer accounts receivable factoring programs.

• Net interest expense was $12.6 million for the second quarter of 2023 compared to $1.6 million for the same quarter last year. The increase of $11.0 million primarily reflects the addition of the term loan used to complete the acquisition of SuperATV in October 2022, and significantly higher interest rates compared to the prior year.

• Income tax expense was $10.3 million, or 23.8% of income before income taxes, compared to $10.1 million, or 21.1% of income before income taxes, in the same quarter last year. The increase in the effective tax rate was due to an increase in state tax expense and the effect of foreign operations.

• Net income for the second quarter of 2023 was $32.8 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, compared to $37.9 million, or $1.20 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted net income in the second quarter of 2023 was $31.9 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, compared to $40.6 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter.

“We reported another solid quarter due to the continuous dedication and hard work of our Contributors. Overall, the quarter played out largely as expected,” said Kevin Olsen, Dorman’s president and chief executive officer. “The forecasted sequential improvement in adjusted gross margin materialized as we saw a 270 basis-point improvement over the first quarter of 2023, which drove adjusted diluted EPS growth of more than 80% over the same period. We expect to see gross margins continue to improve throughout the second half of 2023, as a large portion of products sourced when inflationary pressures were much higher are now out of our inventory.

“We were pleased with net sales performance, recognizing that we were up against strong prior year comparables. During the first half of 2022, we believe we benefited from customers restocking their inventories as global supply chains rebounded from the impact of the global pandemic. As a result, our shipments outpaced customer point-of- sale over that time frame. Year-to-date, end-user demand for our products has remained strong as our customer point-of-sale growth was estimated to be in the low double digits, and we expect this demand profile to continue throughout the balance of 2023.

“SuperATV, our latest acquisition, continues to perform well. The business generated high-single-digit year-over- year sales growth and was accretive to both our overall operating margin and EPS in the quarter. We couldn’t be happier with the team, which continues to deliver on our integration and synergy plans.”

For additional financial report details, visit www.dormanproducts.com.

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