FILED BY BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, INC.
PURSUANT TO RULE 425 UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
AND DEEMED FILED PURSUANT TO RULE 14a-12
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
SUBJECT COMPANY: BMC STOCK HOLDINGS, INC.
COMMISSION FILE NO. 333-249376
The following are excerpts from Builders FirstSource, Inc.s earning presentation to investors issued on October 30, 2020, and from the transcript from its earnings call held on October 30, 2020. The excerpts contain only those portions of the release relating to the proposed acquisition by Builders FirstSource, Inc. of BMC Stock Holdings, Inc.:
Excerpts from Earnings Presentation
Excerpts from Earnings Call
Chief Executive Officer
Before diving into our results. I will start on Slide 3, and spend a moment discussing our recently announced merger with BMC Stock Holdings. This merger is on track to [create the] nations premier supplier of building materials and services with combined adjusted EBITDA of approximately $950 million including run rate synergies. Together we will have an expansive geographic footprint and enhanced local relationships in attractive high growth markets.
The combined company will benefit from greater geographic reach and diversity within what is still a very fragmented industry. We will have a strong footprint in many of the nations largest and fastest growing regions, and well be exceptionally well positioned for long-term growth, supported by a resilient housing environment. We expect to continue to deliver above-market growth through our shared commitment of value added product offerings, which allow us to closely partner with customers to streamline the construction process.
In addition, a larger platform will strengthen our ability to invest in best-in-class innovative solutions that deliver significant benefits to our customers. In the past month and a half Dave Flitman and I have traveled to many regions of the country including Texas, the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast and Mountain states and the West Coast, among others. In many of these cities, we have held town hall meetings to hear directly from our team members about their local market strength.
It was extremely beneficial to observe both of our companys capabilities in real time and envision all the ways we will be able to complement each other to do some truly exceptional things for our customers. They brought both of us great pride to see our hard working team members across the country. Those efforts are directly responsible for putting us in the successful position we are in today. Both Dave and I enjoyed getting to interact with so many team members and seeing their excitement for future opportunities as we take our combined business to new heights.
In terms of timing, thus far the deal is progressing as expected the merger planning work thats happening in the background right now continues to be very positive. In October, we filed a 30-day extension under the HSR review process with the DOJ. Also, in October, we filed our Form S-4 with the SEC. We are working diligently with both agencies. Once we have completed these two regulatory milestones, there will be a required 20 working day notice before Builders FirstSource and BMC request their respective shareholder approvals. This keeps us on track to close the merger in late 2020 or early 2021. At this point. I could not be more pleased with our significant strides towards the winning together is one which is our merger tagline, while continuing to stay focused on customers and delivering exceptional operational performance.
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And finally, amongst the many merger with BMC to our team members and customers and shareholders. We will continue to expand our network of value-added offsite component manufacturing facilities, which are core to our collective strategy. Post combination that will continue to be a focus of our combined growth with a portion of the cash we intend to generate we will continue investing in value-added growth through both organic and inorganic opportunities.
As an example, in October we commissioned the state-of-the-art Greenfield truss plant in Riverside, California, extending our industry-leading position to 66 manufacturing facilities, whether through new facilities, new truss lines in existing plants, door facility expansions or other system enhancements. These differentiated offerings offer industry leading value add capacity And will remain key to enhancing our geographic footprint, technological capabilities and integrated partnerships with customers. The favorable market conditions, we see today should provide growing opportunities for the bigger and better Builders FirstSource we know customers value our commitment to high quality service, and in particular, our ability to continually invest in our service capabilities throughout the housing cycles. This is a differentiator for Builders FirstSource within our industry. It has been an element of our success in 2020 and will continue to be a core focus after we complete our transformational merger with BMC.
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Looking ahead, we are all very pleased to welcome the BMC team to the Builders FirstSource family our accomplishments to this point. I have only strengthened my conviction in the merits of this merger this merger will allow us to deliver solutions that make our customers more productive and efficient through deeper and more integrated relationships than ever before.
Value-added offerings will continue to represent the largest portion of our business in the focus of our investments with our expanded capital resources. We believe we will be uniquely positioned to accelerate our profitable growth through underlying market expansion supplemented by targeted acquisitions and operational excellence initiatives. This merger aligns with our share growth strategies and occurs at an optimal time for both companies to create significant value through a much larger and more efficient platform. We look forward to completing this merger and working closely together with a unified leadership team that has a proven record of successful integrations Im confident that with the two outstanding organizations coming together, we will be better positioned than ever to be the supplier of choice for building materials and value-added products and services in the years to come.
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And secondly, I wanted to ask, just on the, on the merger. It sounds like the timelines on track, but youve continue to obviously progress with the merger planning. So I guess Im just curious if theres any sort of operational updates around how youre thinking about that some of the things we talked about like overlapping locations in a few markets may be any final points on the synergy potential, just as you continue to dig deeper just curious what kind of the latest is on the operations. Thank you.
Chief Financial Officer
Yeah, I would kind of sum it up, as expected, clearly were still two separate companies. And so we are doing as much of the planning as we can in the interim as I mentioned in the prepared comments, Dave and I visited a lot of locations theres a lot of excitement out there, amongst our team members on the opportunities that were going to have as a go-forward company, but no real surprises, good or bad. So far, its just as expected, which is good. Still feel good about the synergy ranges weve given one thing that is clear, were all very busy so theres not a whole lot of excess capacity sitting around at the moment, which is a high-class problem to have. So, yes, its going as expected. Which is a good thing.
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Thompson Research Group
Do you plan in the next six to 12 months to greenfield or open more or expand value add capacity in those areas or does at the acquisition of BMC gets you into those areas to maybe a degree that you would like.
Chief Financial Officer
Yeah, its a mix. Some markets it absolutely helps us and were excited about where were going to be able to do together and well be able to add capacity. I mean the reality is if the capacity in the market is constrained because all of us are already constraints. So thatll be a different challenge those markets where we dont play as much there may be opportunities to do some of that it theres a lot to say grace over right now
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And you mentioned just briefly that you were excited about some of the capabilities and complementary aspects of the merger. So could you just give us a little bit more color on, maybe what you learned throughout this process and whether youre thinking about the potential top line synergies and any differently now that youre kind of a couple of more months into the process and you have had these experiences meeting with some of the local teams and things like that?
Chief Executive Officer
Sure. Yeah. What was really good to see is as you go into some of these, and we were visiting primarily in the markets where we overlap and mainly major, major markets, but really good to see the geographic footprint. So top of mind there you can see the potential and logistics savings where our footprint, might be more focused on the south into town and their footprint, might be more focused on the north in. It certainly is going to give us some ways to optimize our delivery from a product selection standpoint, we would see a facility where are very big. They have a very big ready frame operation for example, and we were very big in components and they may also have a large millwork facility and so when you look at these in these major markets where we overlap, just the completeness of the, the product and service offering. We can offer our customers and then how much better we will be positioned from a geographic standpoint to deliver it, thats what youre after right, you want to be able to serve your customers with a full breadth of offerings, but also in the most efficient way you can.
And so we saw a lot of examples of that. And then, not to mention just the enthusiasm and in many cases there was almost a little mini family reunion to going on when we saw some people that weve traded employees over the years and theyve got a lot of talented people weve got talented people, and its just, its really great to think about really will be the when we put these two companies together.
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Thanks and good morning everyone. Appreciate you squeezed me in. I just wanted to start off, I mean with two pretty remarkable periods of volatility in commodities over the last three years. Is there anything internally or that your customers are pushing to do to maybe change some of the backward looking price locks and I realize its not completely standardized, but is there anything creative or something people are trying to do to may be smooth out a bit.
Chief Executive Officer
Well, theres certainly been a lot of conversation about it your question. I think there are some ebbs and flows in some customers who have gone away from the price or tried to, I think some, some of us of the industry and distribution space have looked for ways to create a bit more stability in terms of the way we buy whether it be directly from the mills or contractual relationships, unfortunately Im not sure the auctions markets are really all about helpful just based on the way that they work right now so that even the discussions about how that might change in the future, Im optimistic that our new in our new structure is the combined entity with BMC that might be something we could even continue to follow down that path.
Our ability to be a positive influence and a stabilizing influence in this industry, I think is enhanced with our scale and with our ability to act in the coordinated way. So we will absolutely continue to look at that and certainly some interesting models based on what. Some folks have done out there.
Okay, thats interesting. And just my second one, an earlier question touched on the $750 million EBITDA target. Could you just remind us within your own control As far as the operational excellent targets kind of where you stand as far as putting those in place and the biggest buckets of opportunity that remain?
Chief Financial Officer
Sure. Yeah, I mean, we had talked about a roughly $65 million target out there for ourselves. I think were probably about halfway based on what we talked through up to the prior year, continuing to make progress in that space. We certainly see the best opportunities, the biggest opportunities for ourselves in a couple of key areas. We think that that pricing management and pricing discipline sort of taken the inconsistencies in inefficiencies out of our process is still being a real potential forward-looking benefit for our business.
Excited to see what we can do partner together with BMC in that way as well. And then I think, our ability to continue to enhance our internal operations using digital tools, processes, whether that be as we interact with our customers, but even back office. We certainly still see tremendous value going forward. Leveraging best practices leveraging technology in a combination of those two things, we think will be really impactful. So certainly feel very good about our ability to
deliver and go beyond those targets we issued back in, back in 18 so certainly expecting that to be an important part of the way the business is going to run post-merger as well.
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Chief Executive Officer
Thank you once again for joining us today and we look forward to updating you on our future results and the progress on our merger with BMC, if you have any follow-up questions, dont hesitate to reach out to Binit or Peter. Have a good day. Thank you.
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Forward-looking statements relating to the proposed business combination between Builders FirstSource and BMC include, but are not limited to: statements about the benefits of the proposed business combination between Builders FirstSource and BMC, including future financial and operating results; the plans, objectives, expectations and intentions of Builders FirstSource and BMC; the expected timing of completion of the proposed business combination; and other statements relating to the proposed merger that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Builders FirstSource and BMC and involve estimates, expectations and projections. Investors are cautioned that all such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. With respect to the proposed business combination between Builders FirstSource and BMC, these factors could include, but are not limited to: the risk that Builders FirstSource and BMC may be
unable to obtain governmental and regulatory approvals required for the business combination, or that required governmental and regulatory approvals may delay the business combination or result in the imposition of conditions that could reduce the anticipated benefits from the proposed business combination or cause the parties to abandon the proposed business combination; the risk that a condition to closing of the business combination may not be satisfied, including as a result of the failure to obtain approval of stockholders of Builders FirstSource and BMC on the expected terms and schedule or at all; the length of time necessary to consummate the proposed business combination, which may be longer than anticipated for various reasons; the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully; the risk that the cost savings, synergies and growth from the proposed business combination may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the assumptions on which the parties estimates of future results of the combined business have been based may prove to be incorrect in a number of material ways, which could result in an inability to realize the expected benefits of the proposed business combination or exposure to material liabilities; the diversion of management time on issues related to the business combination; the effect of future regulatory or legislative actions on the companies or the industries in which they operate; the risk that the credit ratings of the combined company may be different from what the parties expect; economic and foreign exchange rate volatility; changes in the general economic environment, or social or political conditions, that could affect the businesses; the potential effect of the announcement or consummation of the proposed business combination on relationships with customers, suppliers, competitors, lenders, landlords, management and other employees; the ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers in the manner anticipated or at all; the ability to hire and retain key personnel; reliance on and integration of information technology systems; the risks associated with assumptions the parties make in connection with the parties critical accounting estimates and legal proceedings; certain restrictions during the pendency of the business combination that may affect the ability of Builders FirstSource and BMC to pursue certain business opportunities or strategic transactions; and the potential of international unrest, economic downturn or effects of anticipated tax rates, raw material costs or availability, benefit or retirement plan costs, or other regulatory compliance costs.
Additional information concerning other risk factors pertaining to Builders FirstSource and BMC is also contained in the parties respective most recently filed Annual Reports on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other information filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). Many of these risks and uncertainties are beyond Builders FirstSources or BMCs ability to control or predict. Because of these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. It is not possible to anticipate or foresee all risks and uncertainties, and investors should not consider any list of risks and uncertainties to be exhaustive or complete. Furthermore, neither Builders FirstSource nor BMC undertakes any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this communication. Nothing in this communication is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that the earnings per share of the common stock of Builders FirstSource or of the common stock of BMC for the current or any future financial years, or the earnings per share of the common stock of the combined company, will necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per share of the common stock of Builders FirstSource or BMC, as applicable. Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results. All subsequent written
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In connection with the proposed business combination, Builders FirstSource filed with the SEC on October 8, 2020 a registration statement on Form S-4 (the Registration Statement) that includes a prospectus with respect to the shares of common stock to be issued by Builders FirstSource in the business combination and a joint proxy statement for Builders FirstSources and BMCs respective stockholders (the Joint Proxy Statement). This Registration Statement has not yet been declared effective and the Joint Proxy Statement included therein is in preliminary form. Each of Builders FirstSource and BMC will send the definitive Joint Proxy Statement to its stockholders and may file other documents regarding the business combination with the SEC. This communication is not a substitute for the Registration Statement, the Joint Proxy Statement, or any other document that Builders FirstSource or BMC may send to its stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination. This communication is for informational purposes only and does not constitute, or form a part of, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, and there shall be no sale of securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE AND BMC ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT, AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, BMC, THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders of Builders FirstSource and BMC may obtain free copies of the Registration Statement, the Joint Proxy Statement, and other documents (including any amendments or supplements thereto) containing important information about Builders FirstSource and BMC filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Builders FirstSource and BMC make available free of charge at investors.bldr.com and ir.buildwithbmc.com, respectively, copies of materials they file with, or furnish to, the SEC.
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The identity of Builders FirstSources directors and executive officers and their ownership of the common stock of Builders FirstSource is set forth in Builders FirstSources Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on February 21, 2020, and its proxy statement for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 28, 2020.
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