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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 10-Q
 
 
(Mark One)
 
ý
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended August 2, 2015
 
or
 
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from          to    
 
Commission file number: 1-14315
 
 
  
 
NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

 
Delaware
76-0127701
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
10943 North Sam Houston
Parkway West, Houston, TX
77064
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
(281) 897-7788
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ý No ¨
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). ý Yes ¨ No
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer
¨
Accelerated filer
ý
Non-accelerated filer
¨ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company
¨
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). ¨ Yes ý No
 
APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS
 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
 
Common Stock, $.01 par value - 74,082,045 shares as of August 31, 2015.
 
 





TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
PAGE
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 6.
 


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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.  Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)
 
 
August 2,
2015
 
November 2,
2014
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
 

 
 

Current assets:
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
48,277

 
$
66,651

Restricted cash
980

 

Accounts receivable, net
161,546

 
136,923

Inventories, net
164,251

 
131,497

Deferred income taxes
24,134

 
21,447

Income tax receivable
3,698

 

Prepaid expenses and other
32,051

 
22,773

Investments in debt and equity securities, at market
5,821

 
5,549

Assets held for sale
6,261

 
5,690

Total current assets
447,019

 
390,530

Property, plant and equipment, net
266,239

 
244,714

Goodwill
193,569

 
75,226

Intangible assets, net
126,823

 
44,923

Deferred financing costs, net
11,545

 
3,290

Total assets
$
1,045,195

 
$
758,683

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 

 
 

Current portion of long-term debt
$

 
$
2,384

Note payable
1,026

 
418

Accounts payable
146,563

 
118,164

Accrued compensation and benefits
58,639

 
50,666

Accrued interest
2,041

 
1,820

Other accrued expenses
85,649

 
72,259

Total current liabilities
293,918

 
245,711

Long-term debt, net
454,147

 
233,003

Deferred income taxes
23,856

 
20,219

Other long-term liabilities
22,262

 
13,208

Total long-term liabilities
500,265

 
266,430

Stockholders’ equity:
 

 
 

Common stock, $.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 74,526,431 and 73,769,095 shares issued at August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, respectively; 74,082,045 and 73,530,295 shares outstanding at August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, respectively
745

 
737

Additional paid-in capital
639,051

 
630,297

Accumulated deficit
(372,138
)
 
(371,550
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net
(9,170
)
 
(8,739
)
Treasury stock, at cost (444,386 and 238,800 shares at August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, respectively)
(7,476
)
 
(4,203
)
Total stockholders’ equity
251,012

 
246,542

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
1,045,195

 
$
758,683

 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.
 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Fiscal Three Months Ended
 
Fiscal Nine Months Ended
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
Sales
$
420,789

 
$
361,626

 
$
1,103,862

 
$
978,092

Cost of sales
319,102

 
282,061

 
852,789

 
781,016

Fair value adjustment of acquired inventory
1,000

 

 
2,358

 

Gain on insurance recovery

 

 

 
(1,311
)
Gross profit
100,687

 
79,565

 
248,715

 
198,387

Engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses
74,520

 
64,864

 
210,424

 
190,340

Intangible asset amortization (including amortization of short lived acquired intangibles)
5,338

 
1,013

 
11,206

 
3,040

Strategic development and acquisition related costs
701

 
1,486

 
3,058

 
1,486

Restructuring costs
750

 

 
3,695

 

Income from operations
19,378

 
12,202

 
20,332

 
3,521

Interest income
14

 
60

 
53

 
110

Interest expense
(8,149
)
 
(3,203
)
 
(20,448
)
 
(9,388
)
Foreign exchange loss
(610
)
 
(360
)
 
(2,021
)
 
(799
)
Other income, net
107

 
227

 
439

 
756

Income (loss) before income taxes
10,740

 
8,926

 
(1,645
)
 
(5,800
)
Provision (benefit) from income taxes
3,520

 
2,837

 
(1,057
)
 
(2,726
)
Net income (loss)
$
7,220

 
$
6,089

 
$
(588
)
 
$
(3,074
)
Net income allocated to participating securities
(60
)
 
(50
)
 

 

Net income (loss) applicable to common shares
$
7,160

 
$
6,039

 
$
(588
)
 
$
(3,074
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) per common share:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
$
0.10

 
$
0.08

 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
(0.04
)
Diluted
$
0.10

 
$
0.08

 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
(0.04
)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
73,341

 
72,928

 
73,170

 
73,093

Diluted
74,336

 
74,393

 
73,170

 
73,093

 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 



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NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC. 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Fiscal Three Months Ended
 
Fiscal Nine Months Ended
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
Comprehensive income (loss):
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Net income (loss)
$
7,220

 
$
6,089

 
$
(588
)
 
$
(3,074
)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Foreign exchange translation losses and other, net of taxes(1)
(431
)
 
(6
)
 
(431
)
 
(227
)
Other comprehensive loss
(431
)
 
(6
)
 
(431
)
 
(227
)
Comprehensive income (loss)
$
6,789

 
$
6,083

 
$
(1,019
)
 
$
(3,301
)
 
(1)
Foreign exchange translation losses and other are presented net of taxes of $0 in both the three months ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014 and $0 in both the nine months ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014.

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.
 



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NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC. 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(In thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Additional
 
 
 
Accumulated
Other
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock
 
Paid-In
 
Accumulated
 
Comprehensive
 
Treasury Stock
 
Stockholders’
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Capital
 
Deficit
 
Loss
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Equity
Balance, November 2, 2014
73,769,095

 
$
737

 
$
630,297

 
$
(371,550
)
 
$
(8,739
)
 
(238,800
)
 
$
(4,203
)
 
$
246,542

Treasury stock purchases

 

 

 

 

 
(205,586
)
 
(3,273
)
 
(3,273
)
Issuance of stock awards
396,383

 
4

 
(4
)
 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of restricted stock
320,953

 
3

 
(3
)
 

 

 

 

 

Stock options exercised
40,000

 
1

 
353

 

 

 

 

 
354

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation arrangements

 

 
706

 

 

 

 

 
706

Foreign exchange translation loss and other, net of taxes

 

 

 

 
(431
)
 

 

 
(431
)
Share-based compensation

 

 
7,702

 

 

 

 

 
7,702

Net loss

 

 

 
(588
)
 

 

 

 
(588
)
Balance, August 2, 2015
74,526,431

 
$
745

 
$
639,051

 
$
(372,138
)
 
$
(9,170
)
 
(444,386
)
 
$
(7,476
)
 
$
251,012

 
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.



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NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.
 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Fiscal Nine Months Ended
 
August 2, 2015
 
August 3,
2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
 

 
 

Net loss
$
(588
)
 
$
(3,074
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
38,038

 
26,702

Deferred financing cost amortization
1,006

 
830

Share-based compensation expense
7,702

 
8,146

Gain on insurance recovery

 
(1,311
)
(Gain) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment
(15
)
 
41

(Recovery of) provision for doubtful accounts
(645
)
 
334

Provision for (benefit from) deferred income taxes
5,625

 
(3,109
)
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation arrangements
(706
)
 
(549
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisition:
 

 
 

Accounts receivable
13,254

 
1,503

Inventories
(1,910
)
 
(14,474
)
Income tax receivable
(2,634
)
 
(2
)
Prepaid expenses and other
1,071

 
(1,287
)
Accounts payable
493

 
(29,367
)
Accrued expenses
(22,106
)
 
5,529

Other, net
6

 
34

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
38,591

 
(10,054
)
Cash flows from investing activities:
 

 
 

Acquisition, net of cash acquired
(247,123
)
 

Capital expenditures
(15,330
)
 
(14,529
)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment
28

 

Proceeds from insurance

 
1,311

Net cash used in investing activities
(262,425
)
 
(13,218
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 

 
 

Proceeds from stock options exercised
354

 

Issuance of debt
250,000

 

Payments on term loan
(31,240
)
 
(1,792
)
Payments on note payable
(1,103
)
 
(1,172
)
Proceeds from Amended ABL Facility

 
72,000

Payments on Amended ABL Facility

 
(72,000
)
Payment of financing costs
(9,218
)
 
(67
)
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation arrangements
706

 
549

Purchase of treasury stock
(3,273
)
 
(23,791
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
206,226

 
(26,273
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(766
)
 
(227
)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(18,374
)
 
(49,772
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
66,651

 
77,436

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
48,277

 
$
27,664

 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.
 NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
August 2, 2015
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 1 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
Basis of Presentation
 
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements for NCI Building Systems, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated, the “Company,” “NCI,” “we,” “us” or “our”) have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, the unaudited consolidated financial statements included herein contain all adjustments, which consist of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to fairly present our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods indicated. Operating results for the fiscal three and nine month periods ended August 2, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending November 1, 2015. Our sales and earnings are subject to both seasonal and cyclical trends and are influenced by general economic conditions, interest rates, the price of steel relative to other building materials, the level of nonresidential construction activity, roof repair and retrofit demand and the availability and cost of financing for construction projects.
 
For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 2, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 22, 2014.
 
Reporting Periods
 
We use a four-four-five week calendar each quarter with our fiscal year end being on the Sunday closest to October 31. The year end for fiscal 2015 is November 1, 2015.
 
Reclassifications
 
Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to the current presentation. The net effect of these reclassifications was not material to our consolidated financial statements.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
We recognize revenues when the following conditions are met: persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, the price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured. Generally, these criteria are met at the time product is shipped or services are complete. A portion of our revenue, exclusively within our engineered building systems segment, includes multiple-element revenue arrangements due to multiple deliverables. Each deliverable is generally determined based on customer-specific manufacturing and delivery requirements.
 
Because the separate deliverables have value to the customer on a stand-alone basis, they are typically considered separate units of accounting. A portion of the entire job order value is allocated to each unit of accounting. Revenue allocated to each deliverable is recognized upon shipment. We use estimated selling price (“ESP”) based on underlying cost plus a reasonable margin to determine how to separate multiple-element revenue arrangements into separate units of accounting, and how to allocate the arrangement consideration among those separate units of accounting.  We determine ESP based on our normal pricing and discounting practices.
 
Our sales arrangements do not include a general right of return of the delivered product(s). In certain cases, the cancellation terms of a job order provide us with the opportunity to bill for certain incurred costs. In those instances, revenue is not recognized until all revenue recognition criteria are met, including reasonable assurance of collectability.
 
In our metal coil coating segment, our revenue activities broadly consist of cleaning, treating, painting and packaging various flat rolled metals as well as slitting and/or embossing the metal. We enter into two types of sales arrangements with our customers: toll processing sales and package sales. The primary distinction between these two arrangements relates to ownership of the underlying metal coil during treatment. In toll processing arrangements, we do not maintain ownership of the underlying metal coil during treatment and only recognize revenue for the toll processing activities, typically, cleaning, painting, slitting, embossing

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and packaging. In package sales arrangements, we have ownership of the metal coil during treatment and recognize revenue on both the toll processing activities and the sale of the underlying metal coil. Under either arrangement, revenue and the related direct and indirect costs are recognized when all of the recognition criteria are met, which is generally when the products are shipped to the customer. 

NOTE 2 — ACQUISITION
 
On January 16, 2015, NCI Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and Steelbuilding.com, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NCI Group, Inc., completed the acquisition of CENTRIA (the “CENTRIA Acquisition”), a Pennsylvania general partnership (“CENTRIA”), pursuant to the terms of the Interest Purchase Agreement, dated November 7, 2014 (“Interest Purchase Agreement”) with SMST Management Corp., a Pennsylvania corporation, Riverfront Capital Fund, a Pennsylvania limited partnership, and CENTRIA. NCI acquired all of the general partnership interests of CENTRIA in exchange for $255.8 million in cash. The purchase price is subject to a post-closing adjustment to net working capital as provided in the Interest Purchase Agreement. The purchase price was funded through the issuance of $250.0 million of new indebtedness. See Note 12 — Long-Term Debt and Note Payable. CENTRIA is now an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of NCI.
 
Accordingly, the results of CENTRIA’s operations from January 16, 2015 are included in our consolidated financial statements. For the period from January 16, 2015 to August 2, 2015, CENTRIA contributed revenue of $121.1 million and operating loss of $3.7 million. CENTRIA is a leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of architectural insulated metal panel (“IMP”) wall and roof systems and a provider of integrated coil coating services for the nonresidential construction industry. CENTRIA operates four production facilities in the United States and a manufacturing facility in China.
 
We report on a fiscal year that ends on the Sunday closest to October 31. CENTRIA previously reported on a calendar year that ended December 31. In accordance with ASC Topic 805, "Business Combinations", the unaudited pro forma financial information for the three and nine month periods ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014 assumes the acquisition was completed on November 4, 2013, the first day of fiscal year 2014.
 
This unaudited pro forma financial information does not necessarily represent what would have occurred if the transaction had taken place on the dates presented and should not be taken as representative of our future consolidated results of operations. The unaudited pro forma financial information includes adjustments for interest expense to match the new capital structure and amortization expense for identified intangibles. In addition, acquisition related costs and $16.1 million of transaction costs incurred by the seller are excluded from the unaudited pro forma financial information. We expect to realize operating synergies from supply chain optimization, cost reductions, alignment of purchase terms and logistics and pricing optimization. The pro forma information does not reflect these potential synergies or expense reductions.
 
The following table shows our unaudited pro forma financial information for the three and nine month periods ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014 (in thousands, except per share amounts): 
 
Unaudited Pro Forma
 
Fiscal Three Months Ended
 
Fiscal Nine Months Ended
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
Sales
$
420,789

 
$
425,000

 
$
1,148,348

 
$
1,145,484

Net income (loss) applicable to common shares
7,547

 
3,368

 
(3,727
)
 
(11,718
)
Income (loss) per common share
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
0.10

 
0.05

 
(0.05
)
 
(0.16
)
Diluted
$
0.10

 
$
0.05

 
$
(0.05
)
 
$
(0.16
)
 

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The following table summarizes the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as part of the CENTRIA Acquisition as of January 16, 2015. The fair value of all assets acquired and liabilities assumed are preliminary and the final determination of any required acquisition method adjustments will be made upon the completion of our fair value assessments. As a result, the initial purchase price allocations may be adjusted for changes in estimates of the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed.
 
(In thousands)
 
January 16,
2015
Current assets
 
$
83,453

Property, plant and equipment
 
34,127

Intangible assets
 
93,030

Assets acquired
 
$
210,610

Current liabilities
 
$
64,331

Other liabilities
 
8,893

Liabilities assumed  
 
$
73,224

Fair value of net assets acquired
 
$
137,386

Total consideration paid
 
255,841

Goodwill
 
$
118,455

 
The amount allocated to intangible assets was attributed to the following categories (in thousands): 
 
 

 
Useful Lives
Backlog
$
8,000

 
9 months
Trade names
15,620

 
15 years
Customer lists and relationships
69,410

 
20 years
 
$
93,030

 
 
 
These intangible assets are amortized on a straight-line basis.
 
The excess of the purchase price over the fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed was allocated to goodwill. We include the results of the CENTRIA Acquisition in the metal components segment. Goodwill of $118.5 million was recorded in our metal components segment. Additionally, because the entity acquired was treated as a partnership for tax purposes, the tax basis of the acquired assets and liabilities has been adjusted to their fair value and goodwill will be deductible for tax purposes.
 
For all of our intangibles, including those recently acquired as part of the CENTRIA Acquisition and from prior acquisitions, the weighted average estimated useful life is 17.5 years. We recognized $11.2 million in amortization expense for all intangibles during the nine months ended August 2, 2015. Total accumulated amortization was $31.7 million at August 2, 2015. We expect to recognize amortization expense over the next five fiscal years as follows (in millions): 
August 3, 2015 to November 1, 2015
$
3,921

2016
7,905

2017
7,905

2018
7,905

2019
7,905

 
NOTE 3 — ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
 
Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
 
In July 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-11, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Presentation of Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, A Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists (A Consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force). ASU 2013-11 requires an entity to present an unrecognized tax benefit as a reduction of a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, or similar tax loss or tax credit carryforward, rather than as a liability when the uncertain tax position would reduce the net operating loss or other carryforward under the tax law of the applicable jurisdiction and the

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entity intends to use the deferred tax asset for that purpose. We adopted ASU 2013-11 prospectively for our first quarter in fiscal 2015. The adoption of ASU 2013-11 did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
 
In April 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-08, Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) and Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360): Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity. ASU 2014-08 changes the requirement for reporting discontinued operations. A disposal of a component of an entity or a group of components of an entity will be required to be reported in discontinued operations if the disposal represents a strategic shift that has or will have a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results when the entity or group of components of an entity meets the criteria to be classified as held for sale or when it is disposed of by sale or other than by sale. The update also requires additional disclosures about discontinued operations, a disposal of an individually significant component of an entity that does not qualify for discontinued operations presentation in the financial statements, and an entity’s significant continuing involvement with a discontinued operation. This update is effective prospectively for our first quarter in fiscal 2016. Early adoption is permitted, but only for disposals (or classifications as held for sale) that have not been reported in previously issued financial statements. We are currently evaluating the potential impact of this authoritative guidance on our consolidated financial statements. 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). ASU 2014-09 supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in ASC Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, and most industry-specific guidance. The core principle of the guidance is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This guidance is effective for our first quarter in fiscal 2018 under either full or modified retrospective adoption. Early application is not permitted. On July 9, 2015, the FASB deferred the effective date by one year to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. Entities can still adopt the amendments as of the original effective date. We are currently assessing the potential effects of these changes to our consolidated financial statements.
 
In June 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-12, Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could Be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period. ASU 2014-12 requires that a performance target that affects vesting and could be achieved after the requisite service period be treated as a performance condition. A reporting entity should apply existing guidance in FASB Accounting Standards Codification 718, CompensationStock Compensation, as it relates to such awards. ASU 2014-12 is effective for our first quarter in fiscal 2017, with early adoption permitted. We do not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
 
In January 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-01, Income StatementExtraordinary and Unusual Items (Subtopic 225-20): Simplifying Income Statement Presentation by Eliminating the Concept of Extraordinary Items. ASU 2015-01 eliminates from U.S. GAAP the concept of extraordinary items. The guidance is effective for our fiscal year ended October 29, 2017. A reporting entity may apply the amendments prospectively. We do not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
 
In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-03, InterestImputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. ASU 2015-03 requires debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of the related debt liability instead of being presented as a separate asset. In circumstances where the costs are incurred before the debt liability is recorded, the costs will be reported on the balance sheet as an asset until the debt liability is recorded. Debt disclosures will include the face amount of the debt liability and the effective interest rate. The update requires retrospective application and is effective for our fiscal year ended October 29, 2017. Early adoption is permitted for financial statements that have not been previously issued. We do not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
 
In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-05, IntangiblesGoodwill and OtherInternal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer's Accounting for Fees Paid in a Cloud Computing Arrangement. ASU 2015-05 provides guidance to customers about whether a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license. If a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license, the guidance specifies that the customer should account for the software license element of the arrangement consistent with the acquisition of other software licenses. ASU 2015-05 further specifies that the customer should account for a cloud computing arrangement as a service contract if the arrangement does not include a software license. The guidance is effective for our fiscal year ended October 29, 2017. We are currently assessing the impact of this guidance on our consolidated financial statements.

In May 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-07, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820); Disclosures for Investments in Certain Entities That Calculate Net Asset Value per Share. ASU 2015-07 removes the requirement to categorize within the fair value hierarchy all investments for which fair value is measured using the net asset value per share practical expedient and certain related

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disclosures. The update requires retrospective application and is effective for our fiscal year ended October 29, 2017. Early adoption is permitted for financial statements that have not been previously issued. We do not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

In July 2015, the FASB issues ASU 2015-11, Inventory (Topic 330): Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory. ASU 2015-11 requires that inventory that has historically been measured using first-in, first-out (FIFO) or average cost method should now be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value. The update requires prospective application and is effective for our fiscal year ended October 28, 2018. Early adoption is permitted for financial statements that have not been previously issued. We do not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
 
NOTE 4 —RESTRUCTURING
 
During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, we approved a plan to consolidate our three engineered buildings systems manufacturing facilities in Tennessee, closing the Caryville facility. We have incurred severance and facility costs at the Caryville facility of approximately $1.6 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2015. We completed the closing of the Caryville facility during March 2015. In addition, during the first nine months of fiscal 2015, we incurred severance related costs of $1.5 million, $0.2 million and $0.2 million in the metal components segment, engineered building systems segment and metal coil coating segment, respectively, primarily in an effort to streamline our management and manufacturing structure to better serve our customers. The following table summarizes our restructuring plan costs and charges related to the restructuring plan during the fiscal nine months ended August 2, 2015 (in thousands): 
 
Fiscal Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 1,
2015
 
May 3,
2015
 
August 2,
2015
 
Cost
Incurred
To Date
 
Remaining
Anticipated
Cost
 
Total
Anticipated
Cost
General severance
$
606

 
$
764

 
$
750

 
$
2,120

 
$
669

 
$
2,789

Plant closing severance
$
871

 
$
704

 
$

 
$
1,575

 
$

 
$
1,575

Total restructuring costs
$
1,477

 
$
1,468

 
$
750

 
$
3,695

 
$
669

 
$
4,364

 

The following table summarizes our restructuring liability and cash payments made related to the restructuring plan (in thousands): 
 
General
Severance
 
Plant Closing
Severance
 
Total
Balance at February 1, 2015
$

 
$
999

 
$
999

Costs incurred
1,875

 
300

 
2,175

Cash payments
(2,230
)
 
(1,238
)
 
(3,468
)
Accrued severance(1)
535

 

 
535

Balance at August 2, 2015
$
180

 
$
61

 
$
241

 
(1)
During the second quarter of fiscal 2015, we entered into transition and separation agreements with certain executive officers. Each terminated executive officer is entitled to severance benefit payments issuable in two installments. The termination benefits were measured initially at the separation date based on the fair value of the liability as of the termination date, and recognized ratably over the future service period.
 
NOTE 5 — RESTRICTED CASH
 
We have entered into a cash collateral agreement with PNC Bank to backstop existing CENTRIA letters of credit until they expire. The restricted cash is held in a bank account with PNC Bank as the secured party. As of August 2, 2015, we had restricted cash in the amount of approximately $1.0 million as collateral related to our letters of credit for international projects with CENTRIA, exclusive of letters of credit under our Amended ABL Facility. See Note 12 — Long-Term Debt and Note Payable to the consolidated financial statements for more information on the material terms of our Amended ABL Facility. Restricted cash as of August 2, 2015 is classified as current as the underlying letters of credit expire within one year of the respective balance sheet date. Any renewal or replacement of the CENTRIA letters of credit is expected to occur under our Amended ABL Facility.

 

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NOTE 6 — INVENTORIES
 
The components of inventory are as follows (in thousands): 
 
August 2,
2015
 
November 2,
2014
Raw materials
$
114,928

 
$
93,367

Work in process and finished goods
49,323

 
38,130

 
$
164,251

 
$
131,497

 
NOTE 7 — ASSETS HELD FOR SALE
 
We record assets held for sale at the lower of the carrying value or fair value less costs to sell. The following criteria are used to determine if property is held for sale: (i) management has the authority and commits to a plan to sell the property; (ii) the property is available for immediate sale in its present condition; (iii) there is an active program to locate a buyer and the plan to sell the property has been initiated; (iv) the sale of the property is probable within one year; (v) the property is being actively marketed at a reasonable sale price relative to its current fair value; and (vi) it is unlikely that the plan to sell will be withdrawn or that significant changes to the plan will be made.
 
In determining the fair value of the assets less cost to sell, we considered factors including current sales prices for comparable assets in the area, recent market analysis studies, appraisals and any recent legitimate offers. If the estimated fair value less cost to sell of an asset is less than its current carrying value, the asset is written down to its estimated fair value less cost to sell. The carrying value of assets held for sale (representing idled facilities) is $6.3 million and $5.7 million at August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, respectively, and these amounts are included in the engineered building systems segment. All of these assets continue to be actively marketed for sale at August 2, 2015.
 
Due to uncertainties in the estimation process, it is reasonably possible that actual results could differ from the estimates used in our historical analysis. Our assumptions about property sales prices require significant judgment because the current market is highly sensitive to changes in economic conditions. We calculated the estimated fair values of assets held for sale based on current market conditions and assumptions made by management, which may differ from actual results and may result in additional impairments if market conditions deteriorate. 

NOTE 8 — SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
 
Restricted Stock and Performance Awards

Our 2003 Long-Term Stock Incentive Plan (“Incentive Plan”) is an equity-based compensation plan that allows us to grant a variety of types of awards, including stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, performance share units (“PSUs”), phantom stock awards, long-term incentive awards with performance conditions (“Performance Share Awards”) and cash awards. As of August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014, and for all periods presented, our share-based awards under this plan have consisted of restricted stock grants, PSUs and stock option grants, none of which can be settled through cash payments, and Performance Share Awards. Both our stock options and restricted stock awards are subject only to vesting requirements based on continued employment at the end of a specified time period and typically vest over three to four years or earlier upon death, disability or a change of control. However, our annual restricted stock awards issued prior to December 15, 2013 also vest upon attainment of age 65 and, only in the case of certain special one-time restricted stock awards, a portion vest on termination without cause or for good reason, as defined by the agreements governing such awards. Restricted stock awards issued after December 15, 2013 do not vest upon attainment of age 65, as provided by the agreements governing such awards. The vesting of our Performance Share Awards is described below.
 
In December 2014, we granted long-term incentive awards with a three-year performance period to our senior executives (“2014 Executive Awards”). 40% of the value of the long-term incentive awards will consist of time-based restricted stock and 60% of the value of the award will consist of PSUs. The restricted stock is time-vesting based on continued employment, with two-thirds of the restricted stock vesting on December 15, 2016 and one-third vesting on December 15, 2017. The PSUs vest based on the achievement of performance goals and continued employment, with one-half of the award vesting on December 15, 2016 and the remaining one-half vesting on December 15, 2017. The PSU performance goals will be based on three metrics: (1) cumulative free cash flow (weighted 40%); (2) cumulative earnings per share (weighted 40%); and (3) total shareholder return (weighted 20%), in each case during the performance period. The number of shares that may be received on vesting of the PSUs will depend upon the satisfaction of the performance goals, up to a maximum of 200% of the target number of the PSUs. The

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PSUs vest pro rata if an executive’s employment terminates prior to the end of the performance period due to death, disability, or termination by NCI without cause or by the executive for good reason. If an executive’s employment terminates for any other reason prior to the end of the performance period, all outstanding unvested PSUs, whether earned or unearned, are forfeited and cancelled. If a change in control of NCI occurs prior to the end of the performance period, the PSU payout is calculated and paid assuming that the maximum benefit had been achieved. If an executive’s employment terminates due to death or disability while any of the restricted stock is unvested, then all of the unvested restricted stock shall become vested. If an executive’s employment is terminated by NCI without cause or after reaching normal retirement age, the unvested restricted stock is forfeited. If a change in control of NCI occurs prior to the end of the performance period, the restricted stock fully vests.
 
The fair value of the 2014 Executive Awards is based on the Company’s stock price as of the date of grant. A portion of the compensation cost of the 2014 Executive Awards is based on the probable outcome of the performance conditions associated with the respective shares, as determined by management. During the nine months ended August 2, 2015, we granted PSUs with a fair value of approximately $3.7 million.

On August 1, 2012, we granted performance stock unit awards with a fair value of $12.0 million or 1,027,500 units. The performance period ended June 30, 2015 and earned PSU shares vested on July 15, 2015 with an actual payout of 52.675% or 541,240 units. 281,842 shares, net of 114,541 shares withheld for taxes, were issued in July 2015. The remaining 144,857 shares were deferred under the Company's Deferred Compensation Plan. See Deferred Compensation below.

The fair value of restricted stock awards classified as equity awards is based on the Company’s stock price as of the date of grant. During the nine months ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014, we granted time-based restricted stock awards with a fair value of $6.6 million, representing 389,323 shares, and $2.6 million, representing 147,424 shares, respectively.
 
Also in December 2014, we granted Performance Share Awards to our key employees that will be paid 50% in cash and 50% in stock (“2014 Key Employee Awards”). The final number of 2014 Key Employee Awards earned for these awards granted in December 2014 will be based on the achievement of free cash flow and earnings per share targets over a three-year performance period. These 2014 Key Employee Awards cliff vest three years from the date of grant and will be earned based on the performance against the pre-established targets for the requisite service period. The 2014 Key Employee Awards also vest earlier upon death, disability or a change of control. However, a portion of the awards may vest on termination without cause or after reaching normal retirement age prior to the vesting date, as defined by the agreements governing such awards. The fair value of the 2014 Key Employee Awards is based on the Company’s stock price as of the date of grant. Compensation cost is recorded based on the probable outcome of the performance conditions associated with the respective shares, as determined by management. During the nine months ended August 2, 2015, we granted 2014 Key Employee Awards with an equity fair value of $1.5 million and a cash value of $1.7 million.
 
During the nine month periods ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014, we recorded stock-based compensation expense for all awards of $7.7 million and $8.1 million, respectively. During the nine month periods ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014, we granted 10,543 and 5,058 stock options, respectively, and the grant-date fair value of options granted during the nine month periods ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014 was $7.91 and $9.09, respectively. There were 40,000 options exercised during the nine months ended August 2, 2015. Cash received from the option exercises was $0.4 million during the nine months ended August 2, 2015. The actual tax benefit realized for the tax deductions from option exercises totaled $0.1 million for the nine months ended August 2, 2015.
 
Deferred Compensation

The Company amended its Deferred Compensation Plan to allow deferral of vested 2012 PSU awards. In connection with this amendment, the Company will hold 144,857 shares in its treasury shares until participants are eligible to receive benefits under the terms of the plan. In accordance with the terms of the plan, the deferred compensation obligation related to the Company’s stock may only be settled by the delivery of a fixed number of shares held on the participant’s behalf.



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NOTE 9 — EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
 
Basic earnings (loss) per common share is computed by dividing net income (loss) allocated to common shares by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per common share, if applicable, considers the dilutive effect of common stock equivalents. The reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used for the computation of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per common share is as follows (in thousands, except per share data): 
 
Fiscal Three Months Ended
 
Fiscal Nine Months Ended
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
Numerator for Basic and Diluted Income (Loss) Per Common Share(1)
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Net income (loss)
$
7,220

 
$
6,089

 
$
(588
)
 
$
(3,074
)
Less net income allocated to participating securities
(60
)
 
(50
)
 

 

Net income (loss) allocated to common shares
$
7,160

 
$
6,039

 
$
(588
)
 
$
(3,074
)
Denominator for Basic and Diluted Income (Loss) Per Common Share
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Weighted average basic number of common shares outstanding
73,341

 
72,928

 
73,170

 
73,093

Common stock equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Employee stock options
650

 
756

 

 

   PSUs and Performance Share Awards
345

 
709

 

 

Weighted average diluted number of common shares outstanding
74,336

 
74,393

 
73,170

 
73,093

Basic income (loss) per common share
$
0.10

 
$
0.08

 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
(0.04
)
Diluted income (loss) per common share
$
0.10

 
$
0.08

 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
(0.04
)
 
(1)
Participating securities consist of the unvested restricted Common Stock related to our Incentive Plan. These participating securities do not have a contractual obligation to share in losses; therefore, no losses were allocated in the nine months ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014. The unvested Common Stock related to our Incentive Plan will be allocated earnings when applicable.
 
We calculate earnings (loss) per share using the “two-class” method, whereby unvested share-based payment awards that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents are “participating securities” and, therefore, these participating securities are treated as a separate class in computing earnings (loss) per share. There was no income amount attributable to unvested restricted stock for the nine month period ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014, as the unvested restricted stock does not contractually share in the net losses. However, in periods of net income allocated to common shares, a portion of this income will be allocable to the unvested restricted stock.
 
For the nine month period ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014, all outstanding options, PSUs and Performance Share Awards were anti-dilutive and, therefore, not included in the diluted loss per common share calculation.
 
NOTE 10 — WARRANTY
 
We sell weathertightness warranties to our customers for protection from leaks in our roofing systems related to weather. These warranties range from two years to 20 years. We sell two types of warranties, standard and Single Source™, and three grades of coverage for each. The type and grade of coverage determines the price to the customer. For standard warranties, our responsibility for leaks in a roofing system begins after 24 consecutive leak-free months. For Single Source™ warranties, the roofing system must pass our inspection before warranty coverage will be issued. Inspections are typically performed at three stages of the roofing project: (i) at the project start-up; (ii) at the project mid-point; and (iii) at the project completion. These inspections are included in the cost of the warranty. If the project requires or the customer requests additional inspections, those inspections are billed to the customer. Upon the sale of a warranty, we record the resulting revenue as deferred revenue, which is included in other accrued expenses in our consolidated balance sheets.
 

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The following table represents the rollforward of our acquired accrued warranty obligation and deferred warranty revenue activity for each of the fiscal nine months ended (in thousands):
 
 
Fiscal Nine Months Ended
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
Beginning balance
$
23,685

 
$
22,673

Warranties sold
2,022

 
2,178

Revenue recognized
(2,025
)
 
(1,540
)
Other(1)
1,609

 

Ending balance
$
25,291

 
$
23,311

 
(1)
Represents the preliminary fair value of accrued warranty obligations in the amount of $1.6 million assumed in the CENTRIA Acquisition. CENTRIA offers weathertightness warranties to certain customers. Weathertightness warranties are offered in various configurations for terms from five to twenty years, prorated or non-prorated and on both a dollar limit or no dollar limit basis, as required by the buyer. These warranties are available only if certain conditions, some of which relate to installation, are met.

NOTE 11 — DEFINED BENEFIT PLANS
 
RCC Pension Plan — With the acquisition of Robertson-Ceco II Corporation (“RCC”) on April 7, 2006, we assumed a defined benefit plan (the “RCC Pension Plan”). Benefits under the RCC Pension Plan are primarily based on years of service and the employee’s compensation. The RCC Pension Plan is frozen and, therefore, employees do not accrue additional service benefits. Plan assets of the RCC Pension Plan are invested in broadly diversified portfolios of government obligations, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, fixed income securities and master limited partnerships. In accordance with ASC 805, we quantified the projected benefit obligation and fair value of the plan assets of the RCC Pension Plan and recorded the difference between these two amounts as an assumed liability.
 
The following table sets forth the components of the net periodic benefit cost (in thousands): 
 
Fiscal Nine Months Ended 
 August 2, 2015
Interest cost
$
1,450

Expected return on assets
(1,653
)
Prior service cost amortization
(7
)
Unrecognized net loss
1,082

Net periodic benefit cost
$
872

 
During the nine months ended August 2, 2015, we contributed $0.8 million to the RCC Pension Plan. We expect to contribute an additional $0.4 million to the RCC Pension Plan for the remainder of fiscal 2015.
 
CENTRIA Benefit Plans — As a result of the CENTRIA Acquisition on January 16, 2015, we assumed noncontributory defined benefit plans covering certain hourly employees (the “CENTRIA Benefit Plans”). Benefits under the CENTRIA Benefit Plans are calculated based on fixed amounts for each year of service rendered. CENTRIA has historically sponsored postretirement medical and life insurance plans that cover certain of its employees and their spouses. The contributions to the plans by retirees vary from none to 25% of the total premiums paid. Plan assets of the CENTRIA Benefit Plans are invested in broadly diversified portfolios of equity mutual funds, international equity mutual funds, bonds, mortgages and other funds.
 
Currently, our policy is to fund the CENTRIA Benefit Plans as required by minimum funding standards of the Internal Revenue Code.
 
In accordance with ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations, we are in the process of remeasuring the projected benefit obligation and fair value of the plan assets of the CENTRIA Benefit Plans. The difference between these two amounts will be recorded as an assumed liability in the allocation of the purchase price. We have preliminarily used the December 31, 2014 actuarial reports to estimate the fair value of the projected benefit obligation and plan assets. The recognition of the net pension asset or

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liability in the allocation of the purchase price eliminates any previously unrecognized gain or loss and prior service cost. Actuarial assumptions below are based on the December 31, 2014 actuarial report.

The following table sets forth the preliminary funded status of the CENTRIA Benefit Plans and the amounts recognized in the condensed consolidated balance sheet (in thousands):
 
Pension 
Benefits
 
Other 
Benefits
 
December 31,
2014
 
December 31,
2014
Fair value of assets
$
14,137

 
$

Benefit obligation
14,427

 
8,153

Funded status and net amount recognized
$
(290
)
 
$
(8,153
)
 
Actuarial assumptions used for the CENTRIA Benefit Plans were as follows:
 
Pension Benefits
 
Other Benefits
 
December 31,
2014
 
December 31,
2014
Assumed discount rate
3.85
%
 
3.50
%
Expected rate of return on plan assets
7.75
%
 
N/A

 
The CENTRIA Benefit Plans weighted-average asset allocations by asset category are as follows: 
 
December 31,
2014
Equity mutual funds
83
%
Debt securities
17
%
Total
100
%
 
We expect the following benefit payments to be made, which reflect expected future service, as appropriate (in thousands): 
Years Ended December 31
Pension 
Benefits
 
Other
Benefits
2015
$
764

 
$
675

2016
702

 
646

2017
699

 
694

2018
738

 
722

2019
780

 
678

Thereafter
4,263

 
2,600

 
Employer contributions – Since January 16, 2015, we have contributed $0.3 million in fiscal 2015 to fund the CENTRIA Benefit Plans.
 
In addition to the CENTRIA Benefit Plans, CENTRIA contributes to a multi-employer plan, Steelworkers Pension Trust. The minimum required annual contribution to this plan is $0.3 million and the current contract expires on June 1, 2016. If we were to withdraw our participation from this multi-employer plan, we would have a complete withdrawal liability in the amount of $0.7 million.

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NOTE 12 — LONG-TERM DEBT AND NOTE PAYABLE
 
Debt is comprised of the following (in thousands): 
 
August 2,
2015
 
November 2,
2014
Credit Agreement, due June 2019 (variable interest, at 4.25% on August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014)
$
204,147

 
$
235,387

8.25% senior notes, due January 2023
250,000

 

Amended Asset-Based lending facility, due June 2019 (interest at 4.00% on August 2, 2015 and 4.75% on November 2, 2014)

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 
(2,384
)
Total long-term debt, less current portion
$
454,147

 
$
233,003


8.25% Senior Notes Due January 2023
 
On January 16, 2015, the Company issued $250.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 8.25% senior notes due 2023 (the “Notes”) to fund the CENTRIA Acquisition. Interest on the Notes accrues at the rate of 8.25% per annum and is payable semi-annually in arrears on January 15 and July 15, commencing on July 15, 2015. The Notes are guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by all of the Company’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries that guarantee the Company’s obligations (including by reason of being a borrower under the senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility on a joint and several basis with the Company or a guarantor subsidiary) under the senior secured credit facilities. The Notes are unsecured senior indebtedness and rank equally in right of payment with all of the Company’s existing and future senior indebtedness and senior in right of payment to all of its future subordinated obligations. In addition, the Notes and guarantees are structurally subordinated to all existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities of the Company’s non-guarantor subsidiaries.
 
The Company may redeem the Notes at any time prior to January 15, 2018, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date, plus the applicable make-whole premium. On or after January 15, 2018, the Company may redeem all or a part of the Notes at redemption prices (expressed as percentages of principal amount thereof) equal to 106.188% for the twelve-month period beginning on January 15, 2018, 104.125% for the twelve-month period beginning on January 15, 2019, 102.063% for the twelve-month period beginning on January 15, 2020 and 100.000% for the twelve-month period beginning on January 15, 2021 and at any time thereafter, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the applicable redemption date of the Notes. In addition, prior to January 15, 2018, the Company may redeem the Notes in an aggregate principal amount equal to up to 40.0% of the original aggregate principal amount of the Notes with funds in an equal aggregate amount not exceeding the aggregate proceeds of one or more equity offerings, at a redemption price of 108.250%, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the applicable redemption date of the Notes. The Company incurred $9.2 million in transaction costs related to this issuance, which will be amortized over 8 years.
 
Credit Agreement
 
On June 22, 2012, in connection with the acquisition of Metl-Span LLC (the “Metl-Span Acquisition”), a Texas limited liability company, the Company entered into a Credit Agreement among the Company, as Borrower, Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent (the “Term Agent”), and the lenders party thereto. The Credit Agreement provided for a term loan credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of $250.0 million.
 
The Credit Agreement contains a number of covenants that, among other things, will limit or restrict the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to dispose of assets, incur additional indebtedness, make dividends and other restricted payments, create liens securing indebtedness, engage in mergers and other fundamental transactions, enter into restrictive agreements, amend certain documents in respect of other indebtedness, change the nature of their business and engage in certain transactions with affiliates.
 
On June 24, 2013, the Company entered into Amendment No. 1 (the “Amendment”) to its existing Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”), dated as of June 22, 2012, between the Company, as borrower, and Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as administrative agent and collateral agent and the other financial institutions party thereto from time to time (the “Term Loan Facility”), primarily to extend the maturity date and reduce the interest rate applicable to all of the outstanding term loans under the Term Loan Facility.
 

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Pursuant to the Amendment, the maturity date of $238 million of outstanding term loans (the “Initial Term Loans”) was extended and such loans were converted into a new tranche of term loans (the “Tranche B Term Loans”) that will mature on June 24, 2019 and, prior to such date, will amortize in nominal quarterly installments equal to one percent of the aggregate initial principal amount thereof per annum. Pursuant to the Amendment, the Tranche B Term Loans will bear interest at a floating rate measured by reference to, at the Company’s option, either (i) an adjusted LIBOR not less than 1.00% plus a borrowing margin of 3.25% per annum or (ii) an alternate base rate plus a borrowing margin of 2.25% per annum. At both August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, the interest rate on the term loan under the Credit Agreement was 4.25%. Overdue amounts will bear interest at a rate that is 2% higher than the rate otherwise applicable.
 
The Tranche B Term Loans are secured by the same collateral and guaranteed by the same guarantors as the Initial Term Loans under the Term Loan Facility. Voluntary prepayments of the Tranche B Term Loans are permitted at any time, in minimum principal amounts, without premium or penalty, subject to a 1.00% premium payable in connection with certain repricing transactions within the first six months.
 
Pursuant to the Amendment, the Company will no longer be subject to a financial covenant requiring the Company to maintain a specified consolidated secured debt to EBITDA leverage ratio for specified periods. The Amendment also includes certain other changes to the Term Loan Facility.
 
Subject to certain exceptions, the term loan under the Amendment will be subject to mandatory prepayment in an amount equal to:
 
the net cash proceeds of (1) certain asset sales, (2) certain debt offerings, and (3) certain insurance recovery and condemnation events; and
 
50% of annual excess cash flow (as defined in the Amendment), subject to reduction to 0% if specified leverage ratio targets are met.

Amended ABL Facility
 
On May 2, 2012, the Company entered into an Amended Asset-Based Lending Facility (“Amended ABL Facility”) to (i) permit the Metl-Span Acquisition, the entry by the Company into the Credit Agreement and the incurrence of debt thereunder and the repayment of existing indebtedness under NCI’s existing term loan, (ii) increase the amount available for borrowing thereunder to $150 million (subject to a borrowing base), (iii) increase the amount available for letters of credit thereunder to $30 million, and (iv) extend the final maturity thereunder to May 2, 2017.
 
On November 7, 2014, the Company, Steelbuilding.com, LLC (together with the Company, the “Guarantors”) and the Company’s subsidiaries NCI Group, Inc. and Robertson-Ceco II Corporation (each a “Borrower” and collectively, the “Borrowers”) entered into Amendment No. 3 to the Loan and Security Agreement (the “ABL Loan and Security Agreement”) among the Borrowers, the Guarantors, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC as administrative agent and co-collateral agent, Bank of America, N.A. as co-collateral agent and syndication agent and certain other lenders under the ABL Loan and Security Agreement, in order to amend the ABL Loan and Security Agreement to (i) permit the CENTRIA Acquisition, (ii) permit the entry by the Company into documentation with respect to certain debt financing to be incurred in connection with the CENTRIA Acquisition and the incurrence of debt with respect thereto, (iii) extend the maturity date to June 24, 2019, (iv) decrease the applicable margin with respect to borrowings thereunder and (v) make certain other amendments and modifications to provide greater operational and financial flexibility.
 
Borrowing availability under the Amended ABL Facility is determined by a monthly borrowing base collateral calculation that is based on specified percentages of the value of qualified cash, eligible inventory and eligible accounts receivable, less certain reserves and subject to certain other adjustments. At August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, the Company’s excess availability under the Amended ABL Facility was $121.8 million and $135.4 million, respectively. At both August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, the Company had no revolving loans outstanding under the Amended ABL Facility. In addition, at August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, standby letters of credit related to certain insurance policies totaling approximately $8.9 million and $8.1 million, respectively, were outstanding but undrawn under the Amended ABL Facility.
 
The Amended ABL Facility contains a number of covenants that, among other things, limit or restrict the Company’s ability to dispose of assets, incur additional indebtedness, incur guarantee obligations, engage in sale and leaseback transactions, prepay other indebtedness, modify organizational documents and certain other agreements, create restrictions affecting subsidiaries, make dividends and other restricted payments, create liens, make investments, make acquisitions, engage in mergers, change the nature of our business and engage in certain transactions with affiliates.

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The Amended ABL Facility includes a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio of one to one, which will apply if we fail to maintain a specified minimum borrowing capacity. The minimum level of borrowing capacity as of August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014 was $18.3 million and $20.3 million, respectively. Although the Amended ABL Facility did not require any financial covenant compliance, at August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, NCI’s fixed charge coverage ratio as of those dates, which is calculated on a trailing twelve month basis, was 4.90:1.00 and 3.46:1.00, respectively. These ratios include the pro forma impact of the CENTRIA Acquisition.
 
Loans under the Amended ABL Facility bear interest, at NCI’s option, as follows:
 
(1)
Base Rate loans at the Base Rate plus a margin. The margin ranges from 0.75% to 1.25% depending on the quarterly average excess availability under such facility, and
 
(2)
LIBOR loans at LIBOR plus a margin. The margin ranges from 1.75% to 2.25% depending on the quarterly average excess availability under such facility.
 
At August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, the interest rate on the Amended ABL Facility was 4.00% and 4.75%, respectively. During an event of default, loans under the Amended ABL Facility will bear interest at a rate that is 2% higher than the rate otherwise applicable. “Base Rate” is defined as the higher of the Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. prime rate and the overnight Federal Funds rate plus 0.5% and “LIBOR” is defined as the applicable London Interbank Offered Rate adjusted for reserves.
 
Deferred Financing Costs
 
At August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, the unamortized balance in deferred financing costs related to the Credit Agreement, the Amended ABL Facility and the Notes was $11.5 million and $3.3 million, respectively.
 
Insurance Note Payable
 
As of August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, the Company had an outstanding note payable in the amount of $1.0 million and $0.4 million, respectively, related to financed insurance premiums. Insurance premium financings are generally secured by the unearned premiums under such policies.
 
NOTE 13 — CD&R FUNDS
 
On August 14, 2009, the Company entered into an Investment Agreement (as amended, the “Investment Agreement”), by and between the Company and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund VIII, L.P. (“CD&R Fund VIII”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell to CD&R Fund VIII, and CD&R Fund VIII agreed to purchase from the Company, for an aggregate purchase price of $250 million (less reimbursement to CD&R Fund VIII or direct payment to its service providers of up to $14.5 million in the aggregate of transaction expenses and a deal fee, paid to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., the manager of CD&R Fund VIII, of $8.25 million), 250,000 shares of convertible preferred stock (the “Convertible Preferred Stock” and shares thereof, the “Preferred Shares”). Pursuant to the Investment Agreement, on October 20, 2009 (the “Closing Date”), the Company issued and sold to CD&R Fund VIII and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Friends & Family Fund VIII, L.P. (collectively, the “CD&R Funds”), and the CD&R Funds purchased from the Company, an aggregate of 250,000 Preferred Shares, representing approximately 39.2 million shares of Common Stock or 68.4% of the voting power and Common Stock of the Company on an as-converted basis as of the Closing Date (such purchase and sale, the “CD&R Equity Investment”).
 
In connection with the consummation of the CD&R Equity Investment, on October 19, 2009, the Company filed the Certificate of Designations of the Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Certificate of Designations”) setting forth the terms, rights, powers, and preferences, and the qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof, of the Convertible Preferred Stock.
 
On May 14, 2013, the CD&R Funds, the holders of 339,293 Preferred Shares, delivered a formal notice requesting the conversion (“Conversion”) of all of their Preferred Shares into shares of the Company’s Common Stock. In connection with the Conversion request, we issued the CD&R Funds 54,136,817 shares of our Common Stock, representing 72.4% of the Common Stock of the Company then outstanding. Under the terms of the Preferred Shares, no consideration was required to be paid by the CD&R Funds to the Company in connection with the Conversion of the Preferred Shares. As a result of the Conversion, the CD&R Funds no longer have rights to default dividends as specified in the Certificate of Designations. The Conversion on May 14, 2013 eliminated all the outstanding Convertible Preferred Stock and increased stockholders’ equity by nearly $620.0 million, returning the Company’s stockholders’ equity to a positive balance during our third quarter of fiscal 2013.
 

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On January 15, 2014, the CD&R Funds completed a registered underwritten offering, in which the CD&R Funds offered 8.5 million shares of Common Stock at a price to the public of $18.00 per share (the “Secondary Offering”). The underwriters also exercised their option to purchase 1.275 million additional shares of Common Stock. The aggregate offering price for the 9.775 million shares sold in the Secondary Offering was approximately $167.6 million, net of underwriting discounts and commissions. The CD&R Funds received all of the proceeds from the Secondary Offering and no shares in the Secondary Offering were sold by NCI or any of its officers or directors (although certain of our directors are affiliated with the CD&R Funds). In connection with this Secondary Offering, we incurred approximately $0.8 million in expenses, which were included in engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statement of operations for the nine months ended August 3, 2014. At August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014, the CD&R Funds owned 58.7% and 58.8%, respectively, of the voting power and Common Stock of the Company.
 
On January 6, 2014, the Company entered into an agreement with the CD&R Funds to repurchase 1.15 million shares of its Common Stock at the price per share equal to the price per share paid by the underwriters to the CD&R Funds in the underwritten offering (the “Stock Repurchase”). The Stock Repurchase, which was completed at the same time as the Secondary Offering, represented a private, non-underwritten transaction between NCI and the CD&R Funds that was approved and recommended by the Affiliate Transactions Committee of NCI’s board of directors. Following completion of the Stock Repurchase, NCI canceled the shares repurchased from the CD&R Funds, resulting in a $19.7 million decrease in both additional paid in capital and treasury stock.
 
NOTE 14 — FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
 
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
 
The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, trade accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate fair value as of August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014 because of the relatively short maturity of these instruments. The fair values of the remaining financial instruments not currently recognized at fair value on our consolidated balance sheets at the respective fiscal period ends were (in thousands): 
 
August 2, 2015
 
November 2, 2014
 
Carrying
Amount
 
Fair Value
 
Carrying
Amount
 
Fair Value
Credit Agreement, due June 2019
$
204,147

 
$
203,637

 
$
235,387

 
$
230,091

8.25% senior notes, due January 2023
250,000

 
263,750

 

 

 
The fair value of the Credit Agreement and the Notes were based on recent trading activities of comparable market instruments which are level 2 inputs.
 
Fair Value Measurements
 
ASC Subtopic 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, requires us to use valuation techniques to measure fair value that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. These inputs are prioritized as follows:
 
Level 1:   Observable inputs such as quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
 
Level 2:   Other inputs that are observable directly or indirectly, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities or market-corroborated inputs.
 
Level 3:   Unobservable inputs for which there is little or no market data and which require us to develop our own assumptions about how market participants would price the assets or liabilities.
 
The following is a description of the valuation methodologies used for assets and liabilities measured at fair value. There have been no changes in the methodologies used at August 2, 2015 and November 2, 2014
 
Money market:   Money market funds have original maturities of three months or less. The original cost of these assets approximates fair value due to their short-term maturity.
 
Mutual funds:   Mutual funds are valued at the closing price reported in the active market in which the mutual fund is traded.

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Assets held for sale:   Assets held for sale are valued based on current market conditions, prices of similar assets in similar condition and expected proceeds from the sale of the assets.
 
Deferred compensation plan liability:   Deferred compensation plan liability is comprised of phantom investments in the deferred compensation plan and is valued at the closing price reported in the active market in which the money market, mutual fund or NCI stock phantom investments are traded.
 
The following table summarizes information regarding our financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of August 2, 2015, segregated by the level of the valuation inputs within the fair value hierarchy utilized to measure fair value (in thousands): 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Short-term investments in deferred compensation plan(1):
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Money market
$
562

 
$

 
$

 
$
562

Mutual funds – Growth
826

 

 

 
826

Mutual funds – Blend
3,003

 

 

 
3,003

Mutual funds – Foreign blend
760

 

 

 
760

Mutual funds – Fixed income

 
669

 

 
669

Total short-term investments in deferred compensation plan
5,151

 
669

 

 
5,820

Total assets  
$
5,151

 
$
669

 
$

 
$
5,820

Liabilities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Deferred compensation plan liability
$

 
$
(5,474
)
 
$

 
$
(5,474
)
Total liabilities  
$

 
$
(5,474
)
 
$

 
$
(5,474
)
 
(1)
Unrealized holding losses for the three months ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014 were insignificant and $(0.1) million, respectively. Unrealized holding gains for both the nine months ended August 2, 2015 and August 3, 2014 were $0.1 million. These unrealized holding gains (losses) are primarily offset by changes in the deferred compensation plan liability.

The following table summarizes information regarding our financial assets that are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis as of August 2, 2015, segregated by level of the valuation inputs within the fair value hierarchy utilized to measure fair value (in thousands): 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Assets held for sale(1)  
$

 
$

 
$
2,280

 
$
2,280

Total assets  
$

 
$

 
$
2,280

 
$
2,280

 
(1)
Certain assets held for sale are valued at fair value and are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. Assets held for sale are reported at fair value, if, on an individual basis, the fair value of the asset is less than cost. The fair value of assets held for sale is estimated using level 3 inputs, such as broker quotes for like-kind assets or other market indications of a potential selling value which approximates fair value.

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The following table summarizes information regarding our financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of November 2, 2014, segregated by level of the valuation inputs within the fair value hierarchy utilized to measure fair value (in thousands): 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Short-term investments in deferred compensation plan(1):
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Money market
$
731

 
$

 
$

 
$
731

Mutual funds – Growth
791

 

 

 
791

Mutual funds – Blend
2,743

 

 

 
2,743

Mutual funds – Foreign blend
723

 

 

 
723

Mutual funds – Fixed income

 
561

 

 
561

Total short-term investments in deferred compensation
plan
$
4,988

 
$
561

 
$

 
$
5,549

Total assets  
$
4,988

 
$
561

 
$

 
$
5,549

Liabilities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Deferred compensation plan liability
$

 
$
(6,093
)
 
$

 
$
(6,093
)
Total liabilities  
$

 
$
(6,093
)
 
$

 
$
(6,093
)
 
 
(1)
The unrealized holding gain for the fiscal year ended November 2, 2014 was $0.2 million. This unrealized holding gain was primarily offset by changes in the deferred compensation plan liability.

The following table summarizes information regarding our financial assets that are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis as of November 2, 2014, segregated by level of the valuation inputs within the fair value hierarchy utilized to measure fair value (in thousands): 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Assets held for sale(1)  
$

 
$

 
$
2,280

 
$
2,280

Total assets  
$

 
$

 
$
2,280

 
$
2,280

 
(1)
Certain assets held for sale are valued at fair value and are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. Assets held for sale are reported at fair value, if, on an individual basis, the fair value of the asset is less than cost. The fair value of assets held for sale is estimated using level 3 inputs, such as broker quotes for like-kind assets or other market indications of a potential selling value which approximates fair value.

NOTE 15 — OPERATING SEGMENTS
 
Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise that engage in business activities and by which discrete financial information is available that is evaluated on a regular basis by the chief operating decision maker to make decisions about how to allocate resources to the segment and assess the performance of the segment. We have three operating segments: metal coil coating; metal components; and engineered building systems. All operating segments operate primarily in the nonresidential construction market. Sales and earnings are influenced by general economic conditions, the level of nonresidential construction activity, metal roof repair and retrofit demand and the availability and terms of financing available for construction. Products of our operating segments use similar basic raw materials. The metal coil coating segment consists of cleaning, treating, painting and slitting continuous steel coils before the steel is fabricated for use by construction and industrial users. The metal components segment products include metal roof and wall panels, doors, metal partitions, metal trim, insulated panels and other related accessories. Metl-Span is included in the metal components segment. The engineered building systems segment includes the manufacturing of main frames, Long Bay® Systems and value-added engineering and drafting, which are typically not part of metal components or metal coil coating products or services. The operating segments follow the same accounting policies used for our consolidated financial statements. We include the results of the CENTRIA Acquisition in the metal components segment.
 
We evaluate a segment’s performance based primarily upon operating income before corporate expenses. Intersegment sales are recorded based on standard material costs plus a standard markup to cover labor and overhead and consist of (i) hot-rolled,

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light gauge painted and slit material and other services provided by the metal coil coating segment to both the metal components and engineered building systems segments; (ii) building components provided by the metal components segment to the engineered building systems segment; and (iii) structural framing provided by the engineered building systems segment to the metal components segment.
 
Corporate assets consist primarily of cash but also include deferred financing costs, deferred taxes and property, plant and equipment associated with our headquarters in Houston, Texas. These items (and income and expenses related to these items) are not allocated to the operating segments. Corporate unallocated expenses include share-based compensation expenses, and executive, legal, finance, tax, treasury, human resources, information technology, purchasing, marketing and corporate travel expenses. Additional unallocated expenses include interest income, interest expense, strategic development and acquisition related costs and other (expense) income.

The following table represents sales, operating income and total assets attributable to these operating segments for the periods indicated (in thousands):
 
Fiscal Three Months Ended
 
Fiscal Nine Months Ended
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
 
August 2,
2015
 
August 3,
2014
Total sales:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Metal coil coating
$
62,383

 
$
68,324

 
$
167,991

 
$
176,898

Metal components
251,191

 
184,321

 
645,098

 
497,599

Engineered building systems
176,519

 
174,186

 
469,564

 
475,834

Intersegment sales
(69,304
)
 
(65,205
)
 
(178,791
)
 
(172,239
)
Total sales
$
420,789

 
$
361,626

 
$
1,103,862

 
$
978,092

External sales:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Metal coil coating
$
26,608

 
$
31,132

 
$
73,816

 
$
81,230

Metal components
221,958

 
162,180

 
574,667

 
437,259

Engineered building systems
172,223

 
168,314

 
455,379

 
459,603

Total sales
$
420,789

 
$
361,626

 
$
1,103,862

 
$
978,092

Operating income (loss):
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Metal coil coating
$
5,497

 
$
6,665

 
$
11,872

 
$
17,053

Metal components
17,025

 
10,437

 
32,302

 
19,107

Engineered building systems
14,363

 
11,454

 
25,937

 
13,129

Corporate
(17,507
)
 
(16,354
)
 
(49,779
)
 
(45,768
)
Total operating income
$
19,378

 
$
12,202

 
$
20,332

 
$
3,521

Unallocated other expense
(8,638
)
 
(3,276
)
 
(21,977
)
 
(9,321
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
$
10,740

 
$
8,926

 
$
(1,645
)
 
$
(5,800
)
 
 
August 2, 2015
 
November 2, 2014
Total assets:
 

 
 

Metal coil coating
$
87,432

 
$
84,519

Metal components
408,021

 
365,874

Engineered building systems
217,388

 
209,281

Corporate
332,354

 
99,009

Total assets
$
1,045,195

 
$
758,683

 
NOTE 16 — CONTINGENCIES
 
As a manufacturer of products primarily for use in nonresidential building construction, the Company is inherently exposed to various types of contingent claims, both asserted and unasserted, in the ordinary course of business. As a result, from time to time, the Company and/or its subsidiaries become involved in various legal proceedings or other contingent matters arising from claims, or potential claims. The Company insures against these risks to the extent deemed prudent by its management and to the extent insurance is available. Many of these insurance policies contain deductibles or self-insured retentions in amounts the

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Company deems prudent and for which the Company is responsible for payment. In determining the amount of self-insurance, it is the Company’s policy to self-insure those losses that are predictable, measurable and recurring in nature, such as claims for automobile liability and general liability. The Company regularly reviews the status of on-going proceedings and other contingent matters along with legal counsel. Liabilities for such items are recorded when it is probable that the liability has been incurred and when the amount of the liability can be reasonably estimated. Liabilities are adjusted when additional information becomes available. Management believes that the ultimate disposition of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows. However, such matters are subject to many uncertainties and outcomes are not predictable with assurance.
 


 

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NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
 
The following information should be read in conjunction with the unaudited consolidated financial statements included herein under “Item 1. Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements” and the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto and “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 2, 2014.
 
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
This Quarterly Report includes statements concerning our expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. In some cases, our forward-looking statements can be identified by the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “projection,” “should,” “will” or other similar words. We have based our forward-looking statements on our management’s beliefs and assumptions based on information available to our management at the time the statements are made. We caution you that assumptions, beliefs, expectations, intentions and projections about future events may and often do vary materially from actual results. Therefore, we cannot assure you that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information, including any earnings guidance, if applicable. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, these expectations and the related statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not limited to:
 
industry cyclicality and seasonality and adverse weather conditions;
challenging economic conditions affecting the nonresidential construction industry;
volatility in the U.S. economy and abroad, generally, and in the credit markets;
our ability to service or refinance our existing debt, including the Notes, and obtain future financing;
our ability to comply with the financial tests and covenants in our existing and future debt obligations;
operational limitations or restrictions in connection with our debt;
recognition of asset impairment charges;
commodity price increases and/or limited availability of raw materials, including steel;
our ability to make strategic acquisitions accretive to earnings;
our ability to integrate CENTRIA with the Company's business and to realize the anticipate benefits of such acquisition;
retention and replacement of key personnel;
enforcement and obsolescence of intellectual property rights;
fluctuations in customer demand;
costs related to environmental clean-ups and liabilities;
competitive activity and pricing pressure;
increases in energy prices;
the volatility of the Company’s stock price;
the dilutive effect on the Company’s common stockholders of potential future sales of the Company’s Common Stock held by our sponsor;
substantial governance and other rights held by our sponsor;
breaches of our information system security measures and damage to our major information management systems;
hazards that may cause personal injury or property damage, thereby subjecting us to liabilities and possible losses, which may not be covered by insurance;
changes in laws or regulations, including the Dodd–Frank Act;
our ability to integrate the acquisition of CENTRIA with the Company’s business and to realize the anticipated benefits of such acquisition;
costs and other effects of legal and administrative proceedings, settlements, investigations, claims and other matters; and
other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in Part II, Item 1A in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended February 1, 2015 and in Part I, Item 1A in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC.
 
A forward-looking statement may include a statement of the assumptions or bases underlying the forward-looking statement. We believe that we have chosen these assumptions or bases in good faith and that they are reasonable. However, we caution you

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that assumed facts or bases almost always vary from actual results, and the differences between assumed facts or bases and actual results can be material, depending on the circumstances. When considering forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in this report, including those described under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC. We expressly disclaim any obligations to release publicly any updates or revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect any changes in our expectations unless the securities laws require us to do so.
 
OVERVIEW
 
NCI Building Systems, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, unless the context requires otherwise, the “Company,” “NCI,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers and marketers of metal products for the nonresidential construction industry. We provide metal coil coating services and design, engineer, manufacture and market metal components and engineered building systems primarily for nonresidential construction use. We manufacture and distribute extensive lines of metal products for the nonresidential construction market under multiple brand names through a nationwide network of plants and distribution centers. We sell our products for both new construction and repair and retrofit applications.
 
Metal components offer builders, designers, architects and end-users several advantages, including lower long-term costs, longer life, attractive aesthetics and design flexibility. Similarly, engineered building systems offer a number of advantages over traditional construction alternatives, including shorter construction time, more efficient use of materials, lower construction costs, greater ease of expansion and lower maintenance costs.
 
We use a 52/53 week year with our fiscal year end on the Sunday closest to October 31. In fiscal 2015, our year end will be November 1, 2015 which is the Sunday closest to October 31.
 
We assess performance across our operating segments by analyzing and evaluating, among other indicators, gross profit, operating income and whether or not each segment has achieved its projected sales goals. In assessing our overall financial performance, we regard return on adjusted operating assets, as well as growth in earnings, as key indicators of shareholder value.
 
Third Fiscal Quarter 
 
Our third quarter results marked the fifth consecutive quarter of meaningful year-over-year improvement in gross margin and Adjusted EBITDA. Our earnings growth in the quarter is driven equally by increases in our legacy businesses as well as incremental contribution from our CENTRIA acquisition. Our focus on growing and integrating insulated panel products into our building and components businesses as well as improvements we have been making in our production and cost efficiency are resulting in increasing gross margins.

Consolidated revenues increased by approximately 16% from the same period last year. The year-over-year improvement was driven by underlying volume growth in both our legacy engineered building systems and metal components segments, combined with the incremental contribution from CENTRIA, which added approximately $59.3 million to total sales. Our metal components and engineered building systems segments are achieving underlying growth despite headwinds from unusually high precipitation from March through early June, which had a larger negative impact than initially anticipated. These disruptions had a cascading impact on construction schedules and the ability of our customers to accept job site deliveries. In addition, our underlying volume of activity has been offset by the pass through of declining steel prices and due to the $4.5 million decline in third-party revenue in our coatings business.

For market context, low rise new construction starts measured in square feet as reported by Dodge Data & Analytics are down 8% calendar year to date. Even though these measures tend to be revised upward in succeeding periods, we believe the underlying growth we are achieving is outpacing market activity.

All said, we delivered adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted earnings per share in the 2015 third quarter that has exceeded prior year’s results by a meaningful amount. With the near term top-line headwinds described earlier, the key driver continues to be margin improvement, not top line growth, as we continue to realize the positive results of our focus on improving our product mix, supply chain management and streamlining our operational efficiency. Gross margin in the third quarter increased by 190 basis points to 23.9% of sales from the same period last year. This is the 5th consecutive quarter demonstrating meaningful year over year improvement in gross margins. We have also kept our engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses relatively flat considering the inclusion of CENTRIA, despite organizational additions and incentive compensation increases.

 


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Industry Conditions
 
Our sales and earnings are subject to both seasonal and cyclical trends and are influenced by general economic conditions, interest rates, the price of steel relative to other building materials, the level of nonresidential construction activity, roof repair and retrofit demand and the availability and cost of financing for construction projects. Our sales are normally lower in the first half of each fiscal year compared to the second half because of unfavorable weather conditions for construction and typical business planning cycles affecting construction.
 
The nonresidential construction industry is highly sensitive to national and regional macroeconomic conditions. One of the primary challenges we face is that the United States economy is recovering from a recession and historically low nonresidential construction activity, which began in the third quarter of 2008 and reduced demand for our products and adversely affected our business. In addition, the tightening of credit in financial markets over the same period adversely affected the ability of our customers to obtain financing for construction projects. As a result, we experienced decreases in orders and cancellations of orders for our products. While economic growth has remained relatively flat, nonresidential construction starts continue to be below previous cyclical troughs. The graph below shows the annual nonresidential new construction starts, measured in square feet, since 1967 as compiled and reported by McGraw-Hill: 

 
 
When assessing the state of the metal construction market, we review information from various industry associations, third-party research, and various government reports such as industrial production and capacity utilization. One such industry association is the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (“MBMA”), which provides summary member sales information and promotes the design and construction of metal buildings and metal roofing systems. Another is McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group (“McGraw Hill Construction”), which we review for information regarding actual and forecasted growth in various construction related industries, including the overall nonresidential construction market. McGraw-Hill Construction’s nonresidential construction forecast for calendar 2015, published in July 2015, indicates an expected increase of 5% in square footage as compared to the prior calendar year. This represented a revision of the 2015 forecast published in April 2015, which indicated an expected increase of 10% in square footage as compared to the prior calendar year. Additionally, we review the American Institute of Architects’ (“AIA”) survey for inquiry and billing activity for the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. AIA’s architectural billing index (“ABI”) is a closely watched metric, as billings growth for architecture services generally leads to construction spending growth in the following 9 to 12 months. An ABI reading above 50 indicates an increase in month-to-month seasonally adjusted billings and a reading below 50 indicates a decrease in month-to-month seasonally adjusted billings. AIA’s ABI published for July 2015 was above 50 at 54.7 and the mixed use component of the index was at 56.8 for July 2015. The mixed use component of the index represents an improvement from April 2015, when the index was 52.0.
 
We normally do not maintain an inventory of steel in excess of our current production requirements. However, from time to time, we may purchase steel in advance of announced steel price increases. We can give no assurance that steel will be readily available or that prices will not continue to be volatile. While most of our sales contracts have escalation clauses that allow us, under certain circumstances, to pass along all or a portion of increases in the price of steel after the date of the contract but prior to delivery, for competitive or other reasons we may not be able to pass such price increases along. If the available supply of steel

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declines, we could experience price increases that we are not able to pass on to the end users, a deterioration of service from our suppliers or interruptions or delays that may cause us not to meet delivery schedules to our customers. Any of these problems could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition. For additional discussion please see “Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk — Steel Prices.”
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise that engage in business activities and by which discrete financial information is available that is evaluated on a regular basis by the chief operating decision maker to make decisions about how to allocate resources to the segment and assess the performance of the segment. We have three operating segments: (i) metal coil coating; (ii) metal components; and (iii) engineered building systems. All operating segments operate primarily in the nonresidential construction market. Sales and earnings are influenced by general economic conditions, the level of nonresidential construction activity, metal roof repair and retrofit demand and the availability and terms of financing available for construction. Our operating segments are vertically integrated and benefit from similar basic raw materials. The metal coil coating segment consists of cleaning, treating, painting and slitting continuous steel coils before the steel is fabricated for use by construction and industrial users. The metal components segment products include metal roof and wall panels, doors, metal partitions, metal trim, insulated panels and other related accessories. Metl-Span is included in the metal components segment. The engineered building systems segment includes the manufacturing of main frames, Long-Bay® Systems and value-added engineering and drafting, which are typically not part of metal components or metal coil coating products or services. The manufacturing and distribution activities of our segments are effectively coupled through the use of our nationwide hub-and-spoke manufacturing and distribution system, which supports and enhances our vertical integration. The operating segments follow the same accounting policies used for our consolidated financial statements. We include the results of the CENTRIA Acquisition in the metal components segment.

We evaluate a segment’s performance based primarily upon operating income before corporate expenses. Intersegment sales are recorded based on standard material costs plus a standard markup to cover labor and overhead and consist of: (i) hot-rolled, light gauge painted, and slit material and other services provided by the metal coil coating segment to both the metal components and engineered building systems segments; (ii) building components provided by the metal components segment to the engineered building systems segment; and (iii) structural framing provided by the engineered building systems segment to the metal components segment.
 
Corporate assets consist primarily of cash but also include deferred financing costs, deferred taxes and property, plant and equipment associated with our headquarters in Houston, Texas. These items (and income and expenses related to these items) are not allocated to the operating segments. Corporate unallocated expenses include share-based compensation expenses, and executive, legal, finance, tax, treasury, human resources, information technology, purchasing, marketing and corporate travel expenses. Additional unallocated expenses include interest income, interest expense, strategic development and acquisition related costs and other (expense) income. See Note 15 — Operating Segments to the consolidated financial statements for more information on our segments.
 

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The following table represents sales and operating income attributable to these operating segments for the periods indicated (in thousands): 
 
Fiscal Three Months Ended
 
Fiscal Nine Months Ended
 
August 2, 2015
 
August 3, 2014
 
August 2, 2015
 
August 3, 2014
Total sales:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Metal coil coating
$
62,383

 
$
68,324

 
$
167,991

 
$
176,898

Metal components
251,191

 
184,321

 
645,098

 
497,599

Engineered building systems
176,519

 
174,186

 
469,564

 
475,834

Intersegment sales
(69,304
)
 
(65,205
)
 
(178,791
)
 
(172,239
)
Total sales
$
420,789

 
$
361,626

 
$
1,103,862

 
$
978,092

External sales:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Metal coil coating
$
26,608

 
$
31,132

 
$
73,816

 
$
81,230

Metal components
221,958

 
162,180

 
574,667

 
437,259

Engineered building systems
172,223

 
168,314

 
455,379

 
459,603

Total sales
$
420,789

 
$
361,626

 
$
1,103,862

 
$
978,092

Operating income (loss):
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Metal coil coating
$
5,497

 
$
6,665

 
$
11,872

 
$
17,053

Metal components
17,025

 
10,437

 
32,302

 
19,107

Engineered building systems
14,363

 
11,454

 
25,937

 
13,129

Corporate
(17,507
)
 
(16,354
)
 
(49,779
)
 
(45,768
)
Total operating income
$
19,378

 
$
12,202

 
$
20,332

 
$
3,521

Unallocated other expense
(8,638
)
 
(3,276
)
 
(21,977
)
 
(9,321
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
$
10,740

 
$
8,926

 
$
(1,645
)
 
$
(5,800
)
 
FISCAL THREE MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 2, 2015 COMPARED TO FISCAL THREE MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 3, 2014
 
Consolidated sales increased by 16.4%, or $59.2 million for the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to the three months ended August 3, 2014. These results were driven by the inclusion of CENTRIA, which contributed $59.3 million of external sales during the three months ended August 2, 2015. This increase also resulted from higher tonnage volumes in both our engineered building systems and our metal components segments partially offset by lower tonnage volumes in our metal coil coating segment during the current period. In general, this increase was partially offset by the continued decline in steel prices experienced during fiscal 2015 which has had an unfavorable impact on our consolidated sales.
 
Consolidated cost of sales increased by 13.1%, or $37.0 million for the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to the three months ended August 3, 2014. This increase resulted from the inclusion of CENTRIA which contributed $45.9 million of cost of sales during the three months ended August 2, 2015. This increase was partially offset by lower underlying material costs driven in part by the continued decrease in steel prices experienced during fiscal 2015.

Fair value adjustment of acquired inventory for the three months ended August 2, 2015 was $1.0 million. There was no corresponding amount recorded for the three months ended August 3, 2014.

Gross margin was 23.9% for the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to 22.0% for the same period in the prior year. The increase in gross margin was the result of continued commercial discipline in the engineered building systems segment, higher margin product mix within our metal components segment, and the inclusion of CENTRIA.
 
Metal coil coating sales decreased by 8.7%, or $5.9 million, to $62.4 million in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $68.3 million in the same period in the prior year. Sales to third parties for the three months ended August 2, 2015 decreased $4.5 million to $26.6 million from $31.1 million in the same period in the prior year, primarily as a result of a decrease in external tons shipped. Metal coil coating third-party sales accounted for 6.3% of total consolidated third-party sales in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to 8.6% in the three months ended August 3, 2014.
 

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Operating income of the metal coil coating segment decreased to $5.5 million in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $6.7 million in the same period in the prior year. The $1.2 million decrease was primarily due to the lower sales to third parties as noted above.
 
Metal components sales increased 36.3%, or $66.9 million, to $251.2 million in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $184.3 million in the same period in the prior year. The results were driven in part by the inclusion of CENTRIA, which contributed $59.3 million of external sales during the three months ended August 2, 2015. This increase was also due to higher volume of single skin products shipped and higher margin product mix, primarily in our insulated metal panel products. Sales to third parties for the three months ended August 2, 2015 increased $59.8 million to $222.0 million from $162.2 million in the same period in the prior year. Metal components third-party sales accounted for 52.7% of total consolidated third-party sales in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to 44.8% in the three months ended August 3, 2014.
 
Operating income of the metal components segment increased to $17.0 million in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $10.4 million in the same period in the prior year. The $6.6 million increase was driven by the increased sales discussed above, as well as improved product mix.
 
Engineered building systems sales increased 1.3%, or $2.3 million, to $176.5 million in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $174.2 million in the same period in the prior year. This increase was primarily driven by higher external tonnage volume. Sales to third parties for the three months ended August 2, 2015 increased $3.9 million to $172.2 million from $168.3 million in the same period in the prior year. The remaining $1.6 million represents a decrease in intersegment sales. Engineered building systems third-party sales accounted for 40.9% of total consolidated third-party sales in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to 46.5% in the three months ended August 3, 2014.
 
Operating income of the engineered building systems segment increased to $14.4 million in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $11.5 million in the same period in the prior year. This $2.9 million increase resulted from higher tonnage volumes noted above as well as improved product mix.
 
Consolidated engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses, consisting of engineering, drafting, selling and administrative costs, increased to $74.5 million in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $64.9 million in the same period in the prior year. As a percentage of sales, engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses were 17.7% for the three months ended August 2, 2015, as compared to 17.9% for the three months ended August 3, 2014. The $9.7 million increase was primarily due to the inclusion of CENTRIA, which contributed $13.2 million during the three months ended August 2, 2015. Engineering, selling, general and administrative costs excluding the impact of CENTRIA decreased $3.6 million during the three months ended August 2, 2015 compared to the same period in the prior year.
 
Consolidated intangible amortization increased to $5.3 million in the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $1.0 million in the same period in the prior year. This increase is directly related to the valuation of intangible assets related to the CENTRIA Acquisition on January 16, 2015. Intangible amortization amounts for the three months ended August 3, 2014 related to prior acquisitions, including Metl-Span. 

Consolidated strategic development and acquisition related costs for the three months ended August 2, 2015 were $0.7 million compared to $1.5 million for the three months ended August 3, 2014. These non-operational costs are related to acquisition-related activities that support our future growth targets and performance goals and generally include external legal, financial and due diligence costs incurred to pursue specific acquisition targets.
 
Consolidated restructuring charges for the three months ended August 2, 2015 were $0.8 million. These severance related costs primarily relate to actions taken during the second quarter of 2015 in an effort to streamline our management and manufacturing structure to better serve our customers. There was no corresponding amount recorded for the three months ended August 3, 2014.
 
Consolidated interest expense increased to $8.1 million for the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $3.2 million for the same period of the prior year. On January 16, 2015, we issued $250.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 8.25% senior notes due 2023 to fund the CENTRIA Acquisition, which increased our consolidated interest expense.
 
Consolidated foreign exchange loss, increased to a $0.6 million loss for the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to a $0.4 million loss for the same period of the prior year, primarily due to foreign currency losses in both Mexico and Canada related to fluctuations in the Mexican Peso and Canadian Dollar, relative to the U.S. Dollar exchange rate in the current period.
 

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Consolidated provision from income taxes was $3.5 million for the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $2.8 million for the same period in the prior year. The effective tax rate for the three months ended August 2, 2015 was 32.8%, compared to 31.8% for the same period in the prior year.
 
Diluted income per common share increased to $0.10 per diluted common share for the three months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $0.08 per diluted common share for the same period in the prior year. The increase in diluted income per common share was primarily due to the $1.1 million increase in net income resulting from the factors described above in this section.
 
FISCAL NINE MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 2, 2015 COMPARED TO FISCAL NINE MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 3, 2014
 
Consolidated sales increased by 12.9%, or $125.8 million for the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to the nine months ended August 3, 2014. These results were driven by the inclusion of CENTRIA, which contributed $121.1 million of external sales since January 16, 2015 when CENTRIA was acquired. This increase also resulted from higher tonnage volumes in our metal components segments, specifically for our single-skin products. In general, this increase was partially offset by the continued decline in steel prices experienced during fiscal 2015, which has had an unfavorable impact on our consolidated sales.
 
Consolidated cost of sales increased by 9.2%, or $71.8 million for the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to the nine months ended August 3, 2014. This increase resulted from the inclusion of CENTRIA which contributed $97.6 million of cost of sales since January 16, 2015 when CENTRIA was acquired. This increase was partially offset by lower underlying material costs driven in part by the continued decrease in steel prices experienced during fiscal 2015.

Fair value adjustment of acquired inventory for the nine months ended August 2, 2015 was $2.4 million. There was no corresponding amount recorded for the three months ended nine months ended August 3, 2014.
 
Consolidated gain on insurance recovery for the nine months ended August 3, 2014 was $1.3 million. On August 6, 2013, our metal coil coating segment facility in Jackson, Mississippi experienced a fire caused by an exhaust fan failure that damaged the roof and walls of two curing ovens. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the ovens were repaired. We received insurance proceeds of approximately $1.3 million during the nine months ended August 3, 2014 from claims submitted. These insurance proceeds have been classified as a “gain on insurance recovery” in the consolidated statement of operations. There was no corresponding amount recorded for the nine months ended August 2, 2015.
 
Gross margin, including the gain on insurance recovery, was 22.5% for the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to 20.3% for the same period in the prior year. The increase in gross margin was the result of continued commercial discipline in both the metal components and engineered building systems segments and higher margin product mix as well as the inclusion of CENTRIA.
 
Metal coil coating sales decreased by 5.0%, or $8.9 million, to $168.0 million in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $176.9 million in the same period in the prior year. Sales to third parties for the nine months ended August 2, 2015 decreased $7.4 million to $73.8 million from $81.2 million in the same period in the prior year, primarily as a result of a decrease in external tons shipped. The remaining $1.5 million represents a decrease in intersegment sales for the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to the same period in the prior year. Metal coil coating third-party sales accounted for 6.7% of total consolidated third-party sales in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to 8.3% in the nine months ended August 3, 2014.
 
Operating income of the metal coil coating segment decreased to $11.9 million in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $17.1 million in the same period in the prior year. The prior year included insurance proceeds of approximately $1.3 million as noted above. The remaining decrease was primarily due to the lower sales to third parties as noted above.
 
Metal components sales increased 29.6%, or $147.5 million, to $645.1 million in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $497.6 million in the same period in the prior year. The results were driven in part by the inclusion of CENTRIA, which contributed $121.1 million of external sales since January 16, 2015 when CENTRIA was acquired. This increase was also due to higher volume of single skin products shipped and higher margin product mix, primarily in our insulated metal panel products. Sales to third parties for the nine months ended August 2, 2015 increased $137.4 million to $574.7 million from $437.3 million in the same period in the prior year. The remaining $10.1 million represents an increase in intersegment sales. Metal components third-party sales accounted for 52.1% of total consolidated third-party sales in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to 44.7% in the nine months ended August 3, 2014.
 

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Operating income of the metal components segment increased to $32.3 million in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $19.1 million in the same period in the prior year. The $13.2 million increase was driven by the increased sales discussed above, as well as improved product mix.
 
Engineered building systems sales decreased 1.3%, or $6.3 million, to $469.6 million in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $475.8 million in the same period in the prior year. This decrease resulted from a decrease in external tons shipped, partially offset by improved product mix. Sales to third parties for the nine months ended August 2, 2015 decreased $4.2 million to $455.4 million from $459.6 million in the same period in the prior year. The remaining $2.0 million represents a decrease in intersegment sales. Engineered building systems third-party sales accounted for 41.3% of total consolidated third-party sales in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to 47.0% in the nine months ended August 3, 2014.
 
Operating income of the engineered building systems segment increased to $25.9 million in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $13.1 million in the same period in the prior year. This $12.8 million increase resulted from improved product mix noted above, lower material costs and lower transportation costs, partially offset by lower volumes in the nine months ended August 2, 2015.
 
Consolidated engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses, consisting of engineering, drafting, selling and administrative costs, increased to $210.4 million in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $190.3 million in the same period in the prior year. As a percentage of sales, engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses were 19.1% for the nine months ended August 2, 2015, as compared to 19.5% for the nine months ended August 3, 2014. The $20.1 million increase in engineering, selling and administrative expenses was primarily due to the inclusion of CENTRIA, which contributed $27.2 million of engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses since January 16, 2015 when CENTRIA was acquired. Engineering, selling, general and administrative costs excluding the impact of CENTRIA decreased $7.1 million during the nine months ended August 2, 2015 compared to the same period in the prior year.
 
Consolidated intangible amortization increased to $11.2 million in the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $3.0 million in the same period in the prior year. This increase is directly related to the valuation of intangible assets related to the CENTRIA Acquisition on January 16, 2015. Intangible amortization amounts for the nine months ended August 3, 2014 related to prior acquisitions, including Metl-Span.
 
Consolidated strategic development and acquisition related costs for the nine months ended August 2, 2015 were $3.1 million compared to $1.5 million for the nine months ended August 3, 2014. These non-operational costs are related to acquisition-related activities that support our future growth targets and performance goals and generally include external legal, financial, and due diligence costs incurred to pursue specific acquisition targets.
 
Consolidated restructuring charges for the nine months ended August 2, 2015 were $3.7 million. In January 2015, we announced plans to consolidate our three Tennessee manufacturing facilities in our engineered building systems segment, closing the Caryville operation. Our Lexington and Elizabethton facilities, both located approximately 125 miles from Caryville, will continue to serve our family of brands within the segment. We believe the leaner footprint will maximize efficiencies and improve supply chain management while increasing the concentration of product and service capabilities at the existing facilities. We have incurred severance and facility costs at the Caryville facility of approximately $1.6 million during the nine months ended August 2, 2015. We completed the closing of the Caryville facility during March 2015. In addition, we incurred general severance costs of approximately $2.1 million, primarily in an effort to streamline our management and manufacturing structure to better serve our customers. There was no corresponding amount recorded for the nine months ended August 3, 2014. 

Consolidated interest expense increased to $20.4 million for the nine months ended August 2, 2015, compared to $9.4 million for the same period of the prior year. On January 16, 2015, we issued $250.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 8.25% senior notes due 2023 to fund the CENTRIA Acquisition, which increased our consolidated interest expense.
 
Consolidated foreign