Masco seeks buyers for its cabinetry and windows divisions

LIVONIA, Mich. – The parent of Kraftmaid, Merillat, Masco Cabinetry, and Cardell Cabinetry, Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), says it will “explore strategic alternatives” for its cabinetry and window businesses.
 
The businesses on the block totaled $1.7 billion in revenue last year, and include Milgard Windows and Doors. For 2018, Masco reported net sales of its Cabinetry Products segment of $950 million, and operating profit of $86 million
 
“Over the past five years, we have been executing our strategy to drive the full potential of our core businesses, leverage opportunities across our organization, and actively manage our portfolio to drive shareholder value,” said Keith Allman, Masco’s President and CEO.
 

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Tariffs and import rules impacting U.S. cabinetry, says analysts

Countervailing duties on plywood and softwood, tariffs on steel and aluminum are “having a profound impact on U.S. cabinetry manufacturers,” says John Sherwin of Freedonia Group.


“Our cabinetry and window businesses are leaders in their respective markets and are well positioned to continue their growth. However, we believe we can potentially drive greater shareholder value by exploring strategic alternatives for these businesses. We expect to complete this review by the end of June.”

For 2018, Masco’s Cabinetry Products and Windows and Other Specialty Products segments on a combined basis reported $1.7 billion in net sales, $120 million in operating profit, representing 20 percent of Masco’s consolidated net sales.
 
Masco Cabinetry, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, manufactures and sells semi-custom, stock and value-priced assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office and home entertainment applications in a broad range of styles and price points to address consumer preferences. Masco Cabinetry’s Kraftmaid and Cardell products are sold primarily to dealers and home center retailers, and its Merillat and Quality Cabinets products are sold primarily to dealers and homebuilders for both home improvement and new home construction.
 
Masco’s two window businesses are Milgard Windows and Doors, headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, and UK Window Group, headquartered in Wales in the United Kingdom. Milgard manufactures and sells vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum windows and patio doors under the MILGARD brand name for home improvement and new home construction, principally in the western United States.
 
The UK Window Group manufactures and sells vinyl windows, composite doors, related products and components under several brand names, including Duraflex and Griffin. For 2018, Masco reported net sales of its Windows and Other Specialty Products segment of $755 million, operating profit of $34 million.
 
Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Its portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr paint; Delta and Hansgrohe faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid and Merillat cabinets; Milgard windows and doors; Kichler decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring spas. www.masco.com.


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LIVONIA, Mich. – The parent of Kraftmaid, Merillat, Masco Cabinetry, and Cardell Cabinetry, Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), says it will “explore strategic alternatives” for its cabinetry and window businesses.   The businesses on the block totaled $1.7 billion in revenue last year, and include Milgard Windows and Doors. For 2018, Masco reported net sales of its Cabinetry Products segment of $950 million, and operating profit of $86 million   “Over the past five years, we have been executing our strategy to drive the full potential of our core businesses, leverage opportunities across our organization, and actively manage our portfolio to drive shareholder value,” said Keith Allman, Masco’s President and CEO.   NEWS Tariffs and import rules impacting U.S. cabinetry, says analysts Countervailing duties on plywood and softwood, tariffs on steel and aluminum are “having a profound impact on U.S. cabinetry manufacturers,” says John Sherwin of Freedonia Group. “Our cabinetry and window businesses are leaders in their respective markets and are well positioned to continue their growth. However, we believe we can potentially drive greater shareholder value by exploring strategic alternatives for these businesses. We expect to complete this review by the end of June.” For 2018, Masco’s Cabinetry Products and Windows and Other Specialty Products segments on a combined basis reported $1.7 billion in net sales, $120 million in operating profit, representing 20 percent of Masco’s consolidated net sales.   Masco Cabinetry, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, manufactures and sells semi-custom, stock and value-priced assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office and home entertainment applications in a broad range of styles and price points to address consumer preferences. Masco Cabinetry’s Kraftmaid and Cardell products are sold primarily to dealers and home center retailers, and its Merillat and Quality Cabinets products are sold primarily to dealers and homebuilders for both home improvement and new home construction.   Masco’s two window businesses are Milgard Windows and Doors, headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, and UK Window Group, headquartered in Wales in the United Kingdom. Milgard manufactures and sells vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum windows and patio doors under the MILGARD brand name for home improvement and new home construction, principally in the western United States.   The UK Window Group manufactures and sells vinyl windows, composite doors, related products and components under several brand names, including Duraflex and Griffin. For 2018, Masco reported net sales of its Windows and Other Specialty Products segment of $755 million, operating profit of $34 million.   Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Its portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr paint; Delta and Hansgrohe faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid and Merillat cabinets; Milgard windows and doors; Kichler decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring spas. www.masco.com.