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Summit Materials (SUM)

Participants
Karli Anderson Head of IR
Anne Noonan CEO
Brian Harris CFO
Stanley Elliott Stifel
Phil Ng Jefferies
Kathryn Thompson Thompson Research
Noah Merkousko Stephens
Garik Shmois Loop Capital
Joe Nolan Longbow Research
Anthony Pettinari Citi
Mike Dahl RBC Capital Markets
Jerry Revich Goldman Sachs
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Summit Materials First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers presentation there will be question and answer session. [Operator Instructions] I'll now turn the conference over to Karli Anderson. Please go ahead.

Karli Anderson

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Anne Noonan

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Brian Harris

to due revenue in a $XXX.X we've markets. to in On million and year net quarter higher million the you, compared aggregates, our XXXX to Thank concrete, revenue most XXXX. Summit's QX ago first and the XXXX revenue demand ready-mix in asphalt Slide bridge XX.X% $XX.X relative $XXX.X provided XXXX comparing paving on cement, strong Anne. to QX or XX, to net of increased million of quarter first

organic on the segment volumes, aggregate incremental revenue an particularly and West and Our Texas. higher million way, Utah in $XX.X net contributing led ready-mix

We Texas, acquisitions and last $XX.X with of in from of million third year. Columbia revenue an incremental quarter in also British that closed in benefited associated the operations

up million of net segment a parts Virginia, East in we volumes Our Kansas higher revenue Kentucky $X.X as was relative to ago. had and year

earlier Our Cement in of particularly barge was up traffic. southern the QX net on the stronger quarter markets prior revenue river $X.X and in year North for demand, segment million relative the to opening the band

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costs. businesses, points volume positive XX-month Texas. basis business first strong to as for by points expanded XXXX XXXX, lower our products basis basis experienced unseasonably from reflecting QX trailing X.X% in the points, we points Margins Our QX by services Utah to growth QX reflecting in volumes trailing in XX.X% resulted level sustained significantly activity. and months our basis in for of particularly in for the Texas margins an and The improved pricing months of XX the XXX expanded and in XXX for moving XX XXX margins margin and quarter expanded as downstream significantly, strength our plant negative markets. XXX underlying higher trailing Cement X.X% unit

transaction changes Slide we in to for to administrative fixed were overhead expenses costs. in in quarter and than in XXXX. earlier or gross proportion revenue. XX% and America experienced following Transaction will costs divest transparency our river assets. our Recycling increase continue the XX-month production continues operating been downstream costs, Beginning growth northern these to in into movement greenfield ramp guidance facility Previously, foster to in weeks will materials we reported pursue production brand are and trailing reopened slight Green adjusted allowed And We our we like to inventory. shipping reporting believe we which North have greater overhead as G&A. and included expect loss changes some an of comparability general measure And explosion our April to Our fixed as our cash strategy, highlight occurred income G&A from X performance. earlier products our production previously expenses. an of traffic in moved XX% up as customers reporting expenses engage peers our to to our underperforming for in profit, production that of which reporting be overhead which of a I'd comprised the to EBITDA of XXXX. year and related On structure normal, organic from resulted M&A markets, contribution full first increasing the Materials modifications XX, fixed XXXX, for cost we

purposes of now DD&A million we $XX interest for $XX million We XXXX, to $XX estimate be to a million of be million. modeling $XX that expense in will million. to range be million $XX G&A a that $XX should should in quarterly range estimate For and

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Anne Noonan

Slide Thanks, from provided year the call. on for earnings 'XX, unchanged we last provided is our this guidance our Brian. On we've which outlook

to the year forecast progresses. expect We as this revisit

at to of million, For its $XXX $XXX to generate of which million XXXX. X% midpoint XXXX, growth over we EBITDA assumes expect adjusted

$XX to to to million $XX CapEx, $XXX greenfield. spend which million expect be million related to will We $XXX million on of

aggregates increases low price We of in increases volume cement continue to single-digit low those for and expect and business. to mid-single-digit lines

and volume We to be expect flat. asphalt relatively pricing

was year QX While quarter it's our midpoint just adjusted our of excellent, important first to full acknowledge EBITDA X% our that performance outlook. of represents the

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Operator

from [Operator Instructions] Stifel. Our Stanley comes first with question Elliott

Stanley Elliott

the I business. margins, glass they Could below more market key that corporate downstream were Curious on what penetration it isolated, listen. strategy. and color hang-up And you has on would a part give if us of they Elevate a believe, if running I'll these in the somewhat focus was little common, have the average in divestitures, I were know aggregates been

Anne Noonan

Thanks for your question.

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the the proceeds gain. In business, million strategically either core million in and get on better. wasn't this it $XX much it was to sell So case, $XX.X

we a to medium-term a And we a both where near-term investment. where relationship one and get and have we agreement what ROIC with, end looked divested supply things over candidly, didn't as win-win net ag said common number the margins we one path It we for was haven't at that double The about I were better to it was quarter. other part or asset-light a we're to the five. we where talked could approach, develop of downstream, have really the parties. see without it had but number business the in was about four our of XX% talked It customer after digit significant long-term

asset-light would it So fit sweet that in said right use approach. really we we an spot of where

Operator

Phil question from next comes And with Ng Jefferies. your

Phil Ng

year. a start the to on Congratulations great quarter a impressive really and

organic get activity? implies on as seems guidance shaping lag unchanged you the of things on on Your given which deferred money work the called volume how the call Missouri any pretty for to some color are up out perhaps color for any letting so curious out But on that conservative, far. well? volume declines stimulus aggregates, just And and on bidding anything

Anne Noonan

Okay.

couple a of Just things.

midpoint, of color on backlog that. low bidding a the And we we're fact did price year to little and a volume. a Panhandle, such seeing for guidance, in assumption in comments clear talk some aggregates little asphalt continues -- expect keep the a we're activity. that Texas We cement strong we our is Permian. our did for on had bit of a because be volume very, and we seeing about single-digit the for low but on mid-single-digit So flat decrease assumption just on a bigger very and price to the prepared in in strong very in us

So overall, for is Texas strong us. just very

look As Lake Missouri, across strong strong now the projects very And then next continues $XXX all back this year, year. put was million more of markets, stimulus has stimulus. Kansas, perspective, be million. million has to and that billion deferred million of Salt been we $X.X in $XXX our funding into public budget, $X.X $XXX from city

we're spending at be that that widespread today seen. where the volumes. it's through money, see some And to volumes think point time. that cautiously for not seeing look board. at the levels time stimulus I the say going seeing as take would we grow. we've not sit this really we course, that's public we're on about our when But growth in across So I optimistic saying to actually at but work we We're normal

Operator

with Our Thompson next Thompson question comes Kathryn from Research.

Kathryn Thompson

as such the as the with allocation U.S. challenges that, over clarify a next tight And does what look Texas months? you're supply earnings? quarterly certain for on a markets you how of really along supply This facing any now. impacted like seeing first, broader question. if chain and Texas are the could How that standpoint? are supply fees parts speaking, cement, Broadly surround several chain And you with you planning with from

Anne Noonan

weeks, Texas because impact indeed us, Thanks we for two strong it job a another ended The impact business but was in Kathryn. strong freeze, and up for about team and had with quarter, up the that's earnings. a back really delivering year-round did catching phenomenal

in on in definitely seen chain very dynamics our we've markets, shows our supply From So I QX. perspective, chain it And this that any that robustness significant demand particularly have point we supply just business. not in cement are we the supply allocation. of seen a of at on key will say few time. tightened, impacts a have

with very have our We suppliers. relationships strong

So we great watching a able cement doing in play And very to manage But But -- strong so that. nationally certain is definitely downstream job far, and teams the through are presidents but it, we we working able to overall is -- our we're regional closely. the in markets. tight. doing why it our -- this are in markets,

the supply is able price with are it customers along, cement pass and working very to and to our focused price chain. We through execution team that on our drive

Operator

from with comes Trey question Grooms Stephens. Next

Noah Merkousko

This is for Merkousko Noah Trey. actually on

think reach end in I I goal? when wanted the to your can ask, margin X give the high any you margin So was you on think you update the quarter timing for it's EBITDA Can XX%. Horizon really impressive. us of

Anne Noonan

when lot bit. you specific We overlap to will of these it timing three progress, horizons, me really haven't given good horizons at minute, for we're depend how step and the point little that in a very will I get a let look A this back really time. we will schedule. on our at making say

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continued we've I very shareholders sacrificing and towards price So us generation will fast. also, we're say, The as bring but so, value focus we're margins quarter. great heavily in team shown moving, is a for not this doing our would on job, improving doing obviously,

Operator

from with Capital. Next Loop Shmois question Garik comes

Garik Shmois

tight supply the Cement. discussed situation, You

second peers then aggregates in curious if of potential later same from heard year? price aggregates, provide this pricing increase on several And as could price any any we've your regarding additional the thoughts you Just in to thoughts well? midyear targeted increases,

Anne Noonan

me, So Cement, of all, Garik. let first address

price So increase know, here QX, we that's coming April. just as you and in in play into announced a

river they how and in on the actually QX. execution robust see our So are price along the as we'll QX, proceeds be able that were to volumes not in as goes. Clearly, as quarter here report

is rule it's supply competitive also, I before, the not But out important cement. watching. the in about would price dynamics. very tightness our we've to demand of many in So segments we're understand talked something another times we increase as market,

value on very focused is Our pricing. team

make down course, Of working customers the drive can chain. our supply with to sure it they that

volume our From would that our reported quarter, to first aggregates remarks, quarter we most said had as continue our our in as are we'll in comes double-digit little growth numbers, price mix. Most It's year-over-year at of first go. look and prepared coming report just of in say by out So we price we increases down our Because impacted in low perspective, margins bring some as an our were frankly, by a and in such base aggregates had in And -- I most again. by, X% our basis the we that increases. price markets. regions, X% to in overall Texas, is we XX.X%, that pricing, points. obviously, expanding aggregate material adjusted volume did gross to were quarter, XXX the we but profit see very sold we Kansas thing in encouraged increase North of April. it's cash a

to though, look increases that year and and will proceed. and Right continue, dynamics of price intentional we're mid-single-digit market but progresses. competitive we'll will We low conditions price, we guidance very report our to as on be as monitor closely we sticking the with strategic to now, at

Operator

with Your Longbow next comes MacGregor question from Research. David

Joe Nolan

buckets for wanted is inflation, some on Congrats when Nolan any can the just you're And provide there year. about peak? I of how And David. you just Joe might This remaining just different there? for a the great on think quarter. those about of you ask just cost the to detail thinking

Brian Harris

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Operator

question Next Pettinari from with Anthony comes Citi.

Anthony Pettinari

Last quarter, to I potential factor. wind as a pointed swing think of nonrepeat the you farm work

broadly. that full you're if to in ultimately And just year the kind of more factors to circling any other you that higher any maybe trends there Just end back end then wondering of get the or end call might swing that you'd seeing range? Are market? lower guidance the out

Anne Noonan

Yes, Anthony.

the for question. thanks So

than of some prior quarter that because had X we the of if wind we had for So But that business. did nice obviously, farm this you call wind a we was farm impacted work, we In look quarter. negatively frankly, XXXX number projects a the mix, basis, year, farm actually is price on this as out last are more that. wind saying QX, that had where pricing

as So construct. little of year, we're we in we the And type this win basically we And the job we is that. said, a bumpy. and work it's watching bid and

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at and at and it assumptions guidance say of for some talked -- minor within we've lower If as we demand the guidance. energy. drive On will decreased look would or weather year our alternative pricing pricing the volume perspective, impacts. midpoint more low be a our low-end maybe are the to driven that what So by full end, and we look would typically would we

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lowest we guidance. think we you get quarter the the But be past guidance year, So our of kind thoughtful and that guys give they'd we how about about procedure when kind swing be the number. factors as continue very as we our of of of assess to will range year

Operator

RBC question Dahl next comes from Your Capital Markets. Mike with

Mike Dahl

And I on divestiture to kind the follow-up of wanted plan.

time, high progressed. from the thinking receive more question publicly have the of, level have discussions to out the market, two of the how to that had I went you ago. some of so details guess view I'm to additional as And some assets? the into bucket to Has investors started ultimately proactive of that that inquiries months since you And standpoint with My And you've changed inbound it's whether assets, in fall of more inquiry. extent your number discussions, specifics which assets of on around your reverse any proceeds might divestitures? the or is,

Anne Noonan

question. Yes, for your Mike, thanks

And quoted proceeds So $XXX XX our with you're a at out that to do estimate absolutely We number million with assets. over XX I time. best correct. in think, come

in would that. some I say, XX saying respect view. assets divest. process starting. a we this changed actually at have though, are identified some think we've lot we set really moves are in completed your really that this this we XX But Horizon QX, and I I and discussed, regret that where point completed March hasn't that one past our X, it very inbounds as we announced XX for meeting was several clear that, no With our in inbounds, get that we and to we question we're us this first to because more As to have on of actually just are another that one, that received around

perfectly an asset today our at And optimize our seem long-term in look future it. belong continually and may not in portfolio that will good We the portfolio may portfolio.

stakeholder increase their they for the base. So strong to I overall believe value how can constantly portfolio see businesses and their shareholders assess

will acquisitions. continue and make as look at change as we firm decisions we update or you divestitures to So around we that and

Operator

And our Revich Goldman next from Sachs. comes question Jerry with

Jerry Revich

get for easier on the do seems it second I'm in X-year coming tough and like course you a volume the on wondering the aggregates touch stack cadence comps of business the the were if you Optically, basis can pretty in comps of the quarter. business, quarter. your over off

over the understand April how So just the the flow on look comment just help I'm course us if wondering you quarter cadence. could and to on touch demand of

Anne Noonan

XXXX, that. QX, and into got at last QX end strong we we hit were the had as somewhat of volumes demand impact into also of robust XXXX as we very our COVID year. cadence, into continued volume here because right we different in we and that went our Well, had QX. we in Obviously, XXXX record did But were comps

getting So very actually we're positive our and in from migration of level about from we're spend. fundamental the that public growth

there's really that. wouldn't beyond say I cadence a So

of clearly We a not volume. go continue. -- us the see level demand residential, strong. that will nothing into much say for we QX, bigger on comp that continuing public we spending, And demand As our have to

that pretty impact. in we said, numbers But to with volume correct, overall, QX. funding, I pointing thing a little bit at something That you're cadence But funding, shape levels out of respect bumpiness levels, in we happen our be have provide I perspective drastic say nonres, may would to a only be normal that As I high in expect is of would right good tougher might public at farms wind the from would it comp steady us. Jerry, which for a times. call it that a would should not unless now, is and

Operator

will turn over for now the concludes remarks. question-and-answer I Anne Noonan closing This session. to back our call

Anne Noonan

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Operator

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