PGT Innovations
Feb 11, 2010

PGT Reports 2009 Fourth Quarter Results

VENICE, Fla., Feb 11, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI), the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, announces financial results for the fourth quarter ended January 2, 2010. In our fourth quarter:

  --  Net sales were $36.0 million, a decrease of $5.6 million, or 13.5%,
      compared to the third quarter of 2009. Sales decreased when compared to
      the prior year fourth quarter by $13.3 million, or 27.0%.
  --  Gross margin of 25.0% decreased compared to both the 2009 third quarter
      gross margin of 26.1% and the fourth quarter of 2008 gross margin of
      29.5%. Gross margin adjusted for restructuring costs in the 2009 fourth
      quarter was 28.2% compared to 2009 third quarter adjusted gross margin
      of 27.4%.
  --  Net income was $301 thousand driven by a tax benefit of $5.4 million
      recorded during the quarter. Adjusted net income was $2.5 million
      compared to an adjusted net loss of $2.5 million in the third quarter of
      2009, and an adjusted net loss of $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of
      2008.
  --  Adjusted net income per diluted share was $0.07, compared to an adjusted
      net loss per diluted share of $0.07 in the third quarter of 2009, and an
      adjusted net loss per diluted share of $0.06 in the fourth quarter of
      2008.
  --  Adjusted EBITDA was $2.9 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $3.2
      million in the third quarter of 2009 and adjusted EBITDA of $3.0 million
      in the fourth quarter of 2008.
  --  Additional cost reduction actions were taken that are expected to
      produce annualized savings of $3.4 million.


"Housing starts in Florida declined 28% compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, driven mainly by a 75% decline in multi-family starts," said Rod Hershberger, PGT's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our operating performance continued to be negatively impacted by these industry conditions as our sales decreased 27%. Single family housing starts were up 3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2008 and down 34% compared to the third quarter of 2009. There have been positive signs for the housing industry in Florida such as the reported increase in home sales and reduced inventory levels; however, sustained growth is expected to be slow and uncertain for the near future. We continue to move forward with new product offerings and line expansions as we pursue growth opportunities both inside and outside of Florida, including our new 770 aluminum impact sliding glass door and our new PremierVue vinyl impact line. Both of these were well received and continue to gain traction. With the success of our recent new products, and the strategic focus we continue to have on our customers, we remain quite optimistic about our long-term growth opportunities."

Commenting further on the fourth quarter of 2009, Jeff Jackson, PGT's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Our sales continued to be negatively impacted by the most difficult market conditions we have ever encountered, declining $13.3 million, or 27.0%, from the fourth quarter of 2008. Sales decreased $5.6 million, or 13.5%, from the third quarter mainly driven by repair and remodeling's seasonal decrease. Despite the decline in sales, we generated positive cash flow driven by our 2009 cost savings, efficiency initiatives, and working capital improvements from which we expect to benefit well into the future. In December, we repaid the $12 million of our revolving credit facility that was drawn down in October, and utilizing internally generated cash, prepaid $2 million of our outstanding term loan."

Mr. Jackson continued, "We were also successful in amending our Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. The amendment requires a minimum of $15 million in equity to be raised and used to pay-down our term loan. This amount is currently being raised with our rights offering which was declared effective on February 10, 2010. With this recapitalization, our Company will benefit from increased operational flexibility to drive growth as the housing industry begins to rebound."

                            Conference Call


As previously announced, PGT will hold a conference call Friday, February 19, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time and will simultaneously broadcast it live over the Internet. To participate in the teleconference, please dial into the call a few minutes before the start time: 888-428-9507 (U.S. and Canada) and 719-457-2692 (international). A replay of the call will be available beginning February 19, at 12:30 p.m. eastern time through March 12, 2010. To access the replay, dial 888-203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) and 719-457-0820 (international) and refer to pass code 4739428. The webcast will also be available through the Investor Relations section of the PGT, Inc. website, http://www.pgtinc.com.

                                About PGT


PGT(R) pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry and today is the nation's leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. Founded in 1980, the company employs approximately 1,150 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in Florida and North Carolina. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving the residential, commercial, high-rise and institutional markets. PGT's product line includes a variety of aluminum and vinyl windows and doors. Product brands include WinGuard (R); SpectraGuard (TM); PremierVue (TM); PGT Architectural Systems; and Eze-Breeze(R). PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI).

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                       Forward-Looking Statements


Statements in this news release and the schedules hereto which are not purely historical facts or which necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about forecasted financial performance or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to PGT, Inc. on the date this release was submitted. PGT, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including risks or uncertainties related to the Company's revenues and operating results being highly dependent on, among other things, the homebuilding industry, aluminum prices, and the economy. PGT, Inc. may not succeed in addressing these and other risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect our financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of PGT, Inc.'s most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently, all forward-looking statements in this release are qualified by the factors, risks and uncertainties contained therein.

  PGT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
  (in thousands, except per share amounts)


                                      3 Months Ended              Year Ended
                                 ------------------------  -------------------------
                                  January 2,   January 3,   January 2,   January 3,

                                    2010         2009         2010          2009
                                 -----------  -----------  -----------  ------------
                                 (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)

  Net sales                         $ 36,004     $ 49,290    $ 166,000     $ 218,556

  Cost of sales                       27,004       34,771      121,622       150,277
                                 -----------  -----------  -----------  ------------
  Gross margin                         9,000       14,519       44,378        68,279
  Impairment charges                     742       94,148          742       187,748
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses            11,707       16,200       51,902        63,109
                                 -----------  -----------  -----------  ------------
  Loss from operations               (3,449)     (95,829)      (8,266)     (182,578)
  Interest expense                     1,648        2,130        6,698         9,283

  Other expenses (income), net             5          (2)           37          (40)
                                 -----------  -----------  -----------  ------------
  Loss before income taxes           (5,102)     (97,957)     (15,001)     (191,821)

  Income tax benefit                 (5,403)     (14,990)      (5,584)      (28,789)
                                 -----------  -----------  -----------  ------------

  Net income (loss)                    $ 301   $ (82,967)    $ (9,417)   $ (163,032)
                                 ===========  ===========  ===========  ============

  Basic net income (loss) per
   common share                       $ 0.01     $ (2.36)     $ (0.27)      $ (5.31)
                                 ===========  ===========  ===========  ============

  Diluted net income (loss) per
   common share                       $ 0.01     $ (2.36)     $ (0.27)      $ (5.31)
                                 ===========  ===========  ===========  ============

  Weighted average common
   shares outstanding:

  Basic                               35,303       35,197       35,261        30,687
                                 ===========  ===========  ===========  ============


  Diluted                             36,040       35,197       35,261        30,687
                                 ===========  ===========  ===========  ============

  PGT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
  (in thousands)


                                  January 2,  January 3,

                                    2010         2009
                                 -----------  ----------
  ASSETS                         (unaudited)
  Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents          $ 7,417    $ 19,628
  Accounts receivable, net            14,213      17,321
  Inventories                          9,874       9,441
  Deferred income taxes                  622       1,158

  Other current assets                 7,860       5,569
                                 -----------  ----------
   Total current assets               39,986      53,117

  Property, plant and
   equipment, net                     65,104      73,505
  Other intangible assets, net        67,522      72,678

  Other assets, net                    1,018       1,317
                                 -----------  ----------

   Total assets                    $ 173,630   $ 200,617
                                 ===========  ==========

  LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS'
   EQUITY
  Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable and accrued
   expenses                         $ 16,607    $ 14,582
  Current portion of long-term
   debt and capital leases               105         330
                                 -----------  ----------
   Total current liabilities          16,712      14,912
  Long-term debt and capital
   leases                             68,163      90,036
  Deferred income taxes               17,937      18,473

  Other liabilities                    2,609       3,011
                                 -----------  ----------
   Total liabilities                 105,421     126,432


  Total shareholders' equity          68,209      74,185
                                 -----------  ----------
  Total liabilities and
   shareholders' equity            $ 173,630   $ 200,617
                                 ===========  ==========

  PGT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
  RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO THEIR GAAP EQUIVALENTS
  (unaudited - in thousands, except per share amounts)


                                                3 Months Ended             Year Ended
                                             ---------------------  ------------------------
                                              January
                                                2,      January 3,  January 2,   January 3,

                                               2010       2009         2010         2009
                                             --------  -----------  ----------  ------------
  Reconciliation to Adjusted Net Income
   (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss)
   per share (1):
  Net income (loss)                             $ 301   $ (82,967)   $ (9,417)   $ (163,032)
  Reconciling items:
   Goodwill and intangible impairment
    charges (2)                                    --       94,148          --       187,748
   Asset impairment charge (3)                    742           --         742            --
   Restructuring charges (4)                    1,490          379       5,395         2,131

   Tax effect of reconciling items (5)             --     (13,827)          --      (28,313)
                                             --------  -----------  ----------  ------------

   Adjusted net income (loss)                 $ 2,533    $ (2,267)   $ (3,280)     $ (1,466)
                                             ========  ===========  ==========  ============

  Weighted average shares outstanding:

  Diluted (6)                                  36,040       35,197      35,261        30,687
                                             ========  ===========  ==========  ============

  Adjusted net income (loss) per share -
   diluted                                     $ 0.07     $ (0.06)    $ (0.09)      $ (0.05)
                                             ========  ===========  ==========  ============

  Reconciliation to EBITDA and Adjusted
   EBITDA:
  Net income (loss)                             $ 301   $ (82,967)   $ (9,417)   $ (163,032)
  Reconciling items:
   Depreciation and amortization expense        4,074        4,335      16,166        17,088
   Interest expense                             1,648        2,130       6,698         9,283

   Income tax (benefit) expense               (5,403)     (14,990)     (5,584)      (28,789)
                                             --------  -----------  ----------  ------------
  EBITDA                                          620     (91,492)       7,863     (165,450)
  Add:
   Goodwill and intangible impairment
    charges (2)                                    --       94,148          --       187,748
   Asset impairment charge (3)                    742           --         742            --

   Restructuring charges (4)                    1,490          379       5,395         2,131
                                             --------  -----------  ----------  ------------

  Adjusted EBITDA                             $ 2,852      $ 3,035    $ 14,000      $ 24,429
                                             ========  ===========  ==========  ============

  Adjusted EBITDA as percentage of sales         7.9%         6.2%        8.4%         11.2%
                                             ========  ===========  ==========  ============

  (1) The Company's non-GAAP financial measures were explained in its Form 8-K filed
   February 11, 2010.

  (2) The Company completed its annual impairment tests in the fourth quarter of 2008, which
   resulted in additional impairment charges totaling $94.1 million, of which $76.3 million
   related to goodwill and $17.8 million related to trademarks. As of the end of 2008, the
   Company's goodwill had zero carrying value for financial reporting purposes. The non-cash
   impairment charges taken in the fourth quarter of 2008, coupled with prior non-cash
   impairments, bring total non-cash impairment charges taken in 2008 to $187.7 million.

  (3) Represents the write-down of the value of the Lexington, North Carolina property.

  (4) Represents charges related to restructuring actions taken in 2009 and 2008. These
   charges relate primarily to employee separation costs. Of the restructuring charges taken
   in the fourth quarter of 2009, $1.1 million was recorded in cost of goods sold, and $0.4
   million was recorded in selling, general, and administrative expenses. Of the
   restructuring charges taken in fiscal year 2009, $3.1 million was recorded in cost of
   goods sold, and $2.3 million was recorded in selling, general, and administrative
   expenses. In the fourth quarter of 2008, the Company updated its restructuring actions
   resulting in adjustments totaling $0.4 million. Of the $2.1 million restructuring charge
   in 2008, $1.1 million is included in cost of goods sold and $1.0 million is included in
   selling, general and administrative expenses, including the adjustments totaling $0.4
   million.

  (5) There is no tax effect in 2009 as a result of a full valuation allowance on deferred
   taxes.The tax effect in 2008 includes a $4.5 million valuation allowance for deferred
   taxes recorded by the Company in the fourth quarter.

  (6) Due to the net losses in fiscal years 2009 and 2008 and in the fourth quarter of 2008,
   the effect of equity compensation plans for these periods is anti-dilutive.

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SOURCE: PGT, Inc.

CONTACT:  PGT, Inc.
Jeffrey T. Jackson, Executive Vice President and C.F.O.
941-480-2714
jjackson@pgtindustries.com

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