Q1 net sales of Louisiana-Pacific down 50%

May 25, 2023
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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Net sales for the Q1 2023 decreased year-over-year by $583 million (or 50%), including a decrease in OSB segment revenue of $555 million, or 75%, due to 66% lower prices and 26% lower volume and a decrease in South America segment revenue of $11 million, or 17%, predominately driven by lower OSB sales volumes and pricing. Siding segment revenue remained flat year-over-year.

Income from continuing operations attributed to LP for the Q1 2023 decreased year-over-year by $401 million, or 95%, to $21 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, which reflects a $532 million decrease in Adjusted EBITDA partially offset by a $123 million lower income tax provision

"Single-Family housing starts were down nearly 30% in the Q1," said Brad Southern, Chair & CEO. "Despite this challenging market, Siding sales were flat to prior year quarter, with price increases offsetting lower volume, and the OSB segment delivered positive EBITDA. LP's strategy of growing Siding and operating OSB with flexibility and discipline continues to deliver value."