Universal Forest Products, Inc. made a strong comeback in the fourth quarter of 2013, with net sales and earnings up considerably across the board.
Fourth-quarter net sales for the company were $525.7 million, up 11.7% year-over-year. Net sales for the year were $2.5 billion, a 20.2% improvement.
Meanwhile, net earnings for the quarter swung to a profit of $8.0 million after a loss of $1.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. For the year, net earnings nearly doubled, with 2013's $43.1 million beating out 2012's $23.9 million.