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11/27/2022

Builders FirstSource raises stock repurchase plan by $1 billion

Since August 2021, the mega dealer has repurchased more than 62 million shares of its common stock.
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The latest move from Builders FirstSource brings its total repurchase plan to $1.5 billion.

Builders FirstSource announced this morning that its board of directors has approved an increase to the company’s existing stock repurchase plan in the amount of $1 billion.

The move brings the total stock repurchasing plan to approximately $1.5 billion.

“The board’s decision to increase the buyback program reflects our strong conviction in Builders FirstSource and our strategy to create shareholder value over the long term,” said Dave Rush, Builders FirstSource interim CEO. “Our market-leading position, differentiated customer value proposition and operating excellence all position us well to continue to outperform and generate strong free cash flow. Today’s announcement supports our capital deployment priorities of growing organically and inorganically and returning capital to our shareholders.”

Rush was appointed interim CEO following last week’s surprise departure of CEO and President Dave Flitman. Builders FirstSource noted that Flitman left to the company to accept a position in another industry. The interim CEO is a 23 year veteran of the company and previously served as executive vice president, strategic management office.

Under the share repurchase programs authorized by the board of Directors since August of 2021, the company repurchased a total of 61 million shares of common stock, or approximately 29.5% of the company’s total shares outstanding, at an average price of $62.23 per share for an aggregate investment of $3.8 billion. 

Since that time, the company has repurchased an additional 1.1 million shares for $68 million at an average price of $63.05 per share, the company said.

According to Builders FirstSource, the timing and amount of any share repurchases under the share repurchase program will be determined by the company in its discretion based on ongoing assessments of the capital needs of the business, the market price of Builders FirstSource’s common stock and general market conditions. 

Based in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource is the largest U.S. supplier of building products, prefabricated components, and value-added services to the professional market segment for new residential construction and repair and remodeling.

The company operates 575 locations in 42 states. 

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