The Bottom Line: Sales slide 3% in the second quarter as the company’s profits from continuing operations tumble 28%.
What the CEO said: "Including the EWP segment, the second quarter of 2022 was another record sales quarter for LP," said LP Chair and Chief Executive Officer Brad Southern. "Despite ongoing raw material inflation and logistics challenges, LP's teams consistently executed our strategy to meet sustained customer demand. The new Siding mill in Houlton, Maine, is ramping up ahead of schedule, and contributed to Siding reaching a quarterly sales record of $356 million. With Structural Solutions mix exceeding 50% for the first six months of 2022, we believe LP is now the leading producer of specialty OSB, offering the widest array of specialty OSB building solutions. While we are monitoring inflation and interest rates closely, so far we see few signs of diminished demand for our products."
Company info: The full second quarter 2022 financial report from LP Buildling Solutions is available here.