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Beacon (BECN) Acquires Garvin, Fortifies Ambition 2025 Goals

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Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (BECN - Free Report) solidifies its position as a national leader in specialty waterproofing with the acquisition of Garvin Construction Products. Based in Medford, MA, this waterproofing distributor operates across North Haven, CT, Beltsville, MD, Carlstadt, NJ, and Long Island City, NY.

Garvin's customer focus and technical expertise aligns with BECN's values and mission. In today's construction landscape, resilience solutions are crucial for new projects and renovations. BECN, with its extensive range of products for roofs, building exteriors, and below-grade applications, is well-positioned to support contractors nationwide.

This move will enable Garvin, a family-built business, to contribute to Beacon's Ambition 2025 initiative.

Focus on Strategic Initiatives

Shares of Beacon have strongly outperformed the Zacks Building Products - Retail industry in the past year. BECN gained 27.5% in the period compared with the industry’s 6.9% rally. Beacon remains focused on four key strategic initiatives — organic growth, digital, OTC (On-Time and Complete) and branch operating performance — that have been boosting sales and helping improve operating profitability.

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Beacon has undertaken several strategic initiatives to drive its long-term ambition of growing and enhancing customer experience, expanding top line and margin and boosting value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.

The company has been focusing on its Ambition 2025 targets (announced on Feb 24, 2022), emphasizing operational excellence, an above-market growth trajectory and accelerated stockholder value creation. The financial targets of Ambition 2025 assume $9 billion in sales (8% CAGR) and $1 billion in EBITDA (10% CAGR), which would translate into an 11% EBITDA margin (up 100 basis points from 2021).

Beacon has been focusing on business expansion through bolt-on acquisitions and divestitures as part of this initiative. In 2023, Beacon completed eight acquisitions and opened 16 new greenfield locations to date in 2023. Since the plan's launch, BECN has added over 70 new locations, enhancing services for Beacon customers.

The company plans to invest more in business expansion to yield 20-25 new greenfield locations in 2023.

Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Beacon currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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The Zacks Consensus Estimate for ANF’s 2023 sales and earnings per share (EPS) implies increases of 10% and 1,644%, respectively, from the year-ago period’s levels.

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