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BlueLinx Holdings Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

November 05, 2010 | About:

BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2010-10-02.

Bluelinx Holdings Inc. has a market cap of $108.4 million; its shares were traded at around $3.3 with and P/S ratio of 0.1. BXC is in the portfolios of Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC.

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G-P agreed to pay us $18.8 million in exchange for our agreement to terminate the Supply Agreement one year earlier than the originally agreed upon May 7, 2010 termination date. Under the terms of the Modification Agreement, we received four quarterly cash payments of $4.7 million, which began on May 1, 2009 and ended on February 1, 2010. As a result of the termination, we recognized a net gain of $17.6 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2009 as a reduction to operating expense. The gain was net of a $1.0 million write-off of an intangible asset associated with the Supply Agreement. We believe the early termination of the Supply Agreement continued to contribute to the decline in our structural panel sales volume during the first nine months of fiscal 2010. However, because the majority of these sales are through the direct sales channel, the lower structural panel sales volume had a limited impact on our gross profit during these periods. To the extent we are unable to replace these volumes with structural product from G-P or other suppliers, the early termination of the Supply Agreement may continue to negatively impact our sales of structural products which could impact our net sales and our costs, which in turn could impact our gross profit, net income, and cash flows.

During the third quarter of fiscal 2010, we were a claimant in a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that the following manufacturers of oriented strand board (OSB) conspired in violation of federal antitrust law to restrict the supply of OSB structural panel products and raise prices: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Weyerhaeuser Company, Georgia-Pacific LLC (f/k/a Georgia-Pacific Corporation), Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd., Potlatch Corporation, Norbord Industries Inc., Tolko Industries Ltd., Grant Forest Products Inc. and Grant Forest Products Sales Inc., and J.M. Huber Corporation or Huber Engineered Woods LLC (collectively, the Defendants). On September 13, 2010, we received a cash settlement in the amount of $5.2 million. This $5.2 million was recognized as a gain in Selling, general, and administrative expenses in our Statements of Operations for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2010.

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