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Patrick Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK)
Q1 2020 Earnings Call
Apr 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Patrick Industries Inc. First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. My name is Vanessa and I will be your operator for today's call. [Operator Instructions]

I will now turn the call over to Ms. Julie Ann Kotowski from Investor Relations. Ms. Kotowski you may begin.

Julie Ann Kotowski -- Investor Relations

Good morning everyone and welcome to Patrick Industries First Quarter 2020 Conference Call. I am joined on the call today by Andy Nemeth President and CEO; and Josh Boone CFO. Certain statements made in today's conference call regarding Patrick Industries and its operations may be considered forward-looking statements under the securities laws. There are a number of factors many of which are beyond the company's control including without limitation the disruption of business resulting from unforeseen events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on economic conditions capital and financial markets and our operations which could cause the actual results and events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

These factors are identified in our press releases our Form 10-K for the year ended 2019 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update these statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made except as required by law.

I would now like to turn the call over to Andy Nemeth.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Thank you Julie Ann. Good morning everyone and thank you for joining us on the call today. Before we cover the details of our quarterly results I want to give you a deeper understanding of the attention and discipline the company is undertaking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the very difficult and challenging circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we have been working diligently and thoughtfully to prioritize the safety and well-being of our talented and dedicated team members and their families the communities in which we operate our customers suppliers and all of our stakeholders.

Our commitment to maintaining a safe work environment while continuing to service our customers is a top priority. We have established and implemented protocols in alignment with both CDC and state guidelines to protect our employees and facilities keep current with best practices as information continues to become available and position ourselves for the full return to operations and as restrictions ease and our customers return to production. I'd like to take this moment to thank all of our team members across the organization who have and continue to work so diligently and tirelessly as we navigate through these unprecedented and unforeseen times. Their commitment to our team each other and the organizational goals is truly inspiring.

Additionally our company team members and business units have put forth tremendous efforts to support the communities in which we live and work including manufacturing and donating personal protective equipment for hospitals care centers and frontline responders volunteering their time and sponsoring meals for several local hospitals for the frontline COVID-19 workers and staff. And our Dowco team in Wisconsin shifted their operational focus during this time frame from manufacturing marine components to the rapid development and production of plastic face shields and isolation gowns. We are incredibly proud of our team's response to the challenging situation and look forward to all of us emerging from this difficult time as a stronger organization.

Now turning to our performance in the quarter. Our first quarter results are a reflection of two vastly different scenarios one in which we experienced positive momentum and strong consumer demand in all of our end markets for the first two months of the year followed by a sudden business disruption in late March related to COVID-19 that impacted all of our end markets and operations. In the face of these dynamics that unfolded in the quarter we are encouraged by our first quarter performance and our ability to deliver earnings growth despite a decline in sales and the related impact of the business disruption.

Our teams immediately reacted to the rapidly changing environment and adjusted their business models and operations in alignment with the economic landscape. Additionally the diversification in the end markets in which we serve and the domestic geographic regions in which we operate positively impacted our overall results and helped offset the business disruption from COVID-19 in the quarter and corresponding lost shipping days as certain plants throughout the country remained operational particularly in our MH industrial and marine markets.

Our first quarter revenues of $589 million decreased 3% versus the prior year due to lost shipping days and the associated business disruption to all of our end markets related to COVID-19. Net income was approximately $21 million or $0.91 per diluted share. As previously noted the diversity in our market sectors and geographic regions helped provide resiliency in the quarter as a number of our plants continue to operate without material disruption. Additionally our plants and like product-based brands have flexibility to shift production from one plant to another in order to maximize efficiencies and maintain the ability to service our customers. Our geographic footprint and operational flexibility allow us to react quickly and effectively in a rapidly changing environment and as the economy slowly reopens.

In response to COVID-19 we enacted a broad range of actions and initiatives to ensure the safety and well-being of our team members including work from home programs and staggered shifts were applicable while balancing the needs of our customers and providing essential products to the markets we serve. We are continuing to stay vigilant and updated and follow the guidelines established by the CDC and local governmental authorities. As previously announced we suspended operations at certain facilities over the last five weeks in alignment with our customers and as well have been maintaining compliance with mandates by certain state governments.

In connection with the suspension of operations we proactively implemented cost containment and financial management measures including voluntary compensation reductions for the executive management team voluntary reduced compensation for the Board of Directors compensation reductions for the salaried team members across the organization; furlough with benefits of certain team members that were impacted by the suspension of operations a freeze on all nonessential hiring reduction of nonessential spending we prioritized critical maintenance capital expenditures suspended acquisition initiatives and paused share repurchases.

While certain operations have continued to run during the month of April the facilities that suspended operations have begun to come back online as of this week or have plans to resume production beginning May 4. We have established a standard return to work protocol for our facilities and we'll continue to take proactive safety precautions for all of our team members including appropriate social distancing measures strict sanitation practices safety screens flexible and staggered work arrangements were applicable restrictions and limitations for nonessential visitors and health checks where necessary.

In addition to the cost containment and financial measures put in place in the quarter we are in the process of consolidating certain facilities with like product lines in alignment with this model and where appropriate to maximize these efficiencies and capacities. Several of these actions are expected to be completed in a matter of weeks and will generate immediate cost savings in the short term with the ability to flex up production and bring back these plants online quickly once volume levels increase to a sustained level.

If volume levels remain soft for an extended period of time we have the ability to permanently consolidate facilities in both our manufacturing and distribution centers and we have staggered lease terms for our lease facilities where we can also reduce costs in a regulated fashion. We have a detailed tiered playbook to execute off of based on volume levels and successfully took similar cost reduction efforts in prior downturns including during the Great Recession. Given the current environment we have prioritized liquidity and cash preservation and have paused on our acquisition initiatives until there is greater visibility and stability in the macro environment and the markets we serve. At which point we could pivot and return to our strategic and opportunistic capital deployment initiatives.

As we reflect on the first quarter we had a tremendous momentum at the start the year followed by the unprecedented and sudden impact from COVID-19. With the positive traction we experienced in the majority of the quarter combined with our flexible capital structure and strength of our cash flows and as part of our capital allocation strategy we were able to make strategic investments in acquisitions and return capital to shareholders. We completed two acquisitions including the previously announced acquisition of Maple City Woodworking a Goshen Indiana-based manufacturer of hardwood doors and fascia for the RV market. And in addition SCI Manufacturing a Cromwell Indiana-based manufacturer of boat towers hardtops ski and tow bars and other metal components for the marine market.

These two tuck-in acquisitions are an excellent fit with our entrepreneurial philosophy and existing products expertise and will continue to provide long-term strategic value bringing high-quality innovative product lines to our portfolio. Additionally we returned approximately $22 million of capital to our shareholders by a $6 million in dividends and $16 million in share repurchases. At the end of the first quarter we had over $500 million of available liquidity which includes approximately $95 million of cash on hand and our net leverage profile was right in line with our optimal target leverage at 2.3 times well under our 4 times covenant maximum.

Now turning to our end markets. Momentum was evident in both leisure lifestyle and housing industrial markets in the first quarter. On the leisure lifestyle front encompassing RV and marine which collectively represent 68% of first quarter revenues retail shipments were positive compared to the prior year for the first two months of 2020 highlighting the fundamental demand for outdoor leisure lifestyle products. In our housing and industrial markets which represented 32% of our first quarter revenues the first two months of the year were a continuation of what we experienced in the fourth quarter of 2019 with strong demand for quality affordable housing and with tailwinds from a low interest rate environment lower commodities and a tight housing market.

Now more specifically and taking a deeper dive into each of our end markets. Our RV revenues were down $22 million or 6% in the quarter and represented 55% of our consolidated sales in the quarter. The decrease was primarily due to lost production days in the latter part of March due to RV OEMs curtailing production in alignment with plant closures while still shipping retail finished goods units to dealers. RV wholesale unit shipments were down 20% in March and flat for the first quarter compared to 2019 while retail unit shipments are estimated to increase slightly after adjustments for the same period.

Heading into the first quarter of 2020 RV OEMs and dealers had already aggressively reduced and recalibrated inventories pulling over 50000 units out of inventory in 2019 and approximately 100000 units since the second quarter of 2018 bringing dealer inventories to their lowest level we have had on record dating back to 2014. Temporary OEM production curtailments further decreased dealer inventories in April as RVs were still retailing throughout the month at certain dealerships as well as being used for FEMA purposes for frontline healthcare workers in certain states. For those states with stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines precluding on-site visits many dealers saw increased online activity and interest during this time frame indicating continued demand for the leisure lifestyle.

The current dealer inventory environment and retail unit sales that have significantly outpaced wholesale production over the prior 18 months is a stark contrast to the industry's inventory levels prior to the last recession of 2008 and 2009. During the last economic recession we saw wholesale production significantly impacted not only from a drop in consumer demand but due to excess inventory levels heading into the recession and resulting in a parallel reduction and recalibration of those inventory levels throughout the recession.

Already leaned out historically low and appropriately calibrated inventory should position wholesale production for resiliency in 2020 even within the current impact to consumer demand and corresponding economic recession related to COVID-19. OEMs have purged their order books during the shutdown period to ensure calibration with retail sold units awaiting delivery and are positioned to align with retail demand. RVs are uniquely able to be used in many lifestyle and functional capacities including serving the healthcare community and its frontline caregivers as temporary portable self-sufficient dwellings testing facilities and command centers.

Additionally we believe the RV industry is extremely well positioned for the post COVID-19 environment with camping activities being an ideal means and environment for friends and family to enjoy quality time together in the outdoors while maintaining social distancing guidelines. With this unprecedented pandemic and the related stay-at-home and quarantine mandates Americans are more eager than ever to get back to socializing in the outdoors. And RVs offer the value proposition of independence quality time and community in addition to the ability and comfort of domestic travel within the leisure lifestyle experience. In addition historically low interest rate levels for consumer financing of RVs low entry-level price points for the experience and gasoline at its lowest prices in over two decades point to a long-term runway for the RV market.

The marine side of our business was impacted in the quarter by the continuation of inventory recalibration as dealers and OEMs continue to rebalance wholesale unit shipments in alignment with optimal dealer inventories. Early 2020 marine dealer traffic and interest was positive and there was significant traction in marine retail evidenced by estimated retail shipments in the first two months of the year up 9% over 2019. Then the business disruption began in March due to COVID-19 which dramatically impacted the quarter and resulted in an estimated decrease in marine retail shipments of approximately 5% for the quarter. March generally represents about 10% of full year shipments.

With the aggressive inventory recalibration still occurring in the first quarter marine retail outpaced wholesale and wholesale unit shipments were estimated to be down high teens in the first quarter. Our marine revenues declined approximately $13 million or 14% in the quarter and represented 13% of our consolidated sales while our content per unit increased an estimated 3% in the quarter. Like RV OEMs we saw the marine OEMs suspend operations for a period of time in late March that carried into the month of April but they have been quick to resume operations as the second quarter represents almost 45% of full year retail shipments.

And there is a backlog of retail boats sold from the recent first quarter boat shows indicating that boaters are anxiously awaiting in anticipation of getting back on the water to escape the stay-at-home orders and spend time with their families outdoors. The long-term fundamentals remain intact for the marine market and similar to the RV industry and value proposition are ideal for the post COVID-19 environment. In summary retail interest and traffic was relatively resilient during the month of April for both the RV and marine sectors particularly in those states that had less restrictions and as well less health-related COVID-19 occurrences. We estimate RV and marine retail units down approximately 50% to 60% in the month of April despite the nationwide shutdown and stay-at-home orders for the entire month.

Now turning to the housing and industrial side of our business which both experienced positive tailwinds coming out of 2019 and during the majority of the first quarter of 2020 with low interest rates a tight housing market and pent-up demand for affordable housing. Our manufactured housing sales represented 19% of our total revenues in the first quarter and increased $6 million or 6% over the first quarter of 2019 and reflects an 8% increase in estimated wholesale unit shipments. MH production experienced some disruption in certain states in late March due to COVID-19 while finished goods units were shipped from OEM inventories. However the industry as a whole maintained a steady albeit reduced pace of production throughout the month of April.

Most of our manufactured housing-related facilities and brands also continued to operate during April in alignment with our customer base and as part of the supply chain to those essential businesses. The demographic trends indicate strong expected demand patterns. Pent-up demand continues to be created and the need for quality affordable housing remains intact and increasingly attractive to the growing population of 35 to 44 year olds. With the average price of an MH unit at roughly 1.5 to 1/3 the price of an average-built stick-stick-built home our MH market continues to point to promising future growth post COVID-19.

Revenues in our industrial business which represent 13% of our overall sales mix in the first quarter increased 14% compared to the prior year. New housing starts continue their rebound increasing 34% through the first two months of the year with the benefit partially attributed to a drop in mortgage rates and the extremely tight supply of existing homes for sale. New housing starts were also impacted by COVID-19 in mid-March and we saw a drop in new housing starts but still positive for the month of March with growth of 2% compared to the prior year. For the quarter new housing starts were up 22%. Our products are generally the last to go into a new unit and trail new housing starts by four to six months. Single-family housing starts were up 12% in the quarter while multifamily housing starts rose 47% with the South up 53% the West up 27% the Midwest up 41% and the Northeast region up 68%.

The nonresidential side of our industrial business which is primarily focused on the hospitality high-rise commercial construction and institutional furniture markets was also strong in the first quarter. Fundamental housing demand as evidenced by strong single- and multifamily housing starts continued its strength in the first quarter which has historically translated into an increase in demand for our industrial market. We do expect the uncertainty surrounding unemployment and tightening credit standards to negatively impact demand for both manufactured housing and residential housing in the short term.

In summary we are anticipating on the leisure lifestyle side of our business both RV and marine wholesale shipments to be down between 40% and 50% for the second quarter with virtually no production in April and retail unit sales to outperform wholesale shipments during this time frame. We believe RV inventories are in balance and marine inventories will be calibrated and balanced in preparation for the 2021 model year. For the full year our current assumptions are based on RV wholesale units being down 20% to 25% and marine wholesale shipments being down 25% to 30%. On the housing and industrial side we are anticipating both MH wholesale unit shipments and new housing starts to be down between 20% to 30% for the second quarter and 15% to 20% for the full year.

While we are anticipating significant short-term disruption to all of our end markets we have the ability to leverage and flex our manufacturing facilities and high variable cost model to align with our customer demand as we see shifts in demand patterns. We have continued to calibrate our expectations and assumptions for the upcoming quarter and fiscal year. We recently in late April eliminated approximately $35 million of annualized fixed overhead which takes effect in the second quarter. These actions combined with the already enacted proactive cost containment and financial measures taken at the end of March position us extremely well to withstand the impact of COVID-19 in the second quarter and full year 2020 based on our current assumptions as discussed.

I'll now turn the call over to Josh who will provide some additional comments on our financial performance.

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Thanks Andy. Our consolidated net sales for the first quarter decreased 3% to $589 million primarily reflecting lost shipping days and business disruption within our end markets related to COVID-19. We estimate an approximate 5% impact to our sales associated with the business disruption. As Andy previously noted we completed two strategic tuck-in acquisitions in the first quarter. Due to the timing of the acquisitions they had minimal impact on our revenues. Revenues from our leisure lifestyle market which is comprised of the RV and marine markets decreased 8% with RV and marine revenues down 6% and 14% respectively. RV content per unit decreased 1% to $3112 per unit and estimated marine content per unit increased 3% to $1531 per unit.

During the prior three years from 2017 through 2019 we have increased our RV content per unit by 14% at a compounded annual growth rate driven by both strategic acquisitions and market share gains. Our content per unit can vary quarter-to-quarter and be impacted due to a number of factors including a significant change in the primary commodities which we utilize in corresponding price adjustments and partnership with our customers; a mix change in types of units that are being produced including size and OEMs adding or reducing content to target certain price points and consumer trends; and lastly the timing of OEM's production cadence versus shipments of units to dealers.

During the first quarter our RV content per unit was negatively impacted by RV OEMs curtailing production in the latter part of March but continuing to ship finished goods during the suspension of operations in anticipation of dealers continuing to deliver retail units to customers. Excluding the impact of the lost RV production days we estimate our content per unit to have increased 1% in the first quarter. Additional items negatively impacting RV content per unit are continued lower commodity prices that we've experienced over the prior 12 months and the corresponding price decreases we have passed along to our customers and partnerships. Our customers' lost production days that negatively impacted content per unit also impacted organic growth and was most prevalent in our RV market sector but was also felt in both marine and MH market sectors as well.

Our organic revenues in the quarter declined 3%. If you exclude the impact of the lost production days and related lost sales we estimate organic revenues to have increased 1% inclusive of the reduced commodities and corresponding price decreases we've passed along to customers. Revenues from our housing and industrial markets increased 9% in the quarter with MH revenues up 6% versus the prior year and estimated MH content per unit increasing 35% to $4596 per unit.

Gross margin in the first quarter was 18.6% increasing 110 basis points compared to the prior year. The gross margin expansion was driven by the run rate of fixed cost reductions completed in the third quarter of 2019 the integration and execution of synergies related to acquisitions completed in 2018 and 2019 including achieving our target of $5 million in synergies from LaSalle and the alignment of pricing relative to inventory costs which negatively impacted gross margin in the first quarter of 2019.

Operating expenses were 11.9% of sales compared to 11.6% in 2019. Warehouse and delivery expenses increased 20 basis points due to a higher mix of MH sales in the quarter and the corresponding higher concentration of distribution. Intangible asset amortization also increased 20 basis points which was driven by prior year acquisitions and the incremental expense the fixed nature of the expense and the reduced sales impact year-over-year.

SG&A expenses were 6.1% of sales in the quarter a 10 basis point decline compared to the prior year. SG&A expenses were down $2 million compared to the first quarter of 2019 as our cost reductions completed last year also favorably impacted SG&A. In addition the proactive cost containment measures implemented as we began to anticipate a disruption to COVID-19 helped reduce our SG&A expenses. Operating income of $39 million increased 10% in the first quarter and operating margin of 6.7% increased 80 basis points due to the factors previously described.

Our net income per diluted share in the first quarter was $0.91 up 1.5% from $0.90 from the prior year. Our overall effective tax rate as reported increased to 26.4% for the first quarter of 2020 compared to 22.3% in the prior year primarily reflecting a reduction in stock compensation tax benefit in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same quarter in the prior year and other discrete items. For the full year 2020 we are now estimating our all-in effective tax rate to be in the range of 26% to 27%.

Now turning to the balance sheet. Our total assets increased $51 million largely reflecting the addition of acquisition-related assets and an increase in seasonal working capital. Looking to cash flow. In the first quarter of 2020 we generated approximately $13 million of operating cash flows. We utilized cash flows in the quarter for $8 million in capital expenditures and $6 million in cash dividends to shareholders deployed $24 million in strategic acquisitions and repurchased approximately 456000 shares of our common stock at an average price of $34 per share for approximately $16 million prior to the COVID-19 operating suspensions and shutdowns.

Our operating cash flows vary quarterly based on seasonal fluctuations in working capital among other items. And in the first quarter our inventories increased due to strategic inventory purchases of certain items we sourced from Asia based on our assessment of potential supply chain disruption from COVID-19. Additionally due to the timing of our quarter end we received $16 million of receivables within two business days following the quarter end. Inclusive of the $16 million of receivables cash flow from operations would have been $29 million which is consistent with the prior year. We have over $500 million of total liquidity at the end of the quarter including $95 million of cash on hand with no major debt maturities until 2023. And to date we have not borrowed on our revolver since the third quarter of 2019.

The strength of our cash flows combined with our ample liquidity provides us with the flexibility both strategically and defensively to navigate a variety of scenarios through these unprecedented times. Our leverage position relative to EBITDA at the end of the first quarter was approximately 2.3 times. As previously discussed we have currently paused strategic initiatives and have prioritized critical maintenance capital expenditures. We do not expect any changes to our quarterly dividend policy. Given the current environment we remain focused on disciplined liquidity and cash generation.

As we progress into 2020 our financial plan is based on the market assumptions Andy previously highlighted which includes continued softness in the second quarter and back half of the year but sequentially improving as we progress into the third and fourth quarters. Our business model today and company profile has been transformed since the last recession via targeted strategic growth and diversification into a highly scaled end market and geographically diversified value-added brand-centric company positioning us to perform better than historical through an economic cycle. Our gross margin profile headed into the COVID-19 pandemic is almost 600 basis points higher than our margin profile was in 2007.

Additionally our product portfolio has been greatly enhanced adding higher margin engineered value-added products to our arsenal that span across multiple markets with manufacturing flexibility to produce for one or all four end markets out of one facility and the ability to mothball and shift production to another facility very quickly. This transform business the proactive cost containment and financial measures we've taken combined with our highly variable cost structure which consists of more than 80% variable cost provides tremendous resilience to weather a significant downturn such as this pandemic and related economic recession.

Our businesses generated tremendous amount of cash flow are asset-light and not capital-intensive. We have the ability to unlock additional cash by aggressively reducing our inventory levels and working capital over the remaining three quarters of the year reducing nonessential spending reducing variable compensation and curtailing nonessential capital expenditures. We will also leverage certain provisions within the recently passed CARES Act including payroll tax deferrals that will provide additional cash flows for 2020. Furthermore there are untapped synergies more aggressive consolidation plans and additional levers to pull as part of our tier playbook that we would look to enact should we see continued deterioration in our markets beyond what our financial plan has outlined or continuing deep into 2021.

With our transformed business model of today our recently enhanced capital structure and the market assumptions we've outlined in our current financial plan we are estimating our ability to generate more than $150 million of operating cash flows for 2020 and maintain a disciplined leverage profile. The aggressive actions we've taken and our disciplined financial policy will position us to be agile and opportunistic on the back side of the recovery as we look to capitalize on the long-term upside in all of our end markets. That completes my remarks. Andy?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Thanks Josh. While the long-term impacts from the pandemic are unclear at this time we will continue to evaluate the environment surrounding COVID-19 and are prepared and will enact further disciplined measures as the situation dictates. Our capital structure and financial position remains strong with ample liquidity and availability to manage this challenging economic environment for the foreseeable future and we remain poised to quickly pivot and execute on our strategic plan and initiatives once stability returns to our markets.

We believe our markets are incredibly well positioned to be the primary beneficiaries of lifestyle changes and adaptations that are expected to take place once this pandemic is over. And we are optimistic and excited about our ability to bring value to our customers in both up and down markets where others can't. The combination of our operational and financial foundation customer-first performance-oriented culture and the talent dedication and passion of our more than 7000 team members will continue to position us to execute on our strategic plan as we strive to continuously exceed our customers' expectations.

Our overall goal of increasing long-term shareholder value by serving our customers at the highest level reinvesting in and protecting our talented and dedicated team members dealing ethically and responsibly with our business partners and supporting our local communities remains our highest priority. This is the end of our prepared remarks. We are now ready to take questions.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

[Operator Instructions] And our first question is from Daniel Moore with CJS Securities.

Daniel Moore -- CJS Securities -- Analyst

Thank you for taking the questions and good morning and appreciate all the color. And appreciate all the color extremely helpful in light of obviously all the volatility. Wanted to start with perhaps most of your OEMs and suppliers and the suppliers on the RV side are set to resume operations next week. What percentage of capacity do you expect your customers and by extension Patrick to be operating at initially in May and into June?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Dan this is Andy. Thanks for the question. Thanks for the comments. At this point in time I would tell you that we're anticipating a start-up of 70% capacity 60% to 70% if you will from the run rates that we were running at heading into call it the back half of March. I would tell you we've also been hearing some increasing optimism over the course of the last two weeks as it relates to run rates and potential demand out there. So where customers were kind of targeting coming back at three to four days if you will running kind of full production in those three or four days. We're hearing that moving from three to four to four to five at this point. So I think there's some optimism building. But right now we would tell you right around 70% is kind of the target if you will as it relates to the firing up here in May.

Daniel Moore -- CJS Securities -- Analyst

Very helpful. And in terms of visibility when based on what you're seeing as far as various states reopening at least plans at this point when do you expect to have a better handle on what retail foot traffic and just general retail demand kind of really looks like? Is it are we a couple of weeks away? Is it a couple of months away? When do you think you'll have a little better handle on at least the near-term overall impact to demand?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Retail has been relatively strong we would tell you in particular on the leisure lifestyle side of the business even in the month of April. While the OEs have been down from a wholesale production retail still continue to flow. And we're estimating again 50% to 60% down for that month of April which I would tell you is positive. They've experienced increased traffic at not necessarily on the lots as much but the electronic means has certainly been very very helpful for them to continue to drive sales levels. I think we're going to get the good feel here in the next 30 to 45 days would be kind of where our heads are at as it relates to understanding more fundamental retail going into the back part of the second quarter.

Daniel Moore -- CJS Securities -- Analyst

Got it. Very helpful. And just in terms of financing are you seeing any material change credit tightening since the pandemic began specifically in the leisure the RV and marine sides in terms of FICO scores etc?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

We have not seen that yet. We've talked to our lenders who are active in the wholesale side and some in the retail side and all the lenders to the space right now feel pretty good about where things are at where inventories are at and we have not heard any deterioration in retail lending standards.

Daniel Moore -- CJS Securities -- Analyst

Fantastic. Lastly for me and I'll jump out. Just in terms of capital allocation obviously being very prudent pulling every string that you can right now. You still have over $500 million in liquidity is to the extent that smaller competitors are perhaps hurting more are you expect to be opportunistic anytime this year in terms of smaller tuck-ins? Or is M&A probably on the sideline for now? And I'll jump back.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Thanks for the question. Yes. I think that certainly we feel really good about where we're at today from a financial platform perspective. And I think we can as we noted pivot very very quickly to resume our strategic initiatives and strategic capital deployment initiatives. We can be very opportunistic. That's still part of our growth plan once we find some stability in the markets. And I would tell you that again we're going to be very patient. We're going to be poised. But I think with where we sit today from a liquidity perspective the way we've balance the business and the initiatives that we've taken to appropriately size the business according to our assumptions right now we feel really good about the ability to pivot very very quickly and return to deploying capital.

So I don't want to say that we're going to be immediately out on those strategic initiatives but I would tell you that the expectation of not pursuing any of those for the rest of the year based on these assumptions we could certainly execute on some of those assumptions in the latter part of the year if we see some of that stability. But we're going to be poised and we're going to be cautious and patient about it. And we do think that opportunities will come to the market and we're in a great position to execute on those.

Daniel Moore -- CJS Securities -- Analyst

Appreciate the color again and stay safe.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Thank you.

Operator

We have our next question from Craig Kennison with Baird.

Craig Kennison -- Baird -- Analyst

Hey good morning. Thanks for taking my question as well. Josh I wonder if you're able to frame the fixed variable cost mix for your cost of goods sold and SG&A as we try to calibrate your margin profile.

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Yes sure. So given the environment and kind of what we're navigating through we felt the need to kind of break out our fixed cost structure versus our variable. We've talked about having a high variable cost structure. And we've alluded to the fact that that here over 80%. If you think about the cost structure above the line above gross margin it's 70% material is by far the biggest component of cost of goods sold. And labor is going to be in that mid- to high teens with the rest being overhead. And within that overhead I would say about 50% of that would be on the variable side.

Craig Kennison -- Baird -- Analyst

That's super helpful. And then just on the SG&A side any similar breakdown?

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Yes. The SG&A side you're going to have a lot of compensation running through SG&A both fixed and variable. There's a little bit higher component of fixed cost and SG&A relative to our cost of goods sold from a variable compensation on the wages side and so incentives as well. And so we don't really break out the SG&A fixed versus variable. I'll tell you it's not as prevalent on the variable side of the SG&A.

Craig Kennison -- Baird -- Analyst

That helps. And then I'm sorry if I missed it. But did you frame the revenue contribution from each of the two acquisitions you completed recently?

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Both of those acquisitions were completed in March and both of them had an immaterial impact in the quarter on our top line.

Craig Kennison -- Baird -- Analyst

But in terms of the annualized revenue contribution?

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Oh I'm sorry yes $20 million $20 million annualized for both of them.

Craig Kennison -- Baird -- Analyst

Yeah. Sorry I missed that. Great. Well hey thanks for the color. Take care.

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Thanks Greg.

Operator

We have our next question from Scott Stember with CL King & Associates.

Scott Stember -- CL King and Associates -- Analyst

Good morning guys. Thanks for taking my questions. Going back to the content comments on the RV side you guys talked about how it was up modestly if you adjust for the I guess the delta between delay in shipments and what was being delivered to dealers. But longer term on RVs are we still looking at a low single-digit growth profile for content in this segment assuming we get past COVID? And I guess just even when you balance in the impact from commodities and mix?

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Yes Scott. On the RV side that continues to be our current expectations the low single-digit growth on content per unit. That would be exclusive obviously of any acquisitions. And also exclusive of any tailwind if we start to see units content up. As we were progressing through the back half of 2019 we had started to get visibility that maybe some units were being content was being added to units. And so as we are here in Q2 here we don't really have that visibility right now but we would expect low single digits exclusive of additional content being added to units.

Scott Stember -- CL King and Associates -- Analyst

Okay. Got it. And I know this is a moving target but just when talking about the $35 million in cost cuts and let's just say within 1.5 months from now production comes back faster than expected do you anticipate any issues or any problems in trying to hire back some of these folks just given the tight labor pool in the Northern Indiana market?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Scott this is Andy. We do not anticipate any disruptions as it relates to that. Our cost reductions were primarily on the indirect side of the business as it relates to the headcount. And so we wanted to make sure we maintained our direct label workforce so that we could flex back up and down. Our indirect cuts were really based upon again the assumptions that we've outlined but we expect to be able to flex back up under that profile. So we've basically kind of lowered our core operating structure but we've kept the flexibility of the direct label workforce in tech so that we can be very flexible and nimble as things move.

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

And one more piece on that Scott $35 million over half of those costs we've pulled out are below the line. So it won't even directly impact kind of operations.

Scott Stember -- CL King and Associates -- Analyst

Okay. Got it. And Andy just last question before I jump back in the queue. Regarding I guess retail traffic you had talked about I guess obviously down 50% to 60% is better than 0 production that's going on right now. But what are you hearing? You did make some comments about things getting I guess a little bit better. So maybe just talk about in recent days have you heard anything about better traffic at dealer level?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

We have heard that in the last two weeks I would tell you we've heard a tailwind of optimism as it relates to the dealer base based on our contacts. And again we think that there's some pent-up demand building right now. We think that when we think about the leisure lifestyle and we think about RVs they're just ideally positioned for the post COVID-19 as we talked about in our script. And I think we're feeling some of that right now. So there is definite optimism versus any versus pessimism as we've moved through the back half of April here from a retail perspective. So we're hearing more optimism without question.

Scott Stember -- CL King and Associates -- Analyst

Got it. That's all I have right now.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Thank you.

Operator

Our next question is from Brett Andress with KeyBanc.

Brett Andress -- KeyBanc -- Analyst

Hey good morning. What would be your current thinking on RV channel inventories as we kind of come out of this COVID here? So felt like we were in a good place going into this. But if you could put it in some numbers how does the channel shape up here in the next one to two months with some of the pull-through that's happening in the production that's going to go online?

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Brett this is Josh. As we think about channel inventories heading into 2020 as we talked about they were at the some of the lowest points as we have on records in 2014. In January and February we see wholesale start to outpace retail and that ordinary course as they're building units in preparation for the peak retail selling season. As you get into April you start to see late March into April you start to see retail outpace wholesale over the course of about five to six months is kind of that normal cycle. What we experienced in April with COVID is there was five weeks of wholesale pulled offline. And so there was 0 production of RV units over a 5-week period.

Over that same 5-week period retail units in the prior year would have been between 55000 and 60000 units. And with retail being down could be down 40% 50% or 60% there's still additional 25000 to 35000 units that's now come out of the channel and out of dealer inventories over that 5-week period. And so coming into 2020 wholesale is already positioned very well as it is under we under-produced retail by over 50000 units in 2019 and that positioned it to be really resilient coming into '20.

The immediate suspension of operations by the OEs being proactive on that will allow wholesale to even be more resilient as we progress through the latter part both into Q2 and as we progress through the year that as we get back on a one-for-one basis with retail versus wholesale you could see a little bit more resiliency in wholesale because of the prudent proactive measures to suspend operations. While we're still having pull-through albeit it could be at a 50% reduced level versus the prior year it's positioning inventories in wholesale to be very resilient through the rest of the year.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Brett this is Andy. Just a little bit of additional color as we've looked at it. We think we were we had over-calibrated as it relates to wholesale versus retail coming into 2020. There's continued outflow on the retail side pulling out of the wholesale channel. And I will tell you that our transport lots are very very lean right now. There's not a lot of inventory on those. We don't believe there's a lot of finished goods inventory at the OE level. So I think it's very well positioned for the retail side of it. And then when you look at Marine as well marine was probably a little bit heavy coming into 2020 on the inventory side. But we've heard positive traction on the retail side there as well with the production shutdowns on the wholesale side. So we would tell you that marine is calibrating pretty quickly as well on the leisure lifestyle side.

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

And one more data point Brett. I know there was a lot of info. Q1 inventory for RVs of the and recently Q1 2020 compared to Q1 last year is 50000 units lower. So at the end of March we would anticipate units to be 50000 units below where they were in Q1 last year. Then you got to add on top of that the potential of 25000 to 35000 units that have come out of the channel where there was 0 RV production over a 5-week period but we continue to retail units over the course of that period.

Brett Andress -- KeyBanc -- Analyst

Got it. Appreciate the color there. And then just the last one. We're getting a lot of questions on this evolving vacation theme for RVs. And Andy I agree with what you said in your prepared remarks but when do you think that actually starts to trickle into new sales? I mean is there any evidence that this could be some kind of secular shift here? Is it temporary? Just kind of how you're thinking about when we start to see it?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

I think that we'll have some good insight into that as we move through the quarter especially as we look at this dynamic. And depending on the length of the call it the consumer hangover related to the stay-at-home orders that have taken place again I think we're feeling or hearing some optimism out there related to retail demand and traffic which would let us kind of lead us to believe that the hangover won't be as long as we kind of would have could have suspected. So I think in the next quarter we'll get some feel for the strength of that demand and have some better insight at that point.

Brett Andress -- KeyBanc -- Analyst

Thank you.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Thanks Brett.

Operator

We have our next question from Tim Conder with Wells Fargo.

Tim Conder -- Wells Fargo -- Analyst

Thank you. And gentlemen thanks for all the color and the preamble and so far in the Q&A here much very helpful. A couple of things here. Andy I just wanted to clarify the comments you made in your preamble on the MH housing front. Just in general from what you said and that the I guess a little bit of the tightening credit and everything maybe hurting that entry-level piece. Do you anticipate that to recover faster slower similar to RV and marine just in the context of everything that you said here?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Sure. I think our we're feeling I would tell you just a little bit of headwind as it relates to credit when you look at the marketplace today and lending standards I think that banks are going to be a little bit conservative on the housing side. You've heard some we've heard some increased standards as it relates to some lending. So it feels like there's just a little bit of a headwind on the MH side and residential side but I think that will push through. The government stimulus packages have been tremendous.

And I think that's going to play very well into MH on the back end. So I would tell you right now we just talked about leisure lifestyle versus housing and industrial. I think leisure lifestyle deals again we've got some tailwind coming on the housing and industrial what we would tell you is probably a little bit of headwind for Q2 compared to leisure lifestyle but then I would tell you heading into the back half of the year we'd start to feel that dissipate especially again with the stimulus packages that have been put in place arming the consumer to be much better prepared coming out of this.

Tim Conder -- Wells Fargo -- Analyst

Okay. Okay. That's helpful sir. And then on you talked about you're consolidating some of your manufacturing facilities a little bit. I know it's been talked about in the industry a lot. There seems to be a lot of just touring the industry and seeing the OEMs and suppliers and so forth. It seems the RV industry seems more fragmented relative to marine relative to other power sports. And we've heard from yourselves and others that in the next downturn that could be an opportunity to sort of consolidate each company consolidate their within their own border so to speak consolidate their operations and plans and then be better positioned as things really pick up. Is that time now? And I guess again given your liquidity and everything that you all have you seem well positioned. To what degree are you looking to do that sort of accelerate versus what you've seen in prior downturns or slowdowns?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Sure. I'd tell you as we look at our assumptions right now and again we have very detailed tiered models that we look at when it comes to planning the business in our capacities. And so we've laid out our assumptions we've looked across our brand platform and our product platform to see where capacities line up with our expectations as it relates to the assumptions. And so as we looked at this there are several opportunities for us to take a look and do some consolidation of like products if you will. That doesn't mean that we're going to be shutting brands down necessarily but it's an opportunity to maximize efficiencies during time frames like this. And it also provides us the ability to flex back up in situations where capacities and production levels increase.

We've got a lot of elasticity within our like product lines. And so that coupled with the tremendous talent of our team members and the ability for us to shift production around to various facilities again we look at it from a tiered perspective. And so we'll tell you we'll continue to do that. I would not consider this a draconian consolidation by any means. I would tell you this is opportunistic based on some of the capacities that we're seeing out of our like product lines. And there's more opportunity if we choose to pursue that. But I would tell you that it's really continued upon capacity levels at the facilities. But with our high variable cost model again they're very flexible and nimble. So I think that we will continue to work at this from a tiered perspective.

Tim Conder -- Wells Fargo -- Analyst

Yes. I guess that's where my question was more from not so much as shut them down or anything but find maybe one that's a little bit more efficient consolidate in there and to gain greater scale efficiencies in one area and so forth. I guess that was more of the question rather than shutting down or consolidating from the as you said the more draconian perspective.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

That's exactly what we're doing Tim.

Tim Conder -- Wells Fargo -- Analyst

OK. OK great. Thank you gentlemen.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Thank you.

Operator

[Operator Instructions] We'll take our next question from Steve O'Hara with Sidoti.

Steve O'Hara -- Sidoti -- Analyst

Hi good morning.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Morning.

Steve O'Hara -- Sidoti -- Analyst

Hi. Just a question on the I guess the demographics of the end markets and the job losses that have happened so far out there. I mean can you just talk about maybe which end markets you think are most susceptible to what's happened thus far with those job losses and maybe which ones are more resilient and go from there?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Steve this is Andy. Certainly we think the RV end market is ideally positioned even with the job losses and just simply based on price point. I think that there's the ability to flex up and down that scale and with the again the incentives that have been put out there today and stimulus packages to again equip and arm the consumer we think they're less susceptible call it if you will to a lot of volatility. We think there'll be some opportunity there on the RV side again simply based on price point. Marine as well probably a little bit higher price point.\

So I think there's probably a little bit more headwind on marine than there would be on RV simply based on that price point. But you offset that with again I think the lifestyle and culture shift that may occur as a result of COVID-19. Boating activity has been very strong. There's been a lot of boats on the water in the south during this time frame. And so again we would tell you that there's a little bit of optimism there as well. But just simply based on price point we think RVs are probably in a better position.

Steve O'Hara -- Sidoti -- Analyst

Okay. And then maybe just on the commodity side and shipping. I mean it seems like there's still a lot of disruption in the shipping markets for things coming from China. Can you just talk about maybe what percent of your raw materials and things like that comes from China and what you've seen on the shipping cost side and how that's maybe potential has the potential flow through as well?

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Steve this is Josh. Regarding Asia and what we source from China it's less than it's mid-single digits of our total COGS. So it's not in the whole scheme of things a significant amount of our inputs. In addition to that it's a little bit higher on the distribution component. So we think about what we source from China it's not a lot of raw material that goes into our manufacturing process. It's more of finished goods on the distribution side. And part of in our quarter for our operating cash flow I talked about in our prepared remarks we had ramped up inventories with COVID on the horizon call it in the January February time frame that was at that point in time centered in Asia and China specifically.

And so we had built up inventories in preparation for the Chinese New Year and as what we were seeing on the COVID side. And so when you put that together what we're seeing is we're not experiencing any disruption coming from China today. We I would tell you we have excess inventory on hand that we plan to work through that will be a source of cash over the next three quarters. And so where we sit today we feel like we're in a good spot from inventory levels having a little extra inventory to make sure that if there are disruptions in the supply chain that we can manage that. And then we're going to work through those inventory levels here over the next three quarters as a source of cash as we progress through the year.

Steve O'Hara -- Sidoti -- Analyst

OK. All right.

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Thank you very much.

Operator

And our next question is from John Lovallo with Bank of America.

John Lovallo -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Thank you for squeezing me in here and. And I hope everybody is healthy and safe. First question just housekeeping. I think you guys mentioned that your expectation for wholesale for the full year is 20% to 25% decline. Did you give a retail estimate as well that I missed?

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

We thought retail could be either at that or a little bit better than that.

John Lovallo -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Okay. That's helpful. And then maybe just to play devil's advocate for one minute here. If we think about RVs and marine being fairly big ticket I know Andy you said that there's a range of prices but fairly big ticket 100% discretionary whereas manufactured housing is arguably more need based do you think that there's sorry my three year-old enjoying is there an argument here that perhaps 25% to 30% unemployment as many economists are saying you may have an outside impact on kind of the more discretionary product versus something that might be a little bit more need based? Just your thoughts would be helpful.

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

This is Andy. I think it could. From a big ticket item though I would tell you that RVs I don't necessarily think that we would consider them big ticket I think you can find an RV for very reasonable price points below $10000 $5000 to $10000 on the low end. And so our view would be is that again from a lifestyle perspective and with where the consumer is at today I think there's an equal value proposition to consumers being able to get into the space and enjoy that lifestyle even under pandemic conditions like this.

So from a need perspective yes certainly the housing side and the MH proposition plays very well into it. That being said we'd also say the needs from a personal and spending quality time with families and the lifestyle component of it plays well for RVs as well. So if you just want to break it down between need versus discretionary yes MH plays better. But overall we think the price points to very easily get into an RV is very compelling.

John Lovallo -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Makes sense. And then if we think about MH again was this considered essential activity during in many states kind of similar to single-family housing or was it separated?

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yes it was considered essential in many states.

John Lovallo -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Okay. And then finally just thinking about capex. If we go back to the global financial crisis I mean capex is certainly a lot lower for you guys but arguably you're a different company today. What would you kind of think of as maintenance levels on the capex side?

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Yes this is Josh. Maintenance on an annual basis for us is going to be in that $5 million to $8 million range on an annualized basis.

John Lovallo -- Bank of America -- Analyst

Got it. Thanks guys.

Operator

We have no further questions at this time. I will now turn the call back over to Ms. Julie Ann Kotowski for further remarks.

Julie Ann Kotowski -- Investor Relations

Thanks Vanesa. We appreciate everyone for being on the call today and look forward to talking to you again at our second quarter 2020 conference call. A replay of today's call will be archived on Patrick's website www.patrickind.com under Investor Relations. I'll now turn the call back over to our operator.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

Duration: 60 minutes

Call participants:

Julie Ann Kotowski -- Investor Relations

Andy L. Nemeth -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Joshua A. Boone -- Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer

Daniel Moore -- CJS Securities -- Analyst

Craig Kennison -- Baird -- Analyst

Scott Stember -- CL King and Associates -- Analyst

Brett Andress -- KeyBanc -- Analyst

Tim Conder -- Wells Fargo -- Analyst

Steve O'Hara -- Sidoti -- Analyst

John Lovallo -- Bank of America -- Analyst

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