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Filing Details

Accession Number:
0000921895-19-001164
Form Type:
13D Filing
Publication Date:
2019-04-25 16:33:53
Ownership Summary

Please notice the below summary table is generated without human intervention and may contain errors. Please refer to the complete filing displayed below for exact figures.

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Praesidium Investment Management Company 1,817,357 1,924,863 1,924,863 7.5%
Kevin Oram 1,817,357 1,924,863 1,924,863 7.5%
Peter Uddo 1,817,357 1,924,863 1,924,863 7.5%
Filing

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D

(Rule 13d-101)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO

§ 240.13d-2(a)

(Amendment No.  )1

Masonite International Corporation

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, no par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

575385109

(CUSIP Number)

PRAESIDIUM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC

1411 Broadway – 29th Floor

New York, NY 10018

(212) 821-1495

 

STEVE WOLOSKY, ESQ.

MEAGAN REDA, ESQ.

OLSHAN FROME WOLOSKY LLP

1325 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10019

(212) 451-2300

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

April 22, 2019

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box ☒.

Note:  Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.  See § 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent. 

 

1              The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 
  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Praesidium Investment Management Company, LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        OO (Funds from Investment Advisory Clients)  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        Delaware  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,817,357  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,924,863  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,924,863  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        7.5%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IA  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Kevin Oram  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        OO (Funds from Investment Advisory Clients)  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        United States of America  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,817,357  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,924,863  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,924,863  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        7.5%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN, HC  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        Peter Uddo  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
           
  4   SOURCE OF FUNDS  
         
        OO (Funds from Investment Advisory Clients)  
  5   CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) OR 2(e)     ☐
       
           
  6   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        United States of America  
NUMBER OF   7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,817,357  
OWNED BY   8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,924,863  
    10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  11   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,924,863  
  12   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  13   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)  
         
        7.5%  
  14   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IN, HC  

  

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THE SCHEDULE 13D

 

This Schedule 13D relating to shares of common stock, no par value, of Masonite International Corporation, a corporation organized under the laws of British Columbia, Canada, is being filed on behalf of (i) Praesidium Investment Management Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, (ii) Kevin Oram and (iii) Peter Uddo.  Information given in response to each item shall be deemed incorporated by reference in all other items, as applicable.

 

Item 1.Security and Issuer.

 

This statement relates to shares of common stock, no par value (the “Shares”), of Masonite International Corporation, a corporation organized under the laws of British Columbia, Canada (the “Issuer”). The address of the principal executive offices of the Issuer is 2771 Rutherford Road, Concord, Ontario L4K 2N6 Canada.

 

Item 2.Identity and Background.

(a) This statement is filed by: (i) Praesidium Investment Management Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Praesidium”), (ii) Kevin Oram and (iii) Peter Uddo (together with Praesidium and Mr. Oram, the “Reporting Persons”).

 

Praesidium, in its capacity as investment manager to certain managed accounts and investment fund vehicles on behalf of investment advisory clients (collectively, the “Accounts”), has sole power to vote 1,817,357 of the Shares held in the Accounts and to dispose of 1,924,863 of the Shares held in the Accounts. As the managing members of Praesidium, each of Kevin Oram and Peter Uddo may be deemed to control Praesidium.

 

(b) The business address of the Reporting Persons is 1411 Broadway—29th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

 

(c) The principal business of Praesidium is the management of the assets and activities of the Accounts. Mr. Oram and Mr. Uddo serve as managing members of Praesidium.

 

(d) None of the Reporting Persons have, during the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

 

(e) None of the Reporting Persons have, during the last five years, been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, Federal or State securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.

 

(f) Praesidium is a Delaware limited liability company. Each of Mr. Oram and Mr. Uddo are United States citizens.

 

Item 3.Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

The net investment costs (including commissions, if any) of the Shares directly owned by the Accounts is approximately $59.59 per share. The source of these funds for the Accounts was their working capital.

 

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Purchases of some securities for certain Accounts were effected through margin accounts maintained with brokers, which may extend margin credit as and when required to open or carry positions in the margin accounts, subject to applicable federal margin regulations, stock exchange rules and the brokers’ credit policies. In such instances, the positions held in the margin accounts may be pledged as collateral security for the repayment of debit balances in the accounts.

 

Item 4.Purpose of Transaction.

 

The Reporting Persons purchased the Shares based on the Reporting Persons’ belief that the Shares, when purchased, were undervalued and represented an attractive investment opportunity. Depending upon overall market conditions, other investment opportunities available to the Reporting Persons, and the availability of the Shares at prices that would make the purchase or sale of the Shares desirable, the Reporting Persons may endeavor to increase or decrease their position in the Issuer through, among other things, the purchase or sale of Shares on the open market or in private transactions or otherwise, on such terms and at such times as the Reporting Persons may deem advisable.

 

From time to time, during its holding period, the Reporting Persons have engaged in discussions with the Issuer’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Frederick J. Lynch, regarding, among other things, their views on the Issuer. As a result of the Reporting Persons being large, knowledgeable, long-term shareholders, Mr. Lynch suggested that the Issuer’s Board of Directors would benefit from hearing the Reporting Persons’ views on the Issuer. During a recent discussion, Mr. Lynch offered the Reporting Persons to speak to Robert J. Byrne, Chairman of the Issuer’s Board of Directors. The Reporting Persons intend to engage in discussions with Mr. Byrne to share their views and opinions on the issuer.

 

No Reporting Person has any present plan or proposal which would relate to or result in any of the matters set forth in subparagraphs (a) - (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D except as set forth herein or such as would occur upon or in connection with completion of, or following, any of the actions discussed herein. The Reporting Persons intend to review their investment in the Issuer on a continuing basis. Depending on various factors including, without limitation, the Issuer’s financial position and investment strategy, the price levels of the Shares, conditions in the securities markets and general economic and industry conditions, the Reporting Persons may in the future take such actions with respect to their investment in the Issuer as they deem appropriate including, without limitation, engaging in communications with management and the Board of Directors of the Issuer, engaging in discussions with shareholders of the Issuer or other third parties about the Issuer and the Reporting Persons’ investment, including potential business combinations or dispositions involving the Issuer or certain of its businesses, making recommendations or proposals to the Issuer concerning changes to the capitalization, ownership structure, board structure (including board composition), potential business combinations or dispositions involving the Issuer or certain of its businesses, or suggestions for improving the Issuer’s financial and/or operational performance, purchasing additional Shares, selling some or all of their Shares, or changing their intention with respect to any and all matters referred to in this Item 4.

 

Item 5.Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

 

(a) - (b) The Reporting Persons beneficially own 1,924,863 Shares which represents approximately 7.5% of the Issuer’s outstanding Shares. The percentage of beneficial ownership of the Reporting Persons, as reported in this Schedule 13D, was calculated by dividing (i) the total number of Shares beneficially owned by each Reporting Person as of April 25, 2019, as set forth in this Schedule 13D, by (ii) the 25,560,288 Shares of Common Stock outstanding as of March 15, 2019, according to the Issuer’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 25, 2019.

 

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Praesidium, in its capacity as investment manager to the Accounts, has sole power to vote 1,817,357 Shares and the power to dispose of 1,924,863 Shares held in the Accounts. As the managing members of Praesidium, each of Kevin Oram and Peter Uddo may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares held in the Accounts.

 

(c) Transactions in the Issuer’s securities by the Reporting Persons during the last 60 days are listed in Annex A attached hereto.

 

(d) Not Applicable

 

(e) Not Applicable

 

Item 6.Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer

 

On April 25, 2019, the Reporting Persons entered into a Joint Filing Agreement in which the Reporting Persons agreed to joint filing on behalf of each of them statements on Schedule 13D with respect to the securities of the Issuer to the extent required by applicable law. The Joint Filing Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Other than as described herein, to the best knowledge of the Reporting Persons, there are no contracts, arrangements, understandings and relationships (legal or otherwise) among the persons named in Item 2 and between such persons and any other person with respect to any securities of the Issuer.

 

Item 7.Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

 

99.1Joint Filing Agreement by and among the Reporting Persons, dated April 25, 2019.

 

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SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated: April 25, 2019

 

  PRAESIDIUM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC
     
  By:   /s/ Kevin Oram
  Name:   Kevin Oram
  Title:   Managing Member
   
  KEVIN ORAM
  By:  

/s/ Kevin Oram

 

   
  PETER UDDO
  By:   /s/ Peter Uddo

 

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Annex A

During the past 60 days, the Reporting Persons effected the following purchases and sale of the Shares in open market transactions:

 

Nature of Transaction Date of Purchase/Sale Amount Purchased/(Sold) Price Per Share ($)
       
Sale 03/27/2019 (10,118) 50.6582
Sale 03/28/2019 (330) 50.2143
Sale 04/01/2019 (3,653) 50.8444
Purchase 04/01/2019 4,706 50.8957
Purchase 04/03/2019 7,464 51.1403