While BUILDER Online and Big Builder Online watch the public builders, our colleagues at ProSales Magazine have been keeping tabs on the public lumber and building materials firms.

Here are the latest earnings headlines from the LBM side of the housing industry.

American Woodmark Posts $9.1M Fiscal 3Q Loss
Sales fall 32% from year earlier in three months ended Jan. 31.

Tax Provision Generates 4Q Net Profit for BFS
Dealer gets $21.1M alone from change in net operating loss rule.

BlueLinx Rides Tax Benefit to $12M Net Profit in 4Q
Distributor's operating loss for quarter totaled $4.8M.

Owens Corning Posts Big Jump in '09 Building Materials Profits
Price jump for roofing in late '08 overcame slump in housing starts.

LP Losses Narrow in 2009
Fourth quarter sales rise 10% to $275 million.

84's Sales for 2009 Shrink 36% to $1.35B
Firm doesn't expect real turnaround until 2011

4Q Loss at Weyerhaeuser's Wood Products Unit Dwindles
Operating loss of $208 million marks major reduction from year-earlier's $960. million loss.

Alison Rice is senior editor, online, at BUILDER magazine.