D.R. Horton reports 180% increase in Q4 net income to US$100.1M on homebuilding revenue up 21% to US$1.3B, declares quarterly cash dividend of US$0.0375/share payable on Dec. 17
FORT WORTH, Texas
November 12, 2012
– D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI), America’s Builder, today reported that net income for its fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2012 increased 180% to $100.1 million, or $0.30 per diluted share. Net income for the same quarter of fiscal 2011 was $35.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share. Homebuilding revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 increased 21% to $1.3 billion from $1.1 billion in the same quarter of 2011. Homes closed in the quarter increased 12% to 5,575, compared to 4,987 homes in the year ago quarter.
For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, net income increased to $956.3 million, or $2.77 per diluted share. The fiscal year results included a tax benefit of $713.4 million, primarily due to a reduction of the Company’s valuation allowance for its deferred tax asset. Net income for fiscal 2011 was $71.8 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, which included a tax benefit of $59.7 million. Homebuilding revenue for fiscal 2012 increased 19% to $4.2 billion from $3.5 billion in fiscal 2011. Homes closed in fiscal 2012 increased 13% to 18,890 homes, compared to 16,695 homes in fiscal 2011.
Net sales orders for the fourth quarter ended September 30, 2012 increased 24% to 5,276 homes from 4,241 homes in the year ago quarter and the value of net sales orders increased 35% to $1.3 billion from $0.9 billion. The Company’s cancellation rate (cancelled sales orders divided by gross sales orders) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was 27%. Net sales orders for fiscal 2012 increased 21% to 21,048 homes from 17,421 homes in fiscal 2011, and the value of net sales orders increased 29% to $4.8 billion from $3.7 billion.
The Company’s sales order backlog of homes under contract at September 30, 2012 increased 49% to 7,240 homes from 4,854 homes at September 30, 2011. The value of the backlog increased 61% to $1.7 billion at September 30, 2012 from $1.0 billion a year ago.
During the fourth quarter, the Company issued $350 million principal amount of 4.375% senior notes due September 2022. The Company ended the fiscal year with $1.3 billion of homebuilding unrestricted cash and marketable securities and net homebuilding debt to total capital of 21.4%. Net homebuilding debt to total capital consists of homebuilding notes payable net of cash and marketable securities divided by total equity plus homebuilding notes payable net of cash and marketable securities.
The Company also entered into a five-year, $125 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility in September 2012. Subsequent to fiscal year-end, the Company amended the facility and obtained additional lending commitments which increased the capacity of the facility to $600 million. The facility’s uncommitted accordion feature was also amended to allow an increase in the size of the facility to $1 billion.
The Company has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0375 per share. The dividend is payable on December 17, 2012 to stockholders of record on December 3, 2012.
Donald R. Horton, Chairman of the Board, said, “Our fiscal 2012 financial results reflect continued improvement in the housing market and in our company’s performance. Our fourth quarter pre-tax income of $99.2 million was our highest in 22 quarters and contributed to our fiscal 2012 pre-tax income of $242.9 million, the highest since fiscal 2006. Both our fourth quarter and the fiscal year experienced significant year-over-year improvements in net homes sold, homes closed, home sales gross margin, SG&A expense ratio and financial services profitability. As our operating metrics and demand for homes in most of our markets have improved, we have increased our investments in homes, finished lots, land and land development. Our increased investments include the acquisition of the homebuilding assets of Breland Homes during the quarter. Even with our increased inventory investments, our balance sheet remains strong with net homebuilding leverage of 21.4% and unrestricted homebuilding cash and marketable securities totaling $1.3 billion.
“We are positioned for a strong start to fiscal 2013, with our highest year-end backlog since fiscal 2007. We have continued to see strong sales demand through October and into November. With 13,000 homes in inventory and 60,000 finished lots controlled, we have the home and lot position to continue to grow our market share and meet increasing customer demand. We look forward to continued improvement in our operating metrics and increased profitability in fiscal 2013.”
The Company will host a conference call today (Monday, November 12th) at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number is 877-407-8033, and the call will also be webcast from the Company’s website at www.drhorton.com on the “Investors” page.
D.R. Horton, Inc., America’s Builder, is the largest homebuilder in the United States, based on its 18,890 homes closed during its fiscal year ended September 30, 2012. Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 77 markets in 26 states in the East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest and West regions of the United States. The Company is engaged in the construction and sale of high quality homes with sales prices ranging from $100,000 to over $600,000. D.R. Horton also provides mortgage financing and title services for homebuyers through its mortgage and title subsidiaries.
Portions of this document may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although D.R. Horton believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to D.R. Horton on the date this release was issued. D.R. Horton does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this release include that we are positioned for a strong start to fiscal 2013 and that with 13,000 homes in inventory and 60,000 finished lots controlled, we have the home and lot position to continue to grow our market share and meet increasing customer demand. The forward-looking statements also include that we look forward to continued improvement in our operating metrics and increased profitability in fiscal 2013.
Factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: potential deterioration in homebuilding industry conditions and the current weak U.S. economy; the cyclical nature of the homebuilding industry and changes in general economic, real estate and other conditions; constriction of the credit markets, which could limit our ability to access capital and increase our costs of capital; reductions in the availability of mortgage financing and the liquidity provided by government-sponsored enterprises, the effects of government programs, a decrease in our ability to sell mortgage loans on attractive terms or an increase in mortgage interest rates; the risks associated with our land and lot inventory; home warranty and construction defect claims; supply shortages and other risks for acquiring land, building materials and skilled labor; reductions in the availability of performance bonds; increases in the costs of owning a home; the effects of governmental regulations and environmental matters on our homebuilding operations; the effects of governmental regulation on our financial services operations; our debt obligations and our ability to comply with related debt covenants, restrictions and limitations; competitive conditions within our industry; our ability to effect any future growth strategies successfully; the impact of an inflationary or deflationary environment; our ability to realize the full amount of our deferred income tax asset; and information technology failures and data security breaches. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in D.R. Horton’s annual report on Form 10-K, and our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, both of which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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