KB Home reports Q2 net income of US$26.6M, up from net loss of US$3M a year earlier, with results impacted by expanded housing gross profit margin and improved selling, general, administrative expense ratio; revenues up 7.7% to US$565M

LOS ANGELES , June 27, 2014 (press release) – Revenues Increase 8% to $565.0 Million
Net Income Increases to $26.6 Million or $.27 Per Diluted Share
Net Order Value Up 19% to $763 Million; Backlog Value Up 24% to $1.03 Billion


KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation’s largest and most recognized homebuilders, today reported results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2014. Highlights and developments include the following:

Three Months Ended May 31, 2014

  • Total revenues increased 8% to $565.0 million from $524.4 million in the year-earlier quarter due to growth in the Company’s housing revenues from higher average selling prices.
    • The Company delivered 1,751 homes in the current quarter, compared to 1,797 homes in the second quarter of 2013.
      • The overall average selling price of $319,700 rose $29,300, or 10%, from the second quarter of 2013, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year percentage growth in the Company’s average selling price.
      • The year-over-year increase in the second quarter average selling price reflected the Company’s continued focus on positioning its new home communities in land-constrained locations that typically feature higher household incomes and strong demand, the Company’s actions to optimize home sales, and generally favorable market conditions.
  • Average selling prices were higher across all of the Company’s homebuilding regions compared to the 2013 second quarter, with increases ranging from 9% in the Southeast region to 23% in the Southwest region.
    • Homebuilding operating income increased to $34.3 million, up $25.6 million from $8.7 million in the year-earlier quarter. As a percentage of homebuilding revenues, operating income rose 440 basis points to 6.1%, compared to 1.7% for the 2013 second quarter, and increased 210 basis points compared to 4.0% for the 2014 first quarter.
    • The housing gross profit margin increased 380 basis points to 18.9% from 15.1% for the year-earlier quarter, marking the Company’s highest second quarter housing gross profit margin since 2006. The current quarter housing gross profit margin also improved 120 basis points from the first quarter of 2014.
    • The current quarter housing gross profit margin included $.4 million of land option contract abandonment charges. The housing gross profit margin for the 2013 second quarter included $15.9 million of warranty-related charges and $.3 million of land option contract abandonment charges. Excluding these charges, the Company’s second quarter adjusted housing gross profit margin improved 70 basis points to 18.9% in 2014 from 18.2% in 2013.
      • Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of housing revenues improved 60 basis points to 12.8% from 13.4% in the year-earlier quarter, primarily due to higher housing revenues in the current quarter and the Company’s cost-containment initiatives. On a sequential basis, the current quarter ratio improved 110 basis points from 13.9% in the first quarter of 2014.
  • The current quarter selling, general and administrative expense ratio was the Company’s lowest second quarter ratio since 2006.
  • Interest expense decreased to $8.6 million from $14.5 million in the year-earlier quarter, reflecting an increase in the amount of interest capitalized.
  • The Company’s financial services operations posted pretax income of $1.8 million, compared to pretax income of $2.0 million in the year-earlier quarter.
  • Net income increased to $26.6 million, or $.27 per diluted share, representing a substantial improvement from the net loss of $3.0 million, or $.04 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013, mainly due to the Company’s higher revenues, expanded housing gross profit margin and improved selling, general and administrative expense ratio.

Six Months Ended May 31, 2014

  • Revenues increased to $1.02 billion, up 9% from $929.6 million in the year-earlier period.
  • Homes delivered decreased 3% to 3,193, compared to 3,282 in the six months ended May 31, 2013.
  • The overall average selling price of $313,200 increased 11% year over year from $281,700 for the first six months of 2013.
  • Homebuilding operating income totaled $52.0 million, up $42.9 million from $9.1 million in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • The Company’s net income of $37.2 million, or $.40 per diluted share, increased significantly from the net loss of $15.4 million, or $.19 per diluted share, in the six months ended May 31, 2013.

Backlog and Net Orders

  • Potential future housing revenues in backlog at May 31, 2014 grew 24% to $1.03 billion from $826.6 million at May 31, 2013, reflecting an increase in the number of homes in backlog and a higher average selling price.
    • The Company’s quarter-end backlog value exceeded $1.00 billion for the first time since August 31, 2008.
    • The Company’s backlog was comprised of 3,398 homes at May 31, 2014, up 9% from 3,128 homes at May 31, 2013.
  • Total net order value increased 19% to $763.2 million for the 2014 second quarter, up from $639.6 million for the year-earlier quarter.
    • Each of the Company’s four homebuilding regions reported year-over-year growth in net order value, ranging from 13% in the Southeast region to 26% in the Central region.
  • Reflecting the Company’s investments in land and land development, net orders rose to 2,269, up 5% from 2,162 for the year-earlier quarter, and the average community count increased 7% to 191 from 178 for the year-earlier quarter.
    • The second quarter cancellation rate as a percentage of gross orders was 28% in 2014, compared to 27% in 2013. As a percentage of beginning backlog, the second quarter cancellation rate was 30% in 2014 and 29% in 2013.

Balance Sheet

  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $528.7 million at May 31, 2014, compared to $345.4 million at February 28, 2014 and $572.0 million at November 30, 2013.
    • The Company’s cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash increased from February 28, 2014 mainly due to the capital markets transactions completed in the current quarter, which generated total net proceeds of $531.6 million, partly offset by strategic investments in inventories to support future growth.
      • The Company’s total liquidity at May 31, 2014 was $684.5 million, including its unrestricted cash balance and $200 million unsecured revolving credit facility, which had no borrowings outstanding.
  • Inventories increased to $3.01 billion at May 31, 2014 from $2.30 billion at November 30, 2013, reflecting the Company’s $859.6 million of investments in land acquisition and development during the six months ended May 31, 2014, as well as a distribution of land from an unconsolidated joint venture in the first quarter of 2014.
  • The Company’s debt balance of $2.57 billion at May 31, 2014 increased from $2.15 billion at November 30, 2013, largely due to its current-quarter public issuance of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.75% senior notes due 2019, which generated net cash proceeds of $394.6 million.
  • Stockholders’ equity rose to $709.7 million at May 31, 2014 from $536.1 million at November 30, 2013, mainly due to the Company’s current-quarter public issuance of 7,986,111 shares of common stock for net cash proceeds of $137.0 million, and its net income for the six months ended May 31, 2014.

Management Comments

“Reflecting the strong operational foundation we have established through the effective execution of our core strategies, we extended our trend of generating solid earnings improvement in the second quarter, and remain focused on accelerating profitable growth,” said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer. “We have produced year-over-year revenue increases for eleven straight quarters and operating income improvement for ten consecutive quarters. The sustained progress in our results demonstrates the success of our targeted land and land development investments across our operating footprint, the appeal of our product designs and unique home buying experience, as well as our sound growth platform, which enables us to efficiently leverage costs as we expand. With the momentum we have generated through the first half of the year and our robust backlog, we believe we are on track to meet our fiscal 2014 goals.”

“Increasing the number of new home communities we have open for sales remains a top priority for us,” said Mezger. “We acquired several attractive large land positions and substantially advanced our land development in the second quarter to reinforce the upward trajectory of our business. We expect to measurably expand our community count into 2015 with the significant investments we are making in our land pipeline. We believe that with these and other strategic initiatives we have underway and the performance improvements we have delivered over the past several quarters, we are well positioned for accelerated revenue growth and profitability going forward.”

Earnings Conference Call

The conference call on the second quarter 2014 earnings will be broadcast live TODAY at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To listen, please go to the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.kbhome.com.

About KB Home

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home is distinguished by its unique homebuilding approach to provide homebuyers optimal value and choice, enabling each buyer to customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and elevation to structural options and design features. KB Home is a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices. All KB homes are built to be highly energy efficient, helping to lower monthly utility costs, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for four straight years and a WaterSense® Partner of the Year for three consecutive years. Los Angeles-based KB Home was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker symbol “KBH.” For more information about KB Home’s new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release, including any statements that are predictive in nature or concern future market and economic conditions, business and prospects, our future financial and operational performance, or our future actions and their expected results are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are not guarantees of future performance. We do not have a specific policy or intent of updating or revising forward-looking statements. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors. The most important risk factors that could cause our actual performance and future events and actions to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the following: general economic, employment and business conditions; population growth, household formations and demographic trends; adverse market conditions, including an increased supply of unsold homes, declining home prices and greater foreclosure and short sale activity, among other things, that could negatively affect our consolidated financial statements, including due to additional impairment or land option contract abandonment charges, lower revenues and operating and other losses; conditions in the capital, credit and financial markets (including residential consumer mortgage lending standards, the availability of residential consumer mortgage financing and mortgage foreclosure rates); material prices and availability; labor costs and availability; changes in interest rates; inflation; our debt level, including our ratio of debt to total capital, and our ability to adjust our debt level, maturity schedule and structure and to access the equity, credit, capital or other financial markets or other external financing sources, including raising capital through the public or private issuance of common stock, debt or other securities, and/or project financing, on favorable terms; our compliance with the terms and covenants of our revolving credit facility; weak or declining consumer confidence, either generally or specifically with respect to purchasing homes; competition for home sales from other sellers of new and resale homes, including lenders and other sellers of homes obtained through foreclosures or short sales; weather conditions, significant natural disasters and other environmental factors; government actions, policies, programs and regulations directed at or affecting the housing market (including the Dodd-Frank Act, tax credits, tax incentives and/or subsidies for home purchases, tax deductions for residential consumer mortgage interest payments and property taxes, tax exemptions for profits on home sales, programs intended to modify existing mortgage loans and to prevent mortgage foreclosures and the standards, fees and size limits applicable to the purchase or insuring of mortgage loans by government-sponsored enterprises and government agencies), the homebuilding industry, or construction activities; decisions regarding federal fiscal and monetary policies, including those relating to taxation, government spending, interest rates and economic stimulus measures; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas; our warranty claims experience with respect to homes previously delivered and actual warranty costs incurred, including our warranty claims and costs experience at certain of our communities in Florida; legal or regulatory proceedings or claims; our ability to use/realize the net deferred tax assets we have generated; our ability to successfully implement our current and planned strategies and initiatives with respect to product, geographic and market positioning (including our efforts to expand our inventory base/pipeline with desirable land positions or interests at reasonable cost and to expand our community count, open additional new home communities for sales and sell higher-priced homes and more design options, and our operational and investment concentration in markets in California), revenue growth, asset optimization (including by effectively balancing home sales prices and sales pace in our new home communities), asset activation, local field management and talent investment, and overhead reduction and cost management; consumer traffic to our new home communities and consumer interest in our product designs and offerings, particularly from higher-income consumers; cancellations and our ability to realize our backlog by converting net orders to home deliveries; our home sales and delivery performance, particularly in key markets in California; the manner in which our homebuyers are offered and whether they are able to obtain residential consumer mortgage loans and mortgage banking services, including from our preferred mortgage lender, Nationstar Mortgage; the performance of Nationstar Mortgage as our preferred mortgage lender; the ability of Home Community Mortgage to become operational in all of our served markets, and its performance upon becoming operational; information technology failures and data security breaches; and other events outside of our control. Please see our periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our business.

KB HOME

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2014 and 2013

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts — Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

Six Months

 

Three Months

     

2014

 

 

 

2013

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2013

 

Total revenues

   

$

1,015,694

 

   

$

929,625

 

 

$

565,007

 

   

$

524,406

 

Homebuilding:

                             

Revenues

   

$

1,010,663

     

$

924,604

   

$

562,396

     

$

521,788

 

Costs and expenses

   

(958,652

)

   

(915,459

)

 

(528,104

)

   

(513,097

)

Operating income

   

52,011

     

9,145

   

34,292

     

8,691

 

Interest income

   

283

     

436

   

115

     

232

 

Interest expense

   

(19,834

)

   

(29,747

)

 

(8,558

)

   

(14,507

)

Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures

   

1,912

 

   

(1,002

)

 

(678

)

   

(567

)

Homebuilding pretax income (loss)

   

34,372

 

   

(21,168

)

 

25,171

 

   

(6,151

)

Financial services:

                             

Revenues

   

5,031

     

5,021

   

2,611

     

2,618

 

Expenses

   

(1,704

)

   

(1,471

)

 

(852

)

   

(636

)

Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures

   

(12

)

   

1,087

 

 

(6

)

   

(4

)

Financial services pretax income

   

3,315

 

   

4,637

 

 

1,753

 

   

1,978

 

Total pretax income (loss)

   

37,687

     

(16,531

)

 

26,924

     

(4,173

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

   

(500

)

   

1,100

 

 

(300

)

   

1,200

 

Net income (loss)

   

$

37,187

 

   

$

(15,431

)

 

$

26,624

 

   

$

(2,973

)

Earnings (loss) per share:

                             

Basic

   

$

.43

 

   

$

(.19

)

 

$

.30

 

   

$

(.04

)

Diluted

   

$

.40

 

   

$

(.19

)

 

$

.27

 

   

$

(.04

)

Weighted average shares outstanding:

                             

Basic

   

86,668

 

   

81,526

 

 

89,529

 

   

83,605

 

Diluted

   

96,759

 

   

81,526

 

 

99,508

 

   

83,605

 

 

 

 

KB HOME

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands — Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

May 31,

   

November 30,

     

2014

   

2013

Assets

             

Homebuilding:

             

Cash and cash equivalents

   

$

484,472

     

$

530,095

Restricted cash

   

44,237

     

41,906

Receivables

   

99,779

     

75,749

Inventories

   

3,006,118

     

2,298,577

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

   

67,594

     

130,192

Other assets

   

116,558

 

   

107,076

     

3,818,758

     

3,183,595

Financial services

   

9,268

 

   

10,040

Total assets

   

$

3,828,026

 

   

$

3,193,635

             

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

             

Homebuilding:

             

Accounts payable

   

$

154,170

     

$

148,282

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

   

388,349

     

356,176

Mortgages and notes payable

   

2,573,980

 

   

2,150,498

     

3,116,499

     

2,654,956

Financial services

   

1,854

     

2,593

Stockholders’ equity

   

709,673

 

   

536,086

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   

$

3,828,026

 

   

$

3,193,635

 

 

 

KB HOME

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2014 and 2013

(In Thousands, Except Average Selling Price — Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

Six Months

 

Three Months

     

2014

 

 

 

2013

 

 

2014

 

 

 

2013

 

Homebuilding revenues:

                             

Housing

   

$

999,942

     

$

924,604

   

$

559,815

     

$

521,788

 

Land

   

10,721

 

   

 

 

2,581

 

   

 

Total

   

$

1,010,663

 

   

$

924,604

 

 

$

562,396

 

   

$

521,788

 

                             

 

     

Six Months

 

Three Months

     

2014

 

   

2013

 

 

2014

 

   

2013

 

Costs and expenses:

                             

Construction and land costs

                             

Housing

   

$

816,208

     

$

786,263

   

$

454,102

     

$

442,998

 

Land

   

9,626

 

   

 

 

2,458

 

   

 

Subtotal

   

825,834

     

786,263

   

456,560

     

442,998

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

   

132,818

 

   

129,196

 

 

71,544

 

   

70,099

 

Total

   

$

958,652

 

   

$

915,459

 

 

$

528,104

 

   

$

513,097

 

                             

 

     

Six Months

 

Three Months

     

2014

 

   

2013

 

 

2014

 

   

2013

 

Interest expense:

                             

Interest incurred

   

$

82,438

     

$

67,911

   

$

43,158

     

$

34,489

 

Interest capitalized

   

(62,604

)

   

(38,164

)

 

(34,600

)

   

(19,982

)

Total

   

$

19,834

 

   

$

29,747

 

 

$

8,558

 

   

$

14,507

 

                             

 

     

Six Months

 

Three Months

     

2014

 

   

2013

 

 

2014

 

   

2013

 

Other information:

                             

Depreciation and amortization

   

$

4,386

     

$

3,327

   

$

2,319

     

$

1,891

 

Amortization of previously capitalized interest

   

37,702

 

   

40,271

 

 

20,217

 

   

21,566

 

                             

 

     

Six Months

 

Three Months

     

2014

 

   

2013

 

 

2014

 

   

2013

 

Average selling price:

                             

West Coast

   

$

532,600

     

$

434,800

   

$

537,900

     

$

460,400

 

Southwest

   

281,200

     

225,300

   

276,500

     

223,900

 

Central

   

216,900

     

187,700

   

222,000

     

188,900

 

Southeast

   

252,500

 

   

224,400

 

 

248,700

 

   

227,500

 

Total

   

$

313,200

 

   

$

281,700

 

 

$

319,700

 

   

$

290,400

 

 

 

 

KB HOME

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2014 and 2013

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

Six Months

   

Three Months

     

2014

 

 

 

2013

 

   

2014

 

 

 

2013

Homes delivered:

                             

West Coast

   

830

     

1,103

     

484

     

594

Southwest

   

336

     

351

     

175

     

211

Central

   

1,360

     

1,208

     

765

     

637

Southeast

   

667

 

   

620

 

   

327

 

   

355

Total

   

3,193

 

   

3,282

 

   

1,751

 

   

1,797

                             

 

     

Three Months

   

Three Months - Value

     

2014

 

   

2013

 

   

2014

 

   

2013

Net orders (dollars in thousands):

                             

West Coast

   

583

     

587

     

$

344,671

     

$

292,769

Southwest

   

211

     

189

     

56,512

     

49,246

Central

   

1,085

     

968

     

250,381

     

198,621

Southeast

   

390

 

   

418

 

   

111,592

 

   

99,002

Total

   

2,269

 

   

2,162

 

   

$

763,156

 

   

$

639,638

                             

 

     

Six Months

   

Six Months - Value

     

2014

 

   

2013

 

   

2014

 

   

2013

Net orders (dollars in thousands):

                             

West Coast

   

1,089

     

1,117

     

$

643,954

     

$

554,111

Southwest

   

392

     

388

     

104,900

     

92,952

Central

   

1,842

     

1,621

     

419,354

     

332,113

Southeast

   

711

 

   

707

 

   

195,120

 

   

167,265

Total

   

4,034

 

   

3,833

 

   

$

1,363,328

 

   

$

1,146,441

                             

 

     

May 31, 2014

   

May 31, 2013

     

Backlog Homes

   

Backlog Value

   

Backlog Homes

   

Backlog Value

Backlog data (dollars in thousands):

                             

West Coast

   

679

     

$

389,402

     

698

     

$

337,878

Southwest

   

244

     

67,060

     

220

     

48,524

Central

   

1,830

     

405,850

     

1,562

     

296,949

Southeast

   

645

 

   

163,565

 

   

648

 

   

143,262

Total

   

3,398

 

   

$

1,025,877

 

   

3,128

 

   

$

826,613

 


KB HOME

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2014 and 2013
(In Thousands, Except Percentages — Unaudited)

Company management’s discussion of the results presented in this press release may include information about the Company’s adjusted housing gross profit margin which is not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The Company believes this non-GAAP financial measure is relevant and useful to investors in understanding its operations, and may be helpful in comparing the Company with other companies in the homebuilding industry to the extent they provide similar information. However, because the adjusted housing gross profit margin is not calculated in accordance with GAAP, this measure may not be completely comparable to other companies in the homebuilding industry and, thus, should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to the operating and financial performance measures prescribed by GAAP. Rather, this non-GAAP financial measure should be used to supplement its respective most directly comparable GAAP financial measure in order to provide a greater understanding of the factors and trends affecting the Company’s operations.

Adjusted Housing Gross Profit Margin

The following table reconciles the Company’s housing gross profit margin calculated in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measure of the Company’s adjusted housing gross profit margin:

 

 

 

 

 
   

Six Months

 

Three Months

   

2014

 

 

2013

 

 

2014

 

 

2013

 

Housing revenues

 

$

999,942

   

$

924,604

   

$

559,815

   

$

521,788

 

Housing construction and land costs

 

(816,208

)

 

(786,263

)

 

(454,102

)

 

(442,998

)

Housing gross profits

 

183,734

   

138,341

   

105,713

   

78,790

 

Add: Land option contract abandonment charges

 

790

   

284

   

357

   

284

 

Warranty-related charges

 

 

 

17,547

 

 

 

 

15,873

 

Adjusted housing gross profits

 

$

184,524

 

 

$

156,172

 

 

$

106,070

 

 

$

94,947

 

Housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues

 

18.4

%

 

15.0

%

 

18.9

%

 

15.1

%

Adjusted housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues

 

18.5

%

 

16.9

%

 

18.9

%

 

18.2

%

 

Adjusted housing gross profit margin is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing housing revenues less land option contract abandonment charges and warranty-related charges (as applicable) associated with housing operations recorded during a given period, by housing revenues. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is housing gross profit margin. The Company believes adjusted housing gross profit margin is a relevant and useful financial measure to investors in evaluating the Company’s performance as it measures the gross profits the Company generated specifically on the homes delivered during a given period and enhances the comparability of housing gross profit margin between periods. This financial measure assists management in making strategic decisions regarding product mix, product pricing and construction pace. The Company also believes investors will find adjusted housing gross profit margin relevant and useful because it represents a profitability measure that may be compared to a prior period without regard to variability of land option contract abandonment charges and warranty-related charges.



Contact:

KB Home
Katoiya Marshall, Investor Relations Contact
310-893-7446
kmarshall@kbhome.com
or
Susan Martin, Media Contact
310-231-4142
smartin@kbhome.com
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