June 27, 2008

KB Home Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2008--KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of America's largest homebuilders, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2008. Results include:

-- Revenues totaled $639.1 million in the second quarter of 2008, down from $1.41 billion in the second quarter of 2007, largely due to lower housing revenues. Second-quarter housing revenues of $636.7 million declined from $1.30 billion in the year-earlier quarter, reflecting a 41% decrease in homes delivered and a 17% decline in the average selling price. The Company delivered 2,810 homes at an average selling price of $226,600 in the second quarter of 2008 compared to 4,776 homes delivered in the year-earlier quarter at an average selling price of $271,600.



-- The Company reported a net loss of $255.9 million or $3.30 per diluted share for the quarter ended May 31, 2008, after recognizing pretax, non-cash charges of $176.5 million for inventory and joint venture impairments and the abandonment of certain land option contracts, and $24.6 million for goodwill impairment. The net loss also reflected a $98.9 million valuation allowance charge against the net deferred tax assets generated during the quarter. For the year-earlier quarter, the Company reported a net loss of $148.7 million or $1.93 per diluted share, which included pretax, non-cash charges of $308.2 million associated with impairments and abandonments, partially offset by income of $25.5 million, or $.33 per diluted share, associated with the Company's French discontinued operations that were sold in July 2007.



-- The Company's cash balance at May 31, 2008 totaled $1.31 billion compared to $390.6 million at May 31, 2007. Its ratio of debt to total capital was 62.9% at May 31, 2008 compared to 50.3% at May 31, 2007. Net of cash, the Company's ratio of debt to total capital was 40.2% at May 31, 2008 compared to 46.6% at May 31, 2007. During the first half of 2008, the Company generated positive cash flows from its operations, a trend that the Company expects will continue in the second half of the year.



-- At May 31, 2008, the Company's backlog totaled 6,233 homes, representing potential future housing revenues of approximately $1.47 billion. These measures declined 54% and 61%, respectively, from the 13,672 backlog homes and approximately $3.74 billion in backlog value at May 31, 2007. Company-wide net orders for new homes in the 2008 second quarter decreased 42% to 4,200 from 7,265 in the year-earlier quarter, reflecting a 37% year-over-year decrease in the Company's number of active communities. The Company's cancellation rate in the second quarter of 2008 was 27%, an improvement from 53% in the first quarter of 2008 and 34% in the second quarter of 2007.



-- On June 12, 2008, the Company announced that it would redeem all of its outstanding 7 3/4% senior subordinated notes due 2010 in the aggregate principal amount of $300 million. The redemption date is July 14, 2008 and the redemption price is 101.938% of the principal amount, plus all accrued interest to the date of redemption.

Housing market conditions remain difficult for the homebuilding industry, with inventories of unsold homes expanding as foreclosures rise to record highs, and consumer confidence continuing to deteriorate amid signs of weakness in the general economy, said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer. Persistently poor demand for new homes during the second quarter amplified pricing pressures and diminished asset values in many of our served markets, requiring us to recognize additional non-cash charges for inventory and joint venture impairments, abandonments and the write-off of goodwill, all of which significantly reduced our operating results. Despite substantially lower home prices, relatively low interest rates and an abundance of choices, potential new home buyers remain reluctant to purchase a home. But as housing affordability continues to improve, we expect today's hesitant buyers to become a healthy source of demand for new homes, fueling the eventual housing market recovery.

The Company's total revenues of $639.1 million in the quarter ended May 31, 2008 decreased 55% from $1.41 billion in the year-earlier quarter, reflecting lower housing and land sale revenues. Housing revenues of $636.7 million in the 2008 second quarter declined 51% from $1.30 billion in the prior year's second quarter due to a 41% year-over-year decrease in homes delivered to 2,810 from 4,776 and a 17% year-over-year decrease in the average selling price to $226,600 from $271,600. The steep decline in homes delivered was due in large part to a 37% reduction in active communities as the Company continues to strategically trim inventory in line with reduced market demand. Land sale revenues in the second quarter of 2008 totaled $.4 million, down from $112.6 million in the second quarter of 2007.

The Company's homebuilding business generated operating losses of $262.4 million in the second quarter of 2008 and $263.0 million in the second quarter of 2007. Within the Company's housing operations, the current quarter loss was largely due to the recognition of pretax, non-cash charges of $167.1 million for inventory impairments and land option contract abandonments, and $24.6 million for goodwill impairment, as well as a decline in margins due to competitive pricing pressures. In the year-earlier quarter, the loss within housing operations reflected inventory impairment and abandonment charges of $244.5 million. The Company's housing gross margin fell to a negative 17.5% in the second quarter of 2008 from a negative 3.9% in the second quarter of 2007. Excluding inventory-related non-cash charges, the housing gross margin would have been 8.7% in the current quarter and 14.9% in the second quarter of 2007. Land sales generated a loss of $7.4 million in the second quarter of 2008, including $7.3 million of impairment charges related to planned future land sales. That compares to a loss of $18.5 million in the second quarter of 2007, which included $22.4 million of similar impairment charges. Reflecting the Company's continuing efforts to adjust its overhead to match the lower volume of its homes delivered and corresponding decrease in revenues, the Company reduced its selling, general and administrative expenses by $74.5 million, or 38%, to $119.1 million in the second quarter of 2008 from $193.6 million in the year-earlier quarter.

For the 2008 second quarter, the Company reported a net loss of $255.9 million, or $3.30 per diluted share, including a charge of $98.9 million to record a full valuation allowance against the net deferred tax assets resulting from its current quarter loss. As of May 31, 2008, the Company's valuation allowance on deferred tax assets exceeded $720 million. The valuation allowance is required under generally accepted accounting principles. For tax purposes, however, this potential tax benefit may be carried forward for up to 20 years. To the extent the Company generates taxable income in the future, it expects to be able to reverse the valuation allowance and reduce its effective tax rate on that future income. The Company's net loss of $148.7 million, or $1.93 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2007 included income of $25.5 million or $.33 per diluted share from its discontinued French operations that were sold in July 2007.

Net new home orders totaled 4,200 in the second quarter of 2008, decreasing 42% from 7,265 net orders in the second quarter of 2007. The decrease was largely due to a lower community count in 2008, the result of the Company's strategic efforts to lower inventory over the past several quarters in alignment with market conditions. Second-quarter net new home orders were nearly triple the 1,449 net orders reported in the first quarter of 2008. In addition, the second quarter year-over-year net new home order comparison improved from the steep 75% year-over-year decline in the first quarter of 2008. The improved comparison reflected, in part, the impact of a lower cancellation rate in the 2008 second quarter. The Company's cancellation rate improved to 27% in the second quarter of 2008 from 53% in the first quarter of 2008 and 34% in the second quarter of 2007. Homes in backlog at May 31, 2008 decreased 54% on a year-over-year basis to 6,233, reflecting year-over-year decreases ranging from 46% to 65% in each of the Company's geographic operating regions. Backlog value declined 61% on a year-over-year basis to approximately $1.47 billion, reflecting fewer homes in backlog and lower average selling prices.



We have significantly reduced inventory and debt levels at KB Home over the past several quarters, while building a sizable cash balance, said Mezger. I believe the Company is well positioned to successfully navigate through the current housing environment and to capitalize on new opportunities that emerge. As of the end of the second quarter, we have tremendous financial liquidity and flexibility, with $1.31 billion in cash on our balance sheet, nearly $1.1 billion of borrowing capacity available under our bank credit facility, and a leverage ratio, net of cash, at the low end of our targeted range. Seizing a strategic opportunity available to us through the strength of our cash position, we recently decided to call for the redemption of our $300 million 7 3/4% senior subordinated notes, which will lower our debt level further. We will continue with our stated objective of maintaining a strong balance sheet and being prudent with respect to land investments and other expenditures for the foreseeable future, while focusing on initiatives designed to expedite our return to profitability.

KB Home continues to build on its reputation as a leader and innovator in the homebuilding industry by addressing its environmental footprint, said Mezger. Recently, we were recognized by Calvert Asset Management and the Boston College Institute for Responsible Investment as the nation's #1 Green Homebuilder. Achieving this recognition differentiates KB Home in the marketplace, especially from resale homes, which we see as our biggest source of competition. In addition, eight of our divisions recently received the Environmental Protection Agency's 2008 ENERGY STAR® Leadership in Housing Award in recognition of their efforts to build more energy-efficient new homes. We intend to expand on these accomplishments through our My Home. My Earth. initiatives and similar efforts as we pursue our goal of becoming a leading environmentally friendly national homebuilder.

Company-wide revenues for the six months ended May 31, 2008 totaled $1.43 billion, down 49% from $2.80 billion for the six months ended May 31, 2007. Homes delivered in the first six months of fiscal 2008 declined 42% year-over-year to 5,738, and the average selling price decreased 12% year-over-year to $237,600. The Company generated a net loss of $524.1 million, or $6.77 per diluted share, in the first half of fiscal 2008, including pretax, non-cash charges of $400.5 million for inventory and joint venture impairments and land option contract abandonments and $24.6 million for goodwill impairment. The net loss also reflected a $198.9 million valuation allowance charge against the deferred tax asset. For the first half of fiscal 2007, the Company posted a net loss of $121.1 million, or $1.57 per diluted share, including pretax, non-cash charges of $316.9 million for inventory and joint venture impairments and land option contract abandonments, and income of $42.3 million, or $.55 per diluted share, from the Company's French discontinued operations.

The Conference Call on the Second Quarter 2008 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 kbhome.com.

KB Home, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, has been building quality homes for families for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Company has operating divisions in nine states, building communities from coast to coast. KB Home, ranked the #1 homebuilder in FORTUNE magazine's 2008 list of America's Most Admired Companies®, is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KBH. For more information about any of KB Home's new home communities or complete mortgage services offered through Countrywide KB Home Loans, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit kbhome.com.

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: general economic and business conditions; adverse market conditions that could result in additional inventory impairments, abandonment charges or goodwill impairments; material prices and availability; labor costs and availability; changes in interest rates; our debt level; declines in consumer confidence; increases in competition; weather conditions, significant natural disasters and other environmental factors; government regulations; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas; government investigations and shareholder lawsuits regarding our past stock option grant practices and the restatement of certain of our financial statements; other legal or regulatory proceedings or claims; conditions in the capital, credit (including consumer mortgage lending standards) and homebuilding markets; the ability and/or willingness of participants in our unconsolidated joint ventures to fulfill their obligations; our ability to access our available capacity under our unsecured revolving credit facility; 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, 2008 and 2007
         (In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts - Unaudited)

                           Six Months               Three Months
                   -------------------------- ------------------------
                       2008          2007        2008         2007
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

Total revenues     $ 1,433,289   $ 2,802,046  $ 639,065   $ 1,413,208
                   ============  ============ ==========  ============


Homebuilding:
  Revenues         $ 1,428,402   $ 2,794,635  $ 637,094   $ 1,409,986
  Costs and
   expenses         (1,939,754)   (3,054,491)  (899,475)   (1,672,990)
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

     Operating loss   (511,352)     (259,856)  (262,381)     (263,004)

  Interest income       22,554        10,268      9,522         5,600
  Equity in loss of
   unconsolidated
   joint ventures      (45,361)      (41,700)    (5,483)      (39,495)
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

     Homebuilding
      pretax loss     (534,159)     (291,288)  (258,342)     (296,899)
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

Financial services:
  Revenues               4,887         7,411      1,971         3,222
  Expenses              (2,232)       (2,411)    (1,113)       (1,071)
  Equity in income
   of
   unconsolidated
   joint venture         8,302        10,191      2,154         3,396
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

     Financial
      services
      pretax income     10,957        15,191      3,012         5,547
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

Loss from
 continuing
 operations before
 income taxes         (523,202)     (276,097)  (255,330)     (291,352)

Income tax benefit
 (expense)                (900)      112,600       (600)      117,200
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

Loss from
 continuing
 operations           (524,102)     (163,497)  (255,930)     (174,152)

Income from
 discontinued
 operations, net of
 income taxes                -        42,348          -        25,466
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

Net loss           $  (524,102)  $  (121,149) $(255,930)  $  (148,686)
                   ============  ============ ==========  ============


Basic earnings
 (loss) per share:
    Continuing
     operations    $     (6.77)  $     (2.12) $   (3.30)  $     (2.26)
    Discontinued
     operations              -          0.55          -          0.33
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

    Basic loss per
     share         $     (6.77)  $     (1.57) $   (3.30)  $     (1.93)
                   ============  ============ ==========  ============


Diluted earnings
 (loss) per share:
    Continuing
     operations    $     (6.77)  $     (2.12) $   (3.30)  $     (2.26)
    Discontinued
     operations              -          0.55          -          0.33
                   ------------  ------------ ----------  ------------

    Diluted loss
     per share     $     (6.77)  $     (1.57) $   (3.30)  $     (1.93)
                   ============  ============ ==========  ============


Basic average
 shares outstanding     77,413        77,046     77,462        77,102
                   ============  ============ ==========  ============


Diluted average
 shares outstanding     77,413        77,046     77,462        77,102
                   ============  ============ ==========  ============

                               KB HOME
                     CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                      (In Thousands - Unaudited)

                                               May 31,    November 30,
                                                 2008         2007
                                              ----------  ------------

Assets

Homebuilding:
  Cash and cash equivalents                   $1,305,077    $1,325,255
  Receivables                                    190,010       295,739
  Inventories                                  2,608,823     3,312,420
  Investments in unconsolidated joint
   ventures                                      294,504       297,010
  Deferred income taxes                          222,458       222,458
  Goodwill                                        43,400        67,970
  Other assets                                   123,500       140,712
                                              ----------  ------------
                                               4,787,772     5,661,564

Financial services                                53,236        44,392
                                              ----------  ------------

Total assets                                  $4,841,008    $5,705,956
                                              ==========  ============


Liabilities and stockholders' equity

Homebuilding:
  Accounts payable                            $  609,989    $  699,851
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities         778,261       975,828
  Mortgages and notes payable                  2,161,220     2,161,794
                                              ----------  ------------
                                               3,549,470     3,837,473

Financial services                                17,109        17,796

Stockholders' equity                           1,274,429     1,850,687
                                              ----------  ------------

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity    $4,841,008    $5,705,956
                                              ==========  ============

                               KB HOME
                       SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
   For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2008 and 2007
                      (In Thousands - Unaudited)

                              Six Months             Three Months
                       ------------------------ ----------------------
Homebuilding revenues:    2008         2007       2008        2007
                       -----------  ----------- ---------  -----------

  Housing              $1,363,433   $2,670,624  $636,719   $1,297,366
  Land                     64,969      124,011       375      112,620
                       -----------  ----------- ---------  -----------

       Total           $1,428,402   $2,794,635  $637,094   $1,409,986
                       ===========  =========== =========  ===========


                              Six Months             Three Months
                       ------------------------ ----------------------
Costs and expenses:       2008         2007       2008        2007
                       -----------  ----------- ---------  -----------

  Construction and
   land costs
     Housing           $1,520,091   $2,508,766  $748,098   $1,348,306
     Land                 148,390      146,918     7,742      131,099
                       -----------  ----------- ---------  -----------
       Subtotal         1,668,481    2,655,684   755,840    1,479,405
  Selling, general and
   administrative
   expenses               246,703      398,807   119,065      193,585
  Goodwill impairment      24,570            -    24,570            -
                       -----------  ----------- ---------  -----------

       Total           $1,939,754   $3,054,491  $899,475   $1,672,990
                       ===========  =========== =========  ===========


                              Six Months             Three Months
                       ------------------------ ----------------------
Interest expense:         2008         2007       2008        2007
                       -----------  ----------- ---------  -----------

  Interest incurred    $   76,905   $  102,889  $ 38,403   $   51,340
  Interest capitalized    (76,905)    (102,889)  (38,403)     (51,340)
                       -----------  ----------- ---------  -----------

       Total           $        -   $        -  $      -   $        -
                       ===========  =========== =========  ===========


                              Six Months             Three Months
                       ------------------------ ----------------------
Other information:        2008         2007       2008        2007
                       -----------  ----------- ---------  -----------

  Depreciation and
   amortization        $    6,341   $   10,334  $  2,958   $    5,096
  Amortization of
   previously
   capitalized
   interest                54,898       53,598    26,322       27,825
                       ===========  =========== =========  ===========

                               KB HOME
                       SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
   For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2008 and 2007
                             (Unaudited)

                                  Six Months          Three Months
                             -------------------- --------------------
Average sales price:           2008       2007      2008       2007
                             --------  ---------- --------  ----------

  West Coast                 $362,300  $  470,800 $331,400  $  471,600
  Southwest                   236,700     273,500  229,100     264,100
  Central                     170,000     166,300  171,800     171,800
  Southeast                   216,400     235,900  205,300     233,300
                             --------  ---------- --------  ----------

     Total                   $237,600  $  269,400 $226,600  $  271,600
                             ========  ========== ========  ==========


                                  Six Months          Three Months
                             -------------------- --------------------
Homes delivered:               2008       2007      2008       2007
                             --------  ---------- --------  ----------

  West Coast                    1,217       1,845      603         950
  Southwest                     1,274       2,246      534       1,061
  Central                       1,762       2,663      863       1,236
  Southeast                     1,485       3,158      810       1,529
                             --------  ---------- --------  ----------

     Total                      5,738       9,912    2,810       4,776
                             ========  ========== ========  ==========

  Unconsolidated joint
   ventures                       149          19       74          11
                             ========  ========== ========  ==========


                                  Six Months          Three Months
                             -------------------- --------------------
Net orders:                    2008       2007      2008       2007
                             --------  ---------- --------  ----------

  West Coast                    1,516       3,140      977       1,673
  Southwest                       946       2,545      760       1,437
  Central                       1,195       3,236      964       1,903
  Southeast                     1,992       4,088    1,499       2,252
                             --------  ---------- --------  ----------

     Total                      5,649      13,009    4,200       7,265
                             ========  ========== ========  ==========

  Unconsolidated joint
   ventures                       179         194      131         109
                             ========  ========== ========  ==========


                                 May 31, 2008         May 31, 2007
                             -------------------- --------------------
Backlog data:                Backlog    Backlog   Backlog    Backlog
                               Homes      Value     Homes      Value
                             --------  ---------- --------  ----------
 (Dollars in thousands)
  West Coast                    1,489  $  516,073    2,910  $1,357,973
  Southwest                       978     222,279    2,829     733,211
  Central                       1,444     260,404    3,628     633,775
  Southeast                     2,322     467,141    4,305   1,012,098
                             --------  ---------- --------  ----------

     Total                      6,233  $1,465,897   13,672  $3,737,057
                             ========  ========== ========  ==========

  Unconsolidated joint
   ventures                       239  $  101,748      229  $   84,773
                             ========  ========== ========  ==========



CONTACT: KB Home


Kelly Masuda, Investor Relations
(310) 893-7434 or kmasuda@kbhome.com
or
Lindsay Stephenson, Media Contact
(310) 231-4142 or lstephenson@kbhome.com


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