KB Home
Jun 29, 2012

KB Home Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

Revenues Increase 11%; Net Loss Narrows Significantly;
Net Order Value Increases 18% to $503.1 Million; Backlog Value Up 38%

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of America's premier homebuilders, today reported results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2012. Highlights and developments include the following:

Three Months Ended May 31, 2012

Six Months Ended May 31, 2012

Backlog and Net Orders

Balance Sheet

Financial Services

The operational transition to Nationstar Mortgage LLC ("Nationstar") as the Company's preferred mortgage lender is progressing as planned. Nationstar began accepting new loan applications from the Company's homebuyers on May 1, 2012. The Company expects its alliance with Nationstar to result in improved mortgage origination execution for its homebuyers and, in turn, a more predictable business flow as the transition gains momentum. Nationstar is one of the country's leading non-bank mortgage servicers and a lender that will offer a wide array of financing options and mortgage loan products to the Company's homebuyers at all of the Company's communities nationwide.


The Company was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a company-record 14 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Awards, improving on its previous record of 12 awards in 2011. The awards recognize the important contribution the Company has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by building ENERGY STAR qualified homes in all of its markets nationwide. The Company has built more than 68,000 ENERGY STAR homes since joining the program in 2000. According to EPA estimates, the 5,677 ENERGY STAR qualified homes the Company built in 2011 could help those home owners save $2.5 million on utility bills each year. The Company also recently received a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, one of the highest honors a homebuilder can receive from the EPA, in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The Company was the only homebuilder to receive this award in 2011 and 2012.

Management Comments

"Our second quarter results reflect the continued repositioning of our operations and investments to stronger, highly desirable, land-constrained submarkets that support sales of larger, higher-priced homes to our core first-time and first move-up customers," said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer. "The impact of our strategic product and community placement can be seen in our improved financial and operating results in the quarter as we pursue our goal of returning to profitability. We generated a year-over-year increase in our average selling price for the eighth consecutive quarter, which drove a double-digit increase in our revenues and substantial improvement in our bottom line results. In addition, the value of our second quarter net orders grew by 18% from the prior year on only a modest increase in net orders. We expect the benefits of our repositioning efforts and the shifting of our geographic footprint to become more fully realized in future quarters."

"Entering the second half of 2012, we have a strong backlog of homes with higher selling prices and better margins to help restore profitability, and we anticipate achieving further gains in our margin performance as our revenue growth and cost-management efforts take hold," continued Mezger. "In navigating through a mixed environment of an improving, but uneven recovery in housing markets and softening economic and employment trends, we will remain focused on executing our strategic initiatives, which we believe will generate both near-term improvement in our financial and operating results and longer-term growth and profitability."

Earnings Conference Call

The Conference Call on the Second Quarter 2012 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's signature Built to Order™ approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. In addition to meeting strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines, all KB homes are highly energy efficient to help lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the Company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). A leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, KB Home was named the #1 Green Homebuilder in the most recent study by Calvert Investments and the #1 Homebuilder on FORTUNE magazine's 2011 World's Most Admired Companies list. 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: general economic, employment and business conditions; adverse market conditions that could result in additional impairments or abandonment charges and operating losses, including an oversupply of unsold homes, declining home prices and increased foreclosure and short sale activity, among other things; conditions in the capital and credit 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 and structure and to access the credit, capital or other financial markets or other external financing sources; weak or declining consumer confidence, either generally or specifically with respect to purchasing homes; competition for home sales from other sellers of new and existing homes, including 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, but not limited to, 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, and programs intended to modify existing mortgage loans and to prevent mortgage foreclosures), the homebuilding industry, or construction activities; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas; our warranty claims experience with respect to homes previously delivered and actual warranty costs incurred; legal or regulatory proceedings or claims; our ability to access capital; our ability to use/realize the net deferred tax assets we have generated; our ability to successfully implement our current and planned product, geographic and market positioning (including, but not limited to, our efforts to expand our inventory base/pipeline with desirable land positions or interests at reasonable cost and to open new communities for sales and sell higher-priced homes, and our increasing operational and investment concentration in markets in California and Texas), revenue growth, asset optimization, and overhead and other cost reduction strategies; consumer traffic to our new home communities and consumer interest in our product designs; the manner in which our homebuyers are offered and are able to obtain residential consumer mortgage loans and mortgage banking services, including from our preferred mortgage lender, Nationstar Mortgage; the operational transition of our preferred mortgage lending relationship to Nationstar Mortgage and the performance of Nationstar Mortgage with respect to that relationship; 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.




For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2012 and 2011

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts - Unaudited)

      Six Months       Three Months
2012       2011 2012       2011
Total revenues $ 557,410   $ 468,678   $ 302,852   $ 271,738  
Revenues $ 552,500 $ 465,284 $ 300,605 $ 269,983
Costs and expenses   (599,185 )   (570,632 )   (316,141 )   (327,473 )
Operating loss (46,685 ) (105,348 ) (15,536 ) (57,490 )
Interest income 246 653 111 270
Interest expense (30,755 ) (24,560 ) (14,469 ) (13,121 )
Equity in loss of unconsolidated joint ventures   (315 )   (55,929 )   (243 )   (92 )
Homebuilding pretax loss   (77,509 )   (185,184 )   (30,137 )   (70,433 )
Financial services:
Revenues 4,910 3,394 2,247 1,755
Expenses (1,528 ) (1,652 ) (693 ) (787 )
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint venture   89     512     (53 )   661  
Financial services pretax income   3,471     2,254     1,501     1,629  
Total pretax loss (74,038 ) (182,930 ) (28,636 ) (68,804 )
Income tax benefit (expense)   4,100     (100 )   4,500     300  
Net loss $ (69,938 ) $ (183,030 ) $ (24,136 ) $ (68,504 )
Basic and diluted loss per share $ (.91 ) $ (2.38 ) $ (.31 ) $ (.89 )
Basic and diluted average shares outstanding   77,097     76,983     77,105     76,991  



(In Thousands — Unaudited)

      May 31,       November 30,
2012 2011
Cash and cash equivalents $ 314,258 $ 415,050
Restricted cash 63,182 64,481
Receivables 74,028 66,179
Inventories 1,727,640 1,731,629
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures 121,408 127,926
Other assets   85,197   75,104
2,385,713 2,480,369
Financial services   8,292   32,173
Total assets $ 2,394,005 $ 2,512,542
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Accounts payable $ 91,805 $ 104,414
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 344,380 374,406
Mortgages and notes payable   1,582,788   1,583,571
2,018,973 2,062,391
Financial services 5,501 7,494
Stockholders' equity   369,531   442,657
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,394,005 $ 2,512,542



For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2012 and 2011

(In Thousands — Unaudited)

      Six Months       Three Months
Homebuilding revenues: 2012       2011 2012       2011
Housing $ 552,500 $ 465,206 $ 300,605 $ 269,983
Land   -     78     -     -  
Total $ 552,500   $ 465,284   $ 300,605   $ 269,983  
Six Months Three Months
Costs and expenses: 2012 2011 2012 2011
Construction and land costs
Housing $ 477,027 $ 421,052 $ 249,669 $ 250,381
Land   -     125     -     -  
Subtotal 477,027 421,177 249,669 250,381
Selling, general and administrative expenses 122,158 112,125 66,472 62,520
Loss on loan guaranty   -     37,330     -     14,572  
Total $ 599,185   $ 570,632   $ 316,141   $ 327,473  
Six Months Three Months
Interest expense: 2012 2011 2012 2011
Interest incurred $ 58,017 $ 59,011 $ 29,609 $ 29,462
Loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt 2,003 (3,612 ) - -
Interest capitalized   (29,265 )   (30,839 )   (15,140 )   (16,341 )
Total $ 30,755   $ 24,560   $ 14,469   $ 13,121  
Six Months Three Months
Other information: 2012 2011 2012 2011
Depreciation and amortization $ 2,128 $ 2,268 $ 1,157 $ 1,120
Amortization of previously capitalized interest   27,694     31,013     15,025     19,589  



For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2012 and 2011


      Six Months       Three Months
Average sales price: 2012       2011 2012       2011
West Coast $ 372,300 $ 310,100 $ 402,000 $ 303,500
Southwest 181,900 152,300 177,800 156,500
Central 164,300 172,700 163,700 177,300
Southeast   193,100   195,700   195,800   196,900
Total $ 226,400 $ 210,100 $ 233,000 $ 213,400


Six Months Three Months
Homes delivered: 2012 2011 2012 2011
West Coast 639 577 330 353
Southwest 327 341 157 183
Central 1,023 838 536 475
Southeast   451   458   267   254
Total   2,440   2,214   1,290   1,265
Six Months Three Months
Net orders: 2012 2011 2012 2011
West Coast 889 946 600 542
Southwest 369 476 229 270
Central 1,447 1,286 900 838
Southeast   541   592   320   348
Total   3,246   3,300   2,049   1,998
May 31, 2012 May 31, 2011
Backlog data: Backlog Homes Backlog Value Backlog Homes Backlog Value
(Dollars in thousands)
West Coast 713 $ 301,652 572 $ 172,147
Southwest 245 43,518 274 43,572
Central 1,442 237,558 1,141 199,350
Southeast   562   110,680   435   86,475
Total   2,962 $ 693,408   2,422 $ 501,544



For the Six Months and Three Months Ended May 31, 2012 and 2011

(In Thousands, Except Percentages — Unaudited)

This press release contains, and Company management's discussion of the results presented in this press release may include, information about the Company's housing gross profit margin, excluding inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, 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 housing gross profit margin, excluding inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges 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.

Housing Gross Profit Margin, Excluding Inventory Impairment and Land Option Contract Abandonment Charges

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 housing gross profit margin, excluding inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges:

      Six Months       Three Months
2012       2011 2012       2011
Housing revenues $ 552,500 $ 465,206 $ 300,605 $ 269,983
Housing construction and land costs   (477,027 )   (421,052 )   (249,669 )   (250,381 )
Housing gross profits 75,473 44,154 50,936 19,602
Add: Inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges   16,509     22,294     9,937     20,591  
Housing gross profits, excluding inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges
$ 91,982   $ 66,448   $ 60,873   $ 40,193  
Housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues   13.7 %   9.5 %   16.9 %   7.3 %
Housing gross profit margin, excluding inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, as a percentage of housing revenues
  16.6 %   14.3 %   20.3 %   14.9 %

Housing gross profit margin, excluding inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing housing revenues less housing construction and land costs before inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges 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 housing gross profit margin, excluding inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, 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 housing gross profit margin, excluding inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, relevant and useful because it represents a profitability measure that may be compared to a prior period without regard to variability of charges for inventory impairments or land option contract abandonments.

KB Home
Investor Relations Contact
Katoiya Marshall, (310) 893-7446
Media Contact
Susan Martin, (310) 231-4142

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