KB Home
Sep 24, 2014

KB Home Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

Revenues Increase to $589.2 Million

Net Income of $28.4 Million or $.28 Per Diluted Share

Net Order Value Up 19% to $629.2 Million; Backlog Value Up 37% to $1.10 Billion

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation's largest and most recognized homebuilders, today reported results for its third quarter ended August 31, 2014. Highlights and developments include the following:

Three Months Ended August 31, 2014

Nine Months Ended August 31, 2014

Backlog and Net Orders

Balance Sheet

Management Comments

"Our business continues to perform well, reflecting the actions we have taken to position our operations for success," said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer. "In a slowly recovering economic and housing market environment, we are consistently producing profitable results, growing our community count and generating our highest backlog value since 2008. We are clearly seeing the impact of strategies that we have implemented over the past few years. Of particular importance, an increasing proportion of the new home communities we have opened recently is the product of our targeted investments in attractive, land-constrained submarkets. These communities are fueling measurable expansion in our net order value and the potential future housing revenues and profits embedded in our backlog."

"During the third quarter, there was an appreciable uptick in our traffic levels which we see as evidence of the pent-up demand for new housing and strong interest in our product offerings," continued Mezger. "We believe demand will continue to strengthen as consumer confidence, household incomes and mortgage availability improve, creating even greater opportunities to achieve continued success in our served markets."

"We remain committed to capitalizing on our operational platform that is primed to accelerate profitable growth," said Mezger. "We expect to continue leveraging our solid backlog, strategic land investments, rising community count, and organizational efficiencies to drive sustained earnings growth and long-term value creation for our stockholders. Our progress through the first three quarters of 2014 underscores the underlying strength of the momentum we have generated in our business to accomplish our financial and operational goals for this year and beyond."

Earnings Conference Call

The conference call on the third 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. A FORTUNE 1,000 company, 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, sell higher-priced homes and more design options, increase the size and value of our backlog, 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 Home Community Mortgage; the performance of Home Community Mortgage; 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 Nine Months and Three Months Ended August 31, 2014 and 2013

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts — Unaudited)

Nine Months Three Months
2014     2013   2014     2013  
Total revenues $ 1,604,908   $ 1,478,599   $ 589,214   $ 548,974  
Revenues $ 1,596,894 $ 1,470,404 $ 586,231 $ 545,800
Costs and expenses (1,510,973 ) (1,425,296 ) (552,321 ) (509,837 )
Operating income 85,921 45,108 33,910 35,963
Interest income 393 629 110 193
Interest expense (26,289 ) (41,073 ) (6,455 ) (11,326 )
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures 1,161   (1,658 ) (751 ) (656 )
Homebuilding pretax income 61,186   3,006   26,814   24,174  
Financial services:
Revenues 8,014 8,195 2,983 3,174
Expenses (2,563 ) (2,235 ) (859 ) (764 )
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures (289 ) 1,081   (277 ) (6 )
Financial services pretax income 5,162   7,041   1,847   2,404  
Total pretax income 66,348 10,047 28,661 26,578
Income tax benefit (expense) (800 ) 1,800   (300 ) 700  
Net income $ 65,548   $ 11,847   $ 28,361   $ 27,278  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ .74   $ .14   $ .31   $ .32  
Diluted $ .68   $ .14   $ .28   $ .30  
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 88,389   82,261   91,793   83,714  
Diluted 98,614   84,289   102,070   94,047  

(In Thousands — Unaudited)


August 31,

November 30,

Cash and cash equivalents $ 297,058 $ 530,095
Restricted cash 32,456 41,906
Receivables 117,425 75,749
Inventories 3,240,320 2,298,577
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures 73,607 130,192
Other assets 118,162   107,076
3,879,028 3,183,595
Financial services 8,363   10,040
Total assets $ 3,887,391   $ 3,193,635
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Accounts payable $ 167,983 $ 148,282
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 392,239 356,176
Mortgages and notes payable 2,580,800   2,150,498
3,141,022 2,654,956
Financial services 1,802 2,593
Stockholders' equity 744,567   536,086
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 3,887,391   $ 3,193,635

For the Nine Months and Three Months Ended August 31, 2014 and 2013

(In Thousands, Except Average Selling Price — Unaudited)

Nine Months Three Months
2014     2013   2014     2013  
Homebuilding revenues:
Housing $ 1,586,173 $ 1,470,404 $ 586,231 $ 545,800
Land 10,721        
Total $ 1,596,894   $ 1,470,404   $ 586,231   $ 545,800  
Nine Months Three Months
2014   2013   2014   2013  
Costs and expenses:
Construction and land costs
Housing $ 1,292,224 $ 1,232,644 $ 476,016 $ 446,381
Land 13,034     3,408    
Subtotal 1,305,258 1,232,644 479,424 446,381
Selling, general and administrative expenses 205,715   192,652   72,897   63,456  
Total $ 1,510,973   $ 1,425,296   $ 552,321   $ 509,837  
Nine Months Three Months
2014   2013   2014   2013  
Interest expense:
Interest incurred $ 127,041 $ 102,256 $ 44,603 $ 34,345
Interest capitalized (100,752 ) (61,183 ) (38,148 ) (23,019 )
Total $ 26,289   $ 41,073   $ 6,455   $ 11,326  
Nine Months Three Months
2014   2013   2014   2013  
Other information:
Depreciation and amortization $ 6,923 $ 5,216 $ 2,537 $ 1,889
Amortization of previously capitalized interest 59,471   62,943   21,769   22,672  
Nine Months Three Months
2014   2013   2014   2013  
Average selling price:
West Coast $ 549,300 $ 450,100 $ 579,700 $ 480,400
Southwest 277,500 232,100 270,800 244,500
Central 219,200 194,100 223,000 204,200
Southeast 256,500   230,400   264,300   241,900  
Total $ 318,100   $ 287,900   $ 327,000   $ 299,100  

For the Nine Months and Three Months Ended August 31, 2014 and 2013


Nine Months Three Months
2014   2013 2014   2013
Homes delivered:
West Coast 1,288 1,658 458 555
Southwest 521 545 185 194
Central 2,167 1,965 807 757
Southeast 1,010 939 343 319
Total 4,986 5,107 1,793 1,825
Three Months Three Months - Value
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net orders (dollars in thousands):
West Coast 529 427 $ 305,840 $ 227,119
Southwest 198 180 50,692 44,885
Central 745 743 178,657 160,566
Southeast 355 386 94,059 96,352
Total 1,827 1,736 $ 629,248 $ 528,922
Nine Months Nine Months - Value
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net orders (dollars in thousands):
West Coast 1,618 1,544 $ 949,794 $ 781,230
Southwest 590 568 155,592 137,837
Central 2,587 2,364 598,011 492,679
Southeast 1,066 1,093 289,179 263,617
Total 5,861 5,569 $ 1,992,576 $ 1,675,363
August 31, 2014 August 31, 2013
Backlog Homes Backlog Value Backlog Homes Backlog Value
Backlog data (dollars in thousands):
West Coast 750 $ 463,643 570 $ 276,031
Southwest 257 69,621 206 48,646
Central 1,768 396,838 1,548 315,900
Southeast 657 174,038 715 167,906
Total 3,432 $ 1,104,140 3,039 $ 808,483

For the Nine Months and Three Months Ended August 31, 2014 and 2013
(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 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:

  Nine Months   Three Months
2014     2013   2014     2013  
Housing revenues $ 1,586,173 $ 1,470,404 $ 586,231 $ 545,800
Housing construction and land costs (1,292,224 ) (1,232,644 ) (476,016 ) (446,381 )
Housing gross profits 293,949 237,760 110,215 99,419
Add: Land option contract abandonment charges 1,803 284 1,013
Warranty-related charges   23,478     5,931  
Adjusted housing gross profits $ 295,752   $ 261,522   $ 111,228   $ 105,350  
Housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues 18.5 % 16.2 % 18.8 % 18.2 %
Adjusted housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues 18.6 % 17.8 % 19.0 % 19.3 %

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 (as applicable).

KB Home
Katoiya Marshall, 310-893-7446
Investor Relations Contact
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Media Contact

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