KB Home
Jan 7, 2016

KB Home Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Fourth Quarter Revenues Up 24% to $986 Million; Pretax Income Up Significantly to $70 Million

Backlog Value Increases 40% to $1.3 Billion

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation's largest and most recognized homebuilders, today reported results for its fourth quarter and year ended November 30, 2015. Highlights and developments include the following:

Three Months Ended November 30, 2015

Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2015

Backlog and Net Orders

Balance Sheet

Management Comments

"Our fourth-quarter results represent a strong finish to a successful year for KB Home, where we generated substantial improvement in many key metrics, including our highest fourth-quarter pretax income since 2005," said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer. "In 2015, we achieved measurable growth and profitability, advanced our core strategies and continued to invest in our operating platform. Of particular importance, we effectively targeted and executed on key initiatives that accelerated our revenues and earnings in the second half of the year and produced sequential improvement in our housing gross profit margin as 2015 progressed."

"While inclement weather and trade shortages in certain markets tempered our fourth-quarter deliveries and revenues, we have a positive rhythm in our business and substantial momentum as we enter 2016," continued Mezger. "With our higher backlog giving us strong visibility for potential future deliveries and revenues, and housing market conditions expected to remain generally healthy, we believe we are well-positioned strategically, financially and operationally for further success in 2016. As we move forward, we will remain focused on executing on our strategy, providing an outstanding customer experience, and creating stockholder value."

Earnings Conference Call

The conference call on the fourth quarter 2015 earnings will be broadcast live TODAY at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard 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 homebuilders in the United States and an industry leader in sustainability, building innovative and highly energy- and water-efficient new homes. Founded in 1957 and the first NYSE-listed homebuilder (ticker symbol: KBH), the company has built nearly 600,000 homes for families from coast to coast. Distinguished by its personalized homebuilding approach, KB Home lets each buyer choose their lot location, floor plan, décor choices, design features and other special touches that matter most to them. To learn more about KB Home, call 888-KB-HOMES, visit www.kbhome.com or connect on Facebook.com/KBHome or Twitter.com/KBHome.

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 mortgage lending standards, the availability of residential mortgage financing and mortgage foreclosure rates); material prices and availability; trade costs and availability; changes in interest rates; inflation; our debt level, including our ratio of debt to 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 events, significant natural disasters and other climate and environmental factors, including the severe prolonged serious drought and related water-constrained conditions in the southwest United States and California; 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 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; costs and/or charges arising from regulatory compliance requirements or from legal, arbitral or regulatory proceedings, investigations, claims or settlements, including unfavorable outcomes in any such matters resulting in actual or potential monetary damage awards, penalties, fines or other direct or indirect payments, or injunctions, consent decrees or other voluntary or involuntary restrictions or adjustments to our business operations or practices that are beyond our current expectations and/or accruals; 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 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 communities), asset activation and/or monetization, local field management and talent investment, containing and leveraging overhead costs, gaining share and scale in our served markets and increasing our housing gross profit margins and profitability; 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 and revenues; our home sales and delivery performance, particularly in key markets in California; our ability to generate cash from our operations, enhance our asset efficiency, increase our operating income margin and/or improve our return on invested capital; the manner in which our homebuyers are offered and whether they are able to obtain residential 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.

 
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
For the Twelve Months and Three Months Ended November 30, 2015 and 2014
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)
 
      Twelve Months       Three Months
2015       2014 2015       2014
Total revenues $ 3,032,030   $ 2,400,949   $ 985,783   $ 796,041  
Homebuilding:
Revenues $ 3,020,987 $ 2,389,643 $ 982,091 $ 792,749
Costs and expenses   (2,882,366 )   (2,273,674 )   (911,712 )   (762,701 )
Operating income 138,621 115,969 70,379 30,048
Interest income 458 443 116 50
Interest expense (21,856 ) (30,750 ) (4,006 ) (4,461 )
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures   (1,804 )   741     (624 )   (420 )
Homebuilding pretax income   115,419     86,403     65,865     25,217  
Financial services:
Revenues 11,043 11,306 3,692 3,292
Expenses (3,711 ) (3,446 ) (909 ) (883 )
Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures   4,292     686     1,269     975  
Financial services pretax income   11,624     8,546     4,052     3,384  
Total pretax income 127,043 94,949 69,917 28,601
Income tax benefit (expense)   (42,400 )   823,400     (25,900 )   824,200  
Net income $ 84,643   $ 918,349   $ 44,017   $ 852,801  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ .92   $ 10.26   $ .48   $ 9.25  
Diluted $ .85   $ 9.25   $ .43   $ 8.36  
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic   92,054     89,265     92,200     91,902  
Diluted   102,857     99,314     102,844     101,831  
 
 
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands)

 
      November 30,       November 30,
2015 2014
Assets
Homebuilding:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 559,042 $ 356,366
Restricted cash 9,344 27,235
Receivables 152,682 125,488
Inventories 3,313,747 3,218,387
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures 71,558 79,441
Deferred tax assets, net 782,196 825,232
Other assets   112,774   114,915
5,001,343 4,747,064
Financial services   14,028   10,486
Total assets $ 5,015,371 $ 4,757,550
 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Homebuilding:
Accounts payable $ 183,770 $ 172,716
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 513,414 409,882
Notes payable   2,625,536   2,576,525
3,322,720 3,159,123
Financial services 1,817 2,517
Stockholders' equity   1,690,834   1,595,910
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 5,015,371 $ 4,757,550
 
 
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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
For the Twelve Months and Three Months Ended November 30, 2015 and 2014
(In Thousands, Except Average Selling Price)
 
      Twelve Months       Three Months
2015       2014 2015       2014
Homebuilding revenues:
Housing $ 2,908,236 $ 2,369,633 $ 979,841 $ 783,460
Land   112,751     20,010     2,250     9,289  
Total $ 3,020,987   $ 2,389,643   $ 982,091   $ 792,749  
 
Twelve Months Three Months
2015 2014 2015 2014
Homebuilding costs and expenses:
Construction and land costs
Housing $ 2,433,683 $ 1,940,100 $ 811,153 $ 647,876
Land   105,685     45,551     2,239     32,517  
Subtotal 2,539,368 1,985,651 813,392 680,393
Selling, general and administrative expenses   342,998     288,023     98,320     82,308  
Total $ 2,882,366   $ 2,273,674   $ 911,712   $ 762,701  
 
Twelve Months Three Months
2015 2014 2015 2014
Interest expense:
Interest incurred $ 186,885 $ 171,541 $ 46,096 $ 44,500
Interest capitalized   (165,029 )   (140,791 )   (42,090 )   (40,039 )
Total $ 21,856   $ 30,750   $ 4,006   $ 4,461  
 
Twelve Months Three Months
2015 2014 2015 2014
Other information:
Depreciation and amortization $ 11,149 $ 9,544 $ 2,736 $ 2,621
Amortization of previously capitalized interest   143,255     90,804     43,767     31,333  
 
Twelve Months Three Months
2015 2014 2015 2014
Average selling price:
West Coast $ 587,000 $ 569,700 $ 617,600 $ 611,700
Southwest 284,600 271,100 295,300 255,400
Central 252,200 223,800 269,400 234,500
Southeast   281,900     263,600     291,100     279,300  
Total $ 354,800   $ 328,400   $ 379,800   $ 351,500  
 

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Twelve Months and Three Months Ended November 30, 2015 and 2014

(Dollars in Thousands)

 
      Twelve Months       Three Months
2015       2014 2015       2014
Homes delivered:
West Coast 2,258 1,913 760 625
Southwest 1,311 736 423 215
Central 3,183 3,098 971 931
Southeast   1,444   1,468   426   458
Total   8,196   7,215   2,580   2,229
 
Twelve Months Three Months
2015 2014 2015 2014
Net orders:
West Coast 2,403 2,086 517 468
Southwest 1,592 872 287 282
Central 3,536 3,239 672 652
Southeast   1,722   1,370   406   304
Total   9,253   7,567   1,882   1,706
 
Twelve Months Three Months
2015 2014 2015 2014
Net order value:
West Coast $ 1,378,644 $ 1,217,590 $ 290,469 $ 267,796
Southwest 455,918 230,632 87,524 75,040
Central 943,568 755,684 184,976 157,673
Southeast   477,040   376,045   112,871   86,866
Total $ 3,255,170 $ 2,579,951 $ 675,840 $ 587,375
 
November 30, 2015 November 30, 2014
Backlog Homes Backlog Value Backlog Homes Backlog Value
Backlog data:
West Coast 738 $ 407,972 593 $ 355,651
Southwest 605 167,425 324 82,140
Central 1,842 494,836 1,489 334,007
Southeast   781   211,245   503   142,227
Total   3,966 $ 1,281,478   2,909 $ 914,025
 

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RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
For the Twelve Months and Three Months Ended November 30, 2015 and 2014
(In Thousands, Except Percentages)

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 and ratio of net debt to capital, both of which are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are relevant and useful to investors in understanding its operations and the leverage employed in 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 and the ratio of net debt to capital are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, these financial measures may not be completely comparable to other companies in the homebuilding industry and, therefore, should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to operating performance and/or financial measures prescribed by GAAP. Rather, these non-GAAP financial measures should be used to supplement their respective most directly comparable GAAP financial measures 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:

 
      Twelve Months       Three Months
2015       2014 2015       2014
Housing revenues $ 2,908,236 $ 2,369,633 $ 979,841 $ 783,460
Housing construction and land costs   (2,433,683 )   (1,940,100 )   (811,153 )   (647,876 )
Housing gross profits 474,553 429,533 168,688 135,584

Add:

Amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations

126,817 90,804 43,767 31,333
Housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges   9,591     12,788     5,075     10,985  
Adjusted housing gross profits $ 610,961   $ 533,125   $ 217,530   $ 177,902  
Housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues   16.3 %   18.1 %   17.2 %   17.3 %
Adjusted housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues   21.0 %   22.5 %   22.2 %   22.7 %
 

Adjusted housing gross profit margin is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing housing revenues less housing construction and land costs excluding (a) amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations and (b) housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges 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. This non-GAAP financial measure isolates the impact that the amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, and housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges have on housing gross profit margins, and allows investors to make comparisons with the Company's competitors that adjust housing gross profit margins in a similar manner. 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 the amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, and housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges. This financial measure assists management in making strategic decisions regarding product mix, product pricing and construction pace.

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RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In Thousands, Except Percentages)

Ratio of Net Debt to Capital

The following table reconciles the Company's ratio of debt to capital calculated in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measure of the Company's ratio of net debt to capital:

 
      November 30,       November 30,
2015 2014
Notes payable $ 2,625,536 $ 2,576,525
Stockholders' equity   1,690,834     1,595,910  
Total capital $ 4,316,370   $ 4,172,435  
Ratio of debt to capital   60.8 %   61.8 %
 
Notes payable $ 2,625,536 $ 2,576,525
Less: Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash   (568,386 )   (383,601 )
Net debt 2,057,150 2,192,924
Stockholders' equity   1,690,834     1,595,910  
Total capital $ 3,747,984   $ 3,788,834  
Ratio of net debt to capital   54.9 %   57.9 %
 

The ratio of net debt to capital is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing notes payable, net of homebuilding cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, by capital (notes payable, net of homebuilding cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, plus stockholders' equity). The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is the ratio of debt to capital. The Company believes the ratio of net debt to capital is a relevant and useful financial measure to investors in understanding the leverage employed in the Company's operations.

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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