KB Home
Mar 23, 2016

KB Home Reports 2016 First Quarter Results

Total Revenues Up 17% to $678 Million; Diluted Earnings Per Share Increases to $.14

Net Order Value Increases 9% to $825 Million

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today reported results for its first quarter ended February 29, 2016.

"We are off to a strong start to 2016," said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer. "Solid execution on our key operating strategies drove measurable growth in revenues, operating margin and earnings. We ended the quarter with a healthy backlog and continued positive momentum in our core homebuilding business, reinforcing our favorable outlook for the full year."

Statement of Operations (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

Backlog and Net Orders (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

Balance Sheet (as of February 29, 2016)

"Our strategic focus this year remains centered on driving profitable growth and enhancing stockholder value," said Mezger. "We are also committed to maintaining financial strength and flexibility, making focused capital allocation decisions to support our goals and invest in our operating platform, and managing our leverage. Consistent with this balanced approach, we repurchased more than eight million shares of our common stock during the quarter at a significant discount to book value," concluded Mezger.

Earnings Conference Call

The conference call to discuss first quarter 2016 earnings will be broadcast live TODAY at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 5:00 p.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 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; volatility in the market price of our common stock; 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 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 studio 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 Three Months Ended February 29, 2016 and February 28, 2015

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts — Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended

February 29, 2016

                February 28, 2015
Total revenues $ 678,371   $ 580,121  
Homebuilding:
Revenues $ 675,742 $ 577,888
Costs and expenses (656,750 ) (563,490 )
Operating income 18,992 14,398
Interest income 152 103
Interest expense (3,697 ) (5,338 )
Equity in loss of unconsolidated joint ventures (603 ) (347 )
Homebuilding pretax income 14,844   8,816  
Financial services:
Revenues 2,629 2,233
Expenses (859 ) (964 )
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures (587 ) 414  
Financial services pretax income 1,183   1,683  
Total pretax income 16,027 10,499
Income tax expense (2,900 ) (2,700 )
Net income $ 13,127   $ 7,799  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ .15   $ .08  
Diluted $ .14   $ .08  
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 89,239   91,954  
Diluted 99,427   101,700  
 
 
                     

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands — Unaudited)

 
February 29,
2016
November 30,
2015
Assets
Homebuilding:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 323,076 $ 559,042
Restricted cash 4,357 9,344
Receivables 152,089 152,682
Inventories 3,468,644 3,313,747
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures 68,572 71,558
Deferred tax assets, net 779,396 782,196
Other assets 113,060   112,774
4,909,194 5,001,343
Financial services 12,862   14,028
Total assets $ 4,922,056   $ 5,015,371
 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Homebuilding:
Accounts payable $ 167,575 $ 183,770
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 483,286 513,414
Notes payable 2,652,705   2,625,536
3,303,566 3,322,720
Financial services 1,432 1,817
Stockholders' equity 1,617,058   1,690,834
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 4,922,056   $ 5,015,371
 
 
     

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Three Months Ended February 29, 2016 and February 28, 2015

(In Thousands, Except Average Selling Price — Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
February 29, 2016                 February 28, 2015
Homebuilding revenues:
Housing $ 672,646 $ 524,841
Land 3,096   53,047  

Total

$ 675,742   $ 577,888  
 
Three Months Ended
February 29, 2016 February 28, 2015
Homebuilding costs and expenses:
Construction and land costs
Housing $ 564,828 $ 445,383
Land 3,990   47,035  
Subtotal 568,818 492,418
Selling, general and administrative expenses 87,932   71,072  
Total $ 656,750   $ 563,490  
 
Three Months Ended
February 29, 2016 February 28, 2015
Interest expense:
Interest incurred $ 46,251 $ 45,003
Interest capitalized (42,554 ) (39,665 )
Total $ 3,697   $ 5,338  
 
Three Months Ended
February 29, 2016 February 28, 2015
Other information:
Depreciation and amortization $ 2,781 $ 2,725
Amortization of previously capitalized interest 30,682   22,293  
 
Three Months Ended
February 29, 2016 February 28, 2015
Average selling price:
West Coast $ 558,800 $ 550,600
Southwest 286,700 274,800
Central 260,200 238,000
Southeast 270,900   264,200  
Total $ 344,400   $ 329,500  
 
 
 
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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Three Months Ended February 29, 2016 and February 28, 2015

(Dollars in Thousands — Unaudited)

           
Three Months Ended
      February 29, 2016       February 28, 2015
Homes delivered:
West Coast 508 414
Southwest 350 237
Central 765 653
Southeast 330   289  
Total 1,953   1,593  
 
Three Months Ended
February 29, 2016 February 28, 2015
Net orders:
West Coast 555 552
Southwest 359 389
Central 901 870
Southeast 457   378  
Total 2,272   2,189  
 
Three Months Ended
February 29, 2016 February 28, 2015
Net order value:
West Coast $ 337,611 $ 317,557
Southwest 107,288 108,658
Central 253,215 227,043
Southeast 126,560   99,918  
Total $ 824,674   $ 753,176  
 
February 29, 2016 February 28, 2015
Backlog Homes Backlog Value Backlog Homes Backlog Value
Backlog data:
West Coast 785 $ 461,738 731 $ 403,780
Southwest 614 174,381 476 125,819
Central 1,978 548,985 1,706 419,490
Southeast 908   248,403   592   160,189  
Total 4,285   $ 1,433,507   3,505   $ 1,109,278  
 
 

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RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
For the Three Months Ended February 29, 2016 and February 28, 2015
(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 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:

      Three Months Ended
February 29, 2016                 February 28, 2015
Housing revenues $ 672,646 $ 524,841
Housing construction and land costs (564,828 ) (445,383 )
Housing gross profits 107,818 79,458
Add: Amortization of previously capitalized interest (a) 30,206 22,293
Inventory-related charges (b) 1,179   448  
Adjusted housing gross profits $ 139,203   $ 102,199  
Housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues 16.0 % 15.1 %
Adjusted housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues 20.7 % 19.5 %
 

(a) Represents the amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations.

(b) Represents inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges associated with housing operations.

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 (1) amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations and (2) 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 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 community location and product mix, product pricing and construction pace.

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

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:

      February 29,
2016
                November 30,
2015
Notes payable $ 2,652,705 $ 2,625,536
Stockholders' equity 1,617,058   1,690,834  
Total capital $ 4,269,763   $ 4,316,370  
Ratio of debt to capital 62.1 % 60.8 %
 
Notes payable $ 2,652,705 $ 2,625,536
Less: Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash (327,433 ) (568,386 )
Net debt 2,325,272 2,057,150
Stockholders' equity 1,617,058   1,690,834  
Total capital $ 3,942,330   $ 3,747,984  
Ratio of net debt to capital 59.0 % 54.9 %
 

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.

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Jill Peters, Investor Relations Contact
(310) 893-7456 or jpeters@kbhome.com
or
Susan Martin, Media Contact
(310) 231-4142 or smartin@kbhome.com

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