KB Home
Sep 20, 2016

KB Home Reports 2016 Third Quarter Results

Diluted Earnings Per Share Rises 83% to $.42

Net Orders Increase 16% to 2,508; Net Order Value Up 20% to $930 Million

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today reported results for its third quarter ended August 31, 2016.

"We are very pleased with our third quarter results, as we continued our trajectory of solid earnings performance for the year," said Jeffrey Mezger, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Our execution on our core strategies was the primary catalyst for our double-digit growth in deliveries and housing revenues, and our significantly improved operating income margin, all of which helped drive an 83% increase in earnings per share. Moving forward, we intend to maintain our balanced approach centered on expanding our revenues and operating income margin, while sharpening our focus on increasing our asset efficiency in order to generate higher returns on invested capital."

"Housing market conditions remain healthy, with positive employment, higher household income and economic trends supporting steady consumer demand amid constrained supply," said Mezger. "In this environment, we believe we have the strategies in place to strengthen and leverage our growth platform to expand our business and increase market share across our current geographic footprint."

Three Months Ended August 31, 2016 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

Nine Months Ended August 31, 2016 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

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

Balance Sheet (as of August 31, 2016)

Earnings Conference Call

The conference call to discuss the Company's third quarter 2016 earnings will be broadcast live TODAY at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To listen, please go to the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.kbhome.com.

About KB Home

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) 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 homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, 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; conditions in the capital, credit and financial markets; our ability to access external financing sources and raise capital through the issuance of common stock, debt or other securities, and/or project financing, on favorable terms; material and trade costs and availability; changes in interest rates; our debt level, including our ratio of debt to capital, and our ability to adjust our debt level and maturity schedule; our compliance with the terms 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 from other sellers of new and resale homes; 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 benefits associated with purchasing and owning a home, 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; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas; our warranty claims experience with respect to homes previously delivered and actual warranty costs incurred; 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 related to our product, geographic and market positioning (including our plans to transition out of the Metro Washington, D.C. area), gaining share and scale in our served markets; our operational and investment concentration in markets in California; consumer interest in our new home communities and products, particularly from first-time homebuyers and higher-income consumers; our ability to generate orders and convert our backlog of orders to home deliveries and revenues, particularly in key markets in California; our ability to successfully implement strategic and operational initiatives that will enable us to expand revenues and our operating income margin, increase our asset efficiency and generate higher returns on invested capital; the ability of our homebuyers to obtain residential mortgage loans and mortgage banking services; the performance of mortgage lenders to our homebuyers; completing the wind-down of Home Community Mortgage as planned, and the management of its assets and operations during the wind-down process; whether we can establish a joint venture or other relationship with a mortgage banking services provider; 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.

   

KB HOME

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

For the Nine Months and Three Months Ended August 31, 2016 and 2015

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts — Unaudited)

 
Nine Months Ended August 31, Three Months Ended August 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Total revenues $ 2,402,704   $ 2,046,247   $ 913,283   $ 843,157  
Homebuilding:
Revenues $ 2,394,315 $ 2,038,896 $ 910,111 $ 840,204
Costs and expenses (2,297,908 ) (1,970,654 ) (858,634 ) (804,222 )
Operating income 96,407 68,242 51,477 35,982
Interest income 395 342 109 87
Interest expense (5,667 ) (17,850 ) (4,394 )
Equity in loss of unconsolidated joint ventures (1,964 ) (1,180 ) (536 ) (422 )
Homebuilding pretax income 89,171   49,554   51,050   31,253  
Financial services:
Revenues 8,389 7,351 3,172 2,953
Expenses (2,621 ) (2,802 ) (891 ) (910 )
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures (652 ) 3,023   132   658  
Financial services pretax income 5,116   7,572   2,413   2,701  
Total pretax income 94,287 57,126 53,463 33,954
Income tax expense (26,200 ) (16,500 ) (14,100 ) (10,700 )
Net income $ 68,087   $ 40,626   $ 39,363   $ 23,254  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ .79   $ .44   $ .46   $ .25  
Diluted $ .72   $ .42   $ .42   $ .23  
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 85,952   92,005   84,457   92,065  
Diluted 96,437   101,605   95,203   101,874  
 
 
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands — Unaudited)

   
August 31,
2016
November 30,
2015
Assets
Homebuilding:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 334,669 $ 559,042
Restricted cash 602 9,344
Receivables 149,219 152,682
Inventories 3,597,673 3,313,747
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures 61,526 71,558
Deferred tax assets, net 756,596 782,196
Other assets 113,341   112,774
5,013,626 5,001,343
Financial services 14,135   14,028
Total assets $ 5,027,761   $ 5,015,371
 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Homebuilding:
Accounts payable $ 195,785 $ 183,770
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 471,295 513,414
Notes payable 2,674,795   2,625,536
3,341,875 3,322,720
Financial services 3,436 1,817
Stockholders' equity 1,682,450   1,690,834
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 5,027,761   $ 5,015,371
 
 
KB HOME
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Nine Months and Three Months Ended August 31, 2016 and 2015

(In Thousands, Except Average Selling Price — Unaudited)

       
Nine Months Ended August 31, Three Months Ended August 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Homebuilding revenues:
Housing $ 2,390,165 $ 1,928,395 $ 910,111 $ 798,633
Land 4,150   110,501     41,571  
Total $ 2,394,315   $ 2,038,896   $ 910,111   $ 840,204  
 
 
Homebuilding costs and expenses:
Construction and land costs
Housing $ 2,007,621 $ 1,622,530 $ 760,490 $ 668,871
Land 10,401   103,446     40,277  
Subtotal 2,018,022 1,725,976 760,490 709,148
Selling, general and administrative expenses 279,886   244,678   98,144   95,074  
Total $ 2,297,908   $ 1,970,654   $ 858,634   $ 804,222  
 
 
Interest expense:
Interest incurred $ 138,994 $ 140,789 $ 46,485 $ 46,587
Interest capitalized (133,327 ) (122,939 ) (46,485 ) (42,193 )
Total $ 5,667   $ 17,850   $   $ 4,394  
 
 
Other information:
Depreciation and amortization $ 8,431 $ 8,413 $ 2,829 $ 2,853
Amortization of previously capitalized interest 106,663   99,488   40,424   51,752  
 
 
Average selling price:
West Coast $ 572,100 $ 571,500 $ 583,300 $ 579,800
Southwest 286,400 279,500 287,800 285,200
Central 265,900 244,600 272,100 256,000
Southeast 279,700   278,100   287,600   287,300  
Total $ 353,100   $ 343,400   $ 365,900   $ 357,200  
 
 
KB HOME
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Nine Months and Three Months Ended August 31, 2016 and 2015

(Dollars in Thousands — Unaudited)

   
Nine Months Ended August 31, Three Months Ended August 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Homes delivered:
West Coast 1,799 1,498 710 625
Southwest 1,111 888 369 372
Central 2,647 2,212 976 822
Southeast 1,212   1,018   432   417
Total 6,769   5,616   2,487   2,236
 
 
Net orders:
West Coast 2,325 1,886 775 564
Southwest 1,337 1,305 437 384
Central 3,042 2,864 931 818
Southeast 1,325   1,316   365   401
Total 8,029   7,371   2,508   2,167
 
 
Net order value:
West Coast $ 1,346,091 $ 1,088,175 $ 435,598 $ 331,864
Southwest 385,501 368,394 122,876 110,181
Central 845,164 758,592 263,707 223,168
Southeast 380,509   364,169   107,408   108,075
Total $ 2,957,265   $ 2,579,330   $ 929,589   $ 773,288
 
 
 
August 31, 2016 August 31, 2015
Backlog Homes Backlog Value Backlog Homes Backlog Value
Backlog data:
West Coast 1,264 $ 724,795 981 $ 586,862
Southwest 831 234,736 741 204,802
Central 2,237 636,234 2,141 571,433
Southeast 894   252,815   801   222,381
Total 5,226   $ 1,848,580   4,664   $ 1,585,478
 
 

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RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
For the Nine Months and Three Months Ended August 31, 2016 and 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:

  Nine Months Ended August 31,   Three Months Ended August 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Housing revenues $ 2,390,165 $ 1,928,395 $ 910,111 $ 798,633
Housing construction and land costs (2,007,621 ) (1,622,530 ) (760,490 ) (668,871 )
Housing gross profits 382,544 305,865 149,621 129,762
Add: Amortization of previously capitalized interest (a) 106,181 83,050 40,424 35,314
Inventory-related charges (b) 10,615   4,516   3,052   3,532  
Adjusted housing gross profits $ 499,340   $ 393,431   $ 193,097   $ 168,608  
Housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues 16.0 % 15.9 % 16.4 % 16.2 %
Adjusted housing gross profit margin as a percentage of housing revenues 20.9 % 20.4 % 21.2 % 21.1 %

(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:

  August 31,
2016
  November 30,
2015
Notes payable $ 2,674,795 $ 2,625,536
Stockholders' equity 1,682,450   1,690,834  
Total capital $ 4,357,245   $ 4,316,370  
Ratio of debt to capital 61.4 % 60.8 %
 
 
Notes payable $ 2,674,795 $ 2,625,536
Less: Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash (335,271 ) (568,386 )
Net debt 2,339,524 2,057,150
Stockholders' equity 1,682,450   1,690,834  
Total capital $ 4,021,974   $ 3,747,984  
Ratio of net debt to capital 58.2 % 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.

KB Home
Investor Relations:
Jill Peters
310-893-7456
jpeters@kbhome.com
or
Media:
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310-231-4142
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