June 27, 2017

KB Home Reports 2017 Second Quarter Results

Revenues Up 24% to $1.0 Billion; Diluted Earnings Per Share Rise 94% to $.33
Net Order Value Increases 15% to $1.4 Billion; Backlog Value Grows 19% to $2.2 Billion

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today reported results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2017.

"Our strong second quarter performance, particularly our 24% revenue growth, reflects our ongoing efforts to increase the scale of our business and continue the steady operational execution that are driving improvements in our profits, returns and other financial metrics," said Jeffrey Mezger, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Specifically, we produced measurable expansion of our operating income margin which, combined with our backlog growing to $2.2 billion, positions us for continued meaningful improvement in our results. Looking forward, we remain committed to delivering value to our customers and stockholders and, based on the advancements we have made in the first half of the year, as well as our positive outlook, we are raising our 2017 full-year financial targets."

"The housing market recovery continues on a steady path, supported by favorable industry fundamentals," said Mezger. "Recent improvements in consumer sentiment and employment, combined with relatively low mortgage interest rates, are signaling further strength in the demand for housing. At the same time, the supply of available homes in many areas across the country remains insufficient to satisfy current needs. Given these dynamics in most of our served markets, and our present backlog level, we believe we are well positioned for continued growth with our strong product offerings, compelling customer value proposition and desirable community locations."

Three Months Ended May 31, 2017 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

  • Total revenues grew 24% to $1.00 billion.
  • Deliveries rose 11% to 2,580 homes, with double-digit increases in three of the Company's four regions.
  • Average selling price increased 11% to $385,900.
  • Homebuilding operating income rose 91% to $49.6 million. This included inventory-related charges of $6.0 million, compared to $11.7 million in the prior year.
    • Homebuilding operating income margin increased 180 basis points to 5.0%. Excluding inventory-related charges, homebuilding operating income margin improved 90 basis points to 5.6%.
      • Housing gross profits increased 23% to $153.3 million, and the related housing gross profit margin was 15.4%.
        • Housing gross profit margin excluding inventory-related charges was 16.0%, representing a year-over-year decrease of 30 basis points.
        • Adjusted housing gross profit margin, a metric that excludes the amortization of previously capitalized interest and inventory-related charges, increased 30 basis points to 21.0%.
      • Selling, general and administrative expenses improved 120 basis points to 10.4% of housing revenues from 11.6%, marking a second quarter record for the Company.
      • Land sales generated profits of $.2 million, compared to losses of $5.4 million that mainly resulted from land sale impairments associated with the wind down of the Company's Metro Washington, D.C. operations in 2016.
  • All interest incurred was capitalized, which resulted in no interest expense, compared to $2.0 million of interest expense.
  • Financial services pretax income rose to $2.8 million, up from $1.5 million, mainly due to income from the Company's recently formed mortgage banking joint venture with Stearns Lending, LLC, which was operational in all of the Company's served markets outside of California as of May 31, 2017. The joint venture, KBHS Home Loans, LLC, became operational in California earlier this month.
  • Pretax income increased 110% to $52.0 million. Excluding inventory-related charges, pretax income grew 59% to $58.0 million.
  • Income tax expense was $20.2 million, and represented an effective tax rate of 38.9%, compared to 37.1%.
  • Net income more than doubled to $31.8 million, or $.33 per diluted share.

Six Months Ended May 31, 2017 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

  • Total revenues increased 22% to $1.82 billion.
  • Deliveries grew 12% to 4,804 homes.
  • Average selling price advanced 9% to $376,100.
  • Homebuilding operating income increased 67% to $74.8 million.
    • Inventory-related charges totaled $10.0 million, compared to $13.7 million.
  • Net income rose 60% to $46.0 million, and earnings per diluted share advanced 58% to $.49 from $.31.

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

  • Net order value grew 15% to $1.38 billion on a 5% increase in net orders to 3,416, primarily reflecting strength in the Company's West Coast and Southwest regions.
    • In the West Coast region, net order value increased 23%; in the Southwest region, net order value advanced 19%.
    • Company-wide, net orders per community averaged 4.8 per month, up 7%.
  • Ending backlog value grew 19% to $2.18 billion, with homes in backlog up 8% to 5,612 and the average selling price of those homes rising 11%.
  • The cancellation rate as a percentage of beginning backlog for the quarter improved to 19% from 21%, and as a percentage of gross orders remained steady at 21%.
  • Average community count for the quarter decreased 2% to 238, reflecting a decrease in the Company's Southeast region that was largely offset by increases in its other three regions. Ending community count was down 2% to 236.

Balance Sheet as of May 31, 2017 (comparisons to November 30, 2016)

  • The Company had total liquidity of $591.2 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $348.6 million and availability under its unsecured revolving credit facility.
    • There were no cash borrowings outstanding under the Company's unsecured revolving credit facility.
  • Inventories increased to $3.49 billion, with investments in land acquisition and development totaling $706.6 million for the six months ended May 31, 2017.
  • Lots owned or controlled aggregated to 45,085, with 80% owned.
  • Notes payable decreased to $2.51 billion from $2.64 billion, primarily due to the early redemption of $100 million of senior notes in the 2017 first quarter using internally generated cash.
  • The ratio of debt to capital improved to 58.6%, and the ratio of net debt to capital was 54.9%.

Earnings Conference Call

The conference call to discuss the Company's second quarter 2017 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 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; changes in existing tax laws or enacted corporate income tax rates; 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, 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 our returns-focused growth plan and achieve the associated revenue, margin, profitability, cash flow, community reactivation, land sales, business growth, asset efficiency, return on invested capital, return on equity, net debt-to-capital ratio and other financial and operational targets and objectives; 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; the performance of KBHS Home Loans, LLC, our mortgage banking joint venture with Stearns Lending, LLC; 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 Three Months and Six Months Ended May 31, 2017 and 2016

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts - Unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended May 31,   Six Months Ended May 31,
2017   2016 2017   2016
Total revenues $ 1,002,794   $ 811,050   $ 1,821,390   $ 1,489,421  
Homebuilding:
Revenues $ 1,000,072 $ 808,462 $ 1,816,318 $ 1,484,204
Costs and expenses (950,513 ) (782,524 ) (1,741,482 ) (1,439,274 )
Operating income 49,559 25,938 74,836 44,930
Interest income 202 134 400 286
Interest expense (1,970 ) (6,307 ) (5,667 )
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures (596 ) (825 ) 135   (1,428 )
Homebuilding pretax income 49,165   23,277   69,064   38,121  
Financial services:
Revenues 2,722 2,588 5,072 5,217
Expenses (816 ) (871 ) (1,635 ) (1,730 )
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures 911   (197 ) 940   (784 )
Financial services pretax income 2,817   1,520   4,377   2,703  
Total pretax income 51,982 24,797 73,441 40,824
Income tax expense (20,200 ) (9,200 ) (27,400 ) (12,100 )
Net income $ 31,782   $ 15,597   $ 46,041   $ 28,724  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ .37   $ .18   $ .54   $ .33  
Diluted $ .33   $ .17   $ .49   $ .31  
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 85,445   84,196   85,285   86,704  
Diluted 97,732   94,720   96,975   97,060  
 
 

KB HOME

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands - Unaudited)

 
    May 31,
2017
  November 30,
2016
Assets
Homebuilding:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 348,588 $ 592,086
Receivables 234,712 231,665
Inventories 3,488,204 3,403,228
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures 64,000 64,016
Deferred tax assets, net 711,885 738,985
Other assets 99,996   91,145
4,947,385 5,121,125
Financial services 11,410   10,499
Total assets $ 4,958,795   $ 5,131,624
 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Homebuilding:
Accounts payable $ 186,993 $ 215,331
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 487,836 550,996
Notes payable 2,510,121   2,640,149
3,184,950 3,406,476
Financial services 1,457 2,003
Stockholders' equity 1,772,388   1,723,145
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 4,958,795   $ 5,131,624
 
 

KB HOME

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Three Months and Six Months Ended May 31, 2017 and 2016

(In Thousands, Except Average Selling Price - Unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended May 31,   Six Months Ended May 31,
2017   2016 2017   2016
Homebuilding revenues:
Housing $ 995,660 $ 807,408 $ 1,806,607 $ 1,480,054
Land 4,412   1,054   9,711   4,150  
Total $ 1,000,072   $ 808,462   $ 1,816,318   $ 1,484,204  
 
 
Homebuilding costs and expenses:
Construction and land costs
Housing $ 842,377 $ 682,303 $ 1,535,164 $ 1,247,131
Land 4,219   6,411   9,512   10,401  
Subtotal 846,596 688,714 1,544,676 1,257,532
Selling, general and administrative expenses 103,917   93,810   196,806   181,742  
Total $ 950,513   $ 782,524   $ 1,741,482   $ 1,439,274  
 
 
Interest expense:
Interest incurred $ 43,344 $ 46,258 $ 87,738 $ 92,509
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 5,685
Interest capitalized (43,344 ) (44,288 ) (87,116 ) (86,842 )
Total $   $ 1,970   $ 6,307   $ 5,667  
 
 
Other information:
Depreciation and amortization $ 2,347 $ 2,821 $ 4,814 $ 5,602
Amortization of previously capitalized interest 50,471   35,557   89,855   66,239  
 
 
Average selling price:
West Coast $ 631,000 $ 570,200 $ 611,100 $ 564,800
Southwest 289,400 284,900 289,200 285,700
Central 289,000 264,000 282,800 262,300
Southeast 289,600   278,400   288,100   275,200  
Total $ 385,900   $ 346,700   $ 376,100   $ 345,600  
 
 
KB HOME

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Three Months and Six Months Ended May 31, 2017 and 2016

(Dollars in Thousands - Unaudited)

     
Three Months Ended May 31, Six Months Ended May 31,
2017   2016 2017   2016
Homes delivered:
West Coast 730 581 1,336 1,089
Southwest 436 392 843 742
Central 1,005 906 1,866 1,671
Southeast 409   450   759   780
Total 2,580   2,329   4,804   4,282
 
 
Net orders:
West Coast 1,065 995 1,891 1,550
Southwest 629 541 1,085 900
Central 1,275 1,210 2,235 2,111
Southeast 447   503   785   960
Total 3,416   3,249   5,996   5,521
 
 
Net order value:
West Coast $ 705,358 $ 572,882 $ 1,288,861 $ 910,493
Southwest 184,802 155,337 316,533 262,625
Central 368,007 328,242 642,890 581,457
Southeast 125,345   146,541   220,650   273,101
Total $ 1,383,512   $ 1,203,002   $ 2,468,934   $ 2,027,676
 
 
 
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2016
Homes Value Homes Value
Backlog data:
West Coast 1,468 $ 999,269 1,199 $ 703,346
Southwest 1,046 300,530 763 218,047
Central 2,348 674,406 2,282 638,052
Southeast 750   207,211   961   269,657
Total 5,612   $ 2,181,416   5,205   $ 1,829,102
 

KB HOME
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(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, neither of which are 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, thus, 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 May 31,   Six Months Ended May 31,
2017   2016 2017   2016
Housing revenues $ 995,660 $ 807,408 $ 1,806,607 $ 1,480,054
Housing construction and land costs (842,377 ) (682,303 ) (1,535,164 ) (1,247,131 )
Housing gross profits 153,283 125,105 271,443 232,923
Add: Inventory-related charges (a) 6,001   6,384   10,009   7,563  
Housing gross profits excluding inventory-related charges 159,284 131,489 281,452 240,486
Add: Amortization of previously capitalized interest (b) 49,345   35,551   88,218   65,757  
Adjusted housing gross profits $ 208,629   $ 167,040   $ 369,670   $ 306,243  
Housing gross profit margin 15.4 % 15.5 % 15.0 % 15.7 %
Housing gross profit margin excluding inventory-related charges 16.0 % 16.3 % 15.6 % 16.2 %
Adjusted housing gross profit margin 21.0 % 20.7 % 20.5 % 20.7 %
 
(a)     Represents inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges associated with housing operations.
 
(b)

Represents the amortization of previously capitalized interest 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) housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges (as applicable) recorded during a given period and (2) amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, 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 housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, and the amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, 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 housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, and amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations. This financial measure assists management in making strategic decisions regarding community location and product mix, product pricing and construction pace.

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:

 
    May 31,
2017
  November 30,
2016
Notes payable $ 2,510,121 $ 2,640,149
Stockholders' equity 1,772,388   1,723,145  
Total capital $ 4,282,509   $ 4,363,294  
Ratio of debt to capital 58.6 % 60.5 %
 
 
Notes payable $ 2,510,121 $ 2,640,149
Less: Cash and cash equivalents (348,588 ) (592,086 )
Net debt 2,161,533 2,048,063
Stockholders' equity 1,772,388   1,723,145  
Total capital $ 3,933,921   $ 3,771,208  
Ratio of net debt to capital 54.9 % 54.3 %
 

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, by capital (notes payable, net of homebuilding cash and cash equivalents, 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
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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