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PulteGroup Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

10/24/2017
  • Reported Net Income of $0.58 Per Share
  • Adjusted Net Income of $0.60 Per Share Increased 40% Over Prior Year Q3 Adjusted Net Income of $0.43 Per Share
  • Home Sale Revenues Gained 9% to $2.1 Billion
  • Operating Margin Expanded by 100 Basis Points to 12.3%
  • Net New Orders Gained 11% to 5,300; Value of Net New Orders Increased 23% to $2.3 Billion
  • Unit Backlog Increased 15% to 10,823 Homes; Backlog Value Increased 26% to $4.7 Billion
  • Company Repurchased 10.4 Million Shares of Stock During the Quarter for $260 Million

ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) announced today financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017.  For the quarter, the Company’s reported net income was $178 million, or $0.58 per share.  Adjusted net income for the period was $181 million, or $0.60 per share, after excluding a pretax charge of $5 million resulting from the resolution of certain insurance matters.

Reported net income for the prior year third quarter was $128 million, or $0.37 per share.  Adjusted net income for the period was $148 million, or $0.43 per share, after excluding costs associated with the settlement of a disputed land transaction, certain restructuring costs and costs relating to shareholder activities.   

“We continue to be extremely pleased with the strength of homebuyer demand and the sustained course of the housing recovery,” said Ryan Marshall, President and CEO of PulteGroup.  “Despite the disruptions caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, our 11% increase in year-over-year orders for the quarter points to the health of the market, while the 15% increase in our backlog puts us in an excellent position to deliver strong fourth quarter and full-year financial results.”

“Fueled by growing demand among first-time buyers and supported by a strong economy, high employment, and historically low interest rates, U.S. new home sales for 2017 are expected to grow a healthy 5% to 10% over last year,” added Marshall.  “We remain optimistic about the strength of future housing demand, as the current housing cycle moves into its seventh year of growth.”

Third Quarter Results

Home sale revenues for the third quarter increased 9% over the prior year to $2.1 billion.  Higher revenues for the period were driven by a 2% increase in deliveries to 5,151 homes, combined with a 7%, or $25,000, increase in average sales price to $399,000.

Home sale gross margin for the third quarter was 23.9%, which is down 80 basis points from the prior year, but is up 50 basis points from the Company’s second quarter 2017 adjusted gross margin of 23.4%.  Homebuilding SG&A expense for the quarter of $237 million, or 11.6% of home sale revenues, included a $5 million charge associated with the resolution of certain insurance matters.  Prior year SG&A of $251 million, or 13.3% of home sale revenues, included approximately $12 million of charges for certain restructuring costs and shareholder activities. 

Net new orders for the third quarter increased 11% to 5,300 homes, while the value of new orders increased 23% over the prior year to $2.3 billion.  The Company operated out of 778 communities for the third quarter, which is up 10% over the third quarter of 2016.

Ending backlog for the quarter was up 15% over the prior year to 10,823 homes, as backlog value gained 26% to $4.7 billion.  The average price of homes in backlog increased 10% over the prior year to $431,000, which is a 10 year high for the Company.

The Company's financial services operations reported third quarter pretax income of $18 million compared with $21 million in 2016.  The decrease in pretax income for the period was primarily the result of a more competitive operating environment which impacted pricing during the period.  Mortgage capture rate for the quarter was 80%, compared with 81% in the prior year.

During the quarter, the Company repurchased 10.4 million common shares for $260 million, or an average price of $25.11 per share. 

A conference call discussing PulteGroup's third quarter 2017 results is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Interested investors can access the live webcast via PulteGroup's corporate website at www.pultegroupinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements." These statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities, as well as those of the markets we serve or intend to serve, to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these statements. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate to matters of a strictly factual or historical nature and generally discuss or relate to forecasts, estimates or other expectations regarding future events. Generally, the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “project,” “may,” “can,” “could,” “might,” "should", “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, including statements related to the impairment charge with respect to certain land parcels and the impacts or effects thereof, expected operating and performing results, planned transactions, planned objectives of management, future developments or conditions in the industries in which we participate and other trends, developments and uncertainties that may affect our business in the future.

Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among other things: interest rate changes and the availability of mortgage financing; competition within the industries in which we operate; the availability and cost of land and other raw materials used by us in our homebuilding operations; the impact of any changes to our strategy in responding to the cyclical nature of the industry, including any changes regarding our land positions and the levels of our land spend; the availability and cost of insurance covering risks associated with our businesses; shortages and the cost of labor; weather related slowdowns; slow growth initiatives and/or local building moratoria; governmental regulation directed at or affecting the housing market, the homebuilding industry or construction activities; uncertainty in the mortgage lending industry, including revisions to underwriting standards and repurchase requirements associated with the sale of mortgage loans; the interpretation of or changes to tax, labor and environmental laws; economic changes nationally or in our local markets, including inflation, deflation, changes in consumer confidence and preferences and the state of the market for homes in general; legal or regulatory proceedings or claims; our ability to generate sufficient cash flow in order to successfully implement our capital allocation priorities; required accounting changes; terrorist acts and other acts of war; and other factors of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business and competitive nature. See PulteGroup's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our businesses. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in our expectations.

About PulteGroup

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America's largest homebuilding companies with operations in approximately 50 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the Company is one of the industry's most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.

For more information about PulteGroup, Inc. and PulteGroup brands, go to www.pultegroupinc.comwww.pulte.com; www.centex.com; www.delwebb.com; www.divosta.com and www.jwhomes.com.

PulteGroup, Inc.
Consolidated Results of Operations
($000's omitted, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, September 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
Revenues:        
Homebuilding        
Home sale revenues $2,055,891  $1,881,718  $5,606,953  $5,027,843 
Land sale revenues 27,176  13,167  36,746  20,604 
  2,083,067  1,894,885  5,643,699  5,048,447 
Financial Services 46,952  48,020  135,995  126,950 
Total revenues 2,130,019  1,942,905  5,779,694  5,175,397 
         
Homebuilding Cost of Revenues:        
Home sale cost of revenues (1,564,605) (1,417,705) (4,332,221) (3,766,302)
Land sale cost of revenues (25,123) (11,428) (115,950) (17,859)
  (1,589,728) (1,429,133) (4,448,171) (3,784,161)
         
Financial Services expenses (29,304) (26,906) (86,150) (79,204)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (237,495) (250,914) (689,974) (749,502)
Other expense, net (5,243) (23,617) (25,337) (42,402)
Income before income taxes 268,249  212,335  530,062  520,128 
Income tax expense (90,710) (83,865) (160,255) (190,598)
Net income $177,539  $128,470  $369,807  $329,530 
         
Per share:        
Basic earnings $0.59  $0.37  $1.18  $0.95 
Diluted earnings $0.58  $0.37  $1.18  $0.94 
Cash dividends declared $0.09  $0.09  $0.27  $0.27 
         
Number of shares used in calculation:        
Basic 298,538  340,171  309,453  344,383 
Effect of dilutive securities 1,690  2,250  1,861  2,557 
Diluted 300,228  342,421  311,314  346,940 

 

PulteGroup, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
($000's omitted)
(Unaudited)
  September 30,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
     
ASSETS    
     
Cash and equivalents $158,237  $698,882 
Restricted cash 38,860  24,366 
Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash 197,097  723,248 
House and land inventory 7,370,152  6,770,655 
Land held for sale 96,149  31,728 
Residential mortgage loans available-for-sale 364,734  539,496 
Investments in unconsolidated entities 61,497  51,447 
Other assets 797,439  857,426 
Intangible assets 144,442  154,792 
Deferred tax assets, net 939,759  1,049,408 
  $9,971,269  $10,178,200 
     
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY    
     
Liabilities:    
Accounts payable $441,481  $405,455 
Customer deposits 306,641  187,891 
Accrued and other liabilities 1,439,254  1,483,854 
Financial Services debt 245,824  331,621 
Revolving credit facility 83,000   
Senior notes 3,109,984  3,110,016 
  5,626,184  5,518,837 
Shareholders' equity 4,345,085  4,659,363 
  $9,971,269  $10,178,200 

 

PulteGroup, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
($000's omitted)
(Unaudited)
  Nine Months Ended
  September 30,
  2017 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income $369,807  $329,530 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:    
Deferred income tax expense 127,856  198,974 
Land-related charges 131,254  13,185 
Depreciation and amortization 38,689  40,218 
Share-based compensation expense 26,505  19,813 
Other, net (1,438) 4,493 
Increase (decrease) in cash due to:    
Inventories (758,006) (1,100,173)
Residential mortgage loans available-for-sale 173,148  92,649 
Other assets 22,120  11,502 
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities 122,544  83,303 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 252,479  (306,506)
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Capital expenditures (23,548) (30,551)
Investment in unconsolidated subsidiaries (22,007) (14,049)
Cash used for business acquisition   (430,458)
Other investing activities, net 5,788  5,473 
Net cash used in investing activities (39,767) (469,585)
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Proceeds from debt issuance   1,995,961 
Repayments of debt (7,001) (985,734)
Borrowings under revolving credit facility 971,000  619,000 
Repayments under revolving credit facility (888,000) (619,000)
Financial Services borrowings (repayments) (85,797) (109,083)
Stock option exercises 22,765  5,845 
Share repurchases (665,812) (350,846)
Dividends paid (86,018) (94,298)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (738,863) 461,845 
Net increase (decrease) (526,151) (314,246)
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period 723,248  775,435 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period $197,097  $461,189 
     
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:    
Interest paid (capitalized), net $11,516  $(11,324)
Income taxes paid (refunded), net $17,206  $(74)

 

PulteGroup, Inc.
Segment Data
($000's omitted)
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, September 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
HOMEBUILDING:        
Home sale revenues $2,055,891  $1,881,718  $5,606,953  $5,027,843 
Land sale revenues 27,176  13,167  36,746  20,604 
Total Homebuilding revenues 2,083,067  1,894,885  5,643,699  5,048,447 
         
Home sale cost of revenues (1,564,605) (1,417,705) (4,332,221) (3,766,302)
Land sale cost of revenues (25,123) (11,428) (115,950) (17,859)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (237,495) (250,914) (689,974) (749,502)
Other expense, net (5,381) (23,775) (25,730) (42,742)
Income before income taxes $250,463  $191,063  $479,824  $472,042 
         
FINANCIAL SERVICES:        
Income before income taxes $17,786  $21,272  $50,238  $48,086 
         
CONSOLIDATED:        
Income before income taxes $268,249  $212,335  $530,062  $520,128 

 

PulteGroup, Inc.
Segment Data, continued
($000's omitted)
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, September 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
         
Home sale revenues $2,055,891  $1,881,718  $5,606,953  $5,027,843 
         
Closings - units        
Northeast 318  317  846  889 
Southeast 966  948  2,751  2,799 
Florida 897  836  2,639  2,348 
Midwest 1,001  938  2,576  2,276 
Texas 927  948  2,809  2,646 
West 1,042  1,050  2,799  2,796 
  5,151  5,037  14,420  13,754 
Average selling price $399  $374  $389  $366 
         
Net new orders - units        
Northeast 316  325  1,103  1,055 
Southeast 1,044  938  3,314  3,006 
Florida 991  946  3,121  2,880 
Midwest 868  817  3,119  2,870 
Texas 881  852  3,281  3,009 
West 1,200  897  3,883  3,304 
  5,300  4,775  17,821  16,124 
Net new orders - dollars $2,260,082  $1,831,339  $7,331,311  $6,087,334 
         
Unit backlog        
Northeast     644  610 
Southeast     1,934  1,669 
Florida     1,900  1,806 
Midwest     1,850  1,683 
Texas     1,884  1,708 
West     2,611  1,941 
      10,823  9,417 
Dollars in backlog     $4,665,871  $3,698,920 
         

 

               

PulteGroup, Inc.
Segment Data, continued
($000's omitted)
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, September 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
MORTGAGE ORIGINATIONS:        
Origination volume 3,428  3,417  9,631  9,123 
Origination principal $1,002,108  $945,859  $2,778,151  $2,481,177 
Capture rate 79.6% 81.1% 79.5% 80.9%

 

Supplemental Data
($000's omitted)
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, September 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
         
Interest in inventory, beginning of period $212,850  $167,488  $186,097  $149,498 
Interest capitalized 46,077  42,030  135,949  115,545 
Interest expensed (36,381) (32,857) (99,500) (88,382)
Interest in inventory, end of period $222,546  $176,661  $222,546  $176,661 

PulteGroup, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This report contains information about our operating results reflecting certain adjustments, including adjustments to cost of revenues, selling general, and administrative expenses, income before income taxes, income tax expense, net income, diluted earnings per share, and operating margin. These measures are considered non-GAAP financial measures under the SEC's rules and should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, the comparable GAAP financial measures as measures of our profitability. We believe that reflecting these adjustments provides investors relevant and useful information for evaluating the comparability of financial information presented and comparing our profitability to other companies in the homebuilding industry. Although other companies in the homebuilding industry report similar information, the methods used may differ. We urge investors to understand the methods used by other companies in the homebuilding industry to calculate these measures and any adjustments thereto before comparing our measures to those of such other companies.

The following tables set forth a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the GAAP financial measures that management believes to be most directly comparable ($000's omitted):

 
 
  Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
  September 30, 2017 September 30, 2016
            
  As Reported Adjustments
(a)
 Adjusted As Reported Adjustments
(b)
 Adjusted
Revenues:            
Homebuilding            
Home sale revenues $2,055,891  $  $2,055,891  $1,881,718  $  $1,881,718 
Land sale revenues 27,176    27,176  13,167    13,167 
  2,083,067    2,083,067  1,894,885    1,894,885 
Financial Services 46,952    46,952  48,020    48,020 
Total revenues 2,130,019    2,130,019  1,942,905    1,942,905 
             
Homebuilding Cost of Revenues:            
Home sale cost of revenues (1,564,605)   (1,564,605) (1,417,705)   (1,417,705)
Land sale cost of revenues (25,123)   (25,123) (11,428)   (11,428)
  (1,589,728)   (1,589,728) (1,429,133)   (1,429,133)
             
Financial Services expenses (29,304)   (29,304) (26,906)   (26,906)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A) (237,495) 5,326  (232,169) (250,914) 11,529  (239,385)
Other expense, net (5,243)   (5,243) (23,617) 19,644  (3,973)
Income before income taxes 268,249  5,326  273,575  212,335  31,173  243,508 
Income tax expense (90,710) (1,944) (92,654) (83,865) (11,846) (95,711)
Net income $177,539  $3,382  $180,921  $128,470  $19,327  $147,797 
             
Earnings per share (diluted) $0.58    $0.60  $0.37    $0.43 
             
Home sale gross margin 23.9%   23.9% 24.7%   24.7%
SG&A as a percentage of sales 11.6%   11.3% 13.3%   12.7%
Operating margin 12.3%   12.6% 11.3%   11.9%

(a) Includes a charge related to the resolution of certain insurance matters.
(b) Includes costs associated with the settlement of a disputed land transaction, restructuring, and shareholder activities.

 

PulteGroup, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
  Three Months Ended
  September
30, 2017
 June 30,
2017
     
Home sale revenues $2,055,891  $1,965,641 
Home sale cost of revenues (1,564,605) (1,549,937)
Home sale gross margin 491,286  415,704 
     
Add:    
Impairments   31,487 
Warranty adjustment   12,106 
Adjusted home sale gross margin $491,286  $459,297 
     
Adjusted home sale gross
  margin as a percent of home
  sale revenues
 23.9% 23.4%

 

Company Contact
Investors: Jim Zeumer
(404) 978-6434
jim.zeumer@pultegroup.com 

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