KB Home Beats on Revenue, Matches Expectations on EPS

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KB Home (NYS: KBH) reported earnings on Dec. 21. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q4), KB Home beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded, and earnings per share dropped significantly.

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
KB Home chalked up revenue of $480 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $470 million. Sales were 6.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $451 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.00. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.03 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q4 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 4.9%, 1,540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.9%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.9%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods.

Looking ahead
What does the future hold?

Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $287 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.23.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.6 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.18.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 570 members out of 1,236 rating the stock outperform, and 666 members rating it underperform. Among 392 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 138 give KB Home a green thumbs-up, and 254 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on KB Home is hold, with an average price target of $9.06.

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