D.R. Horton, Inc., America's Builder, Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Earnings

D.R. Horton, Inc., America's Builder, Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Earnings

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYS: DHI) , America's Builder, today reported that net income for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012 increased 139% to $66.3 million, or $0.20 per diluted share. Net income for the same quarter of fiscal 2012 was $27.7 million, or $0.09 per diluted share. Homebuilding revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 increased 39% to $1.2 billion from $0.9 billion in the same quarter of 2012. Homes closed in the quarter increased 26% to 5,182, compared to 4,118 homes in the year-ago quarter.

Net sales orders for the first quarter ended December 31, 2012 increased 39% to 5,259 homes from 3,794 homes in the year-ago quarter and the value of net sales orders increased 60% to $1.3 billion from $0.8 billion. The Company's cancellation rate (cancelled sales orders divided by gross sales orders) for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was 22%. The Company's sales order backlog of homes under contract at December 31, 2012 increased 62% to 7,317 homes from 4,530 homes at December 31, 2011. The value of the backlog increased 80% to $1.8 billion at December 31, 2012 from $1.0 billion a year ago.

The Company ended the quarter with $643.1 million of homebuilding unrestricted cash and marketable securities and net homebuilding debt to total capital of 33.0%. Net homebuilding debt to total capital consists of homebuilding notes payable net of cash and marketable securities divided by total equity plus homebuilding notes payable net of cash and marketable securities.

Donald R. Horton, Chairman of the Board, said, "This quarter was our most profitable first quarter since 2007, with $107.9 million of pre-tax income, a 270% increase from the year-ago quarter. We experienced substantial increases in the number of homes sold, closed and in backlog compared to the year-ago quarter. At the same time, our average sales price has increased due to pricing power, geographic mix and larger average home size. As a result, we achieved dollar value increases in homes sold of 60%, homes closed of 38% and backlog of 80%.

"We experienced broad improvement in demand in most of our markets this quarter, and we significantly increased our investments in homes under construction, finished lots, land and land development to capture this increasing demand. D.R. Horton is the best positioned it has been in its 35 year history. We are looking forward to the spring selling season with optimism."

The Company will host a conference call today (Tuesday, January 29th) at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number is 877-407-8033, and the call will also be webcast from www.drhorton.com on the "Investors" page.

D.R. Horton, Inc., America's Builder, is the largest homebuilder in the United States, based on its 19,954 homes closed in the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2012. Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 77 markets in 26 states in the East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest and West regions of the United States. The Company is engaged in the construction and sale of high quality homes with sales prices ranging from $100,000 to over $600,000. D.R. Horton also provides mortgage financing and title services for homebuyers through its mortgage and title subsidiaries.

Portions of this document may constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although D.R. Horton believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to D.R. Horton on the date this release was issued. D.R. Horton does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this release includethat D.R. Horton is the best positioned it has been in its 35 year history and that we are looking forward to the spring selling season with optimism.

Factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: potential deterioration in homebuilding industry conditions and the current weak U.S. economy; the cyclical nature of the homebuilding industry and changes in general economic, real estate and other conditions; constriction of the credit markets, which could limit our ability to access capital and increase our costs of capital; reductions in the availability of mortgage financing and the liquidity provided by government-sponsored enterprises, the effects of government programs, a decrease in our ability to sell mortgage loans on attractive terms or an increase in mortgage interest rates; the risks associated with our land and lot inventory; home warranty and construction defect claims; supply shortages and other risks for acquiring land, building materials and skilled labor; reductions in the availability of performance bonds; increases in the costs of owning a home; the effects of governmental regulations and environmental matters on our homebuilding operations; the effects of governmental regulation on our financial services operations; our debt obligations and our ability to comply with related debt covenants, restrictions and limitations; competitive conditions within the homebuilding and financial services industries; our ability to effect any future growth strategies successfully; the impact of an inflationary or deflationary environment; our ability to realize the full amount of our deferred income tax asset; and information technology failures and data security breaches. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in D.R. Horton's annual report on Form 10-K which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

WEBSITE ADDRESS:www.drhorton.com

December 31,September 30,
ASSETS(In millions)
Cash and cash equivalents$546.4$1,030.4
Marketable securities, available-for-sale96.7298.0
Restricted cash54.849.3
Construction in progress and finished homes1,909.51,682.7
Residential land and lots - developed and under development2,475.71,838.4
Land held for development 629.9  644.1 
Income taxes receivable-14.4

Deferred income taxes, net of valuation allowance of $41.9 million at December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012

Property and equipment, net81.972.6
Other assets454.2456.8
Goodwill 38.9  38.9 
 6,971.5  6,835.1 
Financial Services:
Cash and cash equivalents20.517.3
Mortgage loans held for sale307.9345.3
Other assets 47.4  50.5 
 375.8  413.1 
$7,347.3 $7,248.2 
Accounts payable$241.8$216.2
Accrued expenses and other liabilities856.6893.8
Notes payable 2,424.3  2,305.3 
 3,522.7  3,415.3 
Financial Services:
Accounts payable and other liabilities42.150.4
Mortgage repurchase facility 169.4  187.8 
 211.5  238.2 
 3,734.2  3,653.5 
Common stock3.33.3
Additional paid-in capital1,992.21,979.8
Retained earnings1,749.21,743.1
Treasury stock, at cost(134.3)(134.3)
Accumulated other comprehensive income -  0.2 
Noncontrolling interests 2.7  2.6 
 3,613.1  3,594.7 
$7,347.3 $7,248.2 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
  2012   2011 
(In millions, except per share data)
Home sales$1,223.3$884.3
Land/lot sales and other 9.9  1.3 
 1,233.2  885.6 
Cost of sales:
Home sales992.8735.6
Land/lot sales and other8.2-
Inventory impairments and land option cost write-offs 1.3  1.4 
 1,002.3  737.0 
Gross profit:
Home sales230.5148.7
Land/lot sales and other1.71.3
Inventory impairments and land option cost write-offs (1.3) (1.4)
 230.9  148.6 
Selling, general and administrative expense140.8119.0
Interest expense3.26.9
Gain on early retirement of debt, net-(0.1)
Other (income) (3.3) (2.2)
Operating income from Homebuilding 90.2  25.0 
Financial Services:
Revenues, net of recourse and reinsurance expense41.921.0
General and administrative expense25.718.9
Interest expense1.00.9
Interest and other (income) (2.5) (3.0)
Operating income from Financial Services 17.7  4.2 
Income before income taxes107.929.2
Income tax expense 41.6  1.5 
Net income$66.3 $27.7 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of income tax:
Unrealized (loss) gain related to available-for-sale securities (0.1) 0.1 
Comprehensive income$66.2 $27.8 
Net income per share$0.21 $0.09 
Weighted average number of common shares 321.1  316.3 
Net income per share$0.20 $0.09 
Numerator for diluted income per share after
assumed conversions
$72.0 $27.7 
Adjusted weighted average number of common shares 364.1  316.5 
Other Consolidated Financial Data:
Interest amortized to home and land/lot cost of sales$24.9 $20.4 
Depreciation and amortization$4.8 $5.0 
Interest incurred$38.1 $28.8 
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2012
(In millions)
Operating Activities
Net income$66.3

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization4.8
Amortization of discounts and fees
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