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Taylor Morrison Reports Third Quarter Revenue of $853 Million and Earnings per Share of $0.49

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC) today reported third quarter total revenue of $853 million, net income of $58 million and earnings per share of $0.49.

Taylor Morrison

Third Quarter Highlights:

  • Net sales orders were 1,950, a 19% increase from the prior year quarter
  • Average active community count increased 12% from the prior year quarter to 309
  • Total revenue was $853 million, a 7% increase from the prior year quarter
  • GAAP home closings gross margin, inclusive of capitalized interest, was 18.9%, up 50 basis points from prior year quarter
  • Earnings before tax as a percent of revenue was 10.6%, a 200 basis points increase from prior year quarter
  • Net income for the quarter was $58 million, a 28% increase from prior year, with earnings per share of $0.49

"We're extremely pleased with the organization's strong performance in the third quarter," said Sheryl Palmer, President and CEO of Taylor Morrison.  "Most notably, our net sales orders increased 19% from the prior year quarter to 1,950, which is on top of last year's same quarter year-over-year sales growth of 18%.  We are also quite pleased with our October sales performance up about 23% year-over-year.  Our home closings gross margin was 50 basis points higher than the prior year quarter, coming in at 18.9%."

"The housing recovery continues at its measured pace in an upward trajectory.  Our belief in this recovery remains intact despite any external factors that may produce short-term choppiness in individual markets.  We continue to take a longer-term view when evaluating the industry and believe this approach keeps us focused on the right things that will produce the long-term results we expect.  Taylor Morrison is well positioned to mature with the cycle and drive efficiencies from our strategic foundation."

Backlog of homes under contract at the end of the quarter was 3,855 units, a growth of 8% from the prior year.  Homes in backlog had a sales value of $1.9 billion, or a growth of 14% from the prior year.  Homebuilding gross margin, including capitalized interest, was 18.9% compared to 18.4% in the third quarter of last year.  The year-over-year increase was driven by the West and East regions, with some offset coming from the Central region. The improvement was driven by both mix and rate coupled with lower capitalized interest per unit as compared to the prior year. Land closings revenue generated over $19 million in margin primarily from the sale of long-term held assets.

SG&A as a percentage of homebuilding revenue was 10.9% for the quarter, which was impacted by both a shift of closings into Q4 and a pull forward of some 2017 investment into the business.  "Now that we're nearing completion of the integration of our new markets, we're shifting our focus towards optimizing our operating model in order to maximize the benefit from the Company's significant growth since the IPO in 2013," stated Ms. Palmer.  "We believe the investments we're making in our people, processes and tools will lead to accretive returns in the coming quarters."

Earnings before tax as a percent of revenue was 10.6% for the quarter, representing an increase of 200 basis points from the prior year's quarter.  Net income was $58 million and earnings per share was $0.49, representing a 28% and 32% increase from last year's quarter, respectively. 

The Company ended the quarter with $161 million in cash and a net homebuilding debt to capitalization ratio of 41.0%. 

Homebuilding inventories were $3.3 billion at the end of the quarter with 4,747 homes in inventory, compared to 4,525 homes at the end of the prior year quarter.  Homes in inventory at the end of the quarter consisted of 3,078 sold units, 442 model homes and 1,227 inventory units, of which 228 were finished.  The Company owned or controlled approximately 39,000 lots at September 30, 2016.

During the third quarter, the Company repurchased Class A common stock for $3.8 million, or an average price of about $15.50 per share.  At September 30, 2016, the Company had $56.4 million remaining under its existing share repurchase program.

Quarterly Financial Comparison







($ thousands)









Q3 2016


Q3 2015


Q3 2016 vs. Q3 2015

Total Revenue


$853,417


$796,288


7.2%

Home Closings Revenue


$812,185


$779,190


4.2%

Home Closings Gross Margin


$153,678


$143,255


7.3%


18.9%


18.4%


50 bps increase

Adjusted Home Closings Gross Margin


$175,180


$165,141


6.1%


21.6%


21.2%


40 bps increase

SG&A

% of Home Closings Revenue


$88,221


$78,746


12.0%


10.9%


10.1%


80 bps increase

 

Full Year 2016 Business Outlook

  • Average community count is expected to be about 310
  • Monthly absorption pace is expected to be between 2.0 and 2.2
  • Home closings are expected to be between 7,100 and 7,300
  • GAAP home closings gross margin, inclusive of capitalized interest, is expected to be in the low to mid 18% range
  • SG&A as a % of homebuilding revenue is expected to be in the mid 10% range
  • Income from unconsolidated joint ventures is expected to be between $7 million and $8 million
  • Land and development spend is expected to be approximately $800 million
  • Effective tax rate – expected to be between 34% and 35%

Earnings Webcast

A public webcast to discuss the third quarter 2016 earnings will be held later today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The participant dial-in is 1(888)771-4371 and the confirmation number is 43541634. More information can be found on the Company's investor relations website at investors.taylormorrison.com. A webcast replay will also be available on the site later today and will be available for one year from the date of the original earnings call.

About Taylor Morrison

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC) is a leading national homebuilder and developer that was recently recognized as America's Most TrustedTM Home Builder for 2016 by Lifestory Research.  Based in Scottsdale, Arizona we operate under two well-established brands, Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes. We serve a wide array of consumer groups from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and 55 plus buyers.  In Texas, Darling Homes builds communities with a focus on individuality and custom detail while delivering on the Taylor Morrison standard of excellence.

For more information about Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes please visit www.taylormorrison.com or www.darlinghomes.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings summary 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," "project," "may," "can," "could," "might," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, including statements related to 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: changes in general and local economic conditions; slowdowns or severe downturns in the housing market; homebuyers' ability to obtain suitable financing; shortages in, disruptions of and cost of labor; our ability to obtain additional performance, payment and completion surety bonds and letters of credit; higher cancellation rates; competition in our industry; any increase in unemployment or underemployment; increases in taxes, government fees or interest rates; inflation or deflation; the seasonality of our business; significant home warranty and construction defect claims; our reliance on subcontractors; failure to manage land acquisitions, inventory and development and construction processes; availability of land and lots; decreases in the market value of our land inventory; new or changes in government regulations and legal challenges; our ability to sell mortgages we originate and claims on loans sold to third parties; the loss of any of our important commercial relationships; our ability to use deferred tax assets; raw materials and building supply shortages and price fluctuations; our concentration of significant operations in certain geographic areas; risks associated with our unconsolidated joint venture arrangements; information technology failures and data security breaches; costs to engage in and the success of future growth or expansion of our operations or acquisitions or disposals of businesses; costs associated with our defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes; damages associated with any major health and safety incident; our ownership, leasing or occupation of land and the use of hazardous materials; material losses in excess of insurance limits; existing or future litigation, arbitration or other claims; negative publicity or poor relations with the residents of our communities; failure to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled, competent people; utility and resource shortages or rate fluctuations; constriction of the capital markets; risks related to our debt and the agreements governing such debt; our ability to access the capital markets; and risks related to our structure and organization. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in our expectations, except as required by applicable law. In addition, other such risks and uncertainties may be found in Taylor Morrison Home Corporation's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)




Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,



2016


2015


2016


2015


Home closings revenue, net


$

812,185



$

779,190



$

2,271,154



$

1,955,170



Land closings revenue


27,418



5,782



44,957



22,712



Mortgage operations revenue


13,814



11,316



36,951



28,794



Total revenues


853,417



796,288



2,353,062



2,006,676



Cost of home closings


658,507



635,935



1,852,724



1,594,691



Cost of land closings


8,179



3,919



20,497



13,152



Mortgage operations expenses


7,877



6,962



22,594



18,120



Total cost of revenues


674,563



646,816



1,895,815



1,625,963



Gross margin


178,854



149,472



457,247



380,713



Sales, commissions and other marketing costs


58,277



53,482



165,300



136,724



General and administrative expenses


29,944



25,264



91,078



70,171



Equity in (income)/loss of unconsolidated entities


(1,646)



120



(4,734)



(1,408)



Interest income, net


(47)



(33)



(149)



(165)



Other expense, net


1,935



2,393



8,602



11,625



Loss on extinguishment of debt








33,317



Gain on foreign currency forward








(29,983)



Income from continuing operations before income taxes


90,391



68,246



197,150



160,432



Income tax provision


31,707



22,452



66,698



54,434



Net income from continuing operations


58,684



45,794



130,452



105,998



Discontinued operations:










Transaction expenses from discontinued operations








(9,043)



Gain on sale of discontinued operations








80,205



Income tax expense from discontinued operations








(14,500)



Net income from discontinued operations








56,662



Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests


58,684



45,794



130,452



162,660



Net income attributable to non-controlling interests - joint ventures


(376)



(138)



(856)



(1,427)



Net income before non-controlling interests - Principal Equityholders


58,308



45,656



129,596



161,233



Net income from continuing operations attributable to non-controlling interests - Principal Equityholders


(43,471)



(33,312)



(96,261)



(76,470)



Net income from discontinued operations attributable to non-controlling interests - Principal Equityholders








(41,381)



Net income available to Taylor Morrison Home Corporation


$

14,837



$

12,344



$

33,335



$

43,382



Earnings per common share - basic:










Income from continuing operations


$

0.49



$

0.37



$

1.07



$

0.85



Income from discontinued operations - net of tax


$



$



$



$

0.46



Net income available to Taylor Morrison Home Corporation


$

0.49



$

0.37



$

1.07



$

1.31



Earnings per common share - diluted:










Income from continuing operations


$

0.49



$

0.37



$

1.07



$

0.85



Income from discontinued operations - net of tax


$



$



$



$

0.46



Net income available to Taylor Morrison Home Corporation


$

0.49



$

0.37



$

1.07



$

1.31



Weighted average number of shares of common stock:










Basic


30,427



33,122



31,300



33,088



Diluted


120,103



122,458



120,870



122,412



 

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)



September 30,
2016


December 31,
2015



(Unaudited)



Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$

160,519



$

126,188


Restricted cash


1,320



1,280


Real estate inventory:





Owned inventory


3,286,685



3,118,866


Real estate not owned under option agreements


612



7,921


Total real estate inventory


3,287,297



3,126,787


Land deposits


35,091



34,113


Mortgage loans held for sale


118,997



201,733


Prepaid expenses and other assets, net


75,111



75,295


Other receivables, net


129,165



120,729


Investments in unconsolidated entities


151,606



128,448


Deferred tax assets, net


234,457



233,488


Property and equipment, net


6,320



7,387


Intangible assets, net


3,454



4,248


Goodwill


66,198



57,698


Total assets


$

4,269,535



$

4,117,394


Liabilities





Accounts payable


$

145,944



$

151,861


Accrued expenses and other liabilities


193,763



191,452


Income taxes payable


26,673



37,792


Customer deposits


137,561



92,319


Senior notes, net


1,236,908



1,235,157


Loans payable and other borrowings


142,786



134,824


Revolving credit facility borrowings, net


211,084



109,947


Mortgage warehouse borrowings


91,166



183,444


Liabilities attributable to real estate not owned under option agreements


612



7,921


Total liabilities


$

2,186,497



$

2,144,717


Stockholders' Equity





Total stockholders' equity


2,083,038



1,972,677


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

4,269,535



$

4,117,394


 

Homes Closed:


Three Months Ended September 30,



2016


2015

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


651



$

263,442



570



$

219,198


Central


492



235,335



530



254,045


West


594



313,408



600



305,947


Total


1,737



$

812,185



1,700



$

779,190


 

Net Sales Orders:


Three Months Ended September 30,



2016


2015

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


776



$

294,472



558



$

197,329


Central


484



225,882



458



205,277


West


690



398,261



619



306,149


Total


1,950



$

918,615



1,635



$

708,755


 

Homes Closed:


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2016


2015

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


1,811



$

696,944



1,316



$

518,563


Central


1,414



667,975



1,486



693,676


West


1,719



906,235



1,441



742,931


Total


4,944



$

2,271,154



4,243



$

1,955,170


 

Net Sales Orders:


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2016


2015

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


2,310



$

887,673



1,598



$

585,898


Central


1,408



648,535



1,626



729,278


West


2,085



1,149,824



2,017



982,968


Total


5,803



$

2,686,032



5,241



$

2,298,144


 

Sales Order Backlog:


As of September 30,



2016


2015

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


1,438



$

592,031



1,098



$

435,961


Central


1,024



517,972



1,292



622,368


West


1,393



761,874



1,170



581,268


Total


3,855



$

1,871,877



3,560



$

1,639,597


 

Average Active Selling Communities:


Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,



2016


2015


2016


2015

East


125



102



124



100


Central


108



100



110



96


West


76



74



78



72


Total


309



276



312



268


 

Average Selling Price of Homes Closed:


Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,

(Dollars in thousands)


2016


2015


2016


2015

East


$

405



$

385



$

385



$

394


Central


478



479



472



467


West


528



510



527



516


Total


$

468



$

458



$

459



$

461


 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables set forth a reconciliation between our home closings gross margin and our adjusted home closings gross margin, our net income from continuing operations and EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of our net homebuilding debt to total capitalization ratio.  Adjusted home closings gross margin is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated based on home closings gross margin, excluding impairments, if any, and capitalized interest amortization.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that measures performance by adjusting net income from continuing operations to exclude interest amortized to cost of sales and interest income (net), income taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash compensation expense and loss on extinguishment of debt, if any. Net homebuilding debt to capitalization, which we calculate by dividing (i) total debt, less unamortized debt issuance costs and mortgage warehouse borrowings, net of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents, by (ii) total capitalization (the sum of net homebuilding debt and total stockholders' equity), is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our performance on a consolidated basis as well as the performance of our regions.  We use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization as an indicator of overall leverage.  In the future we may include additional adjustments in the above described non-GAAP financial measures, to the extent we deem them appropriate and useful to management and investors.

We believe adjusted home closings gross margin is useful to investors because it allows investors to evaluate the performance of our homebuilding operations without the often varying effects of interest costs capitalized. We believe adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors regarding our results of operations because it allows investors to evaluate our performance without the effects of various items we do not believe are characteristic of our ongoing operations or performance and also because it assists both investors and management in analyzing and benchmarking the performance and value of our business.  Adjusted EBITDA provides an indicator of general economic performance that is not affected by fluctuations in interest rates or effective tax rates, levels of depreciation or amortization, or non-recurring items. We use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization to evaluate our performance against other companies in the homebuilding industry and believe it is also relevant and useful to investors for that reason.

These measures are considered non-GAAP financial measures and should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, the comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures as a measure of our operating performance or liquidity. 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 net income, gross margins and total debt to capitalization and any adjustments to such amounts before comparing our measures to those of such other companies.

Adjusted Home Closings Gross Margin Reconciliation — Continuing Operations



Three Months Ended September 30,

(Dollars in thousands)


2016


2015

Home closings revenue


$

812,185



$

779,190


Cost of home closings


658,507



635,935


Home closings gross margin


153,678



143,255


Capitalized interest amortization


21,502



21,886


Adjusted home closings gross margin


$

175,180



$

165,141


Home closings gross margin as a percentage of home closings revenue


18.9

%


18.4

%

Adjusted home closings gross margin as a percentage of home closings revenue


21.6

%


21.2

%

 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation



Three Months Ended September 30,

(Dollars in thousands)


2016


2015

Net income from continuing operations


$

58,308



$

45,656


Interest income, net


(47)



(33)


Amortization of capitalized interest


21,502



21,886


Income tax provision


31,707



22,452


Depreciation and amortization


1,026



1,075


EBITDA


$

112,496



$

91,036


Non-cash compensation expense


3,042



2,127


Adjusted EBITDA


$

115,538



$

93,163


 

Net Homebuilding Debt to Capitalization Ratio Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

As of
September 30, 2016

Total debt

$

1,681,944


Unamortized debt issuance costs

17,008


Less mortgage warehouse borrowings

91,166


Total homebuilding debt

$

1,607,786


Less cash and cash equivalents

160,519


Net homebuilding debt

$

1,447,267


Total equity

2,083,038


Total capitalization

$

3,530,305




Net homebuilding debt to capitalization ratio

41.0

%

 

CONTACT: Investor Relations
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
(480) 734-2060
investor@taylormorrison.com

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