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Green Brick Partners, Inc. Reports Record Second Quarter Results

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Second Quarter EPS of $0.29 and Adjusted EPS of $0.41, up 81.3% and 64.0%;
Second Quarter Pre-Tax Income of $20.7 million, up 72.1%;
Second Quarter Revenue of $155.0 million, up 47.7%;
Backlog of $314.2 million, up 90.2%

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRBK) ("we," "Green Brick" or the "Company") today reported results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2018:

  • Basic net income attributable to Green Brick per common share ("EPS") for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $0.29, an increase of 81.3%, compared to $0.16 for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Excluding one-time transaction expenses, basic adjusted pre-tax income attributable to Green Brick per common share ("Adjusted EPS") for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $0.41, an increase of 64.0%, compared to $0.25 for the three months ended June 30, 2017. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

  • For the three months ended June 30, 2018, adjusted pre-tax income attributable to Green Brick was $20.7 million, an increase of 72.1%, compared to $12.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017; gross profit was $34.6 million, an increase of 51.0%, compared to $22.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017; and total revenue was $155.0 million, an increase of 47.7%, compared to $105.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.

  • Revenue from the sale of residential units for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $143.9 million, an increase of 43.4%, compared to $100.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Revenue from the sale of land and lots for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $11.1 million, an increase of 141.7%, compared to $4.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.

  • The dollar value of backlog units as of June 30, 2018 was $314.2 million, an increase of 90.2% compared to June 30, 2017.

  • Homes under construction increased 38.4% to 988 as of June 30, 2018, compared to 714 as of June 30, 2017.

Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2018:

  • Basic net income attributable to Green Brick per common share ("EPS") for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $0.52, an increase of 85.7% compared to $0.28 for the six months ended June 30, 2017. Excluding one-time transaction expenses, basic adjusted pre-tax income attributable to Green Brick per common share for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $0.70, an increase of 55.6%, compared to $0.45 for the six months ended June 30, 2017. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

  • For the six months ended June 30, 2018, adjusted pre-tax income attributable to Green Brick was $35.4 million, an increase of 60.2%, compared to $22.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017; gross profit was $61.7 million, an increase of 39.7%, compared to $44.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017; and total revenue was $283.3 million an increase of 38.7%, compared to $204.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

  • Revenue from the sale of residential units for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $264.2 million, an increase of 36.4%, compared to $193.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017. Revenue from the sale of land and lots for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $19.0 million, an increase of 80.5%, compared to $10.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

"Green Brick's adjusted pre-tax income of $20.7 million was a record for any quarter, despite being achieved with only 23% net debt to capital. As we use additional debt and retained earnings to fund the amazing 90% growth in our second quarter backlog, our 2019 revenue and earnings should continue to significantly grow" said Jim Brickman, CEO of Green Brick Partners.

David Einhorn, Chairman of the Company's board of directors, added, "I am pleased with the forward progress of the company. The organic growth of the existing operations has consistently exceeded expectations.  And the recent acquisitions have been accretive and expanded our geographic diversity."

"We have never been more excited about our future. I want to thank and congratulate everyone on the Green Brick team for our success", continued Mr. Brickman.

Earnings Conference Call:
We will host our earnings conference call to discuss our second quarter ended June 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The call can be accessed by dialing 800-374-0137 for domestic participants or 904-685-8013 for international participants. Participants should reference conference ID code 8383968. A replay of the call will be available from approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on August 7, 2018 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 14, 2018. To access the replay, the domestic dial-in number is 855-859-2056, the international dial-in number is 404-537-3406 and the conference ID code is 8383968.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

In this press release, we utilize certain financial measures that are non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We present these measures because we believe they and similar measures are useful to management and investors in evaluating the Company's operating performance and financing structure. We also believe these measures facilitate the comparison of our operating performance and financing structure with other companies in our industry. Because these measures are not calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

GREEN BRICK PARTNERS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

       
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2018
  2017
   2018
  2017
Sale of residential units $ 143,878     $ 100,345     $ 264,244     $ 193,742  
Sale of land and lots   11,132       4,606       19,031       10,546  
Total revenues   155,010       104,951       283,275       204,288  
Cost of residential units   112,316       78,553       206,825       152,314  
Cost of land and lots   8,076       3,472       14,702       7,762  
Total cost of sales   120,392       82,025       221,527       160,076  
Total gross profit   34,618       22,926       61,748       44,212  
Salary expense   6,737       5,332       13,675       10,767  
Selling, general and administrative expense   7,280       4,167       13,105       8,445  
Operating profit   20,601       13,427       34,968       25,000  
Equity in income of unconsolidated entities   2,279             3,815        
Other income, net   1,350       386       2,058       928  
Income before taxes   24,230       13,813       40,841       25,928  
Income tax provision   5,235       4,382       8,607       8,271  
Net income   18,995       9,431       32,234       17,657  
Less: Net income attributable to
  noncontrolling interests
  4,126       1,742       6,162       3,771  
Net income attributable to Green Brick
  Partners, Inc.
$ 14,869     $ 7,689     $ 26,072     $ 13,886  
               
Net income attributable to Green Brick
  Partners, Inc. per common share:
             
Basic $ 0.29   $ 0.16   $ 0.52   $ 0.28
Diluted $ 0.29   $ 0.16   $ 0.51   $ 0.28
Weighted average common shares used in
  the calculation of net income attributable
  to Green Brick Partners, Inc. per common
  share:
             
Basic   50,664       49,047       50,620       49,003  
Diluted   50,783       49,123       50,751       49,070  
                               


GREEN BRICK PARTNERS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
(Unaudited)

                 
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
      Six Months Ended
June 30,
   
New Homes Delivered and Home Sales Revenue   2018   2017   Change   %   2018   2017   Change   %
New homes delivered   327     237     90     38.0 %   594     463     131     28.3 %
Home sales revenue  ($ in thousands)   $ 143,878     $ 100,345     $ 43,533     43.4 %   $ 264,244     $ 193,742     $ 70,502     36.4 %
Average sales price of homes delivered   $ 439,994     $ 423,397     $ 16,597     3.9 %   $ 444,855     $ 418,449     $ 26,406     6.3 %


    Three Months Ended
June 30,
      Six Months Ended
June 30,
   
Land and Lots Sales Revenue   2018   2017   Change   %   2018   2017   Change   %
Lots sold   53     37     16     43.2 %   101     84     17     20.2 %
Lots sales revenue  ($ in thousands)   $ 8,453     $ 4,606     $ 3,847     83.5 %   $ 15,202     $ 10,546     $ 4,656     44.1 %
Average sales price of lots sold   $ 159,491     $ 124,481     $ 35,010     28.1 %   $ 150,515     $ 125,547     $ 24,968     19.9 %
Land sales revenue  ($ in thousands)   $ 2,679     $     $ 2,679     %   $ 3,829     $     $ 3,829     %


  Three Months Ended
June 30,
      Six Months Ended
June 30,
   
New Home Orders and Backlog 2018   2017   Change   %   2018   2017   Change   %
Net new home orders 387     270     117     43.3 %   821     557     264     47.4 %
Average selling communities 62     52     10     19.2 %   62     53     9     17.0 %
Selling communities at end of period 69     54     15     27.8 %                
Backlog  ($ in thousands) $ 314,177     $ 165,154     $ 149,023     90.2 %                
Backlog (units) 700     331     369     111.5 %                
Average sales price of backlog $ 448,824     $ 498,955     $ (50,131 )   (10.0 )%                
                                             

The following table presents the non-GAAP measure of adjusted EPS for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 and reconciles these amounts to net income attributable to Green Brick as reported and prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EPS for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 represents adjusted pre-tax income for the period presented, divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Adjusted pre-tax income represents net income attributable to Green Brick for the period, excluding the provision for income taxes attributable to Green Brick and one-time transaction expenses related to a public secondary offering of the Company's shares.

     
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts):   Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2018
  2017
  2018
  2017
Net income attributable to Green Brick   $ 14,869     $ 7,689     $ 26,072     $ 13,886  
Income tax provision attributable to Green Brick     5,149       4,349       8,484       8,204  
Transaction expenses     705             827        
Adjusted pre-tax income attributable to Green Brick   $ 20,723     $ 12,038     $ 35,383     $ 22,090  
                 
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding —basic     50,664       49,047       50,620       49,003  
Basic adjusted EPS   $ 0.41   $ 0.25   $ 0.70   $ 0.45
                 
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding —diluted     50,783       49,123       50,751       49,070  
Diluted adjusted EPS   $ 0.41   $ 0.25   $ 0.70   $ 0.45
 

The following table represents the non-GAAP measure of adjusted homebuilding gross margin for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 and reconciles these amounts to homebuilding gross margin, the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

 
(Unaudited, in thousands):   Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2018   2017   2018   2017
Homebuilding gross margin   $ 31,562     $ 21,792     $ 57,419     $ 41,428  
Add back: Capitalized interest charged to cost of sales   851     698     1,611     1,303  
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin   $ 32,413     $ 22,490     $ 59,030     $ 42,731  
 

About Green Brick Partners, Inc.:

Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRBK) is a diversified homebuilding and land development company. The Company acquires and develops land, provides land and construction financing to its controlled builders and participates in the profits of its controlled builders. Green Brick owns a controlling interest in four homebuilders in Dallas, Texas (CB JENI Homes, Normandy Homes (a division of CB JENI Homes), Southgate Homes, and Centre Living Homes), as well as a homebuilder in Atlanta, Georgia (The Providence Group) and a homebuilder in Port St. Lucie, Florida (GHO Homes). Green Brick also owns a noncontrolling interest in Challenger Homes in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Company is engaged in all aspects of the homebuilding process, including land acquisition and development, entitlements, design, construction, marketing and sales and the creation of brand images at our residential neighborhoods and master planned communities. For more information about Green Brick Partners Inc.'s homebuilding partners, please visit https://greenbrickpartners.com/team-builders/.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements:

Any statements in this press release about Green Brick's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, prospects, financial condition, assumptions or future events or performance that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "predicts," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "outlook," "strategy," "positioned," "intends," "plans," "believes," "projects," "estimates" and similar expressions, as well as statements in the future tense. These statements are based on assumptions that Green Brick has made in light of its experience in the industry as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Accordingly, all such forward-looking statements involve estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in the statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are the following: general economic conditions, seasonality, cyclicality and competition in the homebuilding industry; demand for real estate investments in the geographic markets in which we operate; significant inflation or deflation; labor and raw material shortages; the failure to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and competent employees; an inability to acquire land suitable for residential homebuilding at reasonable prices; an inability to develop and sell communities successfully or within expected timeframes; risks related to regulatory approvals and government regulation; the interpretation of or changes to tax, labor and environmental laws and regulations; volatility of mortgage interest rates; the unavailability of mortgage financing; the occurrence of severe weather or natural disasters; risks related to future growth through strategic investments, joint ventures, partnerships and/or acquisitions;  risks related to holding noncontrolling interests in strategic investments, joint ventures, partnerships and/or acquisitions; the inability to obtain suitable bonding for the development of housing projects; difficulty in obtaining sufficient capital; the occurrence of a major health and safety incident; poor relations with the residents of our communities; information technology failures and data security breaches; product liability claims, litigation and warranty claims; our debt and related service obligations; required accounting changes; inability to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; and other risks and uncertainties inherent in our business. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated are discussed in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the Company's annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Because the factors referred to above could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by Green Brick, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and Green Brick undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after such date.

Contact: Richard A. Costello
Chief Financial Officer
(469) 573-6755

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