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Lennar Reports Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.56

MIAMI, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

2012 Fourth Quarter

  • Net earnings of $124.3 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $30.3 million, or $0.16 per diluted share
  • Deliveries of 4,443 homes – up 32%
  • New orders of 3,983 homes – up 32%
  • Backlog of 4,053 homes – up 87%; backlog dollar value of $1.2 billionup 107%
  • Revenues of $1.3 billion – up 42%
  • Gross margin on home sales of 23.5% – improved 410 basis points
  • S,G&A expenses as a % of revenues from home sales of 11.3% – improved 250 basis points
  • Operating margin on home sales of 12.2% – improved 660 basis points
  • Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings of $106.0 million, compared to $25.2 million
  • Lennar Financial Services operating earnings of $33.2 million, compared to $9.1 million
  • Rialto Investments operating earnings totaled $4.6 million (net of $0.2 million of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to $8.0 million (including an add back of $2.0 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests)
  • Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents of $1.1 billion
  • No outstanding borrowings under the $525 million credit facility
  • Issued $350 million of 4.750% senior notes due 2022
  • Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital, net of cash and cash equivalents, of 45.6%

2012 Fiscal Year

  • Net earnings of $679.1 million, or $3.11 per diluted share, which includes a partial reversal of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $491.5 million, or $2.25 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $92.2 million, or $0.48 per diluted share
  • Revenues of $4.1 billion – up 33%
  • Deliveries of 13,802 homes – up 27%
  • New orders of 15,684 homes – up 37%

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LEN.B), one of the nation's largest homebuilders, today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended November 30, 2012. Fourth quarter net earnings attributable to Lennar in 2012 were $124.3 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, compared to $30.3 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net earnings attributable to Lennar for the year ended November 30, 2012 were $679.1 million, or $3.11 per diluted share, compared to $92.2 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in 2011.

Stuart Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Lennar Corporation, said, "During our fourth quarter, the housing industry took further steps toward a sustained recovery.  Low mortgage rates, affordable home prices, reduced foreclosures and an extremely favorable 'rent vs. own' comparison continue to drive the recovery.  Housing should continue to assume its traditional role in the broader economic recovery, driving employment upward, increasing consumer confidence and helping new homeowners accumulate wealth through home ownership, thus helping to accelerate economic growth."

Mr. Miller continued, "Our fourth quarter reflects the recovery in housing with solid profitability in all of our business segments. Our homebuilding sales pace continued to grow with a 32% increase in new orders, while our homebuilding gross margin percentage increased 410 basis points over last year to 23.5% and our homebuilding operating margin percentage increased 660 basis points over last year to 12.2%. Our homebuilding machine continues to improve and be our primary driver of profitability, fueled by our opportunistic land acquisitions and increasing operating leverage due to higher absorption per community and overall deliveries."

"Our financial services segment also had a strong fourth quarter with operating earnings of $33.2 million, compared to $9.1 million last year. This business segment continued to benefit from both our growing homebuilding operations and by participating in the robust refinancing market."

"On the Rialto side of our business, in December 2012, we completed the first closing of our second real estate fund with initial equity commitments of approximately $260 million (including $100 million committed by Lennar Corporation).  Rialto has continued to contribute directly to the profitability of the company while providing our homebuilding segment with unique opportunities to acquire attractive land parcels.  We remain enthusiastic about Rialto's position in the market and its prospects for long-term profitability and value creation, which should be enhanced by continued economic recovery."

"Two other longer term strategies have also continued to develop within the company and should benefit from economic recovery.  We incubated a multifamily platform that is now maturing into the construction phase with a pipeline of over $1 billion to be developed over the next three years. Additionally, our FivePoint large community development program is well positioned to become a significant profit generator in the coming years."

Mr. Miller concluded, "As we head into 2013, we are extremely well positioned to gain market share in a recovering market. We have a strong balance sheet and seasoned management team, and we will continue to benefit from our strategic land acquisitions and new community openings.  With a beginning sales backlog value up more than 100% from the prior year, fiscal 2013 promises to be another year of strong profitability."

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2012 COMPARED TO
THREE MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2011

Lennar Homebuilding
Revenues from home sales increased 41% in the fourth quarter of 2012 to $1,152.2 million from $816.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenues were higher primarily due to a 32% increase in the number of home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, and a 7% increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. New home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, increased to 4,426 homes in the fourth quarter of 2012 from 3,359 homes in the fourth quarter of 2011. There was an increase in home deliveries in all the Company's Homebuilding segments and Homebuilding Other. The average sales price of homes delivered increased to $261,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012 from $243,000 in the same period last year. Sales incentives offered to homebuyers were $25,800 per home delivered in the fourth quarter of 2012, or 9.0% as a percentage of home sales revenue, compared to $33,900 per home delivered in the same period last year, or 12.2% as a percentage of home sales revenue, and $26,100 per home delivered in the third quarter of 2012, or 9.2% as a percentage of home sales revenue.

Gross margins on home sales were $270.3 million, or 23.5%, in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $158.4 million, or 19.4%, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Gross margin percentage on home sales improved compared to last year, primarily due to a decrease in sales incentives offered to homebuyers as a percentage of revenue from home sales, an increase in the average sales price of homes delivered and lower valuation adjustments. Gross profits on land sales totaled $3.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $0.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $130.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $112.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. As a percentage of revenues from home sales, selling, general and administrative expenses improved to 11.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012, from 13.8% in the fourth quarter of 2011, primarily due to improved operating leverage and lower advertising costs.

Lennar Homebuilding equity in loss from unconsolidated entities was $12.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, primarily related to the Company's share of operating losses of Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities, which included $6.6 million of valuation adjustments primarily related to asset sales at a Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entity. This compared to Lennar Homebuilding equity in loss from unconsolidated entities of $69.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, which included the Company's share of valuation adjustments of $57.6 million related to an asset distribution from a Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entity as the result of a linked transaction. This was offset by a pre-tax gain of $62.3 million included in Lennar Homebuilding other income (expense), net, related to that unconsolidated entity's net asset distribution. The transaction resulted in a net pre-tax gain of $4.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Lennar Homebuilding other income (expense), net, totaled ($2.2) million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to Lennar Homebuilding other income (expense), net, of $69.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, which included the $62.3 million pre-tax gain related to an unconsolidated entity's net asset distribution discussed in the previous paragraph.

Lennar Homebuilding interest expense was $50.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 ($26.7 million was included in cost of homes sold, $0.5 million in cost of land sold and $23.0 million in other interest expense), compared to $43.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 ($20.9 million was included in cost of homes sold, $0.3 million in cost of land sold and $22.0 million in other interest expense). Interest expense increased due to an increase in the Company's outstanding debt and an increase in deliveries, partially offset by a lower weighted average interest rate.

Lennar Financial Services
Operating earnings for the Lennar Financial Services segment were $33.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $9.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. The increase in profitability was primarily due to increased volume and margins in the segment's mortgage operations and increased volume in the segment's title operations, as a result of a significant increase in refinance transactions and homebuilding deliveries.

Rialto Investments
Operating earnings for the Rialto Investments segment were $4.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 (which included $4.8 million of operating earnings offset by $0.2 million of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to operating earnings of $8.0 million (which included $6.0 million of operating earnings and an add back of $2.0 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests) in the same period last year. Revenues in this segment were $36.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, which consisted primarily of accretable interest income associated with the segment's portfolio of real estate loans and fees for managing and servicing assets, compared to revenues of $46.5 million in the same period last year. Revenues decreased primarily due to lower interest income as a result of a decrease in the portfolio of loans. Expenses in this segment were $29.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, which consisted primarily of costs related to its portfolio operations, loan impairments of $5.4 million primarily associated with the segment's FDIC loan portfolio (before noncontrolling interests) and other general and administrative expenses, compared to expenses of $38.4 million in the same period last year. Expenses decreased primarily due to a decrease in loan servicing expenses.

Rialto Investments other income (expense), net, was ($6.1) million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $0.9 million in the same period last year. Rialto Investments other income (expense), net, includes expenses related to owning and maintaining real estate owned ("REO"), impairments on REO, gains from sales of REO, gains (losses) from acquisitions of REO through foreclosure and rental income.

The segment also had equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities of $3.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, which primarily related to the Company's share of earnings from the Rialto Real Estate Fund (the "Fund") of $4.2 million. During the fourth quarter of 2012, a majority of the remaining securities in the investment portfolio underlying the AllianceBernstein L.P. ("AB") fund formed under the Federal government's Public-Private Investment Program ("PPIP") were monetized related to the unwinding of its operations, resulting in a $12.0 million liquidating distribution. Equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities was ($3.0) million in the fourth quarter of 2011, consisting primarily of $7.6 million of unrealized losses related to the Company's share of the mark-to-market adjustments of the investment portfolio underlying the AB PPIP fund, partially offset by $2.5 million of interest income earned by the AB PPIP fund and $2.0 million of equity in earnings related to the Fund.

Corporate General and Administrative Expenses
Corporate general and administrative expenses were $39.0 million, or 2.9% as a percentage of total revenues, in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $28.5 million, or 3.0% as a percentage of total revenues, in the fourth quarter of 2011. The increase in corporate general and administrative expenses was primarily due to an increase in personnel related expenses as a result of an increase in share-based and variable compensation expense.

Noncontrolling Interests
Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests were ($0.8) million and ($4.8) million, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 2011. Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests during the fourth quarter of 2012 was primarily attributable to noncontrolling interests related to the Company's homebuilding operations. Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests during the fourth quarter of 2011 was attributable to noncontrolling interests related to the Company's homebuilding and Rialto Investments operations, of which the Rialto operations related to the FDIC's interest in the portfolio of real estate loans that the Company acquired in partnership with the FDIC.

Income Taxes
During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company concluded that it was more likely than not that a portion of its deferred tax assets would be utilized. This conclusion was based on additional positive evidence including actual and forecasted earnings. Accordingly, during the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company reversed $44.5 million of its valuation allowance of which the majority was previously maintained to be utilized in remaining interim periods of 2012.  This reversal was offset by a tax provision of $25.9 million primarily related to fourth quarter 2012 pre-tax earnings. Therefore, the Company had an $18.6 million net benefit for income taxes in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Debt Transaction
During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company issued $350 million of 4.750% senior notes due 2022 in a private offering under SEC Rule 144A. The net proceeds of the sale will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment or repurchase of its senior notes or other indebtedness.

YEAR ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2012 COMPARED TO
YEAR ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2011

Lennar Homebuilding
Revenues from home sales increased 33% in the year ended November 30, 2012 to $3.5 billion from $2.6 billion in 2011. Revenues were higher primarily due to a 28% increase in the number of home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, and a 4% increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. New home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, increased to 13,707 homes in the year ended November 30, 2012 from 10,746 homes last year. There was an increase in home deliveries in all of the Company's Homebuilding segments and Homebuilding Other. The average sales price of homes delivered increased to $255,000 in the year ended November 30, 2012 from $244,000 in the same period last year. Sales incentives offered to homebuyers were $28,300 per home delivered in the year ended November 30, 2012, or 10.0% as a percentage of home sales revenue, compared to $33,700 per home delivered in the same period last year, or 12.1% as a percentage of home sales revenue.

Gross margins on home sales were $793.3 million, or 22.7%, in the year ended November 30, 2012, compared to $523.4 million, or 19.9%, in the year ended November 30, 2011. Gross margin percentage on home sales improved compared to last year, primarily due to a decrease in sales incentives offered to homebuyers as a percentage of revenue from home sales, an increase in the average sales price of homes delivered and lower valuation adjustments. Gross profits on land sales totaled $10.2 million in the year ended November 30, 2012 compared to $7.7 million in the year ended November 30, 2011.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $438.7 million in the year ended November 30, 2012, compared to $384.8 million last year, which included $8.4 million related to expenses associated with remedying pre-existing liabilities of a previously acquired company, offset by $8.0 million related to the receipt of a litigation settlement. As a percentage of revenues from home sales, selling, general and administrative expenses improved to 12.6% in the year ended November 30, 2012, from 14.7% in the year ended November 30, 2011, primarily due to improved operating leverage and lower advertising costs.

Lennar Homebuilding equity in loss from unconsolidated entities was $26.7 million in the year ended November 30, 2012, primarily related to the Company's share of operating losses of Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities, which included $12.1 million of valuation adjustments primarily related to asset sales at Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities. This compared to Lennar Homebuilding equity in loss of $62.7 million in the year ended November 30, 2011, which included the Company's share of valuation adjustments of $57.6 million related to an asset distribution from a Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entity as the result of a linked transaction. This was offset by a pre-tax gain of $62.3 million included in Lennar Homebuilding other income (expense), net, related to that unconsolidated entity's net asset distribution. The transaction resulted in a net pre-tax gain of $4.7 million in the year ended November 30, 2011. In addition, in the year ended November 30, 2011, Lennar Homebuilding equity in loss from unconsolidated entities included $8.9 million of valuation adjustments related to assets of Lennar Homebuilding's unconsolidated entities, offset by the Company's share of a gain on debt extinguishment at one of Lennar Homebuilding's unconsolidated entities totaling $15.4 million.

Lennar Homebuilding other income (expense), net, totaled $9.3 million in the year ended November 30, 2012, primarily due to a $15.0 million gain on the sale of an operating property, partially offset by a pre-tax loss of $6.5 million related to the repurchase of $204.7 million aggregate principal amount of 5.95% senior notes due 2013 through a tender offer. This compared to Lennar Homebuilding other income (expense), net, of $116.1 million in the year ended November 30, 2011, which included the $62.3 million pre-tax gain related to an unconsolidated entity's net asset distribution discussed in the previous paragraph, $29.5 million related to the receipt of a litigation settlement, $5.1 million related to the favorable resolution of a joint venture and the recognition of $10.0 million of deferred management fees related to management services previously performed for one of Lennar Homebuilding's unconsolidated entities. These amounts were partially offset by $10.5 million of valuation adjustments to the Company's investments in Lennar Homebuilding's unconsolidated entities and $4.9 million of write-offs of other assets in the year ended November 30, 2011.

Lennar Homebuilding interest expense was $181.4 million in the year ended November 30, 2012 ($85.1 million was included in cost of homes sold, $1.9 million in cost of land sold and $94.4 million in other interest expense), compared to $163.0 million in the year ended November 30, 2011 ($70.7 million was included in cost of homes sold, $1.6 million in cost of land sold and $90.7 million in other interest expense). Interest expense increased due to an increase in the Company's outstanding debt and increase in deliveries, partially offset by a lower weighted average interest rate.

Lennar Financial Services
Operating earnings for the Lennar Financial Services segment were $84.8 million in the year ended November 30, 2012, compared to $20.7 million in the same period last year. The increase in profitability was primarily due to increased volume and margins in the segment's mortgage operations and increased volume in the segment's title operations, as a result of a significant increase in refinance transactions and homebuilding deliveries.

Rialto Investments
Operating earnings for the Rialto Investments segment were $26.0 million in the year ended November 30, 2012 (which is comprised of $11.6 million of operating earnings and an add back of $14.4 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to operating earnings of $34.6 million (which included $63.5 million of operating earnings offset by $28.9 million of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests) in the same period last year. Revenues in this segment were $138.9 million in the year ended November 30, 2012, which consisted primarily of accretable interest income associated with the segment's portfolio of real estate loans and fees for managing and servicing assets, compared to revenues of $164.7 million in the same period last year. Revenues decreased primarily due to lower interest income as a result of a decrease in the portfolio of loans. Expenses in this segment were $139.0 million in the year ended November 30, 2012, which consisted primarily of costs related to its portfolio operations, loan impairments of $28.0 million primarily associated with the segment's FDIC loan portfolio (before noncontrolling interests) and other general and administrative expenses, compared to expenses of $132.6 million in the same period last year, which consisted primarily of costs related to its portfolio operations, loan impairments of $13.8 million primarily associated with the segment's FDIC loan portfolio (before noncontrolling interests), due diligence expenses related to both completed and abandoned transactions, and other general and administrative expenses.

Rialto Investments other income (expense), net, was ($29.8) million in the year ended November 30, 2012, which consisted primarily of expenses related to owning and maintaining REO and impairments on REO, partially offset by gains from sales of REO and rental income. Rialto Investments other income (expense), net, was $39.2 million in the year ended November 30, 2011, which consisted primarily of gains from acquisition of REO through foreclosure, as well as gains from sales of REO, partially offset by expenses related to owning and maintaining REO, and a $4.7 million gain on the sale of investment securities.

The segment also had equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities of $41.5 million in the year ended November 30, 2012, which included $17.0 million of net gains primarily related to realized gains from the sale of investments in the portfolio underlying the AB PPIP fund, $6.1 million of interest income earned by the AB PPIP fund and $21.0 million of equity in earnings related to the Company's share of earnings from the Fund. This compared to equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities of ($7.9) million in the year ended November 30, 2011, which included $21.4 million of unrealized losses related to the Company's share of the mark-to-market adjustments of the investment portfolio underlying the AB PPIP fund, partially offset by $10.7 million of interest income earned by the AB PPIP fund and $2.9 million of equity in earnings related to the Fund.

Corporate General and Administrative Expenses
Corporate general and administrative expenses were $127.3 million, or 3.1% as a percentage of total revenues, in the year ended November 30, 2012, compared to $95.3 million, or 3.1% as a percentage of total revenues, in the year ended November 30, 2011. The increase in corporate general and administrative expenses was primarily due to an increase in personnel related expenses as a result of an increase in share-based and variable compensation expense.

Noncontrolling Interests
Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests were ($21.8) million and $20.3 million, respectively, in the year ended November 30, 2012 and 2011. Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests during the year ended November 30, 2012 was attributable to noncontrolling interests related to the Company's homebuilding and Rialto Investments operations, of which the Rialto operations related to the FDIC's interest in the portfolio of real estate loans that the Company acquired in partnership with the FDIC. Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests in the year ended November 30, 2011 were related to the Rialto Investments operations, partially offset by a net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in the Company's homebuilding operations.

Deferred Tax Asset Valuation Allowance
During the year ended November 30, 2012, the Company concluded that it was more likely than not that the majority of its deferred tax assets would be utilized. This conclusion was based on a detailed evaluation of all relevant evidence, both positive and negative, including such factors as eleven consecutive quarters of earnings, the expectation of continued earnings and signs of recovery in the housing markets the Company operates in. Accordingly, the Company reversed $491.5 million of its valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets. As of November 30, 2012, the Company's remaining valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets was $88.8 million, which is primarily state net operating loss carryforwards, and in future periods could be reversed if additional sufficient positive evidence is present indicating that it is more likely than not that such assets would be realized.

Debt Transactions
In October 2012, the Company issued $350 million of 4.750% senior notes due 2022 in a private offering under SEC Rule 144A. The net proceeds of the sale will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment or repurchase of its senior notes or other indebtedness.

In July 2012, the Company issued $400 million of 4.75% senior notes due 2017 in a private offering under SEC Rule 144A. The Company used a portion of the proceeds to repurchase $204.7 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.95% senior notes due 2013 through a tender offer and the remainder of the proceeds were used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Revolving Credit Facility
In May 2012, the Company entered into a three-year unsecured revolving credit facility (the "Credit Facility") with certain financial institutions that expires in May 2015. As of November 30, 2012, the maximum aggregate commitment under the Credit Facility was $525 million, of which $500 million was committed and $25 million was available through an accordion feature, subject to additional commitments.

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation's leading builders of quality homes for all generations.  The Company builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of the Company's homes and others.  Lennar's Rialto Investments segment is focused on distressed real estate asset investments, asset management and workout strategies. Previous press releases and further information about the Company may be obtained at the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website, www.lennar.com.

Some of the statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding our business, financial condition, results of operations, strategies and prospects. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical or current matters. Rather, forward-looking statements relate to anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results. Because forward-looking statements relate to matters that have not yet occurred, these statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements. These factors include those described under the caption "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended November 30, 2011. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements, except as required by Federal securities laws.

A conference call to discuss the Company's fourth quarter earnings will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.  The call will be broadcast live on the Internet and can be accessed through the Company's website at www.lennar.com. If you are unable to participate in the conference call, the call will be archived at www.lennar.com for 90 days. A replay of the conference call will also be available later that day by calling 402-998-1301 and entering 5723593 as the confirmation number.


 

LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Selected Revenues and Operation Information
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)














Three Months Ended



Years Ended



November 30,



November 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011

Revenues:








Lennar Homebuilding

$

1,192,911



834,185



3,581,232



2,675,124


Lennar Financial Services

121,044



72,009



384,618



255,518


Rialto Investments

35,982



46,460



138,856



164,743


Total revenues

$

1,349,937



952,654



4,104,706



3,095,385










Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings

$

105,980



25,205



253,101



109,044


Lennar Financial Services operating earnings

33,229



9,063



84,782



20,729


Rialto Investments operating earnings

4,756



6,036



11,569



63,457


Corporate general and administrative expenses

(39,042)



(28,530)



(127,338)



(95,256)


Earnings before income taxes

104,923



11,774



222,114



97,974


Benefit for income taxes

18,597



13,697



435,218



14,570


Net earnings (including net earnings (loss)
  attributable to noncontrolling interests)

123,520



25,471



657,332



112,544


Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to
  noncontrolling interests

(824)



(4,807)



(21,792)



20,345


Net earnings attributable to Lennar

$

124,344



30,278



679,124



92,199










Average shares outstanding:








Basic

187,459



184,723



186,662



184,541


Diluted

223,377



195,425



218,695



195,185










Earnings per share:








Basic

$

0.65



0.16



3.58



0.49


Diluted

$

0.56



0.16



3.11



0.48










Supplemental information:








Interest incurred (1)

$

58,361



50,406



222,021



201,401










EBIT (2):








Net earnings attributable to Lennar

$

124,344



30,278



679,124



92,199


Benefit for income taxes

(18,597)



(13,697)



(435,218)



(14,570)


Interest expense

50,237



43,221



181,385



162,970


EBIT

$

155,984



59,802



425,291



240,599


 

(1)

Amount represents interest incurred related to Lennar Homebuilding debt.



(2)

EBIT is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as earnings before interest and taxes. This financial measure has been presented because the Company finds it important and useful in evaluating its performance and believes that it helps readers of the Company's financial statements compare its operations with those of its competitors. Although management finds EBIT to be an important measure in conducting and evaluating the Company's operations, this measure has limitations as an analytical tool as it is not reflective of the actual profitability generated by the Company during the period. Management compensates for the limitations of using EBIT by using this non-GAAP measure only to supplement the Company's GAAP results. Due to the limitations discussed, EBIT should not be viewed in isolation, as it is not a substitute for GAAP measures.

 

 

LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Segment Information
(In thousands)
(unaudited)








Three Months Ended



Years Ended



November 30,



November 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011

Lennar Homebuilding revenues:








Sales of homes

$

1,152,194



816,523



3,492,177



2,624,785


Sales of land

40,717



17,662



89,055



50,339


Total revenues

1,192,911



834,185



3,581,232



2,675,124










Lennar Homebuilding costs and expenses:








Cost of homes sold

881,887



658,152



2,698,831



2,101,414


Cost of land sold

37,387



16,826



78,808



42,611


Selling, general and administrative

130,073



112,462



438,727



384,798


Total costs and expenses

1,049,347



787,440



3,216,366



2,528,823


Lennar Homebuilding operating margins

143,564



46,745



364,866



146,301


Lennar Homebuilding equity in loss from
  unconsolidated entities

(12,387)



(69,242)



(26,676)



(62,716)


Lennar Homebuilding other income (expense), net

(2,155)



69,698



9,264



116,109


Other interest expense

(23,042)



(21,996)



(94,353)



(90,650)


Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings

$

105,980



25,205



253,101



109,044










Lennar Financial Services revenues

$

121,044



72,009



384,618



255,518


Lennar Financial Services costs and expenses

87,815



62,946



299,836



234,789


Lennar Financial Services operating earnings

$

33,229



9,063



84,782



20,729










Rialto Investments revenues

$

35,982



46,460



138,856



164,743


Rialto Investments costs and expenses

29,026



38,399



138,990



132,583


Rialto Investments equity in earnings (loss) from
  unconsolidated entities

3,905



(2,961)



41,483



(7,914)


Rialto Investments other income (expense), net

(6,105)



936



(29,780)



39,211


Rialto Investments operating earnings

$

4,756



6,036



11,569



63,457


 

 

LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Summary of Deliveries and New Orders
(Dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)






Three Months Ended


Years Ended


November 30,


November 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Deliveries - Homes:








East

1,689


1,413


5,440


4,576

Central

662


474


2,154


1,661

West

740


580


2,301


1,846

Southeast Florida

530


331


1,314


904

Houston

593


466


1,917


1,411

Other

229


111


676


447

Total

4,443


3,375


13,802


10,845













Of the total home deliveries listed above, 17 and 95, respectively, represent home deliveries from unconsolidated entities for the three months and year ended November 30, 2012, compared to 16 and 99 home deliveries, respectively, from unconsolidated entities in the same periods last year.









Deliveries - Dollar Value:








East

$

412,691



313,706



1,290,549



1,009,750


Central

152,578



100,096



487,317



355,350


West

235,564



182,182



728,092



598,202


Southeast Florida

140,097



85,824



353,841



239,607


Houston

142,413



106,369



449,580



321,908


Other

80,533



37,638



234,731



166,186


Total

$

1,163,876



825,815



3,544,110



2,691,003















Of the total dollar value of home deliveries listed above, $11.7 million and $51.9 million, respectively, represent the dollar value of home deliveries from unconsolidated entities for the three months and year ended November 30, 2012, compared to $9.3 million and $66.2 million dollar value of home deliveries, respectively, from unconsolidated entities in the same periods last year.









New Orders - Homes:








East

1,526


1,258


5,868


4,769

Central

575


402


2,498


1,716

West

629


526


2,711


1,965

Southeast Florida

474


303


1,617


947

Houston

493


418


2,078


1,521

Other

286


120


912


494

Total

3,983


3,027


15,684


11,412













Of the total new orders listed above, 14 and 98, respectively, represent new orders from unconsolidated entities for the three months and year ended November 30, 2012, compared to 12 and 98 new orders, respectively, from unconsolidated entities in the same periods last year.









New Orders - Dollar Value:








East

$

376,999



275,378



1,438,268



1,051,624


Central

144,712



84,428



591,677



367,274


West

200,953



162,165



834,426



638,418


Southeast Florida

130,972



79,762



441,311



254,632


Houston

120,897



94,465



505,579



342,836


Other

100,758



48,500



333,232



189,658


Total

$

1,075,291



744,698



4,144,493



2,844,442















Of the total dollar value of new orders listed above, $10.6 million and $54.4 million, respectively, represent the dollar value of new orders from unconsolidated entities for the three months and year ended November 30, 2012, compared to $6.7 million and $65.1 million dollar value of new orders, respectively, from unconsolidated entities in the same periods last year.

 

LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Summary of Backlog
(Dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)






November 30,



2012


2011

Backlog - Homes:





East


1,376


948

Central


653


309

West


708


298

Southeast Florida


469


166

Houston


516


355

Other


331


95

Total


4,053


2,171





Of the total homes in backlog listed above, 5 homes represents the backlog from unconsolidated entities at November 30, 2012, compared to 2 homes in backlog from unconsolidated entities at November 30, 2011.



Backlog - Dollar Value:


East

$

368,361


220,974

Central

168,912


65,256

West

202,959


97,292

Southeast Florida

141,146


52,013

Houston

135,282


79,800

Other

143,725


45,324

Total

$

1,160,385


560,659

 

Of the total dollar value of homes in backlog listed above, $3.5 million represents the backlog dollar value from unconsolidated entities at November 30, 2012, compared to $1.0 million of backlog dollar value from unconsolidated entities at November 30, 2011.


Lennar's reportable homebuilding segments and homebuilding other consist of homebuilding divisions located in:


East: Florida(1), Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia
Central: Arizona, Colorado and Texas(2)
West: California and Nevada
Southeast Florida: Southeast Florida
Houston: Houston, Texas
Other: Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington



(1)

Florida in the East reportable segment excludes Southeast Florida, which is its own reportable segment.

(2)

Texas in the Central reportable segment excludes Houston, Texas, which is its own reportable segment.

 

Supplemental Data
(Dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)






November 30,


November 30,


2012


2011

Lennar Homebuilding debt

$

4,005,051



3,362,759


Total stockholders' equity

3,414,764



2,696,468


Total capital

$

7,419,815



6,059,227


Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital

54.0%



55.5%






Lennar Homebuilding debt

$

4,005,051



3,362,759


Less: Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents

1,146,867



1,024,212


Net Lennar Homebuilding debt

$

2,858,184



2,338,547


Net Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital (1)

45.6%



46.4%



(1)

Net Lennar Homebuilding debt to capital consists of net Lennar Homebuilding debt (Lennar Homebuilding debt less Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents) divided by total capital (net Lennar Homebuilding debt plus total stockholders' equity).

SOURCE Lennar Corporation



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