Lennar Reports Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.56

15 Jan, 2013, 06:00 ET from Lennar Corporation

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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