M/I Homes Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

31 Jan, 2013, 08:26 ET from M/I Homes, Inc.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- M/I Homes, Inc. (NYSE: MHO) announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

2012 Fourth-Quarter Results:

  • Adjusted pre-tax income from operations of $7.0 million
  • Net income of $5.0 million; diluted earnings per share of $0.23
  • New contracts and homes delivered increased 33%
  • Adjusted gross margin improved 120 basis points to 19.6%
  • Backlog units and value increased 43% and 56%
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $18.2 million
  • Cash balance of $154.2 million
  • Net debt to net capital ratio of 39%

2012 Full-Year Results:

  • Adjusted pre-tax income from operations of $13.5 million
  • Net income of $13.3 million; diluted earnings per share of $0.67
  • New contracts and homes delivered increased 27% and 21%
  • Adjusted gross margin improved 200 basis points to 19.5%
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $56.0 million

For the 2012 fourth quarter, the Company reported net income of $5.0 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $3.0 million, or $0.16 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011.  Net income for the 2012 fourth quarter consisted primarily of adjusted pre-tax income from operations of $7.0 million, offset by $1.6 million of asset impairments and $0.4 million of tax expense.  The prior year fourth quarter loss consisted primarily of adjusted pre-tax income from operations of $1.4 million, offset by $4.5 million of asset impairments.  The Company reported net income of $13.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, or $0.67 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $33.9 million, or $1.81 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2011. 

New contracts for 2012's fourth quarter were 673 - increasing 33% from 2011's fourth quarter of 505.  For 2012, new contracts increased 27% from 2,381 in 2011 to 3,020 in 2012. M/I Homes had 131 active communities at December 31, 2012 compared to 122 a year ago.  The Company's cancellation rate was 21% in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to 23% in 2011's fourth quarter and for 2012 it was 17%.  Homes delivered in 2012's fourth quarter were 887 compared to 667 in 2011's fourth quarter.  Homes delivered for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 increased 21% to 2,765 compared to 2011's deliveries of 2,278.  Backlog of homes at December 31, 2012 had a sales value of $283 million, with backlog units of 965 and an average sales price of $293,000.  At December 31, 2011, backlog sales value was $181 million, with backlog units of 676 and an average sales price of $267,000.

Robert H. Schottenstein, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, "We are very pleased with our fourth quarter and full year results highlighted by a $47 million bottom-line improvement over last year and a return to full year profitability.  Several factors contributed to the year-over-year improvement in our profitability, including a 27% increase in new contracts, a 21% increase in homes delivered, and a 200 basis point increase in adjusted gross margins, with 2012 margins reaching 19.5%.  This material improvement in our margins was the result of continued solid performance of our newer communities and the strategic shift in our geographic footprint, which resulted in more closings in our better performing markets as well as pricing power in select locations and submarkets.  We ended the year with nearly 300 units more in backlog than a year ago, representing our highest year-end backlog, both in units and dollar value since 2006."

Mr. Schottenstein continued, "Our financial condition remains strong.  We ended the year with $154 million in cash, a 39% net debt to net capital ratio, and no outstanding borrowings under our $140 million credit facility.  Looking ahead, with macro housing conditions continuing to show noticeable signs of improvement, we are excited about our future.  From an operating standpoint, we will stay focused on improving our profitability, growing our aggregate market share in our existing markets, expanding our community count and continuing the successful expansion of our footprint into Texas, with the opening of our first communities in Austin later this year.  We ended 2012 with momentum and believe we are very well positioned to build upon that momentum as we look to 2013 and beyond."

The Company will broadcast live its earnings conference call today at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the call live, log on to the M/I Homes' website at mihomes.com, click on the "Investors" section of the site, and select "Listen to the Conference Call."  A replay of the call will continue to be available on our website through January 2014.

M/I Homes, Inc. is one of the nation's leading builders of single-family homes, having delivered over 83,000 homes.  The Company's homes are marketed and sold under the trade names M/I Homes, Showcase Homes, and Triumph Homes.  The Company has homebuilding operations in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Tampa and Orlando, Florida; Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; and the Virginia and Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "targets," "goals," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements that we make herein and in future reports and statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, without limitation, factors relating to the economic environment, interest rates, availability of resources, competition, market concentration, land development activities and various governmental rules and regulations, as more fully discussed in the Risk Factors section in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as the same may be updated from time to time in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements made in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and the risk that actual results will differ materially from expectations expressed in this press release will increase with the passage of time. The Company undertakes no duty to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. However, any further disclosures made on related subjects in our subsequent filings, releases or presentations should be consulted.

In this press release, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures:  adjusted operating gross margin, adjusted operating gross margin percentage, adjusted pre-tax income (loss) from operations, and adjusted EBITDA. For these measures, we have provided reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures along with an explanation of the usefulness of the non-GAAP measures. Please see the "Non-GAAP Financial Results / Reconciliations" table below.

M/I Homes, Inc. and Subsidiaries Summary Operating Results (Unaudited) (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2012

2011

2012

2011

New contracts

673

505

3,020

2,381

Average community count

130

121

125

116

Cancellation rate

21

%

23

%

17

%

19

%

Backlog units

965

676

Backlog value

$

282,540

$

180,655

Homes delivered

887

667

2,765

2,278

Average home closing price

$

273

$

257

$

264

$

242

Homebuilding revenue:

Housing revenue

$

242,373

$

171,687

$

728,772

$

550,848

Land revenue

905

9,877

1,110

Total homebuilding revenue

$

243,278

$

171,687

$

738,649

$

551,958

Financial services revenue

7,633

5,099

23,256

14,466

Total revenue

$

250,911

$

176,786

$

761,905

$

566,424

Cost of sales - operations

201,647

144,244

613,540

467,130

Cost of sales - impairment

1,626

3,980

3,502

21,993

Cost of sales - other

(3,000)

Gross margin

47,638

28,562

147,863

77,301

General and administrative expense

20,328

14,600

62,627

52,664

Selling expense

17,923

12,913

56,406

43,534

Operating profit (loss)

9,387

1,049

28,830

(18,897)

Interest expense

4,005

4,121

16,071

15,005

Income (loss) before income taxes

5,382

(3,072)

12,759

(33,902)

Expense (benefit) from income taxes

367

(96)

(588)

(25)

Net income (loss)

$

5,015

$

(2,976)

$

13,347

$

(33,877)

Earnings (loss) per share:

Basic

$

0.23

$

(0.16)

$

0.68

$

(1.81)

Diluted

$

0.23

$

(0.16)

$

0.67

$

(1.81)

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

21,545

18,736

19,651

18,698

Diluted

21,961

18,736

19,891

18,698

 

M/I Homes, Inc. and Subsidiaries Summary Balance Sheet and Other Information (unaudited) (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

As of

December 31,

2012

2011

Assets:

Total cash and cash equivalents(1)

$

154,178

$

101,127

Mortgage loans held for sale

71,121

57,275

Inventory:

Lots, land and land development

257,397

242,372

Land held for sale

8,442

Homes under construction

221,432

181,483

Other inventory

69,546

42,917

Total inventory

$

556,817

$

466,772

Property and equipment - net

10,439

14,358

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

11,732

10,357

Other assets(2)

27,013

14,596

Total Assets

$

831,300

$

664,485

Liabilities:

Debt - Homebuilding Operations:

Senior notes

$

227,670

$

239,016

Convertible senior subordinated notes

57,500

Notes payable - other

11,105

5,801

Total Debt - Homebuilding Operations

$

296,275

$

244,817

Note payable bank - financial services operations

67,957

52,606

Total Debt

$

364,232

$

297,423

Accounts payable

47,690

41,256

Other liabilities

83,950

52,456

Total Liabilities

$

495,872

$

391,135

Shareholders' Equity

335,428

273,350

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

831,300

$

664,485

Book value per common share

$

10.86

$

9.25

Net debt/net capital ratio(3)

39

%

42

%

(1)     2012 and 2011 amounts include $8.5 million and $41.3 million of restricted cash and cash held in escrow, respectively.

(2)     2012 and 2011 amounts include gross deferred tax assets of $135.7 million and $140.8 million, respectively, net of valuation allowances of $135.7 million and $140.8 million, respectively.

(3)     Net debt/net capital ratio is calculated as total debt minus total cash and cash equivalents, divided by the sum of total debt minus total cash and cash equivalents plus shareholders' equity.

 

M/I Homes, Inc. and Subsidiaries Selected Supplemental Financial and Operating Data (Dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Adjusted operating gross margin(1)

$

49,264

$

32,542

$

148,365

$

99,294

Adjusted operating gross margin %(1)

19.6

%

18.4

%

19.5

%

17.5

%

Adjusted pre-tax income (loss) from operations(1)

$

7,008

$

1,442

$

13,517

$

(10,935)

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

18,215

$

10,702

$

55,966

$

23,344

Cash flow provided by (used in) operating activities

$

(30,674)

$

(18,197)

$

(46,995)

$

(33,961)

Cash provided by (used in) investing activities

$

(555)

$

1,399

$

25,322

$

(9,324)

Cash provided by (used in) financing activities

$

16,962

$

20,960

$

107,378

$

21,870

Land/lot purchases

$

52,214

$

15,696

$

138,735

$

72,312

Land development spending

$

19,229

$

11,460

$

56,389

$

44,942

Land/lot sale proceeds

$

905

$

$

9,877

$

1,110

Financial services pre-tax income

$

3,503

$

2,128

$

11,015

$

5,687

Deferred tax valuation (benefit) expense

$

(1,355)

$

(1,293)

$

(5,076)

$

(12,950)

 

Impairment and Abandonments by Region (Dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

Impairment by Region:

2012

2011

2012

2011

Midwest

$

1,626

$

2,015

$

3,502

$

13,457

Southern

149

6,703

Mid-Atlantic

1,816

1,833

Total

$

1,626

$

3,980

$

3,502

$

21,993

Abandonments by Region:

Midwest

$

$

298

$

36

$

441

Southern

33

110

89

Mid-Atlantic

203

110

444

Total

$

$

534

$

256

$

974

(1)           See "Non-GAAP Financial Results / Reconciliations" table below.

 

M/I Homes, Inc. and Subsidiaries Non-GAAP Financial Results / Reconciliations (Dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Gross margin

$

47,638

$

28,562

$

147,863

$

77,301

Add: Impairments

1,626

3,980

3,502

21,993

Imported drywall

(3,000)

Adjusted operating gross margin

$

49,264

$

32,542

$

148,365

$

99,294

Income (loss) before income taxes

$

5,382

$

(3,072)

$

12,759

$

(33,902)

Add: Impairments and abandonments

1,626

4,514

3,758

22,967

Imported drywall

(3,000)

Adjusted pre-tax income (loss) from operations

$

7,008

$

1,442

$

13,517

$

(10,935)

Net income (loss)

$

5,015

$

(2,976)

$

13,347

$

(33,877)

Add:

Income tax expense (benefit)

367

(96)

(588)

(25)

Interest expense net of interest income

3,655

3,752

14,607

13,889

Interest amortized to cost of sales

4,236

3,277

13,366

10,949

Depreciation and amortization

2,980

1,889

9,742

7,574

Non-cash charges

1,962

4,856

5,492

24,834

Adjusted EBITDA

$

18,215

$

10,702

$

55,966

$

23,344

Adjusted operating gross margin, adjusted operating gross margin percentage, adjusted pre-tax income (loss) from operations and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. Management finds these measures to be useful in evaluating the Company's performance because they disclose the financial results generated from homes the Company actually delivered during the period, as the asset impairments and certain other write-offs relate, in part, to inventory that was not delivered during the period. They also assist the Company's management in making strategic decisions regarding the Company's future operations. The Company believes investors will also find these measures to be important and useful because they disclose financial  measures that can be compared to a prior period without regard to the variability of asset impairments and certain other write-offs and unusual charges. In addition, to the extent that the Company's competitors provide similar information, disclosure of these measures helps readers of the Company's financial statements compare the Company's financial results to the results of its competitors with regard to the homes they deliver in the same period. Because these measures are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they may not be completely comparable to similarly titled measures of the Company's competitors due to potential differences in methods of calculation and charges being excluded.  Due to the significance of the GAAP components excluded, such measures should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to operating performance measures prescribed by GAAP.  Adjusted EBITDA is also presented in accordance with the terms of our revolving credit facility.

 

M/I Homes, Inc. and Subsidiaries Selected Supplemental Financial and Operating Data

NEW CONTRACTS

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

%

%

Region

2012

2011

Change

2012

2011

Change

Midwest

231

196

18

%

1,144

1,042

10

%

Southern

259

156

66

%

966

607

59

%

Mid-Atlantic

183

153

20

%

910

732

24

%

Total

673

505

33

%

3,020

2,381

27

%

 

HOMES DELIVERED

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

%

%

Region

2012

2011

Change

2012

2011

Change

Midwest

318

250

27

%

1,113

991

12

%

Southern

280

176

59

%

823

571

44

%

Mid-Atlantic

289

241

20

%

829

716

16

%

Total

887

667

33

%

2,765

2,278

21

%

 

BACKLOG

December 31, 2012

December 31, 2011

Dollars

Average

Dollars

Average

Region

Units

(millions)

Sales Price

Units

(millions)

Sales Price

Midwest

418

$

113

$

270,000

387

$

100

$

259,000

Southern

341

$

96

$

280,000

164

$

40

$

241,000

Mid-Atlantic

206

$

74

$

360,000

125

$

41

$

328,000

Total

965

$

283

$

293,000

676

$

181

$

267,000

 

LAND POSITION SUMMARY

December 31, 2012

December 31, 2011

Lots

Lots Under

Lots

Lots Under

Region

Owned

Contract

Total

Owned

Contract

Total

Midwest

3,384

1,629

5,013

3,903

795

4,698

Southern

2,160

2,827

4,987

1,460

964

2,424

Mid-Atlantic

1,874

2,329

4,203

1,794

1,437

3,231

Total

7,418

6,785

14,203

7,157

3,196

10,353

 

SOURCE M/I Homes, Inc.



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