2014

PulteGroup Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Q2 Earnings of $0.09 Per Share After Charges of $0.17 Per Share Resulting from a Contractual Dispute, Debt Repurchases, and its Previously Announced Corporate Relocation
  • Home Sale Revenues Increased 19% to $1.2 Billion, as Average Selling Prices Gained 9% to $294,000
  • Adjusted Gross Margin of 23.9% Increased 360 Basis Points Over Prior Year and 100 Basis Points Over Q1 2013
  • Backlog Value Increased 25% to $2.7 Billion; Unit Backlog Up 13% to 8,558 Homes
  • Quarter-End Cash of $1.3 Billion After Retiring $434 Million of Notes During the Quarter; Net Debt-to-Capitalization Ratio Lowered to 26%
  • Company Declares $0.05 Per Share Cash Dividend
  • Share Repurchase Authorization Increased by $250 Million to $352 Million

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) announced today financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2013.  For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $36 million, or $0.09 per share, inclusive of the following charges: $30 million, or $0.08 per share, resulting from a contractual dispute at a previously completed luxury community; $23 million, or $0.06 per share, associated with the repurchase of $434 million of senior notes in the period; and $13 million, or $0.03 per share, associated with the Company's previously announced corporate relocation.  In the prior year's second quarter, PulteGroup reported net income of $42 million, or $0.11 per share.       

"The U.S. housing market continues to gain momentum and remains solidly on track towards a sustained, long-term recovery," said Richard J. Dugas, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PulteGroup.  "Even the recent rise in interest rates has had little effect on overall activity, as consumers continue to perceive good values, amidst limited supply and generally rising sales prices, combined with the reality of high lease rates in the rental market.  Given these market dynamics, consumers are continuing to exhibit a sense of urgency in their desire to purchase a new home."

"Our results show continued success in driving earnings growth through more efficient homebuilding operations, which is critical to our focus on delivering higher returns on invested capital and returns to our shareholders.  The strong cash flows being generated by our operations are providing us with tremendous financial flexibility to fund our operations, while continuing to strengthen our overall financial profile."  

Second Quarter Results

Home sale revenues for the second quarter increased 19% to $1.2 billion, compared with $1.0 billion last year.  Higher revenues for the period were driven by a 9% increase in average selling price to $294,000, combined with a 9% gain in closings to 4,152 homes.  The higher average selling price realized in the quarter reflects price increases implemented by the Company and a continued shift in the mix of homes closed toward more move-up houses. 

For the quarter, the Company's homebuilding operations generated pretax income of $22 million, inclusive of the $67 million of contractual dispute, debt repurchase and relocation charges detailed above, compared with pretax income of $24 million for the same period last year.  The Company's adjusted home sale gross margin for the quarter was 23.9%, which is an increase of 360 basis points over the prior year and 100 basis points over the first quarter of 2013.  Homebuilding SG&A expense for the quarter of $151 million, or 12.3% of home sale revenues, includes $13 million, or 110 basis points, of corporate office relocation costs.  SG&A for the prior year period was $124 million, or 12.1% of home sale revenues.  

Net new orders for the second quarter were 4,885 homes, which is a decrease of 12% from the prior year.  On a dollar basis, signup value was $1.5 billion, which is down 5% from the prior year.  On a year-over-year basis, the Company's reported community count decreased 16%.  On a unit basis, PulteGroup's quarter-end backlog was up 13% to 8,558 homes with a value of $2.7 billion, compared with a prior year backlog of 7,560 homes with a value of $2.2 billion.

The Company's financial services operations reported second quarter pretax income of $16 million, which is comparable with prior year results.  Financial services benefitted from increased loan originations resulting from the Company's higher homebuilding volumes, partially offset by a slight decrease in mortgage capture rate for the quarter of 80% compared with 82% in the prior year.

Company Announces Quarterly Dividend and Expansion of Share Repurchase Authorization

In a separate release, PulteGroup announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share on the Company's common shares payable August 12, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 5, 2013. 

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors approved a share repurchase authorization for an additional $250 million, raising the Company's total repurchase authorization to $352 million.

"The decisions to pay a dividend and increase our repurchase authorization illustrate our confidence in the long-term prospects of PulteGroup, and are consistent with our focus on increasing shareholder value and returning capital to our shareholders," said Bob O'Shaughnessy, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PulteGroup.

A conference call discussing PulteGroup's second quarter 2013 results is scheduled for Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Interested investors can access the live webcast via PulteGroup's corporate website at www.pultegroupinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements."  These statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities, as well as those of the markets we serve or intend to serve, to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these statements.  You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate to matters of a strictly factual or historical nature and generally discuss or relate to forecasts, estimates or other expectations regarding future events.  Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "may," "can," "could," "might," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, including statements related to expected operating and performing results, planned transactions, planned objectives of management, future developments or conditions in the industries in which we participate and other trends, developments and uncertainties that may affect our business in the future.

Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among other things: interest rate changes and the availability of mortgage financing; continued volatility in the debt and equity markets; competition within the industries in which PulteGroup operates; the availability and cost of land and other raw materials used by PulteGroup in its homebuilding operations; the impact of any changes to our strategy in responding to the cyclical nature of the industry, including any changes regarding our land positions; the availability and cost of insurance covering risks associated with PulteGroup's businesses; shortages and the cost of labor; weather related slowdowns; slow growth initiatives and/or local building moratoria; governmental regulation directed at or affecting the housing market, the homebuilding industry or construction activities; uncertainty in the mortgage lending industry, including revisions to underwriting standards and repurchase requirements associated with the sale of mortgage loans; the interpretation of or changes to tax, labor and environmental laws; economic changes nationally or in PulteGroup's local markets, including inflation, deflation, changes in consumer confidence and preferences and the state of the market for homes in general; legal or regulatory proceedings or claims; our ability to successfully implement our share repurchase plan; required accounting changes; terrorist acts and other acts of war; and other factors of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business and competitive nature.  See PulteGroup's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our businesses.  PulteGroup undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in PulteGroup's expectations.

About PulteGroup

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is one of America's largest homebuilding companies with operations in approximately 50 markets throughout the country.  Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb and DiVosta Homes, the Company is one of the industry's most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand.  PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.

For more information about PulteGroup, Inc. and PulteGroup brands, go to www.pultegroupinc.com; www.pulte.com; www.centex.com; www.delwebb.com  and www.divosta.com.

 



PulteGroup, Inc.

Consolidated Results of Operations

($000's omitted, except per share data)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012

Revenues:








  Homebuilding








    Home sale revenues

$

1,219,675



$

1,024,405



$

2,319,427



$

1,838,191


    Land sale revenues

20,385



8,749



46,516



47,147



1,240,060



1,033,154



2,365,943



1,885,338


  Financial Services

39,362



36,251



76,235



65,103


    Total revenues

1,279,422



1,069,405



2,442,178



1,950,441










Homebuilding Cost of Revenues:








Home sale cost of revenues

990,818



869,379



1,892,288



1,581,545


Land sale cost of revenues

20,710



7,611



42,728



41,008



1,011,528



876,990



1,935,016



1,622,553










Financial Services expenses

23,035



20,327



45,623



42,336


Selling, general and administrative expenses

150,531



124,186



280,157



247,500


Other expense (income), net

57,339



10,498



62,111



17,117


Interest income

(1,112)



(1,164)



(2,285)



(2,363)


Interest expense

166



198



373



415


Equity in (earnings) loss of unconsolidated entities

(395)



(1,556)



503



(3,552)


Income before income taxes

38,330



39,926



120,680



26,435


Income tax expense (benefit)

1,913



(2,510)



2,501



(4,335)


Net income

$

36,417



$

42,436



$

118,179



$

30,770










Net income per share:








  Basic

$

0.09



$

0.11



$

0.31



$

0.08


  Diluted

$

0.09



$

0.11



$

0.30



$

0.08










Number of shares used in calculation:








  Basic

385,389



380,655



384,813



380,579


  Effect of dilutive securities

5,791



1,548



5,943



1,446


  Diluted

391,180



382,203



390,756



382,025


 

PulteGroup, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

($000's omitted)

(Unaudited)






June 30,
2013


December 31,
2012





ASSETS








Cash and equivalents

$

1,212,668



$

1,404,760


Restricted cash

66,443



71,950


House and land inventory

4,183,069



4,214,046


Land held for sale

89,765



91,104


Land, not owned, under option agreements

33,751



31,066


Residential mortgage loans available-for-sale

237,595



318,931


Investments in unconsolidated entities

44,378



45,629


Other assets

441,904



407,675


Intangible assets

142,698



149,248



$

6,452,271



$

6,734,409










LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY








Liabilities:




  Accounts payable

$

207,750



$

178,274


  Customer deposits

167,076



101,183


  Accrued and other liabilities

1,406,656



1,418,063


  Income tax liabilities

200,646



198,865


  Financial Services debt

59,866



138,795


  Senior notes

2,082,062



2,509,613



4,124,056



4,544,793






Shareholders' equity

2,328,215



2,189,616







$

6,452,271



$

6,734,409


 



PulteGroup, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

($000's omitted)

(Unaudited)


Six Months Ended


June 30,


2013


2012

Cash flows from operating activities:




  Net income

$

118,179



$

30,770


  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows provided by (used in)

      operating activities:




      Write-down of land and deposits and pre-acquisition costs

4,709



9,218


      Depreciation and amortization

15,084



14,828


      Stock-based compensation expense

15,765



8,886


      Equity in (earnings) loss of unconsolidated entities

503



(3,552)


      Distributions of earnings from unconsolidated entities

1,298



5,782


      Loss on debt retirements

23,072




      Other non-cash, net

4,277



850


  Increase (decrease) in cash due to:




      Restricted cash

1,285



(1,215)


      Inventories

32,920



72,222


      Residential mortgage loans available-for-sale

81,336



23,768


      Other assets

(32,607)



12,020


      Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities

67,463



28,799


      Income tax liabilities

1,781



9,164


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

335,065



211,540


Cash flows from investing activities:




      Distributions from unconsolidated entities

200



2,696


      Investments in unconsolidated entities

(807)



(858)


      Net change in loans held for investment

18



627


      Change in restricted cash related to letters of credit

4,222



16,280


      Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment

9



4,627


      Capital expenditures

(11,017)



(6,997)


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(7,375)



16,375


Cash flows from financing activities:




      Financial Services borrowings (repayments)

(78,929)




      Other borrowings (repayments)

(452,950)



400


      Stock option exercises

18,544




      Stock repurchases

(6,447)



(908)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(519,782)



(508)


Net increase (decrease) in cash and equivalents

(192,092)



227,407


Cash and equivalents at beginning of period

1,404,760



1,083,071


Cash and equivalents at end of period

$

1,212,668



$

1,310,478






Supplemental Cash Flow Information:




      Interest paid (capitalized), net

$

2,309



$

(5,840)


      Income taxes paid (refunded), net

$

(2,471)



$

(11,756)


 

PulteGroup, Inc.

Segment Data

($000's omitted)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012

HOMEBUILDING:








  Home sale revenues

$

1,219,675



$

1,024,405



$

2,319,427



$

1,838,191


  Land sale revenues

20,385



8,749



46,516



47,147


  Total Homebuilding revenues

1,240,060



1,033,154



2,365,943



1,885,338










  Home sale cost of revenues

990,818



869,379



1,892,288



1,581,545


  Land sale cost of revenues

20,710



7,611



42,728



41,008


  Selling, general, and administrative expenses

150,531



124,186



280,157



247,500


  Equity in (earnings) loss of  unconsolidated entities

(363)



(1,493)



563



(3,471)


  Other expense (income), net

57,339



10,498



62,111



17,117


  Interest income, net

(946)



(966)



(1,912)



(1,948)


  Income before income taxes

$

21,971



$

23,939



$

90,008



$

3,587










FINANCIAL SERVICES:








  Income before income taxes

$

16,359



$

15,987



$

30,672



$

22,848










CONSOLIDATED:








  Income before income taxes

$

38,330



$

39,926



$

120,680



$

26,435


 


PulteGroup, Inc.

Segment data, continued

($000's omitted)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012









Home sale revenues

$

1,219,675



$

1,024,405



$

2,319,427



$

1,838,191










Closings - units








  Northeast

378



416



680



768


  Southeast

735



673



1,386



1,208


  Florida

649



569



1,232



1,045


  Texas

960



862



1,857



1,561


  North

741



663



1,407



1,194


  Southwest

689



633



1,423



1,157



4,152



3,816



7,985



6,933


Average selling price

$

294



$

268



$

290



$

265










Net new orders - units








  Northeast

543



614



1,114



1,167


  Southeast

887



823



1,846



1,597


  Florida

701



700



1,505



1,468


  Texas

988



1,125



2,068



2,234


  North

976



1,064



1,945



1,933


  Southwest

790



1,252



1,607



2,170



4,885



5,578



10,085



10,569


Net new orders - dollars (a)

$

1,519,656



$

1,605,073



$

3,101,621



$

2,945,050










Unit backlog








  Northeast





1,056



824


  Southeast





1,371



991


  Florida





1,338



1,081


  Texas





1,666



1,498


  North





1,805



1,448


  Southwest





1,322



1,718







8,558



7,560


Dollars in backlog





$

2,713,733



$

2,166,508










(a) Net new order dollars represent a composite of new order dollars combined with other movements of the dollars in backlog related to cancellations and change orders.

 

PulteGroup, Inc.

Segment Data, continued

($000's omitted)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012

MORTGAGE ORIGINATIONS:








  Origination volume

2,812



2,603



5,534



4,624


  Origination principal

$

643,267



$

566,856



$

1,265,264



$

996,321


  Capture rate

79.8

%


82.2

%


81.0

%


80.5

%

















 

Supplemental Data

($000's omitted)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012









Interest in inventory, beginning of period

$

320,859



$

359,205



$

331,880



$

355,068


  Interest capitalized

39,909



51,316



82,565



102,639


  Interest expensed

(62,193)



(52,070)



(115,870)



(99,256)


Interest in inventory, end of period

$

298,575



$

358,451



$

298,575



$

358,451


Interest incurred

$

39,909



$

51,316



$

82,565



$

102,639






















 

PulteGroup, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This report contains information about our home sale gross margins reflecting certain adjustments.  This measure is considered a non-GAAP financial measure under the SEC's rules and should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, the comparable GAAP financial measure as a measure of our operating performance.  Management and our local divisions use this measure in evaluating the operating performance of each community and in making strategic decisions regarding sales pricing, construction and development pace, product mix, and other daily operating decisions.  We believe it is a relevant and useful measure to investors for evaluating our performance through gross profit generated on homes delivered during a given period and for comparing our operating performance to other companies in the homebuilding industry.  Although other companies in the homebuilding industry report similar information, the methods used may differ.  We urge investors to understand the methods used by other companies in the homebuilding industry to calculate gross margins and any adjustments thereto before comparing our measure to that of such other companies.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the GAAP financial measure that management believes to be most directly comparable ($000's omitted):

Home Sale Gross Margin











Three Months Ended


June 30,
2013


March 30,
2013


December 31,
2012


September 30,
2012


June 30,
2012











Home sale revenues

$

1,219,675



$

1,099,752



$

1,481,517



$

1,232,704



$

1,024,405


Home sale cost of revenues

990,818



901,470



1,228,201



1,023,704



869,379


Home sale gross margin

228,857



198,282



253,316



209,000



155,026


Add:










  Land and community valuation adjustments (a)





2,250



385



633


  Capitalized interest amortization (a)

62,193



53,677



67,880



57,155



52,070


Adjusted home sale gross margin

$

291,050



$

251,959



$

323,446



$

266,540



$

207,729












Home sale gross margin as a

percentage of home sale revenues

18.8

%


18.0

%


17.1

%


17.0

%


15.1

%











Adjusted home sale gross margin as a

percentage of home sale revenues

23.9

%


22.9

%


21.8

%


21.6

%


20.3

%

(a) Write-offs of capitalized interest related to impairments are reflected in capitalized interest amortization.


 

SOURCE PulteGroup, Inc.



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