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Taylor Morrison Reports Second Quarter Sales per Outlet of 2.7, an Increase of 29%, Sales Orders of 2,376, Revenue of $908 Million and Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.46

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) today reported second quarter total revenue of $908 million, net income of $56 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.46.

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Second Quarter 2017 Highlights:

  • Sales per outlet were 2.7, a 29% increase from the prior year quarter
  • Net sales orders were 2,376, a 17% increase from the prior year quarter
  • Home closings were 1,863, a 3% increase from the prior year quarter
  • Total revenue was $908 million, a 6% increase from the prior year quarter
  • GAAP home closings gross margin, inclusive of capitalized interest, was 18.5%
  • Net income for the quarter was $56 million with diluted earnings per share of $0.46, increases of 23% and 24% from the prior year quarter, respectively

"I'm very pleased with our results for the second quarter where we finished with 2.7 sales per outlet, nearly a 30 percent increase over the prior year quarter, and total sales of 2,376," said Sheryl Palmer, Chairman, President and CEO of Taylor Morrison.  "For the first six months of the year, our sales success represented about 25 percent in year-over-year growth and has put us in a strong position to achieve an exceptional 2017.  Earnings per share were 46 cents, a 24 percent increase, and earnings before tax increased 16 percent compared to the same quarter last year."

"We've positioned ourselves well through the initiatives we've put in place and our responsible approach to growth," added Palmer.  "While I am extremely excited about what we've been able to do so far this year, it is our future that is truly encouraging.  I'm optimistic about the health of our industry and the economy, our markets, our focus on being a return-driven business, and our team's ability to continue to drive significant results."

The Company finished the quarter with home closings of 1,863, representing a 3 percent year-over-year increase and a two-year growth rate of more than 25 percent. 

"Home closings gross margin, inclusive of capitalized interest, was 18.5 percent, and was slightly higher than guidance and our second quarter of last year," said Dave Cone, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  "We continue to believe the full year margin will be accretive year-over-year."

Backlog of homes under contract at the end of the quarter was 4,441 units with a sales value of $2.1 billion, both representing growth of 22 percent from the prior year quarter. 

The Company ended the quarter with $246 million in cash and a net homebuilding debt to capitalization ratio of 33.8 percent. 

Homebuilding inventories were $3.2 billion at the end of the quarter, including 5,188 homes in inventory, compared to 4,607 homes in inventory at the end of the prior year quarter.  Homes in inventory at the end of the quarter consisted of 3,333 sold units, 395 model homes and 1,460 inventory units, of which 259 were finished.  The Company owned or controlled approximately 38,500 lots at June 30, 2017, representing 5.0 years of supply and is focused on securing land for 2019 and beyond.

Quarterly Financial Comparison

($ thousands)









Q2 2017


Q2 2016


Q2 2017 vs. Q2 2016

Total Revenue


$908,494


$854,316


6.3

%

Home Closings Revenue


$889,096


$829,882


7.1

%

Home Closings Gross Margin


$164,591


$150,197


9.6

%


18.5

%


18.1

%


40 bps improvement

SG&A

% of Home Closings Revenue


$95,410


$90,892


5.0

%


10.7

%


11.0

%


30 bps leverage

Third Quarter and Full Year 2017 Business Outlook

Third Quarter 2017:

  • Average active community count is expected to be between 295 and 300
  • Home closings are expected to be between 1,875 and 1,975
  • GAAP home closings gross margin, inclusive of capitalized interest, is expected to be in the mid 18% range

Full Year 2017:

  • Average active community count is expected to be about 300
  • Monthly absorption pace is expected to be 2.3 to 2.4 per outlet
  • Home closings are expected to be between 7,850 and 8,150
  • GAAP home closings gross margin, inclusive of capitalized interest, is expected to be accretive to 2016 and be in the mid 18% range
  • SG&A as a percentage of homebuilding revenue is expected to leverage year-over-year and be in the low-to-mid 10% range
  • Income from unconsolidated joint ventures is expected to be about $10 million
  • Land and development spend is expected to be approximately $1 billion
  • Effective tax rate expected to be between 34% and 35%

Operating Division Realignment Within Our Segments

As of March 31, 2017 we realigned our homebuilding operating divisions within our existing segments based on geographic location and management's long-term strategic plans.  As a result, historical periods in the segment information have been reclassified to align to these changes. 

Earnings Webcast

A public webcast to discuss the second quarter 2017 earnings will be held later today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The participant dial-in is 1 (855) 470-8731 and the confirmation number is 52237654. More information can be found on the Company's investor relations website at investors.taylormorrison.com. A webcast replay will also be available on the site later today and will be available for one year from the date of the original earnings call.

About Taylor Morrison

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) is a leading national homebuilder and developer that has been recognized as the 2016 and 2017 America's Most Trusted® Home Builder by Lifestory Research. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona we operate under two well-established brands, Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes. We serve a wide array of consumer groups from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and 55 plus buyers. In Texas, Darling Homes builds communities with a focus on individuality and custom detail while delivering on the Taylor Morrison standard of excellence.

For more information about Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes please visit www.taylormorrison.com  or www.darlinghomes.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings summary 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: changes in general and local economic conditions; slowdowns or severe downturns in the housing market; homebuyers' ability to obtain suitable financing; shortages in, disruptions of and cost of labor; competition in our industry; any increase in unemployment or underemployment; increases in interest rates, taxes or government fees; inflation or deflation; the seasonality of our business; our ability to obtain additional performance, payment and completion surety bonds and letters of credit; higher cancellation rates; significant home warranty and construction defect claims; our reliance on subcontractors; failure to manage land acquisitions, inventory and development and construction processes; availability of land and lots; decreases in the market value of our land inventory; new or changes in government regulations and legal challenges; our ability to sell mortgages we originate and claims on loans sold to third parties; governmental regulation applicable to our mortgage operations and title services business; the loss of any of our important commercial relationships; our ability to use deferred tax assets; raw materials and building supply shortages and price fluctuations; our concentration of significant operations in certain geographic areas; risks associated with our unconsolidated joint venture arrangements; information technology failures and data security breaches; costs to engage in and the success of future growth or expansion of our operations or acquisitions or disposals of businesses; costs associated with our defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes; damages associated with any major health and safety incident; our ownership, leasing or occupation of land and the use of hazardous materials; material losses in excess of insurance limits; existing or future litigation, arbitration or other claims; negative publicity or poor relations with the residents of our communities; failure to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled, competent people; utility and resource shortages or rate fluctuations; constriction of the capital markets; risks related to our debt and the agreements governing such debt; our ability to access the capital markets; and risks related to our structure and organization. In addition, other such risks and uncertainties may be found in Taylor Morrison Home Corporation's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in our expectations, except as required by applicable law.

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,



2017


2016


2017


2016

Home closings revenue, net


$

889,096



$

829,882



$

1,640,581



$

1,458,969


Land closings revenue


3,764



10,936



7,120



17,540


Mortgage operations revenue


15,634



13,498



29,883



23,136


Total revenues


908,494



854,316



1,677,584



1,499,645


Cost of home closings


724,505



679,685



1,340,800



1,194,217


Cost of land closings


2,467



6,686



4,867



12,318


Mortgage operations expenses


10,102



8,193



18,804



14,717


Total cost of revenues


737,074



694,564



1,364,471



1,221,252


Gross margin


171,420



159,752



313,113



278,393


Sales, commissions and other marketing costs


61,516



59,182



117,133



107,023


General and administrative expenses


33,894



31,710



67,022



61,134


Equity in income of unconsolidated entities


(3,071)



(2,305)



(4,156)



(3,087)


Interest income, net


(89)



(15)



(179)



(102)


Other expense, net


764



3,412



413



6,666


Income before income taxes


78,406



67,768



132,880



106,759


Income tax provision


22,476



22,104



41,349



34,991


Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests


55,930



45,664



91,531



71,768


Net income attributable to non-controlling interests - joint ventures


(207)



(296)



(198)



(480)


Net income before non-controlling interests - Principal Equityholders


55,723



45,368



91,333



71,288


Net income attributable to non-controlling interests - Principal Equityholders


(28,322)



(33,683)



(54,164)



(52,790)


Net income available to Taylor Morrison Home Corporation


$

27,401



$

11,685



$

37,169



$

18,498


Earnings per common share









Basic


$

0.46



$

0.37



$

0.76



$

0.58


Diluted


$

0.46



$

0.37



$

0.76



$

0.58


Weighted average number of shares of common stock:









Basic


58,977



31,574



48,822



31,742


Diluted


121,061



121,052



120,895



121,217


 

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)



June 30,
2017


December 31,
2016



(Unaudited)



Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$

246,477



$

300,179


Restricted cash


1,611



1,633


  Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash


248,088



301,812


Owned inventory


3,196,024



3,010,967


Real estate not owned under option agreements


4,003



6,252


          Total real estate inventory


3,200,027



3,017,219


Land deposits


52,977



37,233


Mortgage loans held for sale


110,906



233,184


Hedging assets


1,797



2,291


Prepaid expenses and other assets, net


76,244



73,425


Other receivables, net


101,453



115,246


Investments in unconsolidated entities


178,878



157,909


Deferred tax assets, net


212,925



206,634


Property and equipment, net


5,933



6,586


Intangible assets, net


2,660



3,189


Goodwill


66,198



66,198


Total assets


$

4,258,086



$

4,220,926


Liabilities





Accounts payable


$

168,568



$

136,636


Accrued expenses and other liabilities


175,561



209,202


Income taxes payable


12,035



10,528


Customer deposits


182,440



111,573


Senior notes, net


1,238,635



1,237,484


Loans payable and other borrowings


152,762



150,485


Revolving credit facility borrowings





Mortgage warehouse borrowings


63,150



198,564


Liabilities attributable to real estate not owned under option agreements


4,003



6,252


Total liabilities


$

1,997,154



$

2,060,724


Stockholders' Equity





Total stockholders' equity


2,260,932



2,160,202


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

4,258,086



$

4,220,926


 

Homes Closed:


Three Months Ended June 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


780



$

317,113



701



$

267,162


Central


557



266,738



572



268,896


West


526



305,245



543



293,824


Total


1,863



$

889,096



1,816



$

829,882


 

Net Sales Orders:


Three Months Ended June 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


1,096



$

418,001



856



$

330,619


Central


677



328,658



558



261,218


West


603



357,319



611



337,847


Total


2,376



$

1,103,978



2,025



$

929,684


 










Homes Closed:


Six Months Ended June 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


1,462



$

580,214



1,197



$

448,887


Central


981



470,203



1,018



484,860


West


1,050



590,164



992



525,222


Total


3,493



$

1,640,581



3,207



$

1,458,969


 










Net Sales Orders:


Six Months Ended June 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


2,146



$

830,044



1,593



$

617,499


Central


1,305



617,713



1,049



491,484


West


1,350



787,846



1,211



658,436


Total


4,801



$

2,235,603



3,853



$

1,767,419


 

Sales Order Backlog:


As of June 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


1,905



$

772,244



1,360



$

578,497


Central


1,282



655,956



1,200



612,279


West


1,254



712,816



1,082



567,901


Total


4,441



$

2,141,016



3,642



$

1,758,677


 

Average Active Selling Communities:


Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,



2017


2016

2017


2016

East


127



132


126



128


Central


117



118


117



120


West


50



65


54



65


Total


294



315


297



313


 

Average Selling Price of Homes Closed:


Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,

(Dollars in thousands)


2017


2016

2017


2016

East


$

407



$

381


$

397



$

375


Central


479



470


479



476


West


580



541


562



529


Total


$

477



$

457


$

470



$

455


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables set forth a reconciliation between our net income and EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, and a reconciliation of our net homebuilding debt to total capitalization ratio.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that measures performance by adjusting net income to exclude interest amortized to cost of sales and interest income, net, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash compensation expense and loss on extinguishment of debt, if any.  Net homebuilding debt to capitalization, which we calculate by dividing (i) total debt, less unamortized debt issuance costs and mortgage warehouse borrowings, net of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents, by (ii) total capitalization (the sum of net homebuilding debt and total stockholders' equity), is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our performance on a consolidated basis as well as the performance of our regions.  We use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization as an indicator of overall leverage.  In the future we may include additional adjustments in the above described non-GAAP financial measures, to the extent we deem them appropriate and useful to management and investors.

We believe adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors regarding our results of operations because it allows investors to evaluate our performance without the effects of various items we do not believe are characteristic of our ongoing operations or performance and also because it assists both investors and management in analyzing and benchmarking the performance and value of our business.  Adjusted EBITDA also provides an indicator of general economic performance that is not affected by fluctuations in interest rates or effective tax rates, levels of depreciation or amortization, or non-recurring items. We use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization to evaluate our performance against other companies in the homebuilding industry and believe it is also relevant and useful to investors for that reason.

These measures are considered non-GAAP financial measures and should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, the comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures as a measure of our operating performance or liquidity. 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 net income, gross margins and total debt to capitalization and any adjustments to such amounts before comparing our measures to those of such other companies.

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation



Three Months Ended June 30,

(Dollars in thousands)


2017


2016

Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests


$

55,930



$

45,664


Interest income, net


(89)



(15)


Amortization of capitalized interest


23,280



22,100


Income tax provision


22,476



22,104


Depreciation and amortization


1,026



896


EBITDA


$

102,623



$

90,749


Non-cash compensation expense


3,839



3,197


Adjusted EBITDA


$

106,462



$

93,946


 

Net Homebuilding Debt to Capitalization Ratio Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

As of
June 30, 2017

Total debt

$

1,454,547


Unamortized debt issuance costs

11,365


Less mortgage warehouse borrowings

63,150


Total homebuilding debt

$

1,402,762


Less cash and cash equivalents

246,477


Net homebuilding debt

$

1,156,285


Total equity

2,260,932


Total capitalization

$

3,417,217




Net homebuilding debt to capitalization ratio

33.8

%

CONTACT: Investor Relations
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
(480) 734-2060
investor@taylormorrison.com

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