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Taylor Morrison Reports First Quarter 2022 Results, Including a 92 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase in Diluted Earnings per Share to $1.44

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC), a leading national land developer and homebuilder, announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. Reported net income of $177 million and $1.44 per diluted share increased 80 percent and 92 percent, respectively, from the first quarter of 2021.

The Company's first quarter 2022 included the following results, as compared to the prior-year quarter:

  • Home closings revenue increased 21 percent to $1.6 billion.
  • Home closings gross margin improved 450 basis points to 23.1 percent.
  • SG&A as a percentage of home closings revenue improved 120 basis points to 9.6 percent.
  • Backlog decreased seven percent to 9,400 sold homes with an average price of $659,000, up 24 percent.
  • Homebuilding lot supply increased five percent to approximately 77,000 total lots owned and controlled.
  • Controlled lots as a percentage of total lot supply increased approximately 700 basis points to 39 percent.
  • Repurchased 1.9 million shares outstanding for $58 million.
  • Return on equity improved 860 basis points to 19.1 percent.

"We are pleased to share the results of our first quarter performance, which exceeded our expectations across each of our key operating metrics. Among the highlights, our home closings gross margin improved 450 basis points year over year to the strongest level since 2013, our SG&A percentage declined 120 basis points to the lowest first quarter level ever and our return on equity improved nearly 900 basis points to the highest return since 2013, prior to the start of our transformational acquisition journey," said Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison Chairman and CEO. 

"To achieve these record results despite the challenges facing our industry from ongoing supply chain constraints and the swift rise in mortgage rates is a reflection of our team's dedication and the increasing operational and financial benefits of our enhanced scale and strategy. As a result of this continued execution and the visibility into our backlog of 9,400 sold homes, we are reaffirming our full-year delivery guidance of 14,000 to 15,000 homes and once again raising our outlook for our 2022 home closings gross margin, which we now expect to improve by more than 400 basis points to at least 24.5 percent. Combined with strong cost leverage and the success of our land-lighter strategy, we are also raising our 2022 return on equity expectation to the mid-to-high 20 percent range," said Palmer.

"Demand in the first quarter and thus far in April was resilient, particularly among our core move-up and 55-plus active lifestyle consumers. While we are closely monitoring the impact of higher interest rates and taking proactive steps to mitigate risk and provide confidence to our customers, we are well positioned given the creditworthiness of our homebuyers, diversification of our portfolio and strength of our prime land portfolio, of which the majority was negotiated or contracted before the significant run-up in land prices over the last 18 months," Palmer said. "Additionally, our backlog is strongly committed with average deposits of approximately $57,000 or nearly nine percent per unit and our cancellation rates remained well below historical averages at just six percent."

"During the quarter, we continued to prioritize production over sales and successfully accelerated our construction starts pace to 4.2 homes per community per month to put nearly all our anticipated full-year home closings into production earlier than normal to offset extended cycle times. In addition, our emphasis on product and process refinement is allowing us to navigate the unpredictable supply environment and control costs, as evidenced by our strengthened gross margin outlook," said Lou Steffens, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

"Our well-capitalized balance sheet is strong, with over $1 billion of liquidity and declining leverage. We recently extended the maturity of our revolving credit facility and remain on track to reduce our net debt-to-capital ratio to the mid-20 percent range by year-end while also continuing to opportunistically deploy excess capital to repurchase shares outstanding," said Steffens.  

Business Highlights (All comparisons are of the current quarter to the prior-year quarter, unless indicated.)

Homebuilding

  • Home closings revenue increased 21 percent to $1.6 billion, driven by a 23 percent increase in average closing price to $594,000, which more than offset a two percent decline in home closings to 2,768.
  • Home closings gross margin improved 450 basis points to 23.1 percent, primarily reflecting improved operating efficiencies, acquisition synergies and pricing power in excess of inflationary cost pressure.
  • SG&A as a percentage of home closings revenue declined 120 basis points to 9.6 percent due to improved operating leverage and lower broker commissions.
  • Net sales orders of 3,054 were down 32 percent compared to the record sales volume experienced in the first quarter of 2021 due to a lower community count and decline in the monthly absorption pace to 3.1 net sales orders per community. While demand remained strong across consumer groups and price points during the quarter, the Company continued to strategically manage sales in the majority of its community to manage production capacity and optimize profitability.
  • Average net sales order price increased 24 percent to $683,000, reflecting robust pricing power, increased lot and option revenue and a greater penetration of move-up and 55-plus active lifestyle transactions versus entry-level sales compared to a year ago.
  • Backlog at quarter end was 9,400 sold homes, down seven percent, with a sales value of $6.2 billion, up 16 percent.

Land Portfolio

  • Investment in homebuilding land acquisition and development totaled $394 million, down from $549 million.
  • Homebuilding lot supply was approximately 77,000 owned and controlled homesites, up five percent.
  • Controlled homebuilding lots as a percentage of total lot supply was 39 percent, up from 32 percent.
  • Based on trailing twelve-month home closings, total homebuilding lots represented 3.5 years of owned supply and 5.6 years of total supply.

Financial Services

  • The mortgage capture rate equaled 72 percent.
  • Borrowers had an average credit score of 753 and debt-to-income ratio of 37 percent.

Balance Sheet

  • At quarter end, total available liquidity was approximately $1.4 billion, including $569 million of unrestricted cash and $847 million of undrawn capacity on the Company's corporate revolving credit facilities.
  • Net homebuilding debt-to-capital equaled 35.7 percent.
  • The Company repurchased 1.9 million of its outstanding shares for $58 million. At quarter end, the Company had $172 million remaining on its share repurchase authorization.

Business Outlook

Second Quarter 2022

  • Ending active community count is expected to be between 310 to 315
  • Home closings are expected to be between 3,000 to 3,200
  • GAAP home closings gross margin is expected to be approximately 24 percent
  • Effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 24 percent
  • Diluted share count is expected to be approximately 122 million

Full Year 2022

  • Ending active community count is expected to be around 350
  • Home closings are expected to be between 14,000 to 15,000
  • GAAP home closings gross margin is now expected to be at least 24.5 percent
  • Average sales price is now expected to be at least $625,000
  • SG&A as a percentage of home closings revenue is now expected to be in the mid-to-high eight percent range
  • Effective tax rate is now expected to be approximately 24 percent
  • Diluted share count is now expected to be approximately 122 million
  • Homebuilding land and development spend is expected to be between $2.3 to 2.4 billion

Quarterly Financial Comparison







($ in thousands)


Q1 2022


Q1 2021


Q1 2022 vs. Q1 2021


Total Revenue


$1,703,124


$1,417,812


20.1%


Home Closings Revenue


$1,644,409


$1,363,429


20.6%


Home Closings Gross Margin


$379,435


$253,187


49.9%




23.1%


18.6%


450 bps increase


SG&A


$157,265


$147,505


6.6%


% of Home Closings Revenue


9.6%


10.8%


120 bps leverage
















Earnings Conference Call Webcast

A public webcast to discuss the Company's first quarter 2022 earnings will be held later today at 8:30 a.m. EST. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available on Taylor Morrison's website at investors.taylormorrison.com under the Events & Presentations tab. For call participants, the dial-in number is (844) 200-6205 and conference ID is 671019. The call will be recorded and available for replay on the Company's website later today and will be available for one year from the date of the original earnings call.

About Taylor Morrison

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison is one of the nation's leading homebuilders and developers. We serve a wide array of consumers from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and 55-plus active lifestyle homebuyers under our family of brands—including Taylor Morrison, Esplanade, Darling Homes Collection by Taylor Morrison, and Christopher Todd Communities built by Taylor Morrison. From 2016-2022, Taylor Morrison has been recognized as America's Most Trusted® Builder by Lifestory Research. Our strong commitment to sustainability, our communities, and our team is highlighted in our latest Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report on our website.

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 ""anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "may," "will," "can," "could," "might," "should" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, including statements related to expected financial, operating and performance 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: the scale and scope of the ongoing COVID-19  pandemic; changes in general and local economic conditions; slowdowns or severe downturns in the housing market; homebuyers' ability to obtain suitable financing; increases in interest rates, taxes or government fees; shortages in, disruptions of and cost of labor; higher cancellation rates of existing agreements of sale; competition in our industry; any increase in unemployment or underemployment; inflation or deflation; the seasonality of our business; the physical impacts of climate change and the increased focus by third-parties on sustainability issues; our ability to obtain additional performance, payment and completion surety bonds and letters of credit; 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 at competitive prices; decreases in the market value of our land inventory; new or changing government regulations and legal challenges; our compliance with environmental laws and regulations regarding climate change; our ability to sell mortgages we originate and claims on loans sold to third parties; governmental regulation applicable to our financial services and title services business; the loss of any of our important commercial lender 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; 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 substantial debt and the agreements governing such debt, including restrictive covenants contained in such agreements; our ability to access the capital markets; the risks associated with maintaining effective internal controls over financial reporting; provisions in our charter and bylaws that may delay or prevent an acquisition by a third party; and our ability to effectively manage our expanded operations.

In addition, other such risks and uncertainties may be found in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our subsequent quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the 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
March 31,



2022


2021

Home closings revenue, net


$ 1,644,409


$ 1,363,429

Land closings revenue


15,610


4,889

Financial services revenue


35,199


44,065

Amenity and other revenue


7,906


5,429

     Total revenues


1,703,124


1,417,812

Cost of home closings


1,264,974


1,110,242

Cost of land closings


14,364


4,027

Financial services expenses


24,214


23,999

Amenity and other expense


6,444


5,103

     Total cost of revenues


1,309,996


1,143,371

Gross margin


393,128


274,441

Sales, commissions and other marketing costs


89,123


85,952

General and administrative expenses


68,142


61,553

Equity in income of unconsolidated entities


(1,831)


(5,661)

Interest expense/(income), net


4,252


(119)

Other expense, net


542


975

Income before income taxes


232,900


131,741

Income tax provision


54,439


29,298

Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests


178,461


102,443

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests - joint ventures


(1,758)


(4,422)

Net income available to Taylor Morrison Home Corporation


$    176,703


$      98,021

Earnings per common share





     Basic


$           1.46


$           0.76

     Diluted


$           1.44


$           0.75

Weighted average number of shares of common stock:





     Basic


121,186


128,883

     Diluted


122,657


131,246

 

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)




March 31,
2022


December 31,
2021






Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$           569,249


$           832,821

Restricted cash


1,578


3,519

     Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash


570,827


836,340

Owned inventory


5,699,709


5,444,207

Consolidated real estate not owned


43,418


55,314

     Total real estate inventory


5,743,127


5,499,521

Land deposits


260,861


229,535

Mortgage loans held for sale


229,651


467,534

Derivative assets


5,501


2,110

Lease right of use assets


85,582


85,863

Prepaid expenses and other assets, net


271,180


314,986

Other receivables, net


155,660


150,864

Investments in unconsolidated entities


173,231


171,406

Deferred tax assets, net


151,240


151,240

Property and equipment, net


207,918


155,181

Goodwill


663,197


663,197

     Total assets


$        8,517,975


$        8,727,777

Liabilities





Accounts payable


$           225,312


$           253,348

Accrued expenses and other liabilities


416,881


525,209

Lease liabilities


94,405


96,172

Income taxes payable


15,350


Customer deposits


540,916


485,705

Estimated development liabilities


38,522


38,923

Senior notes, net


2,452,311


2,452,322

Loans payable and other borrowings


395,400


404,386

Revolving credit facility borrowings



31,529

Mortgage warehouse borrowings


200,662


413,887

Liabilities attributable to consolidated real estate not owned


43,418


55,314

     Total liabilities


$        4,423,177


$        4,756,795

Stockholders' Equity





Total stockholders' equity


4,094,798


3,970,982

     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$        8,517,975


$        8,727,777

 

Homes Closed and Home Closings Revenue, Net:



Three Months Ended March 31,



Homes Closed


Home Closings Revenue, Net


Average Selling Price

($ in thousands)


2022


2021


Change


2022


2021


Change


2022


2021


Change

East


937


1,052


(10.9)%


$         505,998


$         445,885


13.5%


$        540


$       424


27.4%

Central


664


691


(3.9)


368,575


320,177


15.1


555


463


19.9

West


1,167


1,078


8.3


769,836


597,367


28.9


660


554


19.1

Total


2,768


2,821


(1.9)%


$      1,644,409


$      1,363,429


20.6%


$        594


$       483


23.0%

 

Net Sales Orders:



Three Months Ended March 31,



Net Sales Orders


Sales Value


Average Selling Price

($ in thousands)


2022


2021


Change


2022


2021


Change


2022


2021


Change

East


1,027


1,777


(42.2)%


$606,210


$878,584


(31.0)%


$           590


$           494


19.4%

Central


887


1,072


(17.3)


583,279


583,482



658


544


21.0

West


1,140


1,643


(30.6)


895,730


1,010,767


(11.4)


786


615


27.8

Total


3,054


4,492


(32.0)%


$2,085,219


$2,472,833


(15.7)%


$           683


$           550


24.2%

 

Sales Order Backlog:



As of March 31,



Sold Homes in Backlog


Sales Value


Average Selling Price

($ in thousands)


2022


2021


Change


2022


2021


Change


2022


2021


Change

East


3,309


3,560


(7.1)%


$ 2,002,530


$ 1,753,135


14.2%


$          605


$          492


23.0%

Central


3,010


2,779


8.3


1,962,538


1,463,453


34.1


652


527


23.7

West


3,081


3,735


(17.5)


2,232,878


2,120,260


5.3


725


568


27.6

Total


9,400


10,074


(6.7)%


$ 6,197,946


$ 5,336,848


16.1%


$          659


$          530


24.3%

 

Ending Active Selling Communities:



As of





March 31, 2022


Dec. 31, 2021


Change

East


121


123


(1.6)%

Central


106


102


3.9

West


97


105


(7.6)

Total


324


330


(1.8)%

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), we have provided information in this press release relating to: (i) EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA and (ii) net homebuilding debt to capitalization ratio.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures that measure performance by adjusting net income before allocation to non-controlling interests to exclude interest expense/(income), net, amortization of capitalized interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and non-cash compensation expense, if any. Net homebuilding debt to capitalization ratio is a non-GAAP financial measure we calculate by dividing (i) total debt, less unamortized debt issuance premiums, net, 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).

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our performance on a consolidated basis, as well as the performance of our regions, and to set targets for performance-based compensation. We also use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization as an indicator of overall leverage and to evaluate our performance against other companies in the homebuilding industry. In prior periods, we have disclosed additional non-GAAP financial measures beyond those listed above, including (i) adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share, (ii) adjusted income before income taxes and related margin and (iii) adjusted home closings gross margin. However, in the periods presented herein, no transactions exist to warrant presenting such measures. 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 that EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are useful for investors in order to allow them to evaluate our operations without the effects of various items we do not believe are characteristic of our ongoing operations or performance and also because such metrics assist 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 unusual items. Because we use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization to evaluate our performance against other companies in the homebuilding industry, we believe this measure is also relevant and useful to investors for that reason.

These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, the comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures of our operating performance or liquidity. Although other companies in the homebuilding industry may report similar information, their definitions may differ. We urge investors to understand the methods used by other companies to calculate similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures before comparing their measures to ours.

 

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation




Three Months Ended March 31,

($ in thousands)


2022


2021

Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests


$            178,461


$               102,443

Interest expense/(income), net


4,252


(119)

Amortization of capitalized interest


30,430


27,325

Income tax provision


54,439


29,298

Depreciation and amortization


1,930


1,910

EBITDA


$            269,512


$                160,857

Non-cash compensation expense


6,863


5,682

Adjusted EBITDA


$            276,375


$                166,539






Total revenues


$        1,703,124


$             1,417,812

Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests as a percentage of total revenues


10.5%


7.2%

EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues


15.8%


11.3%

Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues


16.2%


11.7%

 

Net Homebuilding Debt to Capitalization Ratio Reconciliation

($ in thousands)

As of

March 31, 2022


As of

December 31, 2021

Total debt

$                    3,048,373


$               3,302,124

Less unamortized debt issuance premiums, net

2,311


2,322

Less mortgage warehouse borrowings

200,662


413,887

Total homebuilding debt

$                    2,845,400


$               2,885,915

Less cash and cash equivalents

569,249


832,821

Net homebuilding debt

$                    2,276,151


$               2,053,094

Total equity

4,094,798


3,970,982

Total capitalization

$                    6,370,949


$               6,024,076





Net homebuilding debt to capitalization ratio

35.7%


34.1%

 

 

CONTACT:
Mackenzie Aron, VP Investor Relations
(480) 734-2060
investor@taylormorrison.com

 

 

SOURCE Taylor Morrison