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Lennar Reports Second Quarter EPS of $0.61

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lennar Reports Second Quarter EPS of $0.61

06:00 EDT Thursday, June 26, 2014

MIAMI, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Net earnings of $137.7 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $137.4 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, which included a partial reversal of the state deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $41.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share
  • Deliveries of 4,987 homes ? up 12%
  • New orders of 6,183 homes ? up 8%; new orders dollar value of $2.0 billion ? up 21%
  • Backlog of 6,858 homes ? up 11%; backlog dollar value of $2.4 billion ? up 26%
  • Revenues of $1.8 billion ? up 27%
  • Gross margin on home sales of 25.5% ? improved 140 basis points
  • S,G&A expenses as a % of revenues from home sales of 10.8% ? improved 10 basis points
  • Operating margin on home sales of 14.7% ? improved 140 basis points
  • Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings of $234.5 million, compared to $159.8 million
  • Lennar Financial Services operating earnings of $18.3 million, compared to $29.2 million
  • Rialto Investments operating earnings of $13.4 million (including an add back of $17.1 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to $2.8 million (net of $5.7 million of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests)
  • Lennar Multifamily start-up operating loss of $7.2 million, compared to $1.4 million
  • Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents of $628 million
  • No outstanding borrowings under the $950 million credit facility
  • In June 2014, increased the credit facility to $1.5 billion, including a $263 million accordion feature, and extended maturity to June 2018
  • Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital, net of cash and cash equivalents, of 48.0%

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LEN.B), one of the nation's largest homebuilders, today reported results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2014. Second quarter 2014 net earnings attributable to Lennar were $137.7 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared to second quarter 2013 net earnings attributable to Lennar of $137.4 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, which included a partial reversal of the state deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $41.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share.

Stuart Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Lennar Corporation, said, "We are extremely pleased with our operating results in the second quarter. Our core homebuilding business is hitting on all cylinders. Fueled by a 14% increase in our average sales price and continued momentum from our land acquisition strategy, our gross and operating margins increased to 25.5% and 14.7%, respectively, the highest second quarter margins in the Company's history."

Mr. Miller continued, "While the spring selling season was softer than anticipated by us and the investor community, the homebuilding recovery continued its progression at a slow and steady pace. The fundamentals of the homebuilding industry remain strong driven by high affordability levels, favorable monthly payment comparisons to rentals and overall supply shortages. Demand in most of our markets continues to outpace supply, which is constrained by limited land availability."

"Complementing our core homebuilding business, our multifamily rental segment has continued to mature. With a geographically diversified pipeline exceeding $4 billion and 17,000 apartments, this segment is positioned to become a meaningful contributor to our earnings. We expect to sell our first apartment community in the third quarter and should begin to have a more consistent pattern of apartment property sales, starting in the second half of 2015. Meanwhile, Rialto has continued its strategic growth to becoming a best in class asset manager. Rialto's fund investments are poised for strong long term returns and its mortgage conduit business continues to provide steady, current earnings."

Mr. Miller concluded, "While our homebuilding business remains the primary driver of our earnings growth, we are extremely well positioned across all of our platforms to capitalize on the opportunities of a recovering market."

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 31, 2014 COMPARED TOTHREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 31, 2013

Lennar Homebuilding

Revenues from home sales increased 28% in the second quarter of 2014 to $1.6 billion from $1.3 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Revenues were higher primarily due to a 12% increase in the number of home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, and a 14% increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. New home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, increased to 4,976 homes in the second quarter of 2014 from 4,449 homes in the second quarter of 2013. There was an increase in home deliveries in all of the Company's Homebuilding segments, except in the Company's Homebuilding Southeast Florida segment. The decrease in home deliveries in the Homebuilding Southeast Florida segment was primarily due to a higher mix of start-up communities. The average sales price of homes delivered increased to $322,000 in the second quarter of 2014 from $283,000 in the second quarter of 2013. Sales incentives offered to homebuyers were $20,300 per home delivered in the second quarter of 2014, or 5.9% as a percentage of home sales revenue, compared to $20,200 per home delivered in the second quarter of 2013, or 6.7% as a percentage of home sales revenue, and $21,300 per home delivered in the first quarter of 2014, or 6.3% as a percentage of home sales revenue.

Gross margins on home sales were $409.6 million, or 25.5%, in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $303.3 million, or 24.1%, in the second quarter of 2013. Gross margin percentage on home sales improved compared to the second quarter of 2013, 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, a greater percentage of deliveries from the Company's new higher margin communities (communities where land was acquired subsequent to November 30, 2008) and $9.6 million of insurance recoveries and other nonrecurring items, partially offset by an increase in materials, labor and land costs. Gross profits on land sales totaled $5.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $2.7 million in the second quarter of 2013.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $173.1 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $136.6 million in the second quarter of 2013. As a percentage of revenues from home sales, selling, general and administrative expenses improved to 10.8% in the second quarter of 2014, from 10.9% in the second quarter of 2013.

Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities was $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $13.5 million in the second quarter of 2013. In the second quarter of 2013, Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities related to the Company's share of operating earnings of Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities, primarily as a result of sales of homesites to third parties by one unconsolidated entity that resulted in $13.0 million of equity in earnings.

Lennar Homebuilding other income, net, totaled $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $2.1 million in the second quarter of 2013.

Lennar Homebuilding interest expense was $49.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 ($38.6 million was included in cost of homes sold, $0.3 million in cost of land sold and $10.3 million in other interest expense), compared to $54.8 million in the second quarter of 2013 ($29.0 million was included in cost of homes sold, $0.7 million in cost of land sold and $25.1 million in other interest expense). Interest expense decreased primarily due to an increase in qualifying assets eligible for interest capitalization, partially offset by an increase in the Company's outstanding debt and an increase in home deliveries.

Lennar Financial Services

Operating earnings for the Lennar Financial Services segment were $18.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $29.2 million in the second quarter of 2013. The decrease in profitability was primarily due to a more competitive environment as a result of a significant decrease in refinance transactions, which led to lower profit per transaction in the segment's mortgage operations and a decrease in volume in the segment's title operations.

Rialto Investments

Operating earnings for the Rialto Investments ("Rialto") segment were $13.4 million in the second quarter of 2014 (which is comprised of a $3.7 million operating loss and an add back of $17.1 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to operating earnings of $2.8 million (which included $8.5 million of operating earnings offset by $5.7 million of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests) in the second quarter of 2013.

Revenues in this segment were $54.4 million in the second quarter of 2014, which consisted primarily of securitization revenue and interest income from Rialto Mortgage Finance ("RMF"), Rialto's new loan origination and securitization business, which primarily accounted for the increase in revenues in the second quarter of 2014, interest income associated with the Rialto segment's portfolio of real estate loans and fees for managing and servicing assets. This compared to revenues of $25.7 million in the second quarter of 2013, which consisted primarily of accretable interest income associated with the segment's portfolio of real estate loans and fees for managing and servicing assets.

Expenses in this segment were $79.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, which consisted primarily of loan impairments of $33.9 million, primarily associated with the segment's FDIC loan portfolio (before noncontrolling interests), costs related to RMF, interest expense and other general and administrative expenses, compared to expenses of $28.3 million in the second quarter of 2013, which consisted primarily of costs related to its portfolio operations, loan impairments of $3.5 million primarily associated with the segment's FDIC loan portfolio (before noncontrolling interests), and other general and administrative expenses. Expenses increased primarily due to an increase in loan impairments due to changes in the estimated cash flows expected to be collected on the segment's loan portfolios, increases in securitization expenses and general and administrative expenses related to RMF and interest expense related to Rialto's issuance of senior notes in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Rialto Investments equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities were $17.9 million and $4.5 million, respectively, in the second quarter of 2014 and 2013, which were primarily related to the Company's share of earnings from the Rialto real estate funds.

In the second quarter of 2014, Rialto Investments other income, net, was $3.6 million, which consisted primarily of net realized gains on the sale of real estate owned ("REO") of $14.2 million, rental and other income, partially offset by expenses related to owning and maintaining REO and other expenses. In the second quarter of 2013, Rialto Investments other income, net, was $6.6 million, which consisted primarily of net realized gains on the sale of REO of $18.5 million and rental income, partially offset by expenses related to owning and maintaining REO.

Lennar Multifamily

Operating loss for the Lennar Multifamily segment was $7.2 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2013. The operating loss in Lennar Multifamily primarily related to general contractor expenses and general and administrative expenses of the segment, partially offset by general contractor and management fee income.

Corporate General and Administrative Expenses

Corporate general and administrative expenses were $38.3 million, or 2.1% as a percentage of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $33.9 million, or 2.4% as a percentage of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2013. As a percentage of total revenues, corporate general and administrative expenses improved due to increased operating leverage.

Noncontrolling Interests

Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests were ($15.1) million and $5.4 million in the second quarter of 2014 and 2013, respectively, which were primarily related to net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests associated with the FDIC's interest in the portfolio of real estate loans that the Company acquired in partnership with the FDIC.

Income Taxes

During the second quarter of 2014, the Company had an $81.0 million provision for income taxes, compared to a $19.5 million net tax provision in the second quarter of 2013, which included a tax provision of $60.8 million primarily related to second quarter 2013 pre-tax earnings, partially offset by the reversal of $41.3 million of its valuation allowance.

Credit Facility

In June 2014, the Company increased the aggregate principal amount of its unsecured revolving credit facility (the "Credit Facility") from $950 million to $1.5 billion, which includes a $263 million accordion feature, subject to additional commitments, and extended the Credit Facility's maturity to June 2018. The proceeds available under the Credit Facility, which are subject to specified conditions for borrowing, may be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

SIX MONTHS ENDED MAY 31, 2014 COMPARED TOSIX MONTHS ENDED MAY 31, 2013

Lennar Homebuilding

Revenues from home sales increased 30% in the six months ended May 31, 2014 to $2.7 billion from $2.1 billion in 2013. Revenues were higher primarily due to a 12% increase in the number of home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, and a 15% increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. New home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, increased to 8,573 homes in the six months ended May 31, 2014 from 7,623 homes in the six months ended May 31, 2013. There was an increase in home deliveries in all of the Company's Homebuilding segments, except in the Company's Homebuilding Southeast Florida segment. The decrease in home deliveries in the Homebuilding Southeast Florida segment was primarily due to a higher mix of start-up communities. The average sales price of homes delivered increased to $320,000 in the six months ended May 31, 2014 from $277,000 in the six months ended May 31, 2013. Sales incentives offered to homebuyers were $20,700 per home delivered in the six months ended May 31, 2014, or 6.1% as a percentage of home sales revenue, compared to $21,500 per home delivered in the six months ended May 31, 2013, or 7.2% as a percentage of home sales revenue.

Gross margins on home sales were $695.7 million, or 25.3%, in the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to $492.3 million, or 23.3%, in the six months ended May 31, 2013. Gross margin percentage on home sales improved compared to the six months ended May 31, 2013, 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, a greater percentage of deliveries from the Company's new higher margin communities (communities where land was acquired subsequent to November 30, 2008) and $15.1 million of insurance recoveries and other nonrecurring items, partially offset by an increase in materials, labor and land costs. Gross profits on land sales totaled $21.7 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to $5.7 million in the six months ended May 31, 2013. The increase in gross profits on land sales included two land sale transactions related to land not currently under development that generated $65.4 million of revenues and $8.0 million of gross profits.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $308.2 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to $238.9 million in the six months ended May 31, 2013. As a percentage of revenues from home sales, selling, general and administrative expenses improved to 11.2% in the six months ended May 31, 2014, from 11.3% in the six months ended May 31, 2013.

Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities was $5.4 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to $12.6 million in the six months ended May 31, 2013. In the six months ended May 31, 2014, Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities included our share of operating earnings related to a third-party land sale. In the six months ended May 31, 2013, Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities related to the Company's share of operating earnings of Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities, primarily as a result of sales of homesites to third parties by one unconsolidated entity that resulted in $13.0 million of equity in earnings.

Lennar Homebuilding other income, net, totaled $5.2 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to $9.9 million in the six months ended May 31, 2013.

Lennar Homebuilding interest expense was $90.2 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014 ($65.0 million was included in cost of homes sold, $2.2 million in cost of land sold and $23.0 million in other interest expense), compared to $101.1 million in the six months ended May 31, 2013 ($48.4 million was included in cost of homes sold, $1.6 million in cost of land sold and $51.1 million in other interest expense). Interest expense decreased primarily due to an increase in qualifying assets eligible for interest capitalization, partially offset by an increase in the Company's outstanding debt and an increase in home deliveries.

Lennar Financial Services

Operating earnings for the Lennar Financial Services segment were $22.8 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to $45.3 million in the six months ended May 31, 2013. The decrease in profitability was primarily due to a more competitive environment as a result of a significant decrease in refinance transactions, which led to a decrease in volume in the segment's mortgage and title operations, as well as lower profit per transaction in the segment's mortgage operations.

Rialto Investments

Operating earnings for the Rialto segment were $15.9 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014 (which is comprised of a $0.2 million operating loss and an add back of $16.1 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to operating earnings of $4.5 million (which included $9.9 million of operating earnings offset by $5.4 million of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests) in the six months ended May 31, 2013.

Revenues in this segment were $101.3 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014, which consisted primarily of securitization revenue and interest income from RMF, interest income associated with the Rialto segment's portfolio of real estate loans and fees for managing and servicing assets. This compared to revenues of $51.3 million in the six months ended May 31, 2013, which consisted primarily of accretable interest income associated with the segment's portfolio of real estate loans and fees for managing and servicing assets. Revenues increased primarily due to RMF and an increase in fees for managing and servicing assets.

Expenses in this segment were $127.2 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014, which consisted primarily of loan impairments of $40.6 million, net of recoveries, primarily associated with the segment's FDIC loan portfolio (before noncontrolling interests), costs related to RMF, interest expense and other general and administrative expenses, compared to expenses of $60.1 million in the six months ended May 31, 2013, which consisted primarily of costs related to its portfolio operations, loan impairments of $10.6 million primarily associated with the segment's FDIC loan portfolio (before noncontrolling interests), and other general and administrative expenses. Expenses increased primarily due to an increase in loan impairments due to changes in the estimated cash flows expected to be collected on the segment's loan portfolios, increases in securitization expenses and general and administrative expenses related to RMF and interest expense related to Rialto's issuance of senior notes in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Rialto Investments equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities were $23.3 million and $10.7 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, which were primarily related to the Company's share of earnings from the Rialto real estate funds.

In the six months ended May 31, 2014, Rialto Investments other income, net, was $2.4 million, which consisted primarily of net realized gains on the sale of REO of $23.7 million, rental and other income, partially offset by expenses related to owning and maintaining REO and other expenses. In the six months ended May 31, 2013, Rialto Investments other income, net, was $8.0 million, which consisted primarily of net realized gains on the sale of REO of $27.2 million and rental income, partially offset by expenses related to owning and maintaining REO.

Lennar Multifamily

Operating loss for the Lennar Multifamily segment was $13.4 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to $4.9 million in the six months ended May 31, 2013. The operating loss in Lennar Multifamily primarily related to general contractor expenses and general and administrative expenses of the segment, partially offset by general contractor and management fee income.

Corporate General and Administrative Expenses

Corporate general and administrative expenses were $76.4 million, or 2.4% as a percentage of total revenues, in the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to $65.1 million, or 2.7% as a percentage of total revenues, in the six months ended May 31, 2013. As a percentage of total revenues, corporate general and administrative expenses improved due to increased operating leverage.

Noncontrolling Interests

Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests were ($13.3) million and $4.8 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, which were primarily related to net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests associated with the FDIC's interest in the portfolio of real estate loans that the Company acquired in partnership with the FDIC.

Income Taxes

During the six months ended May 31, 2014, the Company had a $126.9 million provision for income taxes, compared to a $15.9 million net tax provision in the six months ended May 31, 2013, which included an $82.3 million tax provision primarily related to pre-tax earnings for the six months ended May 31, 2013, partially offset by the reversal of $66.4 million of its valuation allowance.

About Lennar

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation's largest 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 a vertically integrated asset management platform focused on investing throughout the commercial real estate capital structure. Lennar's Multifamily segment is a national developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. 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.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: 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, including statements regarding the Company's belief regarding its pipeline in the Multifamily segment and the ability of that segment to become a meaningful contributor to earnings, the Company's belief regarding apartment sales in the Multifamily segment, the Company's belief regarding the Rialto segment's ability to provide strong long term returns, and the Company's belief regarding its ability to capitalize on the opportunities of a recovering market. 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. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties inherent in our business that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause such differences include a slow-down in the recovery of real estate markets across the nation, or any downturn in such markets, including a slow-down or downturn in the multifamily rental market; the inability of the Rialto segment to profit from the investments it makes; increases in operating costs, including costs related to real estate taxes, construction materials, labor and insurance, and our ability to manage our cost structure; natural disasters or catastrophic events for which our insurance may not provide adequate coverage; a decline in the value of the land and home inventories we maintain or possible future write-downs of the book value of our real estate assets; reduced availability of mortgage financing and increased interest rates; changes in laws, regulations or the regulatory environment affecting our business, and the risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K, for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2013. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

A conference call to discuss the Company's second quarter earnings will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, June 26, 2014. 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 203-369-1907 and entering 5723593 as the confirmation number.

 

LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Selected Revenues and Operating Information

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

May 31,

May 31,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Revenues:

Lennar Homebuilding

$

1,634,785

1,269,844

2,866,170

2,138,288

Lennar Financial Services

111,016

119,096

187,968

214,976

Rialto Investments

54,393

25,684

101,348

51,306

Lennar Multifamily

18,551

12,257

26,354

12,554

Total revenues

$

1,818,745

1,426,881

3,181,840

2,417,124

Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings

$

234,511

159,794

396,729

230,466

Lennar Financial Services operating earnings

18,293

29,172

22,758

45,274

Rialto Investments operating earnings (loss)

(3,677)

8,530

(173)

9,881

Lennar Multifamily operating loss

(7,180)

(1,354)

(13,379)

(4,888)

Corporate general and administrative expenses

(38,317)

(33,853)

(76,429)

(65,123)

Earnings before income taxes

203,630

162,289

329,506

215,610

Provision for income taxes

(81,013)

(19,491)

(126,924)

(15,854)

Net earnings (including net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests)

122,617

142,798

202,582

199,756

Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

(15,102)

5,362

(13,254)

4,828

Net earnings attributable to Lennar

$

137,719

137,436

215,836

194,928

Average shares outstanding:

Basic

202,000

190,010

201,977

189,779

Diluted

228,009

226,655

227,821

226,336

Earnings per share:

Basic

$

0.67

0.71

1.06

1.01

Diluted (1)

$

0.61

0.61

0.95

0.88

Supplemental information:

Interest incurred (2)

$

69,682

65,055

135,600

126,431

EBIT (3):

Net earnings attributable to Lennar

$

137,719

137,436

215,836

194,928

Provision for income taxes

81,013

19,491

126,924

15,854

Interest expense

49,200

54,831

90,184

101,120

EBIT

$

267,932

211,758

432,944

311,902

 

(1)

Diluted earnings per share includes an add back of interest of $2.0 million and $4.0 million for the three and six months ended May 31, 2014, respectively, related to the Company's 3.25% convertible senior notes and $2.8 million and $5.7 million for the three and six months ended May 31, 2013, respectively, related to the Company's 2.00% and 3.25% convertible senior notes.

(2)

Amount represents interest incurred related to Lennar Homebuilding debt.

(3) 

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

Six Months Ended

May 31,

May 31,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Lennar Homebuilding revenues:

Sales of homes

$

1,605,366

1,256,267

2,745,597

2,111,348

Sales of land

29,419

13,577

120,573

26,940

Total revenues

1,634,785

1,269,844

2,866,170

2,138,288

Lennar Homebuilding costs and expenses:

Cost of homes sold

1,195,751

952,983

2,049,929

1,619,067

Cost of land sold

23,786

10,916

98,858

21,264

Selling, general and administrative

173,106

136,608

308,211

238,850

Total costs and expenses

1,392,643

1,100,507

2,456,998

1,879,181

Lennar Homebuilding operating margins

242,142

169,337

409,172

259,107

Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

394

13,491

5,384

12,627

Lennar Homebuilding other income, net

2,262

2,075

5,151

9,872

Other interest expense

(10,287)

(25,109)

(22,978)

(51,140)

Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings

$

234,511

159,794

396,729

230,466

Lennar Financial Services revenues

$

111,016

119,096

187,968

214,976

Lennar Financial Services costs and expenses

92,723

89,924

165,210

169,702

Lennar Financial Services operating earnings

$

18,293

29,172

22,758

45,274

Rialto Investments revenues

$

54,393

25,684

101,348

51,306

Rialto Investments costs and expenses

79,604

28,305

127,180

60,076

Rialto Investments equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

17,939

4,505

23,293

10,678

Rialto Investments other income, net

3,595

6,646

2,366

7,973

Rialto Investments operating earnings (loss)

$

(3,677)

8,530

(173)

9,881

Lennar Multifamily revenues

$

18,551

12,257

26,354

12,554

Lennar Multifamily costs and expenses

25,549

13,581

39,476

17,409

Lennar Multifamily equity in loss from unconsolidated entities

(182)

(30)

(257)

(33)

Lennar Multifamily operating loss

$

(7,180)

(1,354)

(13,379)

(4,888)

 

LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Summary of Deliveries and New Orders

(Dollars in thousands, except average sales price)

(unaudited)

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Sales Price

Three Months Ended May 31,

Deliveries:

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

East

1,859

1,603

$

533,991

420,368

$

287,000

262,000

Central

831

702

233,438

180,676

281,000

257,000

West

985

849

418,136

277,940

425,000

327,000

Southeast Florida

374

453

129,268

123,883

346,000

273,000

Houston

600

538

166,152

135,812

277,000

252,000

Other

338

319

130,711

127,311

387,000

399,000

Total

4,987

4,464

$

1,611,696

1,265,990

$

323,000

284,000

Of the total homes delivered listed above, 11 homes with a dollar value of $6.3 million and an average sales price of $575,000 represent home deliveries from unconsolidated entities for the three months ended May 31, 2014, compared to 15 home deliveries with a dollar value of $9.7 million and an average sales price of $648,000 for the three months ended May 31, 2013.

New Orders:

East

2,182

2,385

$

629,410

650,514

$

288,000

273,000

Central

1,045

862

305,069

230,866

292,000

268,000

West

1,307

909

558,602

328,565

427,000

361,000

Southeast Florida

523

463

169,456

137,635

324,000

297,000

Houston

753

716

206,223

189,482

274,000

265,000

Other

373

370

154,083

136,456

413,000

369,000

Total

6,183

5,705

$

2,022,843

1,673,518

$

327,000

293,000

Of the total new orders listed above, 12 homes with a dollar value of $8.6 million and an average sales price of $714,000 represent new orders from unconsolidated entities for the three months ended May 31, 2014, compared to 19 new orders with a dollar value of $12.7 million and an average sales price of $668,000 for the three months ended May 31, 2013.

Six Months Ended May 31,

Deliveries:

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

East

3,253

2,743

$

925,964

708,573

$

285,000

258,000

Central

1,353

1,277

373,253

328,633

276,000

257,000

West

1,717

1,448

723,427

458,689

421,000

317,000

Southeast Florida

672

718

231,075

195,734

344,000

273,000

Houston

1,038

921

288,271

234,807

278,000

255,000

Other

563

543

217,430

203,148

386,000

374,000

Total

8,596

7,650

$

2,759,420

2,129,584

$

321,000

278,000

Of the total homes delivered listed above, 23 homes with a dollar value of $13.8 million and an average sales price of $601,000 represent home deliveries from unconsolidated entities for the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to 27 home deliveries with a dollar value of $18.2 million and an average sales price of $675,000 for the six months ended May 31, 2013.

New Orders:

East

3,828

3,937

$

1,100,028

1,063,283

$

287,000

270,000

Central

1,811

1,517

523,196

405,958

289,000

268,000

West

2,146

1,487

937,311

518,662

437,000

349,000

Southeast Florida

889

964

289,104

288,308

325,000

299,000

Houston

1,313

1,233

362,906

327,328

276,000

265,000

Other

661

622

272,408

227,560

412,000

366,000

Total

10,648

9,760

$

3,484,953

2,831,099

$

327,000

290,000

Of the total new orders listed above, 24 homes with a dollar value of $15.0 million and an average sales price of $625,000 represent new orders from unconsolidated entities for the six months ended May 31, 2014, compared to 32 new orders with a dollar value of $21.3 million and an average sales price of $665,000 for the six months ended May 31, 2013.

 

LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Summary of Backlog

(Dollars in thousands, except average sales price)

(unaudited)

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Sales Price

May 31,

Backlog:

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

East

2,543

2,570

$

777,063

$

723,768

$

306,000

$

282,000

Central

1,102

893

346,958

246,142

315,000

276,000

West

1,045

747

471,574

263,624

451,000

353,000

Southeast Florida

824

715

274,163

233,857

333,000

327,000

Houston

944

828

255,720

227,906

271,000

275,000

Other

400

410

224,717

167,874

562,000

409,000

Total

6,858

6,163

$

2,350,195

$

1,863,171

$

343,000

$

302,000

Of the total homes in backlog listed above, 5 homes with a backlog dollar value of $3.7 million and an average sales price of $736,000 represent the backlog from unconsolidated entities at May 31, 2014, compared with 10 homes with a backlog dollar value of $6.6 million and an average sales price of $658,000 at May 31, 2013.

Lennar's reportable homebuilding segments and all other homebuilding operations not required to be reported separately, have operations 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, Tennessee 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.

 

LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Supplemental Data

(Dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

May 31,

November 30,

May 31,

2014

2013

2013

Lennar Homebuilding debt

$

4,683,438

4,194,432

4,520,486

Total stockholders' equity

4,399,344

4,168,901

3,585,602

Total capital

$

9,082,782

8,363,333

8,106,088

Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital

51.6%

50.2%

55.8%

Lennar Homebuilding debt

$

4,683,438

4,194,432

4,520,486

Less: Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents

627,615

695,424

727,207

Net Lennar Homebuilding debt

$

4,055,823

3,499,008

3,793,279

Net Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital (1)

48.0%

45.6%

51.4%

 

(1)  

Net Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as 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). The Company believes the ratio of Net Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital is a relevant and useful financial measure to investors in understanding the leverage employed in our Lennar Homebuilding operations. However, because Net Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital is not calculated in accordance with GAAP, this financial measure should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures prescribed by GAAP. Rather, this non-GAAP financial measure should be used to supplement the Company's GAAP results.

 

SOURCE Lennar Corporation

For further information: Allison Bober, Investor Relations, Lennar Corporation, (305) 485-2038

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