SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (date of earliest event reported): May 8, 2018
LGI HOMES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1450 Lake Robbins Drive, Suite 430,
The Woodlands, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 8, 2018, LGI Homes, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2018. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
None of the information furnished in this Item 2.02 and the accompanying exhibit will be deemed “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor will it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Regulation FD Disclosure.
The information set forth in Item 2.02 above and in Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
None of the information furnished in this Item 7.01 will be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor will it be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: May 8, 2018
LGI HOMES, INC.
/s/ Eric Lipar
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
LGI Homes, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Results
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 8, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - LGI Homes, Inc. (Nasdaq:LGIH) today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2018.
First Quarter 2018 Results and Comparisons to First Quarter 2017
Net Income increased 131.8% to $27.3 million, or $1.23 Basic EPS and $1.10 Diluted EPS
Net Income Before Income Taxes increased 85.4% to $31.2 million
Home Sales Revenues increased 71.3% to $279.0 million
Home Closings increased 63.5% to 1,244 homes
Average Home Sales Price increased 4.8% to $224,296
Gross Margin as a Percentage of Homes Sales Revenues was 24.8% as compared to 26.7%
Adjusted Gross Margin (non-GAAP) as a Percentage of Home Sales Revenues was 26.4% as compared to 28.0%
Active Selling Communities at March 31, 2018 increased to 79 from 69
45,321 Total Owned and Controlled Lots at March 31, 2018
Please see “Non-GAAP Measures” for a reconciliation of Adjusted Gross Margin (a non-GAAP measure) to Gross Margin, the most directly comparable GAAP measure.
“We are very pleased with the results of the first
quarter,” stated Eric Lipar, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “The first quarter provided a solid start to the year with 1,244 homes closed. This 63.5% increase in closings, over the first quarter of last year, was a result of robust sales and a heightened focus on inventory management. In addition, gross margin increased 40 basis points quarter-over-quarter and our average sales price for the quarter reached an all-time high at $224,296.”
“Starting the second quarter with great momentum, we maintain our positive outlook on the remainder of 2018 and reaffirm our guidance. For the year, we expect to close between 6,000 and 7,000 homes, believe average sales price will be between $220,000 and $230,000, and believe basic EPS will be in the range of $6.00 to $7.00 per share,” Lipar concluded.
2018 First Quarter Results
Home closings during the first quarter of 2018 increased 63.5% to 1,244 from 761 during the first quarter of 2017. Active selling communities increased to 79 at the end of the first quarter of 2018, up from 69 communities at the end of the first quarter of 2017.
Home sales revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were $279.0 million, an increase of $116.1 million, or 71.3% over the first quarter of 2017. The increase in home sales revenues is due to both the increase in the number of homes closed and an increase in the average home sales price.
The average home sales price was $224,296 for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 4.8% over the first quarter of 2017. This increase is largely attributable to changes in product mix, price points in certain new markets, and a favorable pricing environment.
Gross margin as a percentage of home sales revenues for the first quarter of 2018 was 24.8% as compared to 26.7% for the first quarter of 2017. Adjusted gross margin (non-GAAP) as a percentage of home sales revenues for the first quarter of 2018 was 26.4% as compared to 28.0% for the first quarter of 2017. This decrease is primarily due to a combination of higher construction and lot costs partially offset by higher average home sales prices. Please see “Non-
GAAP Measures” for a reconciliation of adjusted gross margin (non-GAAP) to gross margin, the most comparable GAAP measure.
Net income of $27.3 million, or $1.23 per basic share and $1.10 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2018 increased $15.5 million, or 131.8%, from $11.8 million for the first quarter of 2017. This increase is primarily attributable to the 63.5% increase in homes closed, the 4.8% increase in average home sales price, a 58.2% decrease in the effective tax rate and a decrease in operating leverage realized related to selling, general, and administrative expenses. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company’s effective tax rate of 12.6% was lower than the statutory rate primarily as a result of the deductions in excess of compensation cost (“windfalls”) for share-based payments.
Subject to the caveats in the Forward-Looking Statements section of this press release, the Company reaffirms the following guidance for 2018. The Company believes it will have between 85 and 90 active selling communities at the end of 2018, close between 6,000 and 7,000 homes in 2018, and generate basic EPS between $6.00 and $7.00 per share during 2018. In addition, the Company believes 2018 gross margin as a percentage of home sales revenues will be in the range of 24.0% and 26.0% and 2018 adjusted gross margin (non-GAAP) as a percentage of home sales revenues will be in the range of 25.5% and 27.5% with capitalized interest accounting for substantially all of the difference between gross margin and adjusted gross margin. The Company also believes that the average home sales price in 2018 will be between $220,000 and $230,000. This outlook assumes that general economic conditions, including interest rates and mortgage availability, and average home sales price, construction costs, availability of land, land development costs and overall absorption rates in the remainder of 2018 are similar to those in the first quarter of 2018. This guidance also assumes that no additional Convertible Notes are converted during 2018.
Earnings Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call via live webcast for investors and other interested parties beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (the “Earnings Call”). The Earnings Call will be hosted by Eric Lipar, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, and Charles Merdian, Chief Financial Officer.
Participants may access the live webcast by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.LGIHomes.com. The Earnings Call can also be accessed by dialing (855) 433-0929, or (970) 315-0256 for international participants.
An archive of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website for approximately 12 months. A replay of the Earnings Call will also be available later that day by calling (855) 859-2056, or (404) 537-3406, using conference id “6699055”. This replay will be available until May 15, 2018.
About LGI Homes, Inc.
Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, LGI Homes, Inc. engages in the design, construction and sale of homes in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Tennessee, Minnesota and Oklahoma. The Company has a notable legacy of more than 15 years of homebuilding operations, over which time it has closed over 23,000 homes. For more information about the Company and its new home developments please visit the Company’s website at www.LGIHomes.com.
Any statements made in this press release or on the Earnings Call that are not statements of historical fact, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, and should be evaluated as such. Forward-looking statements include information concerning projected 2018 home closings, year-end selling communities, basic earnings per share, gross margins as a percentage of home sales revenues, adjusted gross margins as a percentage of home sales revenue, average home sales price, and effective tax rate, as well as market conditions and possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of the Company’s business plan and strategies. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “projection,” “should,” “will”
or, in each case, their negative, or other variations or comparable terminology. For more information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements please refer to the “Risk Factors” section in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, including the “Cautionary Statement about Forward-Looking Statements” subsection within the “Risk Factors” section, and subsequent filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company bases these forward-looking statements or projections on its current expectations, plans and assumptions that it has made in light of its experience in the industry, as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances and at such time. As you read and consider this press release or listen to the Earnings Call, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of future performance or results. The forward-looking statements and projections are subject to and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements or projections. Although the Company believes that these forward-looking statements and projections are based on reasonable assumptions at the time they are made, you should be aware that many factors could affect the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements and projections. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. If the Company does update one or more forward-looking statements, there should be no inference that it will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.
LGI HOMES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)
Cash and cash equivalents
Real estate inventory
Pre-acquisition costs and deposits
Property and equipment, net
Deferred tax assets, net
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Common stock, par value $0.01, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 23,615,146 shares issued and 22,615,146 shares outstanding as of March 31, 2018 and 22,845,580 shares issued and 21,845,580 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2017
Additional paid-in capital
Treasury stock, at cost, 1,000,000 shares
Total liabilities and equity
LGI HOMES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended March 31,
Home sales revenues
Cost of sales
General and administrative
Other income, net
Net income before income taxes
Income tax provision
Earnings per share:
Weighted average shares outstanding:
In addition to the results reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company has provided information in this press release relating to Adjusted Gross Margin.
Adjusted gross margin is a non-GAAP financial measure used by management as a supplemental measure in evaluating operating performance. The Company defines adjusted gross margin as gross margin less capitalized interest and adjustments resulting from the application of purchase accounting included in the cost of sales. Management believes this information is useful because it isolates the impact that capitalized interest and purchase accounting adjustments have on gross margin. However, because adjusted gross margin information excludes capitalized interest and purchase accounting adjustments, which have real economic effects and could impact the Company’s results, the utility of adjusted gross margin information as a measure of the Company’s operating performance may be limited. In addition, other companies may not calculate adjusted gross margin information in the same manner that the Company does. Accordingly, adjusted gross margin information should be considered only as a supplement to gross margin information as a measure of the Company’s performance.
The following table reconciles adjusted gross margin to gross margin, which is the GAAP financial measure that management believes to be most directly comparable (dollars in thousands):
Three Months Ended March 31,
Home sales revenues
Cost of sales
Capitalized interest charged to cost of sales
Purchase accounting adjustments (a)
Adjusted gross margin
Gross margin % (b)
Adjusted gross margin % (b)
Adjustments result from the application of purchase accounting for acquisitions and represent the amount of the fair value step-up adjustments included in cost of sales for real estate inventory sold after the acquisition dates.
Calculated as a percentage of home sales revenues.
Home Sales Revenues and Closings by Division
(Revenues in thousands)
Three Months Ended March 31,
Total home sales revenues
CONTACT: Investor Relations:
Caitlin Stiles, (281) 210-2619