August 9, 2016

LGI Homes, Inc. Reports Record Setting Second Quarter and YTD 2016 Results and Increases EPS Guidance

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LGI Homes, Inc. (Nasdaq:LGIH) today announced results for the second quarter 2016 and the six months ended June 30, 2016.

Second Quarter 2016 Highlights and Comparisons to Second Quarter 2015

  • Net Income of $20.7 million, or $1.01 Basic EPS and $0.96 Diluted EPS

  • Net Income Before Income Taxes increased 47.8% to $31.4 million

  • Home Closings increased 32.2% to 1,128 homes

  • Home Sales Revenues increased 40.2% to $222.7 million

  • Average Home Sales Price increased 6.0% to $197,450

  • Gross Margin as a Percentage of Home Sales Revenues was 26.5% as compared to 26.8%

  • Adjusted Gross Margin (non-GAAP) as a Percentage of Home Sales Revenues was 27.8% as compared to 28.2%

  • Active Selling Communities at quarter-end increased to 56 from 45

  • Total Owned and Controlled Lots increased to 28,040 lots

Please see "Non-GAAP Measures" for a reconciliation of Adjusted Gross Margin to Gross Margin.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 Highlights and Comparisons to Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

  • Net Income of $32.4 million, or $1.58 Basic EPS and $1.54 Diluted EPS

  • Net Income Before Income Taxes increased 49.4% to $49.2 million

  • Home Closings increased 29.4% to 1,972 homes

  • Home Sales Revenues increased 37.8% to $385.2 million

  • Average Home Sales Price increased 6.5% to $195,328

  • Gross Margin as a Percentage of Home Sales Revenues was 26.1% as compared to 26.5%

  • Adjusted Gross Margin (non-GAAP) as a Percentage of Home Sales Revenues was 27.3% as compared to 28.1%

Please see "Non-GAAP Measures" for a reconciliation of Adjusted Gross Margin to Gross Margin.

Management Comments

"We are proud to announce an outstanding second quarter at LGI Homes highlighting record-setting closings, revenues, average sales price, net income and EPS," stated Eric Lipar, the Company's Chief Executive Office and Chairman of the Board. "Based on these solid results and our achievements during the first half of the year, we believe we are well positioned to finish the year strong and are updating our guidance.  For the full year 2016, we now anticipate closings to be between 4,000 and 4,300 homes and are increasing the range of our average sales price guidance.  In addition, we are raising our full year EPS guidance to $3.20 to $3.70 per basic share based on our expectation to produce gross margin between 25.2% and 27.2%, adjusted gross margin between 26.5% to 28.5% and continued SG&A leverage."

2016 Second Quarter Results

Home closings during the second quarter of 2016 increased 32.2% to 1,128 from 853 home closings during the second quarter of 2015. Active selling communities increased to 56 at the end of the second quarter of 2016, up from 45 communities at the end of the second quarter of 2015.

Home sales revenues for the second quarter of 2016 were $222.7 million, an increase of $63.9 million, or 40.2% over the second quarter of 2015. The increase in home sales revenues is primarily due to the increase in the number of homes closed and an increase in the average home sales price.

The average home sales price was $197,450 for the second quarter of 2016, an increase of $11,253, or 6.0%, over the second quarter of 2015. This increase is largely attributable to changes in product mix, price points in new markets, and a favorable pricing environment.

Gross margin as a percentage of home sales revenues for the second quarter of 2016 was 26.5% as compared to 26.8% for the second quarter of 2015.  Adjusted gross margin (non-GAAP) as a percentage of home sales revenues for the second quarter of 2016 was 27.8% as compared to 28.2% for the second quarter of 2015. The decreases year over year reflect a combination of increased construction costs and lot costs partially offset by higher average home sales price. Please see "Non-GAAP Measures" for a reconciliation of adjusted gross margin to gross margin.

Net income of $20.7 million, or $1.01 per basic share and $0.96 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2016 increased $6.7 million, or 47.8%, from $14.0 million for the second quarter of 2015. This increase is primarily attributable to the 32.2% increase in homes closed, the increase in average home sales price, and operating leverage realized related to selling, general and administrative expenses.

Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2016

Home closings for the six months ended June 30, 2016 increased 29.4% to 1,972 from 1,524 during the first six months of 2015.

Home sales revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2016 increased 37.8% to $385.2 million compared to the six months ended June 30, 2015. The increase in home sales revenues is primarily due to the increase in the number of homes closed and an increase in the average home sales price.

The average home sales price was $195,328 for the six months ended June 30, 2016, an increase of $11,919, or 6.5%, over the six months ended June 30, 2015. Consistent with our second quarter 2016 results, the increase is primarily due to changes in product mix, price points in new markets, and a favorable pricing environment.

Gross margin as a percentage of home sales revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was 26.1% as compared to 26.5% for the six months ended June 30, 2015.  Adjusted gross margin (non-GAAP) as a percentage of home sales revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was 27.3% as compared to 28.1% for six months ended June 30, 2015. This decrease reflects a combination of increased construction costs and lot costs partially offset by higher average home sales price. Please see "Non-GAAP Measures" for a reconciliation of adjusted gross margin to gross margin.

Net income of $32.4 million, or $1.58 per basic share and $1.54 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2016 increased $10.7 million, or 49.3%, from $21.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015. This increase is primarily attributable to the 29.4% increase in homes closed, the increase in average home sales price, and operating leverage realized related to selling, general and administrative expenses, net of increased expenses associated with new communities.

Updated Outlook
Subject to the caveats in the Forward-Looking Statements section of this press release, the Company offers the following updated guidance for 2016. The Company believes it will have between 62 and 67 active selling communities at the end of 2016, close between 4,000 and 4,300 homes in 2016, and generate basic EPS between $3.20 and $3.70 per basic share during 2016. In addition, the Company believes 2016 gross margin as a percentage of home sales revenues will be in the range of 25.2% and 27.2%, 2016 adjusted gross margin (non-GAAP) as a percentage of home sales revenues will be in the range of 26.5% and 28.5%, and that the average home sales price in 2016 will be between $195,000 and $205,000. This outlook assumes that general economic conditions for the remainder of the year, including interest rates, and mortgage availability in the second half of 2016 are similar to those in the first half of 2016, and that home sales price, construction costs, availability of land, land development costs and overall absorption rates for the second half of 2016 are consistent with the first half of 2016.

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, August 9, 2016. The 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 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 call will also be available later that day by calling (855) 859-2056, or (404) 537-3406, using conference id "53195264". This replay will be available until August 16, 2016.

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 and Tennessee. The Company has a notable legacy of more than 13 years of homebuilding operations, over which time it has closed over 14,000 homes. For more information about the Company and its new home developments please visit the Company's website at www.LGIHomes.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements made in this press release 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 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 "believe," "estimate," "project," "anticipate," "expect," "seek," "predict," "contemplate," "continue," "possible," "intent," "may," "might," "will," "could," "would," "should," "forecast," or "assume" 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, 2015, 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, 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)
  June 30, December 31,
  2016 2015
ASSETS (Unaudited)  
Cash and cash equivalents $49,666  $37,568 
Accounts receivable 15,073  17,325 
Real estate inventory 609,925  531,228 
Pre-acquisition costs and deposits 12,718  7,001 
Property and equipment, net 1,950  2,108 
Other assets 6,005  11,238 
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 12,111  12,234 
Total assets $707,448  $618,702 
     
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY    
Accounts payable $21,993  $24,020 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 47,956  40,006 
Deferred tax liabilities, net 2,393  2,726 
Notes payable 334,174  304,561 
Total liabilities 406,516  371,313 
     
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES    
EQUITY    
Common stock, par value $0.01, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 22,023,248 shares issued and 21,023,248 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2016 and 21,270,389 shares issued and 20,270,389 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2015 220  213 
Additional paid-in capital 196,752  175,575 
Retained earnings 120,510  88,151 
Treasury stock, at cost, 1,000,000 shares (16,550) (16,550)
Total equity 300,932  247,389 
Total liabilities and equity $707,448  $618,702 



LGI HOMES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016 2015 2016 2015
Home sales revenues $222,723  $158,826  $385,186  $279,516 
         
Cost of sales 163,628  116,253  284,722  205,481 
Selling expenses 17,867  13,393  31,958  24,975 
General and administrative 10,488  7,943  20,440  16,148 
Operating income 30,740  21,237  48,066  32,912 
Other income, net (668) (9) (1,171) (55)
Net income before income taxes 31,408  21,246  49,237  32,967 
Income tax provision 10,749  7,269  16,878  11,288 
Net income $20,659  $13,977  $32,359  $21,679 
Earnings per share:        
Basic $1.01  $0.70  $1.58  $1.09 
Diluted $0.96  $0.66  $1.54  $0.97 
         
Weighted average shares outstanding:        
Basic 20,544,809  19,908,482  20,416,566  19,880,569 
Diluted 21,487,013  21,246,875  21,017,188  22,536,841 



Non-GAAP Measures

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

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 June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016 2015 2016 2015
Home sales revenues $222,723  $158,826  $385,186  $279,516 
Cost of sales 163,628  116,253  284,722  205,481 
Gross margin 59,095  42,573  100,464  74,035 
Capitalized interest charged to cost of sales 2,669  1,490  4,451  2,552 
Purchase accounting adjustments (a)
 211  760  381  1,821 
Adjusted gross margin 61,975  44,823  $105,296  $78,408 
Gross margin % (b) 26.5% 26.8% 26.1% 26.5%
Adjusted gross margin % (b) 27.8% 28.2% 27.3% 28.1%

(a) Adjustments result from the application of purchase accounting related to prior acquisitions and represent the amount of the fair value step-up adjustments for real estate inventory included in cost of sales. 
 
(b) Calculated as a percentage of home sales revenues.

Home Sales Revenues and Home Closings by Division
(Dollars in thousands)

  Three Months Ended June 30,
  2016 2015
  Revenues Closings Revenues Closings
Texas $115,121  585  $91,712  488 
Southwest 42,960  192  28,767  143 
Southeast 31,147  181  19,644  121 
Florida 30,446  159  18,703  101 
Northwest 3,049  11     
Total home sales $222,723  1,128  $158,826  853 


  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016 2015
  Revenues Closings Revenues Closings
Texas $195,564  995  $162,485  870 
Southwest 76,883  358  43,673  222 
Southeast 59,061  341  42,143  264 
Florida 50,629  267  31,215  168 
Northwest 3,049  11     
Total home sales $385,186  1,972  $279,516  1,524 


CONTACT:       
Investor Relations:
Caitlin Stiles, (281) 210-2619
InvestorRelations@LGIHomes.com


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