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Kaufman & Broad SA : Results for First Quarter 2015 (April 15, 2015)

PARIS, April 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Key sales activity items
Housing orders: 1,183 housing units: +9.0%



Orders in value, including Commercial Property: €223.5 M (incl. VAT), +2.0%





Key financial items
Revenues:
€210.9 M vs. €205.2 M in Q1 2014
Gross margin
€40.1 M vs. €38.5 M in Q1 2014
Attributable net income:
€6.4 M vs. €6.2 M in Q1 2014
Net cash flow : €29.3 M vs. €2.1 M at end-2014





Key growth indicators
Total backlog:
€1,136.5 M (+13.3% vs. Q1 2014) including Housing:
€991.5 M (+3.9% vs. Q1 2014)

Housing property portfolio:
19,219 lots (+8.6% vs. end-2014)


· Housing portfolio: +8.6%
· Total backlog: +13.3%

· Clear signs that private investors are coming back

· The KB-SNI partnership is taking shape with over
400 intermediate housing units under option




Kaufman & Broad S.A. today announces its results for the first quarter of 2015 (December 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015) and Nordine Hachemi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman & Broad SA, made the following statement:



"Our first quarter results confirm the robust growth that Kaufman & Broad undertook to pursue 18 months ago.



In the Housing segment, the property portfolio grew to 19,200 lots, close to 9% compared to end-November 2014. As announced at the end of January, commercial launches continued at a steady pace with a take-up rate exceeding 35% and orders in volume growing 9%.



The share of orders in volume by private investors rose from 33% to 50%, underscoring the efficacy of the "Pinel" incentive in an environment of very attractive interest rates.



Moreover, Kaufman & Broad confirmed its ability to adapt its offer to market trends by signing a partnership agreement on Intermediate housing with the SNI group (a subsidiary of Caisse Des Dépôts); the agreement has created the potential for more than 400 orders to date.



In the Commercial Property business, Kaufman & Broad won a sizeable competitive bid for a 70,000 sq.m office and retail space complex in the Paris Rive Gauche district. The results of the Logistics business are in line with the objectives set.



The financial structure continued to improve with, among other things, a €27 million increase in positive net cash flow.



At the beginning of this new accounting year, the trends observed are confirming our annual projections."

  • Sales activity
  • Housing segment

In the first quarter of 2015, housing orders in volume totaled 1,183 housing units, a 9.0% increase compared to the first quarter of 2014.

In value, housing orders totaled €189.4 million (including VAT); they were down 13.1% compared to the same period in 2014 due to the rise in the share of managed accommodation in housing orders. However, this decline should not be representative of the business evolution throughout the year.

During the first quarter of 2015, 1,158 apartments were ordered, for a total of €182.1 million (including VAT), an increase of 10.1% in volume. Orders of single-family homes in communities totaled 25 units, compared to 33 units in the first quarter of 2014 (€7.3 million (including VAT) versus €10.2 million (including VAT) in the first quarter of 2014).

Structure of the customer-base

For the entire first quarter of 2015, orders in value from investors rose 16.6 points compared to the first quarter of 2014 to 50.0% (of which 41.3% were made under the "Pinel" incentive). Orders from homebuyers were 32.3% including 22.6% from first-time homebuyers, and 9.7% from second-time homebuyers. Block orders totaled 17.7% compared to 20.1% in the first quarter of 2014 due to managed accommodation.

  • Commercial Property segment

In the first quarter of 2015, the Commercial Property segment recorded revenues of €34.1 million (including VAT).

Construction works are in progress on the "YOU" building (9,300 sq.m), located in the EcoQuartier - Île Seguin - Rives de Seine in Boulogne-Billancourt and sold before completion at end-2013 to Boursorama for its future headquarters.

Kaufman & Broad also obtained building permits for projects of significant size in Paris and Hauts-de-Seine, representing more than 32,000 sq.m of office space.

Moreover, Kaufman & Broad won a sizeable competitive bid for a 70,000 sq.m office and retail space complex in the Paris Rive Gauche district.

As regards the Logistics business, 43,000 sq.m are currently in the marketing phase and a construction permit to develop a platform of more than 100,000 sq.m was obtained in the first quarter.

  • Forward indicators of sales activity and development

At February 28, 2015, Housing backlog totaled €991.5 million (excluding VAT), or 13 months of business. The Commercial Property backlog totaled €145.0 million (excluding VAT).

As of the same date, Kaufman & Broad had 170 housing programs on the market with 3,728 housing units compared to 175 programs with 3,507 housing units at end-February 2014.

The property portfolio represented 19,450 lots, i.e., potential revenue corresponding to more than three years of business. It rose 7.9% compared to the result at end-November 2014.

The group plans to launch 37 new programs in the second quarter of 2015, including 13 launches in Île-de-France, representing 1,149 lots and 24 launches in the Regions, representing 1,832 lots.

  • Financial results
  • Operating activities

Total revenues stood at €210.9 million (excluding VAT), up 2.8% compared to the first quarter of 2014.

Housing revenues totaled €181.4 million (excluding VAT), compared to €198.4 million (excluding VAT) in the first quarter of 2014. This represents 86.0% of group revenues.

Revenues from the Apartments business was down 5.0% compared to the first quarter of 2014 to €167.8 million (excluding VAT). Revenues generated by the Single-Family homes in the communities segment totaled €13.6 million (excluding VAT), compared to €21.9 million (excluding VAT) in the first quarter of 2014.

Commercial Property revenues recorded an increase of €22.7 million to €28.0 million (excluding VAT) in the first quarter of 2015. Revenues generated by the other business activities were unchanged compared to the first quarter of 2014 at €1.5 million (excluding VAT).

  • Profitability indicators

Gross margin totaled €40.1 million compared to €38.5 million in the first quarter of 2014. The gross margin rate was 19.0%, versus 18.7% for the same period in 2014.

Current operating expenses amounted to €27.2 million (12.9% of revenues) versus €27.3 million in the first quarter of 2014 (13.3% of revenues).

Current operating income totaled €12.9 million, compared to €11.2 million in the first quarter of 2014. The current operating margin was 6.1% versus 5.5% in the first quarter of 2014.

Attributable net income was €6.4 million, slightly up compared to thefirst quarter of 2014 (€6.2 million).

  • Financial structure and liquidity

Net financial debt was reduced by €96.0 million compared to end-February 2014 and, accordingly, net cash flow was €29.3 million at February 28, 2015.

At February 28, 2015, active cash (available cash and investment securities) was €177.7 million, compared to €150.0 million at November 30, 2014.

Working capital requirements totaled €90.9 million (8.3% of revenues over 12 months rolling), compared to €108.4 million at November 30, 2014 (10.0% of revenues).

An interim dividend of €0.68 per share on the €1.36 dividend to be proposed to the Shareholders' Meeting on April 16 was paid on March 18, for a total amount of €12.5 million.

This press release is available from the website www.ketb.com

  • Next regular publication date:

July 8, 2015: Results for the first half-year 2015 (after the market close)

Contacts

Chief Financial Officer Press Relations
Bruno Coche

01 41 43 44 73

Infos-invest@ketb.com
Camille Petit

Burson-Marsteller

01 56 03 12 80

contact.presse@ketb.com

  • About Kaufman & Broad - For more than 40 years, Kaufman & Broad has been designing, building and selling single-family homes in communities, apartments and offices on behalf of third parties. Kaufman & Broad is a leading French property builder and developer measured by its size, earnings and the strength of its brand.

Warning: This document contains forward-looking information. This information is liable to be affected by known or unknown factors that KBSA cannot easily control or forecast which may render the results materially different from those stated, implied or projected by the company. These risks specifically include those listed under "Risk Factors" in the Registration Document filed with the AMF on March 31, 2015 under number D.15-0258.

  • Glossary

Orders: measured in volume (Units) and in value, orders reflect the group's sales activity. Orders are recognized in revenue based on the time necessary for the "conversion" of an order into a signed and notarized deed, which is the point at which income is generated. In addition, for apartment programs that include mixed-use buildings (apartments/business premises/retail space/offices), all floor space is converted into housing equivalents.

Units: Units are used to define the number of housing units or equivalent housing units (for mixed programs) of any given program. The number of equivalent housing units is calculated as a ratio of the surface area by type (business premises/retail space/offices) to the average surface area of the housing units previously obtained.

EHU: EHUs (Equivalent Housing Units delivered) directly reflect sales. The number of EHUs is a function of multiplying (i) the number of housing units of a given program for which notarized sales deeds have been signed by (ii) the ratio between the group's property expenses and construction expenses incurred on said program and the total expense budget for said program.

Take-up rate: the number of orders in relation to the average commercial offer for the period.

Commercial offer: the total inventory of properties available for sale as of the date in question, i.e., all unordered housing units as of such date (less the programs that have not entered the marketing phase).

Gross margin: corresponds to revenues less cost of sales. Cost of sales consists of the price of land, the related property costs and construction costs.

Backlog: a summary at any given moment used for forecasting future revenues for the coming months.

Property portfolio: all real estate for which a deed or commitment to sell has been signed.

APPENDICES

  • Financial data

Key consolidated data

in € thousands Q1 2015 Q1 2014
restated **
Revenues 210,905 205,197
of which Housing 181,356 198,372
of which Commercial Property 28,033 5,323
of which Other 1,517 1,502
Gross margin 40,053 38,453
Gross margin rate (%) 19.0% 18.7%
Current operating income 12,885 11,199
Current operating margin (%) 6.1% 5.5%
Attributable net income 6,443 6,180
Attributable net income per share (€/share) * 0.30 0.29

* Based on the number of shares composing the capital of Kaufman & Broad SA, i.e., 21,584,658 shares

** Financial statements restated following a change in accounting method: recognition under operating expenses of the marketing costs of sales offices and model areas previously recognized under cost of sales.

Consolidated income statement*

in € thousands Q1 2015 Q1 2014
restated **
Revenues 210,905 205,197
Cost of sales (170,852) (166,743)
Gross margin 40,053 38,453
Selling expenses (5,766) (6,602)
Administrative expenses (12,571) (12,134)
Technical and customer service expenses (4,398) (4,444)
Development and program expenses (4,433) (4,074)
Current operating income 12,885 11,199
Other non-recurring income and expenses - 135
Operating income 12,885 11,335
Cost of net financial debt (139) 236
Other income and expenses - -
Income tax (3,093) (3,238)
Share of income (loss) of equity affiliates and joint ventures 630 305
Income (loss) attributable to shareholders 10,283 8,637
Minority interests 3,840 2,457
Attributable net income 6,443 6,180

* Unaudited and not approved by the Board of Directors

** Financial statements restated following a change in accounting method: recognition under operating expenses of the marketing costs of sales offices and model areas previously recognized under cost of sales.

Consolidated balance sheet*

in € thousands Feb. 28, 2015 Nov. 30, 2014 restated **
ASSETS
Goodwill 68,511 68,511
Intangible Assets 84,221 85,075
Property, plant and equipment 5,154 4,323
Equity affiliates and joint ventures 9,182 11,376
Other non-current financial assets 2,146 1,843
Non-current assets 169,214 171,127
Inventories 303,175 320,540
Accounts receivable 291,711 336,561
Other receivables 127,556 176,606
Cash and cash equivalents 177,696 149,993
Prepaid expenses 1,414 1,437
Current assets 901,551 985,135
TOTAL ASSETS 1,070,765 1,156,262
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Capital stock 5,612 5,612
Additional paid-in capital 200,771 163,410
Attributable net income 6,443 37,930
Attributable shareholders' equity 212,826 206,952
Minority interests 10,528 8,667
Shareholders' equity 223,354 215,620
Non-current provisions 21,581 21,486
Borrowings and other non-current financial liabilities (> 1 year) 136,042 135,815
Deferred tax liabilities 43,593 42,303
Non-current liabilities 201,216 199,604
Current provisions 883 2,168
Other current financial liabilities (< 1 year) 12,351 12,101
Accounts payable 558,359 618,201
Other payables 72,753 106,858
Deferred income 1,848 1,709
Current liabilities 646,194 741,038
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES 1,070,765 1,156,262

* Unaudited and not approved by the Board of Directors

** Financial statements restated following a change in accounting method: recognition under operating expenses of the marketing costs of sales offices and model areas previously recognized under cost of sales.

  • Operational data

Housing 1st quarter 2015 1st quarter 2014
Revenues (€m, excluding VAT) 181.4 198.4
of which Apartments 167.8 176.5
of which Single-Family homes in communities 13.6 21.9
Deliveries (EHUs) 1,142 1,212
of which Apartments 1,090 1,135
of which Single-Family homes in communities 52 77
Net orders (number) 1,183 1,085
of which Apartments 1,158 1,052
of which Single-Family homes in communities 25 33
Net orders (€m, including VAT) 189.4 218.1
of which Apartments 182.1 207.9
of which Single-Family homes in communities 7.3 10.2
Commercial offer at period end (number) 3,728 3,507
Backlog at period end
In value (€m, excluding VAT) 991.5 954.6
of which Apartments 947.9 873.5
of which Single-Family homes in communities 43.6 81.1
In months of business 13.1 11.8
Property portfolio at period end 19,219 18,233
Commercial Property 1st quarter 2015 1st quarter 2014
Revenues (€m, excluding VAT) 28.0 5.3
Net orders (€m, including VAT) 34.1 0.6
Backlog at period end (€m, excluding VAT) 145.0 47.6

Results for First Quarter 2015 http://hugin.info/165249/R/1911530/682059.pdf

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Source:Kaufman & Broad SA

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