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Taylor Morrison Reports Third Quarter Earnings per Share of $0.45, Year-over-year Growth in Closings and Net Income of $54 million

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) today reported third quarter total revenue of $908 million, net income of $54 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.45.

Third Quarter 2017 Highlights:

  • Home closings were 1,842, a 6% increase from the prior year quarter
  • Total revenue was $908 million, a 6% increase from the prior year quarter
  • GAAP home closings gross margin, inclusive of capitalized interest, was 18.6%
  • Net income for the quarter was $54 million with diluted earnings per share of $0.45
  • Backlog units at the end of the quarter were 4,359 with a sales value of $2.1 billion, a 13% increase from the prior year quarter

"The third quarter presented unique challenges with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma," said Sheryl Palmer, Chairman and CEO of Taylor Morrison. "Despite the storms, I'm pleased with our organization's resilience and collective efforts to close another quarter of sequential growth in key operating metrics, and am happy to share that our annual closings guidance remains within our stated range."

"Through the end of September, we've sold 6,562 homes, a 13 percent increase compared to the same period last year, and our sales pace year-to-date is 2.5, almost a 20 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016," added Palmer. "That represents our highest sales growth rate over three quarters since 2013."

As a result of the hurricanes, approximately 40 percent of the Company's communities were closed for a minimum of 5-7 days and experienced three to four weeks of delays in deliveries and production.

"The impact from the hurricanes reduced our number of closings in the third quarter by about 130, equating to roughly four cents of EPS," said Dave Cone, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "However, this won't be a permanent shift in our production schedule as we plan to absorb these closings into our business in the next couple of quarters."

"Home closings gross margin, inclusive of capitalized interest, was 18.6 percent, and grew sequentially versus the second quarter," added Cone. "We estimate a loss of 10 basis points of margin from the delayed closings, but continue to believe the full-year home closings margin will be accretive year-over-year."

"Our industry is faced with all kinds of uncontrollable events and disruption from economic and housing market fluctuations, mortgage regulatory changes, and natural disasters," said Palmer. "Taylor Morrison's ability to be nimble and responsive to absorb these occurrences while continuing to deliver on our commitments to our customers, employees and shareholders, is what we believe sets us apart from the pack."

The Company ended the quarter with $265 million in cash and a net homebuilding debt to capitalization ratio of 33.1 percent.

Land sales for the third quarter were about $4 million, a decrease of $23 million from the third quarter 2016. The company sold certain long-term strategic assets in 2016 as the tax holding period expired allowing for favorable monetization.

Homebuilding inventories were $3.2 billion at the end of the quarter, including 5,282 homes in inventory, compared to 4,747 homes in inventory at the end of the prior year quarter. Homes in inventory at the end of the quarter consisted of 3,537 sold units, 401 model homes and 1,344 inventory units, of which 249 were finished. The Company owned or controlled approximately 40,000 lots at September 30, 2017, representing 5.1 years of supply and is focused on securing land for 2019 and beyond.

Quarterly Financial Comparison







($ thousands)









Q3 2017


Q3 2016


Q3 2017 vs. Q3 2016

Total Revenue


$908,027


$853,417


6.4

%

Home Closings Revenue


$886,249


$812,185


9.1

%

Home Closings Gross Margin


$164,612


$153,678


7.1

%


18.6

%


18.9

%


30 bps decrease

SG&A

% of Home Closings Revenue


$94,850


$88,221


7.5

%


10.7

%


10.9

%


20 bps leverage

Full Year 2017 Business Outlook

Full Year 2017:

  • Average active community count is expected to be about 300
  • Monthly absorption pace is expected to be at least 2.3 per outlet on average
  • Home closings remains unchanged but on the lower end of the range at 7,850
  • GAAP home closings gross margin, inclusive of capitalized interest, is expected to be accretive to 2016 and be in the mid 18% range
  • SG&A as a percentage of homebuilding revenue is expected to leverage year-over-year and be in the low-to-mid 10% range
  • Income from unconsolidated joint ventures is expected to be about $10 million
  • Land and development spend is expected to be approximately $1 billion
  • Effective tax rate expected to be between 34% and 35%

Operating Division Realignment Within Our Segments

As of March 31, 2017 we realigned our homebuilding operating divisions within our existing segments based on geographic location and management's long-term strategic plans. As a result, historical periods in the segment information have been reclassified to align to these changes.

Earnings Webcast

A public webcast to discuss the third quarter 2017 earnings will be held later today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The participant dial-in is 1 (855) 470-8731 and the conference ID is 96826434. More information can be found on the Company's investor relations website at investors.taylormorrison.com. A webcast replay will also be available on the site later today and will be available for one year from the date of the original earnings call.

About Taylor Morrison

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) is a leading national homebuilder and developer that has been recognized as the 2016 and 2017 America's Most Trusted® Home Builder by Lifestory Research. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona we operate under two well-established brands, Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes. We serve a wide array of consumer groups from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and 55 plus buyers. In Texas, Darling Homes builds communities with a focus on individuality and custom detail while delivering on the Taylor Morrison standard of excellence.

For more information about Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes please visit www.taylormorrison.com or www.darlinghomes.com.

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 "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "may," "can," "could," "might," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, including statements related to expected operating and performing 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: changes in general and local economic conditions (including as a result of recent extreme weather conditions); slowdowns or severe downturns in the housing market; homebuyers' ability to obtain suitable financing; shortages in, disruptions of and cost of labor; competition in our industry; any increase in unemployment or underemployment; increases in interest rates, taxes or government fees; inflation or deflation; the seasonality of our business; our ability to obtain additional performance, payment and completion surety bonds and letters of credit; higher cancellation rates; 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; decreases in the market value of our land inventory; new or changes in government regulations and legal challenges; our ability to sell mortgages we originate and claims on loans sold to third parties; governmental regulation applicable to our mortgage operations and title services business; the loss of any of our important commercial 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; material losses in excess of insurance limits; 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 debt and the agreements governing such debt; our ability to access the capital markets; and risks related to our structure and organization. In addition, other such risks and uncertainties may be found in Taylor Morrison Home Corporation's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (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
September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2017


2016


2017


2016

Home closings revenue, net


$

886,249



$

812,185



$

2,526,830



$

2,271,154


Land closings revenue


4,299



27,418



11,419



44,957


Mortgage operations revenue


17,479



13,814



47,362



36,951


Total revenues


908,027



853,417



2,585,611



2,353,062


Cost of home closings


721,637



658,507



2,062,437



1,852,724


Cost of land closings


3,002



8,179



7,869



20,497


Mortgage operations expenses


12,070



7,877



30,874



22,594


Total cost of revenues


736,709



674,563



2,101,180



1,895,815


Gross margin


171,318



178,854



484,431



457,247


Sales, commissions and other marketing costs


61,476



58,277



178,609



165,300


General and administrative expenses


33,374



29,944



100,396



91,078


Equity in income of unconsolidated entities


(2,787)



(1,646)



(6,943)



(4,734)


Interest income, net


(135)



(47)



(314)



(149)


Other expense, net


415



1,935



828



8,602


Income before income taxes


78,975



90,391



211,855



197,150


Income tax provision


24,282



31,707



65,631



66,698


Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests


54,693



58,684



146,224



130,452


Net income attributable to non-controlling interests - joint ventures


(427)



(376)



(625)



(856)


Net income before non-controlling interests - Principal Equityholders


54,266



58,308



145,599



129,596


Net income attributable to non-controlling interests - Principal Equityholders


(21,390)



(43,471)



(76,810)



(96,261)


Net income available to Taylor Morrison Home Corporation


$

32,876



$

14,837



$

68,789



$

33,335


Earnings per common share









Basic


$

0.45



$

0.49



$

1.21



$

1.07


Diluted


$

0.45



$

0.49



$

1.21



$

1.07


Weighted average number of shares of common stock:









Basic


72,471



30,427



56,791



31,300


Diluted


121,183



120,103



120,991



120,870


Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)



September 30,
2017


December 31,
2016



(Unaudited)



Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$

264,862



$

300,179


Restricted cash


1,315



1,633


Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash


266,177



301,812


Owned inventory


3,240,664



3,010,967


Real estate not owned under option agreements


3,107



6,252


Total real estate inventory


3,243,771



3,017,219


Land deposits


50,879



37,233


Mortgage loans held for sale


107,665



233,184


Hedging assets


2,037



2,291


Prepaid expenses and other assets, net


72,546



73,425


Other receivables, net


98,948



115,246


Investments in unconsolidated entities


184,817



157,909


Deferred tax assets, net


215,666



206,634


Property and equipment, net


6,229



6,586


Intangible assets, net


2,395



3,189


Goodwill


66,198



66,198


Total assets


$

4,317,328



$

4,220,926


Liabilities





Accounts payable


$

146,263



$

136,636


Accrued expenses and other liabilities


190,384



209,202


Income taxes payable


15,019



10,528


Customer deposits


185,604



111,573


Senior notes, net


1,239,211



1,237,484


Loans payable and other borrowings


161,798



150,485


Revolving credit facility borrowings





Mortgage warehouse borrowings


61,292



198,564


Liabilities attributable to real estate not owned under option agreements


3,107



6,252


Total liabilities


$

2,002,678



$

2,060,724


Stockholders' Equity





Total stockholders' equity


2,314,650



2,160,202


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

4,317,328



$

4,220,926


Homes Closed:


Three Months Ended September 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


776



$

311,526



677



$

273,928


Central


531



253,556



548



263,852


West


535



321,167



512



274,405


Total


1,842



$

886,249



1,737



$

812,185


Net Sales Orders:


Three Months Ended September 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


777



$

302,795



795



$

302,363


Central


521



247,084



550



261,971


West


463



300,815



605



354,281


Total


1,761



$

850,694



1,950



$

918,615











Homes Closed:


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


2,238



$

891,740



1,874



$

722,814


Central


1,512



723,758



1,566



748,712


West


1,585



911,332



1,504



799,628


Total


5,335



$

2,526,830



4,944



$

2,271,154











Net Sales Orders:


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


2,923



$

1,132,839



2,388



$

919,861


Central


1,826



864,797



1,599



753,454


West


1,813



1,088,661



1,816



1,012,717


Total


6,562



$

3,086,297



5,803



$

2,686,032


Sales Order Backlog:


As of September 30,



2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)


Homes


Value


Homes


Value

East


1,905



$

774,001



1,478



$

608,840


Central


1,272



653,415



1,202



612,840


West


1,182



697,790



1,175



650,197


Total


4,359



$

2,125,206



3,855



$

1,871,877


Average Active Selling Communities:


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2017


2016


2017


2016

East


130



132



127



131


Central


118



116



118



118


West


45



61



51



63


Total


293



309



296



312


Average Selling Price of Homes Closed:



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands)


2017


2016


2017


2016

East


$

401



$

405



$

398



$

386


Central


478



481



479



478


West


600



536



575



532


Total


$

481



$

468



$

474



$

459


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables set forth a reconciliation between our net income before allocation to non-controlling interests and EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, and a reconciliation of our net homebuilding debt to total capitalization ratio. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that measures performance by adjusting net income to exclude interest amortized to cost of sales and interest income, net, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash compensation expense and loss on extinguishment of debt, if any. Net homebuilding debt to capitalization, which we calculate by dividing (i) total debt, less unamortized debt issuance costs 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), is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our performance on a consolidated basis as well as the performance of our regions. We use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization as an indicator of overall leverage. 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 adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors regarding our results of operations because it allows investors to evaluate our performance without the effects of various items we do not believe are characteristic of our ongoing operations or performance and also because it assists 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 non-recurring items. We use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization to evaluate our performance against other companies in the homebuilding industry and believe it is also relevant and useful to investors for that reason.

These measures are considered non-GAAP financial measures and should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, the comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures as a measure of our operating performance or liquidity. Although other companies in the homebuilding industry report similar information, the methods used may differ. We urge investors to understand the methods used by other companies in the homebuilding industry to calculate net income, adjusted EBITDA and total debt to capitalization and any adjustments to such amounts before comparing our measures to those of such other companies.

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation



Three Months Ended September 30,

(Dollars in thousands)


2017


2016

Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests


$

54,693



$

58,684


Interest income, net


(135)



(47)


Amortization of capitalized interest


21,789



21,502


Income tax provision


24,282



31,707


Depreciation and amortization


896



1,026


EBITDA


$

101,525



$

112,821


Non-cash compensation expense


3,377



3,042


Adjusted EBITDA


$

104,902



$

115,914


Net Homebuilding Debt to Total Capitalization Ratio Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

As of

September 30,
2017

Total debt

$

1,462,301


Unamortized debt issuance costs

10,789


Less mortgage warehouse borrowings

61,292


Total homebuilding debt

$

1,411,798


Less unrestricted cash and cash equivalents

264,862


Net homebuilding debt

$

1,146,936


Total equity

2,314,650


Total capitalization

$

3,461,586




Net homebuilding debt to total capitalization ratio

33.1

%

CONTACT: Investor Relations
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
(480) 734-2060
investor@taylormorrison.com

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