NVR, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results

|Apr 23|magazine28 min read

RESTON, Va., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR), one of the nation's largest homebuilding and mortgage banking companies, announced net income for its first quarter ended March 31, 2020 of $175,703,000, or $44.96 per diluted share.  Net income and diluted earnings per share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 decreased 7% and 6%, respectively, when compared to 2019 first quarter net income of $188,406,000, or $47.64 per diluted share.  Consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2020 totaled $1,582,528,000, which decreased 6% from $1,687,011,000 in the first quarter of 2019.

Homebuilding

New orders in the first quarter of 2020 decreased by 2% to 5,015 units, when compared to 5,139 units in the first quarter of 2019. The average sales price of new orders in the first quarter of 2020 was $372,300, an increase of 1% when compared with the first quarter of 2019.  The cancellation rate in the first quarter of 2020 was 21% compared to 14% in the first quarter of 2019. In March, we experienced an increase in sales cancellations and a decrease in new orders due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Settlements decreased in the first quarter of 2020 to 4,230 units, which was 6% lower than the first quarter of 2019. 

Our backlog of homes sold but not settled as of March 31, 2020 of 9,018 units and $3,441,151,000 was flat as compared to the respective backlog unit and dollar balances as of March 31, 2019. The backlog of homes sold but not settled includes 1,178 units and $482,530,000 in Pennsylvania and New York, where the state and local governments have issued various orders that prohibit residential construction at this time. Of the backlog in Pennsylvania and New York, 510 units and $203,249,000 have not started construction as of March 31, 2020. The remaining 668 units are in various stages of construction. Once the government orders in Pennsylvania and New York allow residential construction activities to resume, we expect to complete these homes and deliver them to the buyers with whom we are currently under contract. In light of current economic conditions, we expect this backlog may experience a higher level of cancellations than the rest of our backlog due to our inability to promise a delivery date on these units.

Homebuilding revenues of $1,555,707,000 in the first quarter of 2020 decreased compared to homebuilding revenues of $1,643,206,000 in the first quarter of 2019.  Gross profit margin in the first quarter of 2020 decreased to 16.8%, compared to 18.5% in the first quarter of 2019.  Gross profit margin in the current year was impacted by contract land deposit impairments of approximately $36,400,000, or 234 basis points of revenue.  Income before tax from the homebuilding segment totaled $149,919,000 in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 20% when compared to the first quarter of 2019.

Mortgage Banking

Mortgage closed loan production in the first quarter of 2020 totaled $1,132,104,000, a decrease of 1% when compared to the first quarter of 2019.  Income before tax from the mortgage banking segment totaled $11,456,000 in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 62% when compared to $30,197,000 in the first quarter of 2019.  This decrease is due primarily to the reduction in fair value of mortgage servicing rights as a result of the disruptions in the mortgage market related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Tax Rate

Our effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was a benefit of 8.9% as compared to an effective tax expense rate of 13.8% for the three months ended March 31, 2019. The effective tax rate in both periods was favorably impacted by the recognition of an income tax benefit related to excess tax benefits from stock option exercises totaling $55,655,000 for three months ended March 31, 2020, and $28,478,000, for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

Other Matters - COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all facets of our business.  Our primary focus as we face this challenge is to do everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and trade partners. While residential construction has been deemed an essential business in each of the markets we operate except Pennsylvania and New York, the state government in every market where we operate has instituted social distancing and other restrictions, which have resulted in significant changes to the way we conduct business.  In all markets where we are permitted to operate, we are operating in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local guidelines.

There is uncertainty regarding the extent and timing of disruption to our business that may result from COVID-19 and related governmental actions.  There is also uncertainty as to the effects of economic relief efforts on the U.S. economy, unemployment, consumer confidence, demand for our homes and the mortgage market, including lending standards and secondary mortgage markets. We are unable to predict the extent to which this will impact our operational and financial performance including the impact of future developments such as the duration and spread of COVID-19, corresponding governmental actions, and the impact of such on our employees, customers and trade partners.

About NVR

NVR, Inc. operates in two business segments:  homebuilding and mortgage banking.  The homebuilding segment sells and builds homes under the Ryan Homes, NVHomes and Heartland Homes trade names, and operates in thirty-two metropolitan areas in fourteen states and Washington, D.C.  For more information about NVR, Inc. and its brands, see www.nvrinc.com, www.ryanhomes.com, www.nvhomes.com and www.heartlandluxuryhomes.com.

Some of the statements in this release made by the Company constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Certain, but not necessarily all, of such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should" or "anticipates" or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology.  All statements other than of historical facts are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements contained in this document may include those regarding market trends, NVR's financial position, business strategy, the outcome of pending litigation, investigations or similar contingencies, projected plans and objectives of management for future operations.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results or performance of NVR to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Such risk factors include, but are not limited to the following: the impact of COVID-19 on the economy; general economic and business conditions (on both a national and regional level); interest rate changes; access to suitable financing by NVR and NVR's customers; increased regulation in the mortgage banking industry; the ability of our mortgage banking subsidiary to sell loans it originates into the secondary market; competition; the availability and cost of land and other raw materials used by NVR in its homebuilding operations; shortages of labor; weather related slow-downs; building moratoriums; governmental regulation; fluctuation and volatility of stock and other financial markets; mortgage financing availability; and other factors over which NVR has little or no control.  NVR undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements except as required by law.

 

NVR, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)




Three Months Ended March 31,




2020


2019








Homebuilding:






Revenues


$

1,555,707



$

1,643,206



Other income


5,336



5,737



Cost of sales


(1,294,743)



(1,338,806)



Selling, general and administrative


(110,167)



(115,734)



Operating income


156,133



194,403



Interest expense


(6,214)



(5,993)



Homebuilding income


149,919



188,410









Mortgage Banking:






Mortgage banking fees


26,821



43,805



Interest income


2,469



2,833



Other income


649



539



General and administrative


(18,211)



(16,758)



Interest expense


(272)



(222)



Mortgage banking income


11,456



30,197









Income before taxes


161,375



218,607



Income tax benefit (expense)


14,328



(30,201)









Net income


$

175,703



$

188,406









Basic earnings per share


$

47.97



$

52.23









Diluted earnings per share


$

44.96



$

47.64









Basic weighted average shares outstanding


3,663



3,607









Diluted weighted average shares outstanding


3,908



3,955



 

 

NVR, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)








March 31, 2020


December 31, 2019

ASSETS





Homebuilding:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,078,598



$

1,110,892


Restricted cash


23,238



17,943


Receivables


27,089



18,278


Inventory:





Lots and housing units, covered under sales agreements with customers


1,216,514



1,075,420


Unsold lots and housing units


210,328



184,352


Land under development


68,139



69,196


Building materials and other


20,659



18,320




1,515,640



1,347,288







Contract land deposits, net


369,256



413,851


Property, plant and equipment, net


50,905



52,260


Operating lease right-of-use assets


60,003



63,825


Reorganization value in excess of amounts allocable to identifiable assets, net


41,580



41,580


Other assets


191,337



176,144




3,357,646



3,242,061


Mortgage Banking:





Cash and cash equivalents


13,398



29,412


Restricted cash


2,759



2,276


Mortgage loans held for sale, net


430,942



492,125


Property and equipment, net


5,579



5,828


Operating lease right-of-use assets


15,613



13,345


Reorganization value in excess of amounts allocable to identifiable assets, net


7,347



7,347


Other assets


54,239



17,421




529,877



567,754


Total assets


$

3,887,523



$

3,809,815







 

 

NVR, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Continued)

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)








March 31, 2020


December 31, 2019

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Homebuilding:





Accounts payable


$

306,087



$

262,987


Accrued expenses and other liabilities


274,127



346,035


Customer deposits


147,161



131,886


Operating lease liabilities


66,980



71,095


Senior notes


598,456



598,301




1,392,811



1,410,304


Mortgage Banking:





Accounts payable and other liabilities


61,141



43,985


Operating lease liabilities


16,652



14,282




77,793



58,267


Total liabilities


1,470,604



1,468,571







Commitments and contingencies










Shareholders' equity:





Common stock, $0.01 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 20,555,330 shares issued as of both March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019


206



206


Additional paid-in capital


2,127,315



2,055,407


Deferred compensation trust – 107,295 shares of NVR, Inc. common stock as of both March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019


(16,912)



(16,912)


Deferred compensation liability


16,912



16,912


Retained earnings


8,085,575



7,909,872


Less treasury stock at cost – 16,881,636 and 16,922,558 shares as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively


(7,796,177)



(7,624,241)


Total shareholders' equity


2,416,919



2,341,244


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

3,887,523



$

3,809,815







 

 

NVR, Inc.

Operating Activity

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)













Three Months Ended March 31,




2020


2019




Units


Average

Price


Units


Average

P rice


New orders, net of cancellations:











Mid Atlantic (1)


2,061



$

442.2



2,444



$

419.1



North East (2)


358



$

382.2



313



$

381.4



Mid East (3)


1,225



$

326.2



1,214



$

320.3



South East (4)


1,371



$

305.6



1,168



$

302.5



Total


5,015



$

372.3



5,139



$

367.0

























Three Months Ended March 31,




2020


2019




Units


Average

Price


Units


Average

Price


Settlements:










Mid Atlantic (1)


1,795



$

431.2



2,143



$

411.2



North East (2)


281



$

377.7



303



$

404.7



Mid East (3)


985



$

325.6



1,030



$

328.7



South East (4)


1,169



$

303.5



1,017



$

295.7



Total


4,230



$

367.8



4,493



$

365.7

























As of March 31,




2020


2019




Units


Average

Price


Units


Average

Price


Backlog:










Mid Atlantic (1)


3,878



$

445.3



4,449



$

426.9



North East (2)


664



$

407.6



573



$

391.3



Mid East (3)


2,053



$

331.5



1,990



$

330.3



South East (4)


2,423



$

314.9



1,999



$

307.3



Total


9,018



$

381.6



9,011



$

376.8













 

 

 

NVR, Inc.

Operating Activity (Continued)

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)









Three Months Ended March 31,




2020


2019


Average active communities:






Mid Atlantic (1)


189


211


North East (2)


40


29


Mid East (3)


138


125


South East (4)


108


84


Total


475


449
















Three Months Ended March 31,




2020


2019


Homebuilding data:






New order cancellation rate


20.8

%


14.1

%


Lots controlled at end of period


103,600



98,300









Mortgage banking data:






Loan closings


$

1,132,104



$

1,140,999



Capture rate


91

%


88

%








Common stock information:






Shares outstanding at end of period


3,673,694



3,590,749



Number of shares repurchased


57,611



81,829



Aggregate cost of shares repurchased


$

216,582



$

216,499





(1) Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C.


(2) New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania


(3) New York, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois


(4) North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida


 

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