Taylor Morrison Reports First Quarter 2020 Results with Sale

|May 6|magazine55 min read

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC) today reported adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.57 and GAAP diluted earnings per share of ($0.26).

First Quarter 2020 Highlights:

  • Net sales orders were 3,466, approximately a 33 percent increase over the prior year quarter
  • Average monthly sales pace per community was 3.1, compared to 2.3 from the first quarter 2019
  • Home closings were 2,761, an almost 43 percent increase over the prior year quarter
  • Total revenue was $1.3 billion, an almost 46 percent increase over the prior year quarter
  • SG&A as a percentage of home closings revenue was 10.8 percent, down 70 basis points from first quarter 2019

"When I look at the first 10 weeks of the year compared to the seven weeks since the onset of the pandemic, they couldn't look more different," said Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison chairman and CEO. "While we're pleased with our first quarter results, what I'm most encouraged to see is the momentum we built in April where we saw week-over-week improvement throughout the month in both gross and net sales.  Specifically, the number of gross sales in the last week of the month were more than two and a half times the number of sales in the first week, while the number of net sales, given the reduction in cancellations, was nearly five times the sales recorded in the first week."

The Company finished the first quarter with sales orders of 3,466, which was up approximately 33 percent from the prior year quarter.  This represented a sales pace per community for the quarter of 3.1, which was also up nearly 35 percent from the sales pace of 2.3 in the first quarter of 2019.  "When looking at the buildup of sales through the quarter, you can easily see the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions that began in mid-March," added Palmer. "Consistent with most of the industry, our sales orders in the first two months of the year started extremely strong with January sales up 46 percent compared to the same period last year and a pace of 3.2. February sales were up 64 percent with the pace increasing to 3.5 and continuing into the first half of March.  However, the last 10 days of March were slower with a deceleration in the sales pace to 2.5 as our team and the broader market adjusted to our new reality."

"With the impact of COVID-19, there hasn't been a single part of our business that hasn't had to change in some capacity to adapt," said Palmer. "When I look at our sales team and the 180-degree turn they've made to conduct their business virtually, it's quite impressive. We've now seen triple digit sales conducted entirely virtually—meaning no prior physical interaction with the homebuyer whatsoever."

In response to the crisis, the Company added innovative new features to its website enabling customers to schedule virtual and private in-person appointments with ease. "More than 1,500 appointments have been scheduled within the past four weeks through our new online scheduling feature—a first of its kind in our industry. While customers have the ability to schedule in-person or virtual appointments—the latter of which makes up more than 85 percent of the appointments to-date—they can also schedule appointments specifically to write contracts, which we're also seeing. In fact, more than 20 percent of our April net sales were completely virtual."

"We ended the quarter with about $750 million in total available liquidity," said Dave Cone, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "More than $500 million of that was cash on hand with the remaining difference from available capacity on our $800 million corporate revolver.  Our net homebuilding debt to homebuilding capitalization ratio was 46.8 percent at quarter end. Given COVID-19, we have been successful in deferring and reducing land and development spend that does not provide near term closings for the business, and we anticipate that our net debt to homebuilding capitalization ratio peaked in first quarter of 2020."

"With the closing of our William Lyon acquisition in February, we had about $123 million of transaction expenses that impacted earnings before tax and homebuilding gross margins were impacted by about 220 basis points from purchase accounting," said Cone. "With that in mind, our adjusted net income for the quarter was approximately $70 million demonstrating the strength of our core operations." GAAP net income was a loss of $31 million.

For the quarter, GAAP home closings gross margin was 15.4 percent, inclusive of capitalized interest and purchase accounting. "Adjusting for purchase accounting, home closings gross margin was 17.6 percent for the quarter. We anticipate the second quarter purchase accounting impact to be at or slightly below the first quarter recognizing that it will include a full quarter impact of William Lyon operations and should continue to moderate in the second half of the year," added Cone. "Also, we had a focused effort of selling through finished speculative inventory from legacy William Lyon, which pressured margins during the quarter.  We anticipate margins increasing closer to our pre acquisition levels as we move through the second half of the year working through purchase accounting, finished spec inventory and realizing purchasing and construction synergies."

The Company ended the quarter with 6,565 units in backlog, a year-over-year increase of almost 36 percent, with a sales value of approximately $3.1 billion. As of March 31, 2020, Taylor Morrison owned or controlled approximately 75,000 lots, representing 5.3 years of supply of which 3.9 years were owned, based on a trailing twelve months of closings including a full-year impact from William Lyon.

Quarterly Financial Comparison







($ thousands)









Q1 2020


Q1 2019


Q1 2020 vs. Q1 2019

Total Revenue


$1,345,699


$925,092


45.5 %

Home Closings Revenue


$1,264,640


$899,881


40.5 %

Home Closings Gross Margin


$194,137


$164,084


18.3 %



15.4 %


18.2 %


280 bps decrease

Adjusted Home Closings Gross Margin


$222,503


$164,084


35.6 %



17.6 %


18.2 %


60 bps decrease

SG&A


$136,853


$103,883


31.7 %

% of Home Closings Revenue


10.8 %


11.5 %


70 bps leverage

Earnings Webcast

A public webcast to discuss the first quarter 2020 earnings will be held later today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The participant dial-in is 1 (855) 470-8731 and the passcode is 2794208. 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 2016-2020 America's Most Trusted® Home Builder by Lifestory Research. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona we operate under three well-established brands, Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes and William Lyon Signature. We serve a wide array of consumer groups from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and active adult buyers. In Texas, Darling Homes builds communities with a focus on individuality and custom detail while delivering on the Taylor Morrison standard of excellence. We also have an exclusive partnership with Christopher Todd Communities, a growing Phoenix-based developer of innovative, luxury rental communities to operate a "Build-to-Rent" homebuilding business.

For more information about Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes and William Lyon Signature, 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: the scale and scope of the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and resulting pandemic; 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; increases in interest rates, taxes or government fees; shortages in, disruptions of and cost of labor; higher cancellation rates of existing agreements of sale; competition in our industry; any increase in unemployment or underemployment; inflation or deflation; the seasonality of our business; our ability to obtain additional performance, payment and completion surety bonds and letters of credit; 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 at competitive prices; decreases in the market value of our land inventory; new or changing government regulations and legal challenges; our compliance with environmental laws and regulations regarding climate change; our ability to sell mortgages we originate and claims on loans sold to third parties; governmental regulation applicable to our financial services 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 substantial debt and the agreements governing such debt, including restrictive covenants contained in such agreements; our ability to access the capital markets; the inherent uncertainty associated with financial or other projections; the risks associated with maintaining effective internal controls over financial reporting; and risks related to the integration of William Lyon Homes and the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits from the combination of Taylor Morrison and William Lyon Homes. In addition, other such risks and uncertainties may be found in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the 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
March 31,



2020


2019

Home closings revenue, net


$

1,264,640



$

899,881


Land closings revenue


22,939



4,113


Financial services revenue


28,039



16,044


Amenity and other revenue


30,081



5,054


Total revenues


1,345,699



925,092


Cost of home closings


1,070,503



735,797


Cost of land closings


27,132



2,692


Financial services expenses


20,647



10,721


Amenity and other expense


29,661



3,842


Total cost of revenues


1,147,943



753,052


Gross margin


197,756



172,040


Sales, commissions and other marketing costs


86,327



67,429


General and administrative expenses


50,526



36,454


Equity in income of unconsolidated entities


(2,426)



(2,319)


Interest income, net


(560)



(333)


Other expense/(income), net


6,290



(1,392)


Transaction expenses


86,374



4,129


(Loss)/Income before income taxes


(28,775)



68,072


Income tax provision


781



16,791


Net (loss)/income before allocation to non-controlling interests


(29,556)



51,281


Net income attributable to non-controlling interests - joint ventures


(1,875)



(150)


Net (loss)/income available to Taylor Morrison Home Corporation


$

(31,431)



$

51,131


(Loss)/Earnings per common share





Basic


$

(0.26)



$

0.46


Diluted


$

(0.26)



$

0.46


Weighted average number of shares of common stock:





Basic


121,908



110,512


Diluted


121,908



111,668


 

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)




March 31,
2020


December 31,
2019






Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$

507,761



$

326,437


Restricted cash


3,671



2,135


Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash


511,432



328,572


Owned inventory


5,706,335



3,967,359


Real estate not owned


186,885



19,185


Total real estate inventory


5,893,220



3,986,544


Land deposits


167,029



39,810


Mortgage loans held for sale


208,231



190,880


Derivative assets


8,711



2,099


Lease right of use assets


73,790



36,663


Prepaid expenses and other assets, net


177,372



85,515


Other receivables, net


115,119



70,447


Investments in unconsolidated entities


127,367



128,759


Deferred tax assets, net


268,693



140,466


Property and equipment, net


98,798



85,866


Intangible assets, net


531



637


Goodwill


612,079



149,428


Total assets


$

8,262,372



$

5,245,686


Liabilities





Accounts payable


$

230,312



$

164,580


Accrued expenses and other liabilities


398,186



325,368


Lease liabilities


79,724



42,317


Income taxes payable


3,127



3,719


Customer deposits


204,336



167,328


Estimated development liability


36,393



36,705


Senior notes, net


2,762,075



1,635,008


Loans payable and other borrowings


299,184



182,531


Revolving credit facility borrowings


485,000




Mortgage warehouse borrowings


154,109



123,233


Liabilities attributable to real estate not owned


186,885



19,185


Total liabilities


$

4,839,331



$

2,699,974


Stockholders' Equity





Total stockholders' equity


3,423,041



2,545,712


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

8,262,372



$

5,245,686


 

Homes Closed and Home Closings Revenue, Net




Three Months Ended March 31,



Homes Closed


Home Closings Revenue, Net


Average Selling Price

(Dollars in thousands)


2020


2019


Change


2020


2019


Change


2020


2019


Change

East


985



854



15.3

%


$

395,716



$

348,167



13.7

%


$

402



$

408



(1.5)

%

Central


819



545



50.3



373,024



252,565



47.7



455



463



(1.7)


West


957



539



77.6



495,900



299,149



65.8



518



555



(6.7)


Total


2,761



1,938



42.5

%


$

1,264,640



$

899,881



40.5

%


$

458



$

464



(1.3)

%


Net Sales Orders:




Three Months Ended March 31,



Net Sales Orders


Sales Value


Average Selling Price

(Dollars in thousands)


2020


2019


Change


2020


2019


Change


2020


2019


Change

East


1,361



1,135



19.9

%


$

561,544



$

472,336



18.9

%


$

413



$

416



(0.7)

%

Central


906



801



13.1



424,063



370,323



14.5



468



462



1.3


West


1,199



679



76.6



632,243



369,884



70.9



527



545



(3.3)


Total


3,466



2,615



32.5

%


$

1,617,850



$

1,212,543



33.4

%


$

467



$

464



0.6

%


Sales Order Backlog:




As of March 31,



Sold Homes in Backlog


Sales Value


Average Selling Price

(Dollars in thousands)


2020


2019


Change


2020


2019


Change


2020


2019


Change

East


2,193



1,919



14.3

%


$

957,313



$

848,732



12.8

%


$

437



$

442



(1.1)

%

Central


2,167



1,676



29.3



1,041,983



849,553



22.7



481



507



(5.1)


West


2,205



1,240



77.8



1,132,436



693,945



63.2



514



560



(8.2)


Total


6,565



4,835



35.8

%


$

3,131,732



$

2,392,230



30.9

%


$

477



$

495



(3.6)

%

 

Average Active Selling Communities:




Three Months Ended
March 31,



2020


2019


Change

East


144



173



(16.8)

%

Central


134



140



(4.3)


West


100



59



69.5


Total


378



372



1.6

%

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables set forth reconciliations of: (i) adjusted income before income taxes, (ii) EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to net income before allocation to non-controlling interests, (iii) adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share, (iv) net homebuilding debt to homebuilding capitalization ratio, (v) home closings gross margin and adjusted home closings gross margin, (vi) adjusted financial services gross margin, and (vii) income before income taxes margin and adjusted income before income taxes margin.

Adjusted income before income taxes is a non-GAAP financial measure that reflects our income before income taxes excluding the impact of purchase accounting adjustments, financial services operating loss and transaction expenses related to the acquisition of William Lyon Homes.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures that measure performance by adjusting net income before allocation to non-controlling interests to exclude interest income, net, amortization of capitalized interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), non-cash compensation expense, if any, purchase accounting adjustments, financial services operating loss and transaction expenses related to the acquisition of William Lyon Homes (Adjusted EBITDA).  Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures that reflect the net income available to the Company excluding the impact of purchase accounting adjustments, financial services operating loss and transaction expenses related to the acquisition of William Lyon Homes and the tax impact due to such purchase accounting adjustments and transaction expenses.  Net homebuilding debt to homebuilding capitalization ratio is a non-GAAP financial measure we calculate by dividing (i) total debt, less unamortized debt issuance costs/premiums 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).  Adjusted home closings gross margin is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated based on GAAP home closings gross margin (which is inclusive of capitalized interest), excluding purchase accounting adjustments related to the acquisition of William Lyon Homes.   Adjusted financial services gross margin is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated based on GAAP financial services margin, excluding financial services operating loss related to the acquisition of William Lyon Homes

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our performance on a consolidated basis, as well as the performance of our regions, and to set targets for performance-based compensation.  We also use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization as an indicator of overall leverage and to evaluate our performance against other companies in the homebuilding industry.  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 that adjusted income before income taxes, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share, as well as EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, are useful for investors in order to allow them to evaluate our operations without the effects of various items we do not believe are characteristic of our ongoing operations or performance and also because such metrics assist 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 unusual items.  Because we use the ratio of net homebuilding debt to total capitalization to evaluate our performance against other companies in the homebuilding industry, we believe this measure is also relevant and useful to investors for that reason.  We believe that adjusted home closings gross margin is useful to investors because it allows investors to evaluate the performance of our homebuilding operations without the varying effects of items or transactions we do not believe are characteristic of our ongoing operations or performance. Similarly, we believe that adjusted financial services gross margin is useful to investors because it allows investors to evaluate the performance of our financial services business without the varying effects of items or transactions we do not believe are characteristic of our ongoing operations or performance.

These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, the comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures of our operating performance or liquidity. Although other companies in the homebuilding industry may report similar information, their definitions may differ. We urge investors to understand the methods used by other companies to calculate similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures before comparing their measures to ours.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share




Three Months Ended
March 31,

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)


2020


2019

(Loss)/Income before income taxes


$

(28,775)



$

68,072


Total William Lyon Homes related purchase accounting adjustments


32,717




William Lyon Homes financial services operating loss


3,666




Transaction expenses


86,374



4,129


Adjusted income before income taxes


$

93,982



$

72,201







Net income available to TMHC


$

(31,431)



$

51,131


Total William Lyon Homes related purchase accounting adjustments


32,717




William Lyon Homes financial services operating loss


3,666




Transaction expenses


86,374



4,129


Tax impact due to William Lyon Homes related purchase accounting adjustments and Transaction expenses


(20,880)



(1,020)


Adjusted net income


$

70,446



$

54,240







Basic weighted average shares


121,908



110,512


Adjusted earnings per common share – Basic


$

0.58



$

0.49












Adjusted diluted weighted average shares


123,200



111,668


Adjusted earnings per common share – Diluted


$

0.57



$

0.49


 

Adjusted Income Before Income Taxes and Related Margin






Three Months Ended March 31,

(Dollars in thousands)


2020


2019

(Loss)/Income before income taxes


$

(28,775)



$

68,072


Total William Lyon Homes related purchase accounting adjustments


32,717




William Lyon Homes financial services operating loss


3,666




Transaction expenses


86,374



4,129


Adjusted income before income taxes


$

93,982



$

72,201







Total revenues


$

1,345,699



$

925,092







Income before income taxes margin


(2.1)

%


7.4

%

Adjusted income before income taxes margin


7.0

%


7.8

%






 


Adjusted Home Closings Gross Margin




Three Months Ended
March 31,

(Dollars in thousands)


2020


2019

Home closings revenue


$

1,264,640



$

899,881


Cost of home closings


1,070,503



735,797


Home closings gross margin


$

194,137



$

164,084


William Lyon Homes homebuilding related purchase accounting adjustments


28,366




Adjusted home closings gross margin


$

222,503



$

164,084


Home closings gross margin as a percentage of home closings revenue


15.4

%


18.2

%

Adjusted home closings gross margin as a percentage of home closings revenue


17.6

%


18.2

%

 

Adjusted Financial Services Gross Margin




(Dollars in thousands)


Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

Financial services revenue


$

28,039


Financial services expenses


20,647


Financial services margin


$

7,392


William Lyon Homes financial services operating loss


3,666


Adjusted financial services margin


$

11,058


 

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation




Three Months Ended
March 31,

(Dollars in thousands)


2020


2019

Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests


$

(29,556)



$

51,281


Interest income, net


(560)



(333)


Amortization of capitalized interest


24,298



16,905


Income tax provision


781



16,791


Depreciation and amortization


1,929



2,028


EBITDA


$

(3,108)



$

86,672


Non-cash compensation expense


11,896



3,417


William Lyon Homes related purchase accounting adjustments


32,717




William Lyon Homes financial services operating loss


3,666




Transaction expenses


86,374



4,129


Adjusted EBITDA excluding transaction expenses


$

131,545



$

94,218







Total revenues


$

1,345,699



$

925,092


EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues


(0.2)

%


9.4

%

Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues


9.8

%


10.2

%

 

Net Homebuilding Debt to Homebuilding Capitalization Ratio Reconciliation


(Dollars in thousands)

As of
March 31, 2020

Total debt

$

3,700,368


Less unamortized debt issuance costs/premiums

25,189


Less mortgage warehouse borrowings

154,109


Total homebuilding debt

$

3,521,070


Less cash and cash equivalents

507,761


Net homebuilding debt

$

3,013,309


Total equity

3,423,041


Total capitalization

$

6,436,350




Net homebuilding debt to homebuilding capitalization ratio

46.8

%

CONTACT: Investor Relations
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
(480) 734-2060
[email protected]

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