TRI Pointe Group, Inc. Reports 2019 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results and Announces New Stock Repurchase Program

February 18, 2020

Fourth Quarter Highlights

-New Home Orders up 52% Year-Over-Year-
-Homebuilding Gross Margin Percentage of 21.9%-
-Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.85-

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: TPH) today announced results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 and full year 2019.  The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new stock repurchase program authorizing the repurchase of up to $200 million of common stock through March 31, 2021 (the “Repurchase Program”).

Results and Operational Data for Fourth Quarter 2019 and Comparisons to Fourth Quarter 2018

  • Net income available to common stockholders was $118.0 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, compared to $99.4 million, or $0.70 per diluted share
  • Home sales revenue for the quarter was $1.1 billion, an increase of 2% 
    -- New home deliveries of 1,795 homes compared to 1,727 homes, an increase of 4% 
    -- Average sales price of homes delivered of $634,000 compared to $649,000, a decrease of 2%
  • Homebuilding gross margin percentage was 21.9%, consistent with the prior year period 
    -- Excluding interest, impairments and lot option abandonments, adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage was 26.2%*
  • Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expense as a percentage of homes sales revenue of 9.2% compared to 9.1%, an increase of 10 basis points
  • New home orders of 1,235 compared to 812, an increase of 52%
  • Active selling communities averaged 142.8 compared to 131.5, an increase of 9% 
    -- New home orders per average selling community increased by 40% to 8.6 orders (2.9 monthly) compared to 6.2 orders (2.1 monthly) 
    -- Cancellation rate of 14% compared to 25%
  • Backlog units at quarter end of 1,752 homes compared to 1,335, an increase of 31% 
    -- Dollar value of backlog at quarter end of $1.1 billion compared to $897.3 million, an increase of 27% 
    -- Average sales price in backlog at quarter end of $648,000 compared to $672,000, a decrease of 4%
  • Ratios of debt-to-capital and net debt-to-net capital of 37.0% and 30.4%*, respectively, as of December 31, 2019
  • Repurchased 3,100,202 shares of common stock at an average price of $15.32 for an aggregate dollar amount of $47.5 million in the three months ended December 31, 2019
  • Ended fourth quarter of 2019 with total liquidity of $896.4 million, including cash of $329.0 million and $567.4 million of availability under the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility

* See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”

Results and Operational Data for Full Year 2019 and Comparisons to Full Year 2018

  • Net income available to common stockholders was $207.2 million, or $1.47 per diluted share, compared to $269.9 million, or $1.81 per diluted share
  • Home sales revenue of $3.1 billion compared to $3.2 billion, a decrease of 5%
    -- New home deliveries of 4,921 homes compared to 5,071 homes, a decrease of 3% 
    -- Average sales price of homes delivered of $624,000 compared to $640,000, a decrease of 3%
  • Homebuilding gross margin percentage of 19.8% compared to 21.8%, a decrease of 200 basis points 
    -- Excluding interest, impairments and lot option abandonments, adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage was 23.2%*
  • SG&A expense as a percentage of homes sales revenue of 11.5% compared to 10.6%, an increase of 90 basis points
  • New home orders of 5,338 compared to 4,686, an increase of 14%
  • Active selling communities averaged 145.7 compared to 130.1, an increase of 12% 
    -- New home orders per average selling community increased by 3% to 36.6 orders (3.1 monthly) compared to 36.0 orders (3.0 monthly) 
    -- Cancellation rate of 15% compared to 18%, a decrease of 300 basis points
  • Repurchased 6,135,622 shares of common stock at an average price of $14.54 for an aggregate dollar amount of $89.2 million in the full year ended December 31, 2019

* See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”

“The fourth quarter of 2019 capped another successful year for TRI Pointe Group, highlighted by year-over-year unit order growth of 52%, homebuilding gross margins of 21.9% and earnings per share growth of 21%,” said TRI Pointe Group Chief Executive Officer Doug Bauer.  “Demand was consistent throughout the quarter and broad-based across the country, as each of our brands posted year-over-year order growth in excess of 25%.  These results are a testament to the health of our industry and the appeal of our homes.”

Mr. Bauer continued, “We made further progress during the quarter in diversifying our operations from a geographic standpoint by making additional investments in our early stage markets, while continuing to grow our presence in our established markets.  We also increased our diversification on the product front by rolling out more communities that cater to the affordable segments of the market, while staying true to our premium lifestyle brand positioning.  We believe that these efforts will allow TRI Pointe Group to reach a broader segment of the home buying population over time and provide us with a bigger platform from which to grow.”

Mr. Bauer concluded, “We enter 2020 with a lot of momentum, aided by a strong economy, favorable industry fundamentals and a great product portfolio.  In addition, we begin the year with 31% more homes in backlog than we did at the beginning of 2019.  These positives, coupled with our strong balance sheet, strategic focus and unique corporate culture, have us excited for the future of TRI Pointe Group.”

Fourth Quarter 2019 Operating Results

Net income available to common stockholders was $118.0 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to net income available to common stockholders of $99.4 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2018.  The increase in net income available to common stockholders was primarily driven by lower legal settlement expenses compared to the prior year as well as a lower income tax provision in the current year as a result of the energy tax credit that was approved by Congress in December 2019.

Home sales revenue was consistent at $1.1 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2018.  The average selling price of homes delivered during the fourth quarter of 2019 decreased 2% to $634,000 from $649,000, offset by a 4% increase in new homes delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 1,795 from 1,727.

Homebuilding gross margin percentage was consistent at 21.9% for both the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2018.  Excluding interest, impairments and lot option abandonments in cost of home sales, adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage was 26.2% for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to 24.8% for the fourth quarter of 2018.*

SG&A expense for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased slightly to 9.2% of home sales revenue as compared to 9.1% for the fourth quarter of 2018.

New home orders increased 52% to 1,235 homes for the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to 812 homes for the same period in 2018.  Average selling communities was 142.8 for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to 131.5 for the fourth quarter of 2018.  New home orders per average selling community for the fourth quarter of 2019 was 8.6 orders (2.9 monthly) compared to 6.2 orders (2.1 monthly) during the fourth quarter of 2018.

The Company ended the quarter with 1,752 homes in backlog, representing approximately $1.1 billion. The average selling price of homes in backlog as of December 31, 2019 decreased $24,000, or 4%, to $648,000 compared to $672,000 at December 31, 2018.

“TRI Pointe Group continues to be recognized by its customers as a premium homebuilder, and I have never been more optimistic about our future,” said TRI Pointe Group President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Mitchell.  “We continue to optimize our operations, and the consumer has really responded to our emphasis on design, innovation, and the customer experience.”

* See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”

Outlook

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company expects to open 15 new communities and close out of 7 communities, which would result in 145 active selling communities as of March 31, 2020.  In addition, the Company anticipates delivering between 875 and 950 homes at an average sales price of approximately $600,000.  The Company expects its homebuilding gross margin percentage to be in the range of 19.5% to 20.5% for the first quarter of 2020 and anticipates its SG&A expense as a percentage of homes sales revenue will be approximately 15% during such period.  Lastly, the Company expects its effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2020 to be approximately 25%.

For the full year, the Company anticipates delivering between 5,100 and 5,300 homes at an average sales price between $605,000 to $615,000.  In addition, the Company expects homebuilding gross margin percentage to be in the range of 19.5% to 20.5% for the full year and anticipates its SG&A expense as a percentage of homes sales revenue will be approximately 11.5%.  Finally, the Company expects its effective tax rate for the full year to be approximately 25%.

Stock Repurchase Program

On February 13, 2020, our Board of Directors cancelled the share repurchase program approved in 2019, which had approximately $60.8 million remaining in authorized repurchases, and approved the Repurchase Program, which authorizes the repurchase of up to $200 million of Company common stock through March 31, 2021. Purchases of common stock pursuant to the Repurchase Program may be made in open market transactions effected through a broker-dealer at prevailing market prices, in block trades, or by other means in accordance with federal securities laws, including pursuant to any trading plan that may be adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company is not obligated under the Repurchase Program to repurchase any specific number or dollar amount of shares of common stock, and it may modify, suspend or discontinue the Repurchase Program at any time. Company management will determine the timing and amount of any repurchases in its discretion based on a variety of factors, such as the market price of the Company’s common stock, corporate requirements, general market economic conditions and legal requirements.

Earnings Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call via live webcast for investors and other interested parties beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  The call will be hosted by Doug Bauer, Chief Executive Officer, Tom Mitchell, President and Chief Operating Officer and Glenn Keeler, Chief Financial Officer.

Interested parties can listen to the call live on the internet through the Events & Presentations heading of the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.TRIPointeGroup.com. Listeners should go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software.  The call can also be accessed by dialing (877) 407-3982 for domestic participants or (201) 493-6780 for international participants.  Participants should ask for the TRI Pointe Group Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call.  Those dialing in should do so at least ten minutes prior to the start.  The replay of the call will be available for two weeks following the call.  To access the replay, the domestic dial-in number is (844) 512-2921, the international dial-in number is (412) 317-6671, and the reference code is #13698212.  An archive of the webcast will also be available on the Company’s website for a limited time.

About TRI Pointe Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE: TPH) is a family of premium, regional homebuilders that designs, builds, and sells homes in major U.S. markets. As one of the top 10 largest public homebuilding companies based on revenue in the United States, TRI Pointe Group combines the resources, operational sophistication, and leadership of a national organization with the regional insights, community ties, and agility of local homebuilders. The TRI Pointe Group family includes Maracay® in Arizona, Pardee Homes® in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes® in Washington, Trendmaker® Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes® in California, Colorado and the Carolinas, and Winchester® Homes* in Maryland and Virginia. TRI Pointe Group was named 2019 Builder of the Year by Builder and Developer magazine, recognized in Fortune magazine’s 2017 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list, and garnered the 2015 Builder of the Year Award by Builder magazine. The company was also named one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. For more information, please visit www.TriPointeGroup.com.

*Winchester is a registered trademark and is used with permission.

Forward-Looking Statements

Various statements contained in this press release, including those that express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our strategy, projections and estimates concerning the timing and success of specific projects and our future production, land and lot sales, operational and financial results, including our estimates for growth, financial condition, sales prices, prospects, and capital spending.  Forward-looking statements that are included in this press release are generally accompanied by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “future,” “goal,” “guidance,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “might,” “outlook,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “strategy,” “target,” “will,” “would,” or other words that convey future events or outcomes.  The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release, and we disclaim any obligation to update these statements unless required by law, and we caution you not to rely on them unduly.  These forward-looking statements are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control.  The following factors, among others, may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements: the effect of general economic conditions, including employment rates, housing starts, interest rate levels, availability of financing for home mortgages and strength of the U.S. dollar; market demand for our products, which is related to the strength of the various U.S. business segments and U.S. and international economic conditions; the availability of desirable and reasonably priced land and our ability to control, purchase, hold and develop such parcels; access to adequate capital on acceptable terms; geographic concentration of our operations, particularly within California; levels of competition; the successful execution of our internal performance plans, including restructuring and cost reduction initiatives; raw material and labor prices and availability; oil and other energy prices; the effect of U.S. trade policies, including the imposition of tariffs and duties on homebuilding products and retaliatory measures taken by other countries; the effect of weather, including the re-occurrence of drought conditions in California; the risk of loss from earthquakes, volcanoes, fires, floods, droughts, windstorms, hurricanes, pest infestations and other natural disasters, and the risk of delays, reduced consumer demand, and shortages and price increases in labor or materials associated with such natural disasters; transportation costs; federal and state tax policies; the effect of land use, environment and other governmental laws and regulations; legal proceedings or disputes and the adequacy of reserves; risks relating to any unforeseen changes to or effects on liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, indebtedness, financial condition, losses and future prospects; changes in accounting principles; risks related to unauthorized access to our computer systems, theft of our homebuyers’ confidential information or other forms of cyber attack; and additional factors discussed under the sections captioned “Risk Factors” included in our annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The foregoing list is not exhaustive.  New risk factors may emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risk factors on our business.

Investor Relations Contact: Media Contact:
Chris Martin, TRI Pointe Group Carol Ruiz, cruiz@newgroundco.com, 310-437-0045
Drew Mackintosh, Mackintosh Investor Relations  
InvestorRelations@TRIPointeGroup.com, 949-478-8696  


KEY OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL DATA

(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019   2018   Change   2019   2018   Change
Operating Data:                      
Home sales revenue $ 1,138,265     $ 1,120,952     $ 17,313     $ 3,069,375     $ 3,244,087     $ (174,712 )
Homebuilding gross margin $ 249,404     $ 245,704     $ 3,700     $ 606,667     $ 707,188     $ (100,521 )
Homebuilding gross margin % 21.9 %   21.9 %   0.0 %   19.8 %   21.8 %   (2.0 )%
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin %* 26.2 %   24.8 %   1.4 %   23.2 %   24.5 %   (1.3 )%
SG&A expense $ 104,219     $ 102,010     $ 2,209     $ 352,309     $ 342,297     $ 10,012  
SG&A expense as a % of home sales revenue 9.2 %   9.1 %   0.1 %   11.5 %   10.6 %   0.9 %
Net income available to common
  stockholders
$ 117,993     $ 99,382     $ 18,611     $ 207,187     $ 269,911     $ (62,724 )
Adjusted EBITDA* $ 213,528     $ 199,314     $ 14,214     $ 420,899     $ 511,534     $ (90,635 )
Interest incurred $ 21,951     $ 24,542     $ (2,591 )   $ 89,691     $ 91,631     $ (1,940 )
Interest in cost of home sales $ 30,065     $ 29,235     $ 830     $ 81,567     $ 83,161     $ (1,594 )
                                               
Other Data:                                              
Net new home orders 1,235     812     423     5,338     4,686     652  
New homes delivered 1,795     1,727     68     4,921     5,071     (150 )
Average selling price of homes delivered $ 634     $ 649     $ (15 )   $ 624     $ 640     $ (16 )
Cancellation rate 14 %   25 %   (11 )%   15 %   18 %   (3 )%
Average selling communities 142.8     131.5     11.3     145.7     130.1     15.6  
Selling communities at end of period 137     146     (9 )            
Backlog (estimated dollar value) $ 1,136,163     $ 897,343     $ 238,820              
Backlog (homes) 1,752     1,335     417              
Average selling price in backlog $ 648     $ 672     $ (24 )            
                       
  December 31,
 2019
  December 31,
 2018
  Change            
Balance Sheet Data:                      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 329,011     $ 277,696     $ 51,315              
Real estate inventories $ 3,065,436     $ 3,216,059     $ (150,623 )            
Lots owned or controlled 30,029     27,740     2,289              
Homes under construction (1) 2,269     2,166     103              
Homes completed, unsold 343     417     (74 )            
Total debt, net $ 1,283,985     $ 1,410,804     $ (126,819 )            
Stockholders' equity $ 2,186,530     $ 2,056,924     $ 129,606              
Book capitalization $ 3,470,515     $ 3,467,728     $ 2,787              
Ratio of debt-to-capital 37.0 %   40.7 %   (3.7 )%            
Ratio of net debt-to-net-capital* 30.4 %   35.5 %   (5.1 )%            

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(1) Homes under construction included 78 and 40 models at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.
*   See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share amounts)

  December 31,
 2019
  December 31,
 2018
Assets (unaudited)    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 329,011     $ 277,696  
Receivables 69,276     51,592  
Real estate inventories 3,065,436     3,216,059  
Investments in unconsolidated entities 11,745     5,410  
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net 159,893     160,427  
Deferred tax assets, net 49,904     67,768  
Other assets 173,425     105,251  
Total assets $ 3,858,690     $ 3,884,203  
       
Liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 66,120     $ 81,313  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 322,043     335,149  
Loans payable 250,000      
Senior notes 1,033,985     1,410,804  
Total liabilities 1,672,148     1,827,266  
       
Commitments and contingencies      
       
Equity      
Stockholders' Equity:      
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; no
  shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and 
  December 31, 2018, respectively
     
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized;
  136,149,633 and 141,661,713 shares issued and outstanding at
  December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
1,361     1,417  
Additional paid-in capital 581,195     658,720  
Retained earnings 1,603,974     1,396,787  
Total stockholders' equity 2,186,530     2,056,924  
Noncontrolling interests 12     13  
Total equity 2,186,542     2,056,937  
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,858,690     $ 3,884,203  
               

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Homebuilding:              
Home sales revenue $ 1,138,265     $ 1,120,952     $ 3,069,375     $ 3,244,087  
Land and lot sales revenue 357     4,792     7,176     8,758  
Other operations revenue 617     6,369     2,470     8,164  
Total revenues 1,139,239     1,132,113     3,079,021     3,261,009  
Cost of home sales 888,861     875,248     2,462,708     2,536,899  
Cost of land and lot sales 159     21,272     7,711     25,435  
Other operations expense 608     1,393     2,434     3,174  
Sales and marketing 61,260     58,386     195,148     187,267  
General and administrative 42,959     43,624     157,161     155,030  
Homebuilding income from operations 145,392     132,190     253,859     353,204  
Equity in loss of unconsolidated entities (19 )   (9 )   (52 )   (393 )
Other income (expense), net 138     (40 )   6,857     (419 )
Homebuilding income before income taxes 145,511     132,141     260,664     352,392  
Financial Services:              
Revenues 2,035     584     3,994     1,738  
Expenses 1,122     191     2,887     582  
Equity in income of unconsolidated entities 4,455     3,545     9,316     8,517  
Financial services income before income taxes 5,368     3,938     10,423     9,673  
Income before income taxes 150,879     136,079     271,087     362,065  
Provision for income taxes (32,886 )   (35,095 )   (63,900 )   (90,552 )
Net income 117,993     100,984     207,187     271,513  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests     (1,602 )       (1,602 )
Net income available to common stockholders $ 117,993     $ 99,382     $ 207,187     $ 269,911  
Earnings per share              
Basic $ 0.85     $ 0.70     $ 1.47     $ 1.82  
Diluted $ 0.85     $ 0.70     $ 1.47     $ 1.81  
Weighted average shares outstanding              
Basic 138,245,130     142,191,174     140,851,444     148,183,431  
Diluted 139,219,179     142,673,662     141,394,227     149,004,690  

 

MARKET DATA BY REPORTING SEGMENT & STATE
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
New Homes Delivered:                              
Maracay 212     $ 503     155     $ 524     530     $ 515     538     $ 489  
Pardee Homes 647     696     577     609     1,675     658     1,582     632  
Quadrant Homes 90     853     118     962     257     933     359     850  
Trendmaker Homes 254     459     221     505     882     461     610     502  
TRI Pointe Homes 414     671     487     745     1,163     685     1,470     730  
Winchester Homes 178     621     169     592     414     609     512     578  
Total 1,795     $ 634     1,727     $ 649     4,921     $ 624     5,071     $ 640  
                               
                               
  Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
New Homes Delivered:                              
California 821     $ 725     788     $ 711     2,051     $ 713     2,217     $ 725  
Colorado 63     569     69     550     278     565     251     582  
Maryland 117     489     115     518     289     491     368     532  
Virginia 61     875     54     751     125     880     144     695  
Arizona 212     503     155     524     530     515     538     489  
Nevada 177     548     207     564     509     550     584     547  
Texas 254     459     221     505     882     461     610     502  
Washington 90     853     118     962     257     933     359     850  
Total 1,795     $ 634     1,727     $ 649     4,921     $ 624     5,071     $ 640  
                                                       

MARKET DATA BY REPORTING SEGMENT & STATE, continued
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
Net New Home Orders:                              
Maracay 138     14.0     90     10.0     709     13.8     472     12.0  
Pardee Homes 354     41.8     281     40.0     1,733     43.5     1,575     35.9  
Quadrant Homes 90     6.5     35     7.5     300     6.8     261     6.9  
Trendmaker Homes 232     34.7     146     29.5     914     37.1     601     29.1  
TRI Pointe Homes 292     31.3     178     30.5     1,174     30.0     1,311     32.1  
Winchester Homes 129     14.5     82     14.0     508     14.5     466     14.1  
Total 1,235     142.8     812     131.5     5,338     145.7     4,686     130.1  
                               
                               
  Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
Net New Home Orders:                              
California 488     53.8     356     50.0     2,147     53.7     2,007     46.5  
Colorado 47     5.8     44     6.5     234     6.2     295     6.8  
Maryland 90     10.5     62     9.0     345     10.2     316     9.2  
Virginia 39     4.0     20     5.0     163     4.4     150     4.9  
Arizona 138     14.0     90     10.0     709     13.8     472     12.0  
Nevada 111     13.5     59     14.0     526     13.5     584     14.7  
Texas 232     34.7     146     29.5     914     37.1     601     29.1  
Washington 90     6.5     35     7.5     300     6.8     261     6.9  
Total 1,235     142.8     812     131.5     5,338     145.7     4,686     130.1  
                                               

MARKET DATA BY REPORTING SEGMENT & STATE, continued
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)

  As of December 31, 2019   As of December 31, 2018
  Backlog
Units
  Backlog
Dollar
Value
  Average
Sales
Price
  Backlog
Units
  Backlog
Dollar
Value
  Average
Sales
Price
Backlog:                      
Maracay 330     $ 180,954     $ 548     151     $ 91,532     $ 606  
Pardee Homes 460     336,837     732     402     309,453     770  
Quadrant Homes 89     79,789     897     46     47,777     1,039  
Trendmaker Homes 345     169,946     493     313     159,483     510  
TRI Pointe Homes 329     234,189     712     318     217,767     685  
Winchester Homes 199     134,448     676     105     71,331     679  
Total 1,752     $ 1,136,163     $ 648     1,335     $ 897,343     $ 672  
                       
                       
  As of December 31, 2019   As of December 31, 2018
  Backlog
Units
  Backlog
Dollar
Value
  Average
Sales
Price
  Backlog
Units
  Backlog
Dollar
Value
  Average
Sales
Price
Backlog:                      
California 552     $ 437,926     $ 793     456     $ 367,823     $ 807  
Colorado 100     58,060     581     144     81,685     567  
Maryland 117     68,954     589     61     32,399     531  
Virginia 82     65,494     799     44     38,934     885  
Arizona 330     180,954     548     151     91,532     606  
Nevada 137     75,040     548     120     77,710     648  
Texas 345     169,946     493     313     159,483     510  
Washington 89     79,789     897     46     47,777     1,039  
Total 1,752     $ 1,136,163     $ 648     1,335     $ 897,343     $ 672  
                                           

MARKET DATA BY REPORTING SEGMENT & STATE, continued
(unaudited)

  December 31,
 2019
  December 31,
 2018
Lots Owned or Controlled(1):      
Maracay 3,730     3,308  
Pardee Homes 13,267     14,376  
Quadrant Homes 1,103     1,744  
Trendmaker Homes 4,034     2,492  
TRI Pointe Homes 6,170     4,095  
Winchester Homes 1,725     1,725  
Total 30,029     27,740  
       
       
  December 31,
 2019
  December 31,
 2018
Lots Owned or Controlled(1):      
California 14,677     15,218  
Colorado 1,033     866  
Maryland 1,140     1,142  
Virginia 585     583  
Arizona 3,730     3,308  
Nevada 2,026     2,387  
North Carolina 1,590      
South Carolina 111      
Texas 4,034     2,492  
Washington 1,103     1,744  
Total 30,029     27,740  
       
       
  December 31,
 2019
  December 31,
 2018
Lots by Ownership Type:      
Lots owned 22,845     23,057  
Lots controlled (1) 7,184     4,683  
Total 30,029     27,740  
           

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(1) As of December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, lots controlled included lots that were under land option contracts or purchase contracts.

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(unaudited)

In this press release, we utilize certain financial measures that are non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We present these measures because we believe they and similar measures are useful to management and investors in evaluating the Company’s operating performance and financing structure. We also believe these measures facilitate the comparison of our operating performance and financing structure with other companies in our industry. Because these measures are not calculated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The following tables reconcile homebuilding gross margin percentage, as reported and prepared in accordance with GAAP, to the non-GAAP financial measure adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage. We believe this information is meaningful as it isolates the impact that leverage and non-cash impairments and lot option abandonments have on homebuilding gross margin and permits investors to make better comparisons with our competitors, who may adjust gross margins in a similar fashion.

  Three Months Ended December 31,
  2019   %   2018   %
   
  (dollars in thousands)
Home sales revenue $ 1,138,265     100.0 %   $ 1,120,952     100.0 %
Cost of home sales 888,861     78.1 %   875,248     78.1 %
Homebuilding gross margin 249,404     21.9 %   245,704     21.9 %
Add: interest in cost of home sales 30,065     2.6 %   29,235     2.6 %
Add: impairments and lot option abandonments 18,356     1.6 %   3,585     0.3 %
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin $ 297,825     26.2 %   $ 278,524     24.8 %
Homebuilding gross margin percentage 21.9 %       21.9 %    
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage 26.2 %       24.8 %    
                   

 

  Year Ended December 31,
  2019   %   2018   %
   
  (dollars in thousands)
Home sales revenue $ 3,069,375     100.0 %   $ 3,244,087     100.0 %
Cost of home sales 2,462,708     80.2 %   2,536,899     78.2 %
Homebuilding gross margin 606,667     19.8 %   707,188     21.8 %
Add: interest in cost of home sales 81,567     2.7 %   83,161     2.6 %
Add: impairments and lot option abandonments 24,875     0.8 %   5,010     0.2 %
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin $ 713,109     23.2 %   $ 795,359     24.5 %
Homebuilding gross margin percentage 19.8 %       21.8 %    
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage 23.2 %       24.5 %    
                   

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
(unaudited)

The following table reconciles the Company’s ratio of debt-to-capital to the non-GAAP ratio of net debt-to-net capital. We believe that the ratio of net debt-to-net capital is a relevant financial measure for management and investors to understand the leverage employed in our operations and as an indicator of the Company’s ability to obtain financing.

  December 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
Loans payable $ 250,000     $  
Senior notes 1,033,985     1,410,804  
Total debt 1,283,985     1,410,804  
Stockholders’ equity 2,186,530     2,056,924  
Total capital $ 3,470,515     $ 3,467,728  
Ratio of debt-to-capital(1) 37.0 %   40.7 %
               
Total debt $ 1,283,985     $ 1,410,804  
Less: Cash and cash equivalents (329,011 )   (277,696 )
Net debt 954,974     1,133,108  
Stockholders’ equity 2,186,530     2,056,924  
Net capital $ 3,141,504     $ 3,190,032  
Ratio of net debt-to-net capital(2) 30.4 %   35.5 %
           

__________
(1)  The ratio of debt-to-capital is computed as the quotient obtained by dividing debt by the sum of debt plus equity.
(2)  The ratio of net debt-to-net capital is computed as the quotient obtained by dividing net debt (which is debt less cash and cash equivalents) by the sum of net debt plus equity.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
(unaudited)

The following table calculates the non-GAAP financial measures of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and reconciles those amounts to net income, as reported and prepared in accordance with GAAP.  EBITDA means net income before (a) interest expense, (b) expensing of previously capitalized interest included in costs of home sales, (c) income taxes and (d) depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA means EBITDA before (e) amortization of stock-based compensation, (f) real estate inventory impairments and lot option abandonments, (g) legal settlements, (i) transaction expenses and (j) restructuring charges. Other companies may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (or similarly titled measures) differently. We believe EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful measures of the Company’s ability to service debt and obtain financing.

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
   
  (in thousands)
Net income available to common stockholders $ 117,993     $ 99,382     $ 207,187     $ 269,911  
Interest expense:              
Interest incurred 21,951     24,542     89,691     91,631  
Interest capitalized (21,951 )   (24,542 )   (89,691 )   (91,631 )
Amortization of interest in cost of sales 30,061     29,380     81,735     83,579  
Provision for income taxes 32,886     35,095     63,900     90,552  
Depreciation and amortization 10,040     9,517     28,396     29,097  
EBITDA 190,980     173,374     381,218     473,139  
Amortization of stock-based compensation 4,192     3,859     14,806     14,814  
Real estate inventory impairments and land option abandonments 18,356     3,585     24,875     5,085  
Legal settlement     17,500         17,500  
Transaction expenses     686         686  
Restructuring charges     310         310  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 213,528     $ 199,314     $ 420,899     $ 511,534  
                               

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Source: TRI Pointe Group Inc.

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