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Beazer Homes Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results Including $6.6 Million Income from Continuing Operations Before Loss on Debt Extinguishment

July 31, 2014

  • 22.7% Homebuilding Gross Margins
  • Affirms Expectation of Net Income for Fiscal 2014


    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE: BZH) (www.beazer.com) today announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2014.

    “For the third quarter, we recorded strong gross margins, higher average sales prices anda sales absorption rate that was among the highest in our peer group,” said Allan Merrill, CEO of Beazer Homes. “This led to a substantial improvement in Adjusted EBITDA and enabled us to report income from homebuilding operations in our third quarter for the first time in nearly a decade. We believe our improved operational and financial results will allow us to report a full year of profitability for fiscal 2014 and further growth in the years ahead.”

    The Company reported $6.6 million in income from continuing operations, excluding a $19.8 million loss on the extinguishment of debt related to the Company’s successful refinancing transaction in April. At that time, the Company refinanced its 9.125% Senior Notes due 2018 with 5.75% Senior Notes due 2019, thereby reducing its annual interest expense obligations by approximately $8 million. Including the debt extinguishment, the Company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $13.2 million for the third quarter.

    Subsequent Events

    On July 1, 2014, the Company received common stock in American Homes 4 Rent (AMH), a publicly traded real estate investment trust in exchange for its investment in Beazer Pre-Owned Rental Homes, LLC. The Company expects to record a gain on the transaction of approximately $6 million during our fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

    In July 2014, we settled an appeal with the Internal Revenue Service related to prior year tax returns. As a result, the Company expects to receive approximately $26 million in cash during the quarter ended September 30, 2014. This will be recorded as a tax benefit during the Company’s fiscal fourth quarter.

    Summary results for the quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2014 are as follows:

    Q3 Results from Continuing Operations (unless otherwise specified)

       
    Quarter Ended June 30,
    2014     2013     Change
    New Home Orders 1,290 1,381 (6.6 )%
    Orders per month per community 3.1 3.2 (3.1 )%
    Actual community count at month-end 142 144 (1.4 )%
    Average active community count 140 144 (2.8 )%
    Cancellation rates 21.0 % 20.0 % 100 bps
     
    Total Home Closings 1,241 1,234 0.6 %
    Average sales price from closings (in thousands) $ 284.6 $ 253.8 12.1 %
    Homebuilding revenue (in millions) $ 353.2 $ 313.1 12.8 %
    Homebuilding gross profit margin, excluding impairments and abandonments (I&A) 20.0 % 17.1 % 290 bps
    Homebuilding gross profit margin, excluding I&A and interest amortized to cost of sales 22.7 % 20.3 % 240 bps
     
    Income (loss) from continuing operations before loss on debt extinguishment (in millions) $ 6.6 $ (5.4 ) $ 12.0
    Loss on debt extinguishment (in millions) $ (19.8 ) $

    $

    (19.8

    )
    Loss from continuing operations (in millions) $ (13.2 ) $ (5.4 ) $ (7.8 )
    Basic Loss Per Share$(0.50)$(0.22)$(0.28)
     
    Land and land development spending (in millions) $ 129.1 $ 161.8 $ (32.7 )
    Total Company Adjusted EBITDA (in millions) $ 31.6 $ 21.8 $ 9.8
     
     
    Nine Months Ended June 30,
    20142013Change
    New Home Orders 3,575 3,834 (6.8 )%
    LTM orders per month per community 2.9 2.7 7.4 %
    Cancellation rates 20.6 % 21.1 % -50 bps
     
    Total Home Closings 3,256 3,399 (4.2 )%
    Average sales price from closings (in thousands) $ 279.3 $ 248.0 12.6 %
    Homebuilding revenue (in millions) $ 909.2 $ 843.0 7.9 %
    Homebuilding gross profit margin, excluding impairments and abandonments (I&A) 19.5 % 16.0 % 350 bps
    Homebuilding gross profit margin, excluding I&A and interest amortized to cost of sales 22.2 % 19.3 % 290 bps
     
    Loss from continuing operations before loss on debt extinguishment (in millions) $ (5.5 ) $ (39.9 ) $ 34.4
    Loss on debt extinguishment (in millions) $ (19.9 ) $ (3.6 ) $ (16.3 )
    Net loss from continuing operations (in millions) $ (25.4 ) $ (43.5 ) $ 18.1
    Basic Loss Per Share$(0.99)$(1.77)$0.78
     
    Land and land development spending (in millions) $ 381.5 $ 314.4 $ 67.1
    Total Company Adjusted EBITDA (in millions) $ 71.8 $ 44.7 $ 27.1
     


    As of June 30, 2014

  • Total cash and cash equivalents: $264.4 million, including unrestricted cash of approximately $206.5 million
  • Stockholders' equity: $219.0 million
  • Total backlog from continuing operations: 2,212 homes with a sales value of $663.2 million, compared to 2,358 homes with a sales value of $646.1 million as of June 30, 2013
  • Land and lots controlled: 29,783 lots (79.4% owned), an increase of 10.4% from June 30, 2013

    Conference Call

    The Company will hold a conference call on July 31, 2014 at 10:00 am ET to discuss these results. Interested parties may listen to the conference call and view the Company's slide presentation over the Internet by visiting the “Investor Relations” section of the Company's website at www.beazer.com. To access the conference call by telephone, listeners should dial 800-619-8639 (for international callers, dial 312-470-7002). To be admitted to the call, verbally supply the passcode "BZH". A replay of the call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the live call. To directly access the replay, dial 888-296-6948 or 203-369-3028 and enter the passcode “3740” (available until 10:59 pm ET on August 7, 2014), or visit www.beazer.com. A replay of the webcast will be available at www.beazer.com for at least 30 days.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Beazer Homes is one of the country's 10 largest single-family homebuilders. The Company's homes meet or exceed the benchmark for energy-efficient home construction as established by ENERGY STAR® and are designed with Choice Plans to meet the personal preferences and lifestyles of its buyers. In addition, the Company is committed to providing a range of preferred lender choices to facilitate transparent competition between lenders and enhanced customer service. The Company offers homes in 16 states, including Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Beazer Homes is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BZH.” For more info visit Beazer.com, or check out Beazer on Facebook and Twitter.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, and it is possible that the results described in this press release will not be achieved. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including, among other things, (i) the availability and cost of land and the risks associated with the future value of our inventory such as additional asset impairment charges or writedowns; (ii) economic changes nationally or in local markets, including changes in consumer confidence, declines in employment levels, inflation and increases in the quantity and decreases in the price of new homes and resale homes in the market; (iii) the cyclical nature of the homebuilding industry and a potential deterioration in homebuilding industry conditions;(iv) estimates related to homes to be delivered in the future (backlog) are imprecise as they are subject to various cancellation risks which cannot be fully controlled; (v) shortages of or increased prices for labor, land or raw materials used in housing production; (vi) our cost of and ability to access capital and otherwise meet our ongoing liquidity needs including the impact of any downgrades of our credit ratings or reductions in our tangible net worth or liquidity levels; (vii) our ability to comply with covenants in our debt agreements or satisfy such obligations through repayment or refinancing; (viii) a substantial increase in mortgage interest rates, increased disruption in the availability of mortgage financing, a change in tax laws regarding the deductibility of mortgage interest, or an increased number of foreclosures; (ix) increased competition or delays in reacting to changing consumer preference in home design; (x) factors affecting margins such as decreased land values underlying land option agreements, increased land development costs on communities under development or delays or difficulties in implementing initiatives to reduce production and overhead cost structure; (xi) estimates related to the potential recoverability of our deferred tax assets; (xii) potential delays or increased costs in obtaining necessary permits as a result of changes to, or complying with, laws, regulations, or governmental policies and possible penalties for failure to comply with such laws, regulations and governmental policies; (xiii) the results of litigation or government proceedings and fulfillment of the obligations in the Deferred Prosecution Agreement and consent orders with governmental authorities and other settlement agreements; (xiv) the impact of construction defect and home warranty claims; (xv) the cost and availability of insurance and surety bonds; (xvi) the performance of our unconsolidated entities and our unconsolidated entity partners; (xvii) delays in land development or home construction resulting from adverse weather conditions; (xviii) the impact of information technology failures or data security breaches; (xix) effects of changes in accounting policies, standards, guidelines or principles; or (xx) terrorist acts, acts of war and other factors over which the Company has little or no control.

    Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and, except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors.

    -Tables Follow-

    BEAZER HOMES USA, INC.

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

    ($ in thousands, except per share data)

             
    Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
    June 30,June 30,
    2014 2013 2014 2013
    Total revenue $354,671 $ 314,439 $917,862 $ 849,243
    Home construction and land sales expenses 283,857 260,324 739,295 712,930
    Inventory impairments and option contract abandonments 2,010     2,921   2,229  
    Gross profit 68,804 54,115 175,646 134,084
    Commissions 14,322 13,078 37,239 35,406
    General and administrative expenses 35,994 29,612 97,032 84,735
    Depreciation and amortization 3,400   2,953   9,138   8,761  
    Operating income 15,088 8,472 32,237 5,182
    Equity in (loss) income of unconsolidated entities (81) (310 ) 221 (206 )
    Loss on extinguishment of debt (19,764)(19,917) (3,638 )
    Other expense, net (10,205) (14,036 ) (39,689) (45,858 )
    Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (14,962) (5,874 ) (27,148) (44,520 )
    Benefit from income taxes (1,769) (432 ) (1,783) (1,028 )
    Loss from continuing operations (13,193) (5,442 ) (25,365) (43,492 )
    Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 838   (346 ) (99) (2,324 )
    Net loss $(12,355) $ (5,788 ) $(25,464) $ (45,816 )
    Weighted average number of shares:
    Basic and Diluted 26,421 24,770 25,582 24,571
    Basic and Diluted (loss) income per share:
    Continuing Operations $(0.50) $ (0.22 ) $(0.99) $ (1.77 )
    Discontinued Operations $0.03 $ (0.01 ) $(0.01) $ (0.09 )
    Total $(0.47) $ (0.23 ) $(1.00) $ (1.86 )
     
      Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
    June 30,     June 30,
    2014   2013 2014   2013
    Capitalized interest in inventory, beginning of period $72,256 $ 45,501 $52,562 $ 38,190
    Interest incurred 31,678 28,766 96,577 86,361
    Interest expense not qualified for capitalization and included as other expense (10,421) (14,252 ) (41,112) (46,709 )
    Capitalized interest amortized to house construction and land sales expenses (9,430) (9,996 ) (23,944) (27,823 )
    Capitalized interest in inventory, end of period $84,083   $ 50,019   $84,083   $ 50,019  
     

    BEAZER HOMES USA, INC.

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    ($ in thousands, except share and per share data)

       
    June 30, 2014September 30, 2013
    ASSETS
    Cash and cash equivalents $206,482 $ 504,459
    Restricted cash 57,963 48,978
    Accounts receivable (net of allowance of $1,278 and $1,651, respectively) 28,999 22,342
    Income tax receivable 4,754 2,813
    Inventory
    Owned inventory 1,587,954 1,304,694
    Land not owned under option agreements 7,588   9,124  
    Total inventory 1,595,542 1,313,818
    Investments in unconsolidated entities 34,224 44,997
    Deferred tax assets, net 5,480 5,253
    Property, plant and equipment, net 17,183 17,000
    Other assets 26,767   27,129  
    Total assets $1,977,394   $ 1,986,789  
     
    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
    Trade accounts payable $84,435 $ 83,800
    Other liabilities 133,698 145,623
    Obligations related to land not owned under option agreements 3,016 4,633
    Total debt (net of discounts of $4,590 and $5,160 respectively) 1,537,242   1,512,183  
    Total liabilities $1,758,391   $ 1,746,239  
     
    Stockholders’ equity:
    Preferred stock (par value $.01 per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued) $ $
    Common stock (par value $0.001 per share, 63,000,000 shares authorized, 26,768,714 and 25,245,945 issued and outstanding, respectively) 27 25
    Paid-in capital 850,080 846,165
    Accumulated deficit (631,104) (605,640 )
    Total stockholders’ equity 219,003   240,550  
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $1,977,394   $ 1,986,789  
     
    Inventory Breakdown
    Homes under construction $384,795 $ 262,476
    Development projects in progress 690,557 578,453
    Land held for future development 309,516 341,986
    Land held for sale 74,365 31,331
    Capitalized interest 84,083 52,562
    Model homes 44,638 37,886
    Land not owned under option agreements 7,588   9,124  
    Total inventory $1,595,542   $ 1,313,818  
     

    BEAZER HOMES USA, INC.

    CONSOLIDATED OPERATING AND FINANCIAL DATA – CONTINUING OPERATIONS

    ($ in thousands, except otherwise noted)

               
    Quarter Ended June 30,Nine Months Ended June 30,
    SELECTED OPERATING DATA2014 2013 20142013
    Closings:
    West region 514 550 1,402 1,553
    East region 383 370 978 1,106
    Southeast region 344   314   876   740
    Total closings 1,241   1,234   3,256   3,399
     
    New orders, net of cancellations:
    West region 486 614 1,387 1,696
    East region 418 389 1,150 1,140
    Southeast region 386   378   1,038   998
    Total new orders 1,290   1,381   3,575   3,834
     
    Backlog units at end of period:
    West region 723 982 723 982
    East region 833 781 833 781
    Southeast region 656   595   656   595
    Total backlog units 2,212   2,358   2,212   2,358
     
    Dollar value of backlog at end of period (in millions) $663.2   $ 646.1   $663.2   $ 646.1
     
    Homebuilding Revenue:
    West region $136,775 $ 132,803 $376,031 $ 360,052
    East region 127,147 111,333 316,392 324,334
    Southeast region 89,243   68,993   216,825   158,639
    Total homebuilding revenue $353,165   $ 313,129   $909,248   $ 843,025
     
        Quarter Ended June 30,     Nine Months Ended June 30,
    SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA2014   2013 2014   2013
    Revenues:
    Homebuilding $353,165 $ 313,129 $909,248 $ 843,025
    Land sales and other 1,506   1,310   8,614   6,218
    Total $354,671   $ 314,439   $917,862   $ 849,243
     
    Gross profit:
    Homebuilding $68,672 $ 53,588 $174,777 $ 132,471
    Land sales and other 132   527   869   1,613
    Total $68,804   $ 54,115   $175,646   $ 134,084
     


    Reconciliation of homebuilding gross profit before impairments and abandonments and interest amortized to cost of sales and the related gross margins to homebuilding gross profit and gross margin, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided for each period discussed below. Management believes that this information assists investors in comparing the operating characteristics of homebuilding activities by eliminating many of the differences in companies' respective level of impairments and level of debt.

        Quarter Ended June 30,     Nine Months Ended June 30,
    2014   2013 2014   2013
    Homebuilding gross profit $68,672   19.4% $ 53,588   17.1 % $174,777   19.2% $ 132,471   15.7 %
    Inventory impairments and lot option abandonments (I&A) 2,010     2,921   2,229  
    Homebuilding gross profit before I&A 70,68220.0% 53,588 17.1 % 177,69819.5% 134,700 16.0 %
    Interest amortized to cost of sales 9,430   9,996   23,944   27,823  
    Homebuilding gross profit before I&A and interest amortized to cost of sales $80,112   22.7% $ 63,584   20.3 % $201,642   22.2% $ 162,523   19.3 %


    Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, debt extinguishment, impairments and abandonments) to total company net loss (including discontinued operations), the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided for each period discussed below. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA assists investors in understanding and comparing the operating characteristics of homebuilding activities by eliminating many of the differences in companies' respective capitalization, tax position and level of impairments.

      Quarter Ended June 30,   Nine Months Ended June 30,
    2014   2013 2014   2013
    Net loss $(12,355) $ (5,788 ) $(25,464) $ (45,816 )
    Benefit from income taxes (1,661) (470 ) (1,665) (1,097 )
    Interest amortized to home construction and land sales expenses, capitalized interest impaired, and interest expense not qualified for capitalization 19,851 24,248 65,056 74,532
    Depreciation and amortization and stock compensation amortization 4,013 3,590 11,017 11,036
    Inventory impairments and option contract abandonments 2,0102,921 2,246
    Loss on debt extinguishment 19,76419,917 3,638
    Joint venture impairment and abandonment charges   181     181  
    Adjusted EBITDA $31,622   $ 21,761   $71,782   $ 44,720  





    Beazer Homes USA, Inc.

    Carey Phelps, 770-829-3700

    Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

    investor.relations@beazer.com

    Source: Beazer Homes USA, Inc.


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