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Pultegroup
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:30:08 AM
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Summary

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Pultegroup (PHM) reported 2nd Quarter June 2017 earnings of $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.0 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.0 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.46 per share. Revenue grew 12.3% on a year-over-year basis.

PulteGroup Inc is engaged in homebuilding business. Its business includes the acquisition and development of land for residential purposes within the U.S. It is also engaged in mortgaging banking operations.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.47
Earnings Whisper
$0.46
Consensus Estimate
$0.45
Reported Revenue
$2.02 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$2.04 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

PulteGroup Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Reported Net Income of $0.32 Per Share Reflects Land and Warranty Charges, Partially Offset by an Insurance Reserve Reversal and Lower Tax Rate

Adjusted Net Income of $0.47 Per Share Increased 27% Over Prior Year Q2 Adjusted Net Income of $0.37 Per Share

Net New Orders Increased 12% to 6,395 Homes; Value of Net New Orders Increased 23% to $2.6 Billion

-- Home Sale Revenues Increased 12% to $2.0 Billion

-- Backlog Increased 10% to 10,674 Homes; Backlog Value Increased 19% to $4.5 Billion

-- Company Repurchased 12.8 Million Shares of Stock During the Quarter for $300 Million

PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) announced today financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017. For the quarter, the Company’s reported net income was $101 million, or $0.32 per share. Adjusted net income for the period was $148 million, or $0.47 per share. Adjustments to the Company’s reported results include a pretax charge of $121 million associated with the Company’s previously announced decision to dispose of select non-core and underutilized land assets, a net pretax benefit of $8 million relating to warranty and construction defect reserve adjustments, and $24 million of net tax benefits recorded during the period.

Reported net income for the prior year second quarter was $118 million, or $0.34 per share. Adjusted net income for the prior year quarter was $127 million, or $0.37 per share, after excluding the impact of land and corporate office relocation charges in the period.

"U.S. housing demand continues to benefit from positive market dynamics including an improving economy and job market, high consumer confidence, low interest rates and a generally limited supply of homes across the country," said Ryan Marshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of PulteGroup. "Given these strong market supports, we believe housing demand can continue to move higher over the coming quarters."

"Within this market environment, PulteGroup is successfully executing against its business strategies as we focus on intelligently growing our business while delivering high returns," added Mr. Marshall. "Consistent with this focus, our second quarter results show orders up 12%, backlog value up 19% and adjusted earnings per share up 27%, while ROE improved 140 basis points to 12.8%."

Second Quarter Results

Home sale revenues for the second quarter increased 12% over the prior year to $2.0 billion. Higher revenues for the period were driven by a 6% increase in deliveries to 5,044 homes, combined with a 6% increase in average sales price to $390,000.

Reported gross margin for the second quarter was 21.1%, including the impact of land-related and warranty charges taken in the period. Exclusive of these charges, the Company’s adjusted gross margin for the quarter was 23.4%. Reported SG&A expense for the second quarter was $216 million, or 11.0% of home sale revenues, which includes a $20 million benefit relating to an insurance reserve adjustment taken in the period. Adjusted SG&A expense for the quarter was $236 million, or 12.0% of home sale revenues. Reported SG&A expense for the prior year was $256 million, or 14.6% of home sale revenues.

Net new orders for the second quarter increased 12% over the prior year to 6,395 homes. The dollar value of net new orders gained 23% to $2.6 billion. For the quarter, the Company operated out of 803 communities.

PulteGroup’s unit backlog increased 10% over the prior year to 10,674 homes. The value of homes in backlog increased 19% to $4.5 billion. The average sales price of homes in backlog is $418,000, which is up 8% over the average sales price in backlog in the second quarter of last year and up 7% from the average sales price of homes delivered in the second quarter of 2017.

Pretax income for the Company’s financial services operations increased 11% for the quarter to $19 million, as the operations benefitted from higher homebuilder closing volumes and an increase in the average loan size. Mortgage capture rate for the quarter was 79%, compared with 81% in the prior year.

For the quarter, the Company reported $22 million of income tax expense, representing an effective tax rate of 17.8%. The Company’s tax rate for the quarter included the net benefit of $24 million resulting from the favorable resolution of certain tax matters. Excluding this benefit, the Company’s effective tax rate would have been approximately 37%.

During the quarter, PulteGroup repurchased 12.8 million common shares for $300 million, or an average price of $23.42 per share.

A conference call discussing PulteGroup’s second quarter 2017 results is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested investors can access the live webcast via PulteGroup’s corporate website at www.pultegroupinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release 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," "plan," "project," "may," "can," "could," "might," "should", "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, including statements related to the impairment charge with respect to certain land parcels and the impacts or effects thereof, 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: interest rate changes and the availability of mortgage financing; competition within the industries in which we operate; the availability and cost of land and other raw materials used by us in our homebuilding operations; the impact of any changes to our strategy in responding to the cyclical nature of the industry, including any changes regarding our land positions and the levels of our land spend; the availability and cost of insurance covering risks associated with our businesses; shortages and the cost of labor; weather related slowdowns; slow growth initiatives and/or local building moratoria; governmental regulation directed at or affecting the housing market, the homebuilding industry or construction activities; uncertainty in the mortgage lending industry, including revisions to underwriting standards and repurchase requirements associated with the sale of mortgage loans; the interpretation of or changes to tax, labor and environmental laws; economic changes nationally or in our local markets, including inflation, deflation, changes in consumer confidence and preferences and the state of the market for homes in general; legal or regulatory proceedings or claims; our ability to generate sufficient cash flow in order to successfully implement our capital allocation priorities; required accounting changes; terrorist acts and other acts of war; and other factors of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business and competitive nature. See PulteGroup’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our businesses. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in our expectations.

About PulteGroup

PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in approximately 50 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the Company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.

For more information about PulteGroup, Inc. and PulteGroup brands, go to www.pultegroupinc.com;

www.pulte.com; www.centex.com; www.delwebb.com; www.divosta.com and www.jwhomes.com.

PulteGroup, Inc.
Consolidated Results of Operations
($000’s omitted, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Revenues:
Homebuilding
Home sale revenues
$
1,965,641
$
1,751,882
$
3,551,063
$
3,146,125
Land sale revenues
7,930
4,950
9,570
7,437
1,973,571
1,756,832
3,560,633
3,153,562
Financial Services
47,275
43,082
89,042
78,930
Total revenues
2,020,846
1,799,914
3,649,675
3,232,492
Homebuilding Cost of Revenues:
Home sale cost of revenues
(1,549,937
)
(1,310,569
)
(2,767,615
)
(2,348,597
)
Land sale cost of revenues
(87,599
)
(4,403
)
(90,827
)
(6,430
)
(1,637,536
)
(1,314,972
)
(2,858,442
)
(2,355,027
)
Financial Services expenses
(28,478
)
(26,180
)
(56,846
)
(52,298
)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (216,211
)
(256,273
)
(452,479
)
(498,589
)
Other expense, net
(16,074
)
(12,909
)
(20,095
)
(18,785
)
Income before income taxes
122,547
189,580
261,813
307,793
Income tax expense
(21,798
)
(71,820
)
(69,545
)
(106,733
)
Net income
$
100,749
$
117,760
$
192,268
$
201,060
Per share:
Basic earnings
$
0.32
$
0.34
$
0.60
$
0.58
Diluted earnings
$
0.32
$
0.34
$
0.60
$
0.57
Cash dividends declared
$
0.09
$
0.09
$
0.18
$
0.18
Number of shares used in calculation:
Basic
312,315
345,240
315,021
346,528
Effect of dilutive securities
1,565
2,759
1,946
2,710
Diluted
313,880
347,999
316,967
349,238
PulteGroup, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
($000’s omitted)
(Unaudited)
June 30,
December 31,
2017
2016
ASSETS
Cash and equivalents
$
208,203
$
698,882
Restricted cash
31,652
24,366
Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash 239,855
723,248
House and land inventory
7,090,164
6,770,655
Land held for sale
104,652
31,728
Residential mortgage loans available-for-sale
364,939
539,496
Investments in unconsolidated entities
59,617
51,447
Other assets
818,972
857,426
Intangible assets
147,892
154,792
Deferred tax assets, net
986,787
1,049,408
$
9,812,878
$
10,178,200
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Liabilities:
Accounts payable
$
407,691
$
405,455
Customer deposits
290,890
187,891
Accrued and other liabilities
1,406,598
1,483,854
Financial Services debt
153,703
331,621
Senior notes
3,109,994
3,110,016
5,368,876
5,518,837
Shareholders’ equity
4,444,002
4,659,363
$
9,812,878
$
10,178,200
PulteGroup, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
($000’s omitted)
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2017
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income
$
192,268
$
201,060
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:
Deferred income tax expense
80,841
117,783
Land-related charges
129,108
10,522
Depreciation and amortization
26,023
26,705
Share-based compensation expense
20,871
16,906
Other, net
(1,536
)
(732
)
Increase (decrease) in cash due to:
Inventories
(486,393
)
(810,417
)
Residential mortgage loans available-for-sale
172,943
78,460
Other assets
15,309
(15,506
)
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities
26,892
55,113
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
176,326
(320,106
)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures
(16,892
)
(21,044
)
Investment in unconsolidated subsidiaries
(17,832
)
(13,769
)
Cash used for business acquisition
--
(430,025
)
Other investing activities, net
3,143
5,473
Net cash used in investing activities
(31,581
)
(459,365
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from debt issuance
--
986,084
Repayments of debt
(2,153
)
(484,974
)
Borrowings under revolving credit facility
110,000
358,000
Repayments under revolving credit facility
(110,000
)
(358,000
)
Financial Services borrowings (repayments)
(177,918
)
(78,320
)
Stock option exercises
15,966
742
Share repurchases
(405,819
)
(100,806
)
Dividends paid
(58,214
)
(63,019
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
(628,138
)
259,707
Net increase (decrease)
(483,393
)
(519,764
)
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period
723,248
775,435
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period
$
239,855
$
255,671
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:
Interest paid (capitalized), net
$
(2,359
)
$
(14,671 )
Income taxes paid (refunded), net
$
(10,980 )
$
(5,457
)
PulteGroup, Inc.
Segment Data
($000’s omitted)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
HOMEBUILDING:
Home sale revenues
$
1,965,641
$
1,751,882
$
3,551,063
$
3,146,125
Land sale revenues
7,930
4,950
9,570
7,437
Total Homebuilding revenues
1,973,571
1,756,832
3,560,633
3,153,562
Home sale cost of revenues
(1,549,937
)
(1,310,569
)
(2,767,615
)
(2,348,597
)
Land sale cost of revenues
(87,599
)
(4,403
)
(90,827
)
(6,430
)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (216,211
)
(256,273
)
(452,479
)
(498,589
)
Other expense, net
(16,225
)
(13,041
)
(20,350
)
(18,967
)
Income before income taxes
$
103,599
$
172,546
$
229,362
$
280,979
FINANCIAL SERVICES:
Income before income taxes
$
18,948
$
17,034
$
32,451
$
26,814
CONSOLIDATED:
Income before income taxes
$
122,547
$
189,580
$
261,813
$
307,793
PulteGroup, Inc.
Segment Data, continued
($000’s omitted)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Home sale revenues
$
1,965,641
$
1,751,882
$
3,551,063
$
3,146,125
Closings - units
Northeast
296
310
528
572
Southeast
949
1,025
1,785
1,851
Florida
910
767
1,742
1,512
Midwest
907
786
1,575
1,338
Texas
1,042
923
1,882
1,698
West
940
961
1,757
1,746
5,044
4,772
9,269
8,717
Average selling price
$
390
$
367
$
383
$
361
Net new orders - units
Northeast
376
352
787
730
Southeast
1,193
1,016
2,270
2,068
Florida
1,090
1,011
2,130
1,934
Midwest
1,089
1,059
2,251
2,053
Texas
1,189
1,036
2,400
2,157
West
1,458
1,223
2,683
2,407
6,395
5,697
12,521
11,349
Net new orders - dollars $
2,625,091
$
2,142,024
$
5,071,230
$
4,255,995
Unit backlog
Northeast
646
602
Southeast
1,856
1,679
Florida
1,806
1,696
Midwest
1,983
1,804
Texas
1,930
1,804
West
2,453
2,094
10,674
9,679
Dollars in backlog
$
4,461,680
$
3,749,299
PulteGroup, Inc.
Segment Data, continued
($000’s omitted)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
MORTGAGE ORIGINATIONS:
Origination volume
3,330
3,158
6,203
5,706
Origination principal
$
969,691
$
868,671
$
1,776,043
$
1,535,317
Capture rate
78.9
%
80.6
%
79.5
%
80.8
%
Supplemental Data
($000’s omitted)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Interest in inventory, beginning of period $
203,828
$
158,653
$
186,097
$
149,498
Interest capitalized
44,949
38,231
89,872
73,515
Interest expensed
(35,927
)
(29,396
)
(63,119
)
(55,525
)
Interest in inventory, end of period
$
212,850
$
167,488
$
212,850
$
167,488

PulteGroup, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This report contains information about our operating results reflecting certain adjustments, including adjustments to cost of revenues, selling general, and administrative expenses, income before income taxes, income tax expense, net income, diluted earnings per share, and operating margin. These measures are considered non-GAAP financial measures under the SEC’s rules and should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, the comparable GAAP financial measures as measures of our profitability. We believe that reflecting these adjustments provides investors relevant and useful information for evaluating the comparability of financial information presented and comparing our profitability to other companies in the homebuilding industry. Although other companies in the homebuilding industry report similar information, the methods used may differ. We urge investors to understand the methods used by other companies in the homebuilding industry to calculate these measures and any adjustments thereto before comparing our measures to those of such other companies.

The following tables set forth a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the GAAP financial measures that management believes to be most directly comparable ($000’s omitted):

Three Months Ended
June 30, 2017
Adjustments
Warranty /
Income
As Reported
Impairments
Insurance
Taxes
Adjusted
Revenues:
Homebuilding
Home sale revenues
$
1,965,641
$
--
$
--
$
--
$
1,965,641
Land sale revenues
7,930
7,930
1,973,571
1,973,571
Financial Services
47,275
47,275
Total revenues
2,020,846
2,020,846
Homebuilding Cost of Revenues:
Home sale cost of revenues
(1,549,937
)
31,487
12,106
(1,506,344
)
Land sale cost of revenues
(87,599
)
81,006
(6,593
)
(1,637,536
)
112,493
12,106
(1,512,937
)
Financial Services expenses
(28,478
)
(28,478
)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A) (216,211
)
(19,813
)
(236,024
)
Other expense, net
(16,074
)
8,017
(8,057
)
Income before income taxes
122,547
120,510
(7,707
)
--
235,350
Income tax expense
(21,798
)
(44,589
)
2,852
(23,808
)
(87,343
)
Net income
$
100,749
$
75,921
$
(4,855 )
$
(23,808 )
$
148,007
Earnings per share (diluted)
$
0.32
$
0.47
Home sale gross margin
21.1
%
23.4
%
SG&A as a percentage of sales
11.0
%
12.0
%
Operating margin
10.1
%
11.4
%
Effective income tax rate
17.8
%
37.1
%
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2016
As Reported
Adjustments*
Adjusted
Revenues:
Homebuilding
Home sale revenues
$
1,751,882
$
--
$
1,751,882
Land sale revenues
4,950
4,950
1,756,832
1,756,832
Financial Services
43,082
43,082
Total revenues
1,799,914
1,799,914
Homebuilding Cost of Revenues:
Home sale cost of revenues
(1,310,569
)
(1,310,569
)
Land sale cost of revenues
(4,403
)
(4,403
)
(1,314,972
)
--
(1,314,972
)
Financial Services expenses
(26,180
)
(26,180
)
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A) (256,273
)
(256,273
)
Other expense, net
(12,909
)
14,724
1,815
Income before income taxes
189,580
14,724
204,304
Income tax expense
(71,820
)
(5,595
)
(77,415
)
Net income
$
117,760
$
9,129
$
126,889
Earnings per share (diluted)
$
0.34
$
0.37
Home sale gross margin
25.2
%
25.2
%
SG&A as a percentage of sales
14.6
%
14.6
%
Operating margin
10.6
%
10.6
%
Effective income tax rate
37.9
%
37.9
%

* Includes charges associated with the termination of certain pending land transactions and recognition of final costs associated with our corporate office relocation.

Company Contact
Investors:
Jim Zeumer
(404) 978-6434
jim.zeumer@pultegroup.com

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