TRI Pointe Group (TPH) Announces Earnings; Expands Stock Buyback by $250M

July 22, 2021 6:10 AM EDT

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Tri Pointe Homes, Inc. (NYSE: TPH) today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $250 million of common stock under its existing stock repurchase program (“Repurchase Program”) and extended the term of the Repurchase Program through December 31, 2022, increasing the aggregate authorization under the Repurchase Program from $250 million to $500 million.

“Tri Pointe Homes delivered another strong quarter of profitability in the second quarter of 2021, generating fully diluted earnings per share of $1.00, representing a 133% increase as compared to the second quarter of 2020,” said Tri Pointe Homes Chief Executive Officer Doug Bauer. “Our average sales price and homebuilding gross margin percentage came in above the high end of our stated guidance, as our teams did an excellent job executing on our business plan while navigating the supply chain issues that persist in our industry. In addition, we posted company records in a number of key metrics for a second quarter, including home sales revenue, pre-tax profit, and quarter-ending backlog value.”

Mr. Bauer continued, “Order activity during the second quarter was robust as we averaged 4.7 sales per community per month, a 53% improvement over the second quarter of 2020. Demand trends remained elevated in all of our markets and at all of our price points, a sign that buyers remain motivated in a number of demographic segments in conjunction with the ongoing and widespread shortage of available housing supply. Similar to the first quarter, we intentionally constrained our sales releases to implement price increases and manage our backlog, a decision that proved to be a profitable one for our company, as homebuilding gross margin expanded 300 basis points year-over-year to 24.6% for the quarter.”

Mr. Bauer concluded, “With a favorable industry outlook, a sizable backlog and a rapidly improving return profile, Tri Pointe Homes is poised to continue the strong operating momentum into the back half of 2021. Longer term, we believe we have an excellent opportunity to build on our recent success, thanks to the increasing scale we are realizing in many of our markets and the land investments we have made, which will lead to significant community count growth in 2022. Given these positives, we are extremely optimistic about the future of our company.”

Results and Operational Data for Second Quarter 2021 and Comparisons to Second Quarter 2020

  • Net income was $117.9 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to $56.5 million, or $0.43 per diluted share.
  • Home sales revenue of $1.0 billion compared to $766.9 million, an increase of 32%
    • New home deliveries of 1,545 homes compared to 1,229 homes, an increase of 26%
    • Average sales price of homes delivered of $653,000 compared to $624,000, an increase of 5%
  • Homebuilding gross margin percentage of 24.6% compared to 21.6%, an increase of 300 basis points
    • Excluding interest and impairments and lot option abandonments, adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage was 27.7%*
  • SG&A expense as a percentage of homes sales revenue of 9.6% compared to 10.8%, a decrease of 120 basis points
  • Net new home orders of 1,622 compared to 1,332, an increase of 22%
  • Active selling communities averaged 114.5 compared to 144.3, a decrease of 21%
    • Net new home orders per average selling community were 14.2 orders (4.7 monthly) compared to 9.2 orders (3.1 monthly)
    • Cancellation rate of 7% compared to 21%
  • Backlog units at quarter end of 3,902 homes compared to 2,558, an increase of 53%
    • Dollar value of backlog at quarter end of $2.5 billion compared to $1.7 billion, an increase of 50%
    • Average sales price of homes in backlog at quarter end of $647,000 compared to $656,000, a decrease of 1%
  • Ratios of debt-to-capital and net debt-to-net capital of 37.1% and 25.7%*, respectively, as of June 30, 2021
  • Repurchased 3,666,676 shares of common stock at a weighted average price per share of $22.60 for an aggregate dollar amount of $82.9 million in the three months ended June 30, 2021
  • Extended maximum amount of revolving credit facility from $600 million to $650 million and extended the maturity date of both the revolving credit facility and term loan facility to June 2026†
  • Ended the second quarter of 2021 with total liquidity of $1.2 billion, including cash and cash equivalents of $556.5 million and $593.1 million of availability under the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility

* See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”

† The maturity date for $30 million of loans under the Company’s term facility and $45 million of commitments under its revolving facility, respectively, were not extended and remain scheduled to mature on March 29, 2023.

“At Tri Pointe, we understand that the housing market is constantly changing, and that in order to be successful, we must change along with it,” said Tri Pointe Homes President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Mitchell. “That is why we invest heavily in market research to keep our new home offerings fresh and maintain our premium lifestyle brand advantage. The same is true with how we leverage technology to improve our processes and reduce costs. Our results in the second quarter of 2021 are a testament to our ability to adapt and change in a market that has become increasingly difficult to navigate as a result of supply chain issues and labor and material shortages. We believe this is a competitive strength for our company, and one that will allow us to be successful as the housing market continues to evolve.”

Outlook

For the third quarter of 2021, the Company anticipates delivering between 1,450 and 1,550 homes at an average sales price between $620,000 and $630,000. The Company expects its homebuilding gross margin percentage will be in the range of 23.5% to 24.5% for the third quarter of 2021 and anticipates its SG&A expense as a percentage of home sales revenue will be in the range of 9.5% to 10.0%. Lastly, the Company expects its effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2021 will be approximately 25.0%.

For the full year, the Company expects to open approximately 70 new communities and end the year with between 120 and 130 active selling communities. In addition, the Company anticipates delivering between 6,000 and 6,300 homes at an average sales price between $625,000 and $635,000. The Company expects homebuilding gross margin percentage to be in the range of 23.5% to 24.5% for the full year and anticipates its SG&A expense as a percentage of home sales revenue will be in the range of 9.8% to 10.3%. Finally, the Company expects its effective tax rate for the full year to be approximately 25%.

Stock Repurchase Program

On July 21, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors approved the repurchase of up to an additional $250 million of Company common stock pursuant to its Repurchase Program and extended the term of the Repurchase Program through December 31, 2022. As of July 21, 2021, the Company had purchased an aggregate of 12,175,129 shares of common stock for approximately $243 million pursuant to the Repurchase Program. Under the Repurchase Program as amended, the Company may repurchase shares of its outstanding common stock with an aggregate value of up to $500 million through December 31, 2022. 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 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company is not obligated under the Repurchase Program to repurchase any specific number or amount of shares of common stock, and it may modify, suspend or discontinue the program at any time. Company management will determine the timing and amount of repurchase 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 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, July 22, 2021. 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 and view the related slides on the Internet under the Events & Presentations heading in the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.TriPointeHomes.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 toll free at (877) 407-3982, or (201) 493-6780 for international participants. Participants should ask for the Tri Pointe Homes Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. Those dialing in should do so at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available for two weeks following the call toll free at (844) 512-2921, or (412) 317-6671 for international participants, using the reference number 13721036. An archive of the webcast will also be available on the Company’s website for a limited time.



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