KB Home (KBH) Tops Q4 EPS by 7c

January 10, 2018 4:10 PM EST

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KB Home (NYSE: KBH) reported Q4 EPS of $0.84, $0.07 better than the analyst estimate of $0.77. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.4 billion versus the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion.

“Our strong fourth quarter and full year results demonstrate the progress we have achieved in the first year of our three-year Returns-Focused Growth Plan,” said Jeffrey Mezger, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “For the quarter, we significantly increased our earnings with double-digit revenue growth, a substantially expanded gross profit margin, and a new record-low selling, general and administrative expense ratio. During 2017, we delivered steady improvement in our financial and operational performance, which included enhancing our profitability, strengthening our balance sheet, increasing our cash flow, generating better returns, and decreasing our debt to capital ratio. Notably, we ended 2017 with both our return on equity and net debt to capital ratio within the target ranges for 2019 that we established more than a year ago.”

“As we look to 2018, we expect conditions will remain favorable in most of our served markets, with solid demand for housing driven by healthy employment, rising household incomes and strong consumer confidence, and continued limited supply,” said Mezger. “With a robust backlog of approximately $1.7 billion, we believe we are well positioned to continue our momentum towards achieving our Returns-Focused Growth Plan targets. Our main priorities for 2018 are to further accelerate our financial performance, grow our community count, and enhance long-term stockholder value.”

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