Form 8-K BEAZER HOMES USA INC For: Jan 27

January 27, 2022 4:20 PM EST

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Exhibit 99.1

PRESS RELEASE

Beazer Homes Reports Strong First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results
ATLANTA, January 27, 2022 - Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE: BZH) (www.beazer.com) today announced its financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2021.
“Strong first quarter results and continuing strength in the housing market have positioned us well for our fiscal year,” said Allan P. Merrill, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We generated significant gains in operating margin and adjusted EBITDA, leading to first quarter net income that was more than double the prior year. We also published our first ESG Summary, outlining both recent achievements and current initiatives.”
Commenting on market conditions and updated fiscal 2022 full-year expectations, Mr. Merrill said, “The new home market continues to be characterized by strong demand and limited supply, supported by growth in both employment and wages. Given this backdrop, the strength in our first quarter results and the visibility we have into our backlog, we are confident our full-year results will exceed our previously communicated target of $5.00 despite continuing industry-wide challenges in labor and material availability. Incrementally, we plan to realize full-year energy efficiency tax credits which should add about $0.40 to earnings. We also expect further growth in our active lot position as we achieve our multi-year goal of reducing total debt below $1 billion during the fiscal year.”
Looking further out, Mr. Merrill concluded, “We are positioned to continue growing profitability and returns, from a less leveraged and more efficient balance sheet, while expanding our ESG activities to create durable value for our stakeholders.”
Beazer Homes Fiscal First Quarter 2022 Highlights and Comparison to Fiscal First Quarter 2021
Net income from continuing operations of $34.9 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, compared to net income from continuing operations of $12.0 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, in fiscal first quarter 2021
Adjusted EBITDA of $61.1 million, up 40.1%
Homebuilding revenue of $446.7 million, up 5.3% on a 15.1% increase in average selling price to $438.4 thousand, partially offset by a 8.5% decrease in home closings to 1,019
Homebuilding gross margin was 20.9%, up 330 basis points. Excluding impairments, abandonments and amortized interest, homebuilding gross margin was 24.2%, up 210 basis points
SG&A as a percentage of total revenue was 11.8%, down 90 basis points year-over-year
Net new orders of 1,141, down 20.9% on a 16.2% decrease in average community count to 114 and a 5.6% decrease in orders/community/month to 3.3
Dollar value of backlog of $1,405.2 million, up 20.9%. The average selling price of homes in backlog was $483.2 thousand, up 17.9% from $409.7 thousand
Unrestricted cash at quarter end was $157.7 million; total liquidity was $407.7 million
The following provides additional details on the Company's performance during the fiscal first quarter 2022:
Profitability. Net income from continuing operations was $34.9 million, generating diluted earnings per share of $1.14. This included the impact of energy efficiency tax credits of $3.2 million. Income from continuing operations before income taxes of $41.4 million increased by $25.2 million, or 155.9%, compared to $16.2 million in the prior year period. First quarter adjusted EBITDA of $61.1 million was up $17.5 million, or 40.1%, year-over-year. The increase in profitability was primarily driven by higher revenue, homebuilding gross margin and improved SG&A leverage.
Orders. Net new orders for the first quarter decreased to 1,141, down 20.9% from 1,442 in the prior year period. The decrease in net new orders was driven by a 16.2% decrease in average community count to 114 and a 5.6%



decrease in sales pace to 3.3 orders per community per month, down from 3.5 in the prior year period. Sale pace, although down year-over-year, remained strong by historical standards. The cancellation rate for the quarter was 11.8%, an improvement of 50 basis points year-over-year.
Backlog. The dollar value of homes in backlog as of December 31, 2021 increased 20.9% to $1,405.2 million, representing 2,908 homes, compared to $1,162.4 million, representing 2,837 homes, at the same time last year. The average selling price of homes in backlog was $483.2 thousand, up 17.9% from $409.7 thousand in the previous year.
Homebuilding Revenue. First quarter homebuilding revenue was $446.7 million, up 5.3% year-over-year. The increase in homebuilding revenue was driven by a 15.1% increase in the average selling price to $438.4 thousand, partially offset by a 8.5% decrease in home closings to 1,019 homes.
Homebuilding Gross Margin. Homebuilding gross margin (excluding impairments, abandonments and amortized interest) was 24.2% for the first quarter, up 210 basis points year-over-year, driven primarily by pricing increases and lower sales incentives.
SG&A Expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of total revenue was 11.8% for the quarter, down 90 basis points year-over-year as a result of the Company's continued focus on overhead cost management while benefiting from higher revenue driven by growth in average selling price.
Land Position. Controlled lots increased 22.6% to 23,049, compared to 18,801 from the prior year. Excluding land held for future development and land held for sale lots, active controlled lots were 22,426, up 23.6% year-over-year. The Company had 11,027 lots, or 49.2% of its total active lots, under option contracts as compared to 7,536 lots, or 41.5% of its total active lots, under option contracts as of December 31, 2020.
Liquidity. At the close of the first quarter, the Company had approximately $407.7 million of available liquidity, including $157.7 million of unrestricted cash and a fully undrawn revolving credit facility capacity of $250.0 million.
Commitment to ESG
The Company recently published its inaugural ESG Summary, which contains detailed disclosures of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, as well as metrics that are responsive to sustainability accounting standards promulgated by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for companies within the homebuilding industry. The ESG Summary represents another step forward in the Company's commitment to increased ESG accountability and provides a foundation to build increased transparency by directly reporting on relevant sustainability issues, risks and opportunities that impact the business.
As part of the Company's ESG initiatives, in December 2020, Beazer became the first national builder to publicly commit to ensuring that by the end of 2025 every home the Company builds will be Net Zero Energy Ready. Net Zero Energy Ready means that each home will have a gross HERS® index score (before any benefit of renewable energy production) of 45 or less, and homeowners will be able to achieve net zero energy consumption by attaching a properly sized renewable energy system.




Summary results for the three months ended December 31, 2021 are as follows:
Three Months Ended December 31,
20212020Change*
New home orders, net of cancellations1,141 1,442 (20.9)%
Orders per community per month 3.3 3.5 (5.6)%
Average active community count114 136 (16.2)%
Actual community count at quarter-end116 134 (13.4)%
Cancellation rates11.8 %12.3 %(50) bps
Total home closings1,019 1,114 (8.5)%
Average selling price (ASP) from closings (in thousands)$438.4 $380.8 15.1 %
Homebuilding revenue (in millions)$446.7 $424.2 5.3 %
Homebuilding gross margin20.9 %17.6 %330 bps
Homebuilding gross margin, excluding impairments and abandonments (I&A)20.9 %17.8 %310 bps
Homebuilding gross margin, excluding I&A and interest amortized to cost of sales24.2 %22.1 %210 bps
Income from continuing operations before income taxes (in millions)$41.4 $16.2 $25.2 
Expense from income taxes (in millions)$6.5 $4.1 $2.3 
Income from continuing operations, net of tax (in millions)$34.9 $12.0 $22.9 
Basic income per share from continuing operations$1.15 $0.40 $0.75 
Diluted income per share from continuing operations$1.14 $0.40 $0.74 
Net income$34.9 $12.0 $22.9 
Land and land development spending (in millions)$130.7 $109.6 $21.1 
Adjusted EBITDA (in millions)$61.1 $43.6 $17.5 
LTM Adjusted EBITDA (in millions)$280.2 $218.6 $61.6 
* Change and totals are calculated using unrounded numbers.
"LTM" indicates amounts for the trailing 12 months.







As of December 31,
20212020Change
Backlog units2,908 2,837 2.5 %
Dollar value of backlog (in millions)$1,405.2 $1,162.4 20.9 %
ASP in backlog (in thousands)$483.2 $409.7 17.9 %
Land and lots controlled23,049 18,801 22.6 %
Conference Call
The Company will hold a conference call on January 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss these results. Interested parties may listen to the conference call and view the Company's slide presentation on the "Investor Relations" page of the Company's website, www.beazer.com. In addition, the conference call will be available by telephone at 800-475-0542 (for international callers, dial 517-308-9429). To be admitted to the call, enter the pass code “8571348". A replay of the conference call will be available, until 10:00 PM ET on February 3, 2022 at 866-373-1992 (for international callers, dial 203-369-0266) with pass code “3740.”
About Beazer Homes
Headquartered in Atlanta, Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH) is one of the country’s largest homebuilders. Every Beazer home is designed and built to provide Surprising Performance, giving you more quality and more comfort from the moment you move in – saving you money every month. With Beazer's Choice Plans™, you can personalize your primary living areas – giving you a choice of how you want to live in the home, at no additional cost. And unlike most national homebuilders, we empower our customers to shop and compare loan options. Our Mortgage Choice program gives you the resources to easily compare multiple loan offers and choose the best lender and loan offer for you, saving you thousands over the life of your loan.
We build our homes in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. For more information, visit beazer.com, or check out Beazer on FacebookInstagram 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 cyclical nature of the homebuilding industry and a potential deterioration in homebuilding industry conditions; (ii) economic changes nationally or in local markets, changes in consumer confidence, wage levels, declines in employment levels, inflation and governmental actions, each of which is outside our control and affects the affordability of, and demand for, the homes we sell; (iii) potential negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which, in addition to exacerbating each of the risks listed above and below, may include a significant decrease in demand for our homes or consumer confidence generally with respect to purchasing a home, an inability to sell and build homes in a typical manner or at all, increased costs or decreased supply of building materials, including lumber, or the availability of subcontractors, housing inspectors, and other third-parties we rely on to support our operations, and recognizing charges in future periods, which may be material, for goodwill impairments, inventory impairments and/or land option contract abandonments; (iv) supply chain challenges negatively impacting our homebuilding production, including shortages of raw materials and other critical components such as windows, doors, and appliances; (v) shortages of or increased costs for labor used in housing production, and the level of quality and craftsmanship provided by such labor; (vi) the availability and cost of land and the risks associated with the future value of our inventory, such as asset impairment charges we took on select California assets during the second quarter of fiscal 2019; (vii) factors affecting margins, such as decreased land values underlying land option agreements, increased land development costs in communities under development or delays or difficulties in implementing initiatives to reduce our production and overhead cost structure; (viii) our ability to raise debt and/or equity capital, due to factors such as limitations in the capital markets (including market volatility) or adverse credit market conditions, and our ability to otherwise meet our ongoing liquidity needs (which could cause us to fail to meet the terms of our covenants and other requirements under our various debt instruments and therefore trigger an acceleration of a



significant portion or all of our outstanding debt obligations), including the impact of any downgrades of our credit ratings or reduction in our liquidity levels; (ix) market perceptions regarding any capital raising initiatives we may undertake (including future issuances of equity or debt capital); (x) terrorist acts, protests and civil unrest, political uncertainty, natural disasters, acts of war or other factors over which the Company has no control; (xi) inaccurate estimates related to homes to be delivered in the future (backlog), as they are subject to various cancellation risks that cannot be fully controlled; (xii) increases in mortgage interest rates, increased disruption in the availability of mortgage financing, changes in tax laws or otherwise regarding the deductibility of mortgage interest expenses and real estate taxes or an increased number of foreclosures; (xiii) increased competition or delays in reacting to changing consumer preferences in home design; (xiv) natural disasters or other related events that could result in delays in land development or home construction, increase our costs or decrease demand in the impacted areas; (xv) the potential recoverability of our deferred tax assets; (xvi) increases in corporate tax rates; (xvii) 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 or governmental policies, including those related to the environment; (xviii) the results of litigation or government proceedings and fulfillment of any related obligations; (xix) the impact of construction defect and home warranty claims; (xx) the cost and availability of insurance and surety bonds, as well as the sufficiency of these instruments to cover potential losses incurred; (xxi) the impact of information technology failures, cybersecurity issues or data security breaches; (xxii) the impact of governmental regulations on homebuilding in key markets, such as regulations limiting the availability of water; and (xxiii) the success of our ESG initiatives, including our ability to meet our goal that every home we build will be Net Zero Energy Ready by 2025 as well as the success of any other related partnerships or pilot programs we may enter into in order to increase the energy efficiency of our homes and prepare for a Net Zero future.
Any forward-looking statement, including any statement expressing confidence regarding future outcomes, speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible to predict all such factors.


CONTACT: Beazer Homes USA, Inc.

David I. Goldberg
Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
770-829-3700
investor.relations@beazer.com

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BEAZER HOMES USA, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
 December 31,
 in thousands (except per share data)20212020
Total revenue$454,149 $428,539 
Home construction and land sales expenses356,749 352,781 
Inventory impairments and abandonments 465 
Gross profit97,400 75,293 
Commissions15,813 16,507 
General and administrative expenses37,767 37,976 
Depreciation and amortization2,881 3,122 
Operating income40,939 17,688 
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated entities288 (75)
Other income (expense), net131 (1,452)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes41,358 16,161 
Expense from income taxes6,463 4,125 
Income from continuing operations34,895 12,036 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(10)(39)
Net income$34,885 $11,997 
Weighted-average number of shares:
Basic30,336 29,771 
Diluted30,724 30,086 
Basic income per share:
Continuing operations$1.15 $0.40 
Discontinued operations — 
Total$1.15 $0.40 
Diluted income per share:
Continuing operations$1.14 $0.40 
Discontinued operations — 
Total$1.14 $0.40 
Three Months Ended
 December 31,
Capitalized Interest in Inventory20212020
Capitalized interest in inventory, beginning of period$106,985 $119,659 
Interest incurred18,311 19,902 
Interest expense not qualified for capitalization and included as other expense (1,600)
Capitalized interest amortized to home construction and land sales expenses(14,780)(18,813)
Capitalized interest in inventory, end of period$110,516 $119,148 












BEAZER HOMES USA, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
in thousands (except share and per share data)December 31, 2021September 30, 2021
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$157,701 $246,715 
Restricted cash29,196 27,428 
Accounts receivable (net of allowance of $290 and $290, respectively)20,802 25,685 
Income tax receivable9,604 9,929 
Owned inventory1,581,801 1,501,602 
Investments in unconsolidated entities4,590 4,464 
Deferred tax assets, net198,946 204,766 
Property and equipment, net22,898 22,885 
Operating lease right-of-use assets12,129 12,344 
Goodwill11,376 11,376 
Other assets11,148 11,616 
Total assets$2,060,191 $2,078,810 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Trade accounts payable$114,701 $133,391 
Operating lease liabilities13,852 14,154 
Other liabilities121,441 152,351 
Total debt (net of debt issuance costs of $8,592 and $8,983, respectively)1,054,938 1,054,030 
Total liabilities1,304,932 1,353,926 
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock (par value $0.01 per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued) — 
Common stock (par value $0.001 per share, 63,000,000 shares authorized, 31,459,708 issued and outstanding and 31,294,198 issued and outstanding, respectively)31 31 
Paid-in capital861,648 866,158 
Accumulated deficit(106,420)(141,305)
Total stockholders’ equity755,259 724,884 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$2,060,191 $2,078,810 
Inventory Breakdown
Homes under construction$726,379 $648,283 
Land under development646,161 648,404 
Land held for future development19,879 19,879 
Land held for sale10,822 9,179 
Capitalized interest110,516 106,985 
Model homes68,044 68,872 
Total owned inventory$1,581,801 $1,501,602 


 



BEAZER HOMES USA, INC.
CONSOLIDATED OPERATING AND FINANCIAL DATA – CONTINUING OPERATIONS
Three Months Ended December 31,
SELECTED OPERATING DATA20212020
Closings:
West region603 642 
East region245 223 
Southeast region171 249 
Total closings1,019 1,114 
New orders, net of cancellations:
West region655 782 
East region236 320 
Southeast region250 340 
Total new orders, net1,141 1,442 
As of December 31,
Backlog units:20212020
West region1,705 1,505 
East region602 721 
Southeast region601 611 
Total backlog units2,908 2,837 
Aggregate dollar value of homes in backlog (in millions)$1,405.2 $1,162.4 
ASP in backlog (in thousands)$483.2 $409.7 

in thousandsThree Months Ended December 31,
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA20212020
Homebuilding revenue:
West region$256,492 $232,940 
East region114,287 97,964 
Southeast region75,950 93,325 
Total homebuilding revenue$446,729 $424,229 
Revenue:
Homebuilding$446,729 $424,229 
Land sales and other7,420 4,310 
Total revenue$454,149 $428,539 
Gross profit:
Homebuilding$93,304 $74,837 
Land sales and other4,096 456 
Total gross profit$97,400 $75,293 



Reconciliation of homebuilding gross profit and the related gross margin excluding impairments and abandonments and interest amortized to cost of sales 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. These measures should not be considered alternative to homebuilding gross profit and gross margin determined in accordance with GAAP as an indicator of operating performance.
Three Months Ended December 31,
in thousands20212020
Homebuilding gross profit/margin$93,304 20.9 %$74,837 17.6 %
Inventory impairments and abandonments (I&A) 465 
Homebuilding gross profit/margin excluding I&A93,304 20.9 %75,302 17.8 %
Interest amortized to cost of sales14,780 18,560 
Homebuilding gross profit/margin excluding I&A and interest amortized to cost of sales$108,084 24.2 %$93,862 22.1 %
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to total company net income, 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. These EBITDA measures should not be considered alternatives to net income determined in accordance with GAAP as an indicator of operating performance.
Three Months Ended December 31,
LTM Ended (a)
in thousands2021202020212020
Net income $34,885 $11,997 $144,909 $61,477 
Expense from income taxes6,460 4,114 23,847 22,006 
Interest amortized to home construction and land sales expenses and capitalized interest impaired14,780 18,813 83,257 94,806 
Interest expense not qualified for capitalization 1,600 1,181 8,626 
EBIT56,125 36,524 253,194 186,915 
Depreciation and amortization2,881 3,122 13,735 15,335 
EBITDA59,006 39,646 266,929 202,250 
Stock-based compensation expense2,108 3,511 10,764 11,236 
Loss on extinguishment of debt — 2,025 — 
Inventory impairments and abandonments (b)
 465 388 2,576 
Restructuring and severance expenses (10) 1,307 
Litigation settlement in discontinued operations — 120 1,260 
Adjusted EBITDA$61,114 $43,612 $280,226 $218,629 
(a) "LTM" indicates amounts for the trailing 12 months.
(b) In periods during which we impaired certain of our inventory assets, capitalized interest that is impaired is included in the line above titled “Interest amortized to home construction and land sales expenses and capitalized interest impaired.”



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