Form 8-K KB HOME For: Jun 23

June 23, 2021 4:15 PM EDT

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Exhibit 99.1

FOR RELEASE, Wednesday, June 23, 2021  
For Further Information:
1:10 p.m. Pacific Time  
Jill Peters, Investor Relations Contact
(310) 893-7456 or
Cara Kane, Media Contact
(321) 299-6844 or

Revenues Totaled $1.44 Billion, up 58%
Diluted Earnings Per Share Grew 173% to $1.50
Gross Margin Expanded to 21.4%; Operating Income Margin Improved to 11.3%
Backlog Value Increased 126% to $4.29 Billion

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2021) — KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today reported results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2021.
“Our second quarter results reflect the sustained strength and health of our business. In particular, our ability to optimize our assets was evident in our gross margin rising above 21%, which drove our operating margin to exceed 11%, both of which represented the best quarterly margins we have generated in many years,” said Jeffrey Mezger, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Operationally, our team remains resilient, focused on delivering exceptional customer satisfaction amid the challenges associated with the incredible demand and supply chain constraints that have characterized this housing market over the past year. As we continue to generate strong net orders, we have also been able to scale up our production, matching starts to sales.”
“With a backlog value above $4 billion, we are poised to deliver a substantial increase in revenue this year, at solid margins that we anticipate will contribute to a return on equity of roughly 20%. As we look to 2022, our backlog, together with our expected community count growth, positions our company for another year of healthy expansion.”
Three Months Ended May 31, 2021 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)
The Company’s results for the comparable 2020 quarter were adversely impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the extensive and restrictive public health measures implemented during that period to contain and combat the outbreak.
Revenues increased 58% to $1.44 billion.
Homes delivered rose 40% to 3,504.
Average selling price increased 13% to $409,800.
Homebuilding operating income grew 216% to $162.9 million from $51.6 million. The homebuilding operating income margin increased 560 basis points to 11.3%. Excluding $.5 million of inventory-related charges in the 2021 second quarter, and $4.4 million of inventory-related charges and $6.7 million of severance charges in the year-earlier quarter, this metric improved to 11.4% from 6.9%.
The housing gross profit margin expanded 320 basis points to 21.4%. Excluding inventory-related charges, the housing gross profit margin improved to 21.5% from 18.7%.

The housing gross profit margin improvement mainly reflected a favorable pricing environment due to the strength of housing market demand and the limited supply of available homes for sale, increased operating leverage due to higher revenues, and lower amortization of previously capitalized interest.
Adjusted housing gross profit margin, a metric that excludes inventory-related charges and the amortization of previously capitalized interest, increased to 24.2% from 21.9%.
Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of housing revenues improved to 10.1% from 12.6%, primarily reflecting the continued impact from targeted actions the Company took to reduce overhead costs in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic; increased operating leverage from higher revenues; and the above-noted severance charges in the year-earlier quarter.
The Company’s financial services operations generated pretax income of $10.6 million, which increased 40%, mainly due to higher income from its mortgage banking joint venture, KBHS Home Loans, LLC.
KBHS Home Loans, LLC originated 75% of the residential mortgage loans the Company’s homebuyers obtained to finance their home purchase, achieving essentially the same level as in the year-earlier quarter.
Total pretax income grew 156% to $173.7 million. As a percentage of revenues, pretax income increased 470 basis points to 12.1%.
The Company’s income tax expense and effective tax rate were $30.3 million and approximately 17%, respectively, compared to income tax expense of $15.8 million and an effective tax rate of approximately 23%. The lower effective tax rate primarily reflected an increase in federal energy tax credits the Company earned from building energy efficient homes.
Net income of $143.4 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.50 increased 176% and 173%, respectively, compared to net income of $52.0 million and diluted earnings per share of $.55.
Six Months Ended May 31, 2021 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)
Homes delivered increased 21% to 6,368.
Average selling price rose to $404,100, up 7%.
Revenues of $2.58 billion were up 30%.
Pretax income grew 118% to $297.2 million.
Net income increased 115% to $240.4 million and diluted earnings per share rose 112% to $2.52.
Backlog and Net Orders (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)
Net orders for the quarter grew 145% to 4,300, the Company’s highest second-quarter level in 14 years, with net order value increasing by $1.35 billion, or 196%, to $2.04 billion. Both net orders and net order value rose in all of the Company’s four regions, with net order value growth ranging from 118% in the Central region to 406% in the Southeast region.
The cancellation rate as a percentage of gross orders for the quarter improved to 9% from 43%. The cancellation rate in the year-earlier period largely reflected the Company’s proactive efforts to assure a backlog of qualified homebuyers amid the unprecedented nationwide economic and employment disruptions resulting from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ending backlog grew 98% to 10,034 homes, driving a 126% increase in ending backlog value to $4.29 billion. Each of the Company’s four regions generated a triple-digit increase in backlog value, ranging from 105% in the Central region to 155% in the Southeast region.
Strong housing demand drove an increase in the Company’s average monthly net orders per community to 7.0 from 2.4, which accelerated community closeouts during the quarter. As a result, the Company’s average community count decreased 17% to 205, and its ending community count was 200, compared to 244.
Balance Sheet as of May 31, 2021 (comparisons to November 30, 2020)
Cash and cash equivalents totaled $608.1 million, compared to $681.2 million.
The Company had total liquidity of $1.40 billion, including cash and cash equivalents and $787.6 million of available capacity under its unsecured revolving credit facility. The Company has not borrowed under the facility since 2019.
Inventories increased 10% to $4.27 billion.
Investments in land acquisition and development for the six months ended May 31, 2021 rose 79% to $1.13 billion, compared to $633.5 million for the year-earlier period.
The Company’s lots owned or under contract increased to 77,458, up 16% from November 30, 2020 and 28% year over year.
Of the Company’s total lots, approximately 55% were owned and 45% were under contract.
The Company’s 42,733 owned lots represented a supply of approximately 3.6 years, based on homes delivered in the trailing 12 months.
Notes payable of $1.75 billion were essentially unchanged.
The Company’s debt to capital ratio improved 190 basis points to 37.7%. The Company’s net debt to capital ratio of 28.3% improved 30 basis points. On a year-over-year basis, the debt to capital ratio and net debt to capital ratio improved 380 basis points and 410 basis points, respectively.
In May 2021, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Company’s corporate credit rating to Ba2 from Ba3 and changed the rating outlook to stable from positive.
On June 9, 2021, the Company completed the issuance of $390.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.00% senior notes due 2031, and used a portion of the net proceeds to purchase, pursuant to a tender offer that expired the previous day, $269.8 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding $450.0 million of 7.00% senior notes due December 15, 2021. The Company intends to use the remaining net proceeds together with cash on hand to redeem the remainder of these notes at par value on September 15, 2021.
The Company expects to recognize a charge of approximately $5.0 million for the early extinguishment of debt in the 2021 third quarter.
The recently completed transactions, together with the planned redemption of the remaining $180.2 million of 7.00% senior notes on September 15, 2021, will effectively extend the weighted average maturity of the Company’s senior notes by more than two years and reduce its weighted average borrowing rate by approximately 70 basis points.
Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) News
On April 13, 2021, the Company was named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award Winner for the 11th consecutive year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Company has built over 150,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes, more than any other homebuilder in the nation.
On Earth Day, April 22, 2021, the Company released its 14th Annual Sustainability Report, which details its priorities and achievements in three core areas: environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic sustainability; and highlights the Company’s evolving ESG standards and practices as part of its focus on long-term value creation. The full report can be found on the Company’s website.
Conference Call
The conference call to discuss the Company’s 2021 second quarter earnings will be broadcast live TODAY at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To listen, please go to the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at
About KB Home
KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has built nearly 650,000 quality homes in our more than 60-year history. Today, KB Home operates in 45 markets from coast to coast. What sets KB Home apart is the exceptional personalization we offer our homebuyers—from those buying their first home to experienced buyers—allowing them to make their home uniquely their own, at a price that fits their budget. As the leader in energy-efficient homebuilding, KB Home was the first builder to make every home it builds ENERGY STAR® certified, a standard of energy performance achieved by fewer than 10% of new homes in America, and has built more ENERGY STAR certified homes than any other builder. An energy-efficient KB home helps lower the cost of ownership and is designed to be healthier, more comfortable and better for the environment than homes without certification. We build strong, personal relationships with our customers so they have a real partner in the homebuying process. As a result, we have the distinction of being the #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder in third-party buyer satisfaction surveys. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release, including any statements that are predictive in nature or concern future market and economic conditions, business and prospects, our future financial and operational performance, or our future actions and their expected results are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are not guarantees of future performance. We do not have a specific policy or intent of updating or revising forward-looking statements. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors. The most important risk factors that could cause our actual performance and future events and actions to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the following: general economic, employment and business conditions; population growth, household formations and demographic trends; conditions in the capital, credit and financial markets; our ability to access external financing sources and raise capital through the issuance of common stock, debt or other securities, and/or project financing, on favorable terms; the execution of any securities repurchases pursuant to our board of directors’ authorization; material and trade costs and availability, particularly lumber; consumer and producer price inflation; changes in interest rates; our debt level, including our ratio of debt to capital, and our ability to adjust our debt level and maturity schedule; our compliance with the terms of our revolving credit facility; volatility in the market price of our common stock; home selling prices, including our homes’ selling prices, increasing at a faster rate than consumer incomes; weak or declining consumer confidence, either generally or specifically with respect to purchasing homes; competition from other sellers of new and resale homes; weather events, significant natural disasters and other climate and environmental factors; any failure of lawmakers to agree on a budget or appropriation legislation to fund the federal government’s operations, and financial markets’ and businesses’ reactions to any such failure; government actions, policies, programs and regulations directed at or affecting the housing market (including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, relief provisions for outstanding mortgage loans and any extensions or broadening thereof, the tax benefits associated with purchasing and owning a home, and the standards, fees and size limits applicable to the purchase or insuring of mortgage loans by government-sponsored enterprises and government agencies), the homebuilding industry, or construction activities; changes in existing tax laws or enacted corporate income tax rates, including those resulting from regulatory guidance and interpretations issued with respect thereto; changes in U.S. trade policies, including the imposition of tariffs and duties on homebuilding materials and products, and related trade disputes with and retaliatory measures taken by other countries; the adoption of new or amended financial accounting standards and the guidance and/or interpretations with respect thereto; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas and our ability to timely develop acquired land parcels and open new home communities; our warranty claims experience with respect to homes previously delivered and actual warranty costs incurred; costs and/or charges arising from regulatory compliance requirements or from legal, arbitral or regulatory proceedings, investigations, claims or settlements, including unfavorable outcomes in any such matters resulting in actual or potential monetary damage awards, penalties, fines or other direct or indirect payments, or injunctions, consent decrees or other voluntary or involuntary restrictions or adjustments to our business operations or practices that are beyond our current expectations and/or accruals; our ability to use/realize the net deferred tax assets we have generated; our ability to successfully implement our current and planned strategies and initiatives related to our product, geographic and market positioning, gaining share and scale in our served markets and in entering into new markets; our operational and investment concentration in markets in California; consumer

interest in our new home communities and products, particularly from first-time homebuyers and higher-income consumers; our ability to generate orders and convert our backlog of orders to home deliveries and revenues, particularly in key markets in California; our ability to successfully implement our business strategies and achieve any associated financial and operational targets and objectives, including those discussed in this release or in any of our other public filings, presentations or disclosures; income tax expense volatility associated with stock-based compensation; the ability of our homebuyers to obtain residential mortgage loans and mortgage banking services; the performance of mortgage lenders to our homebuyers; the performance of KBHS, our mortgage banking joint venture with Stearns Ventures, LLC; information technology failures and data security breaches; an epidemic or pandemic (such as the outbreak and worldwide spread of COVID-19), and the control response measures that international, federal, state and local governments, agencies, law enforcement and/or health authorities implement to address it, which may (as with COVID-19) precipitate or exacerbate one or more of the above-mentioned and/or other risks, and significantly disrupt or prevent us from operating our business in the ordinary course for an extended period; widespread protests and civil unrest, whether due to political events, efforts to institute law enforcement and other social and political reforms, or otherwise, and the impacts of implementing or failing to implement any such reforms; and other events outside of our control. Please see our periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our business.

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For the Three Months and Six Months Ended May 31, 2021 and 2020
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts - Unaudited)
Three Months Ended May 31,Six Months Ended May 31,
Total revenues$1,440,892 $913,970 $2,582,630 $1,989,905 
$1,436,035 $910,280 $2,574,043 $1,982,662 
Costs and expenses
Operating income
162,902 51,589 276,996 111,784 
Interest income
241 442 894 1,377 
Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures (127)8,154 177 10,059 
Homebuilding pretax income 163,016 60,185 278,067 123,220 
Financial services:
4,857 3,690 8,587 7,243 
Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures
7,044 4,797 13,014 8,019 
Financial services pretax income
10,648 7,604 19,148 13,417 
Total pretax income
173,664 67,789 297,215 136,637 
Income tax expense
Net income
$143,364 $51,989 $240,415 $111,737 
Earnings per share:
$1.55 $.57 $2.60 $1.23 
$1.50 $.55 $2.52 $1.19 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
92,087 90,493 91,904 90,169 
95,379 93,472 95,143 93,628 

(In Thousands - Unaudited)
May 31,
November 30,
Cash and cash equivalents
$608,069 $681,190 
271,080 272,659 
4,272,566 3,897,482 
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures
45,358 46,785 
Property and equipment, net69,336 65,547 
Deferred tax assets, net
199,445 231,067 
Other assets
115,233 125,510 
5,581,087 5,320,240 
Financial services37,846 36,202 
Total assets$5,618,933 $5,356,442 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Accounts payable
$316,989 $273,368 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
665,690 667,501 
Notes payable
1,747,447 1,747,175 
2,730,126 2,688,044 
Financial services1,942 2,629 
Stockholders’ equity2,886,865 2,665,769 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$5,618,933 $5,356,442 

For the Three Months and Six Months Ended May 31, 2021 and 2020
(In Thousands, Except Average Selling Price - Unaudited)
Three Months Ended May 31,Six Months Ended May 31,
Homebuilding revenues:
Housing$1,436,032 $909,978 $2,573,385 $1,981,788 
Land302 658 874 
Total$1,436,035 $910,280 $2,574,043 $1,982,662 
Homebuilding costs and expenses:
Construction and land costs
Housing$1,128,017 $744,151 $2,029,195 $1,629,632 
Land302 732 874 
Subtotal1,128,018 744,453 2,029,927 1,630,506 
Selling, general and administrative expenses145,115 114,238 267,120 240,372 
Total$1,273,133 $858,691 $2,297,047 $1,870,878 
Interest expense:
Interest incurred$31,110 $31,055 $62,202 $62,017 
Interest capitalized(31,110)(31,055)(62,202)(62,017)
Total$— $— $— $— 
Other information:
Amortization of previously capitalized interest
$39,600 $28,746 $72,250 $63,321 
Depreciation and amortization8,068 7,815 15,792 15,744 
Average selling price:
West Coast$622,000 $567,200 $603,300 $591,900 
Southwest360,900 317,100 356,900 316,700 
Central317,000 297,600 312,200 295,200 
Southeast293,500 292,300 291,200 292,100 
Total$409,800 $364,100 $404,100 $377,400 


For the Three Months and Six Months Ended May 31, 2021 and 2020
(Dollars in Thousands - Unaudited)
Three Months Ended May 31,Six Months Ended May 31,
Homes delivered:
West Coast
1,006 585 1,890 1,379 
Southwest715 552 1,249 1,155 
Central1,232 955 2,243 1,923 
Southeast551 407 986 794 
Total3,504 2,499 6,368 5,251 
Net orders:
West Coast1,300 555 2,460 1,534 
Southwest924 305 1,791 1,070 
Central1,292 719 2,890 1,936 
Southeast784 179 1,451 713 
4,300 1,758 8,592 5,253 
Net order value:
West Coast$937,416 $324,936 $1,716,967 $923,352 
Southwest374,700 99,464 708,619 356,684 
Central463,746 212,445 1,016,687 585,926 
Southeast260,975 51,599 463,632 205,136 
Total$2,036,837 $688,444 $3,905,905 $2,071,098 
May 31, 2021May 31, 2020
Backlog data:
West Coast
2,594 $1,729,370 1,198 $705,357 
2,063 786,578 1,153 380,454 
3,684 1,249,238 2,001 609,156 
1,693 529,737 728 208,050 
10,034 $4,294,923 5,080 $1,903,017 


(In Thousands, Except Percentages - Unaudited)
This press release contains, and Company management’s discussion of the results presented in this press release may include, information about the Company’s adjusted housing gross profit margin and ratio of net debt to capital, neither of which is calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are relevant and useful to investors in understanding its operations and the leverage employed in its operations, and may be helpful in comparing the Company with other companies in the homebuilding industry to the extent they provide similar information. However, because they are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be completely comparable to other companies in the homebuilding industry and, thus, should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to operating performance and/or financial measures prescribed by GAAP. Rather, these non-GAAP financial measures should be used to supplement their respective most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in order to provide a greater understanding of the factors and trends affecting the Company’s operations.
Adjusted Housing Gross Profit Margin
The following table reconciles the Company’s housing gross profit margin calculated in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measure of the Company’s adjusted housing gross profit margin:
Three Months Ended May 31,Six Months Ended May 31,
Housing revenues$1,436,032 $909,978 $2,573,385 $1,981,788 
Housing construction and land costs(1,128,017)(744,151)(2,029,195)(1,629,632)
Housing gross profits308,015 165,827 544,190 352,156 
Add: Inventory-related charges (a)457 4,379 4,521 10,051 
Housing gross profits excluding inventory-related charges
308,472 170,206 548,711 362,207 
Add: Amortization of previously capitalized interest (b) 39,600 28,746 72,096 63,321 
Adjusted housing gross profits
$348,072 $198,952 $620,807 $425,528 
Housing gross profit margin
21.4 %18.2 %21.1 %17.8 %
Housing gross profit margin excluding inventory-related charges
21.5 %18.7 %21.3 %18.3 %
Adjusted housing gross profit margin
24.2 %21.9 %24.1 %21.5 %
(a)    Represents inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges associated with housing operations.
(b)    Represents the amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations.
Adjusted housing gross profit margin is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing housing revenues less housing construction and land costs excluding (1) housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges (as applicable) recorded during a given period and (2) amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, by housing revenues. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is housing gross profit margin. The Company believes adjusted housing gross profit margin is a relevant and useful financial measure to investors in evaluating the Company’s performance as it measures the gross profits the Company generated specifically on the homes delivered during a given period. This non-GAAP financial measure isolates the impact that housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, and the amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, have on housing gross profit margins, and allows investors to make comparisons with the Company’s competitors that adjust housing gross profit margins in a similar manner. The Company also believes investors will find adjusted housing gross profit margin relevant and useful because it represents a profitability measure that may be compared to a prior period without

(In Thousands, Except Percentages - Unaudited)
regard to variability of housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, and amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations. This financial measure assists management in making strategic decisions regarding community location and product mix, product pricing and construction pace.
Ratio of Net Debt to Capital
The following table reconciles the Company’s ratio of debt to capital calculated in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measure of the Company’s ratio of net debt to capital:
 May 31,
November 30,
Notes payable$1,747,447 $1,747,175 
Stockholders’ equity2,886,865 2,665,769 
Total capital
$4,634,312 $4,412,944 
Ratio of debt to capital37.7 %39.6 %
Notes payable$1,747,447 $1,747,175 
Less: Cash and cash equivalents(608,069)(681,190)
Net debt
1,139,378 1,065,985 
Stockholders’ equity2,886,865 2,665,769 
Total capital
$4,026,243 $3,731,754 
Ratio of net debt to capital28.3 %28.6 %
The ratio of net debt to capital is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing notes payable, net of homebuilding cash and cash equivalents, by capital (notes payable, net of homebuilding cash and cash equivalents, plus stockholders’ equity). The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is the ratio of debt to capital. The Company believes the ratio of net debt to capital is a relevant and useful financial measure to investors in understanding the leverage employed in the Company’s operations.


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