The New Home Company Reports 2021 Second Quarter Results

The New Home Company Inc. (NYSE: NWHM) today announced results for the 2021 second quarter.

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

  • Net income of $4.8 million, or $0.26 per diluted share
  • Home sales revenue up 75% to $135.9 million as compared to $77.8 million for the 2020 second quarter
  • Home sales gross margin of 17.3% as compared to (9.6%) for the 2020 second quarter
    • Homebuilding gross margin before impairments was up 250 basis points to 17.3% as compared to 14.8%* in the 2020 second quarter; as further adjusted to exclude purchase accounting adjustments related to the Epic Homes acquisition, adjusted home sales gross margin was 17.8%* for the 2021 second quarter
  • Adjusted homebuilding gross margin (which excludes impairments and interest in cost of home sales) was 21.4%* as compared to 20.8%* in the 2020 second quarter
  • Homes in backlog up 169% to 632 homes as compared to 235 homes at the end of the 2020 second quarter
  • Backlog dollar value increased 160% to $439.4 million
  • Monthly sales absorption increased 50% to 3.3 per community as compared to 2.2 in the 2020 second quarter
  • Net new orders up 14% to 187 as compared to 164 in the 2020 second quarter
  • Ending cash balance of $117.3 million as compared to $85.6 million at the end of the 2020 second quarter
  • Debt-to-capital ratio of 58.1% and a net debt-to-capital ratio of 44.6%*, a 690-basis point improvement from the 2020 second quarter

"The New Home Company continued to benefit from a strong housing market and its intent focus on improving gross margins by managing sales price and pace, which resulted in $4.8 million of net income for the 2021 second quarter,” stated Larry Webb, Executive Chairman of The New Home Company. “Our strategy over the past few years to diversify both our product offerings and geographic presence has been a success. Our recent acquisition of Epic Homes in Denver, Colorado made a positive contribution during the quarter, and we expect this to continue based on solid demand in this market and over $130 million in backlog as of the end of the quarter. We experienced strong demand across all of our markets and product offerings, and we intentionally limited our sales releases during the quarter to implement periodic price increases and manage our backlog and construction schedules. Despite this metering of sales, our absorption pace still increased by 50% as compared to the 2020 second quarter with both our Southern California and Northern California markets increasing their absorption pace by over 100% during the second quarter as compared to the prior year."

Leonard Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "The momentum we’ve been building since the second half of 2020 continued into the 2021 second quarter from a net order, price appreciation and margin growth perspective. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, our adjusted homebuilding gross margin increased 220 basis points to 21.4%* as compared to the first half of 2020. We continue to experience challenges related to cost increases, particularly in our Arizona and Colorado markets, but successfully raised prices to cover the majority of these costs during the quarter. Our quarter end backlog of 632 homes with a value of $439.4 million positions us for a solid second half of 2021."

Mr. Miller concluded, “Our balance sheet remains in good shape with a net debt-to-capital ratio of 44.6%*, $117 million of cash and nothing drawn on our unsecured revolver at quarter end. We continue to focus on our land pipeline to drive future top line growth while monitoring our existing communities to find the right balance of pace versus price in the current environment. The New Home team has worked very hard to get the Company where it is today, and we appreciate their continued efforts as we look forward to the future."

Second Quarter 2021 Operating Results

For the 2021 second quarter, the Company generated pretax income of $6.1 million compared to a $41.2 million pretax loss in the prior year period, which included $19.0 million in inventory impairment charges, a $20.0 million joint venture impairment charge and $1.1 million in severance charges. Net income for the 2021 second quarter was $4.8 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $24.3 million, or ($1.32) per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted net loss for the 2020 second quarter (which excludes impairments, severance charges and a net deferred tax asset remeasurement benefit), was $0.7 million*, or ($0.04) adjusted net loss per diluted share*. Total revenues for the 2021 second quarter were $140.5 million compared to $99.0 million in the prior year period, including $4.6 million and $21.2 million of fee building revenue, for the second quarters of 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Wholly Owned Projects

Net new home orders were 187 for the 2021 second quarter as compared to 164 in the prior year. Monthly absorption pace for the quarter increased 50% to 3.3 per community from 2.2 per community in the prior year. The increase in monthly sales absorption pace was partially offset by a decrease in our average selling communities to 19 compared to 25 in the prior year. The 2020 second quarter absorption rates and demand were negatively impacted by slower sales activity and higher cancellations due to stay-at-home orders implemented related to COVID-19 during the latter part of the 2020 first quarter. The Company's cancellation rate for the 2021 second quarter was 7% as compared to 11% in the prior year period.

Homes in backlog increased 169% to 632, and the dollar value of homes in backlog increased 160% to $439.4 million. The year-over-year increase was driven primarily by stronger order activity over the last twelve months, coupled with the acquisition of our Colorado operation during the 2021 first quarter and a higher average community count in Arizona. The average selling price of homes in backlog at the end of the 2021 second quarter decreased to $695,000 as compared to $718,000 a year ago primarily due to a mix shift to more affordable priced communities, particularly in Arizona, which was partially offset by the average selling price of homes in backlog from Colorado, which was $1.1 million as of the end of the quarter.

Home sales revenue increased 75% for the 2021 second quarter to $135.9 million compared to $77.8 million for the 2020 second quarter. This increase was largely the result of a 98% increase in new home deliveries, which was partially offset by a 12% decrease in average selling price to $666,000 and is consistent with our strategy to offer homes at more affordable price points. The decrease in average selling price was primarily driven by a significant increase in deliveries from Arizona where the average home price decreased from $1.2 million in the 2020 second quarter to $399,000 in the 2021 second quarter due to a shift to more affordable product.

Gross margin from home sales for the 2021 second quarter was 17.3% compared to (9.6%) for the prior year period, which included $19.0 million in inventory impairment charges. Excluding the 2020 inventory impairment charges, gross margin from home sales was 14.8%* for the 2020 second quarter. The 250-basis point improvement before impairments was primarily due to a 190-basis point reduction in interest in cost of sales as a percentage of home sales revenue and price increases. The 2021 second quarter cost of home sales included $730,000 of purchase accounting adjustments related to the acquisition of Epic Homes. Homebuilding gross margin before purchase accounting adjustments for the 2021 second quarter was 17.8%*. Adjusted homebuilding gross margin, excluding inventory impairments and interest in cost of home sales was 21.4%* for the 2021 second quarter as compared to 20.8%* in the prior year period.

The Company's SG&A expense rate as a percentage of home sales revenue for the 2021 second quarter was 12.7% compared to 17.1% in the prior year period. The 440-basis point improvement in the SG&A rate was primarily attributable to a 75% increase in home sales revenue during the 2021 second quarter and to a lesser extent, lower amortization of capitalized model costs in the 2021 second quarter and $0.9 million in pretax severance charges in the 2020 second quarter. These items were partially offset by a $0.7 million decrease in G&A expenses that were allocated to the fee building segment as compared to the 2020 second quarter and higher personnel costs.

Fee Building Projects

Fee building revenue for the 2021 second quarter was $4.6 million compared to $21.2 million in the prior year period. The reduction in fee building revenue was primarily due to the wind down of our fee building arrangement with Irvine Pacific.

Unconsolidated Joint Ventures (JVs)

The company had no income or loss from unconsolidated joint ventures during the 2021 second quarter as compared to a $20.0 million loss in the 2020 second quarter related to an impairment recorded at a land development joint venture in Northern California. During the 2021 first quarter, the Company's last active joint venture delivered its final homes and completed its principal operating activities, and as of such date all of the Company's joint ventures were effectively considered inactive.

Interest Expense

The Company expensed approximately $91,000 of interest costs directly to interest expense during the 2021 second quarter compared to $1.3 million in interest expense in the prior year second quarter. The year-over-year decrease in interest expense was the result of higher qualified inventory and lower debt.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

The Company ended the quarter with $117.3 million in cash and cash equivalents, $280.6 million in debt related to its senior notes due in 2025 and no borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility. During the 2021 second quarter, the Company generated $2.5 million in operating cash flows. The Company had a debt-to-capital ratio of 58.1% and a net debt-to-capital ratio of 44.6%*, which represented a 690 basis point year-over-year improvement. The Company owned or controlled 2,298 lots through its wholly owned operations, of which 911 lots, or 40%, were controlled through option contracts.

Agreement and Plan of Merger

On July 23, 2021, the Company entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the "Merger Agreement") with certain funds ("Apollo Funds") managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. pursuant to which the Apollo Funds have agreed to acquire the Company in an all-cash transaction for $9.00 per share, subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement.

Conference Call Details

The Company will host a conference call and webcast for investors and other interested parties beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, July 29, 2021 to review second quarter results and discuss recent events, forward-looking statements, and factors that may affect the Company's future results. The conference call will be available in the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.NWHM.com. To listen to the broadcast live, go to the site approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software. To participate in the telephone conference call, dial 1-877-407-0789 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8562 (international) at least five minutes prior to the start time. Replays of the conference call will be available through August 28, 2021 and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and entering the pass code 13721049. The Company will not hold a question and answer session during this conference call.

* Adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share, homebuilding gross margin before impairments and adjusted homebuilding gross margin (or homebuilding gross margin excluding impairments and interest in cost of home sales), homebuilding gross margin before purchase accounting adjustments, net debt-to-capital ratio, and selling, general and administrative costs excluding acquisition transaction costs and severance charges as a percentage of home sales revenue are non-GAAP measures. A reconciliation of the appropriate GAAP measure to each of these measures is included in the accompanying financial data. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

About The New Home Company

NEW HOME is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NWHM.” It is a new generation homebuilder focused on the design, construction and sale of innovative and consumer-driven homes in major metropolitan areas within select growth markets in California, Arizona and Colorado. For more information about the Company and its new home developments, please visit the Company's website at www.NWHM.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Various statements contained in this press release, including those that express a belief, anticipation, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Such statements include the statements regarding current business conditions. These forward-looking statements may include projections and estimates concerning our revenues, community counts and openings, the timing and success of specific projects, our ability to execute our strategic growth objectives, gross margins, other projected results, income, earnings per share, joint ventures and capital spending. Our forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as “estimate,” “should,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “plan,” “goal,” “will,” “guidance,” “target,” “forecast,” or other words that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this release, and we disclaim any obligation to update these statements unless required by law, and we caution you not to rely on them unduly. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions about future events. While our management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. The following factors, among others, may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements: the successful completion of the proposed acquisition of us (the “Transaction”) by certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc., or the failure to complete the Transaction; the impact of the pendency of the Transaction on our business and operations; the timing and expected financing of the Transaction; the possibility that any or all of the various conditions to the consummation of the Transaction may not be satisfied or waived in a timely manner, if at all; the possibility of business disruptions due to the Transaction-related uncertainty; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement related the Transaction; a pandemic, epidemic, or outbreak of infectious disease or similar threat, and the response to such event by government agencies and authorities, adverse impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a recession in the U.S., which could include, among other things, a significant decrease in demand for our homes or consumer confidence generally with respect to purchasing a home, the impact of legislation designed to provide economic relief from a recession, the inability of employees to work and of customers to visit our communities due to government movement restrictions or illness, disruptions in our supply chain, our inability to access capital markets due to lack of liquidity in the economy resulting from the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, inconsistencies in the classification of homebuilding as an essential business, recognition of charges which may be material for inventory impairments or land option contract abandonments; economic changes either nationally or in the markets in which we operate, including declines in employment, volatility of mortgage interest rates and inflation; a downturn in the homebuilding industry; changes in sales conditions, including home prices, in the markets where we build homes; our significant amount of debt and the impact of restrictive covenants in our debt agreements; our ability to repay our debt as it comes due; changes in our credit rating or outlook; volatility and uncertainty in the credit markets and broader financial markets; our business and investment strategy including our plans to sell more affordably priced homes; availability of land to acquire and our ability to acquire such land on favorable terms or at all; our liquidity and availability, terms and deployment of capital; changes in margin; write-downs; shortages of or increased prices for labor, land or raw materials used in housing construction; adverse weather conditions and natural disasters (including wild fires and mudslides); our concentration in California; issues concerning our joint venture partnerships; the cost and availability of insurance and surety bonds; governmental regulation, including the impact of "slow growth" or similar initiatives; changes in, or the failure or inability to comply with, governmental laws and regulations; the timing of receipt of regulatory approvals and the opening of projects; delays in the land entitlement process, development, construction, or the opening of new home communities; litigation and warranty claims; the degree and nature of competition; the impact of recent accounting standards; availability of qualified personnel and our ability to retain our key personnel; and information technology failures and data security breaches, including issues involving increased reliance on technology due to critical business functions being done remotely because of COVID-19; and additional factors discussed under the sections captioned “Risk Factors” included in our annual report and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company reserves the right to make such updates from time to time by press release, periodic report or other method of public disclosure without the need for specific reference to this press release. No such update shall be deemed to indicate that other statements not addressed by such update remain correct or create an obligation to provide any other updates.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues:

Home sales

$

135,940

$

77,757

$

229,795

$

173,416

Land sales

10

157

Fee building, including management fees

4,586

21,193

9,887

57,420

140,526

98,960

239,682

230,993

Cost of Sales:

Home sales

112,453

66,216

190,301

150,938

Home sales impairments

19,000

19,000

Land sales

10

157

Fee building

4,494

20,985

9,691

56,482

116,947

106,211

199,992

226,577

Gross Margin:

Home sales

23,487

(7,459

)

39,494

3,478

Land sales

Fee building

92

208

196

938

23,579

(7,251

)

39,690

4,416

Selling and marketing expenses

(7,778

)

(6,386

)

(14,432

)

(13,852

)

General and administrative expenses

(9,453

)

(6,892

)

(17,724

)

(12,915

)

Equity in net income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures

(19,962

)

174

(21,899

)

Interest expense

(91

)

(1,271

)

(445

)

(1,989

)

Project abandonment costs

(21

)

(94

)

(89

)

(14,130

)

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

702

579

Other income (expense), net

(116

)

(68

)

(50

)

155

Pretax income (loss)

6,120

(41,222

)

7,124

(59,635

)

(Provision) benefit for income taxes

(1,346

)

16,929

(1,797

)

26,866

Net income (loss)

$

4,774

$

(24,293

)

$

5,327

$

(32,769

)

Earnings (loss) per share:

Basic

$

0.26

$

(1.32

)

$

0.29

$

(1.71

)

Diluted

$

0.26

$

(1.32

)

$

0.29

$

(1.71

)

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

18,075,687

18,341,549

18,092,259

19,146,687

Diluted

18,446,015

18,341,549

18,431,276

19,146,687

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

117,329

$

107,279

Restricted cash

22

180

Contracts and accounts receivable

4,501

4,924

Due from affiliates

61

102

Real estate inventories

358,273

314,957

Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures

769

2,107

Deferred tax asset, net

14,268

15,447

Other assets

50,263

50,703

Total assets

$

545,486

$

495,699

Liabilities and equity

Accounts payable

$

16,084

$

17,182

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

46,092

36,210

Senior notes, net

280,579

244,865

Total liabilities

342,755

298,257

Equity:

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares outstanding

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 18,160,613 and 18,122,345, shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

182

181

Additional paid-in capital

191,457

191,496

Retained earnings

11,092

5,765

Total stockholders' equity

202,731

197,442

Total liabilities and equity

$

545,486

$

495,699

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2021

2020

(Dollars in thousands)

Operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

5,327

$

(32,769

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Deferred taxes

1,179

1,637

Amortization of stock-based compensation

1,258

1,110

Inventory impairments

19,000

Project abandonment costs

89

14,130

Equity in net (income) loss of unconsolidated joint ventures

(174

)

21,899

Depreciation and amortization

2,727

3,623

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

(579

)

Net changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Contracts and accounts receivable

527

8,870

Due from affiliates

41

98

Real estate inventories

(5,185

)

30,579

Other assets

840

(31,133

)

Accounts payable

(3,762

)

(8,932

)

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

2,122

(5,510

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

4,989

22,023

Investing activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

(130

)

(143

)

Contributions to unconsolidated joint ventures

(3,847

)

Distributions of capital and repayment of advances from unconsolidated joint ventures

1,512

2,370

Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired

(6,477

)

Net cash provided by investing activities

(5,095

)

(1,620

)

Financing activities:

Proceeds from senior notes

36,138

Repurchases of senior notes

(9,825

)

Proceeds from notes payable

7,036

Repayment of notes payable

(23,848

)

(7,036

)

Payment of debt issuance costs

(996

)

(255

)

Repurchases of common stock

(976

)

(3,718

)

Tax withholding paid on behalf of employees for stock awards

(320

)

(304

)

Net cash used in financing activities

9,998

(14,102

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

9,892

6,301

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – beginning of period

107,459

79,431

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – end of period

$

117,351

$

85,732

KEY FINANCIAL AND OPERATING DATA

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

New Home Deliveries:

Three Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

% Change

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Price

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Price

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Price

Southern California

62

$

49,399

$

797

50

$

41,440

$

829

24

%

19

%

(4

)%

Northern California

79

52,518

665

48

30,156

628

65

%

74

%

6

%

Arizona

46

18,366

399

5

6,161

1,232

820

%

198

%

(68

)%

Colorado

17

15,657

921

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total

204

$

135,940

$

666

103

$

77,757

$

755

98

%

75

%

(12

)%

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

% Change

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Price

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Price

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Price

Southern California

114

$

86,940

$

763

118

$

104,457

$

885

(3

)%

(17

)%

(14

)%

Northern California

149

98,191

659

77

50,420

655

94

%

95

%

1

%

Arizona

66

26,064

395

15

18,539

1,236

340

%

41

%

(68

)%

Colorado

21

18,600

886

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total

350

$

229,795

$

657

210

$

173,416

$

826

67

%

33

%

(20

)%

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

% Change

2021

2020

% Change

Net New Home Orders:

Southern California

40

75

(47

)%

97

137

(29

)%

Northern California

75

60

25

%

204

128

59

%

Arizona

51

29

76

%

133

31

329

%

Colorado

21

N/A

36

N/A

Total

187

164

14

%

470

296

59

%

Selling Communities at End of Period:

Southern California

2

11

(82

)%

Northern California

6

10

(40

)%

Arizona

7

4

75

%

Colorado

4

N/A

Total

19

25

(24

)%

Average Selling Communities:

Southern California

2

11

(82

)%

4

11

(64

)%

Northern California

6

11

(45

)%

7

10

(30

)%

Arizona

7

3

133

%

7

2

250

%

Colorado

4

N/A

2

N/A

Total

19

25

(24

)%

20

23

(13

)%

Monthly Sales Absorption Rate per Community (1):

Southern California

5.7

2.3

148

%

4.4

2.1

110

%

Northern California

4.2

1.9

121

%

4.7

2.1

124

%

Arizona

2.6

3.2

(19

)%

3.2

2.2

45

%

Colorado

1.9

N/A

2.6

N/A

Total

3.3

2.2

50

%

3.9

2.1

86

%

 

(1)

Monthly sales absorption represents the number of net new home orders divided by the number of average selling communities for the period.

Backlog:

As of June 30,

2021

2020

% Change

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Price

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Price

Homes

Dollar Value

Average Price

Southern California

59

$

45,601

$

773

91

$

74,547

$

819

(35

)%

(39

)%

(6

)%

Northern California

227

166,041

731

117

81,909

700

94

%

103

%

4

%

Arizona

229

97,684

427

27

12,337

457

748

%

692

%

(7

)%

Colorado

117

130,110

1,112

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total

632

$

439,436

$

695

235

$

168,793

$

718

169

%

160

%

(3

)%

Lots Owned and Controlled:

As of June 30,

2021

2020

% Change

Lots Owned:

Southern California

186

397

(53

)%

Northern California

511

558

(8

)%

Arizona

499

397

26

%

Colorado

191

N/A

Total

1,387

1,352

3

%

Lots Controlled: (1)

Southern California

589

415

42

%

Northern California

175

210

(17

)%

Arizona

63

262

(76

)%

Colorado

84

N/A

Total

911

887

3

%

Lots Owned and Controlled - Wholly Owned

2,298

2,239

3

%

Fee Building Lots (2)

38

892

(96

)%

 

(1)

Includes lots that we control under purchase and sale agreements or option agreements with nonrefundable deposits and certain agreements with refundable deposits that we have a high degree of confidence that we will pursue, all of which are subject to customary conditions and have not yet closed. This table excludes 2,511 lots controlled through purchase and sale agreements or option agreements with refundable deposits totaling $0.4 million that are still undergoing due diligence. There can be no assurance that any of the foregoing acquisitions will occur.

(2)

Lots owned by third party property owners for which we perform general contracting or construction management services.

Other Financial Data:

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Interest incurred

$

5,751

$

6,150

$

11,082

$

12,530

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

13,932

$

6,394

$

22,095

$

13,375

Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage (1)

9.9

%

6.5

%

9.2

%

5.8

%

LTM(2) Ended June 30,

2021

2020

Interest incurred

$

22,488

$

25,982

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

46,045

$

36,859

Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage (1)

8.9

%

6.0

%

Ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to total interest incurred(1)

2.0x

1.4x

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

Ratio of debt-to-capital

58.1

%

55.4

%

Ratio of net debt-to-capital(1)

44.6

%

41.0

%

Ratio of debt to LTM(2) Adjusted EBITDA(1)

6.1x

6.6x

Ratio of net debt to LTM(2) Adjusted EBITDA(1)

3.5x

3.7x

Ratio of cash and inventory to debt

1.7x

1.7x

 

(1)

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage, ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to total interest incurred, ratio of net debt-to-capital, ratio of debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA and ratio of net debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Please see "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a reconciliation of each of these measures to the appropriate GAAP measure.

(2)

"LTM" indicates amounts for the trailing 12 months.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Unaudited)

In this earnings release, we utilize certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We present these measures because we believe they, and similar measures, are useful to management and investors in evaluating the Company’s operating performance and financing structure. We also believe these measures facilitate the comparison of our operating performance and financing structure with other companies in our industry. Because these measures are not calculated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The following table reconciles net income (loss) to the non-GAAP measure of adjusted net income (loss) (net income (loss) before acquisition transaction costs, inventory impairments, abandoned project costs, joint venture impairments, severance charges and noncash deferred tax asset adjustments) and earnings (loss) per share and earnings (loss) per diluted share to the non-GAAP measures of adjusted earnings (loss) per share and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share (earnings (loss) per share before acquisition transaction costs, inventory impairments, abandoned project costs, joint venture impairments, severance charges and noncash deferred tax asset adjustments). We believe removing the impact of these items is relevant to provide investors with an understanding of the impact these items had on earnings.

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Net income (loss)

$

4,774

$

(24,293

)

$

5,327

$

(32,769

)

Acquisition transaction costs, net of tax

765

Inventory impairments, abandoned project costs, joint venture impairments and severance charges, net of tax

25,414

34,847

Noncash deferred tax asset remeasurement

(1,827

)

175

(3,941

)

Adjusted net income (loss)

$

4,774

$

(706

)

$

6,267

$

(1,863

)

Earnings (loss) per share:

Basic

$

0.26

$

(1.32

)

$

0.29

$

(1.71

)

Diluted

$

0.26

$

(1.32

)

$

0.29

$

(1.71

)

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share:

Basic

$

0.26

$

(0.04

)

$

0.35

$

(0.10

)

Diluted

$

0.26

$

(0.04

)

$

0.34

$

(0.10

)

Weighted average shares outstanding for adjusted earnings (loss) per share:

Basic

18,075,687

18,341,549

18,092,259

19,146,687

Diluted

18,446,015

18,341,549

18,431,276

19,146,687

Inventory impairments

$

$

19,000

$

$

19,000

Abandoned project costs related to Arizona luxury condominium community

14,000

Joint venture impairments related to joint venture exits

20,038

22,325

Severance charges

1,091

1,091

Acquisition transaction costs

983

Less: Related tax benefit

(14,715

)

(218

)

(21,569

)

Acquisition transaction costs, inventory impairments, abandoned project costs, joint venture impairments and severance charges, net of tax

$

$

25,414

$

765

$

34,847

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
(Unaudited)

The following table reconciles the Company’s SG&A rate as a percentage of home sales revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP measure, SG&A rate excluding acquisition transaction costs and severance charges. During the 2021 first quarter, the Company incurred $983,000 in transaction related costs associated with the acquisition of Epic Homes. During the 2020 second quarter, the Company incurred severance charges related to right-sizing its operations by reducing headcount. We believe removing the impact of these charges from our SG&A rate is relevant to provide investors with a better comparison to rates that do not include these charges.

Three Months Ended

As a Percentage of

Six Months Ended

As a Percentage of

June 30,

Home Sales Revenue

June 30,

Home Sales Revenue

2021

2020

2021

2020

2021

2020

2021

2020

(Dollars in thousands)

Selling and marketing expenses

$

7,778

$

6,386

5.7

%

8.2

%

$

14,432

$

13,852

6.3

%

8.0

%

General and administrative expenses ("G&A")

9,453

6,892

7.0

%

8.9

%

17,724

12,915

7.7

%

7.4

%

Total selling, marketing and G&A ("SG&A")

$

17,231

$

13,278

12.7

%

17.1

%

$

32,156

$

26,767

14.0

%

15.4

%

G&A

$

9,453

$

6,892

7.0

%

8.9

%

$

17,724

$

12,915

7.7

%

7.4

%

Less: Acquisition transaction costs and severance charges

(873

)

(1.2

)%

(983

)

(873

)

(0.4

)%

(0.5

)%

G&A, excluding acquisition transaction costs and severance charges

$

9,453

$

6,019

7.0

%

7.7

%

$

16,741

$

12,042

7.3

%

6.9

%

Selling and marketing expenses

$

7,778

$

6,386

5.7

%

8.2

%

$

14,432

$

13,852

6.3

%

8.0

%

G&A, excluding acquisition transaction costs and severance charges

9,453

6,019

7.0

%

7.7

%

16,741

12,042

7.3

%

6.9

%

SG&A, excluding acquisition transaction costs and severance charges

$

17,231

$

12,405

12.7

%

15.9

%

$

31,173

$

25,894

13.6

%

14.9

%

The following table reconciles homebuilding gross margin percentage as reported and prepared in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP measures, homebuilding gross margin before impairments, and adjusted homebuilding gross margin (or homebuilding gross margin excluding home sales impairment charges and interest in cost of home sales) and homebuilding gross margin before purchase accounting adjustments. We believe this information is meaningful, as it isolates the impact home sales impairments, leverage and purchase accounting adjustments have on homebuilding gross margin and provides investors better comparisons with our competitors, who adjust gross margins in a similar fashion.

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

%

2020

%

2021

%

2020

%

(Dollars in thousands)

Home sales revenue

$

135,940

100.0

%

$

77,757

100.0

%

$

229,795

100.0

%

$

173,416

100.0

%

Cost of home sales

112,453

82.7

%

85,216

109.6

%

190,301

82.8

%

169,938

98.0

%

Homebuilding gross margin

23,487

17.3

%

(7,459

)

(9.6

)%

39,494

17.2

%

3,478

2.0

%

Add: Home sales impairment

%

19,000

24.4

%

%

19,000

11.0

%

Homebuilding gross margin before impairments

23,487

17.3

%

11,541

14.8

%

39,494

17.2

%

22,478

13.0

%

Add: Interest in cost of home sales

5,616

4.1

%

4,601

6.0

%

9,643

4.2

%

10,747

6.2

%

Adjusted homebuilding gross margin

$

29,103

21.4

%

$

16,142

20.8

%

$

49,137

21.4

%

$

33,225

19.2

%

Home sales revenue

$

135,940

100.0

%

$

77,757

100.0

%

$

229,795

100.0

%

$

173,416

100.0

%

Cost of home sales

112,453

82.7

%

85,216

109.6

%

190,301

82.8

%

169,938

98.0

%

Homebuilding gross margin

23,487

17.3

%

(7,459

)

(9.6

)%

39,494

17.2

%

3,478

2.0

%

Add: Purchase accounting adjustments

730

0.5

%

N/A

1,025

0.4

%

N/A

Homebuilding gross margin before purchase accounting adjustments

$

24,217

17.8

%

$

(7,459

)

(9.6

)%

$

40,519

17.6

%

$

3,478

2.0

%

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
(Unaudited)

The following table reconciles the Company’s ratio of debt-to-capital to the non-GAAP ratio of net debt-to-capital. We believe that the ratio of net debt-to-capital is a relevant financial measure for management and investors to understand the leverage employed in our operations and as an indicator of the Company’s ability to obtain financing.

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

(Dollars in thousands)

Total debt, net of unamortized premium and debt issuance costs

$

280,579

$

244,865

Equity

202,731

197,442

Total capital

$

483,310

$

442,307

Ratio of debt-to-capital(1)

58.1

%

55.4

%

Total debt, net of unamortized premium and debt issuance costs

$

280,579

$

244,865

Less: Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

117,351

107,459

Net debt

163,228

137,406

Equity

202,731

197,442

Total capital

$

365,959

$

334,848

Ratio of net debt-to-capital(2)

44.6

%

41.0

%

 

(1)

The ratio of debt-to-capital is computed as the quotient obtained by dividing total debt, net of unamortized premium and debt issuance costs by total capital (the sum of total debt, net of unamortized premium and debt issuance costs plus equity).

(2)

The ratio of net debt-to-capital is computed as the quotient obtained by dividing net debt (which is total debt, net of unamortized premium and debt issuance costs less cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash to the extent necessary to reduce the debt balance to zero) by total capital. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is the ratio of debt-to-capital. We believe the ratio of net debt-to-capital is a relevant financial measure for investors to understand the leverage employed in our operations and as an indicator of our ability to obtain financing. We believe that by deducting our cash from our debt, we provide a measure of our indebtedness that takes into account our cash liquidity. We believe this provides useful information as the ratio of debt-to-capital does not take into account our liquidity and we believe that the ratio net of cash provides supplemental information by which our financial position may be considered. Investors may also find this to be helpful when comparing our leverage to the leverage of our competitors that present similar information.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
(Unaudited)

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage, the ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to total interest incurred, the ratio of debt to Adjusted EBITDA, and the ratio of net debt to Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Adjusted EBITDA means net income (loss) (plus cash distributions of income from unconsolidated joint ventures) before (a) income taxes, (b) interest expense, (c) amortization of previously capitalized interest included in cost of sales (excluding amounts included in impairment charges), (d) severance charges (e) noncash inventory impairment charges and abandoned project costs, (f) gain (loss) on early extinguishment of debt (g) depreciation and amortization, (h) amortization of stock-based compensation, (i) income (loss) from unconsolidated joint ventures, and (j) acquisition transaction costs. Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total revenue for a given period. The ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to total interest incurred is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total interest incurred for a given period. The ratio of debt to Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by dividing debt at the period end by Adjusted EBITDA for a given period. The ratio of net debt to Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by dividing debt at the period end less cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash by Adjusted EBITDA for a given period. Other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently. 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, interest costs, tax position, level of impairments and other non-recurring items. Due to the significance of the GAAP components excluded, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income (loss), cash flows from operations or any other performance measure prescribed by GAAP. A reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA, and the calculations of Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage, the ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to total interest incurred, the ratio of debt to Adjusted EBITDA, and the ratio of net debt to Adjusted EBITDA are provided in the following table.

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

LTM(1) Ended

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

2021

2020

2020

(Dollars in thousands)

Net income (loss)

$

4,774

$

(24,293

)

$

5,327

$

(32,769

)

$

5,227

$

(40,374

)

$

(32,869

)

Add:

Interest amortized to cost of sales excluding impairment charges, and interest expensed

5,707

5,872

10,088

12,736

24,871

28,817

27,519

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

1,346

(16,929

)

1,797

(26,866

)

2,076

(30,991

)

(26,587

)

Depreciation and amortization

1,471

1,778

2,727

3,623

5,825

7,538

6,721

Amortization of stock-based compensation

613

521

1,258

1,110

2,345

2,281

2,197

Cash distributions of income from unconsolidated joint ventures

110

95

110

Severance charges

1,091

1,091

1,091

1,091

Acquisition transaction costs

983

983

Noncash inventory impairments and abandonments

21

19,094

89

33,130

57

43,405

33,098

Less:

(Gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt

(702

)

(579

)

7,833

(774

)

7,254

Equity in net (income) loss of unconsolidated joint ventures

19,962

(174

)

21,899

(3,282

)

25,771

18,791

Adjusted EBITDA

$

13,932

$

6,394

$

22,095

$

13,375

$

46,045

$

36,859

$

37,325

Total Revenue

$

140,526

$

98,960

$

239,682

$

230,993

$

516,100

$

618,745

$

507,411

Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage

9.9

%

6.5

%

9.2

%

5.8

%

8.9

%

6.0

%

7.4

%

Interest incurred

$

5,751

$

6,150

$

11,082

$

12,530

$

22,488

$

25,982

$

23,936

Ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to total interest incurred

2.4x

1.0x

2.0x

1.1x

2.0x

1.4x

1.6x

Total debt at period end

$

280,579

$

295,124

$

244,865

Ratio of debt to Adjusted EBITDA

6.1x

8.0x

6.6x

Total net debt at period end

$

163,228

$

209,392

$

137,406

Ratio of net debt to Adjusted EBITDA

3.5x

5.7x

3.7x

Total cash and inventory

$

475,602

$

456,537

$

422,236

Ratio of cash and inventory to debt

1.7x

1.5x

1.7x

 

(1)

"LTM" indicates amounts for the trailing 12 months.

Contacts:

Investor Relations | Drew Mackintosh | 949-382-7838 | investorrelations@nwhm.com

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