Press Release

Century Communities Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

Company Release - 2/18/2016 4:01 PM ET

- Earnings Increased to $0.62 Per Share for Fourth Quarter and $1.88 Per Share for Full Year -

- Home Sales Revenue Grew 106% to $725.4 Million for Full Year -

- Adjusted Homebuilding Gross Margin Percentage Improved to 22.0% for Fourth Quarter -

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE:CCS), a top-25 U.S. homebuilder of single-family homes, townhomes and flats in select markets, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2015.

Fourth Quarter 2015 Highlights Compared to Fourth Quarter 2014

  • Net income grew 83% to $13.2 million
  • Pre-tax income of $20.4 million, an increase of 85%
  • Home sales revenues increased 53% to $204.5 million
  • Home deliveries up 40% to 645 homes
  • Adjusted homebuilding gross margin grew 60% to $45.0 million
  • Selling, General & Administrative (“SG&A”) as a percent of home sales revenues declined to 10.7%, an improvement of 110 basis points
  • Adjusted EBITDA expanded 53% to $24.8 million
  • Net new home contracts grew 25% to 455 homes
  • Open communities at the end of the quarter increased 13.3% to 94 (an increase of 17.3% to 88 based on redefined calculation of open communities beginning in 2016)
  • Upsized unsecured revolving credit facility to $300 million, with a $100 million accordion feature

“We are pleased with the sustained improvement across our key business metrics to deliver our 13th consecutive year of profitability,” stated Dale Francescon, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “During the fourth quarter, we significantly improved our net income reflecting higher home deliveries and improved SG&A leverage on our scalable platform. This progress, along with a 100 basis point year-over-year increase in our adjusted gross margin percentage, demonstrates the strength of our expansion strategy and commitment to our stated goals to significantly grow our revenue and profitability. As we move forward in 2016, we expect to further increase our deliveries, enhance our profitability and deploy our capital opportunistically to drive shareholder value.”

“During the full year 2015, we delivered on our strategy to successfully transform our Company into a top 25 U.S. home builder,” said Rob Francescon, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “Building on this positive momentum, we increased our land position, improved the quality of our backlog and strengthened our capital resources to close out the full year 2015 on firm footing. So far in 2016, the market dynamics in our Colorado, Atlanta and Las Vegas markets are encouraging and our Central Texas operations continue to contribute favorably to our results. To that end, we are well positioned to deliver another consecutive year of profitable growth as we continue to execute on our strong pipeline of new community openings, pursue select land purchases, and capitalize on additional value-enhancing opportunities.”

Fourth Quarter 2015 Results

Net income for the fourth quarter 2015 was $13.2 million, or $0.62 per share, compared to $7.2 million, or $0.34 per share, in the prior year quarter. The improvement in net income was primarily attributable to an increase in home sales revenues generated by a higher number of home deliveries and an improvement in homebuilding gross margin and SG&A as a percent of home sales revenue.

Home sales revenues for the fourth quarter 2015 were $204.5 million, compared to $134.1 million for the prior year quarter. The growth in home sales revenues was primarily due to home deliveries increasing 40% to 645 homes, compared to 462 homes in the prior year quarter. The average selling price of homes delivered was $317,083, compared to $290,236 in the prior year quarter, largely due to a shift in regional and product mix from new communities.

Home sales gross margin percentage in the fourth quarter 2015 was 20.4%, compared to 18.0% in the prior year quarter. Adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage, excluding purchase price accounting and interest in cost of homes sales revenues was 22.0% compared to 21.0% in the prior year quarter. SG&A as a percent of home sales revenues was 10.7% compared to 11.8% in the prior year quarter, primarily as a result of higher home sales revenues, which more than offset an increase in personnel costs and additional investments to support a higher number of communities.

Net new home contracts in the fourth quarter 2015 increased to 455 homes, an increase of 24.7% compared to 365 homes in the prior year quarter, largely attributable to a higher number of average open communities and higher absorption pace. At the end of the fourth quarter 2015, the Company had 714 homes in backlog, representing $271.1 million of backlog dollar value, compared to 772 homes, representing $246.3 million of backlog dollar value in the prior year quarter.

Full Year 2015 Results

Net income for the full year 2015 was $39.9 million, or $1.88 per share, compared to $20.0 million, or $1.03 per share for the prior year. Home sales revenues for 2015 were $725.4 million, compared to $351.8 million for 2014. The increase in home sales revenues was primarily due to home deliveries increasing 130% to 2,401 homes. The average selling price of homes delivered was $302,140 compared to $336,351 in the prior year largely due to a shift in regional and product mix from new communities and acquisitions.

Homebuilding gross margin percentage in 2015 was 20.2%, compared to 21.4% in 2014. Adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage, excluding purchase price accounting and interest in cost of home sales revenues, was 21.9% compared to 23.4% in the prior year. SG&A as a percent of home sales revenues was 12.1% compared to 13.3% in the prior year.

Net new home contracts in 2015 increased to 2,356 homes, an increase of 126.1%, compared to 1,042 homes in the prior year, largely attributable to a higher number of average open communities.

At the end of full year 2015, the Company had 94 open communities, an increase of 13.3%, compared to 83 open communities at the end of full year 2014.

Beginning in 2016 the Company has revised its open selling community count method to define an open selling community as any community that has had one new home contracted and more than five homes remaining to be contracted. Under the prior method, the Company defined a selling community as any community that had one new home contracted and more than five homes remaining to be delivered. The Company believes the revised method is consistent with our operations and a better reflection of activity in our markets.

Under the redefined tabulation of open communities, at the end of full year 2015, the Company had 88 open communities, an increase of 17.3 %, compared to 75 open communities at the end of full year 2014. In conjunction with the redefinition of open selling communities, the Company has posted a supplemental schedule on the Investors section of its website which reconciles the redefined open selling community count to the prior method for the last eight quarters through the fourth quarter 2015.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of December 31, 2015, the Company had total assets of $917.7 million and inventories of $810.1 million. Liabilities totaled $508.3 million, which included $390.2 million of long-term debt. At December 31, 2015, the Company’s ratio of net debt to net capital was 46.9%.

In December 2015, the Company successfully amended and increased its unsecured revolving credit facility to $300 million with a $100 million accordion feature. As of December 31, 2015, the Company had $165 million of availability on the facility and the accordion was undrawn.

Full Year 2016 Outlook

David Messenger, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, commented, “We are optimistic on the prospects for continued growth in our overall business. Most of our housing markets continue to be supported by improving fundamentals including job gains, new household formations and strengthening regional economies. Based on our current market outlook, for the full year 2016 we expect our home deliveries to be in the range of 2,500 to 3,000 homes and our home sales revenues to be in the range of $800 million to $950 million, excluding the impact of any future acquisitions. At the end of full year 2016, we expect our active selling community count to be in the range of 80-85 communities.”

Conference Call

The Company will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, 3:00 p.m. Mountain time, to review the Company’s fourth quarter and full year 2015 results, discuss recent events and conduct a question-and-answer period. To participate in the call, please dial 877-705-6003 (domestic) or 201-493-6725 (international). The live webcast will be available at www.centurycommunities.com in the Investors section. A replay of the conference call will be available through March 18, 2016, by dialing 877-870-5176 (domestic) or 858-384-5517 (international) and entering the pass code 13628412.

About Century Communities

Founded in 2002, Colorado-based Century Communities is a builder of single-family homes, townhomes and flats in select major metropolitan markets in Colorado, Texas, Nevada, and Georgia. The Company offers a wide variety of product lines and is engaged in all aspects of homebuilding, including the acquisition, entitlement and development of land and the construction, marketing and sale of homes. Century Communities is a top-25 U.S. homebuilder based on homes delivered. To learn more about Century Communities please visit www.centurycommunities.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan,” “outlook,” and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on historical information available at the time the statements are made and are based on management’s reasonable belief or expectations with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from the belief or expectations expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect future events, developments or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law. Investors are referred to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for additional information regarding the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

 
Century Communities, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2015   2014 2015   2014
Revenue
Home sales revenues $ 204,519 $ 134,089 $ 725,437 $ 351,823
Land sales revenues 778 4,800 3,405 4,800
Golf course and other revenue   968     2,018     5,647     5,769  
Total revenue 206,265 140,907 734,489 362,392
Costs and expenses
Cost of home sales revenues 162,720 110,019 579,203 276,386
Cost of land sales revenues 780 1,808 3,395 1,808
Cost of golf course and other revenue 823 1,971 5,037 6,301
Selling, general, and administrative   21,921     15,889     87,840     46,795  
Total operating costs and expenses   186,244     129,687     675,475     331,290  
Operating income 20,021 11,220 59,014 31,102
Other income (expense):
Interest income 41 95 129 362
Interest expense (2 ) (13 ) (10 ) (26 )
Acquisition expense (153 ) (490 ) (491 ) (1,414 )
Other income 476 150 1,535 736
Gain (loss) on disposition of assets   22     55     128     199  
Income before income tax expense 20,405 11,017 60,305 30,959
Income tax expense   7,247     3,828     20,415     10,937  
Net income $ 13,158   $ 7,189   $ 39,890   $ 20,022  
 
Earnings per share:
Basic and diluted $ 0.62 $ 0.34 $ 1.88 $ 1.03
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted 20,607,191 20,978,802 20,569,012 19,226,504
 

Financial and operating results as of and for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014 include the results of operations from our acquisitions of Las Vegas Land Holdings, LLC, Grand View Builders and Peachtree Communities Group Inc., from the date of acquisition, April 1, 2014, August 12, 2014 and November 13, 2014, respectively. Subsequent to the acquisitions, Las Vegas Land Holdings, LLC, Grand View Builders, and Peachtree Communities Group Inc., comprise our Nevada, Houston, and Atlanta operating segments.

 
Century Communities, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 

(in thousands, except share amounts)

 
  December 31,   December 31,
2015 2014
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 29,287 $ 33,462
Accounts receivable 17,058 13,799
Inventories 810,137 556,323
Prepaid expenses and other assets 26,735 23,433
Property and equipment, net 8,375 12,471
Deferred tax asset, net 1,359
Amortizable intangible assets, net 4,784 8,632
Goodwill   21,365   21,137
Total assets $ 917,741 $ 670,616
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 10,967 $ 17,135
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 106,777 64,029
Deferred tax liability, net 275
Notes payable and revolving line of credit   390,243   224,247
Total liabilities   508,262   305,411
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, none outstanding

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 21,303,702 and 20,875,547 shares
issued and outstanding at December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively

213 209
Additional paid-in capital 340,953 336,573
Retained earnings   68,313   28,423
Total stockholders' equity   409,479   365,205
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 917,741 $ 670,616
 
 
Century Communities, Inc.
Homebuilding Operational Data
 
Net New Home Contracts
 
        Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2015     2014     % Change 2015     2014     % Change
Atlanta 228 129 76.7 % 1,134 129 779.1   %
Central Texas 38 27 40.7 % 180 133 35.3 %
Colorado 125 120 4.2 % 680 539 26.2 %
Houston 19 47 (59.6 ) % 104 56 85.7 %
Nevada 45 42 7.1   % 258 185 39.5   %
Total 455 365 24.7   % 2,356 1,042 126.1   %
 
 

Home Deliveries

 
  Three Months Ended December 31,
2015   2014   % Change
Homes  

Average Sales
Price

Homes  

Average Sales
Price

Homes  

Average Sales
Price

 
Atlanta 331 $ 245.1 173 $ 212.3 91.3 % 15.4 %
Central Texas 53 $ 461.5 37 $ 354.0 43.2 % 30.4 %
Colorado 163 $ 414.5 138 $ 379.1 18.1 % 9.3 %
Houston 40 $ 284.7 45 $ 224.3 (11.1 ) % 26.9 %
Nevada 58 $ 344.7 69 $ 316.7 (15.9 ) % 8.8   %
Total / Weight Average 645 $ 317.1 462 $ 290.2 39.6   % 9.3   %
 
Year Ended December 31,
2015 2014 % Change
Homes

Average Sales
Price

Homes

Average Sales
Price

Homes

Average Sales
Price

 
Atlanta 1,174 $ 229.3 173 $ 212.3 578.6 % 8.0 %
Central Texas 162 $ 460.4 134 $ 416.8 20.9 % 10.5 %
Colorado 636 $ 407.6 449 $ 393.8 41.6 % 3.5 %
Houston 167 $ 228.9 81 $ 215.5 106.2 % 6.2 %
Nevada 262 $ 321.2 209 $ 310.9 25.4   % 3.3   %
Total / Weight Average 2,401 $ 302.1 1,046 $ 336.4 129.5   % (10.2 ) %
 
 
Century Communities, Inc.
Homebuilding Operational Data
 
Selling Communities
 
  Revised Definition   Previous Definition
As of December 31, As of December 31,
2015   2014   % Change 2015   2014   % Change
Atlanta 33 26 26.9 % 34 29 17.2 %
Central Texas 14 14 % 15 14 7.1 %
Colorado 27 25 8.0 % 31 29 6.9 %
Houston 9 7 28.6 % 9 8 12.5 %
Nevada 5 3 66.7 % 5 3 66.7 %
Total 88 75 17.3 % 94 83 13.3 %
 
 

Backlog

 
  As of December 31,
2015   2014   % Change
Homes   Dollar Value  

Average
Sales Price

Homes  

Dollar
Value

 

Average
Sales Price

Homes   Dollar Value  

Average
Sales Price

Atlanta 283 $ 74,249 $ 262.4 353 $ 79,084 $ 224.0 (19.8) % (6.1) % 17.1 %
Central Texas 109 52,705 483.5 91 41,112 451.8 19.8 % 28.2 % 7.0 %
Colorado 262 123,853 472.7 218 96,150 441.1 20.2 % 28.8 % 7.2 %
Houston 31 10,308 332.5 77 20,100 261.0 (59.7) % (48.7) % 27.4 %
Nevada 29   10,023   345.6 33   9,881   299.4 (12.1) % 1.4 % 15.4 %

Total / Weighted
Average

714 $ 271,138 $ 379.7 772 $ 246,327 $ 319.1 (7.5) % 10.1 % 19.0 %
 
 

Lot Inventory

 
  As of December 31,
2015   2014   % Change
Owned   Controlled   Total Owned   Controlled   Total Owned   Controlled   Total
Atlanta 2,667 2,575 5,242 686 1,735 2,421 288.8 % 48.4 % 116.5 %
Central Texas 1,222 348 1,570 1,089 1,195 2,284 12.2 % (70.9) % (31.3) %
Colorado 2,931 1,022 3,953 3,349 530 3,879 (12.5) % 92.8 % 1.9 %
Houston 271 220 491 233 668 901 16.3 % (67.1) % (45.5) %
Nevada 1,904 1,904 1,644 334 1,978 15.8 % (100.0) % (3.7) %
Total 8,995 4,165 13,160 7,001 4,462 11,463 28.5 % (6.7) % 14.8 %
 
 
Century Communities, Inc.
Earnings Per Share

(Unaudited)

 

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

  Three Months Ended December 31,       Year Ended December 31,

2015

  2014 2015   2014
Numerator
Net income $ 13,158 $ 7,189 $ 39,890 $ 20,022
Less: Undistributed earnings allocated to participating securities   (431 )   (123 )   (1,323 )   (296 )
Net income allocable to common stockholders $ 12,727   $ 7,066   $ 38,567   $ 19,726  
Denominator

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and
diluted:

20,607,191 20,978,802 20,569,012 19,226,504
Earnings per share:
Basic and diluted $ 0.62 $ 0.34 $ 1.88 $ 1.03
 

Century Communities, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Adjusted homebuilding gross margin excluding interest and purchase price accounting for acquired work in process inventory is not a measurement of financial performance under United States generally accepted accounting principles; however, the Company’s management believes that this information is meaningful as it isolates the impact that indebtedness and acquisition costs have on homebuilding gross margin and permits the Company’s stockholders to make better comparisons with the Company’s competitors, who adjust gross margins in a similar fashion. This non-GAAP financial measure should not be used as a substitute for the Company’s operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015. An analysis of any non-GAAP financial measure should be used in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP.

 

Gross Margin from Home Sales Excluding Interest and Purchase Price Accounting for Acquired Work in Process
Inventory

 

(in thousands)

 
  Three Months Ended December 31,
2015   %   2014   %
 
Home sales revenues $ 204,519 100.0 % $ 134,089 100.0 %
Cost of home sales revenues   162,720 79.6 %   110,019 82.0 %
Gross margin from home sales 41,799 20.4 % 24,070 18.0 %
Add: Interest in cost of home sales revenues   3,156 1.5 %   1,083 0.8 %
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin excluding interest 44,955 22.0 % 25,153 18.8 %
 
Add: Purchase price accounting for acquired work in process inventory   28 0.0 %   2,965 2.2 %

Adjusted homebuilding gross margin excluding interest and purchase
price accounting for acquired work in process inventory

$ 44,983 22.0 % $ 28,118 21.0 %
 
Year Ended December 31,
2015 % 2014 %
 
Home sales revenues $ 725,437 100.0 % $ 351,823 100.0 %
Cost of home sales revenues   579,203 79.8 %   276,386 78.6 %
Gross margin from home sales 146,234 20.2 % 75,437 21.4 %
Add: Interest in cost of home sales revenues   10,082 1.4 %   2,366 0.7 %
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin excluding interest 156,316 21.5 % 77,803 22.1 %
Add: Purchase price accounting for acquired work in process inventory   2,673 0.4 %   4,697 1.3 %

Adjusted homebuilding gross margin excluding interest and purchase
price accounting for acquired work in process inventory

$ 158,989 21.9 % $ 82,500 23.4 %
 

Century Communities, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

The following table presents adjusted EBITDA for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure we use as a supplemental measure in evaluating operating performance. We define adjusted EBITDA as consolidated net income before (i) income tax expense, (ii) interest in cost of home sales revenues, (iii) other interest expense, (iv) depreciation and amortization expense and, (v) adjustments resulting from the application of purchase accounting for acquired work in process inventory related to business combinations. We believe adjusted EBITDA provides an indicator of general economic performance that is not affected by fluctuations in interest rates or effective tax rates, levels of depreciation or amortization, and items considered to be non-recurring. Accordingly, our management believes that this measurement is useful for comparing general operating performance from period to period. Adjusted EBITDA should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, consolidated net income in accordance with GAAP as a measure of performance. Our presentation of adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an indication that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. Our adjusted EBITDA is limited as an analytical tool, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.

 
Adjusted EBITDA
 

(in thousands)

 
  Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
2015   2014   % Change 2015   2014   % Change
   
Net income $ 13,158 $ 7,189 83.0 % $ 39,890 $ 20,022 99.2 %
Income tax expense 7,247 3,828 89.3 % 20,415 10,937 86.7 %
Interest in cost of home sales revenues 3,157 1,083 191.5 % 10,082 2,366 326.1 %
Interest expense 2 13 (84.6 ) % 10 26 (61.5 ) %
Depreciation and amortization expense   1,201   1,151   4.3   %   4,713   2,941   60.3   %
EBITDA 24,765 13,264 86.7 % 75,110 36,292 107.0 %

Purchase price accounting for acquired
work in process inventory

  28   2,965   (99.1 ) %   2,673   4,697   (43.1 ) %
Adjusted EBITDA $ 24,793 $ 16,229   52.8   % $ 77,783 $ 40,989   89.8   %

Century Communities, Inc.
Investor Relations:
303-268-8398
InvestorRelations@CenturyCommunities.com

Source: Century Communities, Inc.

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