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TRI Pointe Group, Inc. Reports 2017 Second Quarter Results and Announces Increase to Its Stock Repurchase Program

-New Home Orders up 15% Year-Over-Year on a 6% Increase in Average Selling Communities- 
-Reports Net Income Available to Common Stockholders of $32.7 Million, or $0.21 per Diluted Share- 
-Home Sales Revenue of $568.8 Million and Homebuilding Gross Margin Percentage of 20.1%- 
-Repurchased $99.2 Million of Common Stock at a Weighted Average Price of $12.43- 
-Issued $300 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of 5.25% Senior Notes Due 2027- 
-Authorizes Additional $50 Million for Share Repurchases-

/EIN News/ -- IRVINE, Calif., July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE:TPH) today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.  The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $50 million of Company common stock under its existing stock repurchase program (the “Repurchase Program”), increasing the aggregate authorization from $100 million to $150 million.

Results and Operational Data for Second Quarter 2017 and Comparisons to Second Quarter 2016

  • Net income available to common stockholders was $32.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $73.9 million, or $0.46 per diluted share
    • 2016 included two land transactions representing $61.6 million in land and lot sales revenue and $52.7 million in land and lot gross margin, with no significant comparable transactions in the current year
  • New home orders of 1,445 compared to 1,258, an increase of 15%
  • Active selling communities averaged 126.8 compared to 119.5, an increase of 6%
    • New home orders per average selling community were 11.4 orders (3.8 monthly) compared to 10.5 orders (3.5 monthly)
    • Cancellation rate of 15% compared to 13%, an increase of 200 basis points
  • Backlog units at quarter end of 2,108 homes compared to 1,798, an increase of 17%
    • Dollar value of backlog at quarter end of $1.3 billion compared to $1.0 billion, an increase of 31%
    • Average sales price in backlog at quarter end of $635,000 compared to $571,000, an increase of 11%
  • Home sales revenue of $568.8 million compared to $556.9 million, an increase of 2%
    • New home deliveries of 1,071 homes compared to 994 homes, an increase of 8%
    • Average sales price of homes delivered of $531,000 compared to $560,000, a decrease of 5%
  • Homebuilding gross margin percentage of 20.1% compared to 22.3%, a decrease of 220 basis points
    • Excluding interest, impairments and lot option abandonments, adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage was 22.5%*
  • SG&A expense as a percentage of homes sales revenue of 11.6% compared to 11.3%, an increase of 30 basis points
  • Ratios of debt-to-capital and net debt-to-net capital of 47.6% and 45.8%*, respectively, as of June 30, 2017
  • Successfully issued $300 million aggregate principal amount of 5.25% Senior Notes due 2027
  • Extended existing unsecured revolving credit facility maturity date by two years to May 18, 2021, while decreasing total commitments from $625 million to $600 million
  • Ended second quarter of 2017 with cash of $114.9 million and $442.2 million of availability under the Company's unsecured revolving credit facility

* See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures"

“I am pleased to announce that TRI Pointe Group recorded another quarter of strong operational and financial performance for the second quarter of 2017, highlighted by a 15% increase in net new home orders and net income of $32.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted share,” said TRI Pointe Group Chief Executive Officer Doug Bauer.  “We met or exceeded our previously stated guidance for backlog conversion, homebuilding gross margin and quarter-end community count, and put ourselves in a great position to achieve our goals for the back half of the year, thanks in part to a 31% increase in the dollar value of our backlog.  These results are a testament to the overall health of the housing market, TRI Pointe’s strong market positioning and our ongoing commitment to operational excellence.”

Second Quarter 2017 Operating Results

Net income available to common stockholders was $32.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017, compared to net income available to common stockholders of $73.9 million, or $0.46 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2016.  The decrease in net income available to common stockholders was primarily driven by two land transactions in the second quarter of 2016 representing $61.6 million in land and lot sales revenue and $52.7 million in land and lot gross margin, with no comparable transactions in the current year period.

Home sales revenue increased $11.9 million, or 2%, to $568.8 million for the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $556.9 million for the second quarter of 2016.  The increase was primarily attributable to an 8% increase in new home deliveries to 1,071, offset by a 5% decrease in average selling price of homes delivered to $531,000 compared to $560,000 in the second quarter of 2016.

New home orders increased 15% to 1,445 homes for the second quarter of 2017, as compared to 1,258 homes for the same period in 2016.  Average selling communities increased 6% to 126.8 for the second quarter of 2017 compared to 119.5 for the second quarter of 2016.  The Company’s overall absorption rate per average selling community for the second quarter of 2017 was 11.4 orders (3.8 monthly) compared to 10.5 orders (3.5 monthly) during the second quarter of 2016.  

The Company ended the quarter with 2,108 homes in backlog, representing approximately $1.3 billion. The average sales price of homes in backlog as of June 30, 2017 increased $64,000, or 11%, to $635,000 compared to $571,000 at June 30, 2016.  

Homebuilding gross margin percentage for the second quarter of 2017 decreased to 20.1% compared to 22.3% for the second quarter of 2016; however, it increased 130 basis points sequentially from the first quarter of 2017.  Excluding interest and impairments and lot option abandonments in cost of home sales, adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage was 22.5%* for the second quarter of 2017 compared to 24.4%* for the second quarter of 2016.  The decrease in homebuilding gross margin percentage was largely due to the mix of homes delivered, in particular a lower portion of homes delivered from our long-dated California communities, which produce gross margins above the Company average.

Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expense for the second quarter of 2017 increased to 11.6% of home sales revenue as compared to 11.3% for the second quarter of 2016 due to the incremental general and administrative costs associated with growing our Company. 

“TRI Pointe continues to be at the forefront of homebuilding, with unique home designs and thoughtfully engineered communities that cater to the lifestyles of today’s homebuyers,” said TRI Pointe Group Chief Operating Officer Tom Mitchell.  “We have placed an added emphasis on creating living spaces that appeal to two of the biggest buyer segments in the marketplace - Millennials and Active Adults - and our strong performance this quarter is a direct result of these efforts.  We believe that our commitment to homebuilding design and innovation gives us a competitive advantage over other production homebuilders, and creates long-term value for our stockholders.”

* See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”

Outlook

For the third quarter of 2017, the Company expects to open 10 new communities, and close out of 19, resulting in 122 active selling communities as of June 30, 2017.  In addition, the Company anticipates delivering approximately 50% to 55% of its 2,108 units in backlog as of June 30, 2017 at an average sales price of approximately $570,000.  The Company anticipates its homebuilding gross margin percentage to be in a range of 19.0% to 20.0% for the third quarter.

For the full year 2017, the Company is lowering its original guidance of growing average selling communities by 10% to 8% due to the higher than anticipated absorption rate through the second quarter of 2017, causing early close out of communities.  In addition, the Company is raising the lower end of its anticipated delivery range from 4,500 to 4,600 homes, resulting in a delivery range between 4,600 and 4,800 homes.  The Company is reiterating its original guidance of a full year average sales price of $570,000, a homebuilding gross margin percentage in a range of 20.0% to 21.0% and a SG&A expense ratio in the range of 10.2% to 10.4% of home sales revenue.  In addition, the Company is raising its original guidance of land and lot sales gross margin to approximately $50 million, from $45 million, most of which is expected to be realized in the third quarter of 2017.

Stock Repurchase Program

On July 25, 2017, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $50 million of Company common stock under the Company's existing Repurchase Program, increasing the aggregate authorization from $100 million to $150 million. Under the Repurchase Program, the Company may repurchase shares of its outstanding common stock with an aggregate value of up to $150 million through March 31, 2018. Purchases of common stock pursuant to the Repurchase Program may be made in open market transactions effected through a broker-dealer at prevailing market prices, in block trades, or by other means in accordance with federal securities laws, including pursuant to any trading plan that may be adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  We are not obligated under the Repurchase Program to repurchase any specific number or amount of shares of common stock, and we may modify, suspend or discontinue the program at any time.  Our management will determine the timing and amount of repurchase in its discretion based on a variety of factors, such as the market price of our common stock, corporate requirements, general market economic conditions and legal requirements.  For the three months ended June 30, 2017, we repurchased and retired 7,979,618 shares of our common stock under the Repurchase Program at a weighted average price of $12.43 per share for a total cost of $99.2 million.  For the six months ended June 30, 2017, we repurchased and retired 8,019,005 shares of our common stock under the Repurchase Program at a weighted average price of $12.43 per share for a total cost of $99.7 million.  With the increase to the Repurchase Program, the total remaining authorization for future repurchases under the Repurchase Program is approximately $50.3 million.

Earnings Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call via live webcast for investors and other interested parties beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  The call will be hosted by Doug Bauer, Chief Executive Officer, Tom Mitchell, President and Chief Operating Officer and Mike Grubbs, Chief Financial Officer.

Interested parties can listen to the call live and view the related presentation slides on the internet through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.TRIPointeGroup.com. Listeners should go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software.  The call can also be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-3982 for domestic participants or 1-201-493-6780 for international participants.  Participants should ask for the TRI Pointe Group Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call.  Those dialing in should do so at least ten minutes prior to the start.  The replay of the call will be available for two weeks following the call.  To access the replay, the domestic dial-in number is 1-844-512-2921, the international dial-in number is 1-412-317-6671, and the reference code is #13665509.  An archive of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website for a limited time.

About TRI Pointe Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE:TPH) is one of the top ten largest public homebuilders by equity market capitalization in the United States. The company designs, constructs and sells premium single-family homes through its portfolio of six quality brands across eight states, including Maracay Homes® in Arizona; Pardee Homes® in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes® in Washington; Trendmaker® Homes in Texas; TRI Pointe Homes® in California and Colorado; and Winchester® Homes in Maryland and Virginia.  Additional information is available at www.TRIPointeGroup.com. Winchester is a registered trademark and is used with permission.

Forward-Looking Statements

Various statements contained in this press release, including those that express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements may include projections and estimates concerning the timing and success of specific projects and our future production, land and lot sales, operational and financial results, financial condition, prospects, and capital spending.  Our forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “goal,” “guidance,” “expect,” “intend,” “outlook,” “project,” “potential,” “plan,” “predict,” “target,” “will,” or other words that convey future events or outcomes.  The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release, and we disclaim any obligation to update these statements unless required by law, and we caution you not to rely on them unduly.  These forward-looking statements 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 effect of general economic conditions, including employment rates, housing starts, interest rate levels, availability of financing for home mortgages and strength of the U.S. dollar; market demand for our products, which is related to the strength of the various U.S. business segments and U.S. and international economic conditions; levels of competition; the successful execution of our internal performance plans, including restructuring and cost reduction initiatives; global economic conditions; raw material prices; oil and other energy prices; the effect of weather, including the re-occurrence of drought conditions in California; the risk of loss from earthquakes, volcanoes, fires, floods, droughts, windstorms, hurricanes, pest infestations and other natural disasters; transportation costs; federal and state tax policies; the effect of land use, environment and other governmental regulations; legal proceedings or disputes and the adequacy of reserves; risks relating to any unforeseen changes to or effects on liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, indebtedness, financial condition, losses and future prospects; changes in accounting principles; risks related to unauthorized access to our computer systems, theft of our customers’ confidential information or other forms of cyber-attack; and additional factors discussed under the sections captioned “Risk Factors” included in our annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The foregoing list is not exhaustive.  New risk factors may emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risk factors on our business.


KEY OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL DATA
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017   2016   Change   2017   2016   Change
Operating Data:                      
Home sales revenue $ 568,816     $ 556,925     $ 11,891     $ 960,820     $ 979,980     $ (19,160 )
Homebuilding gross margin $ 114,575     $ 124,187     $ (9,612 )   $ 188,175     $ 222,743     $ (34,568 )
Homebuilding gross margin % 20.1 %   22.3 %   (2.2 )%   19.6 %   22.7 %   (3.1 )%
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin %* 22.5 %   24.4 %   (1.9 )%   22.0 %   24.8 %   (2.8 )%
Land and lot sales revenue $ 865     $ 67,314     $ (66,449 )   $ 1,443     $ 67,669     $ (66,226 )
Land and lot gross margin $ 221     $ 52,854     $ (52,633 )   $ 145     $ 52,430     $ (52,285 )
Land and lot gross margin % 25.5 %   78.5 %   (53.0 )%   10.0 %   77.5 %   (67.5 )%
SG&A expense $ 66,018     $ 62,932     $ 3,086     $ 127,367     $ 117,784     $ 9,583  
SG&A expense as a % of home sales revenue 11.6 %   11.3 %   0.3 %   13.3 %   12.0 %   1.3 %
Net income available to common stockholders $ 32,714     $ 73,926     $ (41,212 )   $ 40,907     $ 102,476     $ (61,569 )
Adjusted EBITDA* $ 70,522     $ 132,214     $ (61,692 )   $ 98,202     $ 188,731     $ (90,529 )
Interest incurred $ 19,931     $ 16,280     $ 3,651     $ 38,804     $ 31,429     $ 7,375  
Interest in cost of home sales $ 13,145     $ 11,438     $ 1,707     $ 22,825     $ 20,268     $ 2,557  
                                               
Other Data:                                              
Net new home orders 1,445     1,258     187     2,744     2,407     337  
New homes delivered 1,071     994     77     1,829     1,765     64  
Average selling price of homes delivered $ 531     $ 560     $ (29 )   $ 525     $ 555     $ (30 )
Average selling communities 126.8     119.5     7.3     126.6     115.9     10.7  
Selling communities at end of period 131     117     14       N/A       N/A       N/A  
Cancellation rate 15 %   13 %   2 %   15 %   13 %   2 %
Backlog (estimated dollar value) $ 1,339,217     $ 1,026,219     $ 312,998              
Backlog (homes) 2,108     1,798     310              
Average selling price in backlog $ 635     $ 571     $ 64              
                       
              June 30,   December 31,    
              2017   2016   Change
Balance Sheet Data:                      
Cash and cash equivalents             $ 114,945     $ 208,657     $ (93,712 )
Real estate inventories             $ 3,208,341     $ 2,910,627     $ 297,714  
Lots owned or controlled             28,892     28,309     583  
Homes under construction (1)             2,488     1,605     883  
Homes completed, unsold             239     405     (166 )
Debt             $ 1,617,861     $ 1,382,033     $ 235,828  
Stockholders' equity             $ 1,777,954     $ 1,829,447     $ (51,493 )
Book capitalization             $ 3,395,815     $ 3,211,480     $ 184,335  
Ratio of debt-to-capital             47.6 %   43.0 %   4.6 %
Ratio of net debt-to-net capital*             45.8 %   39.1 %   6.7 %

__________
(1) Homes under construction included 80 and 65 models at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.
*   See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”

 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share amounts)
 
  June 30,   December 31,
  2017   2016
Assets (unaudited)    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 114,945     $ 208,657  
Receivables 73,003     82,500  
Real estate inventories 3,208,341     2,910,627  
Investments in unconsolidated entities 18,787     17,546  
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net 161,228     161,495  
Deferred tax assets, net 117,582     123,223  
Other assets 58,111     60,592  
Total assets $ 3,751,997     $ 3,564,640  
       
Liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 63,251     $ 70,252  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 278,017     263,845  
Unsecured revolving credit facility 150,000     200,000  
Seller financed loans     13,726  
Senior notes 1,467,861     1,168,307  
Total liabilities 1,959,129     1,716,130  
       
Commitments and contingencies      
       
Equity      
Stockholders' Equity:      
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; no
  shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2017 and 
  December 31, 2016, respectively
     
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized;
  151,320,521 and 158,626,229 shares issued and outstanding at
  June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
1,513     1,586  
Additional paid-in capital 788,495     880,822  
Retained earnings 987,946     947,039  
Total stockholders' equity 1,777,954     1,829,447  
Noncontrolling interests 14,914     19,063  
Total equity 1,792,868     1,848,510  
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,751,997     $ 3,564,640  
               


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
Homebuilding:              
Home sales revenue $ 568,816     $ 556,925     $ 960,820     $ 979,980  
Land and lot sales revenue 865     67,314     1,443     67,669  
Other operations revenue 600     604     1,168     1,184  
Total revenues 570,281     624,843     963,431     1,048,833  
Cost of home sales 454,241     432,738     772,645     757,237  
Cost of land and lot sales 644     14,460     1,298     15,239  
Other operations expense 591     583     1,151     1,149  
Sales and marketing 32,330     32,448     59,030     58,769  
General and administrative 33,688     30,484     68,337     59,015  
Homebuilding income from operations 48,787     114,130     60,970     157,424  
Equity in income of unconsolidated entities 1,508     215     1,646     201  
Other income, net 44     151     121     266  
Homebuilding income before income taxes 50,339     114,496     62,737     157,891  
Financial Services:              
Revenues 345     379     586     527  
Expenses 77     53     151     111  
Equity in income of unconsolidated entities 1,294     1,284     1,560     1,999  
Financial services income before income taxes 1,562     1,610     1,995     2,415  
Income before income taxes 51,901     116,106     64,732     160,306  
Provision for income taxes (19,098 )   (41,913 )   (23,712 )   (57,403 )
Net income 32,803     74,193     41,020     102,903  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (89 )   (267 )   (113 )   (427 )
Net income available to common stockholders $ 32,714     $ 73,926     $ 40,907     $ 102,476  
Earnings per share              
Basic $ 0.21     $ 0.46     $ 0.26     $ 0.63  
Diluted $ 0.21     $ 0.46     $ 0.26     $ 0.63  
Weighted average shares outstanding              
Basic 155,603,699     161,826,275     157,335,296     161,882,378  
Diluted 156,140,543     162,259,283     157,924,561     162,245,399  


MARKET DATA BY REPORTING SEGMENT & STATE
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
New Homes Delivered:                              
Maracay Homes 164     $ 462     120     $ 399     283     $ 448     235     $ 397  
Pardee Homes 372     485     318     562     568     465     526     566  
Quadrant Homes 64     620     105     521     127     626     197     509  
Trendmaker Homes 133     487     126     502     239     488     214     500  
TRI Pointe Homes 243     635     217     704     451     632     418     681  
Winchester Homes 95     569     108     553     161     550     175     555  
Total 1,071     $ 531     994     $ 560     1,829     $ 525     1,765     $ 555  
                               
                               
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
  New
Homes
Delivered
  Average
Sales
Price
New Homes Delivered:                              
California 438     $ 580     367     $ 718     737     $ 576     681     $ 701  
Colorado 37     617     50     509     67     593     88     497  
Maryland 69     526     66     499     115     515     114     501  
Virginia 26     681     42     638     46     638     61     657  
Arizona 164     462     120     399     283     448     235     397  
Nevada 140     412     118     359     215     395     175     349  
Texas 133     487     126     502     239     488     214     500  
Washington 64     620     105     521     127     626     197     509  
Total 1,071     $ 531     994     $ 560     1,829     $ 525     1,765     $ 555  
                                                       


MARKET DATA BY REPORTING SEGMENT & STATE, continued
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
Net New Home Orders:                              
Maracay Homes 162     16.0     191     18.5     346     16.1     392     18.3  
Pardee Homes 483     28.8     340     22.3     861     28.6     653     22.7  
Quadrant Homes 107     6.8     92     9.0     227     7.3     225     9.0  
Trendmaker Homes 129     31.7     133     28.0     280     31.9     255     25.7  
TRI Pointe Homes 413     31.5     379     28.2     766     30.7     644     26.8  
Winchester Homes 151     12.0     123     13.5     264     12.0     238     13.4  
Total 1,445     126.8     1,258     119.5     2,744     126.6     2,407     115.9  
                               
                               
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
  Net New
Home
Orders
  Average
Selling
Communities
Net New Home Orders:                              
California 689     42.5     547     34.4     1,253     42.3     953     33.7  
Colorado 51     6.5     33     4.8     104     5.9     76     4.9  
Maryland 117     9.0     78     6.5     184     8.6     142     6.4  
Virginia 34     3.0     45     7.0     80     3.4     96     7.0  
Arizona 162     16.0     191     18.5     346     16.1     392     18.3  
Nevada 156     11.3     139     11.3     270     11.1     268     10.9  
Texas 129     31.7     133     28.0     280     31.9     255     25.7  
Washington 107     6.8     92     9.0     227     7.3     225     9.0  
Total 1,445     126.8     1,258     119.5     2,744     126.6     2,407     115.9  
                                               


MARKET DATA BY REPORTING SEGMENT & STATE, continued
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
  As of June 30, 2017   As of June 30, 2016
  Backlog
Units
  Backlog
Dollar
Value
  Average
Sales
Price
  Backlog
Units
  Backlog
Dollar
Value
  Average
Sales
Price
Backlog:                      
Maracay Homes 311     $ 156,611     $ 504     360     $ 153,107     $ 425  
Pardee Homes 553     369,021     667     401     236,903     591  
Quadrant Homes 201     144,204     717     171     99,366     581  
Trendmaker Homes 204     105,663     518     177     94,850     536  
TRI Pointe Homes 613     428,281     699     516     330,262     640  
Winchester Homes 226     135,437     599     173     111,731     646  
Total 2,108     $ 1,339,217     $ 635     1,798     $ 1,026,219     $ 571  
                       
                       
  As of June 30, 2017   As of June 30, 2016
  Backlog
Units
  Backlog
Dollar
Value
  Average
Sales
Price
  Backlog
Units
  Backlog
Dollar
Value
  Average
Sales
Price
Backlog:                      
California 918     $ 660,548     $ 720     673     $ 454,935     $ 676  
Colorado 96     60,686     632     72     39,928     555  
Maryland 171     96,443     564     105     64,884     618  
Virginia 55     38,994     709     68     46,846     689  
Arizona 311     156,611     504     360     153,107     425  
Nevada 152     76,068     500     172     72,302     420  
Texas 204     105,663     518     177     94,850     536  
Washington 201     144,204     717     171     99,367     581  
Total 2,108     $ 1,339,217     $ 635     1,798     $ 1,026,219     $ 571  
                                           


MARKET DATA BY REPORTING SEGMENT & STATE, continued
(unaudited)
 
  June 30,   December 31,
  2017   2016
Lots Owned or Controlled:      
Maracay Homes 3,023     2,053  
Pardee Homes 16,162     16,912  
Quadrant Homes 1,852     1,582  
Trendmaker Homes 1,912     1,999  
TRI Pointe Homes 3,494     3,479  
Winchester Homes 2,449     2,284  
Total 28,892     28,309  
       
       
  June 30,   December 31,
  2017   2016
Lots Owned or Controlled:      
California 16,668     17,245  
Colorado 847     918  
Maryland 1,742     1,779  
Virginia 707     505  
Arizona 3,023     2,053  
Nevada 2,141     2,228  
Texas 1,912     1,999  
Washington 1,852     1,582  
Total 28,892     28,309  
       
       
  June 30,   December 31,
  2017   2016
Lots by Ownership Type:      
Lots owned 25,308     25,283  
Lots controlled (1) 3,584     3,026  
Total 28,892     28,309  
           

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(1) As of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, lots controlled included lots that were under land option contracts or purchase contracts.


RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(unaudited)

In this press release, we utilize certain financial measures that are 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 tables reconcile homebuilding gross margin percentage, as reported and prepared in accordance with GAAP, to the non-GAAP measure adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage. We believe this information is meaningful as it isolates the impact that leverage has on homebuilding gross margin and permits investors to make better comparisons with our competitors, who adjust gross margins in a similar fashion.

  Three Months Ended June 30,
  2017   %   2016   %
                           
  (dollars in thousands)
Home sales revenue $ 568,816     100.0 %   $ 556,925     100.0 %
Cost of home sales 454,241     79.9 %   432,738     77.7 %
Homebuilding gross margin 114,575     20.1 %   124,187     22.3 %
Add: interest in cost of home sales 13,145     2.3 %   11,438     2.1 %
Add: impairments and lot option abandonments 507     0.1 %   107     0.0 %
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin $ 128,227     22.5 %   $ 135,732     24.4 %
Homebuilding gross margin percentage 20.1 %       22.3 %    
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage 22.5 %       24.4 %    
                   


  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017   %   2016   %
                           
  (dollars in thousands)
Home sales revenue $ 960,820     100.0 %   $ 979,980     100.0 %
Cost of home sales 772,645     80.4 %   757,237     77.3 %
Homebuilding gross margin 188,175     19.6 %   222,743     22.7 %
Add: interest in cost of home sales 22,825     2.4 %   20,268     2.1 %
Add: impairments and lot option abandonments 795     0.1 %   289     0.0 %
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin $ 211,795     22.0 %   $ 243,300     24.8 %
Homebuilding gross margin percentage 19.6 %       22.7 %    
Adjusted homebuilding gross margin percentage 22.0 %       24.8 %    
                   


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-net capital. We believe that the ratio of net debt-to-net 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, 2017   December 31, 2016
Unsecured revolving credit facility $ 150,000     $ 200,000  
Seller financed loans     13,726  
Senior notes 1,467,861     1,168,307  
Total debt 1,617,861     1,382,033  
Stockholders’ equity 1,777,954     1,829,447  
Total capital $ 3,395,815     $ 3,211,480  
Ratio of debt-to-capital(1) 47.6 %   43.0 %
               
Total debt $ 1,617,861     $ 1,382,033  
Less: Cash and cash equivalents (114,945 )   (208,657 )
Net debt 1,502,916     1,173,376  
Stockholders’ equity 1,777,954     1,829,447  
Net capital $ 3,280,870     $ 3,002,823  
Ratio of net debt-to-net capital(2) 45.8 %   39.1 %
           

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(1) The ratio of debt-to-capital is computed as the quotient obtained by dividing debt by the sum of debt plus equity.
(2) The ratio of net debt-to-net capital is computed as the quotient obtained by dividing net debt (which is debt less cash and cash equivalents) by the sum of net debt plus equity.


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

The following table calculates the non-GAAP measures of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and reconciles those amounts to net income, as reported and prepared in accordance with GAAP.  EBITDA means net income before (a) interest expense, (b) income taxes, (c) depreciation and amortization, (d) expensing of previously capitalized interest included in costs of home sales and (e) amortization of stock-based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA means EBITDA before (f) impairment and lot option abandonments and (g) restructuring charges. Other companies may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (or similarly titled measures) differently. We believe EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful measures of the Company’s ability to service debt and obtain financing.

  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
                               
  (in thousands)
Net income available to common stockholders $ 32,714     $ 73,926     $ 40,907     $ 102,476  
Interest expense:              
Interest incurred 19,931     16,280     38,804     31,429  
Interest capitalized (19,931 )   (16,280 )   (38,804 )   (31,429 )
Amortization of interest in cost of sales 13,185     11,563     22,872     20,393  
Provision for income taxes 19,098     41,913     23,712     57,403  
Depreciation and amortization 877     732     1,698     1,457  
Amortization of stock-based compensation 3,903     3,758     7,744     6,363  
EBITDA 69,777     131,892     96,933     188,092  
Impairments and lot abandonments 507     107     828     289  
Restructuring charges 238     215     441     350  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 70,522     $ 132,214     $ 98,202     $ 188,731  
                               

 

Investor Relations Contact:

Chris Martin, TRI Pointe Group
Drew Mackintosh, Mackintosh Investor Relations
InvestorRelations@TRIPointeGroup.com, 949-478-8696

Media Contact:
Carol Ruiz, cruiz@newgroundco.com, 310-437-0045

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