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    Lennar Reports Second Quarter EPS of $0.79

    MIAMI, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

    • Net earnings of $183.0 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $137.7 million, or $0.61 per diluted share
    • Deliveries of 6,015 homes – up 21%
    • New orders of 7,271 homes – up 18%; new orders dollar value of $2.6 billion up 28%
    • Backlog of 8,073 homes – up 18%; backlog dollar value of $2.9 billionup 23%
    • Revenues of $2.4 billion – up 32%
    • Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings of $292.8 million, compared to $234.5 millionup 25%:
      • Operating metrics in this segment exceeded the Company's previously stated goals:
        • Gross margin on home sales of 23.8%
        • S,G&A expenses as a % of revenues from home sales of 10.0%
        • Operating margin on home sales of 13.8%
    • Lennar Financial Services operating earnings of $39.1 million, compared to $18.3 million
    • Rialto operating earnings (net of noncontrolling interests) of $7.6 million, compared to $13.4 million
    • Lennar Multifamily operating loss of $8.7 million, compared to $7.2 million
    • Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents of $639 million
    • Increased the credit facility to $1.6 billion and reduced the interest rate
    • Issued $500 million of 4.75% senior notes due May 2025
    • Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital, net of cash and cash equivalents, of 47.5%

    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LEN.B), one of the nation's largest homebuilders, today reported results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2015. Second quarter net earnings attributable to Lennar in 2015 were $183.0 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, compared to second quarter net earnings attributable to Lennar in 2014 of $137.7 million, or $0.61 per diluted share.

    Stuart Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Lennar Corporation, said, "The homebuilding market continued its steady improvement throughout our second quarter. Driven by higher wages and employment, reasonable affordability levels, supply shortages and favorable monthly payment comparisons to rentals, the homebuilding market is well positioned for multi-year growth ahead."

    Mr. Miller continued, "Our core homebuilding business had gross and operating margins of 23.8% and 13.8% in the second quarter, respectively, which exceeded our previously stated guidance. Our average sales price of homes delivered increased to $348,000, the highest in the Company's history, from $326,000 in the first quarter of 2015 and $322,000 in the second quarter of 2014. Our new home deliveries and new order sales dollar value increased 21% and 28% in the second quarter, respectively, compared to the same period last year. Our sales backlog dollar value increased 23% from the second quarter of last year to approximately $2.9 billion, keeping us well positioned going forward.

    Complementing our homebuilding business, our Financial Services segment continued its strong performance by increasing its earnings to $39.1 million in the second quarter from $18.3 million in the second quarter of 2014. Our Financial Services business benefited from a stronger refinance market and an increase in purchase volume as a result of increased Lennar home deliveries and an expanded retail presence.

    As the mortgage market remains constrained, our extensive pipeline of rental properties continues to benefit from increasing rental rates and historically high occupancy levels. While our maturing rental business has not yet turned a consistent profit, we believe our pipeline of future projects of $6 billion at quarter-end positions this segment to become a meaningful contributor to our earnings in the future.

    Our Rialto segment generated $7.6 million of income and continues to emerge as a best-in-class asset manager. Rialto's fund investments are poised for strong long-term returns and its mortgage conduit business continues to produce steady, current earnings."

    Mr. Miller concluded, "We continue to execute our carefully crafted strategy across all of our businesses. While our homebuilding business continues to be the primary driver of our quarterly earnings, we are in an excellent position across our multiple platforms and anticipate that our ancillary businesses will continue to further define themselves going forward."

    RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

    THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 31, 2015 COMPARED TO
    THREE MONTHS ENDED MAY 31, 2014

    Lennar Homebuilding

    Revenues from home sales increased 30% in the second quarter of 2015 to $2.1 billion from $1.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014. Revenues were higher primarily due to a 20% increase in the number of home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, and an 8% increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. New home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, increased to 5,989 homes in the second quarter of 2015 from 4,976 homes in the second quarter of 2014. There was an increase in home deliveries in all of the Company's Homebuilding segments and Homebuilding Other. The average sales price of homes delivered increased to $348,000 in the second quarter of 2015 from $322,000 in the second quarter of 2014. Sales incentives offered to homebuyers were $21,500 per home delivered in the second quarter of 2015, or 5.8% as a percentage of home sales revenue, compared to $20,300 per home delivered in the second quarter of 2014, or 5.9% as a percentage of home sales revenue, and $21,800 per home delivered in the first quarter of 2015, or 6.3% as a percentage of home sales revenue.

    Gross margins on home sales were $495.9 million, or 23.8%, in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $409.6 million, or 25.5%, in the second quarter of 2014. Gross margin percentage on home sales decreased primarily due to an increase in land costs, partially offset by an increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. Gross margin on home sales in the second quarter of 2014 included $9.6 million of insurance recoveries and other nonrecurring items, which represented 60 basis points in that period.

    Gross profits on land sales were $3.5 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $5.6 million in the second quarter of 2014.

    Selling, general and administrative expenses were $209.0 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $173.1 million in the second quarter of 2014. As a percentage of revenues from home sales, selling, general and administrative expenses improved to 10.0% in the second quarter of 2015, from 10.8% in the second quarter of 2014 primarily due to improved operating leverage as a result of an increase in home deliveries.

    Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities was $6.5 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2014. In the second quarter of 2015, Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities included $11.6 million primarily related to the sale of a commercial property and homesites to third parties by El Toro, one of the Company's unconsolidated entities, partially offset by the Company's share of net operating losses of various Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities.

    Lennar Homebuilding other income (expense), net, totaled ($0.2) million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2014.

    Lennar Homebuilding interest expense was $57.7 million in the second quarter of 2015 ($53.2 million was included in cost of homes sold, $0.6 million in cost of land sold and $3.8 million in other interest expense), compared to $49.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 ($38.6 million was included in cost of homes sold, $0.3 million in cost of land sold and $10.3 million in other interest expense). Interest expense increased primarily due to an increase in the Company's outstanding debt and an increase in home deliveries, partially offset by an increase in qualifying assets eligible for interest capitalization and lower borrowing costs.

    Lennar Financial Services

    Operating earnings for the Lennar Financial Services segment were $39.1 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $18.3 million in the second quarter of 2014. The increase in profitability was primarily due to an increase in mortgage originations driven by a stronger refinance market and an increase in purchase volume as a result of increased Lennar home deliveries and an expanded retail presence. The increase in volume also benefited the title operations.

    Rialto

    Operating earnings for the Rialto segment were $7.6 million in the second quarter of 2015 (which included $6.9 million of operating earnings and an add back of $0.7 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to operating earnings of $13.4 million (which was comprised of a $3.7 million operating loss and an add back of $17.1 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests) in the second quarter of 2014.

    Revenues in this segment were $67.9 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $54.4 million in the second quarter of 2014. Revenues increased primarily due to an increase in securitization revenue and interest income from Rialto Mortgage Finance ("RMF") and the receipt of $4.8 million of advanced distributions with regard to Rialto's carried interests in Rialto Real Estate Fund, LP ("Fund I") and Rialto Real Estate Fund II, LP ("Fund II") in order to cover income tax obligations resulting from allocations of taxable income due to Rialto's carried interests in these funds. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in interest income as a result of a decrease in the portfolio of loans Rialto owns because of loan collections, resolutions and real estate owned ("REO") foreclosures.

    Expenses in this segment were $67.5 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $79.6 million in the second quarter of 2014. Expenses decreased primarily due to a decrease in loan impairments of $32.3 million, partially offset by an increase in other general and administrative expenses and RMF securitization expenses.

    Rialto equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities was $7.3 million and $17.9 million in the second quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively, primarily related to the segment's share of earnings from the Rialto real estate funds. The decrease in equity in earnings was related to marking up certain assets in the Rialto real estate funds to a lesser degree in the second quarter of 2015 than in the same period last year.

    In the second quarter of 2015, Rialto other expense, net, was $0.9 million, which consisted primarily of expenses related to owning and maintaining REO, $2.4 million of impairments on REO and other expenses, partially offset by net realized gains on the sale of REO of $4.5 million and rental and other income. In the second quarter of 2014, Rialto other income, net, was $3.6 million, which consisted primarily of net realized gains on the sale of REO of $14.2 million and rental and other income, partially offset by expenses related to owning and maintaining REO, $1.2 million of impairments on REO and other expenses.

    Lennar Multifamily

    Operating loss for the Lennar Multifamily segment was $8.7 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $7.2 million in the second quarter of 2014. In both the second quarter of 2015 and 2014, the operating loss primarily related to general and administrative expenses, partially offset by management fee income.

    Corporate General and Administrative Expenses

    Corporate general and administrative expenses were $50.2 million, or 2.1% as a percentage of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $38.3 million, or 2.1% as a percentage of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2014.

    Noncontrolling Interests

    Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests were $1.6 million and ($15.1) million in the second quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively. Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests during the second quarter of 2015 were primarily attributable to a strategic transaction by one of Lennar Homebuilding's consolidated joint ventures that impacted noncontrolling interest by $2.3 million, partially offset by a net loss related to the FDIC's interest in the portfolio of real estate loans that the Company acquired in partnership with the FDIC. Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests during the second quarter of 2014 was primarily related to the FDIC's interest in the portfolio of real estate loans that the Company acquired in partnership with the FDIC.

    SIX MONTHS ENDED MAY 31 2015 COMPARED TO
    SIX MONTHS ENDED MAY 31, 2014

    Lennar Homebuilding

    Revenues from home sales increased 27% in the six months ended May 31, 2015 to $3.5 billion from $2.7 billion in 2014. Revenues were higher primarily due to a 20% increase in the number of home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, and a 6% increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. New home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, increased to 10,290 homes in the six months ended May 31, 2015 from 8,573 homes in the six months ended May 31, 2014. There was an increase in home deliveries in all of the Company's Homebuilding segments and Homebuilding Other. The average sales price of homes delivered increased to $339,000 in the six months ended May 31, 2015 from $320,000 in the six months ended May 31, 2014. Sales incentives offered to homebuyers were $21,600 per home delivered in the six months ended May 31, 2015, or 6.0% as a percentage of home sales revenue, compared to $20,700 per home delivered in the six months ended May 31, 2014, or 6.1% as a percentage of home sales revenue.

    Gross margins on home sales were $820.6 million, or 23.5%, in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $695.7 million, or 25.3%, in the six months ended May 31, 2014. Gross margin percentage on home sales decreased primarily due to an increase in land costs, partially offset by an increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. Gross margin on home sales in the six months ended May 31, 2014 included $15.1 million of insurance recoveries and other nonrecurring items, which represented 60 basis points in that period.

    Gross profits on land sales totaled $15.6 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $21.7 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014.

    Selling, general and administrative expenses were $369.4 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $308.2 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014. As a percentage of revenues from home sales, selling, general and administrative expenses improved to 10.6% in the six months ended May 31, 2015, from 11.2% in the six months ended May 31, 2014 primarily due to improved operating leverage as a result of an increase in home deliveries as well as a decrease in insurance reserves.

    Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities was $35.4 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $5.4 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014. In the six months ended May 31, 2015, Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities included $43.0 million primarily related to sales of approximately 660 homesites and a commercial property to third parties by El Toro, one of the Company's unconsolidated entities, partially offset by the Company's share of net operating losses of various Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities. In the six months ended May 31, 2014, Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities included $4.7 million primarily related to third-party land sales by one of the Company's unconsolidated entities.

    Lennar Homebuilding other income, net, totaled $6.1 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $5.2 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014.

    Lennar Homebuilding interest expense was $95.7 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015 ($86.8 million was included in cost of homes sold, $1.0 million in cost of land sold and $7.9 million in other interest expense), compared to $90.2 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014 ($65.0 million was included in cost of homes sold, $2.2 million in cost of land sold and $23.0 million in other interest expense). Interest expense increased primarily due to an increase in the Company's outstanding debt and an increase in home deliveries, partially offset by an increase in qualifying assets eligible for interest capitalization and lower borrowing costs.

    Lennar Financial Services

    Operating earnings for the Lennar Financial Services segment were $54.6 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $22.8 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014. The increase in profitability was primarily due to an increase in mortgage originations driven by a stronger refinance market and an increase in purchase volume as a result of increased Lennar home deliveries and an expanded retail presence. The increase in volume also benefited the title operations.

    Rialto

    Operating earnings for the Rialto segment were $12.2 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015 (which included $9.7 million of operating earnings and an add back of $2.5 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to operating earnings of $15.9 million (which is comprised of a $0.2 million operating loss and an add back of $16.1 million of net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests) in the six months ended May 31, 2014.

    Revenues in this segment were $109.1 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $101.3 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014. Revenues increased primarily due to an increase in securitization revenue and interest income from RMF and the receipt of $11.3 million of advanced distributions with regard to Rialto's carried interests in Fund I and Fund II in order to cover income tax obligations resulting from allocations of taxable income due to Rialto's carried interests in these funds. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in interest income as a result of a decrease in the portfolio of loans Rialto owns because of loan collections, resolutions and REO foreclosures.

    Expenses in this segment were $108.3 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $127.2 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014. Expenses decreased primarily due to a decrease in loan impairments of $37.8 million, partially offset by an increase in other general and administrative expenses, RMF securitization expenses and interest expense.

    Rialto equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities was $10.0 million and $23.3 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, primarily related to the segment's share of earnings from the Rialto real estate funds. The decrease in equity in earnings was related to marking up certain assets in the Rialto real estate funds to a lesser degree in the six months ended May 31, 2015 than in the same period last year.

    In the six months ended May 31, 2015, Rialto other expense, net, was $1.1 million, which consisted primarily of expenses related to owning and maintaining REO, $5.0 million of impairments on REO and other expenses, partially offset by net realized gains on the sale of REO of $7.7 million and rental and other income. In the six months ended May 31, 2014, Rialto other income, net, was $2.4 million, which consisted primarily of net realized gains on the sale of REO of $23.7 million and rental and other income, partially offset by expenses related to owning and maintaining REO, $3.5 million of impairments on REO and other expenses.

    Lennar Multifamily

    Operating loss for the Lennar Multifamily segment was $14.4 million in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $13.4 million in the six months ended May 31, 2014. In both the six months ended May 31, 2015 and 2014, the operating loss primarily related to general and administrative expenses, partially offset by management fee income.

    Corporate General and Administrative Expenses

    Corporate general and administrative expenses were $93.9 million, or 2.3% as a percentage of total revenues, in the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to $76.4 million, or 2.4% as a percentage of total revenues, in the six months ended May 31, 2014.

    Noncontrolling Interests

    Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests were $3.5 million and ($13.3) million in the six months ended May 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests during the six months ended May 31, 2015 were primarily attributable to a strategic transaction by one of Lennar Homebuilding's consolidated joint ventures that impacted noncontrolling interest by $2.3 million and earnings related to consolidated joint ventures. Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests during the six months ended May 31, 2014 were primarily related to the FDIC's interest in the portfolio of real estate loans that the Company acquired in partnership with the FDIC.

    OTHER TRANSACTIONS

    Credit Facility

    In April 2015, the Company amended its unsecured revolving credit facility (the "Credit Facility") to reduce the current interest rate on $1.18 billion of the Credit Facility from LIBOR plus 2.00% to LIBOR plus 1.75%, increase the maximum potential borrowings from $1.5 billion to $1.6 billion and extend the maturity on $1.18 billion of the Credit Facility from June 2018 to June 2019. The $1.6 billion includes a $263 million accordion feature, subject to additional commitments.

    Debt Transactions

    In February 2015, the Company issued an additional $250 million of its 4.50% senior notes due November 2019. The net proceeds were used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

    In April 2015, the Company issued $500 million of 4.75% senior notes due May 2025. The Company used the net proceeds, together with cash on hand, to retire its $500 million of 5.60% senior notes due May 2015 for 100% of the outstanding principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

    About Lennar

    Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation's largest builders of quality homes for all generations. The Company builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of the Company's homes and others. Lennar's Rialto segment is a vertically integrated asset management platform focused on investing throughout the commercial real estate capital structure. Lennar's Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. Previous press releases and further information about the Company may be obtained at the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website, www.lennar.com.

    Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Some of the statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our belief that the homebuilding market is well positioned for multi-year growth and our belief regarding the drivers of such growth, our belief regarding our multifamily project pipeline and that it positions our Lennar Multifamily segment to become a meaningful contributor to our earnings in the future, our belief that Rialto's fund investments are poised for strong long-term returns and our belief that we are in excellent positions across all our platforms and that our ancillary businesses will continue to further define themselves going forward. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical or current matters. Rather, forward-looking statements relate to anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties inherent in our business that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause such differences include increases in operating costs, including costs related to real estate taxes, construction materials, labor and insurance, and our ability to manage our cost structure, both in our Lennar Homebuilding and Lennar Multifamily businesses; a slowdown in the recovery of real estate markets across the nation, or any downturn in such markets, including a slowdown or downturn in the multifamily rental market; unfavorable or unanticipated losses in legal proceedings that substantially exceed our expectations; decreased demand for our homes or Lennar Multifamily rental properties, and our inability to successfully sell our apartments; natural disasters or catastrophic events for which our insurance may not provide adequate coverage; a decline in the value of the land and home inventories we maintain or possible future write-downs of the carrying value of our real estate assets; the inability of the Rialto segment to profit from the investments it makes; reduced availability of mortgage financing and increased interest rates; changes in laws, regulations or the regulatory environment affecting our business, and the risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K, for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2014. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    A conference call to discuss the Company's second quarter earnings will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The call will be broadcast live on the Internet and can be accessed through the Company's website at www.lennar.com. If you are unable to participate in the conference call, the call will be archived at www.lennar.com for 90 days. A replay of the conference call will also be available later that day by calling 203-369-3836 and entering 5723593 as the confirmation number.

     

     

    LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Selected Revenues and Operating Information

    (In thousands, except per share amounts)

    (unaudited)



    Three Months Ended


    Six Months Ended


    May 31,


    May 31,


    2015


    2014


    2015


    2014

    Revenues:








    Lennar Homebuilding

    $

    2,115,812



    1,634,785



    3,557,470



    2,866,170


    Lennar Financial Services

    169,885



    111,016



    294,712



    187,968


    Rialto

    67,931



    54,393



    109,128



    101,348


    Lennar Multifamily

    38,976



    18,551



    75,433



    26,354


    Total revenues

    $

    2,392,604



    1,818,745



    4,036,743



    3,181,840










    Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings

    $

    292,789



    234,511



    500,433



    396,729


    Lennar Financial Services operating earnings

    39,053



    18,293



    54,580



    22,758


    Rialto operating earnings (loss)

    6,881



    (3,677)



    9,689



    (173)


    Lennar Multifamily operating loss

    (8,706)



    (7,180)



    (14,388)



    (13,379)


    Corporate general and administrative expenses

    (50,207)



    (38,317)



    (93,861)



    (76,429)


    Earnings before income taxes

    279,810



    203,630



    456,453



    329,506


    Provision for income taxes

    (95,226)



    (81,013)



    (154,952)



    (126,924)


    Net earnings (including net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests)

    184,584



    122,617



    301,501



    202,582


    Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

    1,568



    (15,102)



    3,522



    (13,254)


    Net earnings attributable to Lennar

    $

    183,016



    137,719



    297,979



    215,836










    Average shares outstanding:








    Basic

    202,991



    202,000



    202,961



    201,977


    Diluted

    231,041



    228,009



    230,679



    227,821










    Earnings per share:








    Basic

    $

    0.89



    0.67



    1.45



    1.06


    Diluted (1)

    $

    0.79



    0.61



    1.30



    0.95










    Supplemental information:








    Interest incurred (2)

    $

    76,232



    69,682



    146,491



    135,600










    EBIT (3):








    Net earnings attributable to Lennar

    $

    183,016



    137,719



    297,979



    215,836


    Provision for income taxes

    95,226



    81,013



    154,952



    126,924


    Interest expense

    57,678



    49,200



    95,709



    90,184


    EBIT

    $

    335,920



    267,932



    548,640



    432,944




    (1)

    Diluted earnings per share includes an add back of interest of $2.0 million and $4.0 million for both the three and six months ended May 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, related to the Company's 3.25% convertible senior notes.

    (2)

    Amount represents interest incurred related to Lennar Homebuilding debt.

    (3)

    EBIT is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as earnings before interest and taxes. This financial measure has been presented because the Company finds it important and useful in evaluating its performance and believes that it helps readers of the Company's financial statements compare its operations with those of its competitors. Although management finds EBIT to be an important measure in conducting and evaluating the Company's operations, this measure has limitations as an analytical tool as it is not reflective of the actual profitability generated by the Company during the period. Management compensates for the limitations of using EBIT by using this non-GAAP measure only to supplement the Company's GAAP results. Due to the limitations discussed, EBIT should not be viewed in isolation, as it is not a substitute for GAAP measures.

     

     

    LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Segment Information

    (In thousands)

    (unaudited)



    Three Months Ended


    Six Months Ended


    May 31,


    May 31,


    2015


    2014


    2015


    2014

    Lennar Homebuilding revenues:








    Sales of homes

    $

    2,081,113



    1,605,366



    3,484,681



    2,745,597


    Sales of land

    34,699



    29,419



    72,789



    120,573


         Total revenues

    2,115,812



    1,634,785



    3,557,470



    2,866,170










    Lennar Homebuilding costs and expenses:








    Cost of homes sold

    1,585,259



    1,195,751



    2,664,055



    2,049,929


    Cost of land sold

    31,204



    23,786



    57,229



    98,858


    Selling, general and administrative

    209,019



    173,106



    369,373



    308,211


         Total costs and expenses

    1,825,482



    1,392,643



    3,090,657



    2,456,998


    Lennar Homebuilding operating margins

    290,330



    242,142



    466,813



    409,172


    Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

    6,494



    394



    35,393



    5,384


    Lennar Homebuilding other income (expense), net

    (217)



    2,262



    6,116



    5,151


    Other interest expense

    (3,818)



    (10,287)



    (7,889)



    (22,978)


    Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings

    $

    292,789



    234,511



    500,433



    396,729










    Lennar Financial Services revenues

    $

    169,885



    111,016



    294,712



    187,968


    Lennar Financial Services costs and expenses

    130,832



    92,723



    240,132



    165,210


    Lennar Financial Services operating earnings

    $

    39,053



    18,293



    54,580



    22,758










    Rialto revenues

    $

    67,931



    54,393



    109,128



    101,348


    Rialto costs and expenses

    67,506



    79,604



    108,287



    127,180


    Rialto equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

    7,328



    17,939



    9,992



    23,293


    Rialto other income (expense), net

    (872)



    3,595



    (1,144)



    2,366


    Rialto operating earnings (loss)

    $

    6,881



    (3,677)



    9,689



    (173)










    Lennar Multifamily revenues

    $

    38,976



    18,551



    75,433



    26,354


    Lennar Multifamily costs and expenses

    47,260



    25,549



    89,221



    39,476


    Lennar Multifamily equity in loss from unconsolidated entities

    (422)



    (182)



    (600)



    (257)


    Lennar Multifamily operating loss

    $

    (8,706)



    (7,180)



    (14,388)



    (13,379)


     


     

    LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Summary of Deliveries and New Orders

    (Dollars in thousands, except average sales price)

    (unaudited)



    At or for the Three Months Ended May 31,

    Deliveries:

    2015


    2014


    2015


    2014


    2015


    2014


    Homes


    Dollar Value


    Average Sales Price

    East

    2,189



    1,859



    $

    648,307



    533,991



    $

    296,000



    287,000


    Central

    951



    831



    301,339



    233,438



    317,000



    281,000


    West

    1,353



    985



    624,042



    418,136



    461,000



    425,000


    Southeast Florida

    519



    374



    184,839



    129,268



    356,000



    346,000


    Houston

    636



    600



    182,633



    166,152



    287,000



    277,000


    Other

    367



    338



    157,391



    130,711



    429,000



    387,000


    Total

    6,015



    4,987



    $

    2,098,551



    1,611,696



    $

    349,000



    323,000



    Of the total homes delivered listed above, 26 homes with a dollar value of $17.4 million and an average sales price of $671,000 represent home deliveries from unconsolidated entities for the three months ended May 31, 2015, compared to 11 home deliveries with a dollar value of $6.3 million and an average sales price of $575,000 for the three months ended May 31, 2014.

     

    New Orders:

    Homes


    Dollar Value


    Average Sales Price

    East

    2,589



    2,182



    $

    777,847



    629,410



    $

    300,000



    288,000


    Central

    1,217



    1,045



    398,694



    305,069



    328,000



    292,000


    West

    1,756



    1,307



    818,981



    558,602



    466,000



    427,000


    Southeast Florida

    590



    523



    204,984



    169,456



    347,000



    324,000


    Houston

    684



    753



    203,386



    206,223



    297,000



    274,000


    Other

    435



    373



    185,542



    154,083



    427,000



    413,000


    Total

    7,271



    6,183



    $

    2,589,434



    2,022,843



    $

    356,000



    327,000



    Of the total new orders listed above, 24 homes with a dollar value of $17.7 million and an average sales price of $737,000 represent new orders from unconsolidated entities for the three months ended May 31, 2015, compared to 12 new orders with a dollar value of $8.6 million and an average sales price of $714,000 for the three months ended May 31, 2014.

     


    At or for the Six Months Ended May 31,

    Deliveries:

    2015


    2014


    2015


    2014


    2015


    2014


    Homes


    Dollar Value


    Average Sales Price

    East

    3,797



    3,253



    $

    1,105,127



    925,964



    $

    291,000



    285,000


    Central

    1,632



    1,353



    506,079



    373,253



    310,000



    276,000


    West

    2,279



    1,717



    1,006,702



    723,427



    442,000



    421,000


    Southeast Florida

    897



    672



    315,337



    231,075



    352,000



    344,000


    Houston

    1,097



    1,038



    307,563



    288,271



    280,000



    278,000


    Other

    615



    563



    261,581



    217,430



    425,000



    386,000


    Total

    10,317



    8,596



    $

    3,502,389



    2,759,420



    $

    339,000



    321,000



    Of the total homes delivered listed above, 27 homes with a dollar value of $17.7 million and an average sales price of $656,000 represent home deliveries from unconsolidated entities for the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to 23 home deliveries with a dollar value of $13.8 million and an average sales price of $601,000 for the six months ended May 31, 2014.

     

    New Orders:

    Homes


    Dollar Value


    Average Sales Price

    East

    4,569



    3,828



    $

    1,379,443



    1,100,028



    $

    302,000



    287,000


    Central

    2,129



    1,811



    685,369



    523,196



    322,000



    289,000


    West

    2,946



    2,146



    1,346,565



    937,311



    457,000



    437,000


    Southeast Florida

    940



    889



    329,408



    289,104



    350,000



    325,000


    Houston

    1,204



    1,313



    349,109



    362,906



    290,000



    276,000


    Other

    770



    661



    328,321



    272,408



    426,000



    412,000


    Total

    12,558



    10,648



    $

    4,418,215



    3,484,953



    $

    352,000



    327,000



    Of the total new orders listed above, 50 homes with a dollar value of $30.0 million and an average sales price of $600,000 represent new orders from unconsolidated entities for the six months ended May 31, 2015, compared to 24 new orders with a dollar value of $15.0 million and an average sales price of $625,000 for the six months ended May 31, 2014.

     

     

    LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Summary of Backlog

    (Dollars in thousands, except average sales price)

    (unaudited)



    Homes


    Dollar Value


    Average Sales Price


    May 31,

    Backlog:

    2015


    2014


    2015


    2014


    2015


    2014

    East

    2,984



    2,543



    $

    945,152



    777,063



    $

    317,000



    306,000


    Central

    1,458



    1,102



    490,007



    346,958



    336,000



    315,000


    West

    1,658



    1,045



    777,451



    471,574



    469,000



    451,000


    Southeast Florida

    619



    824



    228,748



    274,163



    370,000



    333,000


    Houston

    937



    944



    267,415



    255,720



    285,000



    271,000


    Other

    417



    400



    180,390



    224,717



    433,000



    562,000


         Total

    8,073



    6,858



    $

    2,889,163



    2,350,195



    $

    358,000



    343,000



         Of the total homes in backlog listed above, 90 homes with a backlog dollar value of $52.1 million and an average sales price of      
         $579,000 represent the backlog from unconsolidated entities at May 31, 2015, compared to 5 homes with a backlog dollar      
         value of $3.7 million and an average sales price of $736,000 at May 31, 2014.


         Lennar's reportable homebuilding segments and all other homebuilding operations not required to be reported separately, have      
         operations located in:


         East: Florida(1), Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

         Central: Arizona, Colorado and Texas(2)

         West: California and Nevada

         Southeast Florida: Southeast Florida

         Houston: Houston, Texas

         Other: Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington


         (1)           Florida in the East reportable segment excludes Southeast Florida, which is its own reportable segment.

         (2)           Texas in the Central reportable segment excludes Houston, Texas, which is its own reportable segment.

     


     

    LENNAR CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

    Supplemental Data

    (Dollars in thousands)

    (unaudited)



    May 31,


    November 30,


    May 31,


    2015


    2014


    2014

    Lennar Homebuilding debt

    $

    5,291,136



    4,690,213



    4,683,438


    Stockholders' equity

    5,138,738



    4,827,020



    4,399,344


    Total capital

    $

    10,429,874



    9,517,233



    9,082,782


    Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital

    50.7

    %


    49.3

    %


    51.6

    %







    Lennar Homebuilding debt

    $

    5,291,136



    4,690,213



    4,683,438


    Less: Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents

    638,992



    885,729



    627,615


    Net Lennar Homebuilding debt

    $

    4,652,144



    3,804,484



    4,055,823


    Net Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital (1)

    47.5

    %


    44.1

    %


    48.0

    %

     

    (1)

    Net Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as net Lennar Homebuilding debt (Lennar Homebuilding debt less Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents) divided by total capital (net Lennar Homebuilding debt plus stockholders' equity). The Company believes the ratio of net Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital is a relevant and a useful financial measure to investors in understanding the leverage employed in Lennar Homebuilding operations. However, because net Lennar Homebuilding debt to total capital is not calculated in accordance with GAAP, this financial measure should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures prescribed by GAAP. Rather, this non-GAAP financial measure should be used to supplement the Company's GAAP results.

     

     

     

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    SOURCE Lennar Corporation

    Allison Bober, Investor Relations, Lennar Corporation, (305) 485-2038

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