Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: HOV), a leading national homebuilder, reported results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2022.

RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2022:

  • Total revenues increased 8.9% to $886.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, compared with $814.3 million in the same quarter of the prior year. For the year ended October 31, 2022, total revenues were $2.92 billion compared with $2.78 billion in the prior year.
  • Homebuilding gross margin percentage, after cost of sales interest expense and land charges, was 19.6% for the three months ended October 31, 2022 compared with 19.4% during the same period a year ago. During fiscal 2022, homebuilding gross margin percentage, after cost of sales interest expense and land charges, was 21.5%, an increase of 290 basis points, compared with 18.6% in the prior fiscal year.
  • Homebuilding gross margin percentage, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges, increased 140 basis points to 24.2% during the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter compared with 22.8% in last year’s fourth quarter. For the year ended October 31, 2022, homebuilding gross margin percentage, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges, was 25.0%, up 320 basis points, compared with 21.8% in the previous fiscal year.
  • Total SG&A was $80.9 million, or 9.1% of total revenues, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with $70.0 million, or 8.6% of total revenues, in the previous year’s fourth quarter. During fiscal 2022, total SG&A was $296.2 million, or 10.1% of total revenues, compared with $276.6 million, or 9.9% of total revenues, in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
  • Total interest expense as a percent of total revenues improved by 30 basis points to 4.4% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with 4.7% during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. For fiscal 2022, total interest expense as a percent of total revenues improved 130 basis points to 4.5% compared with 5.8% in the previous fiscal year.
  • Income before income taxes for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 increased 18.1% to $91.5 million compared with $77.4 million in the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year. For fiscal 2022, income before income taxes increased 68.4% to $319.8 million compared with $189.9 million during the prior fiscal year.
  • Net income was $55.6 million, or $7.24 per diluted common share, for the three months ended October 31, 2022 compared with net income of $52.5 million, or $7.41 per diluted common share, in the fourth quarter of the previous fiscal year. For fiscal 2022, net income was $225.5 million, or $29.00 per diluted common share, compared with net income, including the $468.6 million benefit from the valuation allowance reduction, of $607.8 million, or $85.86 per diluted common share, during fiscal 2021.
  • Consolidated contract dollars in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 declined 48.0% to $343.7 million (602 homes) compared with $660.4 million (1,263 homes) in the same quarter last year. Contract dollars, including domestic unconsolidated joint ventures(1), for the three months ended October 31, 2022 declined to $412.9 million (703 homes) compared with $749.5 million (1,389 homes) in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • Consolidated contract dollars in fiscal 2022 were $2.47 billion (4,477 homes) compared with $2.89 billion (6,023 homes) last year. Contract dollars, including domestic unconsolidated joint ventures(1), for the year ended October 31, 2022 were $2.81 billion (4,965 homes) compared with $3.30 billion (6,687 homes) in fiscal 2021.
  • Consolidated contracts per community were 5.0 for the fourth quarter ended October 31, 2022 compared to 10.2 contracts per community in last year’s fourth quarter. Contracts per community, including domestic unconsolidated joint ventures, decreased to 5.3 contracts per community for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with 9.9 contracts per community for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • As of the end of fiscal 2022, consolidated community count was 121 communities, compared with 124 communities on October 31, 2021. Community count, including domestic unconsolidated joint ventures, was 133 as of October 31, 2022, compared with 140 communities at the end of the previous year.
  • The dollar value of consolidated contract backlog, as of October 31, 2022, decreased 22.6% to $1.27 billion compared with $1.64 billion as of October 31, 2021. The dollar value of contract backlog, including domestic unconsolidated joint ventures, as of October 31, 2022, decreased 20.0% to $1.50 billion compared with $1.88 billion as of October 31, 2021.
  • Sale of homes revenues increased 11.2% to $866.6 million (1,599 homes) in the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter compared with $779.6 million (1,703 homes) in the previous year’s fourth quarter. During the fiscal 2022 fourth quarter, sale of homes revenues, including domestic unconsolidated joint ventures, increased to $981.2 million (1,779 homes) compared with $860.9 million (1,839 homes) during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • For fiscal 2022, sale of homes revenues were $2.84 billion (5,538 homes) compared with $2.67 billion (6,204) homes in the previous year. For fiscal 2022, sale of homes revenues, including domestic unconsolidated joint ventures, were $3.18 billion (6,090 homes) compared with $3.02 billion (6,793 homes) during fiscal 2021.
  • The beginning backlog cancellation rate for consolidated contracts increased to 13% for the fourth quarter ended October 31, 2022 compared with 6% in the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter. The beginning backlog cancellation rate for contracts including domestic unconsolidated joint ventures was 12% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with 6% in the fourth quarter of the prior year. The historical average consolidated beginning backlog cancellation rate since fiscal 2013 is 13%.
  • The gross contract cancellation rate for consolidated contracts increased to 41% for the fourth quarter ended October 31, 2022 compared with 15% in the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter. The gross contract cancellation rate for contracts including domestic unconsolidated joint ventures was 39% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with 14% in the fourth quarter of the prior year.

(1)When we refer to “Domestic Unconsolidated Joint Ventures”, we are excluding results from our single community unconsolidated joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

LIQUIDITY AND INVENTORY AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2022:

  • During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, land and land development spending was $205.2 million compared with $167.1 million in the same quarter one year ago. For fiscal 2022, land and land development spending was $759.3 million compared with $698.3 million one year ago.
  • After early retirement of $100 million of senior secured notes in the second quarter of fiscal 2022, total liquidity as of October 31, 2022 was $457.3 million, significantly above our targeted liquidity range of $170 million to $245 million.
  • In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, approximately 3,200 lots were put under option or acquired in 23 consolidated communities.
  • As of October 31, 2022, the total controlled consolidated lots were 31,518 an increase compared with 30,874 lots at the end of the fourth quarter of the previous year and a decrease compared to 31,913 lots on July 31, 2022. Based on trailing twelve-month deliveries, the current position equaled a 5.7 years’ supply.

COMMENTS FROM MANAGEMENT:

“We are pleased with the strong performance for our fourth quarter and fiscal year. We exceeded our full year guidance for adjusted pretax income and adjusted EBITDA. Our strong performance in fiscal 2022 was partially the result of deliveries which were contracted during a time when demand for new homes was much stronger than it is today,” stated Ara K. Hovnanian, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The current level of demand for new homes is significantly lower and continues to be burdened by high levels of inflation, a sharp increase in mortgage rates and concerns about an economic recession.”

“Given the strong margins in our large fourth quarter backlog and to minimize any potential disruption to those deliveries and margins, we were not aggressive with concessions on new contracts during the fourth quarter. Additionally, to eliminate the risk of further mortgage rate increases, consumers are seeking homes where they can close quickly. In response to that demand, we ended the year with 5.6 quick move in homes per community, compared to 3.2 at the end of the third quarter and our long-term average of 4.4 quick move in homes per community. Therefore, we felt it was prudent to postpone larger incentives until the increased level of quick move in homes we started during the third and fourth quarter were closer to being completed. Now that the fourth quarter is behind us and because of the progress we have made on constructing additional quick move in homes, we are now becoming more aggressive in our attempts to find the market price that will spur demand in each of our markets.”

“During a period of declining housing demand, it is important that we focus on preserving liquidity. We ended our fiscal year with $457 million of liquidity, significantly above the $245 million high end of our target range. We remain committed to strengthening our balance sheet and intend to revisit our debt retirement initiatives once market conditions improve. Despite the near-term uncertainty in the housing market, we believe that the long-term fundamentals remain intact and as the economy and mortgage market reach stability, it should lead to a more robust housing market that returns sales pace per community to more normalized levels,” concluded Mr. Hovnanian.

SEGMENT CHANGE/RECLASSIFICATION

Historically, the Company had seven reportable segments consisting of six homebuilding segments (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest and West) and its financial services segment. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, we reevaluated our reportable segments as a result of changes in the business and our management thereof. In particular, we considered the fact that, since our segments were last established, the Company had exited the Minnesota, North Carolina, and Tampa markets and is currently in the process of exiting the Chicago market. As a result, we realigned our homebuilding operating segments and determined that, in addition to our financial services segment, we now have three reportable homebuilding segments comprised of (1) Northeast, (2) Southeast and (3) West. All prior period amounts related to the segment change have been retrospectively reclassified to conform to the new presentation.

WEBCAST INFORMATION:

Hovnanian Enterprises will webcast its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter financial results conference call at 11:00 a.m. E.T. on Thursday, December 8, 2022. The webcast can be accessed live through the “Investor Relations” section of Hovnanian Enterprises’ website at http://www.khov.com. For those who are not available to listen to the live webcast, an archive of the broadcast will be available under the “Past Events” section of the Investor Relations page on the Hovnanian website at http://www.khov.com. The archive will be available for 12 months.

ABOUT HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC.:

Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., founded in 1959 by Kevork S. Hovnanian, is headquartered in Matawan, New Jersey and, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s largest homebuilders with operations in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. The Company’s homes are marketed and sold under the trade name K. Hovnanian Homes. Additionally, the Company’s subsidiaries, as developers of K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons communities, make the Company one of the nation’s largest builders of active lifestyle communities.

Additional information on Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. can be accessed through the “Investor Relations” section of the Hovnanian Enterprises’ website at http://www.khov.com. To be added to Hovnanian's investor e-mail list, please send an e-mail to IR@khov.com or sign up at http://www.khov.com.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES:

Consolidated earnings before interest expense and income taxes (“EBIT”) and before depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) and before inventory impairments and land option write-offs and loss on extinguishment of debt, net (“Adjusted EBITDA”) are not U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measures. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is net income. The reconciliation for historical periods of EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income is presented in a table attached to this earnings release.

Homebuilding gross margin, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges, and homebuilding gross margin percentage, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges, are non-GAAP financial measures. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are homebuilding gross margin and homebuilding gross margin percentage, respectively. The reconciliation for historical periods of homebuilding gross margin, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges, and homebuilding gross margin percentage, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges, to homebuilding gross margin and homebuilding gross margin percentage, respectively, is presented in a table attached to this earnings release.

Adjusted pretax income, which is defined as income before income taxes excluding land-related charges and loss on extinguishment of debt, net is a non-GAAP financial measure. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is income before income taxes. The reconciliation for historical periods of adjusted pretax income to income before income taxes is presented in a table attached to this earnings release.

Total liquidity is comprised of $326.2 million of cash and cash equivalents, $6.1 million of restricted cash required to collateralize letters of credit and $125.0 million availability under the senior secured revolving credit facility as of October 31, 2022.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

All statements in this press release that are not historical facts should be considered as “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements related to the Company’s goals and expectations with respect to its financial results for future financial periods and statements regarding demand for homes, customer incentives and underlying factors. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in, or suggested by, such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. By their nature, forward-looking statements: (i) speak only as of the date they are made, (ii) are not guarantees of future performance or results and (iii) are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict or quantify. Therefore, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, (1) changes in general and local economic, industry and business conditions and impacts of a significant homebuilding downturn; (2) shortages in, and price fluctuations of, raw materials and labor, including due to geopolitical events, changes in trade policies, including the imposition of tariffs and duties on homebuilding materials and products and related trade disputes with and retaliatory measures taken by other countries; (3) fluctuations in interest rates and the availability of mortgage financing; (4) adverse weather and other environmental conditions and natural disasters; (5) the seasonality of the Company’s business; (6) the availability and cost of suitable land and improved lots and sufficient liquidity to invest in such land and lots; (7) reliance on, and the performance of, subcontractors; (8) regional and local economic factors, including dependency on certain sectors of the economy, and employment levels affecting home prices and sales activity in the markets where the Company builds homes; (9) increases in cancellations of agreements of sale; (10) increases in inflation; (11) changes in tax laws affecting the after-tax costs of owning a home; (12) legal claims brought against us and not resolved in our favor, such as product liability litigation, warranty claims and claims made by mortgage investors; (13) levels of competition; (14) utility shortages and outages or rate fluctuations; (15) information technology failures and data security breaches; (16) negative publicity; (17) high leverage and restrictions on the Company’s operations and activities imposed by the agreements governing the Company’s outstanding indebtedness; (18) availability and terms of financing to the Company; (19) the Company’s sources of liquidity; (20) changes in credit ratings; (21) government regulation, including regulations concerning development of land, the home building, sales and customer financing processes, tax laws and the environment; (22) operations through unconsolidated joint ventures with third parties; (23) significant influence of the Company’s controlling stockholders; (24) availability of net operating loss carryforwards; (25) loss of key management personnel or failure to attract qualified personnel; (26) the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 and the measures that governments, agencies, law enforcement and/or health authorities implement to address it, as well as continuing macroeconomic effects of the pandemic; and (27) certain risks, uncertainties and other factors described in detail in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2021 and the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods during fiscal 2022 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as otherwise required by applicable securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason.

 

Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.
October 31, 2022
Statements of consolidated operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
      Three Months Ended   Year Ended
      October 31,   October 31,
      2022   2021     2022     2021  
      (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Total revenues $ 886,788   $ 814,348     $ 2,922,231     $ 2,782,857  
Costs and expenses (1)   800,422     732,742       2,624,716       2,598,097  
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net   -     (3,442 )     (6,795 )     (3,748 )
Income (loss) from unconsolidated joint ventures   5,114     (719 )     29,033       8,849  
Income before income taxes   91,480     77,445       319,753       189,861  
Income tax provision (benefit)   35,847     24,965       94,263       (417,956 )
Net income   55,633     52,480       225,490       607,817  
Less: preferred stock dividends   2,668     -       10,675       -  
Net income available to common stockholders $ 52,965   $ 52,480     $ 214,815     $ 607,817  
 
 
 
Per share data:
Basic:
  Net income per common share $ 7.55   $ 7.53     $ 30.31     $ 87.50  
  Weighted average number of                      
    common shares outstanding   6,478     6,360       6,437       6,287  
Assuming dilution:                      
  Net income per common share $ 7.24   $ 7.41     $ 29.00     $ 85.86  
  Weighted average number of                      
    common shares outstanding   6,750     6,467       6,728       6,395  
 
(1) Includes inventory impairments and land option write-offs.
 
 
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.
October 31, 2022
Reconciliation of income before income taxes excluding land-related charges and loss on extinguishment of debt, net to income before income taxes
(In thousands)
 
      Three Months Ended   Year Ended
      October 31,   October 31,
      2022   2021     2022     2021  
      (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Income before income taxes $ 91,480   $ 77,445     $ 319,753     $ 189,861  
Inventory impairments and land option write-offs   12,239     363       14,076       3,630  
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net   -     3,442       6,795       3,748  
Income before income taxes excluding land-related charges and loss on extinguishment of debt, net (1) $ 103,719   $ 81,250     $ 340,624     $ 197,239  
                           
(1) Income before income taxes excluding land-related charges and loss on extinguishment of debt, net is a non-GAAP financial measure. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is income before income taxes.
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.
October 31, 2022
Gross margin
(In thousands)
  Homebuilding Gross Margin   Homebuilding Gross Margin
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  October 31,   October 31,
  2022     2021     2022     2021  
  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Sale of homes $ 866,611     $ 779,551     $ 2,840,454     $ 2,673,710  
Cost of sales, excluding interest expense and land charges (1)   656,805       602,097       2,131,208       2,091,016  
Homebuilding gross margin, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges (2)   209,806       177,454       709,246       582,694  
Cost of sales interest expense, excluding land sales interest expense   27,343       25,939       85,198       82,181  
Homebuilding gross margin, after cost of sales interest expense, before land charges (2)   182,463       151,515       624,048       500,513  
Land charges   12,239       363       14,076       3,630  
Homebuilding gross margin $ 170,224     $ 151,152     $ 609,972     $ 496,883  
                       
Homebuilding gross margin percentage   19.6%       19.4%       21.5%       18.6%  
Homebuilding gross margin percentage, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges (2)   24.2%       22.8%       25.0%       21.8%  
Homebuilding gross margin percentage, after cost of sales interest expense, before land charges (2)   21.1%       19.4%       22.0%       18.7%  
                       
  Land Sales Gross Margin   Land Sales Gross Margin
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  October 31,   October 31,
  2022     2021     2022     2021  
  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Land and lot sales $ 15     $ 13,634     $ 16,202     $ 25,364  
Cost of sales, excluding interest (1)   83       10,059       5,855       19,180  
Land and lot sales gross margin, excluding interest and land charges   (68 )     3,575       10,347       6,184  
Land and lot sales interest expense   21       31       42       1,919  
Land and lot sales gross margin, including interest $ (89 )   $ 3,544     $ 10,305     $ 4,265  
 
 
(1) Does not include cost associated with walking away from land options or inventory impairments which are recorded as Inventory impairments and land option write-offs in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
(2) Homebuilding gross margin, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges, and homebuilding gross margin percentage, before cost of sales interest expense and land charges, are non-GAAP financial measures. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are homebuilding gross margin and homebuilding gross margin percentage, respectively.
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.
October 31, 2022
Reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income
(In thousands)
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  October 31,   October 31,
  2022     2021     2022     2021  
  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Net income $ 55,633     $ 52,480     $ 225,490     $ 607,817  
Income tax provision (benefit)   35,847       24,965       94,263       (417,956 )
Interest expense   39,265       38,520       132,583       161,816  
EBIT (1)   130,745       115,965       452,336       351,677  
Depreciation and amortization   1,448       1,189       5,457       5,280  
EBITDA (2)   132,193       117,154       457,793       356,957  
Inventory impairments and land option write-offs   12,239       363       14,076       3,630  
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net   -       3,442       6,795       3,748  
Adjusted EBITDA (3) $ 144,432     $ 120,959     $ 478,664     $ 364,335  
                       
Interest incurred $ 34,725     $ 33,006     $ 134,024     $ 155,514  
                       
Adjusted EBITDA to interest incurred   4.16       3.66       3.57       2.34  
                       
                       
(1) EBIT is a non-GAAP financial measure. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is net income. EBIT represents earnings before interest expense and income taxes.
(2) EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is net income. EBITDA represents earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization.
(3) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is net income. Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, inventory impairments and land option write-offs and loss on extinguishment of debt, net.
 
 
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.
October 31, 2022
Interest incurred, expensed and capitalized
(In thousands)
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  October 31,   October 31,
  2022     2021     2022     2021  
  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Interest capitalized at beginning of period $ 64,140     $ 63,673     $ 58,159     $ 65,010  
Plus: interest incurred   34,725       33,006       134,024       155,514  
Less: interest expensed   (39,265 )     (38,520 )     (132,583 )     (161,816 )
Less: interest contributed to unconsolidated joint venture (1)   -       -       -       (3,667 )
Plus: interest acquired from unconsolidated joint venture (2)   -       -       -       3,118  
Interest capitalized at end of period (3) $ 59,600     $ 58,159     $ 59,600     $ 58,159  
                       
(1) Represents capitalized interest which was included as part of the assets contributed to the joint venture the company entered into in April 2021 during the year ended October 31, 2021. There was no impact to the Consolidated Statement of Operations as a result of this transaction.
(2) Represents capitalized interest which was included as part of the assets purchased from a joint venture the company exited out of in June 2021 during the year ended October 31, 2021. There was no impact to the Consolidated Statement of Operations as a result of this transaction.
(3) Capitalized interest amounts are shown gross before allocating any portion of impairments to capitalized interest.

HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(In thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)

  October 31,     October 31,  
  2022     2021  
               
ASSETS              
Homebuilding:              
Cash and cash equivalents $ 326,198     $ 245,970  
Restricted cash and cash equivalents   13,382       16,089  
Inventories:              
Sold and unsold homes and lots under development   1,058,183       1,019,541  
Land and land options held for future development or sale   152,406       135,992  
Consolidated inventory not owned   308,595       98,727  
Total inventories   1,519,184       1,254,260  
Investments in and advances to unconsolidated joint ventures   74,940       60,897  
Receivables, deposits and notes, net   37,837       39,934  
Property and equipment, net   25,819       18,736  
Prepaid expenses and other assets   63,884       56,186  
Total homebuilding   2,061,244       1,692,072  
               
Financial services   155,993       202,758  
               
Deferred tax assets, net   344,793       425,678  
Total assets $ 2,562,030     $ 2,320,508  
               
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY              
Homebuilding:              
Nonrecourse mortgages secured by inventory, net of debt issuance costs $ 144,805     $ 125,089  
Accounts payable and other liabilities   439,952       426,381  
Customers’ deposits   74,020       68,295  
Liabilities from inventory not owned, net of debt issuance costs   202,492       62,762  
Senior notes and credit facilities (net of discounts, premiums and debt issuance costs)   1,146,547       1,248,373  
Accrued interest   32,415       28,154  
Total homebuilding   2,040,231       1,959,054  
               
Financial services   135,581       182,219  
               
Income taxes payable   3,167       3,851  
Total liabilities   2,178,979       2,145,124  
               
Equity:              
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. stockholders' equity:              
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value - authorized 100,000 shares; issued and outstanding 5,600 shares with a liquidation preference of $140,000 at October 31, 2022 and October 31, 2021   135,299       135,299  
Common stock, Class A, $0.01 par value - authorized 16,000,000 shares; issued 6,159,886 shares at October 31, 2022 and 6,066,164 shares at October 31, 2021   62       61  
Common stock, Class B, $0.01 par value (convertible to Class A at time of sale) - authorized 2,400,000 shares; issued 733,374 shares at October 31, 2022 and 686,876 shares at October 31, 2021   7       7  
Paid in capital - common stock   727,663       722,118  
Accumulated deficit   (352,413 )     (567,228 )
Treasury stock - at cost – 782,901 shares of Class A common stock at October 31, 2022 and 470,430 shares at October 31, 2021; 27,669 shares of Class B common stock at October 31, 2022 and October 31, 2021   (127,582 )     (115,360 )
Total Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. stockholders’ equity   383,036       174,897  
Noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint ventures   15       487  
Total equity   383,051       175,384  
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,562,030     $ 2,320,508  

HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(In thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended October 31, Years Ended October 31,  
  2022     2021     2022     2021  
                               
Revenues:                              
Homebuilding:                              
Sale of homes $ 866,611     $ 779,551     $ 2,840,454     $ 2,673,710  
Land sales and other revenues   2,185       14,175       20,237       27,455  
Total homebuilding   868,796       793,726       2,860,691       2,701,165  
Financial services   17,992       20,622       61,540       81,692  
Total revenues   886,788       814,348       2,922,231       2,782,857  
                               
Expenses:                              
Homebuilding:                              
Cost of sales, excluding interest   656,888       612,156       2,137,063       2,110,196  
Cost of sales interest   27,364       25,970       85,240       84,100  
Inventory impairments and land option write-offs   12,239       363       14,076       3,630  
Total cost of sales   696,491       638,489       2,236,379       2,197,926  
Selling, general and administrative   54,126       44,475       193,536       169,892  
Total homebuilding expenses   750,617       682,964       2,429,915       2,367,818  
                               
Financial services   10,437       11,176       42,419       44,129  
Corporate general and administrative   26,725       25,545       102,618       106,694  
Other interest   11,901       12,550       47,343       77,716  
Other expenses, net   742       507       2,421       1,740  
Total expenses   800,422       732,742       2,624,716       2,598,097  
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net   -       (3,442 )     (6,795 )     (3,748 )
Income (loss) from unconsolidated joint ventures   5,114       (719 )     29,033       8,849  
Income before income taxes   91,480       77,445       319,753       189,861  
State and federal income tax provision (benefit):                              
State   22,684       6,924       34,199       (82,348 )
Federal   13,163       18,041       60,064       (335,608 )
Total income taxes   35,847       24,965       94,263       (417,956 )
Net income   55,633       52,480       225,490       607,817  
Less: preferred stock dividends   2,668       -       10,675       -  
Net income available to common stockholders $ 52,965     $ 52,480     $ 214,815     $ 607,817  
                               
Per share data:                              
Basic:                              
Net income per common share $ 7.55     $ 7.53     $ 30.31     $ 87.50  
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding   6,478       6,360       6,437       6,287  
Assuming dilution:                              
Net income per common share $ 7.24     $ 7.41     $ 29.00     $ 85.86  
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding   6,750       6,467       6,728       6,395  
HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT AVG. PRICE)
(SEGMENT DATA EXCLUDES UNCONSOLIDATED JOINT VENTURES)
 
    Contracts (1) Deliveries Contract
    Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Backlog
    October 31, October 31, October 31,
    2022 2021 % Change 2022 2021 % Change 2022 2021 % Change
Northeast (2)                                
(DE, IL, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV) Home   232   418 (44.5)%     618   527 17.3%     850   1,285 (33.9)%  
  Dollars $ 145,816 $ 245,121 (40.5)%   $ 363,260 $ 266,597 36.3%   $ 464,173 $ 675,031 (31.2)%  
  Avg. Price $ 628,517 $ 586,414 7.2%   $ 587,799 $ 505,877 16.2%   $ 546,086 $ 525,316 4.0%  
Southeast                                
(FL, GA, SC) Home   176   175 0.6%     248   194 27.8%     502   421 19.2%  
  Dollars $ 86,248 $ 97,285 (11.3)%   $ 123,378 $ 87,718 40.7%   $ 310,889 $ 221,425 40.4%  
  Avg. Price $ 490,045 $ 555,914 (11.8)%   $ 497,492 $ 452,155 10.0%   $ 619,301 $ 525,950 17.7%  
West                                
(AZ, CA, TX) Home   194   670 (71.0)%     733   982 (25.4)%     834   1,541 (45.9)%  
  Dollars $ 111,616 $ 317,986 (64.9)%   $ 379,973 $ 425,236 (10.6)%   $ 493,617 $ 742,250 (33.5)%  
  Avg. Price $ 575,340 $ 474,607 21.2%   $ 518,381 $ 433,031 19.7%   $ 591,867 $ 481,668 22.9%  
Consolidated Total                                
  Home   602   1,263 (52.3)%     1,599   1,703 (6.1)%     2,186   3,247 (32.7)%  
  Dollars $ 343,680 $ 660,392 (48.0)%   $ 866,611 $ 779,551 11.2%   $ 1,268,679 $ 1,638,706 (22.6)%  
  Avg. Price $ 570,897 $ 522,876 9.2%   $ 541,971 $ 457,752 18.4%   $ 580,366 $ 504,683 15.0%  
Unconsolidated Joint Ventures (2, 3)                                
(excluding KSA JV) Home   101   126 (19.8)%     180   136 32.4%     311   375 (17.1)%  
  Dollars $ 69,190 $ 89,062 (22.3)%   $ 114,633 $ 81,351 40.9%   $ 235,777 $ 241,619 (2.4)%  
  Avg. Price $ 685,050 $ 706,841 (3.1)%   $ 636,850 $ 598,169 6.5%   $ 758,125 $ 644,317 17.7%  
Grand Total                                
  Home   703   1,389 (49.4)%     1,779   1,839 (3.3)%     2,497   3,622 (31.1)%  
  Dollars $ 412,870 $ 749,454 (44.9)%   $ 981,244 $ 860,902 14.0%   $ 1,504,456 $ 1,880,325 (20.0)%  
  Avg. Price $ 587,296 $ 539,564 8.8%   $ 551,571 $ 468,136 17.8%   $ 602,505 $ 519,140 16.1%  
 
KSA JV Only                                
  Home   4   247 (98.4)%     0   0 0.0%     2,213   1,913 15.7%  
  Dollars $ 606 $ 38,731 (98.4)%   $ 0 $ 0 0.0%   $ 347,420 $ 300,384 15.7%  
  Avg. Price $ 151,500 $ 156,806 (3.4)%   $ 0 $ 0 0.0%   $ 156,991 $ 157,022 0.0%  
 
DELIVERIES INCLUDE EXTRAS
Notes:
(1) Contracts are defined as new contracts signed during the period for the purchase of homes, less cancellations of prior contracts.
(2) Reflects the reclassification of 14 homes and $7.4 million of contract backlog as of October 31, 2021 from unconsolidated joint ventures to the consolidated Northeast segment. This is related to our acquisition of the remaining assets and liabilities from one of our unconsolidated joint ventures which was dissolved during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.(3) Represents home deliveries, home revenues and average prices for our unconsolidated homebuilding joint ventures for the period. We provide this data as a supplement to our consolidated results as an indicator of the volume managed in our unconsolidated homebuilding joint ventures. Our proportionate share of the income or loss of unconsolidated homebuilding and land development joint ventures is reflected as a separate line item in our consolidated financial statements under “Income from unconsolidated joint ventures”.
HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT AVG. PRICE)
(SEGMENT DATA EXCLUDES UNCONSOLIDATED JOINT VENTURES)
 
    Contracts (1) Deliveries Contract
    Year Ended Year Ended Backlog
    October 31, October 31, October 31,
    2022 2021 % Change 2022 2021 % Change 2022 2021 % Change
Northeast (2)                                
(DE, IL, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV) Home   1,460   1,862 (21.6)%     1,895   1,823 3.9%     850   1,285 (33.9)%  
  Dollars $ 857,240 $ 1,011,639 (15.3)%   $ 1,068,098 $ 854,175 25.0%   $ 464,173 $ 675,031 (31.2)%  
  Avg. Price $ 587,151 $ 543,308 8.1%   $ 563,640 $ 468,555 20.3%   $ 546,086 $ 525,316 4.0%  
Southeast                                
(FL, GA, SC) Home   731   662 10.4%     650   602 8.0%     502   421 19.2%  
  Dollars $ 412,975 $ 320,485 28.9%   $ 323,511 $ 276,207 17.1%   $ 310,889 $ 221,425 40.4%  
  Avg. Price $ 564,945 $ 484,118 16.7%   $ 497,709 $ 458,816 8.5%   $ 619,301 $ 525,950 17.7%  
West                                
(AZ, CA, TX) Home   2,286   3,499 (34.7)%     2,993   3,779 (20.8)%     834   1,541 (45.9)%  
  Dollars $ 1,200,211 $ 1,555,468 (22.8)%   $ 1,448,845 $ 1,543,328 (6.1)%   $ 493,617 $ 742,250 (33.5)%  
  Avg. Price $ 525,027 $ 444,546 18.1%   $ 484,078 $ 408,396 18.5%   $ 591,867 $ 481,668 22.9%  
Consolidated Total                                
  Home   4,477   6,023 (25.7)%     5,538   6,204 (10.7)%     2,186   3,247 (32.7)%  
  Dollars $ 2,470,426 $ 2,887,592 (14.4)%   $ 2,840,454 $ 2,673,710 6.2%   $ 1,268,679 $ 1,638,706 (22.6)%  
  Avg. Price $ 551,804 $ 479,428 15.1%   $ 512,902 $ 430,966 19.0%   $ 580,366 $ 504,683 15.0%  
Unconsolidated Joint Ventures (2, 3)                                
(excluding KSA JV) Home   488   664 (26.5)%     552   589 (6.3)%     311   375 (17.1)%  
  Dollars $ 337,775 $ 407,886 (17.2)%   $ 343,617 $ 345,793 (0.6)%   $ 235,777 $ 241,619 (2.4)%  
  Avg. Price $ 692,162 $ 614,286 12.7%   $ 622,495 $ 587,085 6.0%   $ 758,125 $ 644,317 17.7%  
Grand Total                                
  Home   4,965   6,687 (25.8)%     6,090   6,793 (10.3)%     2,497   3,622 (31.1)%  
  Dollars $ 2,808,201 $ 3,295,478 (14.8)%   $ 3,184,071 $ 3,019,503 5.5%   $ 1,504,456 $ 1,880,325 (20.0)%  
  Avg. Price $ 565,599 $ 492,819 14.8%   $ 522,836 $ 444,502 17.6%   $ 602,505 $ 519,140 16.1%  
                                 
KSA JV Only                                
  Home   300   821 (63.5)%     0   0 0.0%     2,213   1,913 15.7%  
  Dollars $ 47,036 $ 128,711 (63.5)%   $ 0 $ 0 0.0%   $ 347,420 $ 300,384 15.7%  
  Avg. Price $ 156,787 $ 156,773 0.0%   $ 0 $ 0 0.0%   $ 156,991 $ 157,022 0.0%  
                                 
DELIVERIES INCLUDE EXTRAS                              
Notes:                                
(1) Contracts are defined as new contracts signed during the period for the purchase of homes, less cancellations of prior contracts.          
(2) Reflects the reclassification of 14 homes and $7.4 million of contract backlog as of October 31, 2021 from unconsolidated joint ventures to the consolidated Northeast segment. This is related to our acquisition of the remaining assets and liabilities from one of our unconsolidated joint ventures which was dissolved during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.(3) Represents home deliveries, home revenues and average prices for our unconsolidated homebuilding joint ventures for the period. We provide this data as a supplement to our consolidated results as an indicator of the volume managed in our unconsolidated homebuilding joint ventures. Our proportionate share of the income or loss of unconsolidated homebuilding and land development joint ventures is reflected as a separate line item in our consolidated financial statements under “Income from unconsolidated joint ventures”.
HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT AVG. PRICE)
(SEGMENT DATA UNCONSOLIDATED JOINT VENTURES ONLY)
 
    Contracts (1) Deliveries Contract
    Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Backlog
    October 31, October 31, October 31,
    2022 2021 % Change 2022 2021 % Change 2022 2021 % Change
Northeast (2)                                
Unconsolidated Joint Ventures Home   67   64 4.7%     81   55 47.3%     172   126 36.5%  
(Excluding KSA JV) Dollars $ 46,714 $ 47,497 (1.6)%   $ 55,740 $ 41,328 34.9%   $ 125,004 $ 86,797 44.0%  
(DE, IL, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV) Avg. Price $ 697,224 $ 742,141 (6.1)%   $ 688,148 $ 751,418 (8.4)%   $ 726,767 $ 688,865 5.5%  
Southeast                                
(Unconsolidated Joint Ventures) Home   31   45 (31.1)%     67   65 3.1%     129   211 (38.9)%  
(FL, GA, SC) Dollars $ 20,693 $ 33,563 (38.3)%   $ 41,979 $ 33,699 24.6%   $ 105,428 $ 137,771 (23.5)%  
  Avg. Price $ 667,516 $ 745,844 (10.5)%   $ 626,552 $ 518,446 20.9%   $ 817,271 $ 652,943 25.2%  
West                                
(Unconsolidated Joint Ventures) Home   3   17 (82.4)%     32   16 100.0%     10   38 (73.7)%  
(AZ, CA, TX) Dollars $ 1,782 $ 8,001 (77.7)%   $ 16,914 $ 6,324 167.5%   $ 5,345 $ 17,051 (68.7)%  
  Avg. Price $ 594,000 $ 470,647 26.2%   $ 528,563 $ 395,250 33.7%   $ 534,500 $ 448,711 19.1%  
Unconsolidated Joint Ventures (2, 3)                                
(Excluding KSA JV) Home   101   126 (19.8)%     180   136 32.4%     311   375 (17.1)%  
  Dollars $ 69,190 $ 89,062 (22.3)%   $ 114,633 $ 81,351 40.9%   $ 235,777 $ 241,619 (2.4)%  
  Avg. Price $ 685,050 $ 706,841 (3.1)%   $ 636,850 $ 598,169 6.5%   $ 758,125 $ 644,317 17.7%  
 
KSA JV Only                                
  Home   4   247 (98.4)%     0   0 0.0%     2,213   1,913 15.7%  
  Dollars $ 606 $ 38,731 (98.4)%   $ 0 $ 0 0.0%   $ 347,420 $ 300,384 15.7%  
  Avg. Price $ 151,500 $ 156,806 (3.4)%   $ 0 $ 0 0.0%   $ 156,991 $ 157,022 0.0%  
 
DELIVERIES INCLUDE EXTRAS
Notes:
(1) Contracts are defined as new contracts signed during the period for the purchase of homes, less cancellations of prior contracts.
(2) Reflects the reclassification of 14 homes and $7.4 million of contract backlog as of October 31, 2021 from unconsolidated joint ventures to the consolidated Northeast segment. This is related to our acquisition of the remaining assets and liabilities from one of our unconsolidated joint ventures which was dissolved during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.(3) Represents home deliveries, home revenues and average prices for our unconsolidated homebuilding joint ventures for the period. We provide this data as a supplement to our consolidated results as an indicator of the volume managed in our unconsolidated homebuilding joint ventures. Our proportionate share of the income or loss of unconsolidated homebuilding and land development joint ventures is reflected as a separate line item in our consolidated financial statements under “Income from unconsolidated joint ventures”.
HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT AVG. PRICE)
(SEGMENT DATA UNCONSOLIDATED JOINT VENTURES ONLY)
 
    Contracts (1) Deliveries Contract
    Year Ended Year Ended BacklogOctober 31,
    October 31, October 31,
    2022 2021 % Change 2022 2021 % Change 2022 2021 % Change
Northeast (2)                                
(Unconsolidated Joint Ventures) Home   255   192 32.8%     209   211 (0.9)%     172   126 36.5%  
(Excluding KSA JV) Dollars $ 181,777 $ 152,402 19.3%   $ 143,571 $ 162,140 (11.5)%   $ 125,004 $ 86,797 44.0%  
(DE, IL, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV) Avg. Price $ 712,851 $ 793,760 (10.2)%   $ 686,943 $ 768,436 (10.6)%   $ 726,767 $ 688,865 5.5%  
Southeast                                
(Unconsolidated Joint Ventures) Home   160   381 (58.0)%     242   256 (5.5)%     129   211 (38.9)%  
(FL, GA, SC) Dollars $ 117,800 $ 216,513 (45.6)%   $ 150,143 $ 127,093 18.1%   $ 105,428 $ 137,771 (23.5)%  
  Avg. Price $ 736,250 $ 568,276 29.6%   $ 620,426 $ 496,457 25.0%   $ 817,271 $ 652,943 25.2%  
West                                
(Unconsolidated Joint Ventures) Home   73   91 (19.8)%     101   122 (17.2)%     10   38 (73.7)%  
(AZ, CA, TX) Dollars $ 38,198 $ 38,971 (2.0)%   $ 49,903 $ 56,560 (11.8)%   $ 5,345 $ 17,051 (68.7)%  
  Avg. Price $ 523,260 $ 428,253 22.2%   $ 494,089 $ 463,607 6.6%   $ 534,500 $ 448,711 19.1%  
Unconsolidated Joint Ventures (2, 3)                                
(Excluding KSA JV) Home   488   664 (26.5)%     552   589 (6.3)%     311   375 (17.1)%  
  Dollars $ 337,775 $ 407,886 (17.2)%   $ 343,617 $ 345,793 (0.6)%   $ 235,777 $ 241,619 (2.4)%  
  Avg. Price $ 692,162 $ 614,286 12.7%   $ 622,495 $ 587,085 6.0%   $ 758,125 $ 644,317 17.7%  
 
KSA JV Only                                
  Home   300   821 (63.5)%     0   0 0.0%     2,213   1,913 15.7%  
  Dollars $ 47,036 $ 128,711 (63.5)%   $ 0 $ 0 0.0%   $ 347,420 $ 300,384 15.7%  
  Avg. Price $ 156,787 $ 156,773 0.0%   $ 0 $ 0 0.0%   $ 156,991 $ 157,022 0.0%  
 
DELIVERIES INCLUDE EXTRAS
Notes:
(1) Contracts are defined as new contracts signed during the period for the purchase of homes, less cancellations of prior contracts.
(2) Reflects the reclassification of 14 homes and $7.4 million of contract backlog as of October 31, 2021 from unconsolidated joint ventures to the consolidated Northeast segment. This is related to our acquisition of the remaining assets and liabilities from one of our unconsolidated joint ventures which was dissolved during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.(3) Represents home deliveries, home revenues and average prices for our unconsolidated homebuilding joint ventures for the period. We provide this data as a supplement to our consolidated results as an indicator of the volume managed in our unconsolidated homebuilding joint ventures. Our proportionate share of the income or loss of unconsolidated homebuilding and land development joint ventures is reflected as a separate line item in our consolidated financial statements under “Income from unconsolidated joint ventures”.
     
Contact: J. Larry Sorsby Jeffrey T. O’Keefe
  Executive Vice President & CFO Vice President, Investor Relations
  732-747-7800 732-747-7800
     
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