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NVR, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

RESTON, Va., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR), one of the nation's largest homebuilding and mortgage banking companies, announced net income for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020 of $305,004,000, or $76.93 per diluted share.  Net income and diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020 both increased by 19% when compared to 2019 fourth quarter net income of $256,137,000, or $64.41 per diluted share.  Consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020 totaled $2,344,015,000, an increase of 18% from $1,990,195,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, consolidated revenues were $7,536,923,000, an increase of 2% from $7,388,664,000 reported for 2019.  Net income for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $901,248,000, an increase of 3% when compared to $878,539,000 for the year ended December 31, 2019.  Diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $230.11, an increase of 4% from $221.13 per diluted share in 2019. 

Homebuilding

New orders in the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 25% to 5,485 units, when compared to 4,392 units in the fourth quarter of 2019. The average sales price of new orders in the fourth quarter of 2020 was $398,100, an increase of 4% when compared with the fourth quarter of 2019.  The cancellation rate in the fourth quarter of 2020 decreased to 12% compared to 16% in the fourth quarter of 2019.  Settlements increased in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 6,060 units, which was 14% higher than the fourth quarter of 2019.  New orders and settlements in the fourth quarter were favorably impacted by robust demand attributable to historically low mortgage rates and lower resale inventory levels. The Company's backlog of homes sold but not settled as of December 31, 2020 increased on a unit basis by 40% to 11,549 units and increased on a dollar basis by 46% to $4,575,899,000 when compared to December 31, 2019.

Homebuilding revenues of $2,263,673,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 16% compared to homebuilding revenues of $1,946,859,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019.  Gross profit margin was 19.5% in both the fourth quarter of 2020 and the fourth quarter of 2019.  Income before tax from the homebuilding segment totaled $323,591,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 20% when compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.

New orders for the year ended December 31, 2020 increased by 18% to 23,082 units, when compared to 19,536 units in 2019, and were favorably impacted by the robust demand discussed above.  Settlements of 19,766 units for the year ended December 31, 2020 were relatively flat compared to 19,668 units settled in 2019. Homebuilding revenues for the year ended December 31, 2020 totaled $7,328,889,000, which was 2% higher than 2019. Gross profit margin was 19.0% for both the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.  Income before tax for the homebuilding segment increased 2% for the year ended December 31, 2020 to $937,960,000, compared to $923,879,000 in 2019.

Mortgage Banking

Mortgage closed loan production in the fourth quarter of 2020 totaled $1,659,219,000, an increase of 17% when compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.  Income before tax from the mortgage banking segment totaled $61,779,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 145% when compared to $25,257,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019.  This increase is due primarily to the increase in closed loan volume and an increase in secondary marketing gains on sales of loans.

Mortgage closed loan production for the year ended December 31, 2020 increased 3% to $5,317,811,000. Income before tax from the mortgage banking segment for the year ended December 31, 2020 increased 37% to $140,073,000 from $101,916,000 in 2019.

Effective Tax Rate

The Company's effective tax rate for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 increased to 20.9% and 16.4%, respectively, compared to 13.3% and 14.4% for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2019, respectively. The effective tax rates for the 2019 fourth quarter and full year were favorably impacted by the retroactive reinstatement of certain expired energy tax credits under The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, which resulted in the Company recognizing a tax benefit of approximately $15,100,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019 related to homes settled in 2018 and 2019.  The Company recognized energy tax credits of approximately $3,000,000 and $10,200,000 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020, respectively.

Additionally, the effective tax rate in each period in 2020 and 2019 was favorably impacted by the recognition of an income tax benefit related to excess tax benefits from stock option exercises totaling $11,891,000 and $92,234,000 for three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020, respectively, and $14,657,000 and $101,466,000, for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2019, respectively.

Other Matters - COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all facets of our business.  Our primary focus as we face this challenge is to do everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and trade partners. We are currently able to operate in all of the markets we serve. In each of our markets, we continue to operate in accordance with the safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local guidelines.

There continues to be uncertainty regarding the extent and timing of disruption to our business that may result from COVID-19 and related governmental actions.  There is also uncertainty as to the effects of economic relief efforts on the U.S. economy, unemployment, consumer confidence, demand for our homes and the mortgage market, including lending standards and secondary mortgage markets. We are unable to predict the extent to which this will impact our operational and financial performance including the impact of future developments such as the duration and spread of COVID-19, corresponding governmental actions, and the impact of such on our employees, customers and trade partners.

About NVR

NVR, Inc. operates in two business segments:  homebuilding and mortgage banking.  The homebuilding segment sells and builds homes under the Ryan Homes, NVHomes and Heartland Homes trade names, and operates in thirty-three metropolitan areas in fourteen states and Washington, D.C.  For more information about NVR, Inc. and its brands, see www.nvrinc.com, www.ryanhomes.com, www.nvhomes.com and www.heartlandluxuryhomes.com.

Some of the statements in this release made by the Company constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Certain, but not necessarily all, of such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should" or "anticipates" or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology.  All statements other than of historical facts are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements contained in this document may include those regarding market trends, NVR's financial position, business strategy, the outcome of pending litigation, investigations or similar contingencies, projected plans and objectives of management for future operations.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results or performance of NVR to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Such risk factors include, but are not limited to the following: the impact of COVID-19 on the economy; general economic and business conditions (on both a national and regional level); interest rate changes; access to suitable financing by NVR and NVR's customers; increased regulation in the mortgage banking industry; the ability of our mortgage banking subsidiary to sell loans it originates into the secondary market; competition; the availability and cost of land and other raw materials used by NVR in its homebuilding operations; shortages of labor; weather related slow-downs; building moratoriums; governmental regulation; fluctuation and volatility of stock and other financial markets; mortgage financing availability; and other factors over which NVR has little or no control.  NVR undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements except as required by law.

NVR, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share data)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2020


2019


2020


2019



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)



Homebuilding:









Revenues


$

2,263,673



$

1,946,859



$

7,328,889



$

7,220,844


Other income


7,206



6,513



16,938



24,779


Cost of sales


(1,822,121)



(1,567,392)



(5,937,401)



(5,849,862)


Selling, general and administrative


(112,398)



(109,634)



(431,008)



(447,547)


Operating income


336,360



276,346



977,418



948,214


Interest expense


(12,769)



(6,301)



(39,458)



(24,335)


Homebuilding income


323,591



270,045



937,960



923,879











Mortgage Banking:









Mortgage banking fees


80,342



43,336



208,034



167,820


Interest income


2,385



3,232



8,930



12,142


Other income


1,034



818



3,249



2,857


General and administrative


(21,577)



(21,859)



(78,726)



(79,858)


Interest expense


(405)



(270)



(1,414)



(1,045)


Mortgage banking income


61,779



25,257



140,073



101,916











Income before taxes


385,370



295,302



1,078,033



1,025,795


Income tax expense


(80,366)



(39,165)



(176,785)



(147,256)











Net income


$

305,004



$

256,137



$

901,248



$

878,539











Basic earnings per share


$

82.08



$

69.78



$

244.11



$

241.31











Diluted earnings per share


$

76.93



$

64.41



$

230.11



$

221.13











Basic weighted average shares outstanding


3,716



3,671



3,692



3,641











Diluted weighted average shares outstanding


3,965



3,977



3,917



3,973


 

NVR, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)









December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019

ASSETS


(Unaudited)



Homebuilding:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

2,714,720



$

1,110,892


Restricted cash


28,912



17,943


Receivables


18,299



18,278


Inventory:





Lots and housing units, covered under sales agreements with customers


1,484,936



1,075,420


Unsold lots and housing units


123,197



184,352


Land under development


62,790



69,196


Building materials and other


38,159



18,320




1,709,082



1,347,288







Contract land deposits, net


387,628



413,851


Property, plant and equipment, net


57,786



52,260


Operating lease right-of-use assets


53,110



63,825


Reorganization value in excess of amounts allocable to identifiable assets, net


41,580



41,580


Deferred tax asset, net


132,980



115,731


Other assets


70,419



60,413




5,214,516



3,242,061


Mortgage Banking:





Cash and cash equivalents


63,547



29,412


Restricted cash


2,334



2,276


Mortgage loans held for sale, net


449,760



492,125


Property and equipment, net


4,544



5,828


Operating lease right-of-use assets


12,439



13,345


Reorganization value in excess of amounts allocable to identifiable assets, net


7,347



7,347


Other assets


22,654



17,421




562,625



567,754


Total assets


$

5,777,141



$

3,809,815







 

NVR, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Continued)

(in thousands, except share and per share data)









December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


(Unaudited)



Homebuilding:





Accounts payable


$

339,867



$

262,987


Accrued expenses and other liabilities


440,671



346,035


Customer deposits


240,758



131,886


Operating lease liabilities


59,357



71,095


Senior notes


1,517,395



598,301




2,598,048



1,410,304


Mortgage Banking:





Accounts payable and other liabilities


62,720



43,985


Operating lease liabilities


13,299



14,282




76,019



58,267


Total liabilities


2,674,067



1,468,571







Commitments and contingencies










Shareholders' equity:





Common stock, $0.01 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 20,555,330 shares issued as of both December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019


206



206


Additional paid-in capital


2,214,426



2,055,407


Deferred compensation trust – 106,697 and 107,295 shares of NVR, Inc. common stock as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively


(16,710)



(16,912)


Deferred compensation liability


16,710



16,912


Retained earnings


8,811,120



7,909,872


Less treasury stock at cost – 16,859,753 and 16,922,558 shares as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively


(7,922,678)



(7,624,241)


Total shareholders' equity


3,103,074



2,341,244


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

5,777,141



$

3,809,815







 

NVR, Inc.

Operating Activity

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)




















Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2020


2019


2020


2019



Units


Average
Price


Units


Average
Price


Units


Average
Price


Units


Average
Price

New orders, net of cancellations:















Mid Atlantic (1)


2,196


$

474.2


1,947


$

443.2


9,230


$

453.8


8,799


$

424.4

North East (2)


469


$

446.9


349


$

425.1


1,738


$

416.6


1,349


$

390.8

Mid East (3)


1,375


$

346.7


997


$

327.3


5,780


$

330.9


4,628


$

323.2

South East (4)


1,445


$

315.7


1,099


$

305.9


6,334


$

307.7


4,760


$

302.6

Total


5,485


$

398.1


4,392


$

381.1


23,082


$

380.1


19,536


$

368.4





































Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2020


2019


2020


2019



Units


Average
Price


Units


Average
Price


Units


Average
Price


Units


Average
Price

Settlements:

















Mid Atlantic (1)


2,465


$

448.3


2,445


$

419.7


8,363


$

438.6


9,335


$

417.9

North East (2)


436


$

404.7


392


$

382.4


1,375


$

391.8


1,325


$

388.5

Mid East (3)


1,539


$

324.2


1,239


$

320.0


4,719


$

323.1


4,621


$

324.8

South East (4)


1,620


$

298.2


1,255


$

298.2


5,309


$

300.8


4,387


$

297.1

Total


6,060


$

373.5


5,331


$

365.2


19,766


$

370.8


19,668


$

367.1


















 



As of December 31, 2020


As of December 31, 2019



Units


Average Price


Units


Average Price

Backlog:









Mid Atlantic (1)


4,479



$

470.9



3,612



$

440.1


North East (2)


950



$

447.8



587



$

408.8


Mid East (3)


2,874



$

344.5



1,813



$

332.0


South East (4)


3,246



$

323.7



2,221



$

314.6


Total


11,549



$

396.2



8,233



$

380.2











 

NVR, Inc.

Operating Activity (Continued)

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)












Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2020


2019


2020


2019

Average active communities:









Mid Atlantic (1)


162


201


177


206

North East (2)


38


36


40


33

Mid East (3)


136


143


138


134

South East (4)


106


107


112


97

Total


442


487


467


470





















Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2020


2019


2020


2019

Homebuilding data:









New order cancellation rate


12

%


16

%


15

%


15

%

Lots controlled at end of period






105,700



104,900











Mortgage banking data:









Loan closings


$

1,659,219



$

1,418,742



$

5,317,811



$

5,164,725


Capture rate


90

%


91

%


90

%


90

%










Common stock information:









Shares outstanding at end of period






3,695,577



3,632,772


Number of shares repurchased


38,735



91,286



96,346



220,965


Aggregate cost of shares repurchased


$

154,496



$

332,875



$

371,078



$

698,417




(1)

Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

(2)

New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania

(3)

New York, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois

(4)

North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida

 

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SOURCE NVR, Inc.

Investor Relations Contact: Curt McKay, (703) 956-4058, ir@nvrinc.com