Cavco Industries Reports Fiscal 2020 Third Quarter Results

Phoenix, Arizona, UNITED STATES

PHOENIX, Jan. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cavco Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVCO) today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended December 28, 2019. On August 2, 2019, the Company completed the acquisition of Destiny Homes, which operates a manufactured and modular housing factory in Moultrie, Georgia. The results from this acquired operation since the acquisition date are included in the consolidated financial statements presented herein.

Financial highlights include the following:

  • Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 was $273.7 million, up 17.1% from $233.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019. The increase was from improved home sales volume, including homes sold from the new Destiny acquisition, changes in product mix and higher home selling prices compared to the prior year. Net revenue for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 was $806.4 million, an 11.8% increase from $721.6 million in the comparable prior year period.
  • Income from operations increased 26.4% to $23.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 compared to $18.2 million in the same quarter last year. The improvement was the result of sales increases in the factory-built housing segment and decreased weather related claims volume in the financial services segment compared to the same period in the prior year. The increase was partially offset by greater amortization of additional director and officer insurance premiums, as the policies were purchased in the last month of the prior year period, as well as greater sales commissions and incentive compensation. Income from operations for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 was $70.4 million, a 17.7% increase from $59.8 million in the comparable prior year period.
  • Net income was $20.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared to net income of $13.4 million in the same quarter of the prior year, a 56.0% increase. These results were further benefited by greater unrealized gains on corporate equity investments compared to the prior year quarter, lower effective income tax rates largely from tax credits enacted during the period and lower interest expense resulting from securitized bond repurchases earlier in the fiscal year. For the nine months ended December 28, 2019, net income was $63.1 million, up 29.6% from $48.7 million in the prior year period. Diluted net income per share was $2.25 and $6.81 for the three and nine months ended December 28, 2019, respectively, compared to $1.44 and $5.24 for the comparable periods last year.

Factory-built housing shipments have increased in recent months, helping to bring elevated sales order backlogs down to approximately 6 weeks of production, or $115 million. This is compared to approximately 7 weeks, or $137 million, at the end of the most recent quarter ended September 28, 2019, and down from approximately 10 weeks of production, or $166 million, at December 29, 2018. At 6 weeks of production, the Company views the current backlog to be healthy and still above ideal levels.

During each period presented, ancillary items had the following impact on the results of operations (in millions):

  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 December 28,
 December 29,
 December 28,
 December 29,
Net revenue
 Unrealized gains (losses) on equity investments in the financial services segment$0.3  $(0.9) $0.6  $(0.5)
Selling, general and administrative expenses  
 Amortization of additional director and officer insurance premiums(2.1) (0.7) (6.3) (0.7)
 Legal and other expenses related to the Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry(0.9) (1.3) (2.5) (1.3)
Other income, net
 Unrealized gains (losses) on corporate equity securities0.3  (2.1) 1.4  (1.0)
 Gain on sale of idle land    3.4   
Income tax expense
 Recognition of certain tax credits under the 2020 Appropriations Bill1.7    1.7   
 Tax benefits from stock option exercises0.4    1.3  2.3 

Commenting on the quarter, Bill Boor, President and Chief Executive Officer said, "In the third quarter, we continued to see strong margins and growth in factory-built home shipments. Consumer demand is strong as well, supported by high employment levels, growing household incomes and low interest rates. Backlogs remain at healthy levels that will carry us through to the seasonally stronger Spring season."

Cavco’s management will hold a conference call to review these results tomorrow, January 31, 2020, at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time). Interested parties can access a live webcast of the conference call on the Internet at or via telephone at + 1 (844) 348-1686 (domestic) or + 1 (213) 358-0891 (international). An archive of the webcast and presentation will be available for 90 days at

Cavco Industries, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, designs and produces factory-built housing products primarily distributed through a network of independent and Company-owned retailers. The Company is one of the largest producers of manufactured homes in the United States, based on reported wholesale shipments, marketed under a variety of brand names including Cavco, Fleetwood, Palm Harbor, Fairmont, Friendship, Chariot Eagle, Lexington and Destiny. The Company is also a leading producer of park model RVs, vacation cabins and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes. Cavco’s finance subsidiary, CountryPlace Mortgage, is an approved Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seller/servicer and a Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities issuer that offers conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages and home-only loans to purchasers of factory-built homes. Our insurance subsidiary, Standard Casualty, provides property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In general, all statements that are not historical in nature are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are typically included, for example, in discussions regarding the manufactured housing and site-built housing industries; our financial performance and operating results; and the expected effect of certain risks and uncertainties on our business, financial condition and results of operations. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. As a result, our actual results or performance may differ materially from anticipated results or performance. Factors that could cause such differences to occur include, but are not limited to: our ability to successfully integrate past acquisitions or future acquisitions and the ability to attain the anticipated benefits of such acquisitions; the risk that any past or future acquisition may adversely impact our liquidity; involvement in vertically integrated lines of business, including manufactured housing consumer finance, commercial finance and insurance; information technology failures or cyber incidents; curtailment of available financing from home-only lenders; availability of wholesale financing and limited floor plan lenders; our participation in certain wholesale and retail financing programs for the purchase of our products by industry distributors and consumers, which may expose us to additional risk of credit loss; significant warranty and construction defect claims; our contingent repurchase obligations related to wholesale financing; market forces and housing demand fluctuations; net losses were incurred in certain prior periods and our ability to generate income in the future; a write-off of all or part of our goodwill; the cyclical and seasonal nature of our business; limitations on our ability to raise capital; competition; our ability to maintain relationships with independent distributors; our business and operations being concentrated in certain geographic regions; labor shortages and the pricing and availability of raw materials; unfavorable zoning ordinances; loss of any of our executive officers; organizational document provisions delaying or making a change in control more difficult; volatility of stock price; general deterioration in economic conditions and turmoil in the credit markets; governmental and regulatory disruption, including federal government shutdowns; extensive regulation affecting manufactured housing; potential financial impact on the Company from the subpoenas we received from the SEC, including the risk of potential litigation or regulatory action, and costs and expenses arising from the SEC subpoenas and the events described in or covered by the SEC subpoenas, which include the Company's indemnification obligations and insurance costs regarding such matters, and potential reputational damage that the Company may suffer; and losses not covered by our director and officer insurance may be large, adversely impacting financial performance; together with all of the other risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are specifically referred to the Risk Factors described in Item 1A of the 2019 Form 10-K, as may be amended from time to time, which identify important risks that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Cavco expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements.

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 December 28,
 March 30,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$216,882  $187,370 
Restricted cash, current13,026  12,148 
Accounts receivable, net39,411  40,701 
Short-term investments13,945  12,620 
Current portion of consumer loans receivable, net37,151  30,058 
Current portion of commercial loans receivable, net15,433  15,234 
Inventories110,144  116,203 
Assets held for sale  3,061 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets55,994  44,654 
Total current assets501,986  462,049 
Restricted cash350  351 
Investments31,229  32,137 
Consumer loans receivable, net52,841  56,727 
Commercial loans receivable, net28,924  27,772 
Property, plant and equipment, net71,407  63,484 
Goodwill and other intangibles, net89,962  82,696 
Operating lease right-of-use assets10,710   
Total assets$787,409  $725,216 
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$27,050  $29,305 
Accrued liabilities132,878  125,181 
Current portion of securitized financings and other1,862  19,522 
Total current liabilities161,790  174,008 
Operating lease liabilities7,795   
Deferred income taxes8,439  7,002 
Securitized financings and other14,125  14,618 
Stockholders’ equity:   
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; No shares issued or outstanding   
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized; Outstanding 9,141,191 and 9,098,320 shares, respectively91  91 
Additional paid-in capital251,941  249,447 
Retained earnings343,143  280,078 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)85  (28)
Total stockholders’ equity595,260  529,588 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$787,409  $725,216 

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 December 28,
 December 29,
 December 28,
 December 29,
Net revenue$273,722  $233,700  $806,439  $721,633 
Cost of sales213,867  184,679  627,819  571,720 
Gross profit59,855  49,021  178,620  149,913 
Selling, general and administrative expenses36,844  30,833  108,191  90,081 
Income from operations23,011  18,188  70,429  59,832 
Interest expense(490) (923) (1,278) (2,836)
Other income, net2,211  (318) 10,198  3,604 
Income before income taxes24,732  16,947  79,349  60,600 
Income tax expense(3,834) (3,563) (16,284) (11,949)
Net income$20,898  $13,384  $63,065  $48,651 
Net income per share:       
Basic$2.29  $1.47  $6.91  $5.36 
Diluted$2.25  $1.44  $6.81  $5.24 
Weighted average shares outstanding:       
Basic9,138,202  9,097,993  9,120,241  9,075,156 
Diluted9,293,941  9,270,220  9,259,203  9,282,178 

(Dollars in thousands)

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 December 28,
 December 29,
 December 28,
 December 29,
Net revenue:       
Factory-built housing$257,106  $220,342  $758,564  $680,198 
Financial services16,616  13,358  47,875  41,435 
Total net revenue$273,722  $233,700  $806,439  $721,633 
Gross profit:       
Factory-built housing$48,793  $41,730  $149,567  $127,414 
Financial services11,062  7,291  29,053  22,499 
Total gross profit$59,855  $49,021  $178,620  $149,913 
Income from operations:       
Factory-built housing$16,776  $14,948  $55,219  $49,662 
Financial services6,235  3,240  15,210  10,170 
Total income from operations$23,011  $18,188  $70,429  $59,832 
Capital expenditures$2,543  $2,442  $6,487  $6,318 
Depreciation$1,372  $1,114  $3,789  $3,224 
Amortization of other intangibles$188  $80  $419  $244 
Total factory-built homes sold3,865  3,447  11,453  10,870 

For additional information, contact:

Mark Fusler
Director of Financial Reporting and Investor Relations

Phone: 602-256-6263 
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