Cavco Industries Reports Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

Phoenix, Arizona, UNITED STATES

PHOENIX, May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cavco Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:CVCO) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. On April 3, 2017, the Company completed the acquisition of Lexington Homes, Inc., which operates a manufactured housing plant in Lexington, Mississippi. Since the acquisition date, the results from this new business are included in Cavco's consolidated financial statements presented herein.

Three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to the three months ended April 1, 2017

  • Net revenue was $242.5 million, up 22.5% from $198.0 million. The increase was the result of higher home prices and sales volume. The Company recognized $14.8 million of home sales revenue and $1.8 million of income from operations from early commercial loan payoffs received under Cavco's wholesale lending programs. This revenue was previously deferred in prior periods in the normal course of business.
  • Income before income taxes was $30.7 million, an 86.1% increase over $16.5 million. Current quarter results include $4.5 million of other income from gains realized in the sale of corporate investments.
  • Income tax expense was $8.6 million, resulting in an effective tax rate of 27.9% compared to $5.6 million and an effective tax rate of 33.9%.
  • Net income was $22.1 million compared to $10.9 million, a 102.8% increase.
  • Net income per share, based on basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, was $2.45 and $2.40, respectively, versus $1.21 and $1.19, respectively.

Twelve months ended March 31, 2018 compared to the twelve months ended April 1, 2017

  • Net revenue was $871.2 million, 12.6% higher than $773.8 million. The increase was primarily from a larger proportion of higher priced homes sold and improved home sales volume.
  • Income before income taxes increased 42.0% to $78.5 million as compared to $55.3 million. In addition to the investment gain described above, the improvement was from increased home sales volume and pricing, a $3.4 million favorable dispute settlement resolution in the third fiscal quarter and improved earnings in the financial services segment.
  • Income tax expense was $17.0 million, creating an effective tax rate of 21.7% compared to income tax expense of $17.3 million and an effective rate of 31.3%. The current fiscal year benefited from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which made broad and complex changes to the U.S. tax code. In connection with lower federal income tax liability related to the Tax Act and requisite revaluation of the net deferred income tax balance, the Company recorded a net income tax benefit of $4.8 million (or $0.52 per diluted share). Additionally, the Company recognized benefits of $2.1 million (or $0.23 per diluted share) from the current year adoption of accounting standards that required excess tax benefits on stock option exercises to be recorded as a reduction of income tax expense instead of equity as was previously required.
  • Net income was $61.5 million, up 61.8% from net income of $38.0 million.
  • Net income per share, based on basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, was $6.82 and $6.68, respectively, versus basic and diluted net income per share of $4.23 and $4.17, respectively.

Commenting on the results, Joseph Stegmayer, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said, "We were pleased to complete the fiscal year with improved income from operations and growth in product sales. Fourth quarter gross profit as a percentage of revenue improved from home sales prices gradually increasing throughout the year to address rapidly rising material and labor input costs. Still, we work to keep prices competitive and affordable through efficient factory production processes and cost controls. We are also focused on improving production workforce size and productivity to raise home building levels further."

Mr. Stegmayer continued, "Fiscal year 2019 begins with optimism about demand for housing as home ownership rates, currently at a low 64.2%, are reported to be trending higher. With housing prices and rental rates also on the rise, we believe systems-built housing will be an increasingly sought after option for affordable living."

Cavco’s management will hold a conference call to review these results tomorrow, May 30, 2018, at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time). Interested parties can access a live webcast of the conference call on the Internet at under the Investor Relations link. An archive of the webcast and presentation will be available for 90 days at under the Investor Relations link.

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 Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes, Friendship Homes, Chariot Eagle and Lexington Homes. The Company is also a leading producer of park model RVs, vacation cabins, and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes built primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand. Cavco’s mortgage subsidiary, CountryPlace Mortgage, is an approved Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seller/servicer, 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.

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: adverse industry conditions; our ability to successfully integrate past acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of Lexington Homes, and any future acquisition or 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; a constrained consumer financing market; curtailment of available financing for retailers in the manufactured housing industry; our participation in certain wholesale and retail financing programs for the purchase of our products by industry distributors and consumers 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 there can be no assurance that we will 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; 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 continued turmoil in the credit markets; increased costs of healthcare benefits for employees; governmental and regulatory disruption; information technology failures and data security breaches; extensive regulation affecting manufactured housing; 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 2017 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 any reliance on any such forward-looking statements.

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 March 31,
 April 1,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$186,766  $132,542 
Restricted cash, current11,228  11,573 
Accounts receivable, net35,043  29,448 
Short-term investments11,866  11,289 
Current portion of consumer loans receivable, net31,096  31,115 
Current portion of commercial loans receivable, net5,481  7,932 
Inventories109,152  93,855 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets27,961  29,806 
Deferred income taxes, current  9,204 
Total current assets418,593  356,764 
Restricted cash1,264  724 
Investments33,573  30,256 
Consumer loans receivable, net63,855  64,686 
Commercial loans receivable, net11,120  17,901 
Property, plant and equipment, net63,355  56,964 
Goodwill and other intangibles, net83,020  80,021 
Total assets$674,780  $607,316 
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$23,785  $24,010 
Accrued liabilities126,500  109,789 
Current portion of securitized financings and other26,044  6,417 
Total current liabilities176,329  140,216 
Securitized financings and other33,768  51,574 
Deferred income taxes7,577  21,118 
Stockholders’ equity:   
Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; No shares issued or outstanding   
Common stock, $.01 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized; Outstanding 9,044,858 and 8,994,968 shares, respectively90  90 
Additional paid-in capital246,197  244,791 
Retained earnings209,381  148,141 
Accumulated other comprehensive income1,438  1,386 
Total stockholders’ equity457,106  394,408 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$674,780  $607,316 

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 Three Months Ended Year Ended
 March 31,
 April 1,
 March 31,
 April 1,
Net revenue$242,529  $197,998  $871,235  $773,797 
Cost of sales188,225  155,864  690,555  615,760 
Gross profit54,304  42,134  180,680  158,037 
Selling, general and administrative expenses28,404  25,112  106,907  101,231 
Income from operations25,900  17,022  73,773  56,806 
Interest expense(1,092) (1,059) (4,397) (4,443)
Other income, net5,896  511  9,147  2,918 
Income before income taxes30,704  16,474  78,523  55,281 
Income tax expense(8,564) (5,586) (17,021) (17,326)
Net income$22,140  $10,888  $61,502  $37,955 
Net income per share:       
Basic$2.45  $1.21  $6.82  $4.23 
Diluted$2.40  $1.19  $6.68  $4.17 
Weighted average shares outstanding:       
Basic9,039,815  8,994,233  9,024,437  8,976,064 
Diluted9,240,296  9,122,235  9,201,706  9,105,743 

(Dollars in thousands)

 Three Months Ended Year Ended
 March 31,
 April 1,
 March 31,
 April 1,
Net revenue:       
Factory-built housing$228,074  $184,458  $815,519  $720,971 
Financial services14,455  13,540  55,716  52,826 
Total net revenue$242,529  $197,998  $871,235  $773,797 
Capital expenditures$5,361  $952  $8,386  $5,295 
Depreciation$959  $833  $3,658  $3,319 
Amortization of other intangibles$92  $92  $368  $368 
Total factory-built homes sold4,063  3,697  14,537  13,820 

For additional information, contact:

Dan Urness
CFO and Treasurer
Phone: 602-256-6263
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