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Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL - Free Report) ) reported impressive first-quarter fiscal 2021 results, wherein earnings and revenues surpassed the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company lifted its forecast for full-year deliveries. Shares of this luxury homebuilder climbed 1.4% in the after-hours trading session on Feb 23.

Douglas C. Yearley, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, said, “The housing market remains very strong, driven by atight supply of new and existing homes for sale, favorable demographic trends, low mortgage rates, and a heightenedappreciation for home ownership, especially among our customers.”

Earnings & Revenue Discussion

The country's leading luxury homebuilder reported earnings of 76 cents per share for the quarter under review, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 49 cents by 55.1%. The figure also grew 85.4% from the year-ago level of 41 cents per share as a result of higher revenues and margins.

Consolidated revenues of $1.56 billion topped the consensus mark of $1.33 billion by 18%. The reported figure also increased 17.4% year over year due to higher deliveries.

Toll Brothers Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Toll Brothers Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

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Segment Detail

Toll Brothers operates under two reportable segments, namely Traditional Home Building and Urban Infill ("City Living").

Revenues from Traditional Home Building grew 11.4% year over year to $1.4 billion but that of City Living decreased 80.4% to $7.8 million for the quarter.

Inside the Headline Numbers

Homebuilding deliveries during the quarter were up 12.4% year over year to 1,770 units. Except Mid-Atlantic and Pacific, deliveries increased in all other regions served by the company. Deliveries in Citi Living declined to 7 units from 36 units a year ago.

The average price of homes delivered was $793,900 for the quarter, down from the year-ago level of $805,300.

The number of net signed contracts or orders during the reported quarter was 2,874 units, up 59.1% year over year. The value of net signed contracts was $2.51 billion, reflecting a 68.4% increase from the year-ago quarter.

At fiscal first quarter-end, it had a backlog of 8,888 homes, representing a 37.6% year-over-year increase. Potential revenues from backlog also grew 37.1% year over year to $7.47 billion.

Cancellation rate for the reported quarter was 3.7%, reflecting a decrease from 9.4% in the prior-year period.

Margins

The company's adjusted home sales gross margin was 22.9%, which contracted 10 basis points (bps).

SG&A expenses — as a percentage of home sales revenues — were 14.9%, down 190 bps from the year-ago quarter.

Financials

Toll Brothers had $949.7 million cash and cash equivalents as of Jan 31, 2021 compared with $1.37 billion at fiscal 2020-end.

Total debt at fiscal first quarter-end was $3.74 billion, slightly down from $3.96 billion at fiscal 2020-end. Debt to capital was 43.8% at fiscal first quarter-end versus 44.8% a year ago.

Second-Quarter Fiscal 2021 Guidance

For the quarter, home deliveries are anticipated to be 2,175 units, with an average price of $785,000-$805,000.

Toll Brothers expects adjusted home sales gross margin of 23.4%. SG&A expenses, as a percentage of home sales revenues, are projected at 13%.

Fiscal 2021 Guidance

The company now expects deliveries between 10,000 and 10,4000 units, with an average price of $790,000-$810,000. Earlier, the same was expected in the 9,600-10,200 range. Toll Brothers expects adjusted home sales gross margin of 24.3% (versus 22.4% projected earlier). SG&A expenses, as a percentage of home sales revenues, are projected at 11.9% (compared with 12.2% expected earlier).

Zacks Rank

Toll Brothers — which shares space with PulteGroup Inc. (PHM - Free Report) , NVR, Inc. (NVR - Free Report) and D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI - Free Report) in the Zacks Building Products - Home Builders industry — currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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