PulteGroup Reports Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results

• Reported Net Income Increased 48% to $3.85 Per Share
• Adjusted Net Income Increased 45% to $3.63 Per Share
• Closings Increased 3% to 8,848 Homes
• Home Sale Revenues Increased 20% to $5.1 Billion
• Homebuilding Gross Margin Increased 200 Basis Points to 28.8%
• Company Repurchased 2.4 Million Common Shares in the Quarter for $100 Million
• Year End Cash Balance of $1.1 Billion and a Debt-to-Capital Ratio of 18.7%
ATLANTA – January 31, 2023 - PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) announced today financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2022. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $882 million, or $3.85 per share. Adjusted net income for the period was $832 million, or $3.63 per share. Adjusted net income excludes a $65 million net pre-tax benefit from adjustments to insurance related reserves and a $49 million pre-tax gain in JV income relating to the sale of commercial property, partially offset by a $31 million pre-tax charge associated with the Company’s decision to exit certain land-option agreements and a tax charge of $12 million from deferred tax valuation allowance adjustments. Prior year reported net income was $663 million, or $2.61 per share. Adjusted net income for that period was $637 million, or $2.51 per share, after excluding a $23 million net pre-tax benefit from adjustments to insurance related reserves and a tax benefit of $9 million from deferred tax valuation allowance adjustments.

“Within a rapidly evolving housing market, our organization remains focused on driving operational performance, ensuring an appropriate cadence of production, and intelligently managing our balance sheet,” said Ryan Marshall, PulteGroup President and CEO. “Consistent with this focus, our fourth quarter results show closings up 3%, with a 200-basis point increase in gross margin and a 48% increase in earnings per share. Our strong fourth quarter results allowed PulteGroup to lower its debt-to-capital ratio to 18.7% and deliver a full year return on equity of 32.9%*.”

Mr. Marshall continued, “While demographics, supply dynamics and the overall financial benefits of home
ownership keep us confident about long-term demand, Federal Reserve actions to fight inflation through higher interest rates continued to impact homebuying demand in the quarter. Given these conditions, we are managing our house and land inventory to efficiently turn our assets and maximize returns, while continuing to strengthen our balance sheet and return funds to our shareholders.”

Fourth Quarter Results
For the fourth quarter, home sale revenues increased 20% over the prior year to $5.1 billion. Higher
revenues for the quarter were driven by a 3% increase in closings to 8,848 homes, in combination with a 17% increase in average sales price to $571,000.

The Company’s fourth quarter home sale gross margin of 28.8%, which is an increase of 200 basis points
over the prior year, reflects the strong demand and pricing environment that existed in first half of 2022. The Company’s reported fourth quarter SG&A expense of $351 million, or 6.9% of home sale revenues, includes the $65 million net pre-tax benefit from adjustments to insurance related reserves recorded in the period. Exclusive of this benefit, adjusted SG&A expense for the quarter was $416 million, or 8.2% of home sale revenues. In the prior year fourth quarter, the Company’s reported SG&A expense of $344 million, or 8.2% of home sale revenues, included a $23 million net pre-tax benefit from adjustments to insurance-related reserves recorded in the period. Exclusive of this benefit, the Company’s adjusted SG&A expense was $367 million, or 8.7% of home sale revenues.

Net new orders for the fourth quarter totaled 3,964 homes, which is a decrease of 41% from the prior year. In addition to more challenging demand conditions resulting from Federal Reserve actions to raise rates, signups in the quarter reflect elevated cancellation rates which increased to 32% in the quarter, up from 11% in the prior year. The value of net new orders in the fourth quarter was $2.1 billion, compared with $3.8 billion last year. Average community count for the fourth quarter increased 8% from the prior year to 850 communities. Unit backlog at the end of the quarter was 12,169 homes with a value of $7.7 billion.

Fourth quarter pre-tax income for the Company’s Financial Services operations was $24 million, down from $55 million in the prior year. The decrease in pre-tax income for the period reflects both a reduction in loan volumes and the more competitive pricing environment that existed for much of 2022. Lower loan volumes for the period were driven by a decline in capture rate to 75% compared with 85% in the comparable prior year period.

The Company repurchased 2.4 million of its common shares in the fourth quarter for $100 million, or an
average price of $41.81 per share. In 2022, the Company repurchased 24.2 million common shares for $1.1 billion, or an average price of $44.48 per share. The 24.2 million common shares repurchased represent approximately 9.7% of shares outstanding at the beginning of 2022.

At year end, the Company’s debt-to-total capital ratio was 18.7%, down from 21.3% last year. Adjusting
for the $1.1 billion of cash on hand at the end of the period, the Company’s net debt-to-total capital ratio was 9.6%.

A conference call discussing PulteGroup's fourth quarter 2022 results is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested investors can access the live webcast via PulteGroup's corporate website at

* The Company's return on equity is calculated as net income for the trailing twelve months divided by average shareholders' equity, where average shareholders' equity is the sum of ending shareholders' equity balances of the trailing five quarters divided by five.

Forward-Looking Statements
 This release includes “forward-looking statements.” These statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities, as well as those of the markets we serve or intend to serve, to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these statements. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate to matters of a strictly factual or historical nature and generally discuss or relate to forecasts, estimates or other expectations regarding future events. Generally, the words “believe,” “expect, “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “project,” “may,” “can,” “could,” “might,” "should", “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, including statements related to any potential impairment charges and the impacts or effects thereof, expected operating and performing results, planned transactions, planned objectives of management, future developments or conditions in the industries in which we participate and other trends, developments and uncertainties that may affect our business in the future.
Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among other things: interest rate changes and the availability of mortgage financing; competition within the industries in which we operate; including as it relates to our ability to take pricing actions to offset rising expenses; the availability and cost of land and other raw materials used by us in our homebuilding operations; the impact of any changes to our strategy in responding to the cyclical nature of the industry, including any changes regarding our land positions and the levels of our land spend; the availability and cost of insurance covering risks associated with our businesses; shortages and the cost of labor; weather related slowdowns; slow growth initiatives and/or local building moratoria; governmental regulation directed at or affecting the housing market, the homebuilding industry or construction activities; uncertainty in the mortgage lending industry, including revisions to underwriting standards and repurchase requirements associated with the sale of mortgage loans; the interpretation of or changes to tax, labor and environmental laws which could have a greater impact on our effective tax rate or the value of our deferred tax assets than we anticipate; economic changes nationally or in our local markets, including inflation, deflation, changes in consumer confidence and preferences and the state of the market for homes in general; legal or regulatory proceedings or claims; our ability to generate sufficient cash flow in order to successfully implement our capital allocation priorities; required accounting changes; terrorist acts and other acts of war; the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our financial position and ability to continue our Homebuilding or Financial Services activities at normal levels or at all in impacted areas; the duration, effect and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic; the measures that governmental authorities take to address the COVID-19 pandemic which may precipitate or exacerbate one or more of the above-mentioned and/or other risks and significantly disrupt or prevent us from operating our business in the ordinary course for an extended period of time; and other factors of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business and competitive nature. See PulteGroup's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, and other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our businesses. PulteGroup undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in PulteGroup's expectations.
About PulteGroup
 PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in more than 40 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, American West and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup’s purpose is building incredible places where people can live their dreams.
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