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United Homes Group, Inc. Reports 2024 First Quarter Results


United Homes Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: UHG) today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

First Quarter 2024 Operating Results

For the first quarter 2024, net income was $24.9 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, which included change in fair value of derivative liabilities of $26.4 million, with that change predominantly due to changes in fair value on potential earn-out consideration due to fluctuation in the stock price during the measurement period, representing a non-cash expense item. The earnout consideration would be paid in common shares upon reaching certain stock price hurdles. The Company is required to record the fair value of this earnout as derivative liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and to record changes in fair value of derivative liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, in each case until UHG shares reach certain predetermined values or expiration of the five year earnout period. Net loss for the first quarter 2023 was $(204.5) million, or $(5.44) per diluted share. Total Stockholders' equity for the first quarter 2024 was $(4.7) million. Adjusted book value1, which excludes the derivative liability and goodwill, was $87.2 million.

"United Homes Group made progress on a number of fronts in the first quarter of 2024, as we continued to set the foundation for our long-term expansion plans and established relationships that will allow us to execute on our land-light operating strategy," said Michael Nieri, Chief Executive Officer of United Homes Group. "We entered into agreements with a number of strategic partners that will take much of the risk and capital associated with land development off our hands, allowing us to focus on the business of building and selling homes."

Mr. Nieri continued, "Homebuilding conditions continue to be favorable in our markets, as the combination of low existing home inventory and strong employment trends has resulted in steady traffic at our communities. While the volatile interest rate environment has created some uncertainty with buyers, we have addressed affordability concerns through the use of financing incentives. Net orders came in at 384 for the quarter, suggesting that demand trends are staying consistent as we move through the spring selling season."

Revenues for the first quarter 2024 were $100.8 million, compared to $94.8 million in the first quarter 2023. Home closings during the first quarter 2024 were 311 compared to 328 in the first quarter 2023. Net new home orders during the first quarter 2024 were 384 compared to 389 in the first quarter 2023. ASP of 286 production-built homes (which excludes 25 general contractor, custom, and build to rent homes) closed during the first quarter 2024 was approximately $335,000, compared to $314,000 during the first quarter 2023 for 294 production-built homes (which excludes 34 general contractor and custom homes), representing a 6.7% increase.

______________________________

1

Adjusted book value is a non-GAAP financial measure. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Gross profit percentage during the first quarter of 2024 was 16.0% compared to 17.7% during the first quarter 2023. Adjusted gross profit percentage2 in the first quarter 2024 was 20.4%, compared to 20.2% in the first quarter 2023. UHG's quarter-over-quarter gross profit percentage decreased as the Company continued to navigate a volatile interest rate market by offering attractive sales incentives to homebuyers primarily in the form of interest rate buydowns. In addition, gross profit percentage was negatively impacted this quarter by purchase accounting adjustments related to closings on inventory from acquisitions and increased interest expense.

Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") as a percentage of revenues was 16.9% in the first quarter 2024, which included $1.5 million of stock-based compensation and $1.2 million of transaction related expenses. Excluding these stock-based compensation and transaction related expenses, Adjusted SG&A3 for the first quarter 2024 was 14.2% of revenues.

Adjusted EBITDA4 during the first quarter 2024 was $7.3 million compared to $8.5 million during the first quarter 2023.

Business Acquisitions

Creekside Custom Homes Acquisition

On January 26, 2024, the Company completed the acquisition of the homebuilding assets of Creekside Custom Homes, LLC ("Creekside") (the "Creekside Acquisition") for $12.7 million in cash. The acquisition allows UHG to further expand its presence in the coastal region of South Carolina, particularly in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Earnings Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call via live webcast for investors and other interested parties beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 10, 2024. Interested parties can listen to the call live and view the related slides on the Internet under the Events & Presentations heading in the Investors section of the Company's website at www.unitedhomesgroup.com. Listeners should log into the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software. The call can also be accessed toll free at 800-579-2543, or 785-424-1789 for international participants, Conference ID: UHG1Q24. Those dialing in should do so at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call. An archive of the webcast will also be available on the Company's website.

About United Homes Group, Inc.

UHG is a publicly traded residential builder headquartered in Columbia, SC. The company focuses on southeastern markets with 63 active communities in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

UHG employs a land-light operating strategy with a focus on the design, construction and sale of entry-level, first move up and second move up single-family houses. UHG currently designs, builds and sells detached single-family homes, and, to a lesser extent, attached single-family homes, including duplex homes and town homes in three major market regions in South Carolina: Midlands, Upstate, and Coastal, and also has a presence in Georgia and North Carolina. UHG seeks to operate its homebuilding business in high-growth markets, with substantial in-migrations and employment growth.

______________________________

2

Adjusted gross profit percentage is a non-GAAP financial measure. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

3

Adjusted SG&A is a non-GAAP financial measure. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

4

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Under its land-light lot operating strategy, UHG controls its supply of finished building lots through lot purchase agreements with third parties and related parties, including its Land Development Affiliates, which provide UHG with the right to purchase finished lots after they have been developed by the applicable third party or related party. This land-light operating strategy provides UHG with the ability to amass a pipeline of lots without the same risks associated with acquiring and developing raw land.

As UHG reviews potential geographic markets into which it could expand its homebuilding business, either organically or through strategic acquisitions, it intends to focus on selecting markets with positive population and employment growth trends, favorable migration patterns, attractive housing affordability, low state and local income taxes, and desirable lifestyle and weather characteristics.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this earnings release, other than historical facts, may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). We intend for all such forward-looking statements to be covered by the applicable safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, as applicable. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by our use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "seek," "continue," or other similar words.

Any such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate, and beliefs of, and assumptions made by, our management and involve uncertainties that could significantly affect our financial results. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our future financial performance, strategy, expansion plans, future operations, future operating results, estimated revenues, losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including, without limitation:

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release and are not intended to be a guarantee of our performance in future periods. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements contained in this release, and we do not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

For further information regarding other risks and uncertainties associated with our business, and important factors that could cause our actual results to vary materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, please refer to the factors listed and described under "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and the "Risk Factors" sections of the documents we file from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from our website at https://ir.unitedhomesgroup.com/financials/sec-filings/default.aspx

UNITED HOMES GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

28,650,147

 

 

$

56,671,471

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

784,723

 

 

 

1,661,206

 

Inventories:

 

 

 

Homes under construction and finished homes

 

150,387,674

 

 

 

147,582,130

 

Developed lots and land under development

 

20,209,347

 

 

 

35,227,572

 

Real estate inventory not owned

 

17,819,132

 

 

 

?

 

Due from related party

 

77,318

 

 

 

88,000

 

Related party note receivable

 

591,171

 

 

 

610,189

 

Lot purchase agreement deposits

 

38,736,582

 

 

 

33,015,812

 

Investment in joint venture

 

1,692,126

 

 

 

1,430,177

 

Deferred tax asset

 

3,662,013

 

 

 

2,405,417

 

Property and equipment, net

 

1,052,014

 

 

 

1,073,961

 

Operating right-of-use assets

 

5,044,452

 

 

 

5,411,192

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

9,227,601

 

 

 

7,763,565

 

Goodwill

 

9,279,676

 

 

 

5,706,636

 

Total Assets

$

287,213,976

 

 

$

298,647,328

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

20,122,735

 

 

$

38,680,764

 

Homebuilding debt and other affiliate debt

 

73,982,388

 

 

 

80,451,429

 

Liabilities from real estate inventory not owned

 

14,078,495

 

 

 

?

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

5,349,033

 

 

 

5,565,320

 

Other accrued expenses and liabilities

 

7,488,235

 

 

 

8,353,824

 

Income tax payable

 

1,165,538

 

 

 

1,128,804

 

Derivative liabilities

 

101,228,477

 

 

 

127,610,943

 

Convertible note payable

 

68,526,995

 

 

 

68,038,780

 

Total Liabilities

 

291,941,896

 

 

 

329,829,864

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding.

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 350,000,000 shares authorized; 11,397,589 and 11,382,282 shares issued and outstanding on March 31, 2024, and December 31, 2023, respectively.

 

1,139

 

 

 

1,138

 

Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 36,973,877 shares issued and outstanding on March 31, 2024, and December 31, 2023, respectively.

 

3,697

 

 

 

3,697

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

4,310,884

 

 

 

2,794,493

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(9,043,640

)

 

 

(33,981,864

)

Total Stockholders' equity

 

(4,727,920

)

 

 

(31,182,536

)

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' equity

$

287,213,976

 

 

$

298,647,328

 

UNITED HOMES GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Revenue, net of sales discounts

$

100,838,245

 

 

$

94,826,702

 

Cost of sales

 

84,744,198

 

 

 

78,048,929

 

Gross profit

 

16,094,047

 

 

 

16,777,773

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expense

 

17,054,499

 

 

 

16,687,401

 

Net (loss) income from operations

 

(960,452

)

 

 

90,372

 

 

 

 

 

Other (expense) income, net

 

(1,962,845

)

 

 

202,715

 

Equity in net earnings from investment in joint venture

 

318,299

 

 

 

245,808

 

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

26,379,710

 

 

 

(207,064,488

)

Income (loss) before taxes

 

23,774,712

 

 

 

(206,525,593

)

Income tax benefit

 

(1,163,512

)

 

 

(2,021,265

)

Net income (loss)

$

24,938,224

 

 

$

(204,504,328

)

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.52

 

 

$

(5.44

)

Diluted

$

0.44

 

 

$

(5.44

)

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted weighted-average number of shares (1)

 

 

 

Basic

 

48,362,589

 

 

 

37,575,074

 

Diluted

 

63,111,404

 

 

 

37,575,074

 

(1)

Retroactively restated for the three months ending March 31, 2023 for the Reverse Recapitalization as a result of the Business Combination

UNITED HOMES GROUP, INC

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

(Unaudited)

Adjusted gross profit is a non-GAAP financial measure used by management of the Company as a supplemental measure in evaluating operating performance. The Company defines adjusted gross profit as gross profit excluding the effects of capitalized interest expensed in cost of sales, amortization included in homebuilding cost of sales (primarily adjustments resulting from the application of purchase accounting in connection with acquisitions), and non-recurring remediation costs. The Company's management believes this information is meaningful because it separates the impact that capitalized interest, purchase accounting adjustments, and non-recurring remediation costs directly expensed in cost of sales have on gross profit to provide a more specific measurement of the Company's gross profits. However, because adjusted gross profit information excludes certain balances expensed in cost of sales, which have real economic effects and could impact the Company's results of operations, the utility of adjusted gross profit information as a measure of the Company's operating performance may be limited. Other companies may not calculate adjusted gross profit information in the same manner that the Company does. Accordingly, adjusted gross profit information should be considered only as a supplement to gross profit information as a measure of the Company's performance.

The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted gross profit to the GAAP financial measure of gross profit for each of the periods indicated.

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Revenue, net of sales discounts

$

100,838,245

 

 

$

94,826,702

 

Cost of sales

 

84,744,198

 

 

 

78,048,929

 

Gross profit

$

16,094,047

 

 

$

16,777,773

 

Interest expense in cost of sales

 

3,513,019

 

 

 

2,386,832

 

Amortization in homebuilding cost of sales(a)

 

948,336

 

 

 

?

 

Non-recurring remediation costs

 

58,460

 

 

 

?

 

Adjusted gross profit

$

20,613,862

 

 

$

19,164,605

 

Gross profit %(b)

 

16.0

%

 

 

17.7

%

Adjusted gross profit %(b)

 

20.4

%

 

 

20.2

%

______________________________

(a)

Represents expense recognized resulting from purchase accounting adjustments

(b)

Calculated as a percentage of revenue

UNITED HOMES GROUP, INC

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

(Unaudited)

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA are supplemental non-GAAP financial measures used by management of the Company. The Company defines EBITDA as net income before (i) capitalized interest expensed in cost of sales, (ii) interest expensed in other (expense) income, net, (iii) depreciation and amortization, and (iv) taxes. UHG defines adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA before stock-based compensation expense, transaction cost expense, non-recurring loss on disposal of leasehold improvements, non-recurring remediation costs, amortization included in homebuilding cost of sales (adjustments resulting from the application of purchase accounting in connection with acquisitions), and change in fair value of derivative liabilities. Management of the Company believes EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are useful because they provide a more effective evaluation of UHG's operating performance and allow comparison of UHG's results of operations from period to period without regard to UHG's financing methods or capital structure or other items that impact comparability of financial results from period to period such as fluctuations in interest expense or effective tax rates, levels of depreciation or amortization, or unusual items. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to, or more meaningful than, net income or any other measure as determined in accordance with GAAP. UHG's computations of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA of other companies.

The following table presents a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to the GAAP financial measure of net income for each of the periods indicated.

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Net income (loss)

$

24,938,224

 

 

$

(204,504,328

)

Interest expense in cost of sales

 

3,513,019

 

 

 

2,386,832

 

Interest expense in other income, net

 

2,142,192

 

 

 

?

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

450,042

 

 

 

214,930

 

Taxes

 

(1,122,022

)

 

 

(2,107,892

)

EBITDA

$

29,921,455

 

 

$

(204,010,458

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

1,509,964

 

 

 

4,499,156

 

Transaction cost expense

 

1,225,013

 

 

 

964,024

 

Non-recurring remediation costs

 

58,460

 

 

 

?

 

Amortization in homebuilding cost of sales(b)

 

948,336

 

 

 

?

 

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

(26,379,710

)

 

 

207,064,488

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

7,283,518

 

 

$

8,517,210

 

EBITDA margin(a)

 

29.7

%

 

 

(215.1

)%

Adjusted EBITDA margin(a)

 

7.2

%

 

 

9.0

%

______________________________

(a)

Calculated as a percentage of revenue

(b)

Represents expense recognized resulting from purchase accounting adjustments

UNITED HOMES GROUP, INC

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

Continued

Adjusted selling, general and administrative expense, or adjusted SG&A, is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure used by management of UHG. UHG defines adjusted SG&A as SG&A, excluding the effects of stock-based compensation expense and transaction cost expense. Management of UHG believes adjusted SG&A provides useful information to investors because it enables an alternative assessment of the Company's operating results in a manner that is focused on its operating performance.

The following table presents a reconciliation of Adjusted SG&A to the GAAP financial measure of SG&A for the three months ended March 31, 2024.

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

2024

 

Selling, general and administrative expense

$

17,054,499

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

1,509,964

 

Transaction cost expense

 

1,225,013

 

Adjusted SG&A

$

14,319,522

 

SG&A %(a)

 

16.9

%

Adjusted SG&A %(a)

 

14.2

%

______________________________

(a)

Calculated as a percentage of revenue

UNITED HOMES GROUP, INC

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

Continued

Adjusted book value is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure used by management of UHG. UHG defines adjusted book value as total stockholders' equity (book value), excluding the effect of derivative instruments. Management of UHG believes Adjusted book value is useful to investors because it excludes the impact of fair value adjustments on derivative instruments which are not expected to result in economic gain or loss.

The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted book value to the GAAP financial measure of total stockholders' equity for the period indicated.

 

 

 

March 31, 2024

Total Stockholders' equity

 

 

$

(4,727,920

)

Contingent earnout liability

89,126,935

 

 

Derivative private placement warrant liability

3,322,663

 

 

Derivative public warrant liability

8,452,500

 

 

Derivative stock option liability

326,379

 

 

Total Derivative Liability

 

 

 

101,228,477

 

Goodwill

 

 

 

(9,279,676

)

Adjusted Book Value

 

 

$

87,220,881

 

UNITED HOMES GROUP, INC

OPERATIONAL METRICS BY MARKET

$'s in millions

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

2024

 

2023

 

Period Over Period %
Change

Market

 

Net New
Orders

 

Closings

 

Net New
Orders

 

Closings

 

Net New
Orders

 

Closings

Coastal

 

68

 

45

 

70

 

71

 

-3

%

 

-37

%

Midlands

 

209

 

 

150

 

 

197

 

 

176

 

 

6

%

 

-15

%

Upstate

 

103

 

 

112

 

 

122

 

 

81

 

 

-16

%

 

38

%

Raleigh

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

NM

 

 

NM

 

Total

 

384

 

 

311

 

 

389

 

 

328

 

 

-1

%

 

-5

%

 

 

As of March 31,
2024

 

As of December 31,
2023

 

Period Over Period %
Change

Market

 

Backlog
Inventory5

 

Backlog
Value

 

Backlog
Inventory

 

Backlog
Value

 

Backlog
Inventory

 

Backlog
Value

Coastal

 

37

 

$

12.3

 

14

 

$

4.2

 

164

%

 

193

%

Midlands

 

132

 

 

 

44.1

 

 

72

 

 

 

23.4

 

 

83

%

 

88

%

Upstate

 

90

 

 

 

21.1

 

 

100

 

 

 

28.1

 

 

-10

%

 

-25

%

Raleigh

 

3

 

 

 

1.2

 

 

3

 

 

 

1.9

 

 

?

%

-37

%

Total

 

262

 

$

78.7

 

 

189

 

 

$

57.6

 

 

39

%

37

%

______________________________
NM - Not Meaningful

 

5

Backlog inventory consists of homes that are under a sales contract but have not closed.

 


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