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Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q/A)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: June 14, 2011 06:58PM
Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (HOV) filed Amended Quarterly Report for the period ended 2011-04-30.
Highlight of Business Operations:
Over the course of this multiple year downturn in the homebuilding market, we have recorded $2.3 billion in inventory impairment and option walkaway charges from the first quarter of 2006 through April 30, 2011. We have exposure to additional impairments of our inventories, which, as of April 30, 2011, have a book value of $977.6 million, net of $853.7 million of impairments recorded on 148 of our communities. We also have $57.0 million invested in 10,542 lots under option, including cash and letters of credit option deposits of $27.6 million as of April 30, 2011. We will record a write-off for the amounts associated with an option if we determine it is probable we will not exercise it. As of April 30, 2011, we have total investments in, and advances to, unconsolidated joint ventures of $66.4 million. Each of our joint ventures assesses its inventory and other long-lived assets for impairment and we separately assess our investment in joint ventures for recoverability, which has resulted in total reductions in our investment in joint ventures of $115.8 million from the second half of fiscal 2006, the first period in which we had impairments on our joint ventures, through October 31, 2010. There were no write-downs of our investment in unconsolidated joint ventures during the six months ended April 30, 2011. We still have exposure to future write-downs of our investment in unconsolidated joint ventures if conditions deteriorate further in the markets in which our joint ventures operate.
Insurance Deductible Reserves - For homes delivered in fiscal 2011 and 2010, our deductible under our general liability insurance is $20 million per occurrence for construction defect and warranty claims. For bodily injury claims, our deductible per occurrence in fiscal 2011 and 2010 is $0.1 million up to a $5 million limit. Our aggregate retention in 2011 is $21 million for construction defect, warranty and bodily injury claims. Our aggregate retention in 2010 was $21 million for construction defect and warranty claims, and $20 million for bodily injury claims. We do not have a deductible on our worker's compensation insurance in fiscal 2011 and 2010. Reserves for estimated losses for fiscal 2011 and 2010 have been established using the assistance of a third-party actuary. We engage a third-party actuary that uses our historical warranty data and other industry data to assist our management to estimate our unpaid claims, claim adjustment expenses and incurred but not reported claims reserves for the risks that we are assuming under the general liability and worker's compensation programs. The estimates include provisions for inflation, claims handling and legal fees. These estimates are subject to a high degree of variability due to uncertainties such as trends in construction defect claims relative to our markets and the types of products we build, claim settlement patterns, insurance industry practices, and legal interpretations, among others. Because of the high degree of judgment required in determining these estimated liability amounts, actual future costs could differ significantly from our currently estimated amounts.
Our homebuilding cash balance at April 30, 2011 decreased by $11.0 million from October 31, 2010. This decrease was primarily due to spending approximately $200 million on land and land development, offset by an increase of $286.2 million of proceeds from the February 2011 issuances of Class A Common Stock, Units and Senior Notes, of which approximately $161.9 million was used to repurchase or redeem certain of our senior and senior subordinated notes. In addition, we received $22.0 million from income tax refunds.
Our cash uses during the six months ended April 30, 2011 and 2010 were for operating expenses, land purchases, land deposits, land development, construction spending, state income taxes, interest payments and investments in joint ventures. We provided for our cash requirements from available cash on hand, housing and land sales, financial service revenues, federal income tax refunds and other revenues. We believe that these sources of cash will be sufficient through fiscal 2011 to finance our working capital requirements and other needs, despite continued declines in total revenues, the termination of our revolving credit facility in fiscal 2009 and the collateralization with cash in segregated accounts to support certain of our letters of credit. We may also enter into land sale agreements or joint ventures to generate cash from our existing balance sheet. Due to a change in tax legislation that became effective on November 6, 2009, we were able to carryback our 2009 net operating loss five years to previously profitable years. As a result, we received a $274.1 million federal income tax cash refund during our second quarter of fiscal 2010 and we received the remaining $17.2 million of the refund in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. In addition, in February 2011 we completed several capital markets transactions, which resulted in aggregate net proceeds of approximately $286.2 million, approximately $101.8 million of which will were used to repurchase certain of our senior and senior subordinated notes in tender offers for such notes and $60.1 million of which were used to redeem, on March 15, 2011, all such notes not tendered in the tender offers. See Notes 10 and 11 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. In May 2011, we issued an additional $12.0 million of our 10 5/8% Senior Secured Notes due 2016. The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $11.6 million which, together with cash on hand, were used to fund the redemption on June 3, 2011, of the remaining $0.5 million outstanding of our 11 1/2% Senior Secured Notes due 2013 and the remaining $11.7 million outstanding of our 18.0% Senior Secured Notes due 2017.
Each Unit initially consists of (i) a prepaid stock purchase contract (each a “Purchase Contract”) and (ii) a senior subordinated amortizing note due February 15, 2014 (each, an “Amortizing Note”). The Amortizing Notes have an aggregate principal amount of $15.6 million as of April 30, 2011. On each February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15, commencing on May 15, 2011, K. Hovnanian will pay holders of Amortizing Notes equal quarterly cash installments of $0.453125 per Amortizing Note (except for the May 15, 2011 installment payment, which was $0.483334 per Amortizing Note), which cash payments in the aggregate will be equivalent to 7.25% per year with respect to each $25 stated amount of Units. Each installment will constitute a payment of interest (at a rate of 12.072% per annum) and a partial repayment of principal on the Amortizing Note, allocated as set forth in the amortization schedule provided in the Indenture under which the Amortizing Notes were issued. The Amortizing Notes have a scheduled final installment payment date of February 15, 2014. If we elect to settle the Purchase Contracts early, holders of the Amortizing Notes will have the right to require K. Hovnanian to repurchase such holders Amortizing Notes, except in certain circumstances as described in the indenture governing Amortizing Notes.
At April 30, 2011, we had $797.2 million ($785.4 million net of discount) of outstanding senior secured notes, comprised of $0.5 million 11 1/2% Senior Secured Notes due 2013, $785.0 million 10 5/8% Senior Secured Notes due 2016 and $11.7 million 18% Senior Secured Notes due 2017. At April 30, 2011, we also had $832.7 million of outstanding senior notes ($827.5 million net of discount) comprised of $54.4 million 6 1/2% Senior Notes due 2014, $29.2 million 6 3/8% Senior Notes due 2014, $155.0 million 11 7/8% Senior Notes due 2015, $52.7 million 6 1/4% Senior Notes due 2015, $173.2 million 6 1/4% Senior Notes due 2016, $172.3 million 7 1/2% Senior Notes due 2016 and $195.9 million 8 5/8% Senior Notes due 2017. In addition, we had outstanding $15.6 million senior subordinated amortizing notes (as described above). As previously discussed, during February 2011, we issued new senior notes and tangible equity units as well as repurchased certain senior and senior subordinated notes in tender offers for such notes. We also called for redemption all of such notes not tendered in the tender offers. On May 4, 2011, we issued new senior secured notes, as well as redeemed certain senior secured notes. See Note 22 for further information.