M.d.c. Holdings Inc. has a market cap of $968.9 million; its shares were traded at around $20.41 with and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of M.d.c. Holdings Inc. stocks is 4.9%.
Highlight of Business Operations:Land Sales Revenue. We had $11.9 million and $5.9 million, respectively, of land sales revenue during the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010. During 2011, we sold 222 lots primarily in the Arizona and California markets of our West segment, compared with selling 110 lots during 2010.
Land Cost of Sales. We had $10.8 million and $5.4 million, respectively, of land cost of sales during the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010.
The decrease in home sales revenue in our West segment was due to closing 179 fewer homes during the year ended December 31, 2010, which resulted in a decrease of $42.5 million and declines of $40,200 and $10,800 in the average selling prices of closed homes in our California and Nevada markets of this segment, respectively. The increase in home sales revenue in our Mountain segment was due to closing 377 more homes during the year ended December 31, 2010, which resulted in an increase of $116.1 million. This improvement was partially offset by declines of $14,800 and $2,600 in the average selling price of closed homes in the Utah and Colorado market, respectively.
Land Sales Revenue. Land sales revenue was $5.9 million and $30.7 million during the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Land sales revenue during 2009 primarily resulted from our sale of approximately 1,550 lots, primarily in our West and Other Homebuilding segments compared with less than 110 lots during 2010.
We used $644.5 million of cash in investing activities during the year ended December 31, 2010, primarily resulting from the purchase of $934.2 million of marketable securities and $8.1 million of property and equipment. The purchases of marketable securities were made seeking greater returns on certain securities whose original maturities to the Company were longer than three months. The purchase of property and equipment primarily related to the on-going development of our new enterprise resource planning system that began to be used at our Corporate office and certain subsidiaries during 2010. These uses of cash were partially offset by $296.2 million in sales and maturities of marketable securities.
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