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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.13
HOV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. HOV: 0.13 )
HOV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13

Equity to Asset -0.25
HOV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. HOV: -0.25 )
HOV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.34   Max: 0.42
Current: -0.25

-0.34
0.42
Interest Coverage 0.12
HOV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 35.41 vs. HOV: 0.12 )
HOV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 154.23
Current: 0.12

0.12
154.23
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.79
M-Score: -2.96
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 0.58
HOV's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. HOV: 0.58 )
HOV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -57.51   Max: 14.6
Current: 0.58

-57.51
14.6
Net-margin (%) 1.69
HOV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. HOV: 1.69 )
HOV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -44.9   Max: 8.82
Current: 1.69

-44.9
8.82
ROA (%) 1.78
HOV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. HOV: 1.78 )
HOV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -35.4   Max: 11.05
Current: 1.78

-35.4
11.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.60
HOV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. HOV: 1.60 )
HOV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -98.75   Max: 39.72
Current: 1.6

-98.75
39.72
Revenue Growth (%) -12.80
HOV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. HOV: -12.80 )
HOV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.1   Max: 27.2
Current: -12.8

-40.1
27.2
EPS Growth (%) 85.00
HOV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. HOV: 85.00 )
HOV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -61.6   Max: 85
Current: 85

-61.6
85
» HOV's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

HOV Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 12,000 sh (+33.33%)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen 18,042 sh (-0.42%)
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Q3 2013

HOV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 26,428 sh (+46.48%)
Chuck Royce 14,000 sh (+16.67%)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

HOV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 19,640 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
» More
Q1 2014

HOV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 1,534,285 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HOV

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 New Buy$2.25 - $3.91 $ 4.6361%12000
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Preferred stocks of Hovnanian Enterprises Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HOVNP13.7323.80ADR

Top Ranked Articles about Hovnanian Enterprises Inc

Sector Watch - Home Building: Gurus Active
In late November the National Association of Realtors reported that pending home sales slid further in October for the fifth consecutive monthly decline. Based on the Pending Home Sales Index, contract signings dropped 0.6% to 102.1 in October 2013, compared to 103.8 in October 2012. Read more...

Ratios

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P/S 0.40
HOV's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. HOV: 0.40 )
HOV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.4

0.02
0.98
EV-to-EBIT 88.55
HOV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 22.05 vs. HOV: 88.55 )
HOV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 2350.3
Current: 88.55

5.2
2350.3
Current Ratio 2.65
HOV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. HOV: 2.65 )
HOV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 10.14
Current: 2.65

1.48
10.14
Quick Ratio 0.46
HOV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HOV: 0.46 )
HOV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.55
Current: 0.46

0.2
2.55

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.40
HOV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. HOV: 1.40 )
HOV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.2
Current: 1.4

0.16
3.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.10
HOV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
67% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. HOV: 1.10 )
HOV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 19.1
Current: 1.1

1
19.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.10
HOV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. HOV: 10.10 )
HOV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -29.8   Max: 43.7
Current: 10.1

-29.8
43.7

Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction
Compare:MDC, TOL, DWAHY, DITFY, MTH » details
Traded in other countries:HOVNP.USA, HOVVB.USA, HO3.Germany
Hovnanian Enterprises Inc was incorporated in New Jersey in 1967 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1983. The Company designs, constructs, markets and sells single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, mid-rise and high-rise condominiums, urban infill and active adult homes in planned residential developments. The Company consists of two distinct operations: homebuilding and financial services. Its homebuilding operations consist of six segments: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest and West. Its financial services operations provide mortgage loans and title services to the customers of its homebuilding operations. It offers products array to provide housing to a range of customers. Its customers consist of first-time buyers, first-time and second-time move-up buyers, luxury buyers, active adult buyers and empty nesters. Its diverse product array includes single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, mid-rise and high-rise condominiums, urban infill and active adult homes. The Company's residential communities are generally located in suburban areas easily accessible through public and personal transportation. Its communities are designed as neighborhoods that fit existing land characteristics. Recreational amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, clubhouses and tot lots are frequently included. It designs and supervises the development and building of its communities. Its homes are constructed according to standardized prototypes, which are designed and engineered to provide innovative product design while attempting to minimize costs of construction. The Company's financial services segment provides its customers with competitive financing and coordinates and expedites the loan origination transaction through the steps of loan application, loan approval, and closing and title services. The Company is subject to various local, state and federal statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design, construction and similar matters, including local regulations which impose restrictive zoning and density requirements in order to limit the number of homes that can eventually be built within the boundaries of a particular locality. The Company is also subject to a variety of local, state and federal statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning protection of health and the environment.
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Sector Watch - Home Building: Gurus Active Dec 10 2013 
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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Brocade Communications Systems, Tatts Group, Hovnanian Enterprises and V Dec 24 2012 
Rise in US Housing Construction Affects Homebuilding Stocks Oct 17 2012 
Top 04 gainers of Jan 06, with maximum 58% gain, and two with significant insider buying Jan 07 2012 
home builder Oct 11 2011 
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Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Mar 04 2011 
Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Sep 08 2010 

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