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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
TPH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. TPH: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TPH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.51 Max: N/A
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.50
TPH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. TPH: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TPH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.5
0.42
0.8
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.70
M-Score: 3.23
WACC vs ROIC
11.56%
5.05%
WACC
ROIC
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.71
TPH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. TPH: 8.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TPH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -23.66  Med: -7.80 Max: 8.64
Current: 8.71
-23.66
8.64
Net-margin (%) 4.68
TPH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. TPH: 4.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TPH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.76  Med: -4.27 Max: 4.94
Current: 4.68
-23.76
4.94
ROE (%) 7.39
TPH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. TPH: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TPH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -37.5  Med: 6.08 Max: 7.48
Current: 7.39
-37.5
7.48
ROA (%) 3.74
TPH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. TPH: 3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TPH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.05  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.49
Current: 3.74
-14.05
3.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.54
TPH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.27 vs. TPH: 9.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TPH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.49  Med: 2.73 Max: 8.85
Current: 9.54
-32.49
8.85
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

TPH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Murray Stahl 2,062,295 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,300 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 129,857 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 325,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 786,172 sh (+21.76%)
John Keeley 2,965,068 sh (+5.86%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 2,577,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,732,094 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
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Q3 2014

TPH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ken Heebner 1,000,000 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,526,806 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 5,513,594 sh (+167.35%)
Louis Moore Bacon 800,000 sh (+146.15%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 286,371 sh (+120.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,571 sh (+78.89%)
Chuck Royce 851,172 sh (+8.27%)
John Keeley 3,085,653 sh (+4.07%)
Steven Cohen 241,700 sh (-90.62%)
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Q4 2014

TPH Guru Trades in Q4 2014

NWQ Managers 2,387,164 sh (New)
David Einhorn 4,408,647 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,243,416 sh (+112.43%)
Steven Cohen 397,400 sh (+64.42%)
Ken Heebner 1,550,000 sh (+55.00%)
Chuck Royce 1,147,872 sh (+34.86%)
Murray Stahl 7,126,897 sh (+29.26%)
John Keeley 3,398,173 sh (+10.13%)
Steven Cohen 428,097 sh (+7.72%)
John Keeley 3,399,053 sh (+0.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 286,371 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 39,220 sh (-34.16%)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (-93.75%)
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Q1 2015

TPH Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 475,436 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 747,600 sh (+88.12%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,043,916 sh (+86.34%)
NWQ Managers 3,434,531 sh (+43.87%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 341,660 sh (+19.31%)
Murray Stahl 7,896,320 sh (+10.80%)
David Einhorn 4,786,061 sh (+8.56%)
Ken Heebner 1,670,000 sh (+7.74%)
Chuck Royce 1,227,872 sh (+6.97%)
John Keeley 3,513,435 sh (+3.39%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on TRI Pointe Homes Inc

Murray Stahl’s Horizon Kinetics Comments on TRI Pointe Homes - Jul 25, 2014

TRI Pointe Homes (TPH) is a recent addition to some of our portfolios. It was founded in the depths of the Credit Crisis in 2009 by former homebuilding industry executives. Their objective was to acquire land lots in distressed regions, particularly in California and Colorado, which could be utilized for future home construction. TRI Pointe was certainly not alone. A number of companies led by astute investors acquired enormous amounts of land in heavily distressed areas such as California, Arizona, and Nevada.

In 2010, real estate investor Barry Sternlicht capitalized TRI Pointe with $150 million of equity through his Starwood Capital private equity fund. Mr. Sternlicht became Chairman of TRI Pointe and received roughly 39% equity ownership of the company. Given his real estate experience, it is not surprising that he chose a vehicle that will ultimately benefit from a sustained recovery in the residential housing market.

TRI Pointe drew upon the entire $150 million infusion, using the proceeds to acquire lots in California and Colorado. As a result, it expanded rapidly, increasing its revenues from $14 million in 2011 to $247 million in 2013.

While seemingly on a rapid growth trajectory, Mr. Sternlicht chose to accelerate the company’s expansion through the just-completed merger with the homebuilding operations of Weyerhaeuser (Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, or WRECO), which closed July 8th. WRECO’s homebuilding operations were considerably larger than those of TRI Pointe, such that in terms of revenues and market capitalization, TRI Pointe has become one of the ten largest homebuilders in the U.S.

The transaction was structured as an equity offering by TRI Pointe for the assets of WRECO, increasing the company’s shares outstanding from 31.6 million to 162.9 million; thus, the market capitalization has just expanded from less than $500 million to $2.5 billion. This could be an important catalyst for the shares, although not fundamental in nature whatsoever. TRI Pointe was rather illiquid, as Starwood owned nearly 40% of the shares outstanding, leaving a float-adjusted market capitalization of under $300 million. The enhanced trading liquidity could eventually attract the interest of the ETF index engineers.

Nevertheless, TRI Pointe is currently priced in a manner reflective only of present earnings power, not of its substantial land bank. That is, investors are unwilling to pay a premium for the vast optionality that exists in the company’s largest market, California. To illustrate, the consensus revenue estimate in 2015, which incorporates the contribution of WRECO, is $2.77 billion. Based on an historical average for the industry, TRI Pointe should manage to earn a profit margin of perhaps 7.9% in a reasonably robust housing market. This would create $219 million of net income, and a $2.6 billion market capitalization using a 12x p/e multiple. This is only slightly higher than the current pro forma market capitalization of $2.5 billion.

However, homebuilding activity in California is still 74% below the normal average in that state. A return to a normal level would entail construction activity more than three times the current rate. As over half of TRI Pointe’s land lots are in California, an eventual recovery in this market would have a great impact on its earnings. Moreover, broad construction levels in the U.S. are still well below normal levels. The addition of WRECO exposes TRI Pointe to other markets as well, such as Washington D.C. and Texas. The company therefore is positioned to participate in a much broader recovery.

Yet, given the fact that this presumed expansion in the company’s earnings cannot be precisely estimated, this optionality is being discounted by investors at a very high rate. To evidence this, based on the company’s own projections, WRECO as a standalone entity could produce over $200 million of net income by 2016. If investors were willing to pay a multiple of 12x this estimate, the resulting market capitalization of over $2.4 billion would about equal the current implied market capitalization of TRI Pointe. In other words, at this price one is not paying for the entire TRI Pointe stub business, which should report nearly $500 million of revenues this year.

Importantly, TRI Pointe has the benefit of a key intangible asset that does not appear on its financial statements and thus cannot be traditionally valued. Mr. Sternlicht is an experienced, well known, and serially successful real estate investor. He therefore has access to strategic information within the industry that the average executive does not. It appears that he is using TRI Pointe as a new investment vehicle.

From Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio)’s Horizon Kinetics Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Murray Stahl’s Horizon Kinetics Comments on TRI Pointe Homes
TRI Pointe Homes (TPH) is a recent addition to some of our portfolios. It was founded in the depths of the Credit Crisis in 2009 by former homebuilding industry executives. Their objective was to acquire land lots in distressed regions, particularly in California and Colorado, which could be utilized for future home construction. TRI Pointe was certainly not alone. A number of companies led by astute investors acquired enormous amounts of land in heavily distressed areas such as California, Arizona, and Nevada. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.64
TPH's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. TPH: 24.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TPH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 23.7  Med: 27.20 Max: 132.27
Current: 24.64
23.7
132.27
Forward P/E 9.49
TPH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. TPH: 9.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.60
TPH's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
68% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. TPH: 24.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TPH' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 23.53  Med: 27.02 Max: 130.23
Current: 24.6
23.53
130.23
P/B 1.64
TPH's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. TPH: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TPH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.60 Max: 2.09
Current: 1.64
0.67
2.09
P/S 1.25
TPH's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. TPH: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TPH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.64 Max: 5.81
Current: 1.25
1.12
5.81
EV-to-EBIT 25.82
TPH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 12.94 vs. TPH: 25.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TPH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -15.3  Med: 25.70 Max: 129.5
Current: 25.82
-15.3
129.5
Current Ratio 4.28
TPH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. TPH: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TPH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.14  Med: 4.28 Max: 6.11
Current: 4.28
2.14
6.11
Quick Ratio 0.22
TPH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. TPH: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TPH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: -4  Med: 0.28 Max: 1.78
Current: 0.22
-4
1.78
Days Inventory 461.34
TPH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
94% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 79.43 vs. TPH: 461.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TPH' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 306.1  Med: 503.62 Max: 779.88
Current: 461.34
306.1
779.88
Days Sales Outstanding 3.00
TPH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 48.19 vs. TPH: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TPH' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.29 Max: 2.55
Current: 3
1.34
2.55

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.32
TPH's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. TPH: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
TPH' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.51  Med: 1.88 Max: 2.43
Current: 2.32
1.51
2.43
Price/Tangible Book 1.85
TPH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. TPH: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TPH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.09
Current: 1.85
0.81
2.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.76
TPH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. TPH: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TPH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.00 Max: 3.5
Current: 0.76
0.68
3.5
Price/Graham Number 1.64
TPH's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. TPH: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TPH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.64
1.03
3.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.91
TPH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. TPH: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TPH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.10 Max: 4
Current: 3.91
0.8
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Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction
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TRI Pointe Homes Inc is engaged in the design, construction and sale of single-family homes in planned communities in metropolitan areas located throughout Southern and Northern California, and Colorado.
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