D.R. Horton, Inc. Acquires the Homebuilding Operations of Terramor Homes in Raleigh, NC
ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- D.R. Horton, Inc.
(NYSE:DHI), America's Builder, today announced the acquisition of Terramor Homes
(Terramor), a top ten homebuilder by volume in Raleigh, North Carolina in calendar 2017 as reported by Builder magazine. The homebuilding assets acquired include approximately 305 lots, 156 homes in inventory and 63 homes in sales order backlog. D.R. Horton also acquired control of approximately 535 lots through option contracts. For the trailing twelve months ended November 30, 2018, Terramor closed 273 homes ($85.7 million in revenue) with an average home size of approximately 2,300 square feet and an average sales price of $314,000. D.R. Horton expects to pay approximately $60 million in cash for the purchase, and Terramor will operate as a separate division within D.R. Horton.
Donald R. Horton, Chairman of the Board, said, 'We are excited for the Terramor team to join the D.R. Horton family. Their quality building operations and local market expertise make Terramor an excellent extension as we strengthen our local market position in Raleigh and the surrounding markets.'
Pablo Reiter, Co-Founder of Terramor Homes, said, 'For the past 10 years, we have aimed to exceed the expectations of each Terramor homeowner. We are excited to join the largest homebuilder in the country and look forward to continuing to help bring our homeowners' dreams to life.'
About D.R. Horton, Inc.
D.R. Horton, Inc.
, America's Builder, has been the largest homebuilder by volume in the United States since 2002. Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 84 markets in 29 states across the United States and closed 51,857 homes during its fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. The Company is engaged in the construction and sale of high-quality homes through its diverse brand portfolio that includes D.R. Horton, Emerald Homes
, Express Homes
and Freedom Homes
with sales prices ranging from $100,000 to over $1,000,000. D.R. Horton also provides mortgage financing
and title services
for homebuyers through its mortgage and title subsidiaries.
Portions of this document may constitute 'forward-looking statements' as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although D.R. Horton believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to D.R. Horton on the date this release was issued. D.R. Horton does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this release include that we expect to pay approximately $60 million in cash for the purchase, and Terramor will operate as a separate division within D.R. Horton. Forward-looking statements also include that their quality building operations and local market expertise make Terramor an excellent extension as we strengthen our local market position in Raleigh and the surrounding markets.
Factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the cyclical nature of the homebuilding industry and changes in economic, real estate and other conditions; constriction of the credit and public capital markets, which could limit our ability to access capital and increase our costs of capital; reductions in the availability of mortgage financing provided by government agencies, changes in government financing programs, a decrease in our ability to sell mortgage loans on attractive terms or an increase in mortgage interest rates; the risks associated with our land and lot inventory; our ability to effect our growth strategies, acquisitions or investments successfully; the impact of an inflationary, deflationary or higher interest rate environment; home warranty and construction defect claims; the effects of health and safety incidents; the effects of negative publicity; supply shortages and other risks of acquiring land, building materials and skilled labor; reductions in the availability of performance bonds; increases in the costs of owning a home; the effects of governmental regulations and environmental matters on our homebuilding and land development operations; the effects of governmental regulations on our financial services operations; our significant debt and our ability to comply with related debt covenants, restrictions and limitations; competitive conditions within the homebuilding and financial services industries; the effects of the loss of key personnel; and information technology failures and data security breaches. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in D.R. Horton's annual report on Form 10-K, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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D.R. Horton, Inc.
Jessica Hansen, 817-390-8200
Vice President of Investor Relations
Source: D.R. Horton, Inc.
'Safe Harbor' Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding D.R. Horton's business which are not historical facts are 'forward-looking statements' that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see 'Risk Factors' in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.