CalAtlantic Group, Inc. (CAA) - NYSE
  • Apr. 30, 2015, 4:34 PM
    • Q1 net income of $31.6M or $0.08 per share vs. $38.2M and $0.09 one year ago.
    • Net new orders of 1,571 up 20%, up 31% in dollar terms. Monthly sales absorption rate of 2.6 homes per community up 5%. Cancellation rate of 11% vs. 21%.
    • Backlogs of 2,310 up 15%, up 29% in dollar terms.
    • 972 new home deliveries down 2%.
    • ASP of $482K up 7%.
    • Gross margin of 24.2% down 240 basis points. Operating margin of 10.1% down 330 bps.
    • Conference call tomorrow at 12 ET
    • Previously: Standard Pacific misses by $0.02, misses on revenue (April 30)
    • SPF flat after hours
    | Apr. 30, 2015, 4:34 PM
  • Apr. 30, 2015, 4:13 PM
    • Standard Pacific (NYSE:SPF): Q1 EPS of $0.08 misses by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $468.4M (+4.8% Y/Y) misses by $57.35M.
    | Apr. 30, 2015, 4:13 PM
  • Apr. 23, 2015, 10:17 AM
    • PulteGroup earlier reported disappointing results which included slimming margins and muted price gains. The stock is lower by 8% in morning action.
    • Minutes ago, HUD reported a far larger-than-expected slowdown in new home sales in March - with the South leading the retreat (gotta be the weather?).
    • Toll Brothers (TOL -2.3%), Hovnanian (HOV -1.2%), Lennar (LEN -2.1%), Ryland (RYL -3%), D.R. Horton (DHI -3.4%), KB Home (KBH -3.5%), Beazer Homes (BZH -3%), Standard Pacific (SPF -2.8%).
    • Previously: PulteGroup -7.8% as Q1 results disappoint (April 23)
    • Previously: South leads big decline in new home sales (April 23)
    | Apr. 23, 2015, 10:17 AM | 5 Comments
  • Apr. 22, 2015, 10:52 AM
    | Apr. 22, 2015, 10:52 AM | 2 Comments
  • Apr. 16, 2015, 11:06 AM
    • Housing starts bounced just 2% to 926K in March following February's supposedly weather-related plunge. Expectations had been for a 1.05M starts in March. Gains in the northeast and midwest in March were offset by declines in the south and west.
    • Toll Brothers (TOL -2.4%), Lennar (LEN -2.1%), Hovnanian (HOV -2.8%), PulteGroup (PHM -2%), Ryland (RYL -2.7%), D.R. Horton (DHI -2%), KB Home (KBH -1.9%), Standard Pacific (SPF -2.7%), NVR (NVR -1.3%).
    • Previously: Lame rebound for housing starts (April 16)
    • Previously: Declines in the south and west hold back housing starts (April 16)
    | Apr. 16, 2015, 11:06 AM | 5 Comments
  • Mar. 24, 2015, 10:08 AM
    • New home sales in February at a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate of 539K is the fastest pace in seven years. With January's revision up to 500K (from 481K), it's the fist time sales have hit 500K for two or more consecutive months since early 2008.
    • The median sales price rose 2.6% to $275.5K, and inventory stands at 4.7 months of homes on the market at the current sales pace, down from 5.7 months in January.
    • Homebuilder ETFs: ITB +1.1%, XHB +1.1%.
    • Toll Brothers (TOL +1.3%), Hovnanian (HOV +2.9%), Pulte (PHM +1.8%), Ryland (RYL +1.5%), Lennar (LEN +1.7%), KB Home (KBH +2.4%), Standard Pacific (SPF +1.4%).
    • Full report
    • Previously: New home sales fly past expectations in February (March 24)
    | Mar. 24, 2015, 10:08 AM | 7 Comments
  • Mar. 20, 2015, 11:38 AM
    • A good week for the homebuilders gets better after KB Home's FQ1 cruised through estimates, and the company said recently contracting profit margins are set to turn the other way for the rest of the year (the stock's up 7%).
    • ITB +2.3%, XHB +1.6%
    • Toll Brothers (TOL +3.2%), Hovnanian (HOV +2.5%), Lennar (LEN +3.6%), Pulte (PHM +2.8%), M/I Homes (MHO +3.6%), D.R. Horton (DHI +2.1%), Ryland (RYL +2.4%), Standard Pacific (SPF +2.8%).
    • Previously: KB Home on the move after earnings beat, margin comments (March 20)
    | Mar. 20, 2015, 11:38 AM | 3 Comments
  • Feb. 24, 2015, 11:09 AM
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  • Feb. 23, 2015, 10:51 AM
    • Existing home sales fell more than forecast in January, sliding to the lowest seasonally-adjusted annualized rate since April.
    • Previously: Treasury yields head south following soft home sales report (Feb. 23)
    • Compass Point throws in the towel on its Outperform calls on Standard Pacific (SPF -1.2%) and Beazer Homes (BZH -1.4%), downgrading both to Neutral.
    • ETFs: ITB -0.7%, XHB -0.15%
    • Toll Brothers (TOL -0.5%), Lennar (LEN -1%), Hovnanian (HOV -2.5%), PulteGroup (PHM -0.7%), Ryland (RYL -1.3%), D.R. Hoton (DHI -0.8%).
    | Feb. 23, 2015, 10:51 AM | 4 Comments
  • Feb. 19, 2015, 1:14 PM
    • Rising demand driven by strong household formation in 2014 H2 should be tailwind, says the report, and the seven names targeted by the team give investors exposure to "move-up buyers."
    • "Y/Y growth in average backlog prices was generally ahead of our assumptions in the most recent round of earnings reports, which suggests to us that the move-up buyer is the demographic where our builders can maintain or raise prices."
    • PT changes (mostly thanks to boosted multiples): D.R. Horton (DHI +1.1%) to $28 from $23. Lennar (LEN +0.9%) to $44 from $38. Meritage (MTH -0.5%) to $53 from $42. PulteGroup (PHM +0.8%) to $27 from $23. Ryland (RYL +1.1%) to $53 from $45. Standard Pacific (SPF +0.7%) to $9 from $8. Tri Point Homes (TPH -0.2%) to $18 from $15.
    | Feb. 19, 2015, 1:14 PM | 4 Comments
  • Feb. 6, 2015, 3:05 PM
    • With the 10-year Treasury yield ahead by 12 basis points to 1.94% and short-term interest rate futures moving quickly to price in one more rate hike this year, the homebuilder names are instead choosing to focus on the strongest 3-months of job growth in this country in nearly 20 years.
    • Previously: Rate hike expectations to shift after big jobs report? (Feb. 6)
    • The ITB is up 1.95% and the XHB - more weighted towards suppliers rather than homebuilders - is up 0.6%.
    • Toll Brothers (TOL +0.9%), Lennar (LEN +3%), Hovnanian (HOV +1.7%), Ryland (RYL +1.7%), D.R. Horton (DHI +2.2%), KB Home (KBH +2.8%).
    • Standard Pacific (SPF +5.7%) is the strongest of the bunch after beating Q4 estimates last night. Net new orders of 978 in Q4 rose 11% Y/Y, with the ASP up 10% to $491K.
    • Previously: Standard Pacific beats by $0.01, beats on revenue (Feb. 5)
    | Feb. 6, 2015, 3:05 PM | 4 Comments
  • Feb. 5, 2015, 4:21 PM
    • Standard Pacific (NYSE:SPF): Q4 EPS of $0.16 beats by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $753.6M (+24.3% Y/Y) beats by $66.89M.
    | Feb. 5, 2015, 4:21 PM
  • Jan. 15, 2015, 11:31 AM
    • The company earlier reported bottom-line results which beat estimates, but the top line slightly missed.
    • FQ4 (ending Nov. 30) deliveries of 6,950 homes gained 23% from a year ago. New orders of 5,492 homes up 22%, up 24% in dollar terms. ASP of $329K vs. $307K a year ago. Incentives of 23.1K per home, or 6.6% of home sales revenue vs. $20.6K and 6.3% a year ago.
    • Backlogs of 5,832 homes up 21%, up 22% in dollar terms.
    • Gross margins of 25.6% fell 120 basis points from a year ago. Operating margin of 16% down 90 bps.
    • Like KB Home earlier this week, Lennar (LEN -4%) warns of lower gross margins for fiscal 2015.
    • ITB -2.9%, XHB -2.2%
    • Toll Brothers (TOL -2.7%), Hovnanian (HOV -5.3%), D.R. Horton (DHI -4.9%), Ryland (RYL -4.7%), KB Home (KBH -5.5%), Pulte (PHM -4.3%) M.D.C. Holdings (MDC -5.9%), NVR (NVR -2.5%), Standard Pacific (SPF -3.2%)
    • Previously: Lennar beats by $0.11, misses on revenue (Jan. 15)
    | Jan. 15, 2015, 11:31 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jan. 12, 2015, 11:05 AM
    • Following an upgrade from JPMorgan, Standard Pacific (SPF +5.3%) shares are heading higher.
    • The firm upgraded the stock to Neutral from Underweight, but left its PT unchanged at $8.00.
    | Jan. 12, 2015, 11:05 AM
  • Jan. 12, 2015, 8:02 AM
    • The president's announcement of significantly lower FHA mortgage premiums indicates easier home loan financing is on the way - a game-changer for the housing industry, says Raymond James, upgrading D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI), KB Home (NYSE:KBH), MDC Holdings (NYSE:MDC), Ryland (NYSE:RYL), and Standard Pacific (NYSE:SPF) to Outperform from Neutral.
    • Previously: Homebuilders welcome report of lower FHA fees (Jan. 7)
    | Jan. 12, 2015, 8:02 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 6, 2015, 6:56 AM
    • Standard Pacific (NYSE:SPF) will report Q4 results on Feb. 5. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. ET on Feb. 6.
    • Consensus view is EPS of $0.15 on revenues of $693M.
    | Jan. 6, 2015, 6:56 AM
Company Description
CalAtlantic Group, Inc. operates as a homebuilder. The Company offers home building, construction planning, and designing services. It operates in two segments: HomeBuilding and Financial Services. CalAtlantic Group was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
Industry: Residential Construction
Country: United States