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iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB)

  • Thu, Jan. 15, 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)
    | Thu, Jan. 15, 11:31 AM | 3 Comments
ITB Description
The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Home Construction Index.
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