ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- D.R. Horton, Inc.
(NYSE: DHI) Monday, (December 1, 2003) announced that the Board of Directors
declared a 3 for 2 stock split (effected as a 50% stock dividend), which will
be payable on January 12, 2004 to holders of record of the Company's common
stock as of the close of business on December 22, 2003. Cash will be paid in
lieu of fractional shares.
The Company's reported 2003 earnings per diluted share of
$4.10 (approximately 153.0 million diluted shares) will be adjusted upon the
occurrence of the 3 for 2 stock split to $2.73 earnings per diluted share
(approximately 229.5 million diluted shares).
The Company is also reiterating the guidance issued in the
November 12, 2003 earnings press release. As adjusted for the 3 for 2 stock
split, the Company expects diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended
December 31, 2003 to be in the range of $0.60 to $0.63 (approximately
237.0 million diluted shares). The Company expects diluted earnings per share
for fiscal year 2004 to be in the range of $3.00 to $3.07 (approximately
237.0 million diluted shares), based on projected revenues of approximately
$9.5 to $9.7 billion (between 41,000 and 42,000 homes closed).
Donald R. Horton, Chairman, said, "We believe this stock split will
benefit our shareholders by increasing our public float and improving the
liquidity of our common stock. The Company is having an outstanding first
quarter, and we are confident that we will achieve another record year in
Founded in 1978, D.R. Horton, Inc. is engaged in the construction and sale
of high quality homes designed principally for the entry-level and first time
move-up markets. D.R. Horton currently builds and sells homes under the D.R.
Horton, Cambridge, Continental, Dietz-Crane, Emerald, Melody, Milburn,
Schuler, Stafford, Torrey, Trimark, and Western Pacific names in 20 states and
47 markets, with a geographic presence in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic,
Southeast, Southwest and Western regions of the United States. The Company
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 relate to the Company's expected earnings
per share for the quarter ending December 31, 2003 and the 2004 fiscal year,
expected fiscal year 2004 revenues and homes closed, and the expectation of
another record year in fiscal year 2004. 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: changes in
general economic, real estate and business conditions; changes in interest
rates and the availability of mortgage financing; governmental regulations and
environmental matters; changes in income tax laws affecting mortgage interest
deductibility; the Company's substantial leverage; competitive conditions
within the industry; the availability of capital to the Company on favorable
terms; the Company's ability to integrate acquisitions and successfully effect
the cost savings, operating efficiencies and revenue enhancements that are
believed available and otherwise to successfully effect its other growth
strategies. 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 and most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.DRHORTON.com
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.