ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- D.R. Horton, Inc.
(NYSE: DHI) Thursday, (December 11, 2003) reported that the Company's net
sales orders in October and November continued to show year-over-year double-
digit percentage increases each month.
As a result of this strong sales performance, the Company reiterates the
guidance issued in its November 12, 2003 earnings press release. As adjusted
for the 3 for 2 stock split, which will be effective January 12, 2004, 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 of the Board, said, "The fundamentals for our
Company and the homebuilding industry continue to be robust. While it is not
D.R. Horton's practice to report monthly net sales orders, we wanted to
respond to recent investor inquiries about our current business. We
anticipate that the Company will continue to report sales quarterly."
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
and expected fiscal year 2004 revenues. 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.