Lennar Corp. (LEN) Tops 1Q EPS and Revenue Expectations

Lennar Corp. (LEN) is up 0.56% to $50.00 in the pre-market trading session Thursday after it reported fiscal results for the first quarter.

In its quarterly report, the homebuilder said it earned $0.50 per share, well above the $0.45 per share analysts were expecting. Revenue rose 20.6% to $1.64 billion, above views for $1.51 billion.

Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar Corporation, stated, “Our new home deliveries and new order sales dollar value increased 19% and 25%, respectively, compared to last year. Our sales backlog dollar value increased 24% from last year to approximately $2.4 billion, keeping us well positioned going forward.”

On valuation measures, Lennar Corp. Cl A shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 2.93 million shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 17.74, a forward P/E of 14.25 and a P/E to growth ratio of 1.05. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $48.00 with a high target of $59.00. Currently ticker boasts 7 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 15 ’Holds’ and no ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, LEN has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 8.21% and 11.85%, respectively. The $10.19 billion market cap company reported $583.7 million in cash vs. $4.5 billion in net homebuilding debt in its most recent quarter.

LEN currently prints a one year return of about 23% and a year-to-date return of around 11%.

Lennar Corp. engages in the homebuilding activities in the United States. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Miami, Florida.

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