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July 10, 2014
16:04 EDTMTHMeritage Homes to acquire Legendary Communities for $130M
Meritage Homes Corporation announced its definitive agreement to acquire the homebuilding assets and operations of Atlanta-based Legendary Communities for a purchase price of approximately $130M. Legendary is one of the largest privately-held homebuilders operating along the I-85 corridor of the southeastern U.S. with a significant presence in the Atlanta and Greenville-Spartanburg markets, and a position in Charlotte. Both Atlanta and Greenville-Spartanburg will be new markets for Meritage, while Legendary’s Charlotte operations will be combined into Meritage’s existing division there. Legendary was founded in 2009 and builds homes primarily for first and second move-up buyers with base home prices ranging from approximately $120K-$550K. Legendary closed approximately 500 homes and generated approximately $156M of revenue in 2013. As of June 30, Legendary owned or controlled approximately 4,000 home sites.
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October 29, 2014
08:07 EDTMTHMeritage Homes reports Q3 home closing gross profit $111.2M
Reports Q3 home closing revenue increased 13% over the prior year, combining a 7% increase in home closings and a 5% increase in the average price of homes closed during the quarter. Respective increases of 31% and 53% in home closing revenue from the Central and East regions more than offset an 11% decline from the West region, which resulted from decreases of 15% and 19% in California and Arizona, respectively, partially offset by a 16% increase in Colorado. Q3 land closing gross profit declined by $3.3 compared to the same period last year. Reports Q3 total order value grew 21% to $573.6M.
08:05 EDTMTHMeritage Homes reports Q EPS 79c, consensus 90c
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