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Don't underestimate entry level, D.R. Horton boosts sales DFWDon't underestimate entry level, D.R. Horton boosts sales DFWhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=129572016-04-25T05:00:00Z2016-04-22T18:30:00Z

​​FORT WORTH - Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder, reported fiscal second-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates as it increased sales amid a tight inventory of properties on the market.

Net income for the three months ending March 31 climbed to $195.1 million, or 52 cents a share, from $147.9 million, or 40 cents, a year earlier, the company reported.

D.R. Horton has boosted sales with the help of its entry-level Express Brand, which appeals to buyers facing a tight market of existing homes listed for sale. 

There were 1.98 million houses on the market at the end of March, down 1.5 percent from a year earlier, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.

Homebuilding revenue rose 16 percent to $2.7 billion, D.R. Horton said. Home sales completed in the quarter climbed 12 percent to 9,262, and orders increased 10 percent by volume. 

D.R. Horton forecasts full-year pretax profit margin between 10.7 and 11.2 percent compared with prior guidance of 10.5 to 11 percent.​
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Housing
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/article73075732.html

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