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Nobility Homes, Inc. Announces Increased Sales and Earnings For Its Fiscal Year 2018

OCALA, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 3, 2019 / Today Nobility Homes, Inc. (NOBH) announced increased sales and earnings results for its fiscal year ended November 3, 2018. Sales for fiscal year 2018 were up 14% to $42,812,265 as compared to $37,543,071 recorded in fiscal year 2017. Income from operations, up 31% for fiscal year 2018, was $5,722,826 versus $4,355,874 in the same period a year ago. Net income after taxes was $4,963,633 as compared to $3,309,983 for the same period last year. In fiscal year 2017, we received payments under an escrow arrangement related to the Finance Revenue Sharing Agreement between 21st Mortgage Corporation and the Company resulting in revenue of $504,548. Diluted earnings per share for fiscal year 2018 were $1.27 per share compared to $0.83 per share last year.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, sales were up 28% to $12,796,547 as compared to $10,017,216 in the fourth quarter of last fiscal year. Income from operations for the fourth quarter of 2018 was up 82% to $1,978,330 versus $1,087,936 in the same period last year. Net income after taxes was $1,563,708 versus last year's results of $829,268. Diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter were $0.40 per share versus earnings of $0.21 per share last year.

Nobility's financial position during fiscal year 2018 remains very strong with cash and cash equivalents, short term investments and certificate of deposits of $34,936,721 and no outstanding debt. Working capital is $38,128,057 and our ratio of current assets to current liabilities is 5.8:1. Stockholders' equity is $49,066,501 and the book value per share of common stock increased to $12.67.

Terry Trexler, President, stated, "The demand for affordable manufactured housing in Florida and the U.S. continues to improve. According to the Florida Manufactured Housing Association, shipments in Florida for the period from November 2017 through October 2018 were up approximately 19% from the same period last year. Constrained consumer credit and the lack of lenders in our industry, partly as a result of an increase in government regulations, still affects our results by limiting many affordable manufactured housing buyers from purchasing homes. However, recent legislation may help improve this situation in the future.

We understand that maintaining our strong financial position is vital for future growth and success. Because of very challenging business conditions during economic recessions in our market area, management will continue to evaluate all expenses and react in a manner consistent with maintaining our strong financial position, while exploring opportunities to expand our distribution and manufacturing operations.

Our many years of experience in the Florida market, combined with home buyers' increased need for more affordable housing, should serve the Company well in the coming years. Management remains convinced that our specific geographic market is one of the best long-term growth areas in the country".

On June 5, 2018 the Company celebrated its 51st anniversary in business specializing in the design and production of quality, affordable manufactured homes. With multiple retail sales centers, an insurance agency subsidiary, and an investment in a retirement manufactured home community, we are the only vertically integrated manufactured home company headquartered in Florida.

MANAGEMENT WILL NOT HOLD A CONFERENCE CALL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL TERRY OR TOM TREXLER @ 800-476-6624 EXT 221 OR TERRY@NOBILITYHOMES.COM OR TOM@NOBILITYHOMES.COM

Certain statements in this report are unaudited or forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Although Nobility believes that the amounts and expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there are risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, competitive pricing pressures at both the wholesale and retail levels, increasing material costs, continued excess retail inventory, increase in repossessions, changes in market demand, changes in interest rates, availability of financing for retail and wholesale purchasers, consumer confidence, adverse weather conditions that reduce sales at retail centers, the risk of manufacturing plant shutdowns due to storms or other factors, the impact of marketing and cost-management programs, reliance on the Florida economy, impact of labor shortage, impact of materials shortage, increasing labor cost, cyclical nature of the manufactured housing industry, impact of rising fuel costs, catastrophic events impacting insurance costs, availability of insurance coverage for various risks to Nobility, market demographics, management's ability to attract and retain executive officers and key personnel, increased global tensions, market disruptions resulting from terrorist or other attack and any armed conflict involving the United States and the impact of inflation.

NOBILITY HOMES, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets


November 3, November 4,
2018 2017
(Unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$ 28,364,861 $ 27,910,504
Certificates of Deposit
6,034,093 -
Short-term investments
537,767 627,087
Accounts receivable - trade
1,783,073 2,934,300
Note receivable
46,444 500,000
Mortgage notes receivable
15,664 13,495
Inventories
7,270,550 7,505,681
Pre-owned homes, net
933,640 1,141,863
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
1,090,152 820,224
Deferred income taxes
- 609,629
Total current assets
46,076,244 42,062,783
Property, plant and equipment, net
4,763,566 4,304,771
Pre-owned homes, net
473,191 815,358
Interest receivable
- 101,301
Note receivable, less current portion
46,265 1,134,086
Mortgage notes receivable, less current portion
236,402 240,297
Other investments
1,571,166 1,471,029
Property held for sale
213,437 599,455
Deferred income taxes
40,156 -
Cash surrender value of life insurance
3,437,974 3,262,848
Other assets
156,287 156,287
Total assets
$ 57,014,688 $ 54,148,215
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$ 1,085,095 $ 849,782
Accrued compensation
869,657 624,989
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
1,349,381 1,127,397
Income taxes payable
579,786 260,416
Customer deposits
4,064,268 2,796,827
Total current liabilities
7,948,187 5,659,411
Deferred income taxes
- 1,074,507
Total liabilities
7,948,187 6,733,918
Commitments and contingent liabilities
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $.10 par value, 500,000 shares
authorized; none issued and outstanding
- -
Common stock, $.10 par value, 10,000,000
shares authorized; 5,364,907 shares issued;
3,873,731 and 3,997,569 outstanding, respectively
536,491 536,491
Additional paid in capital
10,670,848 10,669,231
Retained earnings
50,352,546 46,167,528
Accumulated other comprehensive income
390,407 412,233
Less treasury stock at cost, 1,491,176 shares in 2018 and
1,367,338 shares in 2017
(12,883,791 ) (10,371,186 )
Total stockholders' equity
49,066,501 47,414,297
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$ 57,014,688 $ 54,148,215


NOBILITY HOMES, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income
Unaudited


Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
Nov 3, Nov 4, Nov 3, Nov 4,
2018 2017 2018 2017
Net sales
$ 12,796,547 $ 10,017,216 $ 42,812,265 $ 37,543,071
Cost of goods sold
(9,386,554 ) (7,742,677 ) (32,132,238 ) (28,881,992 )
Gross profit
3,409,993 2,274,539 10,680,027 8,661,079
Selling, general and administrative expenses
(1,431,663 ) (1,186,603 ) (4,957,201 ) (4,305,205 )
Operating income
1,978,330 1,087,936 5,722,826 4,355,874
Other income:
Interest income
145,144 44,266 362,121 149,613
Undistributed earnings in joint venture - Majestic 21
21,220 22,775 100,137 103,533
Proceeds received under escrow arrangement
- 205,724 172,911 504,548
Gain on property held for resale
- - 203,512 -
Miscellaneous
21,289 21,271 43,956 54,682
Total other income
187,653 294,036 882,637 812,376
Income before provision for income taxes
2,165,983 1,381,972 6,605,463 5,168,250
Income tax expense
(602,275 ) (552,704 ) (1,641,830 ) (1,858,267 )
Net income
1,563,708 829,268 4,963,633 3,309,983
Other comprehensive income (loss)
Unrealized investment gain (loss), net of tax effect
28,730 (3,644 ) (21,826 ) 146,062
Comprehensive income
$ 1,592,438 $ 825,624 $ 4,941,807 $ 3,456,045
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic
3,873,731 3,997,569 3,912,188 4,002,436
Diluted
3,876,034 3,999,085 3,914,312 4,003,768
Net income per share:
Basic
$ 0.40 $ 0.21 $ 1.27 $ 0.83
Diluted
$ 0.40 $ 0.21 $ 1.27 $ 0.83


SOURCE: Nobility Homes, Inc.