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Lennar Posts Higher Q1 Results; Beats Estimates (LEN)

Before Thursday’s opening bell, Lennar Corporation (LEN ) reported higher financial results for the first quarter, which came in above analysts’ views.

LEN's Earnings in Brief

  • LEN reported net income of $114.96 million, or 50 cents per share, up from $78.12 million, or 35 cents per share, a year ago.
  • Revenue for the quarter increased 21% to $1.64 billion from $1.36 billion last year.
  • On average, analysts expected to see EPS of 45 cents and $1.50 billion in revenue.
  • New home deliveries rose to 4,301 homes, compared to 3,597 homes delivered last year.

CEO Commentary

LEN’s CEO Stuart Miller commented: “Despite severe weather conditions which constrained production and sales in parts of the country, the housing market continued its slow and steady recovery.”

“Early signals from this year’s spring selling season indicate that the housing market is improving.”

LEN's Dividend

LEN paid its last 4 cent dividend on February 12. We expect the company to declare its next dividend in April.

LEN Dividend Snapshot

As of market close on March 18, 2015

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Stock Performance

Shares of LEN were up 93 cents, or 1.87% during premarket trading Thursday. The stock is up 10.96% YTD.

The Bottom Line

Lennar (LEN ) is not recommended at this time, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

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