D.R. Horton Stock Built for Premium Buyers and Value Investors Alike

What you need to know about DHI stock ahead of tomorrow's earnings report

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D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) is a home construction company headquartered out of Arlington, TX. It is also the largest homebuilder by volume in the United States. The company is set to report earnings before-the-open on Tuesday, November 10, giving D.R. Horton an opportunity to extend its great run of beating financial expectations. DHI is currently up 177% from its 52-week low near $25 on march 18, and is only off  13% from its Oct. 16 52-week high of $81.21.

D.R. Horton has outperformed expectations on all four of its most recent earnings reports. In the third quarter of 2019, D.R. Horton beat earnings per share (EPS) expectations by $0.10, reporting an EPS of $1.35. The company then dropped its EPS to $1.16 in the fourth quarter of 2019, but still beat expectations by $0.24. In the first quarter of 2020, D.R. Horton increased its EPS to $1.30, beating expectations by $0.18. Most recently, the company beat their earnings target by 32%. D.R. Horton reported an EPS of $1.72, above the expected EPS of $1.30. D.R. Horton is expected to boost its EPS to $1.76 in its upcoming quarterly financials announcement.

D.R. Horton stock has a forward dividend of $0.70 and a yield of 0.99%. The company has grown its dividend since 2011. D.R. Horton last paid a $0.175 dividend.

Using Schaeffer's robust historical database, we conduct extensive research on each underlying equity and determined which of those underlying equities’ options have historically had underpriced or overpriced options. In doing so, each stock is given a Schaeffer's Volatility Scorecard (SVS) ranking. DHI stock is currently sporting a ranking of 89 out of 100. A high SVS reading indicates that DHI stock has consistently delivered bigger returns than its options implied volatility (IV) levels have predicted, meaning it may be a strong candidate for premium-buying strategies going forward. 

D.R. Horton has done exceptionally well during the pandemic. The company managed to increase its revenue and net profits significantly over the past 12 months. This could be attributed to D.R. Horton's business model that targets a wide demographic of home buyers through its four brands: D.R. Horton, Emerald Homes, Express Homes, and Freedom Homes. These brands are each tailored to appeal to a range of entry-level, move-up, active adult and luxury homebuyers. Overall, DHI should have decent growth over the coming years based on a fundamental analysis, making DHI stock a great play for value investors in its current price range.

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