Here's What You Need to Know About LGI Homes Stock Pre-Earnings

LGI Homes is slated to report earnings on Feb. 23

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LGI Homes, Inc.  (NASDAQ:LGIH) is an American homebuilder, with its development projects mostly focused on the southwestern region of the United States. The company engages in the design and construction of homes across 18 states, and is considered the 10th largest residential builder in America, based on units closed. The company has constructed and sold over 40,000 homes since its beginning in 2003.

On Feb. 3, LGI Homes reported on its January 2021 home closings. LGIH sold 650 homes in January 2021, up from 434 home closings in January 2020, representing year-over-year growth of 49.8%.

LGI Homes is set to report its fourth quarter and full year of 2020 financial results on Tuesday, February 23, before the market opens. Analysts project that LGIH will report an earnings per share (EPS) of $4.27 in its upcoming report.

In 2020, LGIH outperformed earnings expectations on all four of its quarterly reports. For the fourth quarter of 2019, the company beat analyst expectations by a margin of $0.18 and reported earnings of $2.52 per share. For the first quarter of 2020, LGIH decreased its EPS down to $1.67, but still managed to beat expectations by a margin of $0.44. LGI Homes reported an increased EPS of $2.21 for the second quarter of 2020 and beat expectations by $0.59. In its most recent quarterly earnings, LGIH reported $3.52 per share and beat earnings expectations by a huge margin of $1.36.

Even with earnings ahead, premium is reasonably priced at the moment. LGIH's Schaeffer's Volatility Index (SVI) of 49% is in the 16th percentile of its annual range, implying that options players are pricing in relatively low volatility expectations at the moment. 

Regarding LGI Homes stock, LGHI stock price has increased 30% over the past 12 months, despite a tumble down to $33.00 per share in the spring of last year. LGI Homes stock has grown 260% since hitting its 52-week low. In addition, LGHI stock price has increased about 15% since the start of 2021. LGI Homes stock is currently down just 11% from its 52-week high of $132.98.

From a fundamental point of view, LGI Homes is an ideal value stock play. LGIH currently trades at a price-earnings ratio of 12.00 and has an extremely attractive forward price-earnings ratio of 7.79. The company also offers a history of consistent revenue and net income growth. LGI Homes has averaged yearly revenue growth of about $300 million since 2017. LGIH have also increased their net income by more than $60 million over the past 3 years.

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