10-Q 1 d10q.htm FORM 10-Q Form 10-Q

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended February 28, 2011

Commission File Number: 1-11749

 

 

Lennar Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   95-4337490

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

700 Northwest 107th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33172

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(305) 559-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    YES  x    NO  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    YES  x    NO  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer    x   Accelerated filer    ¨   Non-accelerated filer    ¨   Smaller reporting company    ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    YES  ¨    NO  x

Common stock outstanding as of March 31, 2011:

Class A  155,630,004

Class B    31,303,197

 

 

 


Part I. Financial Information

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except shares and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

     February 28,
2011 (1)
     November 30,
2010 (1)
 

ASSETS

     

Lennar Homebuilding:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,014,000         1,207,247   

Restricted cash

     7,448         8,195   

Receivables, net

     61,258         82,202   

Inventories:

     

Finished homes and construction in progress

     1,629,764         1,491,292   

Land and land under development

     2,230,240         2,223,300   

Consolidated inventory not owned

     436,768         455,016   
                 

Total inventories

     4,296,772         4,169,608   

Investments in unconsolidated entities

     642,874         626,185   

Other assets

     316,406         307,810   
                 
     6,338,758         6,401,247   

Rialto Investments:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

     82,961         76,412   

Defeasance cash to retire notes payable

     125,559         101,309   

Loans receivable

     1,025,826         1,219,314   

Real estate owned, net

     446,245         258,104   

Investments in unconsolidated entities

     100,220         84,526   

Other assets

     37,859         37,949   
                 
     1,818,670         1,777,614   

Lennar Financial Services

     423,056         608,990   
                 

Total assets

   $ 8,580,484         8,787,851   
                 

 

(1) Under certain provisions of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 810, Consolidations, (“ASC 810”) the Company is required to separately disclose on its condensed consolidated balance sheets the assets of consolidated variable interest entities (“VIEs”) that are owned by the consolidated VIEs and non-recourse liabilities of consolidated VIEs.

As of February 28, 2011, total assets include $2,297.4 million related to consolidated VIEs of which $36.1 million is included in Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents, $0.2 million in Lennar Homebuilding restricted cash, $5.3 million in Lennar Homebuilding receivables, net, $232.9 million in Lennar Homebuilding finished homes and construction in progress, $372.7 million in Lennar Homebuilding land and land under development, $82.4 million in Lennar Homebuilding consolidated inventory not owned, $39.5 million in Lennar Homebuilding investments in unconsolidated entities, $155.3 million in Lennar Homebuilding other assets, $75.1 million in Rialto Investments cash and cash equivalents, $125.6 million in Rialto Investments defeasance cash to retire notes payable, $796.1 million in Rialto Investments loans receivable, $362.2 million in Rialto Investments real estate owned, net and $14.0 million in Rialto Investments other assets.

As of November 30, 2010, total assets include $2,300.2 million related to consolidated VIEs of which $34.1 million is included in Lennar Homebuilding cash and cash equivalents, $0.2 million in Lennar Homebuilding restricted cash, $6.6 million in Lennar Homebuilding receivables, net, $221.7 million in Lennar Homebuilding finished homes and construction in progress, $400.7 million in Lennar Homebuilding land and land under development, $87.4 million in Lennar Homebuilding consolidated inventory not owned, $38.8 million in Lennar Homebuilding investments in unconsolidated entities, $159.5 million in Lennar Homebuilding other assets, $72.4 million in Rialto Investments cash and cash equivalents, $101.3 million in Rialto Investments defeasance cash to retire notes payable, $974.4 million in Rialto Investments loans receivable, $188.5 million in Rialto Investments real estate owned, net and $14.6 million in Rialto Investments other assets.

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets — (Continued)

(In thousands, except shares and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

     February 28,
2011 (2)
    November 30,
2010 (2)
 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

    

Lennar Homebuilding:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 147,046        168,006   

Liabilities related to consolidated inventory not owned

     367,086        384,233   

Senior notes and other debts payable

     3,129,065        3,128,154   

Other liabilities

     645,541        694,142   
                
     4,288,738        4,374,535   

Rialto Investments:

    

Notes payable and other liabilities

     769,490        770,714   

Lennar Financial Services

     289,270        448,219   
                

Total liabilities

     5,347,498        5,593,468   
                

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Preferred stock

     —          —     

Class A common stock of $0.10 par value per share; Authorized: February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010 – 300,000,000 shares; Issued: February 28, 2011 – 167,295,873 and November 30, 2010 – 167,009,774 shares

     16,730        16,701   

Class B common stock of $0.10 par value per share; Authorized: February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010 – 90,000,000 shares; Issued: February 28, 2011 – 32,982,817 and November 30, 2010 – 32,970,914 shares

     3,298        3,297   

Additional paid-in capital

     2,321,800        2,310,339   

Retained earnings

     914,045        894,108   

Treasury stock, at cost; February 28, 2011 – 11,665,494 Class A common shares and 1,679,620 Class B common shares; November 30, 2010 – 11,664,744 Class A common shares and 1,679,620 Class B common shares

     (615,496     (615,496
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     2,640,377        2,608,949   
                

Noncontrolling interests

     592,609        585,434   
                

Total equity

     3,232,986        3,194,383   
                

Total liabilities and equity

   $ 8,580,484        8,787,851   
                

 

(2) As of February 28, 2011, total liabilities include $925.4 million related to consolidated VIEs as to which there was no recourse against the Company, of which $13.8 million is included in Lennar Homebuilding accounts payable, $54.3 million in Lennar Homebuilding liabilities related to consolidated inventory not owned, $188.0 million in Lennar Homebuilding senior notes and other debts payable, $35.1 million in Lennar Homebuilding other liabilities and $634.2 million in Rialto Investments notes payable and other liabilities.

As of November 30, 2010, total liabilities include $963.3 million related to consolidated VIEs as to which there was no recourse against the Company, of which $32.4 million is included in Lennar Homebuilding accounts payable, $60.6 million in Lennar Homebuilding liabilities related to consolidated inventory not owned, $185.4 million in Lennar Homebuilding senior notes and other debts payable, $53.1 million in Lennar Homebuilding other liabilities and $631.8 million in Rialto Investments notes payable and other liabilities.

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended  
     February 28,  
     2011     2010  

Revenues:

    

Lennar Homebuilding

   $ 466,709        520,776   

Lennar Financial Services

     57,713        53,365   

Rialto Investments

     33,623        301   
                

Total revenues

     558,045        574,442   
                

Costs and expenses:

    

Lennar Homebuilding

     447,763        501,965   

Lennar Financial Services

     56,530        54,266   

Rialto Investments

     28,349        1,403   

Corporate general and administrative

     23,352        22,640   
                

Total costs and expenses

     555,994        580,274   
                

Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities

     8,661        (8,894

Lennar Homebuilding other income, net (1)

     29,960        14,203   

Other interest expense

     (22,079     (18,665

Rialto Investments equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

     4,525        143   

Rialto Investments other income, net

     13,203        —     
                

Earnings (loss) before income taxes

     36,321        (19,045

Benefit for income taxes

     2,405        11,572   
                

Net earnings (loss) (including net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests)

   $ 38,726        (7,473

Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests (2)

     11,320        (950
                

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Lennar

   $ 27,406        (6,523
                

Basic earnings (loss) per share

   $ 0.15        (0.04
                

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

   $ 0.14        (0.04
                

Cash dividends per each Class A and Class B common share

   $ 0.04        0.04   
                

 

(1) Lennar Homebuilding other income, net for the three months ended February 28, 2011 includes $8.3 million of valuation adjustments to the Company’s investments in Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities.
(2) Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests for the three months ended February 28, 2011 includes $12.0 million of earnings related to the FDIC’s interest in the portfolio of real estate loans that the Company acquired in partnership with the FDIC.

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(unaudited)

 

     Three months ended
February 28,
 
     2011     2010  

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net earnings (loss) (including net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests)

   $ 38,726        (7,473

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) (including net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests) to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     3,767        2,904   

Amortization of discount/premium on debt, net

     4,061        382   

Lennar Homebuilding equity in (earnings) loss from unconsolidated entities

     (8,661     8,894   

Distributions of earnings from Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities

     1,322        —     

Rialto Investments equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

     (4,525     (143

Distributions of earnings from Rialto Investments unconsolidated entities

     1,503        96   

Share-based compensation expense

     6,730        6,298   

Excess tax benefits from share-based awards

     (258     —     

Gain on retirement of Lennar Homebuilding senior notes and other debt

     —          (8,904

Gains on Rialto Investments real estate owned

     (17,375     —     

Gains on Rialto Investments commercial mortgage-backed securities

     (276     —     

Valuation adjustments and write-offs of option deposits and pre-acquisition costs, other receivables and other assets

     18,014        8,921   

Changes in assets and liabilities:

    

Decrease (increase) in restricted cash

     3,214        (1,875

Decrease in receivables

     43,694        185,643   

Increase in inventories, excluding valuation adjustments and write-offs of option deposits and pre-acquisition costs

     (81,071     (91,553

(Increase) decrease in other assets

     (13,851     16,800   

Decrease in Lennar Financial Services loans held-for-sale

     110,412        41,783   

Decrease in accounts payable and other liabilities

     (95,751     (72,357
                

Net cash provided by operating activities

     9,675        89,416   
                

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Increase in restricted cash related to cash collateralized letters of credit

     —          (164,150

Net (additions) disposals of operating properties and equipment

     8        (1,920

Investments in and contributions to Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities

     (25,177     (15,816

Distributions of capital from Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities

     7,630        9,542   

Investments in and contributions to Rialto Investments unconsolidated entities

     (10,575     (41,315

Investments in and contributions to Rialto Investments consolidated entities (net of $54.0 million cash and cash equivalents consolidated at February 28, 2010)

     —          (211,059

Increase in Rialto Investments defeasance cash to retire notes payable

     (24,250     —     

Receipts of principal payments on Rialto Investments loans receivable

     49,954        —     

Proceeds from sales of Rialto Investments real estate owned

     7,792        —     

Improvements in Rialto Investments real estate owned

     (2,718     —     

Decrease in Lennar Financial Services loans held-for-investment, net

     197        611   

Purchases of Lennar Financial Services investment securities

     (5,126     (202

Proceeds from sales and maturities of Lennar Financial Services investment securities

     129        200   
                

Net cash used in investing activities

     (2,136     (424,109
                

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Net repayments under Lennar Financial Services debt

     (149,339     (105,172

Partial redemption of senior notes

     —          (38,275

Proceeds from other borrowings

     75        1,163   

Principal payments on other borrowings

     (27,838     (45,118

Exercise of land option contracts from an unconsolidated land investment venture

     (10,855     (16,070

Receipts related to noncontrolling interests

     115        5,127   

Payments related to noncontrolling interests

     (4,789     (3,127

Excess tax benefits from share-based awards

     258        —     

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows — (Continued)

(In thousands)

(unaudited)

 

     Three months ended
February 28,
 
    
     2011     2010  

Common stock:

    

Issuances

     4,754        890   

Repurchases

     —          (1,573

Dividends

     (7,469     (7,386
                

Net cash used in financing activities

     (195,088     (209,541
                

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

   $ (187,549     (544,234

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     1,394,135        1,457,438   
                

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 1,206,586        913,204   
                

Summary of cash and cash equivalents:

    

Lennar Homebuilding

   $ 1,014,000        732,386   

Lennar Financial Services

     109,625        126,818   

Rialto Investments

     82,961        54,000   
                
   $ 1,206,586        913,204   
                

Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:

    

Non-cash contributions to Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities

   $ 14,098        2,023   

Non-cash distributions from Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities

   $ 11,006        —     

Purchases of inventories financed by sellers

   $ 10,476        3,590   

Rialto Investments real estate owned acquired in satisfaction of loans receivable

   $ 175,875        —     

Consolidations of newly formed or previously unconsolidated entities, net:

    

Loans receivable

   $ —          1,217,294   

Inventories

   $ 18,621        8,517   

Investments in Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities

   $ (525     —     

Investments in Rialto Investments consolidated entities

   $ —          (211,059

Other assets

   $ —          18,268   

Debts payable

   $ (14,703     (635,147

Other liabilities

   $ (2,864     (285

Noncontrolling interests

   $ (529     (397,588

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited)

(1) Basis of Presentation

Basis of Consolidation

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Lennar Corporation and all subsidiaries, partnerships and other entities in which Lennar Corporation has a controlling interest and VIEs (see Note 15) in which Lennar Corporation is deemed to be the primary beneficiary (the “Company”). The Company’s investments in both unconsolidated entities in which a significant, but less than controlling, interest is held and in VIEs in which the Company is not deemed to be the primary beneficiary, are accounted for by the equity method. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation. The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information, the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2010. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) necessary for the fair presentation of the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been made.

The Company has historically experienced, and expects to continue to experience, variability in quarterly results. The condensed consolidated statement of operations for the three months ended February 28, 2011 is not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

Reclassification

Certain prior year amounts in the condensed consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform with the 2011 presentation.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

(2) Operating and Reporting Segments

The Company’s operating segments are aggregated into reportable segments, based primarily upon similar economic characteristics, geography and product type. The Company’s reportable segments consist of:

 

  (1) Homebuilding East

 

  (2) Homebuilding Central

 

  (3) Homebuilding West

 

  (4) Homebuilding Houston

 

  (5) Lennar Financial Services

 

  (6) Rialto Investments

Information about homebuilding activities in states which are not economically similar to other states in the same geographic area is grouped under “Homebuilding Other,” which is not considered a reportable segment.

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Evaluation of segment performance is based primarily on operating earnings (loss) before income taxes. Operations of the Company’s homebuilding segments primarily include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development and sale of residential land directly and through the Company’s unconsolidated entities. Operating earnings (loss) for the homebuilding segments consist of revenues generated from the sales of homes and land, equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities and other income (expense), net, less the cost of homes sold and land sold, selling, general and administrative expenses and other interest expense of the segment. The Company’s reportable homebuilding segments and all other homebuilding operations not required to be reported separately have operations located in:

East: Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia

Central: Arizona, Colorado and Texas (1)

West: California and Nevada

Houston: Houston, Texas

Other: Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina and South Carolina

 

  (1) Texas in the Central reportable segment excludes Houston, Texas, which is its own reportable segment.

Operations of the Lennar Financial Services segment include primarily mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of the Company’s homes and others. Substantially all of the loans the Lennar Financial Services segment originates are sold within a short period in the secondary mortgage market on a servicing released, non-recourse basis. After the loans are sold, the Company retains potential liability for possible claims by purchasers that it breached certain limited industry-standard representations and warranties in the loan sale agreements. Lennar Financial Services’ operating earnings consist of revenues generated primarily from mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services, less the cost of such services and certain selling, general and administrative expenses incurred by the segment. The Lennar Financial Services segment operates generally in the same states as the Company’s homebuilding operations, as well as in other states.

Operations of the Rialto Investments (“Rialto”) segment include sourcing, underwriting, pricing, managing and ultimately monetizing real estate and real estate related assets, as well as providing similar services to others in markets across the country. Rialto’s operating earnings (loss) consists of revenues generated primarily from accretable interest income associated with portfolios of real estate loans acquired in partnership with the FDIC and other portfolios of real estate loans and assets acquired, fees for sub-advisory services, other income, net, consisting primarily of gains upon foreclosure of real estate owned (“REO”) and gains on sale of REO, and equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities, less the costs incurred by the segment for managing portfolios, providing advisory services, underwriting expenses related to both completed and abandoned transactions, and other general administrative expenses.

Each reportable segment follows the same accounting policies described in Note 1 – “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” to the consolidated financial statements in the Company’s 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Operational results of each segment are not necessarily indicative of the results that would have occurred had the segment been an independent, stand-alone entity during the periods presented.

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Financial information relating to the Company’s operations was as follows:

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

Assets:

     

Homebuilding East

   $ 1,550,463         1,524,095   

Homebuilding Central

     702,335         716,595   

Homebuilding West

     2,139,678         2,051,888   

Homebuilding Houston

     239,915         226,749   

Homebuilding Other

     736,337         737,486   

Rialto Investments (1)

     1,818,670         1,777,614   

Lennar Financial Services

     423,056         608,990   

Corporate and unallocated

     970,030         1,144,434   
                 

Total assets

   $ 8,580,484         8,787,851   
                 

 

(1) Consists primarily of assets of consolidated VIEs (see Note 8).

 

     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands)    2011     2010  

Revenues:

    

Homebuilding East

   $     188,464        142,060   

Homebuilding Central

     67,006        66,083   

Homebuilding West

     96,382        164,317   

Homebuilding Houston

     52,953        75,794   

Homebuilding Other

     61,904        72,522   

Lennar Financial Services

     57,713        53,365   

Rialto Investments

     33,623        301   
                

Total revenues (1)

   $ 558,045        574,442   
                

Operating earnings (loss):

    

Homebuilding East

   $ 11,020        20,523   

Homebuilding Central

     (15,124     (7,247

Homebuilding West (2)

     49,345        (7,892

Homebuilding Houston

     (41     5,454   

Homebuilding Other

     (9,712     (5,383

Lennar Financial Services

     1,183        (901

Rialto Investments

     23,002        (959
                

Total operating earnings

     59,673        3,595   

Corporate and unallocated

     (23,352     (22,640
                

Earnings (loss) before income taxes

   $ 36,321        (19,045
                

 

(1) Total revenues are net of sales incentives of $62.9 million ($33,100 per home delivered) for the three months ended February 28, 2011, compared to $73.7 million ($37,100 per home delivered) for the three months ended February 28, 2010.
(2) For the three months ended February 28, 2011, operating earnings include $37.5 million related to the receipt of a litigation settlement, as well as $15.4 million related to the Company’s share of a gain on debt extinguishment and the recognition of $10.0 million of previously deferred management fee income related to a Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entity.

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Valuation adjustments and write-offs relating to the Company’s homebuilding operations were as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands)    2011      2010  

Valuation adjustments to finished homes, CIP and land on which the Company intends to build homes:

     

East

   $ 731         297   

Central

     3,876         1,099   

West

     14         689   

Houston

     49         60   

Other

     142         3,924   
                 

Total

     4,812         6,069   
                 

Valuation adjustments to land the Company intends to sell or has sold to third parties:

     

East

     20         —     

Central

     23         1,334   

Houston

     10         —     
                 

Total

     53         1,334   
                 

Write-offs of option deposits and pre-acquisition costs:

     

Houston

     81         —     
                 

Total

     81         —     
                 

Company’s share of valuation adjustments related to assets of unconsolidated entities:

     

Central

     371         —     

West

     1,660         1,216   

Other

     2,495         —     
                 

Total

     4,526         1,216   
                 

Valuation adjustments to investments in unconsolidated entities:

     

East

     8,262         —     
                 

Total

     8,262         —     
                 

Write-offs of other receivables and other assets:

     

Other

     4,806         1,518   
                 

Total

     4,806         1,518   
                 

Total valuation adjustments and write-offs of option deposits and pre-acquisition costs, other receivables and other assets

   $ 22,540         10,137   
                 

The Company recorded higher valuation adjustments during the first quarter of 2011 compared to the first quarter of 2010, as a result of changes in strategy and other developments regarding certain of the Company’s joint ventures. Demand trends in many communities in which the Company is selling homes has remained depressed and/or decreased despite improved affordability resulting from lower home prices and historically low interest rates. If these trends continue and there is further deterioration in the housing market, it may cause additional pricing pressures and slower absorption. This may potentially lead to additional valuation adjustments in the future. In addition, market conditions may cause the Company to re-evaluate its strategy regarding certain assets that could result in further valuation adjustments and/or additional write-offs of option deposits and pre-acquisition costs due to abandonment of those options contracts.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(3) Lennar Homebuilding Investments in Unconsolidated Entities

Summarized condensed financial information on a combined 100% basis related to Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities that are accounted for by the equity method was as follows:

Statements of Operations

 

     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands)    2011      2010  

Revenues

   $ 67,063         56,755   

Costs and expenses

     88,580         79,180   

Other income

     123,007         —     
                 

Net earnings (loss) of unconsolidated entities

   $ 101,490         (22,425
                 

The Company’s share of net earnings (loss) recognized (1)

   $ 8,661         (8,894
                 

 

(1) For the three months ended February 28, 2011, the Company’s share of net earnings recognized includes a $15.4 million gain related to the Company’s share of a $123.0 million gain on debt extinguishment at a Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entity, partially offset by $4.5 million of valuation adjustments related to assets of Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities.

Balance Sheets

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

Assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 75,768         82,573   

Inventories

     3,286,866         3,371,435   

Other assets

     315,280         307,244   
                 
   $ 3,677,914         3,761,252   
                 

Liabilities and equity:

     

Accounts payable and other liabilities

   $ 275,652         327,824   

Debt

     1,142,480         1,284,818   

Equity

     2,259,782         2,148,610   
                 
   $ 3,677,914         3,761,252   
                 

In 2007, the Company sold a portfolio of land to a strategic land investment venture with Morgan Stanley Estate Fund II, L.P., an affiliate of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., in which the Company has a 20% ownership interest and 50% voting rights. Due to the Company’s continuing involvement, the transaction did not qualify as a sale by the Company under GAAP; thus, the inventory has remained on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet in consolidated inventory not owned. As of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the portfolio of land (including land development costs) of $407.0 million and $424.5 million, respectively, is also reflected as inventory in the summarized condensed financial information related to Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities.

The Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities in which the Company has investments usually finance their activities with a combination of partner equity and debt financing. In some instances, the Company and its partners have guaranteed debt of certain unconsolidated entities.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

The summary of the Company’s net recourse exposure related to Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities in which the Company has investments was as follows:

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
    November 30,
2010
 

Several recourse debt – repayment

   $ 70,432        33,399   

Several recourse debt – maintenance

     16,399        29,454   

Joint and several recourse debt – repayment

     48,365        48,406   

Joint and several recourse debt – maintenance

     43,466        61,591   
                

The Company’s maximum recourse exposure

     178,662        172,850   

Less: joint and several reimbursement agreements with the Company’s partners

     (57,167     (58,878
                

The Company’s net recourse exposure

   $ 121,495        113,972   
                

During the three months ended February 28, 2011, the Company’s maximum recourse exposure related to indebtedness of Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities increased by $5.8 million, which includes a $36.3 million increase for consideration given in the form of a several guarantee in connection with the favorable debt maturity extension and principal reduction at Heritage Fields El Toro, one of Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities as discussed in the table below. This increase was partially offset by reductions in the Company’s maximum recourse exposure with regard to other unconsolidated entities, of which $2.3 million was paid by the Company primarily through capital contributions to unconsolidated entities and $28.2 million primarily related to the consolidation of a joint venture, the restructuring of a guarantee and the joint ventures selling inventory.

As of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the Company had $6.9 million and $10.2 million, respectively, of obligation guarantees accrued as a liability on its condensed consolidated balance sheets. During the three months ended February 28, 2011, the liability was reduced by $2.6 million related to a change in estimate of a previously accrued obligation guarantee and by a $0.7 million cash payment related to another obligation guarantee previously recorded. The obligation guarantees are estimated based on current facts and circumstances and any unexpected changes may lead the Company to incur additional obligation guarantees in the future.

The recourse debt exposure in the previous table represents the Company’s maximum recourse exposure to loss from guarantees and does not take into account the underlying value of the collateral or the other assets of the borrowers that are available to repay the debt or to reimburse the Company for any payments on its guarantees. The Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities that have recourse debt have a significant amount of assets and equity. The summarized balance sheets of Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities with recourse debt were as follows:

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

Assets (1)

   $ 2,269,922         990,028   

Liabilities (1)

     954,906         487,606   

Equity (1)

     1,315,016         502,422   

 

(1) In the three months ended February 28, 2011, Heritage Fields El Toro, one of Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities, extended the maturity of its $573.5 million debt without recourse to Lennar until 2018. In exchange for the extension and partial debt extinguishment, which reduced the outstanding debt balance to $481.0 million as of February 28, 2011, all the partners agreed to provide a limited several repayment guarantee on the outstanding debt, which resulted in a $36.3 million increase to the Company’s maximum recourse exposure and a subsequent increase to assets, liabilities and equity of Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities that have recourse debt. In addition, the Company recognized a $15.4 million gain for its share of the $123.0 million gain on debt extinguishment.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

In addition, in most instances in which the Company has guaranteed debt of a Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entity, the Company’s partners have also guaranteed that debt and are required to contribute their share of the guarantee payments. Some of the Company’s guarantees are repayment guarantees and some are maintenance guarantees. In a repayment guarantee, the Company and its venture partners guarantee repayment of a portion or all of the debt in the event of default before the lender would have to exercise its rights against the collateral. In the event of default, if the Company’s venture partner does not have adequate financial resources to meet its obligations under the reimbursement agreement, the Company may be liable for more than its proportionate share, up to its maximum recourse exposure, which is the full amount covered by the joint and several guarantee. The maintenance guarantees only apply if the value of the collateral (generally land and improvements) is less than a specified percentage of the loan balance. If the Company is required to make a payment under a maintenance guarantee to bring the value of the collateral above the specified percentage of the loan balance, the payment would constitute a capital contribution or loan to the Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entity and increase the Company’s investment in the unconsolidated entity and its share of any funds the unconsolidated entity distributes.

In connection with many of the loans to Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities, the Company and its joint venture partners (or entities related to them) have been required to give guarantees of completion to the lenders. Those completion guarantees may require that the guarantors complete the construction of the improvements for which the financing was obtained. If the construction is to be done in phases, the guarantee generally is limited to completing only the phases as to which construction has already commenced and for which loan proceeds were used.

During the three months ended February 28, 2011, there were: (1) payments of $1.7 million under the Company’s maintenance guarantees and (2) other loan paydowns of $0.6 million, a portion of which related to amounts paid under the Company’s repayment guarantees. During the three months ended February 28, 2010, there were: (1) no payments under maintenance guarantees and (2) other loan paydowns of $5.9 million, a portion of which related to amounts paid under the Company’s repayment guarantees. During the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010, there were no payments under completion guarantees.

As of February 28, 2011, the fair values of the maintenance guarantees, repayment guarantees and completion guarantees were not material. The Company believes that as of February 28, 2011, in the event it becomes legally obligated to perform under a guarantee of the obligation of a Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entity due to a triggering event under a guarantee, most of the time the collateral should be sufficient to repay at least a significant portion of the obligation or the Company and its partners would contribute additional capital into the venture. In certain instances, the Company has placed performance letters of credit and surety bonds with municipalities for its joint ventures (see Note 11).

The total debt of the Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities in which the Company has investments was as follows:

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
    November 30,
2010
 

The Company’s net recourse exposure

   $ 121,495        113,972   

Reimbursement agreements from partners

     57,167        58,878   
                

The Company’s maximum recourse exposure

   $ 178,662        172,850   
                

Non-recourse bank debt and other debt (partner’s share of several recourse)

   $ 176,229        79,921   

Non-recourse land seller debt or other debt

     60,620        58,604   

Non-recourse debt with completion guarantees

     505,069        600,297   

Non-recourse debt without completion guarantees

     221,900        373,146   
                

Non-recourse debt to the Company

     963,818        1,111,968   
                

Total debt

   $ 1,142,480        1,284,818   
                

The Company’s maximum recourse exposure as a % of total JV debt

     16     13
                

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(4) Equity and Comprehensive Earnings (Loss)

The following table reflects the changes in equity attributable to both Lennar Corporation and the noncontrolling interests of its consolidated subsidiaries in which it has less than a 100% ownership interest for both the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010:

 

           Stockholders’ Equity        
(In thousands)    Total
Equity
    Class A
Common Stock
     Class B
Common Stock
     Additional Paid
in Capital
     Treasury
Stock
    Retained
Earnings
    Noncontrolling
Interests
 

Balance at November 30, 2010

   $ 3,194,383        16,701         3,297         2,310,339         (615,496     894,108        585,434   

Net earnings (including net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests)

     38,726        —           —           —           —          27,406        11,320   

Employee stock and directors plans

     6,123        29         1         6,093         —          —          —     

Amortization of restricted stock

     5,368        —           —           5,368         —          —          —     

Cash dividends

     (7,469     —           —           —           —          (7,469     —     

Receipts related to noncontrolling interests

     115        —           —           —           —          —          115   

Payments related to noncontrolling interests

     (4,789     —           —           —           —          —          (4,789

Lennar Homebuilding non-cash consolidations

     529        —           —           —           —          —          529   
                                                           

Balance at February 28, 2011

   $ 3,232,986        16,730         3,298         2,321,800         (615,496     914,045        592,609   
                                                           

 

           Stockholders’ Equity        
(In thousands)    Total
Equity
    Class A
Common Stock
     Class B
Common Stock
     Additional Paid
in Capital
     Treasury
Stock
    Retained
Earnings
    Noncontrolling
Interests
 

Balance at November 30, 2009

   $ 2,588,014        16,515         3,296         2,208,934         (613,690     828,424        144,535   

Net loss (including net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests)

     (7,473     —           —           —           —          (6,523     (950

Employee stock and directors plans

     1,305        8         1         2,869         (1,573     —          —     

Amortization of restricted stock

     4,316        —           —           4,316         —          —          —     

Cash dividends

     (7,386     —           —           —           —          (7,386     —     

Receipts related to noncontrolling interests

     5,127        —           —           —           —          —          5,127   

Payments related to noncontrolling interests

     (3,127     —           —           —           —          —          (3,127

Rialto Investments non-cash consolidations

     397,588        —           —           —           —          —          397,588   
                                                           

Balance at February 28, 2010

   $ 2,978,364        16,523         3,297         2,216,119         (615,263     814,515        543,173   
                                                           

Comprehensive earnings (loss) attributable to Lennar for both the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010 was the same as net earnings (loss) attributable to Lennar. Comprehensive earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests for both the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010 was the same as net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests.

The Company has a stock repurchase program which permits the purchase of up to 20 million shares of its outstanding common stock. During the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010, there were no repurchases of common stock under the stock repurchase program. As of February 28, 2011, 6.2 million shares of common stock can be repurchased in the future under the program.

During the three months ended February 28, 2011, treasury stock increased by an immaterial amount of common shares.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(5) Income Taxes

A reduction of the carrying amounts of deferred tax assets by a valuation allowance is required, if based on the available evidence, it is more likely than not that such assets will not be realized. Accordingly, the need to establish valuation allowances for deferred tax assets is assessed periodically based on the more-likely-than-not realization threshold criterion. In the assessment for a valuation allowance, appropriate consideration is given to all positive and negative evidence related to the realization of the deferred tax assets. This assessment considers, among other matters, the nature, frequency and severity of current and cumulative losses, forecasts of future profitability, the duration of statutory carryforward periods, the Company’s experience with loss carryforwards not expiring unused and tax planning alternatives.

Based upon all available evidence, during the first quarter of fiscal 2011, the Company recorded a reversal of its deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $8.5 million primarily due to the net earnings generated during the period. At February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the Company’s deferred tax asset valuation allowance was $601.0 million and $609.5 million, respectively. In future periods, the allowance could be reduced based on sufficient evidence indicating that it is more likely than not that a portion or all of the Company’s deferred tax assets will be realized.

At February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the Company had $49.3 million and $46.0 million of gross unrecognized tax benefits. If the Company were to recognize its gross unrecognized tax benefits as of February 28, 2011, $29.8 million would affect the Company’s effective tax rate.

The Company expects the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits to decrease by $25.0 million within twelve months as a result of settlements with various taxing authorities and the expiration of certain statutes of limitations.

At February 28, 2011, the Company had $26.7 million accrued for interest and penalties, of which $3.7 million was recorded during the three months ended February 28, 2011. During the three months ended February 28, 2011, the accrual for interest and penalties was reduced by $5.2 million as a result of the settlement of state tax nexus issues. At November 30, 2010, the Company had $28.2 million accrued for interest and penalties.

During the three months ended February 28, 2011, the Company’s gross unrecognized tax benefits increased by $12.6 million related to a settlement for certain losses carried back to prior years as well as retroactive changes in certain state tax laws. There was also a decrease to the Company’s gross unrecognized tax benefits of $9.3 million as a result of the settlement of certain state tax nexus issues. This resulted in a net increase of gross unrecognized tax benefits of $3.3 million and an increase in the Company’s effective tax rate from (22.58%) to (9.62%).

The IRS is currently examining the Company’s federal income tax returns for fiscal years 2005 through 2010, and certain state taxing authorities are examining various fiscal years. The final outcome of these examinations is not yet determinable. The statute of limitations for the Company’s major tax jurisdictions remains open for examination for fiscal year 2003 and subsequent years.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(6) Earnings (Loss) Per Share

Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing net earnings (loss) attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock or resulted in the issuance of common stock that then shared in the earnings of the Company.

Under certain provisions of ASC Topic 260, Earnings per Share, all outstanding nonvested shares that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents that participate in undistributed earnings with common stock are considered participating securities and are included in computing earnings per share pursuant to the two-class method. The two class method is an earnings allocation formula that determines earnings per share for each class of common stock and participating securities according to dividends or dividend equivalents and participation rights in undistributed earnings. The Company’s restricted common stock (“nonvested shares”) are considered participating securities. For the three months ended February 28, 2010, the nonvested shares were excluded from the calculation of the denominator for diluted loss per share because including them would be anti-dilutive due to the Company’s net loss during the period.

Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share were calculated as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands, except per share amounts)    2011      2010  

Numerator:

     

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Lennar

   $ 27,406         (6,523

Less: distributed earnings allocated to nonvested shares

     101         87   

Less: undistributed earnings allocated to nonvested shares

     269         —     
                 

Numerator for basic earnings (loss) per share

     27,036         (6,610
                 

Plus: interest on 2.00% convertible senior notes due 2020

     871         —     

Plus: undistributed earnings allocated to convertible shares

     269         —     

Less: undistributed earnings reallocated to convertible shares

     265         —     
                 

Numerator for diluted earnings (loss) per share

   $ 27,911         (6,610
                 

Denominator:

     

Denominator for basic earnings (loss) per share – weighted average common shares outstanding

     184,155         182,660   

Effect of dilutive securities:

     

Shared based payments

     699         —     

2.00% convertible senior notes due 2020

     10,005         —     
                 

Denominator for diluted earnings (loss) per share – weighted average common shares outstanding

     194,859         182,660   
                 

Basic earnings (loss) per share

   $ 0.15         (0.04
                 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

   $ 0.14         (0.04
                 

Options to purchase 1.2 million and 5.9 million shares, respectively, in total of Class A and Class B common stock were outstanding and anti-dilutive for the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(7) Lennar Financial Services Segment

The assets and liabilities related to the Lennar Financial Services segment were as follows:

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

Assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 109,625         110,476   

Restricted cash

     18,743         21,210   

Receivables, net (1)

     60,675         136,672   

Loans held-for-sale (2)

     134,758         245,404   

Loans held-for-investment, net

     21,633         21,768   

Investments held-to-maturity

     8,162         3,165   

Goodwill

     34,046         34,046   

Other (3)

     35,414         36,249   
                 
   $ 423,056         608,990   
                 

Liabilities:

     

Notes and other debts payable

   $ 122,339         271,678   

Other (4)

     166,931         176,541   
                 
   $ 289,270         448,219   
                 

 

(1) Receivables, net primarily relate to loans sold to investors for which the Company had not yet been paid as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, respectively.
(2) Loans held-for-sale relate to unsold loans carried at fair value.
(3) Other assets include mortgage loan commitments carried at fair value of $4.0 million and $1.4 million, respectively, as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010. Other assets also include forward contracts carried at fair value of $2.9 million as of November 30, 2010.
(4) Other liabilities include forward contracts carried at fair value of $1.8 million as of February 28, 2011.

At February 28, 2011, the Lennar Financial Services segment had a warehouse repurchase facility with a maximum aggregate commitment of $150 million and an additional uncommitted amount of $50 million that matures in February 2012, and another warehouse repurchase facility with a maximum aggregate commitment of $175 million that matures in July 2011. The maximum aggregate commitment under these facilities totaled $325 million as of February 28, 2011.

The Lennar Financial Services segment uses these facilities to finance its lending activities until the mortgage loans are sold to investors and expects the facilities to be renewed or replaced with other facilities when they mature. Borrowings under the facilities were $122.3 million and $271.6 million, respectively, at February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, and were collateralized by mortgage loans and receivables on loans sold to investors but not yet paid for with outstanding principal balances of $128.8 million and $286.0 million, respectively, at February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010. If the facilities are not renewed, the borrowings under the lines of credit will be paid off by selling the mortgage loans held-for-sale to investors and by collecting on receivables on loans sold but not yet paid. Without the facilities, the Lennar Financial Services segment would have to use cash from operations and other funding sources to finance its lending activities.

Substantially all of the loans the Lennar Financial Services segment originates are sold within a short period in the secondary mortgage market on a servicing released, non-recourse basis. After the loans are sold, the Company retains potential liability for possible claims by purchasers that it breached certain limited industry-standard representations and warranties in the loan sale agreement. There has been an increased industry-wide effort by purchasers to defray their losses in an unfavorable economic environment by purporting to have found inaccuracies related to sellers’ representations and warranties in particular loan sale agreements. The Company’s mortgage operations have established liabilities for anticipated losses associated with mortgage loans previously originated and sold to investors. The Company establishes liabilities for such anticipated losses based upon, among other things, an analysis of repurchase requests received, an estimate of potential repurchase claims not yet received, its actual past repurchases and losses through the disposition of affected loans. While the Company believes that it has adequately reserved for known losses and projected repurchase requests, given the volatility in the mortgage industry and the uncertainty regarding the

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

ultimate resolution of these claims, if either actual repurchases or the losses incurred resolving those repurchases exceed the Company’s expectations, additional recourse expense may be incurred. Loan origination liabilities are included in Lennar Financial Services’ liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The activity in the Company’s loan origination liabilities was as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands)    2011     2010  

Loan origination liabilities, beginning of the year

   $ 9,872        9,518   

Provision for losses during the period

     70        69   

Adjustments to pre-existing provision for losses from changes in estimates

     (70     (69

Payments/settlements

     —          (2,625
                

Loan origination liabilities, end of period

   $ 9,872        6,893   
                

For Lennar Financial Services loans held-for-investment, net, a loan is deemed impaired when, based on current information and events, it is probable that the Company will be unable to collect all amounts due according to the contractual terms of the loan agreement. Interest income is not accrued or recognized on impaired loans unless payment is received. Impaired loans are written-off if and when the loan is no longer secured by collateral. The total unpaid principal balance of the impaired loans as of February 28, 2011 was $9.3 million. At February 28, 2011, the recorded investment in both the impaired loans and impaired loans with a valuation allowance was $4.0 million, including an allowance of $5.3 million. The average recorded investment in impaired loans totaled approximately $4 million for the three months ended February 28, 2011.

(8) Rialto Investments Segment

The assets and liabilities related to the Rialto segment were as follows:

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

Assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 82,961         76,412   

Defeasance cash to retire notes payable

     125,559         101,309   

Loans receivable

     1,025,826         1,219,314   

Real estate owned, net

     446,245         258,104   

Investments in unconsolidated entities

     100,220         84,526   

Investments held-to-maturity

     19,813         19,537   

Other

     18,046         18,412   
                 
   $ 1,818,670         1,777,614   
                 

Liabilities:

     

Notes payable

   $ 752,302         752,302   

Other

     17,188         18,412   
                 
   $ 769,490         770,714   
                 

Rialto’s operating earnings (loss) for the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010 was as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands)    2011      2010  

Revenues

   $ 33,623         301   

Costs and expenses

     28,349         1,403   

Rialto Investments equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

     4,525         143   

Rialto Investments other income, net

     13,203         —     
                 

Operating earnings (loss) (1)

   $ 23,002         (959
                 

 

(1) Operating earnings (loss) for the three months ended February 28, 2011 includes $12.0 million of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Loans Receivable

In February 2010, the Rialto segment acquired indirectly 40% managing member equity interests in two limited liability companies (“LLCs”), in partnership with the FDIC. The LLCs hold performing and non-performing loans formerly owned by 22 failed financial institutions and when the Rialto segment acquired its interests in the LLCs, the two portfolios consisted of approximately 5,500 distressed residential and commercial real estate loans (“FDIC Portfolios”). The FDIC retained 60% equity interests in the LLCs and provided $626.9 million of financing with 0% interest, which is non-recourse to the Company and the LLCs. As of February 28, 2011, the notes payable balance was $626.9 million; however, $125.6 million of cash collections on loans in excess of expenses has been deposited in a defeasance account, established for the repayment of the notes payable, under the agreement with the FDIC. The funds in the defeasance account will be used to retire the notes payable upon their maturity.

The LLCs met the accounting definition of VIEs and since the Company was determined to be the primary beneficiary, the Company consolidated the LLCs. At February 28, 2011, these consolidated LLCs had total combined assets and liabilities of $1.4 billion and $0.6 billion, respectively.

In September 2010, the Rialto segment acquired approximately 400 distressed residential and commercial real estate loans (“Bank Portfolios”) and over 300 real estate owned (“REO”) properties from three financial institutions. The Company paid $310 million for the distressed real estate and real estate related assets of which $125 million was financed through a 5-year senior unsecured note provided by one of the selling institutions.

The following table displays the loans receivable by aggregate collateral type:

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

Land

   $ 488,057         565,861   

Single family homes

     254,519         318,783   

Commercial properties

     212,828         239,182   

Multi-family homes

     54,857         59,951   

Other

     15,565         35,537   
                 

Loans receivable

   $ 1,025,826         1,219,314   
                 

In accordance with loans accounted for under ASC 310-30, Loans and Debt Securities Acquired with Deteriorated Credit Quality, (“ASC 310-30”), the Rialto segment estimated the cash flows, at acquisition, it expected to collect on the FDIC Portfolios and Bank Portfolios. In accordance with GAAP, the difference between the contractually required payments and the cash flows expected to be collected at acquisition is referred to as the nonaccretable difference. This difference is neither accreted into income nor recorded on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets. The excess of cash flows expected to be collected over the estimated fair value is referred to as the accretable yield and is recognized in interest income over the remaining life of the loans using the effective yield method.

Subsequent to acquisition of the FDIC Portfolios and Bank Portfolios, the Rialto segment evaluates periodically its estimate of cash flows expected to be collected. These evaluations require the continued use of key assumptions and estimates, similar to the initial estimate of fair value. Subsequent changes in the estimated cash flows expected to be collected may result in changes in the accretable yield and nonaccretable difference or reclassifications from nonaccretable yield to accretable yield. Increases in the cash flows expected to be collected will generally result in an increase in interest income over the remaining life of the loan or pool of loans. Decreases in expected cash flows due to further credit deterioration will generally result in an impairment charge recognized as a provision for loan losses, resulting in an increase to the allowance for loan losses.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

The following table displays the outstanding balance and carrying value of loans accounted for under ASC 310-30 as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010:

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

Outstanding balance

   $ 2,281,953         2,558,709   

Carrying value

   $ 832,015         966,098   

The activity in the accretable yield for the FDIC Portfolios and Bank Portfolios for the three months ended February 28, 2011 was as follows:

 

(In thousands)    Accretable Yield  

Balance at November 30, 2010

   $ 396,311   

Additions

     11,443   

Deletions

     (35,065

Accretions

     (32,343
        

Balance at February 28, 2011

   $ 340,346   
        

Disposal of loans which may include sales of loans, receipts of payments in full by the borrower or foreclosure, result in removal of the loans from the accretable yield portfolios.

At February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, there were loans receivable with a carrying value of approximately $194 million and $253 million, respectively, for which interest income was not being recognized as they were classified as nonaccrual. When forecasted principal and interest cannot be reasonably estimated at the loan acquisition date, management classifies the loan as nonaccrual and accounts for these assets in accordance with ASC 310-10, Receivables, (“ASC 310-10”). When a loan is classified as nonaccrual, any subsequent cash receipt is accounted for using either the cost recovery or cash basis method. In accordance with ASC 310-10, a loan is considered impaired when based on current information and events it is probable that all amounts due according to the contractual terms of the loan agreement will not be collected. Although these loans meet the definition of ASC 310-10, these loans are not considered impaired relative to the Company’s recorded investment since they were acquired at a substantial discount to their unpaid principal balance and there currently is no allowance on any of these loans. A provision for loan losses is recognized when the recorded investment in the loan is in excess of its fair value. The fair value of the loan is determined by using either the present value of expected future cash flows discounted at the loan’s effective interest rate, the loans obtainable market price or the fair value of the collateral less estimated costs to sell. At both February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the Company did not have an allowance for loan losses against the nonaccrual loans as the fair value of the underlying collateral was at least equal to the nonaccrual loans’ carrying value.

The following table represents nonaccrual loans accounted for under ASC 310-10 aggregate by collateral type as of February 28, 2011:

 

            Recorded Investment         

(In thousands)

Collateral Type

   Unpaid
Principal  Balance
     With
Allowance
     Without
Allowance
     Total Recorded
Investment
 

Land

   $ 222,017         —           81,140         81,140   

Single family homes

     92,828         —           44,810         44,810   

Commercial properties

     96,602         —           52,565         52,565   

Multi-family homes

     29,072         —           11,450         11,450   

Other

     11,180         —           3,846         3,846   
                                   

Total

   $ 451,699         —           193,811         193,811   
                                   

The average recorded investment in these loans totaled approximately $224 million for the three months ended February 28, 2011.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

The loans receivable portfolios consist of loans acquired at a discount. Based on the nature of these loans, the portfolios are managed by assesing the risks related to the likelihood of collection of payments from borrowers and guarantors, as well as monitoring the value of the underlying collateral. The following are the risk categories for the loans receivable portfolios:

Accrual—Loans in which forecasted cash flows under the loan agreement, as it might be modified from time to time, can be reasonably estimated at the date of acquisition. The risk associated with loans in this category relates to the possible default by the borrower with respect to principal and interest payments and thus a decline in the forecasted cash flows used to determine accretable yield income and the recognition of an impairment through an allowance for loan losses.

Nonaccrual—Loans in which forecasted principal and interest could not be reasonably estimated at the date of acquisition. Although the Company believes the recorded investment balance will ultimately be realized, the risk of nonaccrual loans relates to a decline in the value of the collateral securing the outstanding obligation and the recognition of an impairment through an allowance for loan losses if the recorded investment in the loan exceeds the fair value of the collateral. As of February 28, 2011, the Company had no recorded allowance on these loans.

Risk categories as of February 28, 2011 were as follows:

 

(In thousands)

Collateral Type

   Accrual      Nonaccrual      Total  

Land

   $ 406,917         81,140         488,057   

Single family homes

     209,709         44,810         254,519   

Commercial properties

     160,263         52,565         212,828   

Multi-family homes

     43,407         11,450         54,857   

Other

     11,719         3,846         15,565   
                          

Total

   $ 832,015         193,811         1,025,826   
                          

In order to assess the risk associated with each risk category, the Rialto segment evaluates the forecasted cash flows and the value of the underlying collateral securing loans receivable on a quarterly basis or when an event occurs that suggests a decline in the assets’ fair value.

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Real Estate Owned

The acquisition of properties acquired through, or in lieu of, loan foreclosure are reported within the condensed consolidated balance sheets as real estate owned. When a property is determined to be held-and-used, the asset is recorded at fair value and depreciated over its useful life using the straight line method. When certain criteria set forth in ASC Topic 360, Property, Plant and Equipment, are met; the property is classified as held-for-sale. When a real estate asset is classified as held-for-sale, the property is carried at the lower of its cost basis or fair value less estimated costs to sell. The Rialto segment had no valuation allowances and recorded no impairments during the three months ended February 28, 2011. Valuation allowances on REO held-for-sale are based on updated appraisals of the underlying properties or management’s best estimate of fair value. The following table presents the changes in REO (both held-for-sale and held-and-used) for the three months ended February 28, 2011:

 

(In thousands)    Real Estate
Owned
 

Balance at November 30, 2010 (1)

   $ 258,104   

Additions

     192,984   

Improvements

     2,718   

Sales

     (7,526

Depreciation

     (35
        

Balance at February 28, 2011 (1)

   $ 446,245   
        

 

  (1) At February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, REO includes $15.1 million and $7.8 million, respectively, of REO held-and-used.

For the three months ended February 28, 2011, the Company recorded approximately $17.4 million of gains primarily from acquisitions of real estate through foreclosure. The gains associated with real estate owned are recorded in Rialto Investments other income, net.

Investments

In addition to the acquisition and management of the FDIC Portfolios and Bank Portfolios, an affiliate in the Rialto segment is a sub-advisor to the AllianceBernstein L.P. (“AB”) fund formed under the Federal government’s Public-Private Investment Program (“PPIP”) and receives management fees for sub-advisory services. The Company also made a commitment of $75 million in the AB PPIP fund of which the remaining outstanding commitment as of February 28, 2011 was $11.2 million. As of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the carrying value of the Company’s investment in the AB PPIP fund was $80.4 million and $77.3 million, respectively.

In November 2010, the Rialto segment completed its first closing of a real estate investment fund (the “Fund”) with initial equity commitments of approximately $300 million (including $75 million committed by the Company). During the three months ended February 28, 2011, the Company contributed $10.6 million to the Fund. During the three months ended February 28, 2011, the Fund invested $41.5 million for the acquisition of two distressed real estate asset portfolios. The combined portfolios include approximately 80 real estate loans with a total aggregate unpaid principal balance of approximately $125 million. As of February 28, 2011, the carrying value of the Company’s investment in the Fund was $10.6 million.

In November 2010, the Rialto segment invested in approximately $43 million of non-investment grade commercial mortgage-backed securities (“CMBS”) for $19.4 million, representing a 55% discount to par value. The CMBS have a stated and assumed final distribution date of November 2020 and a stated maturity date of October 2057. In accordance with GAAP, the Rialto segment reviews changes in estimated cash flows periodically, to determine if other-than-temporary impairment has occurred on its investment securities. Based on the Rialto segment’s assessment, no impairment charges were recorded during the three months ended February 28, 2011. The carrying value of the investment securities at February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, was $19.8 million and $19.5 million, respectively.

Additionally, another subsidiary in the Rialto segment also has approximately a 5% investment in a service and infrastructure provider to the residential home loan market (the “Servicer Provider”), which provides services to the consolidated LLCs. As of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the carrying value of the Company’s investment in the Servicer Provider was $9.2 million and $7.3 million, respectively.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Summarized condensed financial information on a combined 100% basis related to Rialto’s investments in unconsolidated entities that are accounted for by the equity method was as follows:

Balance Sheets

 

(In thousands)    February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

Assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 56,537         42,793   

Investment securities

     4,617,758         4,341,226   

Other assets

     171,838         181,600   
                 
   $ 4,846,133         4,565,619   
                 

Liabilities and equity:

     

Accounts payable and other liabilities

   $ 250,231         110,921   

Partner loans

     137,820         137,820   

Debt due to the U.S. Treasury

     1,955,000         1,955,000   

Equity

     2,503,082         2,361,878   
                 
   $ 4,846,133         4,565,619   
                 
Statements of Operations      
     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands)    2011      2010  

Revenues

   $ 116,888         84,187   

Costs and expenses

     51,471         89,450   

Other income, net

     86,788         —     
                 

Net earnings (loss) of unconsolidated entities

   $ 152,205         (5,263
                 

Rialto Investments’ share of net earnings recognized

   $ 4,525         143   
                 

(9) Lennar Homebuilding Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010 included $11.7 million and $19.2 million, respectively, of cash held in escrow for approximately three days.

(10) Lennar Homebuilding Restricted Cash

Restricted cash consists of customer deposits on home sales held in restricted accounts until title transfers to the homebuyer, as required by the state and local governments in which the homes were sold.

(11) Lennar Homebuilding Senior Notes and Other Debts Payable

 

(Dollars in thousands)    February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

5.95% senior notes due 2011

   $ 113,207         113,189   

5.95% senior notes due 2013

     266,319         266,319   

5.50% senior notes due 2014

     248,657         248,657   

5.60% senior notes due 2015

     501,109         501,216   

6.50% senior notes due 2016

     249,803         249,788   

12.25% senior notes due 2017

     393,356         393,031   

6.95% senior notes due 2018

     247,450         247,323   

2.00% convertible senior notes due 2020

     276,500         276,500   

2.75% convertible senior notes due 2020

     378,993         375,875   

Mortgage notes on land and other debt

     453,671         456,256   
                 
   $ 3,129,065         3,128,154   
                 

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

The Company has a $150 million Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement (“LC Agreement”) with certain financial institutions. The LC Agreement may be increased to $200 million, although there are currently no commitments for the additional $50 million. The Company believes it was in compliance with its debt covenants at February 28, 2011.

The Company’s performance letters of credit outstanding were $74.8 million and $78.9 million, respectively, at February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010. The Company’s financial letters of credit outstanding were $201.9 million and $195.0 million, respectively, at February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010. Performance letters of credit are generally posted with regulatory bodies to guarantee the Company’s performance of certain development and construction activities, and financial letters of credit are generally posted in lieu of cash deposits on option contracts, for insurance risks, credit enhancements and as other collateral. Additionally, at February 28, 2011, the Company had outstanding performance and surety bonds related to site improvements at various projects (including certain projects of the Company’s joint ventures) of $710.0 million. Although significant development and construction activities have been completed related to these site improvements, these bonds are generally not released until all development and construction activities are completed. As of February 28, 2011, there were approximately $331.4 million, or 47%, of costs to complete related to these site improvements. The Company does not presently anticipate any draws upon these bonds, but if any such draws occur, the Company does not believe they would have a material effect on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In November 2010, the Company issued $446.0 million of 2.75% convertible senior notes due 2020 (the “2.75% Convertible Senior Notes”) at a price of 100% in a private placement. Proceeds from the offering, after payment of expenses, were $436.4 million. The net proceeds were or will be used for general corporate purposes, including repayments or repurchases of existing senior notes or other indebtedness. The 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes are convertible into cash, shares of Class A common stock or a combination of both, at the Company’s election. However, it is the Company’s intent to settle the face value of the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes in cash. Holders may convert the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes at the initial conversion rate of 45.1794 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount or 20,150,012 Class A common shares if all the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes are converted, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $22.13 per share of Class A common stock, subject to anti-dilution adjustments. The shares are not included in the calculation of diluted earnings per share primarily because it is the Company’s intent to settle the face value of the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes in cash and the Company’s stock price does not exceed the conversion price.

Holders of the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes will have the right to convert them, during any fiscal quarter commencing after the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2010 (and only during such fiscal quarter), if the last reported sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during a period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the last trading day of the immediately preceding fiscal quarter is greater than or equal to 130% of the conversion price on each applicable trading day. Holders of the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes will have the right to require the Company to repurchase them for cash equal to 100% of their principal amount, plus accrued but unpaid interest, on December 15, 2015. The Company will have the right to redeem the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes at any time on or after December 20, 2015 for 100% of their principal amount, plus accrued but unpaid interest. Interest on the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes is due semi-annually beginning June 15, 2011. The 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated, but are currently guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s significant wholly-owned homebuilding subsidiaries.

For its 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes, the Company will be required to pay contingent interest with regard to any interest period beginning with the interest period commencing December 20, 2015 and ending June 14, 2016, and for each subsequent six-month period commencing on an interest payment date to, but excluding, the next interest payment date, if the average trading price of the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes during the five consecutive trading days ending on the second trading day immediately preceding the first day of the applicable interest period exceeds 120% of the principal amount of the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes. The amount of contingent interest payable per $1,000 principal amount of notes during the applicable interest period will equal 0.75% per year of the average trading price of such $1,000 principal amount of 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes during the five trading day reference period.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Certain provisions under ASC Topic 470, Debt, require the issuer of certain convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash on conversion to separately account for the liability and equity components of the instrument in a manner that reflects the issuer’s non-convertible debt borrowing rate. The Company has applied these provisions to its 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes. At February 28, 2011, the principal amount of the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes was $446.0 million, the unamortized discount included in stockholders’ equity was $67.0 million and the net carrying amount of the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes was $379.0 million. The carrying amount of the equity component of the 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes was $71.2 million at February 28, 2011.

In May 2010, the Company also issued $276.5 million of 2.00% convertible senior notes due 2020 (the “2.00% Convertible Senior Notes”) at a price of 100% in a private placement. Proceeds from the offering, after payment of expenses, were $271.2 million. The net proceeds were or will be used for general corporate purposes, including repayments or repurchases of existing senior notes or other indebtedness. The 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes are convertible into shares of Class A common stock at any time prior to maturity or redemption at the initial conversion rate of 36.1827 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes or 10,004,517 Class A common shares if all the 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes are converted, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $27.64 per share of Class A common stock, subject to anti-dilution adjustments. The shares are included in the calculation of diluted earnings per share. Holders of the 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes will have the right to require the Company to repurchase them for cash equal to 100% of their principal amount, plus accrued but unpaid interest, on each of December 1, 2013 and December 1, 2015. The Company will have the right to redeem the 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes at any time on or after December 1, 2013 for 100% of their principal amount, plus accrued but unpaid interest. Interest on the 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes is due semi-annually beginning December 1, 2010. The 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated, but are currently guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s significant wholly-owned homebuilding subsidiaries. At both February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the carrying amount of the 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes was $276.5 million.

For its 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes, the Company will be required to pay contingent interest with regard to any interest period commencing with the six-month interest period beginning December 1, 2013, if the average trading price of the 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes during the five consecutive trading days ending on the second trading day immediately preceding the first day of the applicable six-month interest period equals or exceeds 120% of the principal amount of the 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes. The amount of contingent interest payable per $1,000 principal amount of notes during the applicable six-month interest period will equal 0.50% per year of the average trading price of such $1,000 principal amount of 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes during the five trading-day reference period.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(12) Product Warranty

Warranty and similar reserves for homes are established at an amount estimated to be adequate to cover potential costs for materials and labor with regard to warranty-type claims expected to be incurred subsequent to the delivery of a home. Reserves are determined based on historical data and trends with respect to similar product types and geographical areas. The Company regularly monitors the warranty reserve and makes adjustments to its pre-existing warranties in order to reflect changes in trends and historical data as information becomes available. Warranty reserves are included in other liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. The activity in the Company’s warranty reserve was as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands)    2011     2010  

Warranty reserve, beginning of period

   $ 109,179        157,896   

Warranties issued during the period

     4,739        5,139   

Adjustments to pre-existing warranties from changes in estimates

     (2,727     (902

Payments

     (7,215     (20,308
                

Warranty reserve, end of period

   $ 103,976        141,825   
                

As of February 28, 2011, the Company has identified approximately 950 homes delivered in Florida primarily during its 2006 and 2007 fiscal years that are confirmed to have defective Chinese drywall and resulting damage. This represents a small percentage of homes the Company delivered nationally (1.1%) during those fiscal years. Defective Chinese drywall is an industry-wide issue as other homebuilders have publicly disclosed that they have experienced similar issues with defective Chinese drywall.

Based on its efforts to date, the Company has not identified defective Chinese drywall in homes delivered by the Company outside of Florida. The Company is continuing its investigation of homes delivered during the relevant time period in order to determine whether there are additional homes, not yet inspected, with defective Chinese drywall and resulting damage. If the outcome of the Company’s inspections identifies more homes than the Company has estimated to have defective Chinese drywall, it might require an increase in the Company’s warranty reserve in the future. The Company has replaced defective Chinese drywall when it has been found in homes the Company has built.

Through February 28, 2011, the Company has accrued $82.2 million of warranty reserves related to homes confirmed as having defective Chinese drywall, as well as an estimate for homes not yet inspected that may contain Chinese drywall. No additional amount was accrued during the three months ended February 28, 2011. As of February 28, 2011, the warranty reserve, net of payments, was $17.8 million. The Company has received, and continues to seek, reimbursement from its subcontractors, insurers and others for costs the Company has incurred or expects to incur to investigate and repair defective Chinese drywall and resulting damage. During the three months ended February 28, 2011, the Company received payments of $1.3 million through third party recoveries relative to the costs it has incurred and expects to incur remedying the homes confirmed and estimated to have defective Chinese drywall and resulting damage.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(13) Share-Based Payment

During the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010, compensation expense related to the Company’s share-based payment awards was as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands)    2011      2010  

Stock options

   $ 1,362         1,982   

Nonvested shares

     5,368         4,316   
                 

Total compensation expense for share-based awards

   $  6,730         6,298   
                 

During the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010, the Company did not grant any stock options or nonvested shares.

(14) Financial Instruments

The following table presents the carrying amounts and estimated fair values of financial instruments held by the Company at February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, using available market information and what the Company believes to be appropriate valuation methodologies. Considerable judgment is required in interpreting market data to develop the estimates of fair value. The use of different market assumptions and/or estimation methodologies might have a material effect on the estimated fair value amounts. The table excludes cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, defeasance cash to retire notes payable, receivables, net and accounts payable, which had fair values approximating their carrying amounts due to the short maturities of these instruments.

 

     February 28, 2011      November 30, 2010  
(In thousands)    Carrying
Amount
     Fair
Value
     Carrying
Amount
     Fair
Value
 

ASSETS

           

Rialto Investments:

           

Loans receivable

   $ 1,025,826         1,109,944         1,219,314         1,411,731   

Investments held-to-maturity

   $ 19,813         19,679         19,537         19,537   

Lennar Financial Services:

           

Loans held-for-investment, net

   $ 21,633         22,323         21,768         23,083   

Investments held-to-maturity

   $ 8,162         8,171         3,165         3,177   

LIABILITIES

           

Lennar Homebuilding:

           

Senior notes and other debts payable

   $ 3,129,065         3,325,101         3,128,154         3,153,106   

Rialto Investments:

           

Notes payable

   $ 752,302         709,632         752,302         719,703   

Lennar Financial Services:

           

Notes and other debts payable

   $ 122,339         122,339         271,678         271,678   

The following methods and assumptions are used by the Company in estimating fair values:

Lennar Homebuilding—For senior notes and other debts payable, the fair value of fixed-rate borrowings is based on quoted market prices. The Company’s variable-rate borrowings are tied to market indices and approximate fair value due to the short maturities associated with the majority of the instruments.

Rialto Investments—The fair values for loans receivable is based on discounted cash flows as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, or the fair value of the collateral. The fair value for investments held-to-maturity is based on discounted cash flows as of February 28, 2011. The fair value for investments held-to-maturity as of November 30, 2010 approximated the carrying value as the investments were acquired just prior to November 30, 2010. For notes payable, the fair value of the zero percent notes guaranteed by the FDIC was calculated based on a 5-year treasury yield as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, respectively, and the fair value of other notes payable was calculated based on discounted cash flows using the Company’s weighted average borrowing rate.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Lennar Financial Services—The fair values above are based on quoted market prices, if available. The fair values for instruments that do not have quoted market prices are estimated by the Company on the basis of discounted cash flows or other financial information.

Fair Value Measurements

GAAP provides a framework for measuring fair value, expands disclosures about fair value measurements and establishes a fair value hierarchy which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value summarized as follows:

Level 1 Fair value determined based on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets.

Level 2 Fair value determined using significant other observable inputs.

Level 3 Fair value determined using significant unobservable inputs.

The Company’s financial instruments measured at fair value on a recurring basis are all within the Lennar Financial Services segment and are summarized below:

 

Financial Instruments

   Fair Value
Hierarchy
     Fair Value at
February 28, 2011
    Fair Value at
November 30, 2010
 
(In thousands)                    

Loans held-for-sale (1)

     Level 2       $ 134,758        245,404   

Mortgage loan commitments

     Level 2       $ 3,966        1,449   

Forward contracts

     Level 2       $ (1,761     2,905   

 

(1) The aggregate fair value of loans held-for-sale of $134.8 million at February 28, 2011 exceeds their aggregate principal balance of $130.3 million by $4.5 million. The aggregate fair value of loans held-for-sale of $245.4 million at November 30, 2010, exceeds their aggregate principal balance of $240.8 million by $4.6 million.

The estimated fair values of the Company’s financial instruments have been determined by using available market information and what the Company believes to be appropriate valuation methodologies. Considerable judgment is required in interpreting market data to develop the estimates of fair value. The use of different market assumptions and/or estimation methodologies might have a material effect on the estimated fair value amounts. The following methods and assumptions are used by the Company in estimating fair values:

Loans held-for-sale—Fair value is based on independent quoted market prices, where available, or the prices for other mortgage whole loans with similar characteristics. Management believes carrying loans held-for-sale at fair value improves financial reporting by mitigating volatility in reported earnings caused by measuring the fair value of the loans and the derivatives instruments used to economically hedge them without having to apply complex hedge accounting provisions. In addition, the Company recognizes the fair value of its rights to service a mortgage loan as revenue upon entering into an interest rate lock loan commitment with a borrower, in accordance with ASC Topic 815-10-S99. The fair value of these servicing rights is included in Lennar Financial Services’ loans held-for-sale as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010. Fair value of the servicing rights is determined based on value in the servicing sales contracts.

Mortgage loan commitments—Fair value of commitments to originate loans is based upon the difference between the current value of similar loans and the price at which the Lennar Financial Services segment has committed to originate the loans. The fair value of commitments to sell loan contracts is the estimated amount that the Lennar Financial Services segment would receive or pay to terminate the commitments at the reporting date based on market prices for similar financial instruments.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Forward contracts—Fair value is based on quoted market prices for similar financial instruments.

The Company’s assets measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis are its investments in unconsolidated entities for which the Company has recorded valuation adjustments during the three months ended February 28, 2011 and Rialto Investments real estate owned assets. The assets measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis are summarized below:

 

Non-financial assets

   Fair Value
Hierarchy
     Fair Value      Total Gains
(Losses) (1)
 
(In thousands)                     

Lennar Homebuilding:

        

Investments in unconsolidated entities (2)

     Level 3       $ 529         (8,262

Rialto Investments:

        

Real estate owned (3)

     Level 3       $ 192,984         17,109   

 

(1) Represents total losses due to valuation adjustments and total gains from acquisitions of real estate through foreclosure recorded during the three months ended February 28, 2011.
(2) Lennar Homebuilding investments in unconsolidated entities with an aggregate carrying value of $8.8 million were written down to their fair value of $0.5 million. The valuation adjustments were included in Lennar Homebuilding other income, net in the Company’s statement of operations for the three months ended February 28, 2011.
(3) Real estate owned assets are initially recorded at fair value less estimated costs to sell at the time of acquisition through, or in lieu of, loan foreclosure. Upon acquisition, the real estate owned assets had a carrying value of $175.9 million and a fair value of $193.0 million. The fair value of the real estate owned assets is based upon the appraised value at the time of foreclosure or management’s best estimate. The gains upon acquisition of REO were $17.1 million and are included within Rialto Investments other income, net in the Company’s statement of operations for the three months ended February 28, 2011.

The Company evaluates its investments in unconsolidated entities for indicators of impairment during each reporting period. A series of operating losses of an investee or other factors may indicate that a decrease in value of the Company’s investment in the unconsolidated entity has occurred which is other-than-temporary. The amount of impairment recognized is the excess of the investment’s carrying amount over its estimated fair value.

The evaluation of the Company’s investment in unconsolidated entities includes certain critical assumptions made by management: (1) projected future distributions from the unconsolidated entities, (2) discount rates applied to the future distributions and (3) various other factors.

The Company’s assumptions on the projected future distributions from the unconsolidated entities are dependent on market conditions. Specifically, distributions are dependent on cash to be generated from the sale of inventory by the unconsolidated entities. Such inventory is also reviewed for potential impairment by the unconsolidated entities. The unconsolidated entities generally use a discount rate of approximately 20% in their reviews for impairment, subject to the perceived risks associated with the community’s cash flow streams relative to its inventory. If a valuation adjustment is recorded by an unconsolidated entity related to its assets, the Company’s proportionate share is reflected in the Company’s homebuilding equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities with a corresponding decrease to its investment in unconsolidated entities. In certain instances, the Company may be required to record additional losses relating to its investment in unconsolidated entities, if the Company’s investment in the unconsolidated entity, or a portion thereof, is deemed to be other than temporarily impaired. These losses are included in Lennar Homebuilding other income, net.

Additionally, the Company considers various qualitative factors to determine if a decrease in the value of the investment is other-than-temporary. These factors include age of the venture, intent and ability for the Company to recover its investment in the entity, financial condition and long-term prospects of the entity, short-term liquidity needs of the unconsolidated entity, trends in the general economic environment of the land, entitlement status of the land held by the unconsolidated entity, overall projected returns on investment, defaults under contracts with third parties (including bank debt), recoverability of the investment through future cash flows and relationships with the other partners and banks. If the Company believes that the decline in the fair value of the investment is temporary, then no impairment is recorded.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

REO represents real estate which the Rialto segment has taken control or has effective control of in partial or full satisfaction of loans receivable. At the time of acquisition through foreclosure of a loan, REO is recorded at fair value less estimated costs to sell if classified as held-for-sale and at fair value if classified as held-and-used, which becomes the property’s new basis. The fair values of these assets are determined in part by placing reliance on third party appraisals of the properties and/or internally prepared analysis of recent offers or prices on comparable properties in the proximate vicinity. The third party appraisals and internally developed analysis are significantly impacted by the local market economy, market supply and demand, competitive conditions and prices on comparable properties, adjusted for date of sale, location, property size, etc. Each REO is unique and is analyzed in the context of the particular market where the property is located. In order to establish the significant assumptions for a particular REO, the Company analyzes historical trends, including trends achieved by the Company’s local homebuilding operations, if applicable, and current trends in the market and economy impacting the REO. Using available trend information, the Company then calculates its best estimate of fair value, which can include projected cash flows discounted at a rate the Company believes a market participant would determine to be commensurate with the inherent risks associated with the assets and related estimated cash flow streams.

Changes in economic factors, consumer demand and market conditions, among other things, could materially impact estimates used in the third party appraisals and/or internally prepared analysis of recent offers or prices on comparable properties. Thus, estimates can differ significantly from the amounts ultimately realized by the Rialto segment from disposition of these assets. The amount by which the recorded investment in the loan is less than the REO’s fair value (net of estimated cost to sell if held-for-sale), is recorded as a gain on foreclosure within Rialto Investments’ other income, net, in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations. The amount by which the recorded investment in the loan is greater than the REO’s fair value (net of estimated cost to sell if held-for-sale), is initially recorded as a loan impairment within Rialto Investments’ costs and expenses in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations and upon foreclosure the amount of the impairment is charged off against the related reserve.

(15) Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities

GAAP requires the consolidation of VIEs in which an enterprise has a controlling financial interest. A controlling financial interest will have both of the following characteristics: (a) the power to direct the activities of a VIE that most significantly impact the VIEs economic performance and (b) the obligation to absorb losses of the VIE that could potentially be significant to the VIE or the right to receive benefits from the VIE that could potentially be significant to the VIE.

The Company’s variable interest in VIEs may be in the form of (1) equity ownership, (2) contracts to purchase assets, (3) management and development agreements between the Company and a VIE, (4) loans provided by the Company to a VIE or other partner and/or (5) guarantees provided by members to banks and other third parties. The Company examines specific criteria and uses its judgment when determining if the Company is the primary beneficiary of a VIE. Factors considered in determining whether the Company is the primary beneficiary include risk and reward sharing, experience and financial condition of other partner(s), voting rights, involvement in day-to-day capital and operating decisions, representation on a VIE’s executive committee, existence of unilateral kick-out rights or voting rights, level of economic disproportionality between the Company and the other partner(s) and contracts to purchase assets from VIEs.

Generally, all major decision making in the Company’s joint ventures is shared between all partners. In particular, business plans and budgets are generally required to be unanimously approved by all partners. Usually, management and other fees earned by the Company are nominal and believed to be at market and there is no significant economic disproportionality between the Company and other partners. Generally, the Company purchases less than a majority of the joint venture’s assets and the purchase prices under the Company’s option contracts are believed to be at market.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

Generally, Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities become VIEs and consolidate when the other partner(s) lack the intent and financial wherewithal to remain in the entity. As a result, the Company continues to fund operations and debt paydowns through partner loans or substituted capital contributions.

The Company evaluated all joint venture agreements as of February 28, 2011. Based on the Company’s evaluation, it consolidated entities within its Lennar Homebuilding segment that at February 28, 2011 had total combined assets and liabilities of $18.6 million and $17.6 million, respectively. In addition, during the three months ended February 28, 2011, there were no VIEs that were deconsolidated.

At February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the Company’s recorded investments in Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities were $642.9 million and $626.2 million, respectively, and the Rialto segment’s investments in unconsolidated entities as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010 were $100.2 million and $84.5 million, respectively.

Consolidated VIEs

As of February 28, 2011, the carrying amounts of the VIEs’ assets and non-recourse liabilities that consolidated were $2,297.4 million and $925.4 million, respectively. Those assets are owned by, and those liabilities are obligations of, the VIEs, not the Company.

A VIE’s assets can only be used to settle obligations of that VIE. The VIEs are not guarantors of Company’s senior notes and other debts payable. In addition, the assets held by a VIE usually are collateral for that VIE’s debt. The Company and other partners do not generally have an obligation to make capital contributions to a VIE unless the Company and/or the other partner(s) have entered into debt guarantees with a VIE’s banks. Other than debt guarantee agreements with a VIE’s banks, there are no liquidity arrangements or agreements to fund capital or purchase assets that could require the Company to provide financial support to a VIE. While the Company has option contracts to purchase land from certain of its VIEs, the Company is not required to purchase the assets and could walk away from the contract.

Unconsolidated VIEs

At February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the Company’s recorded investment in VIEs that are unconsolidated and its estimated maximum exposure to loss were as follows:

 

As of February 28, 2011      
(In thousands)    Investments in
Unconsolidated
VIEs
     Lennar’s
Maximum
Exposure to Loss
 

Lennar Homebuilding (1)

   $ 63,531         93,649   

Rialto Investments (2)

     109,458         120,762   
                 

Total

   $ 172,989         214,411   
                 

 

As of November 30, 2010      
(In thousands)    Investments in
Unconsolidated
VIEs
     Lennar’s
Maximum
Exposure to Loss
 

Lennar Homebuilding (1)

   $ 144,809         174,967   

Rialto Investments (2)

     104,063         117,631   
                 

Total

   $ 248,872         292,598   
                 

 

(1) At both February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the maximum exposure to loss of Lennar Homebuilding’s investments in unconsolidated VIEs is limited to its investment in the unconsolidated VIEs in addition to $30.0 million of recourse debt of one of the unconsolidated VIEs.
(2)

For Rialto’s investment in unconsolidated VIEs, the Company made a $75 million commitment to fund capital in the AB PPIP fund. As of both February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

 

Company had contributed $63.8 million of the $75 million commitment and it cannot walk away from its remaining commitment to fund capital. Therefore, as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, the maximum exposure to loss for Rialto’s unconsolidated VIEs was higher than the carrying amount of its investments. In addition, at February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010, investments in unconsolidated VIEs and Lennar’s maximum exposure to loss include $19.8 million and $19.5 million, respectively, related to Rialto’s investments held-to-maturity.

While these entities are VIEs, the Company has determined that the power to direct the activities of the VIEs that most significantly impact the VIEs’ economic performance is generally shared. While the Company generally manages the day-to-day operations of the VIEs, each of the VIEs has an executive committee made up of representatives from each partner. The members of the executive committee have equal votes and major decisions require unanimous consent and approval from all members. The Company does not have the unilateral ability to exercise participating voting rights without partner consent. Furthermore, the Company’s economic interest is not significantly disproportionate to the point where it would indicate that the Company has the power to direct these activities.

The Company and other partners do not generally have an obligation to make capital contributions to the VIEs, except for the Company’s $11.2 million remaining commitment to the AB PPIP fund and $30.0 million of recourse debt of one of the Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated VIEs. The Company and the other partners did not guarantee any debt of these unconsolidated VIEs. There are no liquidity arrangements or agreements to fund capital or purchase assets that could require the Company to provide financial support to the VIEs. While the Company has option contracts to purchase land from certain of its unconsolidated VIEs, the Company is not required to purchase the assets and could walk away from the contract.

Option Contracts

The Company has access to land through option contracts, which generally enables it to control portions of properties owned by third parties (including land funds) and unconsolidated entities until the Company has determined whether to exercise the option.

A majority of the Company’s option contracts require a non-refundable cash deposit or irrevocable letter of credit based on a percentage of the purchase price of the land. The Company’s option contracts sometimes include price adjustment provisions, which adjust the purchase price of the land to its approximate fair value at the time of acquisition or are based on the fair value at the time of takedown.

The Company’s investments in option contracts are recorded at cost unless those investments are determined to be impaired, in which case the Company’s investments are written down to fair value. The Company reviews option contracts for indicators of impairment during each reporting period. The most significant indicator of impairment is a decline in the fair value of the optioned property such that the purchase and development of the optioned property would no longer meet the Company’s targeted return on investment with appropriate consideration given to the length of time available to exercise the option. Such declines could be caused by a variety of factors including increased competition, decreases in demand or changes in local regulations that adversely impact the cost of development. Changes in any of these factors would cause the Company to re-evaluate the likelihood of exercising its land options.

Some option contracts contain a predetermined take-down schedule for the optioned land parcels. However, in almost all instances, the Company is not required to purchase land in accordance with those take-down schedules. In substantially all instances, the Company has the right and ability to not exercise its option and forfeit its deposit without further penalty, other than termination of the option and loss of any unapplied portion of its deposit and pre-acquisition costs. Therefore, in substantially all instances, the Company does not consider the take-down price to be a firm contractual obligation.

When the Company does not intend to exercise an option, it writes off any unapplied deposit and pre-acquisition costs associated with the option contract.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

The Company evaluates all option contracts for land to determine whether they are VIEs and, if so, whether the Company is the primary beneficiary of certain of these option contracts. Although the Company does not have legal title to the optioned land, if the Company is deemed to be the primary beneficiary, it is required to consolidate the land under option at the purchase price of the optioned land. During the three months ended February 28, 2011, the effect of consolidation of these option contracts was a net increase of $5.3 million to consolidated inventory not owned with a corresponding increase to liabilities related to consolidated inventory not owned in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of February 28, 2011. To reflect the purchase price of the inventory consolidated, the Company reclassified the related option deposits from land under development to consolidated inventory not owned in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of February 28, 2011. The liabilities related to consolidated inventory not owned primarily represent the difference between the option exercise prices for the optioned land and the Company’s cash deposits. The increase to consolidated inventory not owned was offset by the Company exercising its options to acquire land under certain contracts previously consolidated resulting in a net decrease in consolidated inventory not owned of $18.2 million for the three months ended February 28, 2011.

The Company’s exposure to loss related to its option contracts with third parties and unconsolidated entities consisted of its non-refundable option deposits and pre-acquisition costs totaling $154.7 million and $157.4 million, respectively, at February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010. Additionally, the Company had posted $48.8 million and $48.9 million, respectively, of letters of credit in lieu of cash deposits under certain option contracts as of February 28, 2011 and November 30, 2010.

(16) New Accounting Pronouncements

In January 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2010-06, Improving Disclosures about Fair Value Measurements, (“ASU 2010-06”), which requires additional disclosures about transfers between Levels 1 and 2 of the fair value hierarchy and disclosures about purchases, sales, issuances and settlements in the rollforward of activity in Level 3 fair value measurements. The Company adopted ASU 2010-06 for its second quarter ended May 31, 2010, except for the Level 3 activity disclosures which will be effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning December 1, 2011. ASU 2010-06 has not and is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In July 2010, the FASB issued ASU 2010-20, Disclosures About the Credit Quality of Financing Receivables and the Allowance for Credit Losses, (“ASU 2010-20”). ASU 2010-20 enhances current disclosure requirements to assist users of financial statements in assessing an entity’s credit risk exposure and evaluating the adequacy of an entity’s allowance for credit losses. ASU 2010-20 requires entities to disclose the nature of credit risk inherent in their finance receivables, the procedure for analyzing and assessing credit risk, and the changes in both the receivables and the allowance for credit losses by portfolio segment and class. ASU 2010-20 was effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning December 1, 2010. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material effect on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

In April 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-02, A Creditor’s Determination of Whether Restructuring Is a Troubled Debt Restructuring, (“ASU 2011-02”). ASU 2011-02 clarifies when a loan modification or restructuring is considered a troubled debt restructuring (“TDR”). In determining whether a loan modification represents a TDR, an entity should consider whether the debtor is experiencing financial difficulty and the lender has granted a concession to the borrower. This guidance is to be applied retrospectively, with early application permitted. ASU 2011-02 is effective for loan modifications that occur on or after September 1, 2011. The Company is evaluating the effect the ASU will have on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(17) Supplemental Financial Information

The indentures governing the principal amounts of the Company’s 5.95% senior notes due 2011, 5.95% senior notes due 2013, 5.50% senior notes due 2014, 5.60% senior notes due 2015, 6.50% senior notes due 2016, 12.25% senior notes due 2017, 6.95% senior notes due 2018, 2.00% convertible senior notes due 2020 and 2.75% convertible senior notes due 2020 require that, if any of the Company’s subsidiaries directly or indirectly guarantee at least $75 million principal amount of debt of Lennar Corporation, those subsidiaries must also guarantee Lennar Corporation’s obligations with regard to its senior notes. Until February 2010, the Company had a Credit Facility that required substantially all of the Company’s homebuilding subsidiaries guarantee Lennar Corporation’s obligations under the Credit Facility, and therefore, those subsidiaries also guaranteed the Company’s obligations with regard to its senior notes. The Company terminated the Credit Facility in February 2010, and because of that, there was a period when there were no guarantors of Lennar’s obligations with regard to its senior notes. However, subsequently, the Company entered into the LC Agreement that is guaranteed by all the Company’s significant homebuilding subsidiaries, but is not guaranteed by the Company’s finance company subsidiaries or by the Rialto segment subsidiaries. The entities referred to as “guarantors” in the following tables are subsidiaries that were guaranteeing the LC Agreement at February 28, 2011. Supplemental information for the guarantors is as follows:

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

February 28, 2011

 

(In thousands)

   Lennar
Corporation
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Eliminations     Total  

ASSETS

            

Lennar Homebuilding:

            

Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and receivables, net

   $ 909,420        131,678         41,608         —          1,082,706   

Inventories

     —          3,691,134         605,638         —          4,296,772   

Investments in unconsolidated entities

     —          603,411         39,463         —          642,874   

Other assets

     43,548        117,576         155,282         —          316,406   

Investments in subsidiaries

     3,351,636        572,656         —           (3,924,292     —     
                                          
     4,304,604        5,116,455         841,991         (3,924,292     6,338,758   

Rialto Investments

     —          —           1,818,670         —          1,818,670   

Lennar Financial Services

     —          147,890         275,166         —          423,056   
                                          

Total assets

   $ 4,304,604        5,264,345         2,935,827         (3,924,292     8,580,484   
                                          

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

            

Lennar Homebuilding:

            

Accounts payable and other liabilities

   $ 260,635        484,119         47,833         —          792,587   

Liabilities related to consolidated inventory

    not owned

     —          367,086         —           —          367,086   

Senior notes and other debts payable

     2,675,394        199,929         253,742         —          3,129,065   

Intercompany

     (1,271,802     811,720         460,082         —          —     
                                          
     1,664,227        1,862,854         761,657         —          4,288,738   

Rialto Investments

     —          —           769,490         —          769,490   

Lennar Financial Services

     —          49,855         239,415         —          289,270   
                                          

Total liabilities

     1,664,227        1,912,709         1,770,562         —          5,347,498   

Stockholders’ equity

     2,640,377        3,351,636         572,656         (3,924,292     2,640,377   

Noncontrolling interests

     —          —           592,609         —          592,609   
                                          

Total equity

     2,640,377        3,351,636         1,165,265         (3,924,292     3,232,986   
                                          

Total liabilities and equity

   $ 4,304,604        5,264,345         2,935,827         (3,924,292     8,580,484   
                                          

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(17) Supplemental Financial Information – (Continued)

 

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

November 30, 2010

 

(In thousands)

   Lennar
Corporation
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Total  

ASSETS

           

Lennar Homebuilding:

           

Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and receivables, net

   $ 1,079,107        177,674         40,863        —          1,297,644   

Inventories

     —          3,547,152         622,456        —          4,169,608   

Investments in unconsolidated entities

     —          587,385         38,800        —          626,185   

Other assets

     48,776        99,486         159,548        —          307,810   

Investments in subsidiaries

     3,333,769        811,317         —          (4,145,086     —     
                                         
     4,461,652        5,223,014         861,667        (4,145,086     6,401,247   

Rialto Investments

     91,270        335,148         1,351,196        —          1,777,614   

Lennar Financial Services

     —          149,413         459,577        —          608,990   
                                         

Total assets

   $ 4,552,922        5,707,575         2,672,440        (4,145,086     8,787,851   
                                         

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

           

Lennar Homebuilding:

           

Accounts payable and other liabilities

   $ 298,985        479,617         83,546        —          862,148   

Liabilities related to consolidated inventory not owned

     —          384,233         —          —          384,233   

Senior notes and other debts payable

     2,671,898        201,248         255,008        —          3,128,154   

Intercompany

     (1,037,694     1,128,731         (91,037     —          —     
                                         
     1,933,189        2,193,829         247,517        —          4,374,535   

Rialto Investments

     10,784        128,136         631,794        —          770,714   

Lennar Financial Services

     —          51,841         396,378        —          448,219   
                                         

Total liabilities

     1,943,973        2,373,806         1,275,689        —          5,593,468   

Stockholders’ equity

     2,608,949        3,333,769         811,317        (4,145,086     2,608,949   

Noncontrolling interests

     —          —           585,434        —          585,434   
                                         

Total equity

     2,608,949        3,333,769         1,396,751        (4,145,086     3,194,383   
                                         

Total liabilities and equity

   $ 4,552,922        5,707,575         2,672,440        (4,145,086     8,787,851   
                                         

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(17) Supplemental Financial Information – (Continued)

 

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations

Three Months Ended February 28, 2011

 

(In thousands)

   Lennar
Corporation
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Total  

Revenues:

          

Lennar Homebuilding

   $ —          458,957        7,752        —          466,709   

Lennar Financial Services

     —          33,994        38,365        (14,646     57,713   

Rialto Investments

     —          —          33,623        —          33,623   
                                        

Total revenues

     —          492,951        79,740        (14,646     558,045   
                                        

Costs and expenses:

          

Lennar Homebuilding

     —          434,220        15,635        (2,092     447,763   

Lennar Financial Services

     —          35,770        32,337        (11,577     56,530   

Rialto Investments

     —          —          28,349        —          28,349   

Corporate general and administrative

     22,231        —          —          1,121        23,352   
                                        

Total costs and expenses

     22,231        469,990        76,321        (12,548     555,994   
                                        

Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities

     —          8,683        (22     —          8,661   

Lennar Homebuilding other income, net

     9,676        29,951        —          (9,667     29,960   

Other interest expense

     (11,765     (22,079     —          11,765        (22,079

Rialto Investments equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

     —          —          4,525        —          4,525   

Rialto Investments other income, net

     —          —          13,203        —          13,203   
                                        

Earnings (loss) before income taxes

     (24,320     39,516        21,125        —          36,321   

Benefit (provision) for income taxes

     13,109        (9,801     (903     —          2,405   

Equity in earnings from subsidiaries

     38,617        8,902        —          (47,519     —     
                                        

Net earnings (including net earnings
attributable to noncontrolling interests)

     27,406        38,617        20,222        (47,519     38,726   

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —          —          11,320        —          11,320   
                                        

Net earnings attributable to Lennar

   $ 27,406        38,617        8,902        (47,519     27,406   
                                        

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(17) Supplemental Financial Information – (Continued)

 

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations

Three Months Ended February 28, 2010

 

(In thousands)    Lennar
Corporation
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Total  

Revenues:

          

Lennar Homebuilding

   $ —          507,747        13,029        —          520,776   

Lennar Financial Services

     —          32,062        35,761        (14,458     53,365   

Rialto Investments

     301        —          —          —          301   
                                        

Total revenues

     301        539,809        48,790        (14,458     574,442   
                                        

Costs and expenses:

          

Lennar Homebuilding

     —          484,058        19,893        (1,986     501,965   

Lennar Financial Services

     —          35,200        30,215        (11,149     54,266   

Rialto Investments

     1,403        —          —          —          1,403   

Corporate general and administrative

     21,431        —          —          1,209        22,640   
                                        

Total costs and expenses

     22,834        519,258        50,108        (11,926     580,274   
                                        

Lennar Homebuilding equity in loss from unconsolidated entities

     —          (8,875     (19     —          (8,894

Other income, net

     9,242        14,194        —          (9,233     14,203   

Other interest expense

     (11,765     (18,665     —          11,765        (18,665

Rialto Investments equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

     143        —          —          —          143   
                                        

Earnings (loss) before income taxes

     (24,913     7,205        (1,337     —          (19,045

Benefit (provision) for income taxes

     15,873        (4,608     307        —          11,572   

Equity in earnings (loss) from subsidiaries

     2,517        (80     —          (2,437     —     
                                        

Net earnings (loss) (including net loss attributable to
noncontrolling interests)

     (6,523     2,517        (1,030     (2,437     (7,473

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —          —          (950     —          (950
                                        

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Lennar

   $ (6,523     2,517        (80     (2,437     (6,523
                                        

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(17) Supplemental Financial Information – (Continued)

 

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

Three Months Ended February 28, 2011

 

(In thousands)

   Lennar
Corporation
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Total  

Cash flows from operating activities:

          

Net earnings (including net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests)

   $ 27,406        38,617        20,222        (47,519     38,726   

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (including net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

     (15,550     (187,700     126,680        47,519        (29,051
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

     11,856        (149,083     146,902        —          9,675   
                                        

Cash flows from investing activities:

          

Investments in and contributions to Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities, net

     —          (16,752     (795     —          (17,547

Investments in and contributions to Rialto Investments consolidated and unconsolidated entities, net

     —          —          (10,575     —          (10,575

Increase in Rialto Investments defeasance cash to retire notes payable

     —          —          (24,250     —          (24,250

Receipts of principal payments on Rialto Investments loans receivable

     —          —          49,954        —          49,954   

Other

     —          (4,560     4,842        —          282   
                                        

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

     —          (21,312     19,176        —          (2,136
                                        

Cash flows from financing activities:

          

Net repayments under Lennar Financial Services debt

     —          (5     (149,334     —          (149,339

Net repayments on other borrowings

     —          (12,510     (15,253     —          (27,763

Exercise of land option contracts from

    an unconsolidated land investment venture

     —          (10,855     —          —          (10,855

Net payments related to noncontrolling interests

     —          —          (4,674     —          (4,674

Excess tax benefits from share-based awards

     258        —          —          —          258   

Common stock:

          

Issuances

     4,754        —          —          —          4,754   

Repurchases

     —          —          —          —          —     

Dividends

     (7,469     —          —          —          (7,469

Intercompany

     (182,844     162,765        20,079        —          —     
                                        

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

     (185,301     139,395        (149,182     —          (195,088
                                        

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (173,445     (31,000     16,896        —          (187,549

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     1,071,542        179,215        143,378        —          1,394,135   
                                        

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 898,097        148,215        160,274        —          1,206,586   
                                        

 

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Lennar Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements—(Continued)

(unaudited)

 

(17) Supplemental Financial Information – (Continued)

 

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

Three Months Ended February 28, 2010

 

(In thousands)

   Lennar
Corporation
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Total  

Cash flows from operating activities:

          

Net earnings (loss) (including net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests)

   $ (6,523     2,517        (1,030     (2,437     (7,473

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) (including net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

     69,607        (85,644     110,489        2,437        96,889   
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

     63,084        (83,127     109,459        —          89,416   
                                        

Cash flows from investing activities:

          

Increase in restricted cash related to cash collateralized letters of credit

     (164,150     —          —          —          (164,150

Increase in investments in Lennar Homebuilding unconsolidated entities, net

     —          (6,010     (264     —          (6,274

Investments in and contributions to Rialto Investments unconsolidated entities

     (41,315     —          —          —          (41,315

Investments in and contributions to Rialto Investments consolidated entities (net of $54,000 cash and cash equivalents consolidated)

     (265,059     —          54,000        —          (211,059

Other

     (594     (566     (151     —          (1,311
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     (471,118     (6,576     53,585        —          (424,109
                                        

Cash flows from financing activities:

          

Net repayments under Lennar Financial Services debt

     —          (11     (105,161     —          (105,172

Partial redemption of 5.125% senior notes due 2010

     (38,275     —          —          —          (38,275

Net repayments on other borrowings

     —          (25,191     (18,764     —          (43,955

Exercise of land option contracts from an unconsolidated land investment venture

     —          (16,070     —          —          (16,070

Net receipts related to noncontrolling interests

     —          —          2,000        —          2,000   

Common stock:

          

Issuances

     890        —          —          —          890   

Repurchases

     (1,573     —          —          —          (1,573

Dividends

     (7,386     —          —          —          (7,386

Intercompany

     (154,039     117,584        36,455        —          —     
                                        

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     (200,383     76,312        (85,470     —          (209,541
                                        

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     (608,417     (13,391     77,574        —          (544,234

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     1,223,169        154,313        79,956        —          1,457,438   
                                        

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 614,752        140,922        157,530        —          913,204   
                                        

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included under Item 1 of this Report and our audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended November 30, 2010.

Some of the statements in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, are “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, strategies and prospects. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical or current matters. Rather, forward-looking statements relate to anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results. Because forward-looking statements relate to matters that have not yet occurred, these statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements. These factors include those described under the caption “Risk Factors” included in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended November 30, 2010. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements, except as required by Federal securities laws.

Outlook

During the first quarter of 2011, despite operating in a challenging housing market, we reported diluted earnings per share of $0.14, making this our fourth consecutive quarter of profitability. As evidenced by a 12% year-over-year decline in new orders, we believe that the timing of the recovery and the degree of improvement in the housing market remain uncertain.

We remain focused on improving our core business. Our principal focus in our homebuilding operations continues to be maintaining and improving our gross profit margin on the homes we sell rather than increasing sales volume. We have taken steps over the past several years to reduce costs and right-size our overhead structure. Although selling, general and administrative expenses increased as a percentage of revenues from home sales in the first quarter, they continued to decline in absolute dollars. We continue to make carefully underwritten strategic acquisitions in well-positioned markets that will support our homebuilding operations going forward.

Along with our intense focus on our homebuilding operations, our Rialto Investments segment has continued to contribute earnings to our operating results in the first quarter of 2011, generating $23.0 million of pre-tax earnings (which included $12.0 million of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests). We continue to invest in new opportunities using conservative underwriting standards to generate high returns. We expect this segment to continue to be a growing component of our operating earnings in the future as we continue to evaluate and execute on potential opportunities.

Our strong balance sheet and significant liquidity puts us in an excellent position to purchase new strategic high margin land deals for our homebuilding operations and distressed opportunities for our Rialto operations. While it is unclear whether the spring selling season will gain momentum or continue its sluggish recovery, we believe that our Company is well positioned for a profitable year in fiscal 2011.

 

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(1) Results of Operations

Overview

We historically have experienced, and expect to continue to experience, variability in quarterly results. Our results of operations for the three months ended February 28, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

Our net earnings attributable to Lennar were $27.4 million, or $0.15 per basic share and $0.14 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2011, compared to a net loss attributable to Lennar of $6.5 million, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, in the first quarter of 2010. Our gross margin percentage on home sales improved compared to last year, primarily due to reduced sales incentives offered to homebuyers as a percentage of revenues from home sales.

Financial information relating to our operations was as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
(In thousands)    2011     2010  

Lennar Homebuilding revenues:

    

Sales of homes

   $ 457,869        513,348   

Sales of land

     8,840        7,428   
                

Total Lennar Homebuilding revenues

     466,709        520,776   
                

Lennar Homebuilding costs and expenses:

    

Cost of homes sold

     366,199        414,972   

Cost of land sold

     6,389        6,075   

Selling, general and administrative

     75,175        80,918   
                

Total Lennar Homebuilding costs and expenses

     447,763        501,965   
                

Lennar Homebuilding operating margins

     18,946        18,811   

Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities

     8,661        (8,894

Lennar Homebuilding other income, net

     29,960        14,203   

Other interest expense

     (22,079     (18,665
                

Lennar Homebuilding operating earnings

   $ 35,488        5,455   
                

Lennar Financial Services revenues

   $ 57,713        53,365   

Lennar Financial Services costs and expenses

     56,530        54,266   
                

Lennar Financial Services operating earnings (loss)

   $ 1,183        (901
                

Rialto Investments revenues

   $ 33,623        301   

Rialto Investments costs and expenses

     28,349        1,403   

Rialto Investments equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities

     4,525        143   

Rialto Investments other income, net

     13,203        —     
                

Rialto Investments operating earnings (loss)

   $ 23,002        (959
                

Total operating earnings

   $ 59,673        3,595   

Corporate general and administrative expenses

     (23,352     (22,640
                

Earnings (loss) before income taxes

   $ 36,321        (19,045
                

Revenues from home sales decreased 11% in the first quarter of 2011 to $457.9 million from $513.3 million in 2010. Revenues were lower primarily due to a 7% decrease in the average sales price of homes delivered and a 4% decrease in the number of home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities. New home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, decreased to 1,903 homes in the first quarter of 2011 from 1,988 homes last year. Due to the decreased demand for new homes primarily driven by the absence of the federal tax credit in the current period, there was a decrease in home deliveries in Homebuilding Other

 

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and in all of our Homebuilding segments except for our Homebuilding East segment. The increase in home deliveries in our Homebuilding East segment was primarily a result of a 39% increase in the segment’s active community count. The average sales price of homes delivered decreased to $240,000 in the first quarter of 2011, primarily in our Homebuilding West segment due to a shift to smaller square footage homes generating a lower average sales price. The average sales price of homes delivered was $258,000 in the first quarter of 2010. Sales incentives offered to homebuyers were $33,100 per home delivered in the first quarter of 2011, or 12.1% as a percentage of home sales revenue, compared to $37,100 per home delivered in the same period last year, or 12.5% as a percentage of home sales revenue.

Gross margins on home sales were $91.7 million, or 20.0%, in the first quarter of 2011, compared to $98.4 million, or 19.2%, in the first quarter of 2010. Gross margin percentage on home sales improved compared to last year, primarily due to reduced sales incentives offered to homebuyers as a percentage of revenues from home sales. Gross profits on land sales totaled $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2011, compared to $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2010.

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased by $5.7 million, or 7%, in the first quarter of 2011, compared to the same period last year. Selling, general and administrative expenses in the first quarter of 2011 included $8.0 million related to the receipt of a settlement discussed below, offset by $6.6 million related to expenses associated with remedying pre-existing liabilities of a previously acquired company. As a percentage of revenues from home sales, selling, general and administrative expenses increased to 16.4% in the first quarter of 2011, from 15.8% in the first quarter of 2010, due to lower revenues.

Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities was $8.7 million in the first quarter of 2011, which included our share of a gain on debt extinguishment at one of Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities totaling $15.4 million, partially offset by $4.5 million of valuation adjustments related to assets of Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities. In the first quarter of 2010, Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities was ($8.9) million.

Lennar Homebuilding other income, net, totaled $30.0 million in the first quarter of 2011, which included $29.5 million related to the receipt of a settlement. The parties to certain litigation in which we were the plaintiff entered into a settlement agreement in which they agreed we may make the following statement: “Lennar recently settled litigation against a third party in connection with Lennar’s ongoing dispute with Nicolas Marsch, III and his affiliates. As a result of the settlement, the third party paid Lennar total cash consideration of $37.5 million and that the terms are confidential.” Lennar Homebuilding other income, net, in the first quarter of 2011 also included the recognition of $10.0 million of previously deferred management fee income related to one of Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities. However, Lennar Homebuilding other income, net, was reduced by $8.3 million of valuation adjustments to our investments in Lennar Homebuilding’s unconsolidated entities and $4.8 million of write-offs of other assets. In the first quarter of 2010, Lennar Homebuilding other income, net, was $14.2 million.

Homebuilding interest expense was $35.8 million in the first quarter of 2011 ($13.5 million was included in cost of homes sold, $0.2 million in cost of land sold and $22.1 million in other interest expense), compared to $33.2 million in the first quarter of 2010 ($14.3 million was included in cost of homes sold, $0.2 million in cost of land sold and $18.7 million in other interest expense). Interest expense increased due to an increase in the Company’s outstanding debt compared to the same period last year.

Sales of land, Lennar Homebuilding equity in earnings (loss) from unconsolidated entities, Lennar Homebuilding other income, net and net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests may vary significantly from period to period depending on the timing of land sales and other transactions entered into by the Company and unconsolidated entities in which it has investments.

Operating earnings for the Lennar Financial Services segment were $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2011, compared to an operating loss of ($0.9) million in the first quarter of 2010. The increase in profitability was primarily due to higher profits per loan in the segment’s mortgage operations and reduced costs in the segment’s title operations.

 

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In the first quarter of 2011, operating earnings for the Rialto Investments segment were $23.0 million (which included $12.0 million of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to an operating loss of ($1.0) million in the same period last year. In the first quarter of 2011, revenues in this segment were $33.6 million, which consisted primarily of accretable interest income associated with the segment’s portfolio of real estate loans, compared to revenues of $0.3 million in the same period last year. In the first quarter of 2011, Rialto Investments other income, net, was $13.2 million, which consisted primarily of gains from acquisition of real estate owned through foreclosure. The segment also had equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities of $4.5 million during the first quarter of 2011, consisting primarily of interest income and unrealized gains related to the Company’s investment in the AllianceBernstein L.P. (“AB”) fund formed under the Federal government’s Public-Private Investment Program (“PPIP”), compared to equity in earnings from unconsolidated entities of $0.1 million in the same period last year. In the first quarter of 2011, expenses in this segment were $28.3 million, which consisted primarily of costs related to its portfolio operations, underwriting expenses related to both completed and abandoned transactions, and other general and administrative expenses, compared to expenses of $1.4 million in the same period last year.

Corporate general and administrative expenses increased by $0.7 million, or 3%, in the first quarter of 2011, compared to the first quarter of 2010. As a percentage of total revenues, corporate general and administrative expenses increased to 4.2% in the first quarter of 2011, from 3.9% in the first quarter of 2010.

Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests were $11.3 million and ($1.0) million, respectively, in the first quarter of 2011 and 2010. Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests during the first quarter of 2011 were primarily related to the FDIC’s interest in the portfolios of real estate loans that we acquired in partnership with the FDIC.

A reduction of the carrying amounts of deferred tax assets by a valuation allowance is required if, based on available evidence, it is more likely than not that such assets will not be realized. Based upon an evaluation of all available evidence, during the three months ended February 28, 2011, we recorded a reversal of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $8.5 million, primarily due to the net earnings generated during the period. At February 28, 2011, the deferred tax asset valuation allowance was $601.0 million.

Our overall effective income tax rates were (9.62%) and 63.95%, respectively, for the three months ended February 28, 2011 and 2010. The change in the effective tax rate, compared with the same period during 2010, resulted primarily from the reversal of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance due to the net earnings generated during the three months ended February 28, 2011.

Homebuilding Segments

We have grouped our homebuilding activities into four reportable segments, which we refer to as Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West and Homebuilding Houston, based primarily upon similar economic characteristics, geography and product type. Information about homebuilding activities in states that do not have economic characteristics that are similar to those in other states in the same geographic area is grouped under “Homebuilding Other,” which is not a reportable segment. References in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations to homebuilding segments are to those reportable segments.

At February 28, 2011, our reportable homebuilding segments and Homebuilding Other consisted of homebuilding divisions located in:

East: Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia

Central: Arizona, Colorado and Texas (1)

West: California and Nevada

Houston: Houston, Texas

Other: Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina and South Carolina

 

(1) Texas in the Central reportable segment excludes Houston, Texas, which is its own reportable segment.

 

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The following tables set forth selected financial and operational information related to our homebuilding operations for the periods indicated:

Selected Financial and Operational Data

 

     Three Months Ended  
     February 28,  
(In thousands)    2011      2010  

Revenues:

     

East:

     

Sales of homes

   $ 186,309         138,693   

Sales of land

     2,155         3,367   
                 

Total East

     188,464         142,060   
                 

Central:

     

Sales of homes

     66,064         65,775   

Sales of land

     942         308   
                 

Total Central

     67,006         66,083   
                 

West:

     

Sales of homes

     96,382         162,531   

Sales of land

     —           1,786   
                 

Total West

     96,382         164,317