KB Home’s KBH stock slips 1.5% in the after-hours trading session on Sep 22, after it reported third-quarter fiscal 2020 (ended Aug 31, 2020) results. Although both earnings and revenues topped the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate on solid housing gross margin, the company expects its ending community count to remain relatively flat sequentially for the next two quarters.
Earnings & Revenue Discussion
The company reported quarterly earnings of 83 cents per share, which surpassed the consensus estimate of 50 cents by 66%. Also, the metric grew 13.7% from the year-ago figure of 73 cents per share owing to improvement in housing gross margin.
KB Home Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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Total revenues of $999 million topped the consensus mark of $896 million by 11.6% but fell 13.9% on year-over-year basis due to COVID-19 impacts.
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