Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton Inc. announced Thursday its third-quarter profit fell to $146 million, or 42 cents per share, down from $787.8 million or $2.22 per share a year earlier. The year earlier quarter included a non-cash tax benefit of $716.7 million from a reduction. Revenue was up 47 percent to $1.6 billion compared to $1.1 billion a year earlier.
Donald R. Horton, Chairman of the Board, said, “Our homebuilding and financial services operations delivered strong results again this quarter, with a 580 basis point improvement in our pre-tax income margin to 12.1 percent and a 184 percent increase in our pre-tax income to $205.1 million,” said Donald R. Horton, chairman of the board. “ Homes sold, closed and in backlog all increased double-digit percentages, while the dollar values all increased 30 percent or more. Our average sales price increased 15 percent to $268,000, reflecting pricing power across most of our markets and increased demand from move-up buyers.”