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Horton reports 4Q, year-end results

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Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton Inc. reported a profit of $139.5 million, or 40 cents per share, in its fiscal fourth quarter. Company officials said the results indicate home values across the country are increasing. The company had reported a profit of $100.1 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

Home building revenue was $1.8 billion, up from $1.3 billion in the same quarter in 2012. However, the company also reported that orders for new homes had slipped in quarter.

Net income for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2013 was $462.7 million, or $1.33 per diluted share, compared to $956.3 million, or $2.77 per diluted share, in fiscal 2012. The results in fiscal 2012 included a non-cash tax benefit of $753.2 million from a reduction of the company’s valuation allowance on its deferred tax assets. Homebuilding revenue for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, increased 44 percent to $6.1 billion from $4.2 billion in fiscal 2012. Homes closed in fiscal 2013 increased 28 percent to 24,155, compared to 18,890 homes in fiscal 2012.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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