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Forestar Group Inc. Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

2013-02-13 17:20 ET - News Release

Delivering the Greatest Value From Every Acre, Accelerating Value Realization and Growing Through Strategic Investments


Company Website: http://www.forestargroup.com
AUSTIN, Texas -- (Business Wire)

Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) today reported full year 2012 net income of approximately $12.9 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared with full year 2011 net income of approximately $7.2 million, or $0.20 per diluted share outstanding.

($ in millions, except per share)

    Full Year 2012     Full Year 2011
Net income$12.9$7.2
Net income per share$0.36$0.20
 

Full year 2012 results include after-tax expenses of approximately ($4.1) million, or ($0.12) per share, associated with acquisition of CREDO Petroleum Corporation, and an after-tax loss of ($2.9) million, or ($0.08) per share, associated with loss on extinguishment of debt related to amendment and extension of our term loan. Full year 2011 results include an after-tax gain of $40.2 million, or $1.12 per share, related to sale of about 57,000 acres of timberland, an after-tax loss of ($29.4) million or ($0.82) per share principally related to non-cash asset impairments associated with entering into agreements to acquire certain assets from the CL Realty and TEMCO ventures and an after-tax loss of ($2.1) million, or ($0.06) per share, associated with proposed private debt offerings. Full year 2012 net income excluding special items was $19.9 million, or $0.56 per share, compared with a net loss before special items of ($1.5) million or ($0.04) per share in 2011.

($ in millions, except per share)

    Full Year 2012     Full Year 2011
Net income per share$0.36$0.20
Special items:
CREDO Petroleum acquisition expenses $0.12 $ -
Loss on extinguishment of debt 0.08 -
Debt offering expenses - 0.06
Non-cash asset impairments - 0.82
Gain on sale of timberland -(1.12)
Total special items $0.20 ($0.24 )
 
Net income (loss) per share before special items*$0.56($0.04)

*These are Non-GAAP financial measures.The reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP measures is provided in the tables following this press release, and on the investor relations section of the company’s website.

“Our 2012 results are beginning to reflect the benefit of our Triple in FOR strategic initiatives focused on accelerating value realization, optimizing transparency and disclosure, and growing our net asset value through strategic and disciplined investments,” said Jim DeCosmo, president and chief executive officer of Forestar Group.

Full Year 2012 Significant Highlights (includes ventures)

Mineral Resources – Oil & Gas

  • Oil production increased over 144% compared with 2011
  • 29 additional oil and gas wells completed; 936 total producing wells at year-end
  • 8,910 net mineral acres leased to exploration and production companies

Real Estate

  • Sold 1,365 developed residential lots, a 22% increase compared with 2011 – almost 1,340 lots under option contracts at year-end
  • Generated $18.4 million in gross profit from residential lot sales, including our share of venture activity, up 60% compared with 2011
  • Acquired entire interest in 17 residential and mixed-use real estate projects from the CL Realty and TEMCO ventures for a net investment of approximately $23.5 million
  • Sold approximately 9,330 acres of undeveloped land for about $19 million through our retail sales program
  • Sold two stabilized multifamily communities, Broadstone Memorial and Las Brisas, generating approximately $40 million in cash flow
  • Completed construction of Promesa, a 289-unit multifamily community in Austin, Texas
  • Initiated development of two multifamily venture properties, with locations in Austin and Denver

Strategic Initiatives

  • Completed the acquisition of CREDO Petroleum in an all cash transaction for $14.50 per share, representing an equity purchase price of $146 million

Fourth Quarter 2012 Significant Highlights

The company reported fourth quarter 2012 net income of approximately $10.0 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared with a fourth quarter 2011 net loss of approximately ($22.9) million, or ($0.65) per share outstanding.

($ in millions, except per share)

    4th Qtr 2012     4th Qtr 2011
Net income (loss)$10.0($22.9)
Net income (loss) per share$0.28($0.65)
 

Fourth quarter 2012 results include after-tax expenses of approximately ($0.4) million, or ($0.01) per share, associated with acquisition of CREDO Petroleum. Fourth quarter 2011 results include an after-tax loss of ($28.9) million, or ($0.82) per share principally related to non-cash asset impairments associated with entering into agreements to acquire the entire interest in 17 projects from the CL Realty and TEMCO ventures. Fourth quarter 2012 net income excluding special items was $10.4 million, or $0.29 per share, compared with net income excluding special items of $6.0 million, or $0.17 per share in 2011.

($ in millions, except per share)

    4th Qtr 2012     4th Qtr 2011
Net income (loss) per share$0.28($0.65)
Special items:
CREDO Petroleum acquisition expenses 0.01 -
Non-cash asset impairments -0.82  
Total special items 0.01 $0.82
 
Net income per share before special items*$0.29$0.17  
 

*These are Non-GAAP financial measures.The reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP measures is provided in the tables following this press release, and on the investor relations section of the company’s website.

MINERAL RESOURCES

Fourth Quarter 2012 Significant Highlights

  • Oil production up almost 122,000 barrels or 245% compared with fourth quarter 2011, including over 116,500 barrels of production from acquisition of CREDO Petroleum
  • Leased almost 5,000 net mineral acres to exploration and production companies for almost $300 per acre
  • 16 wells drilled; 936 gross producing wells, up 406 compared with fourth quarter 2011 principally due to acquisition of Credo Petroleum during third quarter 2012

Mineral Resources Segment Financial Results:

($ in millions)

    4Q 2012     4Q 2011     FY 2012     FY 2011
Segment Revenues $17.2 $6.8 $44.2 $24.6
Segment Earnings $5.7 $3.7

$21.6

1

$16.0

1

1Full year 2012 and 2011 mineral resources segment results include $5.0 million and $3.8 million, respectively, in costs principally associated with development of our water resource initiatives.

Mineral resources segment earnings increased in fourth quarter and full year 2012 compared with fourth quarter and full year 2011 principally due to higher oil production primarily due to the acquisition of CREDO Petroleum and higher lease bonus revenues, which more than offset lower oil and gas pricing and increased costs.

REAL ESTATE

Fourth Quarter 2012 Significant Highlights

  • Sold 384 fully developed residential lots, up 24% from fourth quarter 2011, with average lot prices up 34% compared with fourth quarter 2011
  • Sold 40 commercial acres for approximately $208,300 per acre
  • Sold almost 7,400 acres of undeveloped land for $1,900 per acre
  • Venture completed sale of Las Brisas multifamily community near Austin, TX, generating almost $10 million in cash proceeds to Forestar
  • Purchased multifamily site in Charlotte, NC for approximately $5.6 million

Real Estate Segment Financial Results:

($ in millions)

    4Q 2012     4Q 2011     FY 2012     FY 2011
Segment Revenues $48.4 $46.4 $120.1 $106.2
Segment Earnings (Loss) $21.6 ($25.0 ) $53.6 ($25.7 )
 

Fourth quarter 2012 real estate segment earnings were higher compared with fourth quarter 2011 principally due to higher residential lot sales, $8.2 million in earnings associated with venture’s gain on sale of Las Brisas multifamily community, and increased commercial tract sales. In addition, fourth quarter and full year 2011 real estate segment results were negatively impacted by ($44.5) million and ($45.2) million in non-cash asset impairment charges, principally related to the acquisition of certain assets from CL Realty and TEMCO ventures.

FIBER RESOURCES

Fourth Quarter 2012 Significant Highlights

  • Sold over 162,000 tons of fiber - recreational leasing remains strong

Fiber Resources Segment Financial Results:

($ in millions)

    4Q 2012     4Q 2011     FY 2012     FY 2011
Segment Revenues $3.0 $0.9 $8.3 $4.8
Segment Earnings $2.3 $0.1 $5.0 $1.9
 

Fourth quarter and full year 2012 fiber resources segment earnings increased compared with fourth quarter and full year 2011 principally due to increased fiber sales activity and higher pricing. Recreational leasing activity remained strong during fourth quarter, with almost 99% of available land leased for recreation.

OUTLOOK

“We continue to build momentum through execution of our Triple in FOR strategic initiatives, focused on accelerating value realization, increasing transparency and disclosure and growing through strategic and disciplined investments. We have made great progress, but I believe Forestar is just beginning to realize its full potential,” said Jim DeCosmo, president and chief executive officer of Forestar Group.

“Our preliminary year-end 2012 total proven reserves are approximately 5.6 million BOE (barrels of oil equivalent), up over 87% compared with year-end 2011, driven by the acquisition of CREDO Petroleum. Our oil and gas strategic initiatives are focused on increasing exploration, production and reserves, a key driver of future earnings and cash flow. In addition, we are committed to delivering the growth and returns associated with acquisition of CREDO Petroleum. We anticipate participating in over 50 non-operating working interest oil wells in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in 2013, and we are planning to drill or participate in over 80 additional oil wells in the Lansing-Kansas City formation in Kansas and Nebraska. These three formations offer lower-risk, repeatable drilling opportunities that we expect to significantly exceed our target returns. As a result, we expect 2013 capital expenditures for drilling and participation in working interests to exceed $70 million and anticipate our share of total production in 2013 to exceed one million barrels of oil equivalent, an over 50% increase compared with 2012.

“Housing markets are experiencing solid signs of a long-term sustainable recovery, with growing demand for residential lots and increased interest in residential and commercial tracts. Our backlog remains strong, and we are well positioned to increase sales, with a solid portfolio of over 50 active residential and mixed-use communities in the major markets of Texas.

“We continue to build a solid pipeline of multifamily development properties, including the acquisition of a well-located multifamily development site in Charlotte, North Carolina for approximately $5.6 million during fourth quarter. We substantially completed construction of our Promesa multifamily community in 2012 and expect the project to reach stabilization and be positioned for sale during first half of 2013. In addition, we initiated construction of two multifamily projects: Eleven, in Austin and 360°, in Denver, both of which are held in ventures and remain on target for unit deliveries to begin in late 2013.

“We are well positioned to recognize and responsibly deliver the greatest value from every acre and grow our business through strategic and disciplined investments. Our portfolio is comprised of the strongest assets since we became a public company at year-end 2007, and I believe has the potential to generate significant earnings and cash flow as we accelerate value realization,” concluded Mr. DeCosmo.

The Company will host a conference call on February 14, 2013 at 10:00 am ET to discuss results of fourth quarter and full year 2012. The meeting may be accessed through webcast or conference call. The webcast may be accessed through Forestar’s Internet site at www.forestargroup.com. To access the conference call, listeners from North America should dial 1-800-510-9836 at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Those wishing to access the call from outside North America should dial 1-617-614-3670. The password is Forestar. Replays of the call will be available for two weeks following the live call and can be accessed at 1-888-286-8010 in North America and at 1-617-801-6888 outside North America. The password for the replay is 31120450.

About Forestar Group

Forestar Group Inc. operates in three business segments: real estate, mineral resources and fiber resources. At the end of fourth quarter 2012, the real estate segment owns directly or through ventures almost 136,000 acres of real estate located in ten states and fourteen markets in the U.S. The real estate segment has 15 real estate projects representing approximately 26,070 acres currently in the entitlement process, and 74 entitled, developed and under development projects in seven states and eleven markets encompassing almost 14,400 acres, comprised of 23,800 planned residential lots and almost 2,400 commercial acres. The mineral resources segment includes approximately 752,000 net acres of oil and gas mineral interests, with approximately 590,000 acres of fee ownership located principally in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia and about 162,000 net acres of leasehold and overriding royalty interests principally located in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Texas. These leasehold interests include almost 6,000 net mineral acres in the core of the prolific Bakken and Three Forks formations. In addition, the mineral resources segment owns a 45% nonparticipating royalty interest in groundwater produced or withdrawn for commercial purposes from approximately 1.4 million acres in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama and about 20,000 acres of groundwater leases in central Texas. The fiber resources segment includes the sale of wood fiber and management of our recreational leases. Forestar’s address on the World Wide Web is www.forestargroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “target,” “forecast,” and other words and terms of similar meaning. These statements reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to risk and uncertainties. We note that a variety of factors and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including our ability to achieve synergies and value creation contemplated by the merger with Credo, and our ability to promptly and effectively integrate Credo’s businesses. Other factors and uncertainties that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: general economic, market, or business conditions; changes in commodity prices; opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to us and that we may pursue; fluctuations in costs and expenses including development costs; demand for new housing, including impacts from mortgage credit availability; lengthy and uncertain entitlement processes; cyclicality of our businesses; accuracy of accounting assumptions; competitive actions by other companies; changes in laws or regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. Except as required by law, we expressly disclaim any obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements contained in this news release to reflect the occurrence of events after the date of this news release.

         
FORESTAR GROUP INC.
(UNAUDITED)
 

Business Segments

 
Fourth Quarter Full Year
2012     2011 2012     2011
(In thousands,

except per share)

(In thousands,

except per share)

Revenues

Real estate $ 48,431 $ 46,354 $ 120,115 $ 106,168
Mineral resources 17,167 6,800 44,220 24,584
Fiber resources   2,979     853     8,256     4,821  
Total revenues $ 68,577   $ 54,007   $ 172,591   $ 135,573  
 

Segment earnings (loss)

Real estate (a) $ 21,651 $ (25,020 ) $ 53,582 $ (25,704 )
Mineral resources 5,662 3,731 21,581 16,023
Fiber resources   2,274     103     5,056     1,893  
Total segment earnings (loss) 29,587 (21,186 ) 80,219 (7,788 )
Items not allocated to segments:
General and administrative expense (b) (5,694 ) (4,286 ) (25,176 ) (20,110 )
Share-based compensation income (expense) (3,438 ) (6,668 ) (14,929 ) (7,067 )
Gain on sale of assets - - 16 61,784
Interest expense (3,714 ) (4,079 ) (19,363 ) (17,012 )
Other corporate non-operating income   33     291     191     368  
Income (loss) before taxes 16,774 (35,928 ) 20,958 10,175
Income tax (expense) benefit   (6,742 )   13,048     (8,016 )   (3,021 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Forestar Group Inc. $ 10,032   $ (22,880 ) $ 12,942   $ 7,154  
 
Net income (loss) per common share:

Basic

$ 0.28 $ (0.65 ) $ 0.37 $ 0.20
Diluted $ 0.28 $ (0.65 ) $ 0.36 $ 0.20
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding (in millions):
Basic 35.2 35.2 35.2 35.4
Diluted 35.6 35.2 35.5 35.8
 
At Year-End

Supplemental Financial Information:

2012 2011
(In thousands)
 
Borrowings under senior credit facility $ 244,000 $ 130,000
Other debt (c)   50,063     91,587  
Total debt $ 294,063   $ 221,587  
(a)   Real estate segment results include non-cash impairment charges of $44.5 million in fourth quarter 2011 and $45.2 million during full year 2011, principally related to entering into agreements to acquire 17 projects from CL Realty and TEMCO ventures.
(b) Full year 2012 general and administrative expenses include approximately $6.3 million in costs associated with the acquisition of CREDO Petroleum Corporation. Full year 2011 general and administrative expenses include $3.2 million paid to outside advisors related to private debt offerings which were withdrawn due to the deterioration in terms available to us in the capital markets.
(c) Consists principally of consolidated venture non-recourse debt.
 
         
FORESTAR GROUP INC.
MINERAL RESOURCES SEGMENT
PERFORMANCE METRICS
 
Fourth QuarterFull Year
2012     20112012     2011
Leasing Activity from Owned Mineral Interests
Acres Leased 5,000 320 8,900 8,100
Average Bonus / Acre $ 300 $ 60 $ 600 $ 280
Delay Rentals Received $ 64,000 $ 512,900 $ 2,218,600 $ 992,200
Oil & Gas Production

Royalty Interests1

Gross Wells 542 530 542 530
Oil Production (Barrels) 52,700 44,400 230,100 142,100
Average Oil Price ($ / Barrel) $ 80.98 $ 101.53 $ 86.66 $ 96.24
Natural Gas Production (MMcf) 468.4 357.6 1,703.9 1,594.6
Average Natural Gas Price ($ / Mcf) $ 2.56 $ 3.91 $ 2.57 $ 3.94
BOE Production2 130,800 104,000 514,100 407,900
Average Price ($ / BOE) $ 41.81 $ 56.78 $ 47.32 $ 48.94

Working Interests

Gross Wells 403 8 403 8
Oil Production (Barrels) 118,800 5,300 141,200 9,800
Average Oil Price ($ / Barrel) $ 80.08 $ 107.72 $ 82.54 $ 105.48
Natural Gas Production (MMcf) 221.5 15.9 285.1 27.3
Average Natural Gas Price ($ / Mcf) $ 3.59 $ 4.53 $ 3.49 $ 4.65
BOE Production2 155,700 8,000 188,700 14,300
Average Price ($ / BOE) $ 66.20 $ 80.92 $ 67.03 $ 80.89

Total Oil & Gas Interests

Gross Wells3 936 530 936 530
Oil Production (Barrels) 171,500 49,700 371,300 151,900
Average Oil Price ($ / Barrel) $ 80.36 $ 102.19 $ 85.09 $ 96.84
Natural Gas Production (MMcf) 689.9 373.6 1,989.0 1,622.0
Average Natural Gas Price ($ / Mcf) $ 2.89 $ 3.93 $ 2.71 $ 3.95
BOE Production2 286,500 112,000 702,800 422,200
Average Price ($ / BOE) $ 55.07 $ 58.50 $ 52.61 $ 50.02
Well Activity

Mineral Interests Owned4

Net Acres Held By Production 39,000 32,000 39,000 32,000
Gross Wells Drilled - 20 13 36
Productive Gross Wells 542 530 542 530

Mineral Interests Leased

Net Acres Held By Production 37,000 - 37,000 -
Gross Wells Drilled 16 - 16 -
Productive Gross Wells5 394 - 394 -

Total Well Activity

Net Acres Held By Production 76,000 32,000 76,000 32,000
Gross Wells Drilled 16 20 29 36
Productive Gross Wells       936       530         936       530

1

  Includes our share of venture activity in which we own a 50% interest. Our share of natural gas production is 74 MMcf and 321 MMcf in fourth quarter and full year 2012 and 95 MMcf and 493 MMcf in fourth quarter and full year 2011

2

BOE – Barrels of oil equivalent (converting natural gas to oil at 6 Mcfe / Bbl)

3

Excludes 9 working interest wells for Q4 and FY 2012 and 8 working interest wells for Q4 and FY 2011 as we also own a royalty interest in these wells

4

Wells operated by third-party lessees/operators. Represent wells in which we own a royalty or working interest in a producing well

5

Excludes 1,181 wells in which Credo Petroleum has an overriding royalty interest
 

FOURTH QUARTER 2012
MINERAL RESOURCES PIPELINE
MINERAL INTERESTS OWNED 1

Forestar’s mineral resources segment includes approximately 590,000 owned net mineral acres principally located in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama.

State    

Available
for Lease

    Leased    

Held by
Production

    Total 2
Texas 213,000 12,000 27,000 252,000
Louisiana 115,000 17,000 12,000 144,000
Georgia 152,000 - - 152,000
Alabama 40,000 - - 40,000
California 1,000 - - 1,000
Indiana 1,000--1,000
Total     522,000     29,000     39,000     590,000
1   Represents net acres and includes ventures
2 Excludes 477 net mineral acres located in Colorado, which includes 379 leased acres and 29 acres held by production
 

MINERAL INTERESTS LEASED 1

Forestar’s mineral resources segment includes approximately 162,000 net mineral acres of leasehold and overriding royalty interests principally located in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Texas predominantly as result of our September 28, 2012 acquisition of CREDO Petroleum.

State     Undeveloped    

Held by
Production

    Total 2
Nebraska 77,000 2,000 79,000
Kansas 40,000 3,000 43,000
Oklahoma - 17,000 17,000
North Dakota 4,000 2,000 6,000
Texas 1,000 2,000 3,000
Other23,00011,00014,000
Total     125,000     37,000     162,000
1   Represents net acres
2 Includes approximately 8,400 net acres of overriding royalty interests
 
         
FORESTAR GROUP INC.
REAL ESTATE SEGMENT
PERFORMANCE METRICS
 
Fourth QuarterFull Year
REAL ESTATE2012     20112012     2011
Owned, Consolidated & Equity Method Ventures:
Residential Lots Sold 384 309 1,365 1,117
Revenue per Lot Sold $ 58,100 $ 43,300 $ 52,000 $ 47,400
Commercial Acres Sold 40 2 95 26
Revenue per Commercial Acre Sold $ 208,300 $ 547,200 $ 130,800 $ 193,700
Undeveloped Acres Sold 7,370 13,200 9,330 17,150
Revenue per Acre Sold $ 1,900 $ 2,300 $ 2,100 $ 2,400
Owned & Consolidated Ventures:
Residential Lots Sold 251 109 926 567
Revenue per Lot Sold $ 57,600 $ 62,700 $ 52,000 $ 56,700
Commercial Acres Sold 28 - 83 4
Revenue per Commercial Acre Sold $ 194,500 - $ 114,800 $ 185,300
Undeveloped Acres Sold 7,250 13,200 9,195 17,130
Revenue per Acre Sold $ 1,900 $ 2,300 $ 2,000 $ 2,400
Ventures Accounted For Using the Equity Method:
Residential Lots Sold 133 200 439 550
Revenue per Lot Sold $ 58,900 $ 32,700 $ 52,100 $ 37,700
Commercial Acres Sold 12 2 12 22
Revenue per Commercial Acre Sold $ 239,800 $ 547,200 $ 239,800 $ 195,200
Undeveloped Acres Sold 120 - 135 20
Revenue per Acre Sold $ 2,900 - $ 2,600 $ 3,000
 
                   
YEAR-END 2012
REAL ESTATE PIPELINE
 
Real EstateUndeveloped

In
Entitlement
Process

Entitled

Developed &
Under
Development

Total
Acres*

 
Undeveloped Land
Owned 88,364 95,265
Ventures 6,901
 
Residential
Owned 23,362 8,979 805 35,387
Ventures 2,038 203
 
Commercial
Owned 2,708 1,203 592 5,080
Ventures 387 190
 
Total Acres95,26526,07012,6071,790135,732
                               
Estimated Residential Lots           21,052     2,748     23,800

* In addition, Forestar owns a 58% interest in a venture which controls approximately 16,000 acres of undeveloped land in Georgia with minimal investment. Excludes acres associated with fully developed commercial and income producing properties.

         
FORESTAR GROUP INC.
FIBER RESOURCES SEGMENT
PERFORMANCE METRICS
 
Fourth QuarterFull Year
FIBER RESOURCES2012     20112012     2011

Fiber Sales

Pulpwood Tons Sold 105,000 44,100 370,200 266,200
Average Pulpwood Price / Ton $ 10.65 $ 9.31 $ 9.83 $ 8.69
Sawtimber Tons Sold 57,000 5,600 123,700 56,800
Average Sawtimber Price / Ton $ 23.98 $ 22.17 $ 21.77 $ 16.13
 
Total Tons Sold 162,000 49,700 493,900 323,000
Average Price / Ton $ 15.34 $ 10.76 $ 12.82 $ 10.00
 
Recreational Activity
Average Acres Leased 128,200 139,300 129,800 174,500
Average Lease Rate / Acre $ 8.36 $ 8.83 $ 8.73 $ 8.80
 
 

FORESTAR GROUP INC.

PROJECTS IN ENTITLEMENT

 

A summary of projects in the entitlement process (a) at year-end 2012 follows:

 
       

Project

Project

County

Acres(b)

 

California

Hidden Creek Estates Los Angeles 700
Terrace at Hidden Hills Los Angeles 30
 

Georgia

Ball Ground Cherokee 500
Crossing Coweta 230
Fincher Road Cherokee 3,890
Fox Hall Coweta 960
Garland Mountain Cherokee/Bartow 350
Martin’s Bridge Banks 970
Mill Creek Coweta 770
Serenity Carroll 440
Waleska Cherokee 90
Wolf Creek Carroll/Douglas 12,230
Yellow Creek Cherokee 1,060
 

Texas

Lake Houston Harris/Liberty 3,700
San Jacinto Montgomery 150
 

Total

26,070
(a)   A project is deemed to be in the entitlement process when customary steps necessary for the preparation of an application for governmental land-use approvals, like conducting pre-application meetings or similar discussions with governmental officials, have commenced, or an application has been filed. Projects listed may have significant steps remaining, and there is no assurance that entitlements ultimately will be received.
(b) Project acres, which are the total for the project regardless of our ownership interest, are approximate. The actual number of acres entitled may vary.
 
           
FORESTAR GROUP INC.
REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

A summary of our entitled,(a) developed & under development projects at year-end 2012 follows:

 
Residential Lots(c)Commercial Acres(d)

Project

CountyInterest

Owned(b)

Lots Sold Since

Inception

    Lots

Remaining

Acres Sold Since

Inception

   

Acres
Remaining (f)

Projects we own

California

San Joaquin River Contra Costa/

Sacramento

100% - - - 288

Colorado

Buffalo Highlands Weld 100% - 164 - -
Johnstown Farms Weld 100% 170 443 2 7
Pinery West Douglas 100% - - - 111
Stonebraker Weld 100% - 603 - -

Texas

Arrowhead Ranch Hays 100% - 259 - 6
Bar C Ranch Tarrant 100% 292 907 - -
Barrington Kingwood Harris 100% 48 132 - -
Cibolo Canyons Bexar 100% 732 743 96 54
Harbor Lakes Hood 100% 203 246 2 19
Hunter’s Crossing Bastrop 100% 397 93 38 71
Lakes of Prosper Collin 100% - 285 - -
La Conterra Williamson 100% 120 380 - 58
Maxwell Creek Collin 100% 808 191 10 -
Oak Creek Estates Comal 100% 131 516 13 -
Stoney Creek Dallas 90% 144 610 - -
Summer Creek Ranch Tarrant 100% 820 454 35 44
Summer Lakes Fort Bend 100% 473 657 56 -
Summer Park (g) Fort Bend 100% - 210 27 63
The Colony Bastrop 100% 438 711 22 31
The Preserve at Pecan Creek Denton 100% 370 424 - 7
Village Park Collin 100% 504 256 3 2
Westside at Buttercup Creek Williamson 100% 1,413 83 66 -
Other projects (11) Various 100% 2,493 171 227 38

Georgia

Seven Hills Paulding 100% 653 434 26 113
Villages of Burt Creek Dawson 100% - 1,715 - 57
Towne West Bartow 100% - 2,674 - 121
Other projects (18) Various 100% 1,729 3,040 3 705

Florida

Other projects (3) Various 100% 708 137 - -

Missouri and Utah

Other projects (2) Various 100% 499 55 - -
13,145 16,593 626 1,795
Projects in entities we consolidate

Texas

City Park Harris 75% 1,210 101 50 115
Lantana Denton

55%

(e)

957 1,291 - 12
Timber Creek Collin 88% - 614 - -
Willow Creek Walter/Fort Bend 90% - 231 - -
Other projects (2) Various Various 7 202 - 129

Georgia

The Georgian Paulding 75% 289 1,052 - -
2,463 3,491 50 256
Total owned and consolidated 15,608 20,084 676 2,051
Projects in ventures that we account for using the equity method

Texas

Entrada Travis 50% - 821 - -
Fannin Farms West Tarrant 50% 324 24 - 12
Harper’s Preserve Montgomery 50% 202 1,523 - 72
Lantana Denton

Various

(e)

1,470 62 16 42
Long Meadow Farms Fort Bend 37% 1,003 796 119 180
Southern Trails Brazoria 80% 576 407 - -
Stonewall Estates Bexar 50% 305 83 - -
Other projects (1) Nueces 50% - - - 15
Total in ventures 3,880 3,716 135 321
Combined Total 19,488 23,800 811 2,372
(a)   A project is deemed entitled when all major discretionary governmental land-use approvals have been received. Some projects may require additional permits and/or non-governmental authorizations for development.
(b) Interest owned reflects our net equity interest in the project, whether owned directly or indirectly. There are some projects that have multiple ownership structures within them. Accordingly, portions of these projects may appear as owned, consolidated and/or accounted for using the equity method.
(c) Lots are for the total project, regardless of our ownership interest. Lots remaining represent vacant developed lots, lots under development and future planned lots and are subject to change based on business plan revisions.
(d) Commercial acres are for the total project, regardless of our ownership interest and are net developable acres, which may be fewer than the gross acres available in the project.
(e) The Lantana project consists of a series of 26 partnerships in which our voting interests range from 25% to 55%. We account for three of these partnerships using the equity method and we consolidate the remaining partnerships.
(f) Excludes acres associated with commercial and income producing properties.
(g) Formerly Waterford Park
 

A summary of our significant commercial and income producing properties at year-end 2012 follows:

            Interest            
Project     County     Market     Owned (a)     Type     Acres     Description
Radisson Hotel Travis Austin 100% Hotel 2 413 guest rooms and suites
Promesa Travis Austin 100% Multifamily 16 289 unit luxury apartment
Eleven Travis Austin 25% Multifamily 3 257 unit luxury apartment (b)

3600

Arapahoe Denver 20% Multifamily 4 304 unit luxury apartment (b)
 

(a) Interest owned reflects our total equity interest in the project, whether owned directly or indirectly.

(b) Construction in progress

 

FORESTAR GROUP INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Unaudited)

Forestar’s Net Income and Earnings Per Share (EPS) excluding special items for the fourth quarters and years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 are non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The company believes presenting non-GAAP Net Income and EPS is helpful to analyze financial performance without the impact of items that may obscure trends in the company’s underlying performance. A detailed reconciliation is provided below outlining the differences between these non-GAAP measures and the directly related GAAP measures.

    Fourth Quarter       Full Year

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

2012     20112012     2011
 
Net income (loss), after-tax, in accordance with GAAP $10.0 ($22.9 ) $12.9 $7.2
 
Special items, after-tax
Credo Petroleum acquisition expenses 0.4 - 4.1 -
Loss on extinguishment of debt - - 2.9 -
Debt offering expenses - - - 2.1
Non-cash asset impairments - 28.9 - 29.4
Gain on sale of timberland --   -(40.2)
Total special items, after-tax 0.4 28.9

7.0

(8.7 )
 
Net income, after-tax, excluding special items $10.4$6.0   $19.9($1.5)
 
Net income (loss) per share, in accordance with GAAP $0.28 ($0.65 ) $0.36 $0.20
 
Special items, after-tax, per diluted share
Credo acquisition expenses 0.01 - 0.12 -
Loss on extinguishment of debt - - 0.08 -
Debt offering expenses - - - 0.06
Non-cash asset impairments - 0.82 0.82
Gain on sale of timberland --   -(1.12)
Total special items, after-tax 0.01 $0.82 $0.20 ($0.24 )
 
Net income per share, excluding special items $0.29$0.17   $0.56($0.04)
 
Average basic shares outstanding 35.2 35.2 35.2 35.4
Average diluted shares outstanding 35.6 35.2 35.5 35.8

Contacts:

Forestar Group Inc.
Anna E. Torma, 512-433-5312

Source: Forestar Group Inc.

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