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 KB Home Reports 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
   Wednesday, January 10, 2018 4:10:00 PM ET

--Homebuilding Operating Income Margin Improves Significantly

--Net Order Value Grows 9% to $935.4 Million; Backlog Value Rises 9% to $1.7 Billion

KB Home (KBH ) today reported results for its fourth quarter and year ended November 30, 2017.

"Our strong fourth quarter and full year results demonstrate the progress we have achieved in the first year of our three-year Returns-Focused Growth Plan," said Jeffrey Mezger, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "For the quarter, we significantly increased our earnings with double-digit revenue growth, a substantially expanded gross profit margin, and a new record-low selling, general and administrative expense ratio. During 2017, we delivered steady improvement in our financial and operational performance, which included enhancing our profitability, strengthening our balance sheet, increasing our cash flow, generating better returns, and decreasing our debt to capital ratio. Notably, we ended 2017 with both our return on equity and net debt to capital ratio within the target ranges for 2019 that we established more than a year ago."

"As we look to 2018, we expect conditions will remain favorable in most of our served markets, with solid demand for housing driven by healthy employment, rising household incomes and strong consumer confidence, and continued limited supply," said Mezger. "With a robust backlog of approximately $1.7 billion, we believe we are well positioned to continue our momentum towards achieving our Returns-Focused Growth Plan targets. Our main priorities for 2018 are to further accelerate our financial performance, grow our community count, and enhance long-term stockholder value."

Three Months Ended November 30, 2017 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

-- Total revenues increased 18% to $1.40 billion.

-- Deliveries grew 9% to 3,340 homes.

-- Average selling price rose 8% to $416,500.

-- Homebuilding operating income grew to $131.9 million from $56.0 million. This included total inventory-related charges of $7.1 million, compared to $36.1 million. -- Homebuilding operating income margin increased to 9.4% from 4.7%. Excluding inventory-related charges, the improvement was 220 basis points to 9.9%. -- Housing gross profit margin expanded to 18.1% from 16.5%. -- Housing gross profit margin excluding inventory-related charges increased 160 basis points to 18.6%.

-- Adjusted housing gross profit margin, a metric that excludes the amortization of previously capitalized interest and inventory-related charges, advanced 190 basis points to 23.5%.

-- Selling, general and administrative expenses improved 50 basis points to 8.7% of housing revenues, a fourth-quarter record for the Company.

-- Land sales generated profits of $.3 million, compared to losses of $30.4 million. The land sale losses in the 2016 fourth quarter included $30.6 million of inventory impairment charges related to planned land sales.

-- Financial services pretax income totaled $5.7 million, compared to a loss of $.7 million. This year-over-year improvement was primarily due to income from KBHS Home Loans, LLC, the Company’s mortgage banking joint venture that became operational in 2017.

-- Income tax expense totaled $53.0 million and represented an effective tax rate of 38.6%, compared to 31.8%. The effective tax rates for the 2017 and 2016 fourth quarters were favorably impacted by $1.1 million and $4.8 million, respectively, of federal energy tax credits earned from building energy-efficient homes.

-- Net income grew to $84.3 million, or $.84 per diluted share, from $37.5 million, or $.40 per diluted share.

Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2017 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

-- Total revenues increased 22% to $4.37 billion. -- Housing revenues grew 21% to $4.34 billion.

-- Land sale revenues rose to $21.1 million from $7.4 million, partly due to the Company’s ongoing focus on improving its asset efficiency.

-- Deliveries increased 11% to 10,909 homes.

-- Average selling price rose 9% to $397,400, with increases in each of the Company’s four regions.

-- Homebuilding operating income grew to $283.4 million from $152.4 million. This included total inventory-related charges of $25.2 million, compared to $52.8 million. -- Homebuilding operating income margin excluding inventory-related charges increased 140 basis points to 7.1%. -- Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of housing revenues improved 110 basis points to 9.8%.

-- Income tax expense totaled $109.4 million and represented an effective tax rate of 37.7%, compared to 29.3%. The effective tax rates for 2017 and 2016 were favorably impacted by $4.9 million and $15.2 million, respectively, of federal energy tax credits. -- The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted on December 22, 2017, made significant revisions to federal income tax laws, including lowering the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%, effective January 1, 2018. While the Company continues to assess the potential impacts of the new law, taking this income tax rate reduction into account, the Company currently believes its effective tax rate for 2018 will be approximately 27%, excluding the impact of the non-cash charge described below. -- In the 2018 first quarter, the Company expects to record a one-time, non-cash charge to its provision for income taxes of approximately $115 million for the accounting re-measurement of its deferred tax assets based on the lower federal corporate income tax rate. However, the Company anticipates that the lower federal income tax rate will have a favorable impact on its future net income and earnings per share. In addition, the Company expects its deferred tax assets will continue to provide significant tax cash savings in 2018 and beyond, by shielding a substantial amount of future pretax income.

-- Net income increased to $180.6 million, or $1.85 per diluted share, from $105.6 million, or $1.12 per diluted share.

Backlog and Net Orders (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

-- Net order value for the fourth quarter rose 9% to $935.4 million on a 2% increase in net orders to 2,296. Each of the Company’s four regions posted a year-over-year increase in net order value for the quarter. -- Company-wide, net orders per community for the fourth quarter averaged 3.4 per month.

-- Ending backlog value grew 9% to $1.66 billion, with the number of homes in backlog roughly flat at 4,411.

-- The fourth quarter cancellation rate as a percentage of gross orders increased to 28% from 25%.

-- Average community count for the quarter decreased slightly to 228. Ending community count was down 5% to 224.

Balance Sheet as of November 30, 2017 (comparisons to November 30, 2016)

-- The Company had total liquidity of $1.18 billion, including cash and cash equivalents of $720.6 million. -- Net cash provided by operating activities was $513.2 million, compared to $188.7 million.

-- There were no cash borrowings outstanding under the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility.

-- Inventories decreased to $3.26 billion. -- Investments in land acquisition and development totaled $1.52 billion for the year ended November 30, 2017.

-- Lots owned or controlled totaled 46,371, of which 75% were owned.

-- Notes payable decreased to $2.32 billion from $2.64 billion, primarily due to the Company’s retirement of $265.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 9.100% senior notes due 2017, including $165.0 million retired in the fourth quarter, using internally generated cash. -- The ratio of debt to capital improved to 54.7%, and the ratio of net debt to capital improved 890 basis points to 45.4%, within the Company’s 2019 target range of 40% to 50% under its Returns-Focused Growth Plan.

-- Stockholders’ equity grew $203.2 million to $1.93 billion. -- Book value per share increased to $22.13 from $20.25.

-- Return on equity improved 370 basis points to 10.0%, within the Company’s 2019 target range of 10% to 15%.

Earnings Conference Call

The conference call to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter 2017 earnings will be broadcast live TODAY at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To listen, please go to the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.kbhome.com.

About KB Home

KB Home (KBH ) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, with nearly 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in 1957. We operate in 36 markets in 7 states, primarily serving first-time and first move-up homebuyers, as well as active adults. We are differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and exterior, to selecting design and decor choices in our KB Home Studios. In addition, we are an industry leader in sustainability, building innovative and highly energy- and water-efficient homes. We invite you to learn more about KB Home by visiting www.kbhome.com, calling 888-KB-HOMES, or connecting with us on Facebook.com/KBHome or Twitter.com/KBHome.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release, including any statements that are predictive in nature or concern future market and economic conditions, business and prospects, our future financial and operational performance, or our future actions and their expected results are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are not guarantees of future performance. We do not have a specific policy or intent of updating or revising forward-looking statements. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors. The most important risk factors that could cause our actual performance and future events and actions to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the following: general economic, employment and business conditions; population growth, household formations and demographic trends; conditions in the capital, credit and financial markets; our ability to access external financing sources and raise capital through the issuance of common stock, debt or other securities, and/or project financing, on favorable terms; material and trade costs and availability; changes in interest rates; our debt level, including our ratio of debt to capital, and our ability to adjust our debt level and maturity schedule; our compliance with the terms of our revolving credit facility; volatility in the market price of our common stock; weak or declining consumer confidence, either generally or specifically with respect to purchasing homes; competition from other sellers of new and resale homes; weather events, significant natural disasters and other climate and environmental factors; government actions, policies, programs and regulations directed at or affecting the housing market (including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, tax benefits associated with purchasing and owning a home, and the standards, fees and size limits applicable to the purchase or insuring of mortgage loans by government-sponsored enterprises and government agencies), the homebuilding industry, or construction activities; changes in existing tax laws or enacted corporate income tax rates, including pursuant to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas; our warranty claims experience with respect to homes previously delivered and actual warranty costs incurred; costs and/or charges arising from regulatory compliance requirements or from legal, arbitral or regulatory proceedings, investigations, claims or settlements, including unfavorable outcomes in any such matters resulting in actual or potential monetary damage awards, penalties, fines or other direct or indirect payments, or injunctions, consent decrees or other voluntary or involuntary restrictions or adjustments to our business operations or practices that are beyond our current expectations and/or accruals; our ability to use/realize the net deferred tax assets we have generated; our ability to successfully implement our current and planned strategies and initiatives related to our product, geographic and market positioning, gaining share and scale in our served markets; our operational and investment concentration in markets in California; consumer interest in our new home communities and products, particularly from first-time homebuyers and higher-income consumers; our ability to generate orders and convert our backlog of orders to home deliveries and revenues, particularly in key markets in California; our ability to successfully implement our Returns-Focused Growth Plan and achieve the associated revenue, margin, profitability, cash flow, community reactivation, land sales, business growth, asset efficiency, return on invested capital, return on equity, net debt-to-capital ratio and other financial and operational targets and objectives; the ability of our homebuyers to obtain residential mortgage loans and mortgage banking services; the performance of mortgage lenders to our homebuyers; the performance of KBHS Home Loans, LLC, our mortgage banking joint venture with Stearns Lending, LLC; information technology failures and data security breaches; and other events outside of our control. Please see our periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our business.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                             For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2017 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                 Three Months Ended November 30,                                                                                                                                                                         Twelve Months Ended November 30,
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                                                                                                                                            2017                                        2016                                                                                                2017                                       2016
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Total revenues                                                                                                                   $ 1,403,138                                                                      $ 1,191,942                                                                      $ 4,368,529                                                                      $ 3,594,646  
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Homebuilding:
   Revenues                                                                                                                      $ 1,399,160                                                                                         $ 1,188,628                                                                                         $ 4,356,265                                                                                         $ 3,582,943
   Costs and expenses                                                                                                             (1,267,284 )                                                                                        (1,132,634 )                                                                                        (4,072,862 )                                                                                        (3,430,542 )
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      Operating income                                                                                                               131,876                                                                                              55,994                                                                                             283,403                                                                                             152,401
   Interest income                                                                                                                       493                                                                                                 134                                                                                               1,240                                                                                                 529
   Interest expense                                                                                                           --                                                                                                (233 )                                                                                            (6,307 )                                                                                            (5,900 )
   Equity in loss of unconsolidated joint ventures                                                                                      (730 )                                                                                              (217 )                                                                                            (1,409 )                                                                                            (2,181 )
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      Homebuilding pretax income                                                                                                     131,639                                                                           55,678                                                                          276,927                                                                          144,849  
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Financial services:
   Revenues                                                                                                                            3,978                                                                                               3,314                                                                                              12,264                                                                                              11,703
   Expenses                                                                                                                             (905 )                                                                                            (1,196 )                                                                                            (3,430 )                                                                                            (3,817 )
   Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures                                                                            2,634                                                                           (2,768 )                                                                                             4,234                                                                           (3,420 )
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      Financial services pretax income (loss)                                                                                          5,707                                                                             (650 )                                                                                            13,068                                                                            4,466  
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Total pretax income                                                                                                                  137,346                                                                                              55,028                                                                                             289,995                                                                                             149,315
Income tax expense                                                                                                                   (53,000 )                                                                                           (17,500 )                                                                                          (109,400 )                                                                                           (43,700 )
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Net income                                                                                                                       $    84,346                                                                      $    37,528                                                                      $   180,595                                                                      $   105,615  
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Earnings per share:
   Basic                                                                                                                         $       .97                                                                      $       .44                                                                      $      2.09                                                                      $      1.23  
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   Diluted                                                                                                                       $       .84                                                                      $       .40                                                                      $      1.85                                                                      $      1.12  
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Weighted average shares outstanding:
   Basic                                                                                                                              86,821                                                                           84,961                                                                           85,842                                                                           85,706  
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   Diluted                                                                                                                           100,235                                                                           95,744                                                                           98,316                                                                           96,278  
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                                                                                                                                                                                      CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                                                                                                                                                                            (In Thousands)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     November 30,                                                                                                                               November 30,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2017                                                                                                                                       2016
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Assets
Homebuilding:
   Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                                                                                                $   720,630                                                                                                                                        $              592,086
   Receivables                                                                                                                                                                                                                  244,213                                                                                                                                                       231,665
   Inventories                                                                                                                                                                                                                3,263,386                                                                                                                                                     3,403,228
   Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures                                                                                                                                                                                  64,794                                                                                                                                                        64,016
   Deferred tax assets, net                                                                                                                                                                                                     633,637                                                                                                                                                       738,985
   Other assets                                                                                                                                                                                                                 102,498                                                                                                                                     91,145
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5,029,158                                                                                                                                                     5,121,125
Financial services                                                                                                                                                                                                               12,357                                                                                                                                     10,499
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Total assets                                                                                                                                                                                                                $ 5,041,515                                                                                                                     $            5,131,624
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Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Homebuilding:
   Accounts payable                                                                                                                                                                                                         $   213,463                                                                                                                                        $              215,331
   Accrued expenses and other liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                       575,930                                                                                                                                                       550,996
   Notes payable                                                                                                                                                                                                              2,324,845                                                                                                                                  2,640,149
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3,114,238                                                                                                                                                     3,406,476
Financial services                                                                                                                                                                                                                  966                                                                                                                                                         2,003
Stockholders’ equity                                                                                                                                                                               1,926,311                                                                                                                                  1,723,145
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Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity                                                                                                                                                       $ 5,041,515                                                                                                                     $            5,131,624
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   KB HOME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                                                            For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2017 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                (In Thousands, Except Average Selling Price)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                            Three Months Ended November 30,                                                                                                                                                                             Twelve Months Ended November 30,
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                                                                                                                                      2017                                                                                                    2016                                                                                                 2017                                                                                                2016
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Homebuilding revenues:
   Housing                                                                                                              $      1,391,192                                                                                           $ 1,185,383                                                                                        $ 4,335,205                                                                                           $ 3,575,548
   Land                                                                                                                            7,968                                                                              3,245                                                                          21,060                                                                              7,395  
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      Total                                                                                                             $      1,399,160                                                                        $ 1,188,628                                                                     $ 4,356,265                                                                        $ 3,582,943  
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Homebuilding costs and expenses:
   Construction and land costs
      Housing                                                                                                           $      1,139,155                                                                                           $   989,452                                                                                        $ 3,627,732                                                                                           $ 2,997,073
      Land                                                                                                                         7,636                                                                             33,627                                                                          18,736                                                                             44,028  
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         Subtotal                                                                                                              1,146,791                                                                                             1,023,079                                                                                          3,646,468                                                                                             3,041,101
   Selling, general and administrative expenses                                                                                  120,493                                                                            109,555                                                                         426,394                                                                            389,441  
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      Total                                                                                                             $      1,267,284                                                                        $ 1,132,634                                                                     $ 4,072,862                                                                        $ 3,430,542  
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Interest expense:
   Interest incurred                                                                                                    $         40,314                                                                                           $    46,472                                                                                        $   171,486                                                                                           $   185,466
   Loss on early extinguishment of debt                                                                                   --                                                                                        --                                                                                              5,685                                                                                        --
   Interest capitalized                                                                                                          (40,314 )                                                                                             (46,239 )                                                                                         (170,864 )                                                                                            (179,566 )
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      Total                                                                                                             $ --                                                                        $       233                                                                     $     6,307                                                                        $     5,900  
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Other information:
   Depreciation and amortization                                                                                        $          2,207                                                                                           $     2,782                                                                                        $     9,364                                                                                           $    11,213
   Amortization of previously capitalized interest                                                                                70,337                                                                             54,622                                                                         215,396                                                                            161,285  
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Average selling price:
   West Coast                                                                                                           $        654,900                                                                                           $   593,400                                                                                        $   644,900                                                                                           $   579,900
   Southwest                                                                                                                     290,600                                                                                               288,600                                                                                            290,200                                                                                               287,000
   Central                                                                                                                       291,100                                                                                               280,300                                                                                            284,800                                                                                               270,100
   Southeast                                                                                                                     283,100                                                                            285,900                                                                         284,100                                                                            281,400  
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                                                                                                                        $        416,500                                                                        $   387,400                                                                     $   397,400                                                                        $   363,800  
      Total
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       KB HOME
                                                                                                                                                                                              SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                                         For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2017 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2016
                                                                                                                                                                                               (Dollars in Thousands)
                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                  Three Months Ended November 30,                                                                                                                                                                  Twelve Months Ended November 30,
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                                                                                              2017                                    2016                                                                                               2017                                    2016
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Homes delivered:
   West Coast                                                                         1,161                                                                                             1,026                                                                                              3,387                                                                                                               2,825
   Southwest                                                                            540                                                                                               448                                                                                              1,837                                                                                                               1,559
   Central                                                                            1,238                                                                                             1,097                                                                                              4,136                                                                                                               3,744
   Southeast                                                                            401                                                                            489                                                                           1,549                                                                                            1,701
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      Total                                                                           3,340                                                                          3,060                                                                          10,909                                                                                            9,829
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Net orders:
   West Coast                                                                           612                                                                                               675                                                                                              3,356                                                                                                               3,000
   Southwest                                                                            487                                                                                               421                                                                                              2,121                                                                                                               1,758
   Central                                                                              845                                                                                               839                                                                                              3,939                                                                                                               3,881
   Southeast                                                                            352                                                                            319                                                                           1,484                                                                                            1,644
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      Total                                                                           2,296                                                                          2,254                                                                          10,900                                                                                           10,283
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Net order value:
   West Coast                                                                     $ 427,533                                                                                       $   410,854                                                                                        $ 2,263,443                                                                                              $            1,756,945
   Southwest                                                                        147,914                                                                                           122,369                                                                                            632,747                                                                                                             507,870
   Central                                                                          260,986                                                                                           230,422                                                                                          1,160,378                                                                                                           1,075,586
   Southeast                                                                         98,948                                                                         92,245                                                                         419,679                                                                                          472,754
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      Total                                                                       $ 935,381                                                                    $   855,890                                                                     $ 4,476,247                                                                           $            3,813,155
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                                                                                                                                         November 30, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                 November 30, 2016
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                                                                                              Homes                                                                                            Value                                                                                              Homes                                                                                            Value
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Backlog data:
   West Coast                                                                           882                                                                                       $   606,109                                                                                                913                                                                                              $              526,840
   Southwest                                                                          1,088                                                                                           327,517                                                                                                804                                                                                                             227,822
   Central                                                                            1,782                                                                                           541,684                                                                                              1,979                                                                                                             559,172
   Southeast                                                                            659                                                                        184,821                                                                             724                                                                                          205,255
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      Total                                                                           4,411                                                                    $ 1,660,131                                                                           4,420                                                                           $            1,519,089
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KB HOME RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (In Thousands, Except Percentages)

This press release contains, and Company management’s discussion of the results presented in this press release may include, information about the Company’s adjusted housing gross profit margin and ratio of net debt to capital, neither of which are calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are relevant and useful to investors in understanding its operations and the leverage employed in its operations, and may be helpful in comparing the Company with other companies in the homebuilding industry to the extent they provide similar information. However, because the adjusted housing gross profit margin and the ratio of net debt to capital are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, these financial measures may not be completely comparable to other companies in the homebuilding industry and, thus, should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to operating performance and/or financial measures prescribed by GAAP. Rather, these non-GAAP financial measures should be used to supplement their respective most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in order to provide a greater understanding of the factors and trends affecting the Company’s operations.

Adjusted Housing Gross Profit Margin

The following table reconciles the Company’s housing gross profit margin calculated in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measure of the Company’s adjusted housing gross profit margin:

                                                                                                                           Three Months Ended November 30,                                                                                                              Twelve Months Ended November 30,
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                                                                                                                                               2017                                       2016                                                                                               2017                                       2016
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Housing revenues                                                                                                                   $ 1,391,192                                                                                        $ 1,185,383                                                                                         $ 4,335,205                                                                                         $ 3,575,548
Housing construction and land costs                                                                                                 (1,139,155 )                                                                                         (989,452 )                                                                                        (3,627,732 )                                                                                        (2,997,073 )
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Housing gross profits                                                                                                                  252,037                                                                                            195,931                                                                                             707,473                                                                                             578,475
Add: Inventory-related charges (a)                                                                                                       7,110                                                                           5,537                                                                           25,232                                                                           16,152  
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Housing gross profits excluding inventory-related charges                                                                              259,147                                                                                            201,468                                                                                             732,705                                                                                             594,627
Add: Amortization of previously capitalized interest (b)                                                                                67,284                                                                          54,452                                                                          210,538                                                                          160,633  
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Adjusted housing gross profits                                                                                                     $   326,431                                                                     $   255,920                                                                      $   943,243                                                                      $   755,260  
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Housing gross profit margin                                                                                                               18.1                    %                                                                          16.5                    %                                                                           16.3                    %                                                                           16.2                    %
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Housing gross profit margin excluding inventory-related charges                                                                           18.6                    %                                                                          17.0                    %                                                                           16.9                    %                                                                           16.6                    %
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Adjusted housing gross profit margin                                                                                                      23.5                    %                                                                          21.6                    %                                                                           21.8                    %                                                                           21.1                    %
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(a)       Represents inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment
                                                charges associated with housing operations.
 
(b)                                             Represents the amortization of previously capitalized interest
                                                associated with housing operations.
                                                 

Adjusted housing gross profit margin is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing housing revenues less housing construction and land costs excluding (1) housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges (as applicable) recorded during a given period and (2) amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, by housing revenues. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is housing gross profit margin. The Company believes adjusted housing gross profit margin is a relevant and useful financial measure to investors in evaluating the Company’s performance as it measures the gross profits the Company generated specifically on the homes delivered during a given period. This non-GAAP financial measure isolates the impact that housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, and the amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, have on housing gross profit margins, and allows investors to make comparisons with the Company’s competitors that adjust housing gross profit margins in a similar manner. The Company also believes investors will find adjusted housing gross profit margin relevant and useful because it represents a profitability measure that may be compared to a prior period without regard to variability of housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, and amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations. This financial measure assists management in making strategic decisions regarding community location and product mix, product pricing and construction pace.

Ratio of Net Debt to Capital

The following table reconciles the Company’s ratio of debt to capital calculated in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measure of the Company’s ratio of net debt to capital:

                                                                          November 30,                                   November 30,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2017                                                                                                                                          2016
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Notes payable                                                                                                                                                                                         $ 2,324,845                                                                                                                                    $ 2,640,149
Stockholders’ equity                                                                                                                                                         1,926,311                                                                                                                   1,723,145  
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   Total capital                                                                                                                                                                                      $ 4,251,156                                                                                                                 $ 4,363,294  
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Ratio of debt to capital                                                                                                                                                                                     54.7                    %                                                                                                                      60.5                    %
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Notes payable                                                                                                                                                                                         $ 2,324,845                                                                                                                                    $ 2,640,149
Less: Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                                                                          (720,630 )                                                                                                                                     (592,086 )
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   Net debt                                                                                                                                                                                             1,604,215                                                                                                                                      2,048,063
Stockholders’ equity                                                                                                                                                         1,926,311                                                                                                                   1,723,145  
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   Total capital                                                                                                                                                                                      $ 3,530,526                                                                                                                 $ 3,771,208  
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Ratio of net debt to capital                                                                                                                                                                                 45.4                    %                                                                                                                      54.3                    %
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The ratio of net debt to capital is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing notes payable, net of homebuilding cash and cash equivalents, by capital (notes payable, net of homebuilding cash and cash equivalents, plus stockholders’ equity). The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is the ratio of debt to capital. The Company believes the ratio of net debt to capital is a relevant and useful financial measure to investors in understanding the leverage employed in the Company’s operations.

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Jill Peters, Investor Relations Contact 
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