Washington, D.C. 20549
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of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): August 4, 2022
Dream Finders Homes, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
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(I.R.S. Employer
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14701 Phillips Highway, Suite 300
Jacksonville , Florida
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On August 4, 2022, Dream Finders Homes, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2022. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02.

The information furnished under this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosures.

On August 4, 2022, Dream Finders Homes, Inc. made available an investor presentation through the investor relations section of the Company's website at https://investors.dreamfindershomes.com.

The information furnished under this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed to be incorporated by reference of any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Earnings Press Release dated August 4, 2022
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 By:/s/ Robert E. Riva
  Robert E. Riva
  Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Date: August 4, 2022  

Exhibit 99.1


Dream Finders Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results

Jacksonville, Fla. – August 4, 2022— Dream Finders Homes, Inc. (the “Company”, “Dream Finders” or “DFH”) (NASDAQ: DFH), one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights (As Compared to Second Quarter 2021, unless otherwise noted)

Homebuilding revenues increased 118% to $791 million from $364 million

Gross margin as a percentage of homebuilding revenues increased 320 basis points to 19.7% from 16.5%

Pre-tax income increased 145% to $90 million, compared to $37 million

Net income attributable to DFH increased 119% to $63 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to $29 million, or $0.31 per diluted share

Home closings increased 66% to 1,649 from 996

Average sales price of homes closed increased 29% to $463,447 from $358,604

Net new orders decreased 6% to 1,426 from 1,521

Active community count increased 74% to 203 from 117

Backlog of sold homes increased 74% to 7,190 homes valued at $3.3 billion, compared to 4,137 homes valued at $1.6 billion

Return on participating equity was 44.0% for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2022, compared to 44.3% for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2021

Controlled lot pipeline increased 66% to 37,983 as of June 30, 2022, compared to 22,923 as of June 30, 2021

Commitment on the revolving credit facility increased to $1.1 billion as of June 30, 2022, compared to $818 million as of December 31, 2021

Total liquidity, comprised of cash and cash equivalents, and availability under the revolving credit facility, increased 21% to $334 million as of June 30, 2022, compared to $277 million as of December 31, 2021

Management Commentary

Patrick Zalupski, Dream Finders Homes Chairman and CEO, said, “In DFH’s sixth quarter as a public company, we continued to outperform growth and execution expectations. For the full year 2020 (the year prior to our IPO), DFH had annual pre-tax earnings of $85 million. Less than 18 months after going public, DFH had quarterly pre-tax earnings of $90 million. While we are confident that DFH earnings will continue to grow, it is important to step back and appreciate our employees' hard work to reach this point in a relatively short period of time. These most recent results are a function of several years' hard work. It is rewarding to see all of that work bearing fruit and our accomplishments reinforce the benefits of our culture and business model.

More specific to the quarter, our homebuilding margin improved to 19.7%, another Company record, as our team continues to closely manage sales prices, cost inflation, supply chain challenges and mortgage rates in a quickly changing macro environment. While we acknowledge the rapid increase in mortgage rates and appreciation in home values pose headwinds, we believe the overall shortage of homes available will perpetuate the supply-demand gap. Our net new orders were up year over year in both May and June, however, we were limiting sales across most communities in April to ensure pricing was appropriately placed during a period of enhanced market volatility. This limitation contributed to an overall 6% quarterly decrease in net new orders, however, excluding cancellations, our total gross sales were up year over year.

Our land-light operating model allows us to navigate temporary housing market challenges and quickly change course in light of macroeconomic conditions. We continue to be strategically positioned in high growth markets, providing affordable homes to the entry-level, first and second-time move up homebuyers. Our build-for-rent platform provides a consistent home deliveries pipeline, which is less susceptible to temporary changes in demand from individual homebuyers. While the short-term may be uncertain, we are committed to our business model and focused on generating long-term earnings growth.”

Second Quarter 2022 Results

Homebuilding revenues for the second quarter 2022 increased 118% to $791 million, compared to $364 million in the year-ago quarter. Home closings increased 66% to 1,649, compared to 996 in the year-ago quarter. Average sales price (“ASP”) of homes closed for the second quarter 2022 was $463,447, compared to $358,604 in the year-ago quarter. The ASP increase was primarily due to the MHI acquisition as well as home price appreciation.
Homebuilding gross margin percentage in the second quarter 2022 improved 320 basis points to 19.7%, compared to 16.5% in the year-ago quarter. The gross margin improvement was attributable to our ability to increase prices while managing cost inflation.
Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of homebuilding revenues was 8% in the second quarter 2022, remaining consistent when compared to 8% in the year-ago quarter.

Net new orders in the second quarter 2022 decreased 6% to 1,426, compared to 1,521 in the year-ago quarter. During the first month of the quarter, the Company delayed the sale of homes until later stages in the construction cycle. Later in June, demand tightened in response to the rapid rise in mortgage rates coupled with continued home price appreciation. The market's reaction to the quickly changing economic conditions negatively impacted new orders for the quarter and drove an uptick in cancellations for the Company and the industry as a whole. Our cancellation rate remains within the Company’s pre-pandemic historical averages at 21.0% for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, compared to 14.4% for the year-ago period. At the end of the second quarter 2022, DFH's large backlog of 7,190 homes, valued at $3.3 billion, represented record increases of 74% and 103%, respectively, compared to the year-ago quarter. As of June 30, 2022, the ASP in backlog was $463,831.

Net income attributable to DFH in the second quarter 2022 was $63 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to $29 million, or $0.31 per diluted share in the second quarter 2021.

Full Year 2022 Outlook

Dream Finders Homes is reaffirming its guidance of a minimum of 7,000 home closings for the full year 2022. This outlook considers the rapid increase in interest rates and overall moderation of the housing market that began at the end of the second quarter of 2022 and assumes general economic conditions, including interest rates and mortgage availability, remain similar to those experienced in the latter half of the second quarter of 2022. Additionally, any further COVID-19 governmental restrictions on land development, home construction or home sales or additional supply chain challenges could negatively impact the Company’s ability to achieve this number of home closings in 2022. As of June 30, 2022, the Company backlog was 7,190 homes, with approximately 32% of the homes in backlog expected to be delivered in 2023 and beyond. The Company continues to believe the backlog of homes sold is the best indicator for future growth.

The following table shows the backlog units and ASP as of June 30, 2022 by segment:

As of June 30, 2022
Backlog:UnitsAverage Sales Price
DC Metro124502,018 
The Carolinas 1,110330,399 
Texas 1,859633,287 
Other (1)
(1)Austin, Savannah, Village Park Homes, Active Adult and Custom Homes. Austin refers to legacy DFH operations, exclusive of MHI.

About Dream Finders Homes, Inc.

Dream Finders Homes (NASDAQ: DFH) is based in Jacksonville, FL, and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, with industry-leading returns on shareholders’ equity. Dream Finders Homes builds single-family homes in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, and the DC Metro area. Through its mortgage and title joint ventures, DFH also provides mortgage financing and title services to its homebuyers. Dream Finders Homes achieves its industry-leading growth and returns by maintaining an asset-light homebuilding model. For more information, please visit www.dreamfindershomes.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding future events, including projected 2022 home closings and market conditions and possible or assumed future results of operations, including statements regarding the Company’s strategies and expectations as they relate to market opportunities and growth. All forward-looking statements are based on Dream Finders Homes’ beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Dream Finders Homes. These statements reflect Dream Finders Homes’ current views with respect to future events and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions are discussed in Dream Finders Homes’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Dream Finders Homes undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement except as may be required by applicable law.

Dream Finders Homes, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income and Operating Activity
(In thousands, except per share amounts and Other Financial and Operating Data, unless otherwise noted)

For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
Homebuilding$791,230 $363,743 $1,453,703 $705,910 
Other1,904 1,533 3,497 2,926 
Total revenues793,134 365,276 1,457,200 708,836 
Homebuilding cost of sales635,422 303,589 1,174,290 594,626 
Selling, general and administrative expense66,015 30,137 127,725 59,452 
Income from equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities(3,334)(1,125)(6,294)(2,857)
Contingent consideration revaluation5,042 3,977 9,234 5,160 
Other (income) expense, net278 (7,856)(691)(7,153)
Interest expense13 16 26 658 
Income before taxes89,698 36,538 152,910 58,950 
Income tax expense(23,327)(4,479)(40,205)(9,295)
Net and comprehensive income66,371 32,059 112,705 49,655 
Net and comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests(3,747)(3,486)(6,365)(4,961)
Net and comprehensive income attributable to Dream Finders Homes, Inc.$62,624 $28,573 $106,340 $44,694 
Earnings per share(1)
Basic$0.64 $0.31 $1.07 $0.49 
Diluted$0.60 $0.31 $1.02 $0.49 
Weighted-average number of shares
Basic92,758,939 92,521,482 92,758,939 92,521,482 
Diluted104,566,243 92,670,727 103,531,560 92,641,222 
Other Financial and Operating Data
Active communities at end of period(2)
203 117 203 117 
Home closings1,649 996 3,020 1,998 
Average sales price of homes closed(3)
$463,447 $358,604 $463,318 $347,261 
Net new orders1,426 1,521 3,828 3,531 
Cancellation rate21.0 %14.4 %16.4 %10.9 %
Backlog (at period end) - homes7,190 4,137 7,190 4,137 
Backlog (at period end, in thousands) - value$3,334,945 $1,646,725 $3,334,945 $1,646,725 
Gross margin (in thousands)(4)
$155,808 $60,154 $279,413 $111,284 
Gross margin %(5)
19.7 %16.5 %19.2 %15.8 %
Net profit margin %7.9 %7.8 %7.3 %6.3 %

(1)The Company calculated earnings per share (“EPS”) based on net income attributable to common stockholders for the period January 21, 2021 through June 30, 2021 over the weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the same period. EPS was calculated prospectively for the period subsequent to the Company’s initial public offering and corporate reorganization, resulting in 92,521,482 shares of common stock outstanding as of the closing of the initial public offering. The total outstanding shares of common stock are made up of Class A common stock and Class B common stock, which participate equally in their ratable ownership share of the Company. Diluted shares were calculated by using the treasury stock method for stock grants and the if-converted method for the convertible preferred stock and the associated preferred dividends.
(2)A community becomes active once the model is completed or the community has its fifth sale. A community becomes inactive when it has fewer than five units remaining to sell.
(3)Average sales price of homes closed is calculated based on homebuilding revenues, excluding the impact of deposit forfeitures, percentage of completion revenues and land sales, over homes closed.
(4)Gross margin is homebuilding revenues less homebuilding cost of sales.
(5)Calculated as a percentage of homebuilding revenues.

Three Months Ended
 June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
UnitsAverage Sales PriceUnitsAverage Sales PriceUnitsAverage Sales PriceUnitsAverage Sales Price
Home Closings:
Jacksonville377$472,065 265$351,496 646$464,182 560$338,077 
Colorado69584,356 47494,604 139570,443 81473,882 
Orlando100481,968 147409,362 206458,593 308404,494 
DC Metro21584,930 35681,706 36671,168 59640,193 
The Carolinas351330,195 315301,033 603330,709 658293,807 
Texas (1)
527559,770 — 1,010555,270 — 
Other (2)
204365,479 187331,101 380371,562 332332,649 
Total1,649$463,447 996$358,604 3,020$463,318 1,998$347,261 

(1)Texas consists of the operations of MHI, which was acquired on October 1, 2021.
(2)Austin, Savannah, Village Park Homes, Active Adult and Custom Homes. Austin refers to legacy DFH operations, exclusive of MHI.

Dream Finders Homes, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

June 30, 2022December 31, 2021
Cash and cash equivalents$84,097 $227,227 
Restricted cash (VIE amounts of $2,944 and $4,275)45,296 54,095 
Accounts receivable (VIE amounts of $1,711and $2,684)30,280 33,482 
Construction in process and finished homes1,254,199 961,779 
Company owned land and lots93,404 83,197 
VIE owned land and lots8,414 21,686 
Total inventories1,356,017 1,066,662 
Lot deposits288,426 241,406 
Other assets (VIE amounts of $2,727 and $2,185)78,946 43,962 
Equity method investments14,188 15,967 
Property and equipment, net6,511 6,789 
Operating lease right-of-use assets25,108 19,359 
Deferred tax asset4,905 4,232 
Intangible assets, net of amortization7,085 9,140 
Goodwill171,927 171,927 
Total assets$2,112,786 $1,894,248 
Accounts payable (VIE amounts of $668 and $1,309)$130,115 $113,498 
Accrued expenses (VIE amounts of $6,213 and $6,915)126,823 139,508 
Customer deposits190,945 177,685 
Construction lines of credit875,000 760,000 
Notes payable (VIE amounts of $0 and $1,979)1,568 3,292 
Operating lease liabilities25,625 19,826 
Contingent consideration115,555 124,056 
Total liabilities$1,465,631 $1,337,865 
Commitments and contingencies  
Mezzanine Equity  
Preferred mezzanine equity155,621 155,220 
Stockholders’ Equity  
Class A common stock, $0.01 per share, 289,000,000 authorized, 32,295,329 outstanding323 323 
Class B common stock, $0.01 per share, 61,000,000 authorized, 60,226,153 outstanding602 602 
Additional paid-in capital261,207 257,963 
Retained earnings217,346 118,194 
Non-controlling interests12,056 24,081 
Total mezzanine and stockholders’ equity647,155 556,383 
Total liabilities, mezzanine equity, and stockholders’ equity$2,112,786 $1,894,248 

SOURCE: Dream Finders Homes, Inc.

Investor Contact: investors@dreamfindershomes.com
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Anabel Fernandez – Chief Financial Officer
Robert Riva – General Counsel