FORT WORTH, TX -- D.R. Horton, Inc., last week reported that pre-tax income for its fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014 increased 24% to $250.8 million, compared to $202.8 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2013. Net income for the fourth fiscal quarter was $166.3 million, compared to $139.5 million, in the same quarter of fiscal 2013. Homebuilding revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 increased 33% to $2.4 billion from $1.8 billion in the same quarter of 2013. Homes closed in the quarter increased 25% to 8,612, compared to 6,866 homes in the year-ago quarter.
Net sales orders for the fourth quarter ended September 30, 2014 increased 38% to 7,135 homes from 5,160 homes in the year-ago quarter and the value of net sales orders increased 41% to $2.0 billion from $1.4 billion.
Donald R. Horton, Chairman of the Board, said, "With the largest market share in Company history and 46% more homes closed than any other builder in the most recently reported twelve-month period, D.R. Horton has solidified its position to be the nation's largest builder for the 13th consecutive year in calendar 2014. We completed fiscal 2014 with strong profitability in our fourth quarter with $250.8 million of pre-tax income and a 10.1% pre-tax operating margin. Net homes sold, closed and in backlog all increased by double-digit percentages in both the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year. For the year, our homebuilding and financial services operations generated a 24% increase in pre-tax income to $814.2 million, on consolidated revenues of $8.0 billion.
"We are well-positioned to continue to grow both our revenues and pre-tax profits at a double-digit pace with our solid balance sheet, industry-leading market share, broad geographic footprint, diversified product offerings across our three brands and our inventories of homes and finished lots. With a 29% increase in our beginning backlog value and a greater than 20% year-over-year increase in our October net sales orders, we are off to a great start in fiscal 2015."