MIAMI, FL -- Lennar Corporation, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, reported third quarter net earnings of $223.3 million, compared to third quarter net earnings attributable to Lennar in 2014 of $177.8 million.
Revenues from home sales increased 22% in the third quarter of 2015 to $2.2 billion from $1.8 billion in the third quarter of 2014. Revenues were higher primarily due to a 16% increase in the number of home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, and a 5% increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. New home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, increased to 6,314 homes in the third quarter of 2015 from 5,450 homes in the third quarter of 2014. There was an increase in home deliveries in all of the Company's Homebuilding segments, except in Southeast Florida and in Homebuilding Other. The average sales price of homes delivered increased to $350,000 in the third quarter of 2015 from $332,000 in the third quarter of 2014. Sales incentives offered to homebuyers were $20,700 per home delivered in the third quarter of 2015, or 5.6% as a percentage of home sales revenue, compared to $20,400 per home delivered in the third quarter of 2014, or 5.8% as a percentage of home sales revenue, and $21,500 per home delivered in the second quarter of 2015, or 5.8% as a percentage of home sales revenue.
Stuart Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Lennar Corporation, said, "During the third quarter, the housing market continued to improve in its slow and steady manner, as demonstrated in the past few years. The new home and rental markets continued to have significant pent-up demand, which positions us well for years to come. This demand is driven primarily by a large production deficit built up over the last several years, an increasing millennial population, reasonable affordability levels and high-rental occupancy rates."