Smith Douglas Homes Corp.

General Information

We are one of the nation’s fastest-growing private homebuilders by number of closings and are engaged in the design, construction, and sale of single-family homes in some of the highest growth and most desirable markets in the Southeastern United States. We employ an efficient land-light, production focused, and conservatively leveraged business model, which we believe results in a compelling combination of strong home closing gross margins, construction cycle times, and returns. Our communities are primarily targeted to entry-level and empty-nest homebuyers. We offer our homebuyers an attractive value proposition by providing a personalized home buying experience at affordable price points. With the goal of becoming one of the most dominant homebuilders in the Southeastern and Southern United States, we intend to grow operations within our existing footprint and to expand into new markets where we can most effectively implement our business strategy and maximize our profit and returns.

Pursuant to our land-light business model, we typically purchase finished lots through lot-option contracts from third-party land developers or land bankers. Our lot acquisition strategy reduces our up-front capital requirements and generally provides for “just-in-time” lot delivery, which closely aligns with our pace of home orders and home starts. We believe our lot acquisition strategy reduces our operating and financial risk relative to other homebuilders that own a higher percentage of their land supply on balance sheet. As of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively, 95% and 96% of our unstarted controlled lots were controlled through finished lot option contracts. Our strategy and focus on capital efficiency has delivered strong risk-adjusted returns, as evidenced by our adjusted return on equity and adjusted return on inventory of 71% and 62%, respectively, for the twelve months ended June 30, 2023 and of 81% and 75%, respectively, for the year ended Dec. 31, 2022.

Note: Net income and revenue are for the 12 months that ended Sept. 30, 2023.

(Note: Smith Douglas Homes Corp. priced its IPO at $21.00 – the top of its $18.00-to-$21.00 range – on 7.69 million shares – the same number of shares in the prospectus – to raise $161.49 million. Background: Smith Douglas Homes Corp. filed an S-1/A dated Jan. 3, 2024, disclosing terms for its IPO: 7.69 million shares (7,692,308 shares) at a price range of $18.00 to $21.00 to raise $150.0 million. The company is offering all of the stock in the IPO. In the S-1/A filing, Smith Douglas Homes added Zelman Partners as a joint book-runner. Background: Smith Douglas Homes Corp. filed its S-1 on Sept. 6, 2023. The company submitted confidential IPO documents to the SEC on July 28, 2023.)

Industry: Operative Builders
Employees: 329
Founded: 2008
Contact Information
Address 110 Village Trail, Suite 215 Woodstock, Georgia 30188
Phone Number (770) 213-8067
Web Address
View Prospectus: Smith Douglas Homes Corp.
Financial Information
Market Cap $1076.88mil
Revenues $770.71 mil (last 12 months)
Net Income $134.81 mil (last 12 months)
IPO Profile
Symbol SDHC
Exchange NYSE
Shares (millions): 7.7
Price range $21.00 - $21.00
Est. $ Volume $161.5 mil
Manager / Joint Managers J.P. Morgan/ BofA Securities/ RBC Capital Markets/Wells Fargo Securities/Wolfe | Nomura Alliance/ Zelman Partners
CO-Managers Wedbush Securities / Fifth Third Securities/ Regions Securities LLC/ Whelan Advisory Capital Markets
Expected To Trade: 1/11/2024
Status: Priced
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