May 16, 2006 |
The chief executive of Newport Beach-based home builder William Lyon Homes Inc. on Monday said his buyout offer was successful. William Lyon said his $109-a-share offer, made May 1, gave him at least a 90.6% stake in the company. That was enough to complete a takeover, Lyon said. Lyon, who has said he plans to take the company private, said shareholders could tender their shares at $109 until midnight New York time Wednesday. A final count of those tendered will be available Thursday.
May 6, 2006 |
William Lyon Homes Inc., whose chairman and chief executive is trying to buy the company, said first-quarter profit rose 28% as it sold more houses. The home builder said net income was $26.2 million, or $3.02 a share, compared with $20.5 million, or $2.36, a year earlier. The Newport Beach company said revenue increased 25% to $307.4 million. The company said 581 homes closed in the quarter, up 27%, while the backlog of homes sold but not closed fell 14%. New home orders fell 26%.
May 2, 2006 |
William Lyon, chief executive of William Lyon Homes Inc., raised his offer for the 29% of the company he doesn't control to $275 million and said a special board committee would urge shareholders to accept it. The bid of $109 a share is 8.9% more than Friday's closing price. Lyon owns 48% of the Newport Beach-based company and his family controls an additional 23% through trusts. He bid $82 a share for the rest of the shares in April 2005, which the board rejected in June.
April 25, 2006 |
The founder and largest stakeholder of William Lyon Homes Inc. said he would extend the deadline for his tender offer to Friday. William Lyon is offering $100 a share to take the Newport Beach-based builder private. He needs 1.1 million shares to be tendered to succeed in his bid. As of last Friday -- his original deadline -- 967,000 had been tendered. Lyon, whose firm builds in California, Arizona and Nevada, also waived the condition that 90% of the shares be submitted.
March 24, 2006
William Lyon Homes Inc. said it had formed a special committee of independent directors to consider a $421-million offer from Chief Executive William Lyon, who owns a 48% stake, to buy the rest of the Newport Beach-based company.
August 9, 2005
* William Lyon Homes reported a 42% jump in second-quarter profit to $41 million, or $5.07 a share, from $31 million, or $3.14 a share, in the year earlier period. Homebuilding revenue declined 1.4% to $362.1 million. The Newport Beach firm posted record net home orders of 1,154, up 2% from the previous period. The company forecast full-year earnings at $17.75 to $20 a share, which would be a 14% increase over 2004 results.