By Christiana Sciaudone
Investing.com -- Taylor Morrison (NYSE:TMHC) just had its best sales month in company history. Shares are up 14%.
The fifth largest home builder in the U.S. saw a 94% increase in net sales orders year-over-year for a total of 1,715 and a monthly all-time high sales pace of 4.3. Taylor Morrison finished the second quarter with net sales orders up approximately 23% year-over-year and a sales pace of 2.8.
Shares have more than tripled after hitting an all-time low in March.
CEO Sheryl Palmer cited low interest rates and limited resale inventory as reasons behind the sales boom.
Closings for the quarter came in at 3,212, an increase of approximately 24% compared to the same period in 2019. Sales order backlog of homes under contract increased approximately 35%, to 6,805 homes, with a sales value of $3.2 billion as of June 30, 2020 compared to a sales value of $2.5 billion as of June 30, 2019.
The company reported strength across the 11 states it operates in, and across price points and consumer groups.