Nobility Homes, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of manufactured and modular homes through retail sales centers in Florida. It also sells its manufactured homes on a wholesale basis to independent manufactured home retail dealers and manufactured home communities. The firm is also involved in real properties investment; and provides insurance and financial services. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Ocala, FL.
Total revenues in the first quarter of 2020 were $9,443,852 compared to $11,039,774 in the first quarter of 2019. The Company reported net income of $1,400,041 in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a net income of $1,535,806 during the first quarter of 2019.
The demand for affordable manufactured housing in Florida continues to be good. According to the Florida Manufactured Housing Association, shipments in Florida for the period from November 2019 through January 2020 were down approximately 12% from the same period last year. Constrained consumer credit and the lack of lenders in our industry, partly as a result of an increase in government regulations, still affects our results by limiting many affordable manufactured housing buyers from purchasing homes. However, legislation may help improve this situation in the future.
Maintaining our strong financial position is vital for future growth and success. Because of very challenging business conditions during economic recessions in our market area, management will continue to evaluate all expenses and react in a manner consistent with maintaining our strong financial position, while exploring opportunities to expand our distribution and manufacturing operations.