D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
Item 4.01.Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
Dismissal of previous independent registered public accounting firm:
On December 7, 2018, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Audit Committee”) of D.R. Horton, Inc. (the “Company”) dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
The reports of PwC on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the fiscal years ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 and the subsequent period through December 7, 2018, (i) there were no “disagreements” (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K) with PwC on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, any of which, if not resolved to the satisfaction of PwC, would have caused PwC to make reference thereto in its reports on the consolidated financial statements for such fiscal years; and (ii) there were no “reportable events” (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
Engagement of new independent registered public accounting firm:
On December 7, 2018, the Audit Committee approved the engagement of Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. The decision to change the Company’s principal independent accountants was the result of a competitive request for proposal process undertaken by the Audit Committee.
During the fiscal years ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 and through the appointment of EY on December 7, 2018, neither the Company nor anyone on its behalf consulted with EY regarding:
the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, nor did EY provide a written report or oral advice to the Company that EY concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or
any matter that was either the subject of a “disagreement” (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions), or a “reportable event” (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
Letter of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP:
The Company provided PwC with a copy of this Current Report on Form 8-K and requested that PwC furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether PwC agrees with the disclosures contained herein or, if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree. The Company has received the requested letter from PwC and a copy of the letter, dated December 13, 2018, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.
HORTON D R INC /DE/ Exhibit
EX-16.1 2 exhibit161changeofauditor.htm EXHIBIT 16.1 Exhibit Exhibit 16.1 December 13,…
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About D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI)
D.R. Horton, Inc. is a homebuilding company. The Company constructed and sold homes in 27 states and 79 markets, as of September 30, 2015. The Company’s segments include its 39 homebuilding divisions, its financial services operations and its other business activities. In the homebuilding segment, the Company builds and sells single-family detached homes and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes and condominiums. The Company’s 39 homebuilding divisions are aggregated into six segments: East Region, South Central Region, Midwest Region, West Region, Southwest Region and Southeast Region. In the financial services segment, the Company sells mortgages and collects fees for title insurance agency and closing services. The Company has subsidiaries that conduct insurance-related operations; construct and own income-producing rental properties; own non-residential real estate, including ranch land and improvements, and own and operate oil and gas-related assets.