KBH Analysis

KB Home (KBH)

Update 7/14/2017; KBH rose after earnings were published and thenmoved into a sideways pattern, repeatedly moving into profitability but staying short of my target of 25% of maximum potential profit. As expiration approached I exited at 16.9% of maximum potential profit.

Shares rose by 4.7% over 18 days, or a +96% annual rate. The options position produced a +20.4% yield on debit for a +414% annual rate.

KBH publishes earnings on Tuesday before the opening bell.

I shall use options that trade for the last time 25 days hence, on July 21.

Implied volatility stands at 34%, which is 3.5 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.

KBH’s IV stands in the 43rd percentile of its annual range and the 95th percentile of its most recent broad movement.

The price used for analysis was $22.67.

Premium: $1.18 Expire OTM  
KBH-iron fly Strike Odds Delta
Long 25.00 89.1% 13
Break-even 24.18
Short 23.00 58.1% 46
Short 23.00 42.2% 54
Break-even 23.18
Long 22.00 77.6% 20

The premium is 79% of the width of the position’s wings.

The risk/reward ratio is 0.7:1.

Decision for My Account

A wider distance from at-the-money to the surrounding strike prices and constraints on strike selection made this a somewhat distorted trade. Nonetheless, I have entered an order on KBH as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $22.67.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 26, 2017


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