M/I Homes announced a 19% net income increase in its second quarter earnings report, which translates to $15.9 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, beating Wall Street’s estimate of $0.50.

The Columbus, Ohio-based builder posted a 13% increase in home deliveries, while average closing price jumped 7%, new contacts improved 23% to 1,354, which was a second-quarter record, and backlog units increased 27% to 2,281.

“Following our strong first quarter results, we had another very good quarter highlighted by record second quarter sales, solid increases in both revenue and profit, and our highest second quarter backlog in 10 years, said Robert H. Schottenstein, CEO and president. “Our sales for the quarter were particularly strong increasing by 23% over last year; and year-to-date, our sales are 21% better than a year ago. Homes delivered increased 13% and revenue improved by 24%. Our adjusted gross margin (exclusive of stucco-related charges) improved 50 basis points compared to the first quarter. Net income for the quarter improved by 19% and pre-tax income, excluding stucco-related charges, improved by 27%. Our backlog sales value stands at $842 million, 28% higher than last year’s second quarter.”

Schottenstein continued, “With our strong backlog, along with the planned community openings in the second half of 2016, we are well positioned to have a very solid 2016. Our financial condition remains strong with shareholders’ equity of $621 million and net debt to capital of less than 50%.”

Here’s more from the M/I Homes release:

For the second quarter of 2016, the company reported net income of $15.9 million, or $0.52 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $13.4 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015. The second quarter of 2016 includes a $2.8 million pre-tax charge ($0.06 per diluted share) for stucco-related repairs in certain of our Florida communities. For the six months ended June 30, 2016, the company reported net income of $25.1 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, compared to net income of $22.9 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, in the same period of 2015. Year-to-date results for 2016 include a $4.9 million pre-tax charge ($0.10 per diluted share) for stucco-related repairs.

New contracts for 2016's second quarter were 1,354, a second quarter record, and an increase of 23% over 2015's second quarter. For the first six months of 2016, new contracts increased 21% to 2,668 from 2,208 in 2015. M/I Homes had 174 active communities at June 30, 2016 compared to 155 at June 30, 2015.

The company's cancellation rate was 14% in the second quarter of both 2016 and 2015. Homes in backlog increased 27% at June 30, 2016 to 2,281 units, with a sales value of $842 million (a 28% increase over last year’s second quarter), and an average sales price of $369,000.

At June 30, 2015, the sales value of homes in backlog was $657 million, with an average sales price of $366,000 and backlog units of 1,794. Homes delivered in 2016's second quarter were 1,042 compared to 919 deliveries in 2015's second quarter - a 13% increase. Homes delivered for the six months ended June 30, 2016 increased 17% to 1,918 from 2015's deliveries of 1,636.