Forestar Group Inc. is a real estate, oil and gas, and other natural resources company based in Austin, Texas. The company owns directly or through ventures almost 120,000 acres of real estate located in ten states and 13 markets, approximately 590,000 acres of oil and gas mineral interests and approximately 358,000 net acres of leasehold oil and gas interests..OverviewThe company operates three business segments: Real Estate, Oil and Gas, and Other Natural Resources.The real estate segment secures entitlements and develops infrastructure on its lands, primarily for single-family residential and mixed-use communities, and develops multi-family apartments. Forestar actively invests in new projects principally in strategic growth corridors, which represent markets with significant growth characteristics for population, employment and household formation that make them attractive for long-term real estate investment.The real estate segment has 11 real estate projects representing approximately 24,400 acres currently in the entitlement process, and 73 projects entitled, developed, or under development in eight states and 13 markets. The company sells land for commercial uses to national retailers and local commercial developers. In addition, the company will sell its undeveloped land, principally in Georgia, when it has reached its highest and best use. The company markets land for sale on its web site, oil and gas segment is focused on driving exploration and production activity in high quality, lower risk conventional and unconventional oil and gas prospects on its fee and leasehold mineral interests. Leasehold interests include acreage in the prolific Bakken and Three Forks formations. Forestar also seeks to maximize the value from royalties and other lease revenues from its fee oil and gas mineral interests located in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia.

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Austin, US
Size (employees)
59 (est)
Forestar was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Austin, US
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Key People/Management at Forestar

Dan Bartok

Dan Bartok


Forestar Office Locations

Forestar has offices in Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, Denver and in 1 other location
Austin, US (HQ)
500 6300 Bee Cave Rd
Atlanta, US
275 3330 Cumberland Blvd SE
Dallas, US
Preston Rd
Denver, US
600 1801 Broadway
Houston, US
1240 3355 W Alabama St
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Forestar Financials and Metrics

Forestar Revenue

Forestar's revenue was reported to be $114.32 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

114.3 m

Net income (FY, 2017)

52.3 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

39.8 m

Market capitalization (18-Jul-2018)

928.9 m

Closing share price (18-Jul-2018)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

321.8 m
Forestar's current market capitalization is $928.9 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


331 m306.8 m262.4 m197.3 m114.3 m

Revenue growth, %


General and administrative expense

21.6 m56.5 m

Operating expense total

21.6 m56.5 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


57.4 m43.2 m41.9 m48 m47.2 m22.3 m28 m

General and administrative expense

4.9 m9.5 m6.5 m4.9 m5.2 m4.7 m28.4 m

Operating expense total

(111 m)(136.2 m)(43.9 m)(86.1 m)(41.5 m)(60.3 m)(50.6 m)


(52.7 m)(94.8 m)596 k69.5 m6.3 m36.2 m7 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


192.3 m170.1 m96.4 m265.8 m321.8 m

Accounts Receivable

7 m



6.1 m11.6 m10.7 m3.1 m2 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


54.8 m148 m184.2 m170.6 m126.3 m98.8 m92.6 m142.6 m107.4 m122.1 m337.4 m381.4 m


289.9 m282 m


5.9 m6.3 m10.5 m11.5 m11.1 m10.9 m10.7 m10.2 m10 m9.7 m2.6 m1.1 m


USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

35.1 m17.1 m(212.4 m)60.2 m52.3 m

Depreciation and Amortization

30 m41.7 m45.1 m11.4 m5.5 m


Accounts Payable

USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

19.1 m9 m23.8 m29 m(8.2 m)(42.6 m)(206.9 m)(4.3 m)6 m16.2 m25.2 m22.7 m

Depreciation and Amortization

21.7 m7.4 m17.9 m29.1 m11.3 m23.4 m36.8 m4.8 m7.3 m9.9 m1.5 m2.9 m

Cash From Operating Activities

45.1 m5.5 m19 m36.4 m(18.8 m)(17.5 m)(15 m)5 m12.5 m29.8 m(2.4 m)(11.4 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(62.3 m)(28.2 m)(47.7 m)(82.9 m)(24.7 m)(52.4 m)(60.5 m)51.4 m309.5 m311.2 m74.7 m126.9 m
USDY, 2017


1.9 m

Financial Leverage

1.3 x
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Forestar News and Updates

Starwood and Land Strategies JV acquires real estate portfolio for $232 mln

Starwood Capital Group and Land Strategies Management have acquired a portfolio of residential and commercial real estate assets from Forestar Group for $232 million. The acquisition was made via a joint venture. The assets are located in markets that include Texas, Charlotte, Nashville, Raleigh and…

Forestar officially spurns Starwood Capital, agrees to sell to D.R. Horton for $560 million

The bidding war between Starwood Capital Group and D.R. Horton over which real estate giant would buy residential and mixed-use real estate developer Forestar Group is now over. And D.R. Horton won. After weeks of negotiating, D.R. Horton will buy 75% of the Forestar’s shares for a total purchase pr…

Forestar says D.R. Horton’s sweetened offer superior to Starwood bid: Reuters

Forestar Group Inc said on Friday top U.S. homebuilder D.R. Horton Inc had sweetened its offer to buy a 75 percent stake in the real estate developer, escalating a bidding war with investment firm Starwood Capital Group.

Forestar preparing to spurn Starwood Capital after D.R. Horton improves its offer

Thanks to a bidding war between two real estate giants, Forestar Group and its shareholders find themselves squarely in the catbird’s seat. As recently as one day ago, Forestar said that it still planned to sell itself to Starwood Capital Group for $15.50 per share despite D.R. Horton attempting to …

BRIEF-Forestar says unsolicited proposal from D.R. Horton constitutes “superior proposal”

* Forestar board of directors determines unsolicited proposal from d.r. Horton constitutes a “superior proposal”

Starwood Capital ups its offer for Forestar as battle with D.R. Horton intensifies

There’s a battle brewing between two real estate titans as Starwood Capital Group and D.R. Horton are both angling to acquire Forestar Group, a residential and mixed-use real estate developer. Starwood wants to buy the company for $14.25 per share, while D.R. Horton wants to buy 75% of the company f…
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