Form 11-K PULTEGROUP INC/MI/ For: Dec 31

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Washington, D.C. 20549




For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020




Commission File Number: 1-9804


(Full title of the plan and address of the plan, if different from that of the issued named below)


3350 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1500

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

(404) 978-6400

(Name of issuer of the securities held pursuant to the plan and address of its principal executive office)


4.Financial Statements and Supplemental Schedule for the Plan

The PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan (the Plan) is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). In lieu of the requirements of Items 1-3 of this Form, the Plan is filing financial statements and supplemental schedule prepared in accordance with the financial reporting requirements of ERISA. The Plan financial statements and supplemental schedule as of and for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 have been examined by Warren Averett, LLC, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, and their report is included herein.


PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Audited Financial Statements and Supplemental Schedule

December 31, 2020 and 2019, and

Year Ended December 31, 2020


Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To the Plan Administrator and Plan Participants of PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of the PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan (the Plan) as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2020, and the related notes and schedule (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of the Plan as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2020, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Plan’s financial statements based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Plan is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Plan’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audit provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Supplemental Information

The accompanying supplemental schedule of assets (held at end of year) as of December 31, 2020 has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The information in the supplemental schedule is the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental information reconciles to the financial statements or the underlying accounting and other records, as applicable, and performing procedures to test the completeness and accuracy of the information presented in the supplemental information. In forming our opinion on the supplemental information, we evaluated whether the supplemental information, including its form and content, is presented in conformity with the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In our opinion, the supplemental information is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.

/s/ Warren Averett, LLC

We have served as the Plan’s auditor since 2019.

Atlanta, Georgia

June 11, 2021

PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits

December 31,
2020 2019
Investments, at fair value $ 904,542,455  $ 791,163,516 
Notes receivable from participants 7,835,859  8,345,125 
Net assets available for benefits $ 912,378,314  $ 799,508,641 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits

Year Ended December 31, 2020

Participant $ 44,394,836 
Participant rollovers 3,128,459 
Employer 20,635,374 
Interest income on notes receivable from participants 441,582 
Investment income:
Interest and dividends 22,656,582 
Net appreciation in fair value of investments 101,781,472 
Total additions 193,038,305 
Benefit payments (79,521,126)
Administrative expenses (647,506)
Total deductions (80,168,632)
Net increase 112,869,673 
Net assets available for benefits:
Beginning of year 799,508,641 
End of year $ 912,378,314 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

1.Description of Plan


The PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan (the Plan) is a defined contribution plan for eligible employees of PulteGroup, Inc. (the Company) and its subsidiaries that have adopted the Plan. The Plan is administered by the PulteGroup 401(k) Committee (the Committee) appointed by the Board of Directors of the Company and is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA). The Plan assets are held and investment transactions are executed by Fidelity Management Trust Company as trustee and Fidelity Workplace Services, LLC (collectively along with other affiliates of Fidelity Investments Inc., Fidelity) serves as the recordkeeper. For more complete information, participants should refer to the summary plan description as well as the Plan document, which is available from the Company.

Effective April 6, 2020, the Plan adopted the distribution provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act that was signed into law on March 27, 2020. A CARES Act distribution allowed the Plan’s participants to take a COVID-19-related distribution up to $100,000 from the Plan beginning on or after January 1, 2020 and before December 31, 2020. In addition, effective April 21, 2020, the Plan adopted the temporary loan repayment deferral provision of the CARES Act. The deferral provision adopted by the Plan allowed qualified Plan participants who had Plan loan repayments to suspend such repayments through December 31, 2020 and then reamortize the loan over the remaining period of the loan plus up to an additional 12 months. Pursuant to the CARES Act, the Plan also suspended all minimum required distributions for 2020, and allowed participants who had already taken their minimum required distribution to roll them back into the Plan.


All non-union, salaried, sales, and hourly employees of the Company and its subsidiaries that have adopted the Plan are eligible to become participants on the first day of the month immediately subsequent to the employee’s completion of 30 days of service with the Company following the date on which the employee first performs an hour of service. Eligible participants are automatically enrolled in the Plan on or after 45 days following delivery of the notice describing the default contribution rate and the default investment, unless they affirmatively decline to participate.


Contributions can be invested in various investment options provided by the Plan. Participants may change their investment directives and contribution amounts on a daily basis.

Participant Contributions – Contributions to participants’ accounts are effected through voluntary withholdings from their compensation (elective deferrals). Participants may elect to contribute a percentage of their compensation to the Plan of not less than 1{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} and not more than 50{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}. If automatically enrolled, a participant’s deferral is set at 5{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of eligible compensation and automatically increased by 1{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} annually up to 10{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of eligible compensation or until changed by the participant. Annual contributions for each participant are subject to participation and discrimination standards of Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 401(k)(3). Rollover contributions from other qualified retirement plans or from conduit individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are accepted as permitted by the Plan.

Employer Matching Contributions – The Company contributes to the Plan an amount based on elective deferrals of each participant during each payroll period. During 2020, the employer matching contribution was equal to 100{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of participant contributions up to the first 3{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of compensation contributed per payroll period plus 50{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of participant contributions up to the next 2{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of compensation.

Catch-up Contributions – Participants who have reached an age of at least 50 years old by the end of the Plan year may elect to increase their elective deferrals as permitted under Code Section 414(v).

Special Contributions – At the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Company, special contributions may be made and invested in the PulteGroup, Inc. Company Stock Fund. However, subsequent to the initial special contribution, participants may, at their discretion, reallocate these funds to other investments within the Plan’s portfolio. Highly

PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

compensated employees who are covered under a stock plan are not eligible to receive special contributions. There were no special contributions for the year ended December 31, 2020.


Contributions to the Plan are allocated to participants’ individual accounts as soon as administratively possible. Special contributions made by the Company, if any, are allocated as of the last day of the Plan year among the accounts of eligible participants.

Notes Receivable from Participants

Generally, participants may borrow up to 50{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of their account balance subject to a minimum loan of $1,000 and a maximum loan of $50,000 reduced by the highest outstanding loan balance during the preceding 12 months. The loans are secured by the balances in the participant’s account and bear interest at a rate commensurate with local prevailing rates as determined by the Committee. Principal and interest are generally paid through payroll deductions.

PulteGroup, Inc. Company Stock Fund

The Plan invests in common stock of the Company through the PulteGroup, Inc. Company Stock Fund, a unitized employer stock fund. The PulteGroup, Inc. Company Stock Fund also holds cash or other short-term securities, although these are expected to be a small percentage of the fund.

Benefit Payments

Participants or their beneficiaries may receive distributions of their account balances upon the earlier of reaching age 59½, death, or termination of service, as defined in the Plan. Further, the Committee may permit a participant who experiences a qualified financial hardship to receive a distribution of all or a portion of the participant’s eligible account balance. Such distributions are generally made in a lump sum.

A participant may withdraw any portion of their rollover contributions at any time. All withdrawals are made in a lump sum payment with the amount available being reduced by any outstanding loan. No withdrawal is permitted to the extent that it would cause the aggregate amount of such outstanding loan to exceed the limits described in “Participant Loans” above.


A participant’s account balance is fully vested and nonforfeitable as of their first day of eligibility.


The balance of forfeitures totaled $8,056 and $8,174 at December 31, 2020, and 2019, respectively, which the Company expects to use to offset expenses associated with administering the Plan. In 2020, the Company utilized $9,060 forfeitures to offset Plan administration expenses.

Plan Termination

Although it has not expressed any intent to do so, the Company has the right under the Plan to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions of ERISA. In the event of Plan termination, participants will remain fully vested.

Administrative Expenses

While certain administrative expenses of the Plan were paid directly by the Company, the majority of administrative expenses were paid directly by plan participants during 2020.

PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

2.Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Accounting

The financial statements of the Plan are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

Income Recognition

Purchases and sales of investments are recorded on a trade-date basis. Net appreciation in the fair value of investments represents the net amount of realized and unrealized gains and losses on those investments. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. Dividends are recorded when declared.

Investment Valuation

See Note 3.

Payment of Benefits

Benefit payments to participants or beneficiaries are recorded upon distribution.

Notes Receivable from Participants

Notes receivable from participants represent participant loans that are recorded at their unpaid principal balance plus any accrued but unpaid interest. Interest income on notes receivable from participants is recorded when it is earned. Related fees are recorded as administrative expenses and are deducted when they are incurred. No allowance for credit losses has been recorded as of December 31, 2020 or 2019. If a participant ceases to make loan repayments and the Company deems the participant loan to be a distribution, the participant loan balance is reduced and a benefit payment is recorded. Because participants make loan repayments via payroll deductions, such a distribution generally only occurs in the event the
loan balance remains unpaid following a participant’s termination from the Company.

Use of Estimates 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and additions and deductions during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

3.Fair Value Measurements

Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” provides a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles and establishes a fair value hierarchy which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. The fair value hierarchy can be summarized as follows:

Level 1 Fair value determined based on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2 Fair value determined using significant observable inputs, generally either quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities or quoted prices in markets that are not active.
Level 3 Fair value determined using significant unobservable inputs, such as pricing models, discounted cash flows, or similar techniques.


The Plan’s financial instruments measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 are summarized below:

Financial Instrument Fair Value Hierarchy Fair Value
2020 2019
Investments measured at fair value
Mutual funds Level 1
800,184,974  $ 699,098,945 
Money market fund Level 1 19,660  55,217 
Unitized employer stock fund:
PulteGroup, Inc. common stock Level 1 47,011,019  46,019,167 
Money market fund Level 1 1,404,167  1,811,772 
Investments measured at net asset value
Common collective trust 55,922,635  44,178,415 
$ 904,542,455  $ 791,163,516 


The Plan’s investments in money market and mutual funds are stated at fair value based on quoted market prices. Investments in securities traded on a national securities exchange are valued based on published quotations on the last business day of the plan year. Mutual fund investments are valued based on the net asset value of shares held by the Plan as of the last business day of the plan year.

The above table reflects the fair value of the stock and short-term cash position underlying the unitized employer stock fund. The market value of the common stock and money market fund portions of the fund are based on quoted market prices on the last business day of the plan year. The unitized employer stock fund also includes immaterial amounts of receivables and liabilities not presented in the above table.

The Plan invests in common collective trust funds, Fidelity Managed Incom
e Portfolio Fund II and Vanguard Retirement Savings Trust. The statements of net assets available for benefits present the investments using the net asset value practical expedient in accordance with ASC 820. Withdrawals directed by the Company must be preceded by twelve months written notice to the trustee; provided, however, that the trustee may, in its discretion, complete any such plan-level withdrawals before the expiration of such twelve-month period.

PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

4.Income Tax Status

The Plan has received a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dated February 12, 2018, stating that the Plan is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code and therefore, the related trust is exempt from taxation. Subsequent to this determination by the IRS, the Plan was amended and restated. Once qualified, the Plan is required to operate in conformity with the Code to maintain its qualified status. The Plan administrator believes the Plan is being operated in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Code and, therefore, believes that the Plan, as amended and restated, is qualified and the related trust is tax-exempt for the periods presented.

Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States require Plan management to evaluate uncertain tax

positions taken by the Plan, and recognize a tax liability if the Plan has taken an uncertain position that more likely than not would not be sustained upon examination by the IRS. The Company has analyzed the tax positions taken by the Plan, and has concluded that there are no uncertain positions taken or expected to be taken. The Plan is subject to routine audits by taxing jurisdictions, however, there are currently no audits for any tax periods in progress.

5.Related-Party Transactions

The Plan invests in mutual funds managed by Fidelity and allows for investments in shares of the Company’s common stock. These transactions with Fidelity and the Company qualify as exempt party-in-interest transactions.

The trustee and recordkeeper provides certain administrative services to the Plan pursuant to trust and recordkeeping agreements with the Company. In the normal course of business, Fidelity receives revenue from certain mutual fund service providers for services Fidelity provides to the funds. This revenue is used to offset certain amounts owed to Fidelity for its administrative services provided to the Plan. If the revenue received by Fidelity from such mutual fund service providers were to exceed the amount owed under the trust agreement, Fidelity would remit the excess to the Plan’s trust and such amounts could be applied to pay plan administrative expenses or allocated to the accounts of participants. During 2020, there were no excess amounts. While either the Plan or the Company could make payments to Fidelity for administrative expenses not covered by such revenue, the majority of such expenses were paid by the participants in 2020. For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Plan paid fees to Fidelity, Financial Engines, and LCG Associates, who serve as Plan’s recordkeeper, advisor, and investment advisor, respectively. These transactions qualify as exempt party-in-interest transcations.

6.Risks and Uncertainties

The Plan invests in a variety of investment securities. Investment securities are exposed to various risks, including interest rate, market, and credit risk. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and that such changes could materially affect participants’ account balances and the amounts reported in the statements of net assets available for benefits.

7.     Reconciliation to Form 5500

The following is a reconciliation of net assets available for benefits per the financial statements to the Form 5500:

December 31,
2020 2019
Net assets available for benefits per the financial statements $ 912,378,314  $ 799,508,641 
Loans in default and deemed distributed

(233,257) (141,140)
Net assets per the Form 5500 $ 912,145,057  $ 799,367,501 

PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

The following is a reconciliation of the total deductions per the financial statements to total expenses per the Form 5500:

Year Ended
December 31, 2020
Total deductions per the financial statements $ (80,168,632)
Adjustment for loans in default and deemed distributions (92,117)
Total expenses per Schedule H of Form 5500 $ (80,260,749)


8.     Subsequent Events

We evaluated subsequent events up until the time the financial statements were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Supplemental Schedule

PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan
 EIN #38-2766606 Plan #001
Schedule H, Line 4i – Schedule of Assets
(Held at End of Year)
December 31, 2020
(b) (c)
Identity of Issue, Description of Investment Including (e)
Borrower, Lessor, Maturity Date, Rate of Interest, Shares/ (d) Current
(a) or Similar Party Collateral, Par, or Maturity Value Units Cost  Value
The Vanguard Group of
   Investment Companies
Vanguard Institutional Index Fund Institutional Shares 428,453  ** $ 142,023,671 
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund
  Institutional Shares
236,684  ** 30,719,226 
Vanguard Retirement Savings Trust IV 11,811,559  ** 11,811,559 

Vanguard Prime Money Market Institutional Fund 19,660  ** 19,660 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement Income Fund 282,755  ** 6,879,419 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2015 Fund 206,196  ** 5,064,170 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2020 Fund 753,312  ** 19,774,433 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2025 Fund 1,324,461  ** 36,356,458 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2030 Fund 1,493,464  ** 42,011,130 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2035 Fund 1,437,097  ** 41,287,786 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2040 Fund 1,465,452  ** 43,011,007 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2045 Fund 1,207,400  ** 36,089,176 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2050 Fund 914,662  ** 27,412,423 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2055 Fund 592,531  ** 17,805,560 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2060 Fund 244,298  ** 7,363,154 
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2065 Fund 27,370  ** 755,141 
Nationwide Nationwide Geneva Small Cap Growth
318,451  ** 27,463,187 
Victory Victory Sycamore Established Value Fund Class R6 1,000,483  ** 40,939,753 
American Funds American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund
  Class R-6
534,066  ** 26,799,443 
American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund R-6 387,726  ** 26,869,445 
American Beacon American Beacon Small Cap Value Fund Institutional Class 542,946  ** 13,622,505 

T. Rowe Price T. Rowe Price Growth Stock Fund 933,548  ** 90,535,514 
* Fidelity Investments Fidelity Balanced Fund 1,776,019  ** 50,208,061 
Fidelity Managed Income Portfolio Fund II 44,111,076  ** 44,111,076 
Fidelity U.S. Bond Index Fund  – Institutional Class 3,727,590  ** 46,408,491 
Fidelity Extended Market Index Fund – Premium Class 248,992  ** 20,785,821 
* Company Stock Fund PulteGroup, Inc. Company Stock 1,090,237  ** 47,011,019 
Fidelity Investments Money Market Government
  Portfolio – Class I
—  1,404,167 
* Participant Loans Individual participant loans with varying maturity
   dates and interest rates ranging from 4.25{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} to 8.50{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Total assets $ 912,145,057 
There were no investment assets reportable as acquired and disposed of during the year.
* Party in interest.
** Participant-directed investments, cost information is omitted.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the administrator of the Plan has duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

401(k) Committee, as Plan Administrator
By: /s/ Michael Gorny
Michael Gorny
Chairperson – 401(k) Committee
Date: June 11, 2021

Exhibit 23.1

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statements (Form S-8 No. 333-115570 and Form S-8 No. 333-150961) pertaining to the PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan of our report dated June 11, 2021, with respect to the financial statements and schedule of the PulteGroup, Inc. 401(k) Plan included in this Annual Report (Form 11-K) for the year ended December 31, 2020.

/s/ Warren Averett, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia

June 11, 2021