"We are very pleased with this performance," de Nicolas continued. "It demonstrates our resiliency to volatile economic conditions as well as the strength of our business model and leadership in the affordable entry-level segment -- the right place to be, in Mexico's homebuilding industry. In Q1, this is particularly reflected in our market share gain with INFONAVIT, where we moved from 4.7 percent of homes collected as of year-end 2009 to 5.4 percent this quarter.
"As we continue to work to improve our efficiency, at the beginning of this year we consolidated our affordable-entry level and middle income operations into one new division -- Homex Mexico. These unified operations will allow us to better manage projects and customer service, while enjoying economies of scale, leveraging operational efficiency across all our developments. I am confident that this consolidation will provide us more flexibility and enable us to sustain market share gains in the most profitable segments of our target markets. We also continue to work hard to improve our working capital cycle, and our first quarter results also reflect our strong relationships with suppliers, who have been offering us better credit terms and, in some cases, more competitive pricing.
"Today, we are encouraged, as we see some indicators pointing to economic
recovery. We have seen continued strength in the Mexican housing market and
support from the Mexican government. We are very pleased with the initial,
successful replication of our business model in Brazil, as well as the growing
Homex brand recognition. We are most prepared to seize the opportunities
|SOURCE Desarrolladora Homex, S.A.B. de C.V.|
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