Cavco Industries Reports Higher Sales But Loss in Q3
Cavco Industries Inc., a builder of park models for the campground industry and manufactured homes for the retail market, Thursday (Jan. 28) announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of its fiscal year 2010 ended Dec. 31.
Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 totaled $36,369,000, up 45% from $25,093,000 for the third quarter of fiscal year 2009. The third quarter 2010 results include the Fleetwood Homes operations which, as previously reported, were acquired during the second quarter of the current fiscal year.
Net loss attributable to Cavco stockholders for the fiscal 2010 third quarter was $1,030,000 compared to net income of $110,000 reported in the same quarter one year ago.
For the first nine months of fiscal 2010, net sales decreased 12% to $79,341,000 from $90,632,000 for the comparable prior year period. Net loss attributable to Cavco stockholders for the first nine months of fiscal 2010 was $2,642,000 compared to net income of $1,481,000 last year.
“The financial results of our operations during the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2009 are reflective of the difficult market environment. Low margins and a lighter production schedule resulting from the holidays were compounded by seasonally depressed sales volumes that characterized the period,” said Joseph Stegmayer, chairman, president and CEO.
He continued, “Wholesale and retail financing availability continues to be a key challenge for the factory built housing industry. However, our collaborations with wholesale lending companies have provided, and continue to supply, much needed inventory financing to the retailers of Cavco and Fleetwood brand homes. In addition, we are working alongside our industry peers to encourage favorable legislative action on behalf of the mortgage financing needs of potential homeowners. While some progress has been made in this area, such as increased loan limits for government backed home-only loans, a meaningful positive impact in the form of increased home orders at our factories has yet to be realized.
“We are pleased with the transition and integration of Fleetwood Homes and the exemplary efforts of the people comprising the combined company. As a newly expanded organization, we continue to aggressively pursue traditional and niche markets where our diverse product lines and custom building capabilities provide our company with a competitive advantage. These efforts, coupled with our national presence, have positioned us well to seek out and develop varied sales opportunities.”