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Winnebago: Best Shipment Quarter in 5 Years

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June 27, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Winnebago Industries Inc. today (June 27) reported financial results for the company's third quarter ending June 1.

According to a news release, revenues for the third quarter were $218.2 million, an increase of 40.1%, versus $155.7 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2012. The company reported operating income of $10.2 million for the quarter, an increase of 190.6% versus $3.5 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2012. Net income for the third quarter was $7.7 million, an increase of 94.4%, versus $3.9 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2012. Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter were $0.27, an increase of 107.7%, versus $0.13 for the third quarter of Fiscal 2012.

Earnings in the third quarter were positively impacted by increased motorhome volumes, driven by higher dealer and retail consumer demand. The increased volumes, along with lower incentives, provided fixed cost leverage, higher operating margins, net income and earnings per share as compared to the same quarter last year. Net cash generated from operations was $19.2 million in the third quarter.

Revenues for the first 40 weeks of Fiscal 2013 were $588.9 million, an increase of 40.5%, versus revenues of $419.1 million for the first 39 weeks of Fiscal 2012. The company reported operating income of $29.1 million for the first nine months of Fiscal 2013, versus $3.0 million for the first nine months of Fiscal 2012. Net income for the first nine months of Fiscal 2013 was $21.3 million, an increase of 425.0%, versus $4.1 million, for the first nine months of Fiscal 2012. Diluted earnings per share for the first nine months of Fiscal 2013 was $0.76 per diluted share, an increase of 442.9%, versus $0.14 per diluted share for the first nine months of Fiscal 2012.

“We worked extremely hard to deliver significant improvement in the third quarter as compared to the prior year,” said Winnebago Industries' Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. "We again increased our shipment volume in nearly every sector of our business due to the continued rise in customer demand."

Potts continued, "We are very pleased with the marketplace response to our new 2014 motorhome and towable products, including the new Winnebago Forza and Itasca Solei. These products provide our dealers and retail customers with a new price point targeted at the largest growth component of the Class A diesel category. We are focused on bringing these exciting new products and others to market. Since the initial introduction to our dealer partners in late April at our Dealer Days event, we have moved forward with our planned staggered retail product rollouts which will continue throughout the coming months. We have had exceptional growth throughout Fiscal 2013, experiencing the best shipment quarter in over five years, while still increasing our sales order backlog."

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