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LCI Industries Reports Q4, Year End Earnings

February 9th, 2017 Comments off
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LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII), formerly Drew Industries, reported earnings for Q4 2016 and year-end today.

Consolidated net sales in the fourth quarter of 2016 were $403 million, 21 percent higher than Q4 2015 net sales of $334 million. Net income was $26.3 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, compared to net income of $16.1 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.

According to LCI, the increase in year-over-year net sales reflects industry-wide growth in wholesale shipments of towable and motorized RVs by OEMs, which increased 20 percent and 16 percent, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2016, enhanced by acquisitions completed in 2016, which added $17 million in net sales in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Jason Lippert. Credit: LCI Industries.

2016 RV industry volume out-paced 2015 each quarter, as 2016 fourth quarter wholesale travel trailers were up nearly 24 percent and fifth-wheels were up over ten percent, said CEO Jason Lippert.

 

For January 2017, LCI consolidated net sales reached approximately $149 million, 18 percent higher than January 2016.

As the industry prepares to meet the anticipated demand of the 2017 spring and summer selling seasons, I am encouraged by January sales following up on a strong fourth quarter,” said Lippert.

Our operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2016 improved to $40.6 million, compared to $23.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015,” said LCI President Scott Mereness.

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Scott Mereness. Credit: LCI Industries.

Strong industry growth, lower costs for certain key commodities, accretive acquisitions completed over 2016 and a focus on cost management, lean initiatives and other operational efficiencies, all contributed to profit improvement for the quarter.

Consolidated net sales for the year ended December 31, 2016 increased to $1.7 billion, 20 percent higher than the net sales for the year ended December 31, 2015 of $1.4 billion.

Acquisitions completed by LCI in 2016 added $64 million in net sales in 2016. Net income for the full-year 2016 increased to $129.7 million, or $5.20 per diluted share, up from net income of $74.3 million, or $3.02 per diluted share, in 2015.

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LCI Acquires Sessa Klein

LCI also announced its has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Sessa Klein S.p.A., a Varese, Italy-based manufacturer of highly engineered side window systems for both high speed and commuter trains for approximately €7.9 million (US$8.5 million). Sessa Klein’s sales for 2016 were approximately €10 million (US$11 million).

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Credit: Sessa Klein.

Sessa Klein has an excellent management team, and a great reputation in the international rolling stock industry for the sophisticated engineering and design of their window products,” said LCI President Scott Mereness.

In 2016, we acquired Florence, Italy-based Project 2000 S.r.L., a manufacturer of motorized entry steps, bed lifts and RV accessories, as a foundation for LCI in the European RV market. We believe the addition of Sessa Klein’s products and diversified customer base opens a door into a new adjacent market for LCI.

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LCI 1 year look. Credit: Bloomberg.

LCI supplies component parts to the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industries across the U.S. and in Europe, and is one of the various manufactured housing industry-connected stocks monitored each business day on the industry’s only daily market report, featured exclusively on the Daily Business News.

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LCI Q4 2016 and Year End Results.

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Manufactured Housing’s New Year, 2014!

January 1st, 2014 Comments off

manufactured-housing-new-year-2014-posted-manufactured-housing-pronews-MHProNews will launch it’s January 2014 issue on Thursday, January 2. Factory-built housing in general – and manufactured housing specifically – continues to go through significant changes, with three years of rising sales.

New featured articles, 2 new exclusive interviews and much more will help you start out the new year right with Industry News, Tips and Views Pros can Use.

With a mere three weeks to go before the first major event of the year, and new regulations kicking in, financing is among the hottest topics. MHIndustry Pros will gather in Louisville, KY to hear the Industry’s top lenders outline the programs they can offer you now. 48 new homes, business building seminars and some 80 exhibitors will draw an anticipated record 2400+ pros all in to the event. Learn more at LouisvilleShow.com. ##

Mortgage Rates Down from One Year Ago

December 31st, 2011 Comments off

MHProNews.com has learned from OriginationNews that according to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates are well below comparable rates from a year ago even though they edged up a little from last week. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) rose four basis points to 3.95 from last week, but well below the 4.86 percent from a year ago. Similarly, the average 15-year FRM gained three basis points to 3.24 percent from last week, compared to 4.2 percent at the end of last year. The average rate for a Treasury-hybrid adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) for the week ending Dec. 29 was 2.88 percent, as opposed to 3.77 percent a year ago; and the one year Treasury ARM stood at 2.78 percent this week, compared to 3.26 percent at last year’s end.

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