Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today reported financial results for the Company’s Fiscal 2022 second quarter. The Company’s board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share payable on April 27, 2022, to common stockholders of record at the close of business on April 13, 2022. This dividend is in line with the prior dividend of $0.18 per share paid in January, 2022 and represents a 50%, or $0.06 per share, increase from the dividend of $0.12 per share approved in March of 2021.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results
Revenues for the Fiscal 2022 second quarter ended February 26, 2022, matched the record of $1.2 billion set in the first quarter of Fiscal 2022, an increase of 38.7% compared to $839.9 million for the Fiscal 2021 period. Revenues excluding the recently acquired Barletta business were $1.1 billion, representing an organic growth rate of 29.4% over the prior year and 73.3% over the same period in Fiscal 2020 driven by continued strong consumer demand and pricing increases. Gross profit was $216.6 million, an increase of 38.3% compared to $156.6 million for the Fiscal 2021 period. Gross profit margin of 18.6% was equal to the prior year quarter, driven primarily by pricing ahead of known and anticipated cost input inflation, and operating leverage, offset by production inefficiencies related to supply constraints. Operating income, which includes $5.1 million of amortization and acquisition-related costs associated with the acquisition of Barletta, was $136.8 million for the quarter, an increase of 36.8% compared to $100.0 million for the second quarter of last year. Fiscal 2022 second quarter net income, which includes $6.5 million of contingent consideration fair value adjustment related to the Barletta acquisition, was $91.2 million, an increase of 32.0% compared to $69.1 million in the prior year quarter. Reported earnings per diluted share was $2.69, compared to reported earnings per diluted share of $2.04 in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings per diluted share was $3.14, an increase of 42.1% compared to adjusted earnings per diluted share of $2.21 in the same period last year. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA
was $150.7 million for the quarter, compared to $108.0 million last year, an increase of 39.6%. President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Happe commented, “Winnebago Industries delivered a strong second quarter performance, executing on sustained, elevated consumer demand for our expanded portfolio of premier outdoor lifestyle brands.
Our second quarter performance and record sales results at recent RV and Marine trade shows further validate consumers’ embrace of the outdoor lifestyle. Winnebago Industries is capitalizing on that sustained demand – market share gains across our segments are evidence of deep affinity for our brands, which consumers recognize are differentiated due to our continued focus on quality, service and innovation. As of January 2022, our RV retail market share is 14.3% on a trailing three-month basis, reflecting an increase of 1.0 share point over the same period last year. In our Marine segment, Barletta continued to outperform pro-forma expectations and is now one of the top five pontoon brands as measured by retail market share. The healthy demand environment, and the unique strength of our brands, positioned Winnebago Industries well to take continued pricing actions to offset component and material cost inflation and continue to deliver strong margin performance across our segments.”
Revenues for the Towable segment were $646.6 million for the second quarter, up 47.2% over the prior year, primarily driven by pricing increases across the segment, in addition to unit growth of 13.2% as a result of continued, strong consumer demand.
Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $100.6 million, up 61.3% over the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 15.6% increased 140 basis points over the prior year due to operating leverage and the timing of pricing actions relative to inflationary impacts this year and the prior year. Backlog increased to $1.9 billion, up 55.2% over the prior year, and flat sequentially, due to continued strong consumer demand and pricing actions.
Revenues for the Motorhome segment were $417.6 million for the second quarter, up 9.1% from the prior year, primarily driven by pricing increases across the segment. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $46.1 million, a decrease of 9.6% from the prior year, primarily driven by production inefficiencies caused by supply constraints, partially offset by pricing ahead of known and anticipated cost input inflation. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 11.0% decreased 230 basis points compared to the prior year and 90 basis points sequentially. Backlog increased to $2.2 billion, up 21.9% over the prior year and down $0.2 billion sequentially, as dealers continue to experience low levels of motorized inventory and strong consumer demand.
Marine Revenues for the Marine segment were $97.3 million for the second quarter. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $13.0 million, an increase of $11.9 million over the prior year and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 13.3%. Backlog for the Marine segment was $277.9 million. Barletta’s achievement of performance milestones at the end of calendar 2021, as specified by the July 2021 purchase agreement, will result in full dispensation of the $15 million maximum payout for the first earnout period.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
As of February 26, 2022, the Company had total outstanding debt of $537.0 million ($600.0 million of debt, net of convertible note discount of $53.0 million, and net of debt issuance costs of $10.0 million) and working capital of $545.4 million. Cash flow from operations was $46.1 million for the first six months of Fiscal 2022, a decrease of $20.8 million from the same period in Fiscal 2021 due to investments in working capital driven by challenges in the supply chain. Quarterly Cash Dividend and Share Repurchase
On March 16, 2022, the Company’s board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share payable on April 27, 2022, to common stockholders of record at the close of business on April 13, 2022. This dividend is in line with the prior dividend of $0.18 per share paid in January, 2022 and represents a 50%, or $0.06 per share, increase from the dividend of $0.12 per share approved in March of 2021. Share buybacks totaling $40.0 million were executed during the second quarter of Fiscal 2022 and now total $59.6 million Fiscal 2022 year-to-date.
Mr. Happe continued, “Winnebago Industries is leading our industry in innovating for the future of the outdoor lifestyle experience. In the second quarter, we unveiled the e-RV concept vehicle, an entirely new, all-electric, zero-emission RV, developed by our Advanced Technology Group, that moves to meet the environmental and sustainability goals that Winnebago Industries has set, as well as the growing consumer demand for electric power applications. We are proud to continue our legacy of innovation and explore new frontiers in outdoor lifestyle products. Looking ahead, our world-class team remains committed to operational excellence, and working closely with our dealer partners to replenish their inventories. We are confident that Winnebago Industries has continued headroom for sustained market share gains and profitable growth across our portfolio, leading to enhanced value creation for our end consumers, dealers, employees and shareholders.” Conference Call Winnebago Industries, Inc. will discuss Fiscal 2022 second quarter earnings results during a conference call scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Central Time today. Members of the news media, investors and the general public are invited to access a live broadcast of the conference call via the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at http://investor.wgo.net. The event will be archived and available for replay for the next 90 days.
About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products under the Winnebago, Grand Design, Chris-Craft, Newmar and Barletta brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheel products, pontoons, inboard/outboard and sterndrive powerboats and commercial community outreach vehicles. Winnebago Industries has multiple facilities in Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota and Florida. The Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and traded under the symbol WGO. For access to Winnebago Industries’ investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news
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This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements, including, but not limited to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic; general economic uncertainty in key markets and a worsening of domestic economic conditions or low levels of economic growth; availability of financing for RV and marine dealers; ability to innovate and commercialize new products; ability to manage our inventory to meet demand; competition and new product introductions by competitors; risk related to cyclicality and seasonality of our business; significant increase in repurchase obligations; business or production disruptions; inadequate inventory and distribution channel management; ability to retain relationships with our suppliers; increased material and component costs, including availability and price of fuel and raw materials; ability to integrate mergers and acquisitions; ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and changes in market compensation rates; exposure to warranty claims; ability to protect our information technology systems from data security, cyberattacks, and network disruption risks and the ability to successfully upgrade and evolve our information technology systems; ability to retain brand reputation and related exposure to product liability claims; governmental regulation, including for climate change; impairment of goodwill; and risks related to our Convertible and Senior Secured Notes including our ability to satisfy our obligations under these notes. Additional information concerning certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from that projected or suggested is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) over the last 12 months, copies of which are available from the SEC or from the Company upon request. The Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this release or to reflect any changes in the Company’s expectations after the date of this release or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based, except as required by law