EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Winnebago Industries, Inc. reported record financial results for the company’s fiscal 2022 third quarter.
Revenues for the Fiscal 2022 third quarter ended May 28, 2022, were a record $1.5 billion, an increase of 51.8% compared to $960.7 million for the Fiscal 2021 third quarter. Revenues excluding the recently acquired Barletta business were $1.4 billion, representing an organic growth rate of 41.1% over the prior year period, driven by pricing increases and shipments related to the strong dealer order backlog. Gross profit was $273.0 million, an increase of 60.9% compared to $169.6 million for the Fiscal 2021 period. Gross profit margin increased 100 basis points in the quarter to 18.7%, driven primarily by operating leverage, price increases and favorable segment mix, partially offset by higher material and component costs. Operating income, which includes $4.6 million of amortization associated with the acquisition of Barletta, was $176.7 million for the quarter, an increase of 72.5% compared to $102.4 million for the third quarter of last year. Fiscal 2022 third quarter net income, which includes $11.8 million of contingent consideration fair value adjustment related to the Barletta acquisition, was $117.2 million, an increase of 64.4% compared to $71.3 million in the prior year quarter. Reported earnings per diluted share was $3.57, compared to reported earnings per diluted share of $2.05 in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings per diluted share was $4.13, an increase of 84.4% compared to adjusted earnings per diluted share of $2.24 in the same period last year. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA was $191.7 million for the quarter, compared to $109.8 million last year, an increase of 74.7%.
President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Happe commented, “The trend in recent quarters continued, as Winnebago Industries (WGO) delivered impressive third quarter results, driven by our team’s focused execution and good progress on reducing our order backlog in the quarter from our expanded portfolio of premier outdoor lifestyle brands. In the third quarter, we capitalized on the prime spring selling season to further gain share and expand our pipeline of lifelong customers, as our golden threads of quality, innovation and customer experience continue to differentiate the Winnebago portfolio and resonate with consumers. The unique strength of our brands positioned Winnebago Industries to not only gain market share but also to successfully take continued pricing actions to offset meaningful component and material cost inflation and enhance margin performance across our segments. We are incredibly proud of our results and the efforts of our talented team across the organization. As we look ahead to our last quarter in the fiscal year, we will maintain our focus on executing our proven strategy and build on our momentum to further grow and solidify our expanding market position, while driving long-term value for end customers, dealers, employees and shareholders. We will also continue to demonstrate appropriate discipline in capacity utilization in accordance with matching our production schedule to dealer demand.”