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LCI Industries reports second quarter financial results

LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. (“Lippert”), has reported its second quarter 2023 results.

Consolidated net sales for the second quarter of 2023 were $1.0 billion, a decrease of 34 percent from 2022 second quarter net sales of $1.5 billion. Net income in the second quarter of 2023 was $33.4 million, or $1.31 per diluted share, compared to net income of $154.5 million, or $6.06 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2022. EBITDA in the second quarter of 2023 was $88.2 million, compared to EBITDA of $250.7 million in the second quarter of 2022. Additional information regarding EBITDA, as well as a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure of net income, is provided in the “Supplementary Information – Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures” section below.

The decrease in year-over-year net sales for the second quarter of 2023 was primarily driven by decreased North American RV wholesale shipments and decreased selling prices which are indexed to select commodities, partially offset by acquisitions. Net sales from acquisitions completed in the twelve months ended June 30, 2023 contributed approximately $17.2 million in the second quarter of 2023.

July 2023 consolidated net sales were approximately $295 million, down 20 percent from July 2022, primarily due to an approximate 30 percent decline in North American RV wholesale shipments compared to July 2022. July 2023 results were favorably impacted by our diversification efforts outside of the North American RV market, which made up approximately 38 percent of July 2023 consolidated net sales.

“Our operational focus and consistent execution on diversification have remained the cornerstone of our performance, supporting solid results in light of significant year-over-year drops in wholesale shipments. Execution on diversification has continued to pay off, with strength across our aftermarket, international, marine, transportation, and housing markets helping partially offset softer sales in North American RV. Specifically, we saw meaningful margin expansion in our Aftermarket segment for the quarter,” commented Jason Lippert, LCI Industries’ President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Further, our leadership teams have been hard at work to right-size the business, implementing hundreds of continuous improvement projects, kicking off sourcing initiatives to capture lower raw material costs, and investing over $50 million in automation over the past 18 months to drive new efficiencies. These actions, combined with reduced commodity and freight expenses, have put our cost structure into better alignment, leading to another quarter of sequential margin expansion.”

“We are continuing to flex operations to align capacity and labor with shifting OEM production schedules, while also supporting the areas of our business that remain strong. With significant inventory reductions year-to-date, we are generating sufficient cash to pay down debt and further strengthen our balance sheet amidst uncertain operating conditions,” Lippert continued.

“The demand environment is improving, with order forecasts trending slightly upwards from the last quarter, dealer destocking beginning to slow, and older inventory clearing out as the latest models enter the market. Millions more campers hit the road this Memorial Day and Fourth of July versus 2022, and with RV trips being almost 50% cheaper versus traditional modes of vacation, we see a bright road ahead of for the future of the outdoor lifestyle. Most importantly, we would like to give a heartfelt thank you to our team members for their commitment to driving our business forward and managing through a very challenging environment this quarter,” Lippert concluded.

RV OEM net sales for the second quarter of 2023 were $409.9 million, down 55% compared to the same prior year period, driven by a nearly 44% decline in North American wholesale shipments, partially offset by average product content expansion in towables and motorhomes. For the twelve months ended June 30, 2023, content per North American travel trailer and fifth-wheel RVs increased 2% year-over-year to $5,487, and content per motorized unit increased 6% year-over-year to $3,760.

Adjacent Industries OEM net sales for the second quarter of 2023 were $349.1 million, down 6% year-over-year, primarily due to lower sales to North American marine OEMs and in manufactured housing. North American marine OEM net sales in the second quarter of 2023 were $95.8 million, down 28% year-over-year. Our average product content per North American power boat for the twelve months ended June 30, 2023, decreased 17% year-over-year to $1,457, primarily due to price decreases associated with year-over-year declining input costs and changes in product mix.

Aftermarket net sales for the second quarter of 2023 were $255.6 million, down 2% year-over-year, driven by inflationary pressures impacting consumer demand. Operating profit of the Aftermarket Segment was $36.5 million in the second quarter of 2023, or 14.3 percent, compared to $28.2 million, or 10.9 percent in the same period in 2022. The operating profit expansion of the Aftermarket Segment for the quarter was driven by decreased commodity costs and targeted price increases.