28 June 2021
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Record quarterly revenues of $960.7 million for Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has reported financial results for its third quarter of Fiscal 2021, ended May 29, 2021. Revenues were $960.7 million, an increase of 138.7 percent compared to $402.5 million for the Fiscal 2020 period. Gross profit was $169.6 million, an increase of 429.6 percent compared to $32.0 million for the Fiscal 2020 period, driven primarily by increased revenues as a result of the pandemic-driven shutdown of operations for a six week period in the third quarter of Fiscal 2020.

Gross profit margin increased 970 basis points year-over-year, driven primarily by operating leverage, pricing, including lower discounts and allowances, and favorable segment mix. Operating income was $102.4 million for the quarter compared to a loss of $(8.2) million in the third fiscal quarter of last year.

President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Happe commented: “Winnebago Industries’ record fiscal third quarter results continued our sequential growth trajectory, which is a testament to the sustained strength of consumer engagement in the outdoor lifestyle as well as the tremendous appeal of our premium brands. Throughout the quarter, we capitalized on the prime spring selling season to gain share and drive higher consumer engagement, further cultivating our pipeline of lifelong customers. I’m also proud of the Winnebago Industries team who has been able to maintain our commitment to manufacturing excellence amid incredible demand and drive operational leverage that is producing continued, strong profitability. We are very pleased with our results and will maintain our focus on executing our proven strategy to build a differentiated, premier outdoor company and drive long-term value for end customers, dealers, employees and shareholders.”

Revenues for the Towable segment were $555.7 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2021, up 194.2 percent over the prior year period, driven by heightened consumer demand for its Grand Design and Winnebago branded products.

In the third quarter of Fiscal 2021, revenues for the Motorhome segment were $385.3 million, up 89.2 percent from the prior year period, driven by continued strong consumer demand for both Winnebago and Newmar branded motorhomes.

Mr. Happe continued: “As we enter the final quarter of Fiscal 2021, we are pleased with the strength of our business and the unique appeal of our leading brands. We remain focused on working with our suppliers to sustain strong levels of production and with our dealer network to replenish their inventories in the face of record backlog. We are also continuing to invest in our business to ensure we are best positioned to meet the persistent, elevated demand we anticipate in quarters to come, driven by the secular and ongoing growth in outdoor lifestyle products and a positive change in consumer preferences for leisure and family activities. I am also incredibly proud of Winnebago Industries’ unwavering commitment to stewardship of the environment and the communities in which we live and operate. During the quarter, we announced our participation in the United Nations Global Compact – a corporate sustainability initiative designed to advance universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption – and
initiated a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, a global housing nonprofit, to support its community-based neighborhood revitalization efforts. These organizations’ missions are clearly aligned with Winnebago Industries’ values and enable more communities to safely and equitably enjoy the outdoors where they live, work and play.”

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products under the Winnebago, Grand Design, Newmar and Chris-Craft brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheel products and boats. Winnebago Industries has multiple facilities in Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota and Florida.