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Harley-Davidson Posts Second-Quarter 2013 Earnings, Revenue And Retail Motorcycle Sales Growth
EPS Rises 13.1% for the Quarter to $1.21
Second-Quarter Worldwide Harley-Davidson Retail Motorcycle Sales Increase 5.2%

MILWAUKEE, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share increased 13.1% on higher motorcycle shipments and continued gains in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period.

Second-quarter net income was $271.7 million on consolidated revenue of $1.79 billion, compared to net income of $247.3 million on consolidated revenue of $1.73 billion in the year-ago period. Second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share were $1.21, compared to $1.07 in the year-ago quarter.

Through six months, Harley-Davidson net income was $495.9 million on consolidated revenue of $3.37 billion, compared to net income of $419.3 million on consolidated revenue of $3.16 billion in the year-ago period. Six-month 2013 diluted earnings per share were $2.20, compared to $1.81 in the year-ago period.

"Harley-Davidson again drove strong financial performance in the second quarter, reflecting the many improvements in operations we have made throughout the Company over the past few years as well as our brand strength globally," said Keith Wandell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc. "Our employees, dealers and suppliers continue to do an outstanding job, working as one team and moving in one direction, to deliver a great experience for our customers," Wandell said.

"During the second quarter, we completed our first year of seasonal surge production at York with great success. We also surpassed a milestone for international dealership growth. With the opening of a dealership in Salvador, Brazil on June 29th, we have added 104 dealerships outside the U.S. since late 2009, achieving our goal to add 100 to 150 international dealerships by the end of 2014," Wandell said.

"Of course, all summer long we are celebrating our 110th anniversary with Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from around the world, including one of our biggest-ever international consumer events last month in Rome and the upcoming celebration in Milwaukee on Labor Day weekend. And less than a month from now, we will launch an exciting lineup of new 2014 motorcycles." Wandell said.

Retail Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales

Dealers worldwide sold 90,193 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 85,714 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter. In the U.S., dealers sold 58,241 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the quarter, up 4.4% compared to the year-ago period. In international markets, dealers sold 31,952 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles during the second quarter, compared to 29,953 motorcycles in the year-ago period, with unit sales up 12.3% in the Asia Pacific region, 1.0% in the EMEA region, 39.2% in the Latin America region, and 3.6% in Canada.

Through six months, dealers sold 144,447 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles worldwide, compared to 145,391 motorcycles in the year-ago period, with retail unit sales up 11.9% in the Asia Pacific region, 22.8% in the Latin America region and 2.4% in Canada, and down 2.7% in the U.S. and 3.6% in the EMEA region, compared to the first half of 2012. The Company believes first-half U.S. retail sales were adversely impacted by a prolonged and abnormally cool and wet spring in 2013, compared to an abnormally early and warm spring in 2012.

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Related Products Segment Results

Second-Quarter Results: Operating income from motorcycles and related products grew 15.5% to $357.7 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to operating income of $309.6 million in the year-ago period. Operating income in the quarter benefited from higher motorcycle shipments as the Company continued the implementation of seasonal surge motorcycle production, higher gross margin and lower restructuring expense, compared to the prior-year period.

Revenue from motorcycles grew 4.2% to $1.27 billion, compared to revenue of $1.22 billion in the year-ago period. The Company shipped 84,606 motorcycles to dealers and distributors worldwide during the quarter, in line with shipment guidance and a 1.3% increase compared to shipments of 83,502 motorcycles in the year-ago period.

Revenue from motorcycle parts and accessories was $269.6 million during the quarter, up 1.5%, and revenue from general merchandise, which includes MotorClothes® apparel and accessories, was $81.7 million, up 8.7%, compared to the year-ago period.

Gross margin was 36.9% in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 35.9% in the second quarter of 2012. Second-quarter operating margin from motorcycles and related products was 21.9%, compared to operating margin of 19.7% in last year's second quarter.

Six-Month Results: Through six months the Company shipped 159,828 motorcycles to dealers and distributors worldwide, an 8.2% increase compared to the year-ago period. Six-month revenue from motorcycles grew 9.4% to $2.43 billion, revenue from parts and accessories decreased 2.4% to $453.6 million and revenue from general merchandise increased 2.7% to $153.8 million, compared to the first six months of 2012. Gross margin through six months was 36.8% and operating margin was 20.8%, compared to 35.9% and 18.2% respectively in the year-ago period.

Financial Services Segment Results

Operating income from financial services was $74.2 million in the second quarter of 2013, a 9.5% decrease compared to operating income of $82.0 million in last year's second quarter, which benefited from the release of significant credit loss reserves. Financial services results also reflect higher net interest income on favorable cost of funds and lower operating expenses in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the prior-year period. Through six months, operating income from financial services was $145.7 million, compared to operating income of $149.3 million through six months in 2012.

Guidance

Harley-Davidson continues to expect to ship 259,000 to 264,000 motorcycles to dealers and distributors worldwide in 2013. In the third quarter of 2013, the Company expects to ship 51,000 to 56,000 motorcycles, compared to shipments of 52,793 motorcycles in the year-ago period. The Company continues to expect full-year 2013 gross margin of 35.25% to 36.25%.  The Company also continues to expect capital expenditures of $200 million to $220 million in 2013.

Restructuring Update

In the second quarter, the Company recorded a restructuring benefit related to its decision to maintain a scaled-back operation at its New Castalloy wheels facility rather than completely exit the operation. During the quarter, the Company reversed previously expensed exit costs, resulting in a benefit to restructuring of $5.3 million, compared to a restructuring expense of $6.2 million in the year-ago quarter.  Upon the expected completion of restructuring in 2013, Harley-Davidson now expects restructuring activities initiated since 2009 to result in one-time overall costs of approximately $485 million, including approximately $3 million in 2013. The Company continues to expect savings of approximately $305 million in 2013 from restructuring activities initiated since 2009, rising to annual ongoing savings of approximately $320 million beginning in 2014.

Income Tax Rate

Through six months, the Company's effective tax rate was 34.8%, compared to 35.3% in the year-ago period.  The lower effective tax rate in the first half of 2013 was primarily driven by the retroactive reinstatement of the Research and Development Tax Credit with the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  The Company continues to expect its full-year 2013 effective tax rate to be approximately 34.8%.

Cash Flow

Cash and marketable securities totaled $1.43 billion at the end of the second quarter, compared to $1.21 billion at the end of last year's second quarter. During the first six months of 2013, Harley-Davidson generated $389.7 million of cash from operating activities, compared to $288.2 million in the year-ago period. On a discretionary basis, the Company repurchased 3.5 million shares of Harley-Davidson, Inc. common stock during the first half of 2013 at a cost of $186 million. At the end of the second quarter of 2013, there were 12.2 million shares remaining on board-approved share repurchase authorizations.

Company Background

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides wholesale and retail financing, insurance, extended service and other protection plans and credit card programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and riders in the U.S., Canada and other select international markets. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

Conference Call and Webcast Presentation

Harley-Davidson will discuss second-quarter results on a Webcast at 8:00 a.m. CT today. The Webcast presentation will be posted prior to the call and can be accessed at http://investor.harley-davidson.com/. Click "Events and Presentations" under "Resources." The audio and visual support for today's call will be available at Harley-Davidson.com. The audio can also be accessed until August 9th by calling (404) 537-3406 or (855)859-2056 in the U.S. The PIN number is 9921-6749#.

Forward-Looking Statements

The Company intends that certain matters discussed in this release are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words such as the Company "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "plans," or "estimates" or words of similar meaning. Similarly, statements that describe future plans, objectives, outlooks, targets, guidance or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this release. Certain of such risks and uncertainties are described below. Shareholders, potential investors, and other readers are urged to consider these factors in evaluating the forward-looking statements and cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this release are only made as of the date of this release, and the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

The Company's ability to meet the targets and expectations noted depends upon, among other factors, the Company's ability to (i) execute its business strategy, (ii) adjust to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices,  (iii) manage through inconsistent economic conditions, including changing capital, credit and retail markets, (iv) implement and manage enterprise-wide information technology solutions, including solutions at its manufacturing facilities, and secure data contained in those systems, (v) anticipate the level of consumer confidence in the economy, (vi) continue to realize production efficiencies at its production facilities and manage operating costs including materials, labor and overhead, (vii) manage production capacity and production changes, (viii) manage changes and prepare for requirements in legislative and regulatory environments for its products, services and operations, (ix) provide products, services and experiences that are successful in the marketplace, (x) manage risks that arise through expanding international operations and sales, (xi) manage the credit quality, the loan servicing and collection activities, and the recovery rates of HDFS' loan portfolio, (xii) successfully implement with its labor unions the agreements that it has executed with them that it believes will provide flexibility and cost-effectiveness to accomplish restructuring goals and long-term competitiveness, (xiii) effectively execute the Company's restructuring plans within expected costs and timing, (xiv) manage supply chain issues, including any unexpected interruptions or price increases caused by raw material shortages or natural disasters,(xv) develop and implement sales and marketing plans that retain existing retail customers and attract new retail customers in an increasingly competitive marketplace, (xvi) adjust to healthcare inflation and reform, pension reform and tax changes, (xvii) retain and attract talented employees, (xviii) manage the risks that our independent dealers may have difficulty obtaining capital and managing through changing economic conditions and consumer demand, (xix) continue to have access to reliable sources of capital funding and adjust to fluctuations in the cost of capital, (xx) continue to develop the capabilities of its distributor and dealer network, and (xxi) detect any issues with our motorcycles or manufacturing processes to avoid delays in new model launches, recall campaigns, increased warranty costs or litigation. 

In addition, the Company could experience delays or disruptions in its operations as a result of work stoppages, strikes, natural causes, terrorism or other factors. Other factors are described in risk factors that the Company has disclosed in documents previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company's ability to sell its motorcycles and related products and services and to meet its financial expectations also depends on the ability of the Company's independent dealers to sell its motorcycles and related products and services to retail customers. The Company depends on the capability and financial capacity of its independent dealers and distributors to develop and implement effective retail sales plans to create demand for the motorcycles and related products and services they purchase from the Company. In addition, the Company's independent dealers and distributors may experience difficulties in operating their businesses and selling Harley-Davidson motorcycles and related products and services as a result of weather, economic conditions or other factors.

TABLES FOLLOW

 

 

Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)












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June 30,


July 1,



2013


2012


2013


2012










Motorcycles and related products revenue


$ 1,631,466


$   1,569,047


$ 3,045,714


$ 2,842,416

Gross profit


601,870


563,817


1,121,312


1,020,327

Selling, administrative and engineering expense


249,502


248,038


489,245


485,033

Restructuring (benefit) expense


(5,297)


6,220


(2,359)


17,671

  Operating income from motorcycles & related products


357,665


309,559


634,426


517,623










Financial services revenue


162,841


160,613


319,806


316,935

Financial services expense


88,685


78,659


174,105


167,587

  Operating income from financial services


74,156


81,954


145,701


149,348










Operating income


431,821


391,513


780,127


666,971

Investment income


1,770


2,231


3,385


4,164

Interest expense


11,238


11,595


22,629


23,090

Income before income taxes


422,353


382,149


760,883


648,045

Provision for income taxes


150,614


134,899


265,015


228,760

Net income


$   271,739


$      247,250


$   495,868


$   419,285










Earnings per common share:









  Basic


$          1.22


$             1.08


$          2.22


$          1.83

  Diluted


$          1.21


$             1.07


$          2.20


$          1.81










Weighted-average common shares:









  Basic


223,052


228,838


223,737


228,914

  Diluted


224,470


230,923


225,306


231,104










Cash dividends per common share


$        0.210


$           0.155


$        0.420


$        0.310

 

 

 

Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)










(Unaudited)




(Unaudited)



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December 31,


July 1,



2013


2012


2012








ASSETS







Current assets:







    Cash and cash equivalents


$ 1,300,690


$   1,068,138


$ 1,071,496

    Marketable securities


133,631


135,634


135,848

    Accounts receivable, net


253,819


230,079


250,268

    Finance receivables, net


2,010,974


1,743,045


1,854,838

    Inventories


307,717


393,524


323,046

    Restricted cash


212,004


188,008


188,564

    Other current assets


235,636


292,508


245,807

Total current assets


4,454,471


4,050,936


4,069,867








Finance receivables, net


4,214,612


4,038,807


4,161,731

Other long-term assets


1,038,115


1,081,030


1,085,186



$ 9,707,198


$   9,170,773


$ 9,316,784








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY







Current liabilities:







    Accounts payable & accrued liabilities


$   794,670


$      770,977


$   787,336

    Short-term debt


525,745


294,943


845,868

    Current portion of long-term debt


776,274


437,162


907,389

Total current liabilities


2,096,689


1,503,082


2,540,593








Long-term debt


4,234,352


4,370,544


3,576,994

Pension and postretirement healthcare liabilities


420,096


608,356


385,791

Other long-term liabilities


134,822


131,167


147,019








Total shareholders' equity


2,821,239


2,557,624


2,666,387



$ 9,707,198


$   9,170,773


$ 9,316,784

 

 

 

Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 (In thousands)

(Unaudited)








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July 1,



2013


2012






Net cash provided by operating activities


$   389,677


$      288,242






Cash flows from investing activities:





  Capital expenditures


(66,589)


(60,078)

  Finance receivables, net


(230,544)


(147,782)

  Net change in marketable securities


1,005


18,053

  Other


6,667


-

Net cash used by investing activities


(289,461)


(189,807)






Cash flows from financing activities:





  Proceeds from issuance of medium-term notes


-


397,373

  Repayments of medium-term notes


(27,858)


-

  Proceeds from securitization debt


647,516


91,030

  Repayments of securitization debt


(423,455)


(839,401)

  Net increase (decrease) in credit facilities and unsecured commercial paper


230,761


(46,629)

  Net borrowings of asset-backed commercial paper


47,061


-

  Net repayments of asset-backed commercial paper


(37,642)


-

  Net change in restricted cash


(23,996)


41,091

  Dividends paid


(94,213)


(71,645)

  Purchase of common stock for treasury


(208,699)


(172,742)

  Excess tax benefits from share-based payments


16,338


15,730

  Issuance of common stock under employee stock option plans


24,677


35,337

Net cash provided by (used by) financing activities


150,490


(549,856)






Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


(18,154)


(4,033)






Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


$   232,552


$    (455,454)






Cash and cash equivalents:





  Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period


$ 1,068,138


$   1,526,950

  Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


232,552


(455,454)

  Cash and cash equivalents - end of period


$ 1,300,690


$   1,071,496

 

 

 

Motorcycles and Related Products Revenue and

 Motorcycle Shipment Data

(Unaudited)












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2013


2012


2013


2012

MOTORCYCLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS REVENUE (in thousands)









  Motorcycles


$ 1,274,882


$   1,223,776


$ 2,428,709


$ 2,219,678

  Parts & Accessories


269,588


265,574


453,626


464,632

  General Merchandise


81,700


75,137


153,844


149,743

  Other


5,296


4,560


9,535


8,363



$ 1,631,466


$   1,569,047


$ 3,045,714


$ 2,842,416










MOTORCYCLE SHIPMENTS:









    United States


57,070


56,674


107,753


97,967

    International


27,536


26,828


52,075


49,798

      Total 


84,606


83,502


159,828


147,765










MOTORCYCLE PRODUCT MIX:









    Touring


32,384


32,218


63,716


59,376

    Custom


35,315


33,139


65,617


57,711

    Sportster®


16,907


18,145


30,495


30,678

      Total


84,606


83,502


159,828


147,765

 

 

 

Worldwide Retail Sales of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles(1)












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2012


2013


2012

North America Region









  United States


58,241


55,761


92,947


95,523

  Canada


5,058


4,881


7,117


6,948

    Total North America Region


63,299


60,642


100,064


102,471










Europe, Middle East and Africa  Region (EMEA)









  Europe(2)


14,669


14,639


22,369


23,521

  Other


1,929


1,797


3,412


3,209

    Total EMEA Region


16,598


16,436


25,781


26,730










Asia Pacific Region









  Japan


3,174


2,898


5,347


4,974

  Other


4,019


3,509


7,804


6,776

    Total Asia Pacific Region


7,193


6,407


13,151


11,750










Latin America Region


3,103


2,229


5,451


4,440










    Total Worldwide Retail Sales


90,193


85,714


144,447


145,391

 

(1)  Data source for retail sales figures shown above is new sales warranty and registration information provided by Harley-Davidson dealers and compiled by the Company.  The Company must rely on information that its dealers supply concerning new retail sales, and this information is subject to revision.






(2)  Europe data includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

 

 



Heavyweight Motorcycle Registration Data(1)








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June 30,



2013


2012

United States(2) 


170,379


181,569








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2012

Europe(3)


183,041


201,138






(1)  Heavyweight data includes street legal 601+cc models.  Street legal 601+cc models include on-highway, dual purpose models and three-wheeled vehicles. 






(2)  United States data is derived from information provided by Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC).  This third party data is subject to revision and update.  






(3)  Europe data includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.  Industry retail motorcycle registration data includes 601+cc models derived from information provided by Association des Constructeurs Europeens de Motocycles (ACEM), an independent agency.  Europe market data is reported on a one-month lag.  This third-party data is subject to revision and update. 

SOURCE Harley-Davidson, Inc.

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