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January 28, 2013
12:28 EDTHOGEarnings Preview: Harley-Davidson pulls back ahead of Q4 earnings
Harley-Davidson (HOG) is scheduled to report Q4 before the market open on Tuesday, January 29, with a conference call scheduled for 9:00 am ET. Harley-Davidson is a motorcycle manufacturer that produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 32c on revenue of $976.71M, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 25c-42c on revenue of $911.72M-$1.01B... LAST QUARTER: Harley-Davidson reported Q3 EPS of 59c against estimates for 58c on revenue of $1.09B against estimates for $1.12B. The company said it planned to ship 245,000-250,000 motorcycles in 2012 and 44,500-49,500 motorcycles in Q4, consistent with previously announced plans to lower shipments in Q4 related to the implementation of surge production at York in 1H13. On its Q3 earnings conference call, Harley said it was "largely finished" with manufacturing restructuring. The company also forecast downward pressure on gross margins over the next few quarters as a result of the devaluation it is experiencing in most key currencies. Harley said it expected retail credit losses to increase over time... STREET RESEARCH: Citigroup said its Harley-Davidson dealer channel checks indicate the company's Q4 U.S. retail sales rose 6%-8%. Citi said dealer inventories likely increased slightly given better availability. RBC Capital believes that Harley-Davidson's retail sales are likely beating Street expectations. However, the firm added that the better than expected sales likely won't "move the needle" because Q4 is a seasonally small quarter... PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, Harley-Davidson shares have advanced over 15%. Year-to-date, shares are up over 9%. Today, however, shares are down over 1%.
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16:39 EDTHOGHarley-Davidson files automatic mixed securities shelf
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February 26, 2015
17:27 EDTHOGHarley-Davidson plans direct distribution to independent dealers in Canada
Harley-Davidson will transition to a model of direct distribution to independently owned dealers in Canada by July 31, 2017, when the company's current agreement ends with Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson products in Canada since 1973. The two companies are also in discussions about a possible agreement to move up the transition in Canadian operations to as early as the third quarter of 2015. As part of its global growth strategy, Harley-Davidson has largely migrated to a globally consistent model of direct distribution to independently owned dealers and, in recent years, has established direct distribution and operations in a number of its major markets including Brazil, Australia, Italy and the Scandinavian countries. Under direct distribution, the company manages sales to dealers, marketing, dealer recruitment and retail capabilities, consumer events and other aspects of its in-market activities, often through wholly-owned subsidiaries. Canada remains among the only markets operating through a third-party distributor arrangement.
February 20, 2015
09:57 EDTHOGHarley-Davidson U.S. retail unit sales forecasts below consensus at ITG Research
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