We could sum up tonight’s snapshot of what Cavco Industries (CVCO) media release apparently seeks to accomplish in a single phrase. Ready? Here it is. “Turn the page.” More on that in our evening analysis of their formal quarterly initial snapshot, further below as our featured report item tonight.
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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business.
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First, let’s look at what Cavco Industries (CVCO) said today in a press release. Then, let’s look at some related insights and analysis.
PHOENIX, Oct. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cavco Industries, Inc. (CVCO) today announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended September 28, 2019. On August 2, 2019, the Company completed the acquisition of Destiny Homes, which operates a manufactured and modular housing factory in Moultrie, Georgia. The results from this acquired operation since the acquisition date are included in the current quarter’s consolidated financial statements presented herein.
Financial highlights include the following:
- Net revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 was $268.7 million, up 11.3% from $241.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019. The increase was from improved home sales volume, higher home selling prices and changes in product mix. Net revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was $532.7 million, a 9.2% increase from $487.9 million in the comparable prior year period.
- Income from operations increased 15.5% to $22.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 compared to $19.4 million in the same quarter last year. During the period, the Company realized higher gross profit margins mainly from increased home selling prices coupled with lower material input costs. Income from operations for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was $47.4 million, a 13.9% increase from $41.6 million in the comparable prior year period.
- Net incomewas $20.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared to net income of $15.6 million in the same quarter of the prior year, a 34.0% increase. Included in this quarter’s results was a $3.4 million net gain on the sale of idle land recorded in Other income, net. For the six months ended September 28, 2019, net income was $42.2 million, up 19.5% from net income of $35.3 million in the prior year period. Diluted net income per share was $2.25 and $4.56 for the three and six months ended September 28, 2019, respectively, compared to $1.67 and $3.80 for the comparable periods last year.
Overall production rates have improved and order backlog has declined to $137 million at the end of the quarter compared to $204 million in the comparable period. This strong backlog level is up slightly from $131 million in the sequential quarter and represents approximately seven weeks of production.
During each period presented, ancillary items had the following impact on the results of operations (in millions):
Commenting on the quarter, Bill Boor, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “Cavco’s second quarter results continue to demonstrate the underlying strength of our business. Backlogs remain strong and stable, as is consumer demand. As announced earlier, we completed the acquisition of Destiny Homes. The organization has proven to be an outstanding fit and Destiny’s products complement and strengthen our offering in the Southeast.”
Cavco’s management will hold a conference call to review these results tomorrow, October 29, 2019, at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time). Interested parties can access a live webcast of the conference call on the Internet at https://investor.cavco.com. An archive of the webcast and presentation will be available for 90 days at https://investor.cavco.com.
Cavco Industries, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, designs and produces factory-built housing products primarily distributed through a network of independent and Company-owned retailers. The Company is one of the largest producers of manufactured homes in the United States, based on reported wholesale shipments, marketed under a variety of brand names including Cavco, Fleetwood, Palm Harbor, Fairmont, Friendship, Chariot Eagle, Lexington and Destiny. The Company is also a leading producer of park model RVs, vacation cabins and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes built primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand. Cavco’s finance subsidiary, CountryPlace Mortgage, is an approved Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seller/servicer and a Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities issuer that offers conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages and home-only loans to purchasers of factory-built homes. Our insurance subsidiary, Standard Casualty, provides property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes….
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We’ll make tonight’s analysis of the above short and sweet, saving more for later. There is not a word in the above from Cavco about:
- Former president, chairman, and CEO Joe Stegmayer. What a change from a year ago.
- No mention of the SEC subpoena. That was announced on 11.8.2019 and the stock dropped sharply on that date. It has slowly been recovering, but with further dips, fits and climbs. What a change from most of the last year. Apparently, management has decided it is time to stop talking about that chapter in CVCO’s history.
- No mention of the GSEs financing programs and Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) backed new class of homes. Watch for a report on that soon.
We could go further, but let’s hold it there. The fine folks in Phoenix are wondering what will be in our initial report about their quarterly statement, now they know. Fair and balanced. Watch for what follows soon.
See the related reports for some highlights and lowlights in the past year since the SEC subpoena was announced on 11.8.2018. They’ve obviously hope to have now turned the page.
Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Closing Equities Tickers
Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.
- NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
- NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
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