Skyline Champion (SKY) Provides Latest Quarterly Data, ‘Kisses’ the Berkshire Hathaway ‘Ring’ in Process, Manufactured Housing Pro News Analysis, Insights; plus MHC REITs, ManuHome Stock Update


The #2 manufactured home builder, Skyline Champion (SKY), metaphorically and symbolically ‘kissed the ring’ of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) on 8.2.2022 by using their BusinessWire service to publish their first quarter 2023 fiscal results. That will be provided below, followed by additional information, more MHProNews analysis and commentary in brief.


Skyline Champion Announces First Quarter Year Fiscal 2023 Results

August 02, 2022 04:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time

quotequotationMark198x330TROY, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE: SKY) (“Skyline Champion”) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended July 2, 2022 (“fiscal 2023”).

First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Highlights (compared to First Quarter Fiscal 2022)

  • Net sales increased 42.3% to $725.9 million
  • U.S. homes sold increased 6.9% to 6,813
  • Total backlog increased 14.1% to $1.4 billion
  • Average selling price (“ASP”) per U.S. home sold increased 35.1% to $97,000
  • Gross profit margin expanded by 970 basis points to 31.6%
  • Net income increased by 173.1% to $117.2 million
  • Earnings per share (“EPS”) increased to $2.04 from $0.75
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 159.4% to $162.7 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded by 1,010 basis points to 22.4%
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $47.4 million during the quarter

“I am excited to report another strong quarter of sales and earnings growth,” said Mark Yost, Skyline Champion’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our growth and improved profitability levels continue to be driven by the demand for our homes and our team’s ability to increase production levels. The ongoing efforts to deliver better homes faster through streamlining product offerings and investments in capacity and people are paying off as we sequentially reduced our backlog and improved delivery times to our customers. We expect awareness of our housing solutions to continue to increase given the tighter economic environment and challenges within the traditional site-built home market. Innovation is a priority as we continue to improve the process of building and buying a home for our customers, reinforcing our ability to capture the new growth opportunities that are emerging.”

First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results

Net sales for the first quarter fiscal 2023 increased 42.3% to $725.9 million compared to the prior-year period. The number of U.S. homes sold in the first quarter fiscal 2023 increased 6.9% to 6,813. Volume growth during the quarter was driven by increased shipments from improved production levels. The ASP per U.S. home sold increased 35.1% to $97,000 due to the mix of units sold and price increases to offset inflation in materials, labor and transportation costs. The number of Canadian factory-built homes sold in the quarter decreased to 352 homes compared to 385 homes in the prior-year period due to the timing of home shipments. Total backlog for Skyline Champion was $1.4 billion as of July 2, 2022, compared to $1.2 billion as of July 3, 2021. Backlog increased primarily due to higher average selling prices per home, partially offset by increased production and moderation of order rates.

Gross profit increased by 105.6% to $229.3 million in the first quarter fiscal 2023 compared to the prior-year period. Gross profit margin was 31.6% of net sales, a 970-basis point expansion compared to 21.9% in the first quarter fiscal 2022. The ongoing improvement in gross profit margin is being driven by higher volumes, pricing, operational efficiencies, and product mix, including sales to the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the quarter.

Selling, general, and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) in the first quarter fiscal 2023 increased to $72.3 million from $54.0 million in the same period last year. SG&A as a percentage of net sales decreased 60 basis points to 10.0%. Higher volumes, increased profitability, and fixed cost leverage during the quarter more than offset higher compensation expenses, additional investments in capacity and the ongoing investments in the enhanced customer buying experience.

Net income increased by 173.1% to $117.2 million for the first quarter fiscal 2023 compared to the prior-year period. The increase in net income was driven by the increase in sales volume, pricing, and operating leverage.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter fiscal 2023 increased by 159.4% to $162.7 million compared to the first quarter fiscal 2022 driven by an increase in net sales and improved profitability. Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded by 1,010 basis points to 22.4% due to higher sales and continued operational improvements increasing the leverage of fixed costs.

As of July 2, 2022, Skyline Champion had $463.8 million of cash and cash equivalents.

Conference Call and Webcast Information:

Skyline Champion management will host a conference call tomorrow, August 3, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss Skyline Champion’s financial results and an update on current operations.

Investors and other interested parties can listen to a webcast of the live conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of Skyline Champion’s website at The online replay will be available on the same website immediately following the call.

The conference call can also be accessed by dialing (844) 826-3033 (domestic) or (412) 317-5185 (international). A telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the call by dialing (844) 512-2921, or for international callers, (412) 317-6671. The passcode for the live call and the replay is 10169402. The replay will be available until 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on August 17, 2022.

About Skyline Champion Corporation:

Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE: SKY) is the largest independent, publicly traded, factory-built housing company in North America and employs approximately 8,700 people. With more than 70 years of homebuilding experience and 42 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and western Canada, Skyline Champion is well positioned with a leading portfolio of manufactured and modular homes, ADUs, park-models and modular buildings for the single-family, multi-family, and hospitality sectors.

In addition to its core home building business, Skyline Champion provides construction services to install and set-up factory built homes, operates a factory-direct retail business with 30 retail locations spanning the southern United States, and operates Star Fleet Trucking, which provides transportation services to the manufactured housing and other industries from several dispatch locations across the United States.

Skyline Champion builds homes under some of the most well-known brand names in the factory-built housing industry including Skyline Homes, Champion Home Builders, Genesis Homes, Athens Park Models, Dutch Housing, Atlantic Homes, Excel Homes, Homes of Merit, New Era, Redman Homes, ScotBilt Homes, Shore Park, Silvercrest, Titan Homes in the U.S. and Moduline and SRI Homes in western Canada.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) throughout this press release, Skyline Champion has provided non-GAAP financial measures, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin, which present operating results on a basis adjusted for certain items. Skyline Champion uses these non-GAAP financial measures for business planning purposes and in measuring its performance relative to that of its competitors. Skyline Champion believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful financial metrics to assess its operating performance from period-to-period by excluding certain items that Skyline Champion believes are not representative of its core business. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to replace, and should not be considered superior to, the presentation of Skyline Champion’s financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Skyline Champion defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income or loss plus, (a) the provision for income taxes, (b) interest expense, net, (c) depreciation and amortization, (d) gain or loss from discontinued operations, (e) restructuring charges and impairment of assets, (f) other non-operating income and costs, including those for the acquisition and integration or disposition of businesses. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of earnings calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or loss, net sales, operating income or earnings per share prepared on a U.S. GAAP basis. Adjusted EBITDA does not purport to represent cash flow provided by, or used in, operating activities as defined by U.S. GAAP. Skyline Champion believes that Adjusted EBITDA is commonly used by investors to evaluate its performance and that of its competitors. However, Skyline Champion’s use of Adjusted EBITDA may vary from that of others in its industry. Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled from the respective measure under U.S. GAAP in the tables below. Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA divided by net sales reported in the statement of operations.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release, including certain statements regarding Skyline Champion’s strategic initiatives, and future market demand are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for “forward-looking statements” provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “future,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “foresee,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “will,” “potential,” “continue,” or other similar words or phrases. Similarly, statements that describe objectives, plans, or goals also are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of Skyline Champion. We caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, implied, or projected by such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include regional, national and international economic, financial, public health and labor conditions, and the following: supply-related issues, including prices and availability of materials; labor-related issues; inflationary pressures in the North American Economy; the cyclicality and seasonality of the housing industry and its sensitivity to changes in general economic or other business conditions; demand fluctuations in the housing industry, including as a result of actual or anticipated increases in homeowner borrowing rates; the possible unavailability of additional capital when needed; competition and competitive pressures; changes in consumer preferences for our products or our failure to gauge those preferences; quality problems, including the quality of parts sourced from suppliers and related liability and reputational issues; data security breaches, cybersecurity attacks, and other information technology disruptions; the potential disruption of operations caused by the conversion to new information systems; the extensive regulation affecting the production and sale of factory-built housing and the effects of possible changes in laws with which we must comply; the potential impact of natural disasters on sales and raw material costs; the risks associated with mergers and acquisitions, including integration of operations and information systems; periodic inventory adjustments by, and changes to relationships with, independent retailers; changes in interest and foreign exchange rates; insurance coverage and cost issues; the possibility that all or part of our goodwill might become impaired; the possibility that our risk management practices may leave us exposed to unidentified or unanticipated risks; the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had, and could continue to have, significant adverse effects on us; and other risks set forth in the “Risk Factors” section, the “Legal Proceedings” section, the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section, and other sections, as applicable, in our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 2, 2022 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as well as in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed with or furnished to the SEC.

If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or if any of the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements proves to be incorrect, then the developments and future events concerning Skyline Champion set forth in this press release may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our expectations and beliefs to change. Skyline Champion assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, unless obligated to do so under the federal securities laws.



(Unaudited, dollars and shares in thousands)

July 2, 2022 April 2, 2022
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 463,778 $ 435,413
Trade accounts receivable, net 128,573 90,536
Inventories, net 292,158 241,334
Other current assets 22,917 14,977
Total current assets 907,426 782,260
Long-term assets:
Property, plant, and equipment, net 144,933 132,985
Goodwill 192,555 191,970
Amortizable intangible assets, net 50,026 51,283
Deferred tax assets 16,302 17,750
Other noncurrent assets 62,090 58,371
Total assets $ 1,373,332 $ 1,234,619
Current liabilities:
Floor plan payable $ 37,859 $ 35,460
Accounts payable 76,133 92,159
Other current liabilities 256,243 222,493
Total current liabilities 370,235 350,112
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt 12,430 12,430
Deferred tax liabilities 5,384 5,124
Other 41,705 41,840
Total long-term liabilities 59,519 59,394
Stockholders’ Equity:
Common stock 1,573 1,573
Additional paid-in capital 506,815 502,846
Retained earnings 444,702 327,902
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (9,512) (7,208)
Total stockholders’ equity 943,578 825,113
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,373,332 $ 1,234,619


(Unaudited, dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended
July 2, 2022 July 3, 2021
Net sales $ 725,881 $ 510,197
Cost of sales 496,546 398,667
Gross profit 229,335 111,530
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 72,282 54,023
Operating income 157,053 57,507
Interest expense, net 90 649
Other income (634) (54)
Income before income taxes 157,597 56,912
Income tax expense 40,446 14,011
Net income $ 117,151 $ 42,901
Net income per share:
Basic $ 2.06 $ 0.76
Diluted $ 2.04 $ 0.75




(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended
July 2, 2022 July 3, 2021
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 117,151 $ 42,901
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,616 5,145
Amortization of deferred financing fees 95 127
Equity-based compensation 3,960 1,441
Deferred taxes 1,685 4,079
Loss on disposal of property, plant, and equipment 6 6
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain) 351 (84)
Change in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (38,141) (3,097)
Inventories (48,855) (25,129)
Prepaids and other assets (11,084) (14,992)
Accounts payable (15,931) 8,741
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 32,569 12,767
Net cash provided by operating activities 47,422 31,905
Cash flows from investing activities
Additions to property, plant, and equipment (9,435) (9,221)
Cash paid for acquisition (9,553)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment 17 2
Net cash used in investing activities (18,971) (9,219)
Cash flows from financing activities
Changes in floor plan financing, net 2,398 3,045
Stock option exercises 9 79
Tax payment for equity-based compensation (351) (1,326)
Net cash provided by financing activities 2,056 1,798
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, and cash equivalents (2,142) 673
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 28,365 25,157
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 435,413 262,581
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 463,778 287,738


(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)

July 2, 2022 July 3, 2021
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA:
Net income $ 117,151 $ 42,901
Income tax expense 40,446 14,011
Interest expense, net 90 649
Depreciation and amortization 5,616 5,145
EBITDA 163,303 62,706
Transaction costs 338
Other (973)
Adjusted EBITDA $ 162,668 $ 62,706

Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief 

The Skyline Champion data should be viewed with the latest national industry data is provided in the report linked below.

HUD Code Manufactured Housing Production Grows June 2022, per Official Data – Additional Facts, Analysis, Commentary; plus Manufactured Home Communities REITs, Manufactured Housing Stocks Update

It should also be considered in the light of the Manufactured Housing White Paper, linked below.


Skyline Champion includes the corporate predecessor (Champion) that along with Fleetwood Homes used to be the rivals for the number 1 and number 2 spots in manufactured housing. This historic document below along with the production graphic that follows it should speak volumes during an affordable housing crisis.

“In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.
Dated and at times inaccurate or misleading information is available on the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) website, which may explain why MHProNews and MHLivingNews has robust traffic and high levels of engagement when new visitors arrive. That is per third-party metrics. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

Purported rival and fellow MHI brand, Cavco Industries (CVCO) President and CEO Bill Boor aptly noted that manufactured housing has an opportunity to ‘catch up with’ conventional building.

Bill Boor is correct in saying that the industry has an opportunity to ‘catch up’ – or even pass – conventional housing builders. But that opportunity existed 2 decades ago too. That means, that until the root issues are addressed, authentic progress will not be obtained. That noted, by addressing the root issues robust growth can occur.

The data reveals that claim by Boor to be true.

Pros Say Housing ‘Foot Traffic’ Continues Drop, Plus Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., PowerPoint on Housing, Economic, Job, Construction Trends; plus Manufactured Home REITs, Stocks Update & Commentary

MHAO, TMHA Facts – Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) May 2022 State-By-State Singles, Multi-Sectionals, Total Shipments – State Dips Despite Promo Videos; plus MHVille REITs, Equities Update

But it has been true for over 2 decades. Why is it that MHI’s dominating brands tolerate the trade group’s documentable underperformance?

When MHI or others claim that progress is being made on DTS, just ponder what Skyline Champion’s President and CEO Mark Yost had to say.

Which begs the question: why is Skyline Champion toe in the water with MHARR and ‘all in’ with MHI?


Terry’s comment begs the question. Why is it that MHI, Berkshire Hathaway or other giants are failing to properly promote educate and protect the manufactured housing industry on a range of key topics?
Manufactured Housing Institute Leaders-Lawyers Asked About Explosive Allegations by Nonprofit Veteran on High Profile MH Industry Threat; Exclusive Q&A Claims Downturn Less Than 1 Year Away if MHI Fails

When will some shareholder(s), law firm, or public official(s) hit Skyline Champion in a probe that mirrors those that have dogged Cavco Industries in recent years?

Fresh Cavco Industries Investigation Announced by Bragar Eagel & Squire (BES) Law Firm, Attorneys Probing Other Companies too; plus Manufactured Home REITs, Equities Daily Business Market Update


Stay tuned. A raft of fresh insights are pending in a planned special report that will feature MHI member Skyline Champion.

Don’t miss it.



Next up is our daily business news recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.

The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left leaning CNN and Right-leaning (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market-moving’ news items.


Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…

“In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

Biden Admin officials announced inflation is now ‘officially’ at 9.1 percent, but many believe that the actual rate of inflation is about double that claim. The Washington Examiner said that a historic record 88 percent now thinks that the U.S. is on the wrong track under Biden. As the value of the dollar erodes, that impact should be considered when looking at stock market performance. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 8.4.2022

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MHProNews has pioneered in our profession several reporting elements that keep our regular and attentive readers as arguably the best informed in the manufactured housing industry. Among the items shared after ‘every business day’ (when markets are open) is our left-right headline recap summary. At a glance in two to three minutes, key ‘market moving’ news items are covered from left-of-center CNN Business and right-of-center Newsmax. “We Provide, You Decide.” © Additionally, MHProNews provides expert commentary and analysis on the issues that others can’t or won’t cover that help explain why manufactured housing has been underperforming during the Berkshire era while an affordable housing crisis and hundreds of thousands of homeless in America rages on. These are “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use© features and others made and kept us the runaway #1 in manufactured housing trade publisher for a dozen years and counting. 


If it is true, then it isn’t necessarily bragging. By checking the facts and following the money trail, even on controversial topics, MHProNews has provided reports and analysis that stand the test of time. While others – including various examples from mainstream media – have published reports that later need to be corrected or modified in significant ways, reports on MHProNews in recent years have provided a routinely dependable resource for reliable information, analysis, and evidence-based ‘logical’ commentary. There is simply nothing else like it, which is why we have been and remain the #1, despite coverage that often vexes the powers that be in manufactured housing.


Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing 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).
                            • NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of  the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.

Manufactured Home Communities (a.k.a. ‘Mobile Home Parks’ – SIC) – Exploring UMH Properties; Fellow Manufactured Housing Institute Member Yes! Communities Suits and Settlements; plus MH Markets Updates

NOTE: An update has been linked from this post that includes a reply from Leo Poggione.


    • 2022 Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory-built housing industry suppliers.
      · LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI, and LP each are suppliers to the manufactured housing industry, among others.
      · AMG, CG, and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses. For insights from third-parties and clients about our publisher, click here.
      Enjoy these ‘blast from the past’ comments. MHProNews. MHProNews – previously a.k.a. – has celebrated our 11th year of publishing and have completed over a dozen years of serving the industry as the runaway most-read trade media.HowardWalkerEmergenceOfTonyKovachsPublicationsProfessionalsFilledVacuumDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-575x399

Sample Kudos over the years…

It is now 12+ years and counting

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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.






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