Why Cavco Bought Lexington Homes, per Joe Stegmayer – CG, AMG, MHCV Up

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Today’s Big Movers

Carlyle and AMG lead the gainers. All tracked stocks, save Skyline gained today; which means SKY lead the decliners. See below for all the ‘scores and highlights.’

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –  Cavco Industries

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Cavco’s media release on their 2017 fourth quarter – with their year-end results – including their most recent investor presentation (click here for download) are packed with useful insights on the company, and on the industry. 

Several manufacturers that Cavco Industries (CVCO) has purchased were MHARR members at the time they were bought.

Some quotable quotes follow…

Financial highlights include the following:

  • Net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 totaled $198.0 million, up 11.7% from $177.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. Net revenue for fiscal year 2017 was $773.8 million, 8.6% higher than $712.4 million for the prior fiscal year.


  • Net income was $10.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, compared to $7.0 million reported in the same quarter of the prior year, a 55.7% increase. For the fiscal year ended April 1, 2017, net income was $38.0 million, up 33.3% from net income of $28.5 million for the year ended April 2, 2016.


  • Net income per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, based on basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, was $1.21 and $1.19, respectively, versus $0.78 and $0.77, respectively for the quarter ended April 2, 2016. Net income per share for the year ended April 1, 2017, based on basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, was $4.23 and $4.17, respectively, versus basic and diluted net income per share of $3.21 and $3.15, respectively, for the prior year.


Per their release, “Commenting on the results, Joseph Stegmayer, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are proud to report strong results in what is typically a seasonally slower winter period. This quarter, growing market demand led to improvement across all of our housing product lines. Shipment volume for the manufactured housing industry and the Company was also aided by government orders for disaster relief units, which further enhanced home sales growth.”

For the complete Cavco investor presentation, click the graphic above. Note in the map above, and the orange text below, that Cavco stated they liked – among other factors – the geographic location of Lexington Homes, with respect to its overall growth strategy.

Stegmayer said, “We remained focused on increasing core sales and expanding business opportunities in areas with significant affordable housing demand. A recent example of this strategy is the purchase of Lexington Homes in April 2017. This manufacturing facility will serve as our base to build a stronger presence in Mississippi and the surrounding states which are historically good markets for factory built homes.”

Note, the full time U.S. employees chart above is at odds with the numbers provided by Pam Danner, JD, at HUD’s MH program, in their recent ‘promotion’ of manufactured housing ‘facts,’ to see that recent report, click here.

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NOTE: the chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII)


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 all supply manufactured housing, while AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses. ##

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