Arctic Cat Inc.
) reported a 41.3% rise in earnings per share to $1.30 in the
third quarter of fiscal 2013 (ended Dec 31, 2012) from 92 cents
in the year-ago quarter. Net income went up 4.8% to $17.9 million
from $17 million a year ago. However, the earnings per share
missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3 cents.
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Revenues for the quarter increased 5.3% year over year to $218
million, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $224 million.
The growth was attributable to higher North American sales of
Wildcat and Prowler side-by-sides and All-Terrain Vehicles
Gross profit increased 6.3% to $50.8 million or 23.3% of sales
from $47.7 million or 23.1% of sales in the year-ago quarter. The
increase was attributable to higher sales volume. Operating
income climbed 5.7% to $27.7 million from $26.2 million recorded
in the third quarter of fiscal 2012.
Revenues from the Snowmobile & ATV business improved 6.9% to
$191.9 million, driven by higher revenues from the ATV business,
partly offset by a decrease in revenues from the Snowmobiles
Revenues from the ATV business surged 27.8% to $69.6 million. The
improvement was driven by higher global demand from dealers and
distributors for the Wildcat side-by-side. Revenues from the
Snowmobiles business declined 2.2% to $122.4 million.
Revenues from the parts, garments and accessories (PG&A)
business went down 4.9% to $26 million. The decline was due to a
fall in snowmobile garment sales arising from lower-than-expected
snowfall. Meanwhile, increase in sales volume of Wildcat parts
and accessories had a favorable impact on the segment's revenues.
Arctic Cat had cash and short-term investments of $96.6 million
as of Dec 31, 2012, compared with $76.3 million as of Dec 31,
Arctic Cat expects revenues between $664 million and $684 million
for fiscal 2013, representing an annual increase of about 13% to
17%. The company raised its earnings per share guidance from
$2.65-$2.75 to $2.75-$2.85. The increased earnings guidance
reflects a year-over-year rise of 60%-66%.
Arctic Cat makes snowmobiles and ATVs under the Arctic Cat brand
name and supplies related parts, garments, and accessories. The
company markets its products through a network of independent
dealers located throughout the U.S and Canada, and through
distributors representing dealers in AK, Europe, Middle East,
Asia and other international markets. Currently, it carries a
Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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