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Winnebago Industries, Inc.: Winnebago Finishes Fiscal 2020 With Great Quarter; RV Demand Should Remain High in Fiscal 2021

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WGO
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
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$66.49
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Summary

Winnebago Industries manufactures Class A, B, and C motor homes along with towables, customized specialty vehicles, and parts and services. With headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Winnebago has been producing recreational vehicles since 1958. Revenue was about $2 billion in fiscal 2019. Class A motor homes account for 21% of motorized unit sales, Class B about 37%, and Class C holds the rest. Winnebago expanded into towables in 2011 with the acquisition of SunnyBrook and acquired Grand Design in November 2016. Towables made up 83% of unit volume, up from 31% in fiscal 2016. The company's total RV unit volume was 44,420 in fiscal 2019. Winnebago expanded into boating in 2018 with the purchase of Chris-Craft and bought premium motorhome maker Newmar in November 2019.

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Analyst Profile

David Whiston

Sector Strategist
David Whiston, CFA, CPA, CFE, is an industrials strategist for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers the automotive industry, including dealerships, parts manufacturers, and automakers. He has covered the automotive industry since joining Morningstar in 2007.Before Morningstar, Whiston spent four years in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ New York real estate audit practice and one year in its Chicago office working on real estate acquisition due diligence.Whiston holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Richmond. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration with concentrations in finance, economics, and organizational behavior from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, and he is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. In 2012, he ranked first in the specialty retailers and services industry in The Wall Street Journal’s annual “Best on the Street” analysts survey. He ranked first in the same industry in 2011.