Winnebago Industries Reports Another Excellent Quarter

Winnebago Industries reported another excellent quarter to close out fiscal 2013. We plan to modestly increase our fair value estimate to reflect more expense leverage and a higher mid-cycle margin than previously modeled. Revenue for the quarter increased 31.8% year over year thanks to a 43.1% rise in motor home deliveries to 1,890 units. For the full fiscal year, deliveries were the highest in five … Continue reading Winnebago Industries Reports Another Excellent Quarter

Precision Castparts Posts Record Sales in Second Quarter

Precision Castparts reported record sales of $2.36 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2014, a 23% increase including 6% organic. The surprise, once again, was the 170-basis-point increase in operating margins to 27.5%, as the company has quickly brought Titanium Metals’ midteens operating margins closer to Precision’s mid-20s levels, leaving no doubt regarding the execution ability. Solid commercial aerospace build rates, strong spares, the shipment … Continue reading Precision Castparts Posts Record Sales in Second Quarter

ARM Holdings in Line to Meet Full Year Guidance After Solid Q3

ARM Holdings reported strong third-quarter earnings and gave investors a solid, but not spectacular, fourth-quarter outlook that was relatively in line with our expectations. We will maintain our moat rating for ARM but may raise our fair value estimate by about 10%. Nonetheless, we still believe the company’s stock price reflects overly optimistic assumptions about long-term royalty growth, particularly from PCs and servers. ARM’s revenue … Continue reading ARM Holdings in Line to Meet Full Year Guidance After Solid Q3