Thor Industries, Inc.

  • Investments In The Thriving Recreational Vehicle Industry

    By Kaitlyn Tokay - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: PII, THO, WGO

    As economic conditions continue to recover, many vacationers are opting out of an overseas excursion and buying a Recreational Vehicle (RV) instead.  With a pent up demand for replacement campers, as well as a flood of new buyers entering the market, sales of motor homes have jumped 30% from the previous year, making 2013 a year of record RV ownership

    More and more families are purchasing RVs for their next more »

  • Will the Stellar Performance of These Recreational Vehicle Companies Continue?

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, PII, THO

    Stock price movement of these three recreational vehicle companies showed a significant upswing of around 25% in last 12 months, due to both strong fundamentals, and revenue increases.

    Source: Yahoo! Finance

    Moreover, with the increase in segment growth, customer preference, and new models, these companies will foster more growth in the upcoming year as well. Let's see why investors don’t want to miss out on these three recreational more »

  • Strong Growth Outlook for Recreational Vehicle Companies

    By Awais Iqbal - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: PII, THO, WGO

    Call it a blessing, or a curse, but it is a time-tested fact that consumers in the United States are sensitive to the changing economic scenarios of the country. Now that the economic recovery is being reported in the news more than ever, American consumers are showing a revival in their confidence and the demand for luxury items is increasing.

    Recreational Vehicles (RV) have a long history in the United more »

  • What Makes Thor So Fearsome?

    By Brian Hill - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-A, THO, WGO

    Thor Industries (NYSE: THO) is the largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles (RVs) in the world. The company has a 36.1% share of the total RV market. This industry went off a cliff in the 2008 through 2010 period when the recession was in full force and consumers were scared -- or unable -- to commit to relatively large purchases such as RVs. In the depths of this gloom in 2009, Thor more »

  • The RV Industry Is Booming Despite the Economy

    By Stephanie Faris - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BC, THO, WGO

    It's the American dream. Retire and travel the globe, seeing all the sites you've missed during your working years. But one major drawback to all that travel is living out of a suitcase. When workers dream of travel, no doubt that dream doesn't include an image of hauling luggage from one hotel check-in to another.

    The answer? A recreational vehicle. RVs come in a variety of models more »

  • Why You Should Take a Ride With This Stock

    By Mark Lin - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: DW, THO, WGO

    Have you recently brought your family overseas for a vacation and found luggage restrictions and long waiting times at the airport affecting your mood ? You might have considered buying a recreation vehicle for family vacation purposes. About one in 10 U.S. household with someone 35 years old and above at the helm owns a recreation vehicle.

    Thor Industries (NYSE: THO), the largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles (RVs) globally, is more »

  • Investing in the Unlikely All-American Vehicle

    By Leo Sun - June 8, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, THO, WGO

    When I think of a distinctly American vehicle, I usually don’t think of a Ford (NYSE: F) Mustang or a Chevrolet Corvette from General Motors (NYSE: GM). I tend to think of RVs. Many other countries don’t have a market for RVs, due to the impracticality of owning one in an urban environment or the lack of RV campgrounds which offer water and electrical connections. By comparison, American more »

  • It Looks Like a Winnebago With Wings!

    By John Casteele - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: NAV, THO, WGO

    My first encounter with an RV made by Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) was in Mel Brooks' sci-fi spoof Spaceballs. I was only around 8 years old at the time, but the beat-up old Winnebago that Lonestar and Barf travelled the galaxy in stuck in my mind as a symbol of the open road. Imagine my surprise to grow up and find that Winnebagos currently only make up around 20% of more »

  • The Avengers Portfolio

    By Jon Quast - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: T, CBI, IBM, THO

    We all love the characters; we've all seen the movie.  Here are some stocks that deserve a second look, all inspired by the Mighty Avengers.

    Iron Man  

    Even though Iron Man isn't technically iron (he's a gold titanium alloy), our first stock is Chicago Bridge and Iron (NYSE: CBI).  Founded in 1889 in Chicago, CB&I is a contractor basically.  They build power plants, oil storage facilities more »

  • The Avengers Portfolio

    By Jon Quast - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: T, CBI, IBM, THO

    We all love the characters; we've all seen the movie.  Here are some stocks that deserve a second look, all inspired by the Mighty Avengers.

    Iron Man  

    Even though Iron Man isn't technically iron (he's a gold titanium alloy), our first stock is Chicago Bridge and Iron (NYSE: CBI).  Founded in 1889 in Chicago, CB&I is a contractor basically.  They build power plants, oil storage facilities more »

  • Made in America: RVs

    By Robert Hanley - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: PATK, THO, WGO

    The great American pastime of hitting the open road with family and friends hit a speed bump during the financial crisis, as discretionary incomes fell sharply. The leading manufacturers of RVs, like Winnebago (NYSE: WGO) and Thor Industries (NYSE: THO), were also hit hard and many of their smaller competitors made the lonely trip to bankruptcy court. Fortunately, the federal government’s stimulus programs have helped the industry prosper again more »

  • Are There Risks that Could Keep Winnebago From Enjoying a Smooth Ride?

    By Brian Hill - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-A, F, THO, WGO

    Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO) has long been one of the premier brands in the recreational vehicle -- RV -- market. Now, I’ll admit to having preconceived notions about the whole RV culture. I imagined a dreary trailer park experience where your neighbors Bubba Ray and Doreen are parked two feet away, play country western music from the 1980’s, and keep inviting you over for “brewskis” and grilled hot dogs more »

  • Four Stocks with Strong After-Hour Earnings to Move on Tuesday

    By Brian Nichols - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: GILD, HI, SWI, THO

    While the market was busy digesting the trouble within the quarterly reports of Baidu and Yum! Brands, there were other companies beating expectations. These under-the-radar stocks posted solid quarters and could very well trade higher throughout Tuesday’s session. As a result, I am looking at those companies.

    A Fast-Growing Under-the-Radar Stock Worth Watching

    The recreation vehicle manufacturer Thor Industries (NYSE: THO) fell 6% on Monday prior to announcing preliminary more »

  • This RV Manufacturer Is Steadily Rolling Along

    By Gail P. - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: HOG, THO, WGO

    I’ve been taking a look at companies which are due to report earnings in the near future.  Next on my list is Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) which will report first quarter earnings on Monday December 10.  The stock is currently trading near its 52 week high of $14.49.

    Winnebago is in an interesting industry.  Prior to the recent recession, the company, and its stock was growing like gangbusters more »

  • The Bigfoot Portfolio: Let Sleeping Yetis Lie

    By Jon Quast - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, HP, MNTX, NFLX, THO

    No one has ever offered irrevocable proof that Bigfoot exists.  Therefore, a thorough and accurate taxonomy is impossible.  We hear reports that he may be between 7-10 feet tall and weigh 200-600 lbs.  He also could possibly be strong enough to push over trees and hurl large boulders at Boy Scouts and lumberjacks who wander too far into his domain.  We can't be exactly sure what this beast is more »

  • Thor Industries, a consolidation story

    By Damon Churchwell - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: PII, THO, WGO

    It is worth noting stocks that have shrugged off the selling spree of late, forging ahead behind solid sales and earnings growth. Thor Industries (NYSE: THO) the maker of recreational vehicles and mid-sized buses has done as such. Signs point to strength ahead, as well, given the recent preliminary announcement of a 30% sales gain in the October quarter, an acceleration from the 15% July-period increase. Thus, the likelihood more »

  • Is Playing a Cyclical Upturn Safe?

    By William Bias - August 27, 2012 | Tickers: OSK, STS, THO, WGO

    Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) is a company that sells RVs, buses, and ambulances. It has experienced a run up of 13% over the past month (see stock price chart below). The reason for this run up is probably because investors are finally recognizing the improving fundamentals of this company since the last recession. Revenue has grown 35% per annum between 2009 and 2011. Revenue has grown 11% for nine months ending Apr. 30. Free cash flow grew 34% per annum between 2009 and 2011. It was cash flow positive for nine months ending Apr. 30 whereas it was cash flow negative this time last year. However there are four reasons why I think buying the stock of this company is not a good idea.