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May 18, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Winnebago Industries Inc., maker of the cult favorite recreational vehicles, reviewed and rejected an unsolicited $321.5 million takeover bid from a private equity firm Friday. In a letter , North Street Capital offered $11 per share in cash for Winnebago - a 29% premium over the Iowa company's Thursday close. But Winnebago said in a statement that the letter didn't have “sufficient information to deem the offer as credible” and that the proposal was conditional upon further due diligence and negotiation.
May 28, 1994 | Reuters
For the committed highway traveler comes the latest in summer escapes: motor home trading cards. Winnebago Industries Inc.'s cards--all 3.6 million in the first edition--feature travel trailers and motor homes from the late 1950s through 1995 models. Each card displays a color photo of a motor home; its vital statistics are listed on the back, along with descriptions such as "The D-27 had a rear twin bedroom and private entrance." A 10-card pack will sell for $1.
March 1, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., the largest U.S. maker of recreational vehicles, said its fiscal third-quarter loss narrowed as sales rose. The company doesn't expect a profit this quarter. The loss in the quarter ended Jan. 27 narrowed to $17.3 million from $205 million, or $6.26 a share, in the year-earlier period, including one-time charges. The maker of Pace Arrow motor homes and Coleman folding trailers said the exchange of convertible bonds in the last quarter put earnings at 31 cents a share.
June 18, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
J.M. Smucker Co., the largest U.S. maker of jellies and jams, said fourth-quarter earnings fell 4.6% on restructuring costs and lower sales of brands including Crisco shortening. Net income fell to $22.2 million, or 44 cents a share, from $23.2 million, or 46 cents, a year earlier, the Orrville, Ohio-based company said. Sales in the quarter ended April 30 declined 1.1% to $325.4 million, the first drop in more than three years. Shares of Smucker fell $2.15 to $46.50 on the NYSE.
March 29, 2009 | Tim Jones
In the realm of conspicuous consumption, few things are larger than the RV, the multi-ton vehicular brontosaurus that has taken generations of families on the great American highway adventure. But in the worst economic crisis since the Depression, the RV is facing perhaps its gravest challenge as sales have plummeted, manufacturers have filed for bankruptcy or gone out of business, and lofty expectations of a grander profile for recreational vehicles have been drastically cut.
May 6, 2008 | From Reuters
General Electric Co. said Monday it would stop offering loans for the purchase of consumer boats and motor homes. The company told boat and recreational-vehicle dealers that it would cease taking applications by July and underwriting new loans Aug. 1, said Cristy Williams, a spokeswoman for GE Money, the company's consumer finance arm. The company will continue to service its $3.6-billion loan portfolio.
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