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February 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., a maker of travel trailers, motor homes and manufactured housing, said quarterly sales fell 20% as weakness in the U.S. economy kept consumers out of showrooms and made the company's traditionally slowest quarter even tougher. In a preliminary report on its fiscal third quarter results, Fleetwood said it booked sales of just $354 million, down from $443 million a year earlier. The company said it expected to report a "significant" operating loss for the quarter when final numbers come out March 6. Fiscal year to date, Fleetwood's sales are down 10% to $1.35 billion, the Riverside-based company said.
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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NATIONAL
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.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2004 | From Reuters
Shares of mobile-home maker Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. rose 12.4% on Tuesday, helped by stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings as well as the expected effect of Hurricane Frances on sales. Analysts noted that the stock had gained almost 40% since mid-August, when Hurricane Charley struck Florida. But they said the company's first-quarter results, filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, also were better than expected.
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