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-- Organic RV Market Share Gains Continue, Rising 110 Basis Points on a Trailing Twelve Month Basis --

-- Quarterly Revenues Up 34.8% Year-Over-Year, Bolstered by Strong End Consumer Demand –

-- First Quarter Gross Margin Expansion of 390 Basis Points –

-- Reported Diluted EPS of $1.70; Adjusted EPS of $1.69 Up 131.5% Over Prior Year --

-- Record Order Backlogs and Retail Sales Momentum Validate Continued Interest in the Outdoors --

FOREST CITY, Iowa, Dec. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today reported financial results for the Company's Fiscal 2021 first quarter.

First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results
Revenues for the Fiscal 2021 first quarter ended November 28, 2020, were $793.1 million, an increase of 34.8% compared to $588.5 million for the Fiscal 2020 period, which included three weeks of Newmar performance. Fiscal 2021 first quarter revenues excluding Newmar were $674.4 million, reflecting an increase of 22.0% when excluding revenues from Newmar in the same period of Fiscal 2020, driven by strong end consumer demand. Gross profit was $137.0 million, an increase of 74.3% compared to $78.6 million for the Fiscal 2020 period. Gross profit margin increased 390 basis points in the quarter to 17.3%, driven by operating leverage, motorhome segment productivity initiatives and lower discounts and allowances, partially offset by the dilutive impact of mix related to the Newmar acquisition. Operating income was $85.0 million for the quarter, an increase of 255.8% compared to $23.9 million for the first quarter of last year. Fiscal 2021 first quarter net income was $57.4 million, an increase of 308.2% compared to $14.1 million in the prior year quarter. Reported earnings per diluted share was $1.70, compared to reported earnings per diluted share of $0.44 in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings per diluted share was $1.69, an increase of 131.5% compared to adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.73 in the same period last year. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA was $89.3 million for the quarter, compared to $42.0 million last year, an increase of 112.4%.

President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Happe commented, “Winnebago Industries’ first quarter results underscore the strength of our unmatched portfolio of leading brands and continued demand from the end consumer for our high quality, innovative outdoor products. The momentum we are seeing across our segments allowed us to capture the full value of our products in the marketplace, while continuing to gain market share. Our strong profit performance – including significant margin expansion – reflects the hard work and focus of our world-class Winnebago Industries team, which has maintained a commitment to operational excellence and safely manufacturing our products with a steadfast dedication to quality. We especially remain focused on continuing to deliver for our dealer partners, working hard to replenish their inventories, while ensuring strong financial performance and flexibility for both parties during these dynamic times. Interest in the outdoors is not waning and in fact, appears to be strengthening heading into calendar year 2021, and Winnebago Industries is positioned well to maximize value for our employees, end customers, dealers, and shareholders.”

Towable
Revenues for the Towable segment were $454.9 million for the first quarter, up 33.3% over the prior year, primarily driven by strong continued end consumer demand for our Grand Design and Winnebago product lines. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $63.1 million, up 76.5% over the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 13.9% increased 340 basis points, primarily due to lower discounts and allowances and operating leverage during the quarter. Backlog increased to 29,659 units, an increase of 313.4% over the prior year period, as dealer inventories have experienced a significant reduction amidst heightened levels of consumer retail demand since the summer of 2020.

Motorhome
Revenues for the Motorhome segment were $322.4 million for the first quarter, up 42.7% from the prior year, driven by the addition of Newmar and strong Winnebago Class B products. Excluding Newmar, segment revenues were $203.6 million, an increase of 7.0% over the prior year period. Segment Adjusted EBITDA was $30.3 million, up 225.2% from the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 9.4% increased 530 basis points driven by pricing actions, including lower discounts and allowances, productivity initiatives and operating leverage. Backlog increased to 13,217 units, an increase of 402.4% over the prior year period, as dealer inventories have experienced a significant reduction amidst heightened levels of consumer retail demand in the last six months.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
As of November 28, 2020, the Company had total outstanding debt of $516.5 million ($600.0 million of debt, net of convertible note discount of $70.9 million, and net of debt issuance costs of $12.5 million) and working capital of $475.0 million. Cash flow from operations was an outflow of $2.7 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2021, as inventory levels have increased in response to very strong dealer orders and heightened backlog position.

Quarterly Cash Dividend
On December 16, 2020, the Company’s board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share payable on January 27, 2021, to common stockholders of record at the close of business on January 13, 2021.

Mr. Happe continued, “During the first quarter we unveiled a refreshed Winnebago Industries enterprise brand, that reflects our status as a fast-growing company with a portfolio of premium outdoor brands. While proud of our iconic flagship Winnebago-brand RVs, the parent organization, Winnebago Industries, also reflects our pride in having the Grand Design, Newmar, and Chris-Craft businesses as part of our family and the aspiration that all our employees and end customers share together to “Be Great, Outdoors”. Our recently published 2020 Corporate Responsibility report reinforces our six core cultural values and outlines the actions we have taken to enhance sustainability and support the communities in which our stakeholders live, work, and play. I am exceptionally proud of our team’s efforts in not only delivering fantastic results, but also driving positive change within our organization and neighborhoods. Throughout the remainder of Fiscal Year 2021, Winnebago Industries will be focused on building upon our market momentum, and doing good in the social arena as well. We are confident that the favorable industry dynamics in the RV and marine markets and the unique appeal of our innovative products will continue to drive market share gains and strong financial results."

Conference Call
Winnebago Industries, Inc. will discuss Fiscal 2021 first quarter earnings results during a conference call scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Central Time today. Members of the news media, investors and the general public are invited to access a live broadcast of the conference call via the Investor Relations page of the Company's website at http://investor.wgo.net. The event will be archived and available for replay for the next 90 days.

About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products under the Winnebago, Grand Design, Chris-Craft, and Newmar brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products and boats. Winnebago Industries has multiple facilities in Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota and Florida. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and traded under the symbol WGO. For access to Winnebago Industries' investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit http://investor.wgo.net.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements, including, but not limited to increases in interest rates, availability of credit, low consumer confidence, availability of labor, significant increase in repurchase obligations, inadequate liquidity or capital resources, availability and price of fuel, a slowdown in the economy, increased material and component costs, availability of chassis and other key component parts, sales order cancellations, slower than anticipated sales of new or existing products, new product introductions by competitors, the effect of global tensions, integration of operations relating to mergers and acquisitions activities, business interruptions, any unexpected expenses related to ERP, risks related to compliance with debt covenants and leverage ratios, and other factors. Additional information concerning certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from that projected or suggested is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the last 12 months, copies of which are available from the SEC or from the Company upon request. The Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained in this release or to reflect any changes in the Company's expectations after the date of this release or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based, except as required by law.




Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)

 Three Months Ended
 November 28, 2020 November 30, 2019
Net revenues$793,131  100.0% $588,458  100.0%
Cost of goods sold656,127  82.7% 509,845  86.6%
Gross profit137,004  17.3% 78,613  13.4%
Selling, general, and administrative expenses48,399  6.1% 51,105  8.7%
Amortization of intangible assets3,590  0.5% 3,614  0.6%
Total operating expenses51,989  6.6% 54,719  9.3%
Operating income85,015  10.7% 23,894  4.1%
Interest expense9,941  1.3% 6,049  1.0%
Non-operating expense (income)94  % (116) %
Income before income taxes74,980  9.5% 17,961  3.1%
Provision for income taxes17,557  2.2% 3,893  0.7%
Net income$57,423  7.2% $14,068  2.4%
Income per common share:       
Basic$1.71    $0.44   
Diluted$1.70    $0.44   
Weighted average common shares outstanding:       
Basic33,609    32,067   
Diluted33,839    32,267   
        

Percentages may not add due to rounding differences.




Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands)

 November 28,
2020
 August 29,
2020
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$272,939  $292,575 
Receivables, net231,182  220,798 
Inventories, net263,137  182,941 
Prepaid expenses and other assets21,162  17,296 
Total current assets788,420  713,610 
Total property, plant, and equipment, net171,210  174,945 
Other assets:   
Goodwill348,058  348,058 
Other intangible assets, net401,178  404,768 
Investment in life insurance27,904  27,838 
Operating lease assets28,838  29,463 
Other assets15,382  15,018 
Total assets$1,780,990  $1,713,700 
    
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$123,328  $132,490 
Income taxes payable25,565  8,840 
Accrued expenses164,508  159,060 
Total current liabilities313,401  300,390 
Non-current liabilities:   
Long-term debt, less current maturities516,527  512,630 
Deferred income taxes16,483  15,608 
Unrecognized tax benefits6,692  6,511 
Operating lease liabilities26,492  27,048 
Deferred compensation benefits, net of current portion10,884  11,130 
Other18,953  12,917 
Total non-current liabilities596,031  585,844 
Stockholders' equity871,558  827,466 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,780,990  $1,713,700 




Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(in thousands)

 Three Months Ended
(in thousands)November 28,
2020
 November 30,
2019
Operating activities:   
Net income$57,423   $14,068  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation4,160   3,586  
Amortization of intangibles3,590   3,614  
Non-cash interest expense, net3,351   1,023  
Amortization of debt issuance costs606   760  
Last in, first-out expense276   332  
Stock-based compensation2,354   1,583  
Deferred income taxes872   731  
Other, net(3,329)  65  
Change in assets and liabilities:   
Receivables(10,380)  27,906  
Inventories(80,472)  20,082  
Prepaid expenses and other assets583   (84) 
Accounts payable(8,371)  (4,214) 
Income taxes and unrecognized tax benefits16,556   3,217  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities10,111   6,364  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities(2,670)  79,033  
    
Investing activities:   
Purchases of property and equipment(8,689)  (6,624) 
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired   (264,280) 
Proceeds from sale of property7,775     
Other, net(234)  243  
Net cash used in investing activities(1,148)  (270,661) 
    
Financing activities:   
Borrowings on long-term debt798,359   903,292  
Repayments on long-term debt(798,359)  (603,292) 
Purchase of convertible bond hedge   (70,800) 
Proceeds from issuance of warrants   42,210  
Payments of cash dividends(4,046)  (3,469) 
Payments for repurchases of common stock(11,606)  (1,663) 
Payments of debt issuance costs   (10,707) 
Other, net(166)  (46) 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(15,818)  255,525  
    
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents(19,636)  63,897  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year292,575   37,431  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year$272,939   $101,328  
    
    
Supplement cash flow disclosure:   
Income taxes received, net$(195)  $(311) 
Interest paid$2,377   $5,193  
    
Non-cash transactions:   
Issuance of Winnebago common stock for acquisition of business$   $92,572  
Capital expenditures in accounts payable$613   $2,063  




Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Supplemental Information by Reportable Segment (Unaudited) - Towable
(in thousands, except unit data)

 Three Months Ended
(in thousands)November 28,
2020
 % of
Revenues
 November 30,
2019
 % of
Revenues
 $ Change % Change
Net revenues$454,901     $341,250     $113,651   33.3 %
Adjusted EBITDA63,143  13.9% 35,785  10.5% 27,358   76.5 %
              
              
 Three Months Ended
Unit deliveriesNovember 28,
2020
 Product
Mix
(1)
 November 30,
2019
 Product
Mix
(1)
 Unit
Change
 % Change
Travel trailer9,160  64.4% 6,336  59.8% 2,824   44.6 %
Fifth wheel5,054  35.6% 4,263  40.2% 791   18.6 %
Total towables14,214  100.0% 10,599  100.0% 3,615   34.1 %
              
              
($ in thousands)November 28,
2020
    November 30,
2019
    Change % Change
Backlog(2)             
Units29,659     7,174     22,485   313.4 %
Dollars$865,420     $242,853     $622,567   256.4 %
Dealer Inventory             
Units12,637     17,843     (5,206)  (29.2)%

(1)  Percentages may not add due to rounding differences.
(2)  We include in our backlog all accepted orders from dealers which generally have been requested to be shipped within the next six months. Orders in backlog can be cancelled or postponed at the option of the dealer at any time without penalty and, therefore, backlog may not necessarily be an accurate measure of future sales.




Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Supplemental Information by Reportable Segment (Unaudited) - Motorhome
(in thousands, except unit data)

 Three Months Ended
(in thousands)November 28,
2020
 % of
Revenues
 November 30,
2019
 % of
Revenues
 $ Change % Change
Net revenues$322,389     $225,891     $96,498   42.7 %
Adjusted EBITDA30,343  9.4% 9,331  4.1% 21,012   225.2 %
              
              
 Three Months Ended
Unit deliveriesNovember 28,
2020
 Product
Mix
(1)
 November 30,
2019
 Product
Mix
(1)
 Unit
Change
 % Change
Class A598  25.7% 399  21.2% 199   49.9 %
Class B1,098  47.1% 809  43.0% 289   35.7 %
Class C634  27.2% 674  35.8% (40)  (5.9)%
Total motorhomes2,330  100.0% 1,882  100.0% 448   23.8 %
              
              
($ in thousands)November 28,
2020
    November 30,
2019
    Change % Change
Backlog(3)             
Units13,217     2,631     10,586   402.4 %
Dollars$1,709,154     $384,201     $1,324,953   344.9 %
Dealer Inventory             
Units2,123     5,169     (3,046)  (58.9)%

(1)  Percentages may not add due to rounding differences.
(2) November 30, 2019 three months ended data includes approximately one month of Newmar results from the time of acquisition (11/08/19).
(3)  We include in our backlog all accepted orders from dealers which generally have been requested to be shipped within the next six months. Orders in backlog can be cancelled or postponed at the option of the dealer at any time without penalty and, therefore, backlog may not necessarily be an accurate measure of future sales.




Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Non-GAAP Reconciliation (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)

Non-GAAP financial measures, which are not calculated or presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”), have been provided as information supplemental and in addition to the financial measures presented in the accompanying news release that are calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Such non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered superior to, as a substitute for, or as an alternative to, and should be considered in conjunction with, the GAAP financial measures presented in the news release. The non-GAAP financial measures presented may differ from similar measures used by other companies.

The following table reconciles Diluted income per share to Adjusted diluted income per share:

 Three Months Ended
(in thousands)(1)November 28,
2020
 November 30,
2019
Diluted income per share$1.70   $0.44  
Pretax acquisition-related costs(2)   0.31  
Pretax acquisition-related fair-value inventory step-up   0.03  
Pretax non-cash interest expense(3)0.10   0.03  
Gain on sale of property and equipment(0.11)    
Tax impact of adjustments(4)   (0.08) 
Adjusted diluted income per share$1.69   $0.73  

(1) Per share numbers may not foot due to rounding
(2)  Represents transaction-closing costs.
(3)  Non-cash interest expense associated with the Convertible Notes issued related to our acquisition of Newmar.
(4)  Income tax charge calculated using the statutory tax rate for the U.S. of 21.0% for both periods presented.

The following table reconciles net income to consolidated EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

 Three Months Ended
(in thousands)November 28,
2020
 November 30,
2019
Net (loss) income$57,423   $14,068  
Interest expense9,941   6,049  
Provision for income taxes17,557   3,893  
Depreciation4,160   3,586  
Amortization of intangible assets3,590   3,614  
EBITDA92,671   31,210  
Acquisition-related fair-value inventory step-up   1,176  
Acquisition-related costs   9,950  
Restructuring expenses93   (172) 
Gain on sale of property and equipment(3,565)    
Non-operating income94   (116) 
Adjusted EBITDA$89,293   $42,048  

We have provided non-GAAP performance measures of Adjusted diluted income per share, EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA as comparable measures to illustrate the effect of non-recurring transactions occurring during the reported periods and improve comparability of our results from period to period. Adjusted diluted income per share is defined as income per share adjusted for items that impact the comparability of our results from period to period. EBITDA is defined as net income before interest expense, provision for income taxes, and depreciation and amortization expense. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before interest expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, and other adjustments made in order to present comparable results from period to period. We believe Adjusted diluted income per share and Adjusted EBITDA provide meaningful supplemental information about our operating performance because these measures exclude amounts that we do not consider part of our core operating results when assessing our performance. Examples of items excluded from Adjusted income per share include acquisition-related costs, acquisition-related fair-value inventory step-up, non-cash interest expense, and the tax impact of the adjustments. Examples of items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA include acquisition-related fair-value inventory step-up, acquisition-related costs, restructuring expenses, gain or loss on the sale of property and equipment, and non-operating income.

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures (a) to evaluate our historical and prospective financial performance and trends as well as our performance relative to competitors and peers; (b) to measure operational profitability on a consistent basis; (c) in presentations to the members of our board of directors to enable our board of directors to have the same measurement basis of operating performance as is used by management in its assessments of performance and in forecasting and budgeting for our company; (d) to evaluate potential acquisitions; and (e) to ensure compliance with restricted activities under the terms of our ABL credit facility and outstanding notes. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties to evaluate companies in our industry.

Steve Stuber - Investor Relations - 952-828-8461 - srstuber@wgo.net

Media Contact: Sam Jefson - Public Relations Specialist - 641-585-6803 - sjefson@wgo.net