Several publicly traded recreational vehicle manufacturers and suppliers will be participating in Wednesday’s (May 11) second annual Small-Cap Recreational Vehicle Conference.
The event, being held at the University Club in New York City, is hosted by Portland, Ore.-based Catalyst Financial Services LLC and will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.
Marc Robins, who founded Catalyst, will act as moderator during the forum, which will be available to the investment and RV communities via live webcast or in an archived format at www.catalystresearch.com.
Mac Bryan, vice president of administration for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), is slated as the keynote speaker at the 1 p.m. luncheon directly following presentations.
Participating RV companies include: Monaco Coach Corp., Coburg, Ore.; Coachmen Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind.; Spartan Motors Inc., Charlotte, Mich.; Coast Distribution Systems Inc., Morgan Hill, Calif.; Drew Industries Inc., White Plains, N.Y.; and Midland Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Catalyst Financial Resources enables small-cap companies often overlooked by Wall Street access to the right type of investor,” explained Connie Schadewitz, Catalyst managing director of sales, noting small-cap businesses are defined as those having less than $1.5 billion in market capitalization. “The RV conference is a very unique forum for small-cap companies. We limit participation to a small number of companies in a specific industry. Usually, small-cap conferences include businesses from a broad range of markets.”
She added, “Each company will give a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with audience members. We have invited institutional investors along with sell-side and buy-side equity analysts.”
Schadewitz said the RV industry surfaced on Catalyst’s radar due to the “increasing amount of RVs being sold from a national perspective.”
She noted, “We see the industry as holding long-term investment opportunities.”
Spartan Motors President and CEO John Sztykiel is extending that message by including the conference on a whirlwind tour to “inform the investment community about the tremendous growth opportunity of the RV market and Spartan Motors.”
Sztykiel will be driving a new 41-foot Class A Travel Supreme motorhome across seven states, from Boston to Chicago, on May 10-13.