Thor Industries Inc. announced today (Feb. 2) record sales for the Jackson Center, Ohio-based company’s fiscal second quarter and six months ended Jan. 31.
The recreational vehicle and mid-size bus builder reported preliminary revenues of $537 million for the quarter, up 26% from $426 million the previous year. RV sales, which include $14 million from Topeka, Ind.-based CrossRoads RV acquired by Thor on Nov. 1, increased 28% to $479 million compared with $374 million the year prior.
Revenues for the six months rose 28% to $1.2 billion versus $917 million the previous year, including a 31% increase in RV sales to nearly $1.1 billion.
Thor also reported total RV backlog as of Jan. 31 of $313 million versus $405 million the previous year, which did not include orders from rental firm Cruise America. Thor affiliate Four Winds International Corp. Elkhart, Ind., produces Class C units for the Mesa, Ariz.-based company.
Shares of Thor stock ended Wednesday’s trading up 69 cents at $35.30.