Harley Davidson Kerugian Bersih USD92 Juta
Harley-Davidson telah melihat penurunan perlahan penjualan global sejak tahun 2015 lagi, tetapi masih dalam tahap yang dapat dikendalikan dan cukup menguntungkan bagi perniagaan untuk terus menghasilkan produk baharu dan memperluas jangkauannya ke seluruh dunia.
Kerana Covid-19, produksi Harley-Davidson dihentikan, jadi bila peniaga dibuka kembali, inventori berada di bawah normal. Kilang Harley-Davidson di Thailand ditutup pada bulan April dan kilang di York, Pennsylvania juga terpaksa ditutup kerana wabak tersebut.
Menjelang suku akhir, 93 peratus peniaga Harley-Davidson telah dibuka kembali untuk penjualan runcit. Dengan tidak semua pengedar memiliki motosikal baharu, penjualan motosikal terpakai adalah kuat di sebilangan pengedar dengan harga motosikal terpakai pada pengedar naik 6 peratus dan harga lelong naik 10 peratus.
Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president and CEO of Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG), said he was pleased with the progress the company was making toward its goals of The Rewire and that the company was seeing positive feedback from key stakeholders and early impact in the marketplace.
“A total rewire is necessary to make Harley-Davidson a high-performance company,” Zeitz said in a press release. “Building on our strong brand legacy, we are reinvigorating our core profit driving business – powered by our strongest dealers, most exciting products and careful inventory management, while focusing on the most important opportunities for future expansion. We’re overhauling our operating model and our product plan and are rewiring our market structure and organization to focus on the strengths of our brand and company.”
For the second quarter, Harley-Davidson reported a net loss of USD92.2 million, or 60 cents per share, compared with net income of USD195.6 million, or USD1.23 per share for the same period a year ago. Excluding restructuring costs and the impact of incremental tariffs, the firm’s net loss was USD53.9 million, or 35 cents per share, for the second quarter.
The interruption in motorcycle production resulted in a 59 per cent drop in motorcycle shipments, to 28,369 from 68,757 a year ago, and a 27 per cent decline in motorcycle unit sales, to 52,712 from 71,846, during the quarter.
Total revenue for the second quarter dropped 53 per cent to USD669.3 million from USD1.43 billion a year ago.
Harley-Davidson’s efforts to “rewire” the company will result in a streamlining of its operations and a more focused motorcycle company centered on its top-selling products in key global markets.
To that end, Harley-Davidson said Tuesday it will sharply focus on about 50 markets primarily in North America, Europe and parts of Asia Pacific that represent the vast majority of the company’s volume and growth potential. It will exit international markets where volumes do not support continued investment.