Earnings and Analysts

Quarterly earnings statements from public companies and periodic reports from analysts reveal the health and direction of the industry.

Marine Products Corp. schedules 3Q results

Marine Products Corp. will release financial results for the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, on Oct. 23 before the stock market opens. In conjunction with the earnings release, the company will host a conference call the same day at 8 a.m. EDT to review the results. Click here for the full release.

Cruise lines release on-board crime stats

The three major cruise lines have voluntarily posted on their websites the number of serious crimes reported aboard their ships — the first time this type of data has been publicly released. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival Corp. and Norwegian Cruise Line released the data in response to a Senate bill that would require all cruise…more

ICOMIA releases new industry statistics report

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations has been producing its Recreational Boating Industry Statistics book for almost 20 years, but says this year’s book is different. “We agreed that after almost two decades it was time to move the production of the book from in-house to an external agency, and so our newly appointed…more

Marine Products Corp. reports 2Q results

Marine Products Corp., the builder of Chaparral and Robalo boats, today announced a 9.8 percent increase in net sales in the second quarter, generating $42.2 million this year, compared with $38.5 million last year. The Atlanta-based builder also said it expects to introduce its new recreational jetboat line late in its 2014 model year. The…more

Marine Products Corp. schedules 2Q results

Marine Products Corp. will release its financial results for the second quarter, which ended June 30, on July 24 before the stock market opens. In conjunction with the earnings report, the company will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EDT that day to review its financial and operating results. Marine Products builds Chaparral sterndrive…more

Analyst is optimistic about marine stocks

Despite the lingering effects of the recession and a cold spring that dampened boat sales, some analysts say boat stocks are a good buy. A Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the marine industry holds opportunities for investors looking for stocks that might benefit from improvements in consumer discretionary…more


Chilly spring dampens earnings

Poor weather delays season in some states, slowing sales and limiting profits for the quarter Publicly held marine companies posted mixed results for the January-March quarter, attributing losses or reduced profits to cooler-than-average weather, measured against unseasonably warm conditions during the same period in 2012. During conference calls with analysts, chief executives Dustan McCoy of…more

Report sees steady marine composites growth

The global marine composites industry is forecast to grow at a rate of 5.8 percent a year between 2013 and 2018, according to a study from Composite Insights, a firm based in India. The study showed that in 2012 the growth in consumption of composite materials in the global marine industry was driven by North…more

Consumer confidence hits five-year high

Consumer confidence hit a five-year high in May, The Conference Board reported today. The New York-based private research group said its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 76.2, up from 69 in April. “Consumers’ assessment of current business and labor-market conditions was more positive and they were considerably more upbeat about future economic and job prospects,”…more

Report details burgeoning electric-boat market

The rapidly growing $2.6 billion market for marine electric vehicles will reach $6.3 billion in 2023, according to a new report by IDTechEx, a firm that offers market research and advice in emerging technologies. IDTechEx has published more than 70 reports on technologies such as photovoltaics, energy harvesting, energy storage and electric vehicles. “The market…more

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