Malibu Boats said today that it saw net sales rise 28.8 percent to $64.8 million in its third quarter and unit volume sales increased 24.4 percent to 980 boats, including 80 units from Australia.
Jake Owen, the country-music artist behind such No 1 hits as “Beachin’ ” who has also has served as a face of the industrywide Grow Boating campaign, also is a fan of Malibu Boats.
Malibu Boats said today that it will release the financial results for its fiscal second quarter on Feb. 5.
Malibu Boats will present today at the 17th annual ICR XChange Conference being held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.
The annual Malibu and Axis dealer meeting brought more than 300 dealers to San Diego, where the Axis Wake T23 was unveiled and the company handed out dealer awards.
Malibu Boats increased sales 10.1 percent to $47.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, with gross profits rising 9.7 percent to $12.1 million.
Malibu Boats finalized the acquisition of the company’s exclusive licensee in Australia.
Malibu Boats and the World Wakeboard Association announced the creation of an elite contest series for 2015, including three stops for the world’s top pro riders.
Wells Fargo analysts say in a research report that Malibu Boats should benefit in fiscal 2015 from one new and one refreshed model for both its Malibu brand and its Axis brand, along with significant surf system, tower and control panel enhancements.
Malibu Boats president Jack Springer has held CEO positions in a number of industries, including furniture, plastics, body armor, foundry, auto parts stamping, textiles, automotive and semiconductors. He spent time in the marine industry at Nautic Global Group before joining Malibu in May of 2009 — at the height of the recession.