RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Cummins Reports Second Quarter Increase of 12 Percent

Wed Aug 2, 2017

145322220422564.jpgCOLUMBUS, Ind. - Cummins Inc. reported a second quarter revenue increase of 12 percent compared to the same quarter of 2016.

Second quarter revenues were reported as $5.1 billion. Higher demand for trucks and construction equipment in North America and China, and stronger sales to mining, and oil & gas customers were the main drivers of revenue growth. Currency negatively impacted revenues by about 1 percent compared to last year, primarily due to the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. Revenues in North America increased 13 percent and international sales grew 11 percent due to strong demand in China and India.

Net income attributable to Cummins in the second quarter was $424 million ($2.53 per diluted share), compared to $406 million ($2.40 per diluted share) in the same quarter a year ago. The tax rate in the second quarter of 2017 was 26.4 percent.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) was $620 million, or 12.2 percent of sales, compared to $591 million or 13.1 percent of sales a year ago.

“We delivered strong revenue growth in all four operating segments in the second quarter due to improving conditions in a number of important markets where we also have leading share," Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger says. "Earnings increased due to solid operational performance, partially offset by higher warranty costs that resulted in second quarter EBIT that was below our expectations. As a result of stronger than expected orders in truck and construction markets in North America and China, and improving demand from global mining customers, we have raised our 2017 full year outlook.”

Through the end of the second quarter, the company has returned $463 million to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchase and recently raised its quarterly cash dividend by 5.4 percent. Cummins plans to return 50 percent of its Operating Cash Flow to shareholders in 2017.