The automaker recently revised 2016 guidance, increaseing its full year expectations 25 cents per share. General Motors is the largest of U.S. automakers and generates 35% of its revenue in North America. The company receives the remaining portion of revenues from global markets subject to currency risk from a strong U.S. dollar. This is a concern for GM as they must compete not only with U.S. automakers but also international car makers such as Toyota. That said, the company is positioned to benefit from its investments domestically, new product launches and partnerships.
Financial Information GM dealers sold 558,092 cars and trucks in June of 2005 up 41% compared to June of 2004. Gm had the best monthly sales since September 1986. The calendar year to date sales are up 2.5% for the 2005 year. Sales were spiked by GMs “Employee discount for everyone.” “We are confident that are employee discount program would hit a responsive cord, but we were a little surprised by just how strong the results were, including bringing over one hundred and fifty thousand new customers into the GM family in June. This definitely moves us in the right direction as we gear to introduce our 2006 models,” says Mark LaNeve, GM vice president of sales and marketing.
Annual sales for 2012 in total were 5.6 billion US Dollars, with net income at 624 million US Dollars, or 11% of the sales. The US is its major market (68% of the sales) with the rest predominantly done across western countries. It is dominant in the US, with a 60% market share. There are limited sales in the developing countries. Worldwide, Harley-Davidson has a market share of 35% for the heavy motorcycles with an engine displacement of over 651 cubic centimeters (cc), whereas BMW, the second largest maker, has a 20% market share, approximately.
SITUATION ANALYSIS The motorcycle market over 750cc has been increasing over the last five years. The Harley-Davidson 1996 model year production line, sold though a world wide network of more than 1,000 dealers, includes 20 cruiser, factory custom and touring motorcycles, as well as police motorcycles. Harley-Davidson benefits form having one of the world’s most recognized and respected brand names and our motorcycle model names are among the best known in the industry: The Competition and Market share This chart shows the competition and market share for 1995 in the United States: Current Market Situation Overall Net sales for 1995 of $1.4 billion were $191.6 million, or 16.5%, higher than net sales for 1994. Net income and earnings per share from continuing operations were $111.1 million and $1.48, for 1995 as compared with $96.2 million and $1.26, for 1994. Net income and earnings per share from discontinued operations were $1.4 million and $.02, for 1995 as compared with $8.0 million and $.11, for 1994, which included a $4.6 million, or $.06 per-share, one-time tax benefit related to the legal reorganizat... ... middle of paper ... ...Harley-Davidson dealerships), bringing the year-end total to approximately 150.
Harley-Davidson is one of those excellent companies whom has challenged traditional ideas. This report will identify those strategies that have worked and brought the company and its shareholders success each year. Today, Harley-Davidson Inc., an employer of 8,100 workers, consists of Harley-Davidson Motor Company based in Milwaukee and Eagelmark Financial Services Inc. based in Chicago, Illinois. These are strategic business units are they are managed separately based on the fundamental differences in their operations, products and services. In addition, there are nearly 1,500 dealerships worldwide.
Harley Davidson Case Analysis In 2007, Harley Davidson was the world’s most profitable motorcycle company. They had just released great earnings and committed to achieve earnings per share growth of 11-17% for each of the next three years. Their CEO of 37 years, James Ziemer, knew this would be an extremely difficult task seeing Harley’s domestic market share recently top off at just under 50%. The domestic market was where Harley’s achieved the most growth over the past 20 years and with it leveling off, where was Harley going to get the 11-17% was the million dollar question. Harley Davidson has built a brand that is more than just the spread eagle on a load rumbling motorcycle, but for those who purchase a Harley they are purchasing a lifestyle, an experience, or piece of American culture if you will.
In 1984, with costs reduced, Ford started to repurchase 30 million shares (about 10% of the company’s stock). It’s production of cars in Mexico increased and output was stepped up in South Korea. The following year Ford introduced the Taurus, a modern full-size automobile which had taken 5 years to develop at a cost of $3 billion. The Taurus proved highly successful and won several design awards. Sales and profits reached record levels in 1984, and in 1986 Ford surpassed General Motors in income for the first time since 1924.
Its phenomenal success means that on average, one Corolla has been sold somewhere in the world every 40 seconds for the past 40 years. Current production of the tenth generation Corolla is running at more than one million units a year from plants in 16 countries. In the current American product inventory of Toyota, one of the world's largest automakers, the Corolla model is the oldest. Aside from being the first car that Toyota manufactured in the United States, with over 30 million Corolla units sold worldwide, it is also the most popular among the company's car lines.
Background of Situation Thorr Motorcycles is a company that manufactures 200,000 motorcycles a year. It also licenses T-shirts, shoes, leather goods, toys, and other consumer items. The company currently has a high-brand image manufacturing high-end motorcycles and owns approximately forty percent of market share. The challenge for Thorr is that the industry is growing, but sales of its high-end product are decreasing. The reason for this loss of market share is that the target customers of its high end product is growing older, and younger people do not identify with the brand image of Thorr.
The same situation occurred in Europe and Japan. The first automobile produced for the masses in the US was the three-horsepower, curved-dash Oldsmobile; 425 of them were sold in 1901 and 5,000 in 1904--this model is still prized by collectors. The firm prospered, and it was noted by others, and, from 1904 to 1908, 241 automobile-manufacturing firms went into business in the United States. One of these was the Ford Motor Company which was organized in June 1903, and sold its first car on the following July 23. The company produced 1,700 cars during its first ... ... middle of paper ... ...hing, more prominent than the effect on the farms.