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Factory assembly from new O.E.M. motorcycles price range $18,000 - $33,995. Factory conversions for dealer supplied-customer owned motorcycles - $13,000 ...
IACS International Conference LEHMAN TRIKES:A STORY WITHIN A STORY
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IACS International Conference LEHMAN TRIKES: A STORY WITHIN A STORY
Black Hills State University
Harley-Davidson - Lehman Trikes Lehman Trikes Founded in 1984 Headquarters: Spearfish, South Dakota Publicly traded: TSX Canadian Exchange CEO: Ken Hines, formerly VP Lockheed Martin Employees: 140 Operations: 5 days / week/ 2 shifts / day – capacity 5000 units per year Marketing: 122 dealers worldwide, 112 in the U.S. Customer Loyalty: Pride Matters Magazine Lehman Trikes Revenue: 2008 - $22.6 million Revenue: 2009 (Q1-Q2) - $17 million ($35million annualized, a 51% increase) Net Income: 2008 – ($570K) loss Net Income: 2009 (Q1-Q2) - $597K ($1.2 million annualized, a 299% increase) Lehman Trike’s Business Model Sales of conversion kits to dealers - $13,000 Factory assembly from new O.E.M. motorcycles – price range $18,000 - $33,995 Factory conversions for dealer supplied-customer owned motorcycles - $13,000 + Conversion & assembly of the Tri Glide for Harley-Davidson – Retail price $29,999 - $32,339 Lehman Trike Product Line U.S. Motorcycle Market Value of $10.2 Billion Volume of 1.05 million units Second Quarter 2009 – GDP declined 2.5% Second Quarter 2009 – motorcycle sales down 40% U.S. market 15.9% of global total Harley-Davidson Founded in 1903 Publicly traded (NYSE: HOG) Market Cap $6.69 Billion Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Employees: 10,100 Operations: eight unionized manufacturing facilities 2007 machinists union strike - $27.89 maximum wage Marketing: 684 dealers in the U.S., 74 in Canada Harley-Davidson Performance Revenue: 2008 - $5.594 billion Revenue: 2009 (Q2) - $808.7 million ($3.234 billion annualized, a 31.7% decrease to prior year Q2) Net Income: 2008 – $222.8 million Net Income: 2009 (Q2) - $19.8 million ($79 million annualized, a 91.7% decrease to prior year Q2) Harley-Davidson Performance Share price declined from $78 per share in Dec. 2006 to $7.99 in March 2009 a 102% decline CEO, COO, & CFO replaced April 2009 1500 jobs reduced (15%) April 2009 Harley-Davidson - Lehman Trikes 2008 – Three year exclusive supply agreement for the Tri Glide, prices renegotiated annually Lehman must maintain capacity to supply Harley orders Harley currently selling “all the Tri Glides they can get” Harley-Davidson’s Expectations Low cost, low risk entry into a new market segment Non-union production shop Satisfied enough to launch Street Glide Trike for 2010 Allows a ‘wait & see’ strategy for next move Lehman Trike’s Expectations The Harley agreement will legitimize the trike segment The agreement is providing the cash flow & critical mass for Lehman to grow even during the recession Lehman continues to talk to other major motorcycle manufacturers but now with the Harley seal of approval Lehman continues product development with the 2009 launch of the Victory Cross Bow The Future For Lehman Lehman’s product sales mix now favors the ‘Harley side’ Will that reverse or become more balanced as the recession ends? Will the Harley agreement really legitimize and grow the three-wheel market? Can Lehman capitalize on the Harley agreement to sign supply agreements with other manufacturers? Has Lehman already become overly dependant on the Harley agreement? The Future For Harley With Harley’s ongoing financial difficulties are they at all focused on the developments in the trike market? Should Harley acquire Lehman to establish a non-union bridgehead? Will Harley use the Lehman agreement with their unions to negotiate more favorable terms? Will the new management’s new strategies include the trikes? Epilogue for Harley-Davidson Q3 2009 sales down 21% net income down 84% Announced “go forward” strategy Discontinue Buell line, divest MV Augusta business Announced “two path” study of York, PA factory Major union concessions or relocate plant to Kentucky Epilogue for Harley-Davidson Dec. 3, 2009 announced a new union agreement Job cuts of 50% from 1950 hourly to 750 & 250 “casual” workers Savings of $150 million per year Allows York to resize & become more flexible Job classifications cut from 60 down to 5 allowing workers to do more & significantly different tasks Epilogue for Lehman Trikes Jan. 16, 2010 H-D announced Lehman will no longer assemble their trikes after 2010. H-D announced moving trike assembly to York, PA plant. Can Lehman effectively restructure to reflect loss of over half their volume? Will economic recovery occur in time to revitalize sales on the “Lehman Side”?