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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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North American Ducati Sales Are Up

From a press release issued by Ducati North America:

DUCATI NORTH AMERICA STARTS NEW YEAR POSTING LANDMARK 80 PERCENT SALES INCREASE FOR JANUARY 2006

Cupertino, CA – February 15, 2006 - Ducati, the Italian motorcycle company world famous for crafting high-performance race, street, and touring bikes, announced a record-breaking start to 2006, posting an 80-percent sales increase for the month of January. The strong sales numbers generated by Ducati North America are a bright spot for the global motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati Motor Holding, with the North American subsidiary continuing to find success. This comes from the introduction of the retro-inspired SportClassic line-up and the new Monster S2R 1000. This summer they will debut their most powerful naked bike ever, the highly anticipated Monster S4Rs.

After reestablishing their superbike dominance in North America with the successful introduction of their red-hot 999R flagship in 2005, Ducati North America took their growth to all-time highs by exploring untapped market segments with several other new bikes. By expanding their popular Monster line-up with the powerful and affordable Monster S2R and Monster S2R1000 introductions, Ducati North America dispelled the notion they were only a superbike manufacturer. Their work introducing the easy-riding Multistrada 620 only affirmed the company’s new commitment to growth.

“The 999R introduction showed that Ducati is and always will be about crafting high-performance racing bikes,” says Michael Lock, CEO of Ducati North America. “But Ducati is also proving we can build our Monster line-up with the successes of the S2R, S2R1000, and the upcoming Monster S4Rs. We’re really enjoying the momentum we’ve experienced early this year from these bikes and our popular SportClassics. There’s no doubt 2006 will be a year to remember here at Ducati North America.”

Ducati North America’s landmark year in 2005 and successes early in 2006 are evidenced by a 56-percent overall increase in total Ducati sales for the last six months according to data published by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC). Other notable statistics include Ducati North America eclipsing fellow European brands BMW and Triumph in on-highway sales and market share for the month. Solid growth in sales of their 501-750cc sport bike category also posted an impressive 140-percent gain compared to the same time last year.

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I've been to the their facility in Cupertino. It's awesome! I got a tour when I used to work at K&L, My old boss was friends with someone who worked there.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 09:33 AM
 
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They are only comparing to sales last year.

I wouldn't get to excited as their sales last year were dismal.

so they are comparing to a bad year.

might mena they are merely getting back to where they once were.......


warrants further research before i'd be happy and go invest money in them for sure.
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Budha is right. Up 80% from where though? The company is pretty much in the toliet, so there is nowhere to go but up. Can they continue the current trend? Can one month of good sales offset the fact that Ducati is 137 million Euros in debt?

I hope they do well, but it will take more than a flash in the pan in January for them to start posting profits instead of losses.


This was taken directly from their 6k report, filed with the SEC on 14 Feb 2006.

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Gross margin for 2005 amounted to Euro 58.5 million or 18.2% of revenues versus Euro 86.7 million or 23.8% last year, caused by a reduction in motorcycle volumes, a negative product mix and as well as extraordinary devaluation of approximately Euro 15.0 million.

Operating result (EBIT) amounted to a loss of Euro 33.6 million versus Euro 9.2 million profit in 2004, due to the above-mentioned factors.

At EBT level, the result was a loss of Euro 41.0 million versus a profit of Euro 5.4 million due to lower EBIT and the above-mentioned factors.

Net result for the period was a loss of Euro 41.5 million compared to a loss of Euro 3.5 million in 2004.

Company net debt at December 31, 2005 was Euro 137.0 million versus Euro 154.0 million at December 31, 2004.

For 2005, unofficial Ducati registrations were down by 3.5% on last year. Registrations in the US were up by 25.7%, in the non-subsidiary countries by 4.5%, and in France by 1.5% Registrations were down in Benelux (-17.2%), the U.K. (-16.2%), Germany (-15.2%), Italy (-14.7%) and in Japan (-5.5%).

As of December 31, 2005, the Company owned 1,844,669 shares, equivalent to Euro 1,708,163 or 1.15% of its stock capital.

The Board of Directors also approved the project of the financial statements of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., a stand-alone company, which registered a net loss on December 31, 2005 of Euro 46.7 million and a net equity of Euro 134.6 million.
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there are loads of NOS 999Rs and 749Rs in Japan
they cant give them away(ive seen new 04 749Rs for about 15000 us dollars)
id love one though!!
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there are loads of NOS 999Rs and 749Rs in Japan
they cant give them away(ive seen new 04 749Rs for about 15000 us dollars)
id love one though!!

yea man i know how you feel, if i had the money and time to maintain it id definitely get a ducky
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there are loads of NOS 999Rs and 749Rs in Japan
they cant give them away(ive seen new 04 749Rs for about 15000 us dollars)
id love one though!!
There are still NOS PASO 906ie in the US, but i bet nobody will buy them......
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if they put the hypermotard into production I'll have to make room in the garage
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there are loads of NOS 999Rs and 749Rs in Japan
they cant give them away(ive seen new 04 749Rs for about 15000 us dollars)
id love one though!!
What's NOS???

And i remember you posting about those 749R's.
Get one Simon and you won't regret it
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What's NOS???

And i remember you posting about those 749R's.
Get one Simon and you won't regret it
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Meaning genuinely new parts/bikes that were never sold.
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Meaning genuinely new parts/bikes that were never sold.
Ok, thanks.

Man, the 04 749R are the ones to have
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Soon, I will give my little help for this great factory. (I hope)
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