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Harley-Davidson (HOG): Q4 EPS of -$0.63 misses by $0.31. Revenue of $765M (-40%) in-line. (PR)

Harley-Davidson (HOG): Q4 EPS of -$0.63 misses by $0.31. Revenue of $765M (-40%) in-line. (PR)
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  • youngman442002
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    Is this how you read this..revenues down 40%...wow..thats the average joe cutting back on an unnecessary purchase...
    22 Jan 2010, 07:47 AM Reply Like
  • Jason Tillberg
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    There is no recovery on Main Street.
    22 Jan 2010, 08:10 AM Reply Like
  • somadude
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    Will Obama jump in and bail out the Motorcycle industry if need be?
    22 Jan 2010, 09:24 AM Reply Like
  • songcatcher
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    Nope - some in the Biker community are pretty crude in their opposition to all thing Obama, so no bail out there.

     

    Harley is also suffering from dumping so much product into the market durng their big anniversary celebration a few years back. You can get a low mileage used anniversary Harley for cheap money now. No need to pay the dealer mark-up for a new bike.
    22 Jan 2010, 10:36 AM Reply Like
  • FUJIMO
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    Harlrey is getting back what they dished out.
    The company Put themselve into this position the economy only disclosed their business style.
    22 Jan 2010, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • mallarde
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    Yep, FUJIMO. They were with the worst in terms of playing games. And they abused their coveted brand by stamping "H-D" on too many belt buckles, etc. Is Disney so sloppy in protecting against overexposure of their brands? Never. Eventually, when the party is over HOG must "face the music."

     

    I think the company is in deeper trouble than the financial world does. The H-D aesthetic was fashionable with older people. Now the people are too old or cash-strapped AND the H-D aesthetic is not so fashionable.
    22 Jan 2010, 05:09 PM Reply Like
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