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Thor Industries, Inc.
Type
Public
Traded as NYSE: THO
S&P 400 Component
Industry Recreational vehicle (RV)
Founded 1980
(through acquisition of Airstream)
Founder Wade Thompson and Peter Orthwein
Headquarters Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Key people
Wade Thompson (co-founder and CEO)
Peter Busch Orthwein (co-founder and chairman)
Revenue Increase $3.53 billion USD (2014)
Operating income
Increase
Net income
$179 million USD (2014)
Number of employees
9400
Subsidiaries See subsidiaries below
Website www.thorindustries.com

Thor Industries, Inc. is an American manufacturer of recreational vehicles.

Thor Industries, Inc. was founded on August 29, 1980, when Wade F. B. Thompson and Peter Busch Orthwein acquired Airstream. The name "Thor" combined the first two letters of each entrepreneur's name. Despite its image, Airstream had not fared well during the economic downturn of the late-1970s. By focusing on improving quality while reducing costs, Airstream returned to profitability in its first year under the new Thor management.

In 1982, Thor purchased the Canadian company, General Coach, which manufactures travel trailers and motorhomes. Also part of this acquisition was Thor America, which manufactures Citation and Chateau travel trailers and fifth wheels.

In 1984, Thor became a public company and in 1986 was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. That same year, Forbes magazine ranked Thor sixth out of the "200 best small companies in America."

In 1991, Thor acquired Dutchmen, a brand of fifth wheel and conventional travel trailers. Four Winds International, manufacturer of class A and C motorhomes, was acquired in 1992. Komfort, a maker of fifth-wheel and conventional travel trailers, and Skamper, a builder of folding camping trailers, became members of the Thor family in 1995.

1996 saw the start up of Thor California and the introduction of the Tahoe and Wanderer brands of trailers and fifth wheels. These products became instant hits among the recreational vehicle (RV) community and the fastest-growing brands on the market.

With the acquisition of Keystone RV in 2001, Damon RV in 2003, and CrossRoads RV in 2004, Thor Industries became the largest RV manufacturer.

In September 2010, Thor Industries' subsidiaries Damon Motor Coach and Four Winds International merged to form Thor Motor Coach. THOR Motor Coach has become the top retail selling motorhome manufacturer in North America. Thor Motor Coach produces several brands of Diesel Pushers, Class A, Class B Plus, Class C Motorhomes that are distributed in the Italy, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

Thor announced its acquisition of Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC, a privately held RV manufacturer based in Elkhart, Indiana, for $100 million in cash and 4,300,000 shares of Thor Industries, Inc. common stock, subject to adjustment on September 17, 2010. The acquisition, Thor’s first major purchase since 2005 and just two weeks after its 30th anniversary, was rumored for several days.

In May 2013, Thor sold its ambulance manufacturing company, SJC Industries, to Allied Specialty Vehicles, including the McCoy Miller and Marque brands. In August 2013, Thor announced the sale of its bus businesses to ASV as well. Until that time, Thor had been the largest mid-size bus manufacturer, having acquired ElDorado Motor Corp., National Coach, Champion Bus, Heartland and Goshen Coach companies between 1988 and 2012.

In July 2016, Thor purchased Jayco, Inc for $576 million.

Like several other firms in the industry, Thor offers employee incentives based on productivity, with reductions in bonuses based on warranty work. Thor encourages employees to be actively involved in community programs and Thor executives serve on the boards of numerous civic organizations.

Recreation vehicles

Other

Commercial bus unit was sold to Allied Specialty Vehicles, now REV Group in 2013.

Investment goal date:
Dividends reinvested
Thor Industries, Inc. THO report Q4 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q2 2018
2018-03-07
--
--
Q1 2018
2017-11-27
--
--
Q4 2017
2017-09-27
2.2600
2.2600
Q3 2017
2017-06-05
2.1100
2.1100
Q2 2017
2017-03-06
1.2300
1.2300
Q1 2017
2016-11-28
1.4900
1.4900
Q4 2016
2016-09-26
1.5700
1.5700
Q3 2016
2016-06-06
1.5100
1.5100
Q2 2016
2016-03-07
0.8600
0.8600
Q1 2016
2015-11-30
0.9700
0.9700
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Funds
Fund Name
Ticker shares
BlackRock Fund Advisors
1845389
BlackRock Inc.
3792127
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
1465880
DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP
1142796
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC
1472373
JANUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC
1263084
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO
1173336
Melvin Capital Management LP
2869542
Point72 Asset Management, L.P.
1034450
ROYCE & ASSOCIATES LLC
982430
SOUTHERNSUN ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC
1710831
STATE STREET CORP
1320280
Vanguard Group, Inc
3993691
VICTORY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC
968688
WELLS FARGO & CO/MN
1234132
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
KOSOWSKY J ALLEN
0.0200% (9000)
THO /
SUWINSKI JAN
0.0300% (16000)
ACIW / THO /
SIEGEL ALAN
0.0100% (5988)
THO /
ZIEMER JAMES L
0.0200% (9000)
THO / TXT /
ORTHWEIN PETER BUSCH
0.0700% (37255)
THO /
RIEGEL RICHARD E III
0.0400% (22012)
THO /
CHRISMAN NEIL D
0.0100% (6000)
THO /
FARMAN CHRISTIAN G
0.0300% (14924)
THO /
THOMPSON GEOFFREY A
0.0400% (23000)
THO /
ROMEO DOMINIC A
0.0400% (18844)
FSS / GSIG / THO /
TOMSON WILLIAM C
0.0700% (39000)
THO /
ZUHL COLLEEN A
0.0600% (31815)
THO /
Graves Andrew E
0.0200% (11039)
BC / THO /
WOELFER W. TODD
0.0500% (27597)
THO /
Jones Wilson R
0.0100% (4000)
OSK / THO /
Fenech Ronald
0.1300% (71239)
THO /
Imanse Andrew
0.0300% (17973)
THO /
MARTIN ROBERT W
0.2400% (126367)
THO /
Thompson Family Foundation, Inc.
10.1100% (5390820)
THO /
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