ELKHART, Ind. – LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII) which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components Inc. (Lippert), supplies a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the recreation and transportation product markets, and the related aftermarkets of those industries, today (Feb. 14) reported fourth quarter and full year 2022 results.
“In fiscal 2022, we achieved record net sales while expanding margins, a testament to our experienced leadership team, enhanced operations, and flexible cost structure. Though we faced headwinds, primarily in the fourth quarter as OEMs implemented production shutdowns, the diversification of our businesses and actions to flex staffing helped mitigate the impact on earnings. We expect these efforts will limit margin pressure as we move through 2023, but we did incur severance-related and inventory reserve costs in the fourth quarter. Despite persistent macro-economic headwinds, we remain confident for the future as millions of campers continue to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle,” commented Jason Lippert, LCI Industries’ president and chief executive officer.
“Our team’s deep industry knowledge and experience navigating fluctuating production schedules will guide us in 2023, during which we anticipate production levels will normalize. Although we expect strong organic growth within RV, we believe this down cycle will be different than the last as our marine, adjacent and aftermarket markets continue to support our diversification strategy,” Lippert continued. “I would like to thank all our Lippert team members for the hard work and dedication they showed throughout the year, driving our business forward. I am excited for the growth opportunities ahead, as we leverage our culture and innovations to deliver value for our customers and shareholders.”
“I also want to thank our teams for their role in delivering incredible progress for Lippert throughout 2022. We look forward to the year to come as we continue to drive operational efficiencies, cultural initiatives, and innovation to facilitate Lippert’s performance into the future,” commented Ryan Smith, group president – North America.
Full Year 2022 Results
Consolidated net sales for the full year 2022 were $5.2 billion, an increase of 16% from full year 2021 net sales of $4.5 billion. Net income for the full year 2022 was $395.0 million, or $15.48 per diluted share, compared to net income of $287.7 million, or $11.32 per diluted share, for the full year 2021. EBITDA for the year ended Dec. 31, 2022, was $682.2 million, compared to EBITDA of $510.7 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2021.
The increase in year-over-year net sales for the full year 2022 was primarily driven by price realization, acquisitions, and an increase in net sales to OEMs in adjacent industries, partially offset by decreased North American RV wholesale shipments. Net sales from acquisitions completed in 2021 and 2022 contributed approximately $219 million in 2022.