Reggie told Soundings Trade Only in an article today that he is optimistic about his company’s financial strength and future prospects.
Fountain said sales in the fourth quarter will be up compared to the year-ago comparable quarter, and will make up for the sales deficit reported in the 2008 third quarter. Overall, he said, the fiscal 2008 sales volume will be about the same as the previous year.
And, he added, “operating profit has improved dramatically this year over last year.”
Fountain also was upbeat as he discussed expectations for the Baja brand that the company recently purchased from Brunswick Corp.
“There is a lot of pent-up demand for Baja because nobody has been building them for the last six months,” said Fountain. “Dealer inventory is down. We have received hundreds of orders for Baja from all over the world.
“Baja merging with Fountain gives us hope for the coming year,” he added.