Harley-Davidson Reports Record Third-Quarter Income

Revenue, earnings per share and net income all increased by double digits in a record-setting third quarter for Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Revenue was up 14.3 percent compared to the prior year third quarter at $1.64 billion while net income jumped 18 percent to $312.7 million. Earnings per share increased 25 percent to $1.20 from last year’s $0.96.

“With four new models and an all-new Twin Cam 96TM engine with six-speed transmission on Big Twin motorcycles, the 2007 model line has been a big hit with consumers,” Harley-Davidson CEO Jim Ziemer said in a press release.

The company’s worldwide sales increased nearly 9 percent over the prior year third quarter.

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