Harley-Davidson 2Q profit increases 30 percent 

Special to The Freeman

July 22, 2014

MILWAUKEE Harley-Davidson Inc. said Tuesday its net income rose 30 percent during its second quarter.

The Milwaukee-based company said its second quarter earnings per share were $1.62, a 34 percent increase compared with the same period last year. Net income was $354.2 million, compared with net income of $271.7 million, or $1.21 a share in the second quarter of 2013, the company said.

In addition, Harley-Davidson reported its sales for the second quarter of 2014 rose 12 percent to $2 billion, up from $1.79 billion in the same quarter a year earlier.

"Harley-Davidson's second-quarter results reflect the financial strength of the company and brand, including the benefits of continuous improvement throughout our operation," said Keith Wandell, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harley-Davidson. "As a customer-led organization, our employees, dealers in 90 countries and suppliers are focused every day on providing outstanding products and experiences for customers around the world."