Briggs & Stratton’s fourth-quarter 2014 sales, for the months of April/May/June, were up 4% from the same time one year ago. Engine sales specifically were up 6% while Product sales were up 2%.
"Despite a slower than normal start to the lawn and garden season this spring, we saw improved sales results for our engines and products due to the new innovative products launched this year and market share gains made within the large engine category," commented Todd J. Teske, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Teske continued, "In addition to higher sales, we saw margin expansion in our Engines business even as we continued to invest in our future with new product launches and building out our international sales distribution in emerging regions. Within our Products segment, our new pressure washer product launches and our commercial lawn and garden business continued to perform well even as we saw reduced demand for generators in the U.S. following an uneventful storm season and lower pre-season snowthrower sales to our European customers due to a significantly below normal snow season in Europe last winter."