Talking with my friends about the future of the motorcycle industry, very often the conversation slides to which recreational vehicle company is going to perform the best? It continues to surprise many that in this economic environment, both Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG), Polaris (NYSE: PII) and Arctic Cat also selling snowmobiles, ATV’s & UTV’s (NASDAQ: ACAT) are performing extremely well.
Just look at the chart below. All 3 companies have rewarded its investors handsomely, Polaris more than the others, the stock being up an outstanding 533.3% since 2004 and much more if you bought its stock in 2009 when the US was panicking. Future? Of course, nobody knows for sure… (On top left is each stock last quote as of Friday October 25, 2013.)