Sept 8, 2020

BRPOn August 27, 2020, BRP Inc. (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO) reported its financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended July 31, 2020. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. The complete financial results are available at Sedar, as well as in the Quarterly Reports section of BRP’s website.

“Current trends have expanded our consumer base, creating a surge in new entrants. Together with our dealer network, we will now aim to capitalize on this opportunity by converting them into lifelong customers. I would like to express my gratitude and admiration to all our partners and employees for their resilience, which has been and will continue to be critical to our business continuity,” concluded Boisjoli.

Highlights for the Three- and Six-Month Periods Ended July 31, 2020

Revenues decreased by $226.2 million, or 15.5%, to $1,233.3 million for the three-month period ended July 31, 2020, compared with $1,459.5 million for the corresponding period ended July 31, 2019. The revenue decrease was mainly due to a lower volume of Year-Round Products and Seasonal Products sold due to the temporary suspension of production, partially offset by a favourable foreign exchange rate variation of $13 million.

The Company's North American retail sales for powersports vehicles and outboard engines increased by 38% for the three-month period ended July 31, 2020 compared with the three- month period ended July 31, 2019. The increase was driven by Year-Round Products and PWC.

Gross profit decreased by $79.4 million, or 24.2%, to $248.4 million for the three-month period ended July 31, 2020, compared with $327.8 million for the corresponding period ended July 31, 2019. The gross profit decrease includes a favourable foreign exchange rate variation of $4 million. Gross profit margin percentage decreased by 240 basis points to 20.1% from 22.5% for the three-month period ended July 31, 2019. The decrease of 240 basis points was primarily due to the costs related to the wind-down of the Evinrude outboard engines production, the under- absorption of fixed costs resulting from the temporary suspension of production and an unfavourable product mix. The decrease was partially offset by a positive pricing and sales programs variation due to the favourable retail environment.

Operating expenses decreased by $29.0 million, or 13.3%, to $188.9 million for the three- month period ended July 31, 2020, compared with $217.9 million for the three-month period ended July 31, 2019. This decrease was mainly attributable to cost reduction initiatives to mitigate the COVID-19 impact.

“We are very pleased with our results, which are better than we initially anticipated, and with the exceptionally high demand for our products throughout the quarter. We expect the momentum to continue, as we closely monitor the global situation”, said José Boisjoli, President and CEO at BRP.