Why Thor Industries Will Roll in 2013

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, recreation vehicle manufacturer Thor Industries (NYSE: THO  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Thor and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Thor facts

Headquarters (founded)

Jackson Center, Ohio (1980)

Market Cap

$2.0 billion

Industry

Automobile manufacturers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.3 billion

Management

Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Peter Orthwein
President/COO Robert Martin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

14.5%

Cash / Debt

$214.5 million / $0

Dividend Yield

1.9%

Competitors

Forest River
Navistar RV
Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 86% of the 234 members who have rated Thor believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star coryjobe, brought Thor's recent purchase to our community's attention:

Thor has been active on the acquisition trail, in early October they announced that its Eldorado National Kansas subsidiary had purchased the bus operation assets of Krystal Infinity for $3.9 million in cash. They plan on moving the assets to Salina, Kansas and will produce the buses there. This should boost sales by $30 million. The world's largest manufacturer of RVs and major builder of commercial buses and ambulances finished 2012 with 18% year over year earnings advance. Wall Street has started to take notice since shares are up 30% since August. In September they upped the dividend by 20% making it the third increase in three years.

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