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November 2nd, 2007, 01:16 AM   #1
 
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinves...TS-UPDATE-1.XML

MILAN, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Italian motorcycle maker Ducati confirmed its 2007 profit margin forecast on Wednesday after posting a 107.5 percent rise in core profit for the first nine months, as new models like the SBK 1098 helped boost sales.

Shares in the maker of racing bikes driven by Australian world champion Casey Stoner raced 8.5 percent higher to close at 1.972 euros, their highest level in about two months.

Ducati Motor Holding SpA (DMH.MI: Quote, Profile , Research), whose quarterly results have been improving this year after the company underwent a major restructuring, said core profit or earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) totalled 49.9 million euros ($72.1 million) against 24 million for the same period last year.

Revenue was up 43.8 percent at 322.2 million euros.

Ducati said it made a net profit of 17.6 million euros for the third quarter, against a loss of 4.6 million.

"In light of the results up until today, notwithstanding the euro's strength, we foresee an improvement in EBITDA to 13 percent of revenues for this year," Financial Director Enrico D'Onofrio said in a statement.

Chief Executive Gabriele Del Torchio said the motorcycle maker's brand stood to benefit from Stoner's recent victories. Stoner won his 10th race of the year in Malaysia on Sunday.

Last month, he got his first world title in Japan's Grand Prix. The victory was Ducati's first MotoGP title. It was also the first non-Japanese team to win the premier-class title since MV Agusta won the 500cc championship in 1974.

"These results will strengthen our brand and our market appeal," Del Torchio said in the statement.

In December, Ducati is to present its plans for the 2008-2010 period.
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[img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] win on sunday sell on monday! stoner sellin alot of bike for ducati!
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I don't think its "win on sunday sell on monday!" situation here. If that was the case, 999's would have been a hit. I also don't really believe Stoner has as much to do with it. It all because of the 1098.


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i think your under estimating stoners & ducati's 1st ever gp championship.....
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People DO love being associated with a winner.I would say it will only get better next year with the new 1200cc Ducati in WSB.I look for Bayliss to dominate.If they were smart they wouldnt come out a kick everyones ass right of the bat.Ease into it so the Japanese makers dont scream foul.Kepp it competitive till the last2-3 weekends then blow them away.That way they wont have to battle any restrictions that WSB has promised if it is to good.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(povol @ Nov 2 2007, 04:41 PM) [snapback]98211[/snapback]<div class='quotemain'>
People DO love being associated with a winner.I would say it will only get better next year with the new 1200cc Ducati in WSB.I look for Bayliss to dominate.If they were smart they wouldnt come out a kick everyones ass right of the bat.Ease into it so the Japanese makers dont scream foul.Kepp it competitive till the last2-3 weekends then blow them away.That way they wont have to battle any restrictions that WSB has promised if it is to good.

not me, i canceled my 1098 order this morning. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
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okay Im italian born and raised but I myself would much rather own one of the japanese bikes... not only are ducatis exspensive to maintain but for example a r1 or 1000rr has MUCH better power numbers and are better overall for say going to the circuit!
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look at the share price from march till now, it lines up with stoners championship points.

people dont buy ducati because they are the fastest, but because they are prestigious and the guy next door with his r1 wants what he's got.

i owned r1 and gsxrs, but couldnt ever afford the ducati. performance wise 99% of riders will not even get 90% of the performance out of the r1's anyway
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Pinky @ Nov 2 2007, 08:16 AM) [snapback]98090[/snapback]<div class='quotemain'>
http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinves...TS-UPDATE-1.XML

Shares in the maker of racing bikes driven by Australian world champion Casey Stoner raced 8.5 percent higher to close at 1.972 euros, their highest level in about two months.



<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Pinky @ Nov 2 2007, 09:29 PM) [snapback]98259[/snapback]<div class='quotemain'>
look at the share price from march till now, it lines up with stoners championship points.


Sure. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

I want to see their stock price pre-Stoner to be certain.
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you can see ducati is on a generall downward trend for the last 4 years, anyway to double its share price in 12months is HUGE. gaining 5-10% is what companies aim for, but 100%???? that is amazing!!!

they made up for all there 4 year lose in share price, over 12 months!!!!

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=DMH.MI&...=off&z=m&q=l&c=


Chief Executive Gabriele Del Torchio said the motorcycle maker's brand stood to benefit from Stoner's recent victories. Stoner won his 10th race of the year in Malaysia on Sunday.

Last month, he got his first world title in Japan's Grand Prix. The victory was Ducati's first MotoGP title. It was also the first non-Japanese team to win the premier-class title since MV Agusta won the 500cc championship in 1974.

"These results will strengthen our brand and our market appeal," Del Torchio said in the statemen



anyway you dont need me to say it, read the article the CEO says it himself. i think he would know a thing or two about selling bikes more than you or I.

of course its not the only factor, but people who buy this bike is for the prestige factor and riding around on a WC branded bike just pumps up thier egos even more.
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