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Harley-Davidson Q2 Worldwide Retail Motorcycle Sales Down 8.4% - Quick Facts

While reporting financial results for the second quarter, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) reported Tuesday that its total worldwide retail motorcycle sales in the second quarter were down 8.4 percent to 71,846 units from last year. Motorcycle shipments also declined 5.3 percent to 68,757 units from last year.

Harley-Davidson U.S. retail motorcycle sales were down 8.0 percent from the year-ago quarter. Harley-Davidson's total international retail motorcycle sales were also down 8.9 percent from last year.

Harley-Davidson now expects to ship 212,000 to 217,000 motorcycles to dealers worldwide in 2019. In the third quarter, the company expects to ship about 43,000 to 48,000 motorcycles.

Second-quarter earnings per share decreased to $1.23 from $1.45 in the prior year. Excluding restructuring plan costs and the impact of incremental tariffs, adjusted earnings were $1.46 per share. Revenue was down to $1.63 billion from last year's $1.71 billion.

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