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BGGSQ Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton Corp. engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of gasoline engines and outdoor powered equipment. It operates through Engines and Products segments. The Engines segment produces four-cycle aluminum alloy gasoline engines which are used in the production of walk-behind and riding lawn mowers, garden tillers, and snow throwers. The Products segment comprises lawn and garden power equipment, turf care products, portable and standby generators, pressure washers, snow throwers, and job site products. The company was founded by Stephen F. Briggs and Harold M. Stratton in 1908 and is headquartered in Wauwatosa, WI.

Company profile

Ticker
BGGSQ, BGGSQ
Exchange
CEO
Todd Teske
Employees
Incorporated
Location
Fiscal year end
Industry (SIC)
SEC CIK
IRS number
390182330

BGGSQ stock data

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Calendar

14 Sep 20
13 Apr 21
28 Jun 21
Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
24 Dec 20 Walker Brian C Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 0 2,400 0 0
22 Dec 20 Henrik C Slipsager Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 0 20,000 0 0
5 Nov 20 Walker Brian C Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 0 5,479 0 2,400
23 Oct 20 Teske Todd J Common Stock Discretionary Dispose I Yes No 0 2,505 0 0
22 Oct 20 Teske Todd J Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 0 4,155 0 227,200
30 Sep 20 Teske Todd J Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 0 27,907 0 231,355
28 Sep 20 Teske Todd J Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 0 270,259 0 259,262

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

1.2% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 13 118 -89.0%
Opened positions 3 30 -90.0%
Closed positions 108 47 +129.8%
Increased positions 0 29 EXIT
Reduced positions 4 35 -88.6%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 137K 118.99M -99.9%
Total shares 527.82K 28.34M -98.1%
Total puts 0 52.4K EXIT
Total calls 112.2K 691.2K -83.8%
Total put/call ratio 0.1
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
HRT Financial 243.25K $63K -69.4%
KBCSF KBC 155.45K $41K 0.0%
California Public Employees Retirement System 83.9K $22K 0.0%
Parametric Portfolio Associates 34.06K $9K -75.8%
Founders Financial Alliance 7K $1K NEW
BCS Barclays 3.52K $1K -98.0%
JNBA Financial Advisors 275 $0 NEW
West Oak Capital 200 $0 0.0%
Rockefeller Capital Management 133 $0 0.0%
Meeder Asset Management 36 $0 -2.7%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
MS Morgan Stanley 0 -2.91M EXIT
GMT Capital 0 -2.29M EXIT
Dimensional Fund Advisors 0 -2.2M EXIT
Vanguard 0 -2.02M EXIT
Charles Schwab Investment Management 0 -1.79M EXIT
Millennium Management 0 -1.29M EXIT
BLK Blackrock 0 -1.12M EXIT
Capital World Investors 0 -1.08M EXIT
Jacobs Levy Equity Management 0 -1.03M EXIT
Advisor 0 -991.95K EXIT

Financial report summary

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Competition
Honda Motor
Risks
  • Demand for products fluctuates significantly due to seasonality. In addition, changes in the weather and consumer confidence impact demand.
  • We have only a limited ability to pass through cost increases in our raw materials to our customers during the year.
  • A significant portion of our net sales comes from major customers and the loss of any of these customers would negatively impact our financial results.
  • A significant change or disruption in the U.S. retail market for lawn and garden products could have an adverse impact on our business.
  • Changes in environmental, tax, health care or other laws and regulations could require extensive changes in our operations or to our products.
  • Our international operations are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could adversely affect our business or financial results.
  • Actions of our competitors could reduce our sales or profits.
  • We are restricted by the terms of the outstanding Senior Notes and our other debt, which could adversely affect us.
  • Our level of debt and our ability to obtain debt financing could adversely affect our operating flexibility and put us at a competitive disadvantage.
  • Disruptions caused by labor disputes or organized labor activities or an inability to acquire and retain skill sets needed could harm our business and reputation.
  • Worldwide economic conditions may adversely affect our industry, business and results of operations.
  • We have goodwill and intangible assets, which were written down in fiscal 2016 and in prior years. If we determine that goodwill and other intangible assets have become further impaired in the future, net income in such years would be adversely affected.
  • We are subject to litigation, including product liability, patent infringement, and warranty claims, that may adversely affect our business and results of operations.
  • Our pension and postretirement benefit plan obligations are currently underfunded, and we may have to make significant cash payments to some or all of these plans, which would reduce the cash available for our businesses.
  • Our dependence on, and the price of, raw materials may adversely affect our profits.
  • We may be adversely affected by health and safety laws and regulations.
  • The operations and success of our Company can be impacted by natural disasters, terrorism, acts of war, international conflict and political and governmental actions, which could harm our business.
  • We are subject to tax laws and regulations in many jurisdictions, and the inability to successfully defend claims from taxing authorities could adversely affect our operating results and financial position.
  • If we fail to remain current with changes in gasoline engine technology or if the technology becomes less important to customers in our markets due to the impact of alternative fuels or power sources, our results may be negatively affected. In addition, if we are unable to continue to enhance existing products, as well as develop and market new products, that respond to customer needs and preferences and achieve market acceptance, our results may be negatively impacted.
  • Through our Products segment, we compete with certain customers of our Engines segment, thereby creating inherent channel conflict that may impact the actions of engine manufacturers and OEMs with whom we compete.
  • The financial stability of our suppliers and the ability of our suppliers to produce quality materials could adversely affect our ability to obtain timely and cost-effective raw materials.
  • An inability to successfully manage information systems, or to adequately maintain these systems and their security, as well as to protect data and other confidential information, could adversely affect our business and reputation.
  • We have implemented, and Wisconsin law contains, anti-takeover provisions that may adversely affect the rights of holders of our common stock.
  • Our common stock is subject to substantial price and volume fluctuations.
Management Discussion
  • (1) For the third quarter of fiscal 2020, engine manufacturing consolidation charges include $4.0 million ($1.0 million after tax) of cash charges and $2.2 million ($0.6 million after tax) of non-cash charges related to the closure of the engine plant in Murray, Kentucky. Business optimization expenses include $2.8 million ($0.7 million after tax) of cash charges and $0.9 million ($0.2 million after tax) to the warehouse optimization program and the plan to onshore Commercial engine production. Goodwill Impairment charges include $67.5 million ($67.5 million after tax) of non-cash impairment charges related to the impairment of Job Site and Engines goodwill. Gross profit includes $1.7 million ($0.4 million after tax) related to the settlement of a product liability matter. ESG&A includes $1.3 million ($0.3 million after tax) related to business realignment. Tax expense includes a $70.3. million charge to record a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets and a $7.5 million benefit as a result of the Coronavirus Aid and Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
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Patents

APP
Utility
Engine Oil Recirculation System for Extended Maintenance Interval
8 Apr 21
An oil recirculation system includes an engine lubricated by a flow of oil through the engine, a supplemental oil tank arranged to contain a quantity of oil, an oil inlet conduit arranged to fluidly connect the supplemental oil tank and the engine, an oil outlet conduit arranged to fluidly connect the supplemental oil tank and the engine, a first pump operable to pump oil from the supplemental oil tank to the engine through the oil outlet conduit; and a second pump operable to pump oil from the engine to the supplemental oil tank through the oil inlet conduit. wherein the oil inlet conduit is coupled to the supplemental oil tank at a location above where the oil outlet conduit is coupled to the supplemental oil tank.
GRANT
Utility
Outdoor power equipment suspension system
30 Mar 21
An outdoor power equipment unit includes a front wheel independent suspension system.
APP
Utility
Engine with Control Unit for Lean Burn Operation
25 Mar 21
An internal combustion engine includes an engine block including a cylinder, a piston positioned within the cylinder and configured to reciprocate in the cylinder, an electronic throttle control system including a motor and a throttle plate, an air flow sensor configured to detect an air mass flow rate, a fuel system for supplying a controlled amount of fuel to the cylinder including a fuel injector, and an engine control unit coupled to the fuel system and the electronic throttle control system.
GRANT
Utility
Fuel delivery system
16 Mar 21
A fuel delivery system includes a fuel pump assembly, an extension tube, and an injection nozzle assembly.
APP
Utility
Mower Deck
4 Mar 21
A mower includes a pair of drive wheels, a pairs of non-drive wheels, and a mower deck.

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