FOREST CITY, Iowa, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, has been selected to the Barron's 400 Index after a four-year absence. This marks the fourth time Winnebago Industries has been selected to the index since the 400 Index inception in 1997.
"Given that only about 6% of all North American publicly listed companies are selected to the Barron's 400 on the basis of their fundamental soundness underscores the overall strength of your company's financial results and its bright prospects as an investment for public shareholders," said Market Grader president Carlos Diez.
"We are indeed honored to be included in the Barron's 400 Index," said Winnebago Industries Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. "We have had significant growth over the past four years and this is certainly affirmation that we are on the right path. We look forward to continued growth as we move forward with aggressive product development in the RV sector and new initiatives such as brand licensing opportunities and transit bus production."
According to Diez, The Barron's 400 Index, first introduced on the cover of the September 3, 2007 issue of Barron's, has outperformed the broader U.S. equity market by more than five percentage points per year in the last decade, a clear measure of the quality of the companies it selects. For more information about the index and its methodology you may refer to www.barrons400.com or to http://www.marketgrader.com/MGMainWeb/barrons/barrons.jsp.About Winnebago Industries, Inc. - "The Most Recognized Name In Motor Homes ®", is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company and its subsidiary build quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, and transit buses under the Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach, SunnyBrook and Metro brand names. Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since the award's inception in 1996.  The Barron's 400 Index was first published on August 29, 2007. All estimated daily historical selections and closing prices prior to that date are based on back-testing. Backtested performance information is purely hypothetical and is solely for informational purposes. Contact: Sheila Davis - 641-585-6803 - firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Winnebago Industries, Inc.