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For an "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of engine maker Briggs & Stratton(BGG) - Get Report , which soared to three-year highs despite posting just a penny-a-share earnings beat and reaffirming existing guidance forecasts. Shares of Briggs are up 15% on just the past month.
Teske said that Briggs' strength stems from strong execution and a repositioning of its portfolio away from the residential market and into more commercial products. In the residential market, Teske said, the high-end has been strong, but they are now starting to see a pickup in starter homes and step-up homes.
The real opportunity for Briggs is in the commercial market, Teske added, saying that the company has just a 10% market share -- but new innovations, like engines that have a 500-hour maintenance window compared to the typical 100-hour window, are really making a difference.
When asked about the effects of steel tariffs, Teske said that tariffs are still in the early stages but they're keeping a close eye on all of their material costs. He noted that 85% of Briggs' products are still made in the U.S., but a shortage of skilled labor remains a problem.
Cramer said this quarter might be the tipping point for Briggs, which is a lot less dependent on the weather and residential products.
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