Cavco Industries Inc (CVCO): Third Avenue Decreases Stake

A recent 13G filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Martin Whitman‘s Third Avenue Management owns 481,575 common shares of Cavco Industries Inc (NASDAQ:CVCO), which account for 5.39% of the company’s outstanding stock. This represents a decrease in the fund’s stake, as Third Avenue Management previously held 729,734 shares, as reported in its latest 13F filing for the reporting period of March 31.

Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) is a company that creates system-built complexes, such as manufactured homes, vacation cabins, park model homes, and commercial buildings. In May, the company was awarded the title Manufacturer of the Year 2016 by the Manufactured Housing Institute. Over the past 12 months, Cavco Industries’ stock has gained 37.2%. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, the company reported earnings per share of $0.77 and revenue of $177.3 million, beating both the earnings per share and revenue estimates, of $0.76 and $171 million respectively.

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According to Insider Monkey’s database Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) was in 16 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of March, compared to 12 hedge fund investors long the stock at the end of the previous quarter. Among them, the largest position in the company was reported by Third Avenue Management, while the second-biggest position was held by Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies and was valued at $20.5 million. Some other investors that were bullish on this stock were J. Carlo Cannell’s Cannell Capital, Ken Grossman and Glen Schneider’s SG Capital Management, John Osterweis’ Osterweis Capital Management, Jeffrey Gendell’s Tontine Asset Management, Paul Tudor Jones’ Tudor Investment Corp, and Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management.

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Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Third Avenue Management 481,575 0 481,575 0 481,575 5.39%
Martin Whitman
Martin Whitman
Third Avenue Management

Page 1 of 2 – SEC Filing


Washington, D.C. 20549



Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 11 )*

Cavco Industries, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $.01 Par Value

(Title of Class of Securities)


(CUSIP Number)

(Holdings as of May 31,

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

[X] Rule 13d-1(b)
[   ] Rule 13d-1(c)
[   ] Rule 13d-1(d)

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).




Names of Reporting Persons.
I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).

(EIN 01-0690900)



Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)







SEC Use Only



Citizenship or Place of Organization: Third Avenue Management LLC  is a
Limited Liability Company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware.

Number of
Owned by
Each Reporting
Person With



Sole Voting Power: 481,575



Shared Voting Power: 0



Sole Dispositive Power: 481,575



Shared Dispositive Power: 0



Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person: 481,575



Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See



Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9): 5.39%



Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions): IA


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Page 2 of 2 – SEC Filing

Item 1.
(a) Name of Issuer: Cavco Industries, Inc.
(b) Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices: 1001 North Central Avenue,
Suite 800, Phoenix  AZ  85004
Item 2.
(a) Name of Person Filing:  Third Avenue Management LLC (“TAM”).
 (TAM is sometimes referred to hereinafter as Filer)
(b) Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence:
622 Third Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10017.
(c) Citizenship: United States of America.
(d) Title of Class of Securities: Common Stock, $.01 Par Value
(e) CUSIP Number: 149568107
Item 3.

If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

(a) [   ]

Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

(b) [   ]

Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

(c) [   ]

Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

(d) [   ]

Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).

(e) [X] An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
(f) [   ]

An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

(g) [   ]

A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

(h) [   ]

A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

(i) [   ]

A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

(j) [   ] Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
Item 4. Ownership.

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

(a) Amount beneficially owned: 481,575
(b) Percent of class: 5.39%
(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:
(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 481,575
(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 0
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 481,575
(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 0
Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following [  ].

Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

Third Avenue Value Fund, an investment company registered
under the Investment Company Act of 1940, has the right to receive dividends
from, and the proceeds from the sale of 448,629 of the shares reported by
TAM, Third Avenue Value Fund UCITS, an umbrella open-ended investment company
authorized by the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority under the
European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable
Securities) Regulations, has the right to receive dividends from, and the
proceeds from the sale of 1,271 of the shares reported by TAM, Third Avenue
Value Portfolio of the Third Avenue Variable Series Trust, an investment company
registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, has the right to receive
dividends from, and the proceeds from the sale of 31,675 of the shares reported
by TAM.

Item 7.

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company

Not applicable.

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

Not applicable.

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group

Not applicable.

Item 10. Certification

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.



After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

June 08, 2016


W. James Hall

General Counsel

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