Gary Bourgeault
Long only, research analyst, portfolio strategy, media

Hibbett Sports Ready To Play Ball

Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ:HIBB) just came off its worst annual performance since 2008, although its share price has grown at a pace of over 170 percent since that year - including the last 12 months - during which the stock price was up by less than 3 percent. That was reflected in the year-over-year revenue growth of only 3 percent.

As with many retailers, the weak performance was attributed to wetter weather and a colder spring, which had a significant impact on baseball-related sales, the largest team sports market Hibbett serves. It of course also had an impact on sales for other spring sports and activities.

Even so, the company is expanding beyond its current geographical markets, making it...

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