Golfsmith International Inc. Announces Preliminary Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Sales Results
Net Revenues Grew 12%
Comparable Store Sales Increased 4.7%
AUSTIN, Texas, July 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (GOLF) today announced preliminary sales results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.
Net revenues for the thirteen-week period ended June 30, 2012, increased approximately 12 percent to $146.0 million as compared to net revenues of $130.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2011. Net revenues reflect a 4.7 percent increase in comparable store sales and a 4.8 percent decrease in net revenues from the direct-to-consumer channel. The sales decline in the direct-to-consumer business reflects a 27.1 percent decrease in our catalog business associated with the declines in the clubmaker catalog channel, partially offset by an 8.3 percent increase in the web channel. The Company has opened 10 new stores and has not closed any stores since the second quarter of last year.
Net revenues for the twenty-six-week period ended June 30, 2012, increased approximately 12 percent to $237.0 million as compared to net revenues of $211.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2011. Net revenues reflect a 6.2 percent increase in comparable store sales and a 5.7 percent decrease in net revenues from the direct-to-consumer channel. The sales decline in the direct-to-consumer business reflects a 27.5 percent decrease in our catalog business associated with the declines in the clubmaker catalog channel, partially offset by an 8.0 percent increase in the web channel.
Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc., has been in business for over 40 years and is a specialty retailer of golf and tennis equipment, apparel and accessories. The company operates as an integrated multi-channel retailer, offering its customers the convenience of shopping in more than 80 stores across the United States, through its Internet site and from its assortment of catalogs. Golfsmith offers an extensive product selection that features premier branded merchandise, as well as its proprietary products, clubmaking components and pre-owned clubs.
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