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Hibbett Sports Q3 FY'13 sales increase 2.5%
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Nov '13
Hibbett Sports, Inc., a sporting goods retailer, announced results for the third quarter ended November 2, 2013.

Third Quarter Results

Net sales for the 13-week period ended November 2, 2013 increased 2.5% to $208.0 million compared with $202.9 million for the 13-week period ended October 27, 2012. Comparable store sales increased 4.8% on a calendar basis (comparable 13-week period). The 53rd week last year resulted in a calendar shift and as a result, revenue was approximately $14 million (7.1%) lower in the third quarter compared to the reported period last year.

Gross profit was 36.8% of net sales for the 13-week period ended November 2, 2013, compared with 37.2% for the 13-week period ended October 27, 2012.

Store operating, selling and administrative expenses were 21.9% of net sales for the 13-week period ended November 2, 2013, compared with 20.7% of net sales for the 13-week period ended October 27, 2012.

Net income for the 13-week period ended November 2, 2013 decreased 9.0% to $17.3 million compared with $19.0 million for the 13-week period ended October 27, 2012. Earnings per diluted share decreased 7.0% to $0.66 for the 13-week period ended November 2, 2013, compared with $0.71 for the 13-week period ended October 27, 2012. The week shift associated with the fiscal calendar resulted in an approximate $0.11 reduction in earnings per diluted share for the period ended November 2, 2013.

Fiscal Year to Date Results

Net sales for the 39-week period ended November 2, 2013 increased 5.5% to $634.2 million compared with $601.3 million for the 39-week period ended October 27, 2012. Comparable store sales increased 1.8% on a calendar basis (comparable 39-week period).

Gross profit was 36.5% of net sales for the 39-week period ended November 2, 2013, compared with 36.7% for the 39-week period ended October 27, 2012.

Store operating, selling and administrative expenses were 21.2% of net sales for the 39-week period ended November 2, 2013, compared with 20.9% of net sales for the 39-week period ended October 27, 2012.

Net income for the 39-week period ended November 2, 2013 was $54.0 million compared with $53.2 million for the 39-week period ended October 27, 2012. Earnings per diluted share increased 3.0% to $2.05 for the 39-week period ended November 2, 2013, compared with $1.99 for the 39-week period ended October 27, 2012.

Jeff Rosenthal, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We delivered solid comparable store sales in the quarter driven by a strong Back to School led by improved performance in footwear, apparel, and accessories. Demand for our fall assortment has been positive as well, and we are well positioned going into the holiday season. We continue to be encouraged by the pace and performance of new store openings, and feel confident that our investments in the business will provide a solid foundation for future success.”

For the quarter, Hibbett opened 16 new stores, expanded 4 high performing stores and closed 4 underperforming stores, bringing the store base to 904 in 31 states as of November 2, 2013. For Fiscal 2014, the Company expects to open 72 to 75 new stores, expand approximately 15 high performing stores and close 17 to 20 stores.

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