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Tandy Leather Factory Reports Q2 2010 Earnings Up 39% Year Over Year

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (Nasdaq:TLF) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2010. Consolidated net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 was $1,061,000 compared to consolidated net income of $761,000 for the second quarter of 2009, an increase of 39%. Fully diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.10, compared to $0.07 in the second quarter of last year. Total sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 were $14.3 million, up 10% from $13.0 million in the second quarter last year.

Consolidated sales for the six months ended June 30, 2010 were $28.9 million, up 10% from the 2009 first half sales of $26.2 million. Consolidated net income for the first half of 2010 was up 38% at $2.0 million or $0.20 per fully-diluted share versus $1.5 million or $0.14 per fully-diluted share in the comparable period last year.      

Sales in the Retail Leathercraft segment, which consists of the Tandy Leather stores, increased $1.1 million in the second quarter, a 16% improvement over last year's second quarter. Seventy-six stores comprised Tandy Leather's retail operations on June 30, 2010, compared to seventy-five retail stores a year ago. For the first six months of 2010, Retail Leathercraft's sales increased $2.1 million, or 16%, over the first six months of 2009. Second quarter sales for the Wholesale Leathercraft segment, which consists of the Leather Factory wholesale stores and national account group, were up 2% or $136,000 from the same quarter last year. For the first six months of 2009, Wholesale Leathercraft's sales were up $437,000, or 4%, from the same period in 2009. International Leathercraft, consisting of one combination wholesale and retail store located in the United Kingdom, reported a sales increase of 29%, or $88,000, compared to the second quarter of 2009. For the year, International Leathercraft's sales were up 30%, or $179,000, over the same period last year. 

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