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Black Diamond Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013 Results

- Q4 Sales up 24% to a Record $60.4 Million with Adjusted Net Income Before Non-Cash Items of $0.11 per Diluted Share -

- Expects Full Year 2014 Sales to Range Between $235 Million and $240 Million, up 16% to 18% -

SALT LAKE CITY, March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Diamond, Inc. (Nasdaq:BDE) (the "Company" or "Black Diamond"), a leading global supplier of innovative active outdoor performance equipment and apparel, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights vs. Same Year-Ago Quarter

  • Sales up 24% to $60.4 million.
  • Net income increased to $0.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to $0.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted net income before non-cash items increased to $3.6 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to $1.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Total sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased 24% to $60.4 million compared to $48.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase was attributed to strong growth across all Black Diamond brands and major geographies, as well as the launch of Black Diamond apparel and an increase in Gregory's sales in Japan due to the transition of the distribution assets from Kabushiki Kaisha A&F.

Gross margin was 38.0% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to 36.3% in the year-ago quarter. Although gross margin increased compared to the same period last year, there are several offsetting factors to consider. For comparative purposes, gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 included $1.2 million for inventory fair value of purchase accounting adjustments related to the acquisitions of POC and PIEPS. Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2013 included unfavorable production and shipping variances, discontinued merchandise and inventory adjustments associated with older, discontinued winter season product.

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