Hibbett Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: HIBB):
  • EPS Increases 33%
  • Square Footage Growth up 7% on New Store Openings
  • Revises Fiscal 2014 Guidance

Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: HIBB), a sporting goods retailer, today announced results for the second quarter ended August 3, 2013.

Second Quarter Results

Net sales for the 13-week period ended August 3, 2013 increased 12.6% to $186.2 million compared with $165.4 million for the 13-week period ended July 28, 2012. Comparable store sales increased 0.3% on a calendar basis (comparable 13-week period). Second quarter Fiscal 2013 comparable store sales increased 4.8%. The week shift associated with the fiscal calendar (due to the 53 rd week last year) resulted in approximately $12 million of sales benefit in the second quarter.

Gross profit was 34.3% of net sales for the 13-week period ended August 3, 2013, compared with 34.2% for the 13-week period ended July 28, 2012.

Store operating, selling and administrative expenses were 23.4% of net sales for the 13-week period ended August 3, 2013, compared with 24.8% of net sales for the 13-week period ended July 28, 2012.

Net income for the 13-week period ended August 3, 2013 increased 33.5% to $10.5 million compared with $7.9 million for the 13-week period ended July 28, 2012. Earnings per diluted share increased 33.3% to $0.40 for the 13-week period ended August 3, 2013, compared with $0.30 for the 13-week period ended July 28, 2012.

Fiscal Year to Date Results

Net sales for the 26-week period ended August 3, 2013 increased 7.0% to $426.2 million compared with $398.4 million for the 26-week period ended July 28, 2012. Comparable store sales increased 0.6% on a calendar basis (comparable 26-week period).

Gross profit was 36.3% of net sales for the 26-week period ended August 3, 2013, compared with 36.4% for the 26-week period ended July 28, 2012.

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