Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: HIBB), a rapidly growing
sporting goods retailer, today announced sales for the fourth quarter
and fiscal year ended February 3, 2007. The Company will report earnings
results for both periods on March 14, 2007.
Net sales for the 14-week period ended February 3, 2007, increased 25.1%
to $151.2 million, compared with net sales of $120.8 million for the
13-week period ended January 28, 2006. Comparable store sales increased
5.9% for the comparable 13-week period.
For the 53-week fiscal year ended February 3, 2007, net sales increased
16.3% to $512.1 million, compared with $440.3 million for the 52-week
period ended January 28, 2006. Comparable store sales for the year
increased 3.8% for the comparable 52-week period of fiscal 2007.
Comparable store net sales data reflects sales for our Hibbett Sports
and Sports Additions stores open through the 13-week and 52-week periods
ended January 27, 2007, and the 13-week and 52-week periods ended
January 28, 2006.
Commenting on the announcement, Mickey Newsome, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, stated, ?Our comparable
store sales were very strong in the second half of the year with a 6.6%
increase. In the fourth quarter, activewear, licensed apparel, footwear
and team sports equipment were all positive. Comparable store sales were
led by youth apparel and youth footwear.?
For the quarter, the Company opened 25 new stores and closed 2 stores.
For the year, the Company opened 74 new stores and closed 10 stores,
bringing the total to 613 stores in 23 states.
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operates sporting goods stores in small to
mid-sized markets, predominantly in the Sunbelt, Mid-Atlantic and
Midwest. The Company's primary store format is Hibbett Sports, a
5,000-square-foot store located in dominant strip centers and enclosed
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