Emerald Holding, Inc., parent of the Outdoor Retailer and Surf Expo trade shows, reported fourth quarter 2023 revenues were $101.5 million, an increase of 8.4 percent versus the fourth quarter 2022.
Wholesale segment sales decreased 13.3 percent in Q4 and Contract Manufacturing segment sales decreased 14.9 percent, while Retail segment sales increased 1.5 percent. EPS was 91 cents a share in Q4 vs. 89 cents in Q4 2022.
The ORR recently added seven new members, expanding its coalition across a broad spectrum of the outdoor recreation economy, including universities, state offices of outdoor recreation, other conservation non-profits, and brands.
The 5.11 Tactical brand was the only active lifestyle brand in the segment to post an increase in sales for the year, due in large part to its direct-to-consumer component of the business as all other brands continued to deal with the ongoing retail de-stocking process prevalent across the U.S. retail landscape.
Titleist golf balls posted healthy sales gains for the year, led by the successful Pro V1 and Pro V1x launch and continued strengthening of the golf ball supply chain, while Titleist golf clubs growth was said to be driven by new T-Series irons and expanded club fitting capabilities.
Reported direct-to-consumer revenues increased 24 percent to €160.7 million, while Wholesale, or B2B revenues rose 19 percent to €140.4 million in the prior-year quarter.