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Fox Shox Poised to Grow Beyond MTB After Strong Q3

Mountain bike and motor sports suspension provider Fox Shox generated revenues of $43.3 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, up 30.8% from the prior year period, according its parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings Inc…

Housing Market, Gas Prices Affecting Hiring Trends

According to the Generator Group’s 2008 Hiring Trends Survey, the housing market and fluctuating gas prices are having an increasing impact on companies’ ability to attract and retain key talent…

Asics H1 Sales Climb 14% But Net Drops 9%

Asics reported revenues rose 14.2% in the first half ended Sept. 30 to ¥124.21 billion ($1.17 bn) from ¥108.74 billion ($912.3 mm) but net income slid 9.0% to ¥7.54 billion ($71.1 mm) from ¥8.29 billion ($69.6 mm). Gross margins eroded to 42.9% of sales f

Christy Sports Celebrates 50 Years of Business

Christy Sports said it's celebrating its 50th year of operation with special discounts, giveaways and an end-of-season anniversary ski party. Said Keith Liefer, COO of Christy Sports, “It's our birthday and we want to make sure that our custome

OIA Weighs Pros and Cons of Democratic Victory

After its first election, the Outdoor Industry Association’s Political Action Committee is batting 811. Nine of 11 incumbent Congressional candidates it backed in last week’s election were re-elected. The PAC has raised roughly $25,000 so far this year fr

Sport Supply Group Reports Record Q1

Sport Supply Group, Inc. reported record sales of $73.6 million and a diluted EPS of 35 cents for its first quarter ended Sept. 30, 2008, despite an increasingly troubled economy. Net sales grew 4.6% from $70.4 million to $73.6 million while net income gr

Backcountry Launches Affiliate Program for ODAT sites

Backcountry has launched an affiliate program to compensate owners of other Web sites for promoting its online “One Deal at a Time,” or ODAT sites. Under the program, affiliates can earn $5 for every new customer they refer to SteepandCheap.com (outdoor),

Weyco Group Earnings Fall 18.6%

Declining sales and rising costs contributed to an 18.6% decline in third quarter earnings for Weyco Group Inc. The manufacturer of men's shoes said net income fell to $4.34 million, or 37 cents a share, from $5.33 million, or 45 cents, last year. Sa

Escalade Suffers Q3 Loss on Drop in Sporting Goods Revenues

Escalade, Inc.'s revenues for the third quarter dropped 32.8% to $40.8 million from $60.7 million in the prior year. ESCA posted a net loss of $1.4 million, or 11 cents per share, compared to net income of $3.1 million, or 24 cents, in the prior yea

Cybex Announces 1 Million Share Stock Repurchase Program

Cybex International, Inc.'s board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 1 million shares of its common stock. The repurchases may be in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions and will depend upon various factors, i

Oakley Boosts Luxottica in Tough Third Quarter

Luxottica Group S.p.A. saw net sales increase 12.8% (at constant exchange rates) to reach €1.21 billion ($1.54 billion) in the third quarter, due in large part to the company’s acquisition of Oakley 11 months ago…

Timberland Work Boots and Smartwool Buoy Weak Q3

The Timberland Co. reported revenues declined 2.2% to $423.6 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 26 as declines in Timberland brand apparel were partially offset by currency translation, strong growth in Timberland PRO series work boots and SmartWool

SCARPA Centralizes U.S. Headquarters

Just two years after taking over its U.S. operations, SCARPA North America is taking its fulfillment operations in-house and consolidating its warehouse, shipping/receiving facilities and warranty/repair division at it new headquarters located in Boulder,

Billabong Raises Guidance Due to Falling Aussie Dollar

Billabong International upgraded its guidance due to the benefits of a falling Australian dollar. At the company's annual general meeting in Australia, Billabong CEO Derek O'Neill said that Billabong now was forecasting earnings per share growth

Escalade Suffers Q3 Loss; Sporting Goods Revenues Drop 39.8%

Escalade, Inc.'s revenues for the third quarter dropped 32.8% to $40.8 million from $60.7 million in the prior year. A net loss of $1.4 million, or 11 cents per share, compared to net income of $3.1 million, or 24 cents, in the prior year…