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Columbia Sportswear Q4 sales $533.1 million

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Columbia SportswearColumbia Sportswear Company announced record fourth quarter net sales of $533.1 million, an increase of 6 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2012.


Fourth quarter 2013 net income totaled $36.7 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, including a non-cash asset impairment charge of approximately $5.6 million after-tax, or $0.16 per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2012 net income totaled $39.5 million, or $1.15 per diluted share.

Full year 2013 net sales increased 1 percent to $1.68 billion and net income totaled $94.3 million, or $2.72 per diluted share, including a non-cash asset impairment charge of approximately $5.6 million after tax, or $0.16 per diluted share. Full year 2012 net income totaled $99.9 million, or $2.93 per diluted share.

Tim Boyle, Columbia's president and chief executive officer, commented, "2013 concluded with strong sales momentum. Increased consumer demand that became evident across our U.S. direct-to-consumer platform during the third quarter, well before seasonal weather arrived, has sustained through the fourth quarter of 2013 and into the first quarter of 2014.

Consolidated net sales increased in fourth quarter 6 percent to $533.1 million compared with net sales of $501.1 million for the same period in 2012. Changes in currency exchange rates had a 2 percentage point negative effect on the net sales comparison.

Fourth quarter U.S. net sales increased $34.1 million, or 12 percent. Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region net sales increased $6.6 million, or 11 percent, including a 3 percentage point benefit from changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Net sales in Canada increased $5.2 million, or 16 percent, including a 6 percentage point negative effect from changes in currency exchange rates.

Those increases were partially offset by a $13.9 million, or 11 percent, decline in Latin America/Asia Pacific (LAAP) region net sales, including an 8 percentage point negative effect from changes in currency exchange rates.

Apparel, Accessories & Equipment net sales increased $23.7 million, or 6 percent, to $416.0 million, and Footwear net sales increased $8.3 million, or 8 percent, to $117.1 million.

Columbia brand net sales increased $27.3 million, or 7 percent, to $427.8 million. Sorel brand net sales grew $9.5 million, or 17 percent, to $66.0 million. Mountain Hardwear net sales declined $5.4 million, or 13 percent, to $37.3 million.

Fourth quarter net income totaled $36.7 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, including a non-cash asset impairment charge related to the company's European distribution center in Cambrai, France of approximately $5.6 million after tax, or $0.16 per diluted share. Net income for same period in 2012 totaled $39.5 million, or $1.15 per diluted share.

Consolidated 2013 net sales for the fiscal year increased $15.4 million, or 1 percent, to $1.68 billion, compared with 2012 net sales of $1.67 billion, including a 1 percentage point negative effect from changes in currency exchange rates.

U.S. fiscal year net sales increased $24.6 million, or 3 percent. EMEA region net sales increased $10.1 million, or 4 percent, including a 2 percentage point benefit from changes in currency exchange rates. Canada net sales increased $3.9 million, or 3 percent, including a 4 percentage point negative effect from changes in currency exchange rates.

Those increases were partially offset by a decline in LAAP region net sales of $23.2 million, or 6 percent, including a 7 percentage point negative effect from changes in currency exchange rates.

Apparel, Accessories & Equipment net sales totaled $1.37 billion, an increase of $27.6 million, or 2 percent. Footwear net sales totaled $310.4 million, a decrease of $12.2 million, or 4 percent.

Columbia brand net sales increased $21.8 million, or 2 percent, to $1.41 billion; Sorel brand net sales increased $1.7 million, or 1 percent, to $128.7 million; and Mountain Hardwear brand net sales declined $9.0 million, or 6 percent, to $132.5 million.

2013 net income totaled $94.3 million, or $2.72 per diluted share, including a non-cash asset impairment charge of approximately $5.6 million after tax, or $0.16 per diluted share. 2012 net income totaled $99.9 million, or $2.93 per diluted share.

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