Although Fila's worldwide revenues for the third quarter were still down over the same period last year (Euro 264.3 million or USD $267.8 million, down 8 percent from Euro 286.7 million or USD $290.5 million), the Italian company that has been struggling not only increased U.S. sales by 19 percent in the third quarter, but also saw profits rise from 34.9 percent to 38.2 percent. Apparel sales were Euro 159.6 million (USD $161.7 million) and footwear sales were Euro 97.7 million (USD $98.99 million), up by 4 percent and down by 22 percent respectively compared with the third quarter of 2001. Sales in the United States were Euro 101.9 million (USD $103.2 million) in the quarter, increasing by 19 percent mainly thanks to Enyce (+44 percent), in Europe sales decreased by 22 percent. Significant improvement of the net result from a net loss of Euro 35.7 million (USD $36.17 million) in 2001 to a net income of Euro 2.8 million (USD $2.836 million) in this quarter was an important sign the company is returning to health.
Black Diamond 3Q sales up 24 percent, swings to profit
Black Diamond (NYSE:BDE) reported higher revenue and swung to a profit in the third quarter 2011, primarily boosted by strong international sales. The Salt Lake City-based parent company of Black Diamond Equipment and Gregory Mountain Products reported third-quarter revenue up 24 ...read more