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Finish Line Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

December 22, 2010 | About:
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Finish Line Inc. (FINL) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2010-11-27.

Finish Line Inc. has a market cap of $1 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.79 with a P/E ratio of 16 and P/S ratio of 0.8. The dividend yield of Finish Line Inc. stocks is 0.9%. Finish Line Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 3% over the past 10 years.FINL is in the portfolios of Louis Moore Bacon of Moore Capital Management, LP, Robert Olstein of Olstein Financial Alert Fund, Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, Chuck Royce of Royce& Associates, George Soros of Soros Fund Management LLC, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC.
This is the annual revenues and earnings per share of FINL over the last 10 years. For detailed 10-year financial data and charts, go to 10-Year Financials of FINL.


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Net sales increased 5.8% for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 27, 2010 compared to the thirty-nine weeks ended November 28, 2009. The increase was attributable to a comparable store net sales increase of 7.3% for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 27, 2010, a $4.7 million increase from 11 new stores opened subsequent to November 28, 2009 and a $3.4 million increase in net sales from existing stores that were open for only part of the thirty-nine weeks ended November 28, 2009, partially offset by reduced sales of $14.0 million from 23 closed stores along with down time and reduced square footage related to remodeled/relocated stores. Comparable footwear net sales for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 27, 2010 increased 7.8% while comparable softgoods net sales increased 4.2% for the comparable period. The increase in comparable footwear net sales is attributable to a 6.3% increase in footwear average selling price as the Company’s inventory aging remains low allowing the Company to sell more full priced products. The 7.3% comparable store net sales increase was driven by a 7.2% increase in average dollar per transaction and a 0.5% increase in store conversion, partially offset by a 1.0% decline in store traffic.

The 2.2% increase in gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 27, 2010 as compared to the thirty-nine weeks ended November 28, 2009 was due to a 1.4% decrease in occupancy costs and a 0.8% increase in product margin. The 1.4% decrease in occupancy costs as a percentage of net sales is primarily the result of leveraging the 7.3% comparable store net sales increase and continuing to work with our landlords to negotiate mutually acceptable terms. The 0.8% increase in product margin is primarily attributable to selling more full priced product as a result of having low levels of aged inventory.

The $1.1 million increase in selling, general and administrative expenses for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 27, 2010 as compared to the thirty-nine weeks ended November 28, 2009 was primarily due to an increase in variable selling costs due to the 5.8% increase in net sales and higher incentive compensation costs, partially offset by a decrease in depreciation, repairs and maintenance, supplies and other areas due to targeted cost reductions and reduced store levels. The decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales was primarily due to expense leveraging with the 7.3% increase in comparable store net sales as well as a continued focus on controlling expenses.

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