Columbia Sports has a market cap of $1.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $49.25 with a P/E ratio of 16.9 and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of Columbia Sports stocks is 1.7%.
Highlight of Business Operations:Net sales in the LAAP region increased $77.6 million, or 29%, to $341.0 million in 2011 from $263.4 million in 2010. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates contributed six percentage points of benefit to the LAAP net sales comparison. The net sales increase in the LAAP region by product category was primarily driven by a net sales increase in apparel, accessories and equipment, followed by a net sales increase in footwear. The LAAP net sales increase was concentrated in the Columbia brand and was led by Korea, followed by Japan and our LAAP distributor business. The increase in Korea net sales was primarily due to increased sales from existing stores, a greater number of retail stores operating during 2011 and the favorable effect of foreign currency exchange rates. The increase in Japan net sales was primarily the result of the favorable effect of foreign currency exchange rates and increased wholesale net sales. Net sales to our LAAP distributors increased due to increased demand in key distributor markets coupled with a higher percentage of spring 2012 advance orders shipping in the fourth quarter compared to the spring 2011 season.
Net Income: Net income increased $26.4 million, or 34%, to $103.5 million in 2011 from $77.0 million in 2010. Diluted earnings per share was $3.03 in 2011 compared to $2.26 in 2010.
Net sales in the United States increased $144.1 million, or 20%, to $881.0 million in 2010 from $736.9 million in 2009. The increase in net sales in the United States by product category was led by outerwear, followed by sportswear, footwear and accessories and equipment. The net sales increase by channel was led by our wholesale business, followed by our direct-to-consumer business. The increase in net sales in our wholesale business was primarily concentrated in the Columbia brand resulting from improved economic conditions compared to the same period in 2009 and stronger advance orders. The net sales increase in our direct-to-consumer business was primarily concentrated in the Columbia brand and was driven by increased sales within existing stores, increased sales through our Columbia and Sorel brand e-commerce sites, which were launched in the third and fourth quarter of 2009, respectively, incremental sales from our Mountain Hardwear brand e-commerce site which was launched in the third quarter of 2010, and an increase in the number of retail stores, with 4 more retail stores operating at December 31, 2010 than at December 31, 2009.
Net Income: Net income increased $10.0 million, or 15%, to $77.0 million in 2010 from $67.0 million in 2009. Diluted earnings per share was $2.26 in 2010, compared to $1.97 in 2009.
Net cash used in investing activities was $12.5 million in 2011 compared to $91.2 million in 2010. For 2011, net cash used in investing activities primarily consisted of $78.4 million for capital expenditures, partially offset by $65.7 million for net sales of short-term investments. For 2010, net cash used in investing activities primarily consisted of $46.1 million for net purchases of short-term investments, $28.8 million for capital expenditures and $16.3 million for acquisitions.
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