Columbia Sports Slick Metrics: Fool by Numbers

On Jan. 26, Motley Fool Hidden Gems selection Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq: COLM  ) released fourth-quarter earnings for the period ended Dec. 31.

  • Columbia's board approved a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share.
  • The company affirmed its first-quarter guidance of an 11% rise in sales and diluted EPS in the range of $0.57 to $0.59.
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(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Sales

$361.8

$314.1

15.2%

Net Profit

$38.4

$36.6

4.8%

EPS

$1.06

$0.97

9.3%

Diluted Shares

36.3

37.7

(3.6%)



Get back to basics with a look at the income statement.

Margin Checkup

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change*

Gross Margin

41.4%

42.9%

(1.5)

Operating Margin

15.3%

17.3%

(2.0)

Net Margin

10.6%

11.7%

(1.1)

*Expressed in percentage points.

Margins are the earnings engine. See how they work.

Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Cash + ST Invest.

$220.1

$260.2

(15.4%)

Accounts Rec.

$285.9

$284.0

0.7%

Inventory

$212.3

$185.9

14.2%



Liabilities

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Accounts Payable

$88.1

$82.8

6.4%

Long-Term Debt

$0.1

$7.4

(98.2%)



Learn the ways of the balance sheet.

Cash Flow Highlights

Columbia, where's the cash?!

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  • Under Armour (NYSE: UA  )
  • bebe Stores (Nasdaq: BEBE  )
  • Nike (NYSE: NKE  )

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