Columbia Sportswear post record Q4 net sales
Columbia Sportswear has announced net sales of $776.0 million for the fourth quarter, ended December 31, 2017, propelled forward by even demand across apparel, accessories and footwear categories. This is an 8% increase from net sales of $717.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. European markets were key for Columbia Sportswear with Europe, the Middle East and Africa’s (EMEA) Q4 net sales increasing 19 percent to $83.5 million. Canada and Latin America and Asia Pacific (LAAP) were up by 14 percent and 2 percent, respectively. Operating income was $263.0 million, compared with $256.5 million in the prior year.