Zumiez Inc. April Same-store Sales Up 4.1%

zumiez.jpgawqtdxzwtbefvwdetudttzufvadwvyscrrzZumiez Inc. bounced back from a negative comp in March to post a 4.1% increase in same-store sales for April 2008. Net sales increased 20%, to 24.2 million-dollars. So far for the year the company’s comps are pretty much flat, which might not sound good, but it is. If they can end up flat for the first half of the year, it’ll be better than the company’s guidance of a negative low single-digit comp for the period.

What should be refreshing to the skate sect is that footwear and skate hardgoods are driving sales right now. Juniors continue to be soft.

Here’s the Press Release:

Zumiez Inc. Reports April 2008 Sales Results


EVERETT, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 7, 2008–Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, today announced that total net sales for the four-week period ended May 3, 2008 increased 20.0% to $24.2 million, compared to $20.2 million for the four-week period ended May 5, 2007. The company’s comparable store sales increased 4.1% for the four-week period, versus a comparable store sales increase of 3.0% in the year ago period.

To hear the Zumiez prerecorded April sales message, please dial (866) 862-7693 (no passcode is required).

About Zumiez Inc.

Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories. Our stores cater to young men and women between ages 12-24, focusing on skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross and BMX. We currently operate 306 stores, which are primarily located in shopping malls and our web site address is www.zumiez.com.