Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), announced that net sales for the four-week period ended January 30, 2010 were $22.1 million, up a surprising 9.2% from $20.3 million from January, 2009. Comparable store sales for the period also rose by 1.8% during the period. Comps in January ’09 were down 14.8% over 2008.
Zumiez announced January sales data after the close of regular trading yesterday and had been expected to post a decline of 2.3%, according to Thomson Reuters.
Shares of Zumiez stock opened the day at $13.51, up from yesterday’s close of $13.30