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EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - 11/03/10) - Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ - News) 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 October 30, 2010 increased 27.3% to $31.4 million, compared to $24.7 million for the four-week period ended October 31, 2009. The Company's comparable store sales increased 21.5% for the four-week period, versus a comparable store sales decrease of 8.9% in the year ago period.
Based on better than planned sales and product margins, the Company now expects fiscal 2010 third quarter net income per diluted share of approximately $0.36 to $0.37, an increase from the previously issued guidance of net income per diluted share of approximately $0.28 to $0.30.
Rick Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Zumiez, stated, "Our business has performed well all year and accelerated during the third quarter. The strong sales and margin trends we experienced through September improved in October driven by compelling product and great sales teams. We saw sales increases in all departments and in all regions across the U.S. We are encouraged by the strength of our results and our recent performance confirms our optimism about the long-term prospects of our business. However, as we plan the important fourth quarter and fiscal 2011 we will continue to be cautious reflecting the continuing economic challenges."
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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. As of October 30, 2010 we operate 400 stores, which are primarily located in shopping malls and our web site address is www.zumiez.com.