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October 06, 2015 11:11 PM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Columbia Sportswear Company

Company Overview

Columbia Sportswear Company designs, sources, markets, and distributes outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment in the United States, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada. The company provides apparel, accessories, and equipment for men, women, and youth under the Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, and prAna brands. Its products are used during various outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, camping, hunting, fishing, trail running, water sports, and adventure travel. The company also offers footwear products, including hiking boots, trail running shoes, rugged cold weather boots, ...

14375 Northwest Science Park Drive

Portland, OR 97229

United States

Founded in 1938

5,326 Employees



Key Executives for Columbia Sportswear Company

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 65
Total Annual Compensation: $702.9K
President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $590.6K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance
Age: 47
Total Annual Compensation: $453.1K
Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMEA Direct Sales
Age: 46
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 52
Total Annual Compensation: $419.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Columbia Sportswear Company Key Developments

Columbia Sportswear Company Announces Appointment of Richelle T. Luther as Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer

Columbia Sportswear Company announced the appointment of Richelle T. Luther to serve as senior vice president and chief human resource officer. Luther has served as the company’s deputy general counsel since 2008. In her new role, Luther will be responsible for directing the company’s efforts to attract, develop and retain key talent to support the company’s portfolio of active brands, which include Columbia®, Sorel®, Mountain Hardwear®, prAna®, Montrail® and OutDry®. Prior to Columbia Sportswear Company, she served as corporate secretary and chief governance officer at Northwest Natural Gas from 2002 to 2008, and was an attorney at the Portland, Oregon law offices of Stoel Rives LLP from 1997 to 2002.

Columbia Sportswear Company Reports Earnings Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Columbia Sportswear Company reported earnings results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net loss attributable to the company of $6.54 million, or $0.09 loss per share, compared to a net loss attributable to the company of $6.33 million, $0.09 loss per share, for the same quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net sales were $380.23 million, compared to $324.25 million for the same quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the six months, net income attributable to the company was $19.93 million, or $0.28 per share, compared to $15.93 million, $0.23 per share, for the same period ended June 30, 2014. Net sales were $859.22 million, compared to $748.33 million for the same period ended June 30, 2014. For 2015, the company raised its net income guidance to be between $160 million and $168 million, 17% to 22% higher than 2014 net income of $137.2 million, or $1.94 per diluted share. For 2015, the company expects earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $2.25 to $2.35.

Columbia Sportswear Company Plans to Open New Stores in North America and Europe

Columbia Sportswear Company announced that the company plan to open 12 new outlet stores in North America, 2 prAna-branded stores in the U.S. and 4 outlet stores in Europe during 2015. Additionally, the company recently opened a new PFG-themed Columbia-branded store in Miami, Florida. Together with anticipated sales through its stores and e-commerce platforms in Japan, Korea and China, the company expects global direct-to-consumer sales to continue to account for more than 1/3 of projected global sales for the full year.

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