* Q2 EPS $0.12 vs est $0.10
* Q2 rev rises 4 pct to $226.6 mln, est $227.4 mln
* Sees Q3 EPS $0.28-$0.34 vs est $0.30
July 31 Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp's
quarterly profit beat Wall Street estimates, aided by strong
sales of its apparel and footwear products.
The sports goods retailer also forecast a profit of 28 to 34
cents per share for the third quarter, largely above the 30
cents analysts estimated on average.
For the second quarter, the company posted net income of
$2.6 million, or 12 cents per share, beating analysts' estimates
by 2 cents per share according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Sales rose 4 percent to $226.6 million , but narrowly missed
Wall Street estimates of $227.4 million due to, the company
said, certain holiday-related sales shifting to the third
Big 5 Sporting said second-quarter sales were negatively
affected as the Fourth of July holiday moved further into its
third quarter this year.
The El Segundo, California-based company's same-store sales
grew 1 percent.
The company's shares closed at $7.54 on Tuesday on the
(Reporting by Chris Jonathan Peters in Bangalore; Editing by