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Earnings Roundup

Big 5 posts 71% drop in profit

August 01, 2008|From Times Wire Services

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. of El Segundo reported a 71% decrease in second-quarter net income to $1.7 million, or 8 cents a share, compared with $5.9 million, or 26 cents, a year earlier. Sales fell to $209 million from $217.8 million.

Sales at stores open at least a year, a key measure of retail health, declined 7.6% as the economy slowed and interest dropped in the roller shoe product category.

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