November 2, 2007 |
High-end golf club maker Callaway Golf Co. said it swung to a third-quarter profit on higher sales of its new products. Net income rose to $1.3 million, or 2 cents a share, from a loss of $11.9 million, or 18 cents, during the same period last year, the Carlsbad company said. Revenue rose 22% to $235.5 million. Excluding one-time items, net income for the quarter was 6 cents a share, ahead of 2 cents a share expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial. Shares rose 12 cents to $16.
May 6, 1999 |
Callaway Golf Co. and Spalding Sports Worldwide Inc. said Wednesday that they have settled a trademark lawsuit the Carlsbad golf club maker filed against Spalding last year in federal court in Santa Ana. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Spalding said it has agreed to phase out a line of golf balls that it had advertised as being specially made to perform well with Callaway clubs.
July 24, 2003 |
Top-Flite Golf Co., which filed for bankruptcy protection last month along with parent Spalding Holdings Corp., will be sold at auction Sept. 3, a judge ruled. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Del., gave a $125-million offer by Callaway Golf Co. the inside track in the competition. Adidas-Salomon, the world's second-largest sporting-goods maker, also has made a bid, and at least four other companies have expressed interest in Top- Flite. Bidding closes Aug. 27.
May 16, 2001 |
Ely Callaway, the 81-year-old founder of Callaway Golf Co., retired as chief executive and president, citing health problems. Ron Drapeau, senior executive vice president of manufacturing, was named to succeed him in those positions, effective immediately, the Calabasas-based company said. Callaway, who had planned to step down later this year, will remain as chairman. Last month, a tumor was discovered on his pancreas during surgery to remove his gall bladder.
July 8, 2001 |
Ely Callaway, a feisty, daring former textile executive and vintner who revolutionized golf for pros and duffers alike with oversized metal clubs and in the process built an $840-million company while in his 70s, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer. He was 82. Callaway, whose Big Bertha driver quickly became a staple in golfers' bags after its debut a decade ago, had retired as Callaway Golf Co.'s chief executive after the cancer was found in April but had remained chairman of the board.
August 18, 1999 |
Ely Callaway, the colorful founder of Callaway Golf Co., designated a successor to take over for him as chief executive of the golf club maker when he retires, which could be between now and next year. Chuck Yash, who has been president and chief executive of Callaway's subsidiary, Callaway Golf Ball Co., will serve as president of the Carlsbad-based parent in the meantime. Yash, 50, will also continue to head the golf ball unit, which will introduce its first product in January.
December 31, 1996 |
Callaway Golf Co. said Monday that it has won a preliminary injunction against Impression Golf of Huntington Beach preventing Impression from purchasing, advertising or selling clubs that Callaway alleges are illegal knock-offs of its popular Big Bertha models. Carlsbad-based Callaway said illegal copies of its stainless steel Big Bertha clubs--legitimate versions of which retail for about $285 each--as well as its other models, cost it several million dollars a year in lost sales.
October 27, 2005 |
Callaway Golf Co. on Wednesday posted a narrower third-quarter loss as a 72% jump in sales exceeded Wall Street expectations, but earnings were hampered by restructuring costs. Carlsbad-based Callaway said it lost $4.8 million, or 7 cents a share, compared with a loss of $35.9 million, or 53 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $220.6 million.