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July 23, 2004
* Callaway Golf Co. posted a drop in second-quarter earnings, partly because of $6.7 million in charges related to the integration of its Top-Flite golf ball operations. The Carlsbad company said profit fell to $13.7 million, or 20 cents a share, from $34.1 million, or 52 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose 23% to $297.9 million.
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BUSINESS
July 24, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2003 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Times Staff Writer
A Delaware bankruptcy judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether Callaway Golf Co. is entitled to preferred status in its bid to acquire bankrupt Top-Flite Golf Co. Callaway, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based maker of Big Bertha drivers and other golf clubs, said last month that it had agreed to buy the golf club and ball maker for about $125 million as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by privately held Top-Flite.
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July 1, 2003 | James F. Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Callaway Golf Co. agreed Monday to buy ailing club and ball maker Top-Flite Golf Co. for about $125 million. Callaway, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based maker of Big Bertha drivers and other high-end clubs, said the proposed deal was part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by privately held Top-Flite, based in Chicopee, Mass. Formerly known as Spalding Sports World, it changed its name after selling the Spalding line to Russell Corp. in April.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2003 | From Reuters
Golf equipment maker Callaway Golf Co. on Wednesday posted strong quarterly earnings but cautioned that it did not expect the traditional start of the golf season to provide the usual lift to sales in the current quarter. The Carlsbad-based maker of Big Bertha drivers and woods stuck to its full-year forecast despite the higher-than-expected first-quarter profit, warning that a range of factors, including the war in Iraq and the SARS virus, had battered consumer confidence.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2003 | Michael Hiltzik
The seasons are changing and, just as the crocuses herald the coming of spring, the PGA Tour has decamped from Hawaii for California, the first leg in its Sherman's march toward Augusta in May. And so it's the right time for Ron Drapeau to reflect on the continuing battle between Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co., which he heads as chairman and chief executive, and the United States Golf Assn.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2003 | Debora Vrana, Times Staff Writer
Shares of Callaway Golf Co. fell nearly 10% in very heavy trading Thursday after the world's largest golf club maker said it had lowered its previously reported third-quarter results and, because of a financial technicality, failed to meet certain terms under a $120-million credit-line agreement. In a quarterly filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Carlsbad, Calif.-based Callaway reported that its third-quarter net income was $7.19 million, down from $12.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2002 | From Reuters
Callaway Golf Co. appeared to be nearing the rough after warning Thursday that its third-quarter and full-year revenue and profit will fall short of targets. Sales of its new titanium driver, it said, may not offset softness in the golf equipment business. Citing weak consumer spending in the United States, Japan and elsewhere, Callaway sees third-quarter sales of $155 million to $160 million and earnings per diluted share of 13 cents to 15 cents.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Callaway Golf Co., the largest U.S. golf club maker, sued Dunlop Slazenger Group Americas Inc. for allegedly infringing a golf ball patent. In a federal lawsuit filed in Wilmington, Del., the Carlsbad-based company said Dunlop infringed a Callaway ball design featuring dimples with different diameters that provide "steeper entry angles" and "greater low-speed lift." The design patent was issued in April. Closely held Dunlop, based in Greenville, S.C.
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