January 15, 2005 |
Cellphone maker Motorola Inc. and Oakley Inc. plan to make sunglasses that communicate remotely with electronic devices. Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola will install Bluetooth technology, which allows machines to speak to one another without a wire, in Oakley-designed sunglasses, the two companies said. Details of the first models from the joint venture are expected by the middle of this year, the companies said.
July 22, 2004 |
Oakley Inc. said its second-quarter profit fell 12% as demand for the company's sports-themed sunglasses declined. Net income fell to $16 million, or 23 cents a share, from $18.2 million, or 27 cents, a year earlier, the Foothill Ranch-based company said. Sales rose 5.7% to $152 million. Oakley shares fell 47 cents to $10.34 on the NYSE.
June 20, 2000 |
Oakley Inc., continuing its strategy to establish a global brand, said it has opened an office in Munich to serve German-speaking markets, and that office will take over the distribution of its products in Austria. Until June 1, Austrian distribution was handled by Wulf Sport GmbH. Oakley said Wulf Sport will continue to distribute Oakley products in Eastern European markets. Oakley, based in Foothill Ranch, designs sunglasses, footwear, apparel, watches and other accessories.
August 28, 1996
Oakley Inc. signed a letter of intent that would give it an option to buy Gentex Optics' nonprescription lens production unit in four years. Terms of the proposed option agreement were not disclosed. Oakley, which makes sunglasses and goggles, said the proposed agreement would also give it exclusive rights to buy decentered sunglass lenses and a new scratch-resistant coating from Gentex and its parent company, Essilor International.
December 27, 2000 |
With its shoe and apparel business growing and retailers booking orders earlier, Oakley Inc. is opening a new warehouse in Ontario. The Foothill Ranch-based company said the new 118,000-square-foot shipping facility will help it deal with additional demand for apparel and new shoe styles. Oakley, which built its reputation on its sunglasses business, has expanded its product line in recent years, adding shoes, clothes, accessories and watches.
June 2, 1998 |
Oakley Inc. Chairman and President Jim Jannard plans to purchase up to an additional 3 million of the company's common stock from time to time in the open market, the Foothill Ranch designer of sunglasses and goggles said Monday. Jannard has purchased about 4 million shares since January 1997, bringing his ownership of Oakley stock to nearly 38.6 million shares, or 54.6% of those outstanding. Oakley's stock was off 25 cents Monday to $12.81 a share in New York Stock Exchange trading.
July 23, 1998
Oakley Inc.: The Foothill Ranch sunglass and athletic equipment maker said second-quarter profits jumped 27%, to a record $11.2 million, or 16 cents a share, from $8.8 million, or 13 cents a share, for the comparable 1997 quarter. Sales grew 27% to $70 million from $55.2 million. Net income for the first half increased 33% to $12.5 million, or 18 cents a share, from $9.4 million, or 13 cents a share, for the first six months of 1997. Sales were up 24% to $111 million from $89.6 million.
December 19, 1996 |
Two disgruntled Oakley Inc. shareholders alleged in civil lawsuits that the Irvine-based sunglasses manufacturer had fraudulently misled shareholders on an impending slowdown in sales and profit. The suits, filed in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, allege that Oakley failed to tell investors that sales through Sunglass Hut, Oakley's leading retail outlet, would slow late this year. Oakley executives were unavailable for comment.
February 19, 1997
Oakley Inc.'s chairman, Jim Jannard, plans to increase his majority ownership of the company by buying as many as 1 million shares, the sunglass maker said Tuesday. Jannard completed a previously announced purchase of another million shares, increasing his stake in the company to more than 50%, the company said. In December, the stock had a sharp drop when Oakley warned that Sunglass Hut International Inc.