Friday, May 27, 2011

PetSmart Q1 2011

PetSmart Inc (PETM) reported strong first quarter 2011 results, booking net income of $71 million on $1.5 billion in revenues, with earnings up 33%. The company reported comparable store sales growth of 5%, services sales growth of 9%, and total sales up 6.8%.

Super premium pet food and services seem to be primary drivers of the customer to the store. The company believes it has captured 15% of the $3.6 billion annual market for grooming and boarding services. Further, the company notes strong sales in grooming supplies, and points to exclusive Martha Stewart and GNC branded product launches.

PetSmart has recently matured efforts to drive the customer into cross-selling and defined channel strategies, as well as adding higher margin private label brands into the mix. A good combination in the highly competitive pet industry.

Source: PetSmart Investor Relations

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