TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company Reports Huge Q2

$514.7 million second quarter boosts first-half sales to company-record $1.02 billion

TaylorMade-adidas Golf (TMaG), the largest and most profitable golf equipment, apparel and footwear company in the world comprised of four powerful brands (TaylorMade, adidas Golf, Ashworth and Adams), today announced global sales of $514.7 million in the second quarter of 2012 — a 25% increase over the prior year on a currency-neutral basis.

TMaG’s strong second-quarter showing elevated its first-half sales to $1.02 billion (+29% over last year), making it the best first-half, in terms of sales, in the company’s 33-year history.

The company’s strong Q2 success was based on growth in all categories, with metalwoods, irons, putters and footwear all recording growth rates above 20%.

In terms of first-half 2012 sales, TMaG experienced currency-neutral, year-over-year growth in metalwoods (+25%), irons (+37%), putters (+29%), balls (+16%), footwear (+29%), apparel (+9%) and bags (+110%).

“Part of our definition of being a great golf company is to make every product we bring to the marketplace the best in its class,” said Mark King, TMaG CEO and President. “With that in mind, we’re very pleased to have recorded significant sales growth in all of our key product categories in the second quarter and the first half of 2012. That kind of balanced excellence is an indicator that our methods of product development, marketing, sales and service are strong across all four of our brands.”

About the adidas Group
The adidas Group is one of the global leaders within the sporting goods industry, offering a broad range of products around the core brands: adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and Reebok-CCM Hockey. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the Group has more than 46,000 employees and generated sales of over €13.3 billion in 2011.

About TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company sells golf clubs, balls, clothing and accessories under the TaylorMade, adidas Golf and Ashworth brands. TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company posted 2011 sales of over €1.0 billion.

About Adams Golf
Adams Golf designs, assembles, markets and distributes premium quality, technologically innovative golf clubs for all skill levels. Recently launched products include the Speedline Fast 12 drivers, Fast 12 LS drivers and the Speedline Fast 12 fairway woods, along with the Idea a12 OS irons and hybrids, Idea a12 hybrids, Idea Pro a12 irons and hybrids, Idea Tech V3 irons and hybrids, Redline irons, Idea a7 and a7 OS irons and hybrids, and Speedline 9088 UL drivers. Adams Golf also develops new products under the Yes! Putters, Women’s Golf Unlimited, Lady Fairway and Square 2 brands. In 2011, net sales were approximately $ 97 million

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