KMD Brands expects sales to surpass $1 billion this year

(Source: Kathmandu/Facebook)

Outdoor apparel retailer KMD Brands says all three brands contributed “strong sales growth” in the first three quarters of the financial year.

In a trading update, the company said group sales are expected to exceed $1 billion for the first time for the year to July 31. Underlying EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $105 million to $110 million.

A warmer-than-usual start to winter in Australia and dampening consumer sentiment have seen sales and retail footfall fall.

Despite slower winter trading, Kathmandu cycled its “best-ever” winter season performance last year.

Group CEO & MD, Michael Daly, said: “With three weeks of trade still to come, we remain focused on delivering our key Kathmandu winter and Rip Curl Northern Hemisphere summer results while continuing to moderate our cost base for the year ahead.”

For the fourth quarter, the business flagged trading continues will be more “challenging” as cost-of-living pressures and softening consumer sentiment persist.

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