Good Sam Reports Higher Sales, Income in 3Q
Good Sam Enterprises LLC reported improved sales and earnings results for the third quarter, ended Sept. 30.
Revenues of $139.6 million for the third quarter of 2012 increased $11 million, or 8.6%, from the comparable period in 2011, the company reported.
Net income in the quarter was $3.3 million compared to $2 million for the same period in 2011. Good Sam’s financials do not reflect rolling stock sales from the company’s Camping World Inc. unit.
Membership services revenues of $38.7 million for the quarter decreased $0.4 million, or 1.1%, from the comparable period in 2011. This revenue decrease was largely attributable to a $1.7 million decrease in member events revenue due to the timing of annual member rallies and a $1 million decrease in revenue resulting from merging the President’s Club into the Good Sam Club. These were partially offset by a $2 million revenue increase from extended vehicle warranty programs and a $0.3 million increase in emergency road service revenue.
Retail revenues of $95.4 million for the quarter increased by $13.2 million, or 16.1%, from the comparable period in 2011. Aftermarket parts and accessories store merchandise sales increased $10.9 million due to a same store sales increase of $5.4 million coupled with a $6.1 million increase due to the opening of 16 new Camping World stores over the last 21 months.
Media revenues were down 24.1% to $5.5 million for the quarter from the comparable period in 2011. This decrease was primarily attributable to a $0.7 million reduction in consumer show revenue, a $0.6 million reduction resulting from the sale or closure of non-core media businesses in 2011, and a $0.5 million reduction in magazine revenue.
Two stores were closed in the last 21 months in order to consolidate operations within specific geographic areas. Also, mail order and Internet sales increased $3.8 million, installation and service fees decreased $1.2 million, and supplies and other revenue decreased $0.3 million.
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