Shares climbed 4.1% to $ 64.22 in premarket trading as results topped Wall Street expectations.
In the second quarter, sales at existing stores rose 4.7%, beating the 3.9% analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected.
The company said it posted comparable sales growth across basketball, running, classic footwear and apparel and that the growth was broad-based, with gains across all of its regions and channels.
Results come after rivals Hibbett Sports Inc. HIBB 2.66 % beat its earnings forecast and Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. DKS 0.50 % said the impact of the bankruptcy of Sports Authority Inc. was better-than-expected.
In all, Foot Locker reported a profit of $ 127 million, or 94 cents a share, up from $ 119 million, or 84 cents a share, in the year-prior quarter. Revenue increased 5% to $ 1.78 billion.
Analysts projected 90 cents in earnings per share on $ 1.76 billion in sales.
During the quarter, Foot Locker opened 23 new stores, closed 18 and remodeled or moved 64 stores, ending the quarter with 3,401 total stores in 23 countries.
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