NEW YORK — Columbia Sportswear Co. reported hefty fourth-quarter profit gains as strong overseas sales helped offset lower U.S. revenues.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the Portland, Ore.-based outerwear and footwear manufacturer boasted that net income grew by more than a fifth, or 20.4 percent, to $29.1 million, or 63 cents a diluted share. In the year-ago quarter, the company recorded earnings of $24.2 million, or 61 cents. Earnings per share shattered the Wall Street estimate by 9 cents.

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