ATLANTA — Licensed merchandise associated with the Super Bowl helped boost Dick’s Sporting Goods’ net income 8 percent to $73.2 million in the fourth quarter, ended Feb. 2, over last year’s $67.7 million.
Earnings per diluted share in the 14-week quarter rose 3.3 percent to 62 cents over the prior year’s 60 cents, slightly beating its previous guidance of 60 to 61 cents per diluted share. Dick’s also credited the increase to an extra week of operations. The fiscal 2006 fourth quarter consisted of 13 weeks.
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