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Why the Kathmandu (ASX:KMD) share price could charge higher today



The Kathmandu Holdings Ltd (ASX: KMD) share price will be on watch this morning following the release of a first quarter update.

In early trade in New Zealand, the retailer’s NZX listed shares are up 4.5%.

How did Kathmandu perform in the first quarter?

For the three months ended 31 October, Kathmandu delivered a 72% increase in group total sales.

This was driven entirely by the transformational acquisition of the Rip Curl business which completed in the second quarter of FY 2020.

On a pro forma basis, group direct to consumer same store sales, including online sales, for the 16 weeks ended 15 November were down 24.1%. Adjusted for lockdown closures, same store sales were down 7.6%. This was despite a 37% increase in group online…

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