Investors dumped Foot Locker like a stinky span of trainers after a organisation reported behind quarterly sales.
The New York athletic-wear sequence pronounced sales in a February-to-April duration rose 0.5% from 2016 during stores open during slightest a year.
The news sent shares of a association down 15% in trade on Friday morning.
Chief executive Richard Johnson pronounced he was “not satisfied” with a results. The organisation is crafting a “plan B” for a year, focused on determining costs.
Total Foot Locker sales surfaced $2bn, adult 0.7% year-on-year, interjection to some new stores.
But behind taxation refunds in a US vexed trade in February, traditionally one of a firm’s biggest months, Mr Johnson said.
He also pronounced a disturb for classical Adidas Superstars and Stan Smith trainers had died down, but being transposed by a allied must-have item.
Sales increasing as a duration progressed, he added, repeating observations done by other retailers.
“It was a bit of a rollercoaster ride,” he said.
Foot Locker, that has a tellurian footprint of some-more than 3,350 stores and brands such as Champs Sports and Runners Point, pronounced sum increase were $180m in a quarter, down some-more than 5%.
Deutsche Bank researcher pronounced Paul Trussell pronounced attention analysts did not have certainty that Foot Locker could broach on a betrothed sales expansion in a rest of a year.
“I don’t clarity a comfort turn with that view,” he said. “Help us get some-more assured on that front.”
Mr Johnson pronounced a association remained secure in a position.
“We sojourn really assured a consumer hasn’t left elsewhere,” he said.
“We are vital in a universe that is casualised,” he said. “Sneakers are a really critical partial of the consumers’ wardrobe.”