Texas-based sporting goods retailer Academy Sports generated record revenue of $1.79 billion in Q2 2021, an 11.5% increase year-over-year.
The company benefited from increased demand for outdoor and at-home fitness products during the global pandemic.
Academy Sports operates 259 brick-and-mortar locations in 16 states across the U.S. but saw e-commerce sales increase 207.2% in Q2 compared to the same period a year prior.
Private equity firm KKR & Co. acquired Academy Sports in 2011 for an undisclosed amount. The retailer raised $203 million during its IPO in October, valuing the company at $1.1 billion.
Since then, Academy Sports has been expanding its footprint in the $126 billion global sporting goods market.
- The company inked a multiyear partnership with the Big 12 Conference in 2020.
- It secured a partnership with the Southwestern Athletic Conference the same year.
- The company agreed to sponsorship deals in July with Texas athletics and Austin FC.
- Earlier this week, it signed a multiyear deal with the National PAL.
As a result of the record-setting second quarter, the company raised its full-year revenue guidance to between $6.46 billion and $6.62 billion.
Academy Sports plans to open more than 800 stores across the U.S. next.