Herzogenaurach, Germany — PUMA saw sales rise by 3.7% to EUR 852 m ($ 967m) in the first quarter of 2016 compared with EUR 821m for the same period in 2015.
Gross profit margin stayed flat at 48.6%, the firm added.
Sales in the firm's footwear segment grew for the seventh quarter in a row, the company said.
In the footwear division, sales rose by 3.7% to EUR 392.0 m, with strong gains in the Sportstyle as well as the Running and Training categories, supported especially by the successful launches of women's silhouettes.
Bjorn Gulden, ceo, said: "We saw organic growth in all segments and all regions. We are especially happy to see that our sell through to consumers is improving. Both in our own retail and with our retail partners we see a continuous improvement. This is especially strong in our women's business, where the launches of new products and new marketing concepts have started to show excellent results."