Birks Group registered a sales growth of 26.7% year-over-year during the fiscal year ended March 26, 2022. The company, which is a manufacturer and retailer of jewellery, timepieces, silverware and gifts, experienced a comparable store sales growth of +32.5%.
For fiscal 2022, the company’s gross profit as a percentage of sales was 42.0%, widening 260 basis points from fiscal 2021. The Company continued to control its operating costs during the period, leading to operating expenses of 39.6% of net sales, vs. 41.4% in fiscal 2021.
Mr. Jean-Christophe Bédos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Birks Group, said, "We are pleased to report that fiscal 2022 was a successful year for Birks, which speaks to our teams' ability to deliver sustained growth across the business under challenging circumstances, their hard work, and their relentless dedication to our customers and company. In fiscal 2022, Birks has shifted from recovering from the impacts of COVID-19 to growing beyond pre-pandemic levels, as our results are strong not only compared to fiscal 2021, but also compared to fiscal 2020, which was not impacted by COVID-19”.