Phoenix PetSmart said Wednesday its first-quarter profit rose 12% on higher merchandise and service sales.
The company earned $46.3 million, compared with profit of $41.2 million during the same period a year prior. Revenue increased 9% to $1.33 billion from $1.21 billion. The fiscal 2009 first quarter ended May 3 and the full year ends in January.
“With a solid first quarter performance, our results continue to validate the strength of our commitment to providing differentiated solutions at a great value," said Phil Francis, chairman and CEO.
PetSmart said its merchandise sales grew 9% to $1.18 billion, and pet-service sales grew 10% to $142.8 million.
Same-store sales increased 3.9%.