In the operating income section the company reported an increase of 52% at US$51.6 million, compared with US$33.9 million in the year-ago period.
The pet products segment reported net sales of US$215 million, a decline of 10% compared with fiscal 2008. Operating income was US$29.8 million, compared with US$32.7 million in 2008.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.