Ruger Annual Report

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    Sturm, Ruger & Company released the company’s annual report for 2013.  Not surprisingly, sales and profits were up.  For the entire year, Ruger saw a $196.5 million increase in sales to $688.3 million.

    While the very end of 2012 through mid-2013 saw a huge increase in sales across the industry, many people were reporting a return to “normal” sales in late 2013.  During the fourth quarter of 2013, Ruger sales continued to be very strong:  $181.9 million, up more than $40 million for the same period in 2012.

    The company believes they have outpaced the industry in sales growth.  According to Ruger, the company sold 18% more units during the year, while total adjusted NICS checks increased only 7%.  Ruger attributed much of the company’s sales growth to the introduction of new products:  the LC380 and SR45 pistols, the Ruger American and ST-762 rifles and the Red Label II shotgun.

    Richard Johnson

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