Columbia Sportswear reported a jump in net earnings of 64 percent to $74.2 million for the first quarter of this year as revenues grew by 8 percent to $654.6 million, rising by 10 percent in local currencies. Footwear sales went up by 10 percent to $128.6 million, while apparel, accessories and equipment rose at a slower pace of 7 percent to $526.0 million. The Columbia brand grew by 9 percent to $552.2 million. Sorel's sales went up by 28 percent to $39.5 million. Prana and Mountain Hardwear booked declines of 3 percent and 11 percent, respectively, but Mountain Hardwear could see a recovery for the balance of the year. The U.S. outperformed the rest of the world with a sales increase of 14 percent to $412.2 million. Europe was down by 1 percent to $71.3 million, but its sales increased by 5 percent in local currencies, driven by strength in Russia. Latin America and Asia-Pacific together grew by 4 percent in constant currencies, with gains in Japan and South Korea partly offset by a low double-digit decline in China. More in The Outdoor Industry Compass.