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Dick's Sporting Goods

Company nameDick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryRetail and Sporting Goods
FoundedBinghamton, New York, U.S. (1948)
Founder(s)Richard "Dick" Stack
HeadquartersPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
No. of locations525 (August 2011)
Area servedUnited States
Key peopleEdward W. Stack
(Chairman & CEO)
Joe H. Schmidt
(Chairman & COO)
ProductsAthletic Apparel
Athletic Shoes
Casual Footwear
Fitness Equipment
Golf Apparel, Accessories, and Equipment
Outdoor Equipment
Revenue(+) US$4.41 Billion (FY 2010)
Operating income(+) US$225 Million (FY 2010)
Net income(+) US$135 Million (FY 2010)
Total assets(+) US$2.25 Billion (FY 2010)
Total equity(+) US$1.08 Billion (FY 2010)
SubsidiaryDick's Sporting Goods
Golf Galaxy
Galyan's Trading Company
Chick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (Nyse - DKS) or Dick's, is a Fortune 500 American corporation in the sporting goods and retail industies. The company's headquarters are on the grounds of Pittsburgh International Airport in Findlay Township near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dick's has 451 stores in 42 states as of July 25, 2011, primarily in the eastern half of the United States. The company also owns Golf Galaxy, Inc., a multi-channel golf specialty retailer, with 81 stores in 30 states.

Founded in 1948 by Richard "Dick" Stack at the age of 18, the chain has expanded enormously since the 1990s, in part through acquisitions, and is now one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world.

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