Smith & Wesson Sales Hit All Time High, Up 200% Since Obama Election

Tyler Durden's picture

Moments ago, America's legendary gun company reported Q4 earnings which, not surprisingly, beat estimate on the top and bottom line, reporting EPS of $0.66, far above the $0.54 expected, on revenue of $221.1 million, $7 million higher than consensus had expected. The stock, while not at its all time high which it hit earlier this year, is surging on the results, however, it was the tremendous topline growth in revenue that has to be seen to be believed.

See if you can spot the catalyst that unleashed SWHC's unprecedented growth burst.

Yes, you are reading that chart correctly: Smith and Wessons sales are up 200% since Obama was elected.

As for the future, SWHC forecast 2017 sales of $740-$760 million, which smashed expectations of $732 million, and which we are confident will be very easily beat, especially thanks to the latest attempt by the president to implement yet another set of gun control executive orders.

And this of course: the number of FBI background checks, a direct proxy for gun sale in any given monthm which just hit an all time high for the month of May.


Once again, we wonder if secretly Obama isn't merely a very deeply
planted agent for the NRA and gun lobby - if it wasn't for him gun sales
in the US would be order of magnitude lower.

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Yukon Cornholius's picture

Who doesn't like guns?

1980XLS's picture

Prolly Fags, given recent events.

centerline's picture

Actually the news is filled with people in the gay community who are changing thier tune.  Hollywierd and all the anti-gun folks everywhere must be having a regular fit.

centerline's picture

Those clearly nice young fellows really shouldn't take the orange tips off of airsoft guns.  Can get in a lot of trouble for that.


hedgeless_horseman's picture


Are you betting the over or the under for 400 as the combined IQ?

centerline's picture

I think you might be making the odds on under too generous.  Not sure of some these guys are qualified to exhange oxygen for carbon dioxide.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) centerline Jun 16, 2016 4:13 PM

One uh dem needs to b mow'n da lawn n shit.

NidStyles's picture

The grass is a part of the gang yo, it's gotta hang out as well.


Vatican_cameo's picture

Those are the same $hitballs that made the video threatening Trump (taking away his momma's food stamps).  Local police got involved and they realized that all the weapons they were flashing were stolen from a local Gunstore.  They arrested the entire lot of them.  Now they are back at the Zoo where they belong.

cheech_wizard's picture

I'm going for the under. Not a single scope in that picture as far as I can tell.

1980XLS's picture

If Obama had a son............

Being Free's picture

Maybe I'm just getting old but you'd think one of those boys could get the mower out and cut that grass. It sure needs it.

HelluvaEngineer's picture

I used to really not care for S&W, except for their fine revolvers.  Their politics have been iffy too.  However, their current leadership is doing a bang-up job and really driving some innovative products. 

This article doesn't really take that into account.  Products like their S&W Shield have been flying off shelves, with good reason.  It's probably the best concealed carry weapon I've seen launched in the last decade.

espirit's picture

Prolly if you add the Glock style trigger kit.

blue51's picture

I bought the Shield .  Both buddies that I let shoot it , went and bought one also.

greenskeeper carl's picture

I've bought two S&Ws since Obamas been in office. And AR and the striker fired .38 bodyguard revolver for the wife. Both good guns. So I guess I have helped their surging sales.

joego1's picture

Love my S&W 686, accurate and dependable.

docmac324's picture

Their missing (Bill Murray) AWMY training.  One Marine and his rifle, these cats don't stand a chance.  All so, no go.  Trust me..


Budd aka Sidewinder's picture

Those lads would just as soon shoot each other as they would whitey

krispkritter's picture

That bunch of asshats has a combined IQ barely above their shoe size.  And their prison edumacation is sure to drag it down another peg.

Note to self: Don't make a video threatening a Presidential nominee while holding a bunch of stolen weapons and then post it online.  Also, if you have wads of cash and bunches of guns to flash, get your momma off food stamps you worthless, too-late-to-abort societal failure.

Whisky Zero's picture

I notice that the youths are all indexing their trigger fingers on the firearms.  They may be the neighborhood self defense league wearing urban camouflage.

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

It's interesting to see how different communities or groups of people respond to various events.  As mentioned, there are headlines today of the "gay community buying guns in droves in response to Orlando".  So, this community is targeted and they figure "we got to step up and protect ourselves".


Compare that to Detroit.  Chicago.  These communities have continued to crumble.  More and more shit gets piled on top and nobody there steps up to do anything?  There's no inkling to do something and try to improve things?  Hard to understand.  

Croesus's picture

A Musllm walks into a gay bar...."Shots all around"!

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Obama voters, statists, satanists, gays, people with low self-esteem, people who like sports, movie goers, bill o'reily, government workers, sheeple, people who cant make thier own way in life, millennials, obama, D. fienstien, and jews.

booboo's picture

Hey what a coincidence, that is the same list of people that have either armed security or who at the first sign of trouble call a government paid stooge that has a gun.

Budd aka Sidewinder's picture

Now that's a hockey stick

onewayticket2's picture

like most liberal does the opposite of what is intended.



"Affordable" care act and the "Fairness" doctrine

Ms. Erable's picture

I'm pleased to have contributed to the continued success of S&W, and to one of the few growth industries left in this country.

onewayticket2's picture

me, too.  2016 revenue contributor.

didnt want to.....but glad i did.

dot_bust's picture

Maybe Smith and Wesson should hire Obama as a spokesman. 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I'm sure they and the MIC (drone companies) are donating $millions to the Obama Library.

bbq on whitehouse lawn's picture

How many armed sheep does it take to kill a pack of wolves?
Make believe only lasts untill reality decides to intervene.
Men don't need guns, bullets or even sticks, all they need is a reason to fight. If you give them one you lost.

ISawThatToo's picture

"How many armed sheep does it take to kill a pack of wolves?"

Not as many as one woud think:

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Is the target audience a bunch of 1st graders, or the Occ. Squad (IQ <80)?

The banal presentation aside, it's all predicated on (1) the sheep getting organized and (2) taking action in unison. Failure to do both, results in Failure. With commensurate consequences. Da, da, dah!

California Nightmares's picture

The one good thing Zero has done. 

vulcanraven's picture

Sounds about right....I just bought an M&P 15-22

Consuelo's picture




"He's a backseat mauler
A bar-room brawler
I think he's gonna blacken your eye
And if that don't teach you a lesson
Might show you his Smith & Wesson
Don't let me say it again.."

centerline's picture

Either he is really trying to push guns and is thrilled - or he is against guns as he says and must be fuming at how his rhetoric has backfired.

opaopaopa's picture

If only one in 50 of those florida fruitcakes had a gun...

WillyGroper's picture

trouble is they all had em...but they were for fun.

espirit's picture

I feel a 'no moar soft target' joke coming on.

krispkritter's picture

As carrying in a bar in FL is against statute and given the prevailing anti-gun sentiment from our 'special prosecutors', I'm sure he'd be blamed for the majority of deaths and sitting in jail right now.

Robert Trip's picture

That's me.

April 2015

NoWayJose's picture

One of the filibustering Democrats pushing gun control said - "We're not asking for anything revolutionary here".

He's right - gun control is NOT revolutionary - but the "right of the people to keep and bear arms" - without government infringement - is pretty darn "Revolutionary"!