Shares of Allbirds, the San Francisco-based sustainable shoe and apparel maker, experienced a significant boost on Wednesday following the release of its second-quarter sales report. The company's stock soared by 26% to $1.61 during midday trading, marking a positive turn after a 33% drop earlier this year.

A Closer Look at the Financials

Allbirds reported a second-quarter loss of $28.9 million, or 19 cents per share, in comparison to $29.4 million, or 20 cents per share, during the same period last year. Despite the loss, the company outperformed analysts' expectations of a per-share loss of 23 cents.

Sales Results and Inventory Reduction

Allbirds' second-quarter sales came in at $70.5 million, which surpassed the forecasted $67.2 million by analysts. Notably, the company successfully decreased its inventory, with promotional efforts resulting in a 24% reduction in stock levels. As a result, their inventory at the end of the quarter reached a two-year low.

Looking Ahead

While Allbirds faced challenges in terms of financial performance, they have shown significant progress in reducing inventory and cutting losses. As the company continues to navigate the market, it will be interesting to see how they leverage their sustainable brand image to drive future growth.

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