First-half net profit at Australian board sports company Globe International fell 59 per cent, but the firm on Monday said it expects earnings for the second half to be stronger.

Preamortisation net profit dropped to A$1.3 in the six months ended 31 December from A$3.1 million a year-earlier.

Sales rose 20 per cent to A$108.5 million from A$90.5 million, boosted by strong demand in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Chief executive Matt Hill said in the statement: "I anticipate full-year preamortisation net profit after tax in the range A$8 million to A$10 million."