The Buckle, Inc. Reports September 2007 Net Sales
October 11, 2007 at 07:00 AM EDT
KEARNEY, Neb., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) announced today that net sales for the 5-week fiscal month ended October 6, 2007 increased 15.3 percent to $57.7 million from net sales of $50.0 million for the prior year 5-week fiscal month ended September 30, 2006. Comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one year, increased 10.9 percent from comparable store net sales for the 5-week period ended October 7, 2006. Total net sales were up 16.9 percent compared to the same 5-week period ended October 7, 2006.
Net sales year-to-date, for the 35-week fiscal period ended October 6, 2007, increased 15.8 percent to $363.0 million from net sales of $313.6 million for the prior year 35-week fiscal period ended September 30, 2006. Comparable store net sales year-to-date increased 10.0 percent from comparable store net sales for the 35-week period ended October 7, 2006.
Due to the 53rd week in fiscal 2006, comparable store net sales for the month and year-to-date periods are compared to the 5-week and 35-week periods ended October 7, 2006.
Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company's exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 366 retail stores in 38 states compared to 350 stores in 38 states as of October 11, 2006. During fiscal September, the Company opened two new stores. To listen to the Company's recorded monthly sales commentary, please call (308) 238-2500.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995; All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors which may be beyond the Company's control. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.
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Contact: Karen B. Rhoads, Chief Financial Officer
The Buckle, Inc. 308/236-8491
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