SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
January 20, 2004
TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY
|(State or Other||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|Jurisdiction of||Identification No.)|
|320 Plus Park Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee||37217|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code:||(615) 366-4600|
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|Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure|
|Item 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
|EX-99.1 PRESS RELEASE|
Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 9, Regulation FD Disclosure and Item 12, Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 20, 2004, the Company issued a press release setting forth its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 27, 2003. Additionally, the Company provided its current outlook for fiscal 2004. A copy of the Registrants press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.
We believe that meaningful analysis of our financial performance requires an understanding of the factors underlying that performance and our judgments about the likelihood that particular factors will not repeat. The press release references certain non-recurring store expansion costs incurred in fiscal 2002. These costs represent costs incurred in the Companys significant expansion in 2002, which was primarily the result of the purchase of property and lease rights from Quality Stores, Inc. in the first quarter of 2002. The expansion in fiscal 2002 resulting from this purchase increased the size of the Company by over 25% and was completed in a very compressed time frame. As such, the Company incurred significant incremental costs to achieve the state of readiness required to enable all stores to open within the desired time frame and such costs are not considered by management to be indicative of normal pre-opening or recurring expenses. Management believes that disclosing the effect of the significant 2002 single year store expansion improves the investors ability to reasonably evaluate the Companys longer-term business trends.
|99.1 Press Release, dated: January 20, 2004.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY|
January 23, 2004
||By:||/s/ Calvin B. Massmann
Calvin B. Massmann
Senior Vice President-
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Duly Authorized Officer and
Principal Financial Officer)
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