KEARNEY, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced today that net income for the fiscal quarter ended October 28, 2017 was $19.9 million, or $0.41 per share ($0.41 per share on a diluted basis).
Net sales for the 13-week fiscal quarter ended October 28, 2017 decreased 6.2 percent to $224.3 million from net sales of $239.2 million for the prior year 13-week fiscal quarter ended October 29, 2016. Comparable store net sales for the 13-week period ended October 28, 2017 decreased 5.9 percent from comparable store net sales for the prior year 13-week period ended October 29, 2016. Online sales decreased 1.2 percent to $23.4 million for the 13-week period ended October 28, 2017, compared to net sales of $23.7 million for the 13-week period ended October 29, 2016.
Net sales for the 39-week fiscal period ended October 28, 2017 decreased 9.0 percent to $632.2 million from net sales of $694.9 million for the prior year 39-week fiscal period ended October 29, 2016. Comparable store net sales for the 39-week period ended October 28, 2017 decreased 8.8 percent from comparable store net sales for the prior year 39-week period ended October 29, 2016. Online sales decreased 4.3 percent to $64.7 million for the 39-week period ended October 28, 2017, compared to net sales of $67.6 million for the 39-week period ended October 29, 2016.
Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $19.9 million, or $0.41 per share ($0.41 per share on a diluted basis), compared with $23.4 million, or $0.49 per share ($0.48 per share on a diluted basis) for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.
Net income for the 39-week fiscal period ended October 28, 2017 was $47.7 million, or $0.99 per share ($0.99 per share on a diluted basis), compared with $62.0 million, or $1.29 per share ($1.28 per share on a diluted basis) for the 39-week period ended October 29, 2016.
Management will hold a conference call at 9:30 a.m. EST today to discuss results for the quarter. To participate in the call, please call (800) 230-1093 for domestic calls or (612) 288-0337 for international calls and reference the conference code 432975. A replay of the call will be available for a two-week period beginning today at 11:30 a.m. EST by calling (800) 475-6701 for domestic calls or (320) 365-3844 for international calls and entering the conference code 432975.
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 462 retail stores in 44 states. As of the end of the fiscal quarter, it operated 461 stores in 44 states compared with 470 stores in 44 states at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2016.
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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|THE BUCKLE, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|(Amounts in Thousands Except Per Share Amounts)|
|Thirteen Weeks Ended||Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended|
|SALES, Net of returns and allowances||$||224,307||$||239,213||$||632,208||$||694,913|
|COST OF SALES (Including buying, distribution, and occupancy costs)||133,379||142,339||385,424||423,428|
|General and administrative||9,307||9,234||29,113||29,705|
|INCOME FROM OPERATIONS||30,937||36,820||73,390||97,332|
|OTHER INCOME, Net||808||497||2,642||1,500|
|INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES||31,745||37,317||76,032||98,832|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||11,841||13,920||28,360||36,866|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE:|
|Basic weighted average shares||48,218||48,107||48,218||48,107|
|Diluted weighted average shares||48,339||48,259||48,331||48,230|
|THE BUCKLE, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(Amounts in Thousands Except Share and Per Share Amounts)|
| October 29, |
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||205,247||$||196,536||$||163,006|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||8,317||6,023||7,320|
|Total current assets||405,834||386,457||381,933|
|PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT||462,798||459,359||464,507|
|Less accumulated depreciation and amortization||(306,655||)||(290,364||)||(289,547||)|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accrued employee compensation||14,899||26,906||15,651|
|Accrued store operating expenses||17,044||14,695||16,440|
|Gift certificates redeemable||14,853||21,199||16,088|
|Income taxes payable||4,087||10,737||2,751|
|Total current liabilities||92,177||98,616||87,244|
|DEFERRED RENT LIABILITY||35,452||37,600||38,602|
|Common stock, authorized 100,000,000 shares of $.01 par value; issued and outstanding; 48,841,280 shares at October 28, 2017, 48,622,780 shares at January 28, 2017, and 48,622,780 shares at October 29, 2016||488||486||486|
|Additional paid-in capital||143,670||139,398||139,670|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(79||)||(82||)||(178||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||445,913||430,539||443,154|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||588,123||$||579,847||$||581,571|
|(1) Derived from audited financial statements.|
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The Buckle, Inc.
Thomas B. Heacock, 308-236-8491
Chief Financial Officer
Source: The Buckle, Inc.