Tuesday Morning Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results
DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuesday Morning Corporation (Nasdaq:TUES) today reported that, as previously announced, net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were $279.3 million compared to $289.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, a decrease of 3.6%. Comparable store sales decreased 3.2% for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 as compared to the same period last year. The decrease in comparable store sales was comprised of a 2.9% decrease in traffic and a 0.3% decrease in average ticket. Net income for the second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2010 was $17.3 million, or $0.40 earnings per diluted share, compared to net income of $18.5 million, or $0.43 earnings per diluted share, for the same period last year.
For the six months ended December 31, 2010, net sales were $452.1 million compared to $455.5 million for the same period last year, a decrease of 0.7%. Comparable store sales decreased 0.5% for the six month period ended December 31, 2010 as compared to the same period last year. The decrease in comparable store sales was comprised of a 0.5% increase in traffic offset by a 1.0% decrease in average ticket. For the six months ended December 31, 2010, the Company had earnings per diluted share of $0.34 versus $0.32 for the same period in fiscal 2010.
Kathleen Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We anticipate that we will return to positive comparable sales for the remainder of the fiscal year. We had four consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales prior to this quarter ended December 31, 2010. We invested excess cash in opportunistic inventory to keep our product offerings fresh, unique and well positioned for the balance of fiscal 2011. We had no outstanding borrowings at quarter end. We remain confident in our ability to drive profitability and shareholder value by focusing on product mix, store relocation opportunities and leveraging of SG&A expenses while maintaining a strong, debt-free balance sheet."
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