Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) today reported financial results for the 13-week and 52-week periods ended January 29, 2011.
Net sales for the 13-week period ended January 29, 2011, were $139.6 million compared with $142.8 million for the 13-week period ended January 30, 2010. Comparable store sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 decreased 7.9% compared with a 10.2% increase in the prior-year quarter. The Company opened 10 stores and closed 6 stores during the fourth quarter to end the period with 300 stores.
Net sales for the 52-week period ended January 29, 2011, were $415.3 million compared with $406.2 million for the 52-week period ended January 30, 2010. Comparable store sales for fiscal 2010 decreased 0.5% compared with an 8.4% increase in fiscal 2009. The Company opened 38 stores and closed 17 during fiscal 2010.
The Company reported net income of $14.4 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 compared with net income of $22.1 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. For fiscal 2010, the Company reported net income of $26.4 million, or $1.28 per share, compared with net income of $34.6 million, or $1.71 per diluted share, in the prior year.Income tax expense for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 included a net benefit of $0.8 million related to an adjustment to the Company’s prior year income tax provision partially offset by an adjustment to the state tax rate applied to the Company’s deferred tax assets. Excluding the impact of these items, adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 was $13.6 million, or $0.66 per diluted share (adjusted). Income tax expense for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 included a benefit of approximately $3.3 million related to the reversal of the valuation allowance on the Company’s deferred tax assets established in prior periods. Excluding the impact of this item, adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was $18.8 million, or $0.92 per diluted share (adjusted).
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