For the second quarter of fiscal 2013, we currently anticipate comparable store sales in the negative low to mid-single digit range. Depending on actual sales and markdowns, results are expected be in the range of a net loss of $0.01 to net income of $0.03 per diluted share based on 84 million weighted average shares outstanding versus net income of $0.08 per diluted share based on 84 million weighted average shares outstanding in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. In the current quarter, we will continue to see lower gross margin rate and an increase in SG&A as a percent of sales. The Company is currently anticipating an effective tax rate of approximately 41% for fiscal 2013.Finished goods inventories per square foot as of the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 are anticipated to increase in the mid-teen range given the increase in average unit cost for elevated product offerings, additional spring receipts, localization strategy, and inventory in the prior year comparable period was below projection.
Bebe Stores, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results
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