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Arden Group, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings

Arden Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARDNA) today released its sales and income figures for the third quarter ended September 29, 2012.

Arden Group, Inc. is the parent company of Gelson’s Markets which currently operates 17 full-service supermarkets in Southern California carrying both perishable and grocery products.





Thirteen Weeks Ended

Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended

September 29,


October 1,

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(In Thousands, Except Share, Per Share & Footnote Data)







$ 108,150 $ 104,706 $ 323,076 $ 314,980

Operating income


8,541 5,646 21,674 19,153

Interest, dividend and other income (expense), net


25 28 73 2,238
Income before income taxes 8,566 5,674 21,747 21,391
Income tax provision 3,491 2,313 8,861 8,717
Net income $ 5,075 $ 3,361 $ 12,886 $ 12,674

Basic and diluted net income per common share


$ 1.65 $ 1.09 $ 4.20 $ 4.09

Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding


3,071,000 3,071,000 3,071,000 3,101,693

(a) In 2011, the Company operated 18 full-service supermarkets in Southern California through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gelson’s Markets (Gelson’s). On February 25, 2012, Gelson’s closed its store located in Northridge, California. On May 1, 2012, the Northridge store lease was assigned to a third party and Gelson’s was released from all obligations under the lease by the landlord. In return, Gelson’s paid the assignee a lease assignment fee of $1,850,000 during the second quarter of 2012 and transferred various items of equipment to the assignee.

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