This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Vera Bradley Announces Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Financial Results

  • Net revenues increased 5% to $123.0 million.
  • Direct net revenues increased 24%, including an increase of 0.9% in comparable-store sales; Indirect net revenues decreased 15%.
  • Diluted EPS were $0.23 compared to $0.31 in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vera Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRA) today announced its financial results for the fiscal 2014 first quarter ended May 4, 2013. The Company reported net revenues of $123.0 million for the first quarter, compared to $117.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, an increase of $5.8 million, or 5.0%. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.23, a decrease of 26% over diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Mike Ray, Chief Executive Officer commented, "We delivered on our expectations for the first quarter. Net revenue slightly exceeded our guidance, with comparable store sales growth of 0.9%, and indirect performance in line with expectations, while gross margin was slightly ahead. We also continue to be pleased with our new store performance as well as the growth in our e-commerce channel. Looking forward, in light of our outlook, we have narrowed our focus to ensure that we can execute our strategies as quickly as possible, both to address our challenges and to achieve our longer-term vision for the brand."

In the Direct segment, revenues increased 24% to $73.7 million, as a result of growth across all of our channels. In our stores, net revenues grew 34% during the quarter, due to the opening of 19 full-price and four outlet stores since the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Comparable store sales increased 0.9%. E-commerce revenue grew 23% primarily due to continued growth in website traffic.  Indirect revenues decreased 15% to $49.3 million, primarily due to cautious ordering from our specialty retailers in this challenging retail environment.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $95.18 1.64%
FB $117.43 -0.96%
GOOG $692.36 -0.84%
TSLA $232.32 -3.92%
YHOO $36.01 -1.42%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,750.91 -140.25 -0.78%
S&P 500 2,063.37 -18.06 -0.87%
NASDAQ 4,763.2240 -54.37 -1.13%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs