The Company expects diluted earnings per share of $4.05 to $4.45 for fiscal 2014, which is consistent with its previous guidance.
On May 14, 2014, Kohl's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.39 per share. The dividend is payable June 25, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 11, 2014.
Kohl’s ended the quarter with 1,160 stores in 49 states, compared with 1,155 stores at the same time last year. The Company opened four new store locations, relocated one existing store and permanently closed two stores during the first quarter of 2014.
Credit Card Agreement with Capital One
The Company extended its current credit card agreement with Capital One for an additional five years until March 31, 2023.
First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call
Kohl's will host its quarterly earnings conference call at 8:30 am ET on May 15, 2014. The phone number for the conference call is (706) 902-0486. Replays of the call will be available for 30 days by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406. The conference ID for both the live call and the replay is 24989593. The conference call and replays are also accessible via the Company's web site at
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including guidance on the Company's targeted sales and earnings. Kohl's intends forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” “plans,” or similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause Kohl's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in Item 1A in Kohl's Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is expressly incorporated herein by reference, and other factors as may periodically be described in Kohl's filings with the SEC.