The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced today that comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one year, for the 4-week period ended August 2, 2014 increased 0.5 percent from comparable store net sales for the 4-week period ended August 3, 2013. Net sales for the 4-week fiscal period ended August 2, 2014 increased 2.3 percent to $79.0 million from net sales of $77.2 million for the prior year 4-week fiscal period ended August 3, 2013.
Comparable store net sales for the 13-week second quarter ended August 2, 2014 decreased 0.5 percent from comparable store net sales for the 13-week period ended August 3, 2013. Net sales for the 13-week fiscal quarter ended August 2, 2014 increased 1.4 percent to $235.7 million from net sales of $232.5 million for the prior year 13-week fiscal quarter ended August 3, 2013.
Comparable store net sales year-to-date for the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014 decreased 0.7 percent from comparable store net sales for the 26-week period ended August 3, 2013. Net sales for the 26-week fiscal period ended August 2, 2014 increased 1.0 percent to $507.4 million from net sales of $502.2 million for the prior year 26-week fiscal period ended August 3, 2013.
The Company will announce second quarter earnings the morning of Thursday, August 21, 2014. Management will hold a conference call at 10:30 a.m. EDT on August 21, 2014 to discuss results for the quarter. To participate in the call, please call (800) 230-1059 and reference the conference code 333780. A replay of the call will be available for a two-week period beginning August 21, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. EDT by calling (800) 475-6701 and entering the conference code 333780.About Buckle Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company’s exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 456 retail stores in 44 states, which includes the opening of five new stores and the closure of one store during fiscal July. New stores opened during the month include locations in Katy, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Concord, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Rome, Georgia. The Company operated 452 stores in 43 states as of August 7, 2013. To listen to the Company’s recorded monthly sales commentary, please call (308) 238-2500.
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