For the fiscal year ending February 2, 2013, on a GAAP basis, the Company is raising its guidance for diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $2.27 to $2.37, compared with $1.93 in earnings per share in Fiscal 2012. This guidance represents a 14% to 19% increase over the prior year’s adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.99 (detailed below) and is now based upon estimated consolidated comparable store sales growth of 2% to 3%.
|(53 weeks)||(52 weeks)|
|EPS from continuing operations||$2.27 - $2.37||$1.93|
|Impact of A.J. Wright Closing||-||$.04|
|Store Conversion/Grand Re-Openings Costs||-||$.02|
|Adjusted EPS from continuing operations||$2.27 - $2.37||$1.99|