Kohl's Corporation Reports October Comparable Store Sales

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) reported today that for the four-week month ended October 27, 2012 total sales increased 4.6 percent and comparable store sales increased 3.3 percent over the four-week month ended October 29, 2011. For the third quarter, total sales increased 2.6 percent and comparable store sales increased 1.1 percent. Year to date, total sales increased 1.2 percent and comparable store sales decreased 0.5 percent.
               

% Change

Total Sales

Total Sales
    Comparable Sales
($ in millions)

2012
   

2011

2012
   

2011

2012
   

2011
October $ 1,392 $ 1,331 4.6 % 5.6 % 3.3 % 4.0 %
Quarter $ 4,490 $ 4,376 2.6 % 3.8 % 1.1 % 2.1 %
Year to Date $ 12,937 $ 12,786 1.2 % 3.5 % (0.5 %) 1.7 %
 

For the month, the Midwest was the strongest region and Children’s was the strongest line of business. Additional comments regarding the Company’s sales results will be provided in a pre-recorded telephone message, which will be available from 8:30 am ET on Thursday, November 1, 2012 until 8:30 pm ET on Friday, November 2, 2012. The toll-free, dial-in number for the replay is (888) 360-2596. (No pass code is required.)

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