Hot Topic, Inc. Reports Holiday 2012 Comp Sales Up 2.2%

Hot Topic, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: HOTT) today announced the sales results for the combined November/December “Holiday” period (nine weeks ended December 29, 2012). A summary of the sales results by division (including Internet) is as follows:
 
  Comparable  
Sales % Change * Net Sales
    % Change
This Last $ To Last
Year Year Millions Year
HOLIDAY:
Hot Topic 1.6 % 2.7 % $ 141.1 0.8 %
 
Torrid 5.5 % -2.2 % $ 36.2 18.8 %
 
Total Co. 2.2 % 1.8 % $ 177.3 4.0 %
 

YEAR TO DATE:
Hot Topic 3.5 % 0.5 % $ 514.2 1.7 %
 
Torrid 3.0 % 4.1 % $ 171.8 12.3 %
 
Total Co. 3.4 % 1.3 % $ 686.0 4.2 %
 

* During the first quarter of fiscal 2012, Hot Topic, Inc. began including Internet sales in the computation of comparable sales. All prior year comparable sales results have been adjusted to reflect this change.

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