Perfumania Holdings, Inc. Reports Perfumania Retail Sales For December 2012

BELLPORT, N.Y., Jan. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perfumania Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERF) announced today that Perfumania, one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries which operates specialty retail fragrance stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, reported total net sales of $64.9 million for the five week fiscal month of December 2012, which ended December 29, 2012, versus $62.9 million for the five week fiscal month of December 2011, which ended December 31, 2011. On a year-to-date basis, total net sales were $272.1 million in the current year compared with $268.7 million last year. For the month of December 2012, comparable store sales increased by 1.8%. Comparable store sales on a year-to-date basis increased by 0.3%. Comparable store sales measure sales from stores that have been open for one year or more. We exclude stores that are closed for renovation from comparable store sales from the month during which renovation commences until the first full month after reopening.
PERFUMANIA DECEMBER, AND YEAR-TO-DATE 2012 RETAIL SALES ($'s in $000's):  
   FY    FY    FY  
  2012   2011   2010  
    Increase   (Decrease)   (Decrease)
        Increase    
             
Number of Open Stores, December 350 0.6% 348 (4.9%) 366  
             
December Total Retail Sales $64,879 3.2%  $62,850 5.4% $59,605  
             
Year-to-date December Total Retail Sales $272,102  1.3%  $268,673  8.4% $247,908  
December Comparable Store Sales   1.8%   5.8%   (7.4%)
             
Year-to-date December Comparable Store Sales   0.3%   10.6%   (1.3%)
CONTACT: Company Contact:                  Michael W. Katz         President and         Chief Executive Officer         Perfumania Holdings, Inc.         631-866-4156

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