The Buckle, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2012 Net Income

The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced today that net income for the fiscal quarter ended February 2, 2013 was $61.4 million, or $1.29 per share ($1.28 per share on a diluted basis). Net income for the fiscal year February 2, 2013 was $164.3 million, or $3.47 per share ($3.44 per share on a diluted basis).

Net sales for the 14-week fiscal quarter ended February 2, 2013 increased 7.0 percent to $360.6 million from net sales of $337.1 million for the prior year 13-week fiscal quarter ended January 28, 2012. Comparable store net sales for the 14-week period ended February 2, 2013 were flat in comparison to comparable store net sales for the prior year 14-week period ended February 4, 2012. Online sales (which are not included in comparable store sales) increased 5.4 percent to $29.1 million for the 14-week period ended February 2, 2013, compared to net sales of $27.6 million for the 13-week period ended January 28, 2012.

Net sales for the 53-week fiscal year ended February 2, 2013 increased 5.7 percent to $1.124 billion from net sales of $1.063 billion for the 52-week fiscal year ended January 28, 2012. Comparable store net sales for the 53-week period ended February 2, 2013 increased 2.1 percent from comparable store net sales for the prior year 53-week period ended February 4, 2012. Online sales (which are not included in comparable store sales) increased 8.4 percent to $84.5 million for the 53-week period ended February 2, 2013, compared to net sales of $78.0 million for the 52-week period ended January 28, 2012.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $61.4 million, or $1.29 per share ($1.28 per share on a diluted basis), compared with $56.1 million, or $1.19 per share ($1.18 per share on a diluted basis) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.

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