The Buckle, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2013 Net Income

The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced today that net income for the fiscal quarter ended February 1, 2014 was $59.3 million, or $1.24 per share ($1.23 per share on a diluted basis). Net income for the fiscal year February 1, 2014 was $162.6 million, or $3.41 per share ($3.39 per share on a diluted basis).

Net sales for the 13-week fiscal quarter ended February 1, 2014 decreased 6.0 percent to $339.0 million from net sales of $360.6 million for the prior year 14-week fiscal quarter ended February 2, 2013. Comparable store net sales for the 13-week period ended February 1, 2014 decreased 2.8 percent from comparable store net sales for the prior year 13-week period ended February 2, 2013. Online sales (which are not included in comparable store sales) increased 0.4 percent to $29.3 million for the 13-week period ended February 1, 2014, compared to net sales of $29.1 million for the 14-week period ended February 2, 2013.

Net sales for the 52-week fiscal year ended February 1, 2014 increased 0.4 percent to $1.128 billion from net sales of $1.124 billion for the 53-week fiscal year ended February 2, 2013. Comparable store net sales for the 52-week period ended February 1, 2014 were flat in comparison to the prior year 52-week period ended February 2, 2013. Online sales (which are not included in comparable store sales) increased 5.3 percent to $89.0 million for the 52-week period ended February 1, 2014, compared to net sales of $84.5 million for the 53-week period ended February 2, 2013.

The fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was a 13-week fiscal period, ending The Buckle, Inc.’s 52-week fiscal year. The fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was a 14-week fiscal period, ending a 53-week fiscal year. Comparable store net sales for the quarter and year-to-date periods are compared to the 13-week and 52-week periods ended February 2, 2013.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $59.3 million, or $1.24 per share ($1.23 per share on a diluted basis), compared with $61.4 million, or $1.29 per share ($1.28 per share on a diluted basis) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

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