Why bebe stores (BEBE) Stock Is Down in After-Hours Trading Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of bebe stores  (BEBE)  fell 5.9% to $2.71 in after-hours trading Thursday after the women's fashion retailer reported fourth-quarter results that came up short of analysts' expectations.

The company reported an adjusted net loss of 18 cents a share, wider than the loss of 12 cents a share in the same period one year earlier. Revenue from continuing operations totaled $103.6 million, an 8.7% year-over-year decrease from $113.5 million.

Analysts expected a loss of 17 cents a share on revenue of $104.79 million.

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Comparable-store sales decreased 1.9% compared to a decrease of 7.9% in the year-ago period.

For the first quarter of 2015, the company expects comparable-store sales to be in the negative low single digit to flat range, as well as net loss per share in the high teens. Analysts expect an adjusted net loss of 6 cents a share.

For the full year, bebe expects to open four bebe stores and two outlet stores and to close up to 12 bebe and outlet stores.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates BEBE STORES INC as a "sell" with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate BEBE STORES INC (BEBE) a SELL. This is driven by a few notable weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."

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