The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) announced today that comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one year, for the 4-week period ended January 31, 2015 increased 0.8 percent from comparable store net sales for the 4-week period ended February 1, 2014. Net sales for the 4-week fiscal period ended January 31, 2015 increased 3.6 percent to $58.9 million from net sales of $56.9 million for the prior year 4-week fiscal period ended February 1, 2014. Comparable store net sales for the 13-week fourth quarter ended January 31, 2015 increased 1.1 percent from comparable store net sales for the 13-week period ended February 1, 2014. Net sales for the 13-week fiscal fourth quarter ended January 31, 2015 increased 4.3 percent to $353.5 million compared to net sales of $339.0 million for the prior year 13-week fiscal fourth quarter ended February 1, 2014. Comparable store net sales year-to-date for the 52-week period ended January 31, 2015 were flat in comparison to the 52-week period ended February 1, 2014. Net sales for the 52-week fiscal period ended January 31, 2015 increased 2.2 percent to $1.153 billion from net sales of $1.128 billion for the prior year 52-week fiscal period ended February 1, 2014. As previously announced, beginning with the new fiscal year, the Company will begin including online sales in its reported comparable store sales. Currently, online sales are excluded from comparable store sales. This change will be effective for the Company's February 2015 monthly sales release and for all future periods. About Buckle Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company's exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 460 retail stores in 44 states compared to 449 stores in 43 states as of February 5, 2014. This includes the recent closure of three stores in fiscal January. To listen to the Company's recorded monthly sales commentary, please call (308) 238-2500.
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