Net sales for the 13-week fiscal quarter ended May 4, 2013 increased 2.3 percent to $269.7 million from net sales of $263.8 million for the prior year 13-week fiscal quarter ended April 28, 2012. Comparable store net sales for the 13-week period ended May 4, 2013 increased 1.2 percent from comparable store net sales for the prior year 13-week period ended May 5, 2012.
Online sales (which are not included in comparable store sales) increased 6.0 percent to $20.9 million for the 13-week period ended May 4, 2013, compared to net sales of $19.7 million for the prior year 13-week period ended April 28, 2012.
Due to the 53rd week in fiscal 2012, comparable store net sales for the quarter are compared to the 13-week period ended May 5, 2012.
Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $37.6 million, or $0.79 per share ($0.78 per share on a diluted basis), compared with $37.8 million, or $0.80 per share ($0.79 per share on a diluted basis) for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
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 444 retail stores in 43 states, which includes the opening of a new store last week in Gurnee, Illinois. As of the end of the first quarter, it operated 443 stores in 43 states compared with 431 stores in 43 states at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
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