Fiscal 2014 first quarter results reflect expenses of $4.2 million, or $0.16 per diluted share after tax, including $2.9 million of expenses related to deferred purchase price payments in connection with the acquisition of Schuh Group Limited, which are required to be expensed as compensation because the payment is contingent upon the payees' continued employment; and $1.3 million in asset impairment charges and network intrusion expenses.
Fiscal 2013 first quarter results reflect expenses of $3.1 million, or $0.12 per diluted share after tax, primarily including deferred purchase price payments in connection with the acquisition of Schuh Group Limited.
Adjusted for the items described above in both periods, earnings from continuing operations were $22.2 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, for the first quarter of Fiscal 2014, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $23.8 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, for the first quarter of Fiscal 2013.
For consistency with Fiscal 2014's previously announced earnings expectations and with previously reported adjusted results for the prior year period, the Company believes that the disclosure of the results from continuing operations adjusted for these items will be useful to investors.
Additionally, the Company believes that the presentation of earnings from continuing operations before the compensation expense associated with the Schuh deferred purchase price will enable investors to understand the effect attributable to incorporating a continuing employment condition into the obligation to pay deferred purchase price. A reconciliation of earnings and earnings per share from continuing operations in accordance with U.S.
Net sales for the first quarter of Fiscal 2014 decreased 1.5% to $591 million from $600 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2013. Consolidated first quarter 2014 comparable sales, including same store sales and comparable e-commerce and catalog sales, decreased 4%, with a 2% decrease in the Journeys Group, a 6% decrease in the Lids Sports Group, an 11% decrease in the Schuh Group, and a 7% increase in the Johnston & Murphy Group.
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