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Burlington Stores Q4'FY14 EBITDA up 15.6%
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Mar '14
Burlington Stores, Inc., a nationally recognized off-price retailer of high-quality, branded apparel at everyday low prices, announced its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 1, 2014.
 
Tom Kingsbury, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are extremely pleased with our results in the fourth quarter and for the full year, given our strong sales and bottom line performance. For the year, we achieved a comparable store sales increase of 4.7%, an increase in Adjusted EBITDA of 15.6%, Adjusted EBITDA margin expansion of 70 basis points, and a 17.9% increase in Adjusted Net Income. 
 
These results benefited from strong fourth quarter comps of 4.0% as we continued to improve the execution of our off-price model. We remain focused on delivering great value, brands and freshness to our customers every day as well as executing our growth initiatives to improve comparable store sales, expand our retail store base and enhance our operating margins in Fiscal 2014 and beyond.”
 
Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Operating Results (for the 13 week period ended February 1, 2014 compared with the 14 week period ended February 2, 2013):
Comparable store sales increased 4.0%. In Fiscal 2012, certain stores were directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy and were not included in our comparable store base. In 2013, including these stores, comparable store sales increased 4.3%.
 
Net sales increased 1.3% to $1,334.3 million. Prior year net sales included approximately $54 million associated with the 53rd week ended February 2, 2013.
 
Gross margin expanded by 30 basis points primarily due to improved merchandising margins. Costs to process goods through the Company’s supply chain and buying costs, which are included in selling and administrative expenses, rose by a similar rate, as expected.
 
Selling and administrative expenses, exclusive of advisory fees, as a percentage of net sales were 28.0% vs. 27.8% last year. The fourth quarter last year was positively impacted by the reversal of incentive compensation accruals while the fourth quarter this year includes incentive compensation expense associated with performance better than plan.
 
The incentive compensation expense difference resulted in an 80 basis point increase in expense quarter over quarter, which was partially offset by improved leverage on store payroll of 40 basis points and occupancy and other store expenses of 30 basis points, as well as leverage on corporate expenses.


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