Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Charlotte Russe swings to Q2 loss on lower margins
Charlotte Russe swings to Q2 loss on lower margins
17
Apr '09
Charlotte Russe Holding Inc announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended March 28, 2009.

Second quarter fiscal 2009 net sales increased 3.3% to $191.2 million, compared to $185.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. Comparable store sales for the period decreased 8.0%. Net loss for the 2009 second quarter was $0.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share compared to net income of $4.2 million, or $0.17 per diluted share for the same period in 2008.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2009, the Company recorded cash charges of $1.5 million for expenses related to proxy solicitation, management transition and severance, as well as costs related to the review of strategic alternatives and subsequent sale process. The Company also recorded a non-cash charge of $1.6 million for store impairment. Diluted earnings per share, excluding the aforementioned expenses, were $0.04. At quarter-end, comparable store inventories were down 18.4%. The Company opened one new store during the period.

Net sales for the six month period ended March 28, 2009 were $431.9 million compared to $423.3 million in the same period of fiscal 2008. Comparable store sales for the period decreased 8.6%. Net loss for the first six months of fiscal 2009 was $3.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share compared to net income of $18.2 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, in the year ago period.

In the first six months of fiscal 2009, the Company recorded cash charges of $3.8 million for expenses related to proxy solicitation, management transition and severance, as well as costs related to the review of strategic alternatives and subsequent sale process. The Company also recorded a non-cash charge of $1.6 million for store impairment. Diluted loss per share, excluding the aforementioned expenses, was $0.03.

At March 28, 2009, the Company had $51 million in cash and no long-term debt. Cash flow from operations in the first six months of fiscal 2009 totaled $17.7 million.

“Our results for the second quarter reflect our aggressive actions to reduce inventories, limit our promotional activity and lower expenses,” said John D. Goodman, Chief Executive Officer. “This drove better than anticipated gross margin performance and resulted in non-GAAP diluted earnings per share significantly above our previous financial guidance.”

Mr. Goodman continued, “We are encouraged by the progress we have made toward transforming Charlotte Russe into a top-tier specialty retailer. We are enhancing our merchandise assortments, delivering a more cohesive and compelling presentation in stores, providing an engaging shopping experience for the customer and supporting our brand positioning with aspirational marketing. As we continue to execute on our strategic and operational initiatives, we believe our efforts will strengthen our competitive position, enabling Charlotte Russe to capture a greater share of the fast fashion market over the long-term.


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2017

UK fashion exports £10.7 bn in 2016; highest till now

Exports of British fashion goods rose to £10.7 billion in 2016, the...

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2017

BFC announces partnership with Chinese firm JD.com

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has forged a new partnership...

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2017

Indonesia’s textile exports may reach $15 billion by 2019

Indonesia’s textile-related exports are projected to reach $15...

Interviews View All

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search