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Revenues increases 14% to $407.5 mn, J. Crew
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Aug '10
J. Crew Group, Inc. announced financial results for the three months (second quarter) and six months (first six months) ended July 31, 2010.

Second Quarter highlights:

• Revenues increased 14% to $407.5 million. Store sales increased 14% to $295.0 million, with comparable store sales increasing 11%. Comparable store sales decreased 5% in the second quarter of fiscal 2009. Direct sales (Internet and Phone) increased 16% to $102.5 million. Direct sales increased 6% to $88.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.
• Gross margin increased to 44.6% of revenues from 41.2% of revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.
• Operating income increased 83% to $59.0 million, or 14.5% of revenues, compared to $32.2 million, or 9.0% of revenues, in the second quarter of fiscal 2009. Operating income in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 includes a benefit of $3.2 million in share-based compensation for recognition of forfeited share-based awards resulting primarily from the resignation of our President of Retail and Direct. Operating income in the second quarter of fiscal 2009 included charges of $2.6 million related to underperforming stores and lease termination actions.
• Net income was $34.9 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared to net income of $18.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.

Millard Drexler, J. Crew's Chairman and CEO stated: "While we are really pleased with the second quarter, it is more critical than ever to continue to move forward and invest in our business for quality, long term, earnings growth. It's about moving, doing, creating - it never stops."

First Six Months highlights:

• Revenues increased 17% to $821.4 million. Store sales increased 17% to $585.0 million, with comparable store sales increasing 13%. Comparable store sales decreased 5% in the first six months of fiscal 2009. Direct sales increased 18% to $216.9 million. Direct sales decreased 0.3% to $183.5 million in the first six months of fiscal 2009.
• Gross margin increased to 46.8% of revenues from 41.7% of revenues in the first six months of fiscal 2009.
• Operating income increased 99% to $134.4 million, or 16.4% of revenues, compared to $67.5 million, or 9.6% of revenues, in the first six months of fiscal 2009. Operating income in the first six months of fiscal 2010 includes a benefit of $3.2 million in share-based compensation for recognition of forfeited share-based awards resulting primarily from the resignation of our President of Retail and Direct. Operating income in the first six months of fiscal 2009 included charges of $4.9 million related to our workforce reduction, underperforming stores and lease termination actions.
• Net income was $79.6 million, or $1.21 per diluted share, compared to net income of $39.1 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, in the first six months of fiscal 2009.

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