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  • stamo stamo Apr 9, 1998 8:47 AM Flag

    Monthly report

    I bought shares of BKE a few weeks ago, based upon the increase in sales and earnings that have been occuring on a regular basis.
    The monthly report that was released this morning looks very good to me. How does the report look to you, based upon what the company has reported in the past?

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    • I have reviewed the press release. I believe the five-week sales is impressive at growth of 30.2% or $6.2 million over same
      period last year. March's sales growth percentage was lower than February's sales growth percentage of 38.4%, but the March's
      growth in dollars was higher than the $5.2 million reported for February. I am concerned that same store sales growth dropped to
      19.7% growth from February same store sales growth of 27.5% and January of 25.8%. Same store sales growth of 19.7% is great and
      many stores would love to report this, but I believe the high same store increases is part of the reason this stock was doing so
      well. Does anyone else have any thoughts? Does anyone know how BKE compares to GAP? What are GAP sales and same store sale? Go

      • 1 Reply to blondiedog
      • Here is the sales for Gap:

        Gap Inc. Announces March Sales

        SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 9, 1998--Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS - news) today reported
        sales of $693 million for the five-week period ended April 4, 1998, an increase of 32% over sales of $524
        million for the comparable period ended April 5, 1997.

        The Company's comparable store sales for March 1998 increased 10% compared to a 3% decrease in March

        Sales of $1.107 billion for the nine weeks ended April 4, 1998 represent an increase of 34% over sales of
        $828 million for the same period in 1997. The Company's year-to-date comparable store sales increased 12%
        compared to a 2% decrease a year ago.

        As of April 4, 1998, Gap Inc. operated 2,166 stores compared to 1,895 at April 5, 1997, an increase of

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