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PHILADELPHIA – December 9, 2013 – The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE:
“PBY”), the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, announced the
following results for the thirteen (third quarter) and thirty-nine (nine months) weeks ended
November 2, 2013.
Sales for the thirteen weeks ended November 2, 2013 decreased by $2.6 million, or 0.5%, to
$507.0 million from $509.6 million for the thirteen weeks ended October 27, 2012. Comparable
sales decreased 2.8%, consisting of a 0.5% comparable service revenue increase and a 3.6%
comparable merchandise sales decrease. In accordance with GAAP, service revenue is limited to
labor sales, while merchandise sales include merchandise sold through both our service center
and retail lines of business. Re-categorizing sales into the respective lines of business from
which they are generated, comparable service center revenue decreased 2.5%, while comparable
retail sales decreased 3.1%.
Net earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $1.0 million ($0.02 per share) as compared
to a net loss of $6.8 million ($0.13 per share) for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. On a pre-tax
basis, the 2013 results included a $2.0 million asset impairment charge and a $0.6 million
severance charge, while the 2012 results included $11.2 million in debt refinancing expense and
an $8.8 million asset impairment charge, partially offset by the reversal of $0.9 million of
Sales for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2013 increased by $11.0 million, or 0.7%, to
$1,570.8 million from $1,559.9 million for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 27, 2012.
Comparable sales decreased 1.0%, consisting of a 1.6% comparable service revenue increase and
a 1.7% comparable merchandise sales decrease. Re-categoriz