KEARNEY, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) announced today that comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one year, for the 4-week period ended May 4, 2019 increased 2.0 percent from comparable store net sales for the 4-week period ended May 5, 2018. Net sales for the 4-week fiscal month ended May 4, 2019 increased 1.7 percent to $59.6 million from net sales of $58.6 million for the prior year 4-week fiscal month ended May 5, 2018.
Comparable store net sales for the 13-week fiscal quarter ended May 4, 2019 decreased 1.3 percent from comparable store net sales for the 13-week period ended May 5, 2018. Net sales for the 13-week fiscal quarter ended May 4, 2019 decreased 1.7 percent to $201.3 million from net sales of $204.9 million for the prior year 13-week fiscal quarter ended May 5, 2018.
The Company will announce first quarter earnings the morning of Friday, May 24, 2019. Management will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. EDT on May 24, 2019 to discuss results for the quarter. To participate in the call, please call (800) 230-1085 for domestic calls or (612) 288-0329 for international calls and reference the conference code 467603. A replay of the call will be available for a two-week period beginning May 24, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EDT by calling (800) 475-6701 for domestic calls or (320) 365-3844 for international calls and entering the conference code 467603.
Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company’s exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 449 retail stores in 42 states, which includes the closing of one store during fiscal April. The Company operated 456 stores in 43 states as of May 9, 2018. To listen to the Company’s recorded monthly sales commentary, please call (308) 238-2500.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors which may be beyond the Company's control. Accordingly, the Company’s future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.
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