Tag Archives: Gross margin

Costco Q4 Net Climbs 13 Percent

Costco

ISSAQUAH, Wash.-A healthy sales gain propelled Costco to a 13 percent increase in fourth-quarter net income, which totaled $697 million. For the fiscal year ending on Aug. 31, net income was $2.1 billion, up 0.9 percent over last year’s bottom line Net sales in the quarter rose 9.4 percent to $34.8 billion, which included aMore »

Last updated: October 8, 2014

Container Store Goes from Loss to Profit in Q2, But Shares Fall

The Container Store

COPPELL, Texas-Even though the on-the-surface numbers looked positive, share prices for The Container Store Group fell by double digits in overnight trading as investors reacted to the company’s reduced expectations for the quarters ahead. The Container Store posted net income of $7 million in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 30, as opposed to aMore »

Last updated: October 7, 2014

Pier 1 Q2 Net Nearly Halved

Pier 1

FORT WORTH, Texas-Second-quarter net income for Pier 1 Imports fell 48.6 percent to $9.2 million, as increased expenses trumped a gain in sales. Selling, general and administrative expenses in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 30, jumped 10 percent in dollars and 120 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 32.2 percent. Gross marginMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

Restoration Hardware Moves from Loss to Profit in Q2

Restoration Hardware

CORTE MADERA, Calif.-With revenues climbing and expenses plummeting, Restoration Hardware posted net income of $27.3 million in its second quarter ending on Aug. 2, as opposed to its second-quarter net loss of $17.8 million last year. Net revenues gained 13.5 percent to finish the quarter at $433.8 million. This included an increase of 13 percentMore »

Last updated: September 11, 2014

Hooker Q2 Net Jumps 34.6 Percent

Hooker Furniture

MARTINSVILLE, Va.-Increased profitability from key segments offset a slight dip in overall sales to boost Hooker Furniture to a 34.6 percent gain in second-quarter net income, which totaled $2.3 million. According to Paul B. Toms Jr., Hooker’s chairman and CEO, the company posted profit increases in its casegoods and Sam Moore units, along with anMore »

Last updated: September 10, 2014

Burlington Stores Slims Q2 Loss

Burlington Stores

BURLINGTON, N.J.-Sales gains on both a total and same-store basis helped narrow Burlington Stores’ second-quarter net loss from $25 million last year to $6.5 million this year. Net sales for the quarter, which ended on Aug. 2, rose 8.3 percent to $1 billion, while same-store sales gained 4.7 percent. The latter followed on a same-storeMore »

Last updated: September 9, 2014

Belk Q2 Net Up 0.3 Percent, to Invest in Strategic Initiatives

Belk

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Belk’s second-quarter net income edged up 0.3 percent as sales for the southern department-store retailer gained marginally. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 2, totaled $906.5 million, an increase of 0.8 percent and including a pickup of 0.6 percent in same-store sales. “While the beginning of the quarter was soft, salesMore »

Last updated: August 29, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Net Climbs 3.7 Percent in Q2

Williams-Sonoma

SAN FRANCISCO-With top-line growth fueled by accelerating direct-to-customer revenues, Williams-Sonoma recorded a 3.7 percent gain in second-quarter net income, which totaled $50.7 million. Total revenues in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 3, were up 5.8 percent to $1 billion, with direct-to-customer net revenues increasing by 9.4 percent. Retail net revenue rose 2.4 percent. AmongMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014