The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) announced today that comparable store net
sales, for stores open at least one year, for the 4-week period ended
November 30, 2013 decreased 0.6 percent from comparable store net sales
for the 4-week period ended December 1, 2012. Net sales for the 4-week
fiscal month ended November 30, 2013 increased 4.6 percent to $101.2
million from net sales of $96.7 million for the prior year 4-week fiscal
month ended November 24, 2012.
Comparable store net sales year-to-date for the 43-week period ended
November 30, 2013 increased 1.1 percent from comparable store net sales
for the 43-week period ended December 1, 2012. Net sales for the 43-week
fiscal period ended November 30, 2013 increased 3.5 percent to $890.2
million from net sales of $860.1 million for the prior year 43-week
fiscal period ended November 24, 2012.
Due to the 53rd week in fiscal 2012, comparable store net
sales for the month and year-to-date periods are compared to the 4-week
and 43-week periods ended December 1, 2012.
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 452 retail stores in 43 states compared to 441
stores in 43 states as of December 5, 2012. To listen to the Company's
recorded monthly sales commentary, please call (308) 238-2500.
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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
News releases and other information about The Buckle, Inc., can be found
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The Buckle, Inc.
Karen B. Rhoads, 308-236-8491