SOURCE: The Buckle, Inc.

The Buckle, Inc.

November 05, 2009 07:00 ET

The Buckle, Inc. Reports October 2009 Net Sales

KEARNEY, NE--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced today that comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one year, for the four-week period ended October 31, 2009 increased 4.3 percent from comparable store net sales for the four-week period ended November 1, 2008. Net sales for the four-week fiscal month ended October 31, 2009 increased 10.5 percent to $66.6 million from net sales of $60.3 million for the prior year four-week fiscal month ended November 1, 2008.

Comparable store net sales for the 13-week third quarter ended October 31, 2009 increased 4.3 percent from comparable store net sales for the prior year 13-week third quarter ended November 1, 2008. Net sales for the 13-week fiscal period ended October 31, 2009 increased 9.8 percent to $231.2 million from net sales of $210.6 million for the prior year 13-week fiscal period ended November 1, 2008.

Comparable store net sales year-to-date for the 39-week period ended October 31, 2009 increased 9.7 percent from comparable store net sales for the 39-week period ended November 1, 2008. Net sales for the 39-week fiscal period ended October 31, 2009 increased 15.4 percent to $623.8 million from net sales of $540.6 million for the prior year 39-week fiscal period ended November 1, 2008.

The Company will announce third quarter earnings on Thursday, November 19, 2009. Management will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. EST on November 19, 2009 to discuss results for the quarter. To participate in the call, please call (800) 230-1074 and reference the conference code 121328. A replay of the call will be available for a two-week period beginning November 19, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. EST by calling (800) 475-6701 and entering the conference code 121328.

About Buckle

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 405 retail stores in 41 states compared to 387 stores in 39 states as of November 5, 2008. This includes the opening of four new stores during fiscal October in Nashville, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Novi, Michigan; and Lima, Ohio and today's opening of a new store in Ocala, Florida. The Company also closed one store during fiscal October. 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.

News releases and other information about The Buckle, Inc., can be found on the Internet at www.buckle.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Karen B. Rhoads
    Chief Financial Officer
    The Buckle, Inc.
    (308) 236-8491