SOURCE: The Buckle, Inc.

The Buckle, Inc.

March 05, 2009 07:00 ET

The Buckle, Inc. Reports February 2009 Net Sales and Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call

KEARNEY, NE--(Marketwire - March 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 February 28, 2009 increased 21.0 percent from comparable store net sales for the four-week period ended March 1, 2008. Net sales for the four-week fiscal month ended February 28, 2009 increased 27.5 percent to $63.3 million from net sales of $49.6 million for the prior year four-week fiscal month ended March 1, 2008.

The Company will announce fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2008 earnings the morning of Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Management will hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. EDT on March 11, 2009 to discuss results for the quarter. To participate in the call, please call (800) 230-1093 and reference the conference code 991359. A replay of the call will be available for a two-week period beginning March 11, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. EDT by calling (800) 475-6701 and entering the conference code 991359.

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 391 retail stores in 40 states. This includes the February 25th opening of two new stores in Destin, Florida and Buffalo, New York (the Company's first store in the state of New York) as well as the March 4th opening of two new stores in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania and Westlake, Ohio. The Company operated 369 stores in 38 states as of March 5, 2008. 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