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Restoration Hardware Goes from Loss to Profit in Q1

Restoration Hardware Rebrands Itself as RH

CORTE MADERA, Calif.-Strong gains in revenues, especially on a comparable-brand basis, led Restoration Hardware from red ink to black ink on its bottom line for the first quarter, which ended on May 3. Net income for the quarter totaled $1.8 million, compared to a net loss of $161,000 for last year’s first quarter. Net revenuesMore »

Sears Hometown and Outlet Net Falls in Q1

SearsHometownAndOutlet

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Lagging sales, especially for comparable stores, led to a 75.5 percent dropoff in first-quarter net income for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, to $3.7 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on May 3, were down 1.9 percent to $589.9 million. Same-store sales for the company as a whole fell 6.2 percent,More »

Hooker Q1 Net Jumps on Higher Sales

Hooker Furniture

MARTINSVILLE, Va.-Rising sales, especially in the casegoods segment, propelled Hooker Furniture to a robust 31.9 percent gain in first-quarter net income, which totaled $2.8 million. Total net sales in the quarter, which ended on May 4, increased 9.1 percent to $61.4 million. Casegoods sales were up 10.1 percent, the result if increased unit volume measuredMore »

Mattress Firm Q1 Net Drops on Rising Costs

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-Increased expenses trumped a healthy gain in sales to drive down Mattress Firm’s first-quarter net income by 35.7 percent, to $7.7 million. Selling, general and administrative expenses were up 28.3 percent in dollars and 185 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 31.9 percent. During the quarter, which ended on April 30, Mattress FirmMore »

Conn’s Q1 Net Sets Record

Conn's

THE WOODLANDS, Texas-A huge gain in sales, both total and same-store, took specialty retailer Conn’s to record first-quarter net income of $28.5 million, up 28.4 percent from the first quarter of last year. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on April 30, reached $277.6 million, an increase of 32.6 percent from last year andMore »

Ross Stores Q1 Net Rises 4 Percent

Ross Stores

DUBLIN, Calif.-Thanks to rising sales and controlled expenses, Ross Stores posted a first-quarter net-income gain of 4 percent, to $243.9 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on May 3, picked up 5.5 percent to finish at $2.7 billion. This included a same-store sales gain of 1 percent. According to Michael Balmuth, Ross’ viceMore »

Best Buy Goes from Loss to Profit in Q1

Best Buy Posts Q1 Loss

MINNEAPOLIS-In a quarter that, according to President and CEO Hubert Joly, reflected continued progress in its turnaround effort, Best Buy posted net income of $461 million, compared to a net loss of $81 million in the first quarter of last year. Reduced expenses as a result of the retailer’s Renew Blue initiative offset a declineMore »

Q1 Sales Up for J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney

PLANO, Texas–J.C. Penney posted a loss of net income of $352 million in the first quarter ended May 3, compared to a $348 million loss in the year-ago period, but reported a 6.3 percent net sales increase, to $2.80 billion. Same-store sales increased 6.2 percent and improved sequentially each month within the quarter, the retailerMore »