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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 »

Burlington Stores Goes from Loss to Profit in Q1

Burlington Stores

BURLINGTON, N.J.-In what its top executive, Tom Kingsbury, termed a quarter of “solid results,” Burlington Stores reversed a net loss of $5.6 million into net income of $11.8 million for its fiscal first quarter ending on May 3. Kingsbury, president, CEO and recently named chairman as well, said the first quarter saw the retailer “buildMore »

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 »

Dollar General Q1 Net Up Slightly

Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.-While sales made a healthy gain in the quarter, rising expenses dampened the bottom line for Dollar General, whose net income edged up 1.1 percent to $222.4 million. Net sales totaled $4.5 billion, up 6.8 percent and including a same-store sales increase of 1.5 percent. Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO, noted thatMore »

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 »

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 »

Weather Knocks Walmart Q1

Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-The severe winter weather of early this year proved to be a major factor in the 5 percent drop in Walmart’s net income for the first-quarter ending April 30, which totaled $3.6 billion. In a conference call from Walmart’s management discussing the results this morning, Doug McMillon, Walmart’s president and CEO, said the “disruptive”More »