Tuesday Morning Posts Third-Quarter Loss
May 4, 2009-- Home Textiles Today,
Tuesday Morning's net loss for the third quarter widened to $6.8 million, or 16 cents per share compared to a net loss of $4.7 million or 11 cents per share in the year-ago period.
For the quarter ended March 31, sales fell 6.4% to $167 million, with comps dropping 9.5%. Tuesday Morning said comps were comprised by a 1.7% decrease in traffic and a 7.8% decline in average ticket.
President and ceo Kathleen Mason said traffic improved over the quarter and sounded a hopeful note. While economic conditions remain uncertain, we have consistently maintained a strong balance sheet, managed inventory levels and generated positive cash flow.
For the nine-month period, net income was $1.6 million, or 4 cents per share, off 91% from net income of $17.0 million, or 41 cents per share in last year's period.
Sales fell 11% to $613.1 million, with comps off 14.2%.
For the fiscal year, Tuesday Morning in projecting sales in the range of $800 million to $810 million, diluted earnings per share it.
|QTR. 3/31 (x000)||2009||2008||% CHANGE|
|Oper. Income (EBIT)||(9,388)||(7,358)||—|
|Per share (diluted)||(0.16)||(0.11)||—|
|Average gross margin||37%||36%||—|
|Oper. Income (EBIT)||4,436||30,047||-85.2|
|Per share (diluted)||0.04||0.41||-90.2|
|Average gross margin||37%||37%||—|
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