Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Our business segments include world-class design and sourcing operations, a robust wholesaling business, and more than 1,000 points of distribution.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear specialty retailer, announced net income of $10.3 million on net sales of $366.3 million for the first quarter ended May 3, 2008, compared with net income of $23.7 million on net sales of $357.0 million for the first quarter ended May 5, 2007. Same store sales decreased 5.4% for the comparable period versus a decrease of 3.6% last year.
Diluted earnings per share were $0.23 for the first quarter this year compared with $0.54 last year.
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For the fiscal year ending January 31, 2009, the Company reiterated its previous guidance of estimated annual comparable store sales in the negative mid-single digits and annual earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.75 to $0.85. The Company maintains its plans to open at least 30 DSW stores during the year.
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To hear the Company's live earnings conference call, log on to www.DSWinc.com today at 8:00 AM Eastern, Thursday, May 29, 2008 or call 1-800- 706-7748 and reference passcode 70368480. To hear a replay of the earnings call, which will be available approximately two hours after the conference call ends, dial 1-888-286-8010, followed by passcode 70790081. An audio replay of the conference call, as well as additional financial information, will also be available at www.DSWinc.com.
DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear specialty retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear for women and men. As of May 29, 2008 DSW operated 270 stores in 37 states and operated an e-commerce site, www.DSW.com. DSW also supplied footwear to 384 leased locations (36 for related retailers and 348 for non-related retailers) in the United States. For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit www.DSWinc.com.
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Any statements in this release that are not historical facts, including the statements made in our "Outlook," are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the Company's current expectations and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: our success in opening and operating new stores on a timely and profitable basis; termination of supply agreements; maintaining good relationships with our vendors; our ability to anticipate and respond to fashion trends; fluctuation of our comparable store sales and quarterly financial performance; disruption of our distribution operations; our dependence on Retail Ventures, Inc. for key services; impact of the disposition of a majority interest in Value City by Retail Ventures on the allocation of expenses pursuant to the shared services agreement with Retail Ventures, Inc.; failure to retain our key executives or attract qualified new personnel; the success of our e-commerce business; our competitiveness with respect to style, price, brand availability and customer service; declining general economic conditions; risks inherent to international trade with countries that are major manufacturers of footwear; liquidity risks related to our investments; and security risks related to our electronic processing and transmission of confidential customer information. Additional factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations are described in the Company's latest annual or quarterly report, as filed with the SEC. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the time when made. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise the forward-looking statements included in this press release to reflect any future events or circumstances.
DSW INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Three Months Ended Ended May 3, May 5, 2008 2007 Net sales $366,264 $356,997 Cost of sales (269,217) (247,741) Gross profit 97,047 109,256 Operating expenses (81,041) (72,038) Operating profit 16,006 37,218 Interest income, net 723 1,719 Earnings before income taxes 16,729 38,937 Income tax provision (6,441) (15,193) Net income $10,288 $23,744 Basic and diluted earnings per share: Basic $0.23 $0.54 Diluted $0.23 $0.54 Shares used in per share calculations: Basic 43,966 43,942 Diluted 44,149 44,361 DSW INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) (Unaudited) May 3, February 2, 2008 2008 ASSETS Cash and equivalents $118,284 $61,801 Short-term investments 5,100 70,005 Accounts receivable, net 15,917 14,343 Inventories 267,797 262,037 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 22,430 23,134 Deferred income taxes 21,438 20,302 Total current assets 450,966 451,622 Property and equipment, net 204,409 192,772 Long-term investments 8,391 12,500 Goodwill 25,899 25,899 Tradenames and other intangibles, net 4,309 4,522 Deferred income taxes and other assets 6,052 6,567 Total assets $700,026 $693,882 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Accounts payable $97,904 $114,595 Accrued expenses 64,461 54,310 Total current liabilities 162,365 168,905 Other non-current liabilities 92,895 91,497 Total shareholders' equity 444,766 433,480 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $700,026 $693,882
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