Gordmans Stores, Inc. Updates Outlook
Company to Participate in 15th Annual ICR XChange Conference
OMAHA, NE -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- Gordmans Stores, Inc.
(NASDAQ: GMAN), an Omaha-based apparel and home decor retailer, today
updated its outlook for the fourth quarter ending February 2, 2013.
The Company announced that fourth quarter comparable sales through
January 12, 2013 declined 4.6%. Based on this performance, the
Company now expects net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal
2012, a fourteen week quarter compared to the thirteen week fourth
quarter of fiscal 2011, to be approximately $203 million, compared
with $185 million in the prior year period and previous guidance of
$213 to $215 million. In addition, the Company expects diluted
earnings per share to be in the range of $0.35 to $0.37, compared
with $0.53 in the prior year period and previous guidance of $0.58 to
Jeff Gordman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gordmans,
stated, "Our comparable store sales declined due in part to our
seasonal businesses, which suffered disproportionately greater sales
decreases, as well as merchandise offerings in several categories
that lacked sufficient breadth of selection. We are aggressively
managing inventories to ensure that we are well positioned as we
transition into the first quarter of fiscal 2013, which will
negatively impact our margins for the fourth quarter."
Gordman added, "Comparable store sales for January month to date are
up mid-single digits. In addition, we are encouraged by the
performance of our new stores opened in 2008 through 2012, as in the
aggregate they continue to perform above our new store model in both
sales and operating profit. We opened nine new stores in fiscal 2012,
a 50% increase in new locations from the previous year and the most
stores that we have opened since 2005, and entered 4 new markets:
Salt Lake City; Ogden, UT; Boise, ID; and Indianapolis. Our expansion
plans for 2013 include 10 new stores in six new and two existing
markets. Including these locations, we will have increased our store
base by nearly 40% over a three year period to 93 stores from 68
locations at the end of fiscal 2010."
The Company also announced that Jeff Gordman will present at the 15th
Annual ICR XChange Conference on Wednesday,
January 16, 2013 at 8:50
am Eastern Time. A live broadcast of the presentation may be accessed
at http://investor.gordmans.com/events.cfm. Interested parties are
advised to log on to the live webcast at least fifteen minutes prior
to the presentation in order to download the necessary software.
About Gordmans Stores, Inc.
Gordmans (NASDAQ: GMAN) features a
large selection of the latest name brands, fashions and styles at up
to 60 percent off department and specialty store prices every day.
The wide range of merchandise includes apparel for all ages,
accessories, footwear, home decor, gifts, designer fragrances,
fashion jewelry, bedding and bath, accent furniture and toys. Founded
in 1915, Gordmans operates 83 stores in 18 states. For more
information about Gordmans, visit www.gordmans.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this release are
"forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Words such as "guidance," "expects," "intends," "projects," "plans,"
"believes," "estimates," "targets," "anticipates," and similar
expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements.
Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
to, statements regarding expected net sales, net income, comparable
store sales, diluted earnings per share, and store expansion, as well
as any other statement that does not directly relate to any
historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on
our current expectations and assumptions, which may not prove to be
accurate. These statements are not guarantees and are subject to
risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that are difficult
to predict. Many factors could cause actual results to differ
materially and adversely from these forward-looking statements. Among
these factors are (1) changes in consumer spending and general
economic conditions; (2) our ability to identify and respond to new
and changing fashion trends, guest preferences and other related
factors; (3) fluctuations in our sales and profitability on a
seasonal basis; (4) intense competition from other retailers; (5) our
ability to maintain or improve levels of comparable store sales; and
(6) our successful implementation of advertising, marketing and
Additional information concerning these and other factors can be
found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including other risks, relevant factors and uncertainties identified
in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form
10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012, Quarterly Reports on
Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Any forward-looking
statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we
undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.
Chief Financial Officer
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