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chico's fas inc (CHS) Key Developments

Chico’s FAS Plans to Close 160 to 165 Stores over the Next Three Years; Plans to Open 40 New Stores in the Year 2015

Chico’s FAS has announced plans to sell Boston Proper’s catalog business and close 20 stores of the brand that it acquired in 2011. The company declared the decision to close the stores while announcing the second quarter and first half results of the company. Including Boston Proper, the company will close 160 to 165 stores over the next three years, 70 to 75 of them in the fiscal year 2015. The company still expects to open approximately 40 new stores in the year 2015.

Chico's FAS Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended August 1, 2015; Announces Impairment Charges for the Second Quarter of 2015; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Year 2015

Chico's FAS Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended August 1, 2015. For the second quarter, the company reported total net sales of $680,352,000, loss from operations of $25,576,000, loss before income taxes of $26,078,000, net income of $2,122,000 or $0.02 per basic and diluted per share against net sales of $671,130,000, income from operations of $46,735,000, income before income taxes of $46,726,000, net income of $30,126,000 or $0.20 per basic and diluted per share a year ago. Adjusted net income was $35.5 million compared to net income of $30.1 million for the thirteen weeks ended August 2, 2014, and second quarter 2015 adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.25 compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.20 in last year's second quarter. The second quarter adjusted results exclude net charges of $0.23 per diluted share in 2015 related to the Plan to exit Boston Proper and restructuring and strategic charges, as presented in the accompanying GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation. For the six months, the company reported total net sales of $1,373,691,000, income from operations of $27,102,000, income before income taxes of $26,147,000, net income of $34,647,000 or $0.24 per basic and diluted per share against net sales of $1,352,735,000, income from operations of $110,577,000, income before income taxes of $110,608,000, net income of $70,008,000 or $0.46 per basic and diluted per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities of $112,082,000 compared to $153,140,000 a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment of $42,836,000 against purchases of property and equipment of $62,966,000 a year ago. The company reported adjusted net income of $77.3 million compared to net income of $70.0 million for the twenty-six weeks ended August 2, 2014, and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.53 compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.46 in the same period last year. The adjusted results exclude net charges of $0.29 per diluted share in 2015, as presented in the accompanying GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation. At the end of the quarter, the company had $97.2 million in net borrowings outstanding under its term loan commitment and no borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility. For the second quarter of fiscal 2015, in connection with the plan, the company determined that certain Boston Proper intangibles were impaired and recorded $66.9 million in pre-tax, non-cash goodwill and trade name impairment charges, comprised of $48.9 million related to goodwill and $18.0 million related to the trade name. On an after-tax basis, second quarter impairment charges were $47.1 million, or $0.33 per diluted share. For the year 2015, the company's capital expenditure estimate remains at approximately $100 million. The company look forward to the remainder of 2015, it continue to expect a modestly positive increase in comparable sales through a recovery in its average unit retail. The company continue to expect improvement in gross margin rate over last year with the majority of second-half opportunity occurring in the fourth quarter.

Chico's FAS Plans To Sell Boston Direct Selling Unit

Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) plans sell its Boston Proper direct-to-consumer business and close its existing 20 stores.

Chico's FAS Inc. to Report Q2, 2016 Results on Aug 26, 2015

Chico's FAS Inc. announced that they will report Q2, 2016 results at 8:30 AM, Eastern Daylight on Aug 26, 2015

Chico's FAS Inc., Q2 2016 Earnings Call, Aug 26, 2015

Chico's FAS Inc., Q2 2016 Earnings Call, Aug 26, 2015

 

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