signet jewelers ltd (SIG) Key Developments
Signet Jewelers Limited Declares Dividend for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2015, Payable on February 26, 2015; Reports Sales Results for the Eight Weeks Ended December 27, 2014; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2015
Jan 8 15
Signet Jewelers Limited declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per Signet Common Share has been declared for the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2015, payable on February 26, 2015 to shareholders of record on January 30, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of January 29, 2015.
Signet Jewelers Limited reported sales results for the eight weeks ended December 27, 2014. For the period, the company reported sales of $1,854.4 million. The company reported same store sales of 3.6%.
The company reaffirmed earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2015. For the fourth quarter, the company expects same store sales of 3.0% to 4.0%, EPS of $2.69 - $2.83 and adjusted EPS of $2.95 - $3.05. Adjusted EPS are expected to be favorably impacted by Zale operations in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 by $0.36 to $0.40.
For the full year of fiscal 2015, the company expects EPS of $4.59 - $4.72, adjusted EPS of $5.51 - $5.61, effective tax rate of 29.3% and capital expenditures of $230 million - $240 million reduced from $240 million to $250 million. Adjusted EPS are expected to be favorably impacted by Zale operations in fiscal 2015 by $0.20 to $0.24.
Signet Jewelers Ltd. Reports Sales Results for the Third Quarter Ended Nov. 1, 2014
Dec 16 14
Signet Jewelers Ltd. reported sales results for the third quarter ended Nov. 1, 2014. For the quarter, the company said its sales jumped 52.7% and its e-commerce sales doubled for the third quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, primarily because of its Zale Corp. acquisition. The company raked in sales of nearly $1.18 billion, up $406.5 million from last year's third quarter. Same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, grew 4.2% compared to 3.2% last year.
Signet Jewelers Limited Reports Consolidated Unaudited Earnings Results for the Thirteen Weeks and Thirty Nine Weeks Ended November 1, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2015
Nov 25 14
Signet Jewelers Limited reported consolidated unaudited earnings results for the thirteen weeks and thirty nine weeks ended November 1, 2014. For the thirteen weeks, the company reported sales of $1,177.9 million compared with $771.4 million for the same period last year. Operating income was $10.7 million compared with $51.6 million for the same period last year. Total sales were up $406.5 million primarily driven by the addition of the Zale division which added $331.4 million of sales to third quarter Fiscal 2015. Adjusted operating income was $35.7 million, or 3.0% of sales, down 370 basis points versus prior year. Net loss was $1.3 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to net income of $33.6 million, or $0.42 per share, in the third quarter 2014. Adjusted net income was $16.5 million or $0.21 per share. The decrease in adjusted net income compared to last year's net income was driven by this year's Zale division net loss of $13.2 million and incremental interest expense of $10.6 million related to the Zale acquisition.
For the thirty nine weeks, the company reported sales of $3,459.9 million compared with $2,645.2 million for the same period last year. Operating income was $244.9 million compared with $299.9 million for the same period last year.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, the company expected same store sales of 3.0% to 4.0%. EPS to range $2.69 to $2.83. Adjusted EPS to range $2.95 to $3.05. Adjusted EPS are expected to be favorably impacted by Zale operations in the fourth quarter Fiscal 2015 by $0.36 to $0.40.
For fiscal 2015, the company expected EPS to be $4.59 to $4.72. Adjusted EPS to be $5.51 to $5.61. Effective tax rate to be 29.3%. Capital expenditures to be $240 million to $250 million.
Signet Jewelers Limited Presents at 17th Annual ICR XChange 2015, Jan-12-2015 10:00 AM
Nov 20 14
Signet Jewelers Limited Presents at 17th Annual ICR XChange 2015, Jan-12-2015 10:00 AM. Venue: JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida, United States.
Signet Jewelers Limited Names Daniel Shull as its First Chief Information Officer Effective January 5, 2015
Nov 18 14
Signet Jewelers Limited announced that Daniel Shull will join the Company as its first Chief Information Officer effective January 5, 2015. As Chief Information Officer, Shull will be responsible for Signet's Information Technology systems across its three divisions and will work to ensure IT solutions and investments are aligned with its Vision 2020 and the growing needs of its business. He will report to Signet's Chief Executive Officer Mark Light and serve on Signet's Executive Committee. Shull joins the company after more than seven years at Nike Inc. where he held senior IT leadership roles including Global Retail CIO. Most recently Shull was Vice President, Strategy, Architecture and Portfolio for the entire $27 billion enterprise. Prior to Nike, Shull spent 15 years at Borders Group, where he rose to Interim Chief Information Officer and served as Vice President, Application Development and also held key Merchandising leadership roles.