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Last $100.40 USD
Change Today -3.06 / -2.96%
Volume 1.6M
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ross stores inc (ROST) Details

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company’s Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at everyday savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to moderate income households. As of March 24, 2015, it operated 1,242 Ross Dress for Less stores in 33 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 157 dd's DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. Ross Stores, Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

71,400 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/31/15
Founded in 1957

ross stores inc (ROST) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
President, Chief Operating Officer and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
President and Chief Development Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $925.6K
Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $1.4M
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $659.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ross stores inc (ROST) Key Developments

Ross Stores Opens 37 New Locations

Ross Stores announced that it recently opened a total of 32 Ross Dress for Less® ("Ross") and five dd's DISCOUNTS® stores across 15 different states. These openings are part of the off-price retailer's 2015 expansion plans to add a total of approximately 70 Ross and 20 dd's DISCOUNTS locations during the year. Looking ahead, the company said that it continues to identify future growth opportunities across all of markets, giving confidence that Ross Dress for Less can ultimately grow to 2,000 locations and dd's DISCOUNTS can eventually become a chain of 500 stores.

Ross Stores Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended January 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year of 2015

Ross Stores Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported sales of $3,032,698,000 compared to $2,741,040,000 a year ago. Earnings before taxes were $396,380,000 compared to $347,723,000 a year ago. Net earnings were $248,530,000 compared to $217,953,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $1.20 compared to $1.02 a year ago. For the full year, the company reported sales of $11,041,677,000 compared to $10,230,353,000 a year ago. Earnings before taxes were $1,485,366,000 compared to $1,343,310,000 a year ago. Net earnings were $924,724,000 compared to $837,304,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $4.42 compared to $3.88 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,372,865,000 compared to $1,022,003,000 a year ago. Additions to property and equipment were $646,691,000 compared to $550,515,000 a year ago. For the fiscal 2015 year ending January 30, 2016, the company is forecasting same store sales to grow 1% to 2% and earnings per share of $4.60 to $4.80, up from $4.42 in fiscal 2014. Capital expenditures in 2015 are projected to be about $450 million, down from $650 million in 2014. Tax rate expected to be in the range of 37% to 38%. For the first quarter ending May 2, 2015, the company’s comparable store sales are projected to increase 2% to 3% with earnings per share forecast in the range of $1.21 to $1.26, up from $1.15 for the same period last year. Total sales are projected to increase 6% to 7% over the prior year. Tax rate is expected to be in the range of 38% to 39%. Net interest expense expected to be of $4 million. Operating margin expected to be in the range of 14.6% to 14.8%.

Ross Stores Inc. Approves Increase in the Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on March 31, 2015

Ross Stores Inc. approved an increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.235 per share, up 18% on top of an 18% increase in the prior year. This higher quarterly dividend is payable on March 31, 2015 to stockholders of record as of March 9, 2015.


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