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KEARNEY, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE - News) announced today that comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one year, for the four-week period ended April 30, 2011 increased 14.5 percent from comparable store net sales for the four-week period ended May 1, 2010. Net sales for the four-week fiscal month ended April 30, 2011 increased 18.7 percent to $69.4 million from net sales of $58.4 million for the prior year four-week fiscal month ended May 1, 2010.
Comparable store net sales year-to-date for the thirteen-week period ended April 30, 2011 increased 8.1 percent from comparable store net sales for the thirteen-week period ended May 1, 2010. Net sales for the thirteen-week fiscal period ended April 30, 2011 increased 11.8 percent to $240.1 million from net sales of $214.8 million for the prior year thirteen-week fiscal period ended May 1, 2010.
The Company will announce first quarter earnings the morning of Thursday, May 19, 2011. Management will hold a conference call at 10:30 a.m. EDT on May 19, 2011 to discuss results for the quarter. To participate in the call, please call (800) 230-1092 and reference the conference code 203397. A replay of the call will be available for a two-week period beginning May 19, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EDT by calling (800) 475-6701 and entering the conference code 203397.
Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company’s exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 422 retail stores in 41 states. This includes the opening of one new store on April 25th in Deer Park, Illinois. The Company operated 412 stores in 41 states as of May 5, 2010. To listen to the Company’s recorded monthly sales commentary, please call (308) 238-2500.