KEARNEY, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 24, 2018--The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced today that net income for the fiscal quarter ended August 4, 2018 was $15.7 million, or $0.32 per share ($0.32 per share on a diluted basis).

Net sales for the 13-week fiscal quarter ended August 4, 2018 increased 2.8 percent to $201.1 million from net sales of $195.7 million for the prior year 13-week fiscal quarter ended July 29, 2017. Comparable store net sales for the 13-week period ended August 4, 2018 increased 1.4 percent from comparable store net sales for the prior year 13-week period ended August 5, 2017. Online sales increased 8.6 percent to $21.2 million for the 13-week period ended August 4, 2018, compared to net sales of $19.5 million for the 13-week period ended July 29, 2017.

Net sales for the 26-week fiscal period ended August 4, 2018 decreased 0.5 percent to $406.0 million from net sales of $407.9 million for the prior year 26-week fiscal period ended July 29, 2017. Comparable store net sales for the 26-week period ended August 4, 2018 decreased 0.9 percent from comparable store net sales for the prior year 26-week period ended August 5, 2017. Online sales increased 7.3 percent to $44.3 million for the 26-week period ended August 4, 2018, compared to net sales of $41.3 million for the 26-week period ended July 29, 2017.

Due to the 53 rd week in fiscal 2017, comparable store net sales for the quarter and year-to-date periods are compared to the 13-week and 26-week periods ended August 5, 2017.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was $15.7 million, or $0.32 per share ($0.32 per share on a diluted basis), compared with $11.5 million, or $0.24 per share ($0.24 per share on a diluted basis) for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

Net income for the 26-week fiscal period ended August 4, 2018 was $34.0 million, or $0.70 per share ($0.70 per share on a diluted basis), compared with $27.8 million, or $0.58 per share ($0.57 per share on a diluted basis) for the 26-week period ended July 29, 2017.

Management will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. EDT today to discuss results for the quarter. To participate in the call, please call (800) 230-1059 for domestic calls or (612) 234-9959 for international calls and reference the conference code 453068. A replay of the call will be available for a two-week period beginning today at 12:00 p.m. EDT by calling (800) 475-6701 for domestic calls or (320) 365-3844 for international calls and entering the conference code 453068.

About Buckle

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 455 retail stores in 43 states. As of the end of the fiscal quarter, it operated 455 stores in 43 states compared with 463 stores in 44 states at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2017 .

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors which may be beyond the Company’s control. Accordingly, the Company’s future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

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CONTACT: The Buckle, Inc.

Thomas B. Heacock, Chief Financial Officer, 308-236-8491

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEBRASKA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RETAIL FASHION

SOURCE: The Buckle, Inc.

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