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HBC Announces Comparable Sales Results for the First Quarter Ended April 29, 2017
For the quarter beginning
- On a constant currency basis, consolidated comparable sales decrease of 2.9%
- DSG (Hudson's Bay,
Lord & Taylorand Home Outfitters) comparable sales decrease of 2.4% Saks Fifth Avenuecomparable sales decrease of 4.8%
- HBC Off Price (Saks OFF 5TH and Gilt) comparable sales decrease of 6.8%
- HBC Europe (
Galeria Kaufhof, Galeria INNO and Sportarena) comparable sales remained flat
- DSG (Hudson's Bay,
- Comparable digital sales increase of 5.4% on a constant currency basis. Excluding Gilt, comparable digital sales increase of 13.2% on a constant currency basis.
- Including the impacts of foreign exchange, consolidated comparable sales decrease of 3.8%.
(1) Comparable sales are a Non-IFRS measure. For the definition of comparable sales results, including those expressed on a constant currency basis, see "Non-IFRS Measures" below.
First Quarter 2017 Earnings Announcement
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This press release makes reference to certain comparable financial results expressed on a constant currency basis, including comparable sales and comparable digital sales. The Company calculates comparable sales on a year-over-year basis from stores operating for at least 13 months and includes digital sales and clearance store sales. In calculating the sales change, including digital sales, on a constant currency basis, prior year foreign exchange rates are applied to both current year and prior year comparable sales. Additionally, where an acquisition closed in the previous 12 months, comparable sales change on a constant currency basis incorporates results from the pre-acquisition period. This enhances the ability to compare underlying sales trends by excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations as well as by reflecting new acquisitions. Definitions and calculations of comparable sales differ among companies in the retail industry. The Company notes that results from acquisitions are only incorporated in the Company's reported consolidated financial results from and after the acquisition date.
HBC is a diversified global retailer focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in
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HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the
Certain statements made in this news release are forward-looking within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including with respect to the anticipated impact of recent trends for first quarter earnings and the timing with respect to any future announcement on the Company's ongoing operational review, and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking. Often but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "estimate", "plan", "could", "should", "would", "outlook", "forecast", "anticipate", "foresee", "continue" or the negative of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology.
Although HBC believes that the forward-looking statements in this news release are based on information and assumptions that management believes are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are by their nature subject to a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's expectations and plans as set forth in such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons. These factors - many of which are beyond our control and the effects of which can be difficult to predict - include, among others, ability to execute all-channel retail strategies, ability to achieve comparable sales growth, changing consumer preferences with regards to fashion and preferred shopping habits, marketing and advertising program success, damage to brands, changes in the current retail environment, changes in general economic conditions, ability to make successful acquisitions and investments, ability to successfully integrate any acquisitions, ability to realize synergies and growth from strategic acquisitions, successful inventory management, ability to successfully compete with competitors and other risks inherent in the Company's business and/or factors beyond the Company's control which could have a material adverse effect on the Company.
HBC cautions that the foregoing list of important factors and assumptions is not exhaustive and other factors could also adversely affect its results. For more information on the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause HBC's actual results to differ from current expectations, please refer to the "Risk Factors" section of HBC's annual information form dated
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