Tuesday Morning Narrows Q1 Loss
November 5, 2014,
DALLAS-With the retailer's Turnaround Phase finished, Tuesday Morning reported a first-quarter net loss that was significantly reduced from the loss in last year's first quarter.
The loss for the quarter, which ended on Sept. 30, totaled $6.2 million, compared to the $12 million loss last year. Net sales jumped 10.1 percent to $202.2 million, including a same-store sales increase of 11.3 percent. In addition, Tuesday Morning enjoyed a 50 percent increase in sales at stores that had been relocated over the past 12 months.
Gross margin improved by 104 basis points to 35.6 percent. Selling, general and administrative expenses edged up 2.4 percent in dollars but dropped 290 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 38.4 percent.
Rouleau said Tuesday Morning is "seeing strong sales momentum and improving profitability as consumers have responded well to these changes. Looking ahead, we currently expect to build on this momentum and deliver a successful fall and holiday season."