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Tay Two completes liquidation of unit CardFlex Japan

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 02:00am EST

Tay Two Co Ltd <7610.T> :Says co completes liquidation of wholly owned Tokyo-based unit CardFlex Japan Inc on Feb. 21.

1-800-Flowers.com Inc posts Q2 earnings per share $0.93

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 07:00am EST

1-800-Flowers.Com Inc : 1-800-Flowers.com Inc reports top- and bottom-line growth in all three of its business segments for its fiscal 2017 second quarter . Q2 earnings per share $0.93 . Q2 revenue $554.6 million versus I/B/E/S view $569.1 million . Q2 earnings per share view $0.94 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . 1-800-Flowers.com inc - anticipates achieving accelerated revenue growth in second half of fiscal 2017 . 1-800-Flowers.com Inc - revising its guidance for full year revenue growth to 3-to-4 percent . 1-800-Flowers.com Inc sees 2017 EPS growth in a range of 5-to-10 percent . 1-800-Flowers.com Inc sees free cash flow for 2017 year of approximately $40 million compared with $24 million in fiscal 2016 .FY2017 earnings per share view $0.47, revenue view $1.23 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Ulta Beauty says company will implement a holding company reorganization on January 29, 2017

Friday, 27 Jan 2017 08:00am EST

Ulta Salon Cosmetics and Fragrance Inc : Ulta Beauty - Company will implement a holding company reorganization on January 29, 2017 . Ulta Beauty - Ulta Beauty Inc will replace Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc as publicly-traded entity . Ulta Beauty - Common stock of company will continue to trade on Nasdaq global select market under symbol "ULTA" .Ulta Beauty - No change to directors and executive officers of company as a result of creation of holding company.

Card Factory says trading for Christmas period good

Thursday, 26 Jan 2017 02:00am EST

Card Factory Plc : A good christmas trading period, with improved like-for-like performance . A good christmas trading period against a strong prior year comparative . Like-For-Like store sales returned to growth within historic range in final quarter of financial year . Year-To-Date like-for-like store sales growth improved to +0.4% (11 months ended 31 december 2015: +2.8%) . Total year-to-date sales growth of +4.3% (11 months ended 31 december 2015: +8.1%) . 51 net new stores opened in period in line with historic and projected roll-out rate . Board is confident of delivering full year underlying profit before tax for current financial year slightly ahead of analyst consensus. . Group delivered a good level of growth in christmas period driven by a combination of like-for-like sales growth and new store roll out. . Against a strong prior year comparative, card factory stores delivered a good christmas trading performance with cumulative like-for-likes for . Including sales from cardfactory.co.uk, total card factory year-to-date like-for-like sales grew by 0.5% . Continue to target medium term sales growth of at least 10% per annum for this business. .Group continues to be highly cash generative..

WH Smith sees FY profit growth to be slightly ahead of plan

Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017 02:13am EST

WH Smith Plc : Trading update . Group has delivered a strong performance over 21 week period with total sales up 2 pct and like-for-like sales up 1 pct. . There is some uncertainty in broader economic environment, we remain confident that group is well positioned for year ahead . "As a result of performance in travel we expect group profit growth for year to be slightly ahead of plan" . "In travel, we have delivered good sales growth across all our key channels in period. . This was driven by ongoing investment in business and continued growth in passenger numbers - particularly in our airport stores over christmas holiday period . In high street, we saw another good performance with sales in line with expectations driven by our new seasonal stationery ranges and spoof humour books. . In travel, like-for-like sales were up 5 pct with total sales up 10 pct of which 3 pct relates to forex benefits from our growing international business. . Gross margin was up year on year and our cost efficiency programme is on track . We opened an additional 32 post offices in period, giving us a total of 145 within our high street stores . In line with plan, up to a further 23 post offices are due to open in balance of year. . Group continues to be highly cash generative with a strong balance sheet..

Alpen to merge logistics unit on March 1

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 01:35am EST

Alpen Co Ltd <3028.T>:Says it plans to merge its wholly owned logistics unit on March 1.

Recomm to transfer information telecommunication business to new founded unit

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 01:13am EST

Recomm <3323.T>: Says it will set up a wholly owned subsidiary in Tokyo on Feb. 1, 2017 .Says it will transfer its information telecommunication business to the new subsidiary.

Build-A-Bear Qorkshop Q3 earnings per share $0.11

Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 06:45am EDT

Build-a-bear Workshop Inc : Build-A-Bear workshop, inc. Reports over 100% increase in gaap pre-tax income for the third quarter fiscal 2016 . Q3 earnings per share $0.11 . Q3 revenue $83.7 million versus i/b/e/s view $86.5 million . Q3 same store sales fell 2.2 percent . Q3 earnings per share view $0.11 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Qtrly consolidated comparable sales decrease 2.2% . Sees 2016 total revenue to increase in low single-digit range compared to prior year . Build-A-Bear workshop inc - sees consolidated comparable sales in range of negative low-single-digit to positive low-single-digit for 2016 fiscal year . Build-A-Bear workshop - company retained guggenheim securities, llc as its financial advisor and bryan cave llp as its legal counsel to assist with strategic review . Build-A-Bear workshop inc -co sees 2016 capital expenditures of approximately $30 million and depreciation and amortization of approximately $16 million . Company expects to increase its 2016 gaap pre-tax income by 5% to 15% compared to prior year gaap results .Excluding impact of foreign exchange, pre-tax income is expected to grow 15% to 25% in 2016.

BRIEF-Build-A-Bear Workshop Q3 earnings per share $0.11

Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 06:45am EDT

Corrects company name in headline to 'Build-A-Bear Workshop' from 'Build-A-Bear Qorkshop'.A-Bear Workshop' from 'Build-A-Bear Qorkshop') Oct 27 (Reuters) - Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc : Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc reports over 100% increase in GAAP pre-tax income for the third quarter fiscal 2016 . Q3 earnings per share $0.11 . Q3 revenue $83.7 million versus I/B/E/S view $86.5 million . Q3 same store sales fell 2.2 percent . Q3 earnings per share view $0.11 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Qtrly consolidated comparable sales decrease 2.2% . Sees 2016 total revenue to increase in low single-digit range compared to prior year . Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc - sees consolidated comparable sales in range of negative low-single-digit to positive low-single-digit for 2016 fiscal year . Build-A-Bear Workshop - company retained Guggenheim Securities, LLC as its financial advisor and Bryan Cave LLP as its legal counsel to assist with strategic review . Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc - co sees 2016 capital expenditures of approximately $30 million and depreciation and amortization of approximately $16 million . Company expects to increase its 2016 GAAP pre-tax income by 5% to 15% compared to prior year GAAP results .Excluding impact of foreign exchange, pre-tax income is expected to grow 15% to 25% in 2016.

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