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BRIEF-Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp Reports Q1 Loss Per Share $0.06

May 1 (Reuters) - Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp:

* ORATION ANNOUNCES FISCAL 2018 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

* Q1 LOSS PER SHARE $0.06

* Q1 SALES $234.2 MILLION VERSUS $252.6 MILLION

* Q1 SAME STORE SALES FELL 7.5 PERCENT

* SEES Q2 2017 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.13

* FOR FISCAL 2018 Q2, COMPANY EXPECTS SAME STORE SALES TO BE IN FLAT TO POSITIVE LOW SINGLE-DIGIT RANGE

* BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS - UNFAVORABLE RECORD WARM & DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS IN MARKETS THIS YEAR LED TO VERY WEAK SALES OVER FIRST SEVEN WEEKS OF QUARTER

* SALES AND MARGIN IMPROVEMENTS HAVE CONTINUED INTO Q2 TO DATE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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