Press Release Details

Home Home  >  Investors  >  Press Releases  >  Press Release Details
View all Press Releases

Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports May Sales

06/07/2007

FORT MYERS, Fla., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported that its May sales results for the four-week period ended June 2, 2007, increased 10.2% to $155.0 million from $140.6 million reported for the four-week period ended May 27, 2006. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores decreased 2.9% for the four-week period ended June 2, 2007 compared to the same four-week period last year ending June 3, 2006.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040927/CHSLOGO )

For the seventeen-week period ended June 2, 2007, total sales increased 14.5% to $608 million from $531 million reported for the seventeen-week period ended May 27, 2006. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores decreased 1.9% for the seventeen-week period ended June 2, 2007 compared to the seventeen-week period last year ending June 3, 2006.

    Additional details on May and year-to-date sales are as follows:


          May Sales                Percent Increase (Decrease)
       (dollars in millions)                     Comparable Store Sales
     Fiscal 2007  Fiscal 2006  Total Sales  Fiscal Basis   Comparable Basis
                                                (a)             (b)
        $155.0      $140.6        10.2%        (5.6)%          (2.9)%

       Year-to Date Sales          Percent Increase (Decrease)
      (dollars in millions)                      Comparable Store Sales
     Fiscal 2007  Fiscal 2006  Total Sales  Fiscal Basis   Comparable Basis
                                                (a)             (b)
        $608        $531          14.5%        (0.5)%          (1.9)%

(a) "Fiscal Basis" compares fiscal 2007 to fiscal 2006. (b) "Comparable Basis" compares fiscal 2007 to the identical weeks last year. Each period includes the same number of days.

The Company is a specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. The Company operates 952 women's specialty stores, including stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico's, White House | Black Market and Soma Intimates names. The Company has 570 Chico's front-line stores, 35 Chico's outlet stores, 269 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 17 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 60 Soma Intimates stores and 1 Soma Intimates outlet store.

For more detailed information, please call (877) 424-4267 to listen to the Company's monthly sales information and investor relations line

A copy of a slide show addressing the Company's recent financial results and current plans for expansion is available on the Company's website at http://www.chicos.com in the investor relations section under Our Company

Additional investor information on Chico's FAS, Inc. is available free of charge on the Company's website at http://www.chicos.com in the investor relations section under Our Company

Executive Contacts:

Charles J. Kleman
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Chico's FAS, Inc.
(239) 274-4105

F. Michael Smith
Vice President
Investor and Community Relations
Chico's FAS, Inc.
(239) 274-4797


SOURCE  Chico's FAS, Inc.
    -0-                             06/07/2007
    /CONTACT: Charles J. Kleman, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer of Chico's FAS, Inc., +1-239-274-4105; F. Michael Smith, Vice
President Investor and Community Relations of Chico's FAS, Inc.,
+1-239-274-4797/
    /Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040927/CHSLOGO
            AP Archive:  http://photoarchive.ap.org
            PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com  /
    /Web site:  http://www.chicos.com /
    (CHS)

CO:  Chico's FAS, Inc.
ST:  Florida
IN:  REA FAS FIN
SU:  SLS

BF-LA
-- CLTH017 --
7142 06/07/2007 07:22 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com
Categories: Press Releases
View all Press Releases

Investor Contact

  • David M. Oliver

  • Senior Vice President, Finance - Controller
  • cfo@chicos.com