Charming Shoppes Inc. (CHRS: Quote) posted a narrower fourth quarter GAAP net loss of 13.2 million or $0.11 per share compared with $30.4 million or $0.26 per share loss a year ago. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss also narrowed to $0.06 per share from last year's $0.08 per share, both periods excluding restructuring and other items. On average, 4 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected loss per share of $0.02 for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude one-time items.
Net sales were $559.1 million for the recent quarter, a 2.9% decrease from $575.8 million in the prior-year period. The $16.7 million decrease includes the impact of operating 207 fewer stores than in the previous year, partially offset by a consolidated comparable-store sales rise of 1%. Three analysts estimated revenues of $542.27 million for the quarter.
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by RTT Staff Writer
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