Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) today reported results for the three and six month periods ended July 30, 2016.
Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s (KSS) chairman, chief executive officer and president, said, «Our sales improved over our first quarter results, but were below our expectations. We are encouraged by the performance of juniors and young men’s as we enter the Back-to-School season. Our inventory management initiatives helped us to achieve a strong increase in gross margin with ending inventory per store down significantly from last year. Our associates throughout the organization continue to effectively manage expenses in response to changing sales trends and I appreciate all of their efforts.»
On August 9, 2016, the Kohl’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.50 per share. The dividend is payable September 21, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 7, 2016.
Kohl’s ended the quarter with 1,150 Kohl’s stores, 12 FILA Outlet stores, and three Off/Aisle clearance centers in 49 states, compared with 1,164 Kohl’s stores at the same time last year.
Earnings Guidance Update
The Company now expects its fiscal 2016 diluted earnings per share to be $3.12 to $3.32 per diluted share. Excluding impairments, store closing and other costs, fiscal 2016 diluted earnings per share is expected to be $3.80 to $4.00, compared to the Company’s prior guidance of $4.05 to $4.25.
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.
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