Buckle March sales metric falls but tops Street

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 10, 2014 at 7:21 am •  Published: April 10, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Buckle's March sales at stores open at least a year slipped 1.8 percent, but still topped analysts' expectations.

Analysts predicted a decline of 3.2 percent, according to a Thomson Reuters poll.

Sales at stores open at least a year is a key gauge of a retailer's health. It excludes results from stores recently opened or closed.

For the five week fiscal month ended April 5, Buckle Inc.'s revenue was nearly flat at $106.6 million.

Year-to-date sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.6 percent. Total revenue edged up slightly to $196.1 million.

Buckle, based in Kearney, Neb., currently runs 450 stores in 43 states.