For the third fiscal quarter of 2013, the Company estimates net sales to
Mr. May continued, "Our appliance business, which is now our largest product category, along with our computing and mobile phones category continue to perform well. We are pleased with the results of our initiatives to drive continued market share gains in the appliance category, resulting in our sixth consecutive quarter of appliance comparable store sales increases. In addition, we are pleased with the consumer acceptance of our new products, particularly the roll-out of the furniture category and the introduction of Apple™ products. We believe that our service-oriented sales force along with our ability to both offer attractive financing options and deliver big box product to our consumers' home, gives us the flexibility to adapt our business around today's dynamic retail environment."
All figures in this release are preliminary and remain subject to the completion of normal quarter-end accounting procedures and adjustments, which could result in changes to these preliminary results. Further details of these results will be provided in the Company's earnings release and conference call discussed in more detail in this release.
Updated Fiscal 2013 Guidance
In light of the preliminary third fiscal quarter sales and earnings
results and our revised outlook for the fourth fiscal quarter, the
Company now anticipates that annual net income per diluted share will be
within a range of
Mr. Aguilar continued, "We effectively managed our inventory levels during the quarter, with our average inventory per store down 3.8% compared to the prior year. We continue to maintain a strong liquidity position and had no outstanding debt at quarter end. We continue to believe the Company is well positioned to execute on its strategies."
Conference Call to Discuss Full Operating Results for the Third Fiscal Quarter 2013
The Company will announce full operating results for its third fiscal
quarter ended December 31, 2012 on Thursday, January 31, 2013. A
conference call to discuss the operating results is scheduled to begin
hhgregg is a specialty retailer of home appliances, televisions,
computers, consumer electronics, home entertainment furniture,
mattresses, fitness equipment and related services operating under the
name hhgregg™. hhgregg currently operates 228 stores in
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hhgregg has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While hhgregg believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, these forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. These and other important factors may cause hhgregg's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Some of the key factors that could cause actual results to differ from hhgregg's expectations are: the effect of general and regional economic and employment conditions on its net sales; impact of average selling prices on net sales; competition in existing, adjacent and new metropolitan markets; competition from internet retailers; ability to modify its product mix based on changes in consumer trends and preferences; industry wide declines in the video category; impact of our sales mix; its ability to effectively execute its strategic initiatives, particularly in the video category; its ability to effectively manage and monitor its operations, costs and service quality; its reliance on a small number of suppliers; rapid inflation or deflation in core product prices; the failure of manufacturers to introduce new products and technologies; customer acceptance of new technology; its dependence on the Company's key management personnel and its ability to attract and retain qualified sale's personnel; its ability to negotiate with its suppliers to provide product on a timely basis at competitive prices; the identification and acquisition of suitable sites for its stores and the negotiation of acceptable leases for those sites; fluctuation in seasonal demand; its ability to maintain its rate of growth and penetrate new geographic areas; its ability to locate suitable new store sites; its ability to obtain additional financing and maintain its credit facilities; its ability to maintain and upgrade its information technology systems; the effect of a disruption at the Company's central distribution centers; changes in cost for advertising; and changes in legal and/or trade regulations, currency fluctuations and prevailing interest rates.
Other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those
implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release are more
fully described in the "Risk Factors" section in the Company's fiscal
2012 Form 10-K filed May 23, 2012 and Form 10-Q filed
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