Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), a leading specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories for young men and women today announced that total net sales for the five-week period ended October 1, 2016 increased 11.5% to $75.0 million, compared to $67.3 million for the five-week period ended October 3, 2015. The Company’s comparable sales increased 6.3% for the five-week period compared to a comparable sales decrease of 1.8% in the year ago period.
Based primarily on higher than planned sales quarter-to-date the Company is raising its guidance and now expects fiscal 2016 third quarter net sales in the range of $216 to $217 million and net income per diluted share of approximately $0.29 to $0.30, an increase from the previously issued guidance of net sales in the range of $209 to $213 million and net income per diluted share of approximately $0.21 to $0.26. This guidance is now predicated on a comparable sales increase of approximately 2% for the third quarter.
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