$ANF (Abercrombie & Fitch Co.)

$ANF {{ '2016-08-30T13:32:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Betty Chen with Mizuho Securities asks if the inventory is adequately clean at the company and if there is any carryover in 2H16. $ANF said the company feels good about its inventory position across the globe, not only in terms of the overall quantity but also the content of it. Also, inventory management has been a strength of the company.

$ANF {{ '2017-09-06T15:28:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANF appointed Scott Lipesky as SVP and CFO, effective Oct 2, 2017. He will serve on its executive leadership team and report to EVP and COO Joanne Crevoiserat, who continued to serve as CFO after her promotion as COO, effective Feb 1, 2017. Lipesky was the CFO of American Signature.

$ANF {{ '2017-08-28T13:49:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Specialty apparel retailer $ANF has joined hands with Middle East-based retail group Majid Al Futtaim to open its first store in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The initiative is part of an agreement signed between Abercrombie and Al Futtaim in 2016. The new store will offer fall/winter collections for men, women, and children.

$ANF {{ '2017-08-18T14:11:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANF declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on its Class A Common Stock, payable on Sept 11, 2017 to stockholders as on Sept 1, 2017.

$ANF {{ '2017-07-10T12:32:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANF has terminated discussions regarding a potential buyout. The company reported on May 10, 2017 that, after receiving expressions of interest, it had commenced preliminary discussions with several parties regarding a potential transaction. Following the news, $ANF shares plunged 11% in pre-market trade to a three-month low.

$ANF {{ '2017-05-25T14:22:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 1Q17, $ANF’s comparable sales were down 3% for the US and down 2% in international markets. Comparable sales were up 3% for the Hollister brand and down 10% for the Abercrombie brand. Hollister delivered positive comp sales in both US and international markets. $ANF’s gross margin for 1Q17 was 60.3%.

$ANF {{ '2017-05-25T14:15:51+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 1Q17, $ANF saw double digit growth in denim and outerwear and its emerging growth categories more than doubled. In the Abercrombie brand, the company saw its core focus categories increase as a percentage of total sales with positive comps in sweaters and pants across genders.

$ANF {{ '2017-05-25T13:33:56+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ANF Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2017 highlights

$ANF {{ '2017-05-25T12:13:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANF BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the Class A Common Stock. The dividend is payable on June 12, 2017 to stockholders of record on June 2, 2017.

$ANF {{ '2017-05-25T12:12:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $ANF plans to open seven full-price stores, primarily in the U.S. The company also plans to open two new outlet stores. In addition, the company anticipates closing approx. 60 stores in the U.S. through natural lease expirations.

$ANF {{ '2017-05-25T12:10:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $ANF expects net income attributable to noncontrolling interests of approx. $4MM. Comparable sales is expected to remain challenging in 2Q17. The company expects continued adverse impact from foreign currency on sales and operating income.

$ANF {{ '2017-05-25T12:07:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 1Q17, $ANF's net sales of its brand Hollister rose 3%  YoY to $374.7MM. Net sales for Abercrombie fell 11% YoY to $286.4MM during the quarter. Direct-to-consumer sales grew approx. 27% of the total net sales during the quarter, compared to 24% during prior year quarter.

$ANF {{ '2017-05-25T12:03:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Teen retailer $ANF's 1Q17 net loss widened to $61.7MM, or $0.91 per share, from net loss of $39.5MM, or $0.59 per share during 1Q16. The results included non-cash income tax charge of $0.14 per diluted share related to a change in share-based compensation accounting standards. Net fell 4% YoY to $661.1MM, with comparable sales down 3%.

$ANF {{ '2017-05-19T20:53:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANF's BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the Class A Common Stock. The dividend is payable on June 12, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 2, 2017.

$ANF {{ '2017-05-10T21:31:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANF reported, that after receiving expressions of interest, it is in preliminary discussions with many parties regarding a potential transaction with the company. However, there can be no assurance these discussions will lead to a definitive agreement. $ANF does not intend to make any further comments on the discussions until they are concluded.

$ANF {{ '2017-04-10T14:14:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ANF entered into a wholesale agreement with Asia's leading online fashion destination, Zalora. Starting next week, Zalora will offer Hollister merchandise through its online stores, followed by $ANF product launching later this month.

$ANF {{ '2017-03-02T14:38:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ANF said that in 4Q16 the company saw some headwinds from a traffic perspective and some of it has continued into 1Q17. On the flagship, $ANF added that they remain profitable in the aggregate and the company is aggressively taking steps to improve their performance.

$ANF {{ '2017-03-02T14:18:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY17, $ANF expects comp sales improvement, as the company's strategic initiatives take hold and the company gains traction in Hollister, with improvement building in 2H17. Additionally, based on forecasted exchange rates for FY17, $ANF expects FX to adversely impact sales by about $55MM and operating income by about $25MM.

$ANF {{ '2017-03-02T14:07:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ANF's comp sales for 4Q16 by geography was down 6% YoY in the US and down 4% in international markets. However, the company saw meaningful comp sales improvement from 3Q16, broadly across international markets in both of its brands, with the strongest improvement in Europe.

$ANF {{ '2017-03-02T13:44:12+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ANF said its results for 4Q16 fell short of its expectations. However, the company added that overall it is making good progress on its strategic initiatives. $ANF's also stated that its largest brand, Hollister, is performing well and making good progress.

$ANF {{ '2017-03-02T13:14:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In FY17, $ANF plans to open six full-price stores, including four in the U.S. and two in international markets. The company also plans to open two new outlet stores. $ANF anticipates to close about 60 stores in the U.S. through natural lease expirations. At the end of 4Q16, the company operated 709 stores in U.S. and 189 in international markets.

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