$ROST (Ross Stores Inc.)

$ROST {{ '2016-04-01T15:52:51+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

$ROST repurchased 13.7MM shares of common stock for approx. $700MM in FY15. $ROST also acquired 1.3MM shares in FY15 of treasury stock from employee stock equity compensation programs for approx. $68.9MM during FY15. In February 2015, the BoD approved a two-year $1.4Bil stock repurchase program for FY15 and FY16.

$TJX {{ '2017-12-11T18:52:13+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$ROST {{ '2017-11-16T22:00:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q17, $ROST expects its comparable store sales to increase by approx. 2-3% and EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.88-0.92, up from $0.77 in the prior year period. FY17 EPS is projected to be in the range of $3.24-3.28.

$ROST {{ '2017-11-16T21:56:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Off-price department store $ROST reported 16% growth in its 3Q17 earnings, helped by increased sales and higher merchandise margin. Net earnings during the quarter rose to $274MM from $245MM during 3Q16. EPS grew 16% YoY to $0.72 from $0.62. Net sales grew 8% to $3.3Bil, with comp store sales growth of 4%.

$ROST {{ '2017-11-16T21:52:50+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ROST Ross Stores, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$ROST {{ '2017-11-16T12:40:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ROST declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per common share, payable on Dec. 29, 2017, to stockholders of record as of Dec. 1, 2017.

$ROST {{ '2017-10-09T15:03:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ROST opened 30 Ross Dress for Less and 10 dd's DISCOUNTS stores across 22 states in September and October, 2017. These new locations complete the company's store growth plans for FY17.

$ROST {{ '2017-08-18T14:57:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROST said the 4% rise in comparable store sales in 2Q17 was driven by higher traffic and an increase in the size of the average basket. Proportionally, traffic contributed more than the basket. The higher basket was driven by an increase in units.

$ROST {{ '2017-08-17T21:02:19+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ROST Ross Stores, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$ROST {{ '2017-08-17T20:23:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 3Q17, $ROST sees same store sales gain of 1-2% on top of a robust 7% increase in the prior year. EPS for the period is projected to be $0.64-$0.67, up from $0.62 in last year’s third quarter.

$ROST {{ '2017-08-17T20:18:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Apparel and home fashion chain $ROST reported EPS of $0.82 in 2Q17, up 15% YoY. Net earnings grew to $317MM, compared to $282MM in the prior year, as sales rose 8% to $3.43Bil and comparable store sales increased 4% YoY.

$ROST {{ '2017-05-18T21:04:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROST said that in terms of California, the company continues to see comps there. Additionally in terms of the breakdown of the new store openings, about a third of $ROST new stores are in the Midwest, about a third are in existing $ROST market outside the Midwest and the remainder at dd's new openings.

$ROST {{ '2017-05-18T20:54:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROST stated that it expects wages to abate in 2H17, as the company anniversaries the most recent wage increases that took place in 2Q16. However, the guidance for 2017 still assumes an SG&A leverage point at about 3%, which is in line with historical averages.

$ROST {{ '2017-05-18T20:30:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 2Q17, $ROST expects same store sales to be up 1-2%, on top of a 4% gain a year ago, with EPS of $0.73-0.76, up from $0.71 in 2Q16. Based on 1Q17 results and 2Q17 guidance, $ROST now expects EPS for FY17 to be in the range of $3.07-3.17 compared to $2.83 a year ago.

$ROST {{ '2017-05-18T20:28:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 1Q17, $ROST repurchased 3.3MM shares of common stock for an aggregate price of $215MM. The company remains on track to buyback a total of $875MM in common stock during FY17 under the new two-year $1.75Bil authorization approved by its BoD in Feb. 2017.

$ROST {{ '2017-05-18T20:26:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Off-price department store $ROST reported higher 1Q17 earnings, helped by higher sales and merchandise margins. Net income grew 10.45% to $321.02MM or $0.82 per share from $290.63MM or $0.73 per share a year ago. Revenue for the quarter grew 7% to $3.30Bil, with comparable store sales increasing 3%.

$ROST {{ '2017-02-28T22:14:03+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In terms of new markets, $ROST said the Midwest has been its new market and it continues to be the new market. The company added that there is no additional new market outside of the Midwest that it is planning to move into in 2017.

$ROST {{ '2017-02-28T22:09:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROST said that on the cash usage, the company will deliver excess cash to shareholders as it has been doing. The company does not expect that to change going forward and will be using the cash for dividends and share buyback programs.

$ROST {{ '2017-02-28T21:47:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROST expects 1Q17 operating margin to be 14.7-14.9% compared to the year ago operating margin of 15.4%. Additionally, net interest expense for 1Q17 is expected to be about $3.5MM and tax rate is expected to be about 36-37%.

$ROST {{ '2017-02-28T21:43:09+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ROST said that for 4Q16, shoes and men's were the best performing merchandise categories at the company, while the Midwest and Southeast were the strongest regions. On guidance for 2017, the company expects CapEx to be approx. $400MM and depreciation and amortization expense, inclusive of stock based amortization, to be about $400MM.

$ROST {{ '2017-02-28T21:23:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ROST's BoD authorized a new program to repurchase $1.75Bil of its common stock over the next two fiscal years. The Board also approved a 19% increase in quarterly cash dividend to $0.16 per share, payable on March 41, 2017 to stockholders of record as of March 10, 2017.

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