comparable store sales
Although spun off in 2012, Sears Hometown & Outlet stores still has operational ties to Sears Holdings and that organization’s bankruptcy has hit the business. However, financially, the company gained some traction in the third quarter as it pushes to reach profitability.
Pressured by freight and other cost increases, Dollar Tree managed to grow its net sales and income, although comps slipped at the company’s Family Dollar banner.
Third quarter revenue at CVS Health Corp. was up slightly as front-end comparable store sales also edged up.
For the third quarter ended September 30, when the company’s Progressive business boosted revenues, Aaron’s posted net earnings of $43.7 million, or 62 cents per diluted share, versus $25.3 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, in the year-earlier period.
In the midst of an acquisition process, Rent-A-Center posted an earnings increase for its second quarter while its ongoing merger was questioned in court.
As Rite Aid prepares for its pending merger with supermarket operator Albertsons, the drug store chain posted a net loss in the first quarter.