Despite gross margin improvement, the loss reflected higher expenses and a 5.8% decline in same-store sales. Adverse weather was one factor, lasting longer into the first quarter of fiscal 2014 than expected.
The company also reaffirmed its earnings guidance for fiscal 2014. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in a range of $170 million to $180 million. Net income per share is expected to be in a range of $0.40 to $0.70. Analysts expect the company to report fiscal year 2014 earnings per share of $0.59.
“We forecasted our first quarter sales to reflect weather challenges, but the prolonged adverse conditions resulted in a financial performance below our expectations,” said Brendan Hoffman, chairman/ceo of Bon-Ton. “We saw an improvement in sales performance mid-April as the weather became more seasonal and traffic trends improved dramatically. Despite our shortfall in sales, we were able to achieve a higher gross margin rate, control expenses and effectively manage our inventory such that we ended the quarter with retail inventory levels 1.7% below that of the prior year on a comparable store basis.”
For commercial purposes, extract supplements can be obtained from the fruit of the pericarp. Garcinia cambogia reviews is performed by a physician Chen and Oz to prove that it is an herb for weight loss, a lot of research has been done. Studies, Garcinia cambogia extract supplementation decreases the weight of the body fat accumulation, was shown to have a positive effect on prevention. We are important substances such as cholesterol (LDL), reduces the serum leptin and triglycerides. In addition, it will increase the level of serotonin and cholesterol (HDL). The study also, Garcinia cambogia extract supplements, has proven that there are no significant adverse effects on many of the eight weeks, such as its use.