FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 31, 2012--
The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) today reported May 2012 sales
results. Sales for the four-week period ended May 26, 2012, were $1.9
billion, up 10% over the $1.7 billion achieved during the four-week
period ended May 28, 2011. For the 17-week period ended May 26, 2012,
sales reached $7.7 billion, an 11% increase over the $6.9 billion
achieved in the same period last year. Consolidated comparable store
sales for the four-week period ended May 26, 2012 increased 8% over last
year. For the 17-week, year-to-date period, consolidated comparable
store sales also increased 8% over the same period last year.
Carol Meyrowitz, Chief Executive Officer of The TJX Companies, Inc.,
stated, “The second quarter is off to a great start as our momentum
continued in May. Comparable store sales increased 8% both on a
consolidated basis and at The Marmaxx Group, our largest division, as
the second half of the month exceeded our expectations. We were
particularly pleased to see all of our businesses across the U.S.,
Canada and Europe continue to post such consistent, strong performance.
Once again, customer traffic was up significantly at every division
which we believe speaks to the power of our values, brands and fashions.
With above-plan sales in May, we now expect second quarter earnings per
share to be at the high end of our previously estimated range of $.47 -
$.50. We remain very well positioned to buy into the exciting
opportunities we are seeing in the marketplace and offer consumers great
brands and fashions at tremendous value.”
About The TJX Companies, Inc.
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and
home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 1,006 T.J.
Maxx, 892 Marshalls, and 390 HomeGoods stores in the United States; 220
Winners, 87 HomeSense, and 12 Marshalls stores in Canada; and 337 T.K.
Maxx and 24 HomeSense stores in Europe. TJX’s press releases and
financial information are also available at www.tjx.com.
May and June 2012 Sales Recorded Calls
A recorded message with more detailed information regarding TJX’s May
2012 sales, operations and business trends is available at www.tjx.com,
or by calling (703) 736-7248 through Thursday, June 7, 2012. The Company
expects to release its June 2012 sales on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at
approximately 8:15 a.m. ET. Concurrent with that press release, a
recorded message with more detailed information regarding TJX’s June
sales, operations and business trends will be available at www.tjx.com,
or by calling (703) 736-7248 through Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Important Information at Website
Archived versions of the Company’s recorded messages and conference
calls are available at www.tjx.com
after they are no longer available by telephone. The Company routinely
posts information that may be important to investors in the Investor
Information section at www.tjx.com.
The Company encourages investors to consult that section of its website
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OF 1995: Various statements made in this release are forward-looking and
involve a number of risks and uncertainties. All statements that address
activities, events or developments that we intend, expect or believe may
occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The following are
some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially
from the forward-looking statements: buying and inventory management;
operational expansion and management of large size and scale; customer
trends and preferences; market, banner, geographic and category
expansion; marketing, advertising and promotional programs; competition;
personnel recruitment and retention; global economic conditions and
consumer spending; data security; information systems and technology;
seasonal influences; adverse or unseasonable weather; serious
disruptions and catastrophic events; corporate and banner reputation;
merchandise quality and safety; international operations; merchandise
importing; commodity pricing; foreign currency exchange rates;
fluctuations in quarterly operating results; market expectations;
acquisitions and divestitures; compliance with laws, regulations and
orders; changes in laws and regulations; outcomes of litigation, legal
matters and proceedings; tax matters; real estate leasing; cash flow and
other factors that may be described in our filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake to publicly update or
revise our forward-looking statements even if experience or future
changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in
such statements will not be realized.
Source: The TJX Companies, Inc.
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Senior Vice President