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Chain Performance

Limited-Assortment Discount Stores Chain Performance


Notes: Operating income is defined as sales less cost of goods sold less selling, general and administrative expenses and store opening/closing expenses. Average store sales is computed by dividing sales by the average number of stores open at the beginning and end of the fiscal year. Source: Company reports/Chain Store Age research
Company Fiscal Year End 2006 Sales (000) %Change Sales %Change Operating Income Operating Income as % of Sales Average Sales per Store %Change Comp-Stores Operating Income as % of Total Assets
Big Lots 2/3/07 $4,743,048 7.1% 98.5% 5.7% $3,417,182 4.6% 15.6%
Dollar General 2/2/07 9,169,822 6.8 –55.8 2.7 1,135,019 3.3 8.2
Dollar Tree 2/3/07 3,969,400 17.0 9.5 7.8 1,294,440 4.6 16.6
Family Dollar 8/26/06 6,394,772 9.8 6.9 5.7 1,059,526 3.7 14.4
Fred’s 2/3/07 1,767,239 11.2 3.3 4.0 2,723,018 2.4 13.6
Composite 2006 26,044,281 9.3 –9.2 4.8 1,355,202 13.0

Off-Price Apparel Chain Performance


Notes: Operating income is defined as sales less cost of goods sold less selling, general and administrative expenses and store opening/closing expenses. Average store sales is computed by dividing sales by the average number of stores open at the beginning and end of the fiscal year. Source: Company reports/Chain Store Age research * Marshalls and T.J. Maxx only DNA: Does not apply because of a negative result in 2006 or 2005
Company Fiscal Year End 2006 Sales (000) %Change Sales %Change Operating Income Operating Income as % of Sales Average Sales per Store %Change Comp-Stores Operating Income as % of Total Assets
CitiTrends 2/3/07 $381,918 31.8% 43.0% 7.9% $1,491,867 8.2% 15.5%
Filene’s Basement 2/3/07 427,473 9.8 DNA DNA 14,740,448 3.1 DNA
DNA Marmaxx (TJX)* 1/27/07 11,531,785 5.2 9.5 9.4 7,480,886 2.0 33.1
Men’s Wearhouse 2/3/07 1,882,064 9.1 35.5 11.9 2,558,891 1.9 20.4
Ross Stores 2/3/07 5,570,210 12.7 19.7 7.0 7,276,564 4.0 16.5
Syms 3/3/07 281,178 0.3 –17.1 4.1 8,269,941 1.2 4.9
A.J. Wright (TJX) 1/27/07 601,827 9.6 DNA DNA 4,283,466 3.0 DNA
Composite 2006 20,294,537 7.7 14.7 8.3 44,610,196 23.1

Supermarkets Chain Performance


Notes: Operating income is defined as sales less cost of goods sold less selling, general and administrative expenses and store opening/closing expenses. Average store sales is computed by dividing sales by the average number of stores open at the beginning and end of the fiscal year. Source: Company reports/Chain Store Age research NA=Not available DNA: Does not apply because of a negative result in either 2006 or 2005. *Retail operations only
Company Fiscal Year End 2006 Sales (000) %Change Sales %Change Operating Income Operating Income as % of Sales Average Sales per Store %Change Comp-Stores Operating Income as % of Total Assets
A&P 2/24/07 $6,850,300 –21.6% –96.8% –0.1% $16,893,465 –0.5% –0.5%
Ahold USA-Stop&Shop/Giant Landover 12/30/06 16,438,000 0.6 –1.8 5.1 28,637,631 NA 12.2
Ahold USA-Giant Carlisle/Tops 12/30/06 5,999,000 –3.3 –31.1 1.0 24,636,550 NA 3.4
Delhaize America 12/30/06 17,289,200 4.5 5.0 5.5 11,204,925 2.7 10.5
Harris-Teeter 10/1/06 2,922,679 10.5 12.4 4.4 19,681,340 3.2 9.4
Ingles Markets 9/30/06 2,501,100 15.5 36.7 4.2 12,695,939 11.6 11.2
Pathmark 2/3/07 4,058,000 2.0 40.3 3.1 28,577,465 0.4 11.1
Publix 12/30/06 21,654,774 5.2 6.5 7.1 24,510,214 5.2 20.9
Safeway 12/30/06 40,185,000 4.6 31.7 4.0 22,729,072 4.4 9.8
Stater Bros. 9/24/06 3,507,881 4.0 6.4 4.0 21,720,625 1.5 13.2
Supervalu* 2/24/07 28,016,000 163.4 338.3 4.2 14,519,824 –1.1 6.2
Weis Markets 12/30/06 2,244,512 1.0 –15.2 3.6 14,296,255 2.0 10.0
Whole Foods Market 9/24/06 5,607,376 19.3 38.9 5.7 31,065,795 11.0 15.6
Wild Oats Markets 12/30/06 1,183,022 5.3 22.6 1.5 10,657,856 1.9 4.1
Winn-Dixie 6/28/06 7,194,000 2.7 DNA DNA 9,909,091 5.9 DNA
Composite 2006 165,650,844 14.5 36.1 4.2 18,063,447 9.7

Warehouse Wholesale Clubs Performance


Notes: Operating income is defined as sales less cost of goods sold less selling, general and administrative expenses and store opening/closing expenses. Average store sales is computed by dividing sales by the average number of stores open at the beginning and end of the fiscal year. Source: Company reports/Chain Store Age research
Company Fiscal Year End 2006 Sales (000) %Change Sales %Change Operating Income Operating Income as % of Sales Average Sales per Store %Change Comp-Stores Operating Income as % of Total Assets
BJ’s Wholesale Club 2/3/07 $8,303,496 7.2% –32.7% 1.7% $49,573,110 1.2% 7.2%
Costco 9/3/06 58,963,180 13.7 10.3 2.8 132,352,817 8.0 9.3
Sam’s Club 1/31/07 41,582,000 4.5 9.2 3.6 72,568,935 2.5 23.8
Composite 2006 108,848,676 9.5 6.8 3.0 91,777,973 12.7

Women’s Apparel Chain Performance


Notes: Operating income is defined as sales less cost of goods sold less selling, general and administrative expenses and store opening/closing expenses. Source: Company reports/Chain Store Age research NA=Not available
Company Fiscal Year End 2006 Sales (000) %Change Sales %Change Operating Income Operating Income as % of Sales Average Sales per Store %Change Comp-Stores Operating Income as % of Total Assets
Ann Taylor 2/3/07 $2,342,907 13.0 70.8 9.6 $2,767,758 2.8 14.3
Caché 12/30/06 278,992 4.7 –13.5 6.2 926,884 4.0 10.9
Cato Corp. 2/3/07 862,813 5.0 9.0 9.0 684,772 –2.0 18.0
Charming Shoppes* 2/3/07 2,636,400 7.5 6.8 11.4 1,142,783 1.0 34.6
Chico’s FAS 2/3/07 1,646,482 17.2 –6.7 19.4 1,956,604 2.1 30.2
Christopher & Banks 3/3/07 547,317 11.6 7.7 13.1 738,121 1.0 23.3
Coldwater Creek* 2/3/07 664,170 46.1 29.9 16.2 2,832,281 NA 38.5
Deb Shops 1/31/07 324,741 –0.1 –17.7 10.4 979,611 –3.3 16.7
Dress Barn 7/29/06 1,300,277 30.0 89.0 13.4 995,999 8.2 20.5
New York & Company 2/3/07 1,193,193 5.5 –24.9 6.6 2,211,665 –2.6 16.6
United Retail Group 2/3/07 462,134 5.3 29.3 3.2 921,503 4.0 7.3
Composite 2006 12,259,426 12.9 14.0 11.6 1,331,099 22.2

Youth Apparel Chain Performance


Notes: Operating income is defined as sales less cost of goods sold less selling, general and administrative expenses and store opening/closing expenses. Average store sales is computed by dividing sales by the average number of stores open at the beginning and end of the fiscal year. Source: Company reports/Chain Store Age research NA=Not available DNA: Does not apply because of a negative result in either 2006 or 2005. *A&F division only ** Retail operations only ***Hollister division only
Company Fiscal Year End 2006 Sales (000) %Change Sales %Change Operating Income Operating Income as % of Sales Average Sales per Store %Change Comp-Stores Operating Income as % of Total Assets
Abercrombie & Fitch* 2/3/07 $1,515,123 6.4% NA NA $4,202,838 –4.0% NA
Aeropostale 2/3/07 1,413,208 17.3 22.3% 11.7% 2,000,294 2.0 28.5%
American Eagle Outfitters 2/3/07 2,794,409 20.3 25.6 24.1 3,139,785 12.0 34.0
Buckle 2/3/07 530,074 5.8 3.5 14.9 1,540,913 0.0 21.5
Charlotte Russe 9/30/06 681,504 33.3 123.9 8.7 1,869,695 15.3 16.4
Hollister (A&F)*** 2/3/07 1,363,233 36.4 NA NA 3,834,692 5.0 NA
Hot Topic 2/3/07 751,558 3.6 –33.0 2.9 934,774 –6.6 6.8
Pacific Sunwear of California 2/3/07 1,447,204 4.0 –69.8 4.1 1,256,253 –4.7 7.7
Urban Outfitters** 1/31/07 1,150,511 10.7 –21.4 13.8 6,023,618 10.9 NA
Wet Seal 2/3/07 564,324 12.7 DNA 2.7 1,359,817 6.1 7.2
Zumiez 2/3/07 298,177 45.0 61.8 10.9 1,458,078 14.5 19.4
Composite 2006 12,509,325 15.6 4.5 10.1 2,161,438 26.6