Chain Performance

Limited-Assortment Discount Stores Chain PerformanceNotes: 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
CompanyFiscal Year End2006 Sales (000)%Change Sales%Change Operating IncomeOperating Income as % of SalesAverage Sales per Store%Change Comp-StoresOperating Income as % of Total Assets
Big Lots2/3/07$4,743,0487.1%98.5%5.7%$3,417,1824.6%15.6%
Dollar General2/2/079,169,8226.8–55.82.71,135,0193.38.2
Dollar Tree2/3/073,969,40017.09.57.81,294,4404.616.6
Family Dollar8/26/066,394,7729.86.95.71,059,5263.714.4
Fred’s2/3/071,767,23911.23.34.02,723,0182.413.6
Composite200626,044,2819.3–9.24.81,355,20213.0

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
CompanyFiscal Year End2006 Sales (000)%Change Sales%Change Operating IncomeOperating Income as % of SalesAverage Sales per Store%Change Comp-StoresOperating Income as % of Total Assets
CitiTrends2/3/07$381,91831.8%43.0%7.9%$1,491,8678.2%15.5%
Filene’s Basement2/3/07427,4739.8DNADNA14,740,4483.1DNA
DNA Marmaxx (TJX)*1/27/0711,531,7855.29.59.47,480,8862.033.1
Men’s Wearhouse2/3/071,882,0649.135.511.92,558,8911.920.4
Ross Stores2/3/075,570,21012.719.77.07,276,5644.016.5
Syms3/3/07281,1780.3–17.14.18,269,9411.24.9
A.J. Wright (TJX)1/27/07601,8279.6DNADNA4,283,4663.0DNA
Composite200620,294,5377.714.78.344,610,19623.1

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
CompanyFiscal Year End2006 Sales (000)%Change Sales%Change Operating IncomeOperating Income as % of SalesAverage Sales per Store%Change Comp-StoresOperating Income as % of Total Assets
A&P2/24/07$6,850,300–21.6%–96.8%–0.1%$16,893,465–0.5%–0.5%
Ahold USA-Stop&Shop/Giant Landover12/30/0616,438,0000.6–1.85.128,637,631NA12.2
Ahold USA-Giant Carlisle/Tops12/30/065,999,000–3.3–31.11.024,636,550NA3.4
Delhaize America12/30/0617,289,2004.55.05.511,204,9252.710.5
Harris-Teeter10/1/062,922,67910.512.44.419,681,3403.29.4
Ingles Markets9/30/062,501,10015.536.74.212,695,93911.611.2
Pathmark2/3/074,058,0002.040.33.128,577,4650.411.1
Publix12/30/0621,654,7745.26.57.124,510,2145.220.9
Safeway12/30/0640,185,0004.631.74.022,729,0724.49.8
Stater Bros.9/24/063,507,8814.06.44.021,720,6251.513.2
Supervalu*2/24/0728,016,000163.4338.34.214,519,824–1.16.2
Weis Markets12/30/062,244,5121.0–15.23.614,296,2552.010.0
Whole Foods Market9/24/065,607,37619.338.95.731,065,79511.015.6
Wild Oats Markets12/30/061,183,0225.322.61.510,657,8561.94.1
Winn-Dixie6/28/067,194,0002.7DNADNA9,909,0915.9DNA
Composite2006165,650,84414.536.14.218,063,4479.7

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
CompanyFiscal Year End2006 Sales (000)%Change Sales%Change Operating IncomeOperating Income as % of SalesAverage Sales per Store%Change Comp-StoresOperating Income as % of Total Assets
BJ’s Wholesale Club2/3/07$8,303,4967.2%–32.7%1.7%$49,573,1101.2%7.2%
Costco9/3/0658,963,18013.710.32.8132,352,8178.09.3
Sam’s Club1/31/0741,582,0004.59.23.672,568,9352.523.8
Composite2006108,848,6769.56.83.091,777,97312.7

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
CompanyFiscal Year End2006 Sales (000)%Change Sales%Change Operating IncomeOperating Income as % of SalesAverage Sales per Store%Change Comp-StoresOperating Income as % of Total Assets
Ann Taylor2/3/07$2,342,90713.070.89.6$2,767,7582.814.3
Caché12/30/06278,9924.7–13.56.2926,8844.010.9
Cato Corp.2/3/07862,8135.09.09.0684,772–2.018.0
Charming Shoppes*2/3/072,636,4007.56.811.41,142,7831.034.6
Chico’s FAS2/3/071,646,48217.2–6.719.41,956,6042.130.2
Christopher & Banks3/3/07547,31711.67.713.1738,1211.023.3
Coldwater Creek*2/3/07664,17046.129.916.22,832,281NA38.5
Deb Shops1/31/07324,741–0.1–17.710.4979,611–3.316.7
Dress Barn7/29/061,300,27730.089.013.4995,9998.220.5
New York & Company2/3/071,193,1935.5–24.96.62,211,665–2.616.6
United Retail Group2/3/07462,1345.329.33.2921,5034.07.3
Composite200612,259,42612.914.011.61,331,09922.2

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
CompanyFiscal Year End2006 Sales (000)%Change Sales%Change Operating IncomeOperating Income as % of SalesAverage Sales per Store%Change Comp-StoresOperating Income as % of Total Assets
Abercrombie & Fitch*2/3/07$1,515,1236.4%NANA$4,202,838–4.0%NA
Aeropostale2/3/071,413,20817.322.3%11.7%2,000,2942.028.5%
American Eagle Outfitters2/3/072,794,40920.325.624.13,139,78512.034.0
Buckle2/3/07530,0745.83.514.91,540,9130.021.5
Charlotte Russe9/30/06681,50433.3123.98.71,869,69515.316.4
Hollister (A&F)***2/3/071,363,23336.4NANA3,834,6925.0NA
Hot Topic2/3/07751,5583.6–33.02.9934,774–6.66.8
Pacific Sunwear of California2/3/071,447,2044.0–69.84.11,256,253–4.77.7
Urban Outfitters**1/31/071,150,51110.7–21.413.86,023,61810.9NA
Wet Seal2/3/07564,32412.7DNA2.71,359,8176.17.2
Zumiez2/3/07298,17745.061.810.91,458,07814.519.4
Composite200612,509,32515.64.510.12,161,43826.6

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