Kirkland’s kicks up income, sales in Q1

Nashville, Tenn. – Kirkland’s Inc. reported positive results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. On a year-over-year basis, net income grew 17% to $2.1 million from $1.8 million.

Net sales increased 6.9% to $108.3 million compared with $101.2 million, and same-store sales grew 5%. The company was able to shake off the effects of bad weather in the early part of the quarter.

“We are pleased with the sales momentum during the quarter in our stores and online after the slower start related to adverse weather events,” said Robert Alderson, president and CEO of Kirkland’s. “Despite a somewhat more promotional environment late in the quarter, sales remained strong leading to earnings performance at the high end of our guidance. The year thus far is proceeding according to our plan, and we continue to expect benefits for the balance of the year from our investments in store growth, merchandise systems, e-commerce and branding initiatives.”

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