Deb Shops Boosts Income, Rex Stores Struggles
Philadelphia, Deb Shops Inc. reported preliminary fourth-quarter net income of $10.6 million, up 23.3% from the same quarter the year before. The improvement was supported by a 2.4% gain in sales to $82.6 million. For the year, Deb Shops posted a 39.8% gain in net income to $17.9 million and a 1.7% lift in net sales to $303.8 million.
In other earnings news, Dayton, Ohio-based consumer electronics retailer Rex Stores Corp. posted net income of $16.8 million in its recently completed fourth quarter, down 1.7% from the year before. Sales fell 4% to $125.4 million in the quarter, due in part to a 2% dip in same-store sales. For the year, the retailer’s income remained flat at $27.5 million. Sales declined 3.5% to $391.3 million on same-store sales shrinkage of 2%.
$3.3 Million Bonus for Lundgren
Cincinnati, Federated Department Stores has given chief executive Terry J. Lundgren a $3.3 million bonus for his 2004 performance. His annual base compensation, not including stock options, is $1.3 million.
Federated’s board approved the bonus on Friday and it was reported in the company’s filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The board also approved bonuses for 2004 ranging between $1 million and $1.3 million for five other Federated executives.
Lundgren, 52, became president of Federated in 1997, added the title of COO in 2002 and was appointed CEO in 2003.