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Stein Mart, Inc. Reports October and Third Quarter Sales

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Year-To-Date Total Sales Increased 3.8% and Comparable Store Sales Increased 1.9%

Third Quarter Total Sales Decreased 1.0% and Comparable Store Sales Decreased 2.3%

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) announced today sales for the four weeks of October and third quarter ended October 31, 2015.

   Percent Change
 Total Sales (in millions)Total Sales Comp Sales
Fiscal period                     2015  2014  2015  2014 
October$97.3 $97.8  (0.5)% (2.5)%
Third Quarter$300.7 $303.7  (1.0)% (2.3)%
Year-to-date$965.8 $930.7  3.8% 1.9%



Geographically, Florida and North Carolina had positive comparable store sales in October and were the strongest sales in the chain, while Texas and the West performed below the chain. For the third quarter, men's and home had the strongest sales, while ladies' apparel and accessories performed lower than the chain. All results were impacted by record high temperatures in most regions. The Company operated 274 stores at the end of October this year compared to 268 stores last year. During the month, three new stores were opened in Rancho Mirage, CA; Lady Lake, FL; and Paradise Valley, AZ.

"Unseasonably warm weather impacted traffic and our sales during the third quarter," said Jay Stein, Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to have a positive outlook on our important fourth quarter holiday sales which will include incremental sales from six new stores opened through the third quarter plus four more new stores opening in November."

Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Financial results for the third quarter 2015 will be reported prior to the opening of the U.S. financial markets on Thursday, November 19, 2015.  Management will also hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET that morning to discuss those results. The call may be heard on the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.steinmart.com. A replay of the call will be available on the website through December 31, 2015.

About Stein Mart

Stein Mart stores offer the fashion merchandise, service and presentation of a better department or specialty store, at prices competitive with off-price retail chains. With over 270 locations from California to Massachusetts, as well as steinmart.com, Stein Mart's focused assortment of merchandise features current season, moderate to better fashion apparel for women and men, as well as accessories, shoes and home fashions. 

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Additional information about Stein Mart, Inc. can be found at www.steinmart.com

 

For more information: Linda L. Tasseff Director, Investor Relations (904) 858-2639 ltasseff@steinmart.com

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