Dillard's Shares Pop On Solid Q1 Performance

  • Dillard’s Inc DDS reported first-quarter FY22 sales growth of 21% year-on-year to $1.64 billion. 
  • Comparable retail sales increased 23% versus Q1 2021. Retail sales increased 22% Y/Y.
  • EPS was $13.68 versus $7.25 in Q1 2021.
  • Operating expenses rose 19.1% Y/Y to $400.8 million.
  • Retail gross margin for the quarter expanded 470 basis points Y/Y to 47.3%. The consolidated gross margin improved to 46.5% from 41.7% last year.
  • The company held $862.2 million in cash and equivalents as of April 30, 2022. The cash flow provided by operations for the quarter totaled $365.2 million.
  • Inventory increased 4% as of April 30, 2022, compared to May 1, 2021.
  • The company had a repurchase authorization of $425.5 million remaining under the February 2022 program.
  • Price Action: DDS shares traded higher by 10.4% at $312.67 on the last check Thursday.
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