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Buckle Profits Dip to $37.3M

Retailer’s first-quarter sales rise 0.7 percent.

Exterior of a Buckle store.

Buckle Inc.’s bottom line took a modest hit in the first quarter.

Net income slipped to $37.3 million from $37.6 million a year earlier, although earnings per diluted share were flat at 78 cents for both quarters. Sales for the three months ended May 3 inched up 0.7 percent to $271.7 million from $269.7 million.

The company’s online sales rose 2.5 percent to $21.4 million.

Buckle operates 452 stores across 43 states.

 

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