NEW YORK — Teen retailer Delia’s Corp. said Wednesday that it was delaying its fourth-quarter and yearend conference call for the second time because it is seeking additional financing.

Delia’s, which sells apparel, accessories and home furnishings through its catalog and 68 stores, said it needed to secure $2 million in additional capital and a refinancing of the full amount of its $2.9 million mortgage on its Hanover, Pa., distribution facility in order to receive an unqualified audit opinion for the financial statements in its Form 10-K. The deadline to file the form is Friday.

"For that reason, and to provide the most comprehensive picture of the company’s financial position and current business trends, we plan to file for an extension of time to file our 10-K," Evan Guillemin, chief financial officer, said in a statement.

The firm did not set a new date for the conference call, which was originally slated for March 27.

Although Delia’s said it secured an amendment of its existing loan with Wells Fargo Retail Finance for a three-year, $20 million secured credit facility, the firm said it believes it must pursue other financing alternatives, as well.

On Feb. 24, Delia’s got a cash boost when it announced it had begun wholesaling through a master licensing agreement with JLP Daisy LLC, an affiliate of Schottenstein Stores Corp. The deal advanced Delia’s $16.5 million in cash against future royalties. Once JLP Daisy recoups the advance, plus an unspecified preferred return as sublicensees begin to generate revenue, Delia’s will receive a majority of the royalty stream minus brand management fees. Group 3 Design Corp. has been retained to manage Delia’s new licensing activities.

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