SAN FRANCISCO - April 09, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today reported that net sales for the five-week period ended April 4, 2015 increased 1 percent to $1.53 billion compared with net sales of $1.51 billion for the five-week period ended April 5, 2014.
“We are especially pleased with the strong customer response to Old Navy during this peak spring shopping month, and we remain focused on the steps necessary to drive improved product consistency across our entire portfolio”
“We are especially pleased with the strong customer response to Old Navy during this peak spring shopping month, and we remain focused on the steps necessary to drive improved product consistency across our entire portfolio,” said Sabrina Simmons, chief financial officer, Gap Inc.
Gap Inc.’s comparable sales for March 2015 were up 2 percent versus a 6 percent decrease last year. The company noted that the earlier timing of the Easter holiday peak shopping weeks this year, as compared to last year, benefited the company’s March sales results and will likely negatively impact its April sales results.
Comparable sales by global brand for March 2015 were as follows:
Additional insight into Gap Inc.’s sales performance is available by calling 1-800-GAP-NEWS (1-800-427-6397). International callers may call 706-902-4949. The recording will be available at approximately 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on April 9, 2015 and available for replay until 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on April 17, 2015.
The company will report April sales on Monday, May 11, 2015.
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Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the following:
Additional information regarding factors that could cause results to differ can be found in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, as well as the company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
These forward-looking statements are based on information as of April 9, 2015. The company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2014 net sales were $16.4 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, over 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.
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Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands.