On Nov. 21, Coldwater Creek (NASDAQ:CWTR) released third-quarter earnings for the period ended Oct. 28.

  • Revenues increased by 37.2% as all three channels -- retail stores, Internet, and catalogs -- performed well.
  • Comparable-store sales increased 9.9% for the third quarter.
  • The company opened 29 stores during the third quarter, bringing the total number of premium stores to 225.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change

Sales

$256.4

$186.8

37.2%

Net Profit

$15.9

$10.5

51.8%

EPS

$0.17

$0.11

54.5%

Diluted Shares

94.8

94.5

0.3%



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Margin Checkup

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change*

Gross Margin

47.7%

46.8%

0.8

Operating Margin

9.5%

8.8%

0.7

Net Margin

6.2%

5.6%

0.6

*Expressed in percentage points

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Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change

Cash + ST Invest.

$108.0

$104.7

3.2%

Accounts Rec.

$40.0

$32.1

24.7%

Inventory

$177.8

$113.0

57.3%



Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change

Accounts Payable

$136.9

$111.3

23%

Long-Term Debt

$0.0

$0.0

N/A



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Cash Flow Highlights

YTD 2006

YTD 2005

Change

Cash From Ops.

$46.2

$50.9

(9.2%)

Capital Expenditures

$80.5

$58.3

38.2%

Free Cash Flow

($34.3)

($7.4)

N/A



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