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Costco Net Jump; SMART Global Net Swing to Profit


Author: Mukesh Buch
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Last Update: 12:52 PM EDT October 05 2018

11:45 PM New York Costco fourth-quarter net jumped 9% to $1 billion. LeMaitre Vascular third-quarter net declined 14% and revenues fell 3%. Pier 1 Imports second-quarter net loss widened to $51 million. Park Electrochemical second-quarter net surged and revenues slid 1%. SMART Global fourth-quarter net swung to profit $30 million.

Tollbooth Index declined 272.08 or 1.7% to 16,113.73 but for the year-to-date soared 17.1%.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), the warehouse clubs operator reported net sales in the fourth-quarter ending on September 2 soared 5% from a year ago to $43.4 million.

Comparable store sales in the quarter surged 9.5% and online sales advanced 26.2%.

Net income in the quarter jumped 8.8% to $1 billion or $2.36 per diluted share from $919 million or $2.08 in the same quarter last year.

LeMaitre Vascular Inc (LMAT), the medical devices maker stated revenues in the third-quarter ending in September fell 3% from a year ago to $24.2 million.

Net income in the quarter declined 14% to $4.3 million or 21 cents per diluted share from $5 million or 25 cents in the same quarter last year.

The medical devices maker lowered fiscal 2018 revenues forecast to between $105.3 million and $107.9 million from the earlier estimate of $102.8 million to $103.6 million and diluted earnings per share in the range of $1.04 to $1.11 from the earlier estimate of $1.01 to $1.03.

Pier 1 Imports Inc (PIR), the home-ware, gifts and seasonal products retailer said net sales in the second-quarter ending on September 1 declined 12.8% from a year ago to $355.3 million.

Comparable store sales in the quarter plunged 11.4%.

Net loss in the quarter widened to $51.1 million or 63 cents per diluted share from $7.8 million or 10 cents in the same quarter last year.

Park Electrochemical Corp (PKE), the advanced composite materials maker stated net sales in the second-quarter ending on August 26 fell 1.3% from a year ago to $11.2 million.

Net income in the quarter surged to $2.7 million or 13 cents per diluted share from $0.5 million or 3 cents in the same quarter last year.

SMART Global Holdings Inc (SGH), the specialty memory maker said revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in August surged 68% from a year ago to $373.9 million.

Net in the quarter swung to profit $29.7 million or $1.28 per diluted share from a loss of $10.2 million or 48 cents in the same quarter last year.

The memory maker said gross profit in the quarter soared 72.3% to $82.7 million and operating profit more than doubled to $45 million from a year ago period.

SMART Global forecasted fiscal 2019 first-quarter of about $375 million and gross margin of about 22% and diluted earnings per share in the range of $1.49 to $1.541.
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