Tilly’s, Inc. ( TLYS Quick Quote TLYS - Free Report) reported dismal holiday sales numbers as inflationary pressure hurt consumer spending activity. This Irvine, CA-based company highlighted that total net sales declined 12.9% to $150.9 million during the holiday shopping period — the nine-week period ended Dec 31, 2022 — compared with $173.3 million for the last year’s nine-week period ended Jan 1, 2022. Total comparable net sales, including physical stores and e-commerce, fell 14.4% for the 2022 holiday period against an increase of 14.1% in the year-ago period. Let’s Take a Closer Look
We note that comparable net sales in physical stores declined 15.3% for the 2022 holiday period against an increase of 23.2% during the 2021 holiday period. The metric decreased by double-digit percentages in all geographic markets.
Net sales in physical stores represented 74.4% of the total net sales for the 2022 holiday period compared with 74.5% of the total net sales during the 2021 holiday period. Meanwhile, e-commerce net sales dropped 12.8% during the 2022 holiday period compared with a decline of 5.7% in the 2021 holiday period. E-commerce net sales represented 25.6% of the total net sales for the 2022 holiday period.
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Considering the holiday season’s performance and recent historical trends, Tilly’s now anticipates fourth-quarter fiscal 2022 net sales in the range of $178 million-$180 million and a loss per share in the band of 1-4 cents. Tilly’s expects to conclude the current fiscal year with 249 total stores.
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