KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Buckle's March sales at stores open at least a year slipped 1.8 percent, but still topped analysts' expectations.
Analysts predicted a decline of 3.2 percent, according to a Thomson Reuters poll.
Sales at stores open at least a year is a key gauge of a retailer's health. It excludes results from stores recently opened or closed.
For the five week fiscal month ended April 5, Buckle Inc.'s revenue was nearly flat at $106.6 million.
Year-to-date sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.6 percent. Total revenue edged up slightly to $196.1 million.
Buckle, based in Kearney, Neb., currently runs 450 stores in 43 states.