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Michaels disappoints in Q3


Michaels came up short in the third quarter, posting earnings and revenue that missed analysts’ forecasts.

The art and craft retailer reported third-quarter adjusted earnings of 40 cents per diluted share, missing analysts' estimates of 43 cents per share.

Net sales increased 5.0% to $1.227 billion, primarily a result of the acquisition of Lamrite West in February 2016 and sales from 19 additional stores.

Same-store sales fell 2.0% driven by a decrease in customer transactions, which was partially offset by an increase in average ticket.

“We are disappointed our plans did not result in expected comp and earnings growth, and we have taken steps to position the fourth quarter for better performance,” said Chuck Rubin, chairman and CEO. “We are the leader in the channel, and we have a strong financial model with consistent cash flows. Although the industry may be facing some temporary headwinds, we intend to leverage our leadership position to continue to expand our market share while continuing to return cash to shareholders.”

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