Stein Mart, Inc. saw sales for the month of September increase 4.6% to $131.4 million from $125.6 million during the same month one year ago. Comparable store sales increased 4.8% over the same period.
Total Sales Percent Change Total Comparable Fiscal Period: 2006 2005 Sales Store Sales September (5 weeks) $131.4 $125.6 4.6% 4.8% Year to date (35 weeks) $928.2 $941.4 (1.4)% (2.0)%
Menswear, social occasion/dresses, special sizes, intimate apparel, ladies' sportswear and Boutique led the company's comparable store sales. Geographically, all regions posted positive performances led by markets along the Gulf Coast and the East Coast.
During September, one store (Sacramento, CA) opened and one store (Ft. Wayne, IN) was closed. There were 261 Stein Mart stores in operation at the end of September 2006 and at the end of September 2005.