Oct 20 (Reuters) - Rent-A-Center Inc :Rent-A-Center Inc - acceptance now same store sales for september 2017 up 8.1%.Rent-A-Center Inc - Core U.S. same store sales for September 2017 down 4.2%.Rent-A-Center - assessing strategies aimed at improving Acceptance Now business model, including enhanced value proposition expected to increase ownership.Rent-A-Center - as a result of impact of recent hurricanes, co instituted a change to same store sales store selection in its reporting.Rent-A-Center - co will exclude geographically impacted regions from recent hurricanes in its same store sales store selection reporting for 18 months.
Oct 10 (Reuters) - Matas A/S :trading update for Q2 2017/18 and adjusted expectations for 2017/18.underlying growth rate for owned stores was 0.8% in Q2 2017/18.Underlying revenue in first six months of 2017/18 was down by 1.1%.Revised expectations for 2017/18 include decline in underlying revenue of between 0 and 2%.Sees EBITA to be realised at a level between DKK 440-470 million for 2017/18.Sees investments of around DKK 90-100 million for 2017/18.
Oct 9 (Reuters) - BOOKRUNNER::BLOCK TRADE - PETS AT HOME GROUP PLC : BOOKRUNNER SAYS PLACING OF 61 MILLION SHARES IN CO , ABOUT 12.2% OF CO'S SHARES CAPITAL.BLOCK TRADE - PETS AT HOME GROUP PLC : BOOKRUNNER SAYS PRICE GUIDANCE IS 195P TO MARKET, DOWN 9.7 PERCENT.BLOCK TRADE - PETS AT HOME GROUP PLC : BOOKRUNNER SAYS KKR, THE SELLER, IS SUBJECT TO A 60 DAY LOCK UP POST PLACING.BLOCK TRADE - PETS AT HOME GROUP PLC : BOFAML IS SOLE BOOKRUNNER FOR THE DEAL.BLOCK TRADE - PETS AT HOME GROUP PLC : BOFA ML IS SOLE BOOKRUNNER FOR THE DEAL.BLOCK TRADE - PETS AT HOME GROUP PLC : BOOKRUNNER SAYS DEAL FOR ABOUT 120-160 MILLION POUNDS.
May 25 (Reuters) - Card Factory Plc ::Q1 underlying group sales growth was +6.1%.Q1 total reported sales growth of +4.9%, including impact of one extra trading day in prior year leap year.Q1 like-for-like store sales at upper end of targeted range of +1% to +3%.Q1 continued store roll out with 11 net new stores opened (Q1 FY17: 20).Says on track for target of c50 for full year.As at 30 April 2017, net debt had further reduced to £125.4m.
Rent-A-Center Inc : Reports February key operating metrics . Feb Core U.S. same store sales down 16.0 pct . In Acceptance NOW, February same store sales were impacted by a delay in tax refunds . Feb Acceptance NOW same store sales down 3.8 pct .In Core U.S. business, February same store sales decreased sequentially due to less merchandise sales revenue from tax refund delay.
Windeln De AG :Completes conversion into a Societas Europaea (SE).
Build-a-bear Workshop Inc : Q2 loss per share $0.28 . Q2 earnings per share view $-0.29 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . A-Bear workshop, inc. Reports second quarter results for fiscal 2016 in line with guidance, including the negative impact of foreign exchange . Q2 revenue $75.1 million versus i/b/e/s view $79.1 million . A-Bear workshop inc - sees fy total revenue to increase in low single-digit range compared to prior year . A-Bear workshop inc - sees fy consolidated comparable sales to increase in low single-digit range . A-Bear workshop inc - expects to continue to execute its "more" strategic plan in 2016 . A-Bear workshop inc - expects carnival to expand build-a-bear brand to 10 ships by end of 2016 . A-Bear workshop inc - qtrly consolidated comparable sales (stores and e-commerce) decreased 8.6% . A-Bear workshop-retained guggenheim securities llc as financial advisor and bryan cave llp as its legal counsel to assist with strategic review .A-Bear workshop inc - sees to end fy with approximately 345 to 350 stores, 50 to 55 of which are expected to be in its new discovery format.
Alpen <3028.T>:Says it will dissolve a Shanghai-based wholly owned subsidiary, which is engaged in sale of sport goods.
Jin Co Ltd <3046.T>: Says it to transfer men's goods business to a Tokyo-based unit that engaged in planning, manufacturing, sales and import and export of ladies goods .Says transaction effective date Sep. 1.