Ascena Retail Group Inc. said its normalized net income for the fiscal third quarter ended April 25 amounted to 16 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 19 cents per share.
EPS fell 36.8% year over year from 25 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $26.2 million, a decrease of 36.7% from $41.4 million in the year-earlier period.
The normalized profit margin dropped to 2.3% from 3.6% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue came to $1.15 billion, compared with $1.15 billion in the prior-year period, and total operating expenses rose from the prior-year period to $1.11 billion from $1.08 billion.
Reported net income fell 31.7% on an annual basis to $24.8 million, or 15 cents per share, from $36.2 million, or 22 cents per share.