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Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today reported a third quarter net loss of $20 million and loss per diluted share of $0.13 for the quarter ended October 29, 2022. Excluding a supply chain technology and related asset impairment charge, the Company reported adjusted earnings per diluted share (“EPS”) of $0.20.1
For the third quarter, net sales decreased 2.9 percent versus the same period in fiscal 2021 and gross merchandise value (“GMV”) decreased 2.5 percent. Anniversary Sale timing, with one week shifting from the third quarter to the second quarter, had a negative impact of approximately 200 basis points on net sales compared with 2021. During the quarter, Nordstrom banner net sales decreased 3.4 percent, which included a negative impact of approximately 300 basis points from Anniversary Sale timing, and GMV decreased 2.9 percent. Net sales for Nordstrom Rack decreased 1.9 percent.
“We delivered both topline and bottom-line results in line with our expectations in the third quarter while enhancing our strategic capabilities,” said Erik Nordstrom, chief executive officer of Nordstrom, Inc. “When customer demand decelerated in late June, we took action to align inventory and expenses with the changing trends, which has prepared us to navigate the current macroeconomic environment. This quarter our teams continued to advance our Closer to You strategy and supply chain capabilities, as we focus on initiatives to drive profitable growth and achieve our long-term strategic and financial goals.”
In the third quarter, core categories, including men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and designer, had the strongest growth versus 2021, as customers continued to shop for occasions, travel, work and holidays.
“We are right-sizing our inventory levels and mix, and are on track to end 2022 in a healthy and current position,” said Pete Nordstrom, president and chief brand officer of Nordstrom, Inc. “Customers continue to respond to newness and fashion in our offering, and we are focused on remaining agile to respond to their changing needs. This holiday season we are delivering a fresh, relevant assortment, which supports our goal of being the go-to destination for gifting, and preparing for the moments that matter most to customers.”
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