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Feb. 6, 2006, Vol. xii, #6
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Tractor Supply reports healthy year-endBRENTWOOD, Tenn.–Tractor Supply Co. reported fourth-quarter net sales of $597.9 million, a 31.1% increase from $456.0 million a year earlier. The company, which claims to be the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the U.S., enjoyed a same-store sales increase of 10.0%, with the biggest improvement in agricultural, seasonal, livestock and pet products, and clothing, and the greatest strength in the southern stores. During the quarter, net income rose by 40.4% to $30.9 million, compared to $22.0 million for the comparable quarter in 2004. For the fiscal year, net sales increased 18.9% to $2,068.0 million and same-store sales increased 5.7%, vs. 2004’s 9.9% gain. Fiscal 2005 included an additional week compared to last year, which accounted for approximately 1.8% of the sales increase. Net income for fiscal 2005 increased 33.7% to $85.7 million, from $64.1 million. During fiscal 2005, Tractor Supply opened 65 new stores, acquired an additional 16 stores through the purchase of Del's Farm Supply, relocated 18 stores and closed one store. In the prior year, the Company opened 53 new stores, relocated 20 stores and closed one store.
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