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SHOE CARNIVAL REPORTS THIRD QUARTER FISCAL 2018 FINANCIAL 

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RESULTS Reports Comparable Store Sales Increase of 4.5 Percent 
Raises Fiscal Year 2018 Net Sales and Earnings Per Diluted Share Outlook
· Earnings per diluted share increased 15 percent to $0.76 Â· Comparable store sales increased 4.5 percent Â· Due to fiscal 2017 being a 53-week year, approximately $25.1 million of net sales reported in the third quarter of 2017 shifted into the second quarter of fiscal 2018, resulting in a net sales decrease of $18.3 million in the third quarter compared to the same period last year Â· Repurchased 519,048 shares of common stock at a total cost of $20.0 million under share repurchase program 
We are pleased with our strong third quarter sales results, which reflect growth in all geographic regions and virtually all of our product categories, commented Cliff Sifford, Shoe Carnivals President and Chief Executive Officer. Our third quarter comparable store sales growth of 4.5 percent was on top of a 4.4 percent increase for the same quarter last year. On a year-to-date basis, our comparable store sales have increased 4.2 percent, operating income increased 28.6 percent and earnings per diluted share increased 71.0 percent…

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Source: US SEC
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