Gadzooks Reports March Comparable Store Sales Results

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gadzooks, Inc.

    DALLAS, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Gadzooks, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GADZ) today
 announced that sales for the five weeks of fiscal March ended April 7, 2001
 increased 9.1 percent to $27.5 million compared to $25.2 million for fiscal
 March last year.  Comparable store sales declined 6.6 percent from the
 comparable five weeks ended April 8, 2000.  The Company reported a
 13.1 percent comparable store sales increase for fiscal March last year.
     "We believe our business was negatively impacted by weather in March, as
 evidenced by the weak performance in our seasonal products," stated Jerry
 Szczepanski.  "With that said, we are encouraged by the significant turnaround
 in seasonal categories over the past week.  As the weather improves and the
 monthly comparisons get easier, we are optimistic that we will begin to post
 better same store sales results.  However, if the March trends continue
 throughout April, our first quarter earnings per share would be below the
 current First Call consensus estimate of $0.33."
     For further details, please call 972-662-4201 to listen to Gadzooks'
 monthly sales commentary.
     Dallas-based Gadzooks, Inc. is a specialty retailer of casual apparel and
 related accessories for young men and women principally between the ages of
 14 and 18.  Established in 1983, Gadzooks currently operates 391 mall-based
 stores in metropolitan and middle markets in 37 states.
     All recordings available at 972-662-4201 have been recorded on behalf of
 Gadzooks, Inc. and consist of copyrighted material.  They may not be
 re-recorded, reproduced, retransmitted or rebroadcast without the express
 written permission of Gadzooks, Inc.  Your participation represents your
 consent to these terms and conditions, which are governed under Texas law.
     Certain statements contained in this news release may be deemed
 forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.  Reference is
 made to the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K
 for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2000, for factors that, among others,
 could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those
 contained in the forward-looking statements.
 
 

SOURCE Gadzooks, Inc.
    DALLAS, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Gadzooks, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GADZ) today
 announced that sales for the five weeks of fiscal March ended April 7, 2001
 increased 9.1 percent to $27.5 million compared to $25.2 million for fiscal
 March last year.  Comparable store sales declined 6.6 percent from the
 comparable five weeks ended April 8, 2000.  The Company reported a
 13.1 percent comparable store sales increase for fiscal March last year.
     "We believe our business was negatively impacted by weather in March, as
 evidenced by the weak performance in our seasonal products," stated Jerry
 Szczepanski.  "With that said, we are encouraged by the significant turnaround
 in seasonal categories over the past week.  As the weather improves and the
 monthly comparisons get easier, we are optimistic that we will begin to post
 better same store sales results.  However, if the March trends continue
 throughout April, our first quarter earnings per share would be below the
 current First Call consensus estimate of $0.33."
     For further details, please call 972-662-4201 to listen to Gadzooks'
 monthly sales commentary.
     Dallas-based Gadzooks, Inc. is a specialty retailer of casual apparel and
 related accessories for young men and women principally between the ages of
 14 and 18.  Established in 1983, Gadzooks currently operates 391 mall-based
 stores in metropolitan and middle markets in 37 states.
     All recordings available at 972-662-4201 have been recorded on behalf of
 Gadzooks, Inc. and consist of copyrighted material.  They may not be
 re-recorded, reproduced, retransmitted or rebroadcast without the express
 written permission of Gadzooks, Inc.  Your participation represents your
 consent to these terms and conditions, which are governed under Texas law.
     Certain statements contained in this news release may be deemed
 forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.  Reference is
 made to the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K
 for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2000, for factors that, among others,
 could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those
 contained in the forward-looking statements.
 
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