Small cap consumer electronics retailer Aaron’s, Inc (NYSE: AAN) reportedQ2 2017 earnings before the market opened on Friday. Revenues were $815.6 million versus $789.4 million. Progressive Leasing’s revenue in the second quarter of 2017 increased 25.1% to $373.5 million, revenue for DAMI was $8.5 million versus$5.3 million and overall revenues for the Aaron’s Business decreased 10.7% to $433.6 million. Same store revenues decreased 8.1% during the second quarter of 2017 and customer count on a same store basis was down 4.8%. Company-operated Aaron’s stores had 932,000 customersas ofJune 30, 2017, a 7.2% decrease from the second quarter of 2016. Net earnings were $36.3 million versus $38.5 million. The CEO commented:
“We’re very pleased with our second quarter results. Strong growth at Progressive Leasing and disciplined execution in the Aaron’s Business drove increased revenues and improved profitability in the quarter.”
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- [By Jim Robertson]
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