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Subject: 40% Off Date: 12/21/2010 9:20 PM
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Looks like ANF is running a big sale in most stores (40% off).  
I wonder if that means things are going poorly.  You wouldn't know it 
from the stock price, as this is now almost a four-bagger 
if you bought at $16 (incidentally, when the Fool dinged it).

http://boards.fool.com/the-fool-calls-the-bottom-27200828.as...

International sales including direct to consumer (presumably meaning 
only direct to International consumers) sales are now running 20+ 
percent of sales (that happened quick didn't it?).  I think last year 
they were just over 10%.  S&P says sales productivity and margins are 
"substantially higher" oversees, where a typical U.K. Hollister store 
averages 6x the sales volume of a domestic store (6x, really, doesn't 
that seem ridiculous????).

Direct to consumer (presumably only domestic) sales are now running 
another 10% of sales.  

Here are some date from November and December the last several years.  
The sales figures are in millions.  Any guesses on December 2010?
  

	     Comps.	Total Sales	Intern'l  Direct  Total
	  % increase	% increase	Sales	  Sales	  Sales
Nov. 2010	22	32	        64.2	  32.6	  319
Nov. 2009	-17	-8		          24.5	  245
Nov. 2008	-28	-24		          23.7	  267
Nov. 2007	2	25		          32.8	  352
Nov. 2006	-3	13		          18.4	  283



	     Comps.	Total Sales	Direct	Total
	   % increase	% increase	Sales	Sales
Dec. 2009	-19	-11	        44	483
Dec. 2008	-24	-18	        45.6	539
Dec. 2007	-2	9	        51.4	657
Dec. 2006	-1	15	        38.1	604
Dec. 2005	29	41		        526
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