Neiman Marcus posts 1Q loss on expenses



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DALLAS (AP) - Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. on Wednesday posted a loss for its fiscal first quarter due to costs tied to its recent acquisition, along with other unusual costs.

The Dallas luxury retailer was acquired by Ares Management and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board for $6 billion in October.

Neiman Marcus lost $13.1 million for the quarter that ended on Nov. 2, compared with net income of $49.6 million in its first quarter last year.

The quarter was hurt by $109.4 million in acquisition-related expenses, a $2.8 million management fee to its prior sponsors and a $1.5 million loss in a foreign online retailer. It also recorded stock-based compensation expense of $2.5 million.

Revenue increased to $1.13 billion from $1.07 billion. Revenue from stores open at least a year rose 5.7 percent.

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