BURLINGTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) (“Burlington”), a nationally recognized off-price retailer of high-quality, branded apparel at everyday low prices, today issued the following statement in response to a report issued on November 3, 2016 by self-proclaimed short seller Spruce Point Capital Management.
The Company stands by its financial statements and emphatically denies the claims made in the report. The report, which is filled with innuendo and baseless allegations, is based on flawed, inaccurate and misleading analysis.
The Company also notes that the short seller stated in the report that it ‘stands to realize significant gains in the event that the price of [Burlington’s] stock declines’.
Burlington’s financial statements are prepared in accordance with GAAP and any non-GAAP information is reconciled to its GAAP equivalent. Burlington’s annual financial statements are audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP.
About Burlington Stores, Inc.
Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with fiscal 2015 revenue of $5.1 billion. The Company is a Fortune 500 company and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BURL.” The Company operates 570 stores, inclusive of an internet store, in 45 states and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores. The Company’s stores offer an extensive selection of in-season, fashion-focused merchandise at up to 65% off other retailers' prices, including women’s ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, youth apparel, baby, beauty, footwear, accessories, home and coats.
For more information about the Company, visit www.burlingtonstores.com.
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