COLTON, Calif. -- Stater Bros. Holdings here said last week sales, earnings and operating cash flow rose to near-record levels for the third quarter and 39 weeks ended June 27.
2.5% for the year to date.
Net income was $3.2 million for the quarter, compared with a net loss of $1.2 million a year ago, and net income for the year to date rose 557.1% to $9.2 million.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization jumped 79% to $16.1 million for the quarter and 28% to $46.9 million for the 39-week period.
Earnings were affected a year ago because of additional interest expense from debt incurred in a bond issue the prior year.
Albertson's still has to complete its pending acquisition of 43 stores and one future store site from Albertson's, Boise, Idaho.