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BUSINESS
April 19, 1994
Cherokee Inc., a Sunland-based maker of women's clothes and shoes, reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $3.88 million on a 44% decline in sales from a year earlier. The loss in the quarter ended Feb. 26 was about the same as that of a year earlier. But revenue in the latest quarter plummeted to $24.7 million, from $44.4 million a year earlier, partly because the company has been restructuring. Its new line of clothes will be shipped in June. For the nine months ended Feb.
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BUSINESS
January 25, 1994
Cherokee Inc., the Sunland-based maker of apparel and footwear, reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $4.9 million because of a $6-million charge to restructure and implement a new operating strategy. Cherokee said that before the onetime charge its operating income for the quarter ended Nov. 27 was $838,000. In the comparable quarter a year earlier, the company had an operating loss of $747,000 and a net loss of $5 million. Sales in the latest quarter dropped 19% to $26 million, from $32.
BUSINESS
November 2, 1993 | JILL BETTNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Margolis, Cherokee Inc.'s chairman and chief executive, resigned Monday, rekindling speculation that French designer Georges Marciano, a Cherokee investor, wants to take a more active role in the maker of women's clothing. The 45-year-old Margolis, a 13-year veteran of Cherokee, recently steered it back to profitability after a bankruptcy reorganization.
BUSINESS
November 2, 1993 | JILL BETTNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cherokee Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Margolis resigned Monday, rekindling speculation that French designer Georges Marciano, a Cherokee investor, wants to take a more active role in the women's clothing maker. The 45-year-old Margolis, a 13-year veteran of Cherokee who recently steered it back to profitability after it emerged from a bankruptcy reorganization, said he was leaving the company to pursue other entrepreneurial interests. Cherokee's stock rose $1.
BUSINESS
October 19, 1993
Cherokee Inc., which emerged from bankruptcy reorganization in May, reported a profit of $297,000 for its fiscal first quarter, in contrast to a loss of $4.28 million a year earlier. For the three months ended Aug. 28, the Sunland-based women's clothing maker posted sales of $34 million, down 17% from $41 million in the comparable period a year earlier.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1993
Cherokee Inc., a Sunland-based women's clothing maker that recently emerged from bankruptcy reorganization, reported profits for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended May 29. But without a onetime gain of $82 million from the extinguishment of debt, Cherokee said it would have posted large losses in the latest periods. In addition to reorganization costs, the company said its financial results in fiscal 1993 were hurt by uncertainty among its customers and suppliers because of the bankruptcy.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1993 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
News that French designer Georges Marciano is resigning as chief executive of Guess? Inc., the Los Angeles-based clothing company that he and his three brothers founded, was the talk of the apparel industry last week. Perhaps especially so at Cherokee Inc., a Sunland-based maker of women's clothing that has taken Marciano's fancy. On the day reports surfaced last week that Marciano was leaving Guess?, Cherokee's stock surged 40%, to $4.38 a share, on unusually heavy trading volume.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Guess Inc. founder Georges Marciano, who led the jeans maker through explosive growth and a bitter legal war with rival Jordache, is resigning as Guess chairman and chief executive, Bloomberg News Service reported Monday. Marciano, 46, also is selling his 40% stake in privately held Guess back to the Los Angeles-based company for an undisclosed price, Bloomberg said. That would leave his three brothers, Maurice, Paul and Armand, as the only owners of the company.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1993
A Chicago-based securities firm has purchased a 10.6% stake in Cherokee Inc. for investment purposes. The Scattered Corp. purchased 531,337 shares of common stock of the Sunland-based apparel manufacturer since mid-May for $401,000, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1993 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Georges Marciano, chairman and chief executive of Beverly Hills jeans maker Guess? Inc., has acquired a 19.9% stake in Cherokee Inc., the Sunland-based apparel company that recently emerged from bankruptcy reorganization. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Marciano said he bought 995,000 shares of Cherokee's common stock in early June, paying $3.75 to $4.38 a share, for a total of about $4.1 million.
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