The Brick Ltd. reported a loss in the second quarter, after turning a profit in the same period a year earlier.
The Edmonton-based retailer reported a net loss of $3.1-million or three cents per share for the quarter ending June 30, compared to a net profit of $6.4-million or 12 cents per share in the same period last year.
The company says the loss includes a one-time payment of $17.1-million related to a debenture redemption. Excluding the debenture related costs, The Brick said it earned seven cents per share for the quarter.
Quarterly revenue was $321.6-million, down from $324.8-million in 2011.
The company also announced a quarterly dividend of 2 cents per share.
The Brick Group is one of Canada’s largest retailers of household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics, operating under five banners: The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Mattress Store, and Urban Brick.