Footwear retailer DSW Inc. fell short on earnings in its first quarter, even as it topped sales estimates.

Net income fell to $23 million, or 28 cents per share, below analyst expectations, from $30.0 million, or 36 cents a share, in the year-ago period. The company incurred pre-tax charges of $4.1 million, related to its acquisition of Ebuys, restructuring costs and foreign exchange loss assumed in the process of pre-funding the upcoming Town Shoes acquisition.

Excluding non-recurring items,…

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