The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc has finally filed four delayed quarterly reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, bringing it up-to-date in its periodic reporting obligations.

The retailer, which operates 889 The Children's Place stores and 328 Disney Stores, had previously failed to file a quarterly report since June 2006.

Separately, the company said it also expects to meet the SEC filing deadline for its Form 10-Q for the period ended 3 November 2007.

The US firm, which recently hired Lehman Bros to advise on strategic options, has been the subject of takeover rumours, with axed CEO Ezra Dabah said to be planning a bid. Dabah was sacked in September for violating the code of conduct on securities trades.

Last month, it posted a 69% slump in third-quarter profit on the back of warm weather, one-off costs and merchandise that "failed to resonate" with customers.