Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Abercrombie & Fitch posts 1% drop in Q2 FY'13 sales
Abercrombie & Fitch posts 1% drop in Q2 FY'13 sales
22
Aug '13
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. reported unaudited second quarter results which reflected net income of $11.4 million and net income per diluted share of $0.14 for the thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2013, compared to net income of $17.1 million and net income per diluted share of $0.20 for the thirteen weeks ended July 28, 2012. Net income per diluted share for the thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2013 includes $0.02 in charges related to the implementation of the on-going profit improvement initiative.

Second Quarter Summary

Net sales for the thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2013 decreased 1% to $945.7 million from $951.4 million for the thirteen weeks ended July 28, 2012. Including direct-to-consumer, total U.S. sales decreased 8% to $597.3 million. Including direct-to-consumer, total international sales increased 15% to $348.4 million. Total Company direct-to-consumer sales, including shipping and handling, increased 21% to $154.3 million.

Total comparable sales for the quarter, including direct-to-consumer sales, decreased 10% with comparable U.S. sales decreasing 11% and comparable international sales decreasing 7%. Within the quarter, comparable sales were weakest in July.

By brand, including direct-to-consumer, comparable sales decreased 6% for Abercrombie & Fitch, decreased 3% for abercrombie kids, and decreased 13% for Hollister Co. Total sales by brand were $356.6 million for Abercrombie & Fitch, $76.0 million for abercrombie kids and $488.5 million for Hollister Co.

Due to the 53rd week in Fiscal 2012, second quarter comparable sales are compared to the thirteen week period ended August 4, 2012. The thirteen week period ended August 4, 2012 included approximately $44 million of additional sales versus the reported thirteen-week period ended July 28, 2012.

The gross profit rate for the second quarter was 63.9%, 160 basis points higher than last year's second quarter gross profit rate.

Stores and distribution expense for the second quarter was $471.7 million or 49.9% of net sales, up from $458.1 million or 48.1% of net sales last year.  As a percentage of sales, expense savings in store payroll, store management and support and other stores and distribution expense were more than offset by the deleveraging effect of negative comparable sales and higher direct-to-consumer expense.

Marketing, general and administrative expense for the second quarter was $117.6 million, a 6% increase compared to $111.3 million last year. The increase in marketing, general and administrative expense was primarily driven by increases in consulting and other services, including $2.6 million in charges related to the implementation of the profit improvement initiative.

The effective tax rate for the second quarter was 34.7% compared to 27.3% last year.

During the second quarter of Fiscal 2013, the Company repurchased approximately 2.0 million shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of approximately $99.5 million.

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2017

Over 45% US retailers to use AI in next 3 years: Report

Over 45 per cent retailers in the US plan to utilise artificial...

Neelesh Hundekari speaking at the event. Courtesy: Subir Ghosh

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Fabric of Change initiative announces €250000 scaling fund

The Fabric of Change initiative of Ashoka and the C&A Foundation is...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2017

Naked Brand, Bendon sign agreement to reorganise

Naked Brand Group, a fashion and lifestyle brand, and Bendon Limited, ...

Interviews View All

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search