G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. announced operating results for the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
For the quarter ended July 31, 2013, G-III reported that net sales increased by 21% to $304.2 million from $251.5 million in the year-ago period.
The Company's net income for the second quarter was $3.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in the prior year's comparable period. Net income in the prior year's comparable period included $1.8 million of expenses associated with the Company's acquisition of Vilebrequin, equal to $0.06 per share, net of taxes.
Morris Goldfarb, G-III's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We had an excellent second quarter. The results were driven by broad-based strength across many categories and brands in our portfolio. We believe that we are executing particularly well in a number of key areas, including design and merchandising, which positions us to deliver strong performance for the remainder of the year."
Mr. Goldfarb concluded, "We have a powerful opportunity to continue to diversify our business, further penetrate key categories and layer on promising new organic growth initiatives, such as our multi-category launch of the Ivanka Trump collection and the rollout of full-priced Wilsons stores, which is still in a test mode. Our most recent acquisition, Vilebrequin, is performing well and provides us with a premier status brand in a new category. We believe that by focusing on the right mix of key, strategic opportunities and maintaining a disciplined approach to investment, we can continue to drive superior value to the full range of our constituents, including our customers, consumers, partners and shareholders."
For its third fiscal quarter ending October 31, 2013, the Company is forecasting net sales of approximately $620.0 million compared to $543.5 million in the comparable quarter last year.
The Company is also forecasting net income for the third fiscal quarter between $52.2 million and $54.2 million, or between $2.52 and $2.62 per diluted share, compared to net income of $48.3 million, or $2.37 per diluted share, in last year's third quarter. Net income in the prior year's comparable period included $1.9 million of expenses associated with the Company's acquisition of Vilebrequin, equal to $0.06 per share, net of taxes .
About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.
G-III is a leading manufacturer and distributor of outerwear, dresses, sportswear, swimwear, women's suits and women's performance wear, as well as luggage and women's handbags, small leather goods and cold weather accessories, under licensed brands, our own brands and private label brands. G-III sells swimwear, resort wear and related accessories under our own Vilebrequin brand. G-III also sells outerwear, dresses, performance wear and handbags under our own Andrew Marc and Marc New York brands and has licensed these brands to select third parties in certain product categories.