L Brands starts 2014 with strong Q1

Columbus, Ohio – L Brands had a successful start to fiscal 2014. The company reported a 10% increase in net income to $156.9 million in the first quarter from $142.5 million the first quarter of the previous fiscal year.

Net sales rose 5% to $2.39 billion from $2.27 billion, and same-store sales grew 2% across its retail banners. Higher pretax income and operating income helped boost net income, while especially strong growth in sales at the Victoria’s Secret banner helped drive overall net sales growth.


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