NEW YORK — With the bulk of its costly restructuring campaign now largely behind it, the beneficial effects of Escada’s reorganization were finally felt in the company’s first-quarter results.

For the three months ended Jan. 31, the Aschheim, Germany-based women’s fashion house swung to recording profits of 3.1 million euros. That compares with a year-ago loss of 2.2 million euros. For comparative purposes, this year’s profits were $3.8 million at current exchange, versus last year’s loss of roughly $2.5 million, calculated at average exchange for that time period.

Sales for the quarter fell 5.4 percent to 148.1 million euros from 156.5 million euros a year ago. For comparative purposes, sales were $183.3 million at current exchange this year versus about $176.8 million at average exchange a year ago.

“We’re off to a good start for the new fiscal year,” said chief executive officer Wolfgang Ley in a statement. “Our concept for restructuring the group and setting it on a new platform for profitable growth is paying off, and our innovative products and collections are enjoying success in the market.”

Escada said it intends to reduce costs by another 40 million euros, or $49.5 million at current exchange, this year, with total savings of 60 million euros, or $74.2 million, to be realized next fiscal year.

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