The discontinued portion of the imagewear operations registered a loss of $66.1 million for the quarter, dragging down overall earnings to $1.2 million, or 1 cent a diluted share. That compared with year-ago profits of $86.8 million, or 87 cents.
Sales for the three months ended June 30 rose 1.1 percent to $1.18 billion from $1.17 billion. Innerwear sales rose 2.2 percent to $664.9 million and outerwear sales increased 1.2 percent to $295.4 million. International sales slipped 1.8 percent to $125.7 million and direct-to-consumer revenues fell 3 percent to $94.6 million.
“Our business had a solid quarter, and we are performing slightly ahead of our plans for the year, especially in the innerwear segment,” said Richard Noll, chairman and chief executive officer. “While we still have a long way to go, we are well positioned for the second half of the year.”
For the full year, Hanesbrands said it continues to expect earnings of $2.50 to $2.60 a diluted share. | “Product pricing, shelf space, and promotion plans for the remainder of 2012 have been finalized with major retail accounts,” the company said. “Virtually all commodity costs have been fixed for the remainder of the year, with the company incurring significantly lower cotton and other inflation impacts in the second half of the year.”
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