Urban Outfitters Inc. said Thursday that net income rose 38.6 percent to $47 million in the first quarter ended April 30, compared with $33.96 million in the year-ago quarter. Earnings per diluted share rose 39 percent to 32 cents from 23 cents a year earlier.
Total net sales for the company, which operates the Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters chains, were $648 million, a 14 percent increase from $568.9 million for the same 2013 quarter. Comparable retail net sales, which include direct-to-consumer channel sales, increased 9 percent. Comparable retail segment net sales jumped 44 percent at Free People, 8 percent at Anthropologie and 6 percent at Urban Outfitters. Wholesale net sales rose 16 percent.
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