Leading Swedish clothing retailer JC on Tuesday posted earnings per share of 2.92 Swedish crowns ($0.28/0.32 euro) for 2001 compared to 3.38 crowns ($0.32/0.37 euro) for the previous year.

The firm said in a statement its revenue reached 1.885 billion crowns ($179 million/204m euros), up from 1.658bn crowns ($157m/179m euros) in 2000.

The retail giant also reported an operating profit of 43.8m crowns ($4.2m/4.7m euros) for 2001 compared to 49.6m crowns ($4.7m/5.4m euros) for 2000.

Its board proposed a dividend of one crown ($0.10/0.11 euro) per share for 2001.