Fashion house Gerry Weber International said first-quarter after-tax profit jumped 40.2% to EUR3.7m (US$4.5m), on a 12.4% turnover rise to EUR96.3m.

Quarterly turnover was up 12.4% to EUR96.3m

For the full 2005/06 year, the company expects an EBIT-margin of 10.5% and turnover of EUR440m.

2006/07 turnover is currently forecast to be in the EUR500m range.