US: Joe's Jeans moves to Q4 net loss
- Q4 net loss of US$1.8m
- Gross margin of 43%
- Sales up 50%
Apparel business Joe's Jeans has moved to a net loss in the fourth quarter on the back of one-off charges.
In the three months to the end of November, the company recorded a net loss of US$1.8m compared to a profit of $2m in the prior year period.
The firm said it incurred a non-cash charge of around $2m related to inventory acquired in connection with its acquisition of Hudson Clothing.
Gross margin was 43% compared to 47% in the comparable quarter of fiscal 2012. Net sales increased 50% to $50.5m.
"With just two months of our Hudson subsidiary included in our fourth quarter results, we are pleased to report record consolidated revenues and gross profits," said CEO Marc Crossman. "Excluding the transaction expenses and inventory charge, our operating income would have doubled from the prior year period."
Apparel business Joe's Jeans saw its earnings climb in the second quarter thanks to higher sales boosted by its acquisition of Hudson Clothing....
- New wage ladder lifts workers towards living wages
- US retailers to face logistics issues into 2015
- New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles
- African apparel sector needs cooperation to thrive
- UK fashion sector prospects depend on partnerships
- Bangladesh worker dies as factory boiler ruptures
- Eight footwear factories lead on social compliance
- Global unions join forces on apparel wage poverty
- US firms eye Vietnam footwear growth ahead of TPP
- J Crew embarks on new expansion phase