• Q2 net income US$17.6m, compared to $6.8m
  • Net sales up 3.8% to $1.442bn
  • Net retail sales up 5% to $1.426bn

Retailer Dillard’s posted a strong surge in second quarter net profit, thanks in part to a 5% increase in net retail sales, excluding the company’s construction business.

Meanwhile, comparable store sales at the US department store operator were up 6% in the three months to 30 July.

Dillard’s CEO William Dillard II described it as a “strong second quarter” and said: “While we are monitoring the macro-economic environment closely, we will continue to work to create clear distinction at Dillard’s with enhanced service levels to match our improving merchandise mix.”