Clothing, footwear and accessories retailer Kenneth Cole Productions Inc has performed to plan in the first quarter of 2005, with revenues jumping 6.1 per cent to $129.9 million compared to the $122.4m reported in the same quarter last year.

First-quarter earnings per share were $0.37, in line with the company's guidance and consensus expectations.

First quarter wholesale revenues rose 8.6 per cent to $78.5m compared to the prior year's of $72.3m.

Consumer direct revenues increased 1.8 per cent to $41.8m compared to $41.0m in the same quarter last year, despite a comparable store sales decline of 5.8 per cent.

Licensing revenue for the first quarter increased by 6.4 per cent to $9.6m from $9.0m in the same quarter of the prior year.

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc designs, sources, and markets a broad range of footwear, handbags, and accessories under the brand names Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Unlisted, a Kenneth Cole Production, and Tribeca, a Kenneth Cole Production, as well as footwear under the licensed trademark Bongo.