Rapidly-expanding apparel chain Kohl's Corp on Thursday announced a 9.8 per cent slide in second quarter net profit from the same period of 2002 as its performance was hampered by wet weather and bulging inventories. The Wisconsin-based company reported net income for the second quarter ended August 2 of $112.1 million, or 33 cents per share, from $124.4 million, or 36 cents per share, in the year-ago period.