The Victoria’s Secret parent company announced net income of $276.6 million, or $0.97 per share, for the first quarter on Wednesday. Adjusted earnings per share totaled $1.25, beating analysts’ estimates of $1.25.
The company revealed that its board has unanimously approved its planned spin-off of the Victoria’s Secret brand on Tuesday and provided further details about the transaction, as well as preliminary Q1 financial results.
Long seen as a bellwether for the health of UK clothing retail, Next will post its annual trading figures on 1 April. And although they're expected to reveal slashed profits last year, the outlook's far from gloomy.
In a surprise move, one of the UK's most successful fashion retail giants, Next, said it would be buying a minority stake in one of the most respected mid-sized names, Reiss. And it could take a majority stake as well.