(Filed Under Financial and General Interest News). Delta Galil’s second quarter sales and earnings were both up over the same quarter last year, continuing to propel the firm towards its first fiscal year with sales over $1 billion. In fact, the company has “already reached that milestone during the four quarters ended June 30, 2014,” noted CEO Isaac Dabah in comments accompanying the financial release.
Delta earned $9.8 million on sales of $249.2 million in the second quarter of this year compared to earnings of $8.8 million on sales of $234.4 million during the same period last year.
For the first half of 2014, the firm earned $19.1 million on sales of $487.2 million compared to $15.5 million on sales of $461.6 million during the same period last year.
In reiterating its guidance for 2014, the company reported “a strong outlook for sales and profitability,” and added “Full-year 2014 sales are expected to range between $1,045 million-$1,075 million, representing an increase of 7%-10% from 2013 sales of $974.7 million.” It added that “Full-year 2014 net income is expected to range between $50 million-$55 million, representing an increase of 13%-24% from 2013 net income of
Delta stated that an increase in operating income in the second quarter “reflected both the rising sales and an expanding gross profit margin. Gross profit increased to 31.2% of sales in the second quarter and 30.8% in the first half of 2014, up from 29.5% and 29.0% in the respective periods a year ago. This was partly offset by higher selling and marketing expenses as Delta Galil invested in the growth of its business.”
CEO Dabah declared “Our strong results for the first half of 2014 were distinguished by record sales and profitability, sustained organic growth across nearly all of our business segments, and a solid financial base that will support Delta Galil’s future expansion and success.” He added, “The solid performance of Delta Galil is the product of sharply focused strategies to diversify our portfolio, invest in innovation, and strengthen our financial resources. As a result, we have delivered 19 straight quarters of organic sales growth, driven by such diverse engines as brands, activewear and retail. By broadening our global presence, we are positioned to grow in markets as diverse as Israel, Germany and North America. Our decision to expand the branded business has also led to meaningful margin improvement. And our capacity to continue this profitable growth is supported by a strong balance sheet, with $336.3 million in equity and low financial leverage.”
“We are continuing to invest in Delta Galil’s future growth, including manufacturing capacity, retail store enhancements and other areas that will reinforce our reputation for innovation, quality and customer service.”
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