(Filed Under Financial and General Interest News). American Apparel Inc., a retailer of fashion-basics including intimates, leggings, and swimwear, reported a 34 percent drop in profit during the second quarter as the result of higher operating expenses and lower same-store sales than expected. As a result, the company lowered it’s full-year guidance to revenues of between $540 and $555 million compared to its previously-released guidance of between $550 and $575 million.
Net sales for quarter were $136.1 million, a 2.3 percent jump from net sales of $133.0 million for last year’s second quarter. Retail sales grew by 13.4 percent to $92.2 milion from $81.3 million, with comparable store sales for stores open for at least one year declining by 10 percent on a constant currency basis. Wholesale sales declined by 17.3 percent.
American Apparel opened eight stores during the quarter, ending it with 272 total stores.
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