Aritzia Inc. continued its sales growth streak in its most recent quarter as the clothing retailer’s net income jumped nearly 32 per cent.
The Vancouver-based company says it achieved its nineteenth straight quarter of comparable sales growth, a key retail metric, with a 7.9 per cent jump for the 13 weeks ending June 2.
Its net income increased 31.5 per cent to $16.2-million for the first quarter of its 2020 financial year compared to $12.3-million in the same quarter the previous year.
Aritzia’s adjusted net income moved up 21.3 per cent to $18.5-million from $15.2-million or to 17 cents per share from 13 cents per share.
Net revenue increased 17.8 per cent to $196.7-million from $167-million, while gross profit rose 26.7 per cent to $85.6-million for the quarter.
CEO Brian Hill says in a statement that momentum in the company’s U.S. business is continuing.